Allergies and Cough: Everything You Need to Know

Rhinitis and Post-nasal Drip: The Missing Link

The most common signs of an allergic reaction related to the airways are sneezing and a runny nose, but it is important to note that coughing may also occur during an allergy attack. This is particularly true for people with chronic rhinitis.

People suffering from this condition often have post-nasal drip, a symptom involving the accumulation of mucus along the back of the throat and nose that causes mucus to drip in a downward direction. In some cases, there’s no actual mucus accumulation and the sensation is only simulated, which causes coughing all the same.

Read More
How to keep your home clean and healthy with pets

We pet owners know that no matter how adorable our furry little companions are, they can leave quite a mess behind them. Most furry pets shed spreading dander and pet hair everywhere. Pets that spend time out on the yard will drag sand and soil inside, not to mention accidents inside, spilled pet food or scattered cat litter.

Pets can be quite messy, which is why you need the right equipment and a cleaning routine to keep a pet home clean and smelling fresh.

If you want that sparkling pet home, this is what you need to do:

Read More
Why nutrition is important for people with dementia

The type of food we consume is capable of affecting both our health and the quality of life we live. People who are poorly nourished are prone to get sick more often compared to individuals who consume a healthy diet on a daily basis. Poor nutrition has been identified as a major health issue among the elderly folk. People who suffer from dementia have a lot of challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. Some of the challenges they experience in terms of maintaining a healthy diet include but are not limited to:

  • They may experience a loss of appetite

Read More
Exercise 101: The Beginners Guide to Exercise

Yes, everyone knows that exercising is extremely beneficial to your health and overall well-being, but if you need a few more reasons to start working out, you must know that it’ll help you get stronger in the first place. It’ll help you lose weight and gain muscle mass, too, which is why the majority of people decide to start working out. Of course, the struggle to get in shape is real, but once you get there, you’ll see that it was totally worth it. Regular exercise can also reduce your stress levels and relieve anxiety, build your confidence, help you have more energy and be more productive throughout the day, which are the benefits that mustn’t be overlooked. So, if you want to learn more about the two main types of workouts, their advantages, and other important things you should know about, just keep on reading and enjoy!

Read More
Dublin as the most accessible city in Europe

ravelling with a mobility restriction isn’t always as straightforward as just grab your bag and go. It usually requires a lot of research and planning to make sure the destination is wheelchair friendly. There are a lot of things you have to find out and consider beforehand. 

With that in mind, alpharooms has done all the necessary work by studying the most visited European cities’ tourist attractions, public transport and hotels to definitively rank the most accessible cities in Europe.

Read More
The Merriman Hotel a 5 Star Experience in Tranquil Kinvara, County Galway.

Situated in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way The Merriman Hotel blends seamlessly into the tranquil town of Kinvara. It’s a 3 Star, 32 bedroom hotel which boosts the largest thatched roof structure in Ireland. It’s warm and cosy and ideal for a family break or a girls mid week relaxing get away!

Kinvara itself is just 29 kilometres from Galway City and 62 kilometres from Shannon airport. It’s location at the gateway to the Burren, famous for its unique limestone, flora, fauna and dolmen structures makes it a perfect location to stay if you want to explore the many attractions that this area has to offer.

As part of a collaboration with The Irish Blogger Agency I was invited for a mid week break as part of their “Skip the School Run for Endless Fun” campaign I arrived along with my fellow bloggers at the Merriman Hotel at midday. The friendliness of the staff was apparent right from the start of our visit.

Lunch was organised for 1.00 pm and I choose the vegan salad (I am not vegan but love tasty vegan food!) and it filled me up nicely before we headed off with our personal driver Gerry, a local taxi man, for an afternoon of fun and laughs.

Read More

The warm-up’s begun and Riminiwellness is returning. The 14th edition promises to be full of new product and facilities, unique events, trends to test and, at the same time, increasingly international and professional. The largest international show dedicated to fitness, wellness, business, sport, bodybuilding and healthy nutrition, organized by Italian Exhibition Group, is being held from 30th May to 2nd June at Rimini expo centre and along the entire Romagna Riviera.

Manufacturers of machinery for physical activity, gyms and fitness centres, trainers, schools and professional associations, body-building buffs, Spas for relaxation and rehabilitation science, as well as tourism and design. They will all be the key players at this great event, which brings the major companies from the wellness universe together under one huge roof!

Read More
Millennials vs. Generation Z: How Do They Achieve Success in the Workplace?

The workforce dynamics are changing along with the times. Today’s employees not only have job-specific competencies but they also have a natural ability to familiarize themselves with new technologies around them. They have no problems learning how a particular system works as long as they have the proper training on how to use such specialized tools. For them, technology is something that they need be more productive and efficient at work.

Read More
The Importance of 4-7-8 Breathing

When you want to reduce your stress, just breathe. Taking deep, meditative breaths has been a timeless way to fill your body with energy or help you unwind after an eventful day. However, there are so many breathing techniques that you find yourself a bit intimidated, and some of them are complex. Here is one that is simple, powerful, and perfect for unwinding after a long day. Meet the 4-7-8 breathing technique.

What is the 4-7-8 Technique?

Read More
7 Simple Ways to Stay Focused and Achieve Long-Term Goals

Everyone has a dream. For children, that might be becoming an astronaut or a fireman. For professionals, that dream might be getting the high paying leadership role in the company.

Maybe, you’re starting a business for the first time, and you envision thousands of customers buying your products. Perhaps, you dream of getting a third level qualification and becoming a certified professional. Maybe you want to shed a pound and achieve that attractive physique that you’ve always wanted.

But reaching those dreams does not happen overnight. It takes time, and it is a long process. It requires certain qualities such as patience, persistence, passion, positivity, and focus.

Read More
Get your Pain & Inflammation Healed with these Wondrous Natural Remedies

What are natural supplements?

Are they same as chemically manufactured medicines or are they different? There are quite many people even today who may still have these doubts and hence, it is important to know the real difference between the natural supplements and pharmaceutical medicines. Not only in terms of long-term and short-term benefits but also in terms of the side effects, both differ to a large extent despite being the chosen treatment for the same diseases.

Read More
How to Prepare Your Body for a Gym Workout

You might think that the success of your workout depends only on your performance at the gym, and this is where you would be wrong. Just as abs are made in the kitchen, your workout starts at home. Preparing the exercises that you will try out at the gym and opting for various hacks that will keep your body healthy and fit is exactly what you should do. So what are the things that matter? How can you enhance your workout when you’re not in the gym? Take a look at some of these tips and tricks and you will see the change in not only your workout routine, but your whole gym performance as well.

Read More
Bully No More .. Unwrapping the Gift of You

This book is for you, if you question the following:

  • Why does a bully target me and not someone else?

  • How can I self-care in challenging relationships?

  • How can I recognise manipulation rather than getting entangled in it?

  • How can I confront or exit aggressive and demeaning relationships?

  • How can I detox from toxic relationships?

  • Why do I tolerate bullying behaviour?

Read More
Understanding the 12-Step Method to Recovery

The 12-step program began as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous back in 1939. Today, it’s a common practice at drug rehab centers in Colorado . The program revolves around 12 steps that are meant to help people work through their addiction at a pace that works for them. The concepts help people to come to terms with their addiction and the people that they affected during their habit.

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, both of Akron, Ohio, are the two men who created the program. It wasn’t until 1953 that other groups besides AA could use the theory. In fact, it was in this year that .is incorporated the 12-step method.

The entire process of the 12-step program is geared toward replacing any selfishness with an increasingly growing conscious. At the end of your journey, you have a spiritual awakening.

Read More
Let’s talk about sex, when you are Disabled

With research suggesting there are nearly 14 million disabled people in the UK, it is hoped that a new book, “Sex.. with these hips?!”, by Xandra Lee, will be embraced with open arms by many. 

Xandra was born with the life challenging condition, hip dysplasia (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips) and during her teens and twenties, a continuing cycle of pain, medication, mood swings and loss of mobility, not only lead to depression and anxiety, but affected her intimate relationships too. 

Read More
5 Things you didn’t know about Nutrition

With so many changes in the world of nutrition it can be hard to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most recent and obscure findings you probably haven’t heard of.

1. Carbs are good

In a complete 180 from the keto/Atkins/low carb craze, it’s been discovered that…carbs are actually necessary for both brain and body health. The reason so many people feel healthier on a no or very low carb diet is because they also have to cut out 99% of junk foods, which almost all contain carbs. So, feeling better is usually not the result of having removed carbs but from having removed all that processed gunk in our diets.

Read More
10 Cleaning Hacks That Cost Pennies

We’re almost out of winter, the sun is back and it’s time to start thinking about the annual spring clean. This year we want to share with you some hints and tricks to make your life easier and cheaper. Interior specialists, Blinds Hut have shared with us a list of top 10 cost-efficient cleaning hacks. The best thing is that you likely have all these products hidden in your cupboards! Using these common household items that will keep your home squeaky clean, you could save yourself over £25!

Read More
5 Cleaning Tools You Can Make At Home

It’s easy enough to run to the store and load up your cart with cleaning products and tools, but sometimes, it’s simpler, cheaper, or just more satisfying to come up with your own DIY approaches to getting things done, including cleaning the house. I enjoy trying out new cleaning hacks and am always pleasantly surprised when one of them works. I’ve preached the gospel of making your own cleaning products before, but what I haven’t really thought about before is how I could make my own tools for cleaning, too. So I did a bit of thinking and a little research, and I came up with a few ideas that are worth a try.

Read More
Want better sleep? Add these 3 foods to your diet

Lack of sleep is a health problem for many reasons, not the least of which include its effects on mental and physical performance.  Sleep deprivation also interferes with the body’s regulation of weight through signals for hunger and satiety. Poor sleep patterns can contribute to increased hunger and weight gain, in other words, especially where dietary habits are already poor. That doesn’t mean that you can’t take smart steps today to help make tomorrow better. In fact, there are three foods in particular to add to your diet if you’re hoping to get a full night of quality rest.

Read More