We so often come home from work tried that cleaning is the last thing we want to do. This infographic from the team at HappyCleans looks at cleaning from the point of view of getting fit. The calories burned doing these menial tasks may surprise you and it can really help you to get fit.
Before you begin, get your favourite album on and put on some loose-fitting clothes as cleaning at this speed can make you sweat quite a lot!
One hour of just one household task burns some serious calories. For example, hoovering rids you of 153 calories an hour so if you spent an evening hoovering the whole house you’ve done a serious workout.
Dusting is another necessary evil and can burn up to 174 calories in an hour. You can make dusting extra intensive by adding light weights to your wrists. This will help to strengthen your arms significantly. Dusting is also a vital part of any cleaning routine an it can especially be a nightmare for people with allergies. Find out more in the infographic now!
I’m not a proper grown-up- I don’t have things like a mortgage, maturity or health insurance.
I will trill out the party-line; “I am blessed to live in a country that has free healthcare.” Sure, aren’t there women in America giving birth on the doorsteps of hospitals for the want of health insurance? Feel free to continue adding to this sentiment for as long as you please.
I may not be a proper grown-up that has health insurance, but I am a proper grown-up that’s worked and paid taxes from the age of sixteen. Apparently, those taxes pay for things like state pensions, government chauffeurs and our public health care system. The Irish Health Service Executive has been met with less than stellar reviews during any time of my living memory, but in recent years it seems to have taken a massive hit. We have all heard about the colossal waiting times in A&E, that’s nothing new, but when patient care is suffering due to lack of attendance from staff, something is sorely wrong. True, staff are overworked and underpaid and are still only human after all, but is that really good enough when those under their care are largely at their mercy and not receiving even adequate treatment?
We usually associate riding a bike with our childhood when we used to enjoy the thrill of a fast ride around our neighbourhood. However, why should this enjoyment stop once we grow up? Instead of completely switching our bikes for cars, we should keep them in use as well. Not only will we decrease the amount of air pollution by riding a bike, but we’ll get many other benefits as well. Let’s take a look at the top 7 reasons why we should get a bike immediately.
We love to create content for people interested in things like food and catering and with that in mind we have created a visual asset (Please see attached) about ‘Living Alone & Poor Nutrition – how to buy, cook, & store food for one’.
Often the problem with heart disease is that it’s a silent killer. It accounts for 1 in 3 deaths and the problem with heart attacks and cardiac arrests is that they often happen with very little warning.
This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the intricate workings of the heart and explains how we can help to protect it.
Increased obesity rates and the growing awareness that students need proper nutrition to develop a healthy body and brain are compelling parents to become more informed. Educating students and parents on the great importance of adhering to a healthier meal plan is fundamental to their academic performance. Needless to say, there are lots of foods that have a negative impact on a student’s brain.
It can be hard to keep on top of household tasks. We work demanding jobs and have a million different jobs to get done every day. This infographic from Half Price explains how to get a cleaner home if you simply don’t have the time to clean from top-to- bottom.
When working a full time job with long hours; being a parent can be difficult. It’s so difficult to find any time for yourself between spending a long day at the office and catching up on the million tasks that have piled up at home in the evening and over the weekend. This infographic from HappyCleans features a wide range of apps that can assist you in winning the precious gift of time!
Even though cleaning is most certainly a chore, it can feel therapeutic once you have completed a specific task. Cleaning is something that is an ongoing task; it won't ever be fully complete; you will have to revisit it constantly which of course can be frustrating. There are also cleaning tasks that can be seasonal.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise both awareness and financial support to fight this disease that impacts so many of us. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women, it affects everyone in their life. It doesn’t have racial or socio-economical boundaries so it is important that as many people as possible are made aware of how to fight it, through education and early detection.
Whether you love your morning jogs or you’re crazy about them weights, every exercise scheme requires a delicate approach in order to avoid those pesky injuries. For the former, it might be a bad case of patellar tendonitis, or for the latter, an impinged shoulder, but they both have at least one thing in common – they could have been prevented!
Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to curl up in a corner of your office and never see another to-do list, ever again, in your whole life? We’re with you—that’s the very definition of being stretched too thin. There are so many demands on all of us, through every minute of our days—from home to work to school and back again—that some days you might find yourself at the breaking point. It’s at that moment when you need help—but how do you get it?
Our gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms. The staggering number alone can cause anyone to panic, but only some will be surprised by the fact that this is completely normal. Yes, there are more bacteria in your digestive system than there are cells in your body, and keeping this number even is crucial to our health and improved lifestyle. In fact, a healthy gut is the hidden key to weight loss, and here’s why.
Pests in the workplace are more than just momentary annoyances while people are trying to concentrate on their duties. They present a genuine threat to the health of the workforce and, given their collective nature of assembling in increasingly large groups, this becomes an even more pressing issue the longer it is left to fester.
Summer allergies can be a real bummer, especially when it’s beautiful outside and everyone else is enjoying themselves. You might think “Finally, the spring is over and so are my allergies” but the truth is that your allergies can keep going long after May’s flowers are gone. If you don’t want to spend yet another summer sneezing, here are some tips you can try to avoid summer allergies.
Summer days can be tough to handle even without all the wedding-related fuss, but if you plan everything right and adjust your ceremony according to the season, it can be super fun and comfortable for everyone. With that in mind, here are some tips you can incorporate into your wedding for a summer fairy-tale ceremony.
One of the key elements of happiness is setting aside time for yourself. If we don’t take the time to indulge, relax and unwind, what is all our hard work worth? Live is meant to be enjoyed, and there are few things that can bring you more joy than traveling; traveling soothes the soul, expands your horizons, teaches you about different cultures, helps you recharge your batteries and come home a better and more positive person.
You might hear a lot of people say how gluten-free diet is a nonsense, the latest trend or simply a whim. However, there are a lot of people out there who would absolutely disagree, myself included. Many will wonder if gluten intolerance is an illness of the modern society or simply the result of unhealthy habits and there are a lot of articles and studies about this topic. The fact is, when a person cannot tolerate gluten, there are obvious symptoms that one mustn’t disregard. These symptoms include: constipation (often followed by diarrhea), bloating, various aches and fatigue, headaches, and even restless sleep. If you’re having some of these problems, you might want to try avoiding products that contain gluten and see if your health will imYou might hear a lot of people say how gluten-free diet is a nonsense, the latest trend or simply a whim. However, there are a lot of people out there who would absolutely disagree, myself included. Many will wonder if gluten intolerance is an illness of the modern society or simply the result of unhealthy habits and there are a lot of articles and studies about this topic. The fact is, when a person cannot tolerate gluten, there are obvious symptoms that one mustn’t disregard. These symptoms include: constipation (often followed by diarrhea), bloating, various aches and fatigue, headaches, and even restless sleep. If you’re having some of these problems, you might want to try avoiding products that contain gluten and see if your health will improve. And don’t be afraid that your life will get complicated, you can have a normal life even without having certain ingredients in it. Here are some tips that will help you have a normal, gluten-free life.prove. And don’t be afraid that your life will get complicated, you can have a normal life even without having certain ingredients in it. Here are some tips that will help you have a normal, gluten-free life.
Whether you think of happiness as a state of mind or something fleeting, we all have times when we feel down and might need a small push in order to get to our happy place again, without resorting to binging, addiction, spending money, or overeating.
In fact, according to Science Daily, encouraging your own positive emotions can put you in a happy state, and increase your overall life satisfaction.
In this day and age, when we are surrounded by pollution, the one thing we can control and take care of is what kind of food we eat. Therefore, a lot of people are choosing to eat a bit more expensive organic food rather than conventionally-grown food which is full of various toxic chemicals.
One of the biggest forms of waste in today’s world is the increasing amount of food that’s never eaten. As the world population continues to grow, so does the need for producing enough food to feed everyone.
But approximately 30 percent of the food that’s produced ultimately goes to waste. This results from a number of factors including issues related to the food supply chain.
We have to do this thing called living* - why a f€&@ off attitude is essential to achieving your goals
Did you know that October 1 st is UN international day of older persons ? Quite a mouthful don't you think? And at what age are you considered an older person? My 17 year old might think that at 54 I'm ancient while my parents who are in their 80's think I'm still only a young one.
We often talk in hushed tones about when a parent favours one child over another. What do we do when a child favours one parent over another? Favouritism by a toddler is very common and can leave the rejected parent feeling neglected, lost and upset.
After a short trot down the motorway from Galway our first stop on Limerick's first style event was the Savoy Hotel for a wholesome brekkie. Christmas cheer was in abundance and we were greeted in style, red carpet and all. Certainly felt like VIP's as we were photographed by the press and Limerick Style photographer on the day, the lovely Evelyn Pepperrell.
We were treated to a full Irish hearty meal with continental influenced croissants for finish.
"Our mission is to reinvent the way you eat desserts, and turn it from a guilty pleasure into a healthy treat".
I had the pleasure of trying some of these delicious treats at the Vegan Xmas Food Stall in Galway recently. I love my guilty pleasure after my dinner each day and, I don't want to eat a substitute that doesn't give me the same satisfaction! I am always on a mission to eat cleaner while at the same time eating tasty food!
Some might be questioning why I would want to teach Yoga to individuals that are struggling with addictions, mental health problems or physical issues. It is surely more difficult to plan classes, deal with issues such as poor mental health and low self esteem.
In 2012 the world produced over 100 million tonnes of food wastage annually, it is expected to reach 120 million tonnes or above well before 2020. In Ireland, the average household will account for over one third of the food wastage in Ireland. That is about 80 kilos of food per person, per year. In financial terms that is on average €700 per annum.