Warning signs during pregnancy you should never ignore

Pregnancy is not easy so the more you know the better. There are certain things you should always be aware of. Having hospitalisation cover means you can confidently walk into an emergency room at any time if you have any of these symptoms:

Bleeding
Most OB/GYNs will agree that any bleeding whether in the first, second or third trimesters are dangerous and you should definitely seek medical attention. Vaginal bleeding can indicate various dangerous situations for mother and baby.

Within the first two months of pregnancy minor spotting is indicative of the embryo implanting in the uterus, or it could be a small tear as a result of sex or cervical infection.

Spotting or bleeding heavily well into your pregnancy may be indicative of:

  • An ectopic pregnancy. In the first trimester if you experience menstrual-like cramps or feel like you may faint you should visit the emergency room. These
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Things no-one tells you about fitness

Your over-all wellbeing is a collective of your physical and emotional, thus medical, health. New medical aid schemes can cover you for the day you need them, but staying healthy is in your hands.

It’s the foundation for health
This is the basis for prolonging your life and feeling healthy for longer periods at a time. And you don’t have to be a gym-junkie to be fit. Fitness can be maintained using any type of exercise you are comfortable with and can fit into your schedule.

A recent study presented on BBC’s The Truth about Exercise by Dr. Michael Mosely has proved that people react to exercise differently based on pre-existing conditions and our genetics. Mosely found in a study that while many people lost weight and saw significant health improvements as a result of exercise, others saw little to none. They were classed as “super-responders” and made up 15% … Read more

Healing tips for workout knocks

Getting thoroughly fit and building muscle involves intensive exercise – and intensive exercise inevitably leads to a couple of knocks and bumps. How you deal with workout knocksaffects how quickly you recover from these minor injuries and whether they will develop into more serious problems.

Common workout injuries

Most people spend their daily lives sedentary, working behind a desk,which means that very few of their muscle groups are exercised throughout the day. Back muscles can be particularlyunderworked, and it is common for gym goers to injure their backs due to muscle weakness. Likewise, poor posture can easily lead to shoulders that are prone to injury while exercising. Some forms of exercise are simply tough on the body: runner’s knee is the cause of many running injuries and develops due to the impact that running has on your knees.

It is also quite easy to injure your muscles, with hamstrings oftenharmed … Read more

How early development in infants can be accomplished

One of the very best things about becoming a parent is watching your baby learn and grow, going through the first stages of becoming an independent person. This causes some parents a lot of worry when they become concerned that development isn’t taking place as fast as it should, but in fact individual babies vary a great deal, and most of the time this isn’t cause for concern. Just like adults, they have different interests and different natural abilities, so they may sometimes focus on one set of skills at the (temporary) expense of another. The important thing is that they continue to make progress, and you can help them to do so.

Large muscle control

As soon as they’re born, babies try to move around. They want to be able to make themselves more comfortable, and often they get frustrated when an adult doesn’t instantly assist. However, becoming more … Read more

What your Food Cravings Mean: what your Body is actually trying to Tell You

Food craving are not only experienced by pregnant women or stressed out students; we all get them.But what do they mean? Believe it or not cravings are a result of deficiencies that your body is trying to make you aware of. Unfortunately the craving is usually satisfied by something unhealthy,which isn’t what your body was actually crying out for.

Keep these tips in mind the next time you have a hankering for something sweet or maybe some fast food. The rule of thumb is that the craving is usually not the result of hunger,but of thirst.A large glass of water may cause thecraving to subside because it was as a result of dehydration more so than a hunger pang.

What your body craves vs. what it needs:

Knowing what your body needs as opposed to what it is asking for is beneficial to your overall health. The more … Read more