At times, the thought of living a Downton Abbey lifestyle doesn’t sound half bad – you’ve got servants to bring you breakfast in bed; days filled with leisurely strolls around the grounds; and no need for online dating. In terms of healthcare, however, there are plenty of reasons to prefer our modern existence. Read on for a few of the health afflictions seen on Downton Abbey that we most likely don’t have to worry about today. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!
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Lungs are a critical component of the respiratory system; a group of organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe. The main role of the respiratory system is to move fresh air and get waste gasses out of the body. They take in oxygen when you inhale and force out carbon dioxide when you exhale, and play an integral role in maintaining the body’s overall health. We explore five of the best ways to ensure that your lungs are operating at their optimum level now and into the future:
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With the multitude of news reports about accidents at the workplace (the recent textile factory in Bangladesh, the fertilizer plant in Texas, as well as regular mining accidents and military attacks), we might well conclude that working in an office environment is by far the safest option. Certainly, in comparison, working in an office is considered less risky and life threatening, but office workers should not be complacent. There are several health risks associated with sitting at a desk, and while they might not immediately appear dangerous, they can contribute to illness and a general deterioration in well being. Read on to learn what these dangers are, and how to avoid them.
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For anyone who has been following this blog so far, you already know that it has covered most of the West Coast, and will soon turn eastward.
But, before heading inland, there is still Washington State to conquer. Then, we will be arriving in that vast expanse known as Montana. We will get to the American Badlands, just not quite yet in this installment. (Sorry, space issues). Read more »
With a relatively low population density, good infrastructure, high employment,
plenty of culture and low crime, Melbourne certainly ticks a lot of ‘livability’
boxes, on paper at least. But while its residents clearly feel the ‘Garden City’ has
plenty going for it, is it really possible to nail its appeal with such a formulaic
approach? Read more »
There are few people who have never grabbed a burger or shared a pizza slice
with friends. Fast food provides a means to an end and, though we know we
probably shouldn’t, most of us would probably admit to enjoying it from time
to time. However, if World Health Organization figures are anything to go by,
there’s a worrying trend that indicates many of us are perhaps enjoying fast food
just a little too much. Where can we find healthy fast food? Read more »
Mexico on a shoestring
Jungles, beaches, ancient architecture, wonderful cuisine and a vibrant nightlife all await visitors to Mexico; and it continues to be a popular destination for young travelers and backpackers in particular. A trip to Mexico can fit easily into many people’s travel plans, so here we list the best and least expensive ways to enjoy a visit to this amazing country.
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Brace yourself: this is going to be controversial.
Positive thinking doesn’t do anything. People do things. The thoughts that people think have a profound effect on the things people do. Read more »
Angkor Wat: an ancient city hidden in the jungle for over 400 years, abandoned by its people, overtaken by trees. Imagine. A civilization that dominated Southeast Asia for over 600 years. An empire that built the largest religious temple in the world. Gone. Read more »
Where is the healthiest place in the world to live? Attempting to pinpoint this location on the map is fraught with difficulties from the off. We imagine some sort of mythical place where longevity is a given, rainy days are unheard of, and sports and great food are integral to the culture but natural disasters and pollution certainly aren’t. It’s difficult to believe that a truly perfect place exists. The locations profiled here, though, all share certain similarities; that is, that foods are generally fresh, local and organic, the pace of life is leisurely and the air clean, and the sun shines a lot more than the global average. All these factors together, combined with an overall affluence, seem to be the key to finding the world’s healthiest places. Read more »