Dangers of Dehydration & How to Prevent Them

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Dangers of Dehydration

So we’ve all heard that dehydration is bad for you, but do we actually know why? If not, keep reading to find out, plus learn how to prevent the dangers of dehydration!

What is Dehydration?

Dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough water to function correctly. Your body tends to lose water throughout the day by sweating, urinating, and even crying. But the water that is released should be replaced by drinking more water and eating various foods with water in them. However, most people (admit it, like you) tend to forget to drink water throughout the day and don’t realize that dehydration has hit. If you are sick, you tend to lose more water or don’t feel like drinking it, causing you to feel even more dehydrated. 

Symptoms of Dehydration

Some early symptoms of dehydration are fatigue, dizziness, and headaches. These are early warning signs from your body telling you to drink more water. Prolonged dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, fainting, confusion, and dry skin. Left untreated, more severe dangers of dehydration include heat stroke, seizures, and brain damage.

How to Prevent Dehydration

So now that we know what dehydration is and its symptoms, how do we prevent the dangers of dehydration? The first and most straightforward way is to understand the signs of dehydration, and as soon as you start to feel them, start drinking water! Read on to find more tips on how to prevent dehydration.

Switch out the water for…

sports drink! As they replenish your body with necessary electrolytes, sports drinks can come in handy when you are exercising. Just be sure that they are low calorie, so you are still making your workouts count! (Coconut water is a great option.)

Start eating!

You can also switch out the water for foods with a high concentration of water, such as melons, grapes, berries, and lettuce. They’re super helpful to increase your hydration, without having you drink all of your daily intake.

Bored with water?  

If you think plain old water is boring to drink, try some carbonated water, or add fruit for some added flavor! Teas and juices can also help prevent the dangers of dehydration. On the other hand, alcohol will not be helpful, as it dehydrates your body instead, so definitely avoid that when hydrating.

Can’t remember to drink water?

If this is your #1 issue that keeps you from staying hydrated, have no fear. Bring a water bottle with you throughout the day to always have easy access to drinking water. Some water bottles even have reminders to help you get an adequate amount of water every day, leaving no excuse to forget drinking! Another way to remind yourself to drink water is to drink one glass when you wake up, and one glass before you fall asleep. This can instill the habit of drinking water throughout your day.

And last but not least…

If you’re looking for a hydration reboot, IV treatments can supplement your water intake and rehydrate you. While you still need to practice other forms of hydration, IV treatments are a fast and convenient way to get and stay hydrated. Plus, just like drinking water, you can receive treatment while in the comfort of your own home!

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Why Can’t You Meditate Successfully?

When it comes to learning about mindfulness, about curbing your stress, and about managing your mental health in general, meditation is one of the most widely recommended practices around. The benefits that it has shown for countless people is a clear sign of its effectiveness, but how come it’s not working with you? Here, we’re going to look at a few tips you can use to better meditate when you want to reach that inner zen.

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Get some help in doing it

If you feel like you’re not going it right, then that shouldn’t be too much of a source of frustration. It takes time to learn how to do it properly. However, if you feel like you’re really have trouble grasping what you’re even supposed to do, then there are plenty of guided meditation apps like calm.com that can you learn the most effective techniques along the way. However, your method of meditation does not have to look like anyone else’s. These apps can also serve to create soundscapes that aid your meditation once you’re starting to get the hang of it, as well. 

Ease your body, too

Calming your mind with meditation can serve to also calm your body and ease some stress. But sometimes your body might be feeling to tense to even start to get into position. Even if hands-on stress relief techniques like massage therapy isn’t available, products like those available at caduceusscience.com can help you manage your stress in advance of the attempt so that you might be able to better slip into a meditative state. Taking the time to exercise, cool down, and shower, before you meditate, can be effective, as well.

Set the scene

The kind of environment you meditate in will play a big role in how easily you can get into it. Distractions are going to get in the way of any attempts you make. For that reason, it’s a good idea to try and do it somewhere isolated or, if you’re in a safe place, to wear noise-canceling earphones that at least make it easy to block out the outside world. Then, aromatherapy candles like those from neomorganics.com, or incense or reed diffusers, can help you create a more relaxing atmosphere with the right scents, making it easier to slip into the right state.

Don’t give up

One tip that is crucial is that even if it doesn’t feel like you’re able to reach any kind of meditative state within, say, the first ten minutes, that doesn’t mean you should give up. If you’ve set aside half an hour, you should meditate for half an hour. At some point, you start to lose track of the frustration and instead focus on the moment, which makes it easier to finally find your feet.

Hopefully, the tips above help you meditate a little more successfully. You don’t have to experience it exactly the same way that others do, but you do have to stick at it if you want to see the positive effects.

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Why Is Outsourcing Good For Your Startup?

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Outsourcing is an agreement in which one company hires another company to do work for them. This could be a one- off job, or it could be ongoing work, you can even outsource companies to run entire departments for you. The practice of outsourcing is subject to considerable controversy in many countries with lots of businesses feeling reluctant to essentially surrender control of an area of their company- but done well it can be fantastic for your venture. It enables you to boost productivity and save money compared with hiring your own employees.

Outsourcing for startups and small businesses

Outsourcing is something that any company can utilise, many consider it to be something associated with bigger businesses but this isn’t the case. When you’re first starting out and don’t have heaps of cash it can be vital in growing your venture in a budget friendly and sensible way. Instead of spending money on larger premises, more equipment, hiring and training staff and more, you can pay a company to run that department for you or perform that task. They will already have everything they need in place so it can save you dramatically on overhead costs. In time, you can always set up your own departments and bring these jobs in-house if you want to, when your cash flow increases. 

What can you outsource?

You can outsource just about any area of business these days. Even if your startup began as a one man band, as things grow and more customers and clients start purchasing from you, there’s no way you can keep up with everything alone. If you can’t (or dont want to) hire permanent staff then outsourcing enables you to get various jobs done, and to a high standard. It could include:

Be sure to utilise these kinds of services to better run your company if you need to. 

Why is it beneficial?Outsourcing can save you money, as you don’t have to pay for hiring costs, equipment, premises or anything else- you simply pay the company. However, it can save you hassle and give you peace of mind too. When you hire a professional company, you know that they have experience in dealing with that area of business so you dont have to worry about overseeing anything (like you would if the process was in house) and can be sure a good job will be done. This can take a lot of pressure off as a business owner, especially early on when you have lots of different plates that you need to keep spinning in order to succeed.

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7 Maintenance Tips for an Inexperienced Car Owner

Poor car maintenance can lead to significant issues with your vehicle. These problems can be very expensive to fix, and you can be left without a car for several days. Or worse, an undiagnosed fault could contribute to an accident while you are driving. While it’s not beneficial to be thinking about worse case scenarios, you should be conscious about car maintenance.

As an inexperienced car owner, you may not have an interest or knowledge of how cars work. The very thought of lifting the hood can be overwhelming; nevermind actually working on the car. While this is normal, you should prioritize getting up to speed on basic car maintenance. 

If you have any concerns over the welfare of your vehicle, you should take it to a mechanic. However, there are actions you can take to do your part in looking after your vehicle.

Here are seven basic tips for maintaining your car, even if you’re inexperienced.

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  1. Read the owner’s manual

An astonishing number of owners don’t read the manufacturing manual for their car. The owner’s manual contains important information that relates specifically to your vehicle. While some of the information revolves around mechanics, there is also a guide for maintenance. You should consult this manual should your car need any replacements.

  1. Maintain tire condition

One of the first signs of a poorly maintained vehicle is defective tires. Driving with unworthy road tires is very dangerous. You are at high risk of a blowout or a skid.

Follow the guidelines on tread depth and air pressure. Regularly check for cracks, punctures, or any damage to your tire. 

  1. Monitor fluid levels

Your car stores various types of fluids in the engine for different purposes. They act as coolants and lubricants and are essential for maintaining a healthy engine. Consult your owner’s manual and check whether these fluids need topping up. 

The main fluids to look after are oil, transmission, steering, brake, and washer fluid.

  1. Battery health

Some batteries can be very problematic. Weather impacts its condition, and it can easily lose function. 

Low maintenance options such as ACDelco batteries are ideal for all car owners. They are high performing, and you have peace of mind because of the lack of maintenance. 

  1. Cover your windshield in winter

Ice and snow can cause damage to your windshield. They can also impair your vision, making winter road conditions even more dangerous. 

A great way to counteract this issue is to invest in a windshield cover. Using this nightly will help protect your windshield from cold conditions.

  1. Service your car regularly

Regularly servicing helps keep your car in good condition and running smoothly. This will maximize the value of your vehicle and lower the risk of having car troubles. 

  1. Keep your car clean

A dirty car provides a health hazard for you and other drivers. A grime-covered windshield is difficult to see out of, meaning you are at risk of driving while visually impaired. Heavy layers of dirt covering your car lights can make them far more difficult for other drivers to see. 

A build-up of dirt inside or outside of your car can cause permanent damage, devaluing your vehicle.

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Ensuring Safety In A New Home

Whenever you move into a new home, you always want to make sure that it is going to be as safe as possible to live there. This is something that you might find requires a lot of attention and care, and it is definitely the kind of thing you are going to want to be careful about, especially if you are worried for the wellbeing and safety of you and your family. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the things you can do to ensure that your new home is as safe for everyone as possible. As long as you follow these steps, you shouldn’t have to worry about your family’s safety in the new home.

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Gas Safety

One of the most important early checks that you need to make in a new home is the gas safety. This is something which can easily cause a lot of problems if you are not careful, and the last thing you want is to be in this kind of trouble in a new home. The first thing to do is to call out a gas engineer who can check over the safety of all of your home. That will include a safety check of the gas boiler, if there is one, as well as all of the pipes and gas ball valves. You can find out more on gas ball valves here and see why it is so important that they are checked by a professional when you move into a new home. If there is anything wrong with any of the gas equipment, you are going to have to have that dealt with as soon as possible, ideally before you even move into the home.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is one of the biggest concerns that you will have in any home, and it is something that you are going to want to think about if you are keen on keeping your family and yourself as safe as possible. The trouble with carbon monoxide is that it is odourless, colourless, and dangerous. It can easily kill you in a matter of minutes, and even when it doesn’t it can cause a lot of internal health problems still. You need to ensure that there is a working carbon monoxide detector in the home before you even move in, or get one as soon as possible. If there isn’t one, you never know whether there might be carbon monoxide in the home causing you health problems.

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At the same time, make sure that you call someone in to have a look at your electrics. You never know what could be wrong with the electrics in a new home, and it’s something that you are going to want to think about if you are keen on making the home as safe as possible. As long as you have it checked over by a professional, you should be okay, so make sure that you are having this done as soon as possible.

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Outsourced Help For Small Businesses

If you’re a small business owner, then you know you have to wear a lot of hats to keep business running. Whether you’re working from your spare bedroom or an office, you can easily end up putting all your time into managing tasks like admin, and be left with almost no time left to actually run your business. To free up some time for more important jobs, you can outsource some tasks to a third party vendor. But which tasks should you outsource?

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Hire a virtual receptionist to answer your phones from a remote location. They could also take on tasks like taking messages, managing your schedule, checking emails, and more. 

Some virtual receptionists can also offer a live chat option so you have another option to respond to contact from customers, which makes sure customers are greeted by a professional receptionist. These services are often offered by freelancers and can be very affordable. 

Managed IT Services

There are lots of companies that offer Managed IT Services. You can run your IT yourself, but this means paying for a staff member, while your business and budget are still small, who won’t have much to do at first. Outsourcing means you can get the help you need when you need it and avoid paying for someone who you don’t need full-time. 

Graphic Design

Graphic design can be used to help your marketing campaigns look more professional. Many skilled graphic designers work freelance, so you can outsource this to get great skills without paying a full-time salary for them. There are lots of lists of designers online where you can find the right person to take on work for you. 


Bookkeeping and other accounting are some of the most common tasks for new businesses to outsource. It’s important to get your accounts right, and if you’re not an accountant yourself, keeping your books straight can be difficult. 

Look for a company that can also get your tax return ready for you so tax season is much less stressful. 

Web Design

Your website is one of the first impressions potential customers will get of your business, so it is very essential that it is designed to be functional, on-brand, and easy to use. You need to have a website that is responsive so it will be usable on mobile devices, in order to drive more conversions. 

If you aren’t sure where to start, you can outsource web design to agencies or freelancers to make sure you have a website that impresses. 

Customer Support

If you don’t have the time to effectively handle your customer service needs, then you can outsource to make sure this is still being handled by someone who knows what they’re doing. Proper customer support services are very important if you want to have loyal customers and drive conversions. 

You can hire a freelancer to manage this, but an agency or other professional company is usually a more effective option, as they will have more operators to pick up each call. 

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When Your Business Is in Trouble: How to Save It

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Your business can be in trouble in a few different ways. You might think of a struggling business as one that has financial problems and is soon going to go under. However, you could find that your business faces several difficulties when you’re trying to grow it. Understanding the problems that you might face and what you can do about them could help you to rescue your business when you need to most, and could even mean that you can prevent the problems from occurring in the first place. So how can you rescue your business if it’s in trouble?

Struggling with Cash Flow

Financial problems will occur for many businesses, whether they’re small and just starting out or they’re larger and more established businesses. When you don’t have as much coming in as is going out, or it’s not happening at the right pace, you need to do something about it. Your cash flow problems can often be solved by encouraging customers to pay on time. Give them incentives to pay as soon as possible, and you could find it improves your cash flow. Cutting down on expenses can often be the best solution to cash flow problems too, which requires a thorough audit of what you’re spending.

Dealing with Legal Problems

The idea of facing legal issues might be one that you haven’t considered properly. Although you know that it’s a possibility, you perhaps think that it won’t happen to you. If you’re faced with a lawsuit, you can be left scrambling to try and find legal representation. It’s essential to find a corporate law firm to help you. When you’re looking for the right firm, check out their track record. At https://www.fleeson.com/practice-areas/corporate-and-commercial-litigation, you can clearly see some of the firm’s past successful cases. Look for attorneys with experience in your field or dealing with your particular issue.

Failing to Stay Relevant

If your business is an older one or you are in a fast-paced industry, there is a danger of getting left behind. As your competitors keep up with the demands of modern customers, you might find that you’re struggling to do the same with your business. It’s important to stay in touch with what’s happening in the space that your business occupies. What are your competitors doing, and what do your customers want? Something as simple as making sure you have a modern website can make a big difference.

Growing Too Fast

Your business growing quickly should be a good thing, but it is possible for your business to grow too quickly. If you’re not prepared, you could end up having more demand than you are able to meet. If you’re struggling to get everything done, you might need to hand some tasks to others and perhaps expand your team. Borrowing money could also be a necessity if you don’t have the cash to meet your customers’ demands.

If your business is in trouble, it’s essential to act fast. Don’t wait too long to fix it or it could be too late.

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Train To Gain: Learning Skills That Could Make You More Important At Work

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It always feels good knowing that you’re secure in your job. The idea of losing your role at any given time can be a stressful one, and a lot of people find themselves in this position in their working life. Of course, if you have a solid contract, it will be quite hard for your boss to fire you for no reason. Redundancy and corporate restructuring can often leave perfectly good employees without their job, though. To help you to overcome to fear of losing your job, this post will be exploring some of the best skills to gain to make you invaluable to your employer.

Computer Literacy

While computers are one of the most common tools in today’s professional environments, many people don’t know their way around machines like this, and this can cause a lot of trouble when they go wrong. Having the skills to make on-the-fly repairs to computers can be a great feather in your cap when you are working in a large team. Working with software is usually more important than hardware, giving you something to focus on as you learn.

Understanding Tax

Companies often have to spend a small fortune getting their accountants to handle their tax for them. This sort of job doesn’t have to be too complicated, but you need to do some learning if you’re going to handle it effectively. Companies like https://www.tri-merit.com/tax-training-and-cpe/ will be able to help you to train to work with taxes, giving you the ability to save your company money and make sure that they are following the rules with their work.

Data Protection & Compliance

With governments across the world breathing down the necks of businesses, compliance has never been more important to your company. Of course, while companies work extremely hard to make sure that their teams follow the rules, it can be very helpful to have someone on the ground who knows enough to post mistakes being made. You can learn about the laws that control your employer, while also keeping your eyes open for new developments in this area.

Scouting Skills

It would be a mistake to assume that every business has the same needs. These entities are unique, and this means that it can be a good idea to look for skills that are missing from your team to try and fill in the gaps. For example, if your company doesn’t have a training team, you could start working towards filling this role. This can be an excellent way to make yourself invaluable at work, though it’s worth being careful to make sure that you’re not wasting your time.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to get started on learning the right skills to make yourself important at work. This process can be tricky, but it will be worth it for the security that comes with it. As time goes by, you can think about picking up even more skills, making yourself crucial to the company you work for.

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Tips To Help Make You A Safer Driver

Being a safer driver is important because when it comes to road safety if everyone took a safe attitude to the way they drive, the roads would be a better place. With that in mind, you may have been driving for a while now or only driven for a short period of time, but here are some tips to help make you a safer driver.

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Watch Your Speed

First things first, you want to try and keep an eye on all the time is your speed. There can be areas that you are familiar with when it comes to speed limits, but not every place you drive to is going to be familiar with. You might want to keep an eye on the speed you’re doing regardless of where you are because you can always end up edging up a few miles per hour without realizing it. That can actually be the difference between braking safely or crashing into the car in front of you. It’s important that you understand the speed at which you’re going at and to try to remember to take your time instead of pushing down on the pedal. It’s important to always be watching your speed as this can end up being dangerous.

Keep Both Hands On The Wheel

When you’re driving, you are taught to keep both hands on the wheel, and it should stay like that. It can be very easy to relax when you’re driving, and therefore, many people can end up taking their hand or both hands off the wheel when driving in their car. This often comes with years of driving but it’s important to keep them both on in order to ensure you’re safety is met. If you have a habit of taking your hand off the wheel, try to remind yourself when you do find it happening, and hopefully, you will get used to driving with both hands on the wheel again.

Have A Safety Kit

A safety kit is worth having when you’re driving, and it’s mentioned on https://tcsupfitting.com/personal-safety-items/ about the personal safety items that are worth having. When it comes to a safety kit, you always want to try and have the ability to jump-start your car, change a tire but also to help you in a situation where you might be hurt. A medical kit can be a good thing to have in your car, should you need it.

Fix Any Problems With Your Car

Unfortunately, your cars aren’t invincible and often enough, you might run into problems along the way. However, some people will tend to leave these problems until their next annual service, and as a rule of thumb, you should be fixing any problems that happen or become apparent immediately. If you don’t, then you run the risk of making your car vulnerable, which in turn makes you and your passengers vulnerable.

To be a safer driver on the road, use these tips as a guide, and help protect yourself and others.

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Biohacking Guide: How to Increase Your Overall Wellness

Originally posted on iveeapp.com by Amber Theurer | May 26, 2020 Biohacking Guide

What is Biohacking?

Biohacking is a way to hack (I’m sorry I had too) your biology through DIY methods. It covers a vast range of activities, such as sleep, diet, and even using technology to enhance the body’s natural capabilities. When combined, biohacking modalities can lead to an impressive improvement in your overall health. Here is a biohacking guide with different methods you (yes you!) can use to increase your wellness and live a much more fulfilling and healthy lifestyle! 

Hack Your Metabolism 

Metabolism is the process in which living organisms extract energy from their environment and use it to grow and develop. We use the food that we intake, and through chemical reactions inside of our cells, turn it into energy. The more energy we use, the more calories we burn. To hack your metabolism, make sure you are getting enough sleep every night – for an adult, 8 hours is usually ideal. Another way to improve your metabolism is to regulate stress. Stress releases hormones that encourage fat storage and slow metabolism. Self-care methods like meditation and exercise can help reduce stress and heighten your metabolism. Speaking of food…

Hack Your Diet

Dieting —if done correctly — can improve both your physical and mental wellness. Intermittent fasting, when you don’t eat for an allotted time, can particularly help in doing so. Intermittent fasting can promote weight loss, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and boost brain function. It can be done in a myriad of ways, so pick which method will work best for you and your body. While fasting, you want to abstain from foods that are high in sugar, alcohol, and turn to superfoods.  If you’re not a fan of fasting, you can also try taking supplements such as magnesium, which you can find over the counter at your local drugstore. This supplement can increase your overall wellness by reducing anxiety and heart disease. As with any supplement, be sure to consult with your doctor before you take magnesium.

Hack Your Mind 

Your body can only work as well as your mind can. So, when following a biohacking guide, paying attention to your mental health is just as important as your physical health. One way to care for your mind is to keep a gratitude journal, where you can reflect on the top 3-5 good things that happen to you each day. Doing so can help reframe your mindset into a more positive one. Meditating when you wake up or before going to bed can help you keep you clear your mind. Meditation can also increase your awareness, focus, and relieve pain related to stress. Stay mentally sharp by exercising your brain with activities such as reading or Tetris. You can also challenge your usual mental patterns by picking up a new hobby, such as photography or learning a second language.

Hack Your Skin 

Your skin is your largest organ and your body’s first line of defense against toxins. Therefore, skin health is more important than you may have once believed. Take a look at your current skincare and makeup products, and start tossing out the ones that aren’t vegan or use animal testing. Many of these products are likely to have harmful toxins, as the United States has only banned or partially banned 30 ingredients used in skincare and makeup products. Many commonly-used skincare ingredients are linked to cancer and can break down your skin overtime through hormone disruptions. Try switching to brands such as Adorn CosmeticsIlia, and Credo to clean up your beauty routine!

…And the Biggest Hack of Them All

 Cue the drumroll please for EARTHING! Haven’t heard of it? It refers to walking, sitting, working, and even sleeping outdoors on the bare ground. Why do this, you ask? The earth transmits electrons from the ground to our bodies when we let our bare skin touch it. Studies show that earthing can reduce stress and pain, as well as improve our sleep. Earthing is quite possibly the simplest way to up your wellness game. However, you might want to wait until this quarantine is lifted to try this hack out. #stayathome

Ready to Optimize Your Whole Self?

Using this biohacking guide, you can begin to step into a better you and improve your wellbeing. If you implement these methods and still want to take your health to the next level, we recommend trying higher-level modalities, such as IV treatment, red-light therapy, and sensory deprivation.  These methods can help you boost your immunity, flush out toxins, and accelerate muscle recovery. Happy hacking!

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