What to do When Injured on Vacation

Not that the holidays are over, and the Super Bowl is right around the corner it can only mean one thing – the dark days of winter are. For many people, this means planning a holiday in the sun, maybe to an amazing beach or just to some place where you don’t need to wear an extra 10 pounds of clothing just to go outside.

 

However, one thing that should be on every travelers’ mind is what to do when injured on vacation. While everyone would think of this, the reality is that even experienced travelers often fail to get the appropriate insurance when heading away from home. This can lead to further complications, both financial and emotional, and with that in mind here are some tips on how to handle such a situation.

 

Before we get started, you should always consider getting a travel insurance policy. Most are inexpensive, and the additional coverage will help to fill the gaps in your current insurance. In addition, many health insurance policies don’t travel across state lines, so having the extra protection could help you and your family in the long run.

 

Emergency Contacts

 

Again, this is something that everyone should have in order before they travel but most people don’t.  The good news is that this is an easy fix as all you need to do is put together a list of emergency contacts and then keep it on your phone – by the way, having a laminated list of the contacts in your wallet isn’t a bad idea either.

 

Along with having a list of emergency contacts, you should also think about sharing your itinerary with your contact. This way they know where you are supposed to be and when you are supposed to be there.

 

Another thing you might want to do is have a master list of secondary contacts. This will include your insurance company, doctor, and maybe even a lawyer – especially one who specializes in personal injury law.  
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5 Essential Travel Tips For Contact Lens Wearer

Contact lens is inevitably a boon for people with vision defect. To improve their vision and for the sake of fashionable appearance, more and more number of people prefer wearing contact lenses rather than traditional spectacles.

Especially when you’re on vacation, contact lenses are very practical. As these are invisible, you do not have to remove them while sporting or enjoying your night trips.

However, remember that your contact lenses can ruin your vacation if you do not take precautions. Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent this from happening to you. Check them out before backpacking your contact lenses for your vacation.  

  1. Make sure you have a pair of replacement lenses and sunglasses

Even if the lenses you wear are not frequent replacement lenses, it is always advisable to purchase replacement parts while traveling with contact lenses. A lens may be lost or damaged and replacements may be difficult to find. If you wear disposable lenses, take the amount of lens you need for your vacation and many more, just in case.

Most modern contact lenses, like all Focus lenses block hurtful UV rays. However, only the lens can protect the covered area, which does not represent the entire surface of your eyes. In addition, contact lenses do not reduce glare. It is, therefore, safer to wear sunglasses with high UV protection on your lenses and a sun hat.

  1. Take good care and carry your lens case, solution and cleaner

Most branded solutions can be purchased in smaller bottles, which is great for travel. You can also get a case that clips on a bottle of a solution so that the parts do not separate in your luggage. It is also a best option for you to carry an ultrasonic contact lens cleaner machine to make sure that you clean your lenses safely without getting them damaged.  
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Living a Healthier Lifestyle Now

Living healthy is something that’s definitely within reach. That said, this is also something that’s more than simply a fad, it’s a way of life and often takes time to reach your goals. However, there are things that you can do right now that will make you healthier today than you were just yesterday and will set the course for a healthier tomorrow as well.

Here’s a quick look at some tips for healthier living that can give you a jump start.

Put the Fires Out

If you’re aware that you have a chronic health issue, whether it’s something like arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, or any other condition, one obvious priority for healthier living is to get treatment for it. The same goes for behaviors that are risky, like smoking, mixing antidepressants and alcohol, or using drugs. Seeing a professional and starting on a treatment plan is the best start to a healthier you.

Take Stock

One of the best things that you can do to get yourself as fit and healthy as possible is to get a grip on your current health status. You should make appointments with both your dentist and your doctor. Catch up on things like immunizations and routine screenings. Make sure that you ask your physician any questions that you may have.

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Giveaway- Win a Pair of Atom Compression Wear Socks #GiftGuide

Atom Compression Wear has highly comfortable, soft, and brightly colored compression socks and sleeves made with the benefits of milk fiber.  There are so many benefits of compression wear and milk fiber, these will help your tired legs, improve your circulation, and stay up with no endless tugging.

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For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I’m a huge fan of compression socks and sleeves and wear them nearly every day. I like the fun colors that Atom offers, and that they come in wide calf sizes as well. While I don’t think my calves are particularly wide, it seems most of the “fun” compression socks and sleeves are made for those with much slimmer calves then I (what can I say, I work out) so it’s good to be able to find them in sizes that fit.

Atom Compression Lanati Milk Fiber Classic Socks are great for athletes, runners, and anyone who plays a lot of sports. They are also perfect for those who spend all day on their feet, and find themselves with tired or swollen legs, ankles, or feet. Pregnant women find relief as well- I wish I had known about compression socks when I was pregnant. 
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Must Pack Items for Any Mom Planning to Travel with Kids

Travelling is something that people look forward to any time of year. Whether you’re travelling far distances or somewhere much closer, it’s an opportunity to get away from everyday life and stress and experience relaxation, a different culture, fabulous sights, and a new cuisine. Of course, with travel comes an element of stress as there are lots of things to plan and organize in order for the trip to go smoothly. Now factor in travelling with kids, especially young ones, and suddenly the amount of stress you are under increases exponentially.

As a mom, the responsibility of getting them packed and organized tends to lie on your shoulders, and you also need to be the one that looks ahead and tries to anticipate various scenarios that could occur while you’re away so that you are prepared with the right items. Taking a methodical approach to packing is typically the best route to take, even if that means you write out a list of items you need to bring. And what are those items you absolutely need to pack? Here’s a list of items that should make the list.

A Comfortable Purse or Bag that is Hands-Free

How many times have you been out with the family only to find by the end of the day you’re the one holding the majority of the items? The kids tend to pass you their coat, toys, snacks, drinks, etc. and you just need to find a way to juggle it all.

Rather than fight it, it’s best to anticipate it and use a purse or bag for yourself that is hands-free. Something stylish like the Chloé backpack available here will be sure to impress and is a practical piece that allows you to stow your items in without having to hold it. The Chloé bag can be worn on your shoulders so you will have both your hands free. Now the Chloé backpack is also versatile in that you can remove the straps and carry the bag, which you may prefer https://www.ssense.com/en-ca/women/designers/chloe if you happen to be out on your own.
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Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

Looking for relief from pain? I’ve recently discovered a new company, BioMed. They have a bunch of new products that will help you gain relief from pains that you are experiencing.  There are quite a few products you can choose from.

PAIN RELIEF

Sunny Bay’s versatile heating pad pillow will quickly become your go-to solution for neck and shoulder muscle pain, soreness, and tension caused by intense training or accidental tweaks that can happen during daily activities. Simply pop it in the microwave or freezer for the best hot or cold therapy for your aching body. It has been useful for me, and I’ve often used it when I am working on the computer or on the couch or even driving.

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THERAPEUTIC

Once your neck brace is safely heated in the microwave, place it on your neck for pain relief. Each pack holds in heat for 30 minute intervals, maximizing your relief for fast and efficient recovery. Stow your pad in your day bag or luggage for daily relief during travels near and far.  They are also easy to use, wear, and are fairly comfortable.
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Choosing the right mattress for your body

Most people think that buying a mattress is a simple thing: you got to a shop or an online store, browse a bit, try a few of them and buy the one that suits you the most or the one that has the best reviews. Unfortunately, things are a bit more complicated than that.

The mattress is the pillar of your health. Not only do they provide a support to your back but they also ensure you’re well rested. Proper rest is crucial for all your daily activities; if you cannot sleep well, it will affect your productivity also increasing stress level and vitality of your body.

For all these reasons, it is very important to learn more about mattresses prior to purchasing one.

In this short article, I will review the most common product types, their size as well as their firmness. To top it all off, I will provide some good reviews that will help you make the right purchase.

The most common mattress types

There are many types of mattresses and sometimes, it’s really hard to keep a track of them all. Each day new technologies are pushing this industry forward and it shows in the number of products available on the market.

Nevertheless, there are some of the more popular and less popular options. Here are some of the best mattress types you can buy.

Open spring mattress

This product is also known as an open coil mattress. This mattress type is specific as it has one wire that stretches throughout the item. Because of that, it can be really problematic for couples as every movement is felt in the other parts of the mattress.

Although this product provides less support compared to some new models, it is very inexpensive.

Pocket spring mattress
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For #GivingTuesday , Why Not Pledge to End Alzheimers? #EndAlz

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Are you done waiting for a cure? Every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s. So there’s no time to waste. Not for them, and not for the people already living with Alzheimer’s – or the carepartners who put their lives on hold. We need to accelerate our search for a cure. That’s why a generous donor has given us the opportunity to do just that by matching your gift FIVE TIMES in honor of Giving Tuesday!
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