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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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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American Brain Tumor Association Will Match Donations on #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, November 27th, brain tumors will meet their match. All donations made through The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will be matched dollar for dollar.

#GivingTuesday is a global event fueled by social media and other forms of collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it kicks off the charitable season of holiday and end-of-year giving.

“This day will definitely be a highlight in our 45th anniversary fundraising effort,” says ABTA President & CEO Ralph DeVitto. “We’ve been pulling out all the stops to make this year’s day of giving bigger and better than ever.”

On #GivingTuesday, ABTA donors can choose to have their gifts matched in one of three ways:
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s #EndAlz

This past weekend, we participated in our second Walk to End Alzheimer’s, both as walkers and as volunteers. As many of you might know. while we are very “active activists” as we joke, this is one cause that is near and dear to my heart, personally.

If you have been touched by this disease, or know someone who has, please consider giving your time or a donation. This is the only of the top 10 causes of death in America that can not be slowed, cured, or prevented. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and more then 5 million people live with the disease in the USA alone. 16 million people identify as caregivers to someone with Alzheimer’s.

This is not a small problem we are facing.

The first walk we participated in was 1,000 people strong – we stepped forward together, raising funds and each others spirits. This walk more than doubled in size this year.  The association is confident that it will continue to grow.

While I don’t have the numbers for this past weekend, I can tell you that as we handed out shirts, everyone was happy to be there and share in each other’s lives, no matter what stage of the game we were in. It’s very much a community feeling, were you can ask questions, get answers, make connections, and friends.
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Exploring Innovative Residential Options for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

The Founder and Director of the Dementia Village in Weesp, Netherlands, Eloy van Hal, will provide an operational overview of the renowned facility created in 2009 as an alternative to traditional institutionalized care provided in nursing homes. This village, for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments, groups residents with shared interests and backgrounds in family-like settings in carefully designed environments emphasizing open, outdoor spaces and amenities like parks, a restaurant, grocery store and auditorium. It’s a new twist on assisted living, enabling residents to stay active with trained staff helping to maintain their freedom and abilities. Following the presentation, a panel discussion will focus on how to bring these innovations to senior and dementia-related facilities in New York.
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How to Best Cope with IBD While on Vacation – Tips That Will Help Ensure Your Vacation is Enjoyable

According to statistics, there are roughly 1.6 million Americans who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with approximately 70,000 new cases each and every year. IBD can be difficult to cope with on a daily basis, but when you have plans to travel, it can really put a kink in things. Obviously, you want to spend your vacation enjoying yourself, exploring the destination, and getting that break from home, but with IBD it isn’t always so simple.

If you’ve been holding off booking that dream vacation because you are worried about how your IBD will affect your travels, it’s time to let go of that fear. Here we’ll take a look at various ways you can cope with IBD while on holidays, allowing you to still enjoy yourself and be glad you took the chance and went away.

What You Need to Know About IBD

Now, before we take a look at the tips to coping, it’s important to understand what IBD is. IBD isn’t one thing, rather it is an umbrella term used for a variety of disorders that causes chronic inflammation in a person’s digestive tract. These include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis among others.

Typical symptoms can include reduced appetite, cramping and pain in the abdominal region, fatigue, diarrhea, and more. Obviously, these are all symptoms that can greatly impact just how enjoyable a vacation may be.

Make Sure You Pack All Your Medications

The first tip is easily the most important one and that is to pack any and all medications that you have been prescribed for your IBD. You want to also be sure you have enough to last the duration of the trip so you don’t have to deal with filling a prescription while you’re away.

When packing your medication, you also want to be sure it stays with you on the plane in your purse or carry-on bag rather than checking it with your luggage. Should your luggage be lost in transit, at least you will have your medication with you.
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GIFT OF LIFE MARROW REGISTRY STEPS FOR LIFE 5K RUN & WALK AT BATTERY PARK – THIS SUNDAY

WHAT: Gift of Life Marrow Registry helps children and adults suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, other cancers and genetic disorders find donors for bone marrow transplants.
Event is dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of joining the marrow registry.
Certified and timed 5K with awards given to the top finishers.
At the event, a life-saving marrow donor and their transplant recipient will meet for the first time.
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 8:00 am
WHERE: Battery Park- Robert F. Wagner, Jr. New York, NY

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7 Super Ways To Beat Stress

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Are you constantly stressed out? Chronic stress could be causing long-term damage to your health. Here are just seven ways in which you can help beat stress and feel happy and healthy again.

 

Tackle the source

 

A lot of things can trigger stress. In some cases, you may be able to get rid of the trigger – this could involve a quitting a job that you hate or splitting up with a partner who is making your unhappy. In other cases, the source could be something that you can’t get rid of and you may simply have to find a calmer way of approaching it. Stress is only necessary in dangerous situations – if you’re getting stressed over non-dangerous situations, start questioning yourself why the moment it happens.

 

Take a break

 

A well-earned break away from the source of your stress could also be needed. This could be a holiday away or simply a weekend to relax at home. Don’t feel that you can’t rest because of commitments – you can always book time off work, hire a babysitter or look into respite care services if you’re looking after a sick or elderly relative. Make sure that your break is spent relaxing and not doing other activities that could cause more potential stress.
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