As smokers though, we learn to effectively tune out the particulars in the damage reports about smoking-related disease. Looking too closely can cause a head on collision with realities of the damage we’re inflicting on our bodies and turns smoking ‘enjoyment’ into a guilty, fearful experience.
So if you seriously think you will never need LTC and thus have no plans of preparing for your future healthcare needs, you might as well start planning which of your assets should go first. Is it the house, or perhaps, the commercial property and apartment that you rent out? If it’s your entire nest egg, ask your state’s Medicaid program about the asset limit as this could be around ,500 to ,000.
Adults 18 to 64 should have at least two hours and 30minutes of moderately intense exercise every week. Even more activity would be better! The U.S. Department of health and human services recommends aerobic activity to get you heart rate up and pumping while you burn calories, strengthen muscles, and give your mind a better outlook on life.
Behold: the wondrous “concept of compromise.” After all, ethics must be decided by majority vote since in this postmodern world we have no common and accepted objective standards such as the Ten Commandments or the Word of God. So we open doors with words like “but only for a very good reason” and “except under exceptional circumstances.” And suggest that animal-human hybrid embryos may not be good things, but . . . Who decides the exceptions? The scientists performing them? And yes, there are always exceptions, good exceptions, depending, of course, on what you mean by ‘good’.
I was hoping and praying I didn’t lose control, lose my temper, lose my mind or lose all three. Every hour that I was calm was a good hour, but every second I gave in to the demons clawing at me I hated myself more.
I began to realize something wasn’t right when the normal period of hormonal imbalance and baby blues after delivery had long since passed. Baby blues generally last about 10 days postpartum – but mine had never gone away and had in fact escalated.
Unfortunately, I have succumbed to this disease more often than I would like to admit. Compassion Fatigue is not just a “fuzzy” word for burnout. This syndrome occurs commonly in those who are long-term caregivers, and it depletes, not just the mind and body, but the very core of a human being. I found my own core values of care and compassion eroding after dealing constantly with sickness, disease and trauma in the emergency room environment.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death caused by smoking. The toxins in cigarette smoke cause plaques to form in the arteries, which leads to arteriosclerosis, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries. Smoking is hard on the heart.