Early Stroke Avoidance Measures... or at the Very Least Potentially Minimize Long-Term Effects This is not a medical article and you should seek professional medical people to provide you with their assessment. Avoid or Minimize a Stroke These measures below may provide a healthy foundation for someone to help them avoid a stroke or to at least minimize the long-term effects of a stroke. Beginning with the easy to do items – so no excuses do these now. Health History Speak with your … [Read more...]
What’s One Thing You Must Do For Yourself?
One thing you must do for yourself is to know your numbers. Know your numbers in this context refers to your body health numbers. Your blood pressure, your resting and active heart rates, a blood test with a full range of the critical results and more. For now one thing you must do for yourself is have your annual physical examination with your Doctor. As the previous article, "Are You Helping Or Hurting Yourself", discussed very often people who have high blood pressure don’t exhibit … [Read more...]
Are You Helping Or Hurting Yourself?
You’ve heard the term ‘silent killer’? These words refer to high blood pressure. Because very often people who have high blood pressure don’t exhibit any symptoms of high blood pressure. Meanwhile inside their body the stress and strain of high blood pressure is creating havoc. These people have a high risk of developing heart disease, heart failure, stroke and other items. This is all internal to the body, yet, certain outside the body habits and behaviors may help to reduce high blood … [Read more...]
Mark Off The Date With A Big X
A favorite and consistent habit of every person working aboard an ocean going merchant ship is marking off each day on the calendar. A big X signifies another day done and dusted. Sometimes the calendar is a large one on the bulkhead (that’s the wall you land lubbers!) and for others a smaller calendar on the writing desk or by their bunk. It’s a combination of seeing the days gone by and looking ahead to the days when it’s time to leave the ship and go home again. Other than a few words … [Read more...]