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Living with Disability: Key Equipment to Make Your Bathroom Safer

July 19, 2017 — by admin

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For a person with any kind of disability, whether caused by an accident, sickness, or age related, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous areas of the house. As a matter of fact, 2/3 emergency room visits made by disabled people have been caused by bathroom falls and accidents. Because using this room presents many access challenges, a number of adjustments need to be done in order to make the experience easier and safer. Most people think that making a bathroom accessible demands a complete and expensive redesign, however even small changes can make quite a difference. Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent bathroom accidents and increase the independence of the person using it.

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Install Grab Rails for Support

Grab rails are the most inexpensive but important type of bathroom equipment for disabled. They are installed on the walls and act as support bars, allowing the person to move freely and safely, not only in the bathroom but all across the house. In the bathroom, grab rails are used to provide steadying support when sitting down, to push or pull yourself up, or to provide balancing support when walking, washing, or bathing.

All bathing zones should have grab bars that can take some weight off from the caretaker, and in some cases even allow the the person to take a bath all by himself. If the bathroom has a tub, two rails should be placed on the wall at standing and sitting range. Roll-in or transfer showers, on the other hand, should have grab rails on all walls, both at sitting and standing range. If you can, try to install the controls near the rails so that you can operate the shower easier.

Toilet Accessibility

Many guideline recommendations for bathroom equipment for disabled say that the toilet bowl should be at least 48 cm high without the toilet seat. A toilet seat positioned higher makes it easier to transfer from and to a wheelchair and to lower or stand if you’re using a walker. Grab rails on both sides of the toilet are a must. The things a person might need the most should be placed in close range, such as toilet paper, wipes, sanitary products and medical equipment.

Alternatively, instead of rails you can use a toilet surround that has an easy push button for adjusting the height for changing needs. And if the toilet is much lower than the preferred 48 cm, the height can be easily altered with a special toilet seat raiser, preferably one with different height versions to suit individual requirements.

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Modify Washing and Bathing Areas

As far as washing is concerned, if the person is immobile from the waist down, the most common change one needs to make is to reposition the sink to fit the height of the person sitting in a wheelchair. There should be no cabinet underneath the sink, as to provide open space for both sitting and standing users. The sink can be made further accessible by installing specialized taps that do not require having to grab or twist and can be easily turned on. Placing low drawers on the side of the sink can provide storage space for the much needed cleaning products.

We’ve already briefly mentioned bathing areas, saying that they should be equipped with grab rails. However, it’s also important to consider how a person will enter the bathing area. Walk-in tubs are perhaps most convenient because the user can access the tub without climbing over. If the person isn’t able to stand, a shower stool or bath chair with adjustable height and non-slip legs can facilitate bathing.

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Teeth Implants: a Complete Smile in 3 Steps

May 3, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon

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They say, life is short, so smile while you still have teeth. And I’d say to this one – when you start losing them, get some quality teeth implants and smile even more. True, missing teeth can significantly lower a person’s self-esteem and overall quality of life. An incomplete smile can reduce your chances of getting the job of your dreams or the woman/man you like. Luckily, today there are modern alternatives which can solve this problem in a few simple steps. The most popular one? Teeth implants.

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Step Into a World of Relaxation: Infrared Sauna Buying Guide

March 29, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Infrared saunas are becoming more and more popular nowadays as people have started noticing the many advantages they have over traditional saunas. For one, they emit infrared waves which heat up the body gradually and to a pleasant level, causing no sweltering temperature shocks the way steam saunas do. Moreover, the steam from normal saunas can be very uncomfortable for the eyes and even unbearable for people who have breathing problems. On the other hand, the infrared heat is mild. And knowing that sweating is the most effective way of detoxification, it’s important to mention that infrared saunas beat traditional ones by penetrating up to 6 cm under the skin and eliminating about 7 times more chemicals and toxins.

And that’s not all, other beneficial sauna infrared effects are being researched just as I speak, with some scientists arguing that they are good for the cardiovascular system and can soothe muscle and joint pain. If this did not convince you to buy one, then maybe you were intrigued by the spa-like feeling it gives you without creating a mess to clean up and take care of after, unlike traditional saunas. If you do decide to buy though, here are the three things to keep in mind when looking to create a quality sauna infrared home experience.

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Size Matters

When it comes to saunas, an important feature is how many people can fit in. Home infrared sauna models come in sizes that are able to fit one, two or more people. Depending whether you want to have a more private experience or you like having guests over for some mutual sauna time, you can choose either of these models. Normally, the bigger its capacity, the more expensive it will be. You might be single now, but after a while you might get married and the single person sauna can feel too cramped for your enjoyment. Think in advance before making a purchase. The most common size you can find on the market is the one which can accommodate two people as it doesn’t take up much space, it can be used by one person and it still allows for a shared experience. Watch out for retailers that want to sell you a sauna which is meant for more than 2 people at an incredibly low price – it might be far smaller than they claim it to be. Ask about the sauna’s dimensions in order to determine the exact number of people it can fit.

Consider the Type of Heaters

Infrared heat emitters come in two types: ceramic and carbon. Cheap and low quality saunas have heaters made from ceramic rods or coils and the problem with them is that they break down easily. But heat emitters made from carbon elements are far superior for several reasons. First of all, the infrared heat they emit is very soft and enjoyable, which closely resembles the one of sun’s rays on warm summer days. They heat up the whole sauna faster and evenly distribute the heat throughout it, which means there are no unheated spots left in it like there are with ceramic heaters. Carbon heaters are also much safer then ceramic ones as they do not get too hot to the touch, which allows you to lean on them and unwind as the heat relaxes your muscles.

Dual Control Panels Are More Convenient

The control panel allows you to set the perfect temperature level, the timing and switch on the lights. Going through the wide choice of infrared saunas, you’ll notice that most of them have operating controls only on the outside. This is very inconvenient because every time you feel like the temperature level does not suit you, or want to switch on or off a light, you’ll have to step out to do so. However, if your sauna has an inside control panel as well, you can make changes anytime you feel like, without having to go outside and risk getting a temperature shock.

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How Reclining Chairs Can Benefit Your Body and Lend to Your Good Health

February 6, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon

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We have all been there, after a long working week sometimes all everyone needs is a full day of sleep and just being pinned to the sofa or chair wearing pyjamas. Doctors constantly keep warning of the potential harm that excessive sitting can have on a person’s health, but there are times when it is pretty much unavoidable (long day in the office, anyone?). From affecting your heart rate, blood pressure and gaining weight, to increased levels of blood sugar, sitting and lack of physical activity can cause a lot of damage. No wonder people who are out and about, in constant move or at least spending an hour or two less on sitting have better health. However, it is not all bad for the couch potatoes out there with one ingenious piece of furniture: the reclining chair.

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3 Essential Steps to a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

October 16, 2016 — by Richard Dawson

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A healthy diet during pregnancy ensures that your baby gets the best start possible and reduces the risk of depression after your baby is born. Good nutrition during pregnancy gives your little one all the essential nutrients he needs to grow and develop. However, eating well during pregnancy can also help your baby after it’s born, reducing its risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Choosing The Right Skin Clinic The 1st Step To Getting The Proper Skin Care

June 29, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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We constantly see celebrities on the TV, in newspapers and on social media, reminding us that having a perfectly shaped body and healthy skin is pretty much mission possible. Yup, plus, many of them encourage us to put some more effort in taking a better care of ourselves. Let’s start with the most precious part of our body – the skin. The first and most important step in the process of having a beautiful skin is finding the right clinic to help you achieve your beauty goals. Whether you need a correction on some kind of a skin imperfection, or just want to cover the effects of ageing, finding the right professional Melbourne skin clinic is the first step towards ensuring the ultimate success.

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3 Ways Hats Can Amount to a Mesmerizing Hairdo

June 6, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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There is no doubt that simplicity is the key to looking stylish, cool and fashionable. And when it comes to creating your own style, keep in mind that you are one piece of accessory away from creating a stunning look. The key in this whole idea is to know how to match and wear the chosen accessory.

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Speaking of fashion accessories, women’s hats are definitely one of the most powerful accessories that can make you feel sexy, pretty and stylish. Choosing the right ones can make you pull together your look which, in fact, can tell a lot about your personal taste and character. When it comes to hats online stores have a plethora of different types, shapes and sizes of women’s hats at affordable prices. Meaning, you can choose more than one and match it with different outfits that can make you feel one-of-a-kind when wearing them. In addition, just because you are wearing a hat, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a mesmerizing hairdo. Take a look at the three ways hats can help you look stylish and still have the most alluring hairstyle ever.

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The beauty of wearing a hat is that if you have bangs you don’t have to worry about them. Just secure them with a bobby pin and you are done. The next thing you need to do is to take your curling iron, straight curl your hair and once done leave it to cool. Also, remember not to don’t mess around with the curls too much.
Note: Once you remove the iron from it, hold the curl in your fingers for a little bit to give it a kind of a set. Once cool, run your fingers through your hair to create loose curls which are perfect for this hat (you can choose to wear either smaller or larger beret). What’s left is to take your beret and put it on your head.
In case your hair doesn’t hold curls during winter and humid climate, you can pin your hair up as to fake the length and create an illusion of medium haircut. Place the knitted beret and you are good to go.

Fedora

You can use any kind of fedora you have (material wise). The perfect way to wear a fedora is with your hair down and a side braid. Fishtail or French braid, it is totally up to you, what matters here is to create a perfectly braided hair and put the fedora on. Or, you can make a side bun. Pull the hair to the side, just don’t do it too high because you won’t be able to put the hat on. Take bobby pins and secure the shorter frizzy pieces that come out of your bun and put the fedora on.

Knitted Beanie

Be it straight or curly, a beanie always looks good on loose, down hairstyle. In case your hat looks too puffy, you can use some extra drops of your favourite serum or hair oil as to ensure that your hair stays sleek.

Well, these are just some of the many types of hats you can choose to wear this winter. Honestly, it shouldn’t be difficult to achieve these looks as all of the aforementioned hair styles are pretty easy. You just need to buy hats online (those you miss in your wardrobe – the more the better, right?) and try them out.

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Hypnosis For Quitting Smoking: Break a Bad Habit in Few Steps

June 2, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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There is no doubt that the negative effects of smoking far outweigh the positive ones, if there are any. Tobacco smoke contains a variety of toxins which are poisonous to the body and slowly disrupt the normal functioning of all vital organs. Cigarettes generate many harmful chemicals when they burn and a lot of those chemicals not only create an addiction, but they also considerably increase the risk of cancer.

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One of the main ingredients contained in cigarettes is nicotine. This is a mood-altering drug which stimulates the central nervous system and has many negative effects. It is the prime reason for developing an addiction and makes any attempts to stop smoking more difficult. Smokers are at a higher risk of developing serious respiratory problems. Moreover, smoking leads to high blood pressure and increases the risk of a heart attack, stroke, as well as leukaemia. Smoking is not just bad for your physical health, but it also has a negative impact on your mental health – it is an addiction that many people find difficult to get rid of. However, strong motivation and dedication to your goal can really help you on the way.

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Adult Sex Toys Worth Making Some Noise

May 18, 2016 — by Richard Dawson

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So, you overheard your neighbours having more fun in the bedroom? We all want to be the loudest in the bed, however, sometimes all the sparks die and if you don’t do something about it fast, it can break your relationship. Well with just a few clicks, you can search for adult sex toys online However, to ease the search for you, in this article you are going to find useful tips how to ignite your sexual desires both yours and your partner’s.

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Dildos

The first thing that comes up when you search for adult sex toys online are dildos. A toy that has been used even 3 millenniums before. You probably do not know that even Cleopatra had a dildo and even a vibrating one. History says she was a smart woman and indeed she was! Inside the wooden dildo, she put dozens of bees and sealed it and voila – she had vibrations. Today you can find different types of dildos: big, medium and small, yet the technology incorporated there will wake up Cleopatra from her grave! You can choose the vibration type, the tempos and even some dildos come with a clit-arouser offering a chance to experience multiple orgasms.

Vibrating vaginas

We do not need to use pie to feel a wet vagina these days. In fact, the kinky part of technology has offered men the right way to satisfy themselves – a vibrating vagina! This contraption is so advanced that will offer you a chance to use lubricant and vibrate allowing to experience pleasure in those dark and dry days, where women are busy and you do not have any luck.

Dolls

Whether you are on an expedition on the North Pole, or you just plain lonely, a blow-up doll will make you feel a lot of blow ups (if you know what I mean). However, having a sex doll while having intercourse with your partner, can only lead to another level of pleasure. Why not use the doll on yourself while your partner can have a break and enjoy a fellatio from you at the same time. Just imagine what you can do, on the bed – the most creative place on earth.

Bondage equipment

Handcuffs, whips, rope balls, collars and mask, oh it’s Vanilla Ice movie all over again. Those fetishes can become reality, you and your partner will go to another level of love, another level of a relationship. Not many couples practice this, just imagine how deep your love can go.

Conclusion

In conclusion, with this equipment, you will make so much noise that even the cops will show up at your door, and that is a good thing! Going 69 or whipping, you and your partner will experience so much pleasure that at the end you would not want to stop!

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3 Steps to the Perfect Handbag

April 22, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Dear ladies, never, ever underestimate the power of a handbag; it is the key element of your accessories artillery which speaks tons about your taste, personality and sense of style. It is the ultimate accessory that has the power to leave a fashionable statement without having to try too hard. And whether you are a fashion lover or not, you have to admit it – no outfit is ever complete without the right choice of purse.

The ideal handbag? Sturdy, durable, appealing to the eye and definitely high-quality so it can go well with many of your daily outfits. But whether you choose to visit your favourite local store or a reliable handbags online Australia retailer, you’ll have to pay attention to a couple of details to get the best deal.

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1. Style and Purpose

The first and most important thing you need to figure out is how and when you will use the handbag. What will you carry in it and what types of outfits will you combine it with? For instance, if you plan to use it everyday, for walking around the city, you might want to consider a lightweight leather cross-body bag like a satchel; another bag to consider for performing your everyday activities is a multi-purpose one with double top handles and a cross-body strap in cream or black to complement any style of outfit you might be wearing. For your working days, you might want to consider an elegant tote bag that can still carry all of your daily essentials. There are lots of styles and materials to choose from, you just need to figure out your purpose first and after that, dive in the sea of handbags online Australia wide to choose the one that catches your eye.

2. Size

Size is closely related to purpose, so when choosing the right size you need to think about what types of essentials you need to fit into your bag. For example, if you are going to use it only for your small necessities like keys, wallet and phone, you can choose a smaller handbag. On the other hand, in case you want to carry more than that (like make-up essentials, sunglasses, a perfume or notebooks maybe) you will need to choose a bigger bag. Tote handbags for example, come in different sizes, so you could easily choose the right one that fits all of your belongings and goes well with both your figure and majority outfits. Just make sure it has inside pocket so you could easily organize all of your stuff.

3. Colour and Price

Black bags are always trendy, but it is high time you thought about buying yourself one in a different colour – the one you don’t already have in your wardrobe. For example, if you already have a black bag, try a neutral colour such as camel or grey for example. When it comes to price, quality leather bags can be more pricey, but this is absolutely a worthy investment that will serve you for many years. It is always better to invest in quality than in quantity, remember that!

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3 Basic Supplements to Gain Lean Mass

April 21, 2016 — by Richard Dawson

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Supplements

Unless you have some previous knowledge, choosing the right supplements to gain lean mass can turn into a frustrating process. The main reason for this is the fact that the nutritional health and wellness industry is growing faster than ever and many companies are offering an endless list of different supplements, both online and offline. Since buying something that won’t suit your needs properly is a complete waste of money and some of the stores out there are only looking to profit on the account of your mistakes and unwise decisions.

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Steps to Choosing the Right Yoga Mat

April 19, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Yoga is a wonderful method of exercise and relaxation that doesn’t require a bunch of expensive equipment. All that you need for a comfortable and enjoyable yoga time is a good mat. It is true that you can practice yoga on the carpet you have in your room or on the grass in your backyard, but it is an undeniable fact that doing yoga on a mat is far more convenient. In fact, yoga mats provide padding and support, barrier from the dirt on the ground and personal space. Moreover, doing yoga on a mat helps you improve balance, relieve pressure from your back and spine and protect your joints from the pressure caused by contact with the hard floor surface.

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Beyond Relaxing Massage: 3 Surprising Ways of Using Essential Oils

April 15, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Essential oils are a true gift of nature. Extracted from flowers, barks or leaves of plants and having a high concentration of phytochemicals, these sweet pleasures are all a woman needs. Wondering what I am talking about? Well, one bottle of essential oil can be used multiple times for various purposes; they are widely used in aromatherapy, skin care, as natural treatments, as cleaning products, etc.

Moreover, these oils have rejuvenating properties and are simple to use. They are highly beneficial for your health providing natural protection and support which is important for normal functioning of the human body. They heal naturally and have no side-effects – a natural medicine with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Today these oils are an indispensable part of natural beauty care since they are great for treating acne, damaged hair and nails as well as for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover, they can also reduce stretch marks and age spots.

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Incorporating an essential oil in any type of relaxing massage is the key ingredient for the ultimate enjoyable experience. It is applied gently on the skin which absorbs it quickly, thus you can immediately feel its healing effect. Since these healing oils are gradually growing in popularity, there are many ways in which you can use their benefits. Read on to discover the 3 surprising ways of using essential oils.

Inhalation

While inhaling, the aroma of the essential oil enters your body through the mouth or nose. A great method for this would be to prepare a bowl of hot water with a few drops of your favourite essential oil in it and breathe it in for about 5 – 10 minutes with a towel over your head.

Compresses

Essential oils can be used with compresses to heal various skin problems. You can use either cold or hot compresses depending on the oil and the affected area you want to heal. Cold ones are great for treating blisters, sprains, insect bites, headaches, etc. To prepare a cold compress all you need to do is just add a few drops of essential oil into a bowl of cold water, while for the hot one, mix several drops in a boiling water. Cystitis and abscesses are some of the most common conditions that are treated with hot compresses.

Electric heat diffusers

The electric heat diffuser is very simple to use and requires little maintenance; it fills the air with the healing aroma of the essential oil, giving your living space a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere which helps reduce stress and anxiety. The aroma of essential oils purifies the air from any type of virus and bacteria, creating a clean anti-allergic environment for you and your family.