Christmastime has the potential to be a great source of joy for some, and a great source of loneliness for others. If you have children who are grown or if you live far away from loved ones, it becomes hard to say good-bye when the week and a half of holiday vacation is over.
Studies have found that having a pet can actually encourage and help seniors with their health – providing a friend and a comfort. This year, think about adopting a pet for Christmas. While you save its life, it might just be saving yours.
Have you ever left the house unprepared? Maybe you forgot something at home, or got on the bus only to realize that you should have brought a book. We all slip up at times – and with the winter season coming, we want to be sure that everyone is fully prepared to prevent any actual slippage.
When you go out and brave the cold weather, you always want to leave the house ready for a variety of situations – especially if you go alone. Here, we have an infographic about winter safety tips for seniors:
Gift-giving is not always easy. It is especially a challenge when you are battling health problems or vision failure, or when you worry about driving on the slick and possibly icy roads. Here, we have a list of simple, yet thoughtful present ideas for when you can’t leave the house:
- Food – a simple, delightful treat for Christmas that can bring a sparkle to anyone’s eyes.
- Cookies – what better gift than a tin of yumminess?
- Tea kit – a mug with several different tea bags in it.
- Soup in a jar – all of the ingredients, uncooked, in a jar. They just have to cook it!
- Homemade cookie mix in a jar – all of the dry ingredients needed to make cookies that are measured and ready.
- Hot cocoa mix – you can add some marshmallows and fun mugs to this.
- Homemade Candy – always a big hit!
The mouth is a dangerous place. And not for food or anything like that – I mean it’s a dangerous place for YOU. Why? Because the lack of oral care and good dental hygiene can cause serious problems to your overall health, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney cancer, diabetes and even premature death.
So you want your kids to brush their teeth? Convincing them to do so can be tough, but with some help from their favorite movies and these great books, you may be able to do just that. And what great Christmas gifts these would make!
Here are our picks for the top 10 dental books for kids:
Published: December 3, 2013 (Hardcover)
Summary: Kids will learn about proper dental hygiene as they go through this book and see the many different animals practicing it – from brushing their teeth to flossing.
Some of the best YouTube videos have come from someone being filmed right after he wakes up from having his wisdom teeth removed. That being said, removing your wisdom teeth can be stressful – from trying to schedule the procedure to having Grandad tease you about losing your wisdom. As it turns out, it is not uncommon for people to schedule surgery during holidays like Thanksgiving. It allows for a few extra days of rest and recovery without having to take off work.
Let’s be honest: eating healthy is hard. It takes more time, preparation and it doesn’t always taste good. (In an ideal world, donuts would be healthy, right?) Thanksgiving is a much anticipated holiday for us Americans for many reasons – a giant meal, family and friends, football!
To ensure the holidays are still fun, and a little healthier, we have a list of some healthy AND delicious recipes for you to try this year!
- Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
- Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White Wine Gravy
- Turkey Roulade & Apple-Cider Gravy
You wake up; a crisp chill is in the air. You barely have a moment to breathe before the kids are up and needing breakfast. The house is a mess, so you do your best to make it look presentable to your parents, who are arriving in an hour. You forgot to leave the turkey out to thaw last night, and you still have to go to the store to pick up the last ingredients for the stuffing. After running around the store for much longer than expected, you head home with your hungry and grumbly youngsters in the backseat. The day has been crazier than ever, and it’s not even halfway over yet…the holidays might just have you beat.
Sound familiar? While we all love the holidays, the craziness leading up to the family and food-filled fun is…well, crazy. It’s easy to become so focused on the tasks at hand and ignore our personal health. We’ve got a holiday survival guide of tips and tricks to remember as you conquer the craziness one step at a time.
When someone says the word exercise, your reaction may go one of two ways. You could either focus on the benefits of exercising, or you might strike a face that closely resembles Grumpy Cat.
Nobody likes being sick. Especially when there are places to go, people to see and things to do. The common cold and the flu are things that nobody wants and a lot of us get. Once you’ve caught it, the best you can do is shake your fist in the air crying, “Why me?” (That, and take medicine.)
We tend to forget the impact sick days have—at home, and in the workplace. When we’re sick at home, chores often get left undone for the sake of rest, which is definitely needed! And when it comes to work, there’s an inner struggle between staying home to get rest and trying to push through the workday, with the risk of contaminating others but being able to get your work done and not take any sick days. You need that rest though, and that distance from your coworkers. This infographic shares what influence the flu season had last year in the workplace.
Winter is coming…along with the flu. It’s our old friend who leaves us sniffing, sneezing and staying in bed. Sounds fun, right? (Wrong.) Unfortunately, the flu and the common cold are not unfamiliar to many of us this time of year. While the sickness reaches a climax in January and February, it can start as early as October and linger as late as May.
If you haven’t yet realized, our company likes to have fun, while also being productive and efficient in our work. And what better way is there to have fun than celebrating Halloween!
Last year, you may remember we shared with you the many costumes that could be seen around 1Dental on Halloween. You may have also seen the many creative pumpkin carvings our teams came up with last year at this time. We took to social media (specifically Pinterest) with our creations and you all responded admirably.
We all want our kids to have fun on Halloween. Didn’t we, growing up? Trick-or-treating, going to costume parties, toilet-papering the neighbor’s house (Oops…did I just admit to that? You might want to discourage this last one!). However, we also want them to be safe and healthy. Too much candy can rot our kids’ teeth and negatively affect their health. How many fillings or other dental work have you had since being a kid to know that this is true? Not taking proper precautions when sending kids out trick-or-treating can also be unwise when it comes to their safety.