Action Behavior Centers: Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have developmental delays in areas like communication, social skills, self-help skills, cognition, play skills, and motor skills. Action Behavior Centers, a center for ABA (applied behavior analysis) therapy, created an infographic with the most recent data on autism facts and statistics, signs of ASD, research findings, and information on treatment. Feel free to share and raise autism awareness. 🙂

Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

7 Ways to Test your Cycling Fitness

How fit is your cycling? How can you last on your bicycle? There are different ways to test your cycling fitness and ways to improve it.

 

First, do a series of the squat while bending your knee. Next, test your hip mobility. Do this while lying on the floor. Raise your leg one at a time at a perpendicular angle with the floor. Then lower it to the floor again to start. You can improve this by raising both legs then lowering them to the floor. Next, you need to check your shoulder mobility by extending your arm overhead then bend your elbow to lower your hand behind your back. Try to reach this hand using your left hand behind your back.

 

Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Brain

Nutrition plays a significant role in our overall health. Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables without processed foods is the way to ensure you have a healthy brain. Memory issues, bad mood, low energy, brain fog, inability to focus will in many cases be a result of a poor diet and inadequate nutrient intake. Knowing what foods contain sufficient amounts of essential brain nutrients can make our menu planning a bit easier. The following infographic sums up 8 of the important minerals and vitamins for the brain and lists some of the popular food sources to get them from.

Infographic by www.DevelopingHumanBrain.org

8 Health Benefits of Kissing

Kissing aside from being a social pleasure has plenty of benefits especially to overall health and relationships. First, a kiss can help reduce blood pressure. It dilates blood vessels which result in low blood pressure. Aside from that, it provides relief from cramps and headaches.

 

Kissing also fights cavities because of saliva production during a kiss. It also helps release your happy hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. These hormones are important to your health and strengthen your relationship with other people. Do you know that kissing helps burn calories too? A vigorous kiss can help you burn up to 8-16 calories. Kissing can also boost your self-esteem. A study shows that men who received a kiss before going to work earned more money.

10 Fun Facts about Flossing

Not many people describe flossing as fun, but it’s an activity that pays off. Flossing helps keep your teeth healthy and clean and it can even help prevent bad breath. One year of American-bought floss would stretch 3 million miles. So how much floss is sold annually? If you use an average length of 125 yards, it means that more than 42 million rolls of dental floss are purchased each year in the U.S. Imagine how far the floss from the whole world would stretch! If you do use dental floss in a unique way, just make sure you save some to use on your teeth. Flossing at least once or twice a day has so many benefits to your oral health and your overall health. Do you think flossing is boring? Check out these 10 fun facts about flossing

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YOUR WEIGHT AND THE THYROID/ADRENAL CONNECTION

Thyroid Problems are common and if you are convinced that your thyroid isn’t working properly, then it lead to Hypothyroidism disorders. Most People say that adrenals provide us with much needed energy and good response by secreting variety of hormones. Does it relate to thyroid? The Adrenals gives us energy. The Thyroid controls our metabolism which requires energy. Basically speaking, metabolism entails all trouble is the latest blood tests don’t confirm your assumption. If stress continues and adrenals remain unsupported, then the thyroid will continue to sympathize and our metabolic rate will remain suboptimal.  To know more details about your weight and thyroid/adrenal connection reach us at http://www.goldcoastdigestivehealth.com.au/your-weight-and-the-thyroidadrenal-connection/

The Working Dead. Is Sleep Deprivation Turning Your Employees Into Zombies?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 81 million or ⅓ of American adults are chronically sleep deprived and this number is rising. The problem is so prevalent that the CDC has declared insufficient sleep a “public health epidemic”.
In 2016, Rand Europe published the study, “Why Sleep Matters, the economic costs of insufficient sleep” where they presented the causes, consequences, and related economic costs of insufficient sleep. The study found that the US loses up to $411 billion dollars a year due to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is also linked to lower productivity, higher mortality risk, acute health risks, and workplace accidents which can have a detrimental effect on businesses.
Productivity in the workplace is affected by insufficient sleep with over 9.8 million hours lost a year. Workforces are smaller, have less skills, and sleep deprived workers tend to be less attentive and absent more often. In fact, workers who sleep less than 7 hours a night lose 10 days per year due to absenteeism or presenteeism.

Infographic by Optisom