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Staying fit and healthy is a top priority for many people but there are still some of us that struggle to keep in tiptop condition, and this could be affecting long-term health. It can be hard to find the time to exercise regularly and prepare meals each day if you have a busy schedule and always tons of things to do on a daily basis, but making some time during your day can help you reap the rewards in future health benefits. Small changes can contribute to a better lifestyle and taking it one day at a time will soon start to encourage better habits and long-term goals being met with ease. So what can you do to get fit and stay healthy? 

Take a look at some tips to get you back on track to work towards a better future. For more details visit https://www.rosannadavisonnutrition.com/top-tips-staying-fit-healthy/

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Tokeo la picha la stressAs a business person, work is likely to be number one stressor in your live. Reader's Digest gives various ways work can stress us out, and how to eliminate them for good.

You’re at your desk, trying to concentrate on the task in front of you—but issues at home are distracting you and stressing you out. Barbara Greenberg, PhD, a clinical psychologist and the co-author of Teenage as a Second Language, says the ability to compartmentalize is key. She explains: “We need to develop the skill of compartmentalizing. You can keep home-life from spilling into work-life by having an appropriate place, perhaps a friend or even a therapist, to talk about the issues at home. This enables you to be fully at work when you’re there, and engaged when you’re at home, too.”

Yes, you’re supposed to be busy at work—but when your load has you screaming “Uncle,” it might be time to say something. Studies reveal that more than 50 percent of employees spend 12 hours per day on work-related activities, and just as many skip lunch because of job-related stress (refer Stress.org). If you find yourself under a pile of work that’s impossible to complete, Dr. Greenberg recommends talking to a supervisor about delegating a few items, and making lists to keep it all straight.

Extract from Reader's Digest. https://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/sources-of-stress-at-work/

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WHAT IS HIV/AIDS?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to HIV infection.
AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.
HIV attacks and destroys the infection-fighting CD4 Cells of the immune system. The loss of CD4 cells makes it difficult for the body to fight infections and certain cancers. Without treatment, HIV can gradually destroy the immune system and advance to AIDS.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HIV/AIDS.
Swollen lymph nodes.
Fever.
Diarrhoea.
Headache.
Muscle aches.
Nausea and vomiting.
Rash on the abdomen, arms, legs and face.
Sore throat.
Oral thrush (a fungal infection found in the mouth).

CARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS.
Spend time with the person living with HIV/AIDS. Get to know what kind of foods they like and do not like. Involve them in planning their meals.
Check the medicines they are taking. Read the instructions to find out when they need to be taken, what foods to be avoided and any side-effects.
Keep an eye on their weight.
Be encouraging and loving. There is always changing taste on food prepared is a result of illness, this may be difficult for person care of the infected person. Therefore, it needs a lot of love despite this difficulty.
Be firm about the importance of eating and encourage them to eat frequently, but do not force them to eat.
If the sick person lives alone, invite them to join your family for a meal. Encourage others in the community to visit them and invite them out. This will help reduce stigma.
If they are too sick to leave their beds, make sure that they have something to drink.

TREATMENT
Emergency HIV pills, or post-exposure prophylaxis. If an individual believes they have been exposed to the virus within the last 3 days, anti-HIV medications, called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), may be able to stop infection. Take PEP as soon as possible after potential contact with the virus. PEP is a treatment lasting a total of 28 days, and physicians will continue to monitor for HIV after the completion of the treatment.
ARVs Drugs. Medications that fight the HIV infection and slows down the spread of the virus in the body.
Protease inhibitors. Protease is an enzyme that HIV needs to replicate. These medications bind to the enzyme and inhibit its action, preventing HIV from making copies of itself.
Integrase inhibitors. HIV needs integrase, another enzyme that faciltates multiapplication. This drug blocks integrase.

PREVENTION
Sex using a condom or Prep. Use of condoms and Prep is an effective and proactive form of HIV prevention, in which people who are HIV negative and have active and substantial risk factors for HIV infection take antiretroviral medication to prevent infection.
Drug injection and needle sharing. Sharing needles and other drug equipment can expose users to HIV.
Body fluid exposure. A person can limit their potential exposure to HIV by taking precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to contaminated blood.
Pregnancy. An effective, well-managed treatment plan can prevent mother-to-foetus HIV transmission. Delivery through caesarean section may be necessary. Women who are pregnant but have HIV might also pass on the virus through their breast milk. However, regularly taking the correct regimen of medications greatly reduces the risk of transmitting the virus.
Education. Teaching people about known risk factors is vital to equip them with the tools to avoid exposure to HIV.

DISPOSAL OF CONDOMS
Most importantly fact is, never flush a condom down the toilet. There are several reasons for this. Once latex is in water, it is no longer biodegradable. Flushed condoms can clog your plumbing this can be expensive to fix. The best way is to wrap a used condom in toilet paper, a tissue, or even a paper bag, and put it in the garbage. This is the most environmentally-friendly way to throw away a condom.

Common steps to dispose a condom:
•Remove the condom correctly.
•Tie the condom off.
•Wrap it up.
•Put it in the garbage.
•Take out the trash.

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