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Ultimate Fighter: Sickness

Nobody wants to be sick and we especially do not want our children to be sick. But what can a family do to keep sickness away? Complete Care Systems has come up with our top three favorite ways to keep healthy and stay away from sickness.

 

Drink enough water. Our mucus membrane and the immune cells in our bodies cannot work if we are dehydrated. That’s why doctors constantly tell us to hydrate! The general rule is to divide your weight by three. That’s how many ounces you need daily. In addition to that if you drink anything with caffeine you need to drink a glass of water to match it.

 

Exercise. People who exercise five or more times a week spend 43% fewer days with upper-respiratory infections. You should aim for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily to boost blood flow and keep your healthy.

 

Meditate. According to a 2012 University of Wisconsin study, your mind can cut your chances of catching a cold by 40% to 50%. Meditation reduces physical effects of stress that weaken the immune system. That is why people who mediate are generally healthier and stay away from sickness.

 

We all want our families to be happy and healthy on a regular basis. Consider making simple changes to your daily routine to keep yourself, and your family, away from sickness.

 

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Ultimate Fighter: Stain Remover

Welcome to the three week “Ultimate Fighter” series. I am excited to bring you the best ways to fight stains, sickness, and pests in your happy and healthy home!

Stains are always the worst. Thank goodness my kids do their own laundry now, but for you moms and dads who still have younger kids I have three awesome stain removers that are sure to fight away your stains.

In the first corner, weighing in at 12 oz, the essential oils! We have all heard that anything with essential oils is good for our homes, including our nasty stains.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 C water, 1/4 c castile soap, 1/4 c liquid vegetable glycerin, and 5 to 10 drops of lemon essential oil.
Instructions: 1. Mix all ingredients together                        
                    2. Store in a glass container. The essential oils can disintegrate plastic.                        
                    3. To use, shake well and apply liberally. Lightly rub into fabric with your                        
                     fingertips.
Note: It works best if you treat the spot immediately and allow it to soak before tossing it into the washing machine.

In the second corner, weighing in at 24 oz, ammonia! Ammonia is great way to break up dirt and grime from anything, including your clothing.

Ingredients: 2/3 c Dawn dish detergent, 2/3 c ammonia, 6 tbsp baking soda, and 2 cups warm water.
Instructions: 1. Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a funnel, pour into a spray bottle.     
                     2. To use, shake the bottle well. Spray as you would on a normal stain then wash.
Note: DO NOT use on anything that will be washed with chlorine because of the ammonia.

In the third corner, weighing in at 6oz, Dawn dishwashing liquid! No matter what homemade cleaner you are told to make, most of the time blue Dawn dishwashing liquid is mentioned in the ingredients. This is because it is a big grease fighter and works on almost anything.

Ingredients: 1 part Dawn dishwashing detergent, 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, and 1 to 2 tbsp of baking soda.
Instructions: 1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl.       
                     2. Use a small brush to scrub the mixture into the stained area. Rinse, then wash as             
                     usual. 
                    3. For tougher stains, let the mixture sit on the stained garment for an hour or so, then wash. Or treat the area a
                    few times before washing.
Note: Test on an inconspicuous area first because hydrogen peroxide can be tough on certain fabrics.

In our opinion, homemade stain removers work better than store bought ones. Plus, you can change them and even make new recipes to fit your budget and lifestyle. At Complete Care Systems we strive to help you and your family live happy and healthy lives.

www.completecaresystems.com

727.364.5158


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Tips and Tricks: Eyesight

Three out of four people in our household need to wear glasses.  It used to be once you hit your 40’s it was time for reading glasses, at least that what it always seemed. Nowadays with the daily use of computers, video games, cell phones, tablets and computers we all need to worry about needing glasses young and old. With new technology comes health problems and we at Complete Care Systems hope that we can help your eyesight be the best it can be for a very long time with these helpful tips and tricks!

1. Food is essential in helping with your eyesight. We have all heard of eating your carrots, well its true! Carrots have antioxidants such as beta-carotene which help protect the macula from sun damage. You should also eat food high in vitamins A, C, and E as well as anthocyanin-rich blueberries, grapes, and goji berries.

2. Exercise your eyes. If you have teenage girls you see them do it all the time, even if its not to exercise them. Ha! You can roll your yes, warm your yes, massage your temples, and even take a mini nap (only 3 minutes, though!) These are all quick and easy things to do, but remember to do them before your eyes start hurting, not after.

3. Give your eyes some rest and relaxation. Always get a good amount of sleep and never look at a computer screen for longer than 50 minutes. For every 50 minutes on the computer you should be looking at something else or closing your eyes for 10 minutes. Just don’t fall asleep at work!

I hope that this blog has opened your eyes to the small things that you can do that will make a big impact on your journey to a healthier life! At Complete Care Systems we want to see our clients live full happy and healthy lives!

www.completecaresystems.com

727.364.5158