Tips for Treating and Controlling Chronic Pain #Infographic #ChronicPain

Pain is our body’s way of telling us that there is something wrong – that something is functioning not like how it should be, and that is damaging our body. While there are many kinds of feelings of pain – from sudden jolts, pain that feel like sharp, constant stabbing, to a blurred pain that lasts for a while – they all tell the same thing in the end.

Pain can be classified into two depending on how long they last. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke determines two kinds of pain according to this category: acute and chronic pain.

Acute pain is a temporary discomfort and can last up to 6 months at most. It may be due to simple complications and injuries and fades over time until the complication heals fully. Chronic pain, meanwhile, persists longer – even up to years. This kind of pain can either range from mild to excruciating, episodic or continuous, or inconvenient to incapacitating.

Chronic pain can affect our lives greatly – from our ability to do physical activity, our mental health, and our lifestyles. However, we do not have to completely succumb to chronic pain. Even in simple ways, we can help alleviate the pain we feel. Check out this infographic by Euro-American Connections & Homecare to find out how.

An infographic by Euro-American Connections & Homecare.

13 Running Tips For Weight Loss #Infographic #Running

Running is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime, and its benefits go beyond physical health. Running is also great for the soul, helping you to become stronger and live longer.

Lots of people get into running for just one simple reason: they want to lose weight. Running is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. You don’t have to go to the gym or spend a lot of money on expensive equipment. Lace up your running shoes, and you are ready to go.

You can burn mega calories while running; however, success is not guaranteed. Understanding the most efficient ways to run for weight loss before starting can help you reach your goals more quickly.

Fortunately, RunningAddicted.com has put together an infographic filled with tips so you can maximize your efforts. For example, drinking coffee before running can boost your metabolism. Check out the infographic below for more information.

An infographic by RunningAddicted.com.

The Do’s and Don’ts of HIPAA #Infographic #HIPAA

As a healthcare provider, it’s critical to know and understand the information that you’re able to share under the HIPAA law. HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and it was introduced in 1996. Its primary concern was to make sure that health insurance was provided to employees that were in between jobs, and to diminish the use of one’s health information in fraudulent situations.

In 2003, the Privacy Rule came into being, which was a way to protect the personal health information of every individual. Even with the law in place, there are actions that are acceptable with a written authorization, but there are also numerous actions that are illegal unless authorized. This infographic will outline the different actions that require authorization and ones that healthcare providers can do without the consent of a patient.

An infographic by Rehab Center Marketing.

7 Health Benefits of Walking #Infographic #Walking

Physical activity doesn’t have to be complicated. Walking is a simple way to keep your body and mind healthy. You can do it almost anywhere, no matter the season – you only have to leave your house and start walking.

Here are a few of the numerous health benefits of walking: strengthens your heart and bones, improves your mood, allows you to lose weight and live longer, gives you a vitamin D boost and reduces cancer risk.

It is also a low-impact way of exercising. It doesn’t put too much stress on the bones and muscles. That’s the reason why athletes who are suffering from a long-term injury often start their exercise routine with fitness walking again. For the reasons mentioned above, it’s also the perfect form of sport for overweight people who want to start exercising and don’t know where to start.

An infographic by WOO Walkers.

The difference a smile makes #Infographic #Smile

Smiles are innate facial expressions that can show amusement, pleasure, happiness, or joy. There are a lot of ways to define a smile: dazzling, nervous, fake, bright, charming – you name it! What you probably don’t know is that smiling is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your everyday life. When we smile, our mood changes, our day brightens up, and we feel better. Why is that so?

Along with other health benefits, smiles help reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, and release endorphins. Smiles help us in social interactions and make us look good and more attractive to other people’s eyes. Smiling is contagious and rightfully so.

Did you know that the more you smile, the longer you’ll live? And that smiling enhances productivity and cognitive abilities? In this infographic, we offer an insight into what smiling is all about, and you’ll find plenty of reasons why smiles really are the curve that sets everything straight.

An infographic by Junomedical.