Uptown Shelby http://www.uptownshelby.org Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Increasing Productivity: Ways to Recharge Yourself for Work http://www.uptownshelby.org/increasing-productivity-ways-to-recharge-yourself-for-work/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:56 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=138 Productivity is important regardless of the industry you are in. No matter how much you love your job, you will always need some rest and...

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Productivity is important regardless of the industry you are in. No matter how much you love your job, you will always need some rest and relaxation to maintain a high level of productivity.

Here are some things you can do to recharge yourself and be ready to face the new workweek:

Commit to Your Breaks – Break times exist for a good reason: to keep your goals in the spotlight. Experts, in fact, recommend making the most of your breaks when looking for a productivity boost.

By bypassing coffee and lunch breaks to finish extra work, you may find yourself complaining about the heavy workload at the end of the day. Breaks are there to help your mind and body handle jobs effectively, one load at a time.

Pamper Yourself – Once in a while, give your body some well-deserved TLC. Treat yourself to a spa treatment, massage session or any other therapeutic or detoxifying activity.

You should also allow yourself to indulge in more extensive treatments. If you’ve always wanted to try body sculpting, for instance, do some research to see if you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure. If you’ve had your eyes on hair transplant FUT for some time, set an appointment with a reputable clinic so specialists can help you decipher if it’s your best option.

Both major makeovers and something as simple as getting your nails done can turn you into a more confident employee.

Make Time for a Hobby – Sometimes, sleeping on your off days isn’t enough to get all the stress out of your system. Find time for a creative hobby such as art making, story writing or dancing. You can also learn a new sport, skill or relearn an old interest. These activities and expressions can be a form of therapy that can relieve stress and free up your mind for new ideas and tasks.

Take Your Holidays Seriously – Plan out your vacation leaves carefully. Splurge every now and then and give yourself the holiday you’ve always wanted. You can then come back totally refreshed and ready to rule your workplace.

You should take relaxation and de-stressing as seriously as hard work. Fact is, your career will suffer if you don’t re- energise physically, mentally and emotionally on a regular basis.

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Take Control of Diabetes and Prevent Damage to Your Heart http://www.uptownshelby.org/take-control-of-diabetes-and-prevent-damage-to-your-heart/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=127 The latest data and statistics report of the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that more than 29 million Americans suffer from...

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The latest data and statistics report of the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that more than 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Worse, not every sufferer knows they have it: only three of four are aware.

And this count does not even include the 86 million adults in the US who have already developed prediabetes. The good news is, while you would have to put to take control your diabetes, rest assured that the results are worth it.

Getting a handle on this life-long condition can help prevent a host of complications from setting in. Through the correct treatment plan, such as the incorporation of natural medicine for diabetes in St. George, you can prevent further damages to the heart and blood vessels.

The Risks on Your Heart and Blood Vessels

Failure to take control of your diabetes sets you up for heart and blood vessel diseases. Compared with people who do not suffer from this metabolic disease, your risk of developing heart problems and suffering from a stroke is twice as high.

Diabetes patients also have a greater danger of sustaining damages to their blood vessels and nerves, which can lead to foot problems. In some cases, these complications may already involve amputation. Having diabetes increases your risk of undergoing surgical removal of your toes and feet by up to ten times.

Knowing the Signs of Heart and Blood Vessel Diseases

Some people may not notice any signs that tell them they have a stroke or heart attack because of diabetes. In many cases though, the life-threatening heart and blood vessel diseases exhibit themselves as leg cramps, reduced sensation, and skin color changes.

Diabetes kills, so you should do everything in your power to get it under control. The good news is, proper treatment plans will drastically reduce the risks of complications that may lead to this unwanted outcome.

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Unanticipated Dangers of a Leaky Roof http://www.uptownshelby.org/unanticipated-dangers-of-a-leaky-roof/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:34:13 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=132 Checking for and repairing roof leaks need to be a priority on your roofing maintenance, a service provided by specialists such as Barrier Roofing Ltd....

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Checking for and repairing roof leaks need to be a priority on your roofing maintenance, a service provided by specialists such as Barrier Roofing Ltd. That is because even a small roof leak can cause severe damage to your home and pose several hazards.

Besides being a structural problem, a leaky roof can wreak havoc in the following unexpected ways.

Mould growth

Roof leaks are a common source of moisture in buildings. Moisture encourages the growth of mould, and the increase of mildew is a big problem for homeowners. Mould exposure can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

Mould can also damage ceiling tiles, wood framing, wall coverings, floor coverings and anything else it attacks. Getting rid of mould is also challenging and expensive.

Slip and fall hazard

Water puddles on the floor are a slip and fall hazard especially for kids and ageing adults. If your roof is severely leaking, you need to mop up the water regularly to avert human spills.

Fire hazard

Water and electricity have never been friends. A leaky roof can cause a fire if water gets to electrical wiring in your attic or ceiling and shorts the wires. Turn off electricity in areas affected by roof leaks and call an electrician before you even call the roof repair technician.

Higher energy bills

Roof leaks can adversely affect your attic’s insulation. Saturated insulation takes forever to dry out thus losing its efficiency. Consequently, your home will unnecessarily lose conditioned air and this wastage leads to higher utility bills.

A leaky roof is more than a structural problem. Constant water intrusion will encourage indoor mould. A leaky roof can also lead to human spills, fires and higher utility bills. Inspect your roof flashing, shingles, chimneys, old skylights, plumbing pipes and vents, and other common sources of roof leaks regularly. Call a reputable roofing repair service as soon as you spot a roofing problem.

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Solar Pool Heating Systems – What Solar Collectors Are http://www.uptownshelby.org/solar-pool-heating-systems-what-solar-collectors-are/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:46:22 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=124 The post Solar Pool Heating Systems – What Solar Collectors Are appeared first on Uptown Shelby.

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Physically-Engaging Activities for Kids in Sentosa http://www.uptownshelby.org/physically-engaging-activities-for-kids-in-sentosa/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=110 Children who engage in physical activities have a lower risk of developing serious health problems associated with being overweight and obese. Singapore schools already strongly integrate...

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Children who engage in physical activities have a lower risk of developing serious health problems associated with being overweight and obese. Singapore schools already strongly integrate sports and fitness workouts in their curriculum, but what happens when school’s out for the holidays?

Fortunately, Singapore hosts a wide range of physically engaging activities for kids in June. Sentosa – The State of Fun, for instance, is already brimming with fun events for you and your kids this holiday. Here are some of them.

Kids FlowCamp at Wave House Sentosa

Sign your kids up to learn a cool skill! The Kids FlowCamp at Wave House Sentosa teaches your kids basic floor-boarding and body-boarding skills. The kids will not only gain more confidence in the water, but they can also interact with other children their age and make new friends.

This event also has other beach games for children to enjoy, such as the MegaBounce and MegaWall.

Sentosa FunFest

The Sentosa FunFest is a premier beach festival in Singapore happening right on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach. The event has larger-than-life inflatables, obstacle courses and water-based adventures. The inflatable maze, Bungee Run, and foam pools are kid-friendly, so you do not have to worry about the safety of your children.

Parents can sit back and chill at the makan areas and spend the afternoon with delicious food and refreshing beverages.

Sentosa Nature and Bird Walk

Learn about nature while taking a stroll at the Sentosa Nature and Bird Walk. This event is ideal for avid birders. You also get to take a walk on Fort Siloso Skywalk to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Your kids should have a chance to learn even outside of school, too!

Do not let your kids spend their holidays simply lounging around home. Take them out for fun and engaging activities around Sentosa and Singapore, instead.

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Invisalign: The Invisible Treatment http://www.uptownshelby.org/invisalign-the-invisible-treatment/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:50:00 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=118 Heartthrob Zac Efron used to have a gap between his two front teeth when he starred in the hit Disney movie High School Musical. Fast...

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Heartthrob Zac Efron used to have a gap between his two front teeth when he starred in the hit Disney movie High School Musical. Fast forward to his 2017 film adaptation of Baywatch, Zac is seen to be sporting not just a toned body (not to mention the abs) but also better set of teeth.

Yes, the gap is magically gone. His secret? Invisalign.

Efron is just one among the numerous celebrities who opted to have their teeth treated minus the awkwardness of traditional braces. But before you hunt for Invisalign providers in the UK, here are some facts you need to know.

It Is Not for Everyone

Although most people would want to have their teeth straightened sans the wires and pain, Invisalign is, sadly, not suited for everyone. Individuals who have minor teeth problems are the best candidate for it. Consult with your dentist to see if you qualify for the treatment.

It Can Be Painful

An appliance is inside your mouth for at least 22 hours trying to align your teeth, of course, it would cause a little pain and discomfort. But this is nothing compared to having your braces regularly and manually adjusted by your dentist.

Temporary Lisp Is Expected

You would have a hard time talking with an appliance inside your mouth. It would take some time to adjust, but you would be able to speak normally again after a short period.

You Wear It at Least Six Months

But it would definitely be shorter than having traditional braces. You wear your Invisalign aligners for at least six months for the results to show. But it varies from one person to another, depending on their teeth structure.

Do you have teeth problem that you think will be addressed by Invisalign aligners? Contact your local dentist and see what is suited for you to help you have that great set of teeth you have always dreamed of.

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Five Benefits of Studying in a Charter School http://www.uptownshelby.org/five-benefits-of-studying-in-a-charter-school/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=100 Charter schools are a recent development in the institutionalized education system. First established in the 1990s, charter schools are publicly funded schools, such as the...

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Charter schools are a recent development in the institutionalized education system. First established in the 1990s, charter schools are publicly funded schools, such as the Clayton Valley Charter High School, that operate with freedom but within a certain set of goals and guidelines. They are usually started by members of the community and are noted for deviating from the standard approaches in education.

As such, here are the advantages of studying in a charter school.

1. It Has a Smaller Class Size.

The fact that a charter school has a smaller class size will work in your child’s advantage. This means that the teachers’ focus will not be diluted too much to other students.

2. School Teachers Are Very Much Qualified.

Most charter schools are very selective in the teachers that they hire. Meritocracy is almost always a policy in this regard.

3. Education Is Usually Customized for the Needs and Situation of the Student.

Charter schools do not believe in a one-size-fit-all approach in education. Partly due to the smaller class size, teachers will be able to customize their teaching to certain students.

4. They Bring Innovation.

Due to the degree of independence accorded to charter schools, they can introduce innovations that usually cannot be done in the traditional curriculum implemented in public schools. Charter schools, for example, can integrate a project-based and experiential component in the subjects.

5. The Success Rates Are High.

According to a Stanford University study, a charter school has an average of an additional 40 days of learning in mathematics and 28 days in reading in comparison to other schools. This usually translates to better academic opportunities for students.

That said, while charter schools present many opportunities for growth in its students, not all of them are effective. If there is an interest in enrolling in one, it is best to research about their educational program and their reputation to know the standards that shall be expected.

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Protecting Your Rainwater Tanks During the Winter http://www.uptownshelby.org/protecting-your-rainwater-tanks-during-the-winter/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:11:43 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=106 Rainwater tanks are excellent sources of water during the warmer seasons because they recycle and store supposedly ‘used’ water from rainfall for your gardening needs....

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Rainwater tanks are excellent sources of water during the warmer seasons because they recycle and store supposedly ‘used’ water from rainfall for your gardening needs. Come winter season in Western Australia, however, rainwater tanks may require extra protection to keep them from corroding or malfunctioning in the summer.

Here are four ways you can preserve the quality of your rainwater tanks even during the winter:

Empty Your Tank

Before the winter comes, use up whatever water is left in the tank for your garden. Unless you are certain the rainwater tank is installed in a manner to prevent freezing, emptying it is a good way to prevent damage. Although Western Australia is warmer than other regions of the country, it is best to stay safe. If you leave large amounts of liquids in a rainwater tank during the winter season, water could freeze and may potentially break your tank.

Invest in Proper Tank Covers

If you leave a flat cover on your tank during the winter, a gradual build-up of ice may lower the temperature of the water. Sloping water tank covers, on the other hand, prevent ice formation above the tank while keeping the water inside warmer.

Ensure Adequate Tank Insulation

If you want to keep water within the rainwater tank in the winter, insulating material that protects the tank from the cold helps maintain a steady temperature. Instead of heating from the bottom, attach the insulating material onto the sides of the tank to prevent warmth from escaping.

Protect Your Pipes and Valves

Lower temperatures may cause pipes or valves to split or shatter. To prevent this, bury your pipes underground as this will protect them from surface frost.

Water is essential to your garden. Giving your rainwater tanks the care they need during the winter ultimately helps them to perform better in the warmer weather. 

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Top Considerations for Optimal Hip Scope Results http://www.uptownshelby.org/top-considerations-for-optimal-hip-scope-results/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=91 After deciding to undergo a hip arthroscopy here in Utah County, a procedure offered by clinics such as Michael J. Carlson, MD, all you want...

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After deciding to undergo a hip arthroscopy here in Utah County, a procedure offered by clinics such as Michael J. Carlson, MD, all you want now is to be sure you will get maximum results as far as minimizing the pain on your hips is concerned.

You have already signed up for the surgery and are set to go. But there are a couple of aspects you should consider before going for hip scope so you can prepare to get the most out of this surgical procedure.

The Recovery Period Is Unique to Your Body

As the adage goes, time is a healer. Yes, of all things, including recovering from this surgical procedure. Ideally, there is nothing here to speed up the recovery process, save for taking a healthy dose of patience and waiting for your doctor’s clearance.

You, however, can invest in healthy meals and other immunity boosting techniques and take the recommended amount of water to keep your immune system functioning optimally. Bear in mind that human bodies heal differently. So, be patient with your body, and you will recover within no time.

You Need to Move Around, Not Run

As mentioned earlier, recovery results are unique and vary from one person to the other. However, being inactive after surgery can make the healing process longer and more painfully.

Change your lifestyle; take aerobic exercises and do some light weight lifting to flex your hip muscles, but ensure you first seek weight recommendations from your doctor. The next time you want to sit around after this surgery, remember, at this stage, inactivity will you more harm than good.

The Recovery Process Is a Rollercoaster

No two recovery days are the same. You may wake up with no pain today, and, the next day you are in excruciating pain, or the converse. The road to recovery from hip scope is full of difficulties, and it is important you first embrace that fact when planning for the surgical procedure.

It is always advisable you ensure your doctor is not only a licensed medical practitioner but also an experienced and specialized hip arthroscopy surgeon.

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What’s So Fun About Albuquerque’s Theme Parks? http://www.uptownshelby.org/whats-so-fun-about-albuquerques-theme-parks/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:52:32 +0000 http://www.uptownshelby.org/?p=96 When you want the best kind of fun for your family, look no further than the famed theme parks of Albuquerque! You can never go...

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When you want the best kind of fun for your family, look no further than the famed theme parks of Albuquerque! You can never go wrong with the action-packed, fun-filled rides and experiences offered by the theme parks.

But what really is so fun about these theme parks in Albuquerque, to the point that people keep coming back to them? Here are a few important things you should know.

Albuquerque’s Theme Parks

Obviously, all these theme parks are diverse or else there would be no competition. What makes them great is the variety of activities that they provide their visitors. From classic, old-fashioned rides to the modern escapades, theme parks always look for different ways to let customers enjoy every moment, and they’ve definitely done it well.

They’re able to cater to the varying needs of many customers because they understand that fun means differently from family to family. Whether it’s through peaceful environments and breathtaking landscapes, or the adrenaline rush provided by the rides, it is undeniable that there will be family fun in Albuquerque, NM.

Best of all, these theme parks are all family friendly, with proper safety equipment and fun activities for every member. If you’re looking for a day of fun and adventure, you should try any of the top destinations in Albuquerque.

When choosing a destination for your family, you must consider all the theme parks in Albuquerque, as they offer unique and wonderful experiences. You are sure to have a great time exploring the parks and trying everything it has to offer. With so many options to choose from, you’ll find a theme park that meets your taste and preferences. Plan your next day out and prepare for an adventure you will never forget.

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