Protect Your Hearing at a Loud Concert

At Naarly, we are most concerned with the potential health issues that face our friends and families every day. As we head towards the spring and summer months, people begin to anticipate getting out and having fun after being cooped up for so long in their homes (especially those that live in the Northeast USA like us). The best part of the summer just may be the endless selection of great concerts!

One thing that young people need to learn is that if you are constantly exposing yourself to extremely loud sound, the damage to your ears could be devastating and life long. Some kids have no problem getting as close to the stage as possible to enjoy the music and revel in the dancing and fun. But at the same time, you are exposing your eardrums to some real punishment, some of which could be completely irreversible!

Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, is potentially one of the worst health issues to deal with especially when trying to sleep. Since there are few treatments available to reverse the damage, many people are stuck with it for life. Imagine never being able to “hear” silence! A constant sound in the ears can be a psychological hell and has caused an immense amount of stress to those who unfortunately did not take the time to protect their hearing with ear plugs.

where to buy musicians ear plugs for concerts

There are a few things to consider if you are going to buy earplugs for concerts. You don’t have to get the super heavy duty construction type that block out everything! Musicians earplugs exist that allow for a better range of sound which is especially helpful for listening to loud music. In fact, you can sometimes hear better because you are not overwhelmed by high frequency sounds or the sheer power of a loud rock show.

You also do not have to go out and spend a ton of money – there are cheaper and affordable models that range between $5-$15 that can easily get the job done. Don’t listen to your friends who try to tell you that it’s “not cool” to wear earplugs. They will pay for their foolishness later in life. This is a health concern, not a “coolness” issue. Take the time to prepare for a big time rock concert by buying yourself ear protection so that you don’t regret it later.

For more resources on how to protect your hearing during a concert, please visit http://concertear.com.

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Has the Winter Snow Affected Your Home?

Roofing Experts in Philadelphia Warn of Heavy Snow

The winter has been particularly difficult this year for those of us living on the east coast of the United States. Boston and the New England area overall have really caught the brunt of the storms, which have led to massive traffic problems and the inability to get to work safely. Philadelphia has been somewhat lucky as the snow has not been overly excessive, even though it has been bitter cold.

One group of people that are no doubt OK with the current weather are the local home repair experts such as Weather-Tite Roofing Co. Even though temperatures can dive into the low teens, many contractors are incredibly busy responding to emergencies as a result of the harsh weather patterns. Families that have not kept up with their overall home maintenance are no doubt reeling from the heavy load that snow can bring. Your home’s siding or roofing in particular can suffer immense damage from the weather, and without the proper precaution you could end up footing a rather large home repair bill. To reach an expert or learn more visit the Weather-Tite Roofing Co Yelp Page.

Trees can collapse and power lines can go out for hours at a time. If your home happens to be right next to a large tree that is under strain from the frozen snow and ice, you may want to prepare for the worst. Some families have simply chosen to avoid this scenario altogether by having large trees around their house removed, especially if they have gotten old or if the trunk is beginning to rot.  It might be time to have this discussion with your significant other if you feel that some trees are causing a threat to your roof or the siding of your house.

Since the weather is unpredictable, there is no easy way to avoid a disaster other than to simply preempt the situation by doing the necessary work during the summer or fall months, say local roofing contractors. If you have a large tree next to your house, there is always the slight chance that it will one day fall. If a tree is removed, then that chance becomes zero. If you have been the unlucky victim of a freak storm that damaged your home, contact an expert such as a local roofing contractor in Northeast Philadelphia today.

 

 

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Are Goji Berries Good for Dieting?

If there is one thing about women – we love to lose weight. I wish I could each so much like men often can, but it just isn’t possible without blowing up like a balloon, LOL! However recently I have been seeing advertisements for goji berries, a healthy superfood that is supposed to help you lose weight and get much needed nutrients.

From what I understand goji berries come from China or something, but they have been used for thousands of years so it must mean that there is something to eating them. It is said that they not only help you lose weight but can help improve mental clarity, athletic skills, sleep habits, and overall happiness. After being fairly stressed out from school and work, I figured what the heck. I mean, we party enough and often have poor eating habits so at some point we need to implement something into our diet that is a bit better for our bodies.

I had a bit of a concern when I discovered that they are also called “wolfberries.” Weird, right? Sounds like something evil or bad for you. But I decided to get past the name and go for it, because one other thing I learned was that they can help improve your vision drastically. Now I have heard that for years about carrots, and most people think the jury is still out on that one, but who knows. They are also full of anti-oxidants and almost every superfood out there seems to have the same power behind them.

goji berry health benefits

It seems like most people consume goji berries in dry form or through a capsule of some kind. I do see some recipes here and there that look incredibly tasty, such as milkshakes, oatmeal, and even cupcakes. Cupcakes might be counterintuitive to the whole diet thing, though! But I digress…

It took a bit of research but Mary and I decided to go for it. We found some popular brands and while abroad in Brazil we met a personal trainer who recommended a great site to buy them. Online ordering these days is tremendous so we took advantage of that, instead of milling about looking through various stores. Our trainer recommended goji berry capsulas from a well-known provider. We took the dive and are now full blown fans.

If you are skeptical of giving this a try, I don’t blame you. But here and there you need to make a commitment and stick to it. In our case, a few goji berry shakes here and there were definitely on the menu for quite some time! I think my main goal for the year will be to try and give up ice cream while focusing more on eating superfoods that will help me stay consistent. I’ll get the proper nutrients, possibly increase my mental clarity, and overall just live a better life. I hope this information was helpful to you – now get out there and start your dieting challenge! Come back and tell us how you make out.

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