When was the last time you checked your first aid kit? I hate to admit it but I haven’t taken stock of my first aid kit since I first put it together. Most of us are just grabbing a band aid here and there so it’s easy to just forget about it! That is until you actually need your first aid kit and realize just how low you’ve gotten on supplies.
So here is your reminder: update your first aid kit!
Now you might be wondering, what should I be checking for? What should be in my first aid kit? How often should I be checking my kit? Here is a quick guide to putting together a first aid kit and maintaining it to be sure it is always ready when you need it.
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Just like its important to stay connected with your family and friends during this time, it is important to stay connected within your community. So many services are now offered virtually, for example, speaking with a doctor or pharmacist, ordering food online, and virtual workout classes. Finding ways to safely support the local community can be huge. Whether that means ordering from local restaurants, finding programs that are giving back, or keeping your fellow community members safe by following health guidelines.
Important note: Before starting, remember that each community has their own safety guidelines in place and that you should adhere to those guidelines. At the end of the day, the most important thing to do is keep your community safe!
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With Coronavirus leading to stay at home orders and social distancing, it is easy to feel isolated and alone. According to experts, a lack of in person contact can actually lead to stress and loneliness. This is why it has become so important to stay connected with friends and family virtually! Video calls and messaging are becoming the new normal. But for many people digital communication is a new experience which can be stressful and confusing to figure out. But once you get over the initial learning period, it can be a fun and safe way to keep in touch with friends and family and keep your social life intact!
This blog will cover several topics relating to connecting digitally. From different platforms and services to tips on scheduling to fun activities to do over a video call. I’ve also included some resources at the end of the blog to help you get started!
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If you are new to GMS or just haven’t been here is a while, then this blog is for you! With such a wide variety of products, it can be easy to spend hours looking through the GMS website! So I’ve put together a list of my spring favorites to give you a good place to start. These spring must-haves will help you make the most of this spring and feel your best!
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After a long winter in the Midwest, the warm spring weather is so welcome! I will find any excuse to get outside and get my body moving. I know we are limited by this quarantine, but I am trying my best to stay physically active (while social distancing of course!) and I encourage you to do the same! According to experts, staying active can help reduce stress, boost your immune system, and improve your mood. I don’t know about you but I could definitely use a little mood boost today!
But when you live with a chronic illness or rely on medication throughout the day, leaving the house can turn into a hassle, especially with the added stress of social distancing. What if you forget something important or don’t have your medication when you need it most? But luckily, there are ways you can be prepared and still get outside and get moving. Let’s talk about managing your medication on-the-go!
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I LOVE spring cleaning! There is no better feeling than having a clean, organized house… Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic. But I really do enjoy the feeling of starting the spring with a clean place! But every year, without fail, I always forget to clean out one area of my house.
The medicine cabinet.
It is so important to keep our medicine cabinets clean and organized. Not only does it make finding what you need easier, but it can keep you safe too. Medications can expire, lose potency, or become accidentally mislabeled. So here are some tips on how to properly clean out your medicine cabinet during your spring cleaning!
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Spring has Sprung!
And if you are like me, so have seasonal allergies.
Spring is a wonderful time of year. It brings fresh air, blooming flowers, and some much-needed warm sunshine! But for many people, it also triggers seasonal allergies. Symptoms can range from mild to more extreme and can make springtime unenjoyable. But luckily, there are steps you can take to help relieve your symptoms and enjoy your spring. Through research and my own personal experience with seasonal and year-round allergies I have learned a lot. So, I’ve put together the most helpful information I have found on allergies and how to manage the symptoms!
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The year is quickly coming to a close. Here in the Midwest, we have already received our first snowfall. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m excited about this or deeply saddened. Either way, I can’t do much about it. My puppy is all about it though, so I suppose I HAVE to like it now. With the cold weather, we need something to look forward to. For me (and many others) it is the holiday season and/or traveling. However, traveling with a medical condition or chronic illness can seem daunting. Simply thinking of how many supplies you need, bringing sharps through TSA, and getting everyone out the door on time is chaotic.
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Who here is a fan of traveling? I AM. I AM. ME! To be honest, I’m the person that is constantly dreaming of my next destination. Dreaming of sitting on the beach next to turquoise waters with a mojito in my hand…. Yeah, that sounds pretty dang nice right now. I’m not saying that you need to hop on a plane and head to the smallest island over in Eastern Asia to travel or the South Pole if Antarctica is more your style. Even just taking a road trip to a new town in your state counts. There are many places in Minnesota that I have not yet explored but am adding to my road trip list.
Why Do Our Ears Pop?
This week has been full of National Holidays. If you’ve even glanced at your Instagram feed this week I’m sure you were hit in the face with all the couple photos celebrating #NationalBoyfriendDay. Which by the way, it is not a super fun holiday to celebrate if you’re super single. I’m here to talk about a holiday that we can all enjoy, single or taken, it is Get Organized Week! Get Organized Week is the first week of October…clearly, I’m not that organized this week as this is coming to you at the end of the week. Better late than never, right? That’s what I’m telling myself anyway.
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