Is Smoking Making you Blind?

Is it possible smokers delay quitting because the damage to their arteries, lungs and heart is not readily visible? Perhaps seeing (or more accurately, not seeing) the detrimental effects of smoking would make more people quit smoking sooner. If you need visible (or rather not visible…as in blinding) proof smoking has appalling effects on your health, you don’t need to go further than your eyes. As with the rest of your body, smoking has an appalling effect on your vision. If you smoke and need a few more reasons still to quit smoking, here are 5 reasons: Smokers have double the chances of getting cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens, and have triple the chances of developing macular degeneration, a blind spot in the center of our vision. The more you smoke, the greater your chances of forming cataracts … Read More

10 Things You Can Do Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

We’ve all heard it –Live in the present. There is a great deal of focus these days on living in the moment and living for today.  And while that might be a wonderful piece of wisdom, you can actually do something today that will also benefit you in the future. Whether it be acquiring skills to qualify for a better job, saving money for a rainy day or retirement or quitting smoking, having an eye on the future is not a bad thing. Whether you are 20 or 60 or 80, there is always something you can do today that will benefit you in the future. Exercise for 30 minutes a day (at least). You don’t have 30 minutes? How about three 10-minute chunks? We all have 10 minutes here and there. Go for a walk, jump rope, swim, garden, … Read More