Category Archives: Health

Dance therapy

Music and dancing during the whole history and everywhere in the  world has allways been the most popular way of entertainment and celebration. This is the first indication that the dance is not just a way of expression and entertainment, but an inner human need to defuse the body and the mind. Indeed, the dance according to all modern studies is one of the most effective methods for physical and mental health and balance.

Regarding physical health, especially if the dancing is intensive and fast, Like Modern dance, salsa, latin, Hip hop, traditional etc. is one of the best aerobic exercises and exercises the body without strain (especially if there is suitable shockproof floor) In addition to burning fat, strengthening and tightening of the muscles, gives elasticity, balance and helps to correct and elegant posture. The dancers always are said to have well-shaped bodies and beautiful style.

Apart from exercise for the body, is one of the best means of psychological relief and uplifting. Dance like other art forms, is proved to significantly contribute to the elimination of stress and the development of good psychological mood. Of course music which always accompanies also has a crucial role for that. To fight stress researches have shown that one of the most effective methods is to engage in dances like the Argentine Tango, the bachata and the waltz that have relaxing and romantic rhythm. Couples In particular, the benefits are even greater since achieved strengthening the relationship and physical and mental communication.

In what areas can benefit dance our health; In too many, even in things that are not obvious. For example, according to the British health organization,  just 30 minutes of dance a week reduces the risk of heart attack by 50% and reduces the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer in percentage reaching 76%.

Dance therapy starts becoming very popular as it has shown great results. There are even experts in dance therapy all over the world. But if you can’t afford, you can also do it on your own! You can find more info at American dance therapy association. In Greece Dance and art center of Crete has been the first dance and art center for physical and mental health through dancing and arts.

But dance is not only fun and health. Social dances like salsa, latin, Argentine Tango, LIndy hop etc are a great tool for socialzation. You have the chance to meet and dance with people and furthermore the common interests and activities unite people even more. And if some people believe that dancing is not for everybody it is very wrong. Old people, people in bad physical shape, disabled people, all can dance.  Let’s end this article with a video of girl without feet dancing Argentine Tango.

Guns and children

About 1.7 million children in USA live in a home with at least one loaded and unlocked gun, and as a result one kid 1-14 years old dies from gun accident average every day and even more are serious injured. Official statistics claim that there are more than 2 millions firearms in USA and more than 1/3 of Americans have at least one weapon at home. According to stats by Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 40% of children know where their parents store the weapons, and more than 20% have handled the weapons. Warning the children to stay away and be careful is not enough. Furthermore, in many occasions, accidents happen by friends who visit them. A 4 year old boy Dylan Jackson shot himself to death using a loaded weapon that he found at his friend’s home during a birthday party. You can not rely on a small child to be responsible in such matters. For children weapons are just toys. Sometimes even, just a more exciting toy or a way to impress their friends. Parents are responsible for this. Keeping a loaded and unlocked handgun at home is not protection but a danger for your family. Furthermore children are very accustomed and sometimes even addicted to shooting and violence nowadays, as it is one of the most common subjects to watch on television and other popular media. In Connersville of Indiana, a 5 year old boy shot and killed his 2 year old brother while playing with a handgun he had found in his parents bedroom.What should parents do if there is a weapon in the house in order to avoid gun accidents and keep the kids safe?

  • The first thing is never to leave the gun loaded. It would be even better to store the ammo in a different place and also keep it locked.
  • Keep the gun locked in order not to be accessible not only by children but from anyone. There are many kinds of gun safes you can keep any kind of weapon inside in order to prevent it getting to the wrong hands. It is even better if you keep the gun safe to a place that is not obvious, for example in the closet. If the safe is in an obvious place, a possible intruder will find it easily and try to crack it. But the most important reason is that it will increase your kid’s curiosity when they see it every day and they might find the opportunity someday to get their hands in what is inside.
  • Never show off weapons to children. Hunters often show off their weapons and skills to children. You can not show off and then say “Guns are bad and dangerous, stay away”. The child will imitate the adult’s behavior. If you avoid the weapon and beware of it, your kid will do the same thing. In an other occasion you encourage your kid to do what you do. HUnters must show special caution with guns when kids are watching. By this way the children will also show special caution.

As a conclusion I want to mention that it is much more possible to kill your kid instead of protecting it if you have a loaded gun without gun safe. The gun accidents numbers and statistics are very sad to read. Studies have shown that most kids who find a gun are trying to handle it. In many occasions they also pull the trigger without knowing if the gun is real or just a toy. So, don’t count on your kids if a real and loaded gun gets in their hands. Just don’t let that happen.

Health and Human Rights


Health is described as the absence of any form of illness, be it mental or physical. According to the World Health Organization, every individual in the world has the right to enjoy the highest possible level of health. This planet needs someone who can take care of all health problems and make sure that there is a healthy environment everywhere. That is why every union of countries started their own conventions and presently, every country has at least one if not more treaty that addresses right to health as a human right.

In today’s scenario, where work like has become hectic, and one suffers from hours of stress and is compelled to become a victim of depression, it is really important to keep healthy which provide peace of mind, relax one and motivates oneself. Under the basic human right to health, various elements are present such as proper shelter, adequate drinking water, balanced nutrition and good sanitation facilities.

They say that a person without a healthy body and healthy mind is of not much use. Therefore, it is very necessary to make sure that people receive rights which are granted by the government and pertain to health. Many activities are taken us these days by the NGO to make sure that people are well informed about health rights. The following are certain activities which are undertaken:

  1. Research: Constantly trying to improve the quality of services available, the efficiency and the quickness are all matters which matter! Thus, research is done to make sure that people get these facilities on time and that too effectively.
  2. Education: Conducting camps and seminars which educate people and provide them proper food and water is required these days.

Work done by government and NGOs:

  1. Creation of community toilets: Government and NGOs have started building community toilets in developing and third world countries so that people don’t have to go and defecate in the open at places like jungles and farms.
  2. Providing water connections: Organizations see to it that there is a proper water supply going in every house and that there is no leakage. Also, water tankers are sent at places where there is shortage of water.
  3. Providing food at subsidized rate: The government brings out various schemes for people to give them food at a subsidized rate so that everyone gets proper food to eat and gets a balanced nutrition.