home remedies for constipation
Constipation is an incredibly common problem.
Constipation affects around 20% of people in the United States, resulting in 8 million doctor visits per year
People may experience constipation due to the foods they eat or avoid, their lifestyle choices, the medications they take, or the medical conditions they have. For many, the cause of their chronic constipation is unknown. This is known as chronic idiopathic constipation.
Constipation is characterized by the following symptoms:
fewer than three bowel movements per week
hard, dry, or lumpy stools
difficulty or pain when passing stools
a feeling that not all stool has passed
Drink more water
Being dehydrated regularly can make a person constipated. To prevent this, it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated
When a person is constipated, they might find relief from drinking some carbonated (sparkling) water. This can help them rehydrate and get things moving again. Some studies have found sparkling water to be more effective than tap water at relieving constipation. This includes in people with indigestion, or dyspepsia, and people with chronic idiopathic constipation
Frontline workers keep Flathead Valley moving
Under the new designation of “essential workers,” employees from grocery stores to hospitals seem to be taking the situation in stride on the front line of defense against the COVID-19 virus
At first, Wride said one of the toughest parts of the job was unhappy customers grappling with shortages. He remembered being berated by shoppers because commodities like toilet paper disappeared within a day of arriving in the store.
But as the shelves refilled, Wride said customers are calming down. “People were a bit more on edge,” when he first started work. Now, he laughed, “They’re not getting as grumpy.”
“In the beginning, people were frustrated and angry,” he remembered. “Toward the middle, they were more caring and grateful.”
At other stages in the supply chain, local essential workers seemed to have a similar outlook. “We’re running right through,”
Isaias Moves Away From Roads
covered numerous areas of damage this morning. It looked pretty bad in some locations. More storm reports may come in through the day. Also, the National Weather Service will likely go out and survey the damage. We’ll bring you those reports
There were other ingredients. There was a strong southeast wind at the surface which pulled in a very warm and humid airmass. Dew points were in the 70s overnight, and temperatures were in the low 80s. So there was actually a good amount of instability streaming in overnight along that band. There was a good amount of wind shear as well. The interesting thing about that is that typically a high amount of wind shear weakens a tropical system.
However, for a couple of days the National Hurricane Center mentioned that this system would interact with some cooler air to the northwest and the jetstream overhead. So Isaias may have acted a bit like a hybrid system. Though I don’t think there was a big interaction with the cool air locally.
I do wonder if yesterday’s rainfall helped to create a lingering boundary into last night. ??? There is always rotation and a chance for tornadoes with landfalling hurricanes and tropical storms, but perhaps some subtle features enhanced the tornado threat last night. I’ll have to delve into the details a little more on that.
The winds started to come down around 8-11am. Skies also started to clear up in the metro. We’ll clear things up this afternoon, and the winds will really lighten up. Isaias will be long gone by the mid-afternoon. The jestream is pushing the system to the northeast at about 35mph. We’ll have partly cloudy skies and high temps in the upper 80s.
moves to new home, builds athletic facilities
“It’s a bigger facility, obviously,” said headmaster Mike Guastella, who is also the boys basketball coach. “It gives us the space academically to do the things that we need to do in terms of making some changes. We established ourselves over there in Eagle Lake, and we established a good student body, and now we felt it was time to find a different place to go.”
The school also is investing in its athletic programs, adding a $33,000 weight room, building a gym and boys and girls locker rooms and renovating a building to become a football field house.
The idea to move to the new facility began in the middle of the 2019-2020 school year. Guastella said buying a current facility was more practical financially than building.
“We sat down and looked at the finances, and we made a deal with the church that is a long-term deal that will allow us to be here as long as we want to,” he said. “That’s when we started to look at not only coming here and getting the work done, but can we do to upgrade the facilities.”
The process began in January and the deal was completed in March. Final approval for financing from the bank for the upgrades came in June
Moving Hacks for a Faster, Easier, and Less Stressful Move
Moving is a part of life. And whether you move often or are packing up your bags for the first time in a long time, it’s a notoriously stressful process that can take its toll on even the best of planners. Fortunately, while moving isn’t necessarily easy on anyone, there are some ways to pack and unpack faster, reduce the amount of work, and ultimately make the process go just a bit smoother than it might otherwise. Sound too good to be true? Try these moving hacks for yourself and discover creative ways to improve your move.
There are a lot of things you can do before you even pack up that first box to help facilitate an easier move. The moving hacks below will help you start off on the right foot
Call the utility companies as soon as you know you’re moving. Cancelling your utilities at the place you’re vacating and setting them up at your new home doesn’t take much more than a couple phone calls, but once you get super busy with your move it’s easy to neglect this all-important task. Tackle it as soon as you know your new address and you’ll not only get it out of the way early on, you’ll also ensure you don’t forget to do it
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