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Jul 14 2016

4 Tips on Walking to Beat the Summer Heat!

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Now that we’re officially in the dog days of summer (so named because Sirius, the dog star, now rises when the sun does), it’s tempting to just sit inside with the air conditioning blasting. However, just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean that you should stop keeping up with your healthy habits. While exercising in the summer heat can be more strenuous, you don’t have to run fifteen miles per day to stay healthy.

We at Crucial like to get our exercise in by walking. Experts recommend that you get a half hour of exercise at least three times per week. You don’t even have to do it all at one time. Three sessions that are ten minutes long or two fifteen minute bursts are just as effective. So, take your dog for two walks around the block, or spend ten minutes on a treadmill at various times through the day. Continue reading »

Jun 8 2016

All about Tea: Types and the Process

tea-set-imageWe at Crucial tend to talk a lot about coffee, mainly because we love the stuff and want to pass on that love to any and all readers. However, there is another caffeinated drink that is extremely popular and we felt it was time to talk about that as well. It’s as versatile as coffee; it has as many different preparations as java for sure, and is just as nuanced in flavors and notes. We are of course, speaking of tea.

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, falling in line right after water. It has gained popularity in the past decade because of its health benefits and that it doesn’t have the acidity that troubles so many coffee drinkers. Tea does have small doses of caffeine, about one-half of an equivalent amount of coffee, which makes it a more suitable night cap for some. Green tea is high in antioxidants, particularly polyphenols, which helps combat the signs and symptoms of aging. There is also a study that shows that drinking green tea daily helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels. Continue reading »

Feb 8 2016

Debunking Winter Driving Myths and Other Safety Tips

winter driving myths mainWinter is coming to a close (thankfully), and we here at Crucial Vacuum join the entire northern hemisphere in a collective sigh of relief that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. (Seriously. The groundhog as a weather prognosticator is a grand tradition) However, there are still quite a few wintry and blustery days and below freezing temperatures on many nights ahead of us. When it comes to being safe on the roads, we are bombarded with a lot of information. Some of it makes sense, like not using your cellphone while driving. Some of it makes us wonder, like being told to underinflate your tires for additional traction. How do you keep track of what is or isn’t a valid safety tip? To help you with that, here are four of the most common winter driving myths you’ll hear when it comes to staying safe on the winter roads. Continue reading »

Jan 18 2016

With Late Winter, Comes Late Winter Sickness – Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Season Winter

It’s January, which means that Old Man Winter has the Northern Hemisphere firmly in his grasp. The cold weather brings lots of things, some great (like the first snow!), others…meh (like every snow after that). During these dark days of winter, it’s important for you and your loved ones to stay healthy. Did you know that health officials estimate there will be one billion colds this season alone? Moreover, that doesn’t take into account the number of people who will catch the flu. So we at Crucial Vacuum have gathered some tips on flu prevention to help keep your family healthy.

Prevention

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, hopefully you’ve already gotten your flu shot. If not, you can still get them well into January. As one of the top flu prevention methods, because the official flu season runs until May, it’s still a good idea to protect yourself. Remember that it generally takes one to two weeks for a flu shot to fully protect you, so the sooner you get it, the better. As always, make sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions you have about getting a flu shot. Continue reading »

Nov 19 2015

Improving Your Focus While Working From Home PT. 2: Office Habits

working from home mainWhether you’re an at home parent, looking to make some extra money or decided to work from home for the day, it can become apparent that losing your focus and getting distracted is very easy. We believe that any person can work in any space as long as they are aware of the distractions around and ways to turn your home office into an actual workspace for productivity. Here are some tips to improve your focus while working from home. Continue reading »