Author: Granado Jane

Many people will tell you that you need to have Goals in each of a set of defined categories. I’m less strict about that, but I definitely think you should have Goals for your Health. How do you have health Goals you may ask?

First you need to take stock of where you are right now. Go to your doctor and have a full physical done, including blood work. Most insurance will cover this as part of your preventative care, except for the blood work. Get your weight, your cholesterol and everything else you should track noted.

Then you need to determine what the ideal is for all of these. Ideal weight. Ideal cholesterol. Ideal glucose level and so on. Wherever you’re not in that ideal range, you need to create a plan to get there. Your doctor will give you ideas. They LOVE doing that.

Now WHY do you need Health Goals?

Without good Health, nothing else can get done.

I speak from experience here. The last month or so I have been trying to get over a bout of bronchitis. It knocked me down for a couple of days early on, and it just keeps hanging on. It’s draining my energy and creativity, and it’s really knocked me off track on pursuing my Goals this month. It’s essential to be physically and mentally able to actually DO the work to achieve your Goals.

Without good Health, what you do isn’t as productive.

When we’re sick, our bodies are busy fighting whatever bacteria or virus has attacked us. Or our bodies are busy healing from whatever pain or injury we’re suffering from. When you can work at all, you simply aren’t going to have the energy to get as much done. It affects your thinking and your ability to make things happen. It can affect your judgement too and cause you to make costly errors.

Without good Health, we aren’t as motivated to get things done.

Let’s look at weight here. When we’re overweight, it’s more difficult to get excited about certain things. We can be self-conscious about how we look compared to those we see as Successful. Sometimes it’s not our imagination either. Certainly Hollywood makes us think you have to be thin and beautiful to be a Success. Look at leaders in places you’ve worked or know. Does upper management tend to be fat and ugly or thin and good looking? In my experience, thin and good looking gets you farther.

Without good Health, we are more stressed than ever.

When we’re not at our optimum health, it’s stressful. When we’re sick, we naturally want and need to rest. Yet we know there are so many things that aren’t getting done. We NEED to get up and do something, but when we do, we can’t do it for long or we make a mess of it. Poor Health itself is stressful. It creates extra demands on the body to carry extra weight, process more sugar, salt, fat and chemicals than it should or to pump blood through clogged arteries. Not to mention the physical stress to joints and muscles.

Our Health is the one thing we cannot ignore when we set our Goals. It’s too important. Our Health is what enables us to think and do the work well and quickly to achieve our Goals, but it’s not just a tool to do that.

Our Health has to be good to excellent if we’re going to be the best that we can be.

Source by W Timothy Johnson

Line dancing is perfect for the single person who wants to get out and meet new friends, get some some exercise and just enjoy the conviviality that goes with Boot scootin 'country music! Mostly based on country and western music there are some great dances based on other types of music as well.

Dancers come from all the echelons of society to learn new ways of finding out where they have forgotten muscles. The clothing worn does not have to be expensive; most people have a pair of jeans in their wardrobe. Jazz up the jeans with all sorts of boots and bling to suit the occasion. Some women like to wear skirts in all styles, ranging from the tiered look to short skirts. Tee shirts are appropriate and worn by either men or women. The girls always look nice in gypsy styled tops, which are very fashionable now any way.

The shoes or boots worn should be comfortable and have soles that you can twist, scuff and sachet on! This rather rules out sneakers or sport shoes but some people manage just fine with them too. If you are keen to get some proper boots, go for the better quality ones. They come in many materials, or hides to get the look! Check out the stitching to see if the quality is there. The bottom line in clothing is really wear what you feel the most comfortable in and can enjoy yourself line dancing.

There are hundreds of dances and variations of similar movements. There is at least a 1000 dances and that number increases as the years go by. Choreographers write the steps and fit them to the music they require, there is such a huge range of country music and others to choose.The beats vary from waltzes to rock 'n roll the latter tends to be danced by the experienced dancers and is amazing to watch if you suffer from two left feet. People I know have learnt over 350 dances and have been in the line-dancing scene for many years.

Learning requires a patient teacher and a patient pupil! For the older learner it is a totally new experience trying to learn dance movements, generally because it's been many years for some since they got into active participation of sports or exercise. There are some dances especially for beginners, and as the steps are mastered, your range of dances increases, as does the level of expertise. Find yourself a local club and enjoy the line-dancing scene. It is inevitably friendly and no one feels stupid for not being able to learn as fast as others are.

Source by Maman Wilson

Human beings eat different sorts of foods, and those foods after digestion excrete the waste that are not anymore needed by our bodies. These wastes have to be properly disposed as they may pose environmental and health hazards. In the same way that all other kinds of wastes must be properly disposed to avoid the said unwanted effects. What are these other kinds of wastes and who creates them? Waste creators are those manufacturers of different kinds of products. They produce these wastes on the process of manufacturing. These refuse that are not anymore useful like scraps of papers, cellophanes, cans, metals, all these have to be properly thrown as they may cause damage to our environment and to our health. In the same way manufacturers in the fields of electricity must properly throw away electronics waste they create for a healthy environment and a healthy citizenry.

The government of the United Kingdom has this thing called Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment or better known as WEEE , which is a directive 2002/96 / EC, together with the RoHS Directive 2201/95 / EC. This became a European Law in February 2003 which sets the collection, recycling and recovery of all types of electrical items. It is commonly known as the WEEE waste directive which imposes the responsibility in the disposal of electrical and electronic waste to manufacturers, sellers, and end users to drive them into a concerted effort to make the environment clean. Companies are mandated to create an infrastructure for collecting all electrical and electronic waste including cellphones. WEEE waste directive has provided the platform in making the public aware that they can return their worn out and waste cell phone items for proper disposal that is an ecologically friendly manner.

Who would want his environment to be polluted that in return may backlash through global warming calamities? Everything that can be recycled must be recycled. For example, Aluminum, which is a sustainable metal that can be recycled into new cans within 60 days. So, instead of just throwing your used cans anywhere, bring those cans to proper disposal and you can even exchange those waste for money. Also your cell phones and other electronic gadgets can be turnover for proper disposal in exchange of money. With that you are protecting your environment plus you have new cans and new cell phones, and electronic gadgets back into the store shelves.

Having said all this, let us start in our own household the proper disposal of waste. Diligently we will do it until we contaminate our community in this worthwhile effort to clean up our environment. And we must act now and not procrastinate for we are now all seeing and actually experiencing the catastrophic effects of global warming which is causal to not disposing our wastes properly.

Source by Julius T Pacana

Hi everyone! I am going to show you how to quickly start a personal training business.

This is the # 1 most commonly asked question! In the previous question, we talked about figuring out if this is the right industry for you. Now, we can get down to the basics of building a very successful fitness business.

First, inventory your skills & resources. Who do you know that would be interested in your services? Who do you know with connections to journalism, media, and public relations, to help get the word out? How about other business owners you are already friendly with, so you can learn from them and collaborate with them? In particular, finding a successful trainer with a great business is an awesome way to jump start your success.

Second, you will want to get a certification (even though it is not required by law!). Yes, having a good certification is important to get started, but we will talk more about that later. You will also need liability insurance (which will be discounted if you have a certification), a waiver form, a Par-Q form, and other forms to keep track of your clients and legally protect yourself and your business.

Third, what kind of people and clients do you want to serve. You may not have a clear idea right now, and that is ok, but keep this question in mind as you pursue your career and work with clients. A great tip is to follow your passions, whether it’s body building, power lifting, a team sport, a certain group of people, or even gardening, sailing, or skiing. Connecting with people you are passionate about, (their goals, their personalities, their abilities, their demographic, their activities, etc.) is one of the keys to being very successful and making work feel like fun and not a boring job!

Now where would you like to work? A gym? A private training studio? In home? For a bootcamp? These are the most common fitness jobs, but other options include working in a physical therapist’s or chiropractor’s office, a senior center, and after school programs or summer camps. In fact, one of the beautiful things about this industry is there are so many people who need our help. There are so many different kinds of opportunities out there; there is really no limit to the kinds of job and work environments you can create for yourself and your business.

Keep in mind that most trainers who are just getting started work out of a gym, because it provides more structure, mentoring/training, and clients. It’s very difficult to start you own business right off the bat unless you already have contacts, experience starting a business, a loyal following, and a good amount of exercise knowledge and experience under your belt. One of the key upcoming videos will show you exactly how you can tell if it is time to pull the trigger and start your own business. If it is not time, this will show you exactly what you need to do to make sure your business launch is a complete success.

Source by Jonathan Angelilli

Omega 3 fatty acids are the main ingredient in salmon fish oil and most other fish oils on the market. With few side effects that are not common and several benefits salmon oil is known to be beneficial to health throughout life. Salmon the fish that salmon oils are made from has a life span that is relatively short when compared to other fish.

Salmon are high in omega fatty acids even though they are smaller than other fish, although there are other fish that are purer and higher in Omega-3's such as the Hoki fish that New Zealand fish oil is made from. Salmon fish oil supplements should be molecularly distilled to ensure that the impurities are gotten out of the salmon. Products should be checked for authenticity before purchasing them due to pollution in the water.

Salmon can be eaten or salmon oil supplements taken but a dietician should be consulted before taking the supplements. This way the correct dose is gotten. Salmon oil is known to have long term advantages and benefits to health. X-tend life is made from Hoki fish which are higher in the necessary omega fatty acids than salmon; it is also a purer fish making the fish oils derived from it safer.

It is used in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, and research has shown that heart attack prevention has been aided by salmon oil. The supplements are good for the eye sight and it is good source of the body's essential nutrients. HDL or bad cholesterol is reduced by salmon fish oil.

Decreased mobility and excruciating pain can be caused by inflammation in the body which is reduced by salmon oil. Essential fatty acids are found in salmon fish oil which aid in the reduction of symptoms from arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, Chron's disease and gallstones along with several others. There has been evidence linking fish consumption to a reduced risk of asthma in children. However, clinical studies have shown that X-tend life has twice the anti-inflammatory properties and increased health benefits when compared to other fish oils.

Prostate cancer is prevented with salmon oil, and the chances of breast cancer reduced. Depression symptoms are reduced when the right levels of salmon oil are consumed. When it is taken twice a week the depression symptoms are reduced more than when it is taken less frequently.

Low levels of fish oil can lead to losing memory more frequently as you get older. The right amount of salmon oil can help with the slowing down of Alzheimer's progression. High blood pressure is also lowered by salmon. The pain experience from menstrual cramps is also reduced with its intake. The right level of New Zealand fish oils can aid in prevention of memory loss as aging begins.

There are several benefits to the omega 3's in salmon oils with the most popular being the effective and natural relief it provides from pain. It is also one of the safest pain relievers available and is included in a number of medications. Medications that include omega 3's have been shown to be more effective when it comes to helping with respiratory and inflammatory diseases.

Salmon fish oil provides an extra amount of omega 3's when compared to other oils making it the one of the most complete fish oils supplements available although there is still a better alternative. Moderation is the thing that must be remembered when taking salmon fish oil supplements.

These are useful in memory function and over all brain development, although they should be taken under the supervision of a medical professional to ensure they are consumed in the correct dosage. With the right guidance the side effects associated with salmon fish oil such as nausea, belching and a fishy taste are non-existent. Taking a supplement of New Zealand fish oils daily can not only have health benefits but can aid in the prevention of the side effects experienced from other fish oils.

Source by Brendan Greene

The power of habit is the corner stone of good discipline. Discipline is essential to have when cultivating a fit and healthy body.

I’ve been a fan of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I couldn’t help wonder if these same exact habits are applicable in fitness.

After doing some correlating, I discovered some fascinating things. Here’s what I discovered.

The Private Victory of fitness is made up of the first 3 habits that lead to independence.

Habit 1: Be proactive

Being proactive in your fitness is about having the initiative and responsibility to engage in the sport of physical activity of your desire. With or without the help of others.

If you want to get into a sport, activity or recreation badly enough, don’t let solitude, isolation or lack of money stop you. I’ve learned several styles of martial on my own initiative by looking for information and experimentation through just exploring those styles through practice.

As long as you have the genuine desire and a mind to learn with, you can just start.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

This isn’t just about having a goal but rather, having a goal that inspires you.

So, for you to be able to achieve your private victory in your fitness, base your programs, exercises, workouts and training sessions towards what you really want to achieve with your body.

What do you want to be able to do with your body?

What inspires you to the point that you yourself want to embody those skills or abilities?

What could you aspire to by developing or improving a specific skill, sport or physical activity?

If you master this habit of envisioning exactly what you want in your fitness and why, then every exercise, routine or workout you choose will naturally compel you.

Habit 3: Make first things first

In order for fitness to be a way of life it has to be prioritised. So, in order to make fitness first in your life, you either make it first in your heart or first on the clock.

What do I mean by that? If your fitness is geared towards a workout session or exercise routine around a sport or physical activity you are truly inspired and passionate about, then you will find a schedule that you know deep down you’ll be able to commit to consistently.

On the other hand, if your fitness is anything less than a burning passion and you struggle to show up, then you need to prioritise it in your day by either doing it first thing in the morning or if you can, first thing as soon as you come home or right after work. Make it the first thing before you move on to anything else and you’ll have one less excuse.

The public victory is about habits that supports your growth in a group fitness environment no matter what sport you play. They are also the 3 habits that lead to interdependence in fitness. Interdependence can be a powerful way to leverage collaboration to make gains and progress in fitness while at the same time being a source of leverage for somebody else in their fitness.

Habit 4: Think win/win

Whether you play competitively or you just play for fun, your likely to have some humbling moments where you experience defeat by a rival or just feel less adept than others.

Thinking win/win is about seeing the value in such humbling moments as for it is in these moments that are trying to get you to improve your game and performance by showing you some weaknesses.

Just see every defeat as an opportunity to ask some fresh questions and receive some fresh insights and information. You’d be amazed at how such humbling moments can open your eyes to something you weren’t aware of before. Even criticism about your technique is valuable because you can’t see yourself in 3rd person POV and I guarantee that from your 1st person POV, you miss some things.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand before seeking to be understood

In a group fitness environment, it’s extremely useful to maintain the attitude of a student. Even if …

Electronic Medical Records are going to be needed in the future. It is important to learn the functions of EMR and how it fits into an office work flow.

1. Patient Charting

Patient visit information is put into templates or forms; to contain information such as vitals, complaints, medical histories, review of systems, physical exams, etc. Most EMR systems have pick lists, drop-down boxes, handwriting recognition, or voice recognition to accomplish patient charting.

2. Order Communication Systems

This is often referred to as a Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE). This allows the Electronic Medical Records system to communicate information with external systems such as laboratories, imaging centers, hospitals, and pharmacies via Health Level 7 Interfaces. This allows providers to send out lab requests, imaging requests, prescriptions, submit visit charges, and diagnosis codes to the office/billing system.

3. Clinical Decision-Making Support Systems

Alerts, reminders, and recommendations are built into the system allowing automatic clinical decision making with information in the database. It also helps doctors with coding and diagnosis. Many EMR systems provide physicians with a recommended CPT code based off of Evaluation and Management (EM) rules. This allows physicians to bill payers at the highest possible rate for the services performed.

4. Document/ Image Management

It is important for offices to manage the enormous flow of paper entering their office. Offices are constantly flooded with patient intake forms, referring physician letters, lab reports, and faxes. EMRs allow doctors to access these documents on a intuitive user interface. EMRs provide physicians a way to manage images such as x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds.

5. Patient Portal

Personal health records allow patients to access their health record from any computer with a secure internet connection. These programs include features such as appointment scheduling, refill requests, electronic intake forms, record access, outcome assessments and patient education. The patient can also grant other providers access to this information which allows provider-to-provider communication.

6. Statistics and Reporting

Providers can create reports from databases for statistical purposes. This becomes especially useful in the case of drug recalls, health maintenance reminders and disease management.

Source by Marty Perdew

It is a common perception among women that oral contraceptives are associated with weight gain. However, Norplant and Depo-Provera are the only hormonal contraceptives that include specific statements that the expected change in weight is an increase, while the other contraceptives describe that there may be an increase or decrease in weight as a result of this drug. Since more than one million women used Depo-Provera and greater than 500,000 used Norplant, it is important to determine whether the use of these drugs can be expected to promote weight in women.

A group of researchers from Pennsylvania State University studied whether the use of progestational contraceptives caused an imbalance in energy regulation that lead to weight gain. Specifically, Pelkman et al. examined whether depot medroxy-progesterone acetate was associated with an increase in food intake or a decrease in resting energy expenditure (REE) in young women.

Body weight, REE, and 3-day food intake were measured in 20 normal-weight women during the follicular and luteal phases of two menstrual cycles. These measurements were taken either before a single injection of Depo-Provera or saline solution (control). The subjects were in the testing laboratory for four days. They consumed only foods and beverages that were provided during the first three days and were weighed in the morning on the first and fourth days; REE was measured before breakfast on the first day of each test session by indirect calorimetry.

Subjects consumed 4.3% more energy and expended 4.3% more energy at rest during the luteal phase as compared to the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. Treatment with Depo-Provera or depot medroxyprogesterone acetate had no significant effect on food intake, body weight, or REE over the three-month testing period.

This experiment showed that although this phase of the menstrual cycle affected both energy intake and REE, Depo-Provera did not cause any short-term weight gain in young healthy, normal-weight women. Further research is needed to determine whether similar effects occur with different contraceptive hormones, over longer periods of time, and in other populations, such as overweight or obese women.

Source by Rajkumar Khatri

1. Create a list of your eating habits

According to CDC improving your eating habits is a key factor in maintaining or strengthening your overall health and losing weight. In order to improve your eating habits, you have to know more about them. Keeping a food journal is a good way to get to know your own eating habits and determine what you should change. Food journal should contain everything you eat and drink throughout the day. Most people discover they tend to overeat when they are stressed out, depressed, or when they are coping with unprocessed emotions. All these habits have a direct impact on your overall health and weight as well. Besides keeping a food journal you should also:

Highlight bad habits

Identify triggers that make you do those unhealthy and bad eating habits

Identify different things you can do to avoid triggers

Replace unhealthy habits with healthy alternatives.

2. Eat regularly

Overweight or obese people and even individuals who don’t want to gain weight make the same mistake – they skip meals. After all, if you skip meals, you can’t gain more weight and you will easily shed those extra pounds. Wrong! Skipping meals make your body store fat faster regardless of the size of the portion. Plus, your body requires a variety of healthy nutrients throughout the day in order to remain healthy.

3. Exercise

Regardless of your weight, size, or age, physical activity is essential for good health. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with excessive weight gain, weakening of muscles and joints as well as heightened risk of numerous diseases. If you’re overweight or obese, you usually think that regular exercise is something you can never do mostly because you don’t think you’re strong enough to do it. Luckily, there are many things you can do to become physically active. You can start by taking nice walks every day, opt for stairs instead of elevators, or consult personal trainer who can create the list of exercises based on your shape and weight. Optimal health requires healthy diet and exercise and these two aspects of a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand.

4. Make weight loss shake

Weight loss shakes are delicious and healthy tools for improving your health and losing weight. These nutrition power bombs offer an abundance of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs in order to function properly. These shakes speed up your metabolism thus contributing to weight loss. Plus, they’re easy to make which means you can have to start your day in a healthy manner and still have plenty of time to get ready for work. Do You need some ideas? Not to worry, here are 3 recipes you can use to make your own shakes for weight loss.

#1 Mango smoothie

Mango cubes – ¼ cup

Ripe avocado (mashed) – ¼ cup

Mango juice – ½ cup

Fat-free vanilla yogurt – ¼ cup

Freshly squeezed lime juice – 1 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Ice cubes – 6.

#2 Blueberry shake

Skim milk – 1 cup

Frozen unsweetened blueberries – 1 cup

Cold-pressed organic flax seed oil – 1 tbsp.

#3 Peach smoothie

Skim milk – 1 cup

Frozen unsweetened peaches – 1 cup

Cold-pressed organic flax seed oil – 2 tsp.

5. Drink water

If you want to stay healthy, then drinking water throughout the day is extremely important. Water doesn’t only help your body function properly; it can also improve your weight loss endeavor. According to Authority Nutrition, drinking water boosts your metabolism by 24 – 30% over the period of 1-1.5 hours thus helping you burn off more calories.

6. Use reliable weight loss supplement

Dietary supplements are available in all drugstores and you can also buy them online. They are made of natural ingredients and usually contain herbs which have been used for medical purposes for centuries. With that being said, you should bear in mind that not all weight loss dietary supplements are created equal. Some of them are effective while others include bold claims without proving the effectiveness. Effective dietary supplements prove their reliability by providing a complete list of ingredients. Before you buy any dietary supplement you should consult …

Nearly all of my coworkers know that I am on the this diet. The other day, one of my female coworkers told me that she thought that her grocery store was sold out of Medifast products, as she searched the diet section or aisle of the store and couldn’t find any of the shakes or foods next to the slim fast shakes or by the weight watchers diet foods. I had to explain to her that these products (even the shakes and bars) aren’t sold in grocery stores. So, she responded by asking if our town had any of the clinics or doctors offices that would sell them. Nope, I answered, this diet isn’t like Jenny Craig where you have to get your food from the clinic or center and it isn’t like some of the severe liquid diets that must be prescribed by a doctor. So where can you purchase Medifast? I’ll fully answer this question and tell you why I think that one method is far better than another in the following article.

Getting Medifast From eBay Or Craigslist (And Why I No Longer Think That This Is The Best Way To Go:) Basically, there are three ways to buy these products. You can get them second hand on sites like eBay or Craigslist. You can buy them on line directly from the company itself. Or, you can link to them through third party sites that offer support, coupons, recipes, etc. In the past, I have purchased foods from eBay and Craigslist, but I no longer do this. Here’s why. Some of the foods I have purchased in the past were expired, stale, or no longer sealed. If you’re going to purchase the products second hand, make absolutely sure that you are buying from a seller with flawless feedback.

I eventually abandoned this method because I found that by using coupons and specials, I was actually sometimes paying less (or least not much more) for the food by getting it directly from the manufacturer than by buying it second hand. And, I was getting my food new and straight from the source. In actuality, at around $299 per month (usually less with coupons and specials), these foods are often less on what you would spend on groceries, so it wasn’t worth it to me to buy something that I was actually going to regularly put in my body from someone I didn’t know.

Purchasing And Buying Medifast Online: You can go right to the company’s website and buy anything that you need. You can buy the products individually or you can buy a monthly package that will give you roughly 150 meals which you will eat five times per day (this is by far the cheapest way to go.) But before you do that, make sure that you first check out the latest specials and coupon codes. This can save you a lot of money. The company almost always has something discounted or is offering up to two weeks of free food (this is worth over $70.) It doesn’t make sense to place an order until you’ve made sure that you can save as much money as you can.

The company usually ships your order quickly (you can expedite it if you like, but I find that it’s pretty fast using the standard shipping and a lot cheaper.) With a little planning, you can time it so that you place your next order well before your meals run out so that you always have “safe” food on hand.

Source by Lindsey Price

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