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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Three Wellness Techniques That Promote Holistic Health

These days, the health movement appears to be growing as more and more people become aware that wellness is the key to optimizing productivity and facilitating mood stability. If you've recently decided to get on the wellness train, it's time to adopt a systematic approach that will help you enhance results and stay on track to looking and feeling your best. Here are three strategies you can deploy to make it happen: 

1. Develop A Comprehensive Exercise Routine.

One of the best ways to facilitate and optimize holistic health is through the implementation of a comprehensive exercise routine. Exercising consistently and effectively helps optimize the functioning of your mind and body, so physical activity is not a maybe. It is a must. To get the most out of the physical activities you engage in, it's important to ensure that your exercise routine incorporates all three of the following components: 1. weight-lifting 2. cardiovascular activity and 3. stretching. To ensure that you actually adhere to your program, it's a good idea to attain an accountability partner. This could be anyone from a personal trainer to a walking buddy. 

2. Enhance Your Diet.

Outside of exercise, diet optimization is one of the most powerful strategies you can deploy to enhance your health. There are several ways that you can get this process started, such as by removing processed foods from your refrigerator and cupboard. You should also be sure to place healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables in a conspicuous place. This increases the likelihood that you will actually eat them because, as research studies have indicated, we consume the foods that are most accessible to us. 

3. Meditate.

If you're serious about leading a healthy lifestyle, get serious about meditation. This practice can do wonders for your mental health while also generating several positive benefits throughout your body. Some of the major health benefits of meditation include:

-enhanced self-confidence
-improved memory
-better sleep
-enhanced respiratory function

It's also important to note that meditation can play an integral role in limiting your experience of pain. However, if you are experiencing pain in your body but don't know where it's coming from, it's important to know that you may have an undiagnosed disease. Companies like Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc can help you diagnosis the condition by providing you with a wide range of testing kits for diseases like cancer, HIV, and diabetes. The company also offers elisa kits.

Conclusion 

If you want your life to be as productive and powerful as possible, it's important to focus on health optimization. The tips listed above can help you take your level of wellness from average to awesome, so be sure to implement these strategies synergistically and systematically. In so doing, you'll likely find yourself leading a more fulfilling life!


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

My Kind of Leadership

It is the responsibility of the parents to bring and implement discipline at home. But this is only achievable if there is great command of leadership among the heads of the family, usually the father.

Rearing a child is not that easy. Like a joke that I’ve heard once, teaching a child is like a walk in the park- only that it is in the Jurassic Park. But kidding aside, one of the reasons why there are some children who are a problem in the society is that they never find real leadership at home.

I grew up in a broken family and a very strict mother. I can say that my Mom has that greater command of leadership because she made us all obey to almost everything that she told us to do out of fear. It is only when I became a mother myself that I fully understood her way of “leadership”. She just wanted us to be more disciplined especially in our studies. It was her ultimate dream that we will earn a degree.

Right now, as a mother of two (and soon, three) it is also my ultimate dream to see my children realized their dreams with flying colors. As a submissive wife to my husband, it is also my dream to have a lifetime relationship with him. My husband is the youngest on his family. But then he has exceptional skills in dealing with his other six (6) siblings because every time his family needs to make a greater decision, his siblings relied on him. That is why he is also our leader at home especially in the area of decision making.

Whenever my little boy insists on something, or my little girl is having her tantrums, it is my role to pacify them otherwise, they will be facing the wall at their father’s command. There are also cases that I am their disciplinarian and their father is the rescuer. I can say that we are doing perfectly fine in injecting discipline to our children. It just need cooperation between me and my husband. I am also teaching my children to pay greater respect and obedience to their father being the head of the family. They may not yet understand it fully, but the way they respond to our style in disciplining them is somehow promising enough that these kids will grow up being aware of what is good from bad and the other way around.

As parents for four years, we know that we still have a lot of things to learn in rearing our children. It is not that easy but we are determined enough to guide them to choose the right path always. It would be a great achievement for us someday seeing them living their dreams. And it can only be realized if right from their formative years, they were already taught of the right discipline, quite strict but with care.


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Same Home, New Year: Safeguarding Your House

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As a homeowner, you probably make upgrades to your house constantly. Whether you’re replacing a dead light fixture, upgrading flooring or just changing batteries in a smoke detector, you know that a house can feel like a money pit from time to time. One place you can’t afford to skimp though is home safety.

While many of the issues in a home might seem small today, the fact is that they add up over time. If you don’t deal with them now, you might just find that you’ve got thousands of dollars in repair bills you can’t really afford down the road.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can protect your home, your family and your valuable possessions without emptying your bank account. It might seem impossible from time to time, but it really is something every homeowner can do.

Upgrade Your Alarm

Alarm systems work to keep your family protected from intruders, but newer systems do more than just that. Newer systems can also tell you about fire, smoke and other problems like radon gas through updated detectors.

While many of the older alarm systems out cost a ton of money, many today are portable and relatively cost-effective. You can even take them with you if and when you move, so they’re an ideal investment for many people.

Focus on Flooring

Uneven flooring or flooring that’s warped or wobbles when you walk on it can be very dangerous, especially if you have children or pets in your home. After all, small kids are prone to falls and pets have a tendency to get in the way at exactly the wrong time.

Fix uneven or damaged flooring as soon as possible. This isn’t something you want to live with – even for a short period of time.

Update Your Windows

Like an alarm system, your windows have likely been in place for quite a while. If that’s true it could be time for an upgrade if you want them to look their best and keep you safe.

Upgrade your windows to heavier, thicker ones that will save you money through reduced emissions. Double-pane and lo-E windows are your best bet. You’ll also want to upgrade any locking mechanisms you have on your windows to help keep people out of your home.

Windows are still a viable entry point for thieves.


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

February be like...

Whew, time flew so fast, we are now on the second month! I am also slowly recovering from my pregnancy discomforts and it seems like I am now eating a lot! Well, I should not deprive myself from eating all the foods I want because I was in severe diet two months ago. There are also lots of reflection being done for myself regarding my work and my personal decisions in life... a sign of being mature and really acting like one.

Challenges are there, yes, but God gave me the wisdom to think and rethink. Good thing He never leaves me in spite and despite of being so unfaithful...

One more thing, I am looking for a more challenging and a roller coaster ride to life's adventure in the months ahead. But I am confident that along that rides, God is there to guide me always. 

That's the spirit!


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Low Tolerance for Stress

Being pregnant while trying to comply all the requirements for my Masteral studies is not an easy tasks. I have to recondition my mind everyday that everything will be okay especially now that I am still going through hyperemesis gravidarum (excessive vomitting). Have I known that I was pregnant during enrollment period, I will never take the risk. But here I am, I have to pursue my studies, otherwise, all my effort will just be in vain.

I have four consecutive subjects (all for three hours per meeting) that is why Saturday for me is a dreadful day.  All these subjects require much reading and reporting. Honestly, only God's wisdom can save me out from this "dilemma". This is what I want actually. I want to finish my Master's degree however, since I got pregnant, my tolerance for stress is getting low. No matter how I tried hard to be okay but as the day ends, so does my energy. My last subject was often compromised, that's 5-8PM because that is the time that I lost all my energy and could hardly concentrate.

Well, maybe things will change when I will be on my second trimester (hopefully). I could only pray that God will give me that kind of strength that would survive me throughout the semester. Amen to that!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Guitar by Epiphone


Christmas is over yet due to limited resources, I wasn't able to give special present for my hubby. It's been awhile that he is eyeing for a new acoustic guitar and I was thinking that those guitars by Epiphone would surely suit his taste. His old acoustic guitar is already 7 years old- though still in good strumming condition. My hubby is very meticulous when it comes to taking care of his musical instruments. Those guitars I've browsed on the website of Epiphone is a thing to keep and die for. I know it is durable. Now, I should have it on my wishlist since his birthday is still in June. Hopefully.


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