Healthy Eating Tips Both Outside and Inside Home

Eating healthy is important to stay hale and hearty and live longer. In today’s fast moving life style it often becomes difficult to maintain strict  often eat outside foods that are not at all healthy. But here are few simple health resources that can help in maintain the nutrition level of the meal even while having outside food.

Healthy Eating Tips Both Outside and Inside Home
  • It is better to have lean meat
  • Have considerable amount of salad with low calorie salad dressings
  • It is better to have boiled and grilled dishes instead of fried stiffs
  • Cut down the portion of the meal by sharing the dish or by ordering small portion of the dish
  • Avoid eating everything in the buffet.
  • Stay away from the fillers that are given with drinks or with other food items

It is better to eat something before dinning outside. It will prevent over eating. It is also not necessary to have a complete meal from starters till dessert only because you are dining outside.

These are the simple tips to eat healthy food outside home. It is also equally important to maintain the nutrition level in home made food. Here are few simple tips that can help in preparing healthy food at home.

  • It is important to check the quality of the food item while purchasing
  • Clean and pack food properly before storing
  • It is better to store food items properly in the freezer
  • Try to eat the food items within few days
  • It is also important to maintain the hygiene level while cooking
  • In order to reduce the amount of fat in the food item it is better to use applesauce instead of butter or oil
  • Use non-sticking cooking spray instead of butter to grease pans
  • Have brown rice instead of white rice
  • It is better to have freshly cooked food items

To have low calorie desserts it is better to have natural sweetening agents in the form of fruits and vegetables. It is better to check the nutrition level of whatever is eaten both outside and inside the house. Good nutrition helps in growth, development and maintenance of body parts. It improves body immunity  also helps in proper mental functioning. So eat healthy to stay away from diseases and live longer.… Read More

Herbal Granny Knew Best

I can still remember in horror my grandmother grumbled in her overgrown garden picking these leaves in the leaves, throwing them all into a pot of boiling water and drinking it. Of course at the time I, plus a lot of the other young members of the family, thought she was quite mad and more than a little weird. What we didn’t realise at the time was that Grandmother was saner than any of us and quite the herbalist, and it seems,  quite a brilliant one at that. As much as I rack my brain I can’t remember her suffering from anything so common as the common cold in her entire long life time. Of course, some might say it had nothing to do with her unusual er…habits, she was just one of those lucky few who experience a better health for most of their charmed lives. Of course, I can’t argue with that. However the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that she knew something I didn’t. She knew I believe, some of the old ways. The ways that somehow tied us to the land for everything that we needed. The land, Mother Nature if you like, sustained us. Not just for our food but also (and doesn’t it make a lot of sense when you think about it), for our health.

Herbal Granny Knew Best

Let me explain, I’m not one of those people we want to go back to. For all the grandmother’s wisdom, she still could not cure Rickets, TB, or Polio. Those terrible diseases that almost die will come later when we are wiser and vision is more hygienic. No, what I’m suggesting is a combination of both. A partnering of the knowledge of the past with today’s expertise in science and what have you. Of then and now. The fact is we’re moving far too fast and as we speed along we forget. We forget the good and useful things from the past. And I believe we forget at our peril. The way I remember it, my Grandmother treated herself. Whenever she appeared to be developing a cold for instance, there were no trips to the doctor, no bottles of cough mixture or pills, no, there was a towel over the head and a hot bowl of something to sniff and breath in. Ok, so it wasn’t very nice to look at for us kids, but it seemed to work.

Of course the truth is, we haven’t really forgotten. We’ve just become impatient. We just don’t have the time to be ill. We want an instant fix, which of course has its downside. Pills, pills and more pills. Anything to hide the symptoms and give us the false impression that we are as good as new and can carry on.

But all is not lost. At least I don’t think so. Thankfully, judging by the number of Herbal Remedy type shops that seem to be springing up everywhere Grandmother’s skills seem to be undergoing something … Read More

Are You Still Writing for GP Reports to Manage Absence? – 5 Reasons To Think Again

As an experienced Occupational Health Nurse, I have always wondered why it is that some HR professionals and managers write to GPs rather than ask an Occupational Health specialist for a report to help them to manage absence. Occupational Health is the speciality of medicine which has the knowledge skills and training to provide advice on fitness for work in any industry setting and also has specialist knowledge of the diseases of occupations

Asking a GP, who has never had any occupational health training or even visited a workplace, for an opinion on fitness to work, rarely provides any useful advice on capability. It generally lengthens the management of the absence as GPs are very busy and can take weeks before a response is received and the report can be expensive.

Maybe it’s time to review your approach?

1. In my experience, non-medical people writing for a GP report are mostly wasting their time. I know that seeking further medical evidence is advised in many management of absence procedures, but I do not believe writing to a GP will give you anything other than a report which states the employee’s perspective on their medical condition. Once that is written in a report, it can sometimes ‘stranglehold’ the employer into a corner it is difficult to get out of without being seen to be unreasonable.

‘If Mrs Jones could be given a job nearer to home with light duties, reduced hours and a different Manager, I am sure she would be able to return to work’

2. The GP report may advise you of an employee’s diagnosis, but can you really make a judgement on what work capability an employee has from a medical diagnosis? If for example they are diagnosed with bi polar disorder, endometriosis or sciatica where does this leave you? Can you be absolutely sure that you are aware of all reasonable adjustments possible for these conditions? Fitness for work is about capability and not disability and the majority of GPs do not have enough knowledge of the workplace, diseases of occupations or risk assessments to provide a report which can be used by employers to manage a case forward with confidence in the workplace.

3. Reasonable adjustments are required if a condition may be likely to fall under the provision of the Equality Act 2010. This is however ultimately a legal and not a medical decision, but identifying what your obligations are in terms of disability legislation, can be complex and the tribunals are busy with cases where employers have not considered what the employee can do, rather than what they can’t. GP reports do not generally offer much helpful advice in this area and employers can easily fail to make simple adjustments just because they have not been given enough guidance on what can be done in the workplace to increase the capability, or ‘workability’ of employees with a medical condition. The GP will confirm that a medical condition is present, but how does … Read More

The Best Thing an Owner Can Do for Their Business Is Continue to Breathe

One of the best things a business owner can do for their business is continue to breathe. It sounds simple but for some business owners the hardest part about business ownership is finding time for themselves.

Health can be defined in a range of ways but the way I see it is; health is the absence of illness and the presence of vitality. Vitality is that energy and exuberance that comes from someone who is well rested, with energy to burn and the focus to put that energy to good use. I know many business owners that miss the mark when it comes to their own health.

Often business owners believe they need to work 24/7, putting themselves into a situation where it is difficult to sustain for the long term. If your business does not allow you the time to look after yourself over the long term, what makes you think the business will even last that long… Or that you will? By having your business over reliant upon you, it is likely you are starting a cycle that will turn into a cyclone, that can only result in a path of destruction.

What happens is this: first you begin to work all of the time. You are working in your business and doing the hard yards and there is a part of you that thinks ‘this is what I have to do for my business to continue’. You are being a martyr. The pressure on you builds until you are working so much you lose contact with your friends and family. Little did you know, that they were the support system of your life and without them you are left unsupported. Anyone who thinks that they have to do it alone is suffering from what I like to call the ‘Hero Complex’.

The ‘Hero Complex’ describes those people that think they don’t need anyone else’s help. They think they can move mountains on their own and run their business on their own. It is almost an ego trip for them. Little do they realise, that every hero has a sidekick. Someone who helps them when they can’t see an answer. Someone who keeps them focused when the going gets tough. Often it is purely the belief that the sidekick has in them, that reenergises the hero to go on and win. Some heroes even have a whole team to support them in their mission! If you believe you can do this on your own and that your business will only operate if you do everything, all of the time… You are wrong. In every instance you are wrong.

The key to success is having a team of experts to help make decisions… and a pit crew who support you… and cheer squad who believe in you. As Michael Jackson said ‘you are not alone’ and you never should be.

If you have made the choice to be 100% work all of the time, what happens when … Read More

How Strong Is Your Immune System?

How many of these drugs are you taking on a regular basis?

  • Cold medicine
  • Antibiotics
  • Aspirin
  • Allergy medications

Far too many people are living with a vulnerable immune system that cannot successfully defend itself from diseases and sicknesses. Did you know that your immune system has the inborn capability to protect itself from ill health? When your body is healthy and fit, your immune system has the ability to defend itself against millions of toxins, bacteria, parasites, and viruses. So why are so many people these days, including yourself, turning to man-made, chemical-filled drugs to perform the natural functions of a healthy body?

What Is Inside That Medication?

Go and take some time to actually read through the ingredients on the medicines that are filling your medicine cabinet. Without a doubt, you will find a long list of words that are unpronounceable and most likely completely foreign to your knowledge. Although they may sound scientific, if you’re not sure what any of the words mean, then you are still at a loss with understanding just what is inside of those pills you are taking.

The bottom line is that most medications can and will cause unfavorable side effects, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, drowsiness, nausea, liver damage, and dizziness, to name a few.

Staying hydrated, and improving your immune system naturally is a totally safe way to help you avoid sickness and poor health. You will probably be surprised at how simple it really is to boost your immune system and thwart sickness for good.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet, high in vegetables, whole grains, and fruits
  • Drink pure, clean water every day

In order to drink truly clean water, you will have to stop yourself from running out and buying bottled waters and average water filters that really are not doing much of anything. Bottled and tap water can contain contaminants, toxins, and unregulated chemicals–these should not be entering your body when attempting to boost your immune system! Why spend all of this money on bottled water or a sub-par filter for your tap water, when neither one of these things will give you the results that your body needs?

The only way you will achieve a great immune system by drinking the best water, is by drinking clean, ionized, alkaline water. By drinking this water every day as a part of your new regimen, your immune system will benefit from it and you will not only see results, you’ll feel the results. And that is the most important thing. You’ll be amazed with the changes.… Read More