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

Is Dieting For A Dummy?

Do you believe that dieting actually helps you lose weight? I don’t think so! And I’ll tell you why. In my observation of people who go on “diets,” it seems to put more stress on them, deprive them of the foods they like, make them GORGE when they decide to cheat, and generally makes them very unhappy. Not only are they unhappy, but sometimes this unhappiness makes them GAIN weight instead of lose it.

So what is the SECRET to maintaining a healthy weight? There are numerous ways (unless you have a thyroid or other disorder) in which to stay, fit, healthy, happy and maintain a good weight. The first thing you need to do is to FORGET the idea of dieting and stop focusing on how fat you think you are or how you don’t like your body, and start focusing on the idea of a healthy lifestyle.

That is the absolute best advice anyone can give you. And all of these get-thin-quick plans or diets prescribed by this guru or this specialist or this DOCTOR, don’t usually help a person STAY slim or lose weight. Why? Because as soon as you stop their plan/diet, all bets are off! Not only do people gain the weight they lost back, but they also often gain more weight than before. This can’t be healthy or a good idea.

The real truth is: thinness is a state of mind! Remember the book “Think Thin?” I never read it, but the concept of it actually makes a lot of sense to me. If you have a “thin” mentality, you will somehow manage to stay thin. If you have always been on the heavy side, then this kind of thinking is very foreign to you and not a part of your paradigm. Don’ worry, there are other ways in which to be your ideal weight. It really takes an attitude shift and a way of looking at life in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and be a good weight. Weight is not the only focus; body image is really important and I would say that possibly 85% of the world does not like something about their body! This is a common phenomenon. You are not alone!

What is important to recognize is that what really matters is your ATTITUDE about your body, food, exercise and healthy living that is the winning ticket to good weight management.

Some of you may say, “I’ve tried everything and I just can’t lose the weight.” Unless you have a condition, you can and you simply need to adjust the way you are looking at yourself. You need to look at your life holistically: mind, body, spirit and emotion, in order to get a handle on what it all means and how it translates into your entire being. This is the REAL SECRET to weight loss, and if you don’t believe me, I will further show you how!… Read More

Omega-3 – A Complete Diet For Brain, Heart and Joints

The heart is the most important part of our body. If the heart is healthy then we are healthy as well but how much do we know bout our heart? Do we generally go for the things that are good for our heart? You people must be thinking that the writer is simply wasting your time by writing some absurd things. But believe me this is really important for those who want to live a happy and healthy life. So wake up and start caring for your heart.                         

It is very true that your heart has a critical connection with your brain sharing the same need for omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are obtained from fish oil, have many positive effects on our health. They are produced in a multi-stage process. Some companies offer it in the form of soft gel capsules with an advanced delivery system that releases in the intestines, not in the stomach. There by avoiding stomach problems and unpleasant aftertaste. The studies claim that Omega-3 is an extremely important nutrient as it targets the three most important part of the body system. It supports the brain, joints and most especially the heart in controlling the blood pressure and preventing other diseases pertaining to these three body parts.

Benefits Of Omega-3

The Omega-3 can do wonders in keeping your heart healthy and rejuvenated. The brief snapshot of the gains is:

  • Ensures healthy heart functioning.
  • Regulate the blood pressure.
  • Maintain healthy blood viscosity and cardiovascular health.
  • Strengthen the bones and gives healthy joints.
  • Support the immune system to function properly.
  • Protects brain against the possible worries and smooths nerve functioning.
  • Sustain a problem free retina and eye function.

One thing that you must remember is that healthy living is not an easy task; hard work is the most significant rule of the game. Your body needs optimal heart, brain, and joint health which can be attained through the fatty acids extracted from the fish oils. But as it is common in medical world that one thing which has done wonders for me may not prove useful for you. Taking the rationality in mind and the possible outcomes it becomes necessary to discuss your symptoms with the one whom you rely the most – no one else than your doctor. So it is advisable that before going for medicine like this consult with your healthcare professional. And Do what’s best for your heart and health!… Read More

3 Possible Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common problems that plagues Americans. It can affect quality of living and also interfere with day-to-day activities. One of the frustrating aspects of back pain is how difficult it is to pinpoint the culprit. Some of the common causes of back pain are also the most overlooked, which makes it even harder to understand why you’re experiencing issues.

3 Possible Causes of Back Pain

Lack of Mobility

 Unsurprisingly, desk jobs have had a greater impact on our general well-being than most of us are willing to admit. Spending too much time sitting has a greater impact on health than it seems. In fact, the current culture of lounging around more often than spending time on your feet can have some heavy health consequences.

There are great ways to be more active and improve mobility. A fun option is to find a local dance studio that offers beginner classes. It’s an easy and interactive way to get a little more active and stretch those muscles in your back that have been neglected for too long. Plus, these have added benefits for your metabolism, your muscles, and your mental health. Work at injecting a little more activity in your day-to-day routines to keep your back feeling limber and ready for action.

Sprains and Strains

 Strains on your back don’t really have any rhyme or reason. Maybe you slept poorly one night, lifted a heavy item incorrectly, or stood up too quickly. All of these things can be the cause of some really inconvenient back pain. The good news is that most sprains and strains are temporary derailments. However, if left untreated, they can develop into something more serious, so make sure to take very good care of yourself if your back is aching.

 Remember, if your strain is causing consistent pain, there are alternative solutions to reaching into the medicine cabinet for a bottle of aspirin. Products like Terry Naturally Curamin have some excellent pain relief benefits without some of the more alarming drawbacks of typical over-the-counter painkillers. Terry also offers a wide range of supplements that can be a boon to your joint and muscular health to prevent future complications. Supplements and alternative remedies are an excellent way to address your pain without spending a fortune on ibuprofen.

A Slipped Disk

 A slipped (or herniated) disk can be a major pain—pun intended. Your spine, as you know, is composed of vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Your body cushions these vertebrae with discs. Their job is to soften the shocks of daily activities and to protect your bones from grinding together. A slipped disk can be caused by even simple motions. Age, weight, and activity levels are all factors to consider when assessing if you’re at risk for a slipped disk.

Slipped discs are one of the causes of back pain that really need to be treated sooner rather than later. They typically require X-rays, MRIs, or a combination to diagnose and shouldn’t be ignored for long, if at … Read More

Better Health (@BetterHealthGov)

Better HealthAmerican healthcare reform debates are focused on strategies to provide access” to health-related services for all. Individuals do not comprehend that acquiring an MRI might mean an hour of automated telephone program hell” for their doctor, waiting to speak to an insurance consumer service rep with an algorithm that determines regardless of whether or not the patient is eligible for the service – unrelated to the physician’s judgment or the particulars of the patient case.

They will approve nursing property care for them, but not the intensive cognitive rehabilitation that they need to have, unless the rehab physician fights an epic authorization battle that can take 10 days or extra to overturn the denial of solutions! Not due to the fact their program is insufficiently robust, but simply because the roadblocks for approval of solutions (provided in the plans) are so onerous that those providing the service usually give up before they obtain insurance authorization.

Be inspired by these athletes efforts and get off the couch and start out carrying out some exercise currently. In the average American primary care practice, an estimated 20 hours per week is spent by doctor and staff, attempting to safe insurance approval for essential tests and drugs.

In my experience, no matter whether or not the patient gets the service, test or procedure that they call for generally depends on the individual will and determination of their doctor. Locate out extra about workplace security and how you can make well being the most critical component of your toolkit.

The prior authorization” procedure for imaging research and non-formulary medications is also created to put on down the providers and passively deny services to patients, thereby saving fees for the insurers. Nevertheless, insurance coverage firms on a regular basis deny brain injury rehab to patients in the essential healing time frame.… Read More