Now, many of you know and have been following my Pain and Health journey and I know many of you may suffer from similar ailments.
So, I’ve decided to take my Health tips and journey to another level…Yes!
Because how many of you struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, health problems?
How many of you suffer from some or all of these same problems due to work, family, business, or daily struggles?
My little secret:
I suffer from all of the above as well as other ailments and chronic diseases, but one thing that has truly HELPED ME…Going back to the “BASICS”
1. I changed the way I ate.
2. Lost the excess weight.
3. Went back to exercising (light).
4. Started meditating and doing yoga.
5. I threw away all my medications and exchanged them for vitamins.
Healthy eating, and NOT skipping meals (shakes and vitamins from @herbalife as well as probiotics, and fish oil, and oregano and grape seed oil and other organic items…*check with your Dr)
6. Resting, yes! Actually sleeping, using melatonin, sleep now from @thrive4wellness_herbalife and chamomile or cinnamon tea…
7. More importantly, AVOID STRESS, STRESS IS A “KILLER”…yes, it will bring you to your “knees and break you”!…
8. Know your “triggers” and try to AVOID them so you can PREVENT flare-ups!
9. Don’t WORK to HARD, know your limits and LEARN to LISTEN to your BODY!.
10. Remember that no matter what you do, you will have ups and downs and it’s how you learn to handle them and cope with them that matters!….
I want to invite you to read my previousBlog Post and to share my story and what I struggle with, but I don’t let these struggles take away my SHINE! So, let’s #BossUpandRise and Join Me on this Healthy and Fitness Journey today!
So whether it be with my products or those of your own it DOESN’T MATTER, what matters is that you get your HEALTH and LIFE back on track, so that you can continue to do what you LOVE!
Some two-thirds of American adults’ new year’s resolution included fitness goals. A shocking 73% gave up on their objective. It’s no secret that staying active and eating healthily while juggling chaotic work and home life is not easy. However, it’s disheartening to know that under a quarter of Americans are satisfying the recommended amount of weekly exercise — just 150 minutes.
That’s under three hours of exercise per week, which isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things. Even just 30 minutes of jogging or running per day could make a difference in your life. Living a healthy lifestyle will make you feel better and improve your overall quality of life.
That’s why the Bestowteam picked the 12 best fitness apps for 2019. With these smartphone applications, you’ll be so inspired to work out that you’ll look forward to it. Keep scrolling for the highest-rated health and wellness apps.
We break down the prices and features of the top apps in the following categories:
Running and cycling
Competition and gamification
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If you work as an Interpreter, Dispatcher or even in a call center, your job depends on your “voice”, and you are considered an occupational voice user.
Meaning, you are “The Voice” and that is your tool and the most valuable tool you have in order to convey and get your job done.
So, whether your an Interpreter, Conference Interpreter, Dispatcher, or work in a call center, or as a scheduler, your voice is your only link with the customer, correct? So, it’s important that you take care of your voice and that you maintain a healthy voice in order to get the job done.
Because just as neat professional attire is essential for face-to-face interactions, having a clear voice is essential for your day-to-day business operations.
A hoarse voice from an Interpreter, or call center agent (CCA), dispatcher carries the same negative impression as a worn-out outfit and can detract from building credibility and or doing your job the right way, do you agree?
Little Story: A few years back I was doing a Conference appointment for the State, I actually had a team interpreter (who was sick) and was coughing up a storm. Having a sick interpreter onsite who’s unable to do his/her job (use their voice to speak) not only did it affect the overall assignment, but it was a major distraction and also put on more stress on me, because I had to complete the job myself because my partner was sick with laryngitis.
So a healthy voice is crucial, but because you are constantly talking and using your voice to do your job and if you don’t take care of your voice, you are at risk for damaging your voice and developing hoarseness.
Overall, Interpreters, Dispatchers, CCAs with voice problems are bad not only for the CCAs, Interpreters, Dispatchers, Schedulers, and those who use their Voice to work but at the end of the day it’s bad for business.
I’ve learned from some Voice experts who now think that voice problem is a form of repetitive motion injury because the vocal cords are being injured by overuse, similar to the way data entry personnel may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Did you know that when we talk, the vocal cords vibrate about 200 times a second for women and about half that for men? That can add up to more than a million cycles of vibration during a workday at a call center causing vocal injury this is also true for singers, interpreters, dispatchers, call centers, etc.
As a professional conference interpreter who’s constantly working and who uses her voice to work, it is so important to take care of your voice!
True Story: About 4 years ago (I was a major workaholic) 🤔😊working all day, every day and would not take breaks in between and didn’t like working with other colleagues (I had bad experiences with other agency interpreters), so I was working for a whole straight month non-stop during the winter months and around November while working at a conference my Voice literally starting squeaking, I could NOT Speak, my voice started sounding horsy like, my chest started to hurt, my throat was just feeling horrible, I started to sweat, got dizzy and literally passed out! Apparently, I had walking pneumonia and laryngitis and was in the hospital! I failed to listen to my body, I was just so excited about the work, I love what I do and was just “Go-go-go” non-stop that my body finally gave out in the middle of an assignment! This little scenario ended up costing me months being out of work until I was able to get my Voice back and recuperate from this horrible experience!
So yes, dear interpreters, dispatchers, CCAs, Schedulers and all of you who use your work to fulfill your responsibilities TAKE CARE OF YOUR “VOICE”!
Here are some recommendations and things that I do and have done so since this episode.
Taking frequent breaks and being able to move around is so important because it reduces the tension in your body and will prevent you from having other joint/muscle problems.
Taking frequent breaks will give your voice muscle a rest, so try to rest your voice – meaning no talking, or drinking cold drinks.
Voice scientists advise those who use their Voice to work “to think of voice pacing on three levels:
Breaks within phone calls
Breaks between phone calls during the workday
Breaks between workdays”
Besides posture, breaks, and vocal pacing, you must also practice good voice hygiene. These tips have helped me keep the throat moist and free from irritation so that my vocal cords are less likely to be injured:
Drinking lots of (room temperature) water (or non-caffeinated liquid) during the day.
Keep water with you at all times.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are drying to the throat.
Avoid excess coughing and throat clearing.
Don’t smoke! Smoking causes irritation and can lead to cancer and other health-related problems.
Don’t work if you have a hoarse voice due to a cold or upper respiratory infection.
Seek medical attention to manage any medical conditions that can cause throat irritation including acid reflux, postnasal drainage, allergies, asthma, and endocrine conditions, etc.
Avoid dry interior climates
Avoid high-risk areas they are known to cause damage to your voice.
Eat good and moist meals and avoid spicy foods, they cause acid reflux or GERD
Use a humidifier in your room or home, especially in dry climates.
Avoid mouthwash (it contains alcohol), if you need to gargle use lukewarm saltwater
Take vitamins or eat fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, A, E, and C
Drink lemon tea with honey (instead of coffee)
I made my own paste that I add to my teas and helps with phlegm and it also has helped me from getting sick; it includes:
Pepper, etc…I will include the paste recipe in my next food meal article.
Get Help Early; Listen to Your Body
Seek medical attention early don’t wait until you have lost your voice to seek medical help.
Pay attention to the signs that your voice is getting tired such as– dry throat, raw or tired feeling in the throat, increased mucus in the throat, feeling like talking takes more effort, feeling throat strain — in addition to a raspy or hoarse voice.
I received this awesome guide on how to stay healthy at WORK! I hope you enjoy this Actionable Guide to Staying Healthy At Work in order to raise awareness and to give you tips on how to stay healthy while sitting behind a desk all day.
For most people, fitness brings up images of running at the park or lifting weights at the gym to have a slimmer waistline and bigger biceps. However, you could have both of those things and still live in abject misery if you don’t take the whole body and mind into consideration. That sounds exhausting, as well as time-consuming, which means it probably won’t fit into your busy schedule. Think again and take a look at what you need to do and how to make it work.
Enjoy Your Exercise
As one celebrity fitness coach tells Shape magazine, “there’s not one magic workout schedule that will make you burn fat and build lean muscle.” So what do you need? A bit of cardio and a bit of strength training. Activities like team sports, ultimate Frisbee, and yoga meet those requirements. Choose something you like and the fun will keep you coming back for more.
Take Some “Me” Time
It’s perfectly okay to spoil yourself as it may do you some good. There’s no reason for this to be expensive or time-consuming if you’re willing to think creatively. Imagine an at-home spa where you and a friend take turns giving each other hot rock massages followed by skincare treatments, all while sipping on your tea with relaxing music playing in the background.
Learn to Eat Healthfully
That exercise isn’t going to do much good if your lunch comes from a taco truck. It’s time for a change, but cooking brings up images of slaving over a stove for hours on end while your tummy grumbles. Banish the thought because you don’t need much time to cook balanced meals, and you’ll save a lot by doing your lunch in large batches that you put in the freezer then pull out later to fill up a Tupperware container that you bring to work.
There are many people who don’t drink enough water, and the consequences for their health are dire. If you’re one of them, there’s an easy solution: Bring it with you wherever you go and take regular sips when you’re thirsty. You may have read that you need eight glasses a day, but there are very few doctors and fitness instructors who agree with that assessment, as the correct amount depends on your size and how active you are. Just pay attention to your body.
Spend Time Outdoors
You need sunshine; otherwise, your body can’t produce enough vitamin D, which is vital to warding off conditions such as osteoporosis to depression. That’s just the beginning when it comes to the benefits of nature, says a writer with ZLiving. In numerous studies, the outdoors been shown to improve people’s mood while helping them focus, and all it takes is a lunch break outside. You can also get the fresh air by drinking your coffee outside in the morning.
Meditate to Find Calm
Have you got five minutes? That’s enough for a mindful session that will not only calm your nerves but give your self-esteem a boost and put you to bed on time. There’s little mystery as to how it works: By slowing down your breathing and focusing your mind on your bodily sensations, you cut short the “fight or flight” response and engage your parasympathetic nervous system, which slows down your heart rate and gives you a relaxing reset.
Practice Your Hobby
Sometimes all you need is something to look forward to at the end of the day, and activities such as playing the guitar, knitting scarves, or painting portraits deliver that and a whole lot more, says lifestyle website Your Zen Life. Becoming skilled at a hobby naturally makes you more confident while also sparking the creative side of your brain.
It does take some effort fitting these activities into your schedule, but it’s worth it if you value your happiness and sanity. Reflect on what you do with your time, then make a few adjustments. You can fit them in.
A caloric cycling program. It isn’t a diet so much as a system for the right way to eat your day permits your body to burn fat more effectively. All at the same time boosting your metabolism nearly a level where it’s capable of keeping over pounds for good.
An excellent low carb ketogenic weight loss program is called the cyclical ketogenic diet. Diet regime breaks over the amount of protein, carbs, and fat into is actually called macros. These Total Tone macros help you distribute just how much of each source of calories anyone eats accurate amount every single meal. An efficient breakdown for calories from protein, carbs, and fat is a 65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbohydrates ratio.
Justification the eating habits are called a cyclical ketogenic diet is really because we spend 5 times per week doing a poor carb phase and then your next 2 days is a higher carb, or carb up, phase.
It is undoubtedly important to locate people are generally losing the burden. If any of your loved one’s members or friends one more overweight, attempt and encourage the join one. One gets encouraged more if you could have another person by your side doing the ditto ketogenic weight loss. You will have a company with diet and times if you need to exercise. It may feel tiring to exercise on your own, however, if you have somebody to encourage you; observing do it fast and finish the fat reduction plan.
Alternatively, enthusiastic about a lifestyle problem; you rush in after work grab whatever is to give and rush out again without eating a proper nutritious course. Do you sit down from day to night in a dentist’s office or hate taking exercise? All these things can benefit a gradual increase in weight.
Exercise ketogenic Diet will be the only route to health and fitness that virtually every doctor in the field of agrees from. Exercise is safe, effective, and brings many more benefits to the lives than diets or drugs ever will without help. Exercise is fun, invigorating, motivating along with the single most effective way to increase our life and well-being!
Read about various low-carb diets and then zero in on specific. Avoid drastic diet plans that permit no vegetables or fruit – getting rid of fiber surely not healthy and obviously boring! Just how can long is it possible to eat meat, day in and day trip?
What the post-workout feast? This is the time to replenish the glycogen stores in your muscles. Soon after a hard weight works out there is often a “window of opportunity” inside the muscle cell when insulin sensitivity can be extremely high as well as the body is most receptive to nutrient absorption. So, at you must 65-100 grams (35-70 grams for women) of fast-absorbing liquid carbohydrates (maltodextrin, dextrose, or sucrose).