How Women Should Be Taking Care Of Their Health in 2017

Taking care of our health as early on as possible is going to help us to avoid illness, disease, and other problems in the future. Failing to look after one’s health can mean a low quality of life in the future, not being able to walk unaided, needing help eating, dressing…the list goes on. If you want to make sure you live a better quality of life now and in the future, you need to know how women should be taking care of their health on 2017.

Read on for some tips that could change the way you feel, look, and live:

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Start Eating To Nourish And Energize Your Body

The food we eat literally becomes what we are made of. Think about that for a second. If you’re eating lots of fast food, junk food, and even microwave meals, you’re going to build your body out of these things. Not only will this affect your waistline, it’ll affect how healthy you are on the inside, and how you feel. You might think you don’t have time, but there are so many healthy meals that can be thrown together in a flash. You can even add ingredients to a slow cooker earlier on in the day so that your meal is ready when you get home from work.

Fill your body with fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and other natural foods. Although you don’t have to become vegan or even vegetarian, recent studies show that cutting down on your meat consumption could be a good idea. Why not cut out red meat, or simply go meatless on Mondays?

Get Some Exercise That You Enjoy

Exercise is important for the health of your heart, as well as great for your mental health! You should never solely exercise to ‘lose weight’. While getting to a healthy weight and shaping up can be good goals, you should also remember how important exercise is for your health in general, and the way you feel. You don’t need to aim to have 6 pack abs to be healthy or to exercise. Just do something you enjoy a minimum of 3 times a week. It could be a class, or a plan that you buy/download.

On top of your exercise, aim to get around 8,000-10,000 steps per day. Many people go to the gym and think that this is enough, however, they barely get any steps in. Aim to walk more, and get outside while you do it!

Avoid Bad Habits Like The Plague

We shouldn’t have to lecture you on how bad things like drinking, smoking, and drug taking are. Taking drugs will affect you psychologically in the long term, and can even cause short term psychosis. Drinking occasionally and in moderation is okay, but drinking regularly is a no-no. If you drink to help yourself sleep, you will actually cause insomnia over time. Smoking is terrible for all kinds of reasons, from your heart health to your eye health. The best thing you can do is put down the cigarettes right now. If you can’t go cold turkey, there are things like patches, gum, and even e-cigs to help you (although bear in mind that the e-cig industry is unregulated).

Make Sure You’re Getting Plenty Of Sleep

Everybody has a different sleeping pattern, and so we can’t really tell you that you must get 8 hours of sleep per night or else. You need to know what works for you. There are studies that suggest, however, less than 6 hours of sleep per night has been linked to many health problems. Some scientists say you may as well be getting none at all.

Have Regular Health Check Ups

Regular health check ups are imperative, especially as you get a little older. You should be doing your own breast exams, as well as going for professional health exams. Visiting fertility clinics to get a better picture of your fertility as well on tips on how to improve could be a good idea too. If you have any health concerns, don’t put them off. Get them checked over ASAP.

Find Ways To De-stress

Stress is invisible, but the damage it can do is terrifying. Identify causes of stress in your life and figure out ways you can minimize it. Take a mental health day if you feel that work is affecting your mental health. Over time, meditation can even help you to become more grounded and less stressful.

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Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Sunscreen is imperative for protecting the skin from the invisible nasties that can damage us even when the sun isn’t out. Buy products that contain an SPF to make this easier.

Cut Back On Screen Time

How long do you think you spend on the computer, your smartphone, your tablet, and watching the TV? This adds up to a lot of screen time that can mess up our circadian rhythms. Not only that, it’s a form of procrastination and self sabotage that means we actually get nothing worthwhile done. Don’t do these things mindlessly, and think of the things you could be doing instead. You could be spending time on a hobby (which is great for your mental health), or reading a great book.

Be More Social

Humans are social creatures, and as such it can actually be bad for our physical health if we become too isolated. Make sure you stay in touch with those you love. Call a friend for a catch up, or visit them for a quick coffee. Laugh more. You’ll feel so much better.

Be More Mindful

Aim to be more mindful throughout the day. Don’t worry about the future or stress over the past. Attempt to live in this moment, right now. Do you have anything at all to worry about right now?

Take more mindful breaths, and be more conscious of the things you say and do. Mindfulness is a wonderful tool for better health and a better life.

Will you use these tips to take care of your health? Leave your own thoughts below!

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Keeping Your Home Safe…When You’re a Renter

There’s no shortage of advice for keeping your property safe and secure, but the problem is that most of this advice is aimed at just that: “your” property. If you’re renting- as opposed to owning – when you live, then you’re normally at a disadvantage because most of the security aspects will be dependent on the landlord of the property, not on you. However, that’s not to say you have to just settle for whatever you end up with. Some aspects are in your hands, as we’ll see below.

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See What You Can Do

There’ll be limitations to what modifications you can make on your property, but that’s not to say you can’t do anything. The first thing is to speak to your landlord; they might be fine with your reinforcing your doors, adding extra security to your windows, and so on. However, we must stress that it is imperative that you run everything by them beforehand. Even if they’re happy with the changes you’ve made, if you make a mistake and cause damage to the property in any way, you might have trouble when it comes to getting your deposit back.

Consider Changing the Locks

You’ve got the keys to your property, and so does your partner. Alas, the people who used to live in the property might also have a set. While it’s highly unlikely that they’ll return and break in when you’re not home, that’s not a chance you’ll want to take, especially if you live in a part of town with a higher than normal crime rate. Again, you’ll want to run it by your landlord, but it is possible that you can add a lock and then change it back to the one that was there when you moved in when you decide to leave.

Camera Security

You won’t be able to add a complete home alarm system to the property, and even if you could, the expense of doing so would probably put you off anyway. However, you can add a security camera. These are inexpensive and high-quality; you’ll be able to see what’s going on outside just by looking at your computer.

Protecting Your Contents

Even with all the security in the world, there’s always a chance that something might go wrong with your rented property. And if it does, you’ll want to ensure that you’re protected should anything bad happen to your belongings. As such, it’s a good idea to check renters insurance providers and find a level of coverage that’s right for you. You hopefully won’t need it, but if you do, you’ll be glad you had the foresight to take out a policy!

Knowing the Neighbourhood

Finally, don’t underestimate just how valuable your community can be. If you get to know the neighbours, you’ll be adding an extra level of security, as there’ll be able to keep an eye on your property when you’re not at home. It’s better to have dozens of eyes watching your place as opposed to just you!

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Enhance Your Business With A Virtual Receptionist

Most companies employ a receptionist to take calls, speak to the callers, screen the calls and pass the calls to the right person to handle the calls. You will have to pay the receptionist a monthly wage, increment when it is due, and plus other monetary benefits. Sometimes the receptionist will call in sick and you will have to find a temporary receptionist to stand in for her until she is well enough to return to work. A receptionist can resign if she is not happy working in your company or when it is time for her to retire.

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In today’s modern world, more companies are relying on a virtual receptionist to do the work of the traditional receptionist that works in your company. There are now companies providing business owners with virtual receptionists that can handle the normal work done by your staff. A virtual receptionist is an outsourced call handling operator who is trained to manage your companies’ calls from outside your company.

These virtual receptionists are highly-skilled telephone agents. They are trained to carry out the full range of receptionist skills that include message taking, switchboard call forwarding or call patching, dairy management, order taking, emergency call response and etc. Virtual receptionists are trained professionals who are able to handle difficult callers, angry callers and are usually based in a call center and work in a team. They are rarely seen by business clients. Modern technology are able to have your calls from your existing telephone line transferred out to the call centre where the virtual receptionist is without the knowledge of the callers.

Global Business Centers is now a leading worldwide supplier of virtual offices for small businesses, home-based businesses, and international entrepreneurs. Business owners are able to use their prestigious Executive Suites address as their virtual office address on their business cards, website and marketing materials. These prestigious addresses included GBC’S headquarters location in the famed “Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills and other national and international locations e.g. New York City, London and Hong Kong. Business owners using these virtual office addresses need not have to worry about pricey rental for full-time offices.

Clients of Global Business Centers are offered access to personalized phone reception services and postal management at a distinguished mailing address. The professional mail room staff accepts and sign for clients’ mail and packages to be collected whenever convenient for their clients. Luxurious conference room are available for their use. Most attractive is business clients get to enjoy short term leases.

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Invest In A Clover POS System

A powerful tool has taken over the traditional cash register in most restaurants, shops, and stores. Whenever you enter a café, restaurant or when you pay for your purchase, you will see this powerful tool at work. This powerful tool is the Point Of Sale Station.

A Clover POS System usually works with a printer, cash register and a terminal. When the POS is enhanced with other apps from Clover’s, it becomes a powerful tool to help you manage employees and customers. It can help you track inventory, cash flow, make payments, create and view reports, manage time sheets and print documents all in one.

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Whatever the type of business or whatever products you are selling, the Clover POS machine enables you to accept credit cards and debit cards, EVM chip cards and even touchless payments. Using this POS system offers your customers efficient payment solutions and ensures them of a safe, easy, and secure transaction with you. When you use a Clover, you can have the Clover Mini, Clover Mobile, Clover Station, or Clover Go systems working for you, or you have multiple systems. For more details about the devices, Merchant Account Solution is the place to go to for assistance.

In a restaurant, a POS system enables communications between the kitchen and the wait staff. Orders are sent through the computer directly to the kitchen printer. A restaurant can program the POS system to track everything from food usage, to the most popular menu items. Since the POS system acts as a time clock, it is able to help prepare payroll by helping you save money. A POS system can organize profit and loss statement and sales tax for you to help you save time.

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If you are running a restaurant, a mobile Clover Flex device will enable you to check out customers waiting in-line to be seated, at table-side, or even at the counter. You are able to take orders, process a transaction, print the receipt, get the customer’s signature, and even adjust a tip right on the spot. The device has a built-in camera and QR code scanner to help you manage your inventory. It also has a 5-inch touch screen display to view options and capture signatures.

Every system has its drawback and since this system uses a computer, there is a possibility it may crash for some reasons. It is advisable and necessary to have regular backups. Preferably, do a backup at the end of each day’s closing to avoid losing all your data. Information concerning sales, profit and loss statements, and payroll statement.

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6 Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe on the Road

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We all spend so much time driving around in our cars that it is easy to forget how dangerous they can be. However good a driver you are, there is always a small risk that you could get into an accident, even if it isn’t your fault.

It’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but being prepared is always better than not. And, there are a few things that you can do to prevent accidents happening or at least mitigate any damage that could occur should the worst happen.

Lots of the advice that follows will probably be obvious to you if you are already a safety-conscious driver, but you would be surprised how many of the list you might need to be reminded of. For example, how often do you take a short journey without bothering to put your seatbelt on? Have you had a drink and then got behind the wheel recently?

Avoiding these common accident causes will give you peace of mind that your driving is as good as it can be, but there is still a chance that your will be caught up in an accident that is not your fault. In this case, you will need to know what to do next. This article on how to prove fault in a car accident from Lawsuit Legal will be a great help, especially if you have been in an accident recently.

Always Wear Your Seatbelt

There are plenty of good reasons to wear a seatbelt, and it’s not only the driver who must wear theirs. Passengers can become projectiles should your vehicle crash. This means that if anyone in the car isn’t wearing a seatbelt, the force of them hitting someone else in the car could kill them. Not to mention the fact that they could easily be launched out of the windscreen or any of the windows and into the road. Not a pleasant idea.

Make sure that your children are all fastened in and use carseats for younger children to make sure they are safe too. Children under 13 are advised to ride in the back seat and use child locks to make sure that they can’t open the door accidentally as you drive. As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep your children safe so however much they complain, make sure they wear their seatbelt!

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Don’t Drink and Drive

You’ve only had a glass of wine or a bottle of beer with your meal so you should be fine to drive – right? Well, you might be under the limit but driving is still a really bad idea. Even if you feel completely fine, getting a cab or public transport is a much better plan. In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes. This number is staggering and should really make you think twice about whether you should get behind the wheel.

If you want to have a night on the town, always plan ahead to figure out how you are going to get home safely without driving yourself or allowing a friend to drink and drive. If driving really is your only option, take it in turns to be the designated driver. To make this role more appealing, you could establish a rule that whoever drives has all their soft drinks paid for by the rest of the group.

Take Your Time

When you’re on familiar roads, or particularly wide open roads, it is easy to find your speed creeping up without you even realising. Because you feel confident on this stretch, going a bit faster doesn’t feel like an issue. Take note of any speed limits in your area and stick to them. You should also be aware of changes to the weather and slow down in high winds or rain.

Always leave plenty of time for your journeys so you can’t be tempted to speed and if you do find yourself running late, find a safe place to pull over and simply tell whoever you’re meeting your situation. Being late is annoying, causing an accident is a disaster. Add timekeeping to your list of important things to keep on top of, and all will be well.

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Ignore Your Phone!

We are so connected these days, that the thought of ignoring our phones is actually unpleasant. However,unless your car has a bluetooth connection, you shouldn’t be on your phone while you drive. There are two obvious reasons for this: if you are concentrating on your phone, you aren’t concentrating on the road and if you have a phone in your hand, you can’t use that hand to steer or change gear in an emergency.

Even with a bluetooth connection, you need to make sure that you are still giving your full attention to the road and not allowing yourself to get to drawn into the conversation you are having. It only takes a second of inattention to cause trouble so if in doubt pull over to finish your conversation in a safe place or simply call them back when you arrive at your destination. In fact, Washington State has recently put this into law so that you can no longer hold your phone, coffee or mascara as you drive.

Get Your Car Serviced Regularly

If you are a sensible driver and you have got your seatbelt on, haven’t had a drink, left in plenty of time and have even gone so far as to leave your phone in the glovebox out of reach, there is one last thing you need to make sure you do: take your car for regular service checks.

Even if you are a perfect driver, a car on its last legs isn’t going to get you far and could certainly get you into trouble. Make sure you take your car for regular checks with a trusted car mechanic to be safe. You should also keep an eye on your tyres. Bald or flat tyres will make steering more difficult and could cause you to skid if you are driving fast. You should also top up your oil and screenwash regularly.

Stay Safe and Know Your Skill

Everyone thinks that they are a good driver, but often we aren’t quite as good as we think we are. Driving safely is simply a case of being aware of what is happening around you on the road and responding to any hazards that may occur. Usually, the best thing you can do is drive at a sensible speed and be patient with other drivers and road users.

If you do feel that you aren’t as safe on the road as you once were, speak to your doctor. This is an especially good idea if you are an older driver and you are less steady on your feet or your family have expressed concern.

Most of the time you are on the road, you will be perfectly safe but the point is that you shouldn’t take this for granted. Following this advice will help to make sure that you are as safe as you can be. Continue to drive sensibly and everything should be fine.

If you are caught in a car accident, then having your seatbelt on and a fully serviced car will give you the best chance of getting out unharmed and walking away with just a few bruises. Make sure that you have full car insurance to cover any damage costs and know your rights. It may be best to contact a lawyer to advise you on how to proceed after an accident especially if the accident was not your fault.

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