Stress is a natural part of everyday life. Regardless of location, lifestyle, occupation or relationship situation, stress occurs in one degree or another. In a positive light, mild to moderate amounts of stress encourage alertness and keeps us from harm. However, continuous or extreme stress without a means of escape has a negative impact on our bodies. Tension builds and we become overwhelmed. Without some type of relief or period for relaxation, physiological changes begin that manifest into physical symptoms. Individuals may develop headaches, abdominal distress or insomnia. More serious effects include elevated blood pressure, chest pain and a variety of conditions requiring medical intervention. [Read more…]
7 Food Items That Will Protect Your Heart
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer the world over. If this is not enough to convince you to start taking care of your heart right NOW, then I don’t know what is!
Dr. Cesar Yepes, a well- trained, highly experienced cardiologist, specializes in interventional and non-invasive cardiology, including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He has vast experience in dealing with cardiovascular diseases and recommends paying attention to a heart-healthy diet. In terms of a heart-healthy diet, he says that, in general:
It depends upon the culture.The main issue is to maintain balance between carbohydrates, fat, and protein intake. Avoid saturated fat and maintain a caloric intake according to ideal weight for each individual. In general, white meats plenty of salad with minimum dressingor no dressing are ideal. Plenty of fruits are good but avoid too many bananas or mango. Avoid saturated fats as well.
Dr. Cesar Yepes also highlights one reason for the proliferation of heart diseases in modern society: “Modern diets have high caloric value and this associated with lack of exercise contributes to coronary artery disease.“
This is why it is vital that we look at what we’re eating if we want to have a healthy heart. As for specific food items, here are some of the best that will protect your heart. [Read more…]
4 Reasons Why You Should Periodically Update Your Online Business Listings
Many companies make the mistake of setting up their business listings online and then forgetting about them. Unfortunately, these digital elements cannot thrive unless businesses regularly maintain them. Outdated information, customer service opportunities, or errors that go unchecked can hurt your business in the long run. Take a look at these four considerations to make as you maintain online business listings.
If your business is listed on customer review sites, then it is extremely important to keep track of the feedback posted to these channels. Companies often have the opportunity to address customer service concerns or discover common complaints. Your customer feedback might be difficult to look at sometimes, however it is an extremely valuable source of input. Take prompt action to resolve issues and turn detractors into promoters. [Read more…]
Drowning in Stainless Steel Appliance Drudgery? Let Self-Cleen Coating Save You!
Millions of consumers have purchased stainless steel appliances for their beauty, shine, and style – only to have their dreams crushed by the excessive, constant polishing and upkeep required by “steel” that is the furthest thing from “stainless.” To the dismay of owners, stainless steel appliances can quickly become unsightly without the tedious daily polishing that is typically required multiple times a day. In today’s busy world, no one has time or energy for that.
Between fingerprints, water marks, streaks and other blemishes, stainless steel appliances can look ugly, dirty, and old – even after just being cleaned. Worse, it’s possible for marks and scuffs to penetrate the stainless steel polish to permanently mark the steel. [Read more…]
Five Reasons to Shop Locally
You’ve probably heard the old saying to think globally but act locally. While considering the way that commerce is now a global enterprise, many consumers are trying to focus their dollars on local businesses. Local businesses must work hard to earn the attention of consumers by maintaining an online presence and making themselves stand out. According to a Metro Family Magazine article, there are many reasons to shop locally before heading to a big box mass retailer’s store. [Read more…]