I know it’s difficult to find time to exercise, or to be motivated to exercise rather than lounging comfortably on your couch watching your latest favorite shows (we’ve all been there!). Well, I have a few tricks that will help you strengthen and tone your body even while watching tv. I will provide opportune times to exercise as well as my daily exercise regimen. [Read more…]
Have you gotten your flu shot yet?
The flu season usually starts in the month of September all the way into May. It’s important for people to get the flu shot to help stop the spread of this highly contagious illness. I know some people do not like to get the immunization because they believe it makes them sick, or they don’t think it works, or are allergic to eggs, or even believe there’s a link to the shot and autism in babies and toddlers. I will give you up to date information from Web MD and the CDC (Center’s for Disease Control) website. This way you can make an informed decision on whether to get the shot or not. [Read more…]
This Monday’s Health topic is on blood donation, a gift that will help save lives!
During my hospital stay, I had received a couple of blood transfusions and I know it made a huge impact on my health. My genetic liver disease will not allow my liver to process copper in the foods and drinks I consume. It’s a disease that, unfortunately, is difficult to diagnose without having liver failure. Not only did I have liver failure, but my blood was saturated with copper… it had been poisoned to the point my blood was orange, not red! The minute I received a blood transfusion I began to feel alive, that I had more energy to fight for my life. Someone who had donated blood, gave me the gift of life and I am forever grateful…Thank you!
Tips For Donating
For those of you who would like to give blood, and are new to the experience, I will share tips on how to make it an easier process. These tips are from the Red Cross. [Read more…]
I would like for everyone reading this, to really think hard about what being beautiful means to you… Is it only skin deep? is it from within? is it a scenic landscape, a work of art, a kind act? is it pleasant to the eye or is it more of a feeling you get when you notice something or someone beautiful? do you think the media(movies, tv shows, magazines, etc…) portray the true meaning of what being beautiful actually is, and if not what can we do to change that? [Read more…]
It is hard to watch someone you love fall victim to a major illness, it turns their world upside down, as well as yours. It takes a lot to recover from the physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. You may feel like you are not doing enough or are not making a positive impact on the person who is going through the recovery phase. Here are some things that you can do to help a person during recovery or even a terminally ill loved one… and believe me, just being there is enough.
“The Will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius
So you have a goal you’d love to obtain, but how do you reach your goal, what drives you, keeps you going even when you are discouraged… it’s motivation!