A Better Work Life Balance

These days we’re often over-stressed due to the busy, fast paced lives we lead. There’s always demands on our time. It’s important, therefore, to maintain a good work life balance. Although, this is often talked about and we know its importance, many of us are still neglecting a good balance and letting work take over. Here are our top tips to start addressing a better equilibrium:

1. Leave work at work

Turn emails off on your phone (or never activate them in the first place), leave the laptop at work and enjoy time with your family and friends.

2. Join a sports club

It’s a good way to unwind after a stressful day and also a good way to forge strong social bonds.

3. Make sure you take your annual leave

These days some people feel guilty about taking annual leave, fearing that they may be oestracized by colleagues or bosses. This is nonsense, of course. But, sometimes it can feel like you’re letting the team down by being away. Good communication and making sure your assignments are finished before going away can make sure you truly relax whilst on vacation.

Struggling with back pain?

For a number of years I have struggled with lower back pain. I have tried all sorts of things to remedy this, from sleeping on harder mattress to chiropractors doing exercises with a roller. This latter one, has proved the most beneficial to me. I have used both the typical rollers you get at the gym and also a massage ball. The massage ball is great because you can take it anywhere with you, so it makes it good for sticking to a routine when traveling. The yoga roller, however, is less practical for traveling but depending on the size you buy can still be done.

The best product I’ve found is called the shiatsu massage ball, which you can easily find by doing a Google search. I bought one in Japan, and I have to say they work a treat and getting into those tight muscle areas and releasing them. They’re perfect for traveling as well.

Have you got any advice on how you deal with back pain? We’d love to hear from you.

Maintatining Mindfullness In Today’s Modern Society

Mindfulness has become a bit of a key phrases in recent times. Being present in the moment, helps us achieve clarity and helps calm the mind. From the very moment we wake up we are bombarded by a sensory overload. There’s many stresses and strains we face on a daily basis. By spending just 30 minutes a day being mindful, it can help improve our mental well being, reduce stress levels and anxieties.

Do you need to practice meditation to be mindful.

It’s a common misconception that you need to meditate to be mindful. This is not strictly true. Although, menditation helps for mindfullness it’s not always necessary. How an indivdual practices mindfulness it completely their choice. It doesn’t always have to take place in a quite studio free from distractions. You can practice on the way to work, or in the gym. Taking 30 mins a day for mindfulness will have a great impact, the key is getting into a routine habit of practicing and sticking to it!

How Chiropractors Help You Achieve Maximized Living

There’s no disputing that alternative health practices are growing fast, for one main reason, they work. However, this is really ‘health care’ doing a 360, taking the old practices and revitalizing them. As health care costs continue to escalate, and so many people unable to afford health care plans, many have been forced to turn to other methods of treatment and things that people never even considered before such as treating anxiety with aromatherapy, warm baths, and meditation, and exercise, are now being used before taking a costly trip to their family doctor. Definitely alternative therapies and treatments should not replace conventional medical wisdom from your doctor. It is important that you still receive regular checkups and not self-diagnosis and treat, but it seems a bit odd that something as simple as warm baths and exercise could treat a problem that a doctor would prescribe medication for; honey can be used for chickenpox; and cucumber juice can be used for cystitis. Imagine things that you may already have in your home.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to take a second look at some of the old fashioned methods of staying healthy.

As many are taking the natural cure approach and stocking up on supplements and vitamins, eating healthier, and exercising more, something like a backache might warrant a trip to your chiropractor instead of your family medical doctor. Chiropractic care is one form of alternative medication that focuses on your skeletal structure. This is not just your ‘bones,’ but nerves and muscles as well. A simple chiropractic adjustment to help your back pain could also relieve stress, which in turn, will take some of the pressure off of you, leaving you feeling much better ‘ and not just physically better, but better from the inside out. We all know that when we feel better, we have a different outlook on life, and this is the time to start making some lifestyle changes to keep you healthy.

For those who are interested in ‘holistic’ or natural medicine, there are several schools that teach classes, workshops, and/or seminars. These classes will focus on things such nutrition, home remedies, holistic counseling, natural medicine, exercising, and more. There are also degreed courses in holistic medicine for those who want to practice this method of healing.

One of the benefits of maximized living or alternative health practice is that it looks at the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. Alternative health, in addition to taking vitamins and supplements, can also include exercising, yoga, eating healthier foods such as vegetables, lean meat, and limiting fat. More importantly, alternative health is about preventing illness from occurring. The increased interest in alternative health is a welcomed addition to chiropractic medicine and the holistic approach to health and wellness.

The Health Risks Associated With The Use Of Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids are classed as illegal drugs and are banned by most legitimate sports organizations. There can be no disputing the fact that testosterone boosts the development of muscle mass and aids sporting performance. Equally there is no doubt that its use can adversely affect the health and wellbeing of users.

The androgenic properties of testosterone can affect the body in many ways but often users see these as inconveniences that can be treated by using other drugs. The most common side effects of testosterone supplementation include the following:

1. Testicle shrinkage – the body responds to testosterone overload by reducing its own production of the hormone. This causes the testicles to shrink due to lack of use. When steroid usage stops, the testicles will grow again but they could take at least six months to return to normal size.

2. Addiction – despite some users trying to convince themselves otherwise, the use of steroids can result in physical and psychological addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe with muscle shrinkage, weakness and loss of libido.

3. Growth of breast tissue – this affects roughly one third of male steroid users. It is caused by the conversion of some excess testosterone into the female hormone estrogen. The breasts usually disappear when use of steroids ceases but in some cases they are permanent and may require surgical removal.

4. Baldness and skin conditions – excess testosterone can be converted into DHT, a hair unfriendly by-product that is responsible for male pattern baldness and oily skin.

5. Pain, bruising, infection and scarring may result from careless or incompetent injecting.

Some people have died as a result of steroid abuse and even those who adopt a careful, pragmatic approach have to accept that these health risks are unavoidable. My advice is, follow the natural route and use nutritional supplements to boost the anabolic process.

Lose Weight… Not Your Wallet !

Well good old DocStuey is more than pleased to announce, that after reviewing tons (no pun intended!)of BS internet driven diets, dieting, diet review sites, marketing all kinds of weight loss solutions that promise quick, painless, easy results… the kind of results every one of the 150 Million overweight North Americans dreams of, as the only thing that actually sheds weight without effort, is their wallets… We have “The Answer You’ve Been Looking For!”.

I tip my hat to Tom Venuto a self professed “Outlaw” Body builder, who’s had enough of all the BS he’s seen daily over the years in the diet, health and fitness world. Born of his hands on experience over more than two decades, Tom has vowed to make his facts based knowledge available to those that are sincere and ready to make an effort to regain Total Control of Their Own Health and Wellness, once and forever!!! Tom offers real results, as fast as anyone could honestly produce, that is permanent and comfortably sustainable. Tom has done an excellent job in keeping the format easy reading, enjoyable and fact filled… I couldn’t put it down till I was done… he’s done a stellar job of dispelling numerous myths with rock solid facts… it shames me to say “Tom has presented a more complete, fact based knowledge, than most physicians I know… who are “In The Know”. Although we may have few slight differences of opinion, they are just that “slight differences”… “Two thumbs up”.

Science Creates New Mission of Health from the Boardroom To

The doctor starts his discussion, but the only words you heard were the last ones. The so dreaded words about the amount of time you have left. ‘Wait!’ your mind screams, ‘I’m not that old.’ At that moment, you think of your family. How would they be able to cope without you? You think back on your life, and remember all the unfinished projects! You realize time wasted on tasks, now perceived as trivial. You leave the office in a mental fog, but a few moments later, fog turns to anger. You’re now on a mission; a mission to save your life!

Guess what? You’re not alone. Tens of thousands of intelligent people are on the same mission to save their life by making life choices. They are tired of being told to adjust to living in fear of their health. They had their fill of prescription drugs that only hide the symptoms, and offer horrendous side effects. Others are ignored, and told their problems are due to the millennium catch-all term; stress!

Get rid of stress and health problems disappear? Wouldn’t it be great to leave our jobs and just sit on the beach all day? That’s not a choice for people today. I’ve seen empty bank accounts create more stress than a job. Smart people demand alternative and natural options. Yes, people are improving their health from the boardroom to the bedroom! One by one, they discovered a fantastic life changing product. Each one stepped outside the doctor’s office on a mission of better health and found Mannatech.

Mannatech started with a new scientific approach to human health. The company produces a unique product based on 4 key sciences regarding the body. These include the immune system, the endocrine system, the protector nutrients such as antioxidants, and the balance of vitamin and mineral nutrition that embraces the entire body’s health. Mannatech’s formulas provide a cell to cell communication, so the body can continue with the natural healing processes.

According to the Wall Street Transcript Mannatech posted sales of 294 million, a 50% increase from the previous year. Why? Because their scientific research to human health and wellness of the entire body works for people. Like you, people started researching health options, and discovered on their own the incredible benefits of Mannatech. You too can be a part of this revolutionary health breakthrough. Not just people are coming forward, but studies of this technology are showing up in our medical journals.

The Internet gives you the ability to seek not only another opinion, but the opinions of thousands that have been faced with the type of health situations you’re facing now! Your mission starts here. Discover the science of nutrition that has put Mannatech’s formulas at the top of health markets.