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Thursday, April 26, 2007
- Listen to the other person. Try to understand what they are saying rather than evaluating or judging.
- Make eye contact with the other person
- Rephrase what they are saying so you can have a clear understanding
- Try not to interrupt the other person
- Be aware of your body language and tone of voice
These are only some things to consider check out relative links over on the right of the blog.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Outdoor experiences – are you dressing in layers – there are three main layers to consider, however you could put more on if needed. The base layer that wicks the moisture from your body, second layer keeps the warmth around body, third layer block the wind or rain from body? Most layers are made out of some kind of synthetic material (fleece, wool, polypropylene, silk, etc) usually no cotton; better than nothing use a 50/50 material. When cotton gets wet it stays wet allowing heat to be drawn from your body and not returning causing your body temperature to decrease. See links for more advice.
Safety Practices – Do you wear reflective clothing when walking so cars can see you? It's a great idea to use prevention rather than be reactive to a situation. How old are your shoes? Do your shoes have stress compression in the heel cushion part? Did you know a shoe has a life time of about 6 months. Do you wear breathable clothing when exercising? You can prevent yourself from becoming overheated or suffering from a heat illness by wearing the clothing that are going to help you rather than hurt you. Do you let someone know where you are walking, hiking, skiing or traveling by yourself or in a small party? Many people increase their injuries or illnesses by not letting other people know where you are going, approximately what time they'll be home, if they are you going with anyone, and do you have a radio or cell phone on. This can be a great way to prevent situations and stay safe. Do you wear a bike helmet when biking? Do you wear a life jacket when boating? Do you put sunscreen on when you go outside even on cloudy days? Cloudy days sometimes are overlooked as not threatening, however they can be and cause damage to the skin and cells within your body. Do you bend your knees when lifting something? A lot of back injures or soreness are related to not properly picking up heavy or awkward objects. By getting your bum down towards the ground and bending your knees, you can help your back out by not putting stress directly on it and instead using your leg muscles. Did you change your batteries in your smoke detectors? Do you have carbon monoxide monitors on each level of your home? Have you had your water tested for lead? Do you have some kind of first aid training or CPR training? Many people each year die to not knowing what is happening in their homes. When you can not see it, we think it does not exist, however that is not the case. Some gases are highly dangerous to the human body. Detectors are one way to stay on top of these gases and another way to get get trained so if a family member or friend could have higher chances of living in they come in contact. What do you have in your medicine cabinet? There are many things to consider to into your medicine cabinet. There are basic, holistic, and advance medicine cabinets that can be created. It is personal preference of which one you would like.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Choosing foods that are going to provide good health and energy are sometimes difficult. Using a food pyramid can help you balance your diet and make sure your getting the correct kinds of food. Take some time to check out a food pyramid where you can view a food pyramid.
- Choosing foods from the pyramid – the pyramid in narrow at the top and wider at the bottom. You should be eating more of the foods at the bottom of the pyramid rather than the top.
- The Pyramid shows different widths of each kind of food. The wider the angle the more of that type of food you should eat.
- Eat in colors – the more colorful food intake you have the greater chances of staying health because you will be fulfilling requires of your vitamins and minerals intake. 5-a-day idea keeps the doctor away. This site is directed towards kids however, it is simple ways to understand the idea. click here
- Limit your oils – you need a small amount to be healthy. You can get oils from nuts, avocados, and fish. Other oils suggested are olive, canola, safflower or corn oil rather than butter or margarine.
- Physical Activity – plays a huge role in keeping balance in your life.