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Prioritize Your Health Like a Webconsuls Partner

Wednesday April 7, 2021

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World Health Day at Webconsuls

Each year on April 7th, we celebrate World Health Day. Since its inception in 1948, this observance has aimed to create awareness around specific priority areas of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of World Health Day 2021 is “Building a Fairer, Healthier World for Everyone.” Today, we’d like to share the various ways in which the Webconsuls partners prioritize their health.


Heidi Trow

Webconsuls managing partner Heidi Trow specializes in art direction and project management for our vast array of design and marketing services. Here’s how she manages her own health and activity.

Heidi stays fit by sweating and meditating at least once a day. For a local workout, she meets up with Nashville’s best trainer, Sarah London, at Title Boxing East. She’s also a student at Chonburi Muay Thai, where she trains 3 times a week under Bruce Panyapol. Muay Thai is the art of 8 limbs – 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees, 2 shins.

“Muay Thai is my reprieve. It suspends time, thought, stressors and forces me to stay present. If I’m not, I’ll get punched in the face – so there’s my incentive.” Muay Thai training never ends; there is always something to improve upon. For Heidi, this thread reinforces and carries through to both digital marketing strategies and parenthood.


Malik Soomar

Managing partner Malik Soomar has worked in web dev since 2004. He has more than ten years of experience in web design, server management, client relations, and project management. In addition to building phenomenal websites, Malik has also designed the optimal routine for staying energized while knocking out development projects.

Malik believes that prioritizing your health is extremely important. “You can actually see the effects of it in your energy and focus,” he says. When it comes to nutrition, he starts each day with a healthy habit: “I make sure I have two eggs each morning and limit myself to one cup of coffee per day.” He also uses a meal prep service to reduce eating out; this helps him to make more home-cooked meals.

Physically, Malik works out a few days a week to manage stress. He also strives to get in at least 10,000 steps each day through walking his dog Jasper or his newborn daughter Amora.


John McGhee

Webconsuls partner John McGhee is an expert in SEO and Paid Ads. Before working at the agency, he gained experience in project management within the fields of engineering and construction. This means that he’s always ready to create campaigns from the ground up. Here are John’s tips for building your ideal work/life balance.

“My main way of staying fit is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I practice at Nashville MMA under Sean Hammond. My 6-year-old is able to attend a youth class at the same time, so it’s a win-win.”

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a complex martial art that improves your physical and strategic capabilities. Applying techniques while defending helps instinctively and continually train your mind. Over time, this significantly improves your ability to concentrate and retain information. John solves problems all day at work and again – in a different way – on the mat. Doing so helps reinforce the day-to-day thought processes required to run a successful company.


Webconsuls is a digital marketing agency with offices in East Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.

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My Friend

I have a friend from college whose name is not important but I think his life story is.   I graduated in 1966 and he in 1967. His father was an exec at a large corporation and while his upbringing included private prep school, year abroad, and a private college he was an unpretentious regular guy.

After graduation he joined the Army and served in Viet Nam. He was an RTO or Radio Telephone Operator, so he carried the communications equipment for the officer in charge. On January 25th 1969 his unit, Company C, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry was on a reconnaissance mission near Thu Thua. They were ambushed and there was fierce fire fight. The commanding officer was mortally wounded and my friend took over and directed the maneuvers of his company. He exposed himself to the barrage of enemy fire and adjusted artillery supporting fires and tactical air strikes. For his extraordinary heroism he was awarded the Silver Star.

After leaving the military, with more than a dozen other awards including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, he went to the Law School where he did very well and made Law Review. Following graduation he went to work for a prestigious law firm in San Francisco. He met a woman who would later be his wife and life partner. Here was a guy around 30 who had a very good job, was in love, and was a well decorated war hero. Life must have looked very good.

About this time I had a business trip to San Francisco and called his office to arrange seeing him for lunch or dinner. A co-worker answered and  informed me that he had suffered a heart attack. Upon recovering he was advised that the practice of law was probably too stressful so he got a job teaching law. He taught for seven years and was so distinguished the school gives out the an award in his name each year. Unfortunately, at age 40 he suffered a stroke and had to give up teaching.

It has now been determined that his medical problems stem from exposure to Agent Orange while in Viet Nam.

For the last 25 years his intelligent caring brave man has not able to read. He lives in a retirement home. He is able to go the store, fix meals for himself, watch television. He can travel and goes to Viet Nam reunions to see his buddies. He also spends a lot of time with his wife, who has MS so bad she is confined to a wheel chair in the same retirement home.

In 2009 I and some other college friends met him in Chicago. We went to a Cubs game then drove to Milwaukee and caught a Brewers game. Last summer I was in the Midwest and was able to spend half a day and him and introduce him to my daughter and granddaughter.

Whenever I am with him or on the phone with him, he is positive and upbeat. He never bemoans his fate. He makes me realize how lucky I am.  Of course, he has his health, which is very good given the heart attack and stroke; a great relationship with his wife; nieces and nephews who love and respect him; and friends who understand his sacrifice.  I would guess that he considers himself luckier than many.
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I have just returned from a trip to visit my son and his family in Denver. It was a trip that ran havoc on my weight loss and exercise routine. I have restarted my program with the iPhone app lose it.

My son regularly bikes in mountain terrain, is several inches taller than me and weighs 25 pounds less. His diet seems to revolve around high calorie food, food that he easily burns off. My choice was to eat different meals and try to exercise. One can have only so many tofu burgers while everyone else is eating the real thing. The altitude is also not conducive to exercise, at least not for someone my age. So I stopped using the app but have started a new program now that I am back.
We flew on Southwest Airlines. I like Southwest and like it even more that bags fly free. If you fly Southwest it is important to get a good number for check-in as Southwest boards with the numbers rather than assigned seats. You can log in to their website and get a boarding number 24 hours before scheduled departure. The only problem was that 24 hours before departure we were at the Denver Broncos training camp. Well I just got out my iPhone, looked up my confirmation number stored in the Calendar, then used the Southwest Airlines app to check-in. Mission accomplished sitting outside on a hill watching a pro football team practice.
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Like many I weigh more than I should. A few years ago I weighed a lot more than I should. I lost about 20 pounds and have kept it off with exercise and by eating a little less. However I still need to lose some more weight.

My theory is that the best way to lose weight is through diet and exercise. To work the diet has to include foods you like to eat. All carbs, no carbs, packaged food in the mail, special shakes, etc etc etc may help you lose weight but it’s hard for me to understand how you can expect to maintain for a prolonged period. I am also not one to go in front of a group of strangers and tell them how much I weigh or to cheer on someone I barely know because he/she lost 2 pounds last week.
A few days ago I found an iPhone App that that looks great for me. It is named Lose It!. When you get started you enter your age, weight and goal. You also specify how fast you want to lose the weight with a maximum of two pounds per week. The app then calculates how many calories you can eat per day, if you do no exercise. Then each day you enter EVERYTHING you eat and any special exercise that you do. It then shows you how many more calories you can have that day and still maintain your goal.
At this time Lose It is free. So far I have not been bothered by annoying ads or attempts to up sell me. I have also found it easy to enter the data.
Obviously this is similar to keeping a food diary of everything you eat. However it is easier since you generally have the iPhone with you so no need to carry a notebook or to try to remember later just what you ate. Just entering the data helps control what you eat. Do you really need that candy bar knowing what it will add to your calories consumed? Likewise, you see how you can reward yourself after doing some exercise. You can also use it for planning, if I a snack now can I still have a glass of wine later?
Lose It! has a web site where you can establish an account to back up your information. You can also use nutrient information for foods but I have not bothered with that feature as yet. There may be more features that I have not yet discovered.
I am sure that there are other similar apps. If so I would like to hear about them. Lose It! seems great for me.
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Today Senator Ted Kennedy will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, close to two of his brothers. I never lived in Massachusetts, so Senator Kennedy was never my senator, but I do think that for the last 47 years he really was a senator for all of us. If you are unfamiliar with his legislative efforts, you might be surprised to know that Kennedy played a major role in Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, National Cancer Act of 1971, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, or COBRA, Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA), No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, to name a few. But today’s blog really isn’t about Mr. Kennedy’s legislative accomplishments, it is more about my wanting to say: “Thank you, Senator Kennedy, for keeping the dream alive!”

I never met Senator Ted Kennedy, but I wish I had. I did not meet President Kennedy, but I did have the privilege of meeting and hosting his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., at our inn in March 1991. I did not personally meet Senator Bobby Kennedy, but I did attend an event for him (sitting in the second row) on June 5, 1968, in a large ballroom at the San Diego El Cortez Hotel, the evening before he was assassinated after winning the California Democratic Primary. In the Spring of 1988 Dennis and I traveled to Washington, D.C., and of course visited Arlington National Cemetery, viewing the eternal flame and visiting the grave-sites for President Kennedy and Senator Bobby Kennedy, as well. And you know from last week’s blog post, we went to Cape Cod in April 1991, and we actually went to Hyannis Port to see the Kennedy compound.

These personal anecdotes aside, as an adult I always felt reassured that Ted Kennedy was in the U.S. Senate looking out for all of us. I will miss his humanity, his vigor, his moving speeches and his dedication.

I learned yesterday that his favorite song was “The Impossible Dream” from The Man of La Mancha, and performances at his Celebration of Life Service included, “The Impossible Dream,” sung by Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell.**


To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause
And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

My heart is heavy today. May Mr. Kennedy be peaceful and calm as we lay him to rest.

**Brian Stokes Mitchell performs “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha” on 28 Sep 2008 at the Salt Lake City convention center, accompanied by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Brian won the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for “Kiss Me, Kate” in 1999. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for “Ragtime” in 1998 and “Man of La Mancha” in 2002, and for Best Actor in a Play for “King Hedley II” in 2001.

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Top three remedies for canker sore treatment to relieve pain. The remedies help relieve the pain and speed up the healing process of canker sores/cold sores/mouth ulcers.

Different names: Canker Sore, aphthous ulcer, oral ulcer, aphthous stomatitis, Sutton’s Disease
Don’t know what a canker sore is? Read the Wiki here.

1) Fast Treatment: I found this to be very painful but very effective. Take a pinch of brown sugar and apply it to the infected area. Repeat two to three times to make sure it stays there and leave it there. Do this after brushing your teeth before going to bed and after breakfast. Brown sugar sucks the acid out allowing it to heal.

2) Fast Treatment: Take a glass of hot water and salt which most of you may already know and add a piece of alum salt rock. In my family we buy alum at the local Indian grocery store and it is a natural antibiotic salt rock which can heal many cuts and wounds. Once you have the hot water and salt, drop the piece of alum in there and gargle with it (do not swallow the water). Repeat this multiple times throughout the day.

3) Pain Relief: It’s very hard to eat or drink water so to relieve the pain temporarily I would recommend using Zilactin B. I have used Oragel, Anbesol, Cloraseptic but none of those work anywhere close to Zilactin B.

Here is a page that provides more steps you can take if my recommendations did not work out for you: http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Canker-Sores-or-Mouth-Ulcers
(Thanks Judy for finding this link)

What are other remedies that have helped you? Share your input as I get these once a month.

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I am a dairy enthusiast. I will admit it. I adore milk. Full fatted vitamin D enriched milk is what I usually buy. No skim, no 2% I want the real deal. I want rich creamy yumminess.

Recently I have been trying to find new places to buy fresh produce and in my search for local produce found something that everyone seemed to be talking about. Raw milk, not organic, but raw as in straight from the cow.

What I did not realize is the politics of milk. Procuring a cup of unpasterized unhomogenized milk is not as easy as one might expect. I found a shop about 10 miles from me to try out a half gallon of raw milk. In other states you may have to order your milk and have it delivered as state law prohibits its sale in retail stores.

The FDA is very clear on its position on raw milk calling it, “inherently dangerous.” Proponents of raw milk claim all kinds of health benefits. Check it out for yourself and come to your own conclusions. Who would have thought that milk could be so very controversial. Check out this video on NPR for more information on raw milk.

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I am not a physician and you should consult your physician about any medical decisions that you make.

The handling of prostate cancer is a confusing area of medicine for many men.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. It will affect about 1 in 6 men. In the US in 2008 there were about 185,000 new cases diagnosed and about 29000 deaths.

The diagnosis of prostate starts with two simple and inexpensive tests, a digital rectum exam or DRE test and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test. Generally the PSA test will indicate the possibility of cancer before the DRE test. Neither test definitely identifies prostate cancer, for that a biopsy is required, which is a more expensive and more involved procedure. If cancer is found, treatment options include surgery to remove the prostate and radiation. Both are major procedures and can result in complications. With surgery, if the cancer is confined to the prostate and if the surgery removes all of the prostate material, then the patient should not have to worry about prostate cancer again. A third option is called “watchful waiting” which involves doing nothing major but following up with regular exams to monitor the spread of the cancer and perhaps changes in diet and taking supplements.

On one hand you might think, have the tests annually and if a biopsy is indicated, have it, and if cancer is found, treat it. Seems simple enough. Many men follow that path. However prostate cancer can be very slow growing so many or most of these men were treated for something that will never affect them.

There were some recent studies published on the PSA test. In the US study 77000 men were split into two groups, one got the PSA test and the other did not. While more cancers were found and treated in the first group, the men in that group did not live longer. A European study found it took screening 1,410 men and to treating 48 to prevent one death.

Prostate cancer is usually slow growing. However it can be aggressive. And there does not seem to be a way to identify the aggressive cancers.

I think that right now there are no right or wrong answers. The choice you make depends on your physical and psychological make up. If you are elderly or have an expected short life expentency, why be tested at all. I have a friend who is a retired medical doctor with diabetes. His view is that the diabetes will get him before the cancer, so he is not tested.

You might chose to forego the PSA test. Based on the European study that would mean that 1410 men would be spared a biopsy, and 47 would avoid treatment. However one would die. If you can live with yourself taking the chance, why not? Of course, many can not.

If you are found to have cancer, them maybe “watchful waiting” should be given more serious consdideration. I have a friend who has been “watching” for 8 years or so and he is doing fine. However, if you are “waiting” and the cancer gets out of the prostate then you face much more difficult treatment and perhaps death.

In my opinion the one thing that is clear is that a man should not panic if his PSA indicates the need for a biopsy nor should he panic if the biopsy says prostate cancer. Time is clearly not the enemy and he should gather as much information as he can about his situation before making a treatment decision.

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I recently had a Hernia Surgery 2 weeks ago and found it to be a very painful experience. I went in the operating room with no fear (thinking the Vicodin would take care of me after the surgery). Sad to say, the Vicodin worked but not as effectively as I had imagined.

I went in on March 4th, 2009 at 8AM and came out by 11AM. I was feeling great thinking everything was fine ‘n’ dandy but as I got off the bed to change out of the hospital gown into my clothes I fell next to the bed. The anesthesia was still in my system and my left leg was numb (they forgot to mention this to me). After waiting an hour, I was able to change in to my clothes and leave the hospital. They had given me a pain pump which had a pipe going in to my skin near my abdominal area to provide numbing medicine in the incision area.

Came home got the rest I needed and later that evening I started taking my prescription pain reliever medicine, Vicodin. 10PM as I slowly walked to the bathroom like an ape with my hunched back and legs spread open I fell again. This was supposedly the anesthesia leaving my system and mixing Vicodin causing my blood pressure to drop dramatically. Lucky for me my sister is a nurse and was nearby to help and give me salt water and Gatorade to bring it back up a little. Then at 12AM, my second attempt to go to the bathroom ended up the same way with me laying beside the toilette wanting to vomit but no energy to do so and when something did come out, it was just water since I had not ate all day.

After that first day, the next four or five days were probably the most painful days of my life (thus far). Very painful to move or walk at all and sleeping was an obstacle of its own. Was only allowed to sleep on my back (couldn’t turn even if I wanted to because of the pain). Vicodin would keep me constipated and drowsy and didn’t feel like it was easing the pain until I stopped taking it and realized how bad the pain got without it.

After struggling the first few days, I was told by my Doctor’s office I had to force myself to walk (even if it hurt) otherwise I would not heal fast. Keeping in mind that I am getting married on April 11th, 2009 I had to speed up this healing process. So I walked around the house back and forward after the few days as much as I could and the fifth day, it was time for me to remove my pain pump. I can’t believe they expect a patient to do this himself at home. It was a five inch catheter (pipe/tube) that went inside me which I had to pull out on my own. As I mentioned earlier, lucky for me my sister was a nurse or I would be freaking out.

Pain felt worse after that was removed since there was no more numbing medicine being applied. After the first week had passed, I was able to walk more and became more tolerant to pain. It has been two weeks now and I’m feeling much better. I still have my sterry strips over the incision area and waiting for them to come off. They did not use any stitches to close the open area so I’m waiting to see what it will look like once these fall off (suppose to take two weeks so any day now).

So if you are ever have to get a Hernia Surgery then take my advice, WALK! Build that pain tolerance and walk as much as you can, it really does help heal faster.

Have you had a Hernia Surgery before? What was your experience like?

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I am lucky. I live in Southern California near the beach. I have a pool at my home. My golf club has a fitness center. So the weather is good almost all of the time, I have great exercise equipment convenient to me.

Right now I am using an elliptical cross trainer for 30 minutes and then weight machines for 15 minutes, trying to vary the weights from legs one day to arms the next. I am just starting with the weight routine and am sure I will be adjusting it.

I understand that everyone is not so fortunate. Weather is bad, fitness clubs are expensive, money is tight, maybe you are travelling much of the time.

There is something you can try, star jumps or burpees. As always, check with your doctor before you start.

Good Luck!

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Many of us are “goal oriented” and achieving a goal can bring great personal satisfaction. I think that a goal such as “losing 10 pounds” is counterproductive. Certainly you might achieve the goal, but then what? After a while the weight always seems to come back.

I think that a better for losing weight and shaping up is to find lifestyle changes that result in eating less and exercising more and then monitoring your maintenance of those changes.

I decided this year to exercise more and eat less. I try to play golf on Saturday and Sunday and generally walk carrying my own bag. My first change is to always walk and carry my bag. We have a small gym at the club and my second change was to use one of the aerobic machines on Monday – Wednesday- Friday. The first Monday my legs were too tired. So I changed to using the machines Tuesday -Friday. If I don’t play golf then I try to get to the machines on the weekend. If I do neither on the week end day, then I will use the machine on Monday. In any case I have changed my lifestyle and adding this exercise to my routine. I am lucky. The club is close by, using the gym requires no additional cost, I can do it in any weather, and there are televisions showing news or sports so the time goes my quickly. I started at 20 minutes and am up to 30. I plan on adding some exercise with the strength machines in the near future.

Before starting I had a physical. I would highly recommend that to anyone before starting an exercise program.

Your lifestyle may make finding an exercise program more difficult, but if you try I am sure it can be done. Maybe you can jog or take a brisk walk before dinner or first thing in the morning or at lunch. Or jump rope. Or ride a bike. The point is to find something you can do for the long haul. And if the first thing you try does not work, try something else.

I have also cut back on my eating. Some days are better than others. When we go out I now bring back leftovers. I have reduced my snacks. I have reduced my portions. I have also reducing my alcohol intake. I still have a beer with my friends after golf and occasionally have a drink or some wine with dinner rather than on a regular basis as before.

I ate too much at a Super Bowl party and too much on a recent dinner out. I know I could do better in those situations. I also tend to snack too much when it readily available so I need to watch that.

At this point I feel better. I enjoy the exercise. I do not feel deprived. I am sleeping better.
So far I have lost six pounds this year. I know I could have gone on some kind of diet program and lost more but I have done that in the past and then gained the weight once I got tired of the diet. I think I can continue this for a long time.

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So if you’re like me and have problems sleeping and want to avoid OTC (over the counter) sleeping pills then you should read this post. I did some research since I’ve been having trouble falling asleep for a few weeks now.

Below is a list of steps, try a few and see what works for you.

1) Exercise regularly at least six hours before going to bed. If you have an office job you are more likely to have insomnia than someone who does physical work.

2) Sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Doing this will allow your body to get use to sleeping and waking up at a certain time and your body will adjust to that routine.

3) Drink a warm glass of milk 15-20min before going to bed. The calcium in milk relaxes your nerves.

4) Eat a bed time snack before going to bed. Something small with low protein and high carbs such as cookies and juice.

5) Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Tobacco. Alcohol may get you tired and ‘buzzed’ but research has shown that it prevents deep rest.

6) Sleep on your back. This is the best position for relaxing as it allows all your internal organs to rest properly. Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach because it causes pressure on your internal organs which results in shallow breathing.

7) Count backwards. Although this is something I read online and does not seem to work for me, it has worked for some people. Start counting backwards from 1,000 and hopefully you’ll fall asleep before you get to zero. Don’t continue counting to negative numbers. If you did not fall asleep by the time you got to zero, it’s probably not working for you.

8) Earplugs. I’m a very light sleeper and can lose my sleep from someone walking outside my bedroom door. Earplugs can give you a good night’s rest if noise is an issue.

9) Wiggle your toes. A friend of my told me about this and it comes from some yoga techniques. Wiggling your toes up and down 12 times can relax your entire body and help you fall asleep.

10) Sleep with your head facing north. Aligning your body with the magnetic field of the planet to bring your energy in sync with the planet. (I myself did not even bother trying this one)

Share your thoughts and keep this list growing.

What remedies do you have for falling asleep?

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Many people made New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and/or get in better physical shape. By now many have of those resolutions have been broken. I am going to lay out a plan for you to follow the rest of the month. Next week I will review what I am doing.

First of all I am not a physician. My first advice is to see your doctor and get his/her permission before you start. Your physician may recommend something different far better for your specific needs.

With that in mind, I think that that the two things one needs to do is :
1. Eat Less.
2. Exercise More.

Pretty simple.

Lets start with eating less. There are countless diet books with plans you can follow, packaged meals you can buy, and programs you can embark on. My advice is to eat what you are currently eating, just less of it. And much less of foods that you know provide little nutrition but lots of calories. So have smaller portions, especially desserts. Or maybe have smaller portions at meal time followed by fruit rather than ice cream for dessert.

Next, exercise more. I think that a successful exercise program includes aerobic exercise and strength building exercise, but you should start with something aerobic to start getting into the exercise routine. The trick is to find something you can do for 20-30 minutes almost every day and fits your lifestyle. Suppose you work from 9-5 with a 90 minute commute each day, well then maybe you need to find something to do at lunch time. Maybe you get home soon enough to take a nice walk before dinner. Or perhaps, you start late and can get in something in the early morning. Try to find something that does not involve a major investment. Walking and jumping rope are two possibilities. Maybe you can join the Y or a gym for a trial membership. You could have a treadmill or other piece of equipment being used as a clothes hanger.

The hard part is that you need to plan on doing this for the rest of your life. Eating less will happen if you just work at it. Exercise will take finding the exercises that fit into your life and don’t get terribly boring. Maybe you could walk with friends, or clean up the old treadmill and put it in front of a TV. Whatever it is you need to find something.

Here is what you need to accomplish the rest of February:
1. Weigh yourself and write it down. I would suggest with light clothes in the morning.
2. See your doctor and tell him/her that you are going to start an exercise program. Follow advice from your doctor.
3. Eat a little less. Do this almost every day.
4. Find one or more aerobic exercises you enjoy and do them for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. If you try something and don’t like it, move on and try something else. You don’t have to do the same thing each day.

Good luck.

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Reiki is a Japanese technique used for healing, relieving stress and relaxation. It is done using ones ‘life force energy’ to raise another persons ‘life force energy’. If someone is feeling stressed or un-happy, then their ‘life force energy’ is low.

Reiki is a natural and safe spiritual healing and self-improvement method that anyone can use. It has also shown to heal wounds not just moods (not scientifically of course).

I have been thinking about going to see someone that practices Reiki. I’ve been told this lady has helped decrease the size of a brain tumor. She also has helped with sports injuries such as sprained ankles and such.

My brother had suggested this to me since I need a hernia surgery and after talking to her on the phone, she said she can cure it but I’m just a bit skeptical on the idea of it working. I’ve never been to one but have been reading up on it and what they do is they hover their hands over the part that hurts and as Obi-Wan said it in Star Wars “Use the Force” to heal you.

Have you ever heard of Reiki or another form of herbal/spiritual healing that works?
If you have, have you tried it yourself?

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Do you drink enough water?

Drinking enough watever every day is a key in maintaining good health. Your body is made up of mostly water, it only makes sense to keep replenishing it instead of filling up on other forms of liquid such as soda or fruit juices which contain a lot of sugar.

Here are some facts about H20 and your body:

Blood is 83% water

Muscles are 75% water

The brain is 74% water

Bone is 22% water

With just 8 glasses of water per day, you can improve your energy, increase mental and physical performance, reduce headaches, remove toxins from your body, lose weight, and provides proper digestion just to name a few. It is recommended that men drink 13 glasses of water and women nine glasses. It has been said in the past to drink eight ounces of water eight times a day but no one really does.

Most people mistake thirst for hunger. Next time you feel that you’re hungry, drink a few glasses of water, wait 20 minutes and see if you are still hungry. This is a great way to lose weight as well.

If you don’t like the taste of water, adding lemon wedge can bring a hint of sweetness to the falvor.

How many glasses of water do you drink a day?

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On Thursday November 11th, NBC’s Today Program featured Visions Teen. The program was about teens using prescription drugs and becoming addicted. Within minutes of the program airing our client Visions Teen Adolescent Treatment was able to post this video to their blog. Not only was this helpful information for the blog readers but the traffic to their website during the following week increased dramatically.

This is an example of how important it is for you to update your website or blog with videos and news articles about your business.

If you need assistance in adding videos to your blog or website please contact Webconsuls.

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I am sure most people by now have at least heard of Randy Pausch’s story, and his famous book/lecture, The Last Lecture. If not here is a link to the you tube video, viewed about 7 million times- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo In short, its a story of a professor of virtual reality with Pancreatic cancer lecturing on achieving your dreams and how to live. He has just passed away a month or so ago.

Today I wanted to bring to any one’s attention who was inspired by Randy’s story and lecture a video of another talk I wasn’t aware of until yesterday called Time Management. This is another lecture format video.

For those of us who feel helped by a this man, a stranger to most, any material is welcomed.

Webconsuls would like to wish his family well.

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New From Google, Google Health,

This service will let you store and manage all of your health information in one central place at Google. And it’s completely free. All you need to get started is a Google username and password.

Google believes that you own your medical records and you should have easy access to them. The way they see it, it’s your information; why shouldn’t you control it?

* Keep your doctors up-to-date
* Stop filling out the same paperwork every time you see a new doctor
* Avoid getting the same lab tests done over and over again because your doctor cannot get copies of your latest results
* Don’t lose your medical records because of a move, change in jobs or health insurance

Using Google Health, you manage your health information – not your health insurance plan or your employer. You can access your information anywhere, at any time.

Click Here for the Google Health Tour,

So would you put all of your medical info in Google’s hands?

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Today the Wii Fit has been released on the American public, Will Wii Get Fit?

This thing really could get you in shape, Wii Love ours how about you?