Friday, January 21, 2011

Why You Should Reduce Stress

There are various causes of stress; when we  experience something unusual or unexpected and it demands too much from us, we either face the experience or run from it. Various individuals have different ways to handle stress levels. Others can simply overcome their stressful events while others simply cannot that they experience chronic or persisting stress.

Doctors connect health risks to stress since our body react to combat unusual experience, we experience the manifestation of stress through regular headaches and colds. Stress imposes great pressures on our brain, immune systemm,  blood vessels, digestive system, sensory organs and  lungs. But, if stress is not at all addressed, we risk more our health to the following health issues:

  • heart disease 
  • depression 
  • diabetes 
  • hair loss 
  • sexual dysfunction 
  • hyperthyroidism 
  • obesity 
  • obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder 
  • tooth and gum disease 
  • ulcers 
  • cancer 
  • alcoholism
  • drug addiction
  • allergies and skin problems
To handle stress, it is imperative that we have stress – intervention strategies which include:
  • regular and steady exercise
  • correct healthy diet
  • positive social life
  • fun recreations including poker for mac
  • positive outlook towards life, problems, people, work among others
  • support system with and through friends and family

Stress can be remedied and if properly and promptly addressed, we can use stress to fuel us to do better. Acknowledging the cause of our  stress and finding ways to face this issue, we reduce our health risks. It is quite important that we have the right  mechanisms to handle stress and with the right information how to battle it, we don't allow chronic stress to persist.

Fun Birthday Celebration of SOX Bloggers' Founder

Last January 19, we joined the other friends of Avelmar Manansala, the very man who made Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2 possible and made SOX Bloggers alive and kicking along with other SOX original founders.

The birthday bash was orange - theme, so, we sport our orange - inspired tops and simply painted the town red with the potluck celebration along friends and loved ones of our good friend, Avel.   Best wishes big man!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to Lose Weights Effectively

Studies reveal that overweight and obesity lead to possible grave health conditions to include heart attack, hypertension, and diabetes among others. Thus, it is quite important that weights according to height and age should be within normal range to reduce health risks. Further, overweight and obesity can adversely affect self esteem and degrade personality. In fact, job applicants who are overweight experience difficulty in earning a job.

Thus, if you wish to reduce your risk of health problems and to boost your personality, you may want to lose weights. But, losing weight is not an overnight ordeal, you have to exhibit  strong will to have and realize healthy diet plans, to exercise regularly, or to go through safe weight loss programs to name a few to achieve desired weight – loss results.

Specifically, you can lose  weight  through the following effective tips:

Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water every day. Never substitute water with juices because you only gain extra calories and unwanted preservatives. Keep yourself hydrated because you help your body flush waste and make your metabolism work faster, burning your fats more. To help you contain your eating, drink water before and between meals to help you feel full. Also, take colder water because you burn more calories to warm the water up.

Eat regular but healthy meals of sensible size. Never skip meals especially at nighttime because you only tend to eat more the following day. In a study done on animals with the same bulk of food, the ones that ate all in one meal gain more weight than the ones who have sparsely distributed the meal over time. If extra foods are not well burned, they only become fats that overwhelm your belly. You can also take light – calorie snacks in between meals. Take only lean proteins (i.e. skinless chicken), fruits and vegetables and small amount of carbohydrates.

Exercise regularly. Any weight loss program is vain if you don’t complement it with regular exercise. Bring a friend or your spouse to help you enjoy your exercise. When you have a weight – loss goal, you shall only be more inspired to shed the extra pounds and you do this through burning the extra weight away. Enroll in a weight – loss exercise program with a gym trainer to make sure that you get the most appropriate types of exercise.

Take safe supplementary weight – loss pill or supplement to help you burn fats faster. Also, they can be good stimulant to start an exercise. Consider pill reviews from legitimate websites. But, if you have health conditions, consult with your physician any intake of weight – loss pills to avoid complications.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How to Find the Right Web Hosting

The onset of Internet technology has brought tremendous changes for most companies. For one, companies are now compelled to have their websites to serve their regular and potential customers without the restraint on boundaries. This has allowed 24/7 customer contact and stakeholder communication improving more the company. Parallel with this strategy, online companies without their brick counterparts equally overwhelm the net.  But, online computing is not simply limited to commercial entities as personal websites are now running for personal content or otherwise.

Thus, when you decide to create and run a website for your company or personal use, remember that it shall serve you more if you have a web hosting like  ipage hosting   that is reliable and offers the whole nine (9) yards of features.

So, how do we make sure that we get the best web hosting services, we can assess these through the following:

  • Customer Reviews -  Customers who have prior experience with their web host providers shall mostly give you honest feedback of how their  web hosting perform. Lucky for us, there are legitimate websites that actually rank web hosting services according to their overall performance. 
  • Price - Normally, a free web host may be quite attractive but note that hosting is expensive, so, free services may require forced ads on your site. So, if this is ok, then, free hosting can be great otherwise go for a web host package that is within your budget with satisfactory services and features;
  • Technical Support - check if a web hosting provider can offer  24/7 support because if your website is down during the weekend or in the evening, are you willing to wait. 
  • Bandwidth - is the quantity of files that we can transfer when our readers load our website. So, a dragging website is simply bound to be closed by potential readers.
  •  Reliability - Can your website run in any browser and is glitch - free 95%? Then, your web hosting is all ok.
  • Other Features - Features like email, http, FTP, CPanel, MySQL among others can be closed assessed. So, depending on your site's requirements, check if your web host providers can meet what you need. 

How to Make Your Travel Fun and Safe

Since we have our boutique, I have been traveling at least once a  month. And, usually I travel with family  but if they are not available, I just travel alone.

So, to make the travel less boring, you can  do the following:

  • bring a good novel to read;
  • charge to the max an entertainment gadget like PSP or gameboy;
  •  listen to classic and cool collection of music from your portable player;
  • work on your stacks of papers if you have some;
  • have a good chat with your co - passenger or travel companions;
  • try new delicacies;
  • visit hot tourist spots;
  • have a good fun.  

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Why Applicants Fail to Get the Right Job

Philippines  is one of the largest sources of overseas workers; while we take pride in the number of dollars sent from their remittances, a number of Filipino families  take a sad flight to have their families work abroad. With very promising compensation and migration opportunities, OFWs take the risk and so are the millions of graduates.

However, earning a diploma  is not at all a guarantee to earning the best  job. In fact, call center agencies only hire 10% from the 100 applicants simply because they lack or don’t have the right skills to get the job.

We can partly blame our education systems because their curricula don’t strictly enforce quality education and that their skills don’t match the industry’s needs.

Government agencies who manage HEI’s must  assess closely how colleges and universities  manage their academic programs and how their graduates fare in employment. The economic recession only aggravates unemployment rates.

It is no question that a good number of students would rather drop from school and work. But, can diploma really earn a job? Indeed, it can, but,  students who don’t have access to good schools make this a challenge. Thus, online colleges become more handy and practical. Programs cover  finance, secondary education, management and others. However, make sure that they these online colleges are legitimate and accredited by regional and/or state accrediting entities and member of non - traditional education communities.

Gone are the days when learning is within four walls of a classroom, and with this boundless possibility for online education, earning the right skills and legitimate degree becomes a hard – core reality and armor to getting the right job.

With academic skills along with other soft skills, applicants can have better edge compared to their counterparts.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 Everyone!

It is 2nd day after January and while most of us still have hangover from all the parties, reunions and dining, we seem to have enjoyed the long vacation and come January 3, we are all back to work and school.

I shall resume with my teaching this Monday and I just have to finish all my grades and papers since they are required for submission too. However, I just loved the two – week vacation because I happened to travel for few days to different cities, to give gifts to kids, to do missionary works to remote and underprivileged communities, to donate to orphanage, to bond with my core and extended families in spite of the humble celebration. My year – end celebration was a total blast!

I only wish that everyone else had also as equal fun! HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL!