23
Feb

Love Yourself Enough to Be Healthy

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Fitness is one of the most misunderstood topics in our society today. Most people have a sincere desire to be healthy and fit, but they don’t have a clue how to go about it. This confusion is further enhanced when people see the many advertisements in magazines or on television, promising six-pack abs, sculpted thighs, and perky butts, from taking a supplement. Unfortunately some fall for this ‘hype’, and believe that this is what a ‘fit’ person should look like. The truth of the matter is that, recent studies show that less than 5% of women in the United States actually resemble the ‘model’ body type that is plastered throughout our media channels. Many people become frustrated with their quest to become fit, because their bodies don’t end up resembling a fitness model or bodybuilder, and they give up.

Fitness comes in many different shapes and sizes. Genetics play a huge role in determining the look of our bodies. For instance, I’m a ‘pear’ shaped woman. No matter how much I train my body and eat right, without taking excess supplements, I am still going to have the same overall ‘pear’ shape. Only now, my body will be leaner and stronger, and healthier. If your body is free of injury and disease, you have the ability to get in great shape. The question is, can you be happy and love your own natural body?

The point I would like to get across is, to embrace the body you were born with. You were created perfect and over the years many of us have polluted that perfection, but it can be regained through time, discipline, and most of all self-love. You are worth the effort, so “Love yourself enough to be Healthy”.

Categories : Body and Fitness
14
Feb

Within your hospital, you are going to need at least one hospitalist. This is the person that is going to be caring for people while they are hospitalized. If you are short on this position, your patients who are staying overnight may not be getting the level of care that they need or that they expect. This means that your hospital is going to drop dramatically in terms of quality.

The job search for a hospitalist can take two weeks or longer. This is because you have to advertise the job opening and wait for resumes to come in. You cannot begin reading the resumes right away because you want to get plenty in and give everyone the opportunity to apply. Not only will you have external resumes but you will also have internal resumes for people who are looking to move up within the hospital.

Since the healthcare industry is growing, more and more people are studying in school to become a hospitalist. As a result, you will have more and more people seeking jobs within the hospital. You could end up with 1000 resumes or more for a single job opening. This could take you days in order to reach the bottom of the pile. Even if you have advanced technologies such as an applicant tracking software program, it is going to take you a while to dig through all of the resumes and find qualified individuals.

Once you have the qualified individuals, you will need to conduct a preliminary interview to find out more about each person. You will need to find out what kind of experience they have as a hospitalist and what their personality is like. By sitting across from the applicant, you can get a good idea as to what their bedside manner is – and this is critical for the type of position that you are hiring for.

All said and done, the job search could take a minimum of two weeks – and this is if you have the time to dedicate solely to the job search. You probably cannot wait this long to fill a hospitalist position. The solution is to work with a job recruiter. Finding a job recruiter that specializes in healthcare will simplify the process so that you do not have to do the search on your own. All you have to do is supply the recruiter with the job description, tell them how much you want to pay for the position and then let them do their job.

Within a few days, the recruiter is going to supply you with several names and phone numbers. You will be able to call these individuals and schedule a final interview. You will also be able to see the resume and all of the details the recruiter has supplied for you – and each and every one will be qualified for the hospitalist position.

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Categories : Critical Care
5
Feb

Adequate preparation is the key to the successful administration of first aid. Experienced first aiders usually realize that the success of first aid is not merely an individual effort but a collective one. In light of the recent catastrophe as caused by Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan), the lack of first aid training in the ravaged city of Tacloban, Leyte in the Philippines was exposed. The same could be said of nearby areas equally affected by the typhoon. Until professional help from medical teams arrived, the citizens of Tacloban were ill equipped and inadequately prepared to aid drowning victims from the storm surge.

One crucial skill which would have been beneficial in this scenario is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which can be administered to drowning victims in an attempt to revive them. With the casualty rate breaching ten thousand, it is difficult to say how many citizens of Tacloban could have been saved with a handful of skilled first aiders, trained in administering CPR.

The collective effort for successfully providing victims with first aid begins with the government. In the case of Tacloban, the local government units failed to set up centers where first aid training can be readily accessible to citizens. With the number of typhoons devastating Tacloban on a yearly basis, it is in the interest of the citizens that much effort be exerted by the local government in adequately training first aiders who can respond in an emergency situation.

Disaster strikes even in far flung areas. In the case of Tacloban, drowning victims died long before professional medical help could arrive. In the pictures featured in the aftermath of the disaster, stories on how survivors were unable to help their love ones surfaced.

Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is only a fraction of what it takes to be a good first aider. It is therefore imperative that local government units in disaster prone areas take time to train first aid response teams. Such training merely requires logistical preparation on the part of the local government. Training requires minimal capitalization and equipment. A few CPR manikins (Resusci Annes) and a qualified instructor are all that is necessary. People ought to be prepared when disaster strikes. Encourage your friends and family to undergo CPR or first aid training. Remember the best way to be proactive and up to date with the skills is to practice often and take refresher courses as well.

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Categories : Critical Care
3
Feb

Big, Bold, and Beautiful: How to Look Hot During Pregnancy

If you think “looking hot during pregnancy” is slightly oxymoronic–save those insufferable summer months when you can’t seem to cool down for the life of you–you’re not alone.

Many a pregnant woman has felt awkward, unattractive, and, well, large. However, simply by learning a few tricks, and with just a little effort, you can look and feel like that hot mama-to-be that you are.

Looking hot during pregnancy starts with learning to take care of yourself. Although some women treat it as such, pregnancy should not be a license to “let yourself go,” eat whatever you want, and stop caring what you look like. “But I’m taking my prenatal vitamins and avoiding my daily shot of vodka,” you may protest. And while that’s all well and good, there is so much more involved with self-care during pregnancy.

A few tips in this department include drinking lots of water, eating healthy as much as possible (with the odd treat here and there, of course), exercising moderately (walking, swimming, prenatal yoga), and maintaining your hair and makeup regimen. As your skin stretches during pregnancy, take good care of it with a good prenatal moisturizing lotion like cocoa butter.

Next, in order to claim that “big, bold, and beautiful” label as yours, you need to take advantage of what the pregnancy hormone gods have given you. Your fingernails will likely grow faster around month four–splurge on a manicure! You will also be the proud owner of a full and fabulous head of hair (since pregnancy hormones slow down hair loss), so work this to your advantage. And don’t forget that wonderful, where-did-you-come-from cleavage that you now have to show off.

Finally, you must learn to dress the part. Stop dreading that inevitable maternity clothes shopping trip. By knowing what to look for–and, of course, what to avoid–you’ll be on your way to looking pregnant and sexy. First, look at your assets, and what you (or your man) find most attractive–breasts? Belly? Arms? Legs? Back?–and find cute and trendy apparel that flaunts them accordingly.

It’s best to avoid buying plus-size clothing. They won’t fit or look right. Wear your regular clothes as long as possible and then head straight to the maternity department. If everything looks plain, out-of-style, frumpy, or huge, consider shopping online, where you’ll find a ton of hot, attractive, and sexy clothes for the mom-to-be.

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Categories : Fitness
29
Jan

To understand bodybuilding is to truly understand what building a body is all about. To most individuals, this is a goal that is usually set to obtain results in a short time frame, but, in actuality, this should be a way of life that can only be accomplished by setting realistic long-term goals in strength and fitness training. To transform a body is one of the most beautiful gifts we can offer ourselves. You see people wearing clothing to exhibit self-expression, but we should wear our bodies in the same manner. After all, how we take care of ourselves is usually an indication of who we are deep down.

We won’t discuss bodybuilding in the usual sense; rather, we’ll focus on the idea that it is the action of strengthening and building a body. In bodybuilding, we try to build bodies to their maximum potential, leaving no room for error. Surpassing levels to transform our bodies helps reach what is called the playing field level, but everyone’s strength and fitness training levels are different. Once you make it to the gym, what can you do to fuel your workout the right way?

Guidelines for Enhanced Strength and Fitness Training

We believe in basic detail because, as we began to fit the pieces of the puzzle for our own bodies, we realize that there is no room for blank spaces. A blank space says nothing. Therefore, no muscle should be ignored when building a body. After all, it’s your choice as to what level you want to take it to.

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Categories : Body and Fitness