Three Health Strategies That Can Help You Feel Your Best

In today's world, more and more people are realizing that great health is the key to optimizing mood and enhancing productivity in one's personal or professional life. If you're ready to jump on the health bandwagon, now is the perfect time to start implementing wellness techniques that will help you begin feeling your best. Here are three of the most effective tips to get you started:

1. Locate The Right Doctor.

One great way to ensure that you get on the road to great health is by locating the right doctor. This step will help ensure that you attain the preventive care necessary to fight disease and detect existing conditions early so they can be eliminated with skill and speed. When you start looking for the right medical professional, be sure to consider Dr. Bryant MD. Dr. Bryant offers a wide range of health-optimizing services that help clients optimize their level of physical and mental well-being. Additionally, Dr Bryant offers the detail-oriented, results-driven cellulite reduction Los Angeles citizens need and deserve.

2. Join Your Local Gym.

Another health strategy you should consider implementing to start feeling your best is joining your local gym. This is the step that can really take your level of well-being from good to great by optimizing your physiological system. Some of the health benefits people attain from engaging in regular exercise include:
  • better sleep
  • enhanced immunity
  • clearer thinking
  • better memory
  • weight management
  • improved metabolism
  • better posture
  • enhanced digestion

3. Optimize Your Eating Habits.

Many health experts agree that the single most important factor that contributes to or detracts from wellness is the food one eats. As such, it's a good idea to focus in on optimizing your eating habits if you're serious about feeling your best. There are many ways that you can get this process underway, and one of them includes utilizing free online resources like www.cronometer.com. This resource enables you to document the food you consume each day. You can then go in and analyze your food intake based on factors like how many calories you've consumed and what your fat/carb/protein ratios were.

Don't Delay: Get Healthy Today!

If you're serious about feeling your best so you can lead an extraordinary life, you can begin the process of health optimization immediately. Use some or all of the techniques listed above to ensure that you begin moving forward today!

Why Reading a Book Can Help Develop Your Fullest Potential

When time and money won't permit taking a vacation, one of the best alternatives is the type of imaginary travel that ignores both time and a budget. Books offer that type of get-a-way. You can leave your home and travel to the furthest corners of the world on the wings of a good book.


Many Windows of Opportunity...

Perhaps one of the best things we can teach our children to do is to learn how to read. Aside from the obvious benefits of developing literacy, reading opens up whole new worlds of your own choosing. Regardless of the genre, books allow you to go wherever you want, stay as long as you like, and do whatever you want to do. If you are reading that thriller that focuses on a character named Craig on Twitter, the plot can carry your emotions all the way up to the shocking conclusion, if the book holds our attention enough. The expansiveness of reading often stimulates creativity which can resurface in your actual life in terms of learning how to think outside the box and to use truly authentic ways to solve your own problems.

Unlimited Mental Stimulation...

If you've ever wanted to engage in an activity that allows you to be consistently stimulated, reading is that activity. It has the ability to keep the mind stimulated and active, unlocking wells of peace and positive feelings. Books also help to ease the ravages of a racing mind, and soothe a worrisome spirit: they also have a funny way of doing the heavy lifting of entertainment for us. As our eyes scan the pages of a book, we become the remote control, rewinding, fast-forwarding, and pausing as we see fit. These magical hard or soft bodied objects filled with paper and ink become like gardens of mystery, allowing us to linger, observe, and peruse the grounds of our own imagination till our hearts are content. Reading is one of the single most economical activities that we can allow our minds to actively engage in.

Our children are taught to develop this precious skill as soon as possible, which is a true treasure because reading opens many doors and allows us to accomplish many things, for business, personal, and professional purposes. At the very least, it's a wonderful guilt-free way to keep us entertained for hours, and at the very most, our ability to read can solve mysteries and give us both insight and instructions on everything from how to slay our own dragons and change the oil in our car's.

Road to Graduation

This has been the craziest semester of my life. That is how I could sum the 1st semester of this school year (2016-2017). Crazy indeed but one of the best, memorable, and fun one. It centers mostly (really most of it) on academics, and friendship which I would never trade for something slacker that this.

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The Beginning: It was Chill

The semester ticked off with us chilling out. It was one of those relaxed moments when we had nothing to do but relax and find things to do.

The first few weeks was spent at Mark's house. He lives a few blocks away from the campus and we literally went there everyday. We watched movies, told stories, had fun, sung songs and many other random things that only our circle would find interesting--Joy, Erin, Win, Lyndel and Mark. Those were the happiest moments.

I can still remember a conversation from Mark and some of our friends. They can't believe that being a 5th year would be so--chill. The only thing which they found to be quite the work would be the baby thesis paper we have to write for our Air Pollution Fundamentals course.

A few more months passed by and we had to deal with problems within our circle. It was a clash of minds and heart and a mixture of both. There were revelations and things I never expected to know and hear, and realize, and happen.

We lay low for many weeks, and I can't help but miss our moments together. And then, there came our projects.

When you say Prelims, here are some of the most absurd and good things which happened.

  • I spent a whole week pulling an all-nighter. This was the longest preparation for a project I made myself do. For almost a week, I pulled an all-nighter just to work with my project which involves rewriting 400+ solved problems. (-_-)
  • I slept for only 30 minutes. Apart from my project above, I have to work with another one, which took the toll out of me. I had only 30 minutes of sleep the day we had to pass those projects. I was not alone. Our whole class were guessing which one of us slept and which one chilled the previous night. And guess like we all pulled a night shift.
  • I slept right after I passed my Prelim exam paper to my professor. When I woke up, there were a handful of students in the room. It was the first time I did that. I won;t be able to forget how I felt that time. I told myself this won't happen again--I mean, pulling all the nigh shifts just to finish my projects. But it happened again. But the sleeping-right-after-exam didn't. Thankfully!
  • I watched Nick Vujicic live! I don't really like spending so much on one-time events but this got me good, and I don't regret doing so. In fact, it's one of the highlights of this term. Moreover, I crossed one part of my bucketlist--attend an event in Araneta Center. It was my first time there and it was worth every dime. (My dormmate Ana was there too. Had different seats though.)

Midterms: It was the Start

Midterm was about the same time we had to went through a lot of internal problems within our circle. It was a real big challenge. Someone's been keeping some secrets but I guess that's part of the challenge.

For my midterm stories, here's a good list.
  • Had to go on a mountain trail for a college project. Literally! Not much of hiking but it was like that. We had to cross a small river and went up steep trails. But it was definitely exciting! O, the effort we had to put.
  • Another sleepless night. This time, I went through the experience with Joy. She stayed in our unit and we pulled an all-nighter to finish our Plumbing project for a 2-storey house. Had 1 hour of sleep.
  • We surprised Mark on his 21st birthday. Okay, so I never had fully planned a surprise party before with friends, but yes, we were able to pull this off. And I did a lot of things I would never do again (like bringing two bags of fully-loaded groceries for miles away). We spent the night on their apartment.
  • My friends surprised me on my 21st birthday. I was kind of expecting it, but at the same time, I was kind of surprised to have this one given the circumstances. We spent the night on Yellow Cab with baloons and pizzas, and whatmore, cakes and laughters. This was the first time I experienced being surprised like this so I can't be more thankful for them.

Finals: The Finale

A lot had happened and the finals approached. It was literally hell for us. Imagine spending days of overnights and another sleepless nights for projects and deadlines. We were blessed enough that most of these deadlines were extended a number of times.

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  • Spent three nights pulling overnights at Mark's house. Three straight days. The first day, we had to finish our Plumbing plan for a 7-storey building. The whole circle stayed at Mark's. The second, we had to finish our research paper for the Activated Charcoal we have been experimenting on. The third night, we did our best to  work and furnish our Plumbing project.
  • An unexpected overnight. We spent the third day celebrating for the sleepless night. Though we still had to work with the projects again because they were again extended. Right after having a dinner outside, we went back at Mark's to get our things, but lo and behold. I was too sleepy at the diner alone, that I took a nap the moment I stepped into their apartment. When I woke up, it was already past 12am and everybody, except Joy, was asleep on the living room.
  • We didn't review for our Final exam. It means what it says. Could sound not true, but it was. It was crazy to think we didn't review for our Finals but our time was too tight and with all the overnights, from Wednesday to Sunday, we were only able to review while walking from Mark's to the campus, and on similar occasion. We literally used our stocked knowledge! I feel so blessed some lessons were retained.
  • All our professors went berserk. It was a exaggerated word but yes, we made all our professors mad on us. Not that out group was directly involved, well, on one prof, Win was. Nadamay lang kami. Unfortunately.
  • I passed all my courses! I am so glad I passed all my subjects this semester. I won't admit it as much I'd like to because some of my friends failed in their other subjects. But I am really happy with the end result. I lost focus from the middle 'til the end of the game and I kind of regret that, but I am still proud with what I achieved. I received flat 1.00 in one of my courses which was quite an achievement for a 5th year engineering student. I did not made the cut as my GWA was 1.92 but I am still happy. Thank you Lord! All for your glory.
There were more to these stories than that but I am thinking of editing them later to include all details. Apparently, I still see my blog as my diary.

One thing I love about this semester is that, I am graduating this coming one. :) After all the challenges and struggles, I've finally come to this point. And know what?

I am a regular 5th year graduating engineering student this coming semester.

I know, what's there to cheer about being a regular? But hey, I transferred and I shifted course. All my units was a mess until today. This is my first time being a regular student in my college and what more, this happened on my last semester. I can't be any happier. :)

I know, there are more challenges ahead of me this coming semester but my mantra is solid, "I will graduate and march this March 2017".

I will graduate and march this March 2017.

Essential Home Office Items

Being a blog writer, everyone assumes that I must know all the answers out there. Part of having a website and running a blog is doing my homework. So, while it may be true that I know a lot about what’s out there, it’s only because I have done my homework to figure out quite a few things. One thing that I’m constantly working on is how to furnish my home office for cheap.

When you are a blog writer, you need to furnish your home office with things like a desk, chair, perhaps even a standing desk or one to sit fold-legged at as well. It’s good to have a variety of options. The last thing you want to do is stay in the same position all day. While it is great to have a chair that is comfortable and provides great support, make sure to set up two, three, or even four different stations that you can use throughout the work day.

Essential Home Office Items

Besides just having a work station, though, you need to keep it well stocked. This involves not only having things like pens and pencils, but having organizers to keep everything nice and tidy, as well as desk lamps so that you can see everything you will need to see.

All of these things cost money of course, and if you are just starting out with your home business, you likely are not in a great position to invest a lot of money on your home office. If you need to set up a home office on a shoestring, there is one surefire way to ensure you get some great, useful items that will not drain your bank account.

Check out Groupon’s latest partnership with Quill to see some of the latest deals available. Groupon and Quill are offering fantastic discounts, such as $25 off technology products and 10% off furniture orders. If you don’t see something you like today, just check back in a day or two – one of the best parts about the new partnership between Groupon and Quill is that the discounts are updated regularly.

Once you’ve settled on what items your home office needs, take some time to invest wisely and get the stuff you need for less.

How To Find The Best Local Golf Course

If you want to take advantage of the great weather for some great golfing, then we’re way ahead of you! We’ll tell you how to find the best golf course for you, whether you want to warm up or play a full round.

1. Pro Shop and Clubhouse

When arrive to the golf course, the clubhouse is your first point of contact. This is central point for everything you’ll need during your visit, including picking up your golf cart, signing in to your tee time, and going to the locker rooms, pro shop, and restaurant.

The pro shop should have everything you need golf-wise, whether big or small. It should offer everything from the best golf clubs for different skill levels to last minute must-haves like ball markers and tees. Some shops even offer special services like golf club fittings and private lessons.

How To Find The Best Local Golf Course
image by Krzysztof Urbanowicz

2. Quality of Golf Course and Surroundings

Different characteristics make a course unique and pleasant to play on, which might include ocean views, green hillsides, or wide open greens. Not only are these pleasant features, but they can also impact your game. Playing on a new course offers a unique theme while adding variety to each hole.
You’ll also want to have a look at the golf cart paths, as some are in better condition than others. Rough paths can be hard on your golf cart shocks, since you’ll not only be driving from hole to hole but also going in search of your ball.

3. Amenities

Most golf courses include a driving range, chipping area, and a putting green. These areas are best for warm ups and spending time working on swing repetitions. Some courses have the unique feature of guest cottages, which can make for a unique weekend golfing experience. Consider what you’re looking for when taking note of these features.

4. Price and Tee Time

Much of the time, the thing that determines which golf course you go with is the price and availability. There are multiple ways to book your tee time. Sites like GolfNow and TeeOff are good for researching the nearest golf courses. These two websites have a listing of tee times for golf courses the world over. They also provide discount rates at times. If you have a course in mind, just go to the course’s website to check it out, or call them up.