- Home Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:03:02 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb How do I know if I am at a healthy weight for my height and age?

What is a BMI index and why is it important for your health? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is a number that is calculated based on a person's weight and height. This number can help a person understand how much fat is on the body and how this may cause other weight category disease.

BMI and healthy weight,What's Obese,what should I weigh?Calculating BMI is found differently for adults and children. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 for adults and children but the calculation differs slightly based on age, weight, and height. As a physical therapist I have patients ask me what the difference is between obese and morbidly obese. A person is considered obese if the BMI is 30 or higher, and morbidly obese begins at a BMI of 40. That's a weight of about 235 for a person who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and a weight of about 280 for a person 5 feet 10 inches tall. Read More


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How to Catch a Little Courage for a New Career

Sold your soul (again!)? Call it what you want, but you know the feeling. You’ve been at your job for over five years and you’re stuck. It’s all you talk about—how you’re uninspired, how your talents aren’t appreciated, how you feel invisible …. But talk is cheap, and if you don’t step up and do something about it (updating your resume, finding a career coach or learning new skills) you will stay stuck for a long time.courageous discipline to find a job

When you find yourself stuck in an unrewarding job doing thankless work, how do you move forward? Can you identify the obstacles that keep you stuck, behaviors like intimidation, apathy, manipulation or self-neglect? Once you see the obstacles holding you back, do you have the courage to overcome them?

If you feel like someone has clipped your wings, if you live with a sense of regret, if you live in blame, or if you have a hard time making positive career transitions, you may wish to implement these simple Dos and Don’ts. Read More

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How to Live a Conscious Life or At Least Save Money

As we move forward in the New Year, it takes a lot of vigilance to stay focused and move toward…not drift away from our goals and what we want. Sometimes we don’t have clarity on what action to take to move towards our goals. We need thinking time or exploration time but instead we sedate ourselves, avoid our feelings and what? Shop of course!conscious living and shopping

Besides draining the bank account, what’s worst is we spend so much time online or in stores, searching or trying to make the best decision on what shoes to buy or what camping gear to get. We think we’re smart by figuring out the best, latest, greatest tech gear. But, what does this all mean besides wasting time?

Robert A. Murphy wrote this incredible story for, What I learned from a Six Month Spending Freeze about the short-term emotional benefits shopping provided:

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Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lotmillennials and giving to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still struggling to find jobs. Yet a survey of 6,500 members of the so-called 'Me Generation' indicates that last year well over half of them made donations to charitable causes and volunteered their time.

Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. Alan Cohen, author

As the parents of Millennials, no matter what Christmas gifts you're giving this year, you probably want to spend holiday time with family. Here are ideas for you and your Millennials that include the spirit of giving back: Read More

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Navigating Sudden Change and Your Reaction

Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.

It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don't always get advance warning of the risks ahead. When these do occur, they can put your carefully orchestrated plans in jeopardy.navigating setbacks and change

Do these unforeseen hazards sound familiar? You've just gotten your finances under control when you bite down on a hard candy and break a tooth. How will you fit the cost of a crown into your budget now? Or you've worked hard to make your new exercise routine a habit but, over-doing it, you tear a muscle that will take months to heal. So now you're back on the couch, trying to recover. And the diet you carefully followed after the holidays was derailed with the arrival of your weekend guests. Will you be able to get back on track once they leave?

If you find yourself in the midst of a constant stream of challenges that threaten to overwhelm you, you may be looking to tone down the level of your emotions and reactions. Here are some ways to begin:  Read More

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Too Busy to Meditate? Apply Irresistible Courage

“Time is money. Don’t waste time!” If you observe the world around you, you will see how many people are dominated by that mantra. At this level of consciousness, people are overwhelmed trying to control their work and personal schedules. Trapped in the domination of the ego, they sulk and huff, “I’m so busy! I have too much to do and no time to do it!”meditation

To shift your perception about the use of time takes courage because it’s really not about pedaling faster and faster to keep up. If you are going too fast on your journey, you won’t notice the courage obstacles until you run headlong into them—obstacles such as denial, apathy or intimidation. To create a different pace, why not declare an intention to find a spiritual discipline that supports slowing in the form of a meditation practice? Read More

]]> (Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert) Featured Home Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:30:40 +0000
Postpone Procrastination and Get on with Your Life
postpone procrastinationStop feeling the stress of what could happen. Make your move and know it doesn't have to be perfect.
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Target Your Largest Organ to Heal Muscles


Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body? Why not target it to heal? Taping or strapping has been used for several generations in a variety of ways to improve muscle function, reduce pain, and even to help prevent injuries.

taping for sports injury In the 2012 summer Olympics, kinesio taping was seen on many volleyball players, gymnasts, and basketball players. Many viewers were unsure if this bright pink or blue tape was just for show or if it was for an athletic purpose. But the kinesio tape seen on the Olympic competitors definitely added support for the body part it was on, and as mentioned before, could have prevented an injury. Read More

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4 Tips for Reinvention and Positive Change

Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? couragetransitionYou've been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you've wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter's heavy gloom, now's the time to take a chance and go for it. 

Here are four tips to help you start instituting the changes you want make. Read More

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