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BE COOL IN SUMMER
All of us (yes, I’m a big kid!) kids, big and small, look forward to summer! Outdoor sports, hiking, playing ball, running and walking in the park, swimming and going to the lake are all things we love to do in the summertime.
Being in the sun is fun, but it can also be dangerous. Our bodies can overheat and cause us to get sick. The Arizona Department of Health Services has a list of things that can help you be safe in the sun. Here are a few of them:
Use Sunscreen Every Day! Even on cloudy days, the sun’s rays can damage your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply 10 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 ½ hours or sooner if perspiring or engaging in water activities. Wearing sunscreen every day is as important as brushing your teeth!
Wear a Wide-Brimmed Hat and Lip Balm! A hat with a wide brim offers better protection for your scalp, ears, face and the back of your neck than a baseball cap or visor . And, protect lips with SPF 15+ lip balm.
Wear Sunglasses! Sunglasses reduce sun exposure that can damage your eyes and lead to cataracts. Check the label and choose sunglasses that block at least 90% of UVA and UVB rays.
Cover Up! Wear long sleeves and pants if possible to protect your skin when playing or working outdoors. Darker colors and fabric with a tight weave provide the most protection.
Limit Time in the Midday Sun! Limit your outdoor activities when the UV rays are strongest and most damaging (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Remember: Look for your shadow—if no shadow, seek cover!
Take Cover! Find something fun that doesn’t involve exposure to direct sun. Take cover under a tree, ramada or find an indoor activity inside a gym, library or classroom during peak UV.
For more information, go to: www.azdhs.gov/phs/sunwise
You can reach me (Meme) at email@example.com or by going to my website www.RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com. Send me questions or comments. I’d love to hear from you. Meme’s News No. 2 (June 1016) © 2016
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just like iron sharpens iron, we need to talk with one another. When we express our wants and needs in a respectful way, and listen the same way, it fosters respect and trust among work mates, team mates, friends and family.
What makes people happy is doing what you said you would do. Especially what you promise yourself. From my weekly business meeting earlier this month.
Listen from the heart, not just with our ears. When we do that, we’re not thinking of what we’re going to say while the other person is still talking. It helps us understand each other better and helps our relationships with our customers, team members and work mates, and friends and family members as well.
There is a universal principal that says we reap what we sow. So, doing the activities everyday that bring the results we want is important, such as changing our eating habits, starting an exercise routine, making calls for our home business, reading a positive spiritual or motivating quote and meditating on it, etc. Start small, with one or two things, but do them consistently, every day. All things starts small. Remember when we put the seed in the ground, water it gently everyday, then be patient for it to sprout.
Think about others’ experiences. Then do it. When we are trying to change old habits, we have constant set-backs. It’s true. When that happens, it’s good to think about the stories we have heard, the experiences of others who succeeded in overcoming the same thing. How did they put one habit (good) in the place of another habit (bad). It could be trying to lose weight (starting new habit – eating plain popcorn at 7:00 pm; stopping old habit – eating chocolate cake and ice cream at 10:00 pm), starting a vitamin regimen (starting new habit – first thing in the morning, drink a cup of tea with toast and take vitamins; stopping old habit – drinking a soda first thing in the morning), reducing alcohol intake (starting new habit – drink two drinks and go for a walk; stopping old habit – drinking three drinks), shopping online (starting new habit – join an online shopping program and learn to shop there; stopping old habit – buying the same products), etc., etc., etc. Whatever it is, replace one habit for another habit. These are just examples. Everybody is different, has different habits and different goals. The point is, start replacing a bad habit with a good one and note the benefits. “Action repeated can form new brain patterns.”, says a quote in Awake Magazine, May 22, 1992, pages 8-12 in the article ‘Help for Adult Children of Alcoholics‘
Tell your story. Then, tell your story. After you have established your new habit, or even while you are in the process of doing that, relate your experiences. You’ll tell that experience over and over again as you encourage others to change an old habit.
Don’t forget why. While you are relating your experiences, don’t forget the ‘why’. “I wanted to lose some weight because I wanted to be two sizes smaller”; “I started taking vitamins because I was getting sick”; “I reduced my alcohol intake because I was drinking too much and it was affecting my life”; “I joined an online shopping program because the products are better quality and less expensive than the ones I was buying at the store.” Whatever the reason, it is YOUR ‘why’. Share it.
Attitude leads to the right behavior. Make your faith bigger than your fears. This applies to our business and personal lives.
Tomorrow is too late, yesterday is over, start where you stand.
I have started over so many times, I know exactly where the starting line is. Just stay in the race. Always know where the starting line is. We’re all going to start over and over. It doesn’t matter how much experience or age we have. There’s always a new adventure and something new to learn. mlr
It’s more important to walk the walk than talk the talk. mlr
Emotional wellness relates to understanding your feelings and coping effectively with stress. It’s important to pay attention to self-care, stress-reduction and the development of inner resources so you can learn and grow from experiences. This is important when you start a new adventure, also, such as a business working from the luxury of your own home. You still have to learn these things.
Let’s live our lives on purpose. Let’s know the reasons we do things and the reasons we want things. That becomes the “why” of how we live our lives. When we do this, it helps us to think more clearly about our everyday activities and the roads we take. Our everyday activities are what begin to lay the foundation of our future. Within a decision to start a business that we can do working from the luxury of our own home, change our eating habits to become healthier, change our shopping habits to save money or help the environment, change our reading habits to become a more spiritual person (the list could go on and on, for instance, drinking, cleaning, talking) — within each decision we make, there is a reason (why). Whatever the decision is, it will take some kind of an everyday action to accomplish, so let’s make sure our ‘why’ is strong enough to keep us doing that, because we will need to think about it often. Let’s start today. mlr
- Consistency. Not very glamorous, but it does work effectively.
- These gems came from business meeting Monday: We can have results or excuses, not both.
Three things to ask ourselves: 1) Am I slightly uncomfortable, stretching to develop new habits?
2) Am I consistently engaged in correct activities?
3) Am I consistently adhering to the same principles, course or form?
If you have a home business or even if you are trying to develop some new habits, try these things. They work!
SET A NEW PATTERN.
- My friends at The Garage Personal Training are having their one-year anniversary! Stop by and say hi, see demos, get motivated. I plan on stopping by and doing all of the above and I’m looking forward to seeing Darien Mathews and Anthony L Fisher!
- You are the master of your own ship.
- Tomorrow is today. Giddy-up.
There is a reason why I am “MrsProfQuack” on Twitter and elsewhere. Obviously, if I’m MrsProfQuack, then my husand is ProfQuack! Suffice it to say that in our younger married life, for various reasons, (including quacking) my husband became known to the little ones in our family as ProfQuack. It stuck. So, here we are!
Find me on @MrsProfQuack
This was posted on Mike Akins’ Facebook page, 2-3-16.
“Thank you Jamie for the important question about transfer factor and the Zika virus. I was asked this question by one of my distributors from India. Below you will find my response.
Yes I believe transfer factors will be very useful in helping the immune system destroy the virus quickly.
The Zika virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family and genus Flavivirus and is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses.
Snce the virus is spead by mosquitoes, the mosquitoes bite cows and chickens. The West Nile virus is very wide spread in the USA. This means there is a very good chance that some of our cows and chickens have transfer factors programmed to recognize a relative of the Zika virus. Since transfer factors do not have to have an exact match of the antigens of a virus (like antibodies do) then transfer factors have the potential to recognize any related virus to the West Nile virus.
Also the Zika virus has already mutated some according to a study by the group of scientist listed below and published in BioRxvi.
The key to the immune system response is recognition and how quick the response is. Transfer factors help the immune system skip the normal process of macrophages bumping into a foreign invader, consuming it and presenting it to another immune system cell type such as the CD4. Then the antigen is presented to B cells that manufacture antibodies that roam the body searching for a match and then attaching itself to the virus and signaling other ” immune cells such as Natural Killer cells to destroy the viruses.
Transfer factors skip this process and bump into a virus and directly alert other immune system cells to come to the kill as well as cause B cells to produce antibodies to join the fight.
There are no studies on transfer factors and the Zika virus. This is my personal theory.
Now keep in mind that transfer factors do not treat or cure the Zika infection but alerts the immune system to do its job. The FDA has not evaluated these statements and do not normally evaluate statements concerning nutritional products before they are made.
The faster the immune system recognizes a virus and kills the viruses the better. Thank you for the question. Be blessed. Mike
Freire, Caio Cesar de Melo; Iamarino, Atila; Neto, Daniel Ferreira de Lima; Sall, Amadou Alpha; Zanotto, Paolo Marinho de Andrade (25 November 2015). “Spread of the pandemic Zika virus lineage is associated with NS1 codon usage adaptation in humans” (PDF). BioRxiv: 032839. doi:10.1101/032839.”
As the research continues on the benefits Transfer Factor, we will continue to work to keep you updated. For more information on Transfer Factor, call me at 505-750-7847, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.TransferFactorLady.com.
Had a great time yesterday talking to the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, in conjunction with South Mountain Community College and the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. We talked about E-commerce! They have wonderful ideas and plans in the works. So much to look forward to. Good job!
Some of the things we talked about were:
THE WEB AND MY BUSINESS.
If I did not have a web presence, no one would know about my website. RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com has gotten most of it’s exposure from social networking.
Having a company website has allowed people to see what I do and what I offer from many platforms, for instance, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +.
Managing a website takes consistent work and effort. You have to keep it updated.
- Understand Your Customers.
Describe your customers’ needs and wishes. You must know what your customers are looking for. For instance, my customers are looking for health and wellness information and products.
What do Walmart shoppers want and need?
Food, clothes, auto supplies.
They can go the store to buy, but can also order online. They can get store hours and numbers online.
- Keep the Main Page Simple.
Keep the main page simple. Need the ‘Title’, an ‘About’ link, a ‘Contact’ link, and ‘Categories’. Use RHL and goop as examples.
Keep it clean. Simple is clean. Clean and non-cluttered helps the people who are looking at it find what they need. Also keep it free from bad language, illegal activities, and pornography. Don’t use copy-writed materials.
For more information, contact me at 505-750-7847, or marthapmintl@gmail. Martha