Know the Right Way to be Healthy

Health is wealth.  When you ages, you experience a lot of age related diseases.  That is why taking care of oneself is important.  There is no ideal age when to be healthy or when to take care of oneself.  Start making a program, a step by step healthy habit to improve and maintain a healthy body.  Make a goal:

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Exercise daily

These are the first changes that will make a better difference to your body.  There are other activities used by millions of people like working out in a gym to shake off the sweat.  Others religiously look into their diet and incorporate a diet plan.  Some turn their room into gym and make their own exercise program.  Others search online tips for proper diet and exercise.  There are trainers and coaches for health regimen.  Some people hire one to ensure proper attitude in training.  Some use other sports to train and to be fit.  These sports and activities are:

  • Swimming

This will enhance bodily coordination and will strengthen the musculature.  It also enhances cardiovascular endurance.  It also tones muscles.  As most of the muscles are used, the impact of the exercise is for the whole body.  This sport also improves balance, posture, flexibility, and body coordination.

  • Biking or cycling

This may be a low impact exercise but is fun when done with friends or love ones.  The work-out is targeted on the major muscle groups.  This is bringing a better fit than walking.  It enhances good strength and stamina.

  • Basketball

This is one of the most loved sports worldwide.  This is played in a team and is patronized well.  It builds endurance and enhances balance, concentration, self-discipline and coordination.  Most basketball players build up muscle bulk and burn calories while playing.

  • Badminton

This kind of game promotes movements of the lower and upper extremities.  It tones the used muscles and promotes the right bulk.  This game also let the players burn unwanted fats and calories.  It shakes unwanted sweats as well.

  • Boxing

The program in boxing promotes agility and muscle bulk.  Although the arms and fists are mostly noticed to be of active movement, the feet are as busy as well to jive with the upper limb.  The body is also promoted for the needed strength and flexibility.  This is a moving sport and is used for exercise training too.

  • Dancing

There are a lot of varieties in dancing as used for fitness and training program.  This is an aerobic exercise that helps in bringing body into a fit.  Today, even men join this fitness training to shake off some sweat and bring in the right flexibility.

There are a lot of sports and exercises being utilized by people to be fit and healthy.  But these must be coupled with the right diet.  If you do not have time to exercise, it is better to consider eating healthy diet.  It is important to know what food can bring you the healthy results. A good diet is not actually of strict limitations.  There is no need for deprivation on the foods you love to eat.  It will be unrealistic to be overly thin.  Your stature will depend on your Body Mass Index (BMI).  The body mass index is the measurement of body fat basing it on adult men and women’s weight and height.   Therefore, eat what you can but check on what your body needs.

Healthy Fruits

What keeps the doctors away?  Aside from apples, include papayas, strawberries, kiwis, bananas, blueberries, oranges, and grapes.  These are called the super fruits.

  • Apples have high dose of fiber. It also helps in lowering cholesterol.  This is also a good antioxidant.
  • Papayas help in digestion. This fruit is a good source of vitamin C and folate.
  • Strawberries help in controlling or preventing heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation.
  • Kiwis have twice Vitamin C content than oranges. This fruit helps in lowering risk of cataracts and protects damage of the DNA.
  • Bananas are the best source of potassium. This fruit helps lower the risk of stroke and blood pressure.
  • Blueberries help fight and prevent cancer, macular degeneration, and urinary tract infections. These are very good source of antioxidants.
  • Oranges will give the needed daily vitamin C and potassium. The membrane of the orange helps lower cholesterol.
  • Grapes help in preventing heart disease. It has antioxidant.

Healthy Vegetables

There are known vegetables of great nutrients and these are:

  • Carrots

This vegetable enriches the eye, skin, and hair.  It is loaded with vitamin A and C.

  • Brocolli

This is packed with antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folate.  This vegetable is known to fight cancer.

  • Squash

This vegetable is rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, and fiber.

  • Potato

This vegetable regulates the digestive system and is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and iron.

  • Eggplant

This vegetable is loaded with nutrients healthy for the heart.  It can reduce stroke and dementia.

  • Bell Pepper

This egetable is packed with lycopene and folic acid.  This can lower the risk of cancers in the pancreas, bladder, lung, and colon.

  • Spinach

This vegetable contains almost all the nutrients and vitamins you need.

  • Onions

This vegetable helps in fighting osteoporosis, heart disease, and even diabetes.

  • Tomato

This is actually a fruit but is served as a vegetable.  It lowers the blood pressure and packed with vitamins from A to K.  This is also good in fighting cancer.

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Healthy Drinks

There are no other alternatives than water and all fresh fruit or vegetable juices.  There are offered juicers you can use.  There are also fresh juices you can buy in the supermarket.

Visit your Doctor

It is imperative to visit the doctor regularly.  There are certified healthcare professionals ready to give you the medical services you need.  Check out the different health care specialists and visit the ones who can help you with your medical problems.  Enjoy life and longevity.  Make everyday worthwhile and make your life happy and sickness free!  Longevity is earned.

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The Rise of Technical Colleges

We have our ways of having our career someday. Well, to look at things closely, some have it in a “long-term” setting and some also have it in a “short-term” setting. While two are possible ways to have a career, there is always a strategy that works for you and that is something that you need to know. To give you a broader perspective of what course to take nowadays that has an impact on your career someday, you should learn something about technical courses.

Understanding Technical Courses

When we talk about technical courses, we are referring to a course that is brought about by technology such as accounting technician, business, allied health, dental assistant, and many more. When we say technical courses, they are sometimes short in terms of time being offered. What I like the most about technical courses is that you are availing a course wherein everything that are included in the curriculum are related to it. it means to say that there is a few or no minor subjects included. Though you would like to take tings course by means of “long-term” or “short-term,” there is nothing wrong with that as long as you will gain the right competency.

technical college programsThere are so many technical colleges that are opening nowadays with technical college programs. Well, it is good that there are so many of them since you will have so many choices where to take up the program. You might have programs that are close to your residence and if you think the program offered is good for you, you might as well take up the course, but then again, it is still important to know better about the background of the school.

Just the Right One for You

If I were you, eradicate the thought that you should have completed or graduated a four-year course in order to have a good job someday. Remember that technical courses are “in” nowadays because they producing competent workers for the job. If the products are competent workers, they will be able to focus and excel on their field. The problem sometimes with other curriculums is that there are so many added subjects that are less important to the one who is taking the course. With this, it is better to lessen the presence of these subjects and just focus on the necessary things.

Now, let me ask you, what do you know? You might be good a certain thing like welding , carpentry, computer, sewing, etc. And if you know already your strength on skills, you might want to try taking up a technical course from a technical school near you. Most of the students who are taking up technical courses simply follow their heart’s desire. May this be a guide for you to choose very well the path to follow in technical schools.

There are so many technical schools out there ready to give you the right education. Settle your priorities now and know where to place yourself. It is always better to do something that you like.

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Medical Assistant Program

For those who are looking forward to completing a medical assistant program, the best thing to do is to take this through medical assistant schools. There are so many schools that are offering this kind of course and you can avail the program either online or not. And if you will ask for our advice on this matter, it would be better to take the program on the whereabouts of the school. You can easily decide if you will take up this course if you have an idea on how things work on here. With so many schools to choose from, you have to see to it that you are taking a state-approved medical assistant program.

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Medical Assistant Program Requirements

If you would like to take up medical assistant program in a certain school, you have to comply first with the requirements of the state. This is not always the same with the requirements on other states, but you have to prepare your credentials like your birth certificate as a proof that you are already 18 years of age. After that, you will have to prepare also your high school diploma or a GED will do. Make it a habit also of preparing yourself physically by means of having your health checkup. You have an edge if you are not convicted or involved in any crime that is why background checkup is necessary.

An Increase in the Need for Health Care Workers

Time is changing and so is the need for health workers such as CNAs, LPNs, Phlebotomists and Medical Assistants. With this kind of change, there is an increasing employment opportunity for the mentioned health workers. Now that this is the trend, you will have a good job someday if only you will avail medical assistant program.

Look at the hospitals around you. There are so many jobs there for professionals. And though doctors and nurses are already professionals, it doesn’t mean that they are able to do their jobs on their own. There are a lot of helps needed for professionals to get from medical assistants so I advise you to get certified now.

Your first step in taking up a medical assistant program is to find a school that offers this program. And when I say find a school, you have to check very well if the school that you have chosen offers a program that has been approved and accredited by the state. You will be required to pass all the requirements of the state since you will also be working on the same state where you took the program, unless you are planning to transfer your certification to other states. In this case, you will have to undergo the process of reciprocity.

The Coverage of the Training

The coverage of each training for medical assistants differs in every school. To give you an idea of the things that you will be learning, they are about medical histories, taking vital signs, preparation of the patients for the examination and many more.

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A Quick Look at Phlebotomy Essentials

You probably have read a lot of posts here regarding Phlebotomy Essentials on different editions, and this is another one. This time, I am going to feature the book in general. If you can still remember, there are several editions of the book that I have discussed along with their prices, and how to get them online. I have discussed also their uses and how important they are in the career of the phlebotomists. Well, we should not stop reading though we are already professionals because learning never stops. We learn from every book that we read.

There is a need for correct and safe practice of phlebotomy. Though each and every one of us came from a certain school and we are not the same on that matter, we have our common denominator and desire to become excellent phlebotomists. Every school differ in terms of how they are bringing and building phlebotomists and there are instances when we fail to apply what we have learned because of so many things that are bugging our minds after getting our licenses.

With the use of Phlebotomy Essentials, which is said to be one of the leading textbooks for phlebotomists, things will be corrected. And I am so excited to share to you this textbook that has been updated several times in order to give the students the best of what this book has to offer.

The reason why the Phlebotomy Essentials is updated is in order to provide for the needs of the current generation. Though the book has been published years ago, there is a need to update because there are things to be adjusted and changed in order to meet the demands of this contemporary time. The authors of the book has been so generous and hardworking enough to update it so that those who will be reading nowadays can apply what they are reading and they are not just applicable to those who have taken the training on the same year when the book was first published.

What To See On This Book?

While you still don’t have the book in your hands, you might be thinking about the things that might see the moment you opened it. Let me give you an idea on what is inside. But first, I would like to say to you that the book is ISO standard and it means to say that it is very valuable and helpful to those who will use it. With the latest update of the book, you will be able to see a comprehensive background and theories of phlebotomy along with the practical applications. One of the things that I like the most about this book is the colored picture. One the latest edition of the book ,you will be able to see lots of them and because of that, it will be easier for you to understand what is meant in the book, it is a way of practical application.

The things that you will learn from the book are up-to-date. It means to say that they are created solely for the purpose of teaching this generation of phlebotomists. When there will be new updates in the future for the book, you will notice that the updates will be in relation to the needs of that particular generation. Things are changing, we have to accept that fact. And because time is changing, and so is the book.

Buying the Book

I have discussed several times about the ways to buy the book and it can either be online or not.  If you know a particular bookstore where the book is sold, you can go and find it. The book is available in the medical section of the bookstore. And just in case you cannot find the book in the bookstore that you have visited, you can have it online. Yes, and having it online is the best possible way of possessing the book.

To give you an idea on how much will be the cost of the book if you will buy this online, you can buy this in a new paperback version at around $65.45. In case you would like to rent the book, you are going to spend between  $21.78 – $35.16, and it is also possible to buy a used one at $40.00. Weigh all the options and see what works with you best.

Prepare your paypal if you would like to purchase this online since this is the most famous and common way of payment. With regards to the shipping of the book, it depends upon the seller. This is the reason why you have to read and understand very carefully about the terms and conditions of the sellers.

Other Details of the Book

The book was written by Ruth E. McCall and Cathee M. Tankersley. These two authors have spent their time and efforts in order to equip phlebotomists like you. You can read about the background of the authors online if you want to. Their biographies are available to read in order for you to have an idea about the authors. The authors are known for the book that they have written and they have other books as well.

Other books from them that you can avail are Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, Phlebotomy Exam Review, and many more. Read also reviews about the book that is featured here in order for you to know the insights and comments of those who have used the books already. By means of reading reviews, you will be able to understand more the book and why is it that there are so many students and phlebotomists are buying it, since looking at the price, this is very affordable.

Looking at the reviews of the book, you will notice that there are stars given to it. The more 5 stars given, the better is the review. And though I am promoting this book for you to read and buy, I am still encouraging you to decide wisely.

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Simple Yet Very Important Equipment: Phlebotomy Tray

There are equipments inside a phlebotomy laboratory that sometimes we take for granted, probably because of their importance. And this phlebotomy tray is so important to consider and I would like to show to you some of the main uses of phlebotomy tray in your laboratory.

phlebotomy trayFor Carrying Equipments

There are small equipments that you cannot carry easily with your bare hands because of their number. With this, you need a phlebotomy tray. Most phlebotomy trays are portable enough for someone who will carry them. It is important to consider the strength of the one who is carrying the tray, so if you are going to purchase a tray, look at first the body built of those who will be carrying. A good phlebotomy tray should be proportionate to the body built of the phlebotomist or assistant.

For Time Saving Purposes

Imagine if you will carry a phlebotomy tray with all the equipments in it. You will surely save a lot of time since the things that you will be carrying are all put into a single tray. You don’t need to go back anymore to where the equipments are located since you all have them on your tray. This is a very big time saving equipment especially if the location of the equipments are far from where you will be using them. This is good also if the equipments are located on a different floors of the building. You will save a lot of not only time, but energy.

For Safety Purposes

If you are going to carry several equipments with your bare hands, there is a tendency that you will lose grip of them. This is due to the fact that our palms are small, and the solution to this is that you are going to make use of a phlebotomy tray in order to hold them all. You can hold a lot of equipments with phlebotomy tray that is why it is safer to have them. When you are doing your job, you would want to have a tray of different kinds that hold different equipments according to their classifications.

These are some of the purposes of phlebotomy tray that you can buy online or on your trusted store. There are so many kinds of phlebotomy tray that you can avail online if you prefer buying it this way. In Amazon alone, you can see a lot of them and they come in different kinds. To give you samples of the different kinds of phlebotomy trays, here they are:

Phlebotomy tray using a single hand – there are trays that can be carried by a single hand, and this is the most common of them. In fact, if you are going to search for phlebotomy tray online, the search engine result will be dominated by this. You can see different kinds of this. You can either have this kind of tray with different layers. So, as what I have said, the one who is carrying this tray should be proportional to this in terms of body built.

Phlebotomy tray with drawer – this is what I like the most about phlebotomy tray since there are types with drawers. The good thing about those with drawers is that you can make use of them in order to keep equipments inside the drawer safely. And another thing is that they can be used to put divisions on your tray. With drawers, the phlebotomy tray looks elegant to use. You can buy them online at different prices depending on their type.

Phlebotomy tray with stand – if you are transporting equipments on a single floor, this is a good thing to use. This phlebotomy tray has a stand and wheels as well. There are so many phlebotomists who prefer using this since they can place multiple trays on this of different kinds and it can handle a huge amount of equipments. Though this costs higher than other handy trays, you will surely be satisfied with its purpose and usage.

Method of Buying Phlebotomy Trays Online

If you would like to buy phlebotomy trays online, the best thing to do is to prepare your credit card or paypal. With the two options, I would rather use my paypal in buying since this mode of payment is easier and safer to use. You can make use of your paypal on different transactions online and you can also access to different services with this one. If you are the type of person who is fond of buying online, paypal is common to you and you are probably accustomed to using it.

Have your paypal registration by using credit card or other bank account ATMs to verify it. Just in case you don’t have any idea on how to verify your account on paypal, there are so many tutorials online that you can read and understand. There are also video tutorials on youtube for this.

Delivery Method

The delivery method for the phlebotomy tray that you have bought depends on the store where you have availed the product. The thing is there are online shops that offer free delivery for those who have exceeded a particular price, but if the price is just small, it is almost impossible to avail a free delivery. The technique is that if you are planning to buy multiple equipments, say a phlebotomy chair and phlebotomy tray, you can purchase them once so that the price will get higher, and with that, you will be able to avail free delivery.

For those who do not offer free delivery, you can avail their products but you will have to pay an additional amount for the delivery. Avail discounts on the products that you are buying. And if there are coupons available, it is good to look for them. Think several times before buying and see if there are available promos. In this way, you will be able to lower down the price of the product that you are buying.

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