Exercise and the Elderly with Workout Schedules

Elderly people need their health better then ever at their age. This is because they are much more liable to get major diseases because their body is not strong enough to fight back. Another reason is, as one gets older your energy level starts to go down and their body just wants to give up by not doing anything. Now this is sad for all of us to see because it can happen so fast. Elderly people also are at risk to get cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If their body is weak they have no way of fighting it off.

Now I don’t mean getting healthy by taking medications that most nursing homes do, but I mean by doing physical activities. The best way to get the physical activity into their lifestyle is by allowing them to workout. The only problem with that is most nursing homes don’t own or have enough room for a large gym. They are small enough all ready. Another reason most nursing homes don’t do it is because almost all of workout programs exercises last for about 1 hour. So they are created for the younger generations that can last that long. To get an 85-year-old to do military push-ups for 30 seconds would be pretty crazy.

One resource that really helped me to figure this all out was Workout Training Review.  They broke down the different styles of Video workouts and helped me to find the right one for the patients that I am monitoring.  It’s pretty incredible the differences that lie in programs like Focus T25, P90X and even Insanity…those last two I wouldn’t recommend for the elderly.  I’m quite thankful I was able to get rid of those old Richard Simons tape…eek!

But there are other options, like doing workouts from their room or the common room. And the best program for that is Focus T25. The Focus T25 workout program is great for the elderly because it is fun and it is always up beat. Another great thing about it is it is only 25 minutes long each day and the exercises are just right for people who are at that age. Which is the perfect amount of time, considering that most elderly get tired fast. So they feel like they at least accomplished something even though it was only 25 minutes.

Sometimes keeping on a schedule is hard, even for young spirited minds like us. However with Focus T25 you will get a schedule so you no longer have to remember what you do the next day on your own. So this workout is easier than ever to do no matter your age.

Another great thing about the T25 workout program is that many people can do it at once. Groups help people to interact with each other more and doing the workouts in groups will allow for more fun and laughter. And laughter and fun are great for keeping the elderly’s spirits up and body feeling young.

I have tried this program with my widowed 80-year-old grandmother who is in a nursing home. Every weekend I go and see her at her nursing home, so we always are having some fun with the Focus T25 videos. She told me that she loved them not only because she thought Shaun T was pretty good looking, but also because she was able to keep up with me for the most part. So she didn’t feel as old but felt like she was in her 20’s again. I just loved seeing the smile on her face every time we completed a video.

Another thing my grandmother loved about the Focus T25 videos was the fact that Shaun T was always keeping the spirit up. He was always very inspirational and she said that made her feel better and want continue going. Other workout people can be very dull and boring, and you just want to tell them to stop talking! But not Shaun T, he was the one that made my grandmother keep going.

So as you can see Focus T25 is perfect for the elderly. You can do it in tight spaces, which is how most nursing homes are. It only takes 25 minutes a day, which is about all the time and energy most at that age, would have. The workout program is great for doing in groups to make it more fun. Focus T25 comes with a schedule so you don’t have to remember where you left off or need to do the next day. It also gives the elderly something to do that makes them feel young again. Working out also helps bring back their bone density, and it also protects them from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. And most importantly is it gives them the health that they need that cannot be gotten by taking medications.…

CNA Resume and Cover Letter Manual

CNA Resume and Cover Letter BookAlthough I worked in an advertising agency, I would still give this book an A++ rating since this guide had helped my niece ace her CNA cover letter and CV and got the job. I can still remember when she asked me to help her out with her application to a big hospital in Morris, Illinois and while browsing for some tips online, I bump into this manual by John Rodgers (and few other CNA books). Since I am subscribed to KindleUnlimited, I was able to scan its content for free and have viewed their resume templates and cover letters before I gave it to her. I imparted to her some of my personal tips (mostly are for the interview part) plus this guide since I don’t have background in health care and I think, this book did most of the help from partial structuring and formatting.

Is it a Good CNA Resume and Cover Letter Manual?

From what I have found online, I can say that Rodgers’ templates are unique and not the typical resume and cover letter templates you can find on free resources or in any other CNA books.

Another benefit CNAs will get from this book is that, it can help them highlight their background and their education as CNA professionals. And they will be guided unto how they can write their cover letter with the use of their step-by-step procedure and the improvement tips, thus making sure they are doing the right thing. The explanations on each samples are also beneficial particularly to new professionals since it helps them understand the importance of each points. Regardless of your professional level, the tips they provide will surely fit to you. In fact, they also have specific templates designed for whatever level you are in, inexperienced or experienced CNAs.

I think, the HUGE list of template examples and the detailed explanations makes this book great and a favorite by CNAs.

If you are considering on getting a professional resume writer, why not invest on this book? Considering that a lot of these professional resume writers are expensive, it’s really not a practical choice. If you own this book, you can create more than one CNA resume and cover letter, you can even share it with your other fellow nursing assistants and you can help your other CNA friends if they asked your help.

I know you really want to have the best and the most impressive resume and cover letter, so this book will give you the answer. And because you cannot guarantee that professional resume writers can give you what you look for, it’s better that you do it yourself, than wasting your time asking for revisions. Plus if you create that on your own, you will also feel proud of it.

Final Results of the Resume Review

From all the CNA manuals I have read so far, for me this one is the most practical and very detailed. Official CNA Resume and Cover Letters Manual Book is really worth reading for CNA professionals who plan to perfect their resumes and cover letters. Highly recommended!!!…

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Ways to effectively achieve a “Healthier You”

Looking into people’s health practices during the old times simply gives us the idea that the old ways, which are natural forms of healing and medication, are among the safest forms of health practices. During the old times, all-natural healing and medications are very reliable and their only means of recovering from their illnesses and injuries. However natural healing and medications, although they are still practiced today, are somewhat not that effective and efficient. Why? Because people of today just like the technology, are also changing. The environment that we are living now is far more different than what people have lived thousands of years ago. Pollution, harmful chemicals, preservatives on foods, alcoholic drinks, cigarette smoking and so much more – these things affects the response of human body towards healing procedure.

Although conventional form of healing and medications are effective as compared to natural forms, yet we know that these type of healing and medications have various adverse reactions to mankind. In fact, it may also cause death if done inappropriately.

We are aware that our unhealthy habits along with the toxic environment we lived in are the primary causes why people of 21st century are sickly and dies at a very young age. However, this problem can actually be prevented if we change our lifestyle and that is our only way in order to survive longer.

So how can we do that?

healthy eatingHealthy lifestyle is about changing our unhealthy eating into healthy one. Practicing to be physically active, taking away bad drinking habits and quitting your smoking habit.

These may sound easy to some people especially to those who are really dedicated into changing their lives into healthier one but to those who are not devoted and are doubtful if these practices are doable to them, then it would truly be hard for them.

Setting a positive and healthy mindset is the key

If we aim to change our lifestyle into healthier way we need to change our mindset first. But remember, you don’t need very strict rules in order to become healthy. Start small and start slowly until you can develop a healthy lifestyle that will be achievable to you.

It will always matter on your choice.
If you’re dedicated into changing your lifestyle and you choose salad over chips, then your vision of a “healthier you” will be achieved in less time and it will surely be maintained until it becomes a habit.

Once you set a healthy mindset, then start identifying the unhealthy habits that you keep doing and put a healthy alternative that you can set for them.

Don’t rush. As I have said earlier, start small and start slowly. This is a perfect way to let yourself adapt in a new lifestyle without giving your body and yourself a shock.

How about you, are you ready to change your unhealthy lifestyle into healthier one, share your thoughts below.…

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Running Barefooted – Running with Much Freedom

Running has so many health benefits, and running barefooted doesn’t just give you a lot of health benefits but a unique connection to earth.

Running barefooted is not new to us. In fact there are several events worldwide that lets people to run barefooted in order to experience this one of a kind running experience and being able to connect with Mother earth.

What are the benefits of running barefooted?

  • Gives your precious feet and ligaments freedom and strengthens the muscles in it.
  • You’ll learn to land on the forefoot rather than the heel area which helps your arches to work as natural shock absorbers.
  • Helps improve your balance by activating your tiny fingers, ankles and your overall feet including your legs.
  • It helps you become more attached to nature and to the ground.
  • You get the reflexology benefits, meaning the nerves and soles on your feet are being stimulated, thus, giving yourself a reduced blood pressure, lower stress level and tension and a lot more healing benefits.

Tips for first time barefoot runners

Once you decide to start barefoot running, make sure that you do it slowly. Don’t push yourself to run hard on your first try because chances are you’re going to experience pain and injuries or maybe, you’ll find barefoot running to be exhausting.

Start with few minutes of light running on a hard surface, then go with different surfaces like dirt, asphalt surfaces, or grass then slowly lengthen the minutes you run. You may use barefoot shoes when you run because it will help your feet to adapt easily on running on the ground when you feel that you’re ready to run completely barefooted.

The popularity of barefoot running simply shows that people these days are craving for more freedom. Yes, freedom to feel the natural elements of the world. As we all know many decades ago, ancient people used to walk and run barefooted and they’re stronger and healthier. In today’s era, let’s not just think of running barefooted as a trend but something that we should do at least once in a while.…


Organic or Herbal – What Is the Difference?

I know most of you are not really aware about the difference between the term “organic” and “herbal”. Most likely, you’ll think that these two terms – “organic” and “herbal”, are synonymous.  In reality, these two terms are incorrectly used by many people and this mistake has misled thousands and thousands of people from finding out what is really true.

Now let’s deal with these two terms and try to understand the difference between the two.

The term “herbal” medicine

When we say herbal medicine, it means a medicine that comes or prepared from herbs or plants. Herbal medicine can either be organic or not depending on how it is being prepared or grown.

The term “organic” medicine

When we say organic medicine it’s about how the medicine is being produced or grown. When you see a certain label that claims to be organic then that simply means that the product is grown or produced without the usage of chemical pesticides and usually promote water and soil conservation.

To give you a clearer look at how they differ from each other take a look at the examples below:

Chamomile Tincture – Herbal but NOT organic.

Organic Chamomile Tincture – Herbal and Organic

Organic Fish Oil – Organic but NOT herbal.

Based on the examples above, you can really identify that there is a great difference between these two terms. When you buy medicines or shop for products, don’t get confused with what’s herbal and organic because you might never get the benefits that you expected to get and experience. Dietary supplements, essential oils or other forms of medicinal oils, and creams that we can see on the market often have these labels that claim that they are “organic” or “herbal” or “natural”. Be mindful when buying them and really check if it is something that you really need and right before using or consuming them check with a health professional for your safety.

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Health Benefits of Avocado and its Oil

Alligator pear or what we commonly named as avocado is more than just a fruit. As a matter of fact, avocado fruit is considered as one of the healthiest foods cultivated on earth because of its many healthy benefits. The authentic taste of avocado fruit is undeniably flavorful which makes it as one of people’s favorite as an addition to various salads and dishes.

Vitamins and minerals you get from avocado

  • Dietary fiber
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Omega 3 Fatty acids
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Health Benefits of Avocado

Good for digestive function
Avocado is a very rich source of fiber that helps your digestive system to work properly. It also helps prevent certain digestive problems such as bloating and promotes regular bowel movement.

Good for the heart
Helps lessen heart problems caused by plaque deposits. The oil from avocado can also help the body in converting certain unhealthy fats into more usable forms which promotes healthy tissues. Plus it helps normalize blood pressure.

Promotes healthy skin and hair
The vitamin E and Vitamin C found in avocado can help improve skin cells, thus, making your look younger and healthier outside. It also helps speed up the healing process of minor injuries such as burns, cuts, sunburns, insects bites and scrapes. Avocado is also good for your hair. When you use avocado oil into your hair, it can also promote shiny, healthy and fuller hair strands.

Healthy pregnancy
One of the great fruits for pregnant women. The folic acid found in avocado can help prevent birth deficiencies such as spina bifida and neural tube defects.

Cleanses the body
The amount of chlorophyll in avocado helps the body in detoxifying process. Certain metals like lead and mercury which our body has accumulated from our food and our environment are removed through the help of this substance.

avocado saladThese are few health benefits you get from eating avocado fruit or from using avocado oil for yourself. The flavourful taste of avocado is packed with healthy nutrients that can support healthy living. Make sure you add avocado in your daily diet to promote a healthier you, inside and out.…


Ginseng Products -Discover the Health Wonders of Ginseng Plant

Ginseng has been used by many individuals to treat various health conditions. This medicinal plant is extremely popular in Asian regions particularly in China and Korea where it has been used by people as medicine for more than 5,000 years now.

In North America, a nearly similar plant was also discovered in Canada in the year 1716 and that ginseng became known as American ginseng.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Asian ginseng or red ginseng is used along with various other herbal plants in order to produce a more potent herbal medicine.

Although some of the Western scientists are skeptical about the effectiveness of ginseng, yet many Western people still believed that ginseng is effective in treating the following conditions:

Type 2 diabetes

In several human studies conducted in the United States, American ginseng have shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes patients and can even prevent diabetes-related complications.

Erectile dysfunction among men

Asian ginseng is popularly known to treat erectile dysfunction in men. In fact, 60 % of men who had taken ginseng has minimized their sexual problems cause by erectile dysfunction, according to 2002 Korean research.

Menstrual discomfort

The tea that is made from ginseng has known to treat menstrual discomfort such as menstrual cramps.


Ginseng is another herbal plant that can aid an individual in reducing stress levels.


Ginseng also contains anti-cancer properties which helps prevent tumor growth.

Colds an flu

Helps relieve symptoms or prevent infections of common colds and flu.

Aside from possibly treating these health conditions ginseng also offers the following health benefits:

Immune system booster

Helps boosts the performance of human cells that increases the level of immunity again infections and various diseases.

Stimulates brain cells

Help stimulates the cells in the brain to improve memory, thinking skills, and concentration.

Ginseng has plenty of benefits to human health but it may also give you some adverse reactions.

The possible side effects of taking ginseng products are the following:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nose bleeding
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Euphoria
  • Navigational bleeding


Ginseng is considered by many as a miracle plant but even though this is an all-natural type of medication, it’s always a best practice to consult with your doctor before taking in any ginseng products. Check if this type of medication is suitable for you or will not counteract to some of your medications and supplements taken. Ginseng products are also not advisable to be taken by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.…


Natural Stress Reducer – Reducing Stress without Prescription Drugs

When you feel overloaded and extremely tired with all your work, either it’s an office work or a household work, you will surely experience high level of stress at the end of your day. Some people will take prescription drugs to help themselves lessen the amount of stress that that their body has accumulated from the entire day of work. Some of these prescription drugs may give you immediate relief; however it may also carry some serious side effects on your health in the long run.

If stress is already part of your day to day life and if you think that your work will surely result to stress at the end of the day, you might wanted to consider some alternative options to lessen the stress that you are experiencing without taking any prescription drugs.

Yes, without taking any form of prescription drugs. Who doesn’t like that? Of course, we all wanted to seek medications as natural as possible. So we’ve listed below some simple all-natural mind-body techniques to help you manage stress.

Short physical activity – this is one of the effective ways in reducing stress. Activities such as walking and stretching in the middle of your shift will give you a short break from all those paper works. Take a short moment to stretch your arms and legs so that the tensions that are being built in these muscles are released. You can take the excuse of going into the rest room in order for you to take a short walk.

Empower yourself –In the things that you do, make sure that you truly know what to do with your time, yourself, your problems and other things that might cause you to become stressed out. Don’t try to procrastinate. Try your very best to make a move now and not later. Things that are done earlier will give you more time freedom in the later day.

Give time for yourself –they say that you have to love yourself first before you love other people.  Yes, this is very true and one must really invest into spending a quality time for oneself because yourself is your number one buddy. Remember that we are in this world not to work but to live. Although we need to work in order to live but one of the main reasons of our existence is to live and not to work. Find time spending a hobby that you really like and indulge on it.

Find someone to talk to –having someone that you can talk to can really help you release your stress. To some people, when they’re troubled, emotionally unstable or anything that causes them sadness and stress, having a heart to heart conversation can give them a lift.

Learn to manage your work and time –disorganized attitude is not helpful in whatever things in life especially when it comes to work. Being disorganized with your schedules and your to do list will not only give you a stressful environment but it will really result into disaster. So, to combat this, you need to have a well-managed time and work priorities so that you can efficiently work.…

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Bamboo Massage – One of a Kind Massage Experience

Do you often go to massage centers to have some relaxation time? Or have you ever tried getting a bamboo massage? Let’s see what bamboo massage can benefit you especially in helping your body in releasing the stress.

Massage is a very popular way of relieving stress levels that your body has accumulated after your daily work and some of your daily activities. Massage brings not just relaxation but also long term health benefits to human body. If we go to spa centers and massage centers, we’re given various options of massage treatments which suits to our needs and conditions.

Popular types of massage include Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, shiatsu and a lot more.

Bamboo massage is another type of massage that’s not really common in most massage and spa centers, particularly in Western regions. As the name implies, it uses bamboo sticks to massage your tired body and muscles. Just like other massage types, bamboo massage also offers great level of relaxation. The oiled and heated bamboo sticks are rolled and carefully pressed into your tired muscles to release stiffness and to bring relief from all the muscle pains and stress.

How Bamboo massages benefit you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

Physical Benefit – in terms of physical wellness, bamboo massage can help your physical body becomes healthy by eliminating the toxins that’s been accumulated in your body. It helps your physical state, both your physical features and internal organs to function well especially your heart and lungs. It also aids in straightening the fibers without triggering any micro-tears.

Mental Benefit – Your mental health will also get the high benefits of bamboo massage. It relaxes your mental state.  It frees you from all the anxiety and some other forms of mental troubles that causes you stress as well. It balances your senses, thus helping you gain mental happiness.

Emotional Benefit –If you’re currently suffering any emotional problems, it could be from work or at home, getting a bamboo massage will surely help your emotional state to calm down. Your anger, sadness, sorrow or any negative feeling will likely be released through this type of massage. It gives you the time to calm down your feelings and be back to its normal state.

Spiritual Benefit – the last thing you will get from this type of massage is the spiritual benefit, but how? Bamboo massage has this what they call ‘Tian Di’ session. If you go search about this Chinese term Tian Di it means “heaven and earth”.  So there is a connection of human soul to heavenly bodies. There is a spiritual awareness and connection that will give the human body to become spiritually healthy and be healed from all those negativities.

Bamboo massage is actually very safe to almost all people but it would still be advisable that you seek the advice of your professional health care provider before undergoing this session.…

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Employment Options in Healthcare Operations By Online Healthcare Training

A healthcare management profession through online healthcare administration instruction necessitates no healthcare history. This can be the industry associated on the command, administration and operations of healthcare programs, hospitals and medical center communities. Healthcare management handles a wide region of things to do and there is generally a collection of elements which make out the kinds of jobs that need to be carried out to operate any offered service; these usually incorporate the dimensions and range of the service in question and the types of medical/ healthcare services they have got. Medical administrators are essential towards the successful procedure of any kind of healthcare program. The daily operating and monetary parts to healthcare involve focused specialists to function on sections from paperwork to management to budgetary.

Healthcare experts, sometimes known as healthcare supervisors or health services supervisors are regular business administrators who schedule, lead, organize and monitor the delivery of health assistance. These professionals could be experts responsible of any particular team or handling overall services. Healthcare training has lately discovered a brand new home on the web, with hundreds or thousands of individuals pursuing online healthcare learning and online coaching to be able to enhance their expert skills and background or to take the opportunity to move to this profitable and fulfilling profession from a different industry.

Some major areas in healthcare administration

General Management

Health-care agencies, like almost all other types of corporations, are usually income-based organisations requiring the maximum level of quality of managerial oversight. A healthcare system demands an overall top rated and central administration group to be able to perform. Issues associated to cost management, revenue and future development is also a managerial obligation.

Human Resource

Human Resource specialists specialized in healthcare are responsible to sustain a functioning, determined personnel for almost all divisions. They are usually accountable for the employing of healthcare employees and usually fulfilling HR responsibilities as in any other business.

Medical Information Technology

With excellent developments in information technology, healthcare has evolved significantly within the previous few years. Together with the continuing program of new technology in healthcare, a team of experts is necessary to work and sustain information systems, analysis equipment, computer systems and software. They are also in charge for updating and problem solving.

Public Relations

Public Relations managers in medical care are accountable for enhancing the medical care facilities’ appearance within the general public and to maintain the encircling community well-informed regarding the solutions and services provided at the healthcare system. Public Relations administrators are also accountable for offering synchronization services and details in case of an urgent situation or catastrophe. Public Relations managers may also be the spokespersons for their respected establishments, representatives for the unit, and speak for the company.


Finance professionals hold a crucial value these days for healthcare at a par along with doctors and nurse practitioners. The cost of healthcare is increasing constantly, it is essential to maintain not just the service rewarding, but also to make healthcare as cost-effective as it can be. These experts are accountable for detailed monetary elements like cost management, accounting, auditing and earnings & expenses; also acquiring methods for administrators to reduce expenses and strengthen funding.…

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Maya has an Associate Degree in Nursing and studied four more years to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her credentials are well-received by honorable educators and doctors in the medical industry.

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