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by | Jan 17, 2017

Why a Work-Life Balance Is Good for Your Career

Discussion of the subject of a work-life balance often deals with how such a balance can have a positive impact on your personal life, but the reality is that your career can also actually be improved by having a healthier balance between work and home.

People work smarter and better and tend to be considerably more productive when they are balanced and happier and such feelings have a positive impact on your ability to think in different and more creative ways and on your concentration skills.

People whose lives lack balance tend to make more mistakes than those who do have it, as a lack of proper relaxation and rest tends to muddy the mind. It is important to keep the big picture in mind, and remember the reasons why you are working in the first place, and what your ultimate goals are.

Make sure that you create the career path you are on depending on what best suits you, your lifestyle, and your goals, rather than making comparisons to the career expectations of others.

Healthy Eating Advice for Seniors

Older people tend to have slower metabolisms, weaker senses and a greater likelihood of developing chronic conditions, but the good news is that your overall sense of wellbeing can be ensured by making smart and healthy choices when it comes to food.

One excellent method of improving your nutritional
health as you get older is to drink more. Your sense of thirst diminishes when you get older, so to combat this it is a good idea to drink lots of water during the day to make sure you remain hydrated even if you do not necessarily feel thirsty.

Other options besides water can include 100 percent juice and fat free milk.

It is also a good idea to eat a wide variety of foods to make sure you are consuming all the nutrients that you require, including the likes of low fat dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and some form of lean protein.

You should also cut down on the use of table salt, as too much salt can cause high blood pressure.

Toddlers and Nutrition

Toddlers can be very fussy eaters, but they are also very impressionable, making it the ideal time to begin establishing a foundation for healthy eating habits and good nutrition.

Habits, preferences, and tastes that will last into adolescence and the foods can establish adulthood parents choose to give their young children, making it more important to provide them with a healthy diet.

One good way to promote healthy eating and good nutrition in young children is to set aside snack and regular meal times to help to discourage idle eating, and make the times before meals and snacks quiet, as children who are relaxed tend to eat better.

Make sure your child has plenty of time in which to eat the meal. Kids often refuse to eat new and unfamiliar meals multiple times before finally trying them out, so make sure any new food served is surrounded by more familiar foods.

Children should be exposed to a wide array of healthy food items as early as possible, with lots of variety from all the different food groups to help them develop broader tastes.

Accelerated Study Tips

Learning is a vital tool for anyone who wants to achieve more in their life, and in cases where the learning process needs to be accelerated there are several tips that can help to make that happen.

One of the most important things to be aware that working fast due to being under pressure can end up being counterproductive.

Stress causes cortisol to be released into the bloodstream, which blocks memory and effective concentration, so measures needed to be taken to minimize stress and achieve a calm state.

Being in a calm state makes it much easier to focus on things, and elevates the ability to understand in an effective manner, in turn increasing the motivation to study.

It is also a good idea to avoid caffeine and energy drinks and stick to water to stay hydrated while studying, which studies have shown results in significantly better recall.

Learning meditation is a good idea as well, as in addition to the many other benefits than meditation can bring, it has also been shown to aid memory and concentration.

Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Tough conversations with members of your family still have, to be had regardless of how difficult they may be or how they may react.

People often prefer to ignore difficult or touchy subjects such as death, prejudice, illness, finances, or politics for a number of reasons including shame or fear.

However, failing to have transparent discussions can result in people feeling uncomfortable and isolated within their own families, making it important for families to have an environment filled with open dialogue, particularly during discussions with young children.

If necessary, you may even want to think about using a family therapist for the purposes of mediation or staging a family meeting.

It is crucial in such conversations to not lie and be honest about your thoughts and feelings, though you also need to look at the reasons for the difficulty in having such conversations in your family and be aware of potential consequences.

Women’s Health Tips

It is important for women to ensure that they stay healthy and make self-care the same kind of priority as with all the other important things in life.

Happily living a balanced life is simple enough and can be achieved just by following a few simple self-care tips.

Women should ensure that they keep up with screenings that are appropriate for their age group, including preventative screenings such as pap tests, colonoscopies, breast exams and HIV tests.

Eating a healthy diet is also crucial. The good news is healthy does not automatically have to also mean boring, and you can start with a few simple and small changes, such as having grilled rather than fried chicken.

Other good ideas include having whole wheat bread rather than white, and substituting French fries for vegetables.

Mental health is also important, and it is vital to your wellbeing to make sure you get enough sleep, focus on healthy relationships, and cut down on stress.

January 2017

Hello! We are pleased to send you this monthly issue of Keeping in TouchIt is our way of saying that you are important to us and we truly value your business. Please feel free to pass this newsletter on to friends and neighbours. Enjoy!

Quote of the Month

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
—Oscar Wilde

Monthly Joke

The Baseball Expert

A woman on an airplane found herself sitting next to a sports gambler on a very bad losing streak. This fellow spilled his heart out, describing in painful detail all his losses for the last six months. “Nothing seems to help,” the gambler complained.

“The point spread, the hits, good pitchers having bad days, bad hitters suddenly whacking home runs—this is just the worst losing streak I’ve ever had.”

“Well,” said the woman, trying to be helpful, “maybe you should switch to betting on football for a while?”

He stared at her. “What do I know about football?”

Kids Say the Funniest Things

A New Year’s Resolution is…….
“something that goes in one year and out the other”.
Josh Age 8

Reviews

“Lovely job done on my carpet and upholstery”
Mrs Ainsbury – Disley

“Good Work done, the carpets look great”
Emerson – Emerson House

“All maintenance work is fine”
Emerson – Orbit House

“A very good job done”
Emerson – St James’s House

“Your technician has done a great job”
Civica

“The work you have done was great”
Brother International

Well done to all our technicians.  As always, the positive comments from our clients are a great boost for everyone at Nu-Life! Don’t forget to recommend Nu-Life to all your friends, family & colleagues. 

When they have had their work carried out by us, we will send you a very special Thank you.

Internet Tips

Many people love the internet, including almost sixty percent of those aged sixty-five and older.

However, no matter how savvy you are with technology, there are always new programs to discover and new things to learn and there are a number of simple tips that can help to further enhance your experience with the online world.

One good tip is to experiment with the newest updates to social media.

The best way to become more familiar with social media platforms and their numerous features is just to test them and play around with any new updates that come along.

When you sign up for a new internet service, it is difficult to work out how much speed you will require.

Too much, and the result is you paying for more speed than you need, but too little and you will end up experiencing delays or lags in service. 5-10 Mbps could well be enough if you are only using the internet for email and basic searches.

You will need nearer to 25 Mbps if you like streaming video, video chatting via Skype, or downloading files.

Monthly Fun Facts

Interesting Facts about Italy

Italy is one of the most loved and fascinating nations on Earth, and there is a wealth of trivia about the place that most people will be completely unaware of.

There are as many as three active volcanoes in Italy, Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius. Italy has more than forty UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the record for any country in the entire world. There is a national language in Italy which is based upon the Tuscan dialect, and yet there is a still distinct dialect to each region.

Among the notable items to come out Italy are the piano, the typewriter, and the thermometer. It is well known that Italians love their wine, and this is certainly no fallacy given the average Italian drinks as much as twenty-six gallons of the stuff per annum!

Italy’s national animal is the wolf, and the nation is often referred to as the Bel Paese, which translates to “beautiful country”.

From the desk of…

Brian Philbin
MD Nu-Life Floor Care

Dear Valued Client

Happy New Year!!!

My very best wishes go out to you and your loved ones for a healthy, Prosperous, and Safe 2017

Many, thanks to you, from me and all the staff at Nu-Life, for keeping us in a job by allowing us to serve you throughout the years.

We’re so lucky to do business with so many wonderful people like you.

It was our great pleasure and we really look forward to seeing you again this year!

My very best regards

Brian

Off-peak Tips

Many people dream of being able to travel the world and getting to see some of the smaller and more remote locations as well as the larger and more famous destinations.

The cost of such trips can make that difficult however, although there are several benefits to going on holiday during the off-season, as everything, including attractions, car rentals, hotels and flights, costs less.

Crowds are also considerably smaller during these periods. Having said that, there are some things about traveling in off-peak times that you should be aware of.

One important thing to keep in mind is that you can take nothing for granted. A hotel with an online advert for a pool may not have that pool available for your enjoyment during the off season, as that period is the ideal time for routine maintenance and even renovations to be carried out.

All travel excursions may not be available either, so it is a good idea to call the hotel or double check the website in question to see if they have seasonal hours.