Thursday, 20 July 2017

This is What 10 Minutes of Meditation Can Do for You

Meditation? Not your forte?  Not even just 10 simple minutes of meditation? Is improving quality of life and not dying early your forte?  I thought it might be, so let’s chat about meditation. All I am asking for is 10 minutes here.

Speaking of minutes, there are approximately 1,440 minutes in a day, 10,080 in a week, over 40,000 in a month, and 525,600 in a year.  Now that’s a lot of time!  Or at least it sounds that way.

However, our reality (since perception is reality) seems that from the moment we wake up, to the time we lay back down, is only a blink of an eye.  The time isn’t changing, but the busyness of our lives seems too.  We often find we jump out of bed and hit the ground running.  We are nonstop go machines.  We only feel we accomplish something when we are “doing” something.  But what is this “doing” that we are, well, doing?

I think this is a difficult question to answer sometimes.  While yes, we can say we are going to work, playing, practicing, waiting, eating, preparing, etc., I think we often just keep going to keep going without any awareness at all.  We are hamsters on a wheel.  Not exactly the idea of your life you want huh?

Well, if you’re tired of running on that wheel then jump off and never return!  Ok, I got a little overzealous there, but honestly I know we can’t leave the hamster wheel of life behind.  Money don’t grow on trees, we all have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and ain’t nothing in this world for free.  No we can’t slow down, we can’t hold back, though you know I wish we could.  Oh, no, there ain’t no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.  Those last few lines were for all my Cage the Elephant fans…you know who you are.

Ok back to life running amuck and what to do about.  Since we can’t physically check out of life, we are going to have to do it mentally.  The best approach to jumping off that hamster wheel is meditation.  Did I just hear a groan?  C’mon now…stay with me.  Meditation is simply mindful awareness.  If you learn the art (and it is an art) of meditation you will have increased the overall awesomeness of your life!

I fully believe we should structure our lives for happiness.  So how does meditation some into play with happiness?  Well to be happy, we have to be aware of what make us happy.  The easiest way to do that is being mindful, which is exactly what meditation is!  As mentioned before, you won’t need 20 hours a day of meditation.  In fact, simply 10 minutes of meditation a day has a world of benefits.  It seems to be that practicing meditation for 10 minutes , nearly every day (as consistency and frequency are crucial) is that sweet spot of time that gives you some amazing benefits without feeling like have just signed up for a new time sucking activity.  So what are those amazing benefits of setting aside just 10 little minutes of time just for you?  Well let’s find out.



The Great 8!
By meditating for just 10 minutes a day you will reap the following 8 benefits:

1.Reduced Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Stress, anxiety and depression can be a product of distracting and overwhelming thoughts.  If you set aside time to calm your mind, focus on you (and not all those worrisome feelings and tasks), you will learn to deal with all that troubles you. Plus, meditation keeps your cortisol levels from getting jacked too high and too often…which can really send us into hyper-overdrive.

Learning to calm ourselves through meditation, will keep us from panicking, burning out, and help us get through painful times, both mental and physical.

Meditation also helps the body release serotonin (a neurotransmitter that affects mood, among many other things).  Boosting serotonin production can improve depressive symptoms and gives us an overall sense of well-being.

2.Improved Diet and Digestion: I do hope you have caught on that through meditation you become mindful.  That includes being mindful of how and what you eat.  When you meditate, you slow yourself down, and allow for the awareness of how your mind and body feels.  Doing all this helps us learn to know when we are physically (not emotionally) hungry and to concentrate on eating foods that benefit us and learn to eat slowly and enjoy what we are consuming.

3.Improved Sleep: Meditation relaxes you and reduces cortisol (the hormone that wakes us up).  With less cortisol pumping through our system when it’s time to go to bed, we will have the ability to more easily fall asleep and stay asleep.  Plus, we all know if we can relax ourselves and let go of the day, sleep is no longer elusive.
Meditation also boosts melatonin (the hormone that helps you sleep) production.  With increased melatonin production we are able to fall asleep and stay asleep.

4.Reduced Inflammation and Improved Immunity: By meditating, you can change your body’s ability to deal with stress and lower Interleukin-6 (IL-6).  IL-6 is produced at the site of inflammation and has stimulated T cells (thymus cells) and B cells (bone marrow- or bursa-derived cells) which are the major cellular components of the adaptive immune response.  It may sound counterintuitive to want to reduce IL-6, since it does help us with acute injury and inflammation when we need it.  However, IL-6 becomes a problem with chronic inflammation.

When our bodies are chronically inflamed, whether, from stress, poor diet, gut biome dysfunction, or certain diseases, IL-6 becomes a pro-inflammatory, creating a persistent inflammatory state and negatively modifying our immune responses.  Through meditation, we can put IL-6 back to its intended use and create less chronic inflammation.

Just as a side note: it has been shown that those with compromised immune systems have slowed the progression of their disease by practicing meditation.  If it has helped them, I think it’s worth a try.

5.Improved Cardiovascular Health: This goes back to all the above.  By reducing cortisol, stress, anxiety, and inflammation and improving sleep, diet, and immune response, this all makes our heart and lungs (and all parts of our body) much healthier.  A non-medication induced drop in blood pressure can do amazing things to improve your health.  Plus meditating is so much cheaper and safer than any pharmacological solution!

6.Improved Concentration: Slowing down and learning to be aware of what’s going on in your mind will help you reduce the “clutter” and focus on the important stuff.  Learning to push out thoughts that do not serve us at a particular time, and focus only on what is needed, enhances our ability to concentrate when we need to solve problems or complete tasks.  Meditation teaches us this skill.

7.Find Acceptance: If we inwardly focus on ourselves, we become self-aware.  In becoming self-aware, we come to know the person we truly are, how we really think and feel, and therefore can separate ourselves from the person we have created for the rest of the world to see.  By knowing who we actually are, we can come to accept who we are.  We are able to reflect on our actions and thoughts, the reasons behind them, and therefore hopefully learn from them.  Through this effort we can offer ourselves a bit of kindness and accept the person we are, not what we pretend to be.

8.Slow the Aging Train: To understand how we age we first have to understand about telomeres. Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of our chromosomes. Yep, they already sound important.  Telomeres shorten with mitosis and the longer a person is around the more mitosis they experience.  So simply said, when we age our telomeres get shorter.
Fun fact about telomeres is that it is also getting shorter with poor emotional health, chronic stress (mental or physical) and inflammation (didn’t we see those earlier in this article?). So while we can’t stop the minutes of our lives passing and mitosis occurring, we can reduce our stress, inflammation, and the dings to our emotional well-being.  And yes, you guessed it (since hopefully, you read it above) meditation can reduce all these, keep our telomeres longer for longer, and keep us from aging too rapidly.

I hope you can now see why it is crucial that you meditate, even just for 10 minutes each day.
If you are new to meditating it can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.  The three easiest ways I have found to begin meditating are as follows:


Just Breathe: Seriously!  Find yourself a quiet spot, even if it’s closing your office door in the middle of the day or lying in your bed before you get up.  Now breathe in your nose, hold it, and then breathe out your mouth.  As you breathe, concentrate on your breath and how it moves in and out of the body.

You can do this on a 4 count or a 3-7-8 count.

The 4 count: breathe in for the count of 4, hold it for the count of 4, then breathe out for the count of 4, repeat.

The 3-7-8 count:  breathe in for the count of 3, hold it for the count of 7, then push the air out for the count of 8, repeat.

You may become a bit light headed, but it’s ok because you should be sitting or lying down.  Plus it will pass soon and usually ceases the more you practice.

Go to Yoga Class:  Breathing and mindfulness are major parts of the yoga practice.  To start it’s best to try a Restorative Class.  You will never be the same…in a good way!

Try a Guided Meditation: There are a lot of apps out there that provide this.  Two that I have found useful are Calm and Headspace.

What to remember:

All it takes is 10 minutes of meditation to reap benefits such as:
  • Reduced Stress, Anxiety, and Depression.
  • Improved Diet.
  • Improved Sleep.
  • Reduced Inflammation and Improved Immunity.
  • Improved Cardiovascular Health.
  • Improved Concentration.
  • Improved Acceptance.
  • Slowed Aging.
You can practice meditation through:
  • Breathing.
  • Yoga.
  • Guided Apps.

That’s it.  Simply put, 10 minutes of meditation equals a lifetime of health and happiness, with zero medication side effects.  By meditating you become mindful and aware of you who you are, what you need, and what brings you joy.  So take YOUR 10 minutes, and for those 10 minutes focus on YOU, the real you, not the hamster on the wheel.


Hot Stone Massage: Procedure, Health Benefits, and Risks and Warnings Associated with it

Hot stone massage is a practice to relax tense muscles, relieves pain and stiffness and improves blood circulation with an arrangement of warmed stones and massage techniques. This massage therapy is used for ailments like muscular aches, arthritic conditions, and autoimmune disorders. The warm stones are placed on the acupressure points, which help in releasing the flow of energy, and the body starts the healing process. This massage should be taken from a trained therapist, who has enough experience.


The technique for this massage is mentioned below. 
  • Whenever going for a hot stone massage, always choose a trained therapist. Make sure the clinic is hygienic, and the massage tables and stones are proper. The stones should be smooth so that they do no irritate the skin in any way. The number of stones should be enough, as this therapy requires many stones. If you are a trained masseur, the order the hot stone massages kit online or chooses the best quality of stones from the shop.
  • The temperature of the water should be 120 degrees and the stones will cool down at 100-110 degrees when taken out. The stones should be heated in a crock pot using 6 quarts of water.
  • The stones can be hot; so before placing those on participant’s skin cover the skin with a sheet or towel. Everyone’s skin behaves differently to the heat; to avoid any damage cover it.
  • The stones are either placed in a straight line on the participant’s spine, or it can be placed in 2 rows of smaller stones, that sit on each side. Place an additional sheet over these stones; keep them for over a few minutes.
  • Place small stones on the acupressure area of the face; the stone should be placed on their forehead, under the lips, and on both the cheeks.
  • Two large stones can be put along the breastbone, and two palms sized stones in their hands. The participant should feel relax and can gently cup the stones and not hold it. The massage table should be comfortable so that they can relax. The therapists can even buy cheap massage tables that are comfortable for their clients.
  • After the front massage is done, turn the massage client on their stomach. Remove the stones gently, and you may also change the sheet or towel. 
  • Now put the stones on the shoulder blades and back of the kneecaps. For toes, place a small stone between each of them. Wrap them again in the towel and keep the stones in place.
  • You can use the stones to massage to the client; it can be done by moving the stones gently over tense and sore areas. 

Health benefits of hot stone massage 

  • It helps in relieving the muscle tension and pain.
  • It reduces the stress and anxiety.
  • It helps in promoting sleep.
  • It may help in relieving the symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
  • It may be helpful to decrease the cancer symptoms.
  • It can boost the immune system..


Risks and warnings related to hot stone massage 

  • If you are suffering from the below-mentioned problems, then consult a doctor before taking a hot stone massage.
  • Bleeding disorder.
  • Burns on the skin.
  • Open wounds.
  • History of blood clots.
  • Had surgery in last 6 weeks.
  • Fracture or severe osteoporosis.
  • Low platelet count.
  • Diabetes.

The bottom line
Research has shown that a hot massage is helpful to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscles tension. To make sure of a positive hot massage experience, approach a massage therapist, that have years of experience in working with hot stones. You may feel sore during the massage or day after; it’s because of deep tissue manipulation and pressure. If the massage makes you uncomfortable, let the therapist know.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Top eCommerce Marketing Strategies for Health-care Businesses

The digital revolution has presented us an enormous opportunity for healthcare enterprises to interact and engage with people on a regular basis, thus providing a better lifestyle. The envious vision to create a propitious digital ecosystem that helps enterprises to reflect empathy through pragmatic approaches intrigued a sensible amount of health/fitness enthusiast to explore online platforms. Sensing the intangible power of digital delivery platforms and recognising the needs for better health care systems, a new breed of internet entrepreneurs sprout, whose primary focus is to provide transparent, affordable, and high-quality health care services using online channels. The Best Part: countless eCommerce website builders are out there which meets your market demands and offer a complete solution that comes in handy when deciding an online platform.

The accessibility of data has an overwhelming effect in educating people and soothing their pain with actionable and affordable remedial measures. A decade back the biggest challenge was identifying people and the major health concerns they face (Thanks to health care forums), now it dwindles to visibility. In this article, we will discuss what marketing channels should an eCommerce based health care enterprise should implement to attain the prodigious market presence they fantasise.





eCommerce Marketing Strategies


  • Design - A Cognitive Factor to Invigorate Trust

A well designed and professionally maintained website is the key to gain trust and inspire people to value your online presence. People are so judgemental, so don’t let your website trigger suspension or confusion. Your authority as a health-care provider will greatly influence people. So, highlight video testimonials, recognitions, case-studies, etc.

Plan your online store with an artistic skill, but never overdraw the picture (Make the web page look interesting. At the same time keep in mind, that over complexity nullify the effect). Delineate what you are providing so that the visitor sees what he expect to see.

For eg: If your eCom store is more focused on selling products related to paediatric care. Then your home page should reflect a message that you are an online store that sells specialised products for the particular niche (Children's/ babycare products).
Seamless user experience is of higher importance. The key to providing a superlative user-experience is in knowing who the decision maker is, and what target demographic will interact with your website.

For eg: When comes to paediatric care, who plays a major role in decision-making. It’s obvious that predominantly the decision makers are females. So how will I convince a female to buy products from my eCom store? Ask questions like, what product was she searching for. Okey, she was searching for “Anti allergenic Baby blankets”. So now the next important question is, how will I add value to her search. Great question, Once she is on the website landing page, provide additional products that a pregnant woman needs. Also, the search query implies that she is well educated and health conscious, that's the only reason why she triggered a search “Anti allergenic Baby blankets” instead of “Baby blankets”. In such cases, the similar products you try to upsell should not make her feel that the website also sells cheap baby care products on a commercial point of view.

The on-site navigation needs to be simpler. Provide breadcrumbs to show how the navigation is progressing. Guide the online visitors, from landing page to the shopping cart, and from to the payment gateway. The process needs to be designed seamlessly, let’s say that it's her first visit to the website and she doesn't have an account. Give her the option to purchase from you as a guest or create an account, Give the customer the freedom to decide whether they like to share here private information or not.

If your eCommerce store is brand new and people are not aware of your presence then along with a trusted payment gateway give a COD (Cash on delivery) option. That way you are providing the customer with an opportunity to physically check the product and make payment once it arrives the door steps.

Highlight benefits the user will be getting rather elaborating on features.

  • Responsiveness

With Mobile being one of the main channel used to trigger a search, make sure that your website is responsive and the User experience part is not compromised. Most websites make the mistake of not putting their website to rigorous testing, Test your prototype and use the feedback to increase the website performance. How each widget and pages orient across digital platforms, Keep in mind that sporadic innovation and scalability matters.


Content Creation and Marketing: Address the Pain points


  • Content Creation

Creating engaging and useful content for your target audience is the best strategy to commercialise your health care merchandises online. Thinking why! people value information that offers a solution in their day to day life.

For eg: In the case of an eCommerce site that sells baby products, the online store can create blog content which helps parents to take care of their toddlers with safe and effective practices. Create articles for people at different stages in the buyer's journey. Take a glimpse at the titles below.

Awareness stage - Title: Tips during pregnancy care (Here you are educating the parents)
Consideration stage -Title:  Top 10 products required to take care of babies (Tell them why they need to include an anti allergenic baby blanket in the list)
Decision stage - Title:  The Best anti allergenic blanket for baby care.


  • Content Marketing

Every piece of content that you publish needs to be marketed online. The success of your content marketing mostly depends on the quality of content you create, and the number of quality backlinks pointing to that web page. Content marketing can mainly be done through diverse channels and strategies. Below are few:

Continuously posting your articles on social media (Continuously posting helpful articles and interact with people on social media helps create a strong social presence).
Expand your social presence on a plethora of social bookmarking sites. (Always see to it that each bookmarking sites as an individual channel. Focus more to be an expert on that particular channel.)
Link Building (Reach out to websites in your niche and offer them a guest post. Note: to promote a good article you may need to write an excellent guest post)
Commenting (Visit different websites and engage with them, this strategy helps to increase your knowledge about a particular subject, and help build strong relationship with people)
Engage on health care forums and roundups.


  • Push Marketing for Lead Nurturing - Increase Sales

Push marketing is widely used to implement drip campaigns. The main channels used for drip campaigns are emails, Whatsapp, SMS. Wondering how this strategy will aid in increasing your sales. Let me explain,

Suppose someone has shown interest to your business and subscribed through an article titled “Tips for pregnancy care”. Here the prospect is interested in the above topic, that shows a need towards pregnancy care. Here the prospect is not prepared to buy your product. So the next step needs to be concentrated on educating the prospect, how the solution/ product you are providing will add value to their life.

Identify their need,  map it to your business synergy and motivate them to buy the service/ product you are offering. Emails, SMS, Whatsapp, etc helps to interact with your prospect on a regular basis and nurture the leads down the buyer's journey.


  • In a nutshell

The above-mentioned strategies are much effective in commercialising your eCommerce store. But when comes to purchase, be cognizant about the service quality. Maintain a vibrant support who can address the visitor/ user's query. That being said let me conclude, as an entrepreneur keep your spirits up. The market is so vulnerable, Over time your business will be tested with risks and uncertainties.  The recent one being GST, Even at the heart of disasters there are still hopes for entrepreneurs. As a healthcare entrepreneur, with thousands of souls longing for your services, it becomes an obligation to find a solution, Like benefits of GST, and use it to your advantage.

Final Quote
Who knows may be one day, even at the brim of ethical dilemmas and dementias your eCommerce store may evolve to be a protagonist offering a solution to all sentients who coven in the cosmos to pursue a healthier life.

About the Author
 Nishant is a digital marketer by profession and a blogger by passion. He takes pride when people acknowledge his work and finds that his work is adding value to people. Nishant thrives on staying updated on topics related to the digital realm and technologies that are revolutionizing the world. Inbound marketing is one of Nishant’s forte.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

6 Guidelines for Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

There are a few tricks to making the perfect cup of coffee, even from the convenience of your own home. So, you do not have to go to your favourite Starbucks to get a nice cup. True coffee is made with the finest coffee beans and a little bit of knowledge. So, if you wish to learn how to make to perfect cup of coffee, be sure to read our information below!


  • Get Fresh Coffee Beans.
You cannot make the perfect cup of coffee without some fresh coffee beans. However, most people don’t know where to find them.
There are many places where you can buy fresh coffee beans, but the best place is still your local roaster. There are not that many roasters around anymore, so if you do have one in your neighbourhood, you are good to go!
Another place where you could obtain your coffee beans is at the supermarket, although it is necessary to be careful with coffee beans obtained from a larger store. Most coffee beans sold at supermarkets will be put in giant display bins, which makes them susceptible to oxygen and bright light. These two factors could ruin the flavour of the coffee bean, so only choose a supermarket who seems to be passionate about selling fresh coffee beans.
When you buy fresh coffee beans, please make sure they are stored in vacuum-sealed bags. The beans must also be stored in a premium location, away from bright light and too much sun. These are the main things to consider when you head out for a coffee bean hunt.
  • Store Coffee Beans the Right Way.
Once you have obtained the right selection of coffee beans from a roaster or from your local supermarket, it is essential to store your coffee beans right at home too! Not storing your coffee beans how they should be stored can still affect the superior flavour of your coffee. So, make sure you consider the following guidelines when you have obtained your coffee beans from the store.
The advised storage options for your coffee beans are glass canning jars and ceramic storage crocks with a gasket seal. You could also obtain a special vacuum machine, which enables you to store your beans in another vacuumed bag; this is often the best option, because glass canning jars and ceramic storage crocks may still have some air inside.
Also, make sure you never refrigerate your quality coffee beans. When coffee beans get refrigerated, they can take up moisture and even odours from foods within your fridge. It is also advised to stay away from freezing methods, since this could also have a negative impact on the flavour of your favourite coffee beans. Dark roasted coffee beans are especially vulnerable, so while you might get away with it with a lighter blend, dark roasted coffee beans can get completely ruined by refrigerating or freezing.
To ensure your coffee beans stay fresh, it is also recommended not to buy too large quantities. Ideally, you want to get a new batch every week and keep them at room temperature.





  • Check Your Coffee Brand.
The higher quality coffee beans may cost you a little more, especially 100% pure Arabica beans. If this is too expensive for you, you may consider Robusta beans, but they are known for their harsh flavour. Still, Robusta beans are also known for their higher caffeine content.
When you need to buy a selection of coffee for a true coffee expert, it is better to stay away from the Robusta coffee beans. The flavour of Robusta coffee beans is simply too harsh for a coffee lover, so you could go for a blend in the mid-range or the more expensive Arabica beans.
Also, do not be afraid to experiment and go beyond the brands you are used to. It is easy to buy what you know, because then you are certain you get value for your money. Still, by checking the country of origin and the region, you can deduct much about the coffee bean selection you are about to purchase. Therefore, true coffee experts should venture out of their comfort zone from time to time and buy a blend they are not necessarily familiar with yet!

  • Consider Quality When Grinding
When you grind coffee beans, you can be sure that some of the flavour of those coffee beans will get lost; this is one of the reasons why it is important to be familiar with grinding methods and how to retain the most amount of flavour in your coffee beans.
If you don’t mind investing in something that could make the perfect cup of coffee every time, you could consider a more expensive burr mill; this from brands such as Rancilio and Zassenhaus. The more expensive burr mills are known to retain lots of flavour from the original coffee bean, so these types of mills are often preferred by coffee fanatics!
Of course, you could choose some of the more affordable grinders from Braun or Bodum. These grinders don’t do a bad job, but there are some qualities you must look for in these grinders to ensure you get a premium cup of coffee out of it!
When choosing a mid-range coffee grinder, make sure they contain a mill with the ability to rock. If the mill can rock during the grinding process, it creates even particles. The particles are slightly smaller than your run-off-the-mill coffee grinders too, which ensures better flavour!


  • Check Your Water
Even though it might be the last thing you think about when making coffee, but your water is important! Water containing too much chlorine or other substances found in tap water can ruin a good brew, so choose some bottled spring water instead!
  • Don’t Buy Cheap Filters
There are so many cheap coffee filters available nowadays. Regular coffee drinkers tend to buy them quite easily, but they are not as good for an excellent cup of coffee than you might think! If you do have your heart set on brewing with a more affordable filter, check for the oxygen-bleached or dioxin-free paper filters.
Coffee drinkers who do not mind spending a little extra can go for a gold-plated filter. These filters are recommended by expert, who claim that these types of filters are especially made to maximise flavour. However, there is a downside to these types of filters, since they can let some of the sediment through when you have a fine blend.

Conclusion
Making the perfect cup of coffee is buying quality ingredients and tools, not as much about the skills you have at your disposal. Anyone can make a good cup of coffee, providing they have the right coffee beans, water and filter at hand!
So, if you believe you cannot make a good cup of coffee to save your life, think again! Simply invest in some better coffee beans, a grinder and a filter, and see how a horrible brew gets much better! Of course, your cups of coffee will get better with practice, so be sure to hone your coffee making skills to reach the end goal of creating the perfect cup!


About The Author
Shannon Dunn is a content coordinator for Coffee In My Veins. Fueled by healthy amounts of coffee, she is a master wordsmith and a coffee connoisseur.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

5 Proper Sleep Position to Avoid Neck Pain [Chiropractors]

 Are you irritated by the annoying neck pain when you get up in the morning? This pain might light all through the day that affects your concentration, work as well as emotions. A lot of people aren’t aware that improper sleeping positions could lead to spine misalignment that results to neck pain. Though improper sleeping position are instinctively developed since you were young, these could be altered in maturity through knowing the five proper sleeping positions that can avoid neck pain.

Back Sleeping Position
If you have throbbing shoulder and have issue in sleeping, then back sleeping will help a lot. Back sleeping is indeed the most excellent position to sleep. But, for this sleeping position, there are there essential anchor points that need to keep in mind such as the neck, knees and lower back. Select a reliable and comfortable pillow perhaps one with a contour side or neck support pillow which allows your neck to hinge on and turn around comfortably. When resting your head on pillow, you mustn’t feel that your head is leaning backwards.


                
Starfish Posture
This posture is if you lay on your back with your legs sprawled and your arms extended close to your head like a starfish. The same to back sleepers, it is important to put the pillow under your neck, lower hips as well as the kneed so as to give extra support.

Side Sleepers
Side sleeper anchor point is at the waist, neck, as well as knee area. It’s highly suggested to utilize neck support pillows to support your neck and head so as to obtain a matching position to the mattress. What is more, support pillows must be put under your waist as well as in-between your knees. The aim of putting pillow between your knees is to avoid your spine from bending on the other side or too much rotating that might strain the lower back.




Fetal Position
There are many people out there that sleep on their sides with the legs and back straightened with arms resting the same along the sides, this is called log sleepers. Fetal posture is advisable for those who are suffering lumbar spinal stenosis or popularly known as osteoarthritis and have issue getting to sleep. So, it is highly suggested to tuck a whole pillow or bolster between legs that assists to ease the pressure off from your lower back.

Freefall Posture
This is when you sleep on your stomach with your arms bend up at your pillow and your head turn to one side. Basically this isn’t a right sleeping position because it puts the greatest strength of strain on your spine. On the other hand, still it is beneficial for people experiencing slipped disk or degenerative disease. As such, the right sleeping position should be obtains so as to avoid or put off unnecessary pressure on your spine.
These are just some of the best sleeping position that everyone should keep in mind in order to avoid neck pain and ruin their days.

Author Bio
Aria Jordan began her schooling at Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL, where she obtained her undergraduate prerequisites for her Chiropractic education. She then completed her B.S. in Biology and her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, GA in 2002. Quality and Credibility are the Key factors of his performance.

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Basic Reasons for Muscular Pain [Chiropractors in Brandon, Fl]

Almost all people these days suffer from muscular pain due to several reasons. It is actually caused by a huge discomfort. The pain is commonly a condition or a disease. One may suffer from a dull or a serious pain for longer or shorter span of time at one area of your body or to the whole area. It will somehow depend on the condition or disease that is causing it. This is the reason why as early as now, you need to know some of the basic reasons for muscular pain to treat it as early as possible.



The most common causes of muscle pain include stress, tension, minor injuries as well as overuse of muscles. The pain is usually localized and this affects only some parts of the body and some small muscles.
When systemic muscular pain attacks, this could now refer to the pain all throughout the body. This also often results to infection, side effect that comes from a specific medication or illness.
To explain to you the common causes of muscular pain, then here are some of the common causes that you need to be aware of:
·         Claudication
·         Serious fatigue syndrome
·         Exertional and compartment syndrome
·         Influenza
·         Fibromyalgia
·         Dystonia
·         Dermatomyositis
·         Hypothyroidism
·         Lyme disease
·         Lupus
·         Several kinds of medications particularly those cholesterol medications such as statins.
·         Polymyositis
·         Muscle cramps
·         Polymyalgia rheumatic
·         Myofascial pain syndrome
·         Rocky mountain of spotted fever
·         Rheumatoid arthritis
·         Repetitive injuries of strain

These are only some of the common reasons why muscular pain attacks. There are still some causes which are most often associated by the conditions mentioned above. This is the reason why as early as possible that the pain strikes, it is always necessary to seek for immediate yet effective assistance from medical and health professionals.

How Can Medical and Health Professional Help?
If you have experienced pain for several months already and still, nothing has happened despite the medicines that you take, it is always best to seek for an immediate assistance from medical and health professionals. Despite the fact that sometimes, muscular pain can go away by their own within short span of time, there are still comes cases that the pain can be experienced for several months. This can also be developed in any part of your body such as your back, legs, neck and even your hands.



Medical and health professionals are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to determine the cause of your pain and how to immediately treat it. They are also trained enough to help you get over the muscular pain that you usually experience. That is why it is always necessary to seek for their help whenever pain strikes.

If you want to know more about muscular pain, its cause and how to handle the pain it bring, then don’t miss out the chance to visit http://naturalhealingoftampabay.com/ for more details. They will give you better and clearer insights on how to deal with muscular pain at the most effective and safest way.

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Leticia B. Fowler uses a wide range of different chiropractic, physical retraining, myofascial, and neurological techniques to achieve our results. Our goal is not simply to focus on a single, or a limited amount of, areas of your body.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Why SEO is Important for Your Online Business



If you have an online business and want to promote it high on the web then you have to give importance of search engine optimization. In fact you may ask why SEO is very important for your online business? Well we would like to tell you that SEO is a term that has not been understood well in the world of internet marketing. However the concept of SEO has gained much importance with the advent and launching of E-commerce. If you are an owner of a large business and want to promote on the web then you should make your business website search engine optimized. This is one of the most solid and good marketing plans for even medium and small size business on the web.  
Let us discuss why SEO or search engine optimization is essential to promote your business online. When people search for products and services then you will reach them when your website ranks high on search engine listings of Google and Bing. The reason behind this is that you want to them to click on your website and browse it well. Take for example some internet users don’t search for just once. They click on a couple of websites and return back. Then they click on more websites and edit their search terms and click on some websites once again. Thus they modify their search again and again and proceed further. What does this imply for your online business?  This means that you can show your website in all results of search engine listings so that you may gain more WordPress traffic. You can convert this web traffic into potential customers.
Chances are very bright that these website visitors will click on your web pages and browse them. Since your website ranked high in search engine listings thus these visitors will trust you more than other website owners. This fact brings us to the conclusion that SEO is very essential to promote your business on the web. SEO provides more credibility to your business. Internet users prepare notes on the mental note of ranking when they make a search on Google and other search engines. The WordPress Themes installed in your website it also a important factors to drive a traffic. In fact they may not understand this fact. If your website ranks high on Google then it is a sign of confidence in the minds of online visitors that your website content is crispy and genuine. Google always ranks relevant business high if it is according to the relevant rules of SEO.
Even if you receive high website traffic then it will make you gain popularity on the web. However you won’t earn money with it. You will make money on the web when you make potential conversions from visitors to customers. If you use first and foremost tips of SEO then it will work and improve the ranking of your online business. Even data concerned with organic traffic gets pulled well by search engines like Google. These techniques are marvelous in themselves. Hummingbird has carried deep studies of SEO and they declare organic methods of SEO work well and help you to get your website listed high on search engines. Most SEO packs are affordable than other kinds of online marketing like social media marketing, PPC advertising and buying customer leads. Thus you can save your precious money with SEO for your online business.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Beneficial Effects of a CranioSomatic Therapy


A CranioSomatic Therapy is a concept that emphasizes that the dysfunctions and functions of cranial mechanisms are reflected to the musculoskeletal responses all throughout the body. Changes in the muscles are unpredictable and could fairly be demonstrated. In this CranioSomatic, it will bring out your whole new understanding of the functional and structural relationship between your complete body and the.head.




CranioSomatic is a therapeutic application of the CranioSomatic concept. It’s a holistic and integrative approach that treats several painful and dysfunctional conditions involving the joints and muscles. The term “cranio” means head while the term “somatic” means body muscles.
CranioSomatic therapy makes use of cranial methods and techniques to help facilitate changes in your muscle function. And thus, it helps your body to shift into such a more comfortable and more balanced alignment. A professional practitioner of this therapy makes use of his or her hands to improve the motion range of the bones on the head including its attachment to your neck. The benefits that this therapy can offer can also be evaluated. This is also as you observe the function of the muscles before and after the therapy treatment.
In addition, this offers such long lasting and healthy effects in your body:
·         Rebalances and unwinds your body as the cranium obstructions are released with the gentle motion range of the bones in the skull region.
·         Rebalances pelvis and spines of your body.
·         Helps improve your immune system and completely rehabilitates the body.
·         Improves the movement of the tendons and muscles of the body as well as the fascia movements
·         Treats your entire body from your head up to the tip of your toe.

CranioSomatic therapy is known to be an outcome-oriented type of therapy. This only means to say that the effective and safe results of this therapy can be felt. These could also be seen immediately right after the treatment.  The main objective of this therapy is to reduce the pain that you usually experience and to limit the movement of your joints and muscles.



This also simply makes use of several techniques which can be seen before or even after the treatment. This is commonly used to evaluate how effective the therapy is. This includes applied kinesiology that highlights manual testing of the muscle, therapy challenge and localization.  You will also immediately see some improvement signs on your body as you undergo this therapy.
People who obtain such long lasting, safe and healthy effects of CranioSomatic therapy include the following:
·         People who suffer from pain and aches on their joints and muscles.
·         People who suffer from TMJ pain and headaches.
·         Athletes who seek to improve their performances and extend their motion range.
·         Children who experience functional problems or some developmental delays.
If you are one of those people, then it’s always best to seek for immediate and effective CranioSomatic therapy. This is an amazing and very effective therapy that will help you get away from the aches and pains that you experience.
If you are looking for the best CranioSomatic therapy service provider, then get in touch with http://healingwithinyou.com/. They are well-known to give the most effective and safest CranioSomatic therapy at the most reasonable rates.

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Having 10 years of experience, Zora J. Edwards has unparalleled experience and training, therapeutic body work help dramatically relieve pain in as little as one session. Well known for the content he delivers.





Monday, 26 June 2017

5 Ways In Which GST Will Affect Startups

5 ways in which GST will affect Startups:



GST and Startups are two terms in India that are at its peak of talk. These terms have influenced every sector of the country. But why? Why are GST and Startup so important today? This is because they are bringing revolution to the country's economy. It has influenced every sector so deep that the government itself has announced a scheme that is "Startup India Standup India" in 2015 to encourage the emerging startups and also the Startups of the country. But are these two terms connected? Do these terms influence each other? Yes! They do. After the roll out of GST on 1st July, with the other industries being affected, Startup industry also will be affected in the vital terms. 





Let's look at the ways in which GST is expected to affect startups:


  1. In the very first case, GST will encourage the free flow of goods and services there will be no delay as it is in the current regime. It will be very beneficial to the startups that are focusing upon the manufacturing and logistics. Let us consider a carriage, carrying goods in India covers an average of 250-400 km a day uses much of its time in the long wait at checkpoints, here GST is set to improve this times and speed up the flow of goods.
  2. Under GST, startups that are focusing on the service industry will be able to round off the VAT paid on their purchases, with the service tax on their sales which they cannot under current regime.
  3. If you are a bootstrapped startups, much of your capital will be stacked in tax refunds. Then what about your business flow? How will things get going with it? This problem will be eradicated after GST. After GST, startups can file for tax refunds online and hope to get their money on time.
  4. Online shopping is something every person is doing because of its estimated quick delivery with many discounts and varieties. Even there are many emerging startups in this industry. A relief for E-Commerce startups after GST is that they don't have to pay different VAT for different states in India. In the present tax regime dealers are facing a lot of problem due to this. The dealings and flow of goods are often from one state to another state. But after GST roll out this problem will be fixed. As the tax will be one in all states.
  5. After the roll out of GST, the startups can be more reliable and committed to their work. As the taxation will be more transparent with the spice of the startups becoming digital Any Startup will be free on hiring any tax experts or a dedicated team for handling compliance. Startups itself can do it online with all the functionalities like registration, returns, payments and refund claims etc.
There can be little heck because of few claws of the GST regime but more or less it is filled with many advantages to the Startups.

About the author: Srishti Sharma is a co-founder of automaxis. automaxis understand this emerging need and hence we are developing an enterprise automation platform for B2B and B2C focused SMEs and Startups on eradicating all the manual processes of manual tax filing, invoice processing at different levels and payments with a secret sauce of business intelligence and machine learning.