December 5, 2018

Family Day on a Holiday

How’s your day?

Last November 30 was a holiday and supposed to be Matthew’s field trip. Unfortunately, it was postponed early next year.

So patch the day, Mommy and I went to work together with Matthew. Since it was a holiday, we just stayed at work until lunchtime and watched a movie – Ralph Breaks the Internet.

We reached the cinema at 1 pm and the movie will start at 1:05. Instead of taking our lunch first, we went straight to the cinema. I just bought something to eat inside the movie house.

Matthew was very quiet while watching the movie and really looks enjoying it.

The movie is really good not only for kids and kids at heart.

After watching the movie, we take a short visit to World of Fun before proceeding to the grocery to buy our weekly needs.

Here is one of Matthew's favorite spot, the video games. We allowed him to play just one game. He is already happy and did not complain about it.

I just realized that I really need to know how to play different sports

Just like this one.

I really don’t play basketball, but I need to learn at least how to throw the ball into the basket. Hahaha.

How did you spend your holiday?
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December 4, 2018

Seeking Chiropractic Care in Rockville - Chiropractors in Rockville

Chiropractic is a therapy that works by correcting joint problems, especially the spine, based on the relationship between nerve impulses, bones, and muscles. Thus, any bone movement that impairs the conductive capacity of the nerves will cause an imbalance that manifests itself as a disease. Read here.

Principles of chiropractics
Therapy is based on the belief that the body can heal when the bone system is aligned correctly, and the nervous system usually works. Therefore, chiropractic aims to restore health through the manipulation of bones, especially in the spine. When the column's bones are not in a correct position, the theory says nerve transmissions are disturbed, causing back pain, but also other areas.

The method was discovered by Daniel Palmer, a Canadian citizen who deafened an employee by simply reassembling a few bones of the spine. Based on this success, Palmer devoted his attention to the study of the spine. He discovered that he is part of the three fundamental elements of the human body: it surrounds and protects the spinal cord, a vital aspect of the nervous system; serves as a support for a large number of muscles; consists of a series of unified bones, which also involves the presence of so many joints.

What is a chiropractic session?
The first chiropractic exam includes a complete spinal examination and anamnesis (medical history) of the patient. The therapist will analyze the painful area through observation and palpation. Also, in some cases, some analyzes will be made to rule out an infectious cause or other health problems that may require another type of treatment.

Chiropractic differs from osteopathy by application, the movements are not fast, and the force is minimal in order not to have a traumatic effect. This directs his energy almost the same way his muscles do, looking for the optimal position to set the displaced bone in place. The goal of the maneuvers is to unlock a certain vertebral segment and then to try to strengthen specific muscle groups using the techniques used in applied Chinese physiology. You can visit different clinics that offers chiropractic sessions but it is always best to check them first before setting an appointment like and many others.

Initially, it aims at relieving pain
Treatment is usually divided into three stages. The first sessions take place at short distances and aim at the immediate relief of pain. In the second stage, courses are intended to continue the healing process and prevent relapse. In the last step, the sessions are done in order to maintain the patient's state of health. The number of chiropractic sessions varies from patient to patient, depending on the situation. In the case of chronic, severe or other health problems, the treatment will be long-lasting.

It cures some affections
This technique is very useful in case of back pain, column deviations, neuralgia, neuritis, displacement, joint pain, herniation or intervertebral disc sting. Chiropractic is also used to alleviate arthritis, rheumatism, migraines, esophagitis, gastritis, chest pain, dizziness, and ringing in the ears.

Furthermore, dysmenorrhea, indigestion, and infertility could be improved as a result of improved energy flow after treatment. This method is unlikely to be harmful if other methods fail to solve health problems. However, for certain diseases such as cancer, fractures, infectious and neurological disorders, chiropractic treatment is contraindicated.

Chiropractic treatment does not hurt
No, I'm not going to break your throat, and your bones will not break. Chiropractic treatment is much milder than you expect. Most new patients are quite anxious just thinking about the pain. The sound that is heard during chiropractic manipulations is a "crack" sound, like a click and is called crack. This noise is a release of gas from the joint capsule, gas accumulated in a space created inside the joint.

If you want to come "all the time," you can go without any problems. Patients with very high pain are scheduled for more than one month or two to ensure that everything is adjusted. We recommend patients with a maintenance therapy session to check that everything is okay, just like going to the dentist once every six months.

Chiropractic treatment can prevent certain conditions
Studies show that chiropractic treatment steadily reduces the production of pro-inflammatory mediators associated with tissue lesions and pain. Click here.

In most cases, back pain does not occur overnight. More importantly, the pain does not disappear suddenly. When some patients say that chiropractic treatment was not beneficial to them, in 9 out of 10 cases the patient did not follow the 100% treatment plan and the advice received.
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November 29, 2018

How to Survive the MRT

Last week, I attended a 5-day training course in Ortigas. According to our facilitator, it was a test of endurance to finish the entire course, both physical and mental.

Tama sila. The venue is in Ortigas and I had my overnight stay in Cubao. Although malapit lang, pero susubukin ka talaga.

There are two options to reach Ortigas from Cubao, MRT or PUBs (bus or taxi). Medyo mahal ang Grab so, I choose the MRT as the mode of transportation and I survived it for five days.

It was difficult for me na hindi naman yun ang nakasanayan ko. 

But how did I survive the MRT ride for 5 days? Here are some tips based on my experience.

MRT, north avenue station

Be Early.
Although the training starts at 9 in the morning, I started traveling at 6 am. During this time, hindi pa gaano kadami ang pasahero. Di pa siksikan. I just take my rest at the training venue.

Wear Light Clothing
For a person like me na pawisin, literal na maliligo ka talaga sa pawis umaga palang. “Dri fit” clothes are recommended since madaling matuyo. If you don’t have, it is good to bring extra clothes and lots of towel.

Why? Dapat marunong kang makipagsiksikan. During the rush hours, it is sure that the train wagons are already full. Kahit puno na, once it stops in one station, some will try their luck to get into the train.

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Have a beep card or stored-value card
If you are using MRT for several days, purchasing the stored value card since I will be using this not on a single journey instead of queuing another line in buying the tickets daily.

Be Calm
It will be annoying seeing the different situation in the MRT, instead of ranting, keep calm. I experience this for 5 days only, how about others who used this mode of transportation daily.

To keep you calm, be ready with your phone and headset. Once you reach the station, start listening to music of your choice. This will helps you divert your attention on the music rather than the situation you are in. Minsan di mo namamalayan na napapasayaw ka na slight.

Do you have other tips to survive the MRT ride?

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November 23, 2018

Welcome Email: Some Essential Features

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When a new client subscribes, a welcome email is your opportunity to engage him as your permanent client. It works as a positive gesture and it’s the right time to keep him engaged for long periods of time. You can ask him to take your required action. A welcome email is not an ordinary email, it must have some features. Look at them here

• Send the welcome email immediately, when a person subscribes. You can use an automated email delivery system for this purpose.

• The subject line of the welcome email should be very clear. Use the word “welcome” clearly.

• Welcome email must name personalized effects. Include the name of the subscriber in the email, to give him special feeling.

• Use your welcome email as a guideline. Tell your subscriber about his other options, what he can do next.

• Offer something special as a welcome gift. It can be a voucher code or special discount.

• Give your social media accounts in your welcome email and ask your subscribers to follow them. Give them some exciting reasons to do so. You can offer some exclusive offers for the followers.

• Request the subscribers to add you in their safe list, to make sure your emails are received in the inbox and they are not channeled to trash.

• Although we don’t want the subscribers to unsubscribe, but it’s important that you add an unsubscribe link in the email. However, if they want to unsubscribe, ask for the reason. It will help you to know about the short comings.

• Ask the subscriber to refer you to his friends as well. You can give a link to make it easy for your subscribers. You can also offer some advantages to clients, if they do so.

• Pop up visuals can make your welcome email attractive and catchy. You can use the colors of your brand. But using other colors is not forbidden. The aim is to make your email catchy. you can check the infographic here, which gives details about these points. You can use this information to create a quality welcome emails, which is effective too. 

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November 10, 2018

Intermittent Fasting for Weight-loss

I almost hit my target weight way back in 2016. After almost five months, I weighed at 168 pounds (76 kilos) from 190 pounds (about 90 kilos). I did this by following some weight-loss regime like reducing rice intake, having few minutes of exercise, drinking green tea and others.

I maintained hitting the scale between 168-172 pounds not until the Lenten season of 2017. I gain back my weight to 189 pounds or 86 kilos in just a few months.

Now, I wanted to get back on my lowest number or even lower and I am now nearing the same number. I still follow what I did before but added the intermittent fasting regime.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is an energy or calorie restriction diets that cycle between fasting and non-fasting for a period of time. There are two major types of fasting: the alternate day fasting, and the time restricted fasting.

Alternate Day Fasting
This method involves a 24-hour fast followed by 24-hour non-fasting period done alternately. This can be modified to 5:2 regime which involves 5 days non-fasting and 2 days fasting periods. Either of the alternate or the 5:2 diets, both allow you to consume 500-600 calories during the fasting days.

Time-Restricted Feeding
This is the most common method of intermittent fasting. There are 3 major methods: 16:8, 12:12, and 23:1.

The 16:8 method involves fasting for 16 hours daily and only eat during the remaining 8 hours. The more liberal time-restricted method is the 12:12 where you need to fast for 12 hours and allows 12 hours eating time. The most strict is the 23:1 which allows you to eat one meal per day only.

On the above-mentioned intermittent fasting methods, I followed the 16:8. I start eating at 10 am and have my last meal at 6 pm.

During the fasting hours, I only take water, green tea of black coffee with a bit of creamer. No sugar!

Aside from weight-loss, there are also several benefits of intermittent fasting. Check below.

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Does intermittent fasting works for me?

I started the intermittent fasting on September 01, 2018 where I mark the scale at 180 pounds. On my last check on November 07, 2018, I am on the 168.8 pounds. Now, I am planning to add toning exercise.

Do you practice Intermittent Fasting too?
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