Work Life Balance

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Though there are hundreds and thousands of sites, here are a few resources to help you in your search.

Healthy Living Articles at http://www.triwest.com/en/beneficiary/healthy-living/healthy-living-articles.

Women's Health: Healthy Eating at http://www.coa.gov.ph/gad/articles/healthy_living_092006.htm.

Luscious Living by Tracy Lee Jones

(Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach)

  • Allocate time for planning and organizing.
  • Create to-do lists that are realistic, not intimidating. Use only one to-do list.
  • Under-schedule your time: Leave time for the unexpected and for interruptions. When you estimate how long something will take, add on a third of that time.
  • Schedule your time in a way that reduces interruptions that lower your productivity.
  • Practice the art of intelligent neglect: eliminate trivial tasks.
  • Prioritize what is most important and do that first.
  • Consider your biological prime time: At what time of day do you work best? Plan to do your most important work at that time.
  • If you say "yes" to everything that comes your way, learn to say "no."
  • Ask for help and delegate.
  • In the evening make your to-do list for the next day, so it will be out of your brain and on a piece of paper. Leave work with a clear head and a clean desk.
  • Acknowledge yourself daily for all that you have accomplished.

As you strengthen your new time management muscle, keep your focus on getting organized so that you can live the life you desire. Instead of being a chore, good time management can be your ticket to more fun, greater satisfaction and a vibrant, exciting life.

Luscious Living by Tracy Lee Jones, Wellness Coach

Health and Lifestyle Tips

Time is ticking away, and our lives just seem to get busier and busier! With all the hustle and bustle, it seems more and more challenging to carve out time for regular physical activity, making home-cooked meals, or eating fresh and local. This article focuses on a few simple healthy options for weight management.

Eat Fat-Melting Foods

Here are three "fat-melting" veggies that can easily be incorporated into your day to assist with flushing fat.

  • Beets are blood purifiers, which enable the body to rid itself of hanging fat by cleansing the blood corpuscles that can control fat sediments.
  • Carrots contain Carotene, and turn into Vitamin A in the intestines. They give the boost your metabolism needs to work rapidly in your cells and respond to eradicating fat deposits.
  • Radishes (especially Daikon radishes) are high in iron and magnesium and assist in cleansing the mucous membranes to help melt fat in the cells.

Read Labels and Look for Red Flags

The reality of today's fast-paced environment is that food is packaged in bags, boxes, bottles, and cans for convenience. The good news is that with food labels, we have many choices. One simple trick is to read the food labels, look for Red Flags and choose the better option.

One example of a Red Flag is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

High Fructose Corn Syrup can be found in a variety of snack foods and beverages. It actually confuses the hormone trigger that tells your body when to stop eating! Have you ever eaten one half of a full bag of chips in one sitting? Hello, HFCS!

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