You Can Have an Optimal Health and Wellness Supersized Lifestyle Today

       Optimal health and wellness is a subjective phrase. Period. If you ask 100 health care professionals what it means to them, you would most likely get many different answers. What does this phrase mean to you? And how important is it to you, your family and your future?

The phrase can be broken down really quite simply. In the chiropractic profession the term "wellness" consists of basically 3 ways to live your life.

Eat Well. Move Well. Think Well.

In this article I'll break down each of the of the terms above and give you some "real" life advice you can use, to help you and your family live a supersized life (not McDonalds supersized! LOL!)

How can optimal health and wellness help you?

According we have a chronic illness pandemic. Humans are now the sickest species on the planet. We have the sickest children, the sickest teenagers, the sickest adults, and the sickest elderly in the history of our species. Over half of our entire population has a chronic illness, over 80% of our workforce has chronic illness.

Chronic illness is responsible for 9 days of absenteeism per employee per year and up to 91 days of lost productivity per employee per year. Chronic illness is the leading cause of death and suffering; 80% of our population is dying and will die from chronic illness. The black plague only killed 30% of the population.

Why don't people strive to live an optimal health and wellness life?

Obesity has been on the rise for some time now... our children are FAT... and our children our unhealthy. Many of the health gurus out there today have hypothesized that metabolic syndrome will be the number killer in the next 40-50 years. Not heart disease, and not cancer. Follow the three simple steps listed in this article and you will greatly decrease your family's chances of developing this disease.

It's easier to be unhealthy than it is to be healthy, look to your left, now look to your right. Everywhere you look is an advertisement for "fast food." Which sparks our interest because we want everything as fast, cheap, and convenient as humanly possible.

We're all tired at the end of the day and it's so easy to go through the drive through at McDonalds and have an instant meal without going home to prepare a good healthy meal. It's hard to live an optimal health and wellness life because it's hard to get up and go to the gym everyday and it's hard to come home from work and cook a good healthy meal. It's much easier to do what's fast, easy, and convenient. I hope this article changes your thoughts on your lifestyle habits. Trust me, it will be worth it to eat well, move well, and think well.

Eat Well.

In my many years of treating and helping patients and clients I've found the average person doesn't know what to eat during the day. Many are in fact "clueless" when it comes to making healthy food choices. Many don't even read the nutrition facts on the box they got from the grocery store.

For "optimal health and wellness" this is a good starting point. Read the nutrition facts on your groceries and get familiar with calories, fat, carbohydrates, and protein.

In our office we teach our patients how to follow the anti-inflammatory diet. Inflammation is the root cause in many serious diseases including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

Broken down very simply fresh fish, lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and nuts and a good starting point. For a more detailed list of what to eat get my anti-inflammatory guidelines here.

Move Well.

You need to move well to have an optimal health and wellness lifestyle. Moving well can be broken down into subcategories: posture, cardiovascular training, and strength training.

Fashion Rules For Men to Live By

Who says fashion is only for women? Men nowadays definitely are not spared from this culture that has been made popular with, in the beginning, women in mind. It is now common for men to ask questions like how to go about matching their socks with their trousers, how to choose the right shirt colors, how to accessorize for a formal party, and the likes.

Shoes and belts are things that men find very important on their get up. Remember to always match your belt with your shoes This keeps things simple and on the right track. Opting for the traditional colors such as dark brown, black, or a rich tan is best when buying these items. Colors that are not on this line may prove hard to match, and should be avoided. If you wear suspenders, don't bother for a belt; just wear one of them at a time. This is an "either or" situation. If you find yourself needing to wear sneakers everyday, a belt made of fabric or something equally casual usually goes well with jeans. Never have dress belts paired with your jeans or sneakers. That is not a good look no matter who you are.

Ties and shirts are also items that should be matched. Solid-colored shirts with a tie of the same color were the trend for sometime. Today, it can be considered a somewhat dated look. Ties are a great way to express your self, so why not experiment with the colors and designs? You can never go wrong with plaids and subtle patterns, diagonal stripes, and modern polka-dots, but keeping it tasteful is your best bet. Bear in mind that your tie should compliment your shirt or suit; novelty ties are short-lived, so try not to invest to heavily in them.

Trousers and socks should definitely match when worn together. For trousers, you can either go for the flat-front type or the pleated variety. Many find flat-front trousers better than pleats. Though pleats can make you look less slim, flat-fronts have a better tendency to fit you. If you want more room when wearing flat-fronts, buy a pair that is a little bigger and have it brought in at the waist. This can be done in fine retailers or with independent tailors. Your socks, regardless of what kind of trouser you are wearing, should be complementary in color. They need not be in the exact same shade, though, unless you are wearing black (always match your blacks!).

Watches and other jewelry are important accessories for men. Invest in a good watch that suits your lifestyle and taste. For your jewelry, it is best to stick to the basics, like something with gold or silver. They can easily be matched with your whole wardrobe. If you can afford to purchase several of these items (even in today's economy) try to mix things up. Keep different styles ready and be sure to wear the pieces appropriate to what you are wearing and to how formal the event you are going to is. For jewelry, try out mens cufflinks. They can add elegance and sophistication to your final look. These items are available in basic designs and in different styles. Mens Cufflinks are good investments as they rarely ever go out of style.

Real Estate Leads For Realtors

Because real estate prices have dropped quite a bit, the potential commissions that real estate agents and brokers could earn have also dropped. But the drop in commissions can be more than offset by the amount of properties that can be sold. And getting quality real estate leads is one of the keys to making this a reality for real estate professionals. This is because there are so many more properties on the market now than there were before the bubble burst.

The rise in the number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages has increased so much that a very large number of them have decided that they cannot afford to stay in their homes. They would rather sell their home and buy a comparable home for a much lower price, and take the loss so that they can improve their cash flow situation by having a lower mortgage payment each month. And since there is no shortage of properties to buy, these people had no problem finding a suitable home for a good price.

And another result of the rise in available properties is that more and more people are becoming first-time homeowners. Since prices on homes are falling, more and more people are able to afford a home for the same amount they are currently paying in rent. So the logical choice for these people is to buy a house rather than continuing to rent.

These factors all lead to one thing - a higher need for real estate agents to help the buying and selling of all of these properties. Therefore, even though prices have fallen, the quantity of available properties, buyers, and sellers has raised which more than makes up for the lower prices in terms of how much a given real estate agent could make in the current real estate market. And as we all know, the more clients a real estate agent has, the more properties they'll sell and the more money they'll make.

The problem comes in when a real estate agent has already gone through their current client list. The best way for them to get more clients is to somehow obtain more real estate leads. Not only do they need more leads, they need high quality leads if they are going to be successful in converting a high number of them into clients who actually follow through on buying and/or selling one or more properties.

So how can you get more real estate leads? There are of course many different ways. These include buying them from an agency that offers them, advertising, subscribing to lead generation websites, developing and keeping current your own real estate website that draws potential

clients to it, and best of all by getting them through your own network. There are undoubtedly other ways of generating real estate leads as well, but these are the most common methods - all of which have proven to work to a certain degree.

One of the easiest ways to get real estate leads is by purchasing them. There are companies whose sole purpose is to find people who want to buy or sell a property. They then sell this information to people who are willing to pay for it. So if you are a real estate agent looking for real estate leads and either don't have the time to find your own, or simply don't want to, then this may be a good option for you.

There are two different major ways to do this. You can purchase the real estate leads from a company as a set of data that you will get in the form of a list or spreadsheet. Then you will need to start sifting through them and using the data available to qualify and categorize them yourself. And after that, it's time to start making calls to find out they are valid leads or not.