God Already Knows

 by

Joseph

Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.

 

Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.

 

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Helpful Methods For Building Muscle - Useful Facts You Might Not Know

Helpful Methods For Building Muscle - Useful Facts You Might Not Know

Submitted by: Erick Spires

Let's face it: Having lean and tight muscles brings you a notch higher in the "looking good" rating scale. For men, having bulked muscles and ripped abs add to their "hunky" appeal. While women don't like the idea of bulking up, they infinitely feel way sexier when their abs are lean and their arms don't sag. Thin is definitely not in where the word "sexy" is concerned. Being waif-like is equated to sickness, like the image of ramp models collapsing on the runway because they've eaten nothing but a stick of cheese all day.

There is no other way around building muscle except to follow a fitness program composed of diet and exercise. You cannot hope to build muscle by following only a diet or only a weight-training program. Both must be incorporated in one seamless fitness regimen so muscles can be gained. With the foundation of diet and exercise, follow these simple and proven ways to help you build muscle:

1. Make sure that you have sufficient amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats in your daily diet. Compared to those who are not on any muscle building regimen, you need about twice as much of these macronutrients in your diet. In order for your body to sustain the entire strenuous activity, you need to up your intake of carbohydrates from fruit, grain and vegetable sources. You will also need adequate amounts of fat to stimulate production of testosterone so that your muscles will bulk up. Protein is needed to help your muscles recover and bulk up. Your meals should include lead meat, chicken, milk, eggs and fish.

2. When you notice that your diet is lacking in these nutrients, you can always consider supplementation. Fish oil is a good source of essential fatty acids so you can supplement with this if your diet is lacking in dietary fat. There are also protein shakes and drinks containing the amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine that help you build muscle. You can consider taking these, too.

3. Train with compound lifts. This is not always a popular method since it demands proper technique to be able to successfully carry it out. Squats and deadlifts are examples of exercises that work the largest muscle groups of your body that help in muscle building.

4. Lest you believe that in order to build muscle you need to keep on working at it day and night, hold yourself before you waste all your efforts. You need to give your muscles time to rest and recover so that the fibers broken down during your weight lifting regimen can reattach themselves and further form new ones as well. Thus, do your weight lifting sessions on alternate days with each session lasting no more than an hour and only a maximum of three days a week. Alternatively, you can train different sets of muscle groups per day. For example, you can concentrate on your legs one day, your arms on the next, your abs the day after that, your back the following day and your chest the day after to complete your routine. What is important is you give the muscle group you train time to recover. Otherwise, you won't be able to bulk up.

5. Drink plenty of water to aid in recovery and build muscle.

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Traditional Southern Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

Traditional Southern Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

Traditional Southern Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

By: Nicola Kennedy


An Easy and Delicious Mother's Day Breakfast

Make this Mother's Day unforgettable with one of these breakfast menus, or use your imagination and substitute.

Quick and easy but delicious, the breakfast casserole is put together the night before. A delicious cantaloupe smoothie and easy muffins make this breakfast memorable.

Western Ham and Egg Casserole
Make this casserole the night before, then refrigerate and pop it in the oven in the morning.

Ingredients:
8 slices white bread, crust removed, cut into cubes
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups cubed, cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk

Preparation:
Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 12x8x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, onion, and green pepper. Whisk together eggs and milk; pour over ham and cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator; let stand for 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until set.
Western ham and egg casserole serves 8.

An Extra-Special Mother's Day Breakfast

Here's an elegant breakfast for anyone who loves to cook. Perfect for Mother's day or any special occasion breakfast. For a touch of indulgence, serve this breakfast with champagne and orange juice Mimosas.

Eggs Benedict - Fruit Compote With Pears
Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls
Strawberry Smoothies or Mimosas
Hot Coffee or Tea

Southern Breakfast

Here's a traditional Southern breakfast, from grits to biscuits and gravy.

Grits
Scrambled Eggs Deluxe
Ham with Red Eye Gravy
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy or Pecan Pancakes
Orange Juice, Hot Coffee, or Tea

Always remember to add a bud vase with her favorite flower to give any breakfast in bed that special touch. Don't forget the cards and her other gifts too, she will start out the day with a HUGE smile on her face and go to work showing off what her family did for her.

 

Author Bio
Nicola Kennedy has enjoyed some great Mother's Days, both as a grateful mom and a loving daughter. She can help you find great Mother's Day gift ideas with tips and news, information and views at www.I-Love-My-Mom.com

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Pregnancy After Miscarriage Can Cause A Lot Of Anxiety

Pregnancy After Miscarriage Can Cause A Lot Of Anxiety

Pregnancy After Miscarriage Can Cause A Lot Of Anxiety
By Hannah Bajor

Pregnancy after miscarriage is a common concern for many women that had a miscarriage as many times we fear will this happen again to me.

Statistics shows that up to 65% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage, however many of these women never even knew they were pregnant as they were diagnosed by serial hormonal testing. A general rule is about 20 -25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage.

No two pregnancies are alike. Each pregnancy is a unique experience for a woman and the incoming child so we cannot compare one pregnancy to another. The success rate of a pregnancy after a miscarriage can be increased with these following tips:

Be nutritionally healthier prior to and during pregnancy. From the moment of conception your unborn child needs to constantly multiply every cell in their body to grow every organ and structure to be normal. The most common cause of an early miscarriage is an abnormal baby resulting from a defective egg or sperm. These issues are easily corrected to prevent a recurrent miscarriage. It is not good enough to just eat healthier as most of the food we eat lacks basic nutrition and minerals. But it is essential to take in a high quality supplement of vitamins and minerals that has a great absorption rate. A nutritionally healthy body will make your pregnancy after miscarriage stronger.

Keep your body constantly detoxified will also prevent miscarriages and make pregnancy after miscarriage easier. Many people are unaware that their bodies are in a constant toxic state unless they are taking antioxidants on a daily basis. Toxins can destroy healthy cells including the female egg, the male sperm and the growing fetus. Toxins comes from the following:

Pesticides on the fruit and vegetables we eat unless they are organic.

Additives and preservatives in our foods.

Pollution in the air we breathe.

Chemicals in the water we drink.

From within our own bodies, for example every time we work out we generate free radicals that are toxic to our bodies.

Medication we take.

60% of all pregnancies are unplanned and when a pregnant woman has ambivalence about her pregnancy it increases the chances of a miscarriage. Therefore, if you want to have a successful pregnancy, immediately accept this baby.

Listen to your body. If your body is telling you to take it easy and not to have intercourse during your pregnancy, then listen to your own inner guidance. Pregnancy is much more than a physical and emotional process. Pregnancy takes a tremendous amount of energy from the mother as so many things happen to the mother and the incoming baby all at the same time. Going against your inner guidance can off set a normal pregnancy.

Pregnancy after miscarriage comes with concerns that another miscarriage will happen. This is normal but may even cause another miscarriage. Regardless of your obstetrical history it is very important not to worry and have as little stress as possible. Be positive and bond with your baby. Let your baby know he or she is loved and wanted.

If you are having a hard time getting over the loss of your miscarried baby then maybe you might want to consider some energetic healing-coaching from an energy healer like myself, that can help you turn the corner of miscarriage grief and energetically get you back on track.

Pregnancy can be an extraordinary experience for a woman. Worrying about your ability to have a healthy pregnancy or having another miscarriage causes stress on your body and may prevent you becoming pregnant or interfere with the outcome of your current pregnancy.

Everything you think, say or do about pregnancy either before the physical manifestation of a pregnancy or during your pregnancy has a profound effect on your pregnancy and your unborn child. The outcome of any pregnancy depends on many factors.

Pregnancy has a huge emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic side to it. The more you understand these aspects, the easier and less problematic your pregnancy will be. Learning how to connect with the emotions of your unborn child will allow you to enhance your pregnancy experience and surrender to its normal physiological process and improve pregnancy outcome and maybe prevent another miscarriage.

Midwife Hannah Bajor C.N.M., M.S.N. is founder, CEO and Visionary behind the Lumalove® brand of getting pregnant, pregnancy, infertility and miscarriage educational support products and services.

Hannah says "knowing my life's purpose gives one a hug advantage". Her 30 years midwifery experience along with her personal journey through ten years of infertility, having personally experienced a 16 week miscarriage and a near death experience delivering her second child has lit a fire in her soul that NO ONE can put out and that is to "change childbirth education as we know it".

Lumalove LLC helps couples globally access new and dynamic prenatal education and in doing so lays the foundational blueprints for a happier, healthier pregnancy outcome and gives their unborn child the opportunity of unlimited potential.

Take advantage of her FREE offer and download a miscarriage healing ceremony that will give you some definite actions to take to help cope better with your loss. To get your FREE Lumalove Miscarriage Healing Ceremony PDF then click on [http://www.LumaloveGettingPregnant.com]

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Tips For Removing Linoleum

Tips For Removing Linoleum

Tips For Removing Linoleum

By: Lee Dobbins

When it comes time to get new flooring you can save money by removing the old flooring yourself but if you have old linoleum on your floors you might be in for quite a challenge. Depending on how old the linoleum is and the type of adhesive that was used it can be extremely difficult to get up.

First of all, it's unlikely that you'll be able to just remove the linoleum and adhesive all at once. The surface under the linoleum and the damage you might cause it needs to be considered - especially if that surface is wood. Concrete floors can take a lot more in the way of rough treatment. The type of scraper you use has a lot to do with your success as well as the damage to the floor underneath. Many people use paint scrapers but those with a razor blade are usually more efficient. Be prepared to break some blades it if the adhesive is hard, and you're working on concrete.

Try cutting the linoleum into strips or sections instead of removing the whole chunk at once. This will make it easier to get an edge to pry up. Of course, the linoleum probably won't come up in nice neat sections so be prepared to deal with a lot of left over backing and glue that is still attached to your floor.

One way to deal with those remnants that just won't come up is to apply some kind of solvent or remover. A popular brand is Krud Kutter, which appears to work very well from the customer feedback comments. Follow directions on the label of whatever product you employ, and wear gloves to protect your hands. Do a small section at a time, and then move to the next one.

Another technique is to use boiling water and pour it directly on the backing and adhesive. Let it soak and then scrape up. If you don't want to use water, you can try to heat up the glue with a hair dryer or heat gun. Pick a very inconspicuous area, such as behind a door, to try it. Heat the adhesive with the hair dryer and scrape it up with a straight-blade scraper (like a stiff putty knife with a beveled edge). Move the scraper in the direction of the grain of the wood if you are uncovering a hardwood floor. Have a pan or some other container handy to drop the scrapings into - one that is unlikely to either melt or ignite when coming in contact with hot materials. Be very careful if you are using a heat gun as this can easily damage the floor underneath if it is wood.

If worse comes to worse and you are left with some stubborn adhesive on the floors, it might be time to sand. Of course, if your floors are wood and you plan to refinish them you would need to sand anyway, but during this step you must be careful not to damage the particular area by keeping the sander on it for too long.

Once you finally get the linoleum and all traces of adhesive up, you are ready to seal the floor as recommended for the type of flooring and apply the new floor as recommended!

 

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Lee Dobbins writes for A Kitchen Decorating Idea where you can find more tips on kitchen remodeling and decorating on a budget.

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Fish Make The Greatest Pets

Fish Make The Greatest Pets

Fish Make The Greatest Pets

By: Jennifer Shircel

Aren't the children always begging for a pet or another pet?

You don't want a cat - there's that whole litter box thing. You don't want to train a puppy, plus what about when you want to go away for the night? Birds make such a mess and can be quite noisy. And then there's those "rodent" things.

When we found out we were expecting our first child we decided to decorate the nursery in tropical fish decor. Then we thought a fish tank in the room would be perfect for the "white noise" and for a nice little night light. So we bought a 10 gallon tank set that cost about $40 for everything but the fish. We had no clue about caring for fish, so we only got a few fancy guppies that were about $3 each. How cheap!!

Who knew we'd become addicted? Well, me anyways. We learned that guppies are live bearers, meaning that they have "live" babies instead of laying eggs and they can be all sorts of pretty colors. Needless to say, we learned a few things about raising guppies and haven't spent any more money buying fish (well, except for a few more different colored guppies and a bigger tank to start breeding our own)!

Fish are so easy to take care of and are rather inexpensive to keep. We clean out their tank a little bit each month and spend about $2 on food for them that lasts about 3 months. The kids all love the guppies - their pretty colors and especially watching the babies grow. I love the guppies because they're cheap, relaxing, neat, quiet and they teach the children about responsibility with having a pet.

So before you jump down their throats about not having a pet, tell the kids to consider some guppies. If you're looking to do some more research on them, check out www.guppies.com . There are plenty of tips and people there that are willing to answer all of your questions.

 

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Outsource Staffing to Meet Your Increasing Business Needs

Outsource Staffing to Meet Your Increasing Business Needs

Outsource Staffing to Meet Your Increasing Business Needs

Outsource staffing is an effort made by outsourcing companies to provide you and your company with just the perfect employee capable of doing your work to help you run your business smoothly and perfectly. To run any organization successfully and efficiently it is very important to choose the right people who can do the required work. Well it is correctly said that a company or an organization is as good as its people. So choosing the man power who will work for a company is as crucial as selecting any other major component of a business. Business owners must make an extra effort to select the best people to work for them.

On the whole staffing process, that is selecting the right staff and training them to do the work for a business is a time consuming and exhaustive process. Outsource staffing is a simple means for you to be free from all staffing worries. It requires a lot of effort, time, planning and other resources for an organization to go about hiring the best staffing services. Outsourcing staff is the best and the most viable option for any firm to select and hire the services of the best people to work for them.

One of the main benefits of outsource staffing is that you can save lots of money, time and other resources. Most businesses and companies have many time consuming and complicated jobs to take care of for running their business successfully. So in such a scenario outsourcing staff becomes the best option. You can also save huge amounts of money if you outsource staff from outsourcing companies. The cost of labor in developing countries is very low and when professionals do the outsourcing work from developing countries, the work can actually be done at a much lower rate.

Once you have outsourced the staff of your business you can also have lots of time at your disposal. This becomes possible as outsourcing lets you free up your valuable time. The professionals who have freed up from the workload can deal with other important business deals. Also all the other important sectors of your business can be dealt with as the internal staff can be freed up.

One thing that has been noticed in most businesses is the fact that professionals switch jobs very frequently. This has a very negative effect on any business. After a professional has been hired and trained to do particular types of work, they leave the organization. This means the loss of time money and all the other resources that was used for training the professional to work according to company standards. So the next time you want to hire new professionals think about all these aspects and you can find outsourcing staff to be a better option for your business.

Whether to outsource staff or not is entirely your decision and no one can force you to decide on anything. So before you actually go about outsource staffing you must find out if this will benefit your business or not. After you have undertaken the process for your business, at anytime you find that you are not satisfied with the work done, you can simply take back the work and let someone else do the thing for you. There are plenty of outsourcing companies form which you can hire the outsourcing services.

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Michelle Barkley is a CPA working for IFRworld.She specializes in Accounting Outsourcing ,Bookkeeping Outsourcing and tax returns preparation outsourcing.To know more and to use the services visit www.ifrworld.com

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John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Because Of Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

by

Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that John Morrell and Co., an establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk.

 The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017 bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The USDA said the problem was discovered after John Morrell and Co. received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. John Morrell and Co. notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.

According to the USDA, there have been no reports of adverse reactions or injury due to eating these products. 

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumers who bought these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625.

 

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10 Healthy Snacks For Work - Each Under 200 Calories

10 Healthy Snacks For Work - Each Under 200 Calories

10 Healthy Snacks For Work - Each Under 200 Calories
By Gregory L Gomez

Oh those tasty snacks. The little treats that for many are thorns in the side and continually contribute to the inability to drop the excess weight. Many people often overlook the damage not having healthy snacks for work can cause but it is something that definitely needs to be taken into account.

Snacks are an important part of daily nutrition, however far too often when hunger between meals arises, many people opt to choose an unhealthy way to satisfy their appetite. This usually means a soda pop and bag of potato chips or a candy bar, all of which are not healthy contributions to the body.

Get In The Habit Of Taking Healthy Snacks For Work With You Daily

The reason why these types of snacks are so popular is because they are plastered everywhere we go - the corner convenience store, supermarkets, gas stations, work cafeteria, even those pesky vending machines. Worse yet, once we find spots with the snacks and drinks we like, it often becomes a regular habit that may be hard to break.

Did you know if you were to cut out just one soda or glass of juice a day, that alone would help you get rid of 1,800 calories per week or 26 pounds a year!?!

And that's just from eliminating one soda/juice per day! Imagine what you could lose if you got rid of all the other unhealthy snacks from your repertoire.

Stick with the idea that healthy snacks for work should each be under 200 calories. Your snack should be nowhere near the total calorie count of an entire meal. It's something that should be small enough to tide you over until your next main meal but be nutritious also.

Making Healthy Snacks For Work Does Not Take Much Time - Less Than 5 Minutes!

The reason why snacks are important is to keep your body nourished and your metabolism going. This helps keep you from going into "starvation mode" where you start craving anything and everything that crosses your path. If you get to the point where your stomach is growling for food, then you've gone too long without nourishment and you may likely overeat at your next meal.

Prevent this from happening by planning out your healthy snacks for work. It doesn't take a lot of time if you just stick with snacks that are simple, yet nutritious. Just be sure to add these items to your shopping list so the next time you go for groceries you will purchase these healthy options.

10 Healthy Snacks For Work, Each Under 200 Calories

Here are 10 healthy snacks for work. Enjoy a bottle/glass of water and you will have the ideal amount to tide you over until your next main meal.

1. Almonds with raisins
2. Celery sticks with peanut butter
3. Rice cake with peanut butter or honey
4. Carrots with light ranch dressing
5. Hummus with whole wheat pita pocket
6. Yogurt with 1/4 cup of granola or grape nuts
7. Mozzarella string cheese with 5 whole wheat crackers
8. Fruits: most are only 100 calories each! Take your pick apples, oranges, bananas, peaches, strawberries, grapes, melon, raspberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries, etc.
9. Granola bars: wide selection and varieties
10. 1/2 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter or honey

Hopefully these 10 ideas have inspired you to start creating your own healthy snacks for work so you will never have to resort to making unhealthy vending machine purchases on your break. Remember, maintaining a healthy life is a culmination of many small decisions made throughout your day. Snacks are definitely included in these decisions. Prepare yourself and you will have healthy snacks for work making it one step closer to a healthy life.

About the Author: Gregory L. Gomez, M. Ed, has been teaching 5th grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District for the past 17 years. He created 10Quickies.com to help teachers and parents provide children in 2nd-5th grades with a fun and inspirational way to review grade level math. He also wants readers to be mindful of their health and fitness especially since it's easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle of daily life. You can start focusing on your health starting today by using these 5 Healthy Eating Tips found here --> http://10quickies.com/article_5healthyeatingtips.html

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Three Most Common Causes For Low Blood Pressure

Three Most Common Causes For Low Blood Pressure

Three Most Common Causes For Low Blood Pressure
By Dr. Dorothy Adamiak, ND

Poor circulation and low blood pressure is more common than generally believed. As health practitioners and patients keep focusing on hypertension, hypotension is usually overlooked or dismissed. Yet, many of us may be experiencing blood pressure dips without being aware of it.

Sporadic bouts of fatigue, chronic exhaustion, frequent yawning, daytime sleepiness, mental dullness, poor memory and even brittle nails all may be signs of insufficient circulation.

The causes of hypotension may vary from person to person and depend on genetic, environmental and circumstantial factors. However, many of those can be controlled, provided that the individual is aware of them. Here is a list of just three most common controllable causes for low blood pressure.

    • Dehydration: Experts say that one should drink 8 glasses of water a day, yet despite this straightforward advice we frequently end up below the guidelines. It is because many of us rely solely on the sense of thirst. Yet, thirst has been found to be consistently unreliable. It simply cannot be used as a hydration gauge.

 

    • Nutritional deficiency: Everyone knows that nutrition is a very important determinant of health. Heart cannot pump without energy and blood cannot flow without being propelled. For that you need nutrients, and lots of them. Yet, a multivitamin won`t do in this case as crucial macronutrients for blood flow must come from food, not from pills. Among the most vital circulatory macronutrients are: sugars, electrolytes, and protein. These three are responsible for increasing blood pressure.

 

  • Adrenal fatigue: Stress, worry, and grief are very hard on the body and if prolonged they may lead to adrenal fatigue or even adrenal exhaustion. Fatigued adrenals alter production of hormones and neurotransmitters which in turn cause changes in the blood flow. Adrenal fatigue is largely an under-recognized phenomenon, although its extreme form called Addison`s disease is a well-known to health practitioners reason for chronic hypotension.

The above conditions are three most common reasons for low blood pressure. Fortunately, they are also easily reversible, especially if one works with a qualified health care provider that is capable of detecting the causes, determining the needs, and also the one that will be assessing the progress.

Causes for hypotention however, are not limited only to dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue. There are also other reasons. Among them are: hidden blood loss, anemia, nervous system failure, dysautonomia, food sensitivities, POTS, and others. Regardless of the underlying reasons follow these four simple circulatory boosters below, so you can experience an immediate improvement in your well-being:

    • Keep on drinking plenty of water and if possible drink it extra cold. Cold water has been shown to boost circulation to the same degree as coffee does.

 

    • Do not skip meals; low blood sugar that results from non-eating can contribute to hypotension

 

    • Add a pinch of salt to food; sodium lost during digestion and sweat must be replaced. Insufficient sodium contributes to low blood pressure and chronic fatigue

 

  • Adjust your diet to support adrenals; adrenals need large quantities of vitamin C. Add oranges, grapefruit, kiwis, and lemon to your diet to ensure a good supply of this nutrient.

To read about other reasons behind hypotension visit Dr D's blog http://goo.gl/8Xlhos

For a more comprehensive look, quick tips and permanent solutions to low and fluctuating blood pressure refer to The Guide, a comprehensive read on perfecting circulation: http://amzn.to/1PBZOx8

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Tips On Moving Pets

Tips On Moving Pets

Tips On Moving Pets

By: Paul Wilson

A pet like a child is a great responsibility and the animal or bird is dependant on you to care for it and protect it. And if a move is stressful for children the pressure is ten -fold for a pet that cannot quite comprehend what is happening. Often a house filled with strangers, boxes, and din is not just frightening for a pet it can be quite intimidating.

Before you move you must:

  • Take the pet to the vet and check whether his health will stand the move. Ask the vet about preventive health care and whether the pet will require any vaccinations.

     

  • Make a file containing the pet's health records and registration details.

     

  • Pack all personal possessions belonging to the pet in an easily identifiable box.

     

  • Set aside things the pet will need while traveling and when you reach your destination.

     

  • Find out what the law regarding pets is in your new town or area. Ask about whether dogs or pets are allowed in your new home or apartment block and whether you need to apply for new registrations or permits.

     

  • Do a bit of research and locate a new vet in your new home. Choose one recommended by your old vet but make sure he suits your needs.

     

  • If you are moving fairly close then consider driving down with your pet and kids. Otherwise you will need to take care of details like flying with pets and the rules that apply.

     

  • While the movers are in the home packing or unpacking either keep the pet close to you or in a separate room in a crate with a few toys and plenty of water. Of course if you crate the pet you will need to remember to release him and take him for a walk ever so often.

     

  • If the move requires an overnight stop then choose a hotel that welcomes pets. This makes the move much easier on the pet as dealing with wary strangers can add to the stress.

     

  • Always carry an old sheet, a few toys, medicines, medical files, water for drinking, a little food, a sponge, plenty of plastic bags, paper towels, and a crate, cage, or leash. If it is fish you are transporting then you will need special containers sold by aquariums.

     

  • Get the pet a new Id tag and microchip in case he gets lost.

     

  • If you are nervous about transporting your pet there are professionals who will undertake to do the job for you.

     

  • In case you are moving to a new country and the climate is not suitable for your pet then consider finding the pet a new home. It is kinder than killing the pet.

     

While transporting pets remember that you cannot ship them in moving vans. And, except for "seeing eye" dogs pets are not allowed on buses and trains. So, you will either have to take your pet by plane or by car. If your pet appears agitated ask the vet to prescribe a sedative. Check carefully about interstate health certificates and vaccination requirements. Be a vigilant pet-parent and find out all the pros and cons of moving a pet well before the actual moving date.

 

Author Bio
Paul Wilson is a freelance writer for www.1888MovingCompanies.com, the premier website to find help on Moving including topics on moving companies search, compare movers, moving insurance, auto transport, moving tips and more. He also freelances for the premier REVENUE SHARING discussion forum for Pet Site www.1888Discuss.com/pet/

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