5 Signs You’re Leading an Unhealthy Lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle is something that many people strive for.

Countless hours in the gym and an unsatisfyingly healthy diet are two great ways to achieve the type of lifestyle that will earn you praise from your doctor. But if being healthy is that easy, why are so many North Americans unhealthy?

The answer to that question is this: It’s easy to know what it takes to lead a healthy life, the difficult part is following through on exactly what it is you need to do to get there.

If you’re not sure whether you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we suggest finding out if any of the following statements apply to you:

1. Your cigarette intake outweighs your vitamin intake.
2. You’re more likely to chug a beer than a glass of water.
3. You’d prefer watching a 6-hour marathon of Desperate Housewives to a half-hour workout at the gym.
4. When asked which you prefer more, a home-cooked meal or a McDonald’s Big Mac, you respond with “the Big Mac, of course – with supersized fries.”
5. You’d rather stay up until 4 o’clock in the morning (on a work night) playing Halo 3 than getting some well-needed rest for the next day.

If any (or all) of these statements apply to you, chances are you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are a few small changes you can make in your daily life to improve your health:

1. Quit Smoking.
2. Drink lots of water.
3. Exercise.
4. Eat Healthy.
5. Get lots of rest.

You don’t have to change your whole world to accommodate your healthy lifestyle. A few small changes can make a huge difference. How about having one glass of wine a night instead of three? How about walking to the store to get some milk instead of always driving? These are small adjustments that will have a huge, long-term impact on your well-being.

So go on, indulge in that Big Mac meal with super-sized fries every now again – just plan to spend the rest of the week working it off!

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Video Marketing: Tricks And Tips

Video marketing is about using the appeal of videos to deliver your marketing message across to your specified market. This article will share some simple but extremely useful tips on the fastest growing form of internet marketing, simply put; if you want to be successful online, you have to be using video.

Always consider your traffic and SEO (Search engine optimization). You absolutely need to remember to have a good title or a headline, something that is keyword rich so will generate a lot of traffic to the website that you are promoting. When you’re looking for a video, what do people want to know first? What do they see first? Think about what draws your attention to the video, again it’s the title. Include a primary benefit of your product, or website. Your target viewer will know at a quick glance at your title what they can get and what they will find out from watching the video and will be therefore be more likely to watch.

Always try to avoid looking too rigid, your audience will pick up on it. You want to appear confident and natural. This may well be easier said than done but remember nobody will see the video until you are happy with it and decide to publish it, you can edit and re-shoot as many times as you like, so relax. Most people will be nervous and uncomfortable at first but obviously the more times you do it, the easier it becomes.

When you’re making a video of yourself, the set up can often be extremely important. All you need is a light, plain background first. This will help you create a distinction. Lighting plays a major role in your videos end quality. Make sure the lighting is not too bright as it can have the opposite effect. Although the quality of camera is not of the utmost importance, do not use a cheap webcam. Obtain good quality video from a decent camera. Although quality is important, remember that you are not shooting a Hollywood blockbuster, and you are not Steven Spielberg, the key points are that you can be clearly heard and seen, and there are no other distractions,

Begin the video by talking about the benefits and start right away – within 10 seconds. Some people try to build suspense in order to engage the viewer. But that doesn’t apply when you’re trying to market a particular product. Most people who are surfing online have a relatively short attention span, so keep it brief and relative.

In terms of where to upload your videos, YouTube is clearly the undisputed leader for user generated video both in terms of the level of page views as well as the sheer quantity of video clips. YouTube is today one of the top four most visited sites in the world. YouTube videos are viewed very favorably with search engines, particularly Google. (Google actually now owns YouTube.)

Google.com – Even though Google bought and now owns YouTube, the search engine giant has maintained its original videos portal. Video.Google.com also doubles up as a search engine for internet video on the web. So, if you are planning to reach a large audience (who isn’t?) and get traffic to your site, you have to put Video Google as one of your top video sites. Facebook – While Facebook is not a video marketing website, the giant social networking portal allows users to upload videos under their profile. Depending on the privacy settings on your profile, such video may be viewable publicly or only to the user’s friends or followers. Facebook’s 400 million-strong membership has seen it become the number one originator of referrals to video sites and an important source to get traffic.

One of the major downfalls for most people is that they shoot one video and expect that to be enough, you must plan to submit more than one video if you want to make your video marketing campaign a success. The more videos you shoot and share, the more people see you and hear what you have to say.

In conclusion, video marketing is going to be the next big thing for online marketing. Start now and use it for your advantage while it is still new and popular. Online video marketing has turned to be an ideal marketing tool in present times. Think for yourself…if you are given two options- watch a video clip or read a web content, which one would you prefer? Apart from the initial cost of the camera purchase, it is free to submit your videos to most sights, and any video has the potential to go viral very quickly, for just a few minutes work you have the potential to reach millions of people worldwide, over and over again. As I mentioned earlier, don’t worry too much about quality and production value at first, as Nike like to say just do it!

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Work-Related Accidents and Injuries

Any and all jobs have a risk of being the place for a work-related accident. Any sort of activity that ends in an accident or injury while at work can be considered a work-related accident. However, most accidents occur in commercial and road construction zones. If an accident that ended in you being injured was not brought on by yourself, then you are probably entitled to some compensation from either your employer or the person/people involved.Since there are too many kinds of ways someone can injure themselves at work and in so many fashions, we will cover the areas where accidents happen most often as well as the risks involved.Accidents and Injuries occur most often in:High-Traffic/Vehicular Areas: High-traffic areas such as highways are often the place for repairs or road additions. These places pose a giant risk to workers by the volume of cars alone. Of course, there are always also inattentive drivers, reckless drivers, and people who have slow reaction times. Any other place of work where a vehicle is used, such as working an 18-wheeler, delivery truck, parcel delivery vehicle, forklift, tractor, or other industrial vehicle poses a risk for accident by either occupant error, work order error, or mechanical failure or error.Places with Heavy Equipment: Anywhere there is heavy equipment there also exists risk of injury or death. Improperly cared for heavy machinery or faulty machinery can result in malfunction or worse. Crane accidents alone kill almost a hundred people a year in the US. Some of the most severe forms of injury occur from heavy equipment use.Factories: Any place where harsh chemicals are handled, stored, and produced every day and other mechanical errors can occur is a place to be cautious of. Many lifting injuries and sprains occur from factory settings as well. Exposure to certain chemicals can cause an array of side-effects that can leave someone blind, debilitated, or dead. It is in one’s best interest to seek medical care in situations where you feel your life may be in danger due to exposure.Office/Retailers: Open wiring and spills are common hazards in environments such as these. Improper use of equipment can also result in bodily and company damage.

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