How Commercial Cleaning Can Help Promote the Mental Health of Employees

Karl Sechrist   October 14, 2019   Comments Off on How Commercial Cleaning Can Help Promote the Mental Health of Employees

Commercial cleaning not only secures the physical health and productivity of employees. It can also help promote and maintain the mental health of everyone.

It is for this reason that many businesses and commercial establishments in Melbourne choose to partner with us when it comes to promoting the overall health and wellness of their employees.

They know that our commercial cleaning services not only take care of the physical aspect of their employees’ health. We also value their mental health.

One of the ways we can help promote optimum mental health in the workplace is by reducing the level of stress of your employees.

We do not claim that we will eliminate stress in the lives of everyone, because that is impossible.

There are many sources of stress. It can be conflicts in relationships, the traffic gridlock in the city, a lousy neighbour, or the scorching heat of the Australian summer.

Stress in the office can also come from different sources. It can be from the workload, the tasks, and the relationships between employees and the management.

Sometimes, an office equipment that is not functioning properly can also be a source of stress.

We cannot address these issues. However, we can make your office look cleaner and more organised.

Nobody wants to work in a dirty and disorganised office. The brain gets confused with all the clutter. This can increase the level of stress.

They become more anxious. Employees can lose their focus on their tasks. They can also get very sensitive, which can further aggravate the tension in the office.

Cleaning and organising your office can help reduce the level of stress that your employees experience. They may already be stressed out.

At the very least, a clean office environment will not worsen their stress levels. As a matter of fact, it can also help relieve them from anxiety.

For instance, a rotten smell in the office pantry can give your employees a headache. It may look like an ordinary headache for you.

However, it can heighten their stress and anxiety levels. You can clean up the nasty odour. Cleaning it with harsh chemicals can also leave a very strong scent.

You will need our professional cleaners to do a good job of removing the bad odour without replacing it with something equally offensive.

When your employees enter the pantry, they will be greeted by a more pleasant smell.

And if you use an essential oil in the deodorising process, you can also make your employees feel calmer and more relaxed. You can reduce their stress levels this way.

The eyes communicate directly with the brain. When it sees clutter in the office, it sends this visual information to the brain.

The brain will try to process and make sense of it. Unfortunately, because of the disorganised nature of the office, the brain does not know which part of the office it needs to ‘process’ first.

This can also heighten the stress that your employees may already be experiencing.

Fatigue can also have an impact on mental health. If your employees are already exhausted, they will not have much energy left to allow optimal cognition.

They may not be able to think clearly. Their problem-solving abilities are also off the mark. They can forget simple things that are important in their line of work.

Our commercial cleaning services can help reduce employee fatigue. They can go straight to their work as soon as they arrive in the office.

They do not need to clean up their workstations or share in cleaning the common areas.

They do not have to worry about organising the other stuff in the office, too. They can focus their energy to their work. This can lead to better mental health.

A clean office environment does not only promote employee productivity. It also guarantees better mental health for everyone.

When it comes to cleaning an office environment, we’re your best partners for the task.

The Best Way to Exercise While Working

Karl Sechrist   June 11, 2019   Comments Off on The Best Way to Exercise While Working

A lot of people who work spend at least 7 hours sitting down. If you’re part of this population, then you know how it feels to have an aching butt and lower back because all you do is sit and work on your computer.

If you want to live a healthy life, then this isn’t exactly helping. So what do you do?

Introducing the Under Desk Elliptical

Going to the gym is the most obvious answer to being healthy. Apart from having the proper diet, spending at least an hour in the gym is mandatory if you want to burn the calories or if you simply want to be stronger and fitter.

However, most of us have an 8-hour job. If you work in Sydney, you would also have to spend at least 30 minutes in traffic. Add all of these up and you won’t have time to go to the gym anymore.

But what you can do is make use of the time you have at work. You can maximize your work time in such a way that you burn calories while you work on your laptop. You can do this if you have an under desk elliptical.

An under desk elliptical is like a stationary bicycle except that it doesn’t come with a seat. It only has the pedals that go in an elliptical motion (hence the name).

It’s designed as such because pedals that go in a circular motion might cause your knees to hit the desk.

What to Look for in an Under Desk Elliptical

When I first found out about the under desk elliptical, I was immediately excited. Finally, I could exercise at work without causing a scene.

Just like that, I was already researching on what under desk elliptical to buy. To help you out, here are a few things that I considered to pick the perfect equipment for the office.

1. Noise

Since you’ll be using this at work, it’s a must that the under desk elliptical doesn’t make any noise. Imagine how distracting and annoying it would be if it made squeaking sounds.

The best way to find out if it makes any noise is to try it yourself. My suggestion is to assemble it at home and try exercising with it. If it makes a noise, then it’s either you have to put oil on the pedals or you just have to use it at home.

2. Height / Rotation

The height or the rotation of the pedals should always fit your desk. If your desk at work is low, then you have to look for rotations that are more elliptical than circular. In this way, you won’t be bumping the desk and your legs won’t have to adjust that much to the height.

3. Resistance

Then there’s resistance. Since the goal of having an under desk elliptical is to burn calories and to exercise your legs, it makes sense that it should have at least a little resistance. Having no resistance at all makes it useless because your muscles won’t exert any effort.

4. Price

And of course, you have the price. In my opinion, to know if your purchase was good you must almost always consider if it’s worth the price you are paying. For my case, the one I wanted was a little off the budget but that’s because its specs were perfect for what I needed.

Overall, I find under desk ellipticals very helpful. But if you’re just starting out on all the fitness and training, it would help if you have an under desk elliptical trainer to consider. At least your training will help you determine what kind of equipment you need that you can also use at work.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Treadmill

Karl Sechrist   March 11, 2019   Comments Off on 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Treadmill

I can understand why there’s a growing number of Aussies who are looking at different treadmills to buy in Australia. Treadmills are wonderful machines. They are perfect for individuals who love to stay fit right in their homes. They no longer have to go outside to enjoy a good run.

But picking the right treadmill can be tricky. Since I am fortunate enough to have tried as many brands of treadmills in my own fitness journey, I am letting you in on a little secret of mine. Here are 5 questions you have to ask yourself before you buy a treadmill.

How Much is Your Budget?

Treadmills are very sophisticated exercise machines. They can cost you anywhere from a few hundreds of dollars to a few thousands of dollars. The good ones can cost you anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000.

These will have more robust construction, more powerful motors, and more advanced exercise programmes. This also means that the treadmill will last many years.

There are also in the mid-range, often between $700 and $1,000. These can still give you a good exercise platform. You may have to give up some of the extras like extensive exercise programmes, personal entertainment, and the like.

As much as possible, avoid getting cheap treadmills as you’ll never be sure of their quality. If you’re on a tight budget, then getting a second-hand mid-range or high-quality treadmill is a good choice.

How Much Space are You Willing to Sacrifice in Your Home?

Asking yourself this question will help you determine the dimensions of the treadmill you are going to buy. The machine you see in the store may look small. But when you put it in your house, you’d be surprised that it is bigger.

I always tell my friends to measure the area where they intend to place the treadmill in their homes. With this information, they can ask the sales representative for the dimensions of the treadmill to see if it “fits”.

You might also be interested in folding models. These can give you the advantage of storing the treadmill when not in use. This will let you use the space that it occupies for other purposes. It is also a good idea to look for treadmills with wheels. This can make it a lot easier to move around.

Will it Be Just for You or the Whole Family?

If you live alone, then that solves it. But if you happen to share your living space with someone else, it’s important to consider this, too. The reason for this is simple. You would want a treadmill with a maximum weight rating that can accommodate the heaviest individual in your house.

Suppose you weigh 120 kilogrammes and you have a family member who tips the scale at 200 kilogrammes. This means that the treadmill you have to buy should have a maximum weight rating of at least 220 kilogrammes.

This will also help address the issue of how much horsepower the treadmill motor has to have. In general, the more frequently the machine is used, the higher should be its horsepower. You can always go for a minimum of 2.5 continuous HP. 

How Do You Intend to Use It?

If you intend to use the treadmill mainly for running, then you should consider the maximum speed settings. At the very least, you should get one with a maximum speed setting of 16 KPH. It is also important to look for a treadmill with a belt that has a length of not less than 155 centimetres.

It may also be wise to get a treadmill that has an incline and decline feature. This will help you simulate outdoor running conditions.

If this is for walking or jogging, then you can pick one with a maximum speed setting of at least 10 KPH. The length of the belt should also be at least 120 centimetres.

Do You Need Extra Features?

Many people love keeping track of their fitness levels. There are now treadmills that come with heart rate monitoring systems. There are also those that have incline and decline features. Exercise programmes and custom options are all excellent features to have.

Some can also provide you with personal entertainment modules. Keep in mind, however, that the more extra features you seek, the higher is the price tag of the machine. Buying a treadmill that’s right for you can be tricky. These questions will help guide you to the right treadmill machine to buy.

My Recovery – Thanks to Physiotherapy

Karl Sechrist   July 28, 2016   Comments Off on My Recovery – Thanks to Physiotherapy

PhysioEver since I was a child, I believed in the Carpe Diem mantra, thus I also believed that we should make the most out of our lives. However, there was a time when I strayed from this approach and perspective in life because I had serious back injury. I spent one entire season lying in hospital bed because of my condition and I always thought that life was over for me then and there.  It would be difficult to go back on my feet and do the things I loved the most, with so many restrictions and special needs. For a few months, I wallowed in my misery, until the first time I stepped into a physiotherapist’s clinic.

With the pessimistic attitude I had before, it was difficult for my friends and family to remedy my few incapacities and downhearted spirits. But when I was introduced to a physiotherapist, there was a sudden jolt of hope, thinking that I can get better. It was my mother who discovered all about physiotherapy when she came across the Australian Physiotherapy Association Facebook page

Before that, we never considered supplemental help, aside from what my doctors have told me. Thankfully, my mother was persistent and patient enough in looking for other ways to uplift and improve my situation. Curious about the treatment process and services, we visited Wyndham Physio and Association Facebook page, seeing that it has countless positive reviews and comments. Afterwards, we drove to its clinic to start the healing process as soon as possible.

Wyndham Physio and Rehabilitation focuses on movement sciences and activities to return and/or improve my locomotive struggles. And fortunately, I was fully recovered a few weeks of consistent therapy and rehab sessions and check-ups. This therapy was able to remove the pain and disabilities through their comprehensive program consisting of exercise, mobilisation, massage, and electrotherapy. This agenda was more effective because of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, paired with professional and supportive physicians, therapists, and physiologists that they have. 

Those that I encountered here in Wyndham show sincerity listening, understanding, and taking care of the patients. What I appreciated the most was the one-on-one consultations that were scheduled regularly. Other than the doctors observing and guiding you closely, they really included me in the planning of my program. They showed that they valued my opinion, respected my preferences, and acknowledged my limitations. Somehow, we were able to establish a middle ground without compromising my health. Plus, they were also forthright, but not preachy, when they shared pieces of advice on how to handle my condition and the hints of depression it might bring. 

Other than this, I was able to see my progression as a patient as I was encouraged to do physical and wellness activities, at the same time, accept the restrictions and allow interventions. Initially, I thought that this health facility only addressed musculoskeletal problems, since most of its patients have similar and related complication as mine. Majority in this center had falls and fractures, likewise many are diagnosed with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and the like. But to my surprise, physiotherapy can provide treatment for other illnesses such as asthma, cerebral palsy, diabetes, dementia, and even cancer. This just shows that physiotherapy really is committed in improving both the health and lifestyle of the people. 

Wyndham is just one of the many notable and trustworthy medical centers that aim to improve a person’s life through active movement. It’s great that physiotherapy centers are available to the public. Before, they weren’t as recognized as today since most of the people were discouraged because they needed referrals and go signals from doctors. That is a misconception. A person doesn’t need to health practitioner’s referral to avail such treatments. This is also the reason why I wasn’t required by my doctors to seek for their help. 

One of the reasons why it also wasn’t and still isn’t, a popular choice amongst injured people is that they additional expenses to the hospital bills they had. I for one, had to shell out money to avail their services, but I am completely sure that it was worth every penny. If one wants to fasten the recovery process without having to spend much, he/she can locate the nearest public hospitals with physiotherapy clinics and programs. One can also choose to be an outpatient to reduce the fees. 

Overall, I had an affirmative and worthwhile experience while undergoing series of serious consultations and treatments. No doubt that going to a physiotherapist cut back on the time I should’ve spent in bed because of my physical afflictions. In the end, I realized that one should always be open to help and opportunities like these so that I can fully enjoy and prolong my life.

Getting Healthy and Staying Fit with Zumba Training

Karl Sechrist   June 3, 2016   Comments Off on Getting Healthy and Staying Fit with Zumba Training

ZumbaI am pretty sure you have already heard of the Zumba fitness program. In fact, I bet many of you have already been doing it for several years now. If you haven’t heard of Zumba yet, it is not yet too late to learn about it and start having the most exciting way to stay healthy and maintain physical fitness. Known among fitness buffs as the Zumba workout party, it is a very innovative and fun way of keeping fit.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am no Zumba expert. In fact, I only started doing the Zumba routine a couple of years ago when a friend of mine bought a fitness DVD. We simply followed the steps on the DVD and next thing you know we were already giggling at each other like the way we used to in high school. It was humiliating at first. I am no dancer. Yet the merengue, salsa, and cha-cha were more like hypnotic rhythms that allowed our hips to sway to the beat. It was actually very fun with all those hip-swivelling moves. In fact, I thought it was a really fun way to get your heart pumping. I also knew that I was burning more calories than I could have ever imagined because I have never seen myself sweat so profusely only after 45 minutes of the fitness DVD. Too bad, my friend and I only did it once a week.

Several weeks ago, I came across a Zumba class in the gym where my friends and I usually go. I asked my friend to accompany me to the class and since then we have been regulars. I simply cannot describe how much fun it as seeing different people of all sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and ages coming together and really swinging their bodies to the rhythm. It was simply a lot better than just doing the Zumba with my friend. Our instructress was so energetic and very inspiring that she has this innate talent of making you believe that you can dance to your heart’s content regardless of how big and heavy you are.

I also purchased a watch with built-in heart rate monitor and calorie counter function to keep me up to speed as to how well I am doing in terms of keeping me fit. There are times when I would hit 800 calories an hour; 400 calories at other times. I noticed that I was burning more calories every time I was more active on the dance floor. I am no scientist but I sure am proud that I am burning those calories while having fun, feeling good about myself, and meeting and interacting with different people from all walks of life. Now I know why they call it the Zumba party.

A lot of people consider Zumba training as an excellent way to keep physically fit. Physical fitness programs are generally anchored on raising your metabolic rate so that your body will become more efficient when it comes to the various physiologic processes it has to perform. Generally, when we exercise we use energy in the form of glucose. More importantly however, is the utilization of oxygen by the tissues. Sure, all cells will require glucose to fuel the different processes but oxygen is also needed by cells in many chemical reactions. If oxygen is not supplied, the cells of the body will have to source their needs from other molecules. This is why you have what are called aerobic and anaerobic metabolism which are metabolism in the presence of oxygen or the absence of oxygen, respectively. This is why if you strain too much, you feel out of breath and you can feel cramps in your leg muscles. These are all indications of metabolic processes occurring in the absence of oxygen.

Physical exercise gets your heart rate really fast and this helps in the more efficient delivery of oxygen to the different tissues. However, prolonged strenuous exercise can also have its negative effect. That is why you need to rest in between routines. Over time, the heart learns to compensate for the increased heart rate by increasing the force of contraction of the heart. This means that the heart can now slow down its rate of pumping because the more forceful contraction of the heart is enough to deliver oxygen to the rest of the body. This is why professional athletes have significantly lower heart rates and blood pressures after a certain physical exercise routine compared to non-athletes. They have fully adapted to the metabolic needs of their bodies. And this is how they maintain physical fitness.

Zumba training increases our heart rates helping our cardiovascular system to become more efficient in the delivery of oxygen to the rest of the body. The calories that we burn during those high intensity Zumba workouts can also help in losing weight. Since weight issues are implicated in a variety of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, then getting into a Zumba training program will bring in more benefits to your health.

I know what Zumba training can do to my life. I have already seen the changes in the way I look at life in general. I feel much more alive. Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it. You just have to give Zumba a try.

The Beauty of Having a Breakfast Bowl of Fruits, Seeds and Nuts

Karl Sechrist   February 18, 2016   Comments Off on The Beauty of Having a Breakfast Bowl of Fruits, Seeds and Nuts

healthy foodThe body needs to be fueled with sugar for it to run seamlessly. While having sweet treats seems to be a good idea as a source of energy, it does more bad than good to the body. But if you do love to have something sweet and tasty to start your day, a breakfast bowl that consists of fruits, seeds and nuts may be all that you need to satisfy your sweet cravings plus get all the needed energy that will last all day long.

Why a fruit bowl instead of the usual bacon, eggs and pancakes?

While the usual breakfast plate is as tempting as it should be, they are oftentimes unhealthy. Yes, they taste good and you can’t help but have some when you feel a little down. But it does not change the fact that the usual breakfast of oily stuff and a heaping serving of carbohydrates is plain unhealthy and will make you feel sluggish during the day.

According to, the body needs to be supplied with the right nutrients for it to be up and running to an optimum. It can be in a form of supplements or just by having healthy meals every single day. With a healthy bowl of fruits, seeds and nuts for breakfast, you give the body the right kind of fuel and ultimately gain a healthier body.

This kind of breakfast contains glucose, a simple form of sugar that is easy to digest. When it is in its rawest form, the body will find it easy to convert glucose into energy. There will be no need to waste energy in trying to convert this sugar into a usable fuel. The bonus part is that a fruit bowl contains less calories compared to other kinds of breakfast. If you are struggling to lose weight, a bowl will surely help you get to your target weight without going hungry nor feel tired.

Aside from being a source of energy, what good do fruits, seeds, and nuts for breakfast bring to the body?

The breakfast hours are said to be the detoxifying phase of the body. There are animal products that serve as anti- detox foods, but the body will spend energy in digesting them off. A healthy bowl of fruits plus a serving of seeds and nuts will help the body get rid of toxins without getting it overworked.

Fruits contain beneficial enzymes. So does nuts and seeds. And they also have fiber, which is needed for good digestion and promote better elimination. These enzymes and fiber stimulate the digestive tract in a good way. There will be an efficient production of digestive juices so those accumulated waste will be pushed out. Fiber will sweep the colon so that you feel light, refreshed, and energized.

To stay focused, the brain needs to have sugar. After resting the night off, the brain will demand for a sugar boost so it can work at its sharpest. Fruits, seeds, and nuts will ensure that the brain is supplied with much- needed glucose as soon as it wakes up from a night of fasting.

Breakfast is the best time to help boost the immune system. Fruits contain a healthy dose of vitamin C plus antioxidants. These nutrients help strengthen the immune system against bacteria and microbes that will try to invade the body. People who love to eat fruits, seeds, and nuts for breakfast are protected against these invaders that come the rest of the day.

When you find it difficult to satisfy hunger, a fruit bowl would help make you full because it is packed with fiber. The immense number of vitamins, minerals, and bulk of fiber will tell the brain that you are ready to turn off the hunger signal. Remember, a serving of fruit contains fewer calories so do not worry about eating too much.

Are you battling against a bloated belly? It may be because you are retaining too much sodium in the body. This will attract water molecules thus making you look bloated all the time. By having fruits for breakfast, excess sodium is flushed out because of the diuretic effect that fruits give. You urinate and eliminate sodium, so you don’t hold on to excess water.

Then there’s the heart. Lowering the cholesterol levels can be tough, especially when you choose to have a plate of fat- laden breakfast. But with a fruit bowl, the heart is nourished with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. This will ensure lower bad cholesterol and a healthy blood pressure. This, in turn, will help against developing cardiovascular diseases.

These benefits show how great it is to start the day with a clean and light breakfast of fruits, seeds, and nuts. You will notice immediate healthy health transformations once you stick to this kind of breakfast.

Food intake plays an important role in our everyday lives. Thus, we must be very watchful of the food we eat every single meal. With proper nutrition, enough exercise and ample amount of sleep, we can truly achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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Getting your Balayage and Other Hair Colouring Needs at a Hair Salon

Karl Sechrist   December 21, 2015   Comments Off on Getting your Balayage and Other Hair Colouring Needs at a Hair Salon

balayage dec 21The ever-increasing need to look naturally beautiful and vibrant has led a lot of individuals, particularly ladies, to really experiment with a lot of techniques. While many will consider skin rejuvenation treatments as well as muscle toning procedures, a great majority would rather go for the more subtle way of enhancing their natural features. One of the fastest and easiest ways of improving one’s self-esteem is by sporting a new hair look as often dictated by the latest in sets of hair colouring trend and innovation.

Today’s technology on hair treatment and enhancements led to the satisfaction of many women who fearlessly changed their hair colour from natural to various shades of brown and blonde. Gone are the days when hair colouring depended on the use of henna powder and liquid dye. Although these formats are still present today, chemical dye is also used to bring out new hair colours as desired by men and women. What’s more fascinating is that the use of colouring agents are applied on the hair in an innovative and artistic way so that a spectrum of colours can be noticed. The balayage technique is actually one of the many hair enhancements being enjoyed today. The results are explicitly fabulous.

The Balayage Phenomenon

While the technique of hair colouring is not entirely new, some would consider the application of just a few amounts of hair colouring agents on several sections of the hair, particularly the topmost cover, as something that is entirely new. And they could never be more wrong. The balayage phenomenon that is now hitting the fashion and hairstyling scene has been around for decades.

The balayage phenomenon has its roots in a quaint little Parisian hair salon in the 1970s where it stayed pretty much a strict French affair. This is perhaps because of the worldwide attention given to foil hair highlighting techniques at the time and well into the 80s. When Hollywood actresses and members of the movie and film red carpet industry had their hair done in Europe, the balayage method found its way into the shores of the Americas and the rest of the world. Thanks to these celebrities, the balayage that was born out of passion and dedication to style and natural beauty in France is now in the limelight of the world stage.

Now, many hair salons all over the world provide balayage hair highlighting services. And while the principles are essentially the same, many hair salons try to outdo one another by leveraging on the unique hair characteristics of their customers. Nonetheless, to become a balayage expert, you need to be properly trained for it and you need to have a keen eye for detail. A flair for creativity and imagination will also be helpful.

The Beauty of Balayage

The art of balayage hair colouring technique involves the enhancement of the natural beauty of your hair. There is no need for very loud colours and distracting highlights. The essence in balayage is that less is definitely more. The beauty of balayage is in its ability to provide you with hair that looks very natural and very relaxed especially when it highlights hair growth lines. Just look at the many celebrities and members of the social elite and you will see just what is meant by less is more.

Hair Salons and Balayage

You may think that you can highlight your hair yourself but, the quality of the outcome may not really be as fantastic as when you have the balayage performed by hair highlighting professionals. This is not to say that a do-it-yourself balayage cannot be done. It simply means that the application of the hair colouring agent will be best applied if the person doing it has unobstructed access to your hair. As such, for best balayage results, it is imperative that hair salon professionals do it for you.

Choosing the best balayage hair salon should not be difficult. You can always visit your favourite hair salon and ask them about their balayage services. Some hair salons also have their own websites which should make your search for the correct information a lot easier. For example, if you visit you will see that they do provide complimentary consultations so that you can better decide on what balayage look will suit your hair.

Another consideration should be the expertise of the balayage hair colouring professional. You have to determine if they are properly trained and have been doing it for how long already. Look at their past works or, better yet, ask someone who has already undergone balayage from the hair salon. An ordinary hair stylist can apply the hair colouring for that balayage look. However, he may not be able to provide you with the look that you desire. That is why it is always best to ask for someone who really has specialized in the art of balayage hair colouring.

It is, after all, your hair.

Visiting a Salon Before a Special Occasion

Karl Sechrist   August 6, 2015   Comments Off on Visiting a Salon Before a Special Occasion

Blonde woman at hair saloonWhen special occasions come and you’re caught in a dilemma on what kind of hairstyle to have, the best solution is to enter a salon and let a hairdresser style you. Since hairstyling is their expertise, you are assured that you will look gorgeous on that affair you will be attending. So what happens when the hands of an expert from an expensive hair salon in Melbourne – Rakis on Collins touch your hair? Here are just some of the advantages:

You Get a Proper Haircut

Sometimes getting a haircut is the best way to look different and attractive before attending a party. Whether it is a birthday, wedding or any social event, a new hairdo will give you a fresh new appearance that will catch the attention of your relatives and friends. A celebrity hair salon today provides that one package where you get a haircut and styling at the same time for the price of one. When you decide to get a haircut before the occasion, make sure to come in early or book a reservation in advance. Once your haircut is done, the next thing you need to do is wear a nice dress that is appropriate for the gathering. When a seasoned hairdresser cuts your hair, he or she sees to it that the hairstyle matches the shape of your face, skin color as well as your outfit. Hence, you get the perfect cut fit for the occasion.

You Get the Best Hairstyle

If you choose not to have a haircut and prefer to have your hair styled instead, then seeing a hairdresser is still the smartest move. Of course, you have to shop for the best hairdresser in town if you want to look fabulous. Basically, hairdressers know a good number of hairstyles which have passed several fashion eras. They are highly skilled and well-experienced in choosing the right hairstyle for you. Furthermore, they will also tell you if a certain hairstyle does not fit the shape of your face the texture of your hair. In other words, they won’t experiment on you or do a trial-and-error thing. They go straight to what fits you best. Obviously, you will be able to save time, money and effort.

You Get Tips on How to Maintain Your Hairstyle

Once your hairstyle is done, your hairdresser will give you tips on how to maintain that style for the whole day. He or she might suggest that you bring some hair products such as hair spray, hair pins, a special comb etc. to ensure your hair won’t go flat towards the end of the occasion. Trust the hairdresser and by complying to his or her advice, you will have a have a gorgeous look from start to finish. You will definitely appear beautiful and chic on every photo taken.

You Get to Know the Best Products for Your Hair

Apart from giving you tips on how to maintain your hairstyle for the day, hairdressers are the best source of advice when it comes to products suitable for your hair. If you were bothered with hair problems such as falling hair, dry limp hair, thinning or breakage, an honest hairdresser will recommend products or treatments that will save your crowning glory. Although some hairdressers sound too ‘salesy’, it would also be helpful to do your own research. Before buying the product or getting a treatment, read the pros and cons first from books, magazines or online websites. You can also ask from a dermatologist for a more accurate explanation.

Due to the advancements in the beauty industry, hairdressers today also become up-to-date with their skills and techniques making men and women look their best. This means they will always have a new idea in treating our hair to reach its perfect condition. Hairdressers can sometimes bring magic to your life; they can transform you into a different person through a change in hair style.

Whether it is a haircut or just a hairdo, you will surely look your best when under the hands of an expert hairdresser. When occasions come, you don’t need to panic. All you need to do is sit like a princess on that salon chair and wait for a few hours to be transformed. 

Why Dental Cleaning is a Necessity

Karl Sechrist   August 3, 2015   Comments Off on Why Dental Cleaning is a Necessity

Oral hygiene is something that we usually ignore especially when no pain or discomfort is felt. We ought to know that digestion starts from the mouth and this why we have to assume the responsibility of cleaning our teeth more often. Thankfully, there are plenty of products in the market today which are designed to promote good oral health, from a variety of toothbrushes to a wide range of mouthwashes. While brushing the teeth three times a day is essential, we still owe our teeth a thorough professional cleaning.

Comprehensive teeth cleaning or technically termed as dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed by a dentist to thoroughly clean the teeth from the gum lining to the outer layer of the teeth. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment which stops the progression of the gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Why is teeth cleaning important? Here are the reasons:

Prevents Cavities

Plaque is the whitish film that builds up on the tooth enamel which is caused by the accumulation of acid deposits coming from various food products. When acid is left on the teeth for a prolonged period, it eats up the enamel which will eventually turn into cavity. Plaque can be removed through regular brushing, flossing and most importantly, through dental cleaning – prophylaxis.

Stops Tooth Loss

The progression of plaque buildup will definitely lead to gum disease which is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. When gum disease advances, plaque can  reach the inner portion of the tooth close to the roots where the supporting bone is located. When this part gets damaged due to plaque, the tooth loosens and would eventually fall out. Thankfully, the occurrence of this problem can be halted through dental intervention. It is for this reason that dentists recommend periodic prophylaxis. Tooth loss can totally be eliminated.

Freshens Your Breath

Poor oral hygiene is the leading cause of bad breath. Food remnants that are left inside the mouth and left uncleaned shall transform into plaque. These produce a very bad smell and that is why bad breath is exhibited. Bad breath becomes obvious when the mouth hasn’t been cleaned for a couple of hours. While regular brushing, flossing and gargling are effective in removing bad breath, prophylaxis is still recommended because there are plaques and germs that are left inside the gums which cannot be removed by regular brushing. Prophylaxis is the best way to keep the mouth healthy and odor-free.

Brightens Your Smile

Through prophylaxis, all types of dirt are taken off the teeth making them so clean and hygienic. The teeth become whiter and shinier. When oral health is excellent, you can confidently smile and communicate to everyone. You will have no fears or apprehensions when expressing yourself to other people. Having a clean oral cavity plus a bright smile offers a number of advantages in life such finding a job or attending a special social event.

Boosts Your Overall Health

Studies have proven that poor oral health can lead to a number of health problems. Generally, there is a connection between oral health and the entire human health. First, regular prophylaxis may help lower the risk of certain diseases such as stroke and heart disease. It is important to note that throat infection is due to the growth of bacteria inside the mouth as acquired from sweets and other food products. When left unattended, these can reach the valves leading to the heart. Second, there a number of medical conditions which can be detected during the early stages. These can be diagnosed during routine oral exams. A simple oral health issue can even can sometime be life-threatening and the only key is to practice good oral hygiene.

Saves Money

When you exert the effort of paying attention to your teeth, you are definitely saving money for the future. Prophylaxis is a preventive measure which inhibits the progression of any other disease in the oral cavity. Obviously, you don’t need to spend for costly procedures or treatments in the future. Besides, prophylaxis is an affordable procedure which takes at least twice a year to be carried out.

Taking care of your teeth is just a matter of responsibility. Never take this for granted and always comply to what your dentist has to say.

Natural Health Beauty Tips

Karl Sechrist   May 30, 2015   Comments Off on Natural Health Beauty Tips

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The number one natural beauty tip I can give you is to take your health seriously. In Chinese medicine, we realize that natural external beauty is a reflection of internal health and well being. Frequently, the alternative to outside attractiveness issues is an internal one. That means herbs and foods. In case of skin problems, herbs wrappings and used directly or can be use to generate lotions.

In Chinese medicine, we treat issues like blemishes, acne, and other skin problems, hair loss, and premature graying of the hair. Some of it you might have the ability to handle yourself, although a few of this you might have to see a Chinese medicine herbalist for. Iwill provide you with natural beauty trick after natural beauty trick that will help you do just that.

Natural Beauty Tip 1 – Eyes Lacking Luster
what exactly does it mean? It’s possible for you to find it in young children and infants – bright, luminous eyes. Our earliest Chinese medicine classic states that “the essence of the internal organs ascends to the eyes.” The Bible says something similar, “Your eyes are windows into your body. Should you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.” Clear and sparkling (bright) eyes show energy of head and essence. Dull, clouded eyes weakened essence, and represent a troubled thoughts – this frequently occurs in people who have deep psychological issues and long term.

How will you repair it? Well, to begin with, in case you have some mental issues, work through it with a professional- a counselor, therapist, or someone in your faith. This is one part of getting to the clear, lively style that shines through in glowing eyes. It might take some time to get there. You eat foods that help the eyes and can take herbs.

Natural Beauty Tip 2 – Totes under Your Eyes
Bags under the eyes suggest Kidney-system (root energy) want, blood stagnation, or allergies. The options are to raise energy and minimize overwork; discover the allergy cause; and get more motion and circulation, remove it, and take anti-allergenic herbs and foods. The Kidney-system energy is restricted. Should you have an excessive amount of sex, overwork, or use more energy than your digestive system can generate, you will dip into this energy fund that is limited. This may result in more than circles under your eyes- you can surely get lower back issues and hair loss, impotence and infertility, and ankle, knee, and premature aging. If this is your issue, try and practice moderation, eat and take foods and supplementary herbs.

Natural Beauty Tip3 – Dry Skin
Moistening foods and herbs are soy, spinach, asparagus, millet, barley, salt, seaweed, apple, tangerine, pinenut, persimmon, peanut, pear, honey, oysters, and clams. A seaweed facial wrapping would be fine, also!

Backache and Its Causes

Karl Sechrist   May 30, 2015   Comments Off on Backache and Its Causes


Backache is normal, and the same has afflicted everyone at the other point of time in his life or some. Studies have shown that almost 80% of adults are afflicted by spells of backache, at least once within their life. And after common colds, backache is the usually happening and most widespread ailment.

Another quite important fact about back pain is the fact that it often appears in one’s lower back, lower back being the place that carries most of our bodyweight. To be able to comprehend backache in a way that is better, it’s very vital that you learn more about the anatomy of the back.

The back constitutes of various structures that are interconnected, and these are tendons, bones and joints, and additionally our muscles and ligaments. 24 smaller bones, which are called the vertebrae is the main support structure in our back, and form the vertebra. Towards the lower end of the spinal column are coccyx and sacrum the sacrum is attached to our pelvic bones towards the front.

Basically, backache is caused when one or more structures in the back are changed, and these could be spinal cord, cartilage, muscles or bones.

In human beings, the position is erect, also it’s been created in a way such that we’re capable to resist the gravitational force. However, as an immediate consequence of the erect position, the back becomes more prone to wear and tear, even breaks or pulls.

Flexibility in our backs empowers freedom, and there are a host of variables which ensure flexibility. Included in these are the construction of muscle elasticity, joints as well as the fiber stuff which constitutes the connective tissue, and is composed of titin, elastin and collagen.

In between each adjacent vertebra are the intervertebral or spinal disks, they behave as shock absorbers and give strength to joints, and while these empower flexibility and stability for the spine. The vertebrae are round bones whereby the spinal column lines down, and these may be viewed as a protective tunnel for the backbone and spinal nerves. They branch out as well as reach the many body parts as these nerves run down the middle of the back.

The collagen fibers works towards ensuring our body can successfully resist the pressure and erect position. And while the back is protected by the intervertebral discs, these keep the back secure when we undertake the strenuous tasks that put pressure on the back, like jumping, running or lifting.

Back ache is the most widespread between the age group of 35 to 55, as well as the most frequent causes that cause the illness are physical work which includes iterative twisting or bending, pushing, lifting or pulling a load, or even stationary positions. Backache is quite commonly connected with the regular position of one or ergonomics, plus it might even result from psychosocial variables, like cognitive dysfunction or mental strain.

Symptoms of back pain vary from one person to another. The pain will probably make in a while by itself, but it could sometimes be more serious. In the event the pain is intense, constant one might need specialized medical attention or downs are radiated by it to feet or one’s arms.

The main underlying source of backache was regarded as the weight of the upper body on the lower back. The Decompression Belt takes this weight off the lower back, which means you feel comfortable and light. The position improves, and the lower back decompresses, so the healing process speeds up.

10 Tips For Performing Plyometric Workouts

Karl Sechrist   April 30, 2015   Comments Off on 10 Tips For Performing Plyometric Workouts

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There’s a lot you should understand if you’re considering trying out plyometrics. Plyometrics, or “jump training” are a chain electricity building exercises that need you to leap, hop, and skip your body into a state of toned fitness.

Although these work outs are exceptionally demanding and challenging, they’re also pleasing to do. People who participate in plyometrics get the advantage of building power and burning off fat for any kind of sports or athletic performance in a brief period of time.

When done frequently, about three times weekly, a plyo workout can shave inches of hips and one’s abdomen in just a couple of weeks. Take a look at these 10 helpful hints before starting your plyometric workouts.

10 Hints for Plyometric Work Outs

Brace Yourself: Plyometrics are intensive workouts that require lots of energy during one session while interesting. You might find yourself unable to recoup as fast as you’d like, should you jump in all at the same time. Make sure you rest between periods in order to allow your energy if that is your first time testing out a plyometric exercise. It’s also vital that you see the intensity level of these moves needs sufficient strength and fitness levels. People who are out of shape will have to work up to such a work out.

Do Your Research: Plyometric exercises rely on moves that are specific to be done right to be able to work. To ensure you’re getting the most from your fitness regimen, do a little research to make sure you are doing everything right. This may be simple things like reading posts or viewing videos to get an entire comprehension of appropriate form before doing them at the necessary speed and practice that form at a slow rate. If you’re dealing with a trainer, check with them about placing your position, and performance to ensure that you’re doing the exercises correctly.

Get the Right Tools: Having the right exercise equipment is always a bonus in regards to a work out. Luckily, plyometrics don’t require any additional stuff, so the sole tools you’ll need is a breathable kit that go with your body and could extend and in case you plan to do box jumps a plyometric carton.

Suitable Warm Ups And Cool Downs: Proper warm ups and cool cannot be over stressed enough. As you’ll be leaping, hopping, and using lots of energy, the warm up should contain proper preparatory exercises, including stretches that mimic the plyos which is utilized in the primary work out and some cardio moves to get the heart going, like jogging set up or a few jumping jacks. A proper cool down will contain flexibility stretches alongside a slow return to a pre-exercise state. Failing to extend can cause harm.

Use Hardy Surfaces: You need to be sure only tough surfaces are accustomed to help you in your routines while plyometrics could be done nearly everywhere. Low seats, measures, and low verandas will do while softer surfaces, such as, for instance, seat, a sofa, or maybe a floor-level bed ought to be prevented. Using these can lead to alternative issues, sprains, or harm. A strong surface will help in building up muscle strength and endurance thanks to the small resistance a surface that is hard offers.

Rest: Plyometrics must not be practiced daily. The work out program that is perfect will be a day of exercise, and then a day of rest to make sure that you do not overexert yourself. This work out is very demanding the deeper you go and the more you do it. For this reason, rest is extremely significant for keeping wellness and health. The explosive moves can cause muscles to over extend and even split to supply appropriate healing time for the muscles and if done too often, so a little leisure time is essential to a balanced work out week.

How to Preserve Your Beauty This Summer?

Karl Sechrist   March 30, 2015   Comments Off on How to Preserve Your Beauty This Summer?


Be prepared, the rogue heat is on his way. Dry sunburn, wrinkles and skin, you will be targeted by all these criminal weapons. Are you good enough to prepare yourself against these assaults? Intend a routine to beat fidgets.

Designing a regimen

Coordinating your attractiveness program does not mean that you’ve to spend a lot; it needs a little mindfulness about what how to use and to use. Natural ingredients, whether taken from your house garden or your kitchen are adequate to restore your magnificence. The seasonal routine should contain:

— A morning walk

— A refreshing shower

— Lots of water consumption

— Sunblock program

— Dressing in Light clothing

— Application of Water.

— Use of proper scrubs and cleansers.

Following the previously listed routine will provide you with appearances that are fresh and appealing.

Summer consumption:

1. Watermelon strawberries and bell peppers are the very best alternatives to have.

2. Legume whole grains along with a bit of fish or lean meat are improving foods the summer scourges to resist.

3. Chrysanthemum tea may be a better option for tea enthusiasts.

4. Good bacteria in your gut increase.

5. Mix of yogurt with coriander and cucumber keeps you lively and fresh.

6. A breakfast is going to keep you lively all day.

7. Coconut water has the right proportional electrolytes.


Exercises like: Burpees, lunge, pushups, tummy tucks and bike crunches, will prevent you in shape. A 15 minutes morning walk is the most valuable strategy to keep yourself healthy and lively. Swimming is the alternative that is another advantageous. Remember not to work out in extreme climate. Take regular rest periods between exercises. Early morning and evening programs of work outs are advised to prevent high-risk heat.

Sketching the attractiveness suggestion:

– Tie your hair into locks to keep them away from roots that are sweaty and tacky neck.

– Get a routine mani -pedicure

– Cool your heels with light summer soles.

– Apply moisturizer with SPF protection

– little sunblock isn’t enough. Reapply it every two to three hours.

– Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo.

– Massage oil weekly in your scalp

– while going outside to prevent discoloration of hair Keeping your head covered.

– Prevent curlers and hairdryer.

– Trim your hair in a month

– Scatter avocado oil to treat acne

– Decide natural ingredients like oats, egg, honey and yogurt for your facial mask.

– Use water make-ups that are favorable to cut at the scorch

Wellness is the actual attractiveness:

Your body calls for a consistent temperature to function correctly. The natural temperature alterations can be hindered by some medications. This leads to health hazards and at times it may be a medical emergency. The body releases heat via perspiration and increase blood flow to control overheating. Whether this system is obstructed, lethargy, muscle cramps and sunstroke may be the consequence. To save you from summer health woes try and prevent humidity and sun. Drink lots of clean and fresh water and be careful to any symptom that is alarming.

Get up! To beat of midsummer madness and refurbish your youth with a tactical attractiveness program.

Sham Healthcare: The Real History of Acupuncture

Karl Sechrist   February 3, 2015   Comments Off on Sham Healthcare: The Real History of Acupuncture


While acupuncture is widely accepted as a feasible system of health care, the available evidence demonstrates it does not have any effect in the slightest. An academic study was conducted at Technische University in Munich, Germany in the Department of Internal Medicine. Thirty four healthy volunteers got two laser acupuncture treatments at three acupuncture points LI4 (hegu), LU7 (lieque), and LR3 (taichong); once by a practical laser and once using an inactive laser in randomized sequence. The sole method of monitoring client reaction to acupuncture is known as the MGH Acupuncture Sensation Scale (MASS) and this process is just asking the customer how they felt from every acupuncture treatment. In this study, the treatment together with the inactive laser got the same favorable answer from all 34 participants, even individuals which have never had an acupuncture treatment before in their lives. If a laser that is certainly not even turned on generates the same favorable reaction as targeted, laser-precise pressure on the traditionally-used acupuncture sites of the body, this process cannot be considered a scientific method of accruing data that can be used to judge effectiveness. Just telling folks they’re getting acupuncture is sufficient to make them say it’s successful.

Professionals of acupuncture maintain this area of health care works by interrupting the stream of a force called “Qi” using pressure or needles. “Qi” has never been detected or quantified, so, no really scientific approach could ever have been created to demonstrate or even imply it exists. Belief in the existence of “Qi,” an unobservable, non-quantifiable force, is perpetuated by people who maintain it’s the mechanism by which acupuncture works and acupuncture is their main source of income. That interest would skews in favor of effectiveness any data interpreted using MASS by a person with a monetary interest in establishing their area of health care works.

Contrary to the popular idea that acupuncture as we all know it’s existed for “thousands of years,” it really has its origins in 18th century France. The Chinese did practice a variation of acupuncture but it didn’t contain any reference of “Qi” and had nothing in common with the modern practice except its use of a kind of needle. Archaeologists who found these needles in early Chinese sites reported the needles to be rather substantial (up to a foot long) and there were several skulls close to the needles with holes in them, indicating individuals had perished via this process. The modern systems we see now are rather distinct and were devised by French physicians who resurrected a Chinese custom that is obscure using considerably smaller needles that will not kill the patients. In addition they added their particular techniques, including an explanation for acupuncture’s success being a manipulation of “Qi.”