August 2016 - Techindia

Month: August 2016

3 Habits You Need To Drop for Better Health

Habits make a man and habits make your health!

Unconsciously, over the years, we have all slipped into routines that we never analyze to determine the impact on our health.

From the endless cups of java to taking off days from diet and exercise to midnight snacking and mindless eating, many of these habits have become ingrained in our routine and affect our health adversely, without us even realizing it.

Today, as most of us constantly battle priorities at work and home and strive towards achieving a better work life balance, working towards creating a healthy body and mind cannot be ignored.

Here are 3 habits you must drop right now to achieve your fitness goals as soon as possible.

Not thinking positive

Thinking negative thoughts can hinder you from achieving your health goals. Simply telling yourself that you can’t achieve that fab body, means your mind will not let your body work hard enough to achieve it.

Whether you want to lose weight, build strength or quit smoking, it all starts in the mind. Achieving fitness goals takes time and patience and it is easy to quit and accept failure. However, if you keep believing and think positively, it will help you to persevere and work harder towards your goals.

So starting today, replace impossible with possible and ‘I cannot’ with ‘I will’ and see the magic of positivity change your whole life for good.

Making too many excuses

Work, family, children and many other things get in the way of working towards a healthy lifestyle, or so we think. More often than not, too much work, children and social commitments are just excuses that keep you from hitting the gym or going for a jog or even eating healthy.

In order to stick to your fitness routine, think why you want to be fit in the first place. The benefits will outweigh every other thought in your mind and you would no longer find yourself making excuses that keep you from achieving optimal health.

Taking off days, or well, cheat days

We all love cheat days, don’t we? Those special days when you can binge as much as you like – be it super sugary or calorie laden food, it is okay to load up on cheat days.

Well, we don’t think so. Cheat days may sound good and feel good, but honestly, they aren’t doing you too much good. Cheat days train you to depend on a day of over-eating to eat healthy on remaining days of the week. This is not a very sustainable concept, as it can promote the craving for junk food and never let your taste buds or body adapt completely to whatever diet you are trying to follow.

Instead, be consistent with your diet and fitness regime. It is okay to have an extra slice of bread or a cup cake once in a while, but overloading on sugar and carbs every week in the name of sustaining your diet will do more harm than good in the long run.

Now that you have made the decision to get fit and stay fit, drop these 3 self-destroying habits of negative thinking, making excuses and following cheat days to work your way out to the best shape and health you can ever be.

THINGS TO CONSIDER TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB IN HEALTHCARE

The idea of a dream job may differ for individuals, but in the main, your dream job must be satisfying and create a fulfilling career for you. When you are part of the healthcare sector, it may seem difficult to land your dream job but keeping the following checklist in your mind can help increase the chances of landing that ‘perfect’ job:

Get Some Experience:

When you are pursuing a course in healthcare, you would take up many internships during the course to build up on your experience. While these internships definitely look pretty on your resume, this is also the time to learn practical skills you need on the job.

Ensure that you gain as much experience as possible during your course. World Health Organization, Mayo Clinic and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can offer invaluable internship experience. However, if you cannot land up something there, volunteer with a local hospital and don’t be shy of working for free to build your repertoire.

Expand your Job Search Horizon:

Even if you hold a specialized degree in specific discipline of healthcare, do not feel tied down to only one kind of job. Even for specialists, many job opportunities are available that need to be explored. Apart from applying in hospitals, you can consider applying for research jobs or even as a teaching assistant in a medical university.

Sign up as a Volunteer:

Signing up as a volunteer with the many non profit organizations can help you build experience that will come in handy while you search for your dream job. Most large non-profit healthcare organizations are willing to take up volunteers and train them in healthcare services.

Some of the organizations you could contact are the American Red Cross, World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Peace Corps and many more that you can find with a simple online search.

Create a Perfect Resume:

While landing your dream job in the healthcare industry can be an arduous task, having an impactful resume can make the process much easier. The purpose of a resume is to ensure that the recruiters call you for an interview, which is almost always the toughest part to crack when applying for any job. Sit down and spend some time examining your resume – Does it highlight your experience and expertise properly? Will the recruiter be impressed with only as much as a glance? Are there any typos or is the resume too long?

Remember, most recruiters only give few seconds to a resume and thus you need to make an impact with as few words as possible. Hiring a professional to help build your resume is a good option that can significantly boost your job search.

Healthcare is a dynamically growing industry and demands more and more skilled individuals to hop on-board. As a healthcare professional, countless opportunities await you, all you need to do is find your calling and follow our handy tips to land your dream job.