|Posted on May 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Recognizing Mental Health
Can be a dilemma more these days as we become more isolated with our own space, mind loves to play games beating us down so:
Today be Mindful be aware!
Forgetting things may be a sign of depression not loosing your mind.
Day 1 BE MINDFUL all day.
#getreal #canfitpro #mindfulness
|Posted on April 21, 2021 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
Good morning all.
Hope all is well. Thank you for those who have registered for my Vritual Chair Fitness classes.
Since Thunder Bay 55 Plus has descided not to reopen until July for summer classes I will be extending my Vritual classes until End of August.
Note: Will complete until May 13 and set up more options. I am open to your suggestions.
I tried calling some of you and finding a message saying your number does not exist???? Got two calls from one of my daughters after we had spoken then the phone went into dial tone?
Rogers has been having difficulty this week, since Tbaytel is part of the Rogers network is affecting our phones as well.
We all need to be very careful with the amount of fraud calls coming your way. Hang-up do not push any buttons, or speak to anyone.
Report to Fraud unit RCPM. There are a variety of scams and frauds happening in Canada - with new ones invented daily.
Learn how you can protect yourself from scammers and be scam smart.
I am working very hard at securing the Virtual classes.
To see what other times and days are available please check out https://www.anneparrprotrainer.com/
Invite a friend to join us as your guest, let me know if you have someone in mind. Thanks.
Note: will be up-dating with requests to create a class specific to your needs.
|Posted on April 8, 2021 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
They may contain added sugar, calories, or even toxic chemicals.
Adding protein powder to a glass of milk or a smoothie may seem like a simple way to boost your health. After, all, protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. And many older adults don't consume enough protein because of a reduced appetite.
But be careful: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder can harbor health risks. "I don't recommend using protein powders except in a few instances, and only with supervision," says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.
What is protein powder?
Protein powders are powdered forms of protein that come from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk (casein or whey protein). The powders may include other ingredients such as added sugars, artificial flavoring, thickeners, vitamins, and minerals. The amount of protein per scoop can vary from 10 to 30 grams. Supplements used for building muscle contain relatively more protein, and supplements used for weight loss contain relatively less.
What are the risks?
There are numerous risks to consider when using a protein powder. Among them:
A protein powder is a dietary supplement. The FDA leaves it up to manufacturers to evaluate the safety and labeling of products. So, there's no way to know if a protein powder contains what manufacturers claim.
We don't know the long-term effects. "There are limited data on the possible side effects of high protein intake from supplements," McManus says.
It may cause digestive distress. "People with dairy allergies or trouble digesting lactose [milk sugar] can experience gastrointestinal discomfort if they use a milk-based protein powder," McManus points out.
It may be high in added sugars and calories. Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop). Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 24 grams of added sugar per day for women and 36 grams for men.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders?utm_content=buffer2bb31&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer#HarvardHealth" target="_blank">A new risk revealed
From Harvard Health
|Posted on April 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Join our FitPro event for only $69*
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|Posted on March 31, 2021 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
When setting up your next evernt or promoting your Business:
"Consider these sales statistics"
80%..........Of all sales are made after the fifth call
48%..........Of all sales people call once and quit
25%..........Call twice and quit
10%..........Keep on calling
Sales don’t just happen. Make sure you follow-up and do so often.
Sharing marketers who can help & guide you to success.
|Posted on March 15, 2021 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
All Access Pass Get all events April 10 - May 4th and August 13 - 14
Get on board today!
(FitPro, Business, Global Conference & Trade Show)
Only $249* (savings of $78)
Access over 100 world-class presenters and sessions while earning 8 CECs!
Discover over 15 areas of specialty education including Group Fitness, Personal Training, Business and Leadership, Technology, Nutrition, Coaching, Wellness, Yoga, Dance, and more!
Big member benefit! canfitpro members will automatically receive access to post-event recordings.
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|Posted on February 15, 2021 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!
1. Let's say it's 7:25 pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
2. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.
3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
4. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.
5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE?
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousnes.
7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
8 . Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
9. . Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
10. . A cardiologist says: "If everyone who gets this email & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life
11. Rather than sending jokes, please contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person's life....
12. If this message comes around to you ..... more than once..... please don't get irritated.... We all need to be happy that we have many friends who care about us and we are being reminded of how to tackle... Heart attacks.... when we are alone.
This comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital, London Ont.
|Posted on December 22, 2020 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
I found these awesome stretches - note will do in online classes today with options not in the article.
11 Dynamic Stretch Exercises To Assist With Massaging Hard To Reach Muscles For Instant Relief
Stiff joints and tight muscles:
Will add recording later today with options for those with knee & hip modifiations.
|Posted on November 1, 2020 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
National Coalition of Fitness Clubs Taking Extraordinary Measures to Support COVID-Weary Members and Fitness Professionals
Safety, and mental and physical health are top priorities;
$4-billion industry under intense economic pressure, at risk without adequate government support;
"Canadians are in real danger of losing many of their neighborhood gyms and boutique studios"
EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Keeping everyone in Canada as safe as possible and focused on their physical and mental health during an unprecedented pandemic is the guiding priority of more than 6,000 fitness clubs, gyms, and studios from coast-to-coast.
Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) has committed to meeting or exceeding government and health authority guidelines that have been proven to be effective at minimizing risk and virus transmission. FIC has also committed to working collaboratively with health and government officials to develop guidelines and regulations that prioritize health and safety.
"We know the positive impact exercise has on the physical, psychological, and social health of people, and are committed to providing safe solutions," said Scott Wildeman, President, FIC. "We want to work as an active partner with government and healthcare officials and help them make evidence-based decisions to protect our members and employees — and keep our doors open."
"We're welcoming back increasing numbers of people in our gyms and studios, but we also desperately need government support to ensure we remain sustainable in this new normal of restrictions and shutdowns."
Canadian fitness facilities generate nearly $4 billion in revenue annually and employ tens of thousands of people. FIC represents all levels of facilities, from the largest chains – GoodLife Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, MOVATI Athletic, Énergie Cardio, GYMVMT, Trevor Linden Club 16, etc. – to the thousands of smaller, independent studios and gyms that are also struggling to survive amid capacity restrictions, rolling closures and threats of future shutdowns.
"As a small business owner, the shutdown in the spring stretched finances about as far as they could possibly go," said Jeff Ardron, President and GM of Fitness Unlimited Athletic Club in Maple Ridge, B.C. "We were able to reopen, but not all gyms and studios were as lucky. We have received a lot of support from our members, but if another closure were to happen, I'm not sure what the outcome would be."
"Most fitness facilities are operating at approximately 60 per cent of the pre-pandemic revenues," said Wildeman. "At the same time, they've made significant investments in additional personal protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, staff training, in addition to other measures to protect their employees and members. Canadians are in real danger of losing many of their neighborhood gyms and boutique studios."
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/national-coalition-of-fitness-clubs-taking-extraordinary-measures-to-support-covid-weary-members-and-fitness-professionals-836410899.html" target="_blank">click on link for more information: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/national-coalition-of-fitness-clubs-taking-extraordinary-measures-to-support-covid-weary-members-and-fitness-professionals-836410899.html
|Posted on August 11, 2020 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Returning to Campus - What to do
In the coming weeks and months, more students, faculty, and staff will gradually begin returning to our campuses. As such, and in light of recent announcements from provincial and federal health authorities, new health and safety measures are being implemented to safeguard our University community.
While all Lakehead University employees are still to follow the current guidance that indicates if you can work from home you should, below are the measures all faculty and staff must follow if they intend to return to working on our campuses from time-to-time, temporarily, part-time, or full-time.
When you do return to campus, you'll notice that new signage has been put up in many areas to help inform you of some of the changes to our campuses, including new health and safety regulations, the direction to be followed in certain spaces such as stairwells, and other appropriate precautions in keeping with public health authorities' guidelines.
The information on this page is to be considered part of a living document - to be updated, as required, in keeping with provincial, federal, and public health announcements, regulations and guidelines.
Mandatory Reintegration Training
A critical component of a safe return to campus is a shared understanding of proper measures to protect the health and safety of everyone. To this end, staff returning to campus are expected to complete a brief course focused on an overview of COVID-19, health and safety guidelines, and infection control measures.
Wearing a mask contributes greatly to the reduction of the spread of COVID-19 (in addition to frequent hand washing and physical distancing). Once you have completed your reintegration training and are ready to return to campus, be advised that masks are now to be worn in all indoor public spaces where physical distancing may not be possible.
A mask, or face covering, is understood to be a medical or non-medical mask or similar, partial facial covering such as folded handkerchiefs/bandanas, scarves, and other materials that could serve to cover one's nose, mouth and chin - thereby establishing a barrier to limit the potential spread of respiratory droplets.
Visit the Health Canada information page to learn about non-medical masks and face-coverings, including their appropriate use and limitations.
Exemptions to masking
Where physical/social distancing is certain, here are circumstances when masks or face coverings may be removed in an indoor space on our campuses:
If you are working in a private office, or alone in a room. However, a mask should be worn while walking through buildings to and from such private spaces as you never know when you might suddenly come into contact with others.
In classroom/class settings, instructors may use their judgement when deciding if masks/face coverings will be required while considering everyone's comfort level, the tasks to be performed, and the need to maintain physical distancing.
In office spaces, supervisors may use their judgement when deciding if masks/face coverings will be required while considering everyone's comfort level, tasks, and the need to maintain physical distancing.
Lakehead University also follows the Thunder Bay and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Units' acknowledgement that masking may not be appropriate or possible for everyone. The following are exemptions defined by these District Health Units:
Children under the age of 2 years old, or children under the age of 5 years either chronologically or developmentally who refuse to wear a mask and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
Individuals with medical conditions rendering them unable to safely wear a mask, including breathing difficulties, cognitive difficulties, hearing or communication difficulties;
Individuals who cannot wear or are unable to apply or remove a mask without assistance, including those who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or who have protections under the Ontario Human Rights Code (R.S.O. 1990, c.H.19), as amended;
Any person who is employed by or is an agent of the Operator of an Enclosed Public Space and is within or behind a physical barrier (e.g. Plexiglass).
Anyone who is unable to remove the mask without help;
Anyone wearing a face covering that would inhibit the ability to breathe in any way such as, but not limited to, during moderate to intense physical activity (such as running) or activity that would preclude its use (such as swimming); and
Individuals who cannot wear face coverings for any religious reasons.
Where to get masks
While students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to obtain their own masks or face coverings, Lakehead University has ordered masks to be given to employees returning to campus. Watch for a Bulletin notice informing everyone how to get your Lakehead mask.
While on campus
When you return to our campuses to work, Lakehead University and public health guidelines maintain that masking, physical distancing, thorough and frequent hand-washing, and disinfecting your private work offices/spaces is the best way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please do your part to help protect others.
Approved disinfectants are available for purchase through Physical Plant.
Hand sanitizer, wipes and disposable masks are available for purchase through the bookstore.
As some courses will be delivered within classrooms as part of hybrid class delivery models, measures are being taken to ensure that such spaces are scheduled appropriately and cleaned between uses. The number of people a classroom or similar space may accommodate will be limited so as to adhere to physical distancing rules.
Enforcement of Health and Safety Measures
On July 13 and 24, 2020, respectively, the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit announced that non-medical masks or face coverings must be worn when entering an enclosed public space. These regulations apply to all employees and members of the public and are issued under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Procedures to address violations of social distancing, masking, and other health and safety measures on Lakehead properties are the responsibility of the University and will be enforced through existing codes that protect members of our University community.
Lakehead University's COVID-19 Transition Committee and its Working Groups
Click here to learn more about what Lakehead University's COVID-19 Transition Committee and its Working Groups are doing to help prepare our campuses for our next phase of operations.
Notice from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) - PTR Information Session
There will be an Information Session held on Promotion, Tenure and Renewal (PTR) process and procedures.
Please note the following date, time and connection information:
Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 2:30 pm via Zoom
Faculty members who are considering making application for promotion, tenure or renewal or who are interested in knowing more about the PTR process are encouraged to attend.
Request your Online Site for the Upcoming Academic Sessions
Instructors are reminded to submit their requests for an online mycourselink (D2L) course site for the upcoming academic sessions.
Click the Request an Online Course Site button located at the top of your class roster in myInfo, and you'll receive an email to your Lakehead University email account confirming the successful set-up of your online course site.
For more information, please contact the Teaching Commons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: A new site request will need to be made each time a course is offered. Content can be migrated from a previously used site to the new one by selecting the Migrate Course option on the Request Form.
|Posted on July 21, 2020 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on July 7, 2020 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Hope everyone is well during these changing time in our lives.
If you are like me it has been challenging with my brain turning off and on, staying home a lot with a lot of distancing, gardening, sewing and LEARNING. Forgot cleaning lots.
Wondering how I will continue my Professional business, look after all my participants and being a resource for all of you.
Please note: if you do not want to be on this list please email back Unsubscribe thank you. - in subject line
I've been talking to some of you by email, by phone and descided to invite you all to
canfitpro FIS Connect Thunder Bay
This will be 1 hour by zoom see invitation and link below.
I would love to touching base with all interested certified Fitness Instructor Specialist's.
Topics to cover and share:
1/ Now that life has changed what does your Professional fitness classes look like?
2/ Have you been teaching online? Are you stuck wondering where and how to begin?
3/ How to make sure you are legal with insurance, music, platforms you may be using (share & Learn).
4/ What resources are out there for you?
What does a Virtual class look like that sets you apart for all that is online?
What will a live class look like, social distancing, cleaning hands and equipment?
Let’s do some brain storming, share IDEAS. Will you be teaching online classes or virtual classes, indoors, outdoors?
Have you registered for the canfitpro August Convention or thinking about it/
Q & A, concerns, visions for your future.
This will be one hour goes by real fast so will touch base of specific topics.
If you can't make want to attend let me know I can set up another time for those unable at this time.
Give me your best times and days.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jul 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
My email confirmation will come from email@example.com
Feel free to call me anytime I'm here more than not. Thanks
Have a wonderful HOT afternoon.
|Posted on July 2, 2020 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Should Clients Wear Masks While Exercising?
Many governors across the country have mandated masks to be worn in all indoor, public locations to help stop the spread of Covid-19. That leads many of us to ask whether or not there are any safety risks associated with exercising with a mask on.
As fitness professionals we should have a response ready when our clients ask this question, but what should we tell them?
Since many academic institutions are currently closed, large scale experiments are not feasible to effectively test usage of various types of masks during exercise and how it affects the user. It is also very difficult to effectively test and examine the spread of Covid-19 in the current conditions and control for all variables. As a result, the information and guidelines being released seem to change daily as we learn more about the virus. Try to be patient (and ask your clients to be patient) with the inconsistencies in guidelines – the world has only been studying this strain for 6 months!
Here are the assumptions we can make based on the limited information we have. Much of this probably seems obvious to most regarding exercise while wearing a mask…feel free to share this with your clients:
Wearing a mask is less comfortable than not wearing a mask and that discomfort increases during warmer temperatures and/or humid conditions.
Wearing a mask will restrict breathing more than not wearing a mask.
You heart rate will typically be higher at the same intensity when you wear a mask compared to not wearing a mask. Dr Cedric Bryant from the American College of Exercise reports that heart rates are typically 8-10 beats per minute higher when you wear a mask compared to when you don’t. The elevated heart rate is more pronounced during intense efforts such as hill repeats or intervals.
Your rate of perceived exertion will be higher wearing a mask compared to not wearing a mask. It will feel like you are working harder at the same intensity.
Your performance will be lower wearing a mask compared to not wearing a mask at the same level of intensity.
If you have existing respiratory or health problems, the issues with wearing a mask will be compounded.
If you have poor hearing, not being able to see and read peoples’ lips make communication during exercise very challenging.
Understanding this information can help you and your clients make decisions about mask usage during workout sessions. At some point, each individual has to weigh the risk to benefits and decide on an approach that is the safest for them, their fellow exercise buddies and their community.
It’s important to note that some athletes use masks during training purposely, even prior to Covid-19, because it does make breathing more challenging therefore developing the respiratory system. Mask wearing has been likened to high-altitude training. Some athletes also opt to wear masks when environmental conditions require it such as high pollution levels, extremely cold conditions and/or high pollen levels.
Here are some tips you can share with your clients….for exercising with a mask:
Purchase a mask designed specifically for working out. Avoid paper or cotton masks.
Here is an article that ranks the Top 15 Masks For Working Out and there is also this article, written before COVID 19, which also ranks masks designed specifically for working out.
Keep in mind, it’s not clear how effective these masks are at protecting you and others from Covid-19. Some exercise-enthusiasts have found success with buffs, while others have found Face Shields to be more comfortable during exercise. Bottom line – experiment until you find an option that works best for you. Consistency in your workouts is by far more important to your overall health than discontinuing your workouts so figure out an option that works for you.
Once you place your mask on, avoid touching or adjusting it during your workout session. Yes, this is easier said than done!
Focus on slow, deep breaths while wearing a mask.
Exercise at lower intensities than usual when wearing a mask.
Take breaks when needed when wearing a mask.
Slow down or stop if you feel lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous when wearing a mask.
Consider adapting your workouts to include more rest breaks and less high-intensity intervals. Include more strength, yoga, or barre workouts compared to high-intensity cardio if you struggle with wearing a mask.
Keep your workouts with a mask shorter than normal and/or consider bringing a second mask if the first one becomes too damp for effective breathing.
Carefully remove your mask at the completion of your workout, immediately wash/sanitize your hands and wash your mask after each workout session.
Try reminding your clients that the risk for exposure outdoors is less than indoors. If they will be exercising outdoors away from others, the risk of exposure and contacting Covid-19 is very low. It would be prudent to have a mask with them in the event they do find themselves in a public setting while exercising outdoors.
Yours in health, fitness & business,
|Posted on June 18, 2020 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
CFES "Fitness Today: The New Normal"
Live Streaming Webinarjam Conference
August 22, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. PDT
CFES is reaching out to help Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers who can not attend any physical workshops or conferences by offering an exciting live streaming conference with a difference. This won't be zooom fatigue, we're hosting a Webinarjam to get your mind and body back!
Register here for the upcoming CFES "Fitness Today: The New Norm" live streaming conference August 22, 2020 — a great way to fulfil your career development continued education credits (CECs) and learn from some of the best current fitness presenters today, network and share your experiences, and feel a sense of community. And let others know about this great event!
Click to Register: The CFES "Fitness Today: The New Normal" Conference
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Continuing Education Credits: Eight (8) CFES CECs
Date & Times: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
Location: Webinarjam Live Stream Online
Registration Fee: $150.00 (+ GST)
Click to Register: The CFES "Fitness Today: The New Normal" Conference
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Toll Free Tel.: 1.877.494.5355
|Posted on June 18, 2020 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Don't miss these awesome keynote speakers at canfitpro 2020 Virtual Series!
MIKE LIPKIN | Create Your Own Virtual Charisma
Emcee Carlton Braithwaith
MO HAGAN | Live Your Passion - Achieve Your Best
Emcee Lawrence Biscontini
SILKEN LAUMANN | UNSINKABLE: Building Resilience and Courage in a Changing World
Emcee Lawrence Biscontini
SGT KEN® | Mastering the Game of Growth ™ with SGT Ken®
Emcee Maureen "Mo" Hagan
NATHALIE PLAMONDON-THOMAS | THINK Yourself® CONFIDENT: Find Confidence & Clarity to Make Money Living Your Purpose
Emcee Robert Robinson
KEVIN DARBY | The Mindset Advantage
Emcee Robert Robinson
TODD DURKIN | Get Your Mind Right. Get Your Business Right
Register now - Link in bio!
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|Posted on May 29, 2020 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
I love her saying, "If you can't change something, don't worry about it"!!
I'm going to put that on my bulletin board!!!
In case you think you're old?
Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human
Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days.
It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her life.
Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21stFebruary 1875.
When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 year old.
It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh.
"He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled in an interview given in 1988.
When she was 85, she took up fencing, and she was still riding on her bike when she reached 100.
When Jeanne was 114, she starred in a film about her life; at 115 she had an operation on her hip, and at 117 she gave up smoking (having started at the age of 21 in 1896).
Apparently, she didn't give it up for health reasons, but because she didn't like having to ask someone to help her light a cigarette once she was becoming almost blind.
In 1965, Jeanne was 90 years old and had no heirs.
She signed a deal to sell her apartment to a 47-year-old lawyer called André-François Raffray.
He agreed to pay her a monthly sum of 2,500 francs on the condition that he would inherit her apartment after she died.
However, Raffray not only ended up paying Jeanne for 30 years, but died before she did at the age of 77.
His widow was legally obliged to continue paying Madam Calment until the end of her days.
Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties.
When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to have, she replied: "A very short one."
Quotes and rules of life from Jeanne Calment:
"Being young is a state of mind, it doesn't depend on one's body, I'm actually still a young girl; it's just that I haven't looked so good for the past 70 years."
"I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."
"All babies are beautiful."
"I've been forgotten by our good lord."
"I'm in love with wine."
"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."
"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."
"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets."
"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often."
"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."
"I think I will die of laughter."
"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit."
"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."
(At the end of one interview, in response to a journalist who said he hoped they would meet again the following year):
"Why not? You're not that old; you'll still be here."
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
|Posted on May 21, 2020 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
May 13 at 1:00 PM
Reminder: Calling all business owners if you would like to have your voice heard complete the following survey to let the Governments know what supports your business will need to recover from the Pandemic.
Complete the survey by following this link:
Your business is always growing. Now the time to find new inventive ways.
You can Canada
|Posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:25 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted on April 17, 2020 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Like most business owners and entrepreneurs, you’ve got a list of things to accomplish before you actually start working:
Check your email and follow up on any time-sensitive emails and internal messages
Review today’s schedule of video conferences and team meetings
Catch up on industry news and important events that have an impact on your business
Go over metrics from recent promotions and look for ways to improve performance...
You get the picture.
But did you notice that when you read a list like that ^^^, it’s much easier to imagine yourself actually achieving those tasks, versus when it’s jumbled into a block of text? Like...
Today I have to check my email, review my schedule for the day, catch up with the sales team on the status of their weekly metrics, walk the dog, follow up with Jim to about the client proposal, feed the cat, check Google Analytics for funnel performance metrics and see where we can optimize, and take the kids to soccer.
You probably didn’t even read all that ^^^, and I don’t blame you. Because it’s easy to skip over important copy if nothing looks important.
...the same can be said for your sales messages.
And if your emails and landing pages aren’t converting as well as they should be, you’ve just added another thing to your to-do list.
My Sales-Boosting Bullets Playbook breaks down the essential elements your copy must have to get your customers’ eyes on the most important details of your products or services.
Because when you create bulleted lists of information for your prospects to read you:
Build curiosity and a sense of urgency in your reader
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Via Tommy Hanson from Bobbie Cupples McKenzie, so Uncle Tommy says it has been well-vetted: The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only -between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
4 hours (copper and wood)
24 hours (cardboard),
42 hours (metal) and
72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.
For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less
You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Thanks for my sister Maureen Ahokas for sharing