05/30/13

Follow The Spring Season

Too many people start their day without any breakfast at all, even though the health benefits of a good breakfast has been scientifically proven many times. The body needs the morning energy that a good breakfast will provide to keep their energy  level in full swing for the whole day. To miss out on breakfast will cause lost of concentration, fatigue,  headaches, memory loss and also leave you more vulnerable to obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and the common flue. To be healthy your breakfast must be well calibrating and should furnish 20 percent of your total energy required during the day.  Avoid as often as possible fat meals such as fried eggs with bacon and fried potatoes as well as food with too much sugar and white flower such as white bread with syrup.

Choose instead natural products, like fruits, whole brand cereals and milk products. Start your morning with stretching exercises for at least 15 minutes every day. From that single good habit; you will gain multiples health benefits such as a better cardiovascular health, improved blood circulation, your flexibility and body tone will greatly be improved. You will also be more enthusiastic and optimistic about all your daily activities. Other ways to move at least 15 minutes a day if you don’t like the morning exercises can be very simple. Think of using public transport instead of your car. Walk to your favorite shopping mall. Walk or use your bike to go to work. If all of this is too much, park your car in the farthest place from  your office.

12/18/13

Avoid Costly Mistakes With Investment Advice Sutton Coldfield

It is a true but alarming fact that many investors fall into the trap of making bad investments – an error which can cost them not only in terms of the physical cost but also the loss of a lifestyle they have got used to.  Investing poorly not only affects the individual but can have costly impacts on their whole family.  Being aware of these mistakes is the first step in avoiding them and in this respect your IFA Sutton Coldfield can offer you welcome guidance.

In the first instance we are only human and our desire for reward is constantly played out in our minds against the fear of uncertainty.  Many investors make the mistake of being too greedy and then risk losing everything.  By seeking independent financial advice you can minimise some of these risks as your Sutton Coldfield based IFA will help you to make disciplined, evidence-driven investments.

When it comes to financial trends, the past is not always a good guide to the future so what worked well for investors last year or in the short term, may be a poor investment choice today.  Investors also need to bear in mind that luck usually plays a part in short-term fund performance so reading too much into past trends is probably not advised.  Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The value of an investment is not guaranteed on encashment and you may not get back the full amount invested.

Taking advice from an IFA in Sutton Coldfield can help you to avoid the second biggest mistake made by investors – not understanding the principles behind investing.  It is not necessary for every investor to understand this information but working with a financial advisor who does is recommended if you wish to make investments that meet your requirements.

Whilst good investing is not rocket science it does require a well thought through and evidence-based approach if the necessary outcomes are to be achieved.   Taking investment advice will help you to understand the principles of investing, hold your nerve when markets become unsteady and make the right investment decisions to grow your wealth.

12/18/13

The Use Of Direct Mail Distribution In The Modern World

For anyone that thought advertising mail was a declining industry here are a few statistics to make you think otherwise.  In today’s consumer world direct mail is still very useful and relevant and it accounts for a good portion of all advertising expenditure.  In the world of marketing direct mail is still a force to be reckoned with and here are just a few reasons why:

Over the past ten years there has been a massive increase in the volume of advertising mail and an even bigger increase in expenditure on this form of advertising.  It is said that for every one pound a company invests in direct mail distribution it will receive around £14 in return.  It is also worth looking at the fact that whilst the advertising industry itself has grown over the last year or so, mail advertising has increased by an even bigger percentage.

When you look at other advertising mediums, the services offered by direct mail London companies is probably one of the most responsive.  People can easily respond to the direct mail literature they receive by filling in a postcard or reply form and sending it off or perhaps by making a phone call to find out more information or taking advantage of a special offer by visiting their website.

According to research around 60% of items delivered via direct mail distribution are opened and around 40% read.  Taking these figures into account businesses would be silly not to take advantage of the captive audience out there.  Given the value for money that such advertising campaigns offer together with their convenience, it is no wonder in the world of marketing direct mail is a popular option.

Direct mail is a one to one marketing medium that can be personalised with very effective results.  Mailings can be addressed to the individual recipient and the marketing message can be tailored to the demographic, geographical or any other group that the target recipient falls into.  Being able to personalise messages according to the target market ensures that the campaign is more effective and will lead to a higher response rate.

12/17/13

Why People Choose Cranial Osteopathy For Babies

Cranial osteopathy can be used on people of all ages, from small babies right through to the elderly.  It is a treatment which is designed to release tensions and stresses throughout the whole body, including in the head.  A practitioner will touch the patient’s head so that they can feel the cranial rhythm, which are very subtle and rhythmical shapes changes which are present in all body tissues.  Any misalignments within the body can often be felt by the osteopath through the cranial rhythm.

A lot of individuals choose to see an osteopath as a way of helping with conditions such as fibromyalgia, digestion problems and perhaps sports injuries.  Very often cranial osteopathy can even help those people who are just suffering from general aches and pains as a result of wear and tear on joints.  An osteopath will usually be able to find the source of any issues and can often help to realign the area to enable the body to function correctly once again.

Cranial osteopathy for babies is ideal for those babies who have suffered from a traumatic birth or for those who may be having difficulties in feeding or sleeping.  Some babies may have experienced a long and difficult labour and as a result the soft plates in the skull may have been moved slightly from their optimum position.  A cranial osteopath should be able to very gently realign the plates within the skull and set them back into the correct position where they will naturally set over time.  The treatment is very gentle and subtle and will not hurt the baby.

Other babies struggle to sleep for long periods of time and therefore are very tired and not particularly happy.  This can cause a lot of stress for the parents who are also no doubt suffering from sleep deprivation.  An osteopath may be able to identify a particular reason as to why the baby cannot lie comfortably on its back for a long period of time which is the reason why it won’t sleep properly.

Osteopathy is a fantastic yet very gentle treatment which can be used on all sorts of people from all walks of life.  When choosing an osteopath, make sure he or she is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.