Ways to a Healthier Life – Simple Tips on Food and Exercise | Health and Fitness

The tricky subject of health and fitness is imbued with short term projects and solutions often with the magical word “diet” added in somewhere. I believe healthy eating and living is something you take on for life. Here are some simple tips to improve your lifestyle, gradually.BeetrootBeetroot is the food de jour and has been hailed as the new superfood by some. Beetroot is packed with fibre, antioxidant, vitamins including folate and minerals such as calcium. Beetroot can be served in many ways, pickled, boiled or roasted, ingredient in salads, soups and even cake.

Chocolate is not all bad• Chocolate contains antioxidants that may protect against heart disease and cancer.
• A bar of milk chocolate provides around 15 percent of your daily calcium requirements.
• Eaten after a meal, chocolate is less likely to cause tooth decay than other sweets.
• Although chocolate is one of the most craved foots, it´s not addictive.HoweverA bar of chocolate provides 22 percent of your daily fat intake, with most of that being saturated fat. A bar of chocolate will also set you back around 300 calories. So if you absolutely must have chocolate every day, chop a bar into two or three pieces and eat one piece each day.Baked beansBaked beans are cheap, easy to cook and packed full of fibre. Made from haricot beans, they count towards your vegetable intake. (however, no matter how many you eat in one day, they still only count as one portion, because baked beans are higher in calories and carbohydrates than other vegetables, and the sauce can be high in salt and sugar.) The tomato sauce is also a rich source of the cancer fighting compound lycopene.

Avoid late mealsGoing to bed on a full stomach can trigger heartburn, which in turn causes insomnia. If you have no choice but to eat a late meal, try sticking to small portions and avoid spicy, fatty, garlicky foods. A cup of peppermint tea afterwards will aid digestion.

the best business to start right now

Nearly everyone likes the idea of being their own boss. Entrepreneurship has long been a popular goal. With the current challenging economic times, this goal is even more desirable – and more difficult – than ever. Many hopeful entrepreneurs are turning to their computers, as internet based businesses typically have low start up costs and are easily managed in one’s spare time. This leads to the question, just what is the best business to open on the internet?

You have probably encountered a variety of get-rich-quick schemes (if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is), and work from home offers (usually minimal pay, and they still include a remote boss breathing down your neck). Along with these simple sounding, yet not feasible, solutions you will find a host of expert advise. If these experts claim to have a one-size-fits-all solution telling you the best business to open on the internet consider this a red flag. In truth, the best business to start online depends largely on the person starting it.

One of the first rules of business is selling what you know. We are all experts in something. Hobbies, interests, life experiences and current or previous employment can provide you with above-average knowledge of skills in specific areas. Likewise, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Think of things you are better at than your peers, and specific strengths such an organizational skills or communication. Make a list of your own special qualifications, and use that to build your own business opportunity.

Once you have determined your skill set and area of expertise, it’s time to decide what to do with it. Here are the top three ways to turn your skills into online business opportunities.

1) Affiliate Marketing. If you have enough knowledge about a subject to create an informative website, you can easily monetize it through affiliate programs. For the cost of a web host, and the time to build a website you will be on your way. There are companies in nearly any niche imaginable, offering affiliate programs. Select the ones you feel comfortable promoting, and post testimonials or advertisements on your site along with the affiliate link. You will receive a percentage of every sale made from a click-through on your website.

To start with, you will need enough content for a 5-10 page website. Make sure you provide valuable information or insight, as this will keep your traffic and page-rankings high. Add to your site weekly at minimum. Fresh content will boost search engine traffic. Affiliate marketing can be easily incorporated into a static website, blog, or both.

2) Outsourcing. Contrary to popular belief, outsourcing isn’t all about sending our jobs overseas. Many companies are streamlining operations by contracting out work previously done in-house. If you have skills such as accounting, preparation of legal paperwork, or art that can be performed remotely, this may be the easiest and best business to start online.

There are a growing number of websites dedicated to freelance work. You can choose one of these or create a website to promote and sell your service. This is very similar to setting up a professional practice with a home office, except your clients come to you virtually.

3) Consultation and Tutoring. If you have truly expert knowledge in any particular area, you can start your online business by selling that knowledge. Whether the subject is world travel, coping with grief, or advanced algebra people in need of an advisor will typically pay good money. This option requires good people-skills, as you will likely be dealing with clients one-on-one.

You will need a website to promote your service, and allow potential clients a way to contact you. It can be a simple one-page site with a description of services and contact form, though websites including valuable information about the topic will lend credibility. Online communities and topic specific forums are often the best, free, places to advertise your business.

Depending upon your specific area of skills and knowledge, the best business to open on the internet may be some combination of the three discussed above. Whatever your choice, remember the first rule of business (sell what you know), as well as the second rule – offer value to the customer. This is always a winning combination.