Keeping Yourself Healthy

It has been hazy these past few days in Penang, Malaysia and it causes health problems. Many are seen coughing, having skin allergies and the haze can cause asthma attacks. We need to keep ourselves healthy and immune system strong in order not to fall sick especially in such a bad condition.

 

We would like to share with you some tips and steps you can take to keep yourself healthy.

 

  • Drink enough water everyday to keep yourself hydrated. It is recommended that you drink about 2 litres of water per day.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet that is low in cholesterol and fat and moderate in salt and sugar. The term ‘diet’ does not mean that you need to cut down on food or stop eating to become slim. The word ‘diet’ in the dictionary means “the types of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats“.
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
  • Sleep and rest well. Adults are recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. The sleeping time might decrease as you age but do get enough rest when tired.
  • Exercise regularly. We have previously talked about exercising in one of our previous blog posts. It is recommended to exercise at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-instensity aerobics activity per week, according to U.S.A.’s  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Have healthy bowel movement. Yes, we are talking about s-h-i-t and to ensure that you get rid of it. You need to visit the washroom at least once a day to pass motion.
  • Keep your hygiene up. Remember to bathe regularly, brush your teeth, wash your hair, trim your nails and wash your hands when it is dirty.
  • Try not to smoke.
  • If you consume alcohol, drink in moderation.
  • Stay positive and happy. If you are feeling upset and stressed, try to relieve stress and do something that makes you happy. It is like what they sing in the song of “My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music : “… when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel, so bad“.

 

We hope that you will keep yourself healthy for your own good or even for your loved ones. Your loved ones will worry if you are ill and no one would like to see their loved ones suffer. So, let’s not make your loved ones worry.

 

Exercise To Keep Yourself Healthy

Exercise To Keep Yourself Healthy

In this very busy world of ours, we are all occupied with our own matters to attend to in hand. It is very easy to neglect our own health. Who have not cut down their sleep in order to fit in a few hours of finishing up work or to have that last few drinks before going off from that event with new business contacts ? Yours truly who is writing this article is guilty of this though the reasons may be different.

 

What is important to us is exercise. Regardless of how busy we are, we will need to fit in exercise into our schedule. Some like to exercise in a group, some like to exercise alone. It is up to the individual how they want to conduct their exercise as long as they find the joy and benefit in it.

 

Some who prefers to exercise in a group do so because they can have some company to exercise along with them. Those who do not like to exercise might find it mundane and when they exercise with someone else or in a group, they might find it easier to get through the task. It can benefit you if you prefer to exercise with a friend or group but ensure you do not get distracted and start chatting instead of exercising. You can set a group goal and encourage each other.

 

Those who like to exercise on their own can find joy in the benefit of moving freely on their own. They can track their progress and tailor fit their own exercise regime according to their own liking. If you do not exercise everyday and if you missed one day of your exercise, you can replace it the next day. If it is a group exercise, then it would be harder to change the date the exercise is set to.

 

There are many types of exercises you can do for example those who like faster paced exercise can do aerobics while those who like slower paced exercise can try yoga and those who like endurance can look into running marathons. There is something right for everyone so if you do not like a certain type of exercise, you can try something else. Do not force yourself or exert too much energy then end up being too tired or hating exercise and never wanting to exercise again. Stretching is also good for your health. If you are unable to do physically challenging or strenuous exercise, perhaps due to injury, then stretching will at least get your blood moving.

 

Remember to wear comfortable clothing when exercising. You would want to be able to move comfortably and not have torn pants when you do your sit-ups. Drink lots of water after your exercise to replenish loss of fluid.

 

While we are not an expert in physical exercises, we do exercise and have been consistently exercising a few times a week. Being in business, it can be hard to juggle between business, personal life and leisure with only 24 hours a day and so many things to do. We do know that exercising has been beneficial in keeping mental alertness and boosting our health. It is true for us that if without a good enough health to get by, it is hard to carry out daily normal routines and what more to even handle business matters. Please keep yourself healthy and stay on top of your own game as only you can live your own life in your own body.

 

Guidelines On Timing For Posting On Social Media

Guidelines On Timing For Posting On Social Media

With the rise of technology, almost everyone who have access to the Internet will have their own social media accounts. Social media is very useful to promote events. You can reach out to people about your event and engage your audience with your posts. It is also very useful for businesses to connect with their customers and potential customers.
There are actually different times to post on different social media platforms in order to have more viewers and click through rates. You can look at your viewer analytics and demographics to see what time has the highest viewer rates and for which audience group you desire. Apparently, if you want to reach optimum results for your posts, there are some timing and trends you can follow generally for posting onto different social media platforms, according to some articles we read. Here are the guidelines for posting onto different social media sites after analysing the articles.
Best Time To Post
Facebook : Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 4p.m.
Twitter : Monday – Thursday, 12 – 6p.m.
LinkedIn : Tuesday – Thursday, either 7 – 8a.m., 10 – 11a.m. or 5 – 6p.m.
Instagram : Monday, after business hours (unless you are a Fortune 500 company, then it will be during business hours)
Google+ : Wednesday, 9a.m.
Worst Time To Post
Facebook : Weekends, Before 8a.m. or after 8p.m.
Twitter : Everyday, after 8p.m. or Friday, after 3p.m.
LinkedIn : Monday and Friday, 10p.m. – 6a.m.
Instagram : Sunday
Google+ : Morning before 9a.m. or evening
It seems that viewers on Facebook like to check out Facebook during their working hours. Perhaps Facebook is more interesting than their work and they would rather spend time scrolling through the news feed there. It can be addictive to keep swiping your screen upwards to look at the posts in Facebook and it serves as a time killer as well if you are waiting for someone and have nothing to do. So, if you have a business or you are running an event, why not take the opportunity to let viewers know about what you are doing.
Twitter viewers like to check in especially during working hours’ lunchtime between 12p.m. and 1p.m. One serving of Twitter news feed of the day with lunch of ramen noodles, mushroom soup, salad tossed with smoked salmon and vinaigrette sauce plus mango lassi, please. For B2B, there are more engagements if you post between Mondays to Fridays and for B2C, engagements are higher on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
LinkedIn viewers are mainly B2B viewers, hence there will be more viewers during the weekdays as compared to weekends. LinkedIn users must be focusing on their work and businesses during Monday and by Friday, they would have probably gone off for their weekend after completing their weekly work. Perhaps that is why Mondays and Fridays are worst times to post up contents in LinkedIn and it would not be wise to upload any posts then.
For Instagram, more viewers will interact with videos posted by Fortune 500 companies after business hours as compared to during business hours. As for Google+, one thing to take note of is the time zone difference when you are posting in order to reach out to your desired audience staying in different states or countries.
We hope you find these guidelines useful when posting contents in your social media for your events or business. The optimum result might be different for different people, events or businesses. After all, you will know your own demographics based on your viewer analytics, so refer to them and you will know when to post up your contents for your different social media platforms.