AUTUMN FEATURE ARTICLE: ... Do you have a healthy business plan for 2019? -
Article Courtesy of Ken Stevens, Performance Coach, CCP,MBA
NewDayAfter.com Performance Coaching
When you stop to think of it, this is the time to plan your goals for 2019. Many wait for January 1st, 2019 and that is too late. What are 5 things you can do today? It is vitally important , especially here in Florida, to plan on a quarterly, monthly and daily basis. This will ensure will meet your goals.
1) Start your day with a cup of coffee and your monthly plan.
2) Bring your plan up to date week by week.
3) Meet 3 new friends each day. You will have over 1000 new friends each year!
4) Meet with your top advisors now regarding your goals. Meet with your bank and reduce fees. o
5) Buy a case of wine, and celebrate each month you exceed your plan! You deserve it.
With these time tested tips, you will stay healthier and happier and live a long productive life.
WINTER FEATURE ARTICLE: Learn about LUTEIN... Eat with and for your eyes -
Article Courtesy of Dr. Lewis P. Rubin
Florida produces much of the nation's citrus, strawberries and tomatoes yet it ranks last in the consumption of locally-grown food, according to an index of government sources. This implies that Floridians are growing healthy foods, but not eating them. This makes it slightly less surprising that according to Trust for America's Health, 62 percent of Florida's adults are obese and 18 percent of children are obese. We need to think about how what we eat affects our waistlines -but diet also affects other important areas of health, such as vision.
Over 21 million Americans and counting suffer from vision trouble and one out of 20 preschool-aged children will have a vision problem that affects their ability to learn. Vision is ranked the most important sense in the Ocular Nutrition Society's Eye on the Boomer survey, and 55 percent of those surveyed worry about vision loss, nearly as much as heart disease and cancer.
As adults age, they begin to understand the importance of vision. Seventy eight percent of baby boomers rank vision as the most important of the five senses, according to a survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society. But, what many don't know is that by improving their diet and eating nutritious foods, they can improve their sight and help their families prevent vision problems in the future. In fact, 80 percent of visual impairment is avoidable according to the World Health Organization.
According to a recent landmark study in the Journal of Perinatology, from Florida-based researcher, Dr. Lewis P. Rubin, lutein may reduce the inflammation and cellular damage in premature infants and diminish vision complications associated with prematurity. Because the body cannot make this important nutrient, it must be obtained through diet. Adults can get lutein from many fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens, as well as eggs. Babies get lutein from breast milk, so mom's intake should be adequate. If mom is unable or chooses not to breastfeed, she should ensure that her formula contains lutein.
The nutrient lutein is also an important antioxidant that is critical for eye health in people of all ages. In adults, lutein may help prevent macular degeneration. In infants, lutein promotes healthy eye development, which is important for visual learning and stimulation.
You will see that incorporating lutein rich foods into your diet is easy, and will help you eat right for your sight.
Check out this list of foods containing lutein that are great adds for omelets, salads, snacks and side dishes.