Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Positive Effects of Exercise in Stress Management (part 2 of 2)

Physical exercise also helps you mentally aside from keeping your body in perfect shape. Indulging in various forms of physical exercise will provide an outlet to stress-related emotions such as anger, fear, frustration, depression and irritability. Since exercise improves the circulation of chemicals to your body and brain, hormones that elevates certain responses to your body will be reduces as well; keeping you relaxed and in control.

Tips in setting up an exercise program

Now that you know the positive benefits of physical exercise to your mind and body, all you need to learn is how to set up an exercise program that will not hinder your career or social life.

It is recommended by experts that a person should have a regular exercise 3 to 5 times a week, for at least an hour every session; try to budget your time to include a healthy dose of exercise. Wake up extra early in the morning to jog around the block, or do some stretching in your own backyard. The fresh air will compliment your physical exercise since the fresh oxygen you breathe in would be healthy to your body.

A visit to your local bookstore, gym and stress management seminar may prove to be a treasure of information on different kinds of exercise you can do to take away your stress.

Give yourself a break and start taking care of your body before it breaks down – if it does, then you’re in big trouble. Avoid it!

The Positive Effects of Exercise in Stress Management (part 1 of 2)

Work is practically the center of our lives in this generation. Simply speaking, if you don’t work, you don’t eat – and that’s the truth. But despite our needs for basic commodities, too much work would often lead to stress that will affect us physically, mentally and emotionally; an imbalance that will render us incapable of making decision and will lessen our productivity whether to our career or social life.

Stress relief

There are plenty of techniques that will help us cope with stress. Some goes to their respective doctors and asks for medicines that gives temporary relief to their anxiety or regulate blood pressure.  Some would resort to meditation and relaxation techniques to keep their mind in harmony using aromatherapy or music therapy to help them along.

Sweat it out

The most advisable tip for stress management is through physical exercise. Sweating it out with by doing something strenuous proves to be more beneficial than taking in drugs or vitamins that might have some side effects on your system.

Most therapist and stress management experts would agree that physical exercise is considered as the best stress reliever during this time and age. Aside from changing your focus from your problems to something productive, physical exercise will help your body function at peak efficiency.

Benefits of physical exercise to your body

Since physical exercise involves a lot of body movements, this will improve your cardiovascular functions and greatly strengthens your heart – this will practically free you from possible effects of stress like heart failure, stroke, high-blood pressure, and so on.

When your heart is attuned to the exercise regime, blood circulation will also improve which in turn increases oxygen throughout the body. Your cholesterol level and other harmful bio-chemicals will be reduced and will lessen the chance of your body breaking down due to the negative effect of these substances.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Physical Asset Management (part 2 of 2)

The bottom line is that physical asset management gives the company an idea as to what they actually have. This will prevent them from missing out on opportunities which they could have jumped to when this presented itself.

One way of keeping track of the company’s assets instead of doing it by hand is by investing in asset management software. This will allow those in management to gain access to it whenever it is needed via the company’s intranet.

This can be done by bar coding everything similar to what is done in the supermarket. This will enable the in house team to just scan the item which not only increases accuracy but helps to save time on repeated inventories.

There are four stages which make up the physical asset management cycle.

First is planning and procurement. Here the company sees what is available and then assess what is needed. They will look at various suppliers and then buy the machine that is affordable and efficient.

In the second stage, those who use it have to use the equipment in order to maximize its productivity.

Third, is called financial management. Here, the company will see if it was worth getting the equipment. It also includes ensuring accurate tax, depreciation and other costs.

Fourth is disposal. If the machine is obsolete, it has to be replaced in compliance with environmental regulations.

Companies will be able to practice effective physical asset management by following the life cycle. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made in order for the company to survive.

Physical Asset Management (part 1 of 2)

Physical asset management is the practice of effectively using the physical assets of the company. Many companies have an in house department taking care of that but in some cases, an outside party is called in to help them out.

For this to work, the team has to know first hand the assets of the company. To prevent duplication, it should point out the depreciation value and the utility in the process of production.  This process is better known as cost analysis as this will increase economic life and reduce component failures such as the incidence of theft and mistakes in the procurement of supplies and equipment.

It can also assist management in tax planning and forecasting business solutions which could save the company millions of dollars.

For instance, production suffers if machines break down frequently. This is normal if the machine being used is already old. The company can try to repair it but if the cost is much higher than a brand new one, then perhaps they should try to sell this at a reasonable price then use the money to buy a new one.

The same goes if a company has hundreds of stores and only a few of them are making a profit. Since the unprofitable ones are not really bringing in revenue, perhaps it will be a good idea to close them.

This is something that a lot of companies are doing now due to rising costs of fuel and the economic slowdown. Rather than filing for bankruptcy, they would rather slash a few thousand jobs and close down stores. Some companies that have done so include Starbucks, American airlines, JP Morgan and a lot more. The other option is for some companies to merge just to stay afloat.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Perfect Craftsmanship Starts with The Right Embroidery Floss (part 2 of 2)

- Rayon is also a good example of embroidery floss that lines up with cotton and silk. It is also used on same structured fabrics and is pricier than cotton. It is shinier than silk materials and is usually used on more elaborated designs and fashion oriented patterns. Like cotton and silk, rayon embroidery floss is also available in different colors and multicolor to match a design and its base fabric.

- Linen is the newest addition to embroidery floss materials, but is rarer than the rest. It is used on important periodic costumes. It is also available in many different solid colors as well as variegated ones.

- Novelty embroidery floss is also available for more choices. These are usually in metallic fiber that is blended with viscose. Another is the fluorescent and glow in the dark flosses that provides grander and beauteous designs to base fabrics.

Getting any material for embroidery floss is not enough though. One needs to be meticulous in terms of other characteristics it must have like the length, width, and of course the size. Usually, the flosses used in embroidery are of size 25. This number represents a thin size because when the number gets higher the size become smaller.

There are also two standard lengths; 8.7 yards or 8 meters and 10.9 yards or 10 meters. Through the size and length of the yarn or embroidery floss, an efficient craftsman can predict how many rolls are needed in a pattern or design.

It also helps an entrepreneur to calculate mentally the amount of a piece when it goes to the market even before a project is realized or done.

Perfect Craftsmanship Starts with The Right Embroidery Floss (part 1 of 2)

Embroidery has become one of the most in-demand hobbies that also ends up to be a powerful source of income world wide. There are different types of embroidery though that includes Crewel, Cross-stitch, knitting, and many others. There are also those that use machines which are more prevalent nowadays due to inventions of almost effortless sewing machines that can do a job in less time.

But nothing can match the fine works of human hands that is why it is far pricier than those that are crafted through machines. But what realizes the design is the thread used. And there are actually many threads available in different materials and among these is the embroidery floss. This is composed of six loosely-twisted strands of thread materials.

Different base fabric materials deserve specified embroidery floss to achieve fine needlework; therefore it is wise for a craftsman to be meticulous in whatever he/she uses. Among the choices are as follows:

- Cotton is among the longest used embroidery floss worldwide due to its fine composition. It complements sturdy base fabrics, which are very important for its strength when designing and stitching in the pattern. Cotton embroidery floss is available in a wide array of colors and multicolor to pair or complement each pattern or design.

- Silk is another good sample of embroidery floss. Just like the cotton ones, silk is also among the firsts and longest used material for embroidery threads. Unlike cotton though, this material is grander and pricier. It is also perfect for elaborated designs and in the same composition fabrics. Silk embroidery floss is also available in many colors and multicolor to match specific base fabric color and design.