Post Treatment Habits That Can Help Your Health

1076969_94629780If you’re finishing up Cancer treatment, you’ll know that it takes a huge toll on your health. For this reason it’s recommended that patients start to build healthier habits that can help them not only feel better after extensive chemotherapy, but can also help speed up recovery times and aid in healing. It’s also been shown that creating healthier habits can help put people in a positive state of mind: doing good things for your body is something that will put anyone in a great mood. Not only will you physically feel much better, but you’ll also feel mentally less stressed and more positive.

One of the best things that you can start to do is to track your eating habits, and incorporate more raw and natural foods. Sometimes it can be expensive to do this, so we recommend only starting out with what you can afford. However, even a little bit helps! Adding servings of Kale and other fresh, leafy greens can be shown to not only boost energy levels, but it does great things for your digestive system because of the added fiber. Add in some almonds for protein and reap the benefits of the healthy fats. If you can make these foods organic, then definitely do so! However, if you can’t afford the organic variety, the regular variety will do just as well.

Starting a small exercise routine can also help cancer survivors feel better. Check with your doctor first, of course, but start to investigate small ways that you can start to incorporate easy exercise into your daily routine. Even just walking is a great way to get yourself moving, and it’s very low stress on your body. Start with small distances, but do them regularly. Pretty soon you will notice your stamina improving, as well as your overall mood. Exercise—even easy exercise—has been shown to have a dramatic effect on mood. And if you improve your mood (which is often an issue sometimes for people who have had difficult health problems) you can often improve your health. The mind and body connection is very strong, and can dramatically affect your health depending on what your mindset is.

If you’re looking for a great and fun way to track these changes in your life, then you might want to invest in a software program or an app on your phone. These programs can show your overall progress as well as how far you’ve come. It’s been shown that just tracking results can help someone stay on track with life changes and new habits and goals such as these. If you’re hesitant because you think your computer won’t be able to run the software, don’t worry. You can easily tune up your PC so you can run software programs such as these.  If your Windows computer is especially slow you can use programs such as Reimage in order to fix it up rather than reinstall the whole thing or buy a new computer.  Check out this tech blog for some ideas. It’s a very easy process and you won’t need to take your PC in to a tech support man. I’ve known a lot of people, especially older folks, who aren’t tech savvy avoiding using the computer because it’s become slow or unresponsive, and difficult to use. Don’t fall into that trap – it’s easy to get started.

Language Learning Apps On The Rise

learnfrenchWhile many people understand that it would be advantageous to learn another language, they often feel overwhelmed by the process. Perhaps they tried to learn another language while in high school or college, and really did not do well with the classes because they required so much rote memorization. Others may have simply felt there was no need to learn another language, and did not devote enough time to the classes. Now, with employers demanding a second language, they are being pressured to learn another language to maintain their value to the company. The question becomes, is it difficult to learn another language?

For most people, learning a new language can be difficult. However, there are steps that anyone can take to make the process easier. Before even beginning to worry about learning a language, learners must decide which language they wish to learn. When a current job dictates a specific language, the decision is not difficult, but if learning a language is being considered as a tool to land a new job, picking the best language to learn is very important. Generally, the choices can be narrowed down by simply exploring which languages are most commonly used in a specific industry. If Chinese is a principle language, consider that. If Japanese or German are spoken, look at those options.

Next, determine which learning method is most ideal. Local tutors often work with individual students, and colleges offer a variety of language learning options. If those options are not ideal, consider using a computer-based learning program like Rocket Languages or Rosetta Stone. Each option offers significant pros and cons, so carefully consider all options before selecting one.

Computers are becoming more and more instrumental in terms of helping people learn new languages. And not only that, but mobile phones are being leveraged as constant “study-buddies”. A person learning a new language can carry around apps on their smartphone that can constantly quiz them, allow them to listen to audio, and do picture flashcard games – all on the go! It’s easier than ever before to take language learning out and about with you. It used to be just learning from special CDs or Tapes, but now the language learning apps can be customized to fit your needs and your educational goals. Want to focus primarily on business vocab? Simply load that up on your smartphone. It’s also much easier to access information if you have any questions while you’re taking the courses.

Of course in order to harness these great new methods, you must have a working computer as well as a smartphone. If your computer is lagging a bit, you can always give it a tune-up before you install any language software to ensure it’s all running smoothly.

Once the learning method is determined, the rest is simple mechanics. Time must be allocated for learning, no matter if it is in a classroom setting or on a computer. Stick to a schedule, and take the process one step at a time. Never skip a step because it looks too difficult, as each step builds on the ones before. Take the time to really learn pronunciation and vocabulary.

Proper planning is important when learning another language. When a plan is developed and carefully followed, learning a language may not be easy, but it can be done.