How to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle?

What is a healthy lifestyle? A good passionate career, comfortable home, healthy body and good relationships are indications of a good lifestyle.

Similarly, your smile, great energy, stamina and your healthy body promotes your healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is important to live a long and healthy life.

Our life revolves around 3 basic circles of concern named as health, career and relationships. A good career can solve 50% problems of your life. The rest can be solved by following fitness tips and good advice on relationship.

Key factors of a healthy lifestyle

  • Stop worrying and start living
  • Proper diet plans
  • Exercise
  • Relaxed Sleep
  • A great mindset to overcome difficulties
  • Good career

Stop worrying and start living

It is the title of a great book written by Mr. Dale Carnegie. It is a good book and I encourage you to read it. As mentioned in the title, it is important that you stop worrying about uncontrollable things in your life. Stop negative thinking. Think positive, feel positive, and act positive.

A great mindset to overcome difficulties

Our major problems are due to fear, doubt and other conflicts. Everyone faces certain problems in certain areas of our life. It is the nature of our life experience. It does not mean we should become worried. Tension has a direct negative influence upon our health.

Difficulties are a necessary part of our life. It almost impossible to avoid them but we can overcome them with our strength and lifestyle. You cannot adopt a healthy lifestyle, if you are always worried about your job and relationships.


Health is a must necessity to live a healthy life. Do not forget to follow these fitness tips:

  1. It is recommended to have 3 to 4 fruit servings and 6 to 8 vegetable servings each day. My clients told me that it is not easy to do for more than one week, so I recommend you to have just 1 to 2 fruit servings each day.
  2. Salad in a 6 inch diameter plate
  3. One glass of juice
  4. 8 glasses of water
  5. Proper meals at right time
  6. Healthy snacking at 11Am( approximately 4 hours after breakfast)
  7. Evening tea( 3 to 4 hours after lunch)
  8. Juice or milk after dinner
  9. 10 to 20 minutes morning walk
  10. Evening exercise, 3 times in a week
  11. 8 hours relaxed sleep at night

Above recommended steps are easy to follow and they are the must factors of a healthy lifestyle. Do use these steps in your daily life and tell me about your experience.

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Using Book Video Trailers to Sell Books

Now that you’ve had your book video trailer made, and you’ve followed all the guidelines for making it as effective as possible, it’s time to promote the video, which in turn will help to promote your book. Following are some ideas for how you can get notice for your video and in turn for your book.

Your Website:Your website is the obvious place to use your book video trailer. Place it on your home page at least during the initial first six months to a year when your book and the video are new. Make sure it is large enough on the website for people to watch, and make sure it only starts to play if people choose to play it. Nothing is more annoying than audio or video that automatically and unexpectedly starts playing and startles the viewer.

Don’t stop at the homepage of the website, however. People who do Google searches may land on a different page of your website first. Make sure you put the book video on the page devoted to selling/buying your book, especially if you have more than one book and different pages for each book. If you have done a lot of radio or TV interviews, you might want to create a “multimedia” page on your website and include the video there as well. Placing the video on your website in three different places isn’t overkill at all-if people have already watched it, they’ll skip over it on other pages, and if not, you have more possibilities they will see it, and it will entice them to purchase your book.

YouTube: YouTube is definitely the video website. Your video may well get more attention there than even on your own website. You will want to make sure the video includes your website address so anyone who sees it will then be able to go to your website to find it. Ask that the creator of your video place it on YouTube. The video will then have a code people can copy so they can promote the video on their own websites-you never know who might like it and want to share it with his own website visitors. (You might even choose to use the embedded code to place it on your website as the easiest way to make it work there.) YouTube also keeps a count of views so you can check to see what kind of attention the video is getting, as well as whether anyone chooses to “like” or “dislike” it or leave comments. Ask your friends to go to YouTube to view the video and write comments about it. That way, other viewers will be more inclined to think well of it and it will look more popular. Make sure you tag the video so it is relevant to other videos. For example, if you’ve written a history book, tag it to other videos about the same area, place, or time in history, or if a romance novel, you might find other videos about love, romance, or other romance authors’ videos.

Presentations: If you do a book signing or you give a talk, bring a computer along or a CD of the video to play for your audience. While your presence as author already builds buzz for your book, the video can give your presentation that extra dose of professionalism and appeal.

Book Fairs and Arts and Craft Shows:Ask the producer of your video to provide you with a CD that loops (repeats) the video so it will play over and over again. Bring your laptop or a TV to these events and play the video. Even if you’re concerned that the repeating audio will annoy the other sellers beside you, you can just play the video without the audio, and you can ask visitors to your table if they would like to see it. Just be sure you look at the screen periodically so your computer does not go to sleep or the video ends and doesn’t repeat. The visual effect of a video will give added credibility to your book and people will be tempted to stop and watch even if only for a minute.

Other Websites: Many other websites exist where you can upload your video. Social networking sites that allow for video uploads include Facebook and MySpace. Put your video on them for all your friends to see. Share the video with all your social networking friends when you first upload it, and then later, as people visit your page, they will have the option to view it. Don’t forget that you can ask your friends to “Share” your video so it ends up on their pages and more and more people see it.

The company who made your book video may also have a website where it showcases the videos it produced so ask whether it will place your video on its site-if it doesn’t have such a page, suggest that it come out with one to showcase its work.

Finally, if you belong to an authors association, the association might also have a place where it announces member events so ask that the release of your video be announced-the association might even have a video page where you can upload it.

Emails and Press Releases: Just as you would with any event, send out an email to your mailing list announcing the creation of your book video trailer and provide a link to where it can be viewed-it’s one more way to make contact with your customers and in a visual way that many of them may be more receptive toward. And there’s no reason why you can’t send out a press release as well. You never know who might find your book video interesting. The local newspaper might never have heard of a book video and want to do a story about it, or viewing the video might be the deciding point for a TV host whether or not you’ll be a guest on the show.

Television: Contact the local television station and ask the advertising executive about doing a commercial. Tell him or her that your commercial is already made and work with the ad executive so your book video trailer, or part of it (commercials tend to be 30-60 seconds and book video trailers closer to 2 minutes), appears on your local television station. We rarely see television commercials for books, so chances are your audience will take notice.

In short, a book video trailer is one more wonderful way you can promote your book and appeal to a larger group of people. The more places you make it possible to view the trailer, the more people who are going to see it, and the more chances you have that your books will sell.

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Do You “Work to Live” Or “Live to Work?”

“Would you keep your job even if you won the lottery?” CIGNA released results from a contracted study* in February, 2009 addressing these questions to produce some unexpected participant responses. The purpose of the study was to understand views of disability insurance plans. However, broader questions related to “why people work” with results broken out by age and sex unveiled some revealing conventional employee beliefs.The questions’ responses were broken down into two clusters: the “work to live” and the “live to work” groups. 65% of the respondents said that they “live to work,” while only 35% answered they “work to live.” The survey then drilled down within each subset to learn some unanticipated, widespread employee beliefs.In the “live to work” cluster, 71% of women replied that they “live to work” versus 59% of men. 23% of women said that they would keep their job even if they won the lottery, compared to 20% of men with the same response.Other reasons the “live to work” include:* They get a sense of satisfaction from going to work each day* Their job is “great,” it gives their life structure and purposePeeling back the layers from the “live to work” respondents to ask them “Why do you enjoy your job?,” 33% of women said that they “like the people they work with/meet interesting people. Only 21% of men claimed this as their primary reason for living to work.Instead, the men were proud of their work (26%) and had a sense of accomplishment about their job (25%), liking to get things done. 25% of women also responded that they had a sense of accomplishment about their job. This primary distinction between men and women participants highlights the importance of social interaction present in the workplace, particularly for women.Even in this economic downturn, fewer employees work only for a paycheck. Employees seem to truly enjoy the work that they do, rather than just “working to live.” Men (40%) are more likely than women (28%) to say that they “work to live”, and feel stuck in their job because of the economy.A couple of the study’s results weren’t quite as unexpected. Not surprisingly, 41% of younger employees said that they “work to live.” The study’s results showed that older workers get more satisfaction from their jobs. These responses follow suit with what we know to be true about the different generations in today’s workplace and their perspective on work/life balance.And, most employees have noticed a declining change in mood in the workplace over the last six months. Of those who reported a difference (60%), approximately one third said that “people are nervous about losing their job and/or feeling more pressure.” But 38% said that they have NOT noticed a difference in mood at work, a surprisingly positive response given the country’s overall dark outlook during the bottom of this recession. Kudos to the many employers who’ve maintained a stable workplace and mood during troubled times!Which camp are you a member of: do you “work to live” or “live to work?” Hopefully, you’re in the group that truly enjoys what you do to make a living. If not, maybe it’s time to proactively begin repositioning yourself so that you can find a new job or career when the economy rebounds. You spend about one third of your life at work; why not do something that firmly places you in the “live to work” camp?* Yankelovich, a part of The Futures Company, conducted a survey among American employees on behalf of CIGNA. To learn more about the survey, click here:

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