Technological innovation disrupts risk management

In today’s fast-paced business environment, technological innovation is full of potential benefits, but it is also full of risks. As more companies feel pressured to innovate, the risk assessment of disruptive technologies can sometimes stay in the middle of the road. Risk professionals who recognize rewards along with risks will help their businesses successfully adopt new technologies.

Traditionally, risk managers have been seen as isolated within their organizations. Today, this can mean that so-called innovators or disruptors in a company can avoid looking for the risk team for guidance. They fear that doing so may lead to a speech about why a new idea, process, or technology is an obstacle and should not aspire to that. Fortunately, risk professionals are increasingly aware of that scenario.

In a recent survey by Marsh, an overwhelming majority of risk professionals agreed that understanding technological innovation is essential to stay at the forefront of their industry.

At the same time, however, two thirds of these same professionals said that their company has either not established plans and procedures to assess new risks, or were unsure whether such processes are in place.

This is in line with the results of a recent survey conducted by Marsh and RIMS, in which more than half of the respondents said that their company had not conducted risk assessments around disruptive technologies.

“Given the impact that disruptive technology can have on an organization’s strategy, that lack of attention to risks must be considered unacceptable,” the report says.

A thorough assessment of the risks arising from the use of technological innovations within an organisation can improve the understanding of a company’s changing risk profile. For example, in Lyft, our team of risk works closely with the legal, finance, compliance, government relations, and others to fully understand the risk of the technology from all angles. In general, challenges may relate to reporting structures, conflicting priorities and bandwidth, making inter-functional collaboration critical.

In recent years, a major focus on data breach and privacy due to cyber risks can sometimes steal the spotlight from evaluating other major risks.

Data breach, privacy and other cyber risks certainly should not be taken lightly, but there is a wider range of disruptive technology-related risks that need to be taken into account as companies adopt new innovations. Modern risk professionals need to look for solutions and alternatives that allow innovation while balancing risk. And to do that, they need to help their company break down organizational silos and intensify discussions.

In a time in which it takes advantage of the disruption or is affected by it, professionals of the risk must assert a leadership role in the understanding, assessment and management of the risks and rewards of technological innovation.

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 Like most stores, Costco offers gift certificates in the form of its Costco Cash Cards. The thing is, it can’t control who those cards go to. The superstore touts the cards as a “convenient way for members to pay,” but the small print allows non-members to use them, too. Just ask a friend to pick up a card for you (using your money, of course) and you can get anywhere from $25 to $1,000 in store credit to spend at Costco. With your Costco Cash Card in hand, you can get into the store and do your shopping just like any other shopper, without tagging along with another member. While you’re there, keep an eye out for this Costco price tag symbol that signals you to stock up.

This haul means pearly whites for a long, long time—for Melissa and all her friends—for just 16 cents. Penny Finder helps you find items that cost a penny at DG, and even lets you scan the item to ensure it’ll ring up for a penny when you get to the register. The app’s $1.99 price is worthwhile, she said.

The tricky part is that Costco only allows members to buy and refill the cash cards, getting your hands on one gives you the flexibility to shop on your own time. If you plan on shopping there often, the cost of a membership is probably worth it. But if you just need to stock up for a one-time event, a cash card could save some major moolah—especially if you pair it with these tips for saving money at Costco.Keep in mind, too, that even without a cash card, non-members can fill prescriptions, get their hearing and vision checked, and eat at the food court. Score! Still, even members shouldn’t waste their money on these things you should never buy at Costco.

There’s nothing worse than buying an item at full price and then seeing it marked down a few days later. And while many stores will allow you to get that money back, they often make it a bit of a hassle. Luckily, if you’re a Target addict, there’s a way you can avoid this—as long as you know the trick. You’ll want to know the secret code behind Target’s prices, too.

A Costco membership sure has its benefits (like these hidden Costco perks, just to name a few). But those of us who haven’t decided to commit to the $60-a-year membership yet can still take advantage of those unbeatable deals. And the store totally condones it.Sure, you could stock up on items costco.com, but non-members pay an extra 5 percent and don’t have access to the members-only sales. You also probably already know Costco members can bring up to two guests into the store to take advantage of the big-box deal. Of course, that leaves the obvious problem of relying on that friend to get you in. If you do your shopping Monday mornings but your friend can only go on the weekends—when you’re totally booked—you’re out of luck. Thankfully, there’s another sneaky way to get into the store without a membership and without being a guest.

Dollar General (DG) is a favorite app in our family. You can browse the sales flyer, clip digital coupons to scan at the register, and get alerts when items go on sale. Not familiar with the brand? Here are more reasons why you should definitely try Dollar General.Find couponing groups by store, geographic area or product interest on social media and ask to join. Follow the feeds and discover coupon match-ups and special savings for the week.

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In conclusion, there are many ways that you too can live according to the Reiki principle that was and still is my and many other happy practitioners motivation. Be your authentic self, do no harm, and do the good that you have been trained to do. Earn your living honestly, and devote yourself to your work. Get joy and satisfaction from your heart-based work. There are many paths. I truly hope that you will find one of them the right path for you.

People suffering from stroke or paralysis have high chances of suffering permanent disability. However, with the help of this treatment, a patient can breathe a sigh of relief. Research indicates that stroke might lead to permanent paralysis of any part of your body when you do not get the necessary medical attention within the prescribed time. Paralysis happens due to lack of enough flow of blood, nutrients or oxygen to certain parts of the body, thus rendering those parts immobile. This treatment enhances the flow of blood, nutrients as well as oxygen to all parts of the body. More importantly, it helps is opening up the collapsed blood vessels as well as reduces pressure and pain.

A patient suffering from cardiopulmonary conditions reacts well to this intervention. Patients, who are experiencing short breath, can benefit from guided exercise as well as training. Physiotherapy incorporates counseling, education to forestall future repeat as well as conduct adjustment. For those patients who have had heart surgery, physiotherapy ought to start right away to keep the patient from losing strength as well as function. Lots of patients, particularly the elderly, get outrageous after undergoing heart surgery. Appropriate training in getting in and out of bed, seat pushups, as well as strolling, can go a long way in helping the patient regain confidence as well as recuperation quickly.

For employed jobs, you may need to travel, such as doing your complementary therapy in a trendy new spa somewhere else in the world, or on cruise ships. If you have no commitments and like travel, it is worth investigating. Some years ago, I was asked if I could work in Dubai doing Reiki and Emotional Freedom Techniques, for example. And some massage therapists have learned Reiki with me because it gave them more work opportunities in a spa or on a cruise ship. There are some NHS jobs in the UK for Reiki, as well as charities, such as cancer care charities and rehab charities that sometimes look for a Reiki or EFT Practitioner. Massage is more popular though with charities. However, from my observations, working for a charity or even the NHS is usually part-time, with part-time pay. It is great experience, and if you can mix it with another job or working for yourself, it can be just the outlet you are looking for. It can provide both stability of a regular dependable income plus help you to help others as per your heart true desire.

The biggest trick to being self-employed in the complementary and alternative health field is to be your authentic self and also be a business person. The two are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, they go together like a hand fits a glove. They are the perfect match. If you want to be a health entrepreneur, my advice is that you find someone who is already successful in your field, and either copy their business model or ask them for mentoring or courses. Many successful entrepreneurs offer this service, and it need not cost the Earth. It can save you from making beginners mistakes. Later on, it can help you stay on track and be the best that you can be.

Another avenue for being employed within your authentic vocation is to find a way to do what you already do and add your modality to it. For example, some teachers, doctors, physiotherapists, and nurses add Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki or EFT to their work. This of course, has to be approved by the management. There is no harm in approaching them and asking. The worst that could happen is that they say no. But, the may say yes. Even if you used to be a teacher, say, and left teaching in the hope of finding employment as an EFT practitioner and did not, what is the harm of applying for teaching jobs? You can mention EFT to them at the interview and say that you would like a trial say, one hour a week, where you can help students with EFT if they are having challenges with exam nerves or homework. Do not rule this out. If you had trained in one initial vocation and want to be a practitioner in your new heart-based vocation, there is no reason why you cannot have both. OK, it is not the same to you perhaps, and it is not your entire dream, but it is a step in the right direction. Like one of my previous managers in my old employee days used to say to me, Never say never. And she was right.

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Due to lack of basic minerals, refined salt causes adrenal and thyroid problems. These glands play very important functions in the body. Through the secretion of hormones, they maintain muscle strength, proper energy levels, blood sugar and blood pressure. Not only this, refined salt causes constipation and the clogging of the colon by metabolic and toxic wastes. Refined salt causes raised blood pressure through retention of sodium laden water in body cells. While a neutral or slightly alkaline body pH is required for peak functioning of our body and well being of immune system, refined table salt produces acidic pH that weakens immune system and trigger the many degenerative diseases already listed. We now understand why healthcare professionals advise their patients to shun or reduce salt intake. We now know which type of salt they mean – refined salt. Unrefined sea salt is what we need.

All the sins of refined salt, as we will list out, stem from the fact that it is composed of 99 per cent toxic sodium and chlorine and the remaining 1 per cent are trace elements and very toxic additives such as iodine, fluoride and aluminum, while basic minerals are lacking. Refined salt is a deadly toxin in our body and is recognized as such by body immune system which constantly put up fierce battle to eliminate it and in doing so is itself weakened considerably. This is one way our body immune system is weakened. Not only this, refined salt is known to cause many degenerative diseases such as cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, stroke, hypertension, kidney diseases, and more.

That is easy if you are able to fetch water from the sea. It is very salty and all you have to do is put it in a freezer in an open container but do not let it freeze. Get it out just below ice point, about 5 degrees centigrade will be fine. At this lower temperature the solubility of the salt is lower and crystals of sea salt settles for you. Filter out the salt and repeat the process until you have had enough. Then wash your salt with clean water and dry it in a warm oven.

About two-thirds of hypertensive patients have low unrefined salt in their body. A study by Dr. John H. Largh, MD and Dr. Mark S. Pecker, MD at Hypertensive Centre at Cornel Medical centre, USA revealed that high blood pressure does not depend only on salt intake but also in an overactive hormone system. Researchers say that when this system is overactive, renin, (which is a protein-digesting enzyme released by the kidneys acting to raise blood pressure) levels are excessively high. This indicates a physiological need for unrefined salt. Conversely, the study shows that low renin occurs in about one-third of hypertensive people, showing excess of refined salt.

But never even say nutrition if you are excluding salt in your diet. This is because our body requires adequate amounts of minerals and salt for peak performance and good health. Actually, low salt content in our body causes a lot of malfunctions including increase in insulin levels which is reliably associated with diabetes, obesity, polycystic ovaries and cancer.

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Yoga instructor Molly Rose Hoffman with Lyons Den Power Yoga has outlined five yoga-based strength moves to improve posture. Plan to hold each position for 30 seconds to start; work your way up to a minute. For best results, do the moves daily.Hoffman loves the side plank when it comes to building good posture because it strengthens all the muscles of your core simultaneously. In fact, planks are often singled out as one of the best core exercises—here are some ways to get even more from your planks. Support your self in a plank, then shift your weight on to your right hand, place your right foot on its side and stack your left foot on top of it. Now, open your chest and extend your left arm toward the ceiling. (Beginners: To make this move easier, support yourself on your right forearm.) “Create one long line of energy from your bottom hand up to your top hand by stacking your bottom shoulder over your wrist and reaching your top hand straight up,” says Hoffman. “Keep your head in line with your spine to create a long and tall spine.”

Part of doing good with your wins is ethical couponing, Melissa told me, such as not “glittering.” (It’s a fanciful term for exploiting coupon glitches and is actually a type of fraud.) It also means being courteous to the store personnel, even if the great deal you had planned doesn’t quite work out. Follow the rules and have fun, and brush up on these 40 smart ways to save at the supermarket.

“This pose will engage your entire body from your feet to your hands,” says Hoffman. “It will help to lengthen out your side body to encourage a tall spine and strong posture.” Start in downward facing dog—support your body with your hands and feet, hips stretching toward the ceiling. “Step your left foot forward in between your hands and spin your right foot flat between 60-90 degree angle. Reach your hands straight up toward the ceiling. Square off your hips by drawing your left hip back and right hip forward. From the centerline of your body, sink your hips forward and slightly down to stack your left knee right over the ankle.” Reach your arms and gaze upward to the ceiling.

This move strengthens the abdominals, quads, and rhomboids, all of which are key to keeping your shoulders back. “Start in a high plank and shift forward on to your toes and angle your shoulders slightly in front of your wrists. Stay on your toes and press your heels toward the back of your mat to engage your quads and lower abdominals. Reach your chest forward, and keep your gaze set slightly out in front of your mat,” says Hoffman. Lower until your elbows are parallel with your sides (or higher, if that’s easier), keeping your core and glutes engaged to avoid any dip in your lower back. Check out these other great morning stretches that will get you ready for the day.“Wheel pose helps to open up your chest, and promotes spine flexibility,” says Hoffman. Start in bridge pose, shoulders resting on the ground, your arms flat at your sides, your feet planted firmly on the ground hip-width apart. “Without moving your legs, engage your inner thighs and draw them towards one another as if you were squeezing a block between your legs,” says Hoffman. “Plant your hands back by your ears and point your elbows up. Root down through your feet to lift your hips and straighten your arms. Draw your sternum through the window of your shoulders,” she says. Lift into a backbend. “Try lifting your heels up off the mat to take pressure off of the low back.”

Don’t overlook this move—it’s actually much easier than it looks. Just start slow and don’t expect to master it on your first try. Beginners: do this move against the wall until you develop strength and balance.) This essential yoga pose will strengthen muscles that support your spine—along with abdominal muscles that help enhance strong back posture.Start on your knees and elbows, says Hoffman. “Interlace your fingers and place your elbows directly under your shoulders. Lower the crown of your head to the mat with the back of your head lightly pressing against your hands. Press your forearms firmly into the floor and draw your shoulders down your back away from your ears. Start to walk your feet forward until your hips stack over your elbows. Engage your lower belly to gently draw your knees to your chest and lift your feet of off the floor. Stay with your knees bent or straighten your legs.”

This haul means pearly whites for a long, long time—for Melissa and all her friends—for just 16 cents. Penny Finder helps you find items that cost a penny at DG, and even lets you scan the item to ensure it’ll ring up for a penny when you get to the register. The app’s $1.99 price is worthwhile, she said.Couponing is a lot about the thrill of the hunt, my niece said, but it’s also about being able to do good with what you get. For instance, she and her mom cleaned up on diapers and plan to give them to a friend who’s expecting a baby. Other items are destined for shelters and food pantries, which always need household and toiletry staples.

The biggest trick to being self-employed in the complementary and alternative health field..

The biggest trick to being self-employed in the complementary and alternative health field is to be your authentic self and also be a business person. The two are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, they go together like a hand fits a glove. They are the perfect match. If you want to be a health entrepreneur, my advice is that you find someone who is already successful in your field, and either copy their business model or ask them for mentoring or courses. Many successful entrepreneurs offer this service, and it need not cost the Earth. It can save you from making beginners mistakes. Later on, it can help you stay on track and be the best that you can be.

Another avenue for being employed within your authentic vocation is to find a way to do what you already do and add your modality to it. For example, some teachers, doctors, physiotherapists, and nurses add Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki or EFT to their work. This of course, has to be approved by the management. There is no harm in approaching them and asking. The worst that could happen is that they say no. But, the may say yes. Even if you used to be a teacher, say, and left teaching in the hope of finding employment as an EFT practitioner and did not, what is the harm of applying for teaching jobs? You can mention EFT to them at the interview and say that you would like a trial say, one hour a week, where you can help students with EFT if they are having challenges with exam nerves or homework. Do not rule this out. If you had trained in one initial vocation and want to be a practitioner in your new heart-based vocation, there is no reason why you cannot have both. OK, it is not the same to you perhaps, and it is not your entire dream, but it is a step in the right direction. Like one of my previous managers in my old employee days used to say to me, Never say never. And she was right.

In conclusion, there are many ways that you too can live according to the Reiki principle that was and still is my and many other happy practitioners motivation. Be your authentic self, do no harm, and do the good that you have been trained to do. Earn your living honestly, and devote yourself to your work. Get joy and satisfaction from your heart-based work. There are many paths. I truly hope that you will find one of them the right path for you.

A patient suffering from cardiopulmonary conditions reacts well to this intervention. Patients, who are experiencing short breath, can benefit from guided exercise as well as training. Physiotherapy incorporates counseling, education to forestall future repeat as well as conduct adjustment. For those patients who have had heart surgery, physiotherapy ought to start right away to keep the patient from losing strength as well as function. Lots of patients, particularly the elderly, get outrageous after undergoing heart surgery. Appropriate training in getting in and out of bed, seat pushups, as well as strolling, can go a long way in helping the patient regain confidence as well as recuperation quickly.

People suffering from stroke or paralysis have high chances of suffering permanent disability. However, with the help of this treatment, a patient can breathe a sigh of relief. Research indicates that stroke might lead to permanent paralysis of any part of your body when you do not get the necessary medical attention within the prescribed time. Paralysis happens due to lack of enough flow of blood, nutrients or oxygen to certain parts of the body, thus rendering those parts immobile. This treatment enhances the flow of blood, nutrients as well as oxygen to all parts of the body. More importantly, it helps is opening up the collapsed blood vessels as well as reduces pressure and pain.

For employed jobs, you may need to travel, such as doing your complementary therapy in a trendy new spa somewhere else in the world, or on cruise ships. If you have no commitments and like travel, it is worth investigating. Some years ago, I was asked if I could work in Dubai doing Reiki and Emotional Freedom Techniques, for example. And some massage therapists have learned Reiki with me because it gave them more work opportunities in a spa or on a cruise ship. There are some NHS jobs in the UK for Reiki, as well as charities, such as cancer care charities and rehab charities that sometimes look for a Reiki or EFT Practitioner. Massage is more popular though with charities. However, from my observations, working for a charity or even the NHS is usually part-time, with part-time pay. It is great experience, and if you can mix it with another job or working for yourself, it can be just the outlet you are looking for. It can provide both stability of a regular dependable income plus help you to help others as per your heart true desire.

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All the sins of refined salt, as we will list out, stem from the fact that it is composed of 99 per cent toxic sodium and chlorine and the remaining 1 per cent are trace elements and very toxic additives such as iodine, fluoride and aluminum, while basic minerals are lacking. Refined salt is a deadly toxin in our body and is recognized as such by body immune system which constantly put up fierce battle to eliminate it and in doing so is itself weakened considerably. This is one way our body immune system is weakened. Not only this, refined salt is known to cause many degenerative diseases such as cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, stroke, hypertension, kidney diseases, and more.

About two-thirds of hypertensive patients have low unrefined salt in their body. A study by Dr. John H. Largh, MD and Dr. Mark S. Pecker, MD at Hypertensive Centre at Cornel Medical centre, USA revealed that high blood pressure does not depend only on salt intake but also in an overactive hormone system. Researchers say that when this system is overactive, renin, (which is a protein-digesting enzyme released by the kidneys acting to raise blood pressure) levels are excessively high. This indicates a physiological need for unrefined salt. Conversely, the study shows that low renin occurs in about one-third of hypertensive people, showing excess of refined salt.

That is easy if you are able to fetch water from the sea. It is very salty and all you have to do is put it in a freezer in an open container but do not let it freeze. Get it out just below ice point, about 5 degrees centigrade will be fine. At this lower temperature the solubility of the salt is lower and crystals of sea salt settles for you. Filter out the salt and repeat the process until you have had enough. Then wash your salt with clean water and dry it in a warm oven.

Due to lack of basic minerals, refined salt causes adrenal and thyroid problems. These glands play very important functions in the body. Through the secretion of hormones, they maintain muscle strength, proper energy levels, blood sugar and blood pressure. Not only this, refined salt causes constipation and the clogging of the colon by metabolic and toxic wastes. Refined salt causes raised blood pressure through retention of sodium laden water in body cells. While a neutral or slightly alkaline body pH is required for peak functioning of our body and well being of immune system, refined table salt produces acidic pH that weakens immune system and trigger the many degenerative diseases already listed. We now understand why healthcare professionals advise their patients to shun or reduce salt intake. We now know which type of salt they mean – refined salt. Unrefined sea salt is what we need.

But never even say nutrition if you are excluding salt in your diet. This is because our body requires adequate amounts of minerals and salt for peak performance and good health. Actually, low salt content in our body causes a lot of malfunctions including increase in insulin levels which is reliably associated with diabetes, obesity, polycystic ovaries and cancer

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It is long proven that research shows cardio done over a long period is less efficient. This is because it down-regulates the activity of the thyroid. So let go of the old believe that cardio is the only way to lose stubborn fat. It is more important to burn more calories. This will cause a hormonal shift and that will decide the amount of calories burnt.

When it comes to weight loss, the simpler you make it, the easier it will be to achieve your goals. That is why if you start to walk more, and combine this with a healthy eating plan, you will be well on your way to burning off those unwanted pounds.

Choose foods that have high amounts of micronutrients. These are phytonutrients, minerals, and enzymes. These nutrients will aid the hormonal signals within the body. They work directly on leptin sensitivity, detoxing, and thyroid function to name a few. Before long, there will be fewer calories being consumed but much more nutrition. Many actually find success employing this tactic along with a regular stomach wrap.

Healthy diet and exercise are not the only ways to lose around the middle. Belly fat plagues many an adult who is trying to get in shape and lose those love handles and spare tire around their midsection. Here are some steps to take to tame that area. Many also try stomach wraps as a great addition.

Insulin can be one worst enemy or their best friend. Managing insulin involves eating foods that are lower on the glycemic index, and mixing them with those that are lower to lessen the impact on the body. Many diets preach giving up the sweet and starchy foods and that is no good. A person just needs to know when to eat them to make fat loss.

In this surgery, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach into a small “pouch”. Because the size of your stomach has become small, you consequently eat less. Your (now) smaller stomach will not be able to hold a lot of food anyway. When you eat, the food goes to the pouch, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the proceeding to the small intestines. The RYGB can be done through a laparoscopic procedure wherein several small incisions are made using a camera so that the surgeon can view your internals. A mini-gastric bypass can also be performed by your surgeon, also done through a laparoscope.

These are just a few of the methods to get rid of stubborn belly fat. Stomach wraps are very successful when combined with these methods. Stomach wraps can work alone, but its best to have an overall health plan and also lower stress, and get enough sleep. Before one knows it they will be enjoying that flat belly at the beach or pool with full control of their nutritional health.

You will see that your fitness level will start improving after a few weeks. This is a good sign that it is time to raise the intensity of your walks. This means walking a little faster, or walking a little further. You can burn up to 280 calories in one hour of brisk walking. To step up the intensity you can carry hand or ankle weights whilst walking. This gives you an upper body workout while your respiratory and circulatory systems benefit.

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In this surgery, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach into a small “pouch”. Because the size of your stomach has become small, you consequently eat less. Your (now) smaller stomach will not be able to hold a lot of food anyway. When you eat, the food goes to the pouch, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the proceeding to the small intestines. The RYGB can be done through a laparoscopic procedure wherein several small incisions are made using a camera so that the surgeon can view your internals. A mini-gastric bypass can also be performed by your surgeon, also done through a laparoscope.

These are just a few of the methods to get rid of stubborn belly fat. Stomach wraps are very successful when combined with these methods. Stomach wraps can work alone, but its best to have an overall health plan and also lower stress, and get enough sleep. Before one knows it they will be enjoying that flat belly at the beach or pool with full control of their nutritional health.

When it comes to weight loss, the simpler you make it, the easier it will be to achieve your goals. That is why if you start to walk more, and combine this with a healthy eating plan, you will be well on your way to burning off those unwanted pounds.

Insulin can be one worst enemy or their best friend. Managing insulin involves eating foods that are lower on the glycemic index, and mixing them with those that are lower to lessen the impact on the body. Many diets preach giving up the sweet and starchy foods and that is no good. A person just needs to know when to eat them to make fat loss.

It is long proven that research shows cardio done over a long period is less efficient. This is because it down-regulates the activity of the thyroid. So let go of the old believe that cardio is the only way to lose stubborn fat. It is more important to burn more calories. This will cause a hormonal shift and that will decide the amount of calories burnt.

Choose foods that have high amounts of micronutrients. These are phytonutrients, minerals, and enzymes. These nutrients will aid the hormonal signals within the body. They work directly on leptin sensitivity, detoxing, and thyroid function to name a few. Before long, there will be fewer calories being consumed but much more nutrition. Many actually find success employing this tactic along with a regular stomach wrap.

You will see that your fitness level will start improving after a few weeks. This is a good sign that it is time to raise the intensity of your walks. This means walking a little faster, or walking a little further. You can burn up to 280 calories in one hour of brisk walking. To step up the intensity you can carry hand or ankle weights whilst walking. This gives you an upper body workout while your respiratory and circulatory systems benefit.

Healthy diet and exercise are not the only ways to lose around the middle. Belly fat plagues many an adult who is trying to get in shape and lose those love handles and spare tire around their midsection. Here are some steps to take to tame that area. Many also try stomach wraps as a great addition.

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This haul means pearly whites for a long, long time—for Melissa and all her friends—for just 16 cents. Penny Finder helps you find items that cost a penny at DG, and even lets you scan the item to ensure it’ll ring up for a penny when you get to the register. The app’s $1.99 price is worthwhile, she said.Couponing is a lot about the thrill of the hunt, my niece said, but it’s also about being able to do good with what you get. For instance, she and her mom cleaned up on diapers and plan to give them to a friend who’s expecting a baby. Other items are destined for shelters and food pantries, which always need household and toiletry staples.

“This pose will engage your entire body from your feet to your hands,” says Hoffman. “It will help to lengthen out your side body to encourage a tall spine and strong posture.” Start in downward facing dog—support your body with your hands and feet, hips stretching toward the ceiling. “Step your left foot forward in between your hands and spin your right foot flat between 60-90 degree angle. Reach your hands straight up toward the ceiling. Square off your hips by drawing your left hip back and right hip forward. From the centerline of your body, sink your hips forward and slightly down to stack your left knee right over the ankle.” Reach your arms and gaze upward to the ceiling.

Part of doing good with your wins is ethical couponing, Melissa told me, such as not “glittering.” (It’s a fanciful term for exploiting coupon glitches and is actually a type of fraud.) It also means being courteous to the store personnel, even if the great deal you had planned doesn’t quite work out. Follow the rules and have fun, and brush up on these 40 smart ways to save at the supermarket.

Yoga instructor Molly Rose Hoffman with Lyons Den Power Yoga has outlined five yoga-based strength moves to improve posture. Plan to hold each position for 30 seconds to start; work your way up to a minute. For best results, do the moves daily.Hoffman loves the side plank when it comes to building good posture because it strengthens all the muscles of your core simultaneously. In fact, planks are often singled out as one of the best core exercises—here are some ways to get even more from your planks. Support your self in a plank, then shift your weight on to your right hand, place your right foot on its side and stack your left foot on top of it. Now, open your chest and extend your left arm toward the ceiling. (Beginners: To make this move easier, support yourself on your right forearm.) “Create one long line of energy from your bottom hand up to your top hand by stacking your bottom shoulder over your wrist and reaching your top hand straight up,” says Hoffman. “Keep your head in line with your spine to create a long and tall spine.”

This move strengthens the abdominals, quads, and rhomboids, all of which are key to keeping your shoulders back. “Start in a high plank and shift forward on to your toes and angle your shoulders slightly in front of your wrists. Stay on your toes and press your heels toward the back of your mat to engage your quads and lower abdominals. Reach your chest forward, and keep your gaze set slightly out in front of your mat,” says Hoffman. Lower until your elbows are parallel with your sides (or higher, if that’s easier), keeping your core and glutes engaged to avoid any dip in your lower back. Check out these other great morning stretches that will get you ready for the day.“Wheel pose helps to open up your chest, and promotes spine flexibility,” says Hoffman. Start in bridge pose, shoulders resting on the ground, your arms flat at your sides, your feet planted firmly on the ground hip-width apart. “Without moving your legs, engage your inner thighs and draw them towards one another as if you were squeezing a block between your legs,” says Hoffman. “Plant your hands back by your ears and point your elbows up. Root down through your feet to lift your hips and straighten your arms. Draw your sternum through the window of your shoulders,” she says. Lift into a backbend. “Try lifting your heels up off the mat to take pressure off of the low back.”