Tips to Boost Testosterone Naturally

Are you someone who’s looking for alternatives to increase your testosterone levels but often fail because you want to do it naturally? If so, you are on the right track! In this article, I will give you several nutrition tips to boost your testosterone level naturally. 

Tips to Naturally Boost Testosterone Level

From the word itself, “natural” which means you will not take any medical alternatives to boost your testosterone level. You have to start recalling what you have been doing these days and change what is not beneficial. I will give you a much clearer idea about the things you should do to naturally increase your testosterone level. Let’s get started!

  • Don’t deprive yourself from sleeping!

The first thing you must do is to get enough sleep. Sleeping 7-8 hours is good but it is even better if you aim 8-9 hours of sleeping. According to several studies, insufficient sleep affects the production of testosterone and other hormones in the body. If you are used to sleep very late and consume less than the standard number of hours, then you have to change that habit immediately!

  • Live Vigorously!

Laziness will never give you better results. Always stay physically active so your brain will function well and will be able transmit signal that your body needs more hormones. In simpler words, “Live vigorously!”

  • Maintain a Normal Weight

One of the reasons why men’s low testosterone level became worse than it was before is the increase in number of obese men at present. Maintaining a normal weight is the wise thing to do. Begin with changing your diet habit and start losing your excessive fats!

  • Perform Short yet Intense Workout

It’s not necessary that you spend too much time sweating your body. In fact, studies show that long period of exercise will harm your testosterone production. To have wider idea about the appropriate exercises, do a thorough research on the internet or consult a professional health care provider.

  • Avoid Stressing Out!

One factor that reduces your testosterone level is by stressing yourself. Whenever you stress out, stress hormone cortisol becomes dominant which blocks testosterone.

  • Remove Sugar in your System

Sugar is the best ingredient for delicious foods especially desserts. Cakes and ice cream are just two examples. However, if you want to increase your testosterone level, start avoiding sugar or sweet foods no matter how much you it. 

Everything that I’ve mentioned above are proven and tested by men who prefer natural way of increasing their testosterone level. On the other hand, you can also consider taking the best testosterone booster. There are various test boosters available online to treat your low testosterone levels.  You can visit the internet or ask the experts about the effective natural test booster supplements.

4 Reasons Why Becoming a Nursing Assistant is a Good Start to Your Career in Healthcare

Being a nursing assistant, or Certified Nurse Assistant – CNA, means working in healthcare centers and hospitals where you will be helping patients with their regular, daily needs, as well as monitor their overall health. This includes measuring their temperature, blood pressure, sugar level, and make sure that their food is brought in accordance with their dietary restrictions. This means bathing patients, helping them move, especially if they are elders or if they have suffered an accident that has left the patient with a temporary or permanent mobility impairment. You will be working under the supervision of registered nurses, and below, we have analyzed the benefits of being a CNA.

1.    You only need a training course

You do not need a college degree in order to be a CNA. Certifications are issued by the state, and all you need to do is undergo a training accredited by the state. You will receive further training on the job, because a CNA needs to be able to individualize and make sure that each patient receives the type of care calibrated to their needs, rather than follow overall guidelines for all patients. You will need to learn some basic procedures and protocols, which is why it is important to obtain as much knowledge as possible from the training courses.

2.    Certification

Before you become eligible to work as a nursing assistant, and begin your career in healthcare by proxy, you will need to get a certification which will give you the title of certified nursing assistant, or CNA, which will make you eligible for working in the field. You will need to sit through the Certified Nursing Assistant Competency Test. It is a mandatory exam where your skills and knowledge from the training program are tested, and your proficiency as a nursing assistant is established. In some states, you can look for work even before you’ve sat the exam, but for no longer than four months before you sit the exam.

3.    Easy to begin your career as CNA

Certified nursing assistants are in high demand, and you will not have any trouble finding work after you’ve finished the training courses and taken the licensure exam. There are plenty of work opportunities in many different work settings, and the best thing about it is that if you wish to extend your knowledge and widen your prospects, you will be encouraged by most hospitals and health centers to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or an associate’s degree and become a registered nurse, which is a step upward in your career in healthcare.

4.    Furthering your career is easy and diverse

One of the best aspects of being a certified nursing assistant is the career prospects and opportunities. Many workplaces and employers aid their employees in obtaining higher degrees so that they can undertake more complicated tasks. When it comes to nursing, if you work at a big metropolitan hospital, you can specialize in many different healthcare fields, from pharmacology to neonatal nursing. There is no limit to fields or specializations – all of them are needed and nurses in many different fields are in high demand. So you can choose any of those without losing your position – only gaining a promotion which is highly beneficial for you and your career.

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Red-eyed Tree Frog, or Red-eyed Leaf Frog. This female was photographed a long time ago at the OTS Finca La Selva Biological Station near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui in Costa Rica. As strikingly brilliant as it’s red eyes may be, vocally this is a most unimpressive frog–as it’s dry weak “cluck” sound confirms, you can’t have everything.

Frogs and toads hop, swim, crawl and climb across all continents except Antarctica. Their variety and diversity increases as you move from the colder regions towards the equator. It is the warm humid tropical forest realms that have the greatest number of species. Here, in this moist and near constant temperature, species have evolved and specialized over thousands of years. Frogs fill a variety of niches, nooks and crannies, from typical pond and streams, the forest leaf litter, to the canopy.

Costa Rica lies squarely in the tropics, at a crossroads connecting North and South America. This “rich coast” country, is bordered to the east by the warm Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. In between these coasts, lie lowland jungles, mountain forest draped in mosses, alpine tundra, and dry forest–and all adorned with anurans (frogs and toads that is).

Costa Rica hosts 133 species of frogs and toads placed into 8 families. Frogs and toads together form the Order Anura. This is where the term anurans comes from, just another way of saying those amphibians without tails, the “frogs and toads”. The Costa Rican Anurans are a very diverse lot, including dazzlingly gaudy poison dart frogs, and nearly invisibly camouflaged eleutherodactylid litter frogs. Their numbers include the pinky-nail sized froglets, to the fist-sized Smoky Jungle Frog, and behemoth (larger than fist-sized) Marine Toad,. There are short legged ground dwellers, strong-legged pond hoppers, and suction-cupped equipped long-limbed leaf-climbers, all finding food, trying not to be food, and seeing that enough of their frog eggs make it to adult frogs, to survive in a dynamic world.

Peeping, croaking, barking, whistling, rattling, and trilling are a few of the descriptions of frogs calling. Why do frogs call? The quick answer is to attract a mate, and to defend a territory (at least that’s why birds do). Many frogs call infrequently or not at all outside of the breeding season. In an evergreen rainforest environment, breeding occurs when sufficient rain has filled temporary breeding ponds and pools. Such temporary breeding areas will at times explode into a cacophony of several species of frogs all calling and competing for mates. This in turn attract still more frogs to the chorus, as well as frog predators.

The fact that so many frogs are nocturnal–that they operate under the cover of darkness, and that their predominant colorings are greens, browns, tans, and banded or blotched with darker tones, just yells or rather whispers “cryptic, camouflage and stealth”. Yet when it is the breeding season–they grab a megaphone, and turn it up to max and yell, “Hey, Hey, Over Here”, and yell they do with all of of their might, over and over again. OK, Megaphone–no, but an amplifying device called a vocal sac yes.. We’ve all seen the images of the frog with the inflated vocal sac under the chin. The male frogs inflate this sac, and then pushes air through vocal slits in the throat, causing vibrations. These vibrations then resonate in this pressurized air-filled sac or membrane. The point is, that frogs that often act more like army men on a mission than show-off poison-dart frogs, are now making a lot of noise, and in doing so they are putting themselves at great risk. They do this for the survival of their genes, and their species. Apparently, there’s no frog future without pond side peril in the form of pursuing predators in the present. So they squeak, chur, chip chirp and growl for all they are worth. And to a sound recordist, their calls and utterances, place them amongst the most worthy.

New Demands for Healthcare Administration in Real Time

It is obvious to all of us that healthcare is one of the crucial areas of human activity overall. To start with, when a person is thinking about healthcare, the first thing and the first contributors to this field that come to mind are doctors and nurses, of course. However, the healthcare system as a whole is not all down to the ones who have direct contact with their patients and who directly contribute to their general body health. The fact is that doctors and technicians would by no means be able to complete their everyday tasks successfully if there was not for a person that would coordinate their work and organize their timetable. That is when healthcare administration takes the stage since healthcare administrators are in the first place responsible for managing the staff in a certain healthcare facility. Therefore, the aim of this article is to bring to light what their duties exactly are and to point out how the demand to provide healthcare administration in real time has increased.

Various Tasks of Healthcare Administration

Firstly, let us determine what healthcare administration itself is and what the main responsibilities of healthcare administrators are. To start with, healthcare administrators have a huge responsibility on them – their task is to manage the operation of a healthcare facility on daily basis. Their main duty is to handle and manage the staff, in order to have all the tasks completed in due time during each day. According to an expert in the field, a CEO in Massachusetts Bryan Ayers, it is a complex and ever challenging working position:”The days are long, the work is never done, but there are always opportunities to improve what we do to benefit those we serve.”

Since various tasks have to be successfully completed in a short time of a single day and there are various things to pay attention to while creating a daily working schedule for a healthcare facility, healthcare administrators must handle numerous pieces of information and they must make the operation of a healthcare facility reach the requirements set on a daily basis. It is obvious that the ones who work in healthcare administration are under the demand to operate in real time. The next question that might pop up is what enables those healthcare workers to complete their complex and numerous tasks in real time?

How Technology Enables Healthcare Administration in Real Time

We have already explained what a broad range of duties healthcare administration brings. Therefore, one may deliberately claim that managing a healthcare facility nowadays is a close equivalent to running an entire city, without exaggerating. What helps healthcare administrators reach their daily expectations and provide the successful operation of a certain healthcare facility is technology. We are all informed about the rapid development of high technology and the booming of new technological devices that can be found on the market recently. Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine any area of human activity to exist without technology. That is because technology provides people with the ability to complete their working tasks in real time and therefore to contribute to the area they are engaged in.

The same applies to healthcare administration. When it comes to healthcare administrators, high technology and its resources may help them organize the daily schedule and preserve all the information they need to handle in order to provide successful operation of the staff and the facility.

Example: A Study on How Technology Benefits Healthcare Administration

There was a recent study, which examined the hospitals’ struggle to solve essential operational issues. The research was conducted by renowned specialists Cameron Lawrence, David Firth and Floyd Khumalo and published in Information Systems Education Journal. It was dedicated to Western United States medical center and its focus was on studying the benefits of technology on healthcare administration. Since the examiners noticed that the medical centre mentioned was struggling from severe inefficiencies in operating, which cost the facility millions, a new CEO was hired and there were attempts to increase the efficiency of the medical centre by imposing an information system in a form of Real Time Location System. The CEO who took over the administration of the medical centre immediately took an action of resorting to technological resources in order to improve the overall operation of the centre. The results of the study show how the efficiency of the facility examined have increased thanks to the usage of high technology for its benefit. The complete study, as well as the results, can be found on the following website: http://isedj.org/2013-11/N5/ISEDJv11n5p49.html.

To sum up, technology seems to be inevitable in reaching the goals of any working position nowadays. This definitely applies to healthcare administration. According to the newest demands, it is not enough for health administrators to be highly resourceful and have exceptional skills. Therefore, in order to manage the staff in real time more efficiently and to provide a certain healthcare facility with a successful operation, healthcare administrators must resort to using high technology that will benefit their work in a great deal.

Toads


The Costa Rican toads include two fairly obvious groups; the true toads in the genus Bufo, and the harlequin frogs in the genus Atelopus.

Few examples of a crisis and conservation concerns are as poingent, or dire as that of the toads in Costa Rica.

Of the 14 species of toads listed for this small republic, 4 or more of them are already thought to be extint, or nearly so. The most famous of these lost amphibians is the Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes). While this once spectacular explosive breeder would show up at breeding pools with the rains annually in the Cordillera de Tilaran in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, they have not been seen since 1987. A Google image search still yields close to 5000 results for “Golden Toad”. The species lived recently enough to be relatively well photographed, but it is now extant, only in memory, and as specimens and jpegs.

Marine Toad (Bufo marinus)–above. One of the 14 species of toads found in Costa Rica. This one is in the family subfamily Bufoninae, a Bufo or “true toad”. Note the classic warty skin, and the swollen bumps behind the eyes. Bufos produce toxins to make themselves unpalatable to things that would eat them.
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Bufo sp. another of the “true toads”
(Atelopus zeteki) is an example of a harlequin frog. These harlequin “frogs” and the toads in the genus Bufo are members of the toad family Bufonidae. The species above, the Panama Golden Frog is found in neighboring Panama. The Costa Rican Atelopus species included several abundant or very common examples. Most of of these species suffered dramatic population declines in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and are now locally extinct.

Glass Frogs

Small frogs mostly 2 to 3 centimeters in length, usually green, with their eyes pointed forward. These frogs are usually found near streams, holding on to leaves. They lay their eggs on the leaves that overhang the water and the adult frogs will protect the egg masses. When the tadpoles are ready to hatch they fall to the stream coinciding with rains, perhaps to conceal their entrance into the water.

Glass frogs have transparent skin on their bellies through which you can see their digestive track, and their hearts may be seen beating. This transparency gives them the name “glass frogs”. So much to say about so little a critter. Glass frogs have green bones, yet another amazing adaptation, in acheiving enough concealment to survive against the many specialized predators with which they share the forests of Central and South America.

We share a world with amazing creatures, great and small. Many of such, are easily overlooked, and at time even invisible to the determined observer. There will soon come a time when such small marvels are even more difficult to observe, as with age hearing wanes and falters. The high frequencies disappear first, and it is in these registers, that the glass frogs call, with short, sharp chips. How I would know that glass frogs were about was by listening.. and now, or soon, I’ll be left just hoping that they are still there, hanging from the leaves, adhering to the surfaces as they dangle over streams, guarding their clear, jewel-like eggs.

To me their translucent green and often speckled skin on the topside only further cements the name and notion of glass frog.

 

 

(Cochranella albomaculata) Yellow-flecked Glassfrog photographed near the Los Patos Field Station, Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Note the green bones)

Links: Centrolenidae (Glass frogs) 
http://www.tolweb.org/Centrolenidae
http://amphibiaweb.org/lists/Centrolenidae.shtml
http://centrolenidae.cisneros-heredia.org/

The mp3 sound file which is supposed to play when this page loads, includes a sea of nocturnal insects, and the sharp, short, high-pitched metalic sounds of the species pictured above. They were calling from rainforest along a creek at night.

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