Monday, 15 December 2014

Diet and Nutrition

Why do we need food to stay alive?

Our body cannot perform its daily functions without the supply of proper Nutrition. When we eat a balanced and healthy Diet our body gets nutrients that it needs. These nutrients help our body to perform everyday life tasks. For example, our body needs minerals for making hormones, building up bones and for regulating heart beat. Examples of these minerals include, iron, iodine and copper, calcium, sodium, potassium. Without these our body can not release toxins, it cannot even transport nutrients to cells. 

Struggling with everyday jobs of physical exertion, life, and family may cause sleeping deficiency, an excessive amount of stress, and lack of time.

Nevertheless even if you are at your hectic routine, you must not ever execute once it involves sustaining a healthy nourishment. Your body requires nutrition to operate at its best and to fight the daily anxiety and exhaustion of life.

How our body does turns Food into Fuel to support body functions 

The foods we eat and the liquids we drink give us energy. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the three main sources used to gain energy, with carbohydrates being the foremost necessary resource. When carbs are used up, your body may require energy for which the proteins and fats are necessary. Once you eat, the food absorbs it is used as fuel in your body. This method is acknowledged as metabolism.

There are two types of Carbohydrates, simple and complex, and both are transformed to sugar (glucose). The body breaks up this glucose within the blood and the blood cells use the glucose to supply energy to the whole body.

Diet and Nutrition: Best food to eat

Complex carbohydrates like high-fiber cereals, wheat breads and pastas, dried beans, and stuffy vegetables are the most effective variety of foods for sustained energy as these are digested very slowly and consistently. Because Complex carbohydrates contain fiber that takes more time to digest within the body because it is absorbed slowly, Complex carbs conjointly stabilize your body’s sugar level that successively causes the exocrine gland to supply less endocrine. This provides you a sense of fullness and less feelings of hunger.
 Protein is a vital element for healthy and energyfull nourishment (preferably chicken, turkey, beef, mutton, and fish), legumes (lentils and beans), and a reasonable quantity of vigorous monounsaturated and unsaturated fats (avocados, seeds, nuts, and sure oils).

Different juices are also important for you in order to keep you energetic. Water is essential for digestion, absorption, and therefore the transference of nutrients for energy. Dehydration will cause an energy deficiency. The average person must drink 6 to 8 (8-ounce) glasses of water daily.”

Diet and Nutrition: Foods to Avoid

On the other side, Simple carbohydrates ought to be limited. Starting from candy and cookies to sugary cold drinks and juices, simple carbs are broken down and absorbed quickly by the body. They supply an initial burst of energy for 30 to 60 minutes, however are rapidly digested and end up in a slump afterwards.

Alcohol and caffeine should also be avoided. Alcohol could be a tranquillizing but may cut back your energy levels, whereas caffeine typically provides an initial two hours’ energy burst, followed by a crash.    

Should I Consider E-Learning?

Most people, firms or Companies, when in need of coaching or training either go to College, School, or conduct in house training classes or they use manuals and self-study guides.In some conditions however it is advantageous to use Web-Based coaching and training or different sorts of e-learning rather than the traditional standard coaching.
Questions that could be asked regarding this are:
  •   What are the advantages of E-Learning?
  •   Are there any disadvantages?
  •   How one can make the decision?

This article will help you to seek answers for these questions by going through the advantages and disadvantages of using e-learning as a training option.
What are the advantages of eLearning?
E-Learning has advantages over on campus studies for the employees in a company, clients using a product, or students studying in a school.
These advantages contain:
E-Learning is better than reading the manual guides
Many working people do not have enough motivation to sit down and teach themselves by reading to them manual guides. Manuals are usually more effective for reference than for learning. Self-study guides can be a helping factor cannot be a substitute for a complete learning programme. On the other hand, WBT (Web Based Training) attracts the student's attention and can even be enjoyable to use. It absolutely would work better than simply learning from a manual.
The major consideration for any training programme is its cost. As the number of people being qualified increases, it becomes more cost effective to develop in house training programmes rather than sending out people to have trainings from classes. Providing online training is especially suitable for the companies that employee huge number of staff and they need to updates their skills through further trainings. .  
Online Learning is more practical
Additional condition is when the people to be trained are broadly distributed. Travel time and costs to send them to a class could be expensive option and sending trainers to them could not be applied. Getting staff trained online would be more practical option for the companies under these circumstances.
Since different tutors and instructors have different ways of instruction, all personnel may not be getting the same level of training. Consistent standards can be maintained through e-learning.          E-Learning assures standardization of training and content presented. This ensures that the whole experience of training was equal for all the personnel’s who attended the online course.
What are the disadvantages?
There are some downsides for using e-learning:
Essential access to a computer
Students should have access to computers either at their homes, at work, or at some coaching site where they could have their web based training through the computer. Generally computer access is not easily available.
Need access to the Internet
In the case of WBT, students are also required to have access to the Internet. This can be a problem for training field personnel who are placed in remote locations where internet is not available, in this case they might have computers but won't readily access the Internet for the just-in-time training or guidance.
Must have enough skills for using computer
Personnel need to get training through e-learning must know how to use computer. At least they must know how to use a keyboard and a mouse. To the minimum some people are at least trained for using the WBT system.
Personnel Confrontation
Some people have fears about using computers, while others hesitate from using any form of computer communication. They feel that it is very unfriendly and do not want to go ahead with this form of learning.
The E-Learning System
The e-learning must be designed in such a way that it is engaging and keeps learners' interest intact, students' attention is maintained from start to finish. Poorly designed system on the other hand can cause dullness or even can lead student to confusion and poor concentration. 
 Costs Versus value of training
Most of the decisions for the Businesses are based on potential return-on-investment (ROI).The businesses decide whether training their personnel and/or customers is a value-added activity for them and how this training should be conducted. Which routes should be adopted for this whether or not e-learning is the best route to take.
Other factors to consider
  •           Cost and practicality of sending students to class
  •           Accessibility of computers and literacy of learners
  •           Development amount against quantity being skilled.