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Weekly Round-Up #274: Fitness & Finance Goals For 2021

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Weekly Round-Up #274: Fitness & Finance Goals For 2021

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun and productive week.

As we move into the middle of January, you may still be thinking “New Year, new me”. Don’t be fooled by the adverts you’ll be seeing on the TV for well-known weight “management” brands (one that rhymes with ‘Broom’ springs to mind). All you need to do is keep an eye on what you’re eating and make sure that you’re doing some exercise. You don’t need to go on a fad diet or cut out your favourite foods, you just need to keep an eye on the amount of food you’re eating and exercise accordingly. With that in mind we have some tips on how you can become stronger with strength training, and a simple 4 week weight loss workout plan that doesn’t require any special equipment, just the willpower to stick with the free course for four weeks.

If you’re looking for a simple way to keep an eye on what you’re eating, checkout my review of MyFitnessPal. The free version allows you to track meals, nutrition and exercise.

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Review: MyFitnessPal

We're only a couple of months away from Christmas which is traditionally a time for over indulgence followed by a panicked decision to start afresh in the New Year. Because of this I thought I'd preemptively review a few health based gadgets and services

As well as fitness we also take a look at finance and how your business can survive the current financial crisis using lessons from the past, plus how you can save to cover the cost of having a child and their education.

Physical Strength: How To Become Stronger With Strength Training – Non-Athlete Fitness

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions this year to hit the gym and build a considerable amount of physical strength? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make this their ultimate goal. However, building strength is no easy task, so if you found yourself giving up within one or two months, don’t be ashamed. Getting stronger takes time, dedication, and education. Therefore, if you’re interested in finally meeting your fitness goals, read this article from Fitness For Non-althletes to see how you can build strength as a beginner.

The 4-Week Weight Loss Workout Plan [For Men & Women – For Care Education and Research

For anyone seeking weight loss, the hardest part is knowing how to reach your goal and sustain it. Realistically, it can be simple to lose weight. Dropping a few pounds in a week or two is easily reachable. But, sticking to a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your goal weight is the difficult hurdle to overcome. Not everyone knows exactly how to exercise, what to eat, and how to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle. It is not easy. But, with the help of this 4-week weight loss plan, you can start your journey sooner than you thought.

40+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas – Soapbox Engage

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly made it difficult for a lot of people, businesses and sectors – most notably the Charity and non-profit sectors. With non-essential shops closed, in-person events cancelled and social distancing in place it’s been a difficult time for charities to raise much needed funds. In this article from Soapbox Engage, they look at over 40 different ways your organisation can fundraise during this unprecedented period, from virtual summits to crowd funding the article gives you simple and actionable steps to keep your charity’s finances stable.

What Is A PBX Phone System (PBX)? – Definition – RingCentral UK

Know your ISDN from your PSTN? RingCentral’s handy glossary hub helps you break down the acronyms to understand the jargon of day-to-day IT terminology. Demystifying unified communications and all the software, hardware and applications in between, we’ve compiled the keywords and phrases you might need to know.

The Free UK Boiler Grant Guide – Warma UK

You may not know this but the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies are giving away free replacement boiler grants to qualifying homeowners, landlords and private tenants. This grant scheme is being overlooked and co-ordinated by the government to ensure fairness and clarity is given to successful applicants. The government is also involved in the free boiler scheme as a way to ensure that fuel poverty across the UK is tackled head on. A free boiler scheme like this also ensures that houses are more energy efficient by upgrading to a boiler and central heating system, reducing overall carbon emissions from UK households.

In this article Warma UK goes through the entire process, qualifying factors and the advantages of taking part in this free boiler scheme.

How To Keep Your Motivation Sky High – NCC Home Learning

Are you lacking in motivation? Are you looking to achieve a goal, but it feels like it is slipping further away? Does life get in the way of your study and career plans? Do you feel like giving up? In this two part article, NCC will looks at what motivation is and what influences it. In the second part, we will round up six things that successful people do to get and stay motivated, even in difficult times.”

Are These TV Bedrooms Best For Sleep? – People Who Sleep UK

From the Queen of Westeros to our favourite fashion femme in Sex and the City, People Who Sleep have rounded up the best on-screen TV bedrooms (with their characters, of course) for a little sleep-decor makeover. If you’ve ever wondered how on earth Golden Girl, Blanche Devereaux, managed to get any sleep beneath her wild wallpaper, or if the Flintstones slept at all, you’ve come to the right place.

288 Project Management Software Platforms: The Complete List For 2021 – monday.com

There are an endless number of software platforms designed to help you move beyond the whiteboards and spreadsheets and into the smarter, safer world of modern project management but because there are so many options out there, you have a hell of a task ahead of you to determine which one is right for you. At monday.com they have put together a comprehensive guide, you’ll find 300 platforms for project management, broken down and categorized by their offerings, target markets, and strengths to help you quickly and painlessly find the perfect project management tool for you and your team.

The Best VPN For Netflix: Unbiased Reviews – SoftwareHow

A VPN allows you to securely connect to a computer network anywhere in the world, you can access streaming content—think video and music—that’s not available in your country. And one of the most popular streaming services is Netflix. But Netflix is actively working against this by trying to block VPNs from accessing their service. Which VPN servers are best able to get past Netflix’s firewall? And which offer the stability and bandwidth to comfortably stream high definition video hour after hour? To find out Software How thoroughly tested six leading VPN services and brings you the results of their findings in this article – you’ll be watching Canadian Netflix in no time!

The Fascinating Benefits Of Playing Guitar – Authority Guitar

Scientific studies confirm guitarists have unique brain functions compared to non[players. Other musicians learn their instruments through sheet music. Guitar players can learn by listening and exploring their fretboard to find the notes or chords. Extraordinarily so, guitarists can synchronize using the brain’s neural network. Without consciously knowing, they can predict what is to come before and after a set of chords. The more you jam with another guitarist, the stronger the chemistry becomes. In this article, Authority Guitar takes a look at some of the fascinating facts and benefits of guitar playing.

160+ Mobile Marketing Statistics To Know In 2021 – The Marketing Helpline

You might just think that mobile marketing is simply marketing to people on their smartphones and tablets – but in reality it is so much more than that. At a basic level, there are adverts to be optimised for viewing on mobile devices, but the nature and complexity of mobile devices means that it is so much more than that. This article from The Marketing Helpline takes a look at the various types of mobile marketing, challenges of marketing to a mobile audience and some interesting stats about the mobile market.

6 Tips & Tricks For Designing A New Kitchen – Maxima Kitchen Equipment

Creating your dream kitchen seems to be both an intimidating and invigorating task simultaneously; the opportunity to birth the vision you have had for years now finally becoming an actuality. You’ve scrolled down Instagram, you’ve read your way through a skyscraper of homeware magazines – all those hours of dreaming and envisioning have led you to this moment. So close down Instagram and put away the brochures. To aid you on this journey of kitchen creation, Maxima Kitchen Equipment have compiled a list of 6 easy tips for you to follow to bring that dream kitchen to life.

How To Survive A Financial Crisis: Lessons From Businesses That Survived U.S. Recessions – Thimble

As the global economy undergoes the worst recession since World War II due to Covid-19, we wanted to get to the bottom of how small businesses can weather the storm. Using hard-earned lessons from entrepreneurs who survived the Great Recession and other financial crises, Thimble have compiled advice that every business owner could benefit from to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected. Read on or skip to our infographic to discover how your small business can survive the current financial crisis.

How To Save Money For A Child – Bankrate

Parents pay an average of $233,610 to raise a child to the age of 18 according to the USDA, this amount include the cost of housing and education, but it also takes food costs, healthcare costs and other necessities into account. With this in mind, it’s smart to start saving for a child once you decide you want to have one. Your strategy will likely include some savings for yourself to cover the costs of newborn equipment, medical bills and parental leave. On top of that, you may actually want to start saving money for your child, which can be used for college expenses and other costs later on.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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