Saturday, 11 December 2010

Why you should check your Pulse Pressure

When you get to a certain age, blood pressure, and heart problems can become a conern.

Sometimes just finding out about simple things that you can observe and do to help keep yourself aware is useful.

Fluid systems in the body are notorious for the high level of complexity in their physics. The circulatory system is no different, and it is because of this that there are so many different factors that could affect a person's blood pressure. The rate the heart pumps to the viscosity of the blood itself, blood pressure has influences from multiple factors in the body. These factors may, in turn, be influenced by outside factors such as diet, exercise, disease, or drugs. This is because of this that blood pressure has an even greater number of indirect influencers.

There are many different forms of pressure that you should get checked as well as your blood pressure to keep yourself in good health. If this is not taken care of, some of the problems that could be happening may not be found in time for them to be treated correctly. One type of pressure that could be checked is your pulse pressure. This is going to be the change in blood pressure during a single contraction of the heart. There is a way to find the pulse pressure of a person easily. Pulse pressure can be taken into account when there is a problem with your blood pressure. It is a good indicator to some different types of heart problems.

I have only just discovered how important pulse pressure is, it is time to talk about how to find out a person's pulse pressure measurements. Normally, the pulse pressure is the systolic pressure minus the diastolic pressure. The following items can calculate it: stroke volume divided by compliance. Stroke volume is the volume of blood pumped out of a ventricle with each beat of the heart, as compliance is the standard regulation of beats. The resting pulse pressure in the average person is 40 mmHg and this could increase up to 100mmHg when a healthy adult is exercising. The numbers out of this range will show a possible health problem and you should talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can to avoid any kind of complications.

It is very rare to get a pulse pressure reading of less than 40mmHg. The chances are if you receive one that is really lower than the others, you have just done the calculations wrong. If the pulse pressure is low usually, it reflects a low stroke volume and this means that your heart is not pumping out the right amount of blood that it is supposed to. This could be due to a very serious problem like congestive heart disorder or shock.

If your pulse pressure is more than 40 mmHg, usually a reading between 60 and 80mmHg, there are few reasons that this may happen. This is an indicator of stiffness of the arteries, a leak in the aortic valve, and an extra path for the blood to go on from the arteries to the veins, hypothyroidism, or some kind of combination of these. It is something that should be discussed with your doctor if it is higher than average and of course, when you have lower pulse pressure than usual too.

Reviewing this I think you also need to be very good at maths!

Friday, 10 December 2010

How To Get Customers To Throw Money At Your Hair And Beauty Business

by Diane Shawe
Your customers are booking fewer treatments, those who are turning up are spending less, your weekly cash take-ins is in decline, you have mortgage and rent to pay and costs are going up! You are seriously concerned whether your business will survive 2009. Stop worrying and start planning your survival strategy. Worrying only confuses your mind and stops you from clearly acting on well thought out plans.

At a time like this, you might be wondering how on earth am I going to get customers to throw their money at me! (Well the visual thought is quite funny if done literally) At this moment in time, everyone is looking at how they can make the pennies stretch. They still want the high value service at competitive prices.

Everyone has not stopped spending, they are just a lot more careful and the business that catches their eye with a witty, strong, honest and effective message will win their custom.

If you do the same old thing you will get the same old results. So it is time to be creative.

I am going to give you just a few pointers, but the real benefit is from registering for our 5 plan Crash course on 'How to get more customers' from our website.

1. Change your attitude and way of thinking. If you are constantly feeling guilty about the fact that a regular customer or new customer must also be experiencing the credit crunch, then you are buying into the negative cycle which will keep you from being creative and productive.

2. Change the expression on your face. When you spot someone who seems to have a 'far away look', or they appear 'worried' and not up to their usual immaculate perky self, you might always start your sentence off with "Are you feeling OK?" 'You look worried.." You have instantly invited a conversation based on negative experiences, down trodden emotions which will sink both and all parties into a downward spiral of self pity.

If a sales rep came in and tried to sell you anything with such a mood, would you buy from them just based on 'feeling sorry for them' NO you would not and neither will any of your potential customers.

3. Remind yourself and evaluate your approach to your clients. Are you using a CARROT OR STICK approach. Most people like the CARROT approach because it is pleasurable, and will avoid the pain of the STICK approach which is spending more money without seeing any additional value. When was the last time you ran towards someone with a STICK so that they could beat you?

4. Boost your personal impact. This is a combination of things such as diet, exercise, personal development, networking with like minded people, changing your appearance, writing articles. All of these will help to stimulate your mental attitude and keep them positive. Never moan in front of staff of clients, encourage them to come up with suggestions and ideas that will benefit all parties.

5. Source FREE courses and reports that can help you understand the current environment and stimulate new ideas into your business.

6. Book yourself onto one day workshops that are practical, informative and with networking opportunity. Don't break the bank, but sometimes owner managers forget to invest in keeping their own knowledge base up to date.
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