Is The Cost Of Motoring Driving You Round The Bend?

Is the cost of motoring driving you round the bend? It might be, especially if you use your car a lot for work, family days out, and annual road trips. As useful as your car will be to you for instances such as these, you are going to see a dent in your finances.

So, what should you do? Well, there are ways to reduce the costs of motoring and these include the following. 

#1: Leave your car at home more often

We sometimes rely on our cars a little too much. If there are instances when walking is an acceptable way to get you from A to B, consider using your two feet. You already know that regular exercise is good for you, so this is one way to achieve it. You will save money too!

If you are travelling longer distances, consider getting the bus or train if you qualify for discounted travel passes. And for your daily commute to work or the school run, consider car-sharing with a colleague or parent. You will save money and so will they if you take it in turns to offer a ride. 

#2: Compare car insurance

If your insurance premium is high, remember that you don’t need to stick with the same insurer forever. Yes, you may qualify for an occasional discount if you haven’t made a claim but if you can get cheaper insurance, it sometimes makes sense to switch to a different provider. Use comparison sites to get a handle on the prices out there or Google search ‘cheap car insurance.’ You can click here for one potential option. 

Of course, if you do find a cheaper insurer, you could let your current insurer know. To keep you as a customer they might be willing to offer you a better deal. Another way to save on insurance is to take an advanced driving course, as your insurer will consider you a safer driver and as such, will be more willing to offer you a discount. 

#3: Learn a few maintenance skills

If you’re forever taking your car to the garage for minor repairs or maintenance issues, you may be spending a small fortune. This is mainly because of the cost of labour although you might sometimes pay more than you should if your local garage invents jobs that don’t need doing. With this in mind, here are some tips on finding a trustworthy garage

You will save money if you use a reputable garage. You will also save money if you can learn a few basic car maintenance skills. If you can replace a tyre, jumpstart your car, and change the battery, you won’t need to call on the services of a mechanic. Look for courses near you and sign up for anything that is suited to your skill level. 

Finally

There is much more you can do to save money, of course. You could shop around for cheaper fuel, refinance your car loan if you can find a better rate, and even replace your car for something that is both fuel-efficient and more reliable. So, if the cost of motoring is driving you round the best, don’t despair. It is possible to save money! Consider our suggestions and then look elsewhere online for advice on reducing your motoring expenses. 

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Do Fitness Apps Really Work? : Review

There are lots of fitness apps on the apps stores on our phones, some free some paid but do they really work?

I set myself a challenge to see if they would help as I would like to try and loose weight, but would these help with what I was already doing? time to find out.

Obviously the best way to loose weight is to eat a balanced diet and do some exercise, but lets see how these do on their own.

The Apps

I wont name the apps that I tried as you will see why come the end of the review, but I was using the apps for the following areas:

  • Sit-ups
  • Calorie Counting
  • Push-ups
  • Planks
  • Squats
  • Steps

The ones I have continued to use are : My AppleWatch for my steps and for the Calorie Counting I use MyFitnessPal.

I tried the apps for a solid 4 months, and did the daily exercises, at first it was very difficult and on days I was very sleepy it was hard to motivate myself to get up and do them.

I also didn’t binge on extra food or snacks.

After 4 Months

After 4 months I was able to do more pushups, more situps and squats but I didnt really visually see any results.

The results I wanted were to get a flatter stomach, loose weight and just overall tone up, I knew these were not going to do that but I thought they would help…

The planks app did help a little but I wouldn’t say it was a massive change, but I have kept up the planks just using the timer on my phone for 3 mins a day.

What I am Still Doing:

I am not wanting to join a gym or start a crazy fad diet, I want to do what’s best for me.

I am still calorie counting using MyFitnessPal, I make sure I log everything and stay within the limit daily. I also walk for a minimum of 4km a day, and try and get my steps count up.

Diet wise I just try and have a balanced meal during the week, and if I do have a wee treat I keep that for the weekend.

During the week I drink 95% water, and at weekends is when I will have a coke or a wee beer if I am out. I don’t snack or take any sweets during the week unless its an event or I am out at the weekend and I feel like a wee treat.

Overall

Diets, apps etc are all good if you stick with them and eat a balanced diet all the time. The best way is to just watch what you eat during the week, make sure you get a lot of steps in daily and any extras will be good and help in your weightless journey.

At the time of posting I have been doing this for a solid 90% of the year and I am going to continue and aim to fully tone up.

Let me know what has worked for you.

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How To Keep Up With Changing Technology in the Medical Field

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The medical field is constantly changing and evolving. New technologies emerge every day to help you diagnose better, treat, or prevent diseases. Keeping up with these developments isn’t easy, though. But there are some things that you can do to stay current with the latest medical technologies and techniques.

Here are ways you can use to keep up flawlessly.

Continuous Research

Continuous research requires dedication and time. Employing a team to assist you in keeping up with the study can be helpful, but you must be updated on tasks and research. If you need assistance in keeping up with the research and a team to help you, consider hiring an agency to assist you in the process. Providing quality care for your patients can be challenging without research and time dedicated to learning about new techniques. But with a team assisting you in keeping up with the changing field of medicine, you’ll have more time to focus on different sectors like specialist dental equipment training instead of researching and learning about new procedures.

Networking With Peers

Networking with peers is a great way to keep up-to-date on  health information technology and learn about what’s happening in the medical field. Whether you belong to an organization or attend a seminar, making connections with others in the area can help you find mentors and discover new opportunities. In addition, you should consider joining a professional organization like the National Medical Association to build relationships with others and gain insight into the changing medical field. 

Going for Seminars or Webinars

Seminars are excellent sources of information and can be very helpful in keeping up with new developments . Webinars are also beneficial, but you need to sit down at a specific time on the computer to listen and learn about possible ways of self-diagnosing with the help of your laptop and relay information accordingly. Webinars have the advantage of seeing what is going on while it’s presented so that you can get a good idea about some course materials as well. Either type keeps you on track with the changing technology in the medical field.

Be Curious About New Equipment

Many medical professionals resist change and don’t like to learn about new equipment. However, if you embrace it and keep an open mind, the process of learning is easy. It also enables you to stay up to date on using the latest technology that is rapidly transforming the healthcare system. Don’t be afraid of failure; don’t panic if you make a mistake with medical equipment. Take some time to learn how it works and then ask an expert for help if needed because no one expects you to be an expert overnight, so never feel ashamed of not knowing something.

Conclusion

Keeping up with technology in the medical field can be challenging, but you can do a few things to make it easier. Instead of blindly charging ahead into an unknown territory that could potentially harm patients’ safety and well-being, research online using search engines like Google Scholar before making any decisions. When in doubt, put yourself out there. Look to your colleagues for guidance. By being curious about new equipment and asking questions about foreign things, you’ll understand better.

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