Monday, April 20, 2015

Lower Back Pain in my 30s.

There are some ailments that don't appear till one reaches certain milestone age in their life. For me, it was reaching my thirties and being inundated with more chronic back problems,  and not to mention a lowering metabolism. 

Recently I started my practice in a not for profit kitchen. It is not a commercial kitchen so work is not as hectic as it could be. However, as most may or may not know,  working in the kitchen requires one to stand for many hours.

Regardless, I've learnt that taking breaks is essential for maintaining the health for my back. I'm not sure about others, but I definitely need mine.

After about 18 days in the kitchen, over about five weeks, my back finally told me she wants a break. Lol.

So I did.

I basically slept in for two days and would have slept more if my friends had not come and look for me.

On Friday,  Jo came and looked for me.  we ended up going to her friend's place for dinner.

I am really grateful to my friends who have come to check on my well being making sure I have not passed on.. Hahaha.

Along the way,  I decided to get some supplements from Usana for my declining health.  Hahaha. They were the Usana Essentials Pack,  Biomega, and Calcium.

Thanks to Ju-Min for bringing lunch and the Elmore Oil ointment for me.

Finally a word of thanks to other friends like Malin for coming to pick me up and dropping me in the city so I can go see
the chiropractor.

Well, what did the chiropractor say? Not much actually... I've been seeing her since 2011, all she could concur was it was part of my genetic background and I had to do the exercises she asked me to,
and take care of my back.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Usana: Essentials Pack, Calcium, Biomega

I finally succumbed to ordering Usana supplements from Jo. 

(Technically, I was actually the one who introduced her to Usana, but I shall leave that for another post).

There were a couple of reasons.

Namely,  her complexion has improved a lot since February when she started taking it.  I've known her for many years and she has always had bad skin. 

Secondly, she gifted me a bag of Fibergy (which is powdered psyllium husk)  from Usana...  Lol.

Also,  as a side effect of using it,  she lost about four kilos, and thought it would benefit me,  especially around the waistline. Haha.

Finally,  because of my recent lower back pain, I realise I have not been eating well, and being in my thirties, that is a bad move. 

I realise though my family constitution is of fairly good skin, but I have more of  a low immunity to illnesses, and the older we get, the immunity reduces, along with the metabolism with age and other bodily aches.

As they say,  the only people who need help are those who are ill and sick..  The healthy don't need help as they won't be able to appreciate the results.

What's the price range for Usana? It's a little pricier than your usual supermarket supplements like Blackmore, and Swisse . And perhaps justified so, as the price covers the wages of the hours that the  distributors put into it.

Anyways this would be the current RRP price of the supplements in Australian dollars.
Essentials $58.00
Calcium     $29.00
Biomega    $30.00

Depending on the time of the purchase, there may be other current ongoing promotions as well.



Multi mineral 

Mega Antioxidant

Calcium 

Biomega

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Opal Card - Taking the Ferry in Sydney

I rarely take the ferry from Meadowbank Wharf.  Generally, they are a little more costly compared to talking the train or bus.

However with recent track work, the idea seemed more appealing. Sometimes you get free WiFi on board the ferry as well, depending on your luck. 

The Opal card has actually made it more cost effective to take the more costly  transport types, if only you knew how to manage it... yes, you do need a strategy for it. 

If you have more than 8 rides per week, the Opal card is then automatically entitled to Opal Rewards,  which entitles the user to travel on any mode of transport for however far the distance.  

The only condition is that regardless of the mode of travel the first eight rides were used on,  each mode needs to be done separated by one hour. Also, Opal Cards are limited to a maximum of $15 usage a day, so if your travels amount to more than $15 for that day, you would have to wait for the next following day to complete the rest of the eight rides. 

The earliest any user can reach their Travel Rewards is by Tuesday,  or on average by Wednesday.

I have tried this myself,  and ya, the lowest anyone could pay for eight rides is:
 using the bus x aud2.10. 
                       
Ferry from Meadowbank Wharf.

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