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Men’s Health Month: Keeping Up with Your Health

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Adult Education, Centura College, Health, Lifestyle, Spotlight Feature, Tips & Tricks

The key to staying healthy is to take small, positive, consistent steps. Taking the initiative to start new practices that will improve your overall health is the easy bit. Making these practices habits requires you to be regular and develop a healthy lifestyle. Do this by using the following men’s health tips:

Create an Exercise Routine

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Whether you are 20 or 50, you can turn around your physical fitness with a few weeks of regular exercises. Decide whether you should exercise at home or if you should join a gym. Ensure that you put aside several hours a week and start small. For example, your first week could start with three 30 minutes session of activities, like jogging or weight lifting, and then increase the amount of sessions and time as necessary.

Tips

  • Don’t push too hard-You will be tempted to push your body beyond limits when you are starting out at the gym, especially when you are noticing results. Instead, stick to a guided, gradual gym program.
  • Stay active-In addition to exercising, keep your body active by walking regularly or by joining a sports team. You burn more calories when walking or playing than by sitting.

Eat Healthy Meals

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You probably already know all the foods you should quit, but why haven’t you quit them already? The food you eat affects a wide range of aspects in your life; physical fitness, stress levels and sex drive for example. Visit your nutritionist for guidance and stick to well-balanced meals that can provide all the nutrients needed to keep you fit and healthy.

Tips

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking-If you commit yourself to healthy meals, make the extra sacrifice of quitting alcohol and smoking. Reducing alcohol intake levels can improve mental health and decrease alcohol-related health risks.
  • Drink more water and eat fruits and veggies– Your body needs to stay hydrated. While water is the most obvious way to hydrate, fruits and vegetable, like watermelons and cucumbers, are a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Find Support in Your Friends and Family

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Find motivation from friends who can become part of your exercising team. Rely on a cheering squad; people who will honestly give you feedback about your progress and remind you to watch what you eat whenever you go out.

Tips

  • Forgiveness– Forgive yourself if you “backslide” once in a while when you eat meals you had decided to quit.
  • We Got This- Motivate your friends to join your exercising team if you want a bigger cheering squad.

Visit your Doctor Often

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The best time to visit your doctor is today. Book an appointment to get a checkup while you still remember. Explain any issues you have to the doctor; and you will get advice that could shape the future of your ‘stay healthy’ goal in the future.

Finally, enjoy yourself. Don’t be too conscious about men’s health that it affects your other aspects of life. Embrace one health tip at a time, and you will develop a healthy life style in no time.

How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam – Study Tips and Resources

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in NCLEX-PN Exam, Practical Nursing

How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam

How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam

The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. After graduation from a school of nursing, one takes the NCLEX exam to receive his or her nursing license, a requirement before practicing nursing in any state.  NCLEX examinations are developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). For public safety reasons, each state board of nursing issues a license based on the successful completion of the appropriate NCLEX examination.  NCLEX examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe practice of nursing for entry level personnel.  Before you can take the examination, you will need to attain an “Authorization to Test (ATT)” from your local Board of Nursing.  …Read More Here

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College to Staff its Workforce

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Career Fair

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College and hires over 20 Centura College Graduates in the Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding and Practical Nursing Fields!

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College

From Left to Right: Robin L Howell, Well Advantage Richmond Office, Dawn McCormack, Well Advantage VA Tech Office, Steven Terry, Centura College Career Services Coordinator, Valisha Cranford, Well Advantage Area Director, and Sandra Hampton, Well Advantage Richmond Office

On Wednesday, June 19th 2013, The North Chesterfield (Midlothian) campus of Centura College partnered with Well Advantage for an onsite Career Fair for the graduates of Centura College.  Well Advantage is a medical services organization based in Sykesville, Maryland that specializes in providing access to activities, services, and education in the area of health, wellness, stress reduction and fitness within their client’s place of work. …Read More Here

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for North Chesterfield Campus

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Practical Nursing

Centura College, North Chesterfield Campus Celebrates High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for the past 3 years and into 2013!

LPN Program Centura College High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

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To say we are excited about our Centura College North Chesterfield Campus high NCLEX-PN Pass Rates is an understatement!  Developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing was implemented to ensure public safety by testing the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing throughout the industry.  All US state and territorial Nursing Boards require a passing result on the exam for licensure as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). …Read More Here

How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Practical Nursing

How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

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How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

In order to determine an answer to the question; How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?, we have to look at several different factors. Educational achievements, work experience, type of health care facility where you work, type of nursing work you perform in your daily duties and of course, geographic location.  All of these play a part in determining what you can expect to earn as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Although all of listed the factors are important, training, certification and type of facility appear to be important determining factors in actual salary amounts (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – How to Become a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse page). …Read More Here

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