I remember some years ago when a doctor published an article in the New York Times stating that sweating was dangerous. He went as far as to say, “No one should ever workout.” What hogwash! Serious? Sweating is our body’s way of regulating our temperature. Without it, we would overheat and die. Our sweat glands act as ventilation, especially when we exercise.
Did you know that sweat doesn’t actually smell? True story! It is actually the apocrine glands located in our armpits and groin areas that contains proteins that are broken down by bacteria, and the by-product of this process actually create the odor (Roshini Rajapaksa, MD). It is no surprise that our diet can affect what our sweat smells like.
Although we all have the same number of sweat glands, the amount we sweat can differ. The fitter we are, the more we sweat. What a relief! I’ve become my own Niagara Falls lately. Our caffeine intake will also increase our amount of sweat, so if you find yourself sweating excessively, you may want to cut back on coffee. In rare cases, some people may have a condition and need to seek a doctor.
With the temperatures rising, you WILL sweat, and that is a good thing. When you hydrate, remember to not chug your water but rather sip it slowly or swish it around your mouth. The slower you hydrate, the more you will absorb and the less that will sweat out.
Health Magazine recently spoke and interviewed several marriage counselors for relationship advice. I think their nuggets apply to all relationships:
- Dedicate time each day to talk – Not about work, the kids, or even your relationship but about life…your hopes, dream, ambitions as well as fun things like movies, plays, activities, and travel.
- Manage expectations – Life can have some tough seasons to it. Communicate openly about how you are feeling and doing physically as to manage expectations of one another. If you are on the verge of burning out, don’t overcommit! Share how you need rest, and respect when your partner requires some alone time.
- Say thank you – These two words can mean the world to anyone in your life, especially those who do a lot for you. Don’t take loved ones for granted and remember to tell them how much you appreciate them. My husband and I set aside one day a week to specifically share how the other has blessed us.
- Be patient with one another – This can be tough, but we will never regret taking a deep breath when our significant other irritates us. We have to remember that something we do drives them batty, too. Extend grace to all!
- Don’t lie – EVER! The counselors said that little white lies lead to bigger lies and that breaks down trust. Trust is easily broken and difficult to repair. Just don’t go there.
Can we put the human back in human resources please? Here is some starling but not surprising stats:
- 60 percent of job seekers report a negative candidate experience with employers.
- 72 percent of job seekers share their negative experiences online.
- 55 percent of job seekers avoid certain companies after reading negative online reviews!
- 75 percent of job seekers never hear anything after submitting their application
- 60 percent of job seekers never hear back from the company after an interview.
- 60 percent of candidates bail on a job application because of its length or complexity
If you are saying “So what?” then you don’t understand talent management. Your company is only as good as the quality employees you have working for you. When you take the human element out of your process and rely solely on key word searches and job postings services that “screen for you,” you are missing out on the very best people. And as your company gets a bad reputation, you won’t even get average people. You will find yourself with a revolving door of employees, which is costly not only financially but culturally.
As a human behaviorist, I am all about the FIT! I can find you quality, qualified candidates quickly who will FIT not only the role but your organization. I get that you might be overloaded and overwhelmed, but the good news is people like me are available to take this off your plate and deliver the right people for the right positions.
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