5 Signs You Need a Rest Day

We all know that working out is a necessary part towards good health. However, you need to listen to your body. By this, there are certain signs which indicate that you should not workout, but rest instead.

1) Illness & Injury: Most people can decide if they are too sick or injured to go to the gym. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Depending on your workout intensity, working too hard can weaken your immune system, or aggravate an existing injury. At the end of the day, sometimes it’s not worth pushing the limit when you’re less than 100%.

2) Trouble Sleeping: More often than not, if you have a good workout session, you’re more likely to fall asleep quite easily as the body needs to rest. However, if you wake up in the middle of the night and keep tossing and turning, you are probably overworked and need to rest.

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How badly do you need to rest?

3) Lacking Motivation: Come on, you’ve used this excuse at least once. It’s OK to skip the gym on occasion. However, if you lose focus and become disengaged, there’s a good chance that you’re overexerting yourself. Take baby steps: sleep better (7-8 hours in general), eat proper food to fuel your body and get inspired to go.

4) Low Energy: Not just on one day, but if it feels like you’re tired the entire day, and doing basic tasks such as walking to the bathroom become tedious, listen to your body and get some rest.

5) Muscle Soreness: This is particularly common among those who start off exercising at an intense pace, but find out the following morning that their muscles are sore and need time to recover. This can also happen if you are going back to exercise after some time off. Learn your lesson and go at a slow/moderate intensity next time, until then take that rest day.

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.

5 Reasons Why You Should Look Into Child Insurance this Year

For children, January means a new class, new teachers and hopefully new friends. The new year is a great way to reflect about your son or daughter’s security. Ask yourself: Have you thought about securing your child’s future? Here are 5 reasons to do so.

1. Guaranteed life cover: We mentioned earlier about how under 30’s should take life insurance when they are young and healthy. The same applies to your kids. Obtaining a life insurance policy for your child is a smart investment as it provides them with the life cover they need, should they develop a serious medical issue and in turn gives you, the parent peace of mind.

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Let your kids enjoy their childhood, and give you peace of mind with Child Insurance

2. Prepare for the Unexpected I: This is something which everyone avoids, but is important to remember. In the unlikely event that an accident or critical illness were to prove fatal, the last thing you should have to worry about is managing their funeral costs. It makes sense to have a policy which will assist in offsetting expenses, even though we hope you shouldn’t have to.

3. Saving up for education: As a country which takes its education seriously, parents seek to education to improve their child’s future. A child insurance plan comes handy here as the sum on maturity can help to ease the financial pressure off you, meaning you have to pay less in the long run.

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4. Prepare for the Unexpected II: Life has numerous uncertainties. If you or your spouse were to get struck down by a critical illness/accident , you would want to keep your child’s future secure. For example, our ‘MyChild’ policy (formerly called ‘Dedunu’) provides the child with the sum assured at maturity if the parent were to permanently disabled. The sum assured doubles if the parent(s) were involved in an accident.

5. Collateral for Loans: A child insurance plan is accepted as a type of security by banks and financial institutions in Sri Lanka. This can help if there are other loans-aside from education/study loans or other debts which may need to be settled. Covering these debts allows your son or daughter the ability to stand on their feet for the future.

Are you ready to make a good decision for the sake of your child? Have a look at our child insurance plans today!

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.

CONTEST: What’s Your Passion? Enter our Quiz and Win

Updated Feb 13th: The quiz is now over, to see if you are a winner, click here!

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What’s your passion? Click this picture to Express your Passion and win great prizes!

Today’s post is about one of our existing competitions, titled the ‘My Passion Quiz’. Keen to win a few prizes simply by expressing that one thing you love? All you have to do is to answer a few short questions about yourself and your passion in life.

If we find it interesting enough, you could be one of 4 lucky winners to walk away with a personal accident cover worth Rs. 1,000,000 and one of five, 5 star dinner vouchers at a leading restaurant from Colombo.

Interested? Check out the quiz via our Facebook page HERE, or click the picture above. Hurry, entries close on the 15th of January, good luck!

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.