The importance of health and wellbeing for your career

June 5, 2016

Regardless of your profession, if you are not healthy and well, you will struggle to make it through your day. Because of that, it is crucial to take care of your healthy and wellness by making sure you are eating right, resting enough, and exercising regularly. Let’s take a look at some of the toll it takes on your body and mind to become a licensed professional home appraiser in Chicago.


An appraiser’s job is to estimate the value and cost of a residential or commercial real estate property, it is there job to ensure that the appraisal process is in compliance with all regulations; local, state and federal. They are also responsible for recording as well as maintaining documents in regards to all appraisals as well as review market data to guarantee that appraisals are up to date.

An appraiser may specialize in either commercial or residential properties or have a general practice. The type of property which is being appraised and the place of employment will be what determines if an appraiser spends most of their work hours in an office or on site visits. There are appraisers that are self employed and may require working overtime during the evenings or on the weekends in order to complete paperwork etc.

Four Steps To Become A Chicago Home Appraiser

  1. Enroll in and Associate’s Degree Program of Your Choice – There are many community colleges which offer a degree in real estate appraisal or real estate. Another alternative would be an associates degree in engineering, mathematics or marketing which is a solid foundation to begin a career as an appraiser. The BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) it is generally required that a real estate property appraiser have at least one associates degree.
  2. Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree – In order to appraise more complex commercial or residential properties it is generally required that the appraiser have a bachelor’s degree. On top of that some states require a bachelor’s degree is an appraiser were to want to obtain a higher level of license. Many states award licenses that actually limit the the complexity or amount of transactions that may be completed by appraisers. If an appraiser has a bachelors degree then they may be able to obtain a license that does not have those restrictions.
  3. Get Appraiser Training and Education – The USPAP (National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) require that those who aspire to be appraisers log a certain minimum amount of hours of college courses or appraiser education as well as supervised training for certification or licensing.
  4. Get Your License – A designation as a Certified General Real Property Appraiser or a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser can be earned by an appraiser. Many states also have the classification of Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser. For each licensing designation there are exams that must be passed by the applicants prior to being awarded certification. It is also a requirement to continue education if an appraiser wishes to maintain certification or licensing.

It is important to be flexible, if an appraiser is able to appraise not only commercial but also residential properties then the job opportunities will be more. Being able to earn a bachelor’s degree as well a complete all the required hours in order to be certified for appraisal of all kinds of real estate can really make an appraiser stand out from the rest.

Natural Health Tips For A Long, Healthy Life

November 17, 2015

Lifestyle-related health problems are unlikely to be treated using modern medical technology. The answers to most of these problems are not in medicine, but rather a change of lifestyle that will make your body healthy and strong. A little bit of preventive practice goes a long way in keeping you healthy. Here are several natural health tips that you should consider to help you live a longer healthier life.

Exercise Regularly

Just a few hundred years ago, people used to use their bodies to go to and do most of their work. However, today’s generation goes to and from work in cars and spend hours working while sitting and do more sitting when they get home. Where is the physical labor? The long hours of inactivity directly contribute to the poor state of health in many people. The healthy person in the modern setting should take up activities such as walking, swimming, running, hitting the gym, or other exercise to keep their body physically active.

Get Enough Sleep

Many people tend to ignore their body when it tells them it is time to sleep. Ayurvedic doctors say the healthiest practices is sleeping during the night and being active during the day; a thing that yoga experts also support. Students and most workaholics take coffee and other stimulants to help them stay awake and study or work late into the night. Others opt to sleep during the day and lead an active nightlife. All these habits tend to have a negative impact on health. Doctors in the field of alternative health say that such unnatural living style is one of the reasons for the rise of cancer and other diseases.

Eat When Hungry

Our body will send messages when it is hungry, yet we often ignore the message. Hence, our eating habits tend to differ from what our bodies really need. People will eat due to social pressure or during odd hours of the day while they are not even hungry, and this affects their digestion. Sooner than later, they start having issues such as indigestion and acidity that likely lead to other complicated health ailments. Having a good appetite is an indication of good health, but you should always eat when hungry. Often times, a lack of appetite is a sign that you are not hungry. However, if you go for long hours with no appetite, something  may be wrong and you should consult a doctor.

Take a Break from Eating

Taking a break from eating may sound bonkers, but it is a good way to stay healthy. Consider this – you would not work round the clock, every day, 365 days of the year. You need to take a break and rest to avoid breaking down due to fatigue. In the same way, some of your body functions need a bit of rest. Ever thought of how much work your digestive organs do? Do you even note when the digestive system starts telling you that it cannot work round the clock?

Ignoring the signals and pushing the organs to keep working lowers their functionality and eventually causing them to break down. Hence, fasting is the healthy option to consider. Just do this periodically. Go a day without eating and will have done some “healthy justice” to your digestive organs. Fasting will offer other benefits and encourages a person to engage in intellectual and spiritual pursuits. Fasting is not just for the religious persons but a good health practice.

Protect Your Skin

Your skin is the protective barrier that covers (and protects) your entire body. Make sure to take care of your skin and protect it from the harsh elements of the sun, wind, and cold. If you are into fashion, you may want to use a cute sun umbrella. Regardless, take the necessary care of your skin by using UV protective clothing in the summer and long sleeves, hats, and gloves in the wind and cold.

New look for us!

October 22, 2015

Hey everyone, welcome to our new website and look and feel. Nutrition-N-Wellness is about providing you with the best information about living a healthy life. We’re going to have information about chiropractic care, energy, massage, nutrition, solar and sunlight, and other health and wellness tips.

If you have any requests or have heard about a new wellness practice, please message us so we can investigate further!