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Over the past few years, Victor Fontanez has worked tirelessly to build up a global brand name for himself. He dedicated much of his time to perfect his skills and get the right combination of knowledge and skills to make it work. The uphill task led him to stretch over his calendar, developing mental resilience, focus and hard work to make it to the top. 

Victor Fontanez

Victor is a 20-year-old entrepreneur and a professional barber. He hails from Fayetteville in North Carolina- a small town that has scarce resources to satisfy the basic needs. Vic Blends as he is famously known, is the CEO and founder of VicBlends online Barber Academy. The academy teaches over 20,000 subscribers every month how to cut hairs and become professional barbers. Besides the academy, Victor has his hair products and clothing merchandise companies. Moreover, he has gained popularity to become the most influential to receive an endorsement deal with the health and beauty conglomerate Conair.

To build a solid base for his brand, Victor had to set up a unique mindset that has driven him to build his empire.

Time Management Skills

If there is something notable about Victor, is his time management skills. He ensures that he gets the most from the 24 hr clock. He focuses on things which adds value and creates social impact in the long run. What drives him to maintain a perfect calendar is the quote from one Pandora Poikilos “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters”. He, therefore, maintains the reality of ensuring that he touches every aspect of his daily plan each day. 

By taking the first hour to draw up his daily activity and sorting the urgent ones from the less urgent, he then focuses on completion of those tasks to finally achieve his milestones. 

Developing Mental Resilience

Exposure to the online platform leads one to become vulnerable to cyberbullying and impersonation. Vic Blends has not been an exemption. Over the past year, a lot of scammers have impersonated his likeness. Please take a quick look at Instagram, you will find more than ten accounts utilizing his image, including vicblensds910, vicblendsss, vicblendsreal, vicblends90210, to mention a few.  

To counter the effect, Vic blends has maintained its social status creating awareness campaigns to enlighten his clients about the exposure. If there is something you can beat Victor Fontanez around, is the way he perfectly composes himself as he handles most of the life hurdles. 

Focus and Hard Work

Never be distracted no matter what it may be until you complete that specific task. That’s what Victor stands for. Most of his clients attest to the fact of how keenly he looks and cuts the hair when offering the barber service and how perfectly he takes each cut. For him, it’s not just offering a service, but ensuring that the result will enhance the general look of his clients, therefore boosting their self-confidence.

Perseverance pays. Victor advises fellow entrepreneurs and barbers towards maintaining the high standards of their services, which may at times never be easy at start but will eventually be worth the hustle.  

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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The Role of Medicine in Achieving and Sustaining a Healthy Body Mass

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The CDC’s latest numbers classify approximately 42 percent of Americans as obese, and over two-thirds of American adults qualify as either obese or overweight. Living with excess weight heightens people’s risk for debilitating and chronic but otherwise preventable conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

With new weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy on the rise, many are wondering if these medications live up to their hype and can even help end the obesity epidemic. Sergio Padron, founder and CEO of online healthcare and weight-loss support company MD Exam, believes they can — up to a point.

“It’s important to approach these medications with a thorough understanding of what they can and can’t do,” Padron says. “Magic pills for weight loss don’t exist.”

The importance of achieving a healthy body mass

According to Padron, achieving and sustaining a healthy body mass is key to good health. To obtain your body mass index (BMI), online calculators like this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ask for your height and weight, run them through the standard formula, and generate your score. The last step is to find this number in the standardized ranges considered underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

“Many healthcare professionals use the body mass index (BMI) for a quick approximation of most people’s health,” he explains. “All you need is the patient’s weight and height, and you can calculate this number.”

There are exceptions, however. “In particular, bodybuilders and other athletes can generate results that make it seem like they aren’t healthy, when in fact they’re in excellent condition,” Padron explains. “That’s because BMI doesn’t consider muscle mass, and muscle is more dense than fat. In addition, BMI doesn’t account for visceral fat being more dangerous than fat deposits elsewhere in the body.”

That’s why Padron cautions people not to make snap judgments based on BMI alone and to seek a more comprehensive view from healthcare professionals. “Factors like body composition, blood markers, and lifestyle need to be considered,” he explains, “which is one of the many reasons why we only offer individualized care at MD Exam.”

If your BMI falls in the overweight or obese categories, then it’s time to make a change. “Unfortunately, excess body weight means you could be developing major health problems that you otherwise wouldn’t,” Padron says. “Being overweight has also been associated with depression. In my experience, it can have a negative impact on self-esteem and even lead to the development of eating disorders.”

Luckily, groundbreaking new drugs have become available to help people recover their quality of life.

How Ozempic and Wegovy can help

According to Padron, pharmaceutical solutions like Ozempic and Wegovy can help most people achieve and sustain a healthy body mass. These medications reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, thereby enabling people to regulate their consumption better.

“One of the most important things our patients report is that they’re no longer tormented by cravings,” Padron says. “They find it easier to avoid overeating in the first place.”

In addition, Ozempic and Wegovy have been shown to decrease visceral fat — the dangerous kind of fat deposits. “The idea is to optimize health and well-being, not just lose weight,” Padron says. “We want to make sure you lose the right pounds. When you lose visceral fat and keep muscle, you are heading in the right direction and your body composition improves.”

In some rare cases, however, Ozempic and Wegovy aren’t effective. “Luckily, other interventions can be effective in those cases, such as Tirzepatide or classic weight-loss drugs,” Padron says.

Yet Padron emphasizes that weight-loss drugs alone are insufficient to achieve and sustain a healthy body mass.

Personalized, comprehensive support

“Just taking a pill won’t make pounds disappear,” Padron says. “To lose weight, it’s necessary to get real about your lifestyle and actually change your habits. If you haven’t been exercising, for instance, then it’s time to start getting up a little earlier and going for a morning walk. If you haven’t been eating well, then it’s time to stop buying soda and junk food.”

Easier said than done? “We know it’s hard,” Padron says. “That’s why our program takes support seriously. Our medical staff works with patients one-on-one to develop treatment plans that will work for them. We also provide coaching and connect patients to each other for mutual support and accountability. MD Exam is a community. People make friends for life on our platform.”

Lose weight, feel great

Obtaining a healthy body mass often leads to increased energy levels, improved mobility, and reduced joint pain. It can also help control chronic conditions like high blood pressure and sleep apnea, as well as forestall the development of preventable diseases. If that isn’t already enough, it can also boost patients’ self-confidence and mental health.

“Our patients experience an incredible feeling of accomplishment and empowerment,” Padron says. “Losing weight can be truly transformative. I can’t tell you how many people have told me their whole outlook on life has become more positive.”

For Padron, helping people lose weight is its own reward. “I love watching people shed their depression and come back to life,” he says. “This is the most rewarding work I can imagine.”

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