Monday, August 13, 2018

The Rapid Health Impact of a Sedentary versus Active Lifestyle

David Pagoumian is a respected presence in the insurance industry who guides a practice group at CRC Insurance Services and emphasizes team approaches to achieving goals. Drawn to stories of success, David Pagoumian believes that failure is a learning opportunity that can help prepare for the next life chapter. He also has a focus on exercise as a vital component of maintaining balance and focus in daily life

A recent study published in the journal Diabetologia emphasized the essential nature of regular exercise in maintaining overall health. With the scope of the research encompassing 45 adults who were active and healthy, participants were monitored over a period of four weeks. The first two weeks involved significantly lower activity than usual, with walking reduced by 95 percent and sedentary time increased by four hours daily. At the study midpoint, participants resumed their usual active routines, which exceeded recommended levels of daily walking. 

Midpoint tests at the close of the sedentary phase revealed a number of concerning health developments, including lower muscle mass, increased liver fat and total body fat, and higher levels of bad cholesterol. The positive news was that these metabolic imbalances disappeared just as quickly with health-positive habits, and by the end of the study, participants had reversed most of the damage done. A take home is that changes in lifestyle can have a much more rapid impact on metabolism than many people are aware of.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Transforming How You See Failure

With nearly three decades of experience in insurance sales leadership and developing business relationships, David Pagoumian serves as the property practice group leader at CRC Insurance Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Personally, David Pagoumian has an interest in learning as an essentially human characteristic, including how we can transform failure into a stepping stone to success.

Failure, by its essence, deeply wounds your pride and self-image. Each time you fail at something, you have one of two options: to give up or to try again. Whether your failures destroy you or make you stronger and more resilient, however, depends upon your attitude toward them (and what you tell yourself about them).

If you admit to mistakes rather than trying to blame someone else, you can then learn from them. If you hit a roadblock, you can determine whether it came from your own miscalculations or circumstances outside your control, and then devise strategies on how to overcome that challenge.

It may help to think of your path toward your goal as a series of steps rather than as a straight line. After all, failure is not final. As long as you keep trying, you still have the opportunity to gain the success you seek. The journey to reach that success will help build your character with virtues such as humility and perseverance.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tips on How to Overcome Adversity

The recipient of a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. John's School of Risk Management, David Pagoumian draws on more than 20 years of experience in his role as property practice group leader with CRC Insurance Services. David Pagoumian owes a lot of his professional success to his ability to overcome adversity and use failure as a motivator and learning experience.

Nobody is immune to adversity, whether it is in the form of small day-to-day problems or obstacles to big career-defining moments. Overcoming those challenges might seem difficult at first, but doing so can help build character and resiliency as well as strengthen your confidence. 

One of the most important things to recognize in that regard is that adversity is inevitable. Once you accept this fact, you are better prepared to deal with potential struggles by understanding that it shall eventually pass. Further, you can overcome obstacles easier if you work toward building emotional strength and discipline. Mentally prepare yourself for any outcome and have faith that things will work out for the best. It also doesn't hurt to draw inspiration from others, whether family members, close friends or notable figures in popular culture, who have overcome adversity and become stronger for it.

It's also easier to face daunting challenges when you surround yourself with positive people who will indirectly affect your outlook and mood. Other ways of dealing with adversity include expressing yourself through writing and spending time outdoors to relieve stress and frustration.