Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sleep is Important for a Healthy Lifestyle

A student at Mississippi College, Shelbie Yates is pursuing a masters of business administration. While pursuing her post graduate degree, Shelbie Yates is serving as an executive assistant at Sable Investments in Madison, Mississippi. There, she coordinates scheduling, travel arrangements, and communications for the chairman and CEO of the company. In addition to her professional responsibilities and educational endeavors, Ms. Yates is committed to pursuing a healthy lifestyle. 

While the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and incorporating regular exercise into one’s routine are often touted as essential components of a healthy lifestyle, one must not neglect the necessity of getting a good night’s sleep. Sufficient sleep allows the body time to restore and execute important systemic functions that only occur when it is at rest.

Age largely determines the amount of sleep one needs. Preschoolers for example, should get between 11 and 12 hours of sleep each night while teens should aim for 9-10 hours. Average adults need approximately 7 or 8 eight hours of sleep, with a quarter of that time in the deepest REM stage of sleep. Even with the full amount of recommended sleep, without sufficient time in REM, adults will wake up feeling groggy and unrested.

Sleep plays a critical role in one’s immune function, metabolism, memory, and ability to learn. Likewise, less sleep can increase occurrences of inflammation. Research shows that appropriate amounts of sleep can increase creativity, improve athletic function and academic performance, lower stress, and help with weight loss.

Many adults have trouble sleeping. Experts suggest avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine several hours before bed. They also advise patients to set a consistent sleep schedule and to set the thermostat at a cool and comfortable temperature, typically between 60 and 70 fahrenheit. Though sometimes difficult, sleep experts also suggest avoiding watching television in bed and to stop all screen activities about an hour before bedtime.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nashville Predators Sign Free Agent Defenseman Dan Hamhuis

The recipient of a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Mississippi, Shelbie Yates is enrolled in the MBA program at Mississippi College and works as an executive assistant with Sable Investments. An avid sports fan, Shelbie Yates counts the Nashville Predators as her favorite National Hockey League (NHL) team.

Adding to an already-impressive defensive core that includes P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, and Ryan Ellis, the Nashville Predators signed veteran defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a two-year, $2.5 million contract on July 25. A veteran of 1,031 career regular season games, Hamhuis has split the past eight seasons between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks, but played the first six years of his career in Nashville, which selected him 12th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft.

The 35-year-old Smithers, British Columbia native has accumulated 59 goals and 284 assists during his 14-year career. He posted a career-high 38 points with the Predators in the 2005-06 season and, while his offensive skills have diminished in recent years, he's expected to provide the Predators with valuable penalty-killing minutes. He said he chose to return to Nashville because he sees the team as a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup.

Monday, July 23, 2018

The 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition

An executive assistant to the chairman and CEO of Sable Investments in Madison, Mississippi, Shelbie Yates is a former chairman's assistant at Tenax Aerospace. Alongside her career in Mississippi, Shelbie Yates has attended professional events, including the annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NBAA has become one of the top organizations dedicated to enhancing productivity and efficiency in general aviation aircraft since its establishment in 1947. Every year, the NBAA holds a convention to provide networking and career development opportunities.

The 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will take place October 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition will encompass a stationary aircraft display at the Orlando Executive Airport.

Prior to the conference, attendees can participate in educational courses such as Emergency Planning for Business Aviation; Human Factors in Aviation; and Tax, Regulatory, and Risk Management. These courses begin October 14.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Healthy Cooking Oils

The executive assistant to the CEO and chairman of Sable Investments in Mississippi, Shelbie Yates schedules meetings, handles travel arrangements, welcomes guests, and organizes daily calendars. When she’s not busy with work, Shelbie Yates of Mississippi enjoys cooking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Below are some of the healthiest oils with which to cook:

- Canola oil. Although canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, it has one of the lowest levels of saturated fat and is a good source of polyunsaturated fat. Made from rapeseed, canola oil has a neutral flavor that makes it a good option for everything from stir-frying to baking.

- Olive oil. A popular cooking oil, olive oil is created by pressing olives. Among cooking oils, olive oil has the highest percentage of monounsaturated fats. It also contains plenty of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that improves heart health.

- Peanut oil. Featuring a similar polyunsaturated fat content as canola oil, peanut oil has less saturated fat than palm and coconut oils. It is very flavorful and usually reserved for cooking Asian-inspired dishes, such as stir-fries.

- Avocado oil. This type of cooking oil is more expensive than most types, but it’s suitable for roasting, sauteing, and grilling, thanks to its ability to handle high cooking temperatures. Additionally, avocado oil is low in polyunsaturated fat, but high in monounsaturated fat.

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Jackson Adult Kickball and Social Services League

Shelbie Yates is an executive assistant at Sable Investments in Madison, Mississippi, and a master of business administration candidate at Mississippi College. Beyond her studies and professional responsibilities at Sable, Shelbie Yates engages with a variety of Mississippi community groups and organizations, including Jackson Adult Kickball and Social Services.

The Jackson Adult Kickball and Social Services league was first established in Clinton, Mississippi, in 2012. Following a brief hiatus and relocation to Jackson, league founders Jenny Breaux and Michael Curran had initially hoped to field four teams, but wound up with enough participants to fill 12 rosters on the first day of competition. Taking place at LeFleur's Bluff State Park from seven to nine on Monday evenings, the league now fields 20 teams made up of more than 400 players over three divisions.

Players range in age, background, and athletic experience, and games are played with a mixture of competitiveness and fun. While teams play to win, the primary objective of the league is to help professionals unwind and get exercise following a long day at work. Games are played without umpires or refs, and any disputes are settled with games of rock, paper, scissors.

Sleep is Important for a Healthy Lifestyle

A student at Mississippi College, Shelbie Yates is pursuing a masters of business administration. While pursuing her post graduate degree...