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It’s Time to Take Control of Your Gym-timidation

Posted: July 30th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


How can you make sure a fitness center will provide what you need, and that you’ll enjoy it enough to keep going back?

Finding the right gym can be the key to a healthy lifestyle

Shop around, talk to friends, and take the gym tours until you find a place that meets all (or most) of your expectations at a reasonable price

The choices are wide-ranging – from expensive all-purpose gyms to specialized clubs geared toward specific activities. Before you sign on the dotted line and eagerly lace up your trainers, let your fitness goals guide your search.

Your best bet might be a gym that allows you to experiment with various classes and types of equipment. Most offer 1-5 free visits and some even provide a personal trainer to help you design a workout just for you and to take the fear out of the equipment. Take advantage of these and really tryout the entire facility. Also, be sure you’re signed up with Groupon and Living Social and watch your email for sweet deals. They’re a great way to let you test-drive all the new types of training to find what best fits you.

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Gym

1. Location, Location, Location – a gym located somewhere between your home and office (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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How to Choose a Smartphone

Posted: July 28th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


That sleek new cell phone may be full of all the latest gadgets, but is it the right phone for you?

There are four main smartphone choices today: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone. Which one fits you personality and needs?

Here’s a quick guide about how to choose a smartphone that should help you out

With so many cell phones to choose from, ranging from very basic to the amazingly clever, the choices may seem endless. How do you choose the right one for you? First, determine a few things about how you use your phone and what you need from it for it to be compatible to your lifestyle.

Purpose – start with your reason for having one. Is it…


  • just for making and receiving calls? 

  • also for text or picture messaging?

  • for taking photos?

  • for accessing e-mail and the Internet?

Previous experience – if you’ve had a cell phone before, think about what you did and didn’t like about it: 


  • did it feel too fragile, or need frequent charging? 

  • was it hard to hear it clearly or to read the display? 
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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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The Art of Negotiating

Posted: July 23rd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s time to understand the rules of negotiation and practice achieving that “win-win” you’ve always wanted

Keep your emotions from taking over the negotiations and be willing to walk away if necessary

Keep your emotions from taking over the negotiations and if necessary, be willing to walk away

Successful negotiators are assertive and challenge everything – they know that all things are negotiable. Yet negotiating isn’t a skill most of us are born with; however, it can be learned with the right approach. Being assertive means asking for what you want and refusing to take NO for an answer. But how can you successfully negotiate a “win-win” when you don’t understand the rules? I’m here to share some straightforward steps for the next time you’re at the car dealer or flea market in order for you to get the biggest bang for your buck.

1. Preparation is Key – if you are a buyer, make sure you are thoroughly familiar with the product or service that will be the subject of the negotiation. If the other party senses you are weak on such details, you may be a prime target for a bluff or another technique designed to create anxiety and uncertainty.

2. Have a price in Mind – most negotiators have a price target or goal in mind before they start. The first price is usually the “stupid price.” You’re not expected to pay that. Know that (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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July is National Ice Cream Month

Posted: July 21st, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

More than 90 percent of U.S. households consume ice cream and frozen desserts

Consider it your patriotic duty to enjoy an ice cream cone during the month of July

Back in 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday in July National Ice Cream Day. What a relief! His political foresight saved me a lot of guilt since I spent the last week on vacation eating ice cream almost everyday.

Imagine how grateful I was as I crossed the northwest Colorado state line and saw the sign in Dinosaur, CO, “Enjoy an ice cream cone here and celebrate National Ice Cream Month.” Even though it was only 10:00 am, I almost did just that. Because really, what’s the best way to honor a national celebration? By participating!

5 Things You May Not Know About Ice Cream

1. It’s big business – according to the (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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InTelliTec Invites the Pueblo Community to Join in the Fun at the Route 50 Car Expo

Posted: July 16th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Route 50 Car Expo

IntelliTec College in Pueblo will host this year’s Route 50 Car Expo on Saturday, July 19th, from 9am to 2pm. The event will take place at IntelliTec’s Automotive Facility located at 713 East Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO.

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Public Invited to Get Free “Massage in the Park” – Compliments of Local Career College at Pueblo City Park, Thursday July 17th

Posted: July 16th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Free Massages in Pueblo's City Park to Celebrate Massage week

IntelliTec Massage Students practice their skills at 2nd Annual “Massage in the Park” event

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Pueblo, Colorado – IntelliTec College’s Massage Therapy program will host the 2nd annual “Massage in the Park” event on Thursday, July 17th. IntelliTec invites the Pueblo community to come out and reap the various benefits of massage therapy while helping to celebrate National “EveryBody Deserves a Massage” Week.

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Posted: July 16th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s summer time again, and time for vacation.

With a little advance planning, you can keep your house safe and sound whether you leave for a few days or a few weeks

Everyone loves a vacation, but we also want to find things the way we left them when we return home

Home security is an important part of any trip plan, whether you’re preparing for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Besides protecting against burglary, it’s smart to be proactive about mechanical problems, which can easily develop in a house left vacant and cause major damage that might not be discovered until you return.

To make sure your home security is up to par and you can truly enjoy your trip, run through the following home security and vacant home checklist well before you pack:

  • Shut the main water valve – if you’ll be away for a longer period of time (more than 3 days), it’s smart to shut down your home’s water supply. Locate and turn off the main water valve, which is usually found on the front, street facing side of a home’s lower level. If your landscape irrigation comes from the same line, arrange for a bypass valve to be installed so watering can continue as usual.
  • Drain toilets – as step two of the water shutdown plan, drain all toilets and tanks by holding down the flush lever until the water is gone.
  • Turn the water heater off – if your water heater is electric, turn off the large breaker (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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National EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, July 13-19

Posted: July 14th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


A massage is no longer an hour of self-indulgence, but an opportunity to add another technique to your wellness regimen. 

Massage can help manage stress, and perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.

Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen

Getting a massage frequently not only feels good, but it’s good for you. This is the beauty of bodywork. Regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year.

And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.

9 Reasons why EveryBody Deserve a Massage

1. Manage Anxiety and Depression – massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.

2. Ease Pain – the benefits of massage can be about as strong as those reported for other  (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Celebrates National “EveryBody Deserves a Massage” Week July 13-19

Posted: July 9th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Every year massage therapists nationwide lend their hearts and hands to raise awareness of the benefits of massage and bodywork therapies.

IntelliTec’s Massage Programs in Pueblo and Grand Junction are proud to be part of this award-winning national event and look forward to reaching out to you with their own personal touch.

Once you purchase your massage treatment, try a cold stone facial, intense back treatment, powerful scalp treatment, or reflexology treatment for FREE!

Take advantage of “National EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week” at IntelliTec’s Pueblo and Grand Junction Campuses.

Take a look at some of the local events each of our campuses have planned:

Pueblo Campus Massage Therapy Events

IntelliTec is hosting its 2nd annual “Massage in the Park” July 17th between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at City Park to commemorate the National EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week Celebration. They expect record numbers of massage therapists on hand to soothe your muscles and ease your tensions with their trained techniques. According to Kristina Arellano, IntelliTec’s Massage Therapy Program Supervisor, “We anticipate about 15-20 massage therapists (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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What’s OK (and not OK) to Eat in Class?

Posted: July 7th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Blog inspirations come in odd ways and in unexpected forms. Read on and see what I mean.

If your teacher allows eating in class, choose foods that won’t annoy those around you.

You may not have to be sneaky when eating in class, but you should be mindful.

I casually asked my husband and son (who was home visiting for the 4th of July holiday) what would be an interesting topic to write about for Monday’s blog, and they unanimously agreed: strange things people eat in class. My son talked about a guy sitting near him who brought in a steak and potatoes during one of his recent finals. This guy would read one the questions, cut into his steak and then scoop up a little potato for good measure. As he chewed he nodded his head, clearly thinking about his answer, before finally filling in his response. This went on during the entire final, and apparently he was completely unapologetic. A guy has to eat, right? And who’s idea was it anyway to schedule the final during dinnertime?

We all had a pretty big laugh about this, and so here I sit, tweaking the topic a bit because you (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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July is UV Safety Month – Here’s How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Posted: July 2nd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s time to be aware of the sun’s good — and bad — qualities.

Be safe in the sun and heat and avoid the sun’s peak hours between 10 am-2 pm.

Prevent sunburns and skin cancer with regular applications of sunscreen.

A moderate amount of time spent in the sun – 10 to 15 minutes a day – is enough to balance your Vitamin D levels, but don’t let your sun exposure get out of hand, and keep the sunscreen in hand.

Remembering to wear sunscreen is only part of the equation that will help lower your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, such as melanoma. When out and about on a steaming hot day, be sure to avoid getting severely sunburnt. Sunburns can significantly increase your chance of skin cancer — particularly among children or people with pale or sensitive skin.

In order to prevent sunburn, wear sunscreen, proper clothes, hats, and sunglasses, and always aim for the shade during the sun’s peak hours between 10am and 4pm. The sun’s damaging effects can also be compounded by reflective surfaces like sand, water, snow, and even windows — so be careful to avoid these things. The Food and Drug Administration also suggests using broad-spectrum sunscreen with (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Change Careers with Success

Posted: June 30th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Making a career change can be a difficult task and it may feel like you are turning your life upside down, but, in the end, you may actually end up turning your life right-side up.

It’s never too late to redefine your professional goals and take steps toward realizing them.

Most people who dislike their work but are reluctant to change would say it’s their fear about walking away from the “known” of their current job.

Many people allow that to keep them frustrated and stuck—not just for now, but for the long haul. They think about making a change, decide they can’t do it, and stick their dissatisfied noses right back down to the same grindstone. But what feels impossible today could be an open door in the future.

If its finally time for you to take on a career change, check out these steps to help you navigate the process.

12 Secrets to Changing Careers Successfully

1. Prepare to feel fear – you’re 99.9 percent guaranteed to bump up against fear. But it can actually be an enormously valuable asset. Productive fear shines a light on potential dangers so you can assess how to minimize or eliminate them. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Invites Grand Junction Community Thursday, July 3rd to its Backyard Barbeque and Open House to Celebrate “30 Years of Making a Difference in the Grand Valley”

Posted: June 25th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


GJ-anniversary-large

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Grand Junction, Colorado – IntelliTec College in Grand Junction will celebrate 30 years of service with a backyard barbecue and open house community event. The local technical college will provide music, food, games and much more at this family friendly event. Members of the Grand Junction community are invited to join IntelliTec at their campus to grab a burger, have some fun and check out their modern training facilities and hands-on career fields.

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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College and Careers for Veterans

Posted: June 25th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Veterans considering school have more options than ever before, thanks to the generous educational benefits of the G.I. Bill, which have evolved over the years.

Postsecondary institutions can help support veterans and their unique issues with respect to college and career success.

Military veterans can enjoy meaningful new careers with the right training and education.

Tens of thousands of new veterans are expected to return to college or the workforce in the next several years as the military downsizes and Pentagon budget is pared back. Enrollment among veterans at for-profit private universities raced past four-year public institutions during the first full academic year education benefits were available under the revised G.I. Bill. With a generally more serious attitude about school and accelerated programs, veterans are opting for schools that will earn them a degree with fewer distractions, in the least amount of time.

Though the worlds of academia and the military are incredibly different, military experience provides a base of discipline and knowledge that can make college after military service easier than you might think. Here are steps every military veteran needs to take before considering earning a college degree. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Time to Take Risks – Because Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Posted: June 23rd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Stay in the sweet spot of challenge and remain a healthy distance from your dreaded comfort zone.

Daring people work more courageously.

Those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.

Throughout our careers we must continually evaluate whether we are letting our fear of failure or losing face keep us from taking action. Are we willing to make choices that will move us forward and make the impact we want?  We have to decide:

  • Do I keep doing what’s always been done, or challenge old expectations and try new approaches to problems?
  • Do I seek new challenges or just manage those I already have?
  • Do I risk being exposed and vulnerable, or act to protect my pride?
  • Do I ask for what I really want, or just for what I think others want to give me? (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Helps Prepare Military, Veterans and Spouses for Civilian Employment in Colorado Springs

Posted: June 20th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec Volunteers at the Military and Veterans Employment Expo

IntelliTec Volunteers at the Military and Veterans Employment Expo

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs, Colorado – IntelliTec’s Career Services department volunteered at this year’s Military and Veterans Employment Expo (MVEE). Three days of employment readiness training were followed by one of the largest military career fair/hiring events in Colorado. IntelliTec introduced its career-focused training programs to the members of the military, veterans and their spouses. This event gave IntelliTec the opportunity to show the military sect just how grateful they are for their service and to offer help with the transition into the civilian workforce.

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Three Square Meals a Day vs. Six Mini Meals: Which is the Healthier Choice?

Posted: June 18th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


The bottom line is it’s not about the meals but the calories consumed in a day.

The basic formula for weight control? Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full.

Eating small, frequent meals can take the edge off your appetite. But which is better for controlling your waistline – eating three square meals a day or grazing?

New research contradicts previous studies touting the benefits of eating many mini meals throughout the day. In fact, findings support a return to three meals a day, but there’s a healthier approach from the days of old when dinner was the big meal of the day.

“Three meals a day is going to be more workable,” according to Madelyn Fernstrom, diet and nutrition editor for the TODAY Show. “When you translate it to real life, this could be a good way to go – hearty breakfast, medium lunch, and then a lighter dinner. Or you can mix and match, as long as you keep the calories low.” This approach can easily reduce your calorie intake by 500 per day, which translates into about a pound a week weight loss.

Moving away from “grazing” – constantly grabbing something to eat during the day the minute you feel the slightest twinge of hunger – is something many dietitians can get behind. And the (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Is Multi-Tasking Possible?

Posted: June 17th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Even a clown can ride a unicycle while juggling brightly colored balls.

Humans are not biologically wired to pay attention to more than one brain-consuming stimulus at once.

Sadly, multitasking does not exist, at least not as we think about it. Instead, we switch tasks.

And while it might look a little like multitasking, the truth is, this form of it works because these are rote tasks that don’t require much brainpower.

I know, you think you’re good at multitasking. And to some degree, you are. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. Folding laundry while talking on the phone? Not a problem. Multitasking is something everyone does these days. It’s hard not to multitask, given all the things we have to do and all the streams of information coming at us non-stop.

Unfortunately, multitaskers do less and miss information.

It takes an average of 15 minutes to re-orient to a primary task after a distraction such as an email. Efficiency can drop by as much as 40%. Long-term memory suffers and creativity is reduced. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Named one of Top HVAC Associate Degree Programs in the NATION

Posted: June 16th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes



HVAC Program at IntelliTec named one of the best in nation.

HVAC Program at IntelliTec named one of the best in nation.

IntelliTec College in Colorado was recently named one of the top HVAC Associate Degree programs in the nation by HvacClasses.org, an online resource dedicated to prospective and current HVAC professionals. Researchers used 3 categories to compile the list, Accreditation, degree options and geographic diversity.

Check out the list at: http://www.hvacclasses.org/blog/top-hvac-associate-degree-programs (HVAC Classes Blog)

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Delay in the New ICD-10 Medical Coding System Implementation Won’t Hinder IntelliTec’s Medical Programs

Posted: June 13th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


ICD-10 Implementation date delayed for another year

ICD-10 Delay won’t cause problems for IntelliTec’s students.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado – Students enrolled in the Health Information Technology program at IntelliTec College won’t have to worry about the recent delay in the ICD-10 medical coding system implementation. The program has been teaching the new ICD-10 coding system, in addition to the older ICD-9 system, for over a year to prepare students for implementation. IntelliTec strives to keep their program curriculums comprehensive and current. Students enter into their new careers with confidence, knowing that they can effectively use both systems after graduating.

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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