Belly Loss 4 Habits Workshop

WORKSHOP ON BELLY LOSS 4 HABITS

Reduce Belly Fat, Enhance Immunity, Enjoy Vibrant Health

This workshop has been held many times since its inception in July 2020. It’s based along the lines of Mr. Gopalakrishnan’s Binge Marketing with a few twists and unique additional features.

The Backdrop of Serene Wellness

Author of “Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas” is Healer Naseem Mariam. She had submitted her thesis for Ph.D. Acupuncture in 2013-2914. But the Degree certificate was lost in the Chennai floods. At the time the book had gone to print in Sep 2018, the 2nd copy of the Ph.D. certificate had not yet reached her. So “Serene Wellness” had to have her name as “Healer” Naseem Mariam on the cover.

Subsequently, the fresh copy of her Ph.D. Acupuncture Degree did arrive from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The first book was a Blueprint of Serene Wellness in 7 Areas, the first is Physical Vitality. Physical Vitality means a person is in Vibrant Health. In order to achieve Vibrant Health, the first step is to get rid of and keep Belly Fat away. Visceral fat has many disadvantages.

Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R Vibrant Health

1 in 4 Indian women aged 25+ is obese. As a young adult, Belly Fat often leads to irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, PCOS, and difficulty in getting pregnant. Every girl has the innate capability of being fertile and bearing a child, but lifestyle habits have led to excess visceral (abdominal) fat and reduced her chances of becoming a mother naturally.

As a working mother with young children, often working full-time career with the stress of work-life balance, the Indian young mothers aged 35 to 45 years have little or no time to take care of their own health.

Belly Loss Blueprint - Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health
“Belly Loss Blueprint – Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health” by Dr. Naseem Mariam

My ideal client is a 40+ corporate executive over-worked stressed out balancing office pressures and the home front where she is a caregiver to aged parents and teenage children. At the office, she is a powerhouse of authority, respect, and command. Yet, once she enters her home, the people she cares for – and would die for – treat her as a “resource”. She feels ignored, unappreciated and no one in her first circle thinks of HER emotional, physical, or psychological needs. Just because she always does what is needed, is trustworthy, reliable and a wall of strength in a crisis, people around her forget that she is human too. UNTIL the crash … 
It is to avoid just such a crash that she looks forward to my coaching.

The 3 qualities my ideal client embodies are Trust, Power, and Grace. She just needs to exercise them consistently in all 7 Areas of her life. Being her authentic self, she heals and there is peace manifested, love expressed, and joy shared wherever she goes.

That’s the story of myself ten years ago … until I found the 2 Enablers: Natural Acupuncture Therapies and Ancient Healing Secrets. Healing myself from within and creating harmony with integrity of character in all Arenas of Life turned me from a silent, passive-aggressive doormat at home to a supportive, assertive Healer and Coach. 

The book “Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health” by Dr. Naseem Mariam, Ph.D. (Acu) deals with 4 simple lifestyle habits necessary and sufficient to Reduce Belly Fat, Enhance Immunity and Pulsate with Joy, Energy, and Positive Vibrations. NEAR is an acronym for
N Natural Nutrition
E Easy Exercises
An Attractive Attitude, and
R Rejuvenating Rest.

“Belly Loss 4 Habits: Workbook for Vibrant Health” is Born

Some books write themselves and “Belly Loss 4 Habits: Workbook for Vibrant Health” is an example. One crazy weekend, while attending a virtual seminar on Binge Marketing conducted by Mr. Gopalakrishnan of #dmc, #dmbchennai one of the 9 Digital Masters of Digital Masters Boot camp, I was reckless enough to accept his challenge and agree to conduct a 5-day workshop using WhatsApp, video lessons and Zoom calls. I did that because I finally saw the dots connect in front of my eyes and saw the full flow from the time the workshop is announced till the time the testimonials are received for a workshop with transformational results for each participant.

Belly Loss Habits: Workbook for Vibrant Health
Belly Loss Habits: Workbook for Vibrant Health

Now the training material did not exist. I had 5 days before the coming Monday when I had promised TEN people (all attendees from the Binge Marketing seminar) that they would get a taste of Vibrant Health during my workshop. As I mentioned in my article “4 ways to become a Smart Prosperous Expert“, all the workbook needed from me was: Discipline + Skill + Market need.

The workbook got an Introduction explaining the concept and what was expected of the participant. 4 Chapters one for each Habit. Each chapter also had tips from the 2 Enablers: Acupressure routines, Essential Oils and Home remedies.

Next, I wanted to be sure that I addressed all the health concerns of each individual attending the workshop. So I needed a survey. I had used surveymonkey.com during my earlier Digital Marketing days of 2001-2004. So that was a natural choice for me.

Created a 4 question Healthy Habits Evaluation Quiz with simple questions:
1. Gender
2. Age in any one of 4 groups (15-25, 25-35, 35-50, 50+)
3. Health Issues {5 suggestions and one Other} and
4. When would they declare the workshop as a success {4 suggestions and one Other}

I have since then created a copy of that survey for anyone at Healthy Habits Evaluation – Awesome Influencers. All visitors are welcome to take this quiz.

Here are the Statistics as on 10-Oct-2020 of data given by the 29 participants of 4 batches of the workshop:

 
Belly Loss Blueprint and Habits Workbook
Belly Loss Blueprint and Habits Workbook

Core Values of the Belly Loss Oaks & Olives Tribe

Core Value 1: TRUST means dependable, reliable, will be steadfast to any promise given, always punctual to appointments. Alignment of thoughts, words, and deeds. Integrity. This has the color blue. While shopping for clothes, my eyes naturally admire outfits in sky blue combined with light pink.

Core Value 2: POWER is part and parcel of every woman as a creation of the Almighty. In order to keep her family running smoothly, she is a tigress with full power, courage, and resilience to face any situation with calmness and serenity. I love the color purple which is associated with power.

Core Value 3: GRACE and gratitude. A female must be a lady full of Grace and Inner Beauty. The color that attracts me is pink, the color of grace and beauty. My late mother Mrs. Qamar Usmani was the epitome of Grace and Serene Beauty. I wish to emulate her.

Do leave your comments and feedback, DM me at @naseemmacu on IG or Twitter to inquire about the next workshop scheduled

About the author: Dr. Naseem Mariam Ph.D. (Acu) loves to heal people. Her mission is to help super-busy over-worked housewives maintain health and agility with custom-designed acupressure routines. She has cured 1000+ ladies in the past 10 years, and they now perform at their best mentally and physically.

As a freelancer, her areas of expertise are Content writing, Testing & Project Management consultancy esp. to align a company’s Mission, Vision, and Strategy to their systems design. Her first career for 24 yrs., was in the IT industry testing systems, in-house Faculty & Project Management. Author of articles books on Health Wellness and Lifestyle since 2001. Blogs: serenewellness.coach, bellyboss.in. Visit IG, Twitter @naseemmacu for health tips.

Health Awareness is a must for Indians

Top 10 causes of Death Worldwide 2015 (WHO)
Top 10 causes of Death Worldwide 2015 (WHO)

Health is an important aspect of life. A sound mind in a sound body is required to face the challenges and stress of the modern world.

However, most people are so busy in their pursuit of money that they abuse their body and mind … in their most productive years of 45+, they now start spending their amassed money on health care …

Prevention is better than reaction

A stitch in time saves nine. We need to spread awareness of simple health habits … and discipline of daily exercise, eating and sleep habits … which are mandatory to avoid waste of hard-earned money on medical expenses & services.

Moreover, most Indians have inadequate medical insurance coverage; the majority have medical insurance that is linked with their jobs …

The Good News

  • Life expectancy today is 67 years. In 1951, it was 36.7 years
  • The birth rate was 0.8 per 1000 in 1951; it is now around 25.5
  • The infant mortality rate was 146 per 1000 in 1951; it is now below 70
  • A majority of infectious diseases have been or are close to being eradicated

Health Statistics

Non-communicable diseases (NCD), principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases, caused an estimated 35 million deaths in 2005. This figure represents 60% of all deaths globally, with 80% of deaths due to non-communicable diseases occurring in low- and middle-income countries, and approximately 16 million deaths involving people under 70 years of age. Total deaths from non-communicable diseases are projected to increase by a further 17% over the next 10 years.

These diseases are preventable. Up to 80% of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes and over a third of cancers could be prevented by eliminating shared risk factors, mainly tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol.

Unless addressed, the mortality and disease burden from these health problems will continue to increase. WHO projects that, globally, NCD deaths will increase by 17% over the next ten years? The greatest increase will be seen in the African region (27%) and the Eastern Mediterranean region (25%). The highest absolute number of deaths will occur in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia regions.

GOAL of Health Awareness

Prevent and Control Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancers, Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Diabetes

“2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases” by Dr Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization. Also mentioned in Healthline

4 Diseases, 4 Modifiable Shared Risk Factors
4 Diseases, 4 Modifiable Shared Risk Factors

People who die prematurely from noncommunicable diseases die from preventable heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers and asthma as a result of increased levels of exposure to tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol; and ineffective and inequitable health care services for people with noncommunicable diseases.
~ https://www.who.int/ncdnet/about/4diseases/en/ 

Non Communicable Diseases
Non Communicable Diseases

Today, almost 75% of all NCD deaths occur in lower-income countries. India, for example, reported over 72 million cases of diabetes in 2017. It is also the country with the highest diabetes rate worldwide. Back in 1990, 15 out of every 100,000 Indian citizens died of diabetes. Today, this number has increased to 26 out of every 100,000 citizens. In comparison, Japan – a high-income country – had a decrease in the number of its population dying from diabetes, with a reduction of 8 to 7 per 100,000 citizens during the same period. ~  Fighting the world’s biggest killer

The Bad News

  • Every sixth person who dies in the world is an Indian
  • By 2010, 60% of the world’s Cardiac patients will be Indian
  • Every fourth Diabetic in the world is Indian
  • Indian teens have the world’s highest suicide rate
  • India has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • The frenetic pace of urban life has brought affluence & a better quality of life for Indians but also a destructive lifestyle has led to a host of medical crises – all lifestyle-related disorders and diseases:
    • sexual problems from over-performance at work and no time for family life
    • stress, mid-life crises, nervous disorders
    • hypertension
    • obesity
    • cardiac disease
    • diabetes
  • A 2002 national survey in India found that
    • One in 3 teenagers had bad eyesight
    • 30% had decaying teeth
    • 17% of the country’s 250 million adolescents were overweight
    • One in every 5 teens had stress-related emotional disorders
    • With 120 million urban Indians are seriously obese ranks India among the TOP 10obese nations in the world
    • 70% of the Diabetes in India is obesity-related

The Remedy – Health Care Industry

  • India’s healthcare system is comparatively low cost.
  • The healthcare industry is at Rs. 93,000 crores and growing at 13% annually
  • Easy access to health clubs, gyms, health foods, fitness equipment, spas, slimming centres, range of pharmaceuticals and products geared to a healthy lifestyle
  • The fitness equipment industry grows at a robust 50% annually
  • The nutraceuticals industry (everything from multi-vitamins, diet supplements, sugar substitutes, low-fat foods) was worth Rs. 30,000 Crores and growing

Article: “Body of Evidence” by Dilip Bobb in Your Guide to Good Health special edition from India Today Sep 18, 2006

DISORDERS

DIABETES

Key Facts

  • India has 41 Million diabetics. It could rise to 70 Million by 2025
  • Diabetes is the fastest-growing disease in the world, with 230 Million people already affected
  • Diabetes is the world’s leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and lower limb amputation
  • The incidence of Diabetes is FIVE times higher among Asians than it is in white population
  • By 2025, every 5thdiabetic would be Indian

Can Diabetes be cured?

  • For Type 1 Diabetes, Emphasis is on halting the disease in newly diagnosed cases by modulating the immune system so it doesn’t progress to the ultimate destruction of the pancreas.
  • Another tack is to try to recreate the body’s ability to manufacture insulin by transplanting the pancreas or insulin-producing cells.
  • Stem cell research offers hope too.
  • For type 2 diabetes, public health messages promoting weight loss and exercise seems the best way to stop the disorder.
  • International studies have shown weight loss of just 5-7%and exercising for 30 minutes five time a week lowers the risk of developing diabetes by a huge 60%

Article: “Diabetes Unravelled” by Aarti Narang in Readers Digest Nov 2008

OBESITY

Key Facts

  • About 150 Million Indians are obese which is 15% of the country’s total population
  • A study conducted by the Obesity Surgery Society of India in leading public schools across the country shows that 30% of students are obese
  • Women are particularly prone to obesity
  • The AIIMS study on Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease 2002-2005 showed that nearly 50% of urban women above 25 have unhealthy body shapes
  • Experts say one of the causes of obesity in women is mental stress due to which they keep munching on food to find solace
  • If a person’s BMI is above 30 then he is obese, while BMI over 25 is a sign of overweight and a BMI of over 35 indicates morbid obesity

Article: “Cutting out the Flab” by Malini Bhupta in Your Guide to good Health – special edition from India today Sep 18, 2006

DISEASES

CANCER

The principal environmental problems emerging in relation to cancers in Europe are the impact of smoking and poor vegetable and fruit intake. It has been estimated that doubling the fruit and vegetable intake in most parts of Europe would reduce epithelial cancers (e.g. of the pancreas, stomach, larynx, mouth, oesophagus, lung, bladder, colon-rectum, breast and prostate) by a third.

Evidence is accumulating of the subtle gene changes during the development of cancer and emerging evidence shows how both smoking and inadequate diets amplify the chances of gene instability and therefore of the cumulative genetic damage which is so conducive to the age-dependent development of cancers.

“Diet. The neglected basis for public health problems in Europe” by Professor W.P.T. James, Chairman, International Obesity Task Force, United Kingdom (Former Director of the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland)

CARDIO-VASCULAR

Every year, about 12 million people throughout the world die of a heart attack or a stroke.

Research shows that a number of things make us more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. These are called risk factors. Some risk factors are linked to the choices we make in the way we live. The three most important lifestyle factors are:

  • smoking and other tobacco use;
  • unhealthy diet; and
  • lack of physical activity.

Poor lifestyle choices can lead to three serious physical problems:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension);
  • high blood sugar (diabetes);
  • high blood fats (hyperlipidaemia).

Tips for reducing your risk

There is so much that you can do to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke for you and your family. Start by making some healthy lifestyle choices:

  • If you smoke or use tobacco, quit. Avoid inhaling smoke from other people’s cigarettes.
  • Spend 30 minutes a day doing something active, like walking, gardening, or housework.
  • Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.
  • Limit the salt, fat, and sugar in your diet.
  • Once a year, ask your doctor to check your weight, BP, blood fats and blood sugar.
  • Encourage your family members and others to change their lifestyles.

“Avoiding Heart Attacks and Strokes” WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data


SOLUTIONS

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Physical inactivity: There is remarkably coherent evidence that obesity, diabetes, CVD and several cancers can be substantially limited by enhancing physical activity levels. We have to reorganize our school curriculum, our road systems, our traffic policies, the provision of pedestrian precincts in town planning and the involvement of public health strategists with local government planning, so that individuals are automatically involved in physical activity as part of their everyday existence. It is a mistake to assume that one can persuade the whole population to simply exercise at weekends.

“Diet. The neglected basis for public health problems in Europe” by Professor W.P.T. James, Chairman, International Obesity Task Force, United Kingdom (Former Director of the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland)

Health benefits of physical activity

Physical activity is probably one of public health’s “best buys” (13), having the following benefits:

Ø a 50% reduction in the risk of developing coronary heart disease (14), non-insulin-dependent diabetes and obesity;

Ø a 30% reduction in the risk of developing hypertension (15,16);

Ø a decline in blood pressure among hypertensive people;

Ø helping to maintain bone mass and thus protecting against osteoporosis (17);

Ø improving balance, coordination, mobility, strength and endurance (18,19); and

Ø increasing self-esteem, reducing levels of mild to moderate hypertension (20) and

Ø promoting overall psychological wellbeing (21).

For physical activity, it is recommended that individuals engage in adequate levels throughout their lives. Different types and amounts of physical activity are required for different health outcomes: at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity physical activity on most days reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer. Muscle strengthening and balance training can reduce falls and increase functional status among older adults. More activity may be required for weight control.

WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, The Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly

Overall physical inactivity is estimated to cause 1.9 million deaths globally. Physical inactivity causes globally, about 10-16% of cases each of breast cancer, colon and rectal cancers and diabetes mellitus, and about 22% of ischaemic heart disease. The risk of getting a cardiovascular disease increases up to 1.5 times in people who do not follow minimum physical activity recommendations.

Prevention of these diseases through physical activity and healthy lifestyles, based on strong medical evidence, is the most cost-effective and sustainable way to tackle these problems and to support positive social development.

Worldwide, more than 60% of adults do not engage insufficient levels of physical activity which are beneficial to their health. Physical inactivity is more prevalent among women, older adults, individuals from low socio-economic groups, and the disabled. Regular physical activity, active play and sports can be a practical means to achieving numerous health gains, either directly or indirectly through its positive impact on other major risks, in particular high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, tobacco use and stress.

Benefits of Regular physical activity

  • reduces the risk of dying prematurely
  • reduces the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, which are responsible for one-third of all deaths
  • reduces the risk of developing heart disease, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes
  • helps to prevent/reduce hypertension, which affects one-fifth of the world’s adult population
  • helps control weight and lower the risk of becoming obese
  • helps to prevent/reduce osteoporosis, reducing the risk of hip fracture in women
  • reduces the risk of developing lower back pain can help in the management of painful conditions, like back pain or knee pain
  • helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints and makes people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina
  • promotes psychological well-being, reduces stress, anxiety and depression
  • helps prevent or control risky behaviours, especially among children and young people, like tobacco, alcohol or other substance use, unhealthy diet or violence

Health and Development Through Physical Activity and Sport, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND MENTAL HEALTH, NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION

DIET

There is a vast volume of scientific evidence highlighting the importance of applying a life-course approach to the prevention and control of chronic disease. From the available evidence, it is possible to state the following:

Ø Unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and smoking are confirmed risk behaviours for chronic diseases.

Ø The biological risk factors of hypertension, obesity and lipidaemia are firmly established as risk factors for coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Ø Nutrients and physical activity influence gene expression and may define susceptibility.

Ø The major biological and behavioural risk factors emerge and act in early life, and continue to have a negative impact throughout the life course.

Ø The major biological risk factors can continue to affect the health of the next generation.

Ø An adequate and appropriate postnatal nutritional environment is important.

Ø Globally, trends in the prevalence of many risk factors are upwards, especially those for obesity, physical inactivity and, in the developing world particularly, smoking.

Ø Selected interventions are effective but must extend beyond individual risk factors and continue throughout the life course.

Ø Some preventive interventions early in the life course offer lifelong benefits.

Ø Improving diets and increasing levels of physical activity in adults and older people will reduce chronic disease risks for death and disability.

Ø Secondary prevention through diet and physical activity is a complementary strategy in retarding the progression of existing chronic diseases and decreasing mortality and the disease burden from such diseases.

For example, it has been demonstrated that improved lifestyles can reduce the risk of progression to diabetes by a striking 58% over 4 years (133, 134). Other population studies have shown that up to 80% of cases of coronary heart disease, and up to 90%

of cases of type 2 diabetes, could potentially be avoided through changing lifestyle factors, and about one-third of cancers could be avoided by eating healthily, maintaining a normal weight and exercising throughout life.

For diet, recommendations for populations and individuals should include the following:

Ø achieve energy balance and a healthy weight

Ø limit energy intake from total fats and shift fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids

Ø increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and legumes, whole grains and nuts

Ø limit the intake of free sugars

Ø limit salt (sodium) consumption from all sources and ensure that salt is iodized.

WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, The Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly

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References:

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    14. POWELL, K.E. ET AL. Physical activity and the incidence of coronary heart disease. Annual review of public health8: 253–287 (1987).
    15. FAGARD, R.H. Physical fitness and blood pressure. Journal of hypertension11 (suppl 5): S47–S52 (1994).
    16. FAGARD, R.H. & TIPTON, C.M. Physical activity, fitness and hypertension. In: Bouchard, C. et al., ed. Physical activity, fitness and health: international proceedings and consensus statement. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.
    17. WOLMAN, R. Osteoporosis and exercise. BMJ309: 400–403 (1994).
    18. DRINKWATER, B. Physical activity, fitness and osteoporosis. In: Bouchard, C. et al., ed. Physical activity, fitness and health: international proceedings and consensus statement. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.
    19. PARSONS, D. ET AL. Balance and strength changes in elderly subjects after heavy-resistance strength training. Medicine and science in sports and exercise24(suppl): S21 (1992).
    20. MACAULEY E. Physical activity and psychosocial outcome. In: Bouchard, C. et al., ed. Physical activity, fitness and health: international proceedings and consensus statement. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.
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About the Author: Dr Naseem Mariam PhD (Acu) heals people using Alternative therapies for over 10 years now. Earlier, she has worked for 24 years as a Senior Software Manager in Wipro and Aricent Technologies in design and testing of applications and systems, managing large projects for customers worldwide.  During 2001 – 2003, she wrote many articles on self-development, personal health, project management, and customer satisfaction. Revisiting that treasure trove and republishing those articles. She has authored an ebook called “Project Serenity – How to gain happiness and peace” and 3 books on Lifestyle and Wellness: “Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas”, “Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health” with its companion “Belly Loss Habits: Workbook to Vibrant Health”.

Extra Income as Health and Beauty Icons

Health and Wellness is an evergreen niche. Many people need the services of health care professionals. Work from home, flexible hours at a career in alternative therapies like Acupuncture. Also, earn extra passive income through Affiliate marketing of Health and Beauty products

Niche Selection

IKIGAI: Intersection of 4 Questions:
What you are good at (Your Talent & Skills),
What you Love (Your Passion),
What the world needs, and
What people will pay for

Ikigai to select Niche
Ikigai to select Niche

Ikigai way to identify your niche and micro-niche

  1. What I am GOOD AT
    Trainer: Skills and certifications help me be a trainer: Soft skills, Experiential Learning through Games, certified Master Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Pranic Healing Teacher, certified SuJok Trainer, Director of Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine Academy
    Healing: 10+ years’ experience in Acupuncture, SuJok, Hijama
    Affiliated to All Tamil Nadu Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine Association (ATAMA),
    Indian Academy of Acupuncture Sciences (IAAS), International SuJok Association (ISA), and
    International Cupping Association (ICA).
  2. What I LOVE
    Healing people, counseling and coaching them to better health
  3. What the world NEEDS
    Natural alternative therapies and Ancient healing secrets to Vibrant Health
  4. What people will PAY for
    Solutions for any or combination of:
    Weight loss, belly fat, fatty liver, Digestive issues, heart issues,
    Breathing issues, skin problems, constipation, piles,
    Hormonal issues, fertility issues, Stones (Kidney, GB, UB),
    Urinary Incontinence, insomnia, stress, mental health issues,
    Calm mind, improve focus and attention, and many others.

FAQs
1. Are you clear about your niche? My niche is clear.

2. What are the biggest challenges & fears you are facing when trying to choose your niche? (If you have already chosen your niche, please talk about how you chose your niche). *

My niche is Health & Wellness as I am an acupuncture professional and trainer. My micro niche is reducing belly fat. I have a personal success story. There are 4 daily habits that help bring Vibrant Health into a person’s life. They take a person N.E.A.R. Serene Wellness.

As they gain Vibrant Health, they can do 2 things to earn extra income working from home: Affiliate and/or network marketing of Health and Beauty products

Professional Career as an Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies Healer.

Belly Loss Blueprint Fills the GAP
Belly Loss Blueprint and Belly Loss 5 habits Workshop fill the GAP to take the lady to her desired state of Vibrant Health and Serene Wellness. All you need to do is hold on to 5 N.E.A.R. habits. N.E.A.R. stands for Natural Nutrition, Easy Exercises, Attractive Attitude, Rejuvenating Rest using Alternative therapies and Ancient Healing Secrets of India. This is the first step towards Serene Wellness in 7 Areas.

  1. Which category will your niche fit into? *

Serene Wellness 7 Areas of Life
The 7 Areas of Serene Wellness creates the holistic human being. First balance the individual level (PV,EW,SC); Then work on your relationships (RP, SC), Balancing the 2 Abundances of Time and Money.

Health [Now Serene Wellness Area 1,2 and 3]

Wealth [Later Serene Wellness Area 4 and 5]

Relationships [Later Serene Wellness Area 6 and 7]

Hobbies / Arts / Crafts [Story Telling to kids: Serene Wellness Area 6 and 7]

Entertainment [Story Telling to kids: Serene Wellness Area 6 and 7]

4. What do you think about the competition in your niche? Are you afraid and worried that there are too many players? Or do you think that you can do better than them? (Try to give a detailed explanation).

Yes. There is a huge competition. I am not afraid or worried. My competition is always with myself. My results and feedback received from batch 2 must be better than batch 1 participants. I improve my game every step of the way.

My ideal customer avatar is Mrs. Seetha, aged 35-55 years married with teenage children. First demography is Chennai, then 6 major cities in India, then onto rest of the world. Social media edutainment is a great way to locate these ladies.

  1. What are some of the niche ideas you have in your mind right now? *

My niche ideas are:

Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health
Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health, Weight Loss Enhance Immunity and Calm, Focussed Mind

Belly Loss Blueprint – Weight Loss Book

My 2nd book “Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health”,
and it has a companion workbook called “Belly Loss 5-Habits Workbook”:
The 5 habits are Natural Nutrition, Easy Exercises, Attractive Attitude, Rejuvenating Rest … woven together with Alternative therapies & Ancient Healing Secrets.
#workfromhome #healthywealthywoman #vibrantHealth #ReduceBellyFat

  1. What is the No.1 Thing you want to learn from your mentor about niche selection? *

Siddharth Rajsekar, my Tribe Building Mentor, Sidz (https://sidz.co/) asked me to research 1000 questions in at least 10 sub-areas of my micro niche and create a swipe file.

To Deepak Kanagaraju (https://digitaldeepak.com/), my Internship Master, I ask how to attract my 50 to 100 ideal customers, gift them to take a survey. free 121 consultations. I could offer them free or subsidized access to my online courses for feedback.

I learn the 9 skills of Digital Marketing till I Master them in order that I may more effectively, speedily meet, build trust, and nurture my target audience.

9 Skills of Digital Marketing
9 Skills of Digital Marketing

  1. What tools, methods, or approaches that you have used to discover your niche (or try to discover) in the past?I am happy with my niche and sub-niche also my USP “N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health”, an undertaking of Serene Wellness Academy. (Serene Wellness defines 7 Life Areas).

Research completed till now:
queries available in answerthepublic,
Amazon search for books,
Coursera and udemy search for courses,
blog search, free pdf downloads search.

Research in Aug 2020: (sidz challenge):
swipe file & buzzwords
quora to pick up related questions;
Clickbank (inspired by the copy),
medium.com for headlines,
Buzzsumo for trending content in my niche and micro-niche.

Actions to do:

(i) Build a swipe file and scrapbook,
(ii) 1000 Questions at least 10 for ten chapters,
(iii) create survey gifts include 2 questions:
“What is your biggest #1 challenge you want to learn?” or
“What prevents you from enjoying good health today?”
(iv) My Healthy Habits Evaluation Quiz is already available.
(v) For taking the survey they win free 121 for 15 minutes with me to understand their needs better
(vi) get 50 to 100 people to take the course and get amazing feedback and video testimonials: then split the video into 111 pieces of social media content as per Alyssa’s method

MY PLAN TO MAKE 1 CRORE+

A. FREELANCE PROJECTS F1. In training to earn thru freelancing and execution of full-funnel projects as a team. I like content marketing and copywriting, Google My Business, WordPress 5-page website. Create transcripts in pdf and eBooks from webinar and video content.

B. TRIBE BUILDING

T1. My books: “Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas” is a Blueprint for 7 books. Kindle or pdf version of the book as a free gift. the tripwire is 7 days online course, 7 weeks Serene Wellness Habits Workshop as Core Product. Profit Maximisers: Group weekly Masterminds, High Ticket 121 Coaching, Monthly membership community

Serene Wellness Blueprint
“Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas” by Healer Naseem Mariam

T2. My 2nd book on Physical Health is nearing completion. “Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health” kindle, paperback, and audio version as Tripwire or free.

A companion workbook called “Belly Loss 5-days Habits Workbook” with 5-days online course Habits of Vibrant Health (currently ongoing as WhatsApp workshop with daily Zoom calls) and Healthy Habits Evaluation Quiz.

Belly Loss Blueprint and Habits Workbook
Belly Loss Blueprint and Habits Workbook

The core product is 3 months Habits of Vibrant Health.
Profit Maximizers: Group weekly Masterminds, High Ticket 121 Coaching,
A monthly membership community, Serene Wellness Associates (Health & Beauty Affiliates like network marketing)

Tripwire: Rs. 4999 (start and in 3 months upgrade to Rs. 14999)
Core Product: 3 months Rs. 14999 (in 6 months upgrade to Rs. 29999)
Profit Maximisers: Group weekly Mastermind Rs. 19999 for 6 months or Rs. 29999 for a year

T3. Specific daily healthy habits for the following:
Diabetes & BP, Kidney, Liver & GB Health,
Gut Health, Healthy Heart,
Hormonal Health, Fertile Families,
Age Gracefully etc.

T4. Similarly, the other areas of Serene Wellness also will have the same structure. The other 6 areas are Emo/Mental, Spiritual, Time Priority, Financial, Relationships (storytelling to inculcate values and strong beliefs), and Community Service.

T5.  PROFESSIONAL courses: Train graduates to become Acupuncture specialists (1 Lakh),
Hijama practitioners (25k) and SuJok therapists (50k).

T6. Affiliate and Network Marketing of Health & Beauty products and services identified by Masterminds in our tribe “Belly Loss Oaks & Olives” (Oaks and Olives as per Bach remedies have these character traits: Oaks are ladies who overwork physically, they are drained out yet will not rest or cannot rest. Olives are ladies who are mentally exhausted).

MY experiences in Marketing, Sales & Branding
1. Customer Support for 250 software “products” (digital products in Datacomm and Telecom area). Coordinated with Sales & Marketing teams to write project proposals and get the sale. Also was in charge of huge client-specific software projects with up to 100-member teams.

  1. As a healer handled marketing and self-promotion through seminars and lectures.
  2. After starting Digital Marketing, ran few FB Ads. Got inquiries for Acupuncture and SuJok courses. The best most fruitful experience was after lockdown.

(i) Acupuncture Ad in Tamil sent thru Instagram Ad to ladies 25-50 years, around 20kn radius of Alandur. Both times some 10+ ladies responded with health queries. I sent them the solutions thru pictures and text instructions. They followed the instructions and had good relief.

(ii) Binge marketing 2 batches of BL5HW (Belly Loss 5-days Habits Workshop) conducted. The first batch had 10 participants all free. 2nd batch had participants a few Rs. 199 others Rs. 499. Many appreciated the reading material. Early results are positive. Waiting for testimonials from them after a month or 2.

CONCLUSION

I thank God that by profession I am in a very popular and high paying niche. Learning the basics of digital marketing. Freelancing jobs will help me learn various aspects of Digital Marketing life cycles.

NEXT STEPS

A. Further Reading

  1. Online Business: Simple, Easy, now (Simple Easy Now Book 1) Kindle Edition by Gaurav Gurbaxani (Author)
  2. GIG ECONOMY IN INDIA RISING: GEN X-Millennial-Z [Print Replica] Kindle Edition by AMITAVA GHOSH (Author)
  3. The Gig Is Up: Thrive in the Gig Economy. Where Old Jobs Are Obsolete and Freelancing Is the Future Kindle Edition by Olga Mizrahi (Author)
  4. The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want Kindle Edition by Diane Mulcahy (Author)

B. Read these eBooks

  1. This eBook gives you a ground reality on what it takes to successfully create an income stream apart from your day job. A Step-by-Step Guide to Earn ₹70,000/- a Month by Freelance Digital Marketing
  2. Accomplished Freelancers who make Lakhs of Rupees each month reveal their business secrets for the first time for you! Stop Working for Peanuts – Freelancer Guide eBook Bundle

C. Join these courses & community

Health & Wellness Niche Belly Loss 5-day Habits Workshop by Dr. Naseem Mariam

Get certified by Online Business Organization in various streams of Digital Marketing

The freelance community at DigitalMarket.com

Online Business Mentorship by Gaurav Gurbaxani

CALL TO JOIN HEALTH & BEAUTY TRIBE

Ladies can apply for membership to the Belly Loss Oaks & Olives FB Group. You will get free training to be an Entrepreneur and Health & Beauty Affiliate. DM Dr. Naseem Mariam with your name, cell number, city, and email id.

Stay Connected

Instagram naseemmacu https://www.instagram.com/naseemmacu
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/naseem.mariam.1
FB Group Belly Loss Oaks & Olives https://bit.ly/2ZMb88B
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/holistichealthcoach
Twitter @naseemmacu https://www.twitter.com/naseemmacu
Website(s): https://bellyboss.in; https://serenewellness.coachhttps://naseemmariam.com
Podcast: https://anchor.fm/bellybosstalk
YouTube Serene Wellness Academy https://bit.ly/2O1MThe
Google My Biz https://bit.ly/2CAOacR
Email: bellybosslady@gmail.com

Keywords: work from home, Health & Beauty Ambassadors, Professional Healers, extra passive income, freelancing, GIG economy, Reduce Belly Fat, Vibrant Health, Serene Wellness

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ABOUT NASEEM MARIAM

Dr. Naseem Mariam
Dr. Naseem Mariam photo

Dr. Naseem Mariam PhD (Acu) loves to heal people. Her mission is to inculcate the 5 N.E.A.R. habits of Vibrant Health in her tribe. N.E.A.R. stands for Natural Nutrition, Easy Exercises, Attractive Attitude, Rejuvenating Rest using Alternative therapies, and Ancient Healing Secrets of India. This is the first step towards Serene Wellness in 7 Areas.

 

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Typical Day of Serene Wellness

Day(s) in the Life of a Holistically Healthy Person

(a Typical Day of Serene Wellness, Wealthy Success and Holistic Health: Script your own)

A sample day in the life of a person with wealthy success, holistic health, and Serene Wellness described.

4am: Wake up. A wealthy success person wakes up early as (s)he has a lot of work to do, finds life fun, thrilling and exhilarating and does not want to lose any precious time.

4 – 5am Prayer, gratitude, meditation, reading scripture, self-talk, religious tapes. This develops and sustains internal growth and development (SC, EW). We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace? ~ William Ewart Gladstone.

5 – 6am: Review the activities to be executed during the day, prepare, virtualize the success with gratitude. This is a crucial step and leads to success (EW and SC)
6 – 7am Exercise with family. The family is also a part of the success journey (PV, EW, and RP)
7 – 8am Breakfast with family, motivational tapes with family. Family time at the start of the day connects everyone (RP, PV, EW, and SC)

8 – 10am: Work: writing novels, articles, creative work (first chunk)
10 – 1pm: Work with the team (second chunk). Interacting with and serving many others is a part and parcel of daily life: this could be a training session to teach and coach mentors. A hands-on demonstration of how to help others is conducted in smaller groups of less than 50 (RP, SV, and EW)

1 – 3pm: Lunch with your spouse, siesta with light relaxing music, read a book, watch CDs (PV, RP, EW, and SC)
3 – 4pm: Work with self or spouse (third chunk: use for planning week/month). Time with your spouse in one-on-one mode is crucial for long-term strong relationship. Draw strength from one another. (RP, EW, and SC)

4 – 6pm: Teatime with family; light exercise with team, fun, and games. Children are back from school so family time once more. After a refreshing internal time (s)he may call a few friends over and have a get-together for fun and games; groups not more than 20 (PV, EW, and RP)
6 – 7pm: Dinner
7-9pm: Work with the team (fourth chunk). These interactions with others would be in one-on-one counseling, larger team functions, attending seminars, meeting and speaking to groups of more than 50, and helping others duplicate the same (SV, RP, and EW).

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ~ Dalai Lama. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. ~ Dalai Lama. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ~ Dalai Lama. Having given all he had, He then is very rich indeed. It is wealth to be content. ~ Lao Tzu

9 – 10pm: Journal, review results, plan for the next day, get materials ready for the next day, spiritual tapes/books, gratitude, prayer. Close-of-day activities are as important as the start of the day. Recap what went right, celebrate, and give thanks. Recollect what went wrong, learn the lesson the failure came to teach, release negative feelings and emotions back to the universe and relax. Prepare for the next day. Once again it’s time for gratitude, prayer and spiritual tapes and books (EW and SC)

Every week use one chunk of time for a weekly recap, gratitude, and planning: this can be done with the team for team goal and alone or with your spouse for personal goals. True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. ~ Albert Einstein. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein

Once every year, take 2 days off the regular schedule and utilize all the 4 chunks of time marked during the day to recap and plan. As in the weekly planning, do involve all those who are on the team in this recap-planning exercise. Then do the exercise for yourself at 2 levels: with your spouse and then alone.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his who enjoys it. ~ Benjamin Franklin. Wealth… is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

You would have noticed that there is no specific action in the daily life of a person of wealthy success and Serene Wellness where he is accumulating money. Once you take care of the 6 other heavenly gifts and schedule them into your days, the 7th one of financial abundance FA will run towards you automatically. Money and financial abundance is the result of successful profitable win-win interactions with people. There are 2 huge chunks of time daily where the person of success is spending time with others.
~ excerpt from the book “Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas” by Healer Naseem Mariam, Chennai, India: available on amazon.in, notionpress.com since 12-Sep-2018


News article on Dr. Naseem Mariam PhD (Acu)
21 Apr 2025

Dr. Naseem Mariam Ph.D. (Acupuncture) is a veritable Phoenix: she always rises from the ashes. Whenever she has faced a closed door, she always re-skills herself, excels, and then paves her own path. A trailblazer, with a life-long learning habit, self-discipline, and an attitude of gratitude, she is a shining light of Hope.

Her careers span 4 decades and include the following:
a. IT Software & Systems: 24 years: Systems tester at Wipro Bangalore 2 years, Software Communications System design and testing at Center for Dev of Telematics (C-DOT Delhi 2 years, Bangalore 10 years). 10 years as DataComm and Telecom Senior Engineering manager for 10 years.
b. A mother to 2 boys and a girl (now aged 38, 35 and 25 years), Grand mum to 3 girls and 2 boys (now aged 11, 9, 7, 3 and 2)
c. Author of 4 books: Serene Wellness (2018), Belly Loss Blueprint (2020), Values thru Stories (2021), Prioritize Time vs. Money (2024)
d. Healing career: 16 years of treatments and training students in Alternative therapies
e. Digital Marketing: 5 years Instagram Influencer, Freelancer, Affiliate Marketer, Tribe Nurturer
The last two were simultaneous careers of a total of 16 years to date.

Naseem Mariam mentors, coaches, and guides her teams of Serene Wellness Associates towards
a. Vibrant Health for family and friends working towards Drugless Disease-free world,
b. Financial Freedom as Affiliate Marketers of Natural Health & Beauty products.
c. Spiritual Laws of Relationships through engaging stories and fun activities esp. young children
d. Serenity with “Live life one “typical day” at a time, every day, all the days of your life” ~ Naseem Mariam. For the past 5 years, she has successfully lived her “typical day” as per the time slots she planned in 2020. That’s the reason why her tribe adores her: she talks the talk and walks the walk consistently.

It is amazing to see that Doc has achieved each one of the 5 Goals she had planned 5 years ago, during the depth of despair of lockdown days. Along with her, she has a tribe of 10 Thousand families also committed to various shades of the core 5 Areas in Dr. Naseem Mariam’s Vision Board of 2020. With their motto and clarion call being “Each one, teach one to reach and transform many lives“, the numbers will soon reach the golden 100 Thousand families goal post.

Life has not always been rosy and easy for Doc. She advises her tribe to work for 3 years to gain the skills and by repetition and consistent, persistent actions become an expert in at least 3 sub-areas of their niche. Anyone who consistently gives unique, simple, and quick deliverables which are always before time, error-free, and 3 notches above expectations … are valued, treasured, and can command their own price for their work. Therein lies the short-cut to success.

She started displaying the ESFJ traits during 2020 and today has sharpened her intuition and tries to be less judgmental, spending time and thought in meditative silences to perceive many sides of the issues, events, and behaviors of the teams that surround her.

Those who want to stay connected with this amazingly dynamic enthusiastic 65-year young lady can do so at:

Stay Connected

Instagram    @naseemmacu https://www.instagram.com/naseemmacu
Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/naseem.mariam.1
FB Group    Belly Loss Oaks & Olives  https://bit.ly/2ZMb88B
LinkedIn     https://www.linkedin.com/in/holistichealthcoach
Twitter        @naseemmacu https://www.twitter.com/naseemmacu
Website(s): https://bellyboss.in ; https://serenewellness.coach ; https://naseemmariam.com
Podcast:      https://anchor.fm/bellybosstalk

YouTube    Serene Wellness Academy https://bit.ly/2O1MThe

Google My Biz https://bit.ly/2CAOacR
Email:        bellybosslady@gmail.com

We wish Dr. Naseem Mariam Ph.D. (Acu) success and Serene Wellness in all her endeavors.