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Our lifestyles have since then changed and in order to adjust to our environment, there are things that we cannot do at the moment like go to the gym.
The good news is that you don't need to go to the gym in order to exercise at home.
In order to make this habit a long-lasting one, we must be able to take into account the level of where we are starting. We can do this by:
There is no 'best exercise,' only the best exercise that is suited for us. In order to figure out the best kind of exercise for us is that it needs to be able to hit these three requirements:
It doesn't have to be complicated. We have preferences but when we're at the starting point, we need to remember that this habit is for our long-term satisfaction.
In order to keep ourselves motivated, we must set a goal that is achievable. For a habit to stick it must be easy enough for us to fulfill.
It's like aiming to exercise twice a week because it shows a comparatively similar improvement to those who train 3x a week or wanting to be able to jog for 10 minutes straight without stopping. Always start small and build up incrementally.
Tell your friends and family about your goal so that they can help you prise off of the sofa during your "off-days."
It's really difficult to get a six-pack, but never impossible, in order to do this you need good nutrition and low levels of body fat.
Make sure to eat well and perform long low-intensity cardiovascular exercises.
Similar to the old myth that if someone is sitting too close to the big tube TV, you would ruin your eyes, there are some new myths and facts about how screens affect our vision.
Looking at screens for too long can cause eyestrain, but so can driving long distances. Eyestrain can be caused by other vision problems like farsightedness or astigmatism.
Eyestrain is caused by the small muscles in and around the eyes and can cause headaches, blurry vision, watering eyes, and sensitivity to light. It is often temporary and will improve if you look away from the computer screen now and then.
Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind, nor does it cause any eye disease. While research finds blue light can damage cells under certain lab conditions, it is very different from what happens in the cells of our retina.
You get lots of blue light from the sun, not just from screens. Blue light-blocking filters don't block out much blue light. You could get the same effect by holding your screen one inch farther away.
BDD is a mental disorder where a person is preoccupied with an imagined or minor physical defect that others often cannot see.
As a result, people with BDD see themselves as "ugly" and often avoid social exposure. The preoccupation with the defect often leads to ritualistic behaviours, such as always looking in a mirror or picking at the skin. The person with BDD eventually becomes overly obsessed with the defect so that their social, work, and home functioning suffers.
The most common areas of concern include:
Other areas of concern include the size of the penis, muscles, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and body odours.
One theory suggests BDD involves a problem with the size or functioning of specific brain areas. BDD often occurs in people with other mental disorders, such as major depression and anxiety.
Other factors that trigger BDD include:
Many BDD cases go unrecognised because people with the disorder often feel embarrassed and reluctant to speak about their concerns.
Treatment for BDD includes a combination of the following therapies:
The outlook is promising for people with BDD who receive and follow treatment. Those with a strong support team tend to do better in the long run.
People with BDD are at high risk for developing major depression, and the distress associated with the disorder puts people with BDD at high risk for suicide. Treatment is advisable as soon as a person begins to have symptoms. Encouraging healthy and realistic attitudes about body image is helpful, as well as a supportive environment.
Many of us are working from home, with our bedroom doing double duty as our office cabin. There is less exposure to daylight as we stay indoors more, mainly due to lack of a commute, resulting in our body clocks not syncing properly with the time of day.
These factors can affect our ability to sleep and also our sleep quality.
Bright light in the mornings is crucial for an alertness boost, so a daily morning outdoors exercise routine is recommended.
Apart from that, warm and dim lighting at night promotes sleep.
Our sleeping space can be disrupted by work-related clutter that adds to stress, like reminders for tasks, and the deadlines that we dread.
This can result in poor sleep. It’s important to keep the bedroom area work-free post your working hours.
Working on the bed affects one’s sex life as well, as never in thousands of years has a couple been together 24 hours a day.
Working, eating, sleeping and parenting in the same area of space can make it difficult to switch context, and it may help to move some furniture, alter the lighting, or create a different environment using fragrances to ensure that there is a ‘break’ from the other routine work.
A food diary is a useful tool to help people improve their health. It can help you understand your eating habits and help you identify what foods you eat regularly.
In a weight-loss study, participants who kept a daily food record lost twice as much weight as those who did not keep a record.
Also jot down where you are eating, what else you're doing while eating, who you eat with, and how you feel while eating.
Step back and look what you've recorded. Look for trends, patterns, or habits. You might consider these questions:
Once you know which areas you can improve, set one or two healthy eating goals using the SMART goal format. That is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.