7 Basic Tips to Enjoy Your First RV Trip: Find out more Now

The world of RV and motorhomes is having a great boom in recent years, and more so now in times of pandemic. In this article, together with Zervs, we are going to give you 10 basic tips to enjoy your first camper or motorhome experience. Type of vehicle, destination, where to sleep, applications, loading and unloading of water …

Choose the model that best suits your needs.

For this, it will be essential to know how many you are (family, partner …) and the type of trip you are going to do, especially for mobility. The bigger a camper/motorhome is on the inside, the bigger it is on the outside – watch out for this double-decker motorhome.

This is about sacrificing comfort for agility. If you take a well-equipped small van, you will get where you want; If you take the super motorhome equipped with all the luxuries, you will have to take a good look at where you are because it does not fit in many places.

  • Camper: very agile, perfect for two or a couple with 1-2 children
  • Camper with bathroom: agile, perfect for two or a family of 3-4. Total independence. Let’s say it’s a perfect balance because you sacrifice space, but you have everything.
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Motorhomes:

  • Basic (2-4 people): wider than a Camper, more space, greater overhangs, and consumption.
  • Medium (4-6 people): everything fits here, a lot of space, and a lot of exterior volumes to move around. Higher consumption.
  • Comprehensive (2-4-6 seats): authentic mobile chalets, comfortable like a house, but very wide and not very agile.

Choose the destination and enjoy the road

Not everything is to go as far as possible and spend hours and hours behind the wheel while the family dozes or plays at the console. You have to enjoy the road, do days adapted to everyone’s needs. You can plan a route and stop at the places that catch you on the way. The journey is the path itself; the final destination does not matter so much.

Plan (a little) where to sleep and what to see

We are not referring to going with the established itinerary and the immovable stages, because the good thing about traveling in this way is that we can ride without plans, and if we like where we are, stay a few more days, or if we don’t like it, go off whistling.

If not, at least, know each day where we are going to sleep before nightfall. Because it is very cumbersome to find a place to spend the night with the night already over. It has happened to all of us …

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I sleep, but where?

This is what usually brings everyone upside down, and more if we are neophytes in this world. There are many variables and no one has the philosopher’s stone:

Camping: there are people who go camping, they bet on a controlled environment, 100% safe and with services. Cons: 100% civilized (sometimes ) and you always have to pay.

Motorhome and camper areas: there are more and more, public and private, some better, others worse. They are a balanced option between spending and services.

In some states, free camping is not allowed, but we are not going to camp, we are going to spend the night. In other words, to spend the night, not to set up the stall in the town square. There is a lot to talk about here because each town has its municipal ordinance and each Local Police has its policy in this regard. That is why something that never usually fails, common sense and respect, and if we consult some of the APPs that we put in the following advice it never hurts. Or we ask the one in the van next door if we are not so “millennials”.

Optimize your luggage

Very easy: half of what you are thinking. We fill the suitcase “just in case” and when we return we realize that we have not used even half of our clothes.

Outside of jokes, in terms of clothing, comfortable and all-weather. We are going to travel and there will be changes in temperature, that is, a jacket is not enough, neither is the swimsuit, you never know where we are going to end up. If it can be a soft suitcase or put the clothes directly in the wardrobes, so as not to be with a hard suitcase from top to bottom the whole trip. Flip flops, sunscreen, an essential cap/hat, and a light front is great idea for the night. Do not forget that you are going to be in the field or on the beach.

Ahhh and most importantly, don’t forget the wet wipes, they can get us out of a hurry and save many liters of water. Traveling by camper many people realize that the shower is overrated

As for food, space is also limited, especially since the refrigerator is not the one at home. A first load is fine, but enjoying the local foods and markets in each place we visit is better. Are you going to leave without trying the cheese or the wine of that town? In this way, we also promote local commerce and sustainable tourism.

Each one has its own way of traveling and its pocket size, but gastronomic tourism is gaining followers among AC and Camper users. Many times a restaurant, a bar, or a sale is the perfect excuse to get to “that place”. Not bad, if you can afford it, go from time to time to a restaurant or a typical place to try such a dish. We get out of the van and pay homage to ourselves. At the end of the day, we are on vacation!

Loading and unloading clean and less clean waters

Motorhomes and campervans are mostly autonomous, that is, they usually have everything we need to be able to travel, eat and sleep with our balls … but of course, the water runs out, the batteries sometimes too … and the water tanks have to be emptied dirty and the toilet if we have it.

Clean water: they can carry between 30 and 150 liters of clean water. They are used to wash and scrub. Its use for drinking is not recommended unless we use water purification tablets and we are sure that we have always recharged water in drinking water networks. They are recharged in a tap by means of a hose that we will have to carry with different nozzles. Available in campsites, AC areas, gas stations, or recharging points.

Gray water: is the dirty water from the shower and the sink. It’s soapy water and some grease from the kitchen. The tank is usually sized to clean. They can be emptied at the filling and emptying points of camping and areas or in a sewer, but controlled, never freely. It is recommended not to leave without emptying for a long time, even if they do not fill because especially in summer they can cause bad odors that go up the drain.

Black water:  these are the waters of the toilet and usually contain a chemical that is poured into the toilet in liquid or tablets and neutralizes the bad smell and leaves everything a “nice” blue color. They are sewage and we cannot get rid of them anywhere. ALWAYS empty in an authorized place, in camping, areas, or unloading points. As the last option, we should empty it into a toilet bowl. It is what tends to give the most “disgusting”, but once we get used to it, it is not so bad, if we want to ‘decompress’ in our own water it is the price to pay/

Respect, if you don’t stay home

We have left the most important for the last. It does not matter if five people go in a C-15, that you do 500m at a stretch, that the night always catches you to find where to sleep, that you take the very trunk of La Piquer for the weekend, or that you eat barnacles or chopped sandwiches the whole trip…. all our advice does not matter if you are enjoying your trip.

The only thing that doesn’t matter is respect. Respect for what this itinerant tourism means, respect for nature, and respect for others. It is arriving at a place and knowing that we are guests there who are going to share that space with others and with the people of the place.

Let’s enjoy that place, let’s not occupy a place that is not ours, let’s not block the passage of other vehicles or people with our Camper or accessories and, above all, that when we leave it is not noticed that we have been. Let’s collect all our trash and don’t empty our deposits anywhere.

HEART: Positive Word with Derivatives Improves Mental Health

It’s hard to trace the exact way positive words and overall positive mental attitude affect our health, but, undoubtedly, the influence exists – and a positive one, at that. In explanation, the scientists tend to refer to the neurobiology concept, in which positive thinking in itself is some kind of placebo medication. The antinociceptive system quite real mediates the placebo effect. It releases endorphins that induce endogenous opiates, catecholamines, and corticosteroids. So, no metaphysics here, though the discussion is yet to conclude. 

Still, the positive mentality intertwines deeply and aims to achieve a healthy lifestyle. As such, as the spearhead of your attempt at a healthy, positive no-nonsense lifestyle, you may try to use the novel health metric – Heart Rate Variability (HRV). It is relatively unknown so far, so let’s explore it. 

The explanation of heart rate variability

The specialists at Welltory wrote an extensive comprehensive article regarding the topic, so, if you have sufficient spare time and enthusiasm, I strongly advise you to give it a read. Otherwise, I’ll try to answer the main questions briefly and concisely, perhaps with excerpts from the main article. 

So, what is heart rate variability? 

Heart rate variability means the phenomenon of the difference in time between heartbeats. That is, the heart is not perfectly rhythmic as a metronome but has a sometimes insensible variation of in-between intervals, measured in milliseconds. 

How to measure heart rate variability? How to measure stress levels? 

Vital stress levels information is obtained from the processed data of heart rate variability. To set up a chain of HRV measurements, we need only two chain links: hardware and software.

Gathering the data

The first one – hardware – means the need to collect the exact readings. Your best option will be to use one of a thousand specialized devices. There is a massive assortment of them in the market, being either standalone or integrated into fitness trackers, ranging from, for example, electrical chest-on straps to optical on-hand appliances. As always, the most rational way is to do one’s research and select what is most reasonable for you depending on the needs, availability, and cost.

Assessing the numbers

Then, some kind of HRV biofeedback app is required to comb through the data with sophisticated mathematical algorithms and present the user with results that are sometimes accompanied by conclusions and advice. 

As with the hardware, the software is presented abundantly on numerous app marketplaces. Consequently, the threat of stepping into such an industry can feel like a sword of Damocles. It is rationally correct to suggest checking out Welltory as your first heart rate variability app in these circumstances.  

The reason is as follows – Welltory is widely recognized as one of the most user-friendly apps on the market that also features a sleep analysis app and meditation tracker for its users. As the icing on the cake, with Welltory, the readings can be taken even with your smartphone’s camera (though the quality of readings is objectively worse than those of specialized devices), and Welltory follows a Freemium business model – its beginners’ functionality is free. 

Anyway, bear in mind – once you feel yourself confident enough, it is prudent to explore the market, finding the ideal fit for you – though there is quite a chance that you will remain by Welltory, enamored by its quality, style, and usefulness. 

What is good heart rate variability? 

Unfortunately, HRV does not conform to the “one size fits all” science. There is not an ideal standard. For example, the normal value of the SDNN measure is considered to be 141±39 ms – and note the sheer extent of standard deviation. Additionally, the rule of thumb – “higher is better” – exists. 

Indeed, high readings of HRV generally indicate the prevalence of the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system over the sympathetic. Yet, the ideal is unique for each human being and can be assessed during times of peace and stresslessness. The app’s algorithms will take care of that. 

Heart Rate Variability

How to improve Heart Rate Variability? 

Since good heart rate variability is a direct outcome of a healthy lifestyle devoid of stress, the tips for HRV improvement are relatively trivial and obvious. In a nutshell, HRV is increased by leading a more healthy life. It includes, for example, getting more quality sleep time. Besides, “Sleep” is undoubtedly among the positive words that start with S. It is a physiological need, but valuable leisure time has a maximum positive effect on your well-being. Other preferred elements of a healthy routine are:

  • always staying well-nourished and hydrated;
  • regular exercise;
  • avoiding bad habits, especially those associated with nasty substances.

Moreover, it is wise to empirically avoid the situations and encounters that are stressful for you since the primary function of stress is to tone up the sympathetic branch of the nervous system, decreasing HRV.

Among those positive words that start with H, “Heart” obviously makes a decent stand, being the integral part of the body that traditionally symbolizes life and love – both extremely positive words as well. This article also showed how intrinsically essential heart readings are to your health and well-being. “Harmony”, “Happiness”, “Health” are no less positive and cannot exist without a healthy heart, mind, and body. 

For conclusion

Heart rate variability is a handy tool and an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, especially in contemporary cities. It provides a great insight into the health status of a person and suggests improvements. 

However, HRV measurements and apps cannot replace an actual physician’s consultation, his sheer weight of experience, and knowledge about your body. Thus, should you feel unwell, even if any app shows you are fine, you should not hesitate to contact your doctor and let him solve it for you? 

Meaningful Words on Health Impacts of Electronic and Traditional Cigar

Let’s be frank; both vaping and smoking have negative side effects. But according to health experts, the extent of impact from an electronic cigar and other vaping devices is minimal compared to smoking traditional cigarettes. This is one of the reasons why vaping is gaining more popularity while smokers are declining in number by the day.

The health sector is working hard to provide doctors with information about the health impact of both vaping and smoking so that they can assist patients in making the right decisions.

According to a report by the American Heart Association (AHA), people believe that they are safer while using a vapor cigar. However, another report by the U.S. Surgeon General that was given in 2016 describes vaping as a public concern that calls for other action by all health experts.

What Is an Electronic Cigar?

A few decades ago, electronic cigarettes came into the picture and started changing the way people ”smoke.” Instead of smoking, people inhale nicotine-infused vapor resulting from the burning of liquid vape juice. In a nutshell, an electronic cigar is a device that is powered by batteries to burn vape juice to produce vapor. A cigar vape pen resembles traditional cigars to give users an authentic feel.

So, is an e-cigar better for your health than a traditional tobacco cigar? This question is better answered by looking at the ingredients contained in both.

What Is in an Electronic Cigar and Traditional Cigars?

Basically, the consumable e-juice used in an electronic cigar contains a couple of ingredients. The ratio in which they are mixed may vary, but you will often find them present.

  • Nicotine – This is a common ingredient in both e-cigars and traditional cigars. Actually, it is often present at high levels, making vaping and smoking very addictive. As we are going to see later, nicotine is a major contributor to the health risks of using either an electronic cigar or a traditional cigar.
  • Tar – This is a product of tobacco and its by-products. When you smoke a traditional cigar, tar is one of the ingredients that gets into your body and affects it negatively. Likewise, a rechargeable electronic cigar has traces of tar from the tobacco in the e-juice.
  • Toxins – Whether you vape an electronic cigar or smoke a traditional cigar, you are not completely without risk as both contain a lot of toxins and chemicals. According to experts, hundreds of chemicals are present. The common ones include aromatic amines, benzene, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons among others. Heavy metals such as lead and volatile organic compounds might also be present.

Health Impacts of E-Cigars and Cigars

As mentioned, the presence of nicotine, tar, and hundreds of harmful chemicals in a nicotine electronic cigar or tobacco cigar is the main source of health impacts. Here are some of the impacts.

  • Cancer – Lung and throat cancer are common among e-cigar vapers and cigar smokers according to medical reports. The presence of the chemicals mentioned in either a vapor cigar or traditional cigar might trigger the growth of cancer cells, mostly in the throat, lungs, and airways. If it seems that vaping a refillable e cigar is a better option, you may be surprised. A report in 2017 has revealed that burning vape juice in a refillable e cigar at high temperatures results in hundreds of harmful chemicals that might cause cancer and other illnesses.
  • Respiratory problems – Smoking and vaping are responsible for respiratory problems in people today. It could be asthma, allergic reactions that block the airways, or other health issues. According to doctors, cigars and e-cigars might shorten the life of users because of respiratory problems and other illnesses.
  • Cardio Problems – Users of an electronic cigar or a traditional cigar increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Doctors and health researchers have cautioned the public on these health impacts especially for those who use nicotine-infused products.
  • Oral health impact – Sadly, vaping and smoking harm your oral health; the gums, teeth, tongue, and glands can all experience negative effects from using a cigar vape pen. Usually, the yellowing of teeth occurs because of the large amount of tar in tobacco.
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Final Words

Before looking for electronic cigars for sale or purchasing an ePuffer electronic cigar, you now know all the health impacts associated with the use of these devices. The impacts are even more pronounced when you smoke traditional cigars.

However, you can always minimize these impacts by taking the precautions recommended by medical experts. The best way to eliminate these risks is to quit your electronic cigar or traditional cigar entirely.

Author’s Bio

Anita Casha is a dedicated health writer with an interest in sharing positive and good words with humanity. In this case, she shares positive words on the health impacts of both e-cigars and traditional cigars to enlighten current users, those who are planning to start, and those intending to switch from smoking to vaping. She hopes readers can learn and grow as a result of her meaningful writing.

5 Ways to Stay Positive After a Health Crisis and Get Well

Demanding situations and obstacles are a part of our daily lives. But, if I say we live through difficult times, it might sound like an understatement or a cliché to some. However, things that are happening around us may make you worried or scared. Talk of pandemics, economic and health woes, and even bitter politics. All of which triggers anxiety and sadness.

But, what happens when you unexpectedly find yourself in the middle of a health crisis? Let’s say you’re diagnosed with chronic diseases or any expensive diseases. Of course, it would be shocking. And your life after the diagnosis would look different from your experiences before getting sick. However, it would help if you found ways to stay positive even after the health crisis.

Your life must not be gloomy while you’re in the process of reclaiming your health. Here are some of the ways to help you stay positive after a series of health crises.

5 Ways to Stay Positive After a Series of Health Crisis

1. Accept and Love Yourself

Your efforts to resist any painful emotions would do you more harm than good. For instance, resisting and trying to fight situations would increase your psychological suffering. But rather accept that you’re sick. And by a simple definition, acceptance here would mean consenting to the health results received.

Acceptance is one of the essential elements in psychological adaptation, especially to chronic illness and disability. Be mindful of yourself and purposefully focus your attention on your present moments and accept the situation. 

Better still, find a way to cope and move. Coping here would mean you incorporate your illness into your daily life. Meanwhile, if you still can, continue pursuing your goals.

Now, here is how acceptance is key to loving yourself and your growth!

When you accept the situation you are in, it only means one thing. You are taking care of your psychological or emotional growth. That means you’re kind to yourself, and that’s love. Accepting makes you recognize that being sick is part of life, and you still have to pamper yourself.

Furthermore, acceptance is about you opening up to what is happening around you and cultivating the good life you have. Develop the habit of counting your blessings despite the crisis and learn to live more in the present.

2. Sweat it out

Exercising is not only about losing, maintaining, or gaining weight, it can make you feel good too about yourself.  If you are still able to get out, staying active would be the best thing to do. If going to the gym is a hassle, your backyard is an ideal place to do some light exercises.

Through exercising, you’ll be able to work off stress and tension. This is what happens- when you exercise, your brain produces chemicals such as dopamine which is the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Meaning it’s a chemical messenger associated with pleasure or reward, and it contributes to mood, decision making, and physiological functions.

In other words, you must ensure you perform some movements as per your doctor’s directives. You can take a walk, hike, or cycle, among other forms of exercise. Just ensure you give your attention to nature or the people around you. Exercise would be your excellent mood booster since you would see yourself as healthier and vital rather than sick.

3. Write it out

You can be your enemy, and whatever you think or say to yourself can destroy or make you. Of course, the diagnosis must hit you, and your perception of yourself is likely to change. However, you must also learn to have positive thoughts and talk.

Therefore, the best way to work through your unpleasantness and negative feelings is to journal. Write down everything you’re expected to do by your doctors, and record any signs or symptoms you may have developed. Besides, journaling would be a great tool to track your symptoms and developments. Also, it would help provide the accurate time of some experiences.

4. Never cut your ties with family or friends

It’s very okay to feel bad about your situation, but it’s never wise to shut out people who are willing to help you. Of course, there are situations when you would want to be left alone, that are understood. However, completely hiding from friends is never a good idea.

You’ll only feel better when you are connected with your families or friends.

Why is that?

Not all families will indeed be supportive. However, feeling connected is very enforced to almost everyone. Besides, it contributes to happiness, mental health, and physical health.

Imagine a situation where you need support, either with your medicines, but you can’t get them. And you happened to have cut ties with everyone you could help you. You’ll definitely suffer. Therefore, seek out your squad and never close your door for those who could help you.

With your loved ones around you, you can feel connected and less likely to be depressed. But if you do, you’ll be in a better position to get out of depression because of the support you’ll get.

5. Improve your Nutrition

Nutrition is essential to a healthier life. Some of the activities that would help you stay active require that you fuel your body. Therefore, you must ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet or follow your doctor’s guide.

Besides, eating the right food makes you responsible, and you’ll feel good for taking care of yourself.

In addition to the ways mentioned above, you must also ensure you watch your digital content consumption. There is a lot of information online which is not even close to the truth. Just ensure you only consume the recommended ones. 

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Conclusion

We are all vulnerable to health problems. But what we do after a health crisis strikes us would matter a lot. Therefore, when you have been diagnosed with any health problem, you must learn to live with the situation.

You must accept and love yourself, improve your nutrition, and ensure you are connected to your families and friends to stay positive after a health crisis. Besides, document your progress for timely experiences and ensure you do exercise to work off stress and tension.

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How To Transport Your Electric Bike Ideas and Tips To Enjoy

Your electric bike is an excellent way to commute around your neighborhood. Once you’re ready to venture out and try out bike trails further from home, you need a convenient way to transport your bike. Find out how to properly travel with electric bikes for men and women. Follow these steps to avoid any accidents on the way and to keep your investment safe.

Pick Up a Car Rack

First, you’re going to need a car rack. Check the weight rating of your rack, as electric bikes are heavier than traditional ones. You may not be able to transport multiple electric bicycles without a specialized bike rack. While convenient to ride, these bikes are typically 20 to 40 pounds heavier than a standard bicycle.

Consider ordering a rack online from your electric bicycle manufacturer to be sure it will work with your two-wheeled ride. Car racks come in three basic types:

  • Roof rack
  • Trunk rack
  • Hitch rack

A roof rack isn’t recommended due to the weight of your electric bike. Most of these bicycles weigh over 50 pounds, making it strenuous or even dangerous to attempt to lift over your head. As long as you verify the weight rating, both trunk and hitch racks can work well with your bicycle.

Even if you can safely lift a bicycle on your roof rack, your rack may not support the weight of your electric bicycle. A trailer is another option for transporting your bike, but this can be larger than necessary. The right trunk or hitch track gives you the convenience you need to find a trailhead in a new city or state for an unforgettable adventure.

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Remove Your Electric Bike Battery

Once you find the right rack, it’s time to store your bike. Most electric bicycles have removable batteries, so consider removing yours before placing it on the rack. This will save you several pounds and help reduce the load on your rack. Place your battery safely inside your vehicle before lifting and placing your bike on the rack.

Before you store your battery, be sure it’s fully charged. Check the temperature of your vehicle. Extreme hot and cold temperatures may affect your battery, so keep it inside your home until you’re ready to hit the road.

Double-check all the straps and other restraints on your rack. There’s nothing worse than a loose electric bicycle falling out of your car rack as you cruise to the next trailhead. Proper security features help you enjoy a hassle-free ride to your destination. A bike lock gives you peace of mind as you travel on a road trip to a backcountry trail or new city bicycle path with your electric bike.

Prepare for Your Next Electric Bike Adventure

A modern electric bicycle gives you the freedom to cruise confidently on long trails all across the country. Prepare to adventure down a new trail or city path with your favorite mens or womens electric bike. Prepare to transport it safely using these steps and don’t forget to charge up your battery for hours of exploration and adventure.

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Parkour Playgrounds For Safe Extreme Teenagers Tips

Parents often feel insecure let the children play parkour games. It’s challenging for kids and risky at the same time. Injuries are common though the death rate is statistically very low. Making outdoor sports equipment safe for extreme teen can make the area risk-free and engaging. Ordinary parkour playgrounds have workout tools like pull-up bar, climber, gymnastic structures, and many more. Safe equipment makes the playground safe.

Now, the question arises, is the ordinary playground safety measures enough for extreme teens? No, Parkour playgrounds should have few more issues to cover. According to the European security standard, the design of equipment need to pass all factors for the practice and development of the principle of parkour.

Parkour games encourage teens from all levels, revealing an individual’s physical as well as mental limits. This type of sports is considered as a method of training for making the body and mind function. Moreover, parkour sports develop liberty and adaptive ability in any circumstance. The sports focus to develop effective qualities like determination, self-discipline, confidence and self-reliance from the core of the soul.

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European Standard doesn’t allow anyone under 8 years old participating in any parkour sports.  This limitation is to protect from being hazard that they might be unable to foresee. Especially, when using the equipment in a manner that can be anticipated.

Making a parkour playground safe for the teenagers, equipment are required to specify the height, flow, location, including other facilities. These are applicable for the installation and maintenance of a playground.

Before parkour activity, proper training is a must. Most of the accident occurs due to the lack of proper training. Under the guidance of a trainer, teenagers can fully engage in parkour playground. The following skills are required to perform parkour.

Landing is the basic of the play. First focus of parkour training is a smooth landing that saves from being injured. It is one of the most difficult skills that requires serious focus on the body. The best advice is to make quite landing. The less noise you make is the less fraction is happening among your body parts and the surface. When your body lands quietly, that means you have optimized the fraction and absorbed many effects silently.

Taking off is not less important than landing. It’s a must for a successful landing. Before taking off to another milestone, you need to take some quick decision about the distance, height and the surface. As it is the fast and flexible movement-related sports, any unconscious decision may cause serious injury.

Besides, falling technique is another factor to learn for safe parkour games. There are multiple ways of falling and you need to learn those to show your skill. Falling techniques make the difference between two parkour sportsman. Techniques defer from place to place and often you may need to improvise yourself for your safety according to the circumstance.

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Moreover, time and distance management is the key to your hazard-free parkour activity. Your need to calculate the distance properly and arrange the actions of taking off for a safe landing. The best way to avoid injuries is the conditioning a sudden fall or any unwanted landing. Conditioning allows to survive sudden fall and make flexible to handing.

Furthermore, you need to careful to avoid environmental dangers. The best way to avoid environmental danger is to practice more and more. Practicing in a softer place like sand or grass is required for safe parkour playing. When you take your skills outside be sure that the weather is good to perform. Playground itself should be risk-free and lot of practice is needed before featuring your skill.

Parkour is not intended in any way to be dangerous but injuries happen due to many reasons. Before moving to bigger stapes, you should practice the basic moves on ground. Often people get interested in parkour because what they have seen YouTube. But, they forget to remember the thousand hours of practice before the video was filmed.

Finally, if something looks SCARY, don’t do this. Use your common sense and this is not about to overcome your fear but to aware yourself. Don’t do what you are planning to do if you don’t feel confident enough.

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Motivational Words for Those Who Have Weight Loss Problems

Reaching your weight loss goal is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences – however, the journey towards it can be riddled with obstacles. It requires a lot of sacrifices, mental strength, and determination, which can deter many people away from even attempting to lose weight. The following five are some of the main issues that you might encounter, as well as the different ways with which you can combat them.

Four Largest Issues Tied To Weight Loss

1. Depression

In the grand scheme of things, weight loss is beneficial to both physical and mental health. However, sometimes the process itself can be mentally exhausting. If you’re losing weight too fast, the body has no time to adapt to the changes which lead to the so-called physiological flux. Alongside that, depression can be caused by disappointment with the overall progress, further inducing stress and other issues. This is quite common, especially since people underestimate the amount of effort that it will take for them to be satisfied.

The solution is to pace yourself and be realistic – no one has successfully lost weight overnight. It’s okay to have an ambitious goal, but spread it out into smaller objectives that are achievable at that current point in time.

2. Loneliness

Because it can be so mentally exhausting, it’s important to seek support from various places. Knowing that you’re not alone in this journey will give you a much-needed motivation boost, especially when you have someone with whom you can associate. Many people have documented their weight loss journies through blog posts, and it’s only a matter of finding one that you can relate to the most.

When you do, most of these bloggers leave some contact info through which you can get in touch with them. However, it’s essential to get some additional info beforehand so that you know exactly who you’re going to reach out to. This is made easy with Spokeo, a people search utility that aggregates data from over twelve billion public records to uncover information based on one piece of input. When you run a reverse phone lookup or an email search, Spokeo compares it to all available information until it finds an exact match. This includes social media accounts, criminal records, and other details so that you know exactly who you’re dealing with.

3. Lack of Motivation

It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see the results right away. The initial motivation quickly wears down, and you find yourself sticking to the rules less and less. The ultimate solution is to form good habits – ambition is temporary, and it serves only to help you get a headstart.

One of the best ways to make this transition is through the help of your friends and family. Don’t be afraid to let them know that you’re struggling and that you need their encouragement in order to succeed. Many people make the mistake of not being open with their problems, which only leads them further down the rabbit hole. If this help is not enough, there are psychologists who specialize in these types of issues.

4. Bad Approach

Venturing into the weight loss journey without a concrete plan is almost a certain way to fail. Everyone is different – a program that worked for another person doesn’t necessarily have to work for you. As long as you’re in a caloric deficit, you’ll lose weight, but it’ll probably be far from efficient. This is why there are fitness and weight loss experts who can give you the best approach according to your goals. They’ll track your progress, see how you respond to certain guidelines, and modify the program correspondingly.

5. Motivational Words

Confucius once said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.”. To put it in an example, it doesn’t matter if the number on a scale goes down by 5 or 20 pounds each week – the only thing that matters is that you’re moving forward. You’ve decided that you want to change, you’ve put the plan into motion, and you’ll have to be patient.

Similarly, the sentence “Take it one meal at a time” tells you what you should focus on. It’s a new day and you’re about to make breakfast? Try to make it at least a tiny bit healthier than it was yesterday. It’s easy to get lost in all of your ambitious goals. Keep thinking in the moment, know why you started, and the results will come eventually.

About the Author

Maguire Haigh is a marketing manager for Spokeo. He is interested in the latest technology trends, marketing strategies, and business development. He also prefers traveling, exploring the world, and meeting new people. Maguire has great experience in creating and editing articles on different topics.

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5 Benefits of Office Chairs You Shouldn’t Miss Today

Designed to suit your comfort level, ergonomic office chairs are a blessing. They are an amazing seating arrangement that uplifts the mood of every employee by allowing them to sit comfortably. A well-padded swivelled office chair is extremely necessary, especially if you have to work for long office hours. Of course, buying the best office chair comes at a good price, but the investment is completely worth it. We have enlisted 5 benefits which completely justify buying the best office chairs at your workplace.

Provides maximum comfort

The best part about these ergonomically designed office chairs is that they can be customised according to peoples’ choices. Everything, including the height, the back support, armrest, and depth can be adjusted according to one’s convenience. Not only that, but the soft fabric material and the thick padding also provide the utmost support to the person sitting. These chairs allow people to sit comfortably in a relaxed manner. 

Enhanced productivity and quality of work

Because these ergonomically designed office chairs allow employees to sit comfortably, without straining their spine or neck or arms, they can concentrate on their work for long hours. As a result, it increases their productivity. Not only that, but they can also work comfortably which improves the quality of work they deliver. Go ahead and rent office chairs in Pune and let your enterprise experience the optimum performance of your employees. 

Cost-saving

Investing in an ergonomically designed office chair is costly, but they are equally efficient and durable. Hence, you don’t have to replace your office chairs after every few months. These well-designed office chairs are rewarding in the long run. Also, these chairs provide you with your much needed back support so you don’t develop health issues like musculoskeletal disorders. Thus, buying ergonomic office chairs saves your losses in various ways and helps you maximize your company’s work efficiency. 

Enhanced employee engagement

Your employees would be left with very little to complain about when they have a comfortable working space. That’s the best part of these office chairs. They provide your employees with maximum comfort, leaving them satisfied. This also helps you to maintain a good boss-worker relationship. Not only that, but satisfied workers would also give their best to take the company forward. As a result, you would notice your employees attending office daily and giving attention to every detail and objective. 

Health benefits 

Well designed ergonomic office chairs ensure a healthy working environment in your office. Since they are adjustable in a lot of ways, they prevent employees from suffering from back problems. They give proper support to your spinal curve, thus preventing the chances of suffering from lower back pain. They also alleviate your neck and shoulder strains and allows your arms to relax. These chairs are known to enhance blood circulation, thus keeping physical and mental fatigue away.

In short, ergonomic office chairs are effective, efficient, and productive. You can buy your office chair along with a well-designed study table. Consider to rent study table in Pune from a reputed store. The product is available at affordable prices. So what are you waiting for? Grab the best office chairs and study tables at discounted prices and improve the work experience of your employees!

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Best 5 Positive Habits for Healthy Living and Wellbeing

The saying goes, “old habits die hard!” What if you develop these positive habits and let them be your lifestyle? Imagine they will stick to you and become your lifestyle other than getting clued on destructive bad habits. Healthy living is what everyone anticipates and it’s not always a walk in the park. It needs some discipline and determination to achieve. In this article, you are going to learn some of the positive habits that will help you develop a healthy lifestyle, and these habits include:

Eating Balanced Diet

You cannot live a positive life when you are battling with diet issues. Healthy diet is necessary for healthy body, healthy mind, and for positive growth. Eating quite a wide variety of foods but in their right proportions, and also taking the right amount of drinks will not just give you a healthy body but also gives the best feeling.

Always ensure that you have taken the right foods that contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, vitamins, and other essential minerals in their right proportions. Fruits, bananas, honey, vegetables, sugarcanes, and sweet potatoes among other foods are some of the examples of healthy food varieties that you should always consider in your diet.

Quitting smoking

One of the truths about smoking is that it increases the risk of contracting chronic diseases, and even lung cancer. This habit is, therefore, something to deal with if you have been addicted to it. You cannot live a positive life regardless of the number of times that you try if you are still enslaved into smoking. It is important that you consider smoking as a negative habit then do away with it.

Exercising

There are numerous benefits that come with exercising. If you want to reap these benefits, you need to develop a routine and make it a lifestyle. Some of the few benefits that you will find when you adapt to this routine include the following:

  • It helps on controlling your body weight.
  • It improves your mood and mental health.
  • It helps reduce the risk of heart diseases.
  • helps strengthen your muscles and bones.
  • Enhances your sleep.
  • Helps the body in managing insulin and blood sugar levels.

Therefore, you need a routine to make this a habit so that you can reap all these benefits for a healthy living. You can start this by enrolling for gym classes, or do it at home where you can.

Sleeping at the right time

Healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep in order to function properly. That is according to studies that have been done by various scholars and doctors. To remain productive, you need to develop a habit of going to bed at the right time, and also waking up at the right time each day. Apart from going to bed at the right time, you also need to ensure that you have got the right bedroom environment, good blankets, clean air to breathe, and a positive mind for you to fall asleep fast whenever you go to bed.

Completing your daily chores

When you complete your chores at the right time, you get a nice feeling and fulfillment. In this regard, you need to develop a schedule, and a habit to ensure that you have completed your daily household chores at the right time. Whether its cleaning your utensils, cleaning your house, or any other task, it is always important to accomplish them at the right time.

Getting chores done at the right time will not only make you feel good but also will keep you organized and productive each day. Don’t procrastinate on small tasks since it will pile up to ruin your schedule, and probably your day.

Keeping these habits and implementing them will definitely yield the results that you need for healthy living each day. If you have been into other habits that have affected your life negatively, you need to adopt these wonderful insights, and for sure, you will reap the results that you want for your positive health.

Author – Korir Shadrack.

Korir Shadrack is an entrepreneur and a freelancer passionate about things that bring positive impact in the society. I have been in the freelancing industry as a writer for about 5 years and it is a great honor that you gain some few insights from my writings.

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7 Tricks to Fall Asleep Quickly You’d Wish You’d Known Sooner

Can’t doze off at night? Does everyone else fall asleep before you, while you need hours to relax and get a shut-eye? You are not the only one. If you don’t want sleep deprivation to take a toll on your health, you should act now. Here are a couple of tips that can help to fall asleep quickly.

1.   Re-plan Your Daily Schedule

The current pandemic has turned our daily schedule upside down. All the plans that you had, like going to the gym and eating healthy meals, are now going down the drain. The lockdown has left us craving fast foods and exercising less. We are also sleeping more and going to bed late.

But, if you want to sleep better, you need to get your daily schedule back on track. Experts believe our body needs a routine. It’s healthy for the system and allows us to control the way we spend our time. To do that, you will need to:

  • Set a bedtime, including waking and sleeping hours.
  • Leave around 15min to 20min a day for a break.
  • Do physical activity.
  • Get enough sunlight in the morning to reset the circadian rhythms.

With these tricks, you can return your sleeping in no-time.

2.   Avoid Caffeine Before Bed

Caffeine is a strong stimulant that can interfere with the nervous system. Drinking caffeinated drinks can give you a quick energy boost in the morning, but at night, they can keep you awake.

According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, taking caffeine even 6 hours before bed can reduce sleep by over 1 hour. When calculated on a long term basis, this is a massive sleep loss issue.

If you are too used to taking this stimulant and you forget to have it before bed, it’s possible to experience withdrawal. This can lead to restless sleep. If you want the sleeplessness to dissipate, try to limit caffeine consumption so that the body will learn to overcome the dependency.

3.   Stay Away from Alcohol

Alcohol creates a sedative effect. It reduces brain function and activity. When we are drunk, the alcohol will feel like it’s inducing sleep. But, when the effects dissipate, and the body flushes out the toxins, that’s when we start feeling the after-effects.

People who’ve consumed a lot are prone to nausea and vomiting. The headaches and stomach pain can interfere with sleep and wake us up in the middle of the night. This will immediately interrupt the sleeping pattern and make the brain feel more alert and on edge.

4.   Keep the Naps to a Minimum

Deep sleep is healthy sleep. If you want to feel rested, you have to sleep over 7 hours a day. But, one of the most common mistakes people do is taking long or multiple naps. Unfortunately, they are doing us more harm than good.

It’s a good idea to doze off for a maximum of 30 min. But, anything longer than that is not healthy. With long naps, you are tricking the body into thinking it’s well-rested, when in fact, it needs more rest than you realize. That’s why a short nap will do the trick.

5.   Get Rid of the Distractions

Is there anything in the room that keeps you awake? Like the phone, computer or TV? Electronics will be your worst enemy. What you want is to remove the distractions and focus only on sleep. Once you do that, the body will be able to relax better.

6.   Prepare the Environment

Do you prefer dark or lightroom? Would you like some peace and quiet? Or you want a memory foam bed that is suitable for you. Whether it is the lighting, music or mattress, the key is to allow the body to relax. By changing the environment and readjusting it to your personal needs, you will doze off quicker than you realize.

7.   Cut Back on Fluids Before Bed

The more you drink, the more you will need to go to the bathroom. This will be a real problem at night. Drinking water during the day is an excellent thing. However, if you drink a lot before bed, you will need to urinate more often. This will make falling asleep difficult and draining.

Conclusion

Our body can’t work properly without a good night’s rest. But, if you manage to revamp your daily schedule and put some effort into it, you will immediately figure out the best approach to solve the problem. Give these options a try and tell us what you think. Share your experience in the comments below.

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Dancing Increase Well-Being and Help You Lead a Better Life

One of the greatest and most accessible ways to connect with your body and tap into your inner life force is through dancing. This form of movement will especially bring benefits if you’re the kind of person that finds it difficult to disconnect their mind and just let their thoughts run free or if you don’t feel at ease with your body.

Regardless of your age, shape or physical abilities, dancing can be an extraordinary way to release emotions and clear your headspace. To this end, some cultures trust that dancing can bring you closer to divinity. Thankfully, there’s no routine you need to follow, but simply allow yourself to move freely and let your body express itself. 

How Dancing Can Increase Your Well-Being and Help You Lead a Better Life

1. It Helps Boost Your Cognitive Skills

There are countless studies that show how dancing and mild movement will help improve your cognitive skills and protect you from neurodegenerative diseases. It seems that dancing enhances the same area of the brain that is in charge of memory, planning, and exercising. Another way dancing can help boost your cognitive skills is by requiring you to pay special attention to patterns, rhythm, and balance.

2. It Can Be a Social Activity

The amazing part about dancing is that it can be both a solitary or social activity. There are many forms of social dancing and they’re all great for your emotional health. You can either dance with your partner, with kids, in the club or in a dancing class. Whatever form you choose, this type of dancing will bring you closer to people by sharing a common, fun and personal experience.

3. It Can Be An Ailment for Your Body

If you have any pain in your body or limited mobility, you can rest assured that dancing will be the type of movement you need to help your body unwind. Dancing is a very flexible art form, in that it allows you to move at your own pace, using your own body language and whatever body parts you may want. Having said this, there’s a tremendous utility in getting the blood flowing and loosening your joints – it’s the kind of activity that can easily be integrated into a healthy lifestyle.

4. It Helps Release Pent Up Emotions

This is where dancing really shows its benefits for most people because it’s a powerful way to release bottled up emotions. Regardless if you’re engaging in a shamanic type of dance, mandala dance or simply improvising with your body, you’ll notice what a palliative method it is. Emotions will simply find a way to untangle themselves and flow more naturally, clearing your aura of any debris.

5. It Boosts Endurance and Muscle Strength

You may not actively seek to build muscle strength and physical endurance through dancing, but these are natural by-products of this amazing activity. There are so many twists, turns, lifts and steps in dancing, that it engages your entire body and your muscles need to develop the resistance to sustain certain dance moves. Soon enough, your body will enable this amazing feature called ‘muscle memory’, that will help it return to previously learned dance positions with less and less effort. On top of this, you’ll have more toned muscles and a more attractive figure in no time.

6. It Reduces Stress and Anxiety

By allowing your body to find its own way of expressing emotions, you also start embodying this sense of freedom that completely clears the mind and diminishes the negative brain. Dancing is often used by people around the world as a way to reduce stress and combat anxiety – it even helps with depression. There is such lightness, freedom, and connectedness in dancing that it’s impossible for you to leave the session the same person you were when you began it.

7. It Gives You the Energy Boost You Need

If you ever need an energy boost, even if you’re by yourself, play your favorite tunes and start dancing to them – the results are spectacular. There will be such a rush of endorphins, you’ll immediately get out of that sluggish mood you’re in and feel like you can conquer the world. It will give you the impulse you need to get out of the house more and welcome this well-deserved movement session with even more movement and lust for life.

Whether you do it at home by yourself or socially, in classes and get-togethers, dancing is a highly beneficial way to release stress, center yourself and release lingering emotions. It’s never too late to start and remember there is no right way to dance – just allow yourself to express your innermost feelings.

About the Author

‘Claudia Spataru is a free spirit located in Bucharest, Romania and always in search of answers to life’s greatest questions. She loves to understand how people work, what makes them tick and find ways to help them reach higher grounds. She adores the sea, traveling and laughing.’

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Top 7 Workout Tips to Maximise Muscle Growth Today

If you look on the internet for how to build muscle, most sites will tell you simply to hit the gym and eat as much as possible. Whilst this is good advice, there’s a lot more to it than just that. Sure, you can make good progress with this basic advice, but can you make the best?

Alongside just eating more and working out, there are certain tips and tricks you can implement to maximize your progress. Some of these you may have heard of, but others are ones that people frequently miss out on.

Below, you’ll find the 7 best workout tips for building the maximum amount of muscle and strength to make sure that every workout is a good one.

1. Consume Protein Before Your Workout

When you exercise, your muscles get broken down and need to be repaired. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually build muscle in the gym – you build muscle outside of it through your recovery. In the gym, you actually lose muscle because the whole aim is to break down the muscle fibers, and the most important macronutrient for rebuilding them is protein.

Current research suggests that eating 0.75-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight is optimal for avid lifters. Therefore, a 180lb person would need to eat between 135 to 150 grams per day split out evenly across your meals. Having one of these doses before your workout ensures that your muscles are being drip-fed amino acids as they get broken down.

2. Don’t Skimp on the Stretching

It’s easy to gloss overstretching at the start of your workout, but it’s actually an incredibly useful tool for maximizing performance and muscle growth. Stretching means that we can take our muscles through a longer range of motion, creating more stimulus with each muscle. It also means that we feel fewer aches as we work out, meaning that we can handle more. As well as this, it reduces our risk of injuries which could leave us away from the gym for days, weeks, or even months. The key to long-term progress is to avoid injury at all costs.

3. Eat Foods Rich in Potassium

Potassium gets taken from our body during intense bouts of exercise, meaning that we need to replace it afterward. Alongside sodium and calcium, potassium helps to provide energy to our muscles. The less potassium we have stored up, the less our muscles can do. Therefore, it’s a wise idea to include bananas or potatoes in your pre or post-workout meal.

4. Focus on Compound Movements 

Compound movements give us the most bang for your buck as they not only train more musculature but also teach us how to use our muscles simultaneously. Isolation movements have their place, but if you’re interested in building serious muscle fast, then you need to put compound movements at the top of your priority list.

5. Pick the Right Exercises for Your Body Type

Not everyone’s body is the same. Some of us have longer arms or shorter legs than others, because of this, certain exercises can be easier or harder. If you’re finding a particular movement uncomfortable, then it could be down to the way you’re built genetically. Try using a few different variations until you find that sweet spot.

6. Train a Muscle in Different Positions of Tension

Opposed to just hitting your muscles from one angle, try to hit them from various different points to ensure that you’re leaving no stone unturned. For instance, if you’re looking to build your biceps, then putting your elbow in different positions from in front of you to the side to behind you make sure that you hit each head as well as move the maximum amount of weight.

7. Get More Sleep 

Sleep is invaluable when it comes to any health or fitness related goal. The less sleep you get, the less your body can recover, the more fat you’re likely to put on, the more muscle you’re likely to lose. Not to mention, you feel much groggier. Aim for 7-9 hours per night.

7 Workout Tips to Maximise Muscle Growth

Positive Lifestyle: How Travel Makes You a Better Person

Traveling is by far one of the best ways to become a better person. Though, in this day and age, it has been reduced mostly to lounging on a beach and setting aside your personal life for a few days. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it seems the true spiritual nature of traveling has been forgotten. Losing yourself on foreign land can light up various fires within you, ones you didn’t even know existed. Traveling helps you regain the connection you hold with your inner self which is often neglected due to our busy lifestyles. What’s more, it makes you appreciate the Earth more than anything else.

1. You become more open-minded with every step

Traveling means that you’ll encounter numerous different people and cultures. Most of those you’ve only heard of and read about, which means that you don’t have all the facts straight. There is a lot of prejudice surrounding cultures different from our own and getting to know the unfamiliar is the most effective way to fight them.

Being open-minded and tolerant to ways different to your own makes you grow as a person and allows you to experience life to the fullest. What’s more, it gives you lots of different perspectives on life, essential for understanding it. Finally, it blesses you with new friends from all over the world.

2. It reminds you to stay humble

Throughout your life, you’ve probably been told how special and unique you are. That’s not false, but this statement usually makes us forget that other people are just as special and capable as we are. Because that perspective is lost, it can lead to an arrogant and unhealthy attitude.

Travelling reminds you that you aren’t the only one who’s amazing and worthy of the world. Nobody owes you anything, and if you want something you have to put in an effort. It keeps you grounded and level-headed, helping you to appreciate what you have and what you are yet to gain. Being humble is the key to success and maintaining healthy relationships with those around you.

3. It teaches you not to waste your money

In our daily lives, we spend money pretty freely and don’t pay much attention to it. That’s probably why we always complain about how we’re out of money again. When traveling, you face this problem head-on. You need to be frugal and save your money if you want to have a good trip.

It also reminds you that you can live without all the luxuries you surround yourself with and will help you stay within a healthy budget when you come home, too. Traveling is more about gaining experiences than spending money, and this is something you’ll transfer to your daily life almost subconsciously. Then you’ll have a life that doesn’t revolve around money and more opportunity for new adventures.

4. It inspires you to be more eco-friendly

When you go on a real spiritual journey, you reconnect with nature. Leaving the urban setting is a great reminder of how beautiful our Earth is and how much can be done to preserve such beauty. After you’ve returned from your trip, you’ll remember to do everything you can to help nature stay intact.

There are many ways to get close and personal with nature, but the walking tours in Tasmania just might be the most intimate encounter there is. When you walk through the wonders of the land on foot, you experience it wholly. Taking any other means of transportation takes away the feeling of truly being one with nature. After all, encounters such as this are something you’ll never forget.

5. It awakens the adventurer within

Whether you’re traveling alone or in a group, one this is for sure- the adrenaline is addicting. Unfamiliar soil wakes up your natural instincts and heightens your senses. In your home environment, you’re used to the things the way they are and don’t see any new challenges.

When you’re traveling, you need to keep your eyes open all the time. Everything you do is a new adventure, even if it’s just getting from point A to point B. That gets your adrenaline going like nothing else, and once you’ve had a taste, you’ll always want more. That’ll push you to be more courageous and will give you the confidence to face new problems head-on.

Conclusion

If anything can be concluded from this it’s that traveling isn’t just luxurious hotels and endless applying of sunscreen. It can have a real effect on changing who you are and the world around you. Therefore, choose your adventures based on their mindful significance, and watch yourself bloom into a better person. This way, you’ll improve your life as much as the lives of those around you, and will also contribute to making the world a better place.

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Best 7 Tips to Keep Away Job Search Anxieties and Get Hired

Seeking new employment is stressful. Regardless of qualifications, experience, finesse or other capabilities, searching a job causes anxiety and stress. It affects the overall performance of a job seeker at interviews, psychometric and other tests. It hinders personal life. Several factors contribute towards anxiety related to job search.

Defining anxiety and its types

The US government’s National Institute of Mental Health offers this astute definition of anxiety: “Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear.

For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.”

NIMH’s definition elucidates, job search related anxiety is occasional. It manifests during the entire span of job search process – from application to the first day at work. Anxiety levels are severe among unemployed yet qualified, experienced job applicants.

Fresh graduates have moderate job search related anxieties, a research in the UK reveals. Unemployed suffer more due to financial and social problems caused by joblessness. Uncertainty causes anxiety among fresh graduates searching jobs.

Job search related anxiety is lowest and almost negligible among people of all ages looking to change employers, due to financial and social stability they enjoy.

Lowering anxiety levels

Anxiety is healthy up to a certain degree. It helps job seekers remain alert, exert extra efforts and gain more skills to remain competitive.

Unhealthy anxiety has severe adverse effects. Job searchers may run into both of depression, mood swings, and unwarranted despair.

Left untreated, may lead to suicidal tendencies and prove fatal. Preventing deleterious anxiety is essential.

Step-1: Never fudge your biodata/ Curriculum Vitae

Embellishing biodata by adding or withholding details is the primary cause of job search related anxiety. The lurking fear of being found and disqualified worries most job seekers. People doctor biodata and CVs for two reasons. To show they are better qualified for the job over others, or, to conceal unpleasant facts.

An increasing number of employers now conduct background checks. Fudged details can be easily detected. To avoid anxiety during job searches, never embellish your biodata. Companies never look at your past and are least concerned unless it directly impacts them adversely. Employers are interested in what you can deliver.

Step-2: Apply while employed

Being unemployed can be very unpleasant. It causes financial, social hardships. People frown upon qualified persons who, for any reason, are unemployed. Pressures to maintain a fixed lifestyle with no guarantees of income causes severe anxiety among job seekers. Such anxiety can easily be eradicated.

Apply for a new job while employed. Doing so helps to maintain your financial and social status. You also retain the advantage of bargaining for better pay and perks with any prospective employer. If unemployed, draw a budget to buffer days without income.

Step-3: Upgrade your skills

Whether working or unemployed, it is vital to keep your skills updated at all times. A new set of skills might not help your current employer. Yet, they give you an edge over other applicants for the same job.

Companies look for multi-taskers and employees with better soft skills. Knowing you are on a higher plane over competitors plays a big role in lowering and preventing job search anxieties.

Step-4: Stop praying for a job

Before screaming sacrilege, think yourself. Ceasing to pray for a job is essential to prevent job search anxieties. Nobody doubts the innate benefits of praying and dependence upon a divine power.

Prayers are encouraged at all times and are indeed healthy. For those spiritually inclined- remember, the divine power is responsible and promises to suffice your genuine needs.

Unanswered, delayed replies to prayers are known to cause immense frustration. Several applicants get habituated to incessant praying instead of focusing on realities required in the job market.

Step-5: Simulate work conditions

This is an ideal way to prevent anxiety during a job search. Unemployed or fresh job seeker, draw a schedule that resembles a typical working day. Wake up, sleep, have meals at fixed hours. Assign specific hours for job searches and application, regardless of whether you use a computer at home or at cyber café.

Set realistic targets for the number of job searches and applications you intend to achieve within eight ‘working’ hours. Go about achieving this target. Such schedule also helps respond instantly to any interview calls.

Step-6: Focus on mental, physical wellness

Unhealthy lifestyle is notorious for fuelling anxiety and stress. Unemployed and fresh job seekers often spend long hours sleeping or indulging in ungainful activity.

Your physique and face betray such lifestyle clearly to interviewers. Maintaining healthy lifestyle and diet helps prevent a build-up of excess brain and body hormones triggered by stress.

Exercises, yoga, walks and other activities keep job search related anxiety at bay. Reading stuff unrelated to jobs, helping at home, spending quality time with relatives and friends is excellent to stave off anxiety.

Step-7: Focused, purpose-driven targeting

Nowadays most job searches are conducted online. Applicants scour multiple job sites for vacancies. They upload CV and other details on these websites. Mobile apps alert applicants about new vacancies and allow applications at push of a button.

The flip side however is, job alerts sent by recruiter websites are frequently irrelevant, causing unwarranted stress and anxiety. They waste your time and effort.

When applying through recruitment websites, be extremely specific about the type of job you want. This increases chances of getting alerted to the perfect vacancy fast. Avoid unnecessary keywords while registering on employment portals.

Think out of the box

Remember, anxiety stems from imagination gone rancid. Left unchecked, it can putrefy into severe mental handicap that requires psychiatric intervention. Crime statistics worldwide clearly indicate unemployment and inability to find job leads to suicide.

A few also take to crime. Joblessness is a temporary phase that affects everyone’s life. It is not peculiar to you. Job search related anxiety is common and inflicts millions worldwide.

Go that extra mile

Keeping in touch with former colleagues is an excellent way to get rid of job search related anxiety. Visit offices of others operating in your profession to get acquainted with latest developments. Joining profession specific groups on social media helps bolster sagging confidence.

Advantages of goal setting

While searching for jobs, set goals about the size and type of company you wish to work. Resolve never to undersell your skills, regardless of the time taken to land that perfect job. It is wiser to stay unemployed for a few weeks more rather than take undesirable work.

Well prepared is key to success

Some degree of anxiety during job searches is caused by complacency on part of applicants. Leaving fine details until the last minute before an interview/ test causes unwarranted stress. Keep your certificates, references and other documents prepared before you commence applying.

Exploit the social media

A crisp page on LinkedIn and healthy Facebook profile can decide who hires you. Employers are increasingly looking at social media presence of prospective employees, despite inherent disadvantages. LinkedIn particularly helps you network with others in your chosen profession and fetches you vital tips and tweaks essentially to crack complex interviews and tests.

Author’s Bio

Pritam Nagrale is a blogger and running a digital marketing company in Mumbai. He writes on Career, Business, Make Money Ideas.

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Why You Should Focus on a Healthy Lifestyle Every Day

In order to have a happy and healthy life, you have to work on your lifestyle. While it would be amazing to download an app that changes our life for the better, that is impossible, and you have to make some effort. A healthy lifestyle is a combination of a well-balanced and fitness along with healthy sleep pattern, avoiding alcohol, and stress management.

A common misconception is that it’s enough to work on just one or two of these factors and experience tremendous benefits. For instance, some people make diet tweaks but overlook fitness entirely. The new year is almost here, and one of your resolutions is to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Here are some important reasons why you should introduce fitness into your life.

We don’t exercise enough…

Some people have an active lifestyle while others exercise occasionally or not at all. The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Also, only one in three adults achieves the recommended amount of physical activity within a week. More than 80% of the US adults don’t meet aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise guidelines just like 80% of teens.

…and obesity rates in the US reached all-time high

Due to consumption of unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle, rates of overweight and obesity have risen significantly in the US. In fact, they reached all-time high according to the latest report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their figures show that about four in ten US adults have a BMI that classifies them as obese. Shockingly, adult obesity rates have increased from 30.5% in 1999-2000 to 39.6% in 2015-16.

Fitness aids weight management

Overweight and obesity increase the risk of different diseases and health conditions. Excess weight has a negative effect on quality of life. Makes you more susceptible to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. It’s more likely to develop arthritis, and so much more. A growing body of evidence confirms that physical activity is vital for weight management.

One study analyzed the efficacy of aerobic exercise on weight loss. Results found that weight loss from baseline to 10 months for 400 and 600kcal/session groups were 4.9kg and 5.6kg while people in control group (no aerobic activity) gained weight.

Testosterone Boost

As men age, their testosterone levels decrease. This process is accelerated by many factors including a sedentary lifestyle. Symptoms associated with low testosterone include weak drive, fat accumulation, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, hair loss, and many others.

On the other hand, fitness increases production of this much-needed hormone, thus preventing all these symptoms. Fitness might protect you from health conditions contributed by hormonal imbalance. For instance, a study of the Mechanisms of Ageing and Development found that strength training can induce growth hormone and testosterone increase in men regardless of their age.

Stress management

Lack of sleep, busy lifestyle, too many things to do but not enough time… These are just some of many factors that cause stress. When left unresolved, stress creates numerous problems. Can lead to low energy, lack of productivity, and it contributes to many other problems such as anxiety, depression.

Stress can also aggravate symptoms of some health condition you may have. Fitness proves to be an amazing way to alleviate stress and get some much-needed relaxation.

Plus, the Journal of the Osteopathic Association published a study which found that workouts in a group setting have a more favorable effect on stress reduction and quality of life than individual training sessions. This is an amazing reason to start working out with your friends.

You’ll sleep better

Modern lifestyle and sleep deprivation seem to go hand in hand, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Lack of sleep depletes your energy, makes it difficult for you to function at work and school. Also contributes to weight gain, and it affects cognitive functioning.

Introduce fitness into your lifestyle, and you’ll sleep better. The journal Mental Health and Physical Activity found that people who exercise regularly feel less sleepy during the day. Workout helps you sleep better at night. Other studies confirmed that regular physical activity improves quality of sleep in the middle- to older adults with sleep problems.

Enhanced libido

As seen above, regular physical activity is tied to improved testosterone production. Testosterone is important for your drive, which is why the decreased concentration of this hormone causes low libido.

A sedentary lifestyle is a major killer of your drive due to its effect on weight gain, hormone levels, and impaired blood flow. A study published in the Archives of Behavior revealed that men who exercise regularly experienced greater enhancement.

Not only regular exercise helps increase libido, but it also allows you to perform better between the sheets. See, fitness pays off.

Stronger Erection

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough to have intercourse. Occasional erectile dysfunction is a common problem, but in some men, it can be persistent.
Although can be frustrating for both an affected man and his significant other, this problem is entirely manageable.

The British Journal of Sports Medicine featured a study which found that men with ED could benefit from exercise or any other type of physical activity.

Sharper memory

Our cognitive abilities fluctuate just like everything else. Sometimes your memory, focus, problem-solving skills, and other cognitive functions are on “fire”. Though, in other instances, you struggle. That’s because different factors influence your brain health and its functioning, and sedentary lifestyle is one of them. Introducing fitness to your lifestyle will lead to many positive changes and sharp memory is one of them.

Regular exercise is a strong promoter of cognitive health, studies show. Physical activity influences molecular events via epigenetic mechanisms that have the potential to modulate cognitive abilities. Unhealthy lifestyle characteristic for the modern age is the main culprit of obesity. This is also associated with neurological disorders that hamper cognitive function.

According to researchers from the Harvard University, fitness improves your memory in both direct and indirect manner. When it comes to the direct influence of exercise on memory and cognitive skills, physical activity reduces insulin resistance, inflammation, and stimulates the release of growth factors (chemicals that participate in brain cells’ health). Exercise also promotes the growth of new blood vessels in your brain and production of new brain cells.

The indirect impact of exercise on brain and memory is through its ability to improve sleep and mood. Sleep deprivation and stress/anxiety negatively affect cognitive abilities. We can say that fitness takes an all-around approach toward sharper memory.

Conclusion

Even though most people don’t like to exercise, fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. As seen throughout this article, fitness is necessary for weight management, memory, performance, testosterone, sleep, and many other things.

In order to get the maximum out of your daily workouts, you should pair it with a well-balanced diet. Remember, any kind of activity is better than no activity at all. Your fitness routine should involve something you’re passionate about because you’re more likely to stick to it this way.

Author’s Bio

Will O’Conner

He has been a Health & Fitness Advisor for Consumer Health Digest. He loves to write about General Health & Fitness topics. Will also believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers and constantly motivates them to achieve their goals. He is also passionate about traveling, arts and discovers and writes for people.
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