100 tips from centenarians - that's who you should listen to!
Here is collected a unique look at the life of long-lived people from all over the world. Everyone has their own recipe for happiness and longevity, but everyone deserves attention. These people have a lot to say and are worth listening to. Motivation for everyone who wants to live a long and happy life.
Here is their collective universal recipe for happiness and longevity:
Ruth, at the age of 92, began a weekly Pilates class. Has an excellent sense of taste.
1. Don't look at the calendar. Let every day be a holiday!
2. Buy only quality items, they will never go out of style.
3. I go outside every day. Even just to walk around the house. The secret of youth is in motion.
A 100-year-old doctor who is still practicing today. He shares a couple of tips from alternative medicine.
4. I think exercise is completely unnecessary. Their value is overrated.
5. Forget about taking vitamins. And it is not necessary to visit doctors often.
6. Fall in love, get married! Sex is also very helpful.
Long-lived advice about love, forgiveness and passion.
7. Even if you feel hate, keep it to yourself. Under no circumstances should you hurt others.
8. Keep believing in love.
9. No one can control you.
10. Feel free to cry.
11. Travel while you are young. Forget about money, experience is much more important than any money.
12. Don't compare. Otherwise you will never be happy. The grass is always greener on the other side.
13. If you feel uncomfortable dating someone, then you should not start a relationship with this person.
14. Do something nice for yourself every day.
15. Don't be stingy.
17. Find your passion and live it.
18. In most cases, problems will resolve themselves.
19. Everything is in your hands, make the right choice - do not choose only parents.
20. Get a pet. Sometimes you feel terribly lonely, and pets remind us that we are all living beings.
21. I will not advise you to profess or not to profess this or that religion. Just find what you believe in and live by it.
22. Learn to adapt.
23. Take your time to mourn the loss.
For 100-year-old Adrine Lee, the secret to longevity lies in four simple tips.
24. Keep going forward and never give up.
25. Walk more.
26. I drink tap water.
27. You should not die, even if you really want to.
Lucille Lewis reflects on the path to happiness.
28. Life is joy. Here everything depends on the person. Be satisfied. You don't have to be "happy" all the time, just be content.
29. Love people. Find something in the person to love. In the end, we are all human.
And for others, the key is in education:
30. Get a good education. This is something no one can take away from you.
Advice from Dorothy Custer, 100 years old.
31. Think positively.
32. Exercise every morning. I have a machine, something between a rowing machine and a bicycle. I do 100-200 exercises every morning, I don't leave the bedroom without it.
Some hundred-year-old elders are more active than twenty-year-old couch potatoes. One such long-livers, an avid skier, shares her wisdom with the following generations:
33. Be active. I do everything my own way, like skiing, even though I'm a hundred years old. Few people do this, although they have the strength to do so. I try to eat right, exercise, get plenty of fresh air and sun.
34. Think positively and everything will be fine. When you think negatively, you are poisoning your body. Just smile, they say, laughter is the best medicine.
Tips from the inhabitants of Sardinia, the Italian island, which is known for its large number of centenarians. They share advice about health and medicine.
35. For many years I did not take any medication. I don't think they're all that helpful, and many doctors use you as guinea pigs.
36. Don't die too soon.
The councils of centenarians have something in common - a passion for movement.
37. Keep going forward no matter what.
38. You can pay attention to local problems. But there are so many interesting things in the world!
39. May there always be many people in your house. Different people: young, old, white, black, from all over the world. People have always inspired me.
40. Move forward.
Many centenarians believe in the power of exercise.
41. I lived to this age largely due to the fact that I like to walk and not fall apart in a car seat.
42. I tried everything I learned about: I did ballet and tai chi, yoga. I walked six kilometers a day. So I stayed flexible and also wrote a book.
And others - to life in the style of rock and roll.
43. I spent my health on whiskey and cigarettes. 15 cigarettes a day and a sip of whiskey is the secret to my longevity, my doctor said that I would not last long without it. I'm still alive and can lift my elbows - and it's wonderful!
The 100-year-old doctor has a lot of invaluable advice for young people.
44. We all remember that in childhood we had so much fun that we often forgot to eat and sleep. I think adults should do the same. Do not exhaust yourself with strict rules about dinner and sleep.
45. For breakfast I drink coffee, a glass of milk and orange juice with a tablespoon of olive oil. Olive oil is good for arteries and skin. For lunch, milk and cookies, or nothing if I'm very busy. I never feel hungry because I focus on my work. For dinner, vegetables, some fish with rice and twice a week - 100 grams of lean meat.
46. You should not retire, but if you really want to - not earlier than 65 years old.
47. If the doctor advises you on some tests or surgery, ask him if he would like his wife or child to go through this procedure. Contrary to popular belief, doctors cannot cure everyone. So why multiply the pain with unnecessary operations? I believe that animals and music therapy can do more than doctors realize.
48. If you want to stay healthy, use stairs and carry your own clothes. I take two steps to keep my muscles toned.
49. I am inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Abbot Vogler". My father read it to me. The poet urged us to create great art, not pathetic scribbles. The poem says that we should try to draw such a huge circle that it is impossible to close while we are alive. All that we see is an arc, the goal is beyond our vision, but it is there.
50. Pain is a mysterious thing. And the best way to forget it is to have fun.
51. Do not worry too much about the accumulation of material things. Remember: when the time comes, you will not be able to take anything with you to the other side.
52. Science in itself does not help or heal people.
53. Find your role model and try to achieve more.
54. Living long is wonderful. The first sixty years are easy to work for the benefit of the family and to achieve their goals. And then you have to make an effort to be useful to society. I have been a volunteer since I was 65, and I am still able to work 18 hours a day, seven days a week, enjoying every minute of it.
Some long-livers pay more attention to relationships.
55. I have advice for ladies. Don't marry someone older than you. Marry those who are younger!
What else? Just live!
56. I try not to worry, but just live.
57. I try to trust myself and believe in myself to deal with problems as they come.
Sometimes old people are advised to lead a simple life.
58. I don't eat much. But I try to eat more fruits and vegetables. Less meat and at least twice a week - salmon or sardines.
59. I had a mortgage for less than seven years. I paid everything at once, and I live by this principle until now. That's the whole secret of longevity.
60. Do what you enjoy.
Or is longevity a matter of luck?
61. You must have good genetics.
62. You should be lucky ... all a hundred years.
63. Try not to eat healthy food. I eat whatever I want! The secret to longevity is ice cream.
64. Leave while you are still on horseback.
65. It is extremely important to take care of the mind. I'm taking two courses... and I've studied everything from anti-Semitism to current events.
Modern Fountain of Youth? This is humor.
66. Humor is a life force, a good way to endure the hardships of life.
67. When you laugh at yourself, you prevent others from laughing at you.
68. I think people should be inquisitive. They should be interested in the world that lies beyond their troubles and sufferings. They should be excited about everything new, meeting new people or watching a new play - and just love life.
69. No matter what you do, you can collect album covers of your favorite band. But if you do it with all passion, then you are alive.
70. Age is not a disease.
Advice from baseball fans on how to protect yourself.
71. Try not to get hurt.
The grandson of a 101-year-old grandmother created a post on a well-known resource in which he invited users to ask her any questions. Here's what came out of it:
72. Be honest. I rarely lied. If you are honest with people, it will come back to you and people will be honest with you. Lying is too hard work, no need to overwork yourself.
73. Open your soul and the world will seem less strange.
74. Listen to other people. And you will learn something new. Sit back, because you'll learn a lot more if you listen to others instead of telling how much you know yourself.
75. Love what you do. If you find a job you love, you won't have to work a day in your life.
76. Try to find time every day to take a nap.
77. You have only one family, so stick to it. Whatever the problems - financial or psychological, anyway - hold on to your family. Some days will seem worse to you than others, but it should be so: the night is darkest just before dawn.
78. I try to notice those little things that make our life more beautiful. At times like these, time slows down.
Other long-livers say the following:
79. Do something interesting every day, otherwise you will die.
80. Learning new things will make you happy and keep you sane.
81. Sleep well, try not to worry and enjoy pleasant dreams.
82. I have a lot of activities. I play bingo, do needlework and meditation, go to senior fitness and do yoga. In addition, I do not miss the time of discounts, I run into stores three times a week.
83. Be nice. I have lived such a long life, because I am surrounded by people who love me.
84. I drink whiskey every day and feel great!
85. Be perfect.
Mary Cooper, who is 101 years old, invited a journalist to drive around the city in her car during an interview. She says:
86. I have never drank, smoked or used drugs. And I didn’t let anything upset me—especially traffic.
87. I don't like stress. I can't stand swearing. If someone starts to wind up, I immediately leave. I like to be around positive people, they cheer me up.
What else? In the end, a lot of advice converges on one thing - live life to the fullest.
88. Do not interfere in other people's affairs and do not eat junk food.
89. Laughter helps keep you healthy. If you see the funny in everything, you will live longer. Show me sadness, don't get discouraged. When you laugh, you cannot be angry or sad or feel jealous.
90. Look inside yourself and find tools for yourself. Everyone has them, and they help us live. I have the power of words and imagination. Printer, computer and camera help me fight injustice. If I am given an opportunity to help a person in need, I use that opportunity.
91. May you have a good appetite, many friends and little free time.
92. Need a good wife, double whiskey for the night and a calm disposition.
93. Never run away from responsibility. If you are not responsible for anything, find something that will make you turn inside out. This will help you retain your ability to think, your interest in life, and stay alive longer. I stay vigilant because I'm working. Virtue needs no reward.
94. It is very important to keep an inquisitive mind.
95. Be an attentive, active and cultured person. Don't dance to someone else's tune.
96. Don't smoke, don't drink, and don't give up.
97. Live one day and catch the wave.
98. You can wish for happiness, but I created all the best in difficult times. I also eat prunes every day.
99. Do what you must. Don't think, just do.
100. Calm down and enjoy life, what to be, that cannot be avoided. And if you have a slight cold, drink Baileys before going to bed - the next morning everything will be all right.
How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic? 10 tips from health experts
Because of coronavirus, we’ve mastered the Zoom party for this year. The first big event of the autumn holiday season is Halloween, so we have to test our social distance skills and prepare them correctly for this party.
The traditional Halloween rituals like—parties and trick-or-treating—may be different during a pandemic.
Don't get sad or cancel your Halloween costume order yet. With a little knowledge about health tips, you can still have a really cool atmosphere without putting your health or other health in danger. These are some ingenious ideas for a safe Halloween 2020 during the pandemic.
1.The trick-or-treat routine
Check the current state of coronavirus cases in your community will be important on Halloween this year, so you could determine if it is safe or not to trick-or-treat.
If you can’t trick-or-treat as usually due to coronavirus, look for ways to manage it in a new, safe way. You can buy your kid the favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door in your house, also you may walk together with your kid through the neighborhood so managing the show off of the costume, then come back home for a special treat.
2. Invent a safe way to give out the treats
Wrap up the treats by yourself and put them out in your yard on a specially decorated table so people can easily pick them up. Don't forget about a hand sanitizer and also wearing a mask. Please the kids to use hand sanitizer each time they pick a treat.
3.Introduce a real mask in your Halloween outfit
This is the year you have to make a Halloween costume with a mask.
If you choose to wear another mask under the costume mask, it is really safer, but you have to make sure that it doesn't get too hot and you can easily breathe.
4. Organize the party outdoor
Social distancing is still important during Halloween Party 2020. Food and drinks should be already packed for each persona or to be served in single servings. Don't forget about the hand sanitizers that should be everywhere for easy access. Chairs and tables should be placed in such a way so that everyone can be social but still have space between each other. It is recommended to have a party with the closest family members, friends.
5.Inform about parties before you go
If you like to take part in different Halloween events, or you are invited to a party, inform yourself about the location and how the host prepared for a pandemic party. Research the situation to see how they’re planning to make the party safer. An outdoor party is the best option.
6. Get creative on this Halloween
You can set up a movie projector and screen and manage a Halloween movie party in your backyard for a few friends or family members. There are also options like a Zoom Dance Party.
7.Inform your child about the current situation
Children easily come into contact with other children and adults and forget about the existing rules. We, adults, are safer in precautions in a pandemic party. But children will not always follow the rules when joy is in full swing. That is why it is important to inform children and explain to them why it is good to wear a mask, to use a hand sanitizer, and to keep a social distance. Alternatively, you can offer the child a new way of greeting, such as a greeting with a foot or bags of sweets.
8. Don't forget to disinfect the surfaces
If you have organized a table for treats outside, then don't forget to disinfect it as often as possible. After the party and before it disinfect the surfaces. Don't forget to disinfect tables, door handles, and other surfaces in the house or backyard during the party.
9.Choose the right guests
Inform and choose the right guests this time. People who follow all the rules, have complied with quarantine, and maintain order are the right people for such a party. Your health and the health of others is valuable! Ask the guests to disinfect their hands, wear a mask, and to take only their portion of sweets and to make sure that those around them follow the order.
10.Organize an information board
You can make a Halloween-style information board yourself where all the rules for the party are.
It would be good to mention the mask, hand sanitizer, and social distance.
You can also mention that no one should be digging around a candy bowl, touching multiple pieces. Ask them to choose one and stick with it.
How to use LinkedIn to its full advantage: 25 best practice tips according to Bemorepanda
Your LinkedIn profile is an important element for the success of your career and personal life, that's why is often the first impression that the recruiter, a client, a potential employer, or a simple friend makes about you. An incomplete profile, that has been completed in a hurry or that simply does not stand out from the tens of thousands of others on the platform can "work" to your detriment.
Here are some things to keep in mind when completing your LinkedIn profile:
1. Profile picture
LinkedIn is not Facebook, but a professional framework, so you will need a professional picture. The pictures with you from a friend's wedding or that selfie taken in the crowd at Electric Castle will surely receive many likes on Instagram or Facebook, but not on LinkedIn. The absence of a photo is a great minus, it's like a book without pictures, which seems hard to read.
Post a picture in which you look professional, but in which you smile.
2. Eye-catching headline
From the default settings, the "title" on your LinkedIn page is filled in with the name of the job and the company you currently work for. But this section on your profile can be a short introduction for anyone who will view your page. Tell everyone who you are, what you do, and why it's worth connecting with you.
3. Career summary
In this section, you can "promote" yourself the best. The summary on your profile should describe in more detail what you wrote in the headline, highlight your professional experience and achievements.
4. Customize your profile URL
Why is it important? Because it can help you build your brand. When you want to promote your profile, rather than posting that URL with a string of letters, numbers, and other characters that would look unsightly, you better put the custom link.
Where can you change the URL? You can change it by entering your profile and clicking on Edit the public profile and the URL in the upper right area of the page.
5. Professional experience
In the professional experience section, it is not necessary to list all the jobs you have had. Include only those that are relevant to your professional plans shortly.
Add the websites of the companies you have worked for, the projects, the articles you have written, or anything else that can prove your contribution to the company.
6. The recommendations are "the cherry on top"
Recommendations from former colleagues or managers can bring you extra credibility in front of the recruiter, so do not hesitate to ask for them.
When someone congratulates you for a successful project, do not hesitate to ask to write a recommendation.
7. Consider your LinkedIn profile your virtual resume
Just as your resume isn't just a list of different roles you've held in the company, your LinkedIn profile shouldn't just include this information. Make sure the section is easy to follow and answers the questions "What did you do?", "How well did you do?" and "What impact did you have on the company?"
Although in your resume you should not speak in person, on the LinkedIn profile this is possible.
8. Make sure you can be contacted
Don't forget to add your email address, personal website, or any other way you can be contacted.
9. Add media content
Whether you are thinking of images, videos, presentations, or documents, all of these can help create a more attractive profile. Visual content is growing in importance, said Larry Kim - Founder @ Wordstream and writer for INC.
10. Set the visibility
The first step to finding it is to make your profile public in your LinkedIn settings.
A good idea would be to set privacy, where you can check or uncheck your network notification of status updates and profile changes, the recommendations you write, or the companies you follow.
You can also set who has access to your activity: everyone, your network, your connections, or just you, the last option being the most discreet.
11. Keywords, higher visibility in searches
The words you use are extremely important because the search engine is a big part of the equation.
Identify the keywords for your professional experience and expertise and use them in the title, summary, and in several sections of the profile.
12. Put links to your projects
If you have a personal blog or website, put links to them on your LinkedIn profile to promote your image, interests, and enhance your professional credibility.
Even if you have other creative interests in your free time, for example writing articles or taking artistic photos, you can discreetly promote your passions on LinkedIn.
13.Skills & endorsement
It can be a valuable section if it is treated honestly. This means that dozens of endorsements obtained on request, in very different areas, do not give credibility.
The section is essential in the search engine, being a way for recruiters to find your compatibility with the positions they have opened. Your profile is 13 times more likely to be visited if this section is capitalized.
Regarding the endorsements from acquaintances, it is advisable to leave it to the people you worked with to appreciate your skills.
14. Courses and certifications
Keep this section up to date and clean. You can add, for example, a link to certificates obtained from online courses. You can find many specialized online courses that allow you to add the certificate obtained directly on your profile.
15. Offer and get recommendations
Take the time to ask for recommendations on LinkedIn. The recommendations of the people you have worked with carrying a lot of weight because, for a potential employer, a LinkedIn recommendation is a reference in advance.
16. Expand your network
Another way to expand your profile visibility is to connect with other members and gradually build your network. The more connections you have, the more opportunities you have.
17. Join groups of passionate people
Belonging to a community, be it virtual, with people passionate about a certain field, will constantly challenge you to keep up to date with news.
The main advantage of groups is that they stimulate networking. You will access interesting content and you will be able to debate current topics. If you are active and bring value through the posted content, other members will appreciate it.
18. Follow the companies that interest you
Company profiles are a quick way to find the latest news. You can see if there are connections in the company, people you know and might recommend you if they are open positions or what is the organizational culture they promote.
Even if you like the current job, it doesn't hurt to be interested, from time to time, if the job you have been aspiring to for a long time is available. Where would you dream to work? Maybe it's a company you believe in or a country with a friendlier climate. As you get better at what you do, you are everything
19. Take benefit of the advanced search option
LinkedIn does the work for you with the advanced search option. All you have to do is select your keywords and you will receive job alerts as they appear.
20. Personalize contact invitations
LinkedIn's default message is boring and impersonal.
You can send personalized invitations to those you want to connect with. This increases the chances that your invitation will be accepted and, moreover, you are already initiating a discussion. Your initiative will surely be appreciated.
21. Check grammatically what you have written
Typing mistakes can ruin your impression of yourself, even if you are very fit for a position. Be very careful! It is preferable to work on the profile without being seen until you have completed it. At Settings, you have the Privacy Controls version and here, Turn off, so that the changes you make are not observable online.
22. Try to keep your profile up-to-date
Your profile should not create the feeling that it has not been touched for years. Set a refresh rate: weekly, monthly, and stick to it.
23. Follow a regular status update
As with Facebook, the optimum LinkedIn profile should communicate your status. He is professional and strategic. News about your activity will appear on the News Feed.
24. Add the blog, if you have one
If you have a WordPress blog with content suitable for LinkedIn, you can incorporate it: select More in the main bar; then Application; here select WordPress Application and enter the blog link. The blog will appear on your profile and will be updated with each new post.
25. Post good comments
We all share new impressions and ideas in other people's posts. A good comment is one that has the correct grammar, is decent, and launches a good idea or thought. Do not use banal and concise comments like "like" or "good", form an idea, and try to expose it in at least one sentence or expression when appropriate.
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50 ways to burn fat fast and look perfect this summer
To get rid of excess fat, a thoughtfully integrated approach is required. Bemorepanda comes to the rescue with a helpful 50-step weight loss guide.
Top 50 weight loss steps
It is not necessary to strictly follow all the recommendations, just read the article and choose what is suitable for you. The more points you complete, the easier it will be for you to achieve the desired result.
1. Eat more protein foods. Approximately 25-30% of the calories you get from protein foods are burned already during digestion, in contrast to carbohydrates, for which this figure is only 6-8%.
2. Carefully read the composition of the products. It's simple: eliminate these foods from your diet if you see a lot of corn syrup or sugar. Also, do not forget that low-fat yogurt can contain so much sugar that it is much better to eat a full-fledged product instead of this “diet” one.
3. Do the exercises while standing. According to research, any activity performed while standing, rather than sitting, burns 30% more calories.
4. Combine exercises. Alternate upper body exercises with lower body exercises. This will allow you to qualitatively work out the muscles with a tiny break between sets, which means that the training will be more effective and take less time.
5. Try exercising with your eyes closed. This can only be done during those exercises in which vision does not play a key role when the chance of injury due to temporary blindness is minimal. Without visual information, the muscles will have to work harder to maintain balance, and you will burn more calories.
6. Don't avoid housework. Cleaning the apartment can be counted as a workout. So broom in hand - and go. ;)
7. Snack on pickled or pickled cucumbers. One slice contains only 1 kcal.
8. Take more significant steps. Step over a few steps as you climb the stairs, and then walk as you usually would. This alternation of phases involves additional muscles, and as a result, you burn more calories.
9. Look for inspiration. Everyone sometimes has periods when you want to quit everything, and you don’t understand why you are doing all this. Therefore, it is better to take care of motivation in advance. Communicate with people who are an example for you, and watch feature films and documentaries about sports and health.
10. Set goals for yourself. Run 5K faster, squat 100 times; it could be anything.
11. Reduce portions. Just eat less. Use small bowls for this.
12. Eat fewer carbs. Yes, this has been said a thousand times. But the thousand and first will not be superfluous. In one study, a group of subjects reduced their daily carbohydrate intake by only 8%. As a result, the men lost about 3 kg of fat and gained 1 kg of muscle in 6 weeks.
13. Strengthen with extra weight first, then run. After strength training, you will already be tired, which means you will burn many more calories during a short run than if you ran fresh and full of energy. Work less, get more. ;)
14. Do some interval training. Alternating intensity is another excellent way to get rid of excess calories.
15. Eat more high-fiber foods.
16. Use vinegar-based dressing in salads. Vinegar and lemon juice are excellent fat burners.
17. Don't skip meals. Skipping lunch and eating a whole elephant for dinner won't help you lose weight; it will only worsen it. Prolonged time without food introduces the body into a catabolic state: muscles will begin to burn for energy.
18. Try the VersaClimber. Being upright during cardio exercises burns more calories.
19. Spend less time watching TV.
20. Exercise for at least 10 minutes 3 times a week. This is if you are incredibly lazy.
21. Try to eat fewer potato dishes. Potatoes raise blood insulin levels and cause your body to stop burning calories and start storing fat.
22. A large portion of food - only after strength training. According to research from the University of Nevada, digesting food after strength training burns 73% more calories than digesting food without prior exercise.
23. Drink water before meals. There will be less room for food in the stomach.
24. Replace potato, pasta, and cereal side dishes with vegetables.
25. Join a team. Find a running company or join a football, basketball, or other sports team. When you're part of a team, skipping practice or being lazy during class becomes much more difficult.
26. Cut down on desserts. If it’s hard to give up ice cream altogether, take just one scoop for a sample instead of the usual two or three.
27. Brush your teeth more often. According to research conducted in Japan, men who brush their teeth frequently during the day are leaner than those who brush twice daily. Thanks to the minty taste in the mouth after toothpaste, it is easier to refuse snacks with something sweet.
28. Change the number of daily calories consumed. Instead of eating the same number of calories daily, eating more one day and less the next is better. This way, you will keep your metabolism in good shape, and your body will burn more fat than if you adhered to the standard 2,000 kcal per day.
29. Always add at least a slight incline when running on the treadmill. Just 1 degree of slope in terms of intensity brings running on the treadmill closer to running outdoors.
30. Eliminate high-calorie drinks. Water is the best choice.
31. Don't skip breakfast. Studies have shown that obesity among those who do not skip breakfast is 35-50% less common than among those who neglect the morning meal.
32. Avoid convenience foods. As a rule, they contain a lot of fast carbohydrates. And it certainly won't help you lose weight.
33. Snack between main meals. Not cookies, but fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, or nuts. Your body will use energy to digest food throughout the day, not just after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
34. Eat yogurt. According to University of Tennessee research, people who ate a diet high in calcium lost more fat than those who ate fewer calcium-rich foods.
35. Order vegetable snacks in restaurants and cafes. And don't skimp on the bread.
36. Eat nuts. They perfectly saturate and give the energy necessary for training. As a result, you get enough calories but do not get better.
37. Keep a calorie diary. Write down what and how much you eat. There are a vast number of unique applications for this.
38. Incorporate sprint intervals into your workouts. Short-term loads with small rest intervals do an excellent job burning fat at the capacity limit.
39. Watch your mood. Sometimes the desire to snack is not caused by hunger but by stress or anxiety. If you catch yourself frequently eating while experiencing certain emotions, you become emotionally addicted to food. It is imperative to get rid of this.
40. Shop for one. If you want to buy cookies or other sweets, instead of the "family" option, choose the smallest package: how much you buy, how much you eat.
41. Keep a photo diary. Take a photo of yourself at the beginning of your weight loss struggle, and then take pictures, for example, every month. So progress will be more noticeable, and motivation will increase.
42. Run not for time but a certain distance. You can slow down and run a shorter length when trying to make it on time. If you are tied to a certain distance, you will not be able to cheat and burn more calories.
43. Allow yourself indulgence in the diet once a week. It is hard to stick to a strict diet and do without your favorite food. That is why many do not stand up and break down. So choose one day of the week when you can eat anything. But only in moderation!
44. Try the rowing machine.
45. Eliminate white bread from your diet. We don't need refined carbohydrates.
46. Allow your favorite food. This point is similar to point 43. The more you restrict yourself to your favorite food, the more likely you will break loose. If you want to, then you can, but very little.
47. Move more. If possible, take a walk during your lunch break, and walk to the subway. If you drive a car, leave it in a parking lot away from the office.
48. Keep a sleep schedule. Watching your favorite TV series until 2 am is harmful. Do you remember that we rest and lose weight in a dream?
49. Make your sleep more comfortable. Buy a comfortable bed. Hang good blinds or curtains to keep the bedroom dark.
50. Eat slowly. The signal about satiety reaches our brain approximately 12 minutes after the end of lunch. The slower we chew food, the less we eat.
Health Tips and Warnings that have been Scientifically Disproven
There are many tips and warnings about unhealthy habits. How to get rid of bad habits, never start doing something that eventually becomes destructive for a person, and so on.
Late lunch leads to obesity, reading in dim light reduces vision and other myths about a healthy lifestyle.
But how do you feel that sometimes habits that we have always considered valid, or at least not detrimental to health, turn out to be not as harmless as they seemed at first glance? Do you think this is slander?
Before you go ahead with the description, we will immediately let you know that the arguments listed below are more of a theoretical connotation, so you should not immediately take them at face value and apply or test them in practice. However, modern research shows some misconceptions observed in humans.
Late eating leads to weight gain
Many people probably keep telling you that eating late at night will make you put on more weight than eating at other times of the day, but the evidence is scarce.
For example, researchers at the Dunn Nutrition Center and the Oregon Health and Science University have suggested this view is a myth. They concluded that skipping meals early in the day can lead to overeating in the evening; the difference is not when people eat but what they eat and how much. As long as the calories you consume are burned, it doesn't matter what time you consume them.
Therefore, sports and physical activity are more important than a late dinner. But, of course, watch how much you eat. You don't need to overeat, either! This is one of the most critical factors influencing weight gain.
Reading in dim light leads to poor vision
If you've spent years reading by candlelight, torchlight, or other low-light conditions, then you don't have to worry anymore (probably). Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis concluded that reading in dimly lit environments does not cause permanent visual damage. Instead, it may cause dry eyes or eyeball strain, but this effect is temporary. The good news, too, for those of you who tend to sit pretty close to the TV, is that it won't damage your eyesight, according to the researchers, despite what your mom may have told you to do.
Lack of sleep on weekends
Many people believe it's okay to deprive your body of the sleep it needs during the week, and then catch up on the sleep deprivation on the weekend is popular but misguided.
In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin), participants were limited to just four hours of sleep over five nights and then given a more extended 10-hour rest.
Yes, after a long sleep, the general condition of the subjects improved; in a particular reaction, attention and the level of fatigue decreased, but people never returned to normal.
The conclusion was that more than just sleeping on the weekends would be needed to compensate for the lack of sleep during the week.
We take a cold because of the cold weather
Yes, the number of cases of joint SARS, popularly called the common cold, tends to increase in winter, although this has very little to do with the coldest weather, as is commonly believed.
The study, conducted by the SARS Research Unit, involved several volunteers exposed to the common cold virus and then separated. One group was kept in a well-heated room, while the other, having taken a bath, vegetated wet in a cold corridor, and so on several times. The number of those caught a cold did not differ between the two groups.
The conclusion was that the cold virus spreads more efficiently during the colder months as people spend more time indoors and come into contact with others who may already have a cold. An actual drop in temperature does not directly cause a cold.
I want to add from personal experience: every time I caught a cold, it was precisely when I was supercooled on the street, and sometimes I didn’t even come into close contact with a team in which one could catch the virus. There are still many mysteries.
Vitamin C prevents colds
There are a lot of myths related to colds and cold prevention, and one of the most common is the belief that taking vitamin C will help prevent colds or shorten their duration.
Studies have shown that vitamin C is of little help in preventing and treating colds. When vitamin C was tested to treat the common cold in several scientific studies, it appeared to have no more effect on the duration of a cold than a placebo.
Skinny is better than fat
Of course, obesity is bad for your health, but what some people may consider "fat" is not necessarily the worst thing for them in terms of health. People sometimes underestimate the health risks associated with being underweight, the effects of which can sometimes be worse for us.
Researchers from Tohoku University found that people over 40 who are underweight are at greater risk of heart disease and pneumonia than those who are overweight.
But it still needs to be worth it to sort out excess weight. Probably, this scientific research was about the "golden mean."
All bacteria are "bad."
Some individuals too easily obsess over cleanliness and make everything around them as sterile as possible. This approach is fundamentally wrong!
While some bacteria are responsible for the disease, others benefit our bodies. Healthy skin, for example, is covered in many "good bacteria" that help prevent infection. Similarly, the human gut contains beneficial bacteria. They are neutral while the body is functioning. After death, the balance shifts from "friends"; microorganisms turn into "enemies," starting to destroy tissues as the protection is turned off.
Therefore, overuse of antibiotics or skin cleansing should be avoided to help the body retain the beneficial bacteria it needs and not reduce immunity, which also has to be developed to fight against harmful microorganisms.
Drink eight glasses of water a day
The generally accepted advice is to consume eight glasses of water daily. The fact is, there is simply no evidence behind this advice.
Hydration is essential, but being too hydrated can be dangerous. Some of our water needs can be met by the food we eat (which also contains liquid), but the amount of liquid you need to take on board will depend on several factors, including your size, ambient temperature, and how active you are.
Breastfeed or not? This question is essential for many young mothers. Although the health benefits breastfeeding can bring to their baby, some mothers are repulsed by opinions about its impact on their breasts.
They have nothing to fear - you can breastfeed! However, according to a study by plastic surgeon Brian Rinker, breastfeeding is not the act that causes breasts to sag. The study found no difference in breast sagging between breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women and concluded that pregnancy affects women's breasts along with other factors such as age and smoking.
Eat what you want if you exercise
Another myth is about a healthy lifestyle and sports. This topic can be studied; it seems, forever; there are so many apparent contradictions and myths here, which, with the right approach, add up to a single logical picture.
Many people mistakenly believe they can get away with the food they love just because they exercise and don't gain weight. However, filling yourself up with unhealthy food options (fast food, fatty foods, excessive meat consumption, low-quality nutrients) can cause health problems; many healthy people on a poor diet may also experience heart disease or other issues.
Of course, an active lifestyle will help reduce the risk, but it is vital to provide the body with an excellent nutritious, balanced meal. However, every year and the development of the chemical industry, it becomes more difficult to follow the proper diet. Plus, the advertising of McDonald's and other fast food establishments does not contribute to this.