His name is Wynn, he is on the frontline of Denver’s fight against the Covid-19, who offers comfort and cuddles to the doctors.
How exactly is he helping the medics? - he visits the emergency room at Rose Medical Center and is trained to become an assistance dog to adults, children and veterans with disabilities for the non-profit organization Canine Companions for Independence.
But really, how is he making an impact? – he is showing love to emergency room doctors, who are taking a break from their shift. He is sitting next to them while also listening to meditating music.
Before doctors can cuddle Wynn, they are required to wash their hands in order to prevent the possible spread of germs.
The dog owner, Ryan, believes that dogs can have a positive impact on doctors and nurses during this difficult time. 'Seeing stuff and hearing stuff that you can't unsee has an impact on you,' she said.
'That's where the dogs come in. When you are in the presence of the dog and petting them you are taking a moment to ground yourself at that present time.'
Wynn will be under the Ryan’s care until she is 22 months old, and then she'll move on to a professional training program at one of the organization's training centers.
More than 520,427 coronavirus cases have been confirmed until today, with over 23,595 deaths. In the United States, there are 81,714 confirmed cases with over 1,143 deaths.
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Pets dispel loneliness and anxiety, bring joy and maintain the well-being of those around them, many studies show, and not under normal circumstances, but in the isolation required during this period to limit the spread of coronavirus, they prove to be more than that.
After craving for a pet, Barney, the cavalier King Charles spaniel, could not have arrived at a better moment, says Marie Brown. “We picked him up the day before lockdown. The timing is a godsend.”
The puppy has helped her children, aged 12 and 15, adjust to life at home in Sevenoaks, Kent, without school, sport or much of a social life.
"I brought Barney home the day before the isolation was imposed. It was a perfect timing, "a woman confessed to The Guardian.
Barney is a king charles spaniel knight, and after a few years when the woman's two 12- and 15-year-olds insisted on a puppy, he entered their lives. Barney now helps them adapt to life in self-isolation, without school, without too many outdoor activities and without social life.
"Certainly Barney makes us less stressed and raises our morale," says the woman. He borrowed his neighbors' dog Somewhere in north London, Honey, a two-year-old cockapoo, smiles on the lips of a doctor struggling to withstand the crisis of coronavirus. "When my husband enters the house, she is there, waiting for him at the door. The next moment, he is on the floor and playing with Honey.
You can see how stress and fatigue and anxiety disappear, ”says a woman living in Highgate, London.
He borrowed his neighbors' dog
Somewhere in north London, Honey, a two-year-old cockapoo, smiles on the lips of a doctor struggling to resist the coronavirus crisis.
"When my husband comes into the house, she is there, waiting for him at the door. The next moment, he is on the floor and playing with Honey. You see how stress and fatigue and anxiety go away, ”says a woman living in Highgate, London.
Someone else borrowed his dog, a griffin brussels named Loki, to the neighbors, "for their own good and his."
"We remember that life goes on"
"He is very sociable and cannot understand how he went from being treated like a star to seeing me and my husband daily," says Loki's mistress. "We are reminded that life goes on" Belle and Little Tyke, two London cats, are a comfort to a mother and her 11-year-old son living in Birmingham.
"We realized that when it all goes wrong, it is very nice to have them near us - we are reminded that life goes on," says the owner of the two cats.
The kid confesses that every time he feels worried or sad, he takes Little Tyke in his arms and immediately feels better.
The 18-reptile boy
Not only dogs and cats can be perfect pets. An 18-year-old from Wales says his reptiles have helped him overcome anxiety and depression.
It has 18 animals, including turtles, snakes and lizards. His favorite is Lily, a nine-month-old Argentine lizard.
"I have a special connection with her. I put my hand on the floor and run at me like a puppy, ”says the young man, for the British newspaper.
Animal adoptions in the UK have increased
Animal shelters have seen an increase in the number of adoptions in recent weeks, although most of them have been closed to the public.
"A dog is for life, not just for isolation", draws attention to Dogs Trust, the NGO that launched the famous slogan "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas" / "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas ”.
Everyone imagines a healthy lifestyle in their own way. Someone believes that if he does not drink or smoke, then he leads a healthy lifestyle. For others, it is about proper nutrition. And still others see the key to good health and excellent physical shape primarily in sports.
What will help keep yourself in good physical shape
It is clear that what works for one may not work for another. Therefore, if we talk, for example, about fitness, it is important not only to exhaust yourself with training (which, by the way, many people sin), but also to think about what you need and what you should not eat, and also motivate yourself so that the desire to exercise does not disappear, especially for beginners, to whom the result is given in almost a week.
And here it is necessary to form the right habits in yourself - they will help to achieve the desired goal. To do this, we at Bemorepanda have found suitable tips on the Web that you can use.
However, here it is important not so much to get acquainted with them and start applying, but rather to understand why you need it and why. Only then will you succeed in your endeavors.
Again, there is no one-size-fits-all advice, but one good habit can lead to another, a third, and so on. So try. And your body will certainly thank you, you'll see!
1. Do exercises that you enjoy.
This makes them easier to stick to.
2. Try to get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week.
3. Try not to eat at your desk.
With more and more people working remotely, it's important to eat in a designated area (dining room, kitchen, cafeteria, etc.) and not at your desk. Eating and working at the same time diverts attention from eating. Plus, eating at your desk can be less enjoyable and faster, and you're likely to crave more soon after.
4. Try to cook at home.
You will be able to choose the ingredients and evaluate the nutritional value of your meals. Plus, it saves money!
5. Forget about perfectionism.
Set small goals and work towards them.
6. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum.
Beware: Liquid calories add up quickly.
7. Don't party on an empty stomach.
You will hardly find chicken with rice and vegetables at a party. In addition, drinking on an empty stomach is not only unhealthy, but can also lead to a terrible hangover, which often provokes junk food cravings the next day.
8. Take care of a healthy diet.
When you feel like snacking, it's best to make healthier options.
9. Find other ways to track your progress than just stepping on the scale.
For example, pay attention to how you feel after jogging, walking, and so on.
10. Show off your results.
Celebrating small victories evokes feelings of happiness and pride. This encourages perseverance in achieving the next small steps and, ultimately, the main goal.
11. Consider buying a reusable water bottle to carry with you.
12. Make movement part of your daily routine.
13. Reduce the calories in your coffee.
14. Incorporate strength training into your workouts.
15. Take rest days.
Rest days help prevent injury and allow the body to heal and recover.
16. Train with someone.
Researchers say that working out with other people is associated with lower stress levels and improved quality of life.
17. Exercise in the morning.
While it doesn't matter when you exercise, you're more likely to come up with excuses to skip your workout later in the day.
18. Reward yourself.
Watch a TV show, get a massage, or take a bath.
19. Don't be too hard on yourself.
20. Don't stop halfway.
Increase the intensity of training gradually, so it will be easier for you to achieve your goals.
21. Create small, measurable goals that you can check regularly.
This is how you control your motivation.
22. If you have a seated job, consider buying a desk that you can work at standing up, or try to get up for about 15 minutes every hour.
23. Approach every day like a clean slate.
If you didn't reach your goals the day before, there's always another day. You don't have to drop all the goals combined.
24. Stop comparing yourself to others.
25. Listen to motivating music.
Music can greatly influence your mood and motivation, so motivating music during your workout can help you push yourself to work out and really enjoy it.
26. Warm up is essential to avoid injury.
27. Outdoor workout.
Connecting with mother nature can help you feel much better and achieve better results.
28. Be wary of influencers selling "quick fixes".
Losing weight takes time, effort and hard work, and there is no quick fix. Diet pills, slimming teas, wraps, slimming creams and patches are SCAM.
29. Plan your workout the same way you would if it were a meeting.
Treat her the same way.
30. Have patience.
31. Beware of triggers that can cause stress.
32. If you're training for endurance, prepare.
This form of training is very demanding on your body, so make sure you are eating well and getting enough fluids.
33. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as close to their natural state as possible.
34. Drink plenty of water.
35. Eat smaller portions.
Serving size is important when you are training for weight loss.
36. If you lack motivation, try buying new workout equipment.
37. Eat slowly.
This will keep you from overeating.
38. Put your health and fitness at the top of your priority list.
39. Don't skip more than one workout.
Not all workouts need to be high intensity (they don't have to!), but consistency is key.
40. Eat mindfully.
Ask yourself if you are really hungry or if you are just stress eating.
41. Don't overeat.
42. Make a list of things that annoy you.
You may be able to solve some of them by freeing your mind to focus on fitness.
43. Push your boundaries.
Pushing your limits doesn't mean adding weight to every workout. However, working within what you can already do is not the way to progress.
44. If you want to lose weight, burn more calories than you eat.
From a biological standpoint, weight loss is about "calorie intake versus calories expended."
45. Get enough sleep.
According to a study, those who sleep less than 8 hours each night are 70% more likely to get injured than those who sleep more than 8 hours.
46. Use the right shoes.
Comfortable shoes can greatly improve your workouts.
47. Be consistent in your workouts.
This is the key to seeing the results of your work.
48. Stretching after a workout.
Stretching is essential to keep muscles strong, flexible, and healthy. Without it, the muscles shorten and tighten and may become weak and unable to fully stretch during the next workout.
49. If the road to the gym is too tiring, work out at home.
50. If you have a busy schedule, prepare meals and snacks ahead of time.
51. Don't start with big weights. Move up slowly.
52. Train according to your goals.
If you want to achieve greater results, consider reducing the amount of cardio. Cardio can burn too many calories if your goal is to gain mass.
53. Track your progress with photos.
You may not notice progress by taking pictures every day. But if you compare once a week, you can see the difference.
54. Find a workout buddy.
Not only is it nice to have company, but playing sports together can be a great motivational tool.
55. Use an aerobic stepper to intensify your strength training.
Incorporating a stepper into a strength workout can make it more challenging without adding more weight.
56. Avoid processed foods.
57. Follow the 80/20 rule and try to eat healthy 80% of the time.
58. Set actionable rules for yourself.
Whether it's diet rules, exercise, or any other rules, make sure they're manageable and you can stick to them.
59. Try a foam roller to relieve muscle tension and joint pain.
60. Track your calories.
Intuitive eating is not for everyone. People tend to underestimate the number of calories they consume, so tracking your intake can help you better manage them. However, don't let this become an obsession.
61. Try a fitness app.
This can help you keep track of your progress.
62. Try not to get hung up on the same routine.
They say old ways won't open new doors. Breaking through a plateau often requires changing your routine. No drastic changes are required, but they are enough to push you out of your comfort zone.
63. Check portion sizes.
Often, the number of calories listed corresponds to a certain serving size, so if you eat twice as many servings, you are consuming twice as many calories.
64. Consider a fitness tracker to track your progress.
65. Understand the basics of muscle building and training.
Talk to a professional or do your own research online and research the topic yourself.
66. Work to a full range of motion.
Don't look for shortcuts.
67. If your goal is to improve your strength, learn the basics and understand them.
68. Satisfy your sweet tooth wisely.
People who consume less sugar end up with a more sustainable weight. When you crave something sweet, think fruit first.
69. Keep a fitness diary.
70. Find a reason why you want to become healthy and fit.
71. Track your workouts.
Mark the days you train and you can repeat the week that gave you the best results.
72. Drink tea.
In addition to many other health benefits, it can also help with digestion.
73. Make a list of habits that you would like to acquire and which need to be abandoned.
74. Read the success stories of others.
This can be a great way to motivate yourself to reach your own goals.
75. Try circuit training.
You don't have to worry about getting bored when you practice circuit training. Circuit training increases your heart rate while strengthening your muscles.
76. Follow your favorite fitness gurus to keep you motivated and inspired.
77. Plan ahead.
Use Sunday as a "preparation" day for the week. Buy healthy foods, snacks, and other things you might need for the coming week.
78. Use marathons as motivation.
Dedicate yourself to training to prepare for a particular marathon.
79. Make frozen fruit smoothies.
Smoothies are great if you're in a hurry or on the go. While relying on "liquid" calories is usually avoided, smoothies can be the perfect quick snack.
80. Use sunscreen if you exercise outdoors.