The dead-lift is a weight training exercise where a barbell with weights or without, or dumbbells are lifted from the floor to the hip area, held for a few seconds. Then returned to the floor. That is one rep.
Go back to exercising, bathing your pet, taking out clothes that you no longer wear, finishing reading the book that has some dust on your nightstand, these are just some of the things that we always end up postponing because we don’t have time or we are very tired to do them.
But there is something that you are sure to enjoy more than anything because, in addition to being a form of spiritual healing, it serves to connect your emotional and spiritual side with the physical. I am talking about meditation, it is a form of relaxation that we must all definitely practice. Next, we share some tips to meditate if you are a beginner.
1. Wear comfortable clothes
Have you noticed that most people who practice meditation always wear loose clothing? And it is much more comfortable to do it, so I recommend that if you want to concentrate faster and have more comfort, wear loose and soft clothes; cotton garments are recommended. Take off accessories like a watch, earrings or necklaces, and forget about tight clothing.
2. Find a quiet place
It doesn’t matter if it’s outdoors (like your garden or balcony), or inside your house; The important thing is that there are no interruptions and noises that can bother you. You must know that the place you choose must give you comfort and peace.
3. Light incense or a humidifier
When you start to meditate you realize that all your senses are more receptive, so I recommend that if you have incense or a humidifier in your house, use these. It is not strictly used, but you can notice that when you meditate your nose becomes sharper, it helps you to concentrate and relax more easily.
4. Take a comfortable pose
A correct and comfortable posture makes the difference between being able to focus on meditation or just wanting to change your posture every two seconds, so you can do it in two ways, both really comfortable and, most importantly: they allow you to meditate calmly and effective.
Sitting: If you choose this option, it is best to do it on a yoga mat, sitting in the centre of your bed or directly on the floor; Your back should be straight and without tension. You will be able to breathe deeply, keeping your arms away.
Lying down: You can lie on your bed or on the yoga mat itself; It is better to discard the floor option, because after a few minutes, you may start to feel uncomfortable. Your posture should be completely straight, so that your legs and arms are separated, not in the starfish style, but also not together.
5. Focus your energy on your body and breathing
Most likely this is the most complicated step of all, since it is difficult not to pay attention to our thoughts, to give that attention to your body and your breathing, so you must do two basic things so that you really feel that there is a connection between your mind, each part of your body and your breathing:
Count your breaths: Before focusing on your body, you must focus on your breathing; experience the sensation of inhaling, holding the air in the lungs and then exhaling. Count your breaths in rounds of ten; These must be deep, this way it will be easier to make the connection between your mind and your body.
Focus on your sensations: Learn to pay attention to every part of your body; In this way, you will better identify each sensation you experience, and you will notice how your arms, feet, abdomen, fingers and even areas of the skin have a different sensation and how it changes depending on the concentration you have in each area.
6. Eliminate distracting noises
This is probably somewhat complicated, more if everyone in your house is home, children play indoors, or you simply have all the notification alerts on WhatsApp or Instagram news or messages activated, so stay away from any noise that comes to exist. Silent your cell phone and find a room or time when you have those 10 or 20 minutes of silence exclusive to you.
7. Put on relaxing music
One way to get focused when you’re meditating is by playing background music that will help you reach the level of focus you want, so take advantage of the meditative song playlists offered by YouTube and Spotify.
8. Distractions are natural, don’t knock yourself up
If it is one of the first times that you practice meditation, it is completely normal for your own thoughts to distract you, but it should not stop you from meditating, so do not bother or be angry with yourself if at the beginning you are already thinking about anything else; just suppress that thought and recount your breaths to enter that zen mode again.
9. Start with 10-minute lapses daily
Maybe you think that 10 minutes is little, that it is very little time, that you can do more, but it is not that you are going to meditate for four hours straight the first day of starting. Ideally, it should be 20 minutes, but initially, it is best only to be 10 minutes. It will even help you fall asleep more easily.
A doctor in Scottsdale says an IV full of Vitamin C could be a game-changer when it comes to treating corona virus patients.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) — Could a common vitamin prove to be a key in helping treat the coronavirus? Some doctors in both China and New York have been using Vitamin C to try to treat their patients. One Arizona doctor who’s been using this technique for other infections explains why vitamin C might be effective. The key, he says? Absorption through an IV.
“When people get sick, the first thing in their body that actually gets depleted is vitamin C,” said Dr. Steven Katz, a naturopathic physician in Scottsdale.
Dr. Katz often sees patients with pneumonia or bronchitis. The World Health Organization says coronavirus can lead to things like pneumonia.
“I’ve been using Vitamin C for acute and chronic infection patients for a long time,” he said.
He said the immune support the vitamin has on a person’s body is incredible. But he said it’s more than just your typical Vitamin C pill or chewable gummy. Instead, it’s a very high dose of it through an IV that he said could help save these COVID-19 patients.
“The absorption is going to be much higher when you go with an IV because it gets absorbed right away,” he said.
Dr. Katz said the New York doctors are giving patients around 6,000 milligrams a day through and IV and seeing positive results, but warns that by pill, people shouldn’t take more than 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C per day unless told otherwise by their doctor.
But Dr. Katz said that as doctors race to find a cure or vaccine for COVID-19, Vitamin C can only help, and may give these patients a fighting chance for recovery.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization said there is no evidence that Vitamin c prevents or can cure the virus.
"El reconocimiento de hoy es para Enrique Lucas, abuelo de Mar M. Lucas. A sus 90 años vuelve a demostrarnos que no hay edad para el CrossFit. Enrique subió dos vídeos en el grupo de Whatsapp de la familia con este mensaje “Venga, que hay que moverse”. pic.twitter.com/wy4xcslwIo
Despite the fact that the COVID-19 disease covers everything, but the rest of the viruses and bacteria have not disappeared. There is a good chance that what you have is a different infection. Some signs can reassure you.
A disease, including COVID-19, does not always respond to the same symptoms. It varies from patient to patient.
However, these variations, which the physician should be aware of, are usually rare. The vast majority agree on the symptoms.
As you know, in coronavirus infection, there is high fever and dry cough; later, shortness of breath.
Coronavirus symptoms are more common in other diseases
There are other symptoms that, in a very high percentage, are common in other diseases and practically rule out the coronavirus.
The first major study of symptoms, published by The New England Journal of Medecine, clarifies which symptoms are not common.
1. TEARING AND INFLATED EYES
Less than 1% of those affected by the coronavirus have swollen irritated or watery eyes.
It is a symptom that is associated with an allergy or a common cold. It is one of the most obvious signs to start ruling out COVID-19.
2. CONGESTED NOSE AND MOCOS
A very common symptom of common colds and, to a lesser extent, influenza, and has rarely been detected in COVID-19.
The coronavirus affects the upper part of the respiratory system less, unlike common constipation.
So these symptoms of the upper part of the head are more typical of a cold.
Sneezes are common from the flu, colds, and allergies to mites or pollen, for example.
A dry cough, typical of the coronavirus, can also be a sign of the flu or even a cold. That is, do not think that it is a coronavirus either.
Fever is one of the most common factors in coronavirus infection. Even if it takes two or three days, it almost always appears.
Only high fever is related to COVID-19
It is also a fever that exceeds 37.5 degrees. The average is usually between 38 and 39 degrees during illness.
The slight fever can be caused by a cold. It is not usual, but when it is intense, it is accompanied by low fever and some general discomfort.
Only 4% of coronavirus patients get this symptom.
It is more common in a stomach virus, spoiled food, or even nerves.
Nausea and vomiting also occur very rarely among COVID-19 patients (5%).
Some aerial viruses can end up in the digestive tract and cause digestive problems. But it is not normal.
Only 5% of infected people feel nauseated by this virus
A stomach virus or spoiled food are much more common causes.
7. FATIGUE, WEAKNESS, TIREDNESS
Fatigue is a very common symptom of the flu. The feeling of weakness and fatigue can last for two weeks.
It is true that in the COVID-19, there is also fatigue, but to a lesser extent, it has been seen in a third of those infected by the coronavirus.
8. MUSCLE PAIN
Muscle or joint pain is a common symptom of the flu. Also, of course, to other non-respiratory diseases.
Body pain is more like flu. Few cases (less than 15%) with pain have been described in those infected with coronavirus.
In a similar proportion to muscle pain, it is almost always a flu symptom in respiratory diseases.
In this type of illness, be it the flu or COVID-19, the headache occurs along with other symptoms.
If you are only suffering from a headache without any other symptoms (fever, cough), it is probably migraine or tension pain.
10. YOU CAN BREATHE DEEP
If you have other symptoms, such as cough and fever, but you breathe well, don’t rule it out as the common flu.
It could be a coronavirus but in a mild condition.
But the disease, if it spreads and goes down to the lungs, causes a very characteristic feeling of shortness of breath, typical of pneumonia.
NOT ALWAYS THE SAME
Even though in the vast majority of cases, these symptoms coincide with other pathologies that are not COVID-19, today, without doing the coronavirus test, there is no complete certainty.
The general recommendation is that, if you have any symptoms and doubts, take extreme precautions, and do not expose others to unnecessary risks.
The data has shown that the symptoms of the coronavirus can be mild, similar to mild cold.
More commonly, they are flu-like symptoms and can even mislead health workers themselves.
You may be wondering if you are truly in a real relationship or not. Certainly, you can notice it inside you, thanks to the intuition that you have innately. But if you have doubts for whatever reason, then we are going to give you some signs so you can know if your relationship is authentic or not.
Plan difficult things together
When planning difficult things together, that is, planning big events like a wedding requires a lot of conversations that you wouldn’t normally have. You will have to really talk about money, you will have to find ways to make your two families happy, and you will have to deal with all the stress of things that will inevitably go wrong.
Many true colors emerge in times like these. Although it is a very happy and pleasant moment in life, your love relationship is authentic if you can really do it and continue with the same spark of love.
When it comforts you
You may get home badly after a long day at work, but if your partner knows how to comfort and give you physical and emotional comfort, then you are certainly in an authentic love relationship.
Lack of empathy is a red flag that is so red it should burn. If your partner doesn’t offer you any kind of emotional support when they’re having a bad day, but they expect it from you, it’s definitely not an authentic love relationship.
Happy and lasting relationships are based on intimacy. This requires constant give and take on the part of both people. Relationships that are based on something less are only directed at the pain.
When you choose the right words in a discussion
If you are looking to be with your partner for the long term, you better have some good conflict resolution skills. A real couple knows that a relationship does not have to end just because some things have to be discussed.
They will listen to you during discussions and will not say things in the heat of the moment that will make the situation worse. Couples who orient themselves and remember, ‘I’m angry, but it’s someone I really love,’ can go through the conflict with more care and consideration. Most of the time, discussions tend to resolve much faster.
When they feel comfortable doing “uncomfortable” things next to you
When your partner does things next to you that you would not do in front of another person, it is clear that you are in an authentic love relationship. When you’re with someone who’s going to be there for you forever, there’s a level of comfort between the two of you that you can’t get with anyone else. Examples of this include using the bathroom with the doors open or passing gas during intimate moments.
Having a strong emotional connection
A couple who are truly in a real love relationship spends time getting to know each other. They are happy to spend moments a day together and talking. There is always more to learn about another person, no matter how long they have been together. When you are curious about each other and spend time each day asking deeper questions, you are creating a strong emotional connection that will help your relationship last for a long time.
He keeps leaving you for dead I don’t know what you been waiting for So you’ve got your love locked up instead But somethin’ better’s waitin’ at your door
You don’t know your worth All the things I know that you deserve Say it’s not real if it doesn’t hurt Find someone you know will put you first Find someone who loves you at your worst
Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Who puts you first Find someone who loves you at your worstDon’t forget the words I said Picking you up when you’re feelin’ down You get strung on thoughts left in your head When you lose hope, soon you will be foundYou don’t know your worth All the things I know that you deserve Say it’s not real if it doesn’t hurt Find someone you know will put you first Find someone who loves you at your worst
Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Who puts you first Find someone who loves you at your worst
Find someone who loves you at your worstGotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up (ay) Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up (gotta keep your head up) Gotta keep, gotta keep, gotta keep your head up Who puts you first Find someone who loves you at your worst
Exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle. It helps in curbing your appetite and in maintaining a healthy weight. It builds strength, prevents health issues, promotes energy and reduces stress.
What can exercise do?
Adding exercise as a routine is a way to improved health. It affects your life positively. Exercise can:
Move tendons, joints, and ligaments easily and decrease falling chances.
Reduces the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity.
Helps beat anxiety and relieves stress
Reduces aging effects, especially osteoarthritis.
Promotes endurance and energy
It helps maintain a normal weight, thereby increases the burning of calorie rate.
A good routine to exercising is to do weekly 5 times and each time it should be for 30 minutes at least. Most people initiate with 2 or 3 times a week with exercising for 20 minutes. Once they are comfortable, they increase the number of days and times.
Who can exercise?
Anyone can exercise as it benefits physical activity. Beginning exercising at a slow pace is the best. You can begin with a light exercise such as a 10-minute brisk walk daily as the first step. Gradually increase the exercise for a longer time.
Before beginning with any exercise program, consult your doctor. It is very important if you have any health issues such as osteoarthritis or heart disease. Exercising is a must in case there is a physical disability limiting movement. If so, your doctor can suggest exercises suitable for your overall health goodness.
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Track Progress There is a need to maintain a record to track progress. Note what you did and how long you are exercising. There are plenty of free websites available that help in tracking progress, besides there are apps available in the smartphones
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Find a partner
It is fun to find a friend to do the work than working all alone. It will keep you motivated and you will not cancel the exercise routine as you know your friend is counting on you. Thus, reaching exercise goals is interesting.
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Things to consider
Avoid injuring while exercising. Start an easy activity so that you need not try too much. Begin with walking a few minutes, several times a day. Increase the time and intensity, such that the speed and time are increased over weeks.
Trying too hard initially may result in sprain or muscle strain. If so, you have to wait for it to heal before pursuing the exercising program.
Moving into a new neighborhood. It may be jarring emotionally. You have to pack everything into boxes and convince your brain to live in a new unfamiliar place. It spikes fears. However, the best is to explore the new home neighborhood and it is an excellent way of gaining a firm footing.
Here are a few tips to learn about your new home neighborhood:
Visit both times, Morning and Evening
Moving to a new place or a city is not less scary. Figuring out the neighborhood is a must so that you know the daily habits before settling. Visit the neighborhood at day and night times. It is a must to know a place after the sun sets, either it goes emptying or is filled with a social scene. Modern GPS gadgets and the ones in our cell phones can get ourselves found when we venture in circles learning new to us neighborhood streets.
Consider transportation changes. Some places may be near intersections that during rush hours there may be severe traffic honking, while other times it may be silent. While some parts may come alive after the sun goes down. Thus, visit twice a day in your neighborhood on different days to learn about the neighborhood.
There is a need to know the neighborhood vibes for a local cocktail, coffee, and brunch spots. Avoid places that are close to tourist attractions. Yet, sense where people interact in a town and the place the locals prefer to have a cup of coffee.
Spend some time before and after at the local grocery store. You will get to know the ins and outs. It keeps you safe from the initial shock after moving in. However, ensure to stock your fridge to full.
Map Your Routine
Map your routine so that you know the places for an easy transition. Getting into a routine has its fair share of challenges. Thus, check how you can commute to work, details about the gym, grocery store, ATM/Bank, Parks, Gas station, vet, Post Office, and Doctors office.
Stop for a treat or a coffee after the first day of moving and when you are trying to settle in a routine. It relieves you from the transition stress.
Mention Your Arrival
It is best to mention your arrival as just moved. You will get tips about the town. You can know more about your new neighborhood, and also get introduced to new friends and passions. Use this opportunity to break free and dive into new thoughts of settling in the new home.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add to a pan. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until completely cooked through.
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Coco for Noatmeal: ¼ cup chia seeds 1 cup almond milk ¼ cup coconut flakes
Cook the chia seeds with the almond milk on the stove on low heat. When the chia seeds have soaked up all of the liquid and have plumped up, pour this into a bowl and stir in the coconut flakes. Enjoy with a spoon!
Health Hack: if you are watching your carbs but you love a hot bowl of oatmeal, this recipe is for you!
Mash the banana with the eggs, cook this mixture on the stove on low heat until fully cooked through. Top the finished product with coconut oil.
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Almond Butter + Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding: ¼ cup chia seeds 1 cup plain yogurt ¼ cup slivered almonds
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to plump up.
Note: Adding a dash of cinnamon will add a bit of sweetness to this dish.
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Raspberry Sweet Omelette + Almond Butter: ⅔ cup egg whites ½ cup raspberries 2 Tbsp almond butter
Mix the egg whites with the raspberries and cook on the stove on low heat until completely cooked through in one flat shape. Then put on a plate and spread the almond butter on top, fold one side over the other. Enjoy!
Parents Save Yourself from Troubles and Mental Agony by Understanding teens
Understanding teens is challenging for parents. They are the same parents who live through toddler temper tantrums, feedings at 2 am, and back to school. Yet, parents have a tough time understanding teens.
The teen years are revolved around physical, intellectual and emotional growth. It is also a great time of upheaval and confusion for families. The adults develop negative perceptions about their teens and this causes conflict.
Realizing the Teen Years
Everybody is different and as the adolescence starts, there are speedy developers, early bloomers, slow and steady growers, and late arrivers. The difference is in attaining puberty and adolescence. There are puberty and adulthood visible signs such as facial hair, menstrual periods, and pubic hair. Apart from the physical changes, the onset of adolescence is announced by many kids in a shocking behavior for the parents. This includes kids trying different looks and styles, resulting in conflict and distress with parents.
Parenting Tips to Understand the Teens
Parents Educate Yourself
There is a need to remember your teen years. Try to recollect the struggles you had with acne. You may expect mood changes and even if there is conflict, parents should be mature to handle your teen with care. Parents, you should be ready to cope with outcomes. The better you stay prepared, the more you are safer.
Talk to Kids Often
Talking to your growing kids is essential. Start before it is too late. Tell them about the differences that come in physical appearance. Answer their early questions. You know your kids, hear as your child shares some jokes or tries to give more attention to increase personalized attention. Open the communication lines, stay open through their views. Give books on puberty, share your adolescence memories, including your mistakes. This will put them at ease.
Pick your Battles
If you wish to dye hair, paint fingernails with weird colors or wear funky clothes, do not object them straightly. Allow them to do something until it is harmless, these are temporary actions. It is best to save your objection for serious matters such as drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, or giving a permanent change to looks.
Place Yourself in the Place of your Child
Practice empathy so that you understand your child. It is normal to be self-conscious or concerned, feel grown-up, and open your arms to like your kid.
Understand Warning Signs
Sudden weight loss or gain
Tobacco, drug or alcohol signs
Any inappropriate behavior lasting for over 6 weeks is trouble. Take a slow approach, consult a counselor, doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist to seek counseling.