Pigs are also great at maternity photoshoots, just FYI.
Are you working long hours on the computer, feeling stiff, tired, and stressed? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, muscle tension, back pain, eyesight deterioration, overwhelm? If so, fear not! I am here to help you, because I have been there! For years I have been struggling with these same health issues. The doctors said the case was hopeless, but I refused to accept it!
And in this practical action guide, you will learn how I managed to preserve my precious health while pursuing my goals and working every day on the computer. And you can do it, too! With just a couple of minutes daily, you can make a massive difference in your health and wellbeing!
This article can be extremely valuable for all people working a sedentary profession – entrepreneurs, freelancers, solopreneurs, stay-at-home parents, writers, etc.
Constantly working on the computer is a must for almost everyone these days. And our eyes suffer the consequences. The muscles become tensed, we get frequent headaches, we feel tired, even dizzy. Not to mention developing short-sightedness, dryness, itching, redness, and overall eyesight deterioration. But fear not! This could be easily prevented with some simple eye exercises. They will help us relieve the stress in this area and improve our vision very quickly! All you need to do is set aside a couple of minutes and start moving the eyeballs (without moving the neck) – make up and down movements, left and right, in circles clockwise and counter-clockwise, form the number 8 with your eyes, then the infinity symbol ∞, etc.
One very important exercise is to switch between distant and close object – focus your vision at the most distant point you can fixate. Then slowly move your attention as close as you can – you can use the tip of a pen to guide your focus. This will help both short-sighted and long-sighted people.
Try to blink more often between the exercises – it relaxes the muscles and hydrates the eyes.
Palming is another excellent exercise for anyone working long hours on the computer. Simply rub your palms against each other (to stimulate the blood flow and to make them warmer), place them on your closed eyes and relax. Breathe deeply, and consciously relax the eye muscles. This will give the retina the needed break and time to rest.
Another very important exercise (called “solarization”) will help your retina recover from the constant blue light streaming from various devices. In the evening (when it is dark), switch off all lights and light a candle. Place it at eye level and focus on the flame. Start slowly turning your head left and right, but do not move away your gaze from the flame.
Important note: if you are working in the evening, lower the brightness of your screen. This will decrease the exposure to blue light, lower the tension in the muscles and retina, and improve your sleep. There is a free tool (called Iris) you can use to do this automatically. For more information, take a look at the tools section at the end of the article.
The other main area that suffers greatly from our sedentary lifestyle is the back. We get stiffness, pain, and numbness. The issues of the spine could lead to more serious conditions like spurs, herniated disks, headaches, even deteriorated eyesight (due to the impaired blood flow to the head). Fortunately, we can prevent and heal these symptoms by doing some simple and easy yoga stretches. Several minutes a day of these asanas could make a significant effect and improvement in our flexibility! I will list the most powerful exercises below, and in the tools section, you can see links to the videos for you to see how they are executed.
– Cat/Cow pose (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana) – perfect for beginners.
– Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana) – this one needs a little more practice to achieve its full benefits. But the good thing about yoga is that the path is equally effective as the end goal.
– Standing forward bend (Padahastasana) – also very beneficial for the proper blood flow into the head, and also good for the eyesight.
– Cobra and Upward facing dog (Bhujangasana and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) – they look very similar, but they are not the same. Choose your favorite or even better – do them both, because they are equally very good for your back.
– Locust pose and Bow pose (Salabhasana and Dhanurasana) – these asanas are very tough, but if we want to strengthen the muscles of the back, these poses are essential. At first it may be difficult to hold the poses, but don’t worry, the body will respond with practice. Don’t try to overdo the poses and listen to your body.
– Half Camel pose (Ardha Ustrasana) – the full Camel Pose is very difficult, so I would advise you, if you are a beginner, to start with Half Camel. Do the asana on both sides and hold it as long as you feel comfortable. Just make sure you put extra cushion under your knees to keep them from hurting.
– Sitting Half Spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) – excellent for the spine, but it also strengthens and boosts the liver!
Being an entrepreneur/ solopreneur, a freelancer, etc. means dealing with lots of stress, anxiety, worry, self-doubt, overwhelm, etc. And this is definitely not what we bargained for! We want the feeling of freedom, calmness, clarity, and optimism! So, I will share with you some tactics to deal with stress, you can try right away! They are very simple and can be applied even for 15 minutes a day.
1. Abdominal breathing – this is one of the best exercises to reduce stress and relieve the anxiety. It is used by yogis to sooth the tension in the body and mind.
Start by focusing on the muscles of your abdomen and start breathing through the nose by expanding your belly. Your shoulders and chest should not be moving – you can even put one of your hands on the chest and the other one – on your belly. Only the hand on the lower part of the body should be moving as you breathe. Repeat it as many times a day as you like, and as long as you feel comfortable. That’s it!
2. Meditation – even several minutes of calming the mind can significantly boost the work of the brain and sooth our anxiety and overwhelm!
Simply calm your mind and try to focus on your breath. Imagine how the air moves from your nose into the lungs. If any thoughts occur, just gently move your attention back to the breathing. In time and practice, you will get better and better at this. You can even combine the belly breathing technique with this simple meditation!
3. Essential oils – essential oils are perfect for soothing our anxiety and tension. Just put a couple of drops of Lavender, Myrrh, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Sage, Patchouli, Frankincense, Neroli, or Rose essential oils in your diffuser/aroma lamp and enjoy their relaxing effects. These oils are a perfect addition to your daily meditation or breathing exercises!
4. Magnesium – Magnesium is the ultimate nervous system nourishing element! Most people suffering from depression, anxiety, and mood swings have a Magnesium deficiency. So, including this mineral in our daily health routines is a must for maintaining the perfect condition of the nervous and cardiovascular systems! The best way to do it is through the skin. Magnesium is better absorbed topically. Regularly massage your skin with Magnesium oil or add 1-2 Tbsps. Epsom salt in your bath tub.
These were my suggestions for incorporating small healthy habits in your lifestyle to gently, but effectively, improve your wellbeing! Being healthy, vibrant, and happy is part of being successful in each area of our lives! I hope this article will help you reach your goals and dreams without sacrificing your precious health!
What are your biggest health issues with regards to working a sedentary profession? Let me know in the comment section below!
If this information has been helpful, share with your friends, family or colleagues, and help them become healthier and happier as well! This information might be exactly what they need right now!
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Life is not a game...
El Data Center y las oficinas en Chile se alimentan del Sol en el desierto de Atacama.
En 2015 Google, como la empresa mundial que es, se suscribió a los Acuerdos de París prometiendo que ninguna de sus operaciones contribuiría al aumento de la temperatura del planeta Tierra.
El Romero es la planta fotovoltáica más grande de América Latina
Al inaugurar el Data Center en Quilicura (Chile), Google mantuvo la promesa de que sería alimentado con energía solar. La puesta en marcha de la planta este 11 de enero se ha llevado a cabo gracias al acuerdo de la empresa estadounidense con la española Acciona Energía.
El acuerdo entre Google y Acciona Energía autoriza el uso de 80 MW de energía proveniente de la planta fotovoltáica de El Romero en el desierto de Atacama para alimentar al Data Center de Quilicura y las oficinas de Google en Chile.
El Romero se encuentra a unos 645 km al norte de Santiago y está destinada a producir anualmente 493 GWh de energía limpia, evitando así la emisión a la atmósfera de unas 474.000 toneladas de CO2. La posición geográfica, la radiación solar y la poca contaminación de la zona hacen de El Romero una zona óptima para la producción de energía solar.
La instalación está desplegada en 1,5 millones de metros cuadrados. Es la más grande de su tipo en América Latina.
Google todavía va por más: al finalizar el 2017 quiere que todas sus operaciones sean 100% libres de emisiones de carbono. En un comunicado dice:
La ciencia nos dice que la lucha contra el cambio climático es una prioridad global urgente. Creemos que el sector privado, en colaboración con los líderes políticos, debe tomar medidas audaces y que podemos hacerlo de una manera que conduzca al crecimiento y a la generación de oportunidades.
Tras la firma de los Acuerdos de París, Google implementó Project Sunroof en los Estados Unidos, desde donde las personas podían hacer un análisis solar que les ayudaría a la instalación de paneles solares domésticos.
Con el acuerdo con Acciona Energía, Google se consolida como el corporativo que más dinero invierte en la compra de de energías renovables con 20 contratos firmados hasta diciembre del 2016 en energía solar y eólica, superando a Amazon, el Departamento de Defensa estadounidense y Microsoft.
The second time I watched tfa, this scene made me ask: does Poe know who Kylo Ren is? Does everyone in the Resistance know who he is? Is that what this is? like ‘I know your mom, I’m not afraid of you’? Because that’s exactly how I’d talk to this punk ass kid if that was the case.
I’m imagining members of the Resistance being captured by the First Order, and for months after Ben became Kylo Ren, they prefaced every interrogation/conversation with “CALL YOUR MOTHER, YOU PIECE SHIT,” or just heckling.
“Lightsabres aren’t supposed to sizzle like that! What a novice!”
“Oh my god, did you put two tiny sabres on either side of your actual lightsabre. Way to go, Captain Edgelord.”
“You don’t even need a respiratory mask, you hipster dumpster fire.”
“I didn’t realize we were in the presence of Darth Vader 2. Man, sequels are never as good as the original.”
“Nice cape, who picked that out for you, your mom? NO, SHE DIDN’T, BECAUSE I, POE DAMERON, AM HER SON NOW. BB-8 IS HER GRANDCHILD, AND YOU HAVE STUPID HAIR.”
Get your rebellion out!
Why is this so funny!!?
Distintas fueron las reacciones ante la muerte de Carrie Fisher, tanto en el mundo del espectáculo, como en los fans de la saga de Star Wars, entre los cuales obviamente nos incluimos. Tanto Mark Hamill como otros miembros del elenco de esta película han tuiteado y publicado distintos materiales recordando a la icónica actriz, por lo que decidimos recopilar dichos contenidos, a modo de homenaje a nuestra Princesa Leia.
— Star Wars (@starwars) 27 de diciembre de 2016
no words #Devastated pic.twitter.com/R9Xo7IBKmh — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) 27 de diciembre de 2016
I thought I had got what I wanted under the tree. I didn't. In spite of so many thoughts and prayers from so many. I am very, very sad.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) 27 de diciembre de 2016
I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing. She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today! — Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) 27 de diciembre de 2016
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. I will miss our banterings. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) 27 de diciembre de 2016
She loved to give one the oddest and most randomly silly presents. These are the last three things she gave me. #CarrieFisher pic.twitter.com/qmI7YWqlZ6 — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) 27 de diciembre de 2016
She was the brightest, funniest, bravest, kindest, cleverest and sweetest person I ever knew. A crushing blow to lose @carrieffisher
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) 27 de diciembre de 2016
Amazing princess. Kickass warrior. Incredible writer. Kind soul. My first crush at 6. RIP Carrie Fisher...galaxies of fans mourn your loss. — Chris Hardwick (@hardwick) 27 de diciembre de 2016
Carrie was my friend. It took me three series but I got her in the end. She was the most generous, fun, gifted, smart, kind, funny funny funny person I've ever met. She certainly wasn't ready to go. I'm so glad we became pals. I'm so devastated at her loss. I want to write about her more but I can't process yet.
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... and the lord of the underworld came to me, in a f*cking big ball of flame, AC/DC playing "Thunderstruck" in the back, and he said to me" here are you socks! BWAHAHAHAHOHOHO!"
Give me a heartwarming Christmas movie about Satan traveling around the world every Christmas to deliver presents to all the young kids and kids with learning disorders and disabilities who misspell “Santa” on their Christmas letters every year
And Santa’s all like, “You know, I can handle a few spelling mistakes, I got this,” and Lucifer is like “They’re addressed to me, fuck off, I’m doing it.”
Lucifer being protective of his fanmail is ceaselessly entertaining.
Lucifer: hey big guy I need your list because I don’t know what these kids want for christmas and you’ve got all the info.
Santa: this isn’t your holiday
Lucifer: yeah well james here doesn’t fucking know that so give me the list, he asked for Satan
posts like this make me happier than any amount of jolly fat white guys in red or cheesy canned Christmas music ever could
That's... kind of a downer...
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The cutest face of defeat...
Sine 2009, reddit user IdiotSavant‘s little cousin has challenged him to a game of checkers at the annual Thanksgiving family dinner.
He says he’s been ‘documenting her defeat for the past eight years’, which you can see below :D My money’s on her in 2017, you’re going down big cuz!
[via IdiotSavant on reddit]
Don’t start your D&D session in a tavern unless you’ve got plenty of time.
Okay, I needed this.
If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it’s organized chronologically, so you can try them at different parts of the day.
In case you feel down today, just remember that the Norwegian Royal Guard has a penguin as their Colonel-in-Chief. This penguin legitemately fucking inspects the troops and fucking outranks so many people. His name is Sir Nils Olav, and he was knighted by the actual friggin King. Remember him. Remember Sir Nils Olav and feel better.
Sir Nils Olav in action
What a fancy looking gentleman.
Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”
my fav trope is like, nonhuman characters not understanding human needs/customs but still being super supportive of their human companion
“look what I found while exploring this planet’s surface!” “kilrak please I’m trying to sleep” “ah yes your human circadian rhythm. *stage whispering* I am supposed to be quiet during this time in your rhythm, yes?”
“the book I purchased on ragnok V says humans require physical touch when upset. therefore, I shall engage in a ‘hug’ with you.” *supremely awkward five-armed hug ensues*
*human sneezes* “OH MY GOD SIL'EEN GET THE MEDIC OUR HUMAN IS DYING”
“this pamphlet I received recently says that humans require companions and packmates in the form of small earth creatures. you should have told me this before we departed earth, but it is no worry. we will have to stop at the next trade planet to get you one of these ‘cats’ or ‘dogs’.”
imagine the aliens really purchasing a kitten for one of their rough and world-weary scifi badass human companions and watching in helpless wonderment what ensues
“she’s been cuddling that small animal for the past fifteen minutes just going ‘kitty, kitty’. did we - did we break our human?”
a more seasoned alien puts one of their tentacles around the younger one as the rest of the team gathers to watch their human make kissy noises.
“no, kilrak,” the alien says. “we did good.”
“Human-Steve! I have heard that today is the anniversary of your hatching! According to my human culture pamphlet, it is customary to set a sugary pastry on fire while chanting your species’ growth incantation and presenting sacrifices wrapped in shiny paper. I am afraid to ask, in case this ritual is sacred and this request therefor insensitive… but may I be allowed to participate? It sounds much more fascinating than molting.”
“Human Steve, I have read about your ritual dance called ‘The Hokey Pokey,’ performed mostly at mate-bonding celebrations after the guests reach an elevated level of intoxication. But Human Steve, how do I know WHICH left foot to put in, put out, and shake all about? I do not… Human Steve, why are you laughing?”
“Human-Steve, you are… you are eating, but it is not one of your ritual fueling times. Are you dying? Is everything alright? Have you not been receiving enough sustenance? Do I need to get you better things to eat? Human-Steve, why are you trying to hide that food?”
“Human-Steve, my research has informed me of a grave oversight in your care that I, as your companion, have made! Thus, I have gathered collections of fictional human literature to read aloud at the time of your bed. Which is more to your liking: “The Care and Keeping of Cacti” or “1001 Crossword Puzzles?” Human-Steve? Human-Steve, I am serious.“
humans getting a reputation amongst the galaxy for doing totally absurd and reckless things, like making absolutely ridiculous flight paths through asteroid belts, or hitting warp speed for a five mile trip, or devoting 90% of the power of a ship’s onboard computer to their personal laptop so they can torrent abba’s discography, or mixing rocket fuel with mentos to see what happens
and at first other species are like….. okay we’d better not have humans on the crew if they’re this dangerous….. but then when they notice the humans are actually getting a lot more done and advancing super fast because they take such absurd risks “just to see if it works” it becomes commonplace to have a group of at least four humans on every ship in the fleet
no other species previously had a word in their language that equated to “fuck it” but within a century “fuck it” is regarded as an immensely wise proverb
“Now we must be careful as there is still the question of how territorial the wildlife in this area is-“ The jalaxian fleet commander says, standing in front of their crew, ready to lead a slow and calculated expedition through an unexplored forest on an uncharted world.
“SPACE PUPPIES!” The human medic exclaims, barging past, picking up a small tentacled beast. It appears to be friendly, welcoming the contact.
“… Well, I suppose that answers that.”
Zampushian: “Captain! The space pirates are hot on our tail and with their firepower we could never hope to outrun them! I can send a beacon to the fleet-”
Human: “Nah. It’s cool. Just put all the power to the shields.”
Zampushian: “But Captain-”
Human: “Trust me, dude!”
[The Zampushian transfers all available power to the shield modules. The ship, unable to move now, slows to a halt. The space pirate ship barrels forwards and crashes into the ship, exploding on impact, with no damage to the fleet ship.]
Human: “See? Everything’s chill. Do we have any chips left?”
An Ungrampish crew member working aboard a multi-species fleet ship goes into the ship’s cargo bay to move some equipment. Tye (that’s the pronoun they use on Ungramp) is greeted by the sight of a human eating an entire Ungrampish chilli pepper, the hottest in the known universe, just to see what happens.
I remember two other posts closely related to this…one was about Star Trek, and another said that the human superpower is “Fuck it, hold my beer, I got this”
All three are excellent posts.
Rules for meeting a dog:
1) be cool
2) pet it
3) do not steal it
4) stop running from the owner
5) put it down
6) this isn’t worth jail time