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Premature Gray Hair Might Indicate Lack Of This Vitamin

Premature Gray Hair Might Indicate Lack Of This Vitamin

It is commonly known that once your hair starts to gray, it is a sign of aging. Gray hair is the most visible sign revealing you have passed ages, stages and chapters of life to finally reach the graceful period of old age. The advanced age of gray matter! Contradicting this very popular belief, it is common to spot gray hair stands amongst the young and robust generation. Premature gray hair.

There may be various advantages of hair dye as a quick solution, but there is a high level of disadvantages to consider. Hair damage is possible from the chemical reactions. Some may have allergic reactions to dye ingredients. The products are expensive and some may not provide the best results.

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The Link Between Gray Hair And Vitamin B-12

Hair can gray prematurely linked to genetics or heredity, an unhealthy lifestyle, ethnicity, stress, poor nutrition and a deficiency of vitamin B-12.

According to Stanford University Professor, Dr Alan Greene, deficiency of vitamin B12 can even cause children’s hair to go gray. The B vitamin plays a leading role in natural hair color and stimulates healthy hair growth. Deficiency may be due to a lack of intake or proper absorption of B12. A daily intake of 2.4mg of B12 is required. This deficiency may also cause pernicious anemia. Anemics may encounter premature graying of their hair.

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Vitamin Boosting Diets

Vitamin B12 is generally derived from animal foods like dairy and eggs. For vegans, foods that are with vitamin B12 include nutritional yeasts, plant-based milk, breakfast cereals, and alternative Vitamin B 12 recipes including seaweed, wheat germ, mushroom and soybean.

Vitamin C and E are antioxidants that assist in halting radical damage. Free radicals cause inner damage to the body accelerating the aging process. Antioxidants in the form of vitamin C slow down the aging process. Leafy greens, citrus fruits, and whole grains meet Vitamin C levels required by the body.

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Treating gray hair immersion may be by as simple as quitting to smoke, intake of vitamin B, or testing for hypothyroidism or anemia.

Other Ways

There are various ways to color hair naturally to avoid chemicals and expenses as well. In addition, most importantly vitamin supplements boost enzymes that stimulate hair pigmentation and slow down aging effects. Gray hair is mainly a result of a loss of melanin pigment. Following a healthy lifestyle is a crucial step forward to prevent premature gray hair and slow down the processes leading to gray hair. Several vitamins and minerals are key in supporting hair pigmentation and healthy hair.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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