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Exercise Your Way To Eliminate These 5 Common Diseases

Exercise Your Way To Eliminate These 5 Common Diseases

Do you eat healthy every day? Even if you eat healthy, do you exercise every day? If your answer is yes, then you are at an advantage. Researchers have shown that exercising consistently along with a combination of healthy eating habit is an overall plus. It’s one of the most efficient and, of course, a healthy ways to keep a check on your weight.

Research has also proved that along with helping you to control your weight, regular physical activity has many other hidden advantages for you. Yes, you are at a reduced risk of attracting many deadly diseases. It’s possible you not only can avoid them, but also improve your quality of life on a whole. Let’s see the diseases that healthy eating and regular exercising can help us prevent.

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(Please note exercise or lack there of may not be the sole reason you get or don’t get these diseases.)

Back pain

This is a very common problem today. You may have heard many people complaining of their stiff backs. Back pain can become very painful at times. But, this is very much avoidable. Increasing your muscle strength[1] and endurance can help you stay away from this problem. Regular exercising will help you in preventing back pains by improving your flexibility and will give you a good posture too.

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Diabetes

Regular physical activity keeps your body fat at check. By reducing you body fat through exercising, you are keeping your body to produce excessive insulin. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise and a good diet acts as a preventative measures in getting Type 2 diabetes. You may start with some light aerobics exercise such as brisk walking, dancing, swimming, outdoor bicycling, or take aerobics class.

Osteoporosis

This is a disease that is related to bones. If you are doing your weight-bearing exercises and eating a good dose of bananas[2] regularly, you are promoting your bone health. This will help you in preventing bone loss that is commonly associated with aging. Plus you’ll be able to save time and pain, should you need a thorough root canal treatment procedure[3].

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Cancer

This is a very deadly disease, which everyone should be aware of. But you can reduce the risk of getting this disease by exercising, whatever type of cancer it may be. Many people acquire this disease because of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, which apparently makes up one-third of all cancer-related causes in the United States.[4] Once a person starts getting active, the digestive acids, insulin, inflammation, body fat, and all other  factors are greatly reduced, resulting in a reduced risk of cancer.

High blood pressure

Regular exercising reduces your blood pressure. So, people who are having this high blood pressure problem or hypertension can avoid it easily. Just start slowly, and then gradually increase the activity, in order not to put too much strain on yourself. The point there is to keep moving so that your heart beats a little faster. It doesn’t just lower your blood pressure, but also is also an excellent way to de-stress yourself.

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So now you know that when you exercise regularly and eat healthy, you are in turn reducing the likelihood of getting these diseases in your life. At first, it might not be easy to adapt to these healthy habits, but soon it will become second nature. I recommend to slowly do exercise in order to gradually introduce it to your body rather than abruptly change your routine, which normally doesn’t have as great of an outcome.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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