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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 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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