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You Sit More Than 9 Hours Per Day So Make Sure You Sit Up Right

You Sit More Than 9 Hours Per Day So Make Sure You Sit Up Right

Physical inactivity is believed to be the second most cause of death currently, in the United States. According to recent studies, inactive behavior measured by the time spent sitting, leads to high rates of diseases such as; cardiovascular, obesity and type 2 Diabetes.

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    Sitting in your office for an extended period has many implications for your health. It causes a back pain or relatively increases an existing strain. Prolonged sitting in an inert posture leads to increase in the level of stress at the back and shoulders which leads to the damage of spinal structures.

    An all-rounded helper to help you improve your sitting postures

    The name Darma is obtained from the father of meditation and Zen called Bodhidharma. Junhao Hu, the CEO and founder Darma who holds a Ph.D. degree in Optical fiber sensor.

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    Darma is the world’s first revolutionary cushion that is crucial in monitoring your sitting positions and improves both your mental and physical health. The cushion incorporates algorithms and advanced sensor technology to provide sustainable guidelines on the right posture, track and balance your sitting duration and reduce the level of stress in your body.

    • Phone notification automatically alerts you in case of a weak posture and longevity in sitting.
    • The presence of an optical sensor technology is ideal for data computation and ensures that it reaches the required medical accuracy with fast detection.
    • The cushion is built with soft material that enhances a cozy sitting experience.
    • It comes with an app that is Android and iPhone compatible.

    Save Yourself From Suffering Back Pain in The Future

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      The incorporation of soft materials in the cushion improves optimum relief and treats back pains. Apart from that, it also decreases the pressure exerted on the coccyx and hip bones in the process of sitting. With Darma, it teaches you on how to sit correctly and alerts you when in case of prolonged sprawling. The cushion avails reminders to ensure you take enough breaks throughout your work.

      Darma uses advanced sensor technology that has the power of detecting significant actions in your body, including respiratory rate, heartbeat, and heartbeat waveform.

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      Siting for a prolonged period in the office can be hazardous to your health. With Darma in your workplace, you are assured of reduced back pains, shoulders and arms. Upon purchase and practical use, you are guaranteed of a healthy mental and physical health and will reduce the chances of getting lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular and type 2 Diabetes.

      How promising it is on correcting our sitting postures

      There are lots of supporting reviews on Amazon praising how good it is for their seats more comfortable.

      I received a new cushion from Darma and it works so much better than the older version. The cushion maintains Bluetooth connection with my phone, I get alerts for sitting too long or if I am sitting incorrectly, and if I am sitting wrong for too long there are 1 min exercises that the app demos for you. This cushion is a very good investment and is comfortable. The app is very informative and tech support does respond and helps. If you have a job where you sit for long periods of time I highly recommend this cushion because it keeps you aware of your posture and if you are too sedentary it will remind you to get up. – Amazon Customer. 

      You can order yours online on Amazon and have it delivered right at your doorstep. However, here’s one for you!

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      Last Updated on September 18, 2020

      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

      Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

      Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

      1. Exercise Daily

      It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

      If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

      Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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      If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

      2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

      Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

      One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

      This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

      3. Acknowledge Your Limits

      Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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      Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

      Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

      4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

      Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

      The basic nutritional advice includes:

      • Eat unprocessed foods
      • Eat more veggies
      • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
      • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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      Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

        5. Watch Out for Travel

        Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

        This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

        If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

        6. Start Slow

        Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

        If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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        7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

        Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

        My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

        If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

        I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

        Final Thoughts

        Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

        Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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