Boy, we can tell ourselves little lies everyday to talk ourselves out of leading a healthy lifestyle or eating whatever we want. It’s so easy to make excuses. Our brain can both manipulate us into good and bad decisions. The problem is these decisions we make day in and day out can lead to bigger and more serious health problems inside our body and mind that we may not catch until it’s too late.
A 2011 study revealed that, although compression calf sleeves did in fact increase oxygen saturation in the blood for athletes at rest before the exercise and during the recovery process, they provided no measurable improvement in running performance. Neither did they reduce the runner's time to fatigue.
A 2015 study in the Lancet involving almost 7,000 patients found that listening to music before, during, or after a surgical procedure is beneficial to patients by significantly reducing pain and anxiety and decreasing the need for pain medication.
The next time you find yourself sitting longer than you should, stand up and move around – every little bit of activity adds up over the course of a day keeping you more lean, more fit and less likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
A blue zone way of life is achievable by anyone. Consider how our health would change if we all embraced the philosophy of such a lifestyle. Once you’ve crossed into the blue zone, you’ll never want to go back to your old way of living.
If you are serious about getting relief from your hot flashes, get serious about making some lifestyle changes. Give up or cut down on alcohol, smoking, spicy foods, hot beverages, and (as if!) stress.
Fidget spinners sit on a ball bearing held between one's fingers and revolve easily with a gentle push. They can spin in a user's hand, or on a hard surface. Videos of “tricks” performed with fidget spinners have become a cottage industry on YouTube.