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How Climate Change Affects our Health

How Climate Change Affects our Health

Health
Heat waves, toxic bathing water, and the spread of diseases that previously only existed in tropical countries. Already, climate change is affecting our health - and more changes are expected. In the summer of 2003, a heatwave swept across Europe. The heat cost many people's lives - up to 70,000 people, especially the elderly and heart disease, are estimated to have died as a direct result of the heatwave. It became a wakeup for our politicians. It suddenly became clear that we must have a plan for how our health is affected by the changing climate. Recurring heat waves are to expect more often in Europe and around the world. We can also count on more cool rainfalls that can sweep infectious substances into drinking and bathing water. New diseases will also ...
Why Cold Baths are Great for Your Health

Why Cold Baths are Great for Your Health

Health, Wellness
Cold bathing offers a number of benefits for both our physical and mental health - such as reduced stress and anxiety and better sleep. It may feel discouraging to immerse one's body in an icy lake - but regular cold baths provide a number of health benefits.Among other things, you become more stress-resistant and gain better confidence, studies show. Sleep is enhanced by cold baths The immune system is also improved and the body's fats are affected so that we get more of the so-called brown fat which is the "healthy" fat. Some studies also show that sleep is improved by cold bathing. It gives the body calm and even the stress goes down after a cold bath, just as if you exercised. If you are also dedicated to wild swimming that is out in nature, then we know that staying ...
9 Signs You Are Burning Out

9 Signs You Are Burning Out

Health, Wellness
Stress-related mental illness is a growing problem globally.The symptoms come creeping and putting a stop on time is difficult for many - but extremely important. Early intervention can prevent serious illness.Here are some important signals that you are burning out and on the verge of becoming burnt out. The phenomenon of stress-related mental illness has increased globally since the 1990s and is a worldwide problem in both industrial and developing countries, reports the Brain Foundation. And according to WHO, mental illness is the fastest growing - and the biggest - threat to human health in the future. The need for recovery - a low priority Despite this, the actual maintenance operation/preservation of mental health - that is, recovery and other things that provide ...
14 Great Ways to Become Happier

14 Great Ways to Become Happier

Health, Wellness
It may seem simple, but sometimes it is not so easy to feel joy and happiness. Stress, tough messages or difficult adversities and much else can get us off balance. Whether you have lost your footing or not - here are our best tips to help you feel more good. Walk with a good posture Research suggests that an upright walking style with swinging arms will help you feel more positive. Even if you do not feel happy, a leisurely walk with proud steps can get you in a better mood. Don't rely on others for your happiness The key to happiness lies within one's self. Instead of waiting for the outside world to make you happy, do your inner work and learn that you create your own happiness. Choose to experience A study in Psychological Science found that those who tended to spend th...
How to Get Started With Mindfulness – A Beginner’s Guide

How to Get Started With Mindfulness – A Beginner’s Guide

Health, Wellness
We live in a world full of stress and distractions. More and more people find mindfulness as a tool to deal with stress. Can mindfulness be something for you? We explain in brief and help you get started. Mindfulness, conscious presence, has been practiced in Buddhism for thousands of years to increase the presence in emotion, thought, and body. It has been seen to have such good effects on people who exercise mindfulness that today it is used in health care for the treatment of people who are stressed, has sleep problems, suffer from pain conditions, fatigue depression, anxiety, or depression. Conscious presence When you talk about conscious presence, you usually refer to the ability to be "here and now" - "in the moment", which can be more difficult than you first thin...
6 Tips for Better Workplace Health

6 Tips for Better Workplace Health

Health, Wellness
Are you tired during your work? Is the health in your workplace among your team or employees not perfect? Here are our best tips for better workplace health. 1. Minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night When we do not sleep enough, neither the body nor the brain receives the recovery needed for us to be alert and to perform to the best of our ability. By going to bed and waking up at about the same time each day, we increase our chances of effective uninterrupted sleep. 2. Lunch box or fruit Bring your lunch box or fruit to ensure a consistent energy level throughout the workday. With regular snacks in the form of a packed lunch box or fruit, we can be sure that our blood sugar does not fall to critical levels where we suffer from an increased lust for sugar. By avoiding ...
How Sleep Can Help us Handle Stress

How Sleep Can Help us Handle Stress

Health, Wellness
Sleep is essential for us to recover from everyday stress both physically and mentally. Here, we share our best tips for countering stress and giving us the strength to better meet the challenges of everyday life. Stress itself is not dangerous. In fact, in just small doses, it is something good that helps us develop. What prevents us from developing and feeling good is usually not the stress itself, but how we adapt to it.To illustrate what we mean, let's look at training. If we load a muscle too lightly in relation to its tolerance level, it will not react with growth, which is what we want. If we load it above its tolerance level, it will break. But if the muscle is loaded within its upper tolerance level, it will respond by becoming stronger and then better a...
23 Effective Tips For Better Sleep

23 Effective Tips For Better Sleep

Health, Wellness
Insomnia? Problem with sleeping? You are far from alone.It is estimated that about one in three people suffers from temporary sleep problems and that one in ten has more serious sleep problems. Here are our best tips for better sleep that can help you. It is usually said that the most important measure of whether you have sleep problems is how you work during the day. Does it work? Yes, then you may be sleeping enough. Doesn't it work? Then you may need more recovery than you get. Stress and anxiety are common causes of sleep problems. Sleep deprivation itself becomes a vicious cycle because the body cannot recover, which often leads to greater stress - and greater sleep problems. Magnesium is a mineral that is super important for relaxation and that can help get ready ...
How Social Media Affects Our Health

How Social Media Affects Our Health

Health, Wellness
In one study after another, researchers and psychologists show a clear link between mental illness and social media. Digital development, and thus our use of new technology, is happening at rocket speed and we are currently seeing a new generation grow up in a world where you will not be noticed unless you are funny, smart, or stylish - online. Some question the impact of social media and turn it around. Is it perhaps that those who are already ill, for other reasons, are using social media to a greater extent? Is it really social media that affects us to feel bad? Or are we using social media as a cure for our growing anxiety? At the same time, remember that the generation that is growing up now (also called iGen born 1995-2012) is not just looking down at their phones and feeling w...
How Your Health is Affected by Climate Change

How Your Health is Affected by Climate Change

Health, Wellness
Infectious mosquitoes and ticks, contaminated water, and increased risk of diabetes. People's health is threatened by global warming, CNN writes and lists six ways you can be affected. To keep global warming down to 1.5 degrees, doubled efforts and governments around the world are called for "rapid and far-reaching changes that have never been seen before". In addition to threatening our planet, human health risks being subjected to tests as temperatures rise. CNN lists six examples of how you can suffer. An increase in infectious mosquitoes and ticks A warm and humid climate is a perfect breeding ground for insects and experts warn of an increased risk of airborne infections, the news channel said. An example of a recently spread dangerous virus is Zika, which is believed t...