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14 Great Ways to Become Happier

14 Great Ways to Become Happier

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
How Being in Nature Helps Reduce Stress

How Being in Nature Helps Reduce Stress

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The sense of smell is perhaps our most underrated mind. It can help us determine if the food can be eaten if the clothes are clean - or make us feel comfortable with flowers. It can also affect our mood by bringing memories to life and creating associations. Research also shows that the sense of smell can help those who are stressed to feel calmer - and especially those who get to smell the scent of nature. It's perhaps nothing new that being outside in nature can be good for you. But here are the reasons why. Scent of nature Exactly what it is that seems so soothing to us in nature has so far been unclear, but now the researchers argue that it is the scent. What is most important for the stress reduction is not the connection to the visually green environment or the na...
How to Improve Your Heart Health

How to Improve Your Heart Health

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A common cause of death is cardiovascular disease. Can we protect ourselves in any way? Yes, you can do this by strengthening your heart! Many of us take our hearts for granted, even though that is what gives power to our entire body. It allows us to love, laugh - and live our lives to the fullest. However, a few small changes every day are all that is needed to make a lasting difference to our heart health and refuel the "heart battery". Causes nearly 20 million deaths each year World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the world that cardiovascular disease and stroke are the world's leading causes of death - and the cause of about 17.3 million people losing their lives each year.The day occurs annually on September 29 and is an initiative of the Worl...
Breathing Exercise that Will Boost Your Health

Breathing Exercise that Will Boost Your Health

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Take control of your breathing. It can do wonders for your health. Learn these fast breathing tips that will improve your wellbeing. In research, it is agreed that breathing plays an important role in our health. In fact, we ourselves can affect the balance of our body just by breathing properly. The lungs have a key function when it comes to our immune system. When we breathe more saturated, we get a balance between the stomach, heart, lungs, and brain. To become friends with your breathing, it is wise to spend a lot of time outdoors. Forest walks and vegetation help our breathing. When we are in a place with bad air, we get tired and find it harder to think clearly. Taking control of breathing can do wonders for health, but how do you do to breathe righ...