Like most of us, after a period of time at our desks we start to lose concentration, attention and creativity. .
The longer we sit the more this seems to become a problem. We try to resolve the problem, usually by taking a short break, maybe a toilet stop, a cuppa or just a stroll down the office corridor.
In fact anything that will allow us to refocus on the work or task that needs to be finished. Why does this dip in task effectiveness happen?
Have you ever considered that prolonged sitting reduces blood flow to the brain, leading to a reduction in cognitive function? The long term effects of this are an increase in not only cardio vascular disease risk, but increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
It has been known for some time that prolonged sitting impairs peripheral blood flow and function to all of our body. This reduced blood flow over time creates an environment detrimental to overall health. In fact the saying “Sitting is the new smoking” has been used to show how serious sitting at work and then at home has become. .
Science repeatedly indicates its bad news and reinforces that humans are designed for lots of daily movement. In fact our DNA is expecting significant daily movement for many of our genes to work correctly.
A very recent study looked at a small group of healthy desk workers and measured blood flow throughout the brain. The results concluded that prolonged uninterrupted sitting in these subjects did indeed reduce blood flow to the brain. .
However, and here is the take away message, this was offset when frequent, short duration walking breaks were taken. .
In summary, you are saving your brain from potential issues as you age, if you choose to go for a 2 minute walk for every 30 minutes of sitting at your desk. .
-Journal of Applied Physiology 7th June 2018
El pasado te puede torturar de mil maneras, pero sólo si tú lo decides.
Nuestra mente es súper poderosa, la mayoría del tiempo podemos decidir hasta donde llegan nuestros pensamientos y que tanto hilo les damos.
No vale la pena torturarse por cosas que ya pasaron.
Si es necesario hay que repetirnos todos los días que lo importante es el presente y lo que estamos haciendo, sintiendo o pensando en estos momentos.
Dejemos de juzgarnos o juzgar a los demás por lo qué pasó, es mejor si vemos las situaciones que vivimos como aprendizaje y por ende realmente aprender de lo que hicimos. “Sólo existen dos días en el año en que no se puede hacer nada. Uno se llama ayer y otro mañana.”
Crepas Hulk receta de @gabyarceonline 💖 Debo confesar que la espinaca no es mucho de mi agrado. Pero en esta transición de vida de gordura a vida healthy, las recetas y el programa de Gaby me ha ayudado mucho. Incorporando healthy choices en recetas que no creíamos saludables, como las crepas. No, no estoy a “dieta” estoy llevando una alimentación más saludable. Me ha costado cambiar mi chip mental y ver la comida como combustible para mi cuerpo. No como un comfort. LA COMIDA NO ES TU ESTADO DE ANIMO! La comida es COMBUSTIBLE para tu cuerpo! Como pides que tú cuerpo funcione bien si no le das lo mejor? En fiiin. Good morning ☀️ y feliz martes! Apoco no se les antojaron mis crepas? 💖😏 #healthyme#hulkcrepes#felizmartes
Never give up on your goals! I wanted so badly to lose weight because I lacked so much confidence after having my second baby and once I finally stopped stressing so hard about losing weight and actually just eating healthy, sticking to a meal plan and making time to workout at least 30 minutes per day, I finally saw progress. Just believe in yourself 💙
Jugos v e r d e s 🌱💚💦- Los tomo porque me aportan energía, vitaminas, me ayudan a tener una mejor digestión, a combatir estreñimiento y a reducir la inflamación ... además me ayudan a comenzar de nuevo con la rutina, sintiéndome más liviana después de comidas pesadas y días un poco descontrolados! No porque sean mágicos, ni la clave para una buena alimentación. Son un complemento! Una manera de incluir vitaminas y antioxidantes a tu dieta y más si eres de los que les cuesta comer vegetales, frutas o ensaladas! Y la clave es que sean muchos vegetales, hojas verdes y muy poca cantidad de fruta ... preferiblemente: en ayuna o con el estómago vacio entre las comidas!
When you want to eat healthy, but forgot the spring mix lettuce😲. So chicken, apple and a cheese stick it is. Also have a caffine headache. Trying not to have any coffee. Well at least cut it down. Usually have 2-3 a day with caramel. Soooo i havent had 1 yet. Trying to get back on track! #healthylifestyle#healthyme#changingmeforme#healthylunch#healthymom
easy. quick. healthy. delicious.
Eat this almost every day for breakfast and it keeps me full and satisfied for my morning!
Finding great alternatives for bread, butter, and using egg whites instead of adding the yolk are great for lowering your calorie intake, while keeping you full and enjoying your breakfast at the same time!
Check out my story to see all the ingredients I used!
Loving this delicious breakfast mix this morning. The best thing about having made so much chocolate nicecream that even greedy me can't manage to eat it all up.... there's some left the next day!
Still enjoying the lusciously ripe figs, which go so well with that dense chocolatey taste and adding a hint of textured nuttiness this morning with swirls of tahini (how I've missed you, welcome back!) and crunchy pre-soaked almonds.
Having stuck pretty rigidly to the Auto Immune Protocol for 3 months, it's such a treat to be able to add in some reintroductions now - chia seeds, almonds, tahini have all been absent from my diet since May, and it's a slow process bringing them back in, one at a time, making sure there are no negative reactions for a few days before before introducing the next one. It's definitely changed my conception of food tho, even though I was pretty pleased with myself eating a healthy diet before I started AIP. Now I'm very focused on the whole "nutrient dense" aspect of nutrition, and that's definitely something that's going to stay with me, even when I've established that there's a lot of things I can eat again.
I love popcorn but I refuse to buy a bag of it from the store. It’s $4 for a snack I’ll pretty much eat in one sitting 🤷🏼♀️ 🍿 I think my air popper is going to be put to use this week— I’ve got a major craving! I usually season it’s garlic salt...but need some suggestions. What are you favorite ways to flavor it?
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What do cheeseburgers and alcohol have in common? They can be a part of a healthy lifestyle if you practice...
M O D E R A T I O N
Alcohol moderation may look differently for some people, but one thing we know is that less is more! .
To lower your risk for long-term health effects it is recommended to have at least 2 alcohol-free days per week. Also, women should stick to no more than 10 standard drinks per week with only 2 per day. And men should stick to no more than 15 standard drinks with only 3 per day. .
What is “a drink?” Is it one fishbowl, a titanic, or a boot? Is it that giant wineglass that holds an entire bottle? NO. A standard drink is 12 oz of beer, cider, or coolers, 5 oz of wine, and 1.5 oz of hard alcohol. .
This principle goes for cannabis consumption as well. Less is always more. It is recommended to space out your intake sessions and take a break from cannabis for 1 week out of the month. .
If you or someone you know is struggling with moderation, whether it’s cheeseburgers, alcohol, or cannabis below are just some of the resources available to you:
Student Wellness Centre- 396-966-5768. 3rd and 4th floor Place Riel.
Peer Health & What’s Your Cap- Marquis 104
For more information/resources: https://students.usask.ca/articles/alcohol.php#selfcare#selflove#universityofsaskatchewan#usask#mentalhealth#bodypositivity#healthylifestyle#sexualhealth#healthyme#healthy2018#loveyourself#saskatoon#yxe#PeerHealthUsask
Yesterday was the worst day in my journey so far
Woke up with what seems to felt like a migraine... Took a migraine cocktail and slept almos all day
The cocktail didn't work, so I took another shot...and slept... This morning I woke up with back and neck pain... I was basically falling into my hole again... That hole of depression, that hole of giving up... Falling back into old habits... And the I opened Instagram... And first post I saw... I'VE WON A PRIZE... 😁😁 Not just any prize... Ellagance desert moon pallet😍
Don't give up on yourself. Somewhere something good is on the way.
@ellagancemakeup thank you!! #healthyliving#healthyme#myjourney#goals#healthylifestyle#weightloss#appreciate#love#live#give#dream#achieve#hope#beawinner
What did you make for meal prep this week? ⁉️
This week I made a batch of my Egg Scramble Breakfast Bowls 🍳 that is on my blog. This is such a simple #onepan meal that literally takes about 20 minutes to cook. It’s one of my favs!
MACROS: 17.3f/30.2c/30.3p ✅
The direct link to the recipe is in my IG story!