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Why exercise is important for gamers
Jun 25th, 2018 by admin

If you’re a gamer, then you know what it can be like; you turn on the console or start-up a game on your computer. Before you know it, next time you look at the clock, it’s four hours later! It happens to all of us at some point, and while mentally it doesn’t feel like much time has passed, your body definitely feels it!

While there isn’t yet enough research to know exactly how long sitting still starts to damage the body, it’s important to note, after a few minutes, your body basically shuts down as none of your muscles are being engaged. It’s also generally considered that sitting for more than 4 hours per day is excessive and enough to shorten life expectancy. At this point, your risk of obesity, which also causes other conditions starts to increase dramatically.

Exercise is important because sitting down for prolonged periods causes your body to hunch over and create muscle imbalances. These imbalances cause your neck, shoulders and upper back to become disfunctional, and are the biggest single cause of bad posture among adults.

This bad posture makes your lung capacity decrease due to less room for the diaphragm to move, causes gastro-intestinal problems due to compression of the stomach by your upper torso and can cause tension headaches due to the muscles on the back of your neck being tight.

Luckily, there are a few ways to combat and eventually repair this that aren’t major, life-changing fixes.

Firstly, ensure that for every 30 minutes you’re sitting down playing a game, you get up and stretch your body, or perform a few light exercises, such as squats, jumping jacks or a short walk. The easiest way to implement this is to set a timer, either on your phone or computer that goes off every 30 minutes!

Secondly, you could try taking up exercise; it’s been shown that working out for 60 minutes a day combats the problems of sitting all day.

Finally, a little more drastic, but get a standing desk, which will cause you to not sit down while gaming. This has the added benefit of causing your body to feel more awake than if you were sitting down, improving reaction times and problem-solving abilities!

Manage Your Money
May 20th, 2018 by admin

Saving money in order to do things you love is an important part of everyday life. Many people are incapable of keeping track of their finances, which can make life somewhat difficult, particularly if they like to gamble and cannot keep track of their bankroll. With this in mind, we will now outline a few simple techniques to help you manage your money effectively.

The first step is simply to make sure to record all transactions – both outgoing and incoming monies. In this way you can keep track of what you actually have within your account and then make plans accordingly. Once this has been achieved, it is then time to create a budget that you can actually stick to. Budgeting will allow you to be able to partake of activities that you might otherwise not be able to afford. Saving money in some areas and therefore allowing money to be spent where you would prefer it, for example hobbies such as online poker playing. For more on that, click here.

Within the budget, it is then important to create categories so that you can stick to the different plans, be able to choose what you wish to save for and actually make financial plans. Of course, this all sounds rather easy, but in practice it can be rather complex to achieve and will, for some people, take some time to achieve.

Some people also use extra tools, spread sheets and helpful set up systems in order to enable them to keep track of everything. These tools can also help to make any calculations, highlight issues and provide monetary totals in order to keep things clear for the new budgeter. Of course, it is up to you to continue to input all the necessary expenditures and this will need to become a habit in order for it to be maintained.

Maintaining health – balance for life and career
Jan 30th, 2018 by admin

Your health and well-being, both physical and psychological, has an impact on every aspect of your life. Personal relationships and career success can all depend on your health and mental state. Finding the right balance between your career, family and free time will help make your life the fulfilling experience it should be.

How does health affect careers?

There are many professions where peak physical fitness is needed. Mental health can be just as important. Whether you are the CEO of a company or a professional poker player, keeping the mind sharp is vital.

While it may not be as important to have a super physique for a company director or CEO, keeping fit has been proven to help keep the mind in good shape too. Working out, keeping fit and participating in sports can help combat stress and elevate the mood. There are many ways that poor health can impact work.

While it’s not a physical occupation, playing poker requires a sharp mind and quick wits. An unhealthy, out of shape body is likely to dull the mind. Playing against other players when not in the best of health can lead to issues. Poker ’tilt’ can occur if you enter the poker game with other things playing on your mind or you have physical issues. There are a number of things that you can do to stop poker tilt: pokerfreak.co.uk has an extensive guide.

All sports players, from professional football players to golf pros, know that a healthy physique and good state of mind is the best combination for a winner. Maintaining physical fitness helps them to keep up with the demands of their sport. Mental health and well-being is just as important; confidence and mental stamina will help keep an athlete positive and motivated. Keeping a positive and healthy attitude is essential for team players; if one member of the team is struggling it can affect the rest of the team.

What to Do While You’re Resting after an Injury
Apr 27th, 2017 by admin

Today people have very limited time to engage in many desired activities. We are all so busy trying to achieve our goals and targets. That is why it becomes quite uncomfortable for someone when they get an injury and are forced to get some rest. All therapists and doctors insist on resting at home as part of the convalescent process. This process does not have to be boring just because you are stuck at home. There are many activities one can engage in to kill the boredom that can go along with being housebound.

One of these options is playing games because they engage the mind to such an extent you can forget the injuries you are nursing. According to health specialists, by adjusting your lifestyle you can greatly improve your psychological state of mind, even as you are working on your physical health. Playing casino games does not only help you relax, but it will engage you mentally. There is also a high chance of winning some real money while you are at home. The reason why many people don’t like the idea of sitting at home is because of money, and this is a great way of making some extra income. Who knows, you might even end up liking it and making it one of your hobbies.

The U.S. has also seen the massive growth online casinos shown and authorities there have moved to protect players with strict vigilance and oversight. Therefore this makes it one of the best activities for someone who is incapacitated due to an injury.

Other hobbies someone who has limited movement can enjoy include watching movies, listening to some of their favourite music and watching nature channels. Some people might also enjoy writing. At such moments of weakness, great creativity is born. There is no end to the list of fun (and lucrative!) activities one might consider while one continues to recover.

Dumping Cigarettes for Good
Dec 14th, 2016 by admin

People struggle with their desire to quit smoking. Even though people often start smoking due to social reasons – going out for a cigarette with colleagues; lighting up a joint while waiting for a bus or enjoying a smoke with a glass of wine among friends, etc., – trying to quit is more related to the body’s physical addiction.

Nicotine that is in tobacco is extremely addictive and stimulates certain parts of the brain, making smokers almost unable to resist the temptation to light up a cigarette. No publicity campaign filled with nasty pictures about the effects of lung cancer on cigarette boxes is enough to make smokers to stop smoking. We know smoking is bad for us, but we still keep on doing it. Why?

snusHooked on Nicotine

Nicotiana tabacum has existed since 6000 BC and has believed to have medicinal features until studies showed the link between diseases like cancer and smoking. Modern opinion is that tobacco will harm you, and yet millions keep coming back, driven by the good feeling that nicotine produces.

There a numerous therapies and products such as electric cigarettes helping smokers on their journey to nicotine-free life. Dependence on nicotine is often strong and it might be better to quit smoking gradually. In Nordic countries, especially Sweden, snus has come to the smoker’s aid.

Snus?

Snus is moist, steam-pasteurized tobacco powder placed under your upper lip, and it’s used as an alternative to smoking and chewing tobacco. One of the pros of using snus is that it is smoke-free and doesn’t have a bad smell. Nor does it harm your lungs. It’s easy and can be used (undetectably) when flying.

There are different opinions on snus’ consequences on health, and the International Journal of Cancer launched a study connecting snus with oral cancer. Nicotine is not healthy in any form, but compared to smoking, snus is a clearer choice and can help reduce daily tobacco use step by step.

Ways to improve cardiovascular health
Apr 12th, 2015 by admin

In this modern, busy world, it’s so easy to neglect our health, especially our cardiovascular health. According to NHS Choices, heart diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, so cardiovascular health is something that we shouldn’t ignore if we don’t want to end up as another sad statistic on the premature deaths list.

While everyone knows that smoking is bad, alcohol, exercise, diet and stress are other aspects of our lifestyle that we may need to consider making changes to if necessary.

Exercise

A sedate lifestyle in which most of our waking day is spent sitting down is doing us no good at all health-wise and, according to the World Heart Federation, it increases our chances of cardiovascular disease by 50%. We need exercise, and it needs to be the right kind of exercise. Proper exercise needn’t be an exhausting workout at the gym; jogging or brisk walking on a regular basis can work wonders for our cardiovascular health.

Diet

Most people are aware that a healthy diet is one that cuts out most, if not all, of the stuff we enjoy most. For example, most of us consume far more salt than is good for us. Salt is very hard to avoid if we buy pre-packaged or tinned food ingredients. So the best advice from the World Heart Federation is not to add salt to anything. If it can’t be avoided completely, at least it can be kept below unhealthy levels. The same applies to foods high in saturated fats. On the other hand, there are many foods that are beneficial. These include, fish, fruit and vegetables and wholegrain cereals. Check the labels of products and take control of your intake. Alcohol in moderation is also considered beneficial, but very damaging otherwise.

Stress

Many of us live stressful lives. While a little stress keeps us mentally alert, too much stress is no good at all. Fortunately, there are plenty of stress-relieving techniques ranging from listening to music to meditation and yoga as recommended by Harvard Medical School.

In short, if we know the risks to our cardiovascular health that our present lifestyle involves, then we can decide to make changes that will reduce those risks significantly. It’s up to us.

Medical Discoveries That Will Help You Live A Healthier Life!
Mar 13th, 2015 by admin

The twenty-first century is an exciting and hopeful time to be alive for people who wish to live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. One of the main reasons for this is the life-changing medical discoveries that are continually being made by some of the most talented and committed doctors and scientists around the world. In the twentieth century, huge medical progress was made that took previously extremely debilitating and sometimes deadly conditions and managed to largely eliminate them through vaccines, new medicines and better sanitation.

Even though great strides have been made, there are still numerous terrible health conditions afflicting millions of people. Thankfully, new medical discoveries are making it to the market at a faster rate than ever before to enable us to live healthier lives. Let’s take a look at some of the most impactful new discoveries!

Continuous Dopamine Pump For Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a devastating disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough dopamine. Dopamine plays an essential role in a wide range of human functions, including movement, sleep and behaviour. In Parkinson’s patients, as the amount of dopamine they produce becomes less and less, they end up relying on taking dopamine replacement medication, such as medication. However, this is difficult to administer and causes the body to have too much and then too little dopamine at different times throughout the day. A medical breakthrough which looks set to have a widespread positive impact on Parkinson’s sufferers across the board is the introduction of dopamine pumps into the treatment of Parkinson’s patients. These deliver a far more consistent dosage of dopamine throughout the course of the day and, therefore, alleviate much of the symptoms commonly experienced when there is either too much or too little dopamine in the system.

Cryotherapy Machines

A major breakthrough treatment, which is positively impacting a number of conditions and helping people live healthier and more energised lives is cryotherapy. While this treatment has been around for a while, it is only recently it has become available and affordable for regular consumers. Cryotherapy machines involve submerging oneself into an extremely cold nitrogen chamber for around 3 minutes per session. It has proven to be hugely beneficial for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and is also used by footballers, athletes and health-focused celebrities, such as Tony Robbins. The exposure to the extreme cold releases huge amounts of endorphins, lowers inflation and causes other positive processes to occur in the body.

Healthy lifestyle
Oct 27th, 2014 by admin

There are a few basic rules to follow when looking to live a healthy lifestyle. These are to eat the right foods, make sure that you get enough exercise, rest properly, and don’t do anything to excess – especially drinking. Smoking and drug use are also not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

A Balanced Diet Isn’t Difficult To Achieve

a woman feeling healthyA balanced diet should be something than anyone looking to adhere to a healthy lifestyle should aim for. This should include eating several types of vegetable/fruit a day, or foods that contain vegetables or fruit. A popular myth is that vegetarians and vegans can’t live a healthy lifestyle if they don’t eat meat, poultry, or fish. However, a variety of fruit and vegetables will contain at least one vitamin from the following: A, B, C, D, E, or K.

Exercise Should Be Enjoyable And Within Our Capabilities

There are some instances when someone looking to live a healthy lifestyle will become addicted to exercise. While exercising regularly is healthy, doing too much is not. It’s important to understand the capability of our own bodies, including making considerations for our age. Some 50-year-olds will be able to run a marathon fairly comfortably, but this will usually be because they have built up their fitness in gradual steps. Exercise should also be made as enjoyable as possible, and not be something that becomes a chore.

The Importance Of Rest

Rest is another important factor when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Not getting a regular good night’s sleep in particular can have a detrimental effect on our health. Consequences will be feeling too tired to exercise, and feeling too tired to concentrate properly. The human body is not a machine, though it bears similarities in that, like a machine, if it’s not properly maintained it will break down or become ineffective.

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