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We live in stressful times and the key to coping is to identify those things in life you can do something about. I can’t list all possible stressors (the things that make us stressed) but I can highlight a few of the more common ones, such as:
Never Being Wrong . Sometimes this is a self-imposed issue rather than a reality but we do also live in times when mistakes, even relatively mild ones, are viewed with scorn. There’s a tension here in that we accept modest levels of error, from a new employee for example, but after that the world of work can be an unforgiving place.
More-for-less . Every place I’ve ever worked goes through the remorseless business of reorganization. After all the upheaval I’m left with a feeling that two things have resulted. The first is that everyone has gone through huge and often unnecessary levels of stress. The second is that work roles become organized in such a way that what was once the job two people did, now becomes...
Fight Belly Fat
It wasn't that long ago when belly fat was believed to be little more than an unsightly reserve of adipose tissue that could at some point be used for energy. We've made our way down the road since then and are now wiser.
Belly fat is now recognized as the health risk that it actually is. It is not only that layer of subcutaneous fat just below the skin but is also the visceral fat deep in the abdomen that surrounds the internal organs. Large amounts of belly fat increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, and sleep apnea.
What Causes Belly Fat?
If we consume more calories than we burn, we gain weight. Too much consumption and too little exercise equates a chubbier us, and that can include belly fat.
Aging is another factor that can contribute to weight gain. As we grow older, we lose muscle mass. The rate at which our bodies uses calories decreases and maintaining a healty weight can become p...
Alternative Names Menstruation - painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods - painful; Cramps - menstrual; Menstrual cramps Home Care The following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications: Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below your belly button). Be careful NOT to fall asleep with the heating pad on. Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower abdomen. Drink warm beverages. Eat light but frequent meals. Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. Keep your legs elevated while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga. Try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. Start taking it the day before your period is expected to start, and continue taking it regularly for the first few days of your period. Try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from P...
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