Human beings are not made to be locked inside a cubicle all day. We are biologically built to move around and get in touch with the outdoors. Our bodies need to experience changes in air, temperature, and scenery to interrupt the stagnant office environment.
Most construction work, as we know, takes place outdoors. While it is hard work, studies have shown a wide range of benefits when you work among trees, fresh air, and sunlight, including increased creativity, productivity, and positivity. This explains why we often feel at peace when gazing at scenic landscapes and greenery. Companies like Google have realized this and incorporated nature into their office environments to improve their employees’ performance.
However, many jobs, including those in construction, take place at a desk. To show the benefits of bringing your desk outside, BigRentz created an infographic that covers the dangers of a desk job and the science-backed benefits of working outdoors.
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We often think of motor skills as being innate, or something we’re born with. After all, every kid can run, jump, and do somersaults, right?
In reality, they are physical skills learned as children, and some types are fine-tuned throughout our lives. Gardening can play a big role in enhancing motor skills. Whether you’re young or old, gardening can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle.
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Good water is the purest, most wonderful thing you can do for your body! (Well, top three at least…)
Our bodies are around 60% water in total, more so in specific parts such as the blood (90% water) and cartilage (80%). So it’s very easy to dehydrate yourself – and very harmful when you do so.
Spin it around though, and if you hit the 3-4 liters per day that your body requires, you will instantly feel better. Drinking a decent amount of water each day can help your digestion, your skin, and your anxiety. And it can help you to focus, which makes those meditation sessions even more rewarding.
The tricky thing is figuring how to get more water into your life. But it’s just about good habits. This visual guide provides eight easy ways to drink more water. Get it down, and you can start enjoying a purer, more lubricated lifestyle!
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You have a built-in stress reliever, always free and always available: your breath. Fortunately most of the time you don’t need to think about breathing. With no conscious effort, your body keeps the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels of your blood in balance by varying your breathing rate. However, you have the power to consciously control your breath when you want to, and learning to do so can be an incredible tool for health and wellbeing.
For thousands of years, people have learned to control breathing for health and spiritual reasons. In the Indian yogic tradition, breath control is called pranayama, and it’s practiced to facilitate meditation, enhance physical yoga practices, and change mood. Scientific research affirms pranayama can help people feel better. The practice of Sudarshan Kriya yoga, a series of breathing exercises, has been shown to reduce anxiety, relieve insomnia, and dramatically reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and disaster survivors. Keep reading to learn why breathing can be so powerful, and discover how to harness the power of your breath to feel calmer and more alert.
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Joint pain can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks or exercise. However, regular movement is necessary to keep the joints healthy. Yoga, an ancient practice, may be the ideal exercise to prevent and treat the modern epidemic of joint pain. It’s gentle and low-impact, and it promotes circulation, strengthens the muscles around the joints, increases flexibility, and improves bone health. Keep reading to learn how yoga can help you keep your joints healthy, mobile, and pain free.
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