‘Harmless’ Habits That Are Aging You Faster Than You Can Imagine

Wow.  I had no idea.  Some of these habits, like drinking thru a straw, are ingrained into our culture.  BTW, this photo collage is not meant to scare you, just make you aware that some of the choices we make may not kill us, but age us terribly.  Read on:

 

Slide 1 of 22: Barring factors outside of our control, the key to living a long life is simple -- at first glance. Eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise regularly, don’t smoke, and get between six and eight hours of sleep. But the reality is a lot more complicated. 
Repetitive facial movements such as frowning and drinking through a straw have been known to be one of at least 20 mistakes people make that may be aging them. There is so much more we do during the day that affects our longevity. What we do and with our body has a significant impact on how we feel -- and how we look. 
24/7 Tempo consulted a neurologist, a dermatologist, and a chiropractor to identify 21 habits most people think are harmless and even healthy that actually speed up aging. We also reviewed information from organizations specializing in skin health such as the International Dermal Institute.
The skin is one of the first organs that will show signs of aging -- wrinkles, fine lines, dryness, discoloration -- but it’s not the only one. Our brain, lungs, eyes, and ears can also be damaged by what we do or don’t do. (Biting your nails and other habits could be a sign of a serious problem with them.)

 

Barring factors outside of our control, the key to living a long life is simple — at first glance. Eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise regularly, don’t smoke, and get between six and eight hours of sleep each night. But the reality is a lot more complicated.

Repetitive facial movements such as frowning and drinking through a straw have been known to be one of at least 20 mistakes people make that may be aging them. There is so much more we do during the day that affects our longevity. What we do with our bodies has a significant impact on how we feel — and how we look.

24/7 Tempo consulted a neurologist, a dermatologist, and a chiropractor to identify 21 habits most people think are harmless and even healthy that actually speed up aging. We also reviewed information from organizations specializing in skin health such as the International Dermal Institute.

The skin is one of the first organs that will show signs of aging — wrinkles, fine lines, dryness, discoloration — but it’s not the only one. Our brain, lungs, eyes, and ears can also be damaged by what we do or don’t do.

To read the entire article, go to:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/harmless-habits-that-are-aging-you-faster-than-you-can-imagine/ss-AACvH7k?ocid=spartanntp#image=1

After a Trauma: Take Time to Heal

 

 

When you go through a trauma, it’s understandable that you might either feel numb or have strong feelings, including fear, guilt, confusion, or anger. It’s also common to be hard on yourself if you’re not getting better. Healing from trauma is a process that doesn’t happen overnight, or even—for many—in a few days or weeks.

Reach Out

It’s easy to avoid people and become isolated, but when you make an effort to connect with others, especially those who have been through similar experiences or who help you to continue on a positive path, the weight of the trauma might start to feel lighter.

Practice Relaxation Methods

You can sometimes feel anxious after a trauma, and calming activities can help. What activities put your body and mind at ease, even for just a little while? Is it swimming, reading, meditating? Do you enjoy creating art or playing music? Spending time with a pet? All these relaxation methods are worth a try.

What to Watch Out For

Don’t get caught up in negative ways of coping. Using alcohol, for example, may help you to get to sleep and forget, but it also interferes with deeper sleep cycle. In the long run, that can interfere with your health and your ability to heal. In order to feel better, it’s important to find strategies that make you feel better and help you be healthy and strong.

When You Need Extra Help

If it’s been more than a couple of months since the trauma, and your symptoms are still interfering with your life, you may need extra help. There are plenty of treatment options  that can help. You can explore effective treatments online,  or talk with a medical provider about the ones that are best for you.

Each person is different, so allow yourself time to process the pain, and begin to find the best ways for you to manage your reactions.

 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/coping_stress_reactions.asp

How to Set Realistic Garden Goals

A basket of multi-colored carrots.

 

I know, it’s not even the middle of January and already I’m thinking gardening.  I can’t help it.  Can’t do anything about it yet, except plan.  I ran across this article that might interest you gardeners or wanna-be gardeners.  It’s all about planning and setting garden goals.  As I see it, now is the perfect time to do just that.

The article is meaty,  so I won’t post it all.  Just click below and enjoy it.

https://homespunseasonalliving.com/how-to-set-realistic-garden-goals/

 

Eating Cannabis Also Carries Risks, Warn Doctors: ‘Legal Does Not Necessarily Mean Safe’

On January 1, it became legal to buy and consume marijuana in Illinois.  Many thousands were not celebrating bringing in the new year, but standing in winding lines that night to purchase legal pot.  Many dispensaries have seen their stock of pot completely depleted forcing them to sell just to medically approved users.

Kashmira Gander of Newsweek has reported that doctors are warning those new to the herb of the dangers of eating cannabis products including those infamous brownies.
a hand holding a plant: A stock image shows a cannabis leaf.
She writes doctors were concerned some people may be unaware that it can take longer for the effects of cannabis to kick in when it is eaten, and how long it can last.When cannabis is smoked, it can take just a few minutes for a person to feel stoned. But it can take up to four hours for the psychoactive effects to begin when it is ingested, and they can last on for more than eight hours, doctors warned. This delay can heighten a person’s risk of taking more than they had planned when the high doesn’t immediately hit.

Children and older adults, meanwhile, could mistake edibles for regular candies or other food and drinks, the doctors said. This is highlighted by the 70 percent spike in calls reporting children consuming edibles to Colorado’s state poison control center between 2013 to 2017, after the drug was legalized. Older people using cannabis are at greater risk of low blood-pressure related falls, suffering from thinking problems, issues with their heart rate, and interactions with drugs they take for existing conditions, the authors wrote.

Doctors told Newsweek: “Those who choose to use cannabis should remember that legal does not necessarily mean safe. Depending on an individual’s health, the nature of the product, or the means by which it is consumed, the consumption of cannabis in edible forms can have both short and long-term health impacts.  “Some of those impacts can also differ markedly from the consumption of cannabis in lit forms, particularly in terms of time to onset and risk for overconsumption,” he said.

 

So my fellow Illinoisans, be cautious if embracing this mind-altering herb whether in lit form or consumed.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/eating-cannabis-also-carries-risks-warn-doctors-legal-does-not-necessarily-mean-safe/ar-BBYEkde?ocid=spartanntp

6 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Slide 1 of 7: 
  To build mental strength, much like physical strength,
  requires consistent exercise. Mentally strong people always have
  goals set for themselves, and are working toward them.

  They practice gratitude for what they have and self-care.
  Through spending meaningful time alone, they know who they are
  and establish healthy boundaries. 

   Even when they experience self-doubt, they push themselves
  through.

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  Mentally strong people aren't just born with the mental muscles
  they need to face their fears, combat self-doubt, and take
  positive action. They learned the skills that help them manage
  their thoughts, feelings, and behavior through dedicated
  practice.

  They engage in regular exercises that help them be the strongest
  versions of themselves. These exercises aren't all that strenuous
  - but they do require consistency.

  Developing bigger mental muscles could help you overcome
  challenges, bounce back from failure, and step outside your
  comfort zone - all key components to living your best life. Here
  are six habits of mentally strong people you should adopt:

By Amy Morin Of Business Insider

  • Building mental strength, much like physical strength, requires consistent exercise. Mentally strong people always have goals set for themselves, and are working toward them.
  • They practice gratitude for what they have and self-care. Through spending meaningful time alone, they know who they are and establish healthy boundaries.
  • Even when they experience self-doubt, they push themselves through.

Mentally strong people aren’t just born with the mental muscles they need to face their fears, combat self-doubt, and take positive action. They learned the skills that help them manage their thoughts, feelings, and behavior through dedicated practice.

They engage in regular exercises that help them be the strongest versions of themselves. These exercises aren’t all that strenuous – but they do require consistency.

Developing bigger mental muscles could help you overcome challenges, bounce back from failure, and step outside your comfort zone – all key components to living your best life.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/6-habits-of-mentally-strong-people/ss-BBXpbRZ?ocid=spartanntp#image=7

I enjoyed reading this article. Did you find something useful to try in your life ?  Do you have any idea’s on becoming mentally strong that you can share with my readers ?

Can’t Access Account–Solved

On pc using Edge, I have been locked out of my account due to something wrong technically. This has started 5 days ago and still persists.  I can access by iPad.

Also can access using Windows Explorer.  So until either MS or WP fixes this problem, I’m stuck using Explorer.  Hm.  Maybe it’s time to switch to Chrome.

Update 1/7/2020:

The fine folks at WordPress suggested I clear Edge’s cache as a fix to the above problem.  After doing so, I am able to access my account and will begin posting again.  Thank you to WordPress admin !

Dennis

So, What’s Your Color ?

 

Are you ready to delve deep into your psyche ?  Not ? Ok then, maybe just nibble at the edges.  Anyway.  Check out what “The experts” say about color and how it relates to who you really are.  Take this to the bank.  They’re the experts right ?

See the source image

psychologia.co

 

Take this test… if you dare !

Your favourite colour says a lot about your personality and deepest need. Love colour? Visit www.thecolouroption.com. Your soul will be forever grateful.

Is your color really you ?  Did you find out what your innermost needs are ?  I would love to know what you found out about yourselves.  Leave a comment and let me know !