COVID-19 #CORONAVIRUS COPING MECHANISMS

COVID-19 #CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 COPING MECHANISMS CARROT’S TOP 5 #CORONAVIRUS SOCIAL DISTANCING DISTRACTIONS!
Get Dressed! I know this doesn’t take much time, and it is not difficult to manage, but speaking for myself, if I don’t get up and get dressed, I won’t be productive. It is too easy to fall into a trap of sitting around and wasting time, and there is a fine line between living and dying. If I don’t get dressed my line trends toward the latter.
Exercise! For a climber, spending time away from the wall can be frustrating, gains tend to evaporate in no time at all. A little exercise can limit those loses, and help with a general anxiety that we are all no doubt experiencing.
Read! Personally, I can only binge-watch so much before I’m ripping out my own hair, but reading helps me feel productive. I just ordered two books from Amazon, Hyperobjects and Humankind by philosopher Timothy Morton. Not only does reading help me feel productive, it also has the benefit of lending itself to conversations that have nothing to do with the current pandemic.
TCB! I used to help out at my sisters interior design firm back in Detroit, and there were TCB days. Those are the days where you just get shit done! Take Care of Business. We are all really busy all the time, and Social Distancing offers a unique opportunity to TCB. (My list includes taxes/defensive driving class (How could I speed through a small town? What a fool!)/Black Diamond Warranty Claim/migrating to on-line classes/learn how to fix an oven/fix an oven/make pierogies on newly fixed oven/write two new gym reviews/etc…)
Catch up with family and friends (And yes TV Shows!) If I’m stuck at home that means they’re probably stuck at home too. What’s better than binging on Love is Blind? Talking shit about Jessica and Mark to your friends! I mean it was clear that Jessica wanted Barnett, why bring poor naive Mark down with you?
– Listen to a Podcast…May I recommend one? Try this Climbing Podcast, I hear they put on a good show!
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Microgains: It’s really hard to get swole when you are by yourself and without a gym, so this quarantine time gives you the opportunity to work on things you always say you will but you never “have time” to try. This means getting in some hangboard minutes, attending the virtual yoga classes that seem to have never fit in your schedule before, and working on mobility/flexibility. Long gone will be the days where you have to use your hand to pull your foot up high enough!
Research: I really hate it when I’m in a conversation and when my opinion is asked I have to say, “I can’t really comment; I haven’t researched that.” But, as long as Wifi has your back, you can look up everything that you wished you knew. Find the right diet, workout plan, political figure, legislation, sneakers, dog, book, plant, art medium, etc. for you!
Did I mention art??: CREATE! CREATE! CREATE! Load up with paints and film and colored pencils and crayons and pens and sponges and stencils and whatever helps you express yourself! Conversation may get stale, and the 5000th sit-up may feel like enough, but your creation can be as unique as you’d like it to be. Send us your quarantine work! Your first piece, if you are looking for a subject, should be your rendition of the virus.
Planning: I can’t say I’m a huge fan of planning, but I must admit, I’m pretty decent at it and things tend to work out nicely when I have plans. Without fail, trip planning makes or breaks a trip. While in quarantine, you’re going to be yearning for the outdoors, dreaming of what it would be like if you could just leave. So, it might as well be productive fantasy! Plan you next 2, 3, 4, or however many trips you can. Yes, the future may be a little uncertain, but you can create flexible itineraries for you and your crew to follow when you can get out together!
Stargazing: Help out some astronomers! For much astronomical data analysis, it’s important for astronomers to see what type of galaxy is in an image, and it’s really hard to create an algorithm to determine this. Even artificial learning programs don’t do a great job deciphering what is what. Humans, however, are great at recognizing patterns and picking things out. Go to Galaxy Zoo and find some galaxies! Go science
Gaia

Well, I think I am nobody to give advice on this as I’ve been anything but organized with my life lately. If it were for me, I would just sleep my way through Coronavirus season. Sadly, hibernation is not a realistic possibility, so I will do my best to share some ideas with you.

Social distancing means many things, among those: no school. T will be out of a classroom for at least one month and a half and, although screen time is an easy way out, I don’t think it is a good idea for his rapidly developing brain.

Therefore, I introduce you to T’s new quarantine routine and, as a result, mom’s new distractions:

Wake up early: HA HA HA for us, we have not been able to accomplish step 1, but we are doing better each day! The intention behind this is to adhere to T’s school routine as much as possible. So… Moral of the story, try to stay as close as possible to your daily work/school routine.
Breakfast: This sounds obvious, but if you did not meet Tip 1, you’ll notice how easy it is to forget about Step 2. Breakfast forms an essential part of our routine because it marks the pace for the rest of our day. If this meal turns into brunch, we know that an important chunk of our day has been lost. So… Wake up early so you can eat early and have a productive day 🙂
Khan Academy: Homeschooling with Khan Academy has made this social distancing easier. For Carrot and I it is important that T keeps nurturing his knowledge and learning as much as possible for when it is time to go back to school. We are focusing on grammar, math, and Computer Programming (yes! K kids can take this class :D)
P.E.: I don’t know about you but P.E. was my ultimate favorite school activity so… We cannot do social distancing learning without breaking a sweat! Do some family yoga or kid-friendly workout. It will be worth it! I promise!
Get some fresh air: Go to your backyard, porch, open your window. Whatever it takes, just breathe fresh air!

Casen

I believe that this whole situation, for better or for worse, is nature’s way of reminding all of us that we need to SLOW DOWN. I have been running myself ragged lately, and with the closing of my school and much of my work, I have found myself pretty much devoid of the constant stimulation I have grown accustomed to.

My quarantine is dedicated to slowing down, enjoying the little things in my day, and getting my priorities in order. So, here are my bits of quarantine advice!

Don’t Treat it Like a Vacation – I think many people are trying to treat this self-isolation/quarantining as a ‘stay-cation’ or stay at home vacation. Depending on how long things stretch out, I think that this could be a big mistake. For me, a vacation is usually full of fun activities and spending time with friends. I think this could quickly lead to more boredom and possibly even depression. For me, I think it is important to try and continue your work/life/development as much as you possibly can
Get Your House In Order – You will feel much better about your time and energy if you are doing it in a place where there is order. Clean things up! Don’t leave dishes in the sink, and make your bed in the morning. There is no “I don’t have the time” excuse, and this truly will give you motivation throughout the rest of the day. Take care of the little things first, and then move onto the bigger ones.
Pursue Personal Development – Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby, or trying to get better at your job, I think it is extremely valuable to look at what’s behind all that. Do some internal philosophizing. Where do your motivations come from? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? I often find myself avoiding these thoughtful situations by distracting myself with podcasts, music, or some other activity. Take some time for internal thought. Between yourself and yourself only!
in this craziness, we all have to have each other’s backs. We’re here to support you! We’ve got nothing but time, so hit us up with your quarantine advice/stories below in the comments.

From all of us, we hope you’re happy and healthy,


#theDIHEDRALteam

5 Ways To Remain #Positive during #COVID19

5 Ways To Remain #Positive during the #coronavirus pandemic #COVID19

Here are some ways  to stay positive:

Pamper yourself- Take a day or even a few hours/minutes out of your day/week to pamper yourself. When you’re stuck at home it’s easy to let yourself go and stop pampering yourself but it’s important to set some “me time” aside for yourself. It can be as simple as putting on some lotion and lipstick or taking a nice hot bath. It really helps clear your mind and bring some more positivity into your life.

Keep busy- Make sure not to completely let yourself go and sleep in all day (happened to a friend of mine… 😂) but it’s a good idea to maintain your usual routine at least to an extent. Sleeping in too much can actually be bad for your mental health and it can make you feel more depressed, sad and or negative in general. Keeping your general routine or if that’s not possible at least finding some activities/hobbies to do while you’re at home can really help you feel better.

Surround yourself with positivity- I know it’s easy to fall down a hole of reading negative news all day but make sure to read/watch/do something positive too. You can read some inspirational quotes or read an inspirational book or just watch some cat videos on YouTube!

Stay in touch with people you care about- Even though being around people you care about may not be an option right now it’s a good idea to keep in touch with them. It really helps improve your mood and kind of distracts you from any negative feelings you may be experiencing.

Breathe- Taking deep breathes especially when you’re feeling anxious, depressed or panicky can really help calm you down and bring more positive energy into your mind.

#Reblog  https://lifesfinewhine.com/2020/03/27/5-ways-to-remain-positive

#COVID-19 #coronavirus Coping Mechanisms

COVID-19 Coping Mechanisms Carrot’s Top 5 #Coronavirus Social Distancing Distractions!

    1. Get Dressed! I know this doesn’t take much time, and it is not difficult to manage, but speaking for myself, if I don’t get up and get dressed, I won’t be productive.  It is too easy to fall into a trap of sitting around and wasting time, and there is a fine line between living and dying. If I don’t get dressed my line trends toward the latter.
    2. Exercise!  For a climber, spending time away from the wall can be frustrating, gains tend to evaporate in no time at all.  A little exercise can limit those loses, and help with a general anxiety that we are all no doubt experiencing.
    3. Read!  Personally, I can only binge-watch so much before I’m ripping out my own hair, but reading helps me feel productive. I just ordered two books from Amazon,  Hyperobjects and Humankind by philosopher Timothy Morton.  Not only does reading help me feel productive, it also has the benefit of lending itself to conversations that have nothing to do with the current pandemic.
    4. TCB! I used to help out at my sisters interior design firm back in Detroit, and there were TCB days.  Those are the days where you just get shit done! Take Care of Business. We are all really busy all the time, and Social Distancing offers a unique opportunity to TCB.  (My list includes taxes/defensive driving class (How could I speed through a small town? What a fool!)/Black Diamond Warranty Claim/migrating to on-line classes/learn how to fix an oven/fix an oven/make pierogies on newly fixed oven/write two new gym reviews/etc…)
    5. Catch up with family and friends (And yes TV Shows!)  If I’m stuck at home that means they’re probably stuck at home too.  What’s better than binging on Love is Blind?  Talking shit about Jessica and Mark to your friends!  I mean it was clear that Jessica wanted Barnett, why bring poor naive Mark down with you?
      1. –  Listen to a Podcast…May I recommend one?  Try this Climbing Podcast, I hear they put on a good show!

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    1. Microgains: It’s really hard to get swole when you are by yourself and without a gym, so this quarantine time gives you the opportunity to work on things you always say you will but you never “have time” to try. This means getting in some hangboard minutes, attending the virtual yoga classes that seem to have never fit in your schedule before, and working on mobility/flexibility. Long gone will be the days where you have to use your hand to pull your foot up high enough!
    2. Research: I really hate it when I’m in a conversation and when my opinion is asked I have to say, “I can’t really comment; I haven’t researched that.” But, as long as Wifi has your back, you can look up everything that you wished you knew. Find the right diet, workout plan, political figure, legislation, sneakers, dog, book, plant, art medium, etc. for you!
    3. Did I mention art??: CREATE! CREATE! CREATE! Load up with paints and film and colored pencils and crayons and pens and sponges and stencils and whatever helps you express yourself! Conversation may get stale, and the 5000th sit-up may feel like enough, but your creation can be as unique as you’d like it to be. Send us your quarantine work! Your first piece, if you are looking for a subject, should be your rendition of the virus.
    4. Planning: I can’t say I’m a huge fan of planning, but I must admit, I’m pretty decent at it and things tend to work out nicely when I have plans. Without fail, trip planning makes or breaks a trip. While in quarantine, you’re going to be yearning for the outdoors, dreaming of what it would be like if you could just leave. So, it might as well be productive fantasy! Plan you next 2, 3, 4, or however many trips you can. Yes, the future may be a little uncertain, but you can create flexible itineraries for you and your crew to follow when you can get out together!
    5. Stargazing: Help out some astronomers! For much astronomical data analysis, it’s important for astronomers to see what type of galaxy is in an image, and it’s really hard to create an algorithm to determine this. Even artificial learning programs don’t do a great job deciphering what is what. Humans, however, are great at recognizing patterns and picking things out. Go to Galaxy Zoo and find some galaxies! Go science

Gaia

Well, I think I am nobody to give advice on this as I’ve been anything but organized with my life lately. If it were for me, I would just sleep my way through Coronavirus season. Sadly, hibernation is not a realistic possibility, so I will do my best to share some ideas with you.

Social distancing means many things, among those: no school. T will be out of a classroom for at least one month and a half and, although screen time is an easy way out, I don’t think it is a good idea for his rapidly developing brain.

Therefore, I introduce you to T’s new quarantine routine and, as a result, mom’s new distractions:

  1. Wake up early: HA HA HA for us, we have not been able to accomplish step 1, but we are doing better each day! The intention behind this is to adhere to T’s school routine as much as possible. So… Moral of the story, try to stay as close as possible to your daily work/school routine.
  2. Breakfast: This sounds obvious, but if you did not meet Tip 1, you’ll notice how easy it is to forget about Step 2. Breakfast forms an essential part of our routine because it marks the pace for the rest of our day. If this meal turns into brunch, we know that an important chunk of our day has been lost. So… Wake up early so you can eat early and have a productive day 🙂
  3. Khan Academy: Homeschooling with Khan Academy has made this social distancing easier. For Carrot and I it is important that T keeps nurturing his knowledge and learning as much as possible for when it is time to go back to school. We are focusing on grammar, math, and Computer Programming (yes! K kids can take this class :D)
  4. P.E.: I don’t know about you but P.E. was my ultimate favorite school activity so… We cannot do social distancing learning without breaking a sweat! Do some family yoga or kid-friendly workout. It will be worth it! I promise!

Get some fresh air: Go to your backyard, porch, open your window. Whatever it takes, just breathe fresh air!

Casen

I believe that this whole situation, for better or for worse, is nature’s way of reminding all of us that we need to SLOW DOWN. I have been running myself ragged lately, and with the closing of my school and much of my work, I have found myself pretty much devoid of the constant stimulation I have grown accustomed to.

My quarantine is dedicated to slowing down, enjoying the little things in my day, and getting my priorities in order. So, here are my bits of quarantine advice!

  1. Don’t Treat it Like a Vacation – I think many people are trying to treat this self-isolation/quarantining as a ‘stay-cation’ or stay at home vacation. Depending on how long things stretch out, I think that this could be a big mistake. For me, a vacation is usually full of fun activities and spending time with friends. I think this could quickly lead to more boredom and possibly even depression. For me, I think it is important to try and continue your work/life/development as much as you possibly can
  2. Get Your House In Order – You will feel much better about your time and energy if you are doing it in a place where there is order. Clean things up! Don’t leave dishes in the sink, and make your bed in the morning. There is no “I don’t have the time” excuse, and this truly will give you motivation throughout the rest of the day. Take care of the little things first, and then move onto the bigger ones.
  3. Pursue Personal Development – Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby, or trying to get better at your job, I think it is extremely valuable to look at what’s behind all that. Do some internal philosophizing. Where do your motivations come from? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? I often find myself avoiding these thoughtful situations by distracting myself with podcasts, music, or some other activity. Take some time for internal thought. Between yourself and yourself only!

in this craziness, we all have to have each other’s backs. We’re here to support you! We’ve got nothing but time, so hit us up with your quarantine advice/stories below in the comments.

From all of us, we hope you’re happy and healthy,

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theDIHEDRAL team

#Obesity What is the solution?

OBESITY – What is the Solution?

Francochuks’ Blog Repost

Obesity refers to an increase in total body fat. The easiest and most widely accepted method of determining whether you are obese is by measuring your body mass index (BMI). In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic.

Obesity occurs when your body consumes more calories than it burns. In the past, many people thought that obesity was simply caused by over-eating and under-exercising, resulting from a lack of will power and self-control.

Although these are significant contributing factors, doctors recognize that obesity is a complex medical problem that involves genetic, environmental, behavioural and social factors.

All these factors play a role in determining a person’s weight. For instance, in socioeconomic factors there is a strong relationship between economic status and obesity, especially among women. Women who are poor and of lower social status are six times more likely to be obese, than women of higher socioeconomic status. The occurrence of obesity is also highest among minority groups, especially among women.

What are the possible obesity symptoms?

1. Excessive sweating with bad smell
2. Feeling fatigue without doing any work
3. Excessive hunger and thirst
4. Joint pain and reduced mobility
5. Osteoarthritis: a disease in which the joints deteriorate
6. Loss of flexibility and increased in incidence of musculoskeletal injuries
7. Pulmonary (breathing) problems, including sleep apnea.

Possible Preventive Measures!

Exercise is the single best thing you can do to get healthy or stay healthy and keep chronic diseases at bay. Some experts advise that daily exercise, if only for 30 minutes, can be very beneficial; though, it is suggested that even exercising three times a week can help one to avoid serious problem in the future.

Exercise burns calories and the predominant question for someone who is trying to lose weight should be, each day “am I burning up more calories than I am taking in? If the equation is reversed, then you will surely gain weight.

So, walk or cycle instead of riding in a vehicle. Climb stairs instead of taking the elevator. For many people, walking is an excellent alternative to other types of physical activity because it does not require any special equipment, can be done any time and any place, and is generally quite safe. Brisk walking is more preferable and not just taking a stroll.

Treatment options.

For some children, especially if they are still growing fatter, it is more important to stabilize weight and allow them to grow into their weight.

Overweight children who are still growing do not necessarily need to lose weight but simply maintain so that they can grow into their weight. The earlier a child is identified as being overweight or at risk the easier it is to treat. Because it is hard to permanently change dietary and exercise habits, it is essential to do something sooner rather than later.

Other treatment typically includes dietary changes to limit fat and calorie intake, increased exercise and changes in eating habits or patterns. Severe cases might require surgical options to reduce the size of the stomach or to bypass a portion of the stomach and intestines.

Should Surgery be considered?

In an effort to lose weight and to prevent future weight gain, some severely obese patients have followed the advice of bariatric (obesity) specialists who recommend various surgical procedures. But the question is, “who might qualify for their surgical solutions? The Mayo Clinic Health Letter suggests”. Surgery for obesity is generally recommended only for people between the ages of 18 and 65 with a body mass index over 40 whose obesity is creating a serious medical risk.

Some of the surgical procedures include a small – bowel bypass, gastric partitioning, gastro-plasty, and gastric bypass. This latter procedure involves stapling across the top of the stomach, leaving a small pouch that holds only about half an ounce of food. The small intestine is cut and attach to the pouch. Thus, most of the stomach is bypassed as well as the duodenum.

Tips to lose weight:

(1). Be aware of the calories in what you are eating and drinking.

Note: Drinks can be a major source of calories, especially sweetened juices. Alcoholic drinks are also high in calories. In addition, beware of those widely advertised soft drinks. Check the calorie count on the label. You might be shocked.

(2) . Avoid temptation. If chips, chocolates or cookies are on hand, you will inevitably eat them. Replace them with low- calories snacks, such as apples, carrots, whole-grain wafers.

(3) . Have a snack or an appetizer before eating a meal. It will take the edge off your appetite and may induce you to eat less.

(4). Do not eat everything put in front of you. Be selective. Reject what you know will give you too much calories.

(5) . Slow down. Why hurry? Enjoy your meal by noticing what you are eating – the colors, the flavours, the interaction of foods. Listen to the body’s signals that say, I am full. I do not need any more.

(6). Stop eating before you feel full.

(7) . Restaurants in some countries are notorious for serving excessive portions, leave half of your entrée behind, or share the plate with someone else.

(8). Desserts are not essential to complete a meal. It is better to finish off with fruit or another low calorie item.

(9) . Food manufacturers want you to eat more. Profit is their bottom line. They will try to exploit your weakness. Do not be taken in by their clever advertising and pretty pictures. You can say no!

https://francochuksblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/obesity-what-is-the-solution/