1. All their junk is hidden in drawers, closets, and boxes.
At first sight, their apartment or room might seem perfect: a clean floor, books arranged in a neat fashion, appropriate wallpaper... But once you take a look inside a kitchen drawer or a shelf in the closet, you might see broken scissors or pens, old credit cards, or crumpled clothes.
The way something looks is important to all of us and even more so for people with a dramatic personality type. They love showing the best sides of their personalities and they do a lot of things primarily to impress others. It’s easier for these people to just hide all the old and useless stuff instead of getting rid of it or sorting it out. Often, it’s more important for them to make their place look attractive than it is to actually make it clean.
2. There is an absence of at least some kind of renovation.
Some people spend years living in apartments with a leaky tap, old-school wallpaper, and keep things in boxes in order not to spend extra money on new stuff. They often treat their place as temporary: like they are planning to move to a different town, find a job abroad, get a mortgage, or just wait for their lives to somehow change.
But sometimes, they can live in this “temporary” place for decades. From a psychological standpoint, these people are inclined to live in the future and see it through rose-colored glasses. They treat the present as a temporary discomfort that they just need to tolerate. On the other hand, they often don’t have any solid plan — these people are used to living like this and they are constantly hoping for some outside help that will change their situation.
3. They have a messy workspace.
The workspace is one of the most interesting spots in the apartment in terms of psychology. Some people sort everything into folders and put the folders on shelves. Others mix everything up. All the papers, pens, plates, pencils, laptops: these things take up space and are covered with dust. This can indicate high self-esteem and immaturity.
Even if your desk is messy, you can still actively work there and can easily find anything you need. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Very often, a messy desk is an indicator of a creative and inventive personality.
If you often have to do other things besides typing (for example hand write something, draw, or something else), there is a high probability that your workplace doesn’t look very clean. But on the other hand, it is probable that you often have unusual and creative ideas.
4. They have a full sink, laundry basket, or trash can.
Very few people can say that they love cleaning. But some people hate it so much that it actually becomes scary: they collect all the trash on their balcony during the winter or put all the dirty dishes in the sink until they realize that they have no clean dishes left.
Procrastination is a problem that a lot of people have to deal with. It often occurs in our everyday tasks. And it seems that it is far more logical to do a little work regularly, instead of doing a lot. But in fact, people use excuses like, “I’m lazy,” “I have no time now,” or “I’ll do it tomorrow.” If you’ve noticed that you sometimes procrastinate, try to start with small things. Do your dishes right after you eat, take out the trash every day — this forms the healthy habit of doing everything on time. You will need this habit in more important parts of your life like work or relationships with other people.
5. There’s a feeling that nobody lives there.
Some people’s homes look like they are only used as places for sleep. The place may be clean, have very little furniture, and almost no dishes. Sometimes they don’t even have a stove, a fridge, or other necessary things. These apartments are popular among students who actually spend very little time in them.
However, the older a person gets, the more comfort and order they want in their lives. If the place looks empty but the person spends a lot of time there, it may indicate some psychological issues. One of the is immaturity: the adult person is still waiting for someone to appear and make the place cozy for them. For example, they think they will find a partner who will come and make the apartment comfortable.
6. They leave leftovers in the kitchen.
The kitchen is supposed to be the cleanest place in the house because this is where we eat and cook. Oil and grease stains, leftovers, coffee and tea stains on cups — all these things don’t just make the place look bad, but can also be dangerous for our health. Even the people who don’t really like cleaning try to keep the kitchen clean just to be safe. However, there are people who are okay with a dirty kitchen.
And sometimes the problem is not just laziness. Many studies prove that cleaning the house rarely is one of the signs of depression. People just don’t have the energy to keep their home clean, they don’t feel that it is important, and very likely, they don’t value themselves enough — they don’t think they deserve to live in a clean place. On the other hand, regular cleaning and decluttering have been shown to improve the mood and help fight the symptoms of depression.
7. They have a dirty bathroom.
Shampoo commercials usually show the bathroom as a place where you can forget about all your problems and completely relax. And it’s true: a hot bath or a cold shower have a huge effect on the way we feel. Different smells can wake us up, and salts and essential oils can improve the state of our skin and the function of our internal organs.
Just one look at the bathroom is enough to tell how much the owner cares, not only about their body, but also about their psychological comfort. A clean bathroom is an indicator that it is used regularly. Shower gels, different oils, high-quality toothpaste, face creams, and body lotion — all these things mean that this person cares about themselves. If the only thing in the bathroom is a razor with some dried foam on it or a piece of soap, it doesn’t mean that the person is depressed. It only means that the person is really stressed and doesn’t have much time to care about how they look.
8. They have too much stuff.
Some people have a very hard time saying goodbye to the things they love. You’ve probably seen these apartments: they have tea sets that nobody uses, old furniture that is placed on the balcony, an old bicycle that nobody has ridden for a long time, and other useless stuff.
In the best case scenario, this behavior is an indication of a conservative personality: they don’t want to change the way things are and try to hide from these changes. The worst-case scenario is when a person has a tendency to constantly bring useless stuff home. This is a sign of compulsive behavior and neurosis. These people just can’t stop hoarding.
Bonus: Their space is too clean.
There are people who don’t mind cleaning their bathroom or vacuum cleaning their carpet in their free time. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the desire to live in a clean space, however, if a person pays too much attention to this, it may indicate some problems. Usually, these people are not fans of having guests because they may damage something or move something and disrupt the perfect order.
This behavior may indicate the habit of getting fixated on little things or an inclination toward perfectionism. If an apartment is regularly cleaned because of the fear of germs and dirt, this person has anxiety. Sometimes, cleaning helps deal with this anxiety and helps the person get distracted from unpleasant thoughts, this is why people do it so often.
Numerous studies have proven that cleaning our apartment regularly and other simple everyday actions can solve our concentration problems, and make us more responsible, happy, and confident. Have you ever noticed any link between a person’s character and their everyday habits?
1. Skinny jeans
A good pair of jeans is the most universal clothing in the world. Many girls and women choose skinny jeans to highlight their beautiful hips and legs. But, unfortunately, these jeans disrupt the blood circulation which leads to varicose veins and cellulite. The skin can’t “breathe” because the fabric is too close to the body, and ingrown hairs may even appear on the hips and in the bikini area.
2. High heels
When a woman puts on high-heeled shoes, she transforms immediately: she becomes way more feminine and fit. But this doesn’t mean that she should wear high heels every day. This fashionable item will lead to backache, leg pain, and swelling. Also, wearing high heels often can cause a hernia and a rounded spine.
3. Shoes with flat soles.
It seems like flat shoes might be completely harmless. But doctors claim that these shoes can do a lot of harm to your health because the load on your foot will be uneven. There will be no shock absorption while walking. This will lead to your vessels increasing in size and losing their elasticity and the foot itself will become flat. It can lead to foot pain and back pain. Another unpleasant consequence is when the foot turns inside which leads to a deformation of knees and hips.
4. Push-up bras
These bras are extremely popular. However, even if breasts seem to look more round and are at the right height, in reality, the special parts of this bra deform the breasts and make them more dependent on artificial support. On top of that, push-up bras block blood vessels and this constant pressure on the breasts can even lead to cancer.
Sunglasses are not only a trendy accessory but also an absolute necessity when the sunlight becomes too bright. However, you can’t wear sunglasses in the evening or inside when there is not enough light. This will put an additional strain on your eyes which makes the risk of developing cataracts even higher. More than that, you have to keep your sunglasses clean and don’t use the sunglasses that don’t ensure 100% safety from UV-light, as they can damage your eyes.
This is a necessary piece of clothing for any woman. Tights make our look more complete and elegant. They make our legs appear more visually beautiful. But, unfortunately, if you wear them often enough, they might be harmful. The synthetic ingredients of tights hold in the moisture, creating a greenhouse effect. As a result, they lead to different vaginal infections and some tights also have a negative effect on blood circulation which can lead to varicose veins and cellulite.
7. Big handbags that are carried on one shoulder
A woman’s handbag is a repository where you can find anything from cosmetics to a laptop. Handbags are really convenient but also unsafe for our health. Because we constantly carry bags on one shoulder, the strain on the shoulder and the spine becomes too heavy which can lead to scoliosis and osteochondrosis. Because of the imbalance, you might have muscle spasms, blocked blood vessels, and pinched nerves.
How can someone live without comfortable pajamas, especially in the winter time? And how can they harm your health? The thing is, pajamas that are too tight or too warm trigger the growth of different bacteria which can lead to skin irritation, itch, or a yeast infection. Women who have chronic yeast infections are recommended to sleep without pajamas and even without underwear.
Myth № 1. Nobody in my country has measles, so there is no need to get the vaccine.
This is a representation of healthy people meeting an infected person who has measles. According to statistics, 9 out of 10 people will get sick, and one of them will have complications.
This argument sometimes sounds a little different: we live in the 21st century and measles was supposed to have been eradicated back in the 20th or even in the 19th century. Of course, this is only partially true. Our diet has improved, so has our hygiene and the development of our medicine, along with vaccinations. But the mortality rate from some diseases had decreased even before the invention of vaccines.
All you have to do to understand the importance of vaccines is take a look at the statistics. In 1968, Great Britain started using the measles vaccine. Thanks to the vaccine, 20 million people avoided getting infected and 1500 people avoided death.
Even if there were no outbreaks in a certain country, how can you be sure that there will be no virus that accidentally travels there with a tourist? In this case, measles will spread almost instantly. And vice versa: when going on a trip, get a vaccine just to be safe.
Myth № 2. Even if you get a vaccine, you’ll get sick anyway.
It’s true that there is no vaccine that can give you a 100% immunity. But with measles, these numbers are about 93-97%. In some rare cases, it’s possible to get infected because everybody is different and some people’s immune systems may function in different ways. This is perfectly normal and it doesn’t mean you should give up on a vaccine completely.
A woman who is against vaccines literally shocked the internet with her Facebook post. In her city, there was an outbreak of measles and her 3-year-old daughter obviously did not have a vaccine. The woman’s question was, “How do I protect my child?”
Myth № 3. Measles vaccines can cause autism.
In 1998, the serious scientific journal Lancet posted an article about the connection between the measles vaccine and autism. Later, the ideas of the author were negated and the article was deleted. But the people who read the article could never forget it.
Modern anti-vaccine people often use this argument when they say that vaccines are dangerous — they claim that they lead to autism. It is interesting that even highly-developed countries have not gotten rid of this false information.
Here is proof: A family from Vancouver, Canada who has 3 children, never got them vaccinated because of the fake danger of developing autism. And the family traveled to Vietnam where one of their sons got measles. Of course, after they came back, all of Vancouver was in danger of having an outbreak of measles.
Myth № 4. A baby’s body can’t take this many vaccines.
Children before the age of 2 have to get about 10 different vaccines. Some parents are worried about the number of vaccines they get and they believe that a child’s body can’t handle so many vaccines. They seriously believe that every injection lets thousands of dangerous bacteria get into the child’s body that destroy their immune system.
This is not true. Vaccines contain weakened viruses that don’t do any harm. They only teach the immune system how to develop defense mechanisms. According to a book by immunologist and pediatrician Paul Offit, children’s bodies can respond to antigens (this is exactly what a vaccine is) before it is even born.
Myth № 5. Vaccines are just placebos.
Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest myths to dispel because the general population is not really familiar with scientific work.
There are several types of vaccines, but all of them work in the same way:
Myth № 6. Essential oils are just as effective as vaccines.
This old superstition has a point, no matter how strange it sounds. Scientists tested rosemary and sage essential oils for how well they can fight measles.
They found out that rosemary and sage have good potential for fighting the virus. But using essential oils as they are can neither treat measles nor prevent the infection.
Myth № 7. The measles vaccine is an easy way to make money using people’s trust.
From a historical point of view, this argument is completely powerless. The vaccine industry was never profitable in the past. For decades, this part of the pharmaceutical market was not financed and didn’t function well. Many companies even sold their divisions that worked on vaccines in order to focus on the production of more profitable medications.
Other companies had to shut down because they went bankrupt. For example:
People even worried that everyone would stop producing vaccines. Fortunately, this did not happen. And it could be because selling medications that are used every day is far more profitable than selling vaccines that are needed only once a year or even less often.
Myth № 8. Vaccines may contain poisonous chemicals that can harm you.
Many people are worried about the dangerous chemicals in the vaccines. The most popular concerns are mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde. These chemicals really are dangerous but their concentration in the vaccine is so small that there is no need to even talk about this.
The only way a vaccine can be dangerous is if a person is allergic to some of the ingredients.
Bonus: When your parents are against vaccines
“God knows how I’m still alive”, said a guy from the US on Reddit. He was raised by parents who are against vaccines. Once he was 18 years old, he had his first vaccine in his life despite what his parents said. This was such a shocking thing that a lot of different media wrote about this.
“Women were incredibly pretty. Modern girls with ’botox lips’ can’t compete with them.”
Let’s start with imagining a normal day of a woman at the end of the 19th century. Women living in cities worked as nurses, conductors on trams, typists, and secretaries in factories. Those who lived on the countryside took care of cattle and worked in fields.
Hard work, the scorching sun, frequent childbirth, and poor medicine affected women’s health, and by the age of 30, they used to turn into old ladies. Ethnographer Olga Semenova Tyan-Shanskaya studied the culture of people from Eastern Europe, and here’s how she describes women living in villages:
“Peasants’ views of beauty are quite primitive. Women are really good-looking at age 15-16 (after 16, their bodies change because of hard work). The earlier a girl gets married, the quicker she becomes exhausted.”
“Marriages were stronger as there weren’t so many divorces.”
At the beginning of the 20th century, arranged marriages still existed and entrepreneurs’ sons married industrialists’ or vendors’ daughters. A divorce was really uncommon due to several reasons: society’s condemnation, religion, and legal issues. To get a divorce, a woman would need to have strong evidence: her husband’s infidelity or violence. The process was also expensive and only wealthy people could afford it.
“Women used to give birth to children in fields and everything was fine.”
Women gave birth to many children, but let’s keep in mind the level of child mortality. For example, famous inventor and military engineer, Mikhail Kalashnikov, was the 17th child in his family. In total, there were 19 children and only 8 survived. Children usually died before they turned 1 year old due to infection, poor hygiene, and a lack of food. What’s more, is mothers often didn’t have enough knowledge on how to take care of children properly.
Giving birth was also a risky process. Women died due to infectious diseases like sepsis (puerperal fever), pneumococcal infection, and peritonitis. The reasons were different: doctors used to touch wounds with dirty hands or non-sterile instruments, for example.
“Giving birth on a regular basis rejuvenates the body, and it’s the reason women didn’t suffer from oncological diseases.”
People have always suffered from oncological diseases. The early symptoms of cancer were noticed in Ancient Egyptian mummies. In the second half of the 19th century, scientists learned to diagnose and cure breast cancer. The attempts weren’t always successful, and only city residents had the opportunity to try this method of treatment.
In the countryside, medicine wasn’t good, and most diseases weren’t diagnosed at all. Because of frequent childbirth, the lack of food, and hard work, women suffered from uterine prolapse. Infectious diseases were also really common like smallpox, tuberculosis, dysentery, measles, cholera, and typhus.
“Women didn’t work, they were housewives as it was easier.”
Feminists deprived women of the opportunity to stay at home, cook soups for their husbands, and babysit their children. So now women are forced to work as men do. This myth is actively supported by books, film, and pseudohistory.
In fact, women who lived in cities worked in factories, were teachers, nurses, and secretaries. Mainly women and children worked in the textile industry and their salaries were way lower than men’s. In the few days before giving birth to a child, a woman would be allowed to take maternity leave.
On the countryside, the situation was slightly different. The next day after giving birth to a child, a woman had to take care of all household duties like chop wood and bake bread, and she started working in fields in just a few days. Women used to take their babies with them or leave them with grandparents or older siblings.
There was no difference between men and women’s work. There were only 2 restrictions: women weren’t allowed to lead a horse or work at a forge.
And let’s keep in mind that women were also responsible for taking care of the laundry, cooking, and cleaning the house, while men weren’t involved in those processes at all.
“Women breastfed children for up to 3 years and were good mothers.”
Motherhood was a woman’s main duty. In 1919, the first ever laws aimed at protecting women before and after giving birth were developed. As a rule, after her maternity leave, a mother got back to work. Siblings, grandparents, and other relatives took care of the child. In cities, there was an opportunity to bring a child to a special care institution (kindergarten’s predecessor).
In Eastern European villages, women had to get back to work right after giving birth to children. Olga Semenova Tyan-Shanskaya writes in her book:
“A child spent hours crying in the mud. To make them stop crying, a baby was offered a baked potato, an apple, a cucumber, etc. The child, trying to crawl over the high doorstep, fell down and hurt their face. Of course, a potato or a cucumber was all covered with dirt and dung, and the child ate it and drank water from a pig’s trough. Sometimes children ate ground.”
“Everyone ate healthy food and was safe and sound.”
At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy in Europe was 31 years, but by the ’60s, the level was increased by 2 times. High mortality was common mostly among children under 5 years old. The lack of food affected children and women’s health a lot.
Famine was one of the most challenging problems of the 20th century. Around 70 million people died from hunger (the majority of them were countryside residents). Thus, famine in Germany killed more than 500,000 people.
The food was more natural, but people suffered from vitamin and mineral deficiency, which is why scientists tried to develop vitamin supplements to solve the problem of avitaminosis.
“Urbanization set women free from household duties.”
Yes, moving to cities made women’s lives easier, but they didn’t get rid of their household duties, and men often didn’t help them.
At the beginning of the ’20s, women spent around 95% of their free time doing housework, and in 55 years, they had to spend 58% of their free time cooking, doing laundry, and so on.
Despite all gender differences being neglected in the modern world, women are still responsible for 60% of all household duties. On average, men spend 15 minutes on housework each day, while women spend 45 minutes, but the gap is getting narrower.
1. Tourists “for just one day” in Venice will have to pay a tax.
The local people from this ancient city are tired of the tourist crowds: they literally block the streets and locals can’t get to work or home after a working day. This is why, since May 1, you will have to pay money for entering the city. The tourists who come to Venice to swim in a gondola will have to pay $3. Everyone who tries to avoid paying will pay a fine of $450. These rules only work for tourists who decide to save money on the hotel and only come to the city for one day (the people who are staying at hotels will already have paid the tax).
2. On the beaches in the Philippines, it’s prohibited to smoke, eat, and build sand castles.
The authorities of the Philippines had to close down the beaches of Boracay Island for 6 months to do a cleaning. It cost almost $20 million to clean the sand and the water from all the trash. Now they’re ready to let tourists in again but not in such a great number and only if they don’t harm nature. On the beaches, it’s strictly prohibited to smoke, drink alcohol, or even eat. And the natural landscapes should remain as they are, which means that children can’t build sand castles.
3. In Thailand, you will be fined for using plastic bags.
On Island Ko Samet in Thailand, you can’t use plastic bags or containers. If you break this rule, you will pay a fine. The new limitations were set because the poor island was incredibly trashed. Almost 1,500 tourists come there every day. After they leave, the national parks are full of different packages, bottles, and other trash.
4. In Bali, walking in a bikini might be banned soon.
The people from this Indonesian island complain about tourists who walk around in swimsuits and take photos of themselves in front of temples. So, at the of 2018, the local authorities seriously considered prohibiting wearing bikinis and limiting the access of sacred places to tourists.
5. In Russia, the number of hostels will be reduced.
In 2018, a huge number of hostels were opened in Russia. And most of them are in regular city apartments: inventive hosts put more beds in the rooms and started renting them. Neighbors have to put up with constant noise and a lot of unfamiliar people. But in 2019, hostels in apartment buildings will most likely be illegal. What will this mean for visitors? They will have to book rooms in legal hostels.
6. Only 300 people per year will be allowed to climb Mt. Everest.
In 2019 and the following years, you will be able to climb Mt. Everest only in spring. Also, there are limitations for the number of climbers — not more than 300 people per year. This decision was made after the local authorities had to clean the mountain: in 2018, around 8.4 tons of trash and excrement were collected on the mountain. Now there will be dumpsters and toilets present.
7. In The Netherlands, cyclists are not allowed to speak on the phone.
The visitors who are used to renting bicycles will have to stop talking on the phone while riding. If they don’t, they may have to pay a fine of $250. Before in the Netherlands, it was illegal to talk while driving a car but since July 2019, the same law will apply for cyclists. The reason is simple: the number of accidents has increased.
8. In Florence, tourists can’t eat or rest in the street.
This city is visited by more than 10 million people from different countries every year. Before, there was no place in Florence where there were no tired tourists resting and eating sandwiches. The city authorities decided that this behavior had a negative influence on the look of Florence and since 2018 it has been illegal to sit on stairs and eat outside. This law only applies for 4 streets downtown and if you break this law, you will have to pay $500.
9. In Rome, tourist buses are limited and the historical sites are watched more carefully.
Since January 2019, the center of the Italian capital has been closed for tourist buses. This was made in order to protect the historical legacy and reduce the noise and air pollution levels. Also, the authorities of Rome will make the punishment for vandals harsher for such things as taking pieces of Colosseum walls or for washing one’s legs in fountains.
Good news: In Paris, the rules for tourists have become softer.
The local parks have always had very strict rules. Only in 77 out of 490 of them is it okay to ride a bicycle, play with a ball, and have picnics. Now, Parisians and tourists are allowed to do this almost everywhere. But there are still some parks where you can only sit on a bench and read a book. So, if you are going to Paris, ask the locals about the rules when you are in certain parks.
Train your child to use the potty
How? It’s a step-by-step process that requires patience.
Prevent your child’s temper tantrums
Manage your child’s temper tantrums
If you’ve failed to prevent a tantrum, you can do the following:
Feed a picky eater
Food is a basic human need. Imagine that you’ve “forgotten” to feed a newborn. They’ll let you know about how hungry they are with a loud scream and won’t calm down until you feed them. The child knows best when and how much they should eat.
Stimulate your child’s appetite
Put your child to bed
Your child may have difficulties with falling asleep because they’ve developed the habit of falling asleep while crying, they perceive sleep as a punishment, or they feel an exaggerated importance when it comes to falling asleep on time that was created by their parents.
I’d like to share with you my own observations and methods I used when I worked in a kindergarten class.
Get your child used to sleeping alone
Gada Mace has been known in India for over 2,000 years and is used for warrior training. Originally made of clay, stone, or cement with a bamboo pole in the center, it looks like a massive lollipop and is unbeatable for developing a good grip, as well as upper body strength and power. This explains why it’s still used by wrestlers. If you can swing this thing around your head, throwing an opponent should be a piece of cake.
2. The half-moon push up
This exercise has a very deep past, but is still considered to be very effective for building strength and mobility. Perhaps that’s why many wrestlers and jiu-jitsu participants include it into their regular training regimen.
The entire move should be very smooth and go in one motion creating a semi-circle across the floor.
3. The archer squat
This exercise is excellent for improving your balance and lower back flexibility.
4. Hindu squats
Another exercise that has been practiced for centuries is called Hindu squats.
5. Farmers walk
You’ve probably seen someone doing this exercise. It’s called the farmers walk. It may look simple, but it is actually very effective for building strength, since it activates the muscles in your entire body and also creates a mental toughness. You probably didn’t know that this exercise was the gift to us from the Vikings. They were very heavily armed, and to carry all those weapons, shields, and other metal stuff, they had to be really strong.
6. The “300” Workout
The 300 workout is used these days a lot, especially by actors when they need to change their look in a short time, but not everyone knows that this program has been around for centuries, in fact, it came to us from the Spartans. It’s brutal and highly effective. Practice it twice a week and you will transform your body into not just being skinnier, but being more fit and athletic too. Take a one-minute rest after each exercise.
If you count the number of reps, you will know why it’s called the 300-workout.
Bonus 1: Tip 1 from ancient Greece
Fitness in ancient Greece was an important part of their culture and basically essential for all people. In those days they already had professional trainers whose job it was to design a training routine for people of different levels and ages. The programs varied in intensity, but all of them had these must-have stages — warm-up, workout, and cool-down. Sounds so familiar, doesn’t it? Those 3 stages are crucial, no matter what you are trying to achieve — to change your body’s shape, build strength, or increase stamina.
Bonus 2: Tip 2 from ancient Greece
Ancient Greece was known for growing terrific athletes. But one guy, named Milo of Croton, had a dream to become the best of the best and he came up with a very special training program. At a very young age, he started training by carrying a newborn calf. In the beginning, it was a little calf, but as Milo was getting stronger, the calf was growing bigger.
Years later, Milo was able to carry a fully-grown bull on his shoulders. Of course, we will never know if this story is just a myth or if there is some truth to it, but it perfectly describes what we call a progressive overload these days.
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Lunges with front kicks
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Crab toe touches
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Sit on the mat with your feet in front of you, knees bent.
Place your hands behind you and left your hips off the mat.
Bring your right hand up while simultaneously lifting your left leg up and touch your left foot with your right hand.
Return to the elevated position and switch sides.
Keep alternating back and forth.
Complete 16 touches, pause, do 16 more.
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Singapore's famous seafood restaurant House of Seafood' has a long history in Singapore. It is not only famous in Singapore, but also has many branches overseas and visited by many people abroad. Over at the Punggol outlet, one can see whole ‘Wall of Fame’ of the Boss Mr Francis with many famous people and artistes. Singapore artistes Lawrence Hiew and Danielle Gan are also frequent visitors to House of Seafood.
During Lawrence and Danielle’s recent visit to House of Seafood, they did the unusual by ordering the home-cooked dishes instead of their usual famous crab dishes. Their testimonials towards these home-cooked dishes- filled their stomachs and their warm hearts.
House of Seafood Founder, Datok Francis Ng, was pleasantly surprised by their orders. “Most people would come here for our famous crab dishes.” But Datok Francis was also thankful that Lawrence and Danielle both enjoyed those home-cooked dishes. A ‘Celebrity Set Menu’ was introduced to thank them for the support.
Named ‘Happiness Duo Celebrity Set’, the set menu is for table of 10 persons. Dishes include: White Bee Hoon with XO Sauce, Silver Fish Fried Rice, Mee Goreng, Salad Prawns, Stir-fried Lala with sliced chilli, Braised Pork Ribs, Crispy Shrimp Paste Chicken and Golden Eggs 3-Colour Spinach.
The price for this set? At $128++, you can’t find any better deal than at House of Seafood. Book an appointment with them now to find out why these dishes appeal to Lawrence and Danielle!
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1. You don’t know your belly fat type
If you find it difficult to reduce belly fat, then one of the reasons may be that you have chosen the wrong weight loss method for your stomach. There are 5 types of abdominal obesity caused by different reasons, and each of them requires a certain diet and exercise. So it’s important to determine your belly type and plan your weight loss according to this.
2. Obsession with weight
You should break the habit of constant weighing and try to resist the urge to stand on the scale every time you see it. An obsession with weight can slow down the process of losing weight. Every time the figure appearing on the scales differs from the expected result, you judge yourself. It demotivates you, puts pressure on you, causes negative thoughts, and spoils your mood. And all this can lead you to give up and relieve the obtained stress by eating a lot. So it’s better to weigh yourself only once a week and take the numbers as information, not a judgment.
3. Following the wrong diet
Our bodies need numerous elements, vitamins, carbohydrates, and even fats. If you exclude some of these beneficial components, then your diet may cause more harm than bring benefits. Eating only vegetables and fruits, as well as fast food and a large amount of sugar and salt makes it difficult to lose weight. Therefore, it’s important to track your diet and take into account that it should contain magnesium, vitamins, healthy fats, and other elements.
4. Doing workouts with no diversity
Training is a great way to decrease fat. But it’s important not to forget that they should be diverse. Each type of exercise influences the body in a certain way. Therefore, you should not give preference only to cardio or stretching. Add high-intensity and strength workouts, swimming and even martial arts. And don’t think that training is only possible in a gym with exercise equipment. You can do workouts at home and in the street. Just try not to overload. Do exercises in good faith, with full dedication, but do not harm yourself.
5. Stressing out
Stress is bad for the whole body and for weight in particular. It influences your diet and emotional and physical condition during workouts along with their quality. In addition, high levels of the stress hormone (cortisol) promote fat formation. Use any opportunity to reduce stress: try to relax more, do not work above the norm, take up a hobby or hang out with friends. When you feel relaxed, you have more motivation for new success at reducing belly fat.
6. High level of androgens
Last but one of the most serious reasons is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This means a high level of male hormones in the female body. It affects many of the organism’s functions like menstrual disorders, problems getting pregnant, and the risk of diabetes. In addition, PCOS affects weight gain. In order to find out your level of androgens, you can consult a doctor and take an analysis.