May
2017

Comfort Cube And Fidget Spinners: Do They Really Work?

Touted as portable and versatile gadgets capable of eliminating stress and anxiety, fidget cubes and spinners are all the rage in schools, homes, and offices. They help both adults and children maintain focus and relieve stress.

Studies have shown that repetitive movements can elevate neurotransmitter levels in the brain. As a result, an individual can enhance levels of concentration and feel more relaxed. Fidgeting while working on a simple task has the potential to positively impact productivity.

Many experts are convinced that fidget tools like Comfort Cube provide some children and adults with a viable outlet for brain stimulation. In turn, this counteracts hyperactivity in classrooms and workplaces.

The Comfort Cube helps relax the mind through an array of fidgety motions, which allows individuals that normally click pens to use a more advanced device. This nifty toy allows individuals to eliminate the need to use ineffective stress-relief methods, such as supplements.

It comes as no surprise that inventors of fidget spinners and cubes have been able to raise millions in capital for their projects through crowdfunding. This trend proves that the market opportunities are huge thanks to the practical anti-stress and relaxation benefits of fidget toys.

While some schools have banned the toys from classrooms due to the risk of distraction, some experts are highlighting the benefits of the gadgets for children. They discourage banning tools that help some children cope with difficulties of feeling comfortable and focusing in class.

Dr. Rachel Andrew, director of Time Psychology raised concern about eliminating a strategy or items that are beneficial to children or adults suffering from trauma or anxiety. She stated that fidget tools can help by providing either a distraction or sensory stimulation. The clicking, rolling and twirling can be distracting to lessons but it also soothes children with sensory issues.

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The Comfort Cube is a well-designed fidget gadget that can provide users an innocuous outlet for stress or anxiety. It eliminates the need to bite nails, click pens or play games on the mobile phone. Surveys have confirmed that using fidget tools helps workers become more productive. They spend more time on their workstations and stay focused.

These nifty devices provide a better quality fidgeting option and can be taken anywhere. Regular users say they experience a marked reduction in attention deficits, irritation, and agitation. As a result, they are able to keep track with what’s important.

The gadget comes with a number of fidgety features, including a circular spinner, roller, flip switch, three mechanical gears for rolling, a clickable ball, glider and the “breathe feature” that resembles worry stones. The click widget works more like a clickable pen.

It comes as no surprise that the cube is a top-seller on the stress-relief device market. The gadget is manufactured using only the highest quality materials. It can survive constant fidgeting without breaking.

Fidget spinners fidget-spinner

This type of specialized device and similar tools serve a valuable purpose. Many people leverage the spinner’s therapeutic benefits to stay focused when performing a demanding task or attending a meeting. It is also common for individuals to calm themselves down when faced with a stressful situation.

The devices make it easier to achieve a more contemplative or mindful state. Psychology studies have revealed that people tend to adjust their environments and experiences with the aim to provide adequate mental stimulation. People cope with stress and demanding situations differently.

On the other hand, the optimal level of stimulation varies from one person to another. The level can also shift for one person in the course of 24 hours. The changes are influenced by the nature of activities or tasks involved as well as the state of mind. Fidgeting with spinners provides an effective substitute for habits that undermine productivity, such as embarking on mindless trips away from workstations.

Chronic stress is a more serious issue that affects many people. Busy lifestyles can contribute to the pressure and it is easy for one to feel overwhelmed by work or family responsibilities. Identifying an effective coping mechanism is essential. A good technique minimizes stress by providing a calming distraction.

A study conducted in 2015 revealed that fidgeting can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality. This type of risk is associated with excessive sitting time. Thankfully, devices like fidget spinners and cubes create the much-needed solution for multitudes of people around the world.

A significant number of therapists recommend the use of fidget tools, which can be manipulated to ease tension.

Julie Schweitzer, a professor at the University of California has studied fidgeting and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In one study involving preteens and teenagers, the results suggested that fidgeting may have the capacity to improve the cognitive performance of children with ADHD. However, Schweitzer says more research is still needed to confirm these observations.

The professor participates in projects performed by the MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute.

Apr
2017

3 Tips For A Happy, Healthy Summer In 2017

Spring has sprung after a relatively mild winter, and summertime is just around the corner. This means we’ll be spending more time outdoors, and we’ll be gathering for meals with family and friends for events such as the Fourth of July. This is all well and good, but to stay happy and healthy this summer there are a few things we should keep in mind regarding our diet, our work/life balance, and the activities in which we choose to engage over the next few months. Here are three ways we can all stay happy and healthy this summer.

Diet

Our first tip involves keeping a healthy diet. Many people spend all winter and spring trying to get a “beach body” but once summer comes they seem to forget about the healthy eating habits they’ve developed – or they simply stop caring. Do you fall into this category? If so, there are multiple ways to keep you on track. After all, being on a diet doesn’t have to be a chore. Many doctors and dietitians work hand in hand with their patients to help them develop a healthy diet that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

Take Dr. Lane Sebring, for example. Dr. Sebring earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas (Austin) and his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston). Dr. Sebring works with his patients to ensure they are able to stay healthy and happy throughout the summer months by maintaining a proper diet. There is no specific diet that is perfect for each patient, so Dr. Sebring has a plethora of healthy dieting tips and tricks that anyone can use
to stay in shape during the summer.

Dr. Sebring has more ideas than we can mention in this article due to the need for brevity, but here is a sampling of ways you can stay healthy and happy this summer:

-Don’t eat anything at least an hour or two before bedtime. dr-lane-sebring-paleo-diet
-Utilize a paleo diet, if possible.
-Portion snacks out ahead of time so you aren’t sitting on the beach or on the couch with your hand in an entire bag of chips.

If you’d like to learn some of these tips and tricks for yourself, or to contact Dr. Lane Sebring directly, you can visit his website at www.DrLaneSebring.com for more information and to get started.

Work/Life Balance

The second way you can stay happy and healthy this summer is by balancing your work life with your personal life. This might seem like an insurmountable task to some of us, but it is possible. The first step is to stay motivated at work. Again, this might seem difficult but it helps to break down work-related tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks. You’ll achieve a sense of accomplishment as you check off each of the small tasks, and before you know it you’ll be finished with your work for the day. You might even begin to look forward to work (at least more than you did previously) because each time you finish a certain task your brain will reward you by releasing endorphins that are tied to achievement.

You can also stay motivated at work by keeping your goals in front of you. Are you planning a vacation? Would you like to buy a new car? Are you saving money for your child’s college tuition? Having a clear idea of how you are going to use the money you earn each day will keep you motivated at work. When you leave work, however, try to leave work mentally and emotionally – not just physically. You should work to live instead of living to work. Enjoy each moment you are able to share with family and friends, and take pleasure in the time you have to yourself.

Summer Activities

Our third tip for staying happy and healthy this summer involves choosing activities to engage in with friends and family. There is nothing inherently wrong with going to the movies or taking the kids to a pizza buffet, but it’s important to not engage in such activities so often that they become the norm.

The sun provides your body with vitamins that you can’t get anywhere else, but you also have to be careful about getting too much sun. UV ray protection is vital for individuals of all ages, and failing to protect your skin this summer could result in melanoma or other unsightly skin conditions later on in life. The key is to maintain a balance of indoor and outdoor activities that involve physical exercise and don’t expose your body to long-term damage.

By following these three tips you and yours can have a healthy, happy summer in 2017. Remember: it’s okay to splurge every now and then but don’t let unhealthy eating become part of the daily routine. Focus on work when you are at work, but do your best to leave it behind at the end of the day. Finally, make sure everyone for whom you are responsible gets enough sun and exercise this summer, but protect everyone’s skin and keep everyone hydrated.

Feb
2017

How To Discover Your “Get Fit” Motivation

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At the close of the holiday season each trip around the sun, we usher in a brand, new year. This, of course, is a time for reflection on the past and a great opportunity to set new goals to achieve throughout the course of the upcoming months.

It’s not uncommon for many folks to share the same goal during this time: get fit, shed unwanted pounds or start training for a marathon. Sure, it always sounds fantastic–until life starts to get in the way. We may spend a very full day putting in long hours at the office and forget to meal plan. Perhaps bad weather rolls in and you simply can’t make it to the gym for a workout.

How do you find the motivation to get in shape when daily life hands you roadblock after roadblock?

Look, it is easy to lose steam when it comes to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Even the most dedicated, in shape individuals go through bouts where they just can’t seem to muster up the energy to head to their local gyms or stick to their daily physical fitness regimes. The important thing is pushing through those feelings. How do you do that? Keep reading this article – I have you covered and should you want to get more inspiration check out my other health related articles here.

First off, it is immensely helpful to start small. What do I mean by this? Well, keep the old adage in mind that Rome wasn’t in a day. Don’t start out your health and wight loos journey by making sweeping changes that completely alter your lifestyle. Instead, start integrating very small, healthy, changes to your daily life. For example, try replacing your favorite sodas with ice water to cut out necessary calories. Seems simple enough, right? Next, start to eliminate one sweet treat a day to cut down on your sugar intake. Then gradually replace chips or snack foods with fresh veggies. This will help your motivation by leaps and bounds since it won’t feel as though you’re fighting a losing battle. Need even more motivation to try this out? Multiple studies suggest that health and weight loss habit with the best chance of lasting are those considered minor–or doable.

Another important key to maintaining your motivation is to identify your problem areas. Do you tend to overeat when you are feeling stressed out? Perhaps you refuse to workout if you’ve had a stressful day at work. By identifying these areas you can then come up with successful strategies to address them. Maybe tackling these issues involve setting aside a specific amount of time each day to devote to yourself and your health goals. It could also mean refusing to buy foods that you;re sure to binge on if they’re sitting in your cabinets.

Yet another major component of motivation is establishing a cheer leader. What I mean by this is either a workout buddy who will help to keep you accountable to your goals or someone–perhaps a friend or loved one–who will support you in your wellness journey. If you have a particularly rough day and are in need of some additional motivation reach out to your cheerleader! Some simple words of wisdom or comfort may be all you need in order to stay on track. Your support system can also celebrate your successes with you, too!

Lastly, never under estimate the importance of self talk when it comes to motivation. Never speak negatively of yourself or your goals. You are one strong individual who can achieve any thing you put your mind to. Don’t be afraid to remind yourself of this out loud. This type of positive self talk will be sure to give you the push you need.

Dec
2016

How to Get Motivated to Work Out

You are not alone if you are wondering how to get motivated to work out. If motivation is what you need, consider just a few of the benefits of exercising on a daily basis.

Motivated To Workout Ali Habib Mayar

Improved Memory

There are many people who claim to feel more creative and able to think more clearly after a good workout, and there are plenty of studies to prove their perception matches reality. As you exercise, your blood flow and blood pressure increases, which allows your brain to receive more blood and more oxygen.

Both are crucial elements needed for your brain to work at its optimal best. Another explanation, while exercising your hippocampus is highly active and is responsible for cognitive functioning. The more active you are, the more active your hippocampus is, which means better brain power for you.

Posture is Important

Working out on a regular basis can strengthen the muscles responsible for providing you with good posture. Some of the most common issues with posture include hips out of alignment, back problems, a ford head posture and rounded shoulders. A good exercise regime can strengthen your abs, back, legs and other muscles and will alleviate many of these posture problems.

Sweat the Stress Away

Not only will working out help to shed pounds, but it will also help you decompress and de-stress. When given the right tools, your brain is capable of producing its own pain and stress relieving hormones known as endorphins. Endorphins improve your sleep satisfaction by allowing you to sleep better and awake more refreshed, they also reduce your stress level. Working out on a regular basis is a great way of getting those endorphins released.

Exercise Reigns Supreme for Life Longevity

While anyone can die of unnatural causes at any time, a general rule of thumb: the healthier you are, the longer you live. Furthermore, not only will you live longer, but your quality of life will be much higher as well. Daily exercise can improve your life expectancy in several ways including having a healthier heart, controlling blood sugar levels, staving off obesity-related diseases and increasing how long you stay mobile.

I’m Convinced, but Now I Need Motivation

If you are convinced that exercise can improve your quality of life, but are still wondering how you will ever be motivated enough to start exercising on the regular, don’t worry, you are still making progress. With a few ways of finding your motivation, you will be ready to start exercising daily.

Reward Thyself

Really, give yourself a reward. Rewarding yourself for accomplishing even small tasks, like exercising even three times a week at first, can motivate you to keep going and motivate you to increase your original goal. Don’t start out with monumental goals that are impossible to achieve – they will do the opposite and discourage you from continuing. However, research has shown that setting attainable goals with a reward system in place can increase your motivation levels.

Remember that Half the Battle is Mental

Your body will not go where your mind won’t push for it to go. If you can think positively, visualize yourself getting up and enjoying the benefits of working out, then half the battle is already won. Once you start working out and seeing the benefits for yourself, your motivation will only increase.

Have Fun

Working out does not have to be boring, there are countless ways of exercising that are fun to do. If you find an exercise program that you love, the more likely you will be to stick with it. Think about active things you like to do for fun and try to find an exercise program that resembles that activity.

It is not always easy to find the motivation needed to work out, but it is worth it. Enjoy the many benefits of daily exercise and start improving your quality of life today.

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Nov
2016

3 Tricks To Motivate Your Mind

It can be difficult to stay motivated at work and in life. Ali Habib Mayar Mind Motivation

While you may have grand goals, things simply get in the way. Sometimes, it may even seem like your own mind is working against you. Whether you are dealing with distractions or just a general sense of lethargy, failure to keep your mind motivated can have a major impact on the way you live your life.

Fortunately, there are secrets you can learn that will lead to proper mind motivation. If you are able to meditate daily, get your heart rate up with exercise and stick to a properly nutritious diet, you can make your mind more motivated.

Meditate Daily

If you’re looking for a way to keep your mind motivated, it might be best to turn inward. Meditation is a perfect way to clear your mind of the clutter that tends to accumulate during the day. Meditation does not need to be a long process, nor does it need to be on that requires you to take a great deal of time. If you can find five to minutes a day, even if it’s in the car before work, you can meditate and get your mind motivated. It may take time to learn how to clear your mind, but it can absolutely work.

Increase Your Heart Rate

Your brain is just another organ in your body. Like all the organs, it works best when it has a proper oxygen flow. To get the oxygen to your brain, you have to get your blood pumping – and for most, this means getting a bit of exercise during the day. If you want to clear out all the cobwebs, you can go take a brisk walk around the office or hit the gym. Motivation often comes from having a sharp and ready mind, so use your body as a tool to hone your thought process.

Nutrition

Your brain can be a great deal like an engine – without the right fuel, it cannot function at its peak efficiency. If you are not eating right, you may find that you don’t get the right vitamins and nutrients to keep your mind functioning as well as it should. Switch to diet that’s full of healthy vitamins and minerals so you can keep your brain functioning at its peak capacity. If you aren’t able to eat as well as you like on the job, make sure to seek out herbal supplements that can aid you in keeping your brain motivated.

Mind motivation does not have to be difficult. If you can meditate, get your heart rate pumping, and eat right, you can help to hone your own sense of motivation. While each of these activities is relatively simple on your own, embracing all of them will allow you to change your life. Your mind’s ability to process is just one function in a much greater organic machine, and once you learn how to focus that function you’ll learn how to leverage more of your own abilities into persistent success.

 

 

May
2014

Hey guys, Article within an Article!

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So I have been on a health kick lately and have been trying to find different ways to stay healthy and in shape. Searching through a million or so (exaggeration) blogs and forums, I found one blog that had some interesting content. It linked to an INC.com article that you can reach by clicking here, but I thought I would share the content to give credit where credit it due!

Here is the original article!

Anyways, hope you all have a great day, and remember to stay motivated!