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5 Mental and Physical Benefits of Plogging

From the makers of ‘hygge’ and ‘lagom’, a new trend from Scandinavia has arrived, and it is called ‘plogging’ (from ‘jogging’ and ‘pick up’, or ‘pluck’). This new fitness trend involves picking up litter while running – effectively jogging with squats. With concern escalating over the looming environmental crisis of plastic waste, and obesity continuing to be a growing threat to public health, the plogging trend is undeniably timely.

We at the global health app, Lifesum, became the first health platform to allow its users to log and track plogging, while also promoting the initiative through a partnership with Keep America Beautiful and encouraging users to #plogging on social media as they exercise and to get the full benefits, such as:

Stress relief
Plogging is a high-intensity activity, making it a great stress reliever. When you go for a run your heart rate accelerates and, as a result, your body releases chemical endorphins that elevate your mood. As well as releasing these feel-good endorphins, running is a form of exercise that requires less active thinking, allowing your mind to switch off and helps to let go of the troublesome thoughts that may be weighing it down.

Interval training
Similar to interval training, ‘plogging’ combines a quick running step for short periods with focused lunges and squats. Interval training boosts endurance and burns more calories during and after a workout than normal running, improving fitness and fat burning for best results.

Anti – winter blues
In the darker winter months, we tend to not get enough vitamin D due to the shorter daylight hours, which is why bringing your exercise outside instead of a gym is great for getting both fresh air and some vitamin D (provided it’s not pouring rain). Going outside can also bring you closer to living a friluftsliv lifestyle – a mantra of connecting to nature which is partially responsible for making Swedes as content and healthy as they are.  

But these aren;’t just my tips. David Brudö, CEO and co-founder of mental wellbeing app, Remente, has other ideas on how ‘plogging’ benefits your mind and happiness:

Grows confidence and self-esteem
Part of the reason behind self-consciousness is a lack of control, so combining rubbish picking with running can offer a sense of control over your commute, neighbourhood, and life, which in turn builds your confidence. Regardless of weight, size or gender, exercise can quickly offer evidence of resilience and determination, not to mention weight loss, developing confidence in attractiveness and boosts feelings of self-esteem and worth.

Supports happiness and anti-depression
A big part of anxiety is being overwhelmed by too many thoughts, and if these thoughts are negative, the anxiety can switch over to a state of depression. Focusing your mind on finding, and picking up, rubbish on your run can help get your thoughts in order and deal with any negativity quickly and efficiently.

Running and helping others, the community, and environment also produces endorphins, which is the body’s natural anti-depressant. These endorphins are hormones that block pain and encourage feelings of euphoria. In other words, these hormones can make you feel more energetic, alert and happier.

 

Frida Harju-Westman is the in-house nutritionist for Lifesum, a Stockholm-based digital health company with over 25 million users. Using tech and psychology, it creates a tailored plan to help people live happier, more balanced lives. Whether the goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum shows how changing small, everyday habits can transform your life. The app is available on iOS and Android.

Remente  is a free-to- use personal development platform for individuals and businesses. The app combines psychology with brain and mental training to help users reach their full potential, complete personal and professional goals, and lead a healthier lifestyle. Users can track their mood through the app, as well as undertake courses on stress management, goal setting, memory, and many others. Available to download on iOS and Android.

 

Health, Lifestyle, Diet, Health and Fitness Trend Predictions for 2018


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Everything you should know for World Cancer Day

It is estimated that 1 in 2 people will get some form of cancer during their lifetime, which means that all of us are likely to, in some way, be affected by the disease. Thankfully, breakthroughs in medicine are happening everyday, improving survival rates across the world. These, from medical travel specialists Medigo, are the key things you should bear in mind:

Minimising risks
Everyday, doctors and scientists around the world are discovering more about the human body and the diseases that affect it. For example, we now know that there are certain lifestyle choices that can increase our risks of developing cancer. While genes also play a significant role, not smoking, leading an active lifestyle and eating a well-balanced diet have all been found to decrease our risks of developing the disease.

Improvements in survival rates
Cancer survival rates have been improving steadily for about thirty years, albeit unevenly among different forms of cancer. In the UK, for example, cancer survival rates have doubled since the 70s, largely because of wider access to screening tests, new treatments, and better awareness of a range of health risks such as smoking and obesity.

Some examples of screening tests include widespread breast screening for women, catching breast cancer in its early stages. Cancer Research UK states that 78% of those who experience breast cancer survive for 10 or more years after treatment, and the overall survival rates for the disease has doubled in the past forty years. Colonoscopies have a dual-benefit of also identifying early-stage colorectal cancer and even avoiding cancer altogether by identifying pre-cancerous growths called polyps.

Preventive measures include the HPV vaccine, which has been revolutionary for cervical cancer, and even proper food preparation, which has been shown to remove bacteria that can increase the likelihood of stomach cancer.

Treatment methods available
There are over 200 forms of cancer, and each patient has different circumstances, so treatments methods are always tailored to a patient’s individual needs. The most common cancer treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. And these well-known methods are now joined by newer treatments like immunotherapy and targeted therapies.

As scientists continue to make progress against cancer, side effects from treatments become more manageable. And when a patient doesn’t react positively to one course of treatment treatment, there are now many other treatment options available for patients to keep cancer at bay.

 

Dr Jan Schaefer is Chief Medical Officer at Medigo, the leading booking platform for safe medical travel.

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Health, Lifestyle, Diet, Health and Fitness Trend Predictions for 2018


We all get excited about health, diet, food and fitness at this time of the year, but what are the trends we can look forward to?

FOOD TRENDS

Steel cut oats comeback
Whilst avocado toast seems to be here to stay, a new breakfast contestant has entered the game. Experiencing a similar comeback, steel cut oats and its versatility is becoming a more frequent sighting on Instagram. Oats is filling and energy-boosting, offering an ideal blank breakfast canvas to be mixed with all your favourite delicious and nutritious toppings, including pear, raw dark chocolate, chia seeds, and (hold on to your seat) avocado. It is also a healthy way to start the day as it contains soluble fibre in much higher quantities than other grains, which helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol. Studies have shown that a 70g bowl of organic oats is enough to reduce your levels of harmful cholesterol by around 7%, similar to the results of doctor-prescribed statins.

Blue is the new green
Blue lattes and smoothies is the new hottest trend in Australia and it is only a matter of time until London’s coffee shops follow the craze. Made famous by vegan-friendly coffeehouse, Matcha Mylkcafe in Melbourne, the drink includes E3 live blue algae, making it an icy-blue hue. This superfood is packing a surprisingly high dose of protein and is great for blending into nutritious smoothies or making an Instagram friendly latte.     

Korean cuisine
So far Korean food has stayed in the shadow as other Asian foods have hit the top, but it will be taking the spotlight in 2018 as a result of the growing interest in fermented foods such as kombucha. Restaurants will be reinventing old classics with a Korean-inspired twist and will be perfect for anyone looking to upgrade from the weekly pad thai takeout.

Estonian cuisine
This is the new Nordic cuisine, a food trend emphasising the earthly flavours, made famous by chef Rene Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen. The Estonian cuisine comprises the fresh and local, making the most of its season. Whether it’s spruce shoots or pickled ramsons, blackcurrant leaves or grated green pine cones, Estonian chefs are returning to the forest.

 

HEALTH & DIET TRENDS

The sober scene
An increased interest in improving our health has meant that a growing number of people, particularly those aged 16 to 24, are shunning alcohol, according to National Statistics (2017). As a result, mixologists are starting to provide as much consideration and complexity into their ‘mocktails’ as they do to their theatre like cocktails. We are expected to see a rise in alcohol-free bars across the country as well as wider offerings in shops, with alcohol-free spirits such as Seedlip which is making an entrance into the market. 

Carbs are back to stay
The trend in recent years for creating carb-free diet and dishes seems to be over (hurrah!). Interest and innovation in bread and pasta making are bringing them back to the table, and we are bound to see an increase in dishes made on artisan pasta or accompanied by a homemade slice of bread on the side again. Supermarkets are starting to stock healthier versions of carbs alternatives such as buckwheat pasta or cauliflower rice. 

Time is of the essence
A combination of busy lives and a growing want for home cooked meals has resulted in a need for quick and (very important) healthy 15 minute or less meals. Meal plans and monthly deliveries, such as HelloFresh and Blue Apron are becoming increasingly popular and health apps, such as Lifesum and Wholesome, are offering quick healthy recipes specific to your dietary needs.

Zero waste eating
There has been a growing awareness on recycling and waste reduction for some time now. You might think that you are already doing your bit by visiting the local farmers market and using reusable shopping bags, but the latest figures show that Britons are still binning 4.4m tonnes of household food waste. The new challenge is zero waste eating; the practice of eating without producing waste, avoiding packaging and food waste by eating all parts of the food that we buy. Cutting out packaging waste is also a healthy choice, as canned and processed foods will be the first thing to go. What do you say, have you found your new year resolution?

Accepting the vegans
No longer the ‘weird’ dinner mate, vegans and vegetarians have been fully accepted into the food scene, as chefs known for their meat dishes are looking for a new challenge and diving into the world of plant-based dishes and meat alternatives. Menus are even being reorganised, less by the meat and pasta section and more by the tapas, entrees, and mains. The most recent restaurant to join the hype is Wagamama. The chain has around 120 restaurants in the UK and has introduced a new, expanded vegan and vegetarian menu including 15-items.

 

FITNESS TRENDS

Technology will enhance your workouts
As technology continues to advance, we will see further evidence of the impact technology can have on our health and the advancement of fitness. In 2018, we can expect to see increasing numbers of fitness classes which you are able to livestream and join in from the comfort of your own home. In recent years we have seen the focus change from individual fitness to group training, which creates a motivating and encouraging environment for individual progress. The increasing accessibility of live streamed workouts, will enable you to still enjoy the notion of group workouts, while having the added benefit of not having to leave your house to participate. We can also expect to see virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) becoming increasingly involved in our workouts. From gyms integrating VR headsets into their workout options, to the ability to be visually transported to a fitness studio from the comfort of your own home, technological advancements such as these will ensure that our fitness is becoming a totally immersive experience.

Alternative barre workouts
Barre classes, known for their ability to effectively target and work key muscle groups, have taken both the US and the UK by storm over the last year and 2018 will be no different. As barre continues to grow in popularity, we will start to see classes evolving to incorporate other types of training such as boxing and cardio, into the repertoire. This will be a great workout, ensuring that you are still effectively targeting muscles whilst also significantly increasing your heart rate. The popularity of hot yoga, will also extend to barre this year, with many classes being held in heated rooms, in order to maximise the effects of the workout upon your muscles.

Aqua workouts
We can expect to see fitness taking to the water this year, with water workouts becoming increasingly popular. Working while in water is a great way to workout as the water provides continuous resistance, which allows you to work your muscles through a larger range of motion. Exercising in water is also great for those with injuries as it is low impact while still being a great workout for the body. Expect to see classes such as HIIT (high intensity interval training) and cycle classes taking in place in water.

Hiking
Scandi ideas such as ‘hygge’ and ‘lagom’, key trends over the past few years, have increasing influence over our culture and the new buzzword to replace them, will influence us to spend more time this year in the great outdoors. ‘Friluftsliv’, is the concept loosely understood as the importance of connecting with nature and spending time outdoors. This year we can expect to see more people connecting with this notion, forgoing the traditional gym workouts, in favour of getting outside and running, or taking a walk with friends. While hiking has always been popular, we can expect to see increasing numbers of people turn towards walking and exploring the outdoors as great way to get a moderate intensity workout, while also relieving the mind of stress and concerns and allowing it to reconnect with nature.

 

Frida Harju-Westman is the in-house nutritionist at the health app Lifesum, a Stockholm-based digital health company with over 20 million users. Using tech and psychology, it creates a tailored plan to help people live happier, more balanced lives. Whether the goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum shows how changing small, everyday habits can transform your life. The app is available on iOS and Android.

 

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Researchers answer the key swimmer's question: How much urine is in a swimming pool?

Canadian researchers studying urine levels in swimming pools have discovered just how high the levels are, and the results are not pretty.
Researchers at the University of Alberta developed a test to measure the amount of urine and took more than 250 samples from 31 pools and hot tubs in two Canadian cities.
The results showed one 830,000-liter (220,000-gallon) pool, which is about one-third of an Olympic-sized pool, had 75 liters of urine while another smaller pool had 30 liters.
Humans introduce “a variety of chemicals” into recreational waters through bodily fluids, and the separate news of an overnight water color change in the 2016 Rio Olympic pools highlight the need to monitor water quality, according to the study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.
Although urine itself is sterile, its presence in swimming pools is a public health concern because urine can mix with pool chemicals to harm swimmers’ health, according to the study.
Researchers measured for the substance acesulfame-K (ACE), an artificial sweetener that passes through the body completely and is “an ideal urinary marker,” according to the study.
It found concentrations of ACE in the pools and tubs, which were not named, that were up to 570-fold greater than in normal tap water. Researchers then used the ACE concentration of the two pools over three weeks to estimate their levels of urine, according to the study.
The Alberta Health provincial department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Researchers answer the key swimmer’s question: How much urine is in a swimming pool?

Canadian researchers studying urine levels in swimming pools have discovered just how high the levels are, and the results are not pretty.

Researchers at the University of Alberta developed a test to measure the amount of urine and took more than 250 samples from 31 pools and hot tubs in two Canadian cities.

The results showed one 830,000-liter (220,000-gallon) pool, which is about one-third of an Olympic-sized pool, had 75 liters of urine while another smaller pool had 30 liters.

Humans introduce “a variety of chemicals” into recreational waters through bodily fluids, and the separate news of an overnight water color change in the 2016 Rio Olympic pools highlight the need to monitor water quality, according to the study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

Although urine itself is sterile, its presence in swimming pools is a public health concern because urine can mix with pool chemicals to harm swimmers’ health, according to the study.

Researchers measured for the substance acesulfame-K (ACE), an artificial sweetener that passes through the body completely and is “an ideal urinary marker,” according to the study.

It found concentrations of ACE in the pools and tubs, which were not named, that were up to 570-fold greater than in normal tap water. Researchers then used the ACE concentration of the two pools over three weeks to estimate their levels of urine, according to the study.

The Alberta Health provincial department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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5 major brain diseases: this is how close we are to breakthroughs

There are major breakthroughs coming soon to the world of brain diseases. This is welcome news to many suffering from – or know someone who is suffering from – a major brain-related problem.
A recent article ‘Brain Boom‘ talks about how the pharmaceutical industry is making a push into the brain disease arena. Long story short, various breakthroughs are closer than others but we’re on the path. Here’s the low-down:

#1) Depression [Most Promising]

Things are looking quite good right now for getting a better hold on treating depression. There are fast-acting drugs that are in late-stage trials and a lot of innovation happening in this area. Expect faster-acting drugs that will take a fraction of the time to show results. The solutions vary but most are in pill or inhalant form.

#2) Multiple Sclerosis [Promising]

Like the depression treatments, there is good progress on drugs that could do everything up to reversing the disease. This is a potentially huge breakthrough we’ll be watching closely. Why is there such ‘good’ news on this front? Because discoveries have been made on the root cause (an overactive immune system). Look for any story about how potential drugs reverse nerve damage. That’ll be a big step and win for fighting this brutal disease.

#3) Parkinson’s Disease [Good]

This one is farther off than the first two. Look for advances in Parkinson’s to take at least a few more years. We are currently treating the symptoms (shaking and loss of coordination) and not the root cause. Most drugs currently in development have seen sever side effects. One of the main companies to keep an eye on is Biogen Idec right now. They’re also making strides in treating Multiple Sclerosis.

#4) Schizophrenia [Moderate]

This is a tough one to treat and is likely going to take quite awhile. This is due to the nature of the brain disease and the array of symptoms that present. Basically, we’re treating the symptoms and not the root cause. Worth watching is Intra-Cellular Therapies who is developing a method of treating from the inside out (of neurons).

#5) Alzheimer’s [Fair]

This is a tough one to write. We are still very far from major solutions to Alzheimer’s Disease. We treat the symptoms and make life comfortable right now. As comfortable as can be, that is. So far, the approach has been to fight the buildup of plaque in the brain. New approaches are underway, though.

What’s Next?

In summary, keep a close eye on news about each of these major brain diseases. They affect just about every family at one point or another so it’ll be crucial to keep the conversation going and to stay informed.

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The best apps to improve your health

It’s been mooted for a while now that the data generated by wearable tech can be the key to transforming health. The ability to measure activity, blood pressure, sleep and stress levels make people try to participate in HIIT Fitness Classes more often.

The drug treatment finders, however, can be good habits and, while it may seem rather low-tech, the answer to that may lie in apps as much as data. Pilates music can prompt ‘good’ behaviour can be transformational in helping people make the small changes that can make all the difference:

Fooducate
Ignore the daft name, this can make you buy better food, and the benefits of that are obvious.Its has the ability to scan a database of supermarket products to help you get the most from your meals, with a rating system that helps you worry about calories slightly less and nutrition slightly more.
Free, from the app store

101 Juice Recipes

You may know Joe Cross from documentaries such as ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’. You may well not, but he has built his reputation just as he has rebuilt his health, through the dogged pursuit of dieting and health. This is a rather pricey app, but offers a good deal of inspiration on the juicing front as you search by ingredient and colour, create shopping lists and mix recipes based on their illness-fighting properties.

£10.99, appstore

Sleep better

Never underestimate the power of sleep in improving your health. And while the sleep-depriving properties of mobile phones and tablets are becoming clearer, anything which helps you monitor your rest and be more disciplined in its pursuit, has got to be a good thing. There’s plenty out there, so its worth investigating, but this one monitors how you feel, your dreams, sleep patterns and predicts optimal waking time.
Free, appstore

Stress and Anxiety Companion
The biggest threat to your sleep patterns, and your health generally, is likely to be stress. This slightly oddly named app (who wants a friend for their anxiety?) is designed to manage your mental well-being with good habits, including the old favourite of deep breathing, and generating a positive outlook on life.
£2.29, appstore

Runmeter

Runners love data. Their data. Everyone else’s data. They love it almost as much as the running itself. So this is an essential – it tracks performance, heart rate, cadence… all your little legs could need, and it does it with years worth of your data so you can see how you’ve improved or not. For the partners of runners, this just means they become even more self-absorbed.

Free, appstore

7 Minute Workout

And for those who find running too time-consuming, this best-seller (in 127 countries) is the answer. High-intensity, but brief, workouts to get you fit 420 seconds at a time. For the busy, pudgy amongst us.

Free, appstore

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So you’re in pain. Should you ice it, or heat it?

I see many patients where treatment can set them on their way to recovery, but some self-management of their symptoms would be beneficial.

Sometimes that involves painkillers, but masking the pain can lead to people performing the sort of actions which will make things worse, without noticing so much. Often, it involves me saying ‘you need to ice that’, or ‘you should get some heat on that’.

But which works in what situations? The heat or the ice?

Obviously, the heat is pleasanter, but that’s not the issue. So this handy guide from the Cleveland Clinic is useful. In short, use heat to ease stiffness, and ice to ease inflammation, but the longer version is – if you’ve been given a diagnosis or explanation of your issue and can’t remember what you were told to do, then use this guide. All generalist guides like this run the risk of not being bespoke to your condition, so don’t treat it as gospel and speak to your doctor, osteopath or chiropractor, but as an aide memoire, this could be very useful.

 

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Not sitting properly can literally hurt you. Here's how to fix that.

Regardless of what job you do, a good portion of adults spend a big chunk of time sitting at their computer these days. Even if you’re being super productive and not procrastinating on Pinterest or Twitter, sitting isn’t doing you any favors. One of the things you see most often as a way to combat the negative effects of sitting your butt in a chair all day is to get up and walk around regularly throughout the day.
While this is great advice, it isn’t a cure-all that will prevent you from suffering from some of the typical sit-too-much ailments (which can range from increased risk of cardiovascular disease to the all too common low back pain). But did you also know that it can lead to depression? Sciatica? Thoracic outlet syndrome? Sitting at your desk can literally be a pain in the butt. And the neck, arm, shoulder, head, and more. So how do you fix it? And more importantly, prevent it from happening in the first place (or again)?  Since one of your friendly Daily Genius editors (me) has spent a good chunk of their career helping people get and stay out of pain (as an orthopedic bodyworker), we know that there are some great, easy ways to nip that pain in the rear in the butt (see what I did there?).

Sitting properly is key

Everyone knows that they should be standing and sitting up straight. After all, your mother/grandmother/mother/mother/mother probably has told you that more times than they can count. Even though you stopped listening after the fifth time, I’ll assure you that your mother wasn’t wrong. But do you actually know how to stand up or sit up correctly?

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The lovely lady above does a good job of showing you how to sit up straight, but knowing how she got there is the key to being able to get yourself in the right position for pain prevention and relief.  Here are some quick tips to get you there:

  • First, sit so that your feet are on the floor and your legs are at about a 90 degree angle.
  • Second, roll your pelvis a bit forward. You can exaggerate this a bit to get a feel for what the extreme version would feel like, but you shouldn’t go ‘all the way’. At this point, you may feel as though you’re sticking your belly out a bit.
  • Third, engage your abdominal muscles. Once you roll your pelvis forward, you should feel as though the ab engagement makes you MUCH more stable, and that ‘belly out’ feeling should be gone.

When you first start working on correcting your posture, it will feel like, well, work. You may have some muscle soreness (probably in the erector spinae, around your spine) or feel like you’re spending a lot of time concentrating on how to sit. Fear not, all that will pass, and the good posture you’re working on will soon become habit!

Get a massage

When I say “get a massage” I don’t mean that you should go hunt down a Groupon for a cheap back rub or hit up your local expensive spa where they give you cucumber water and you fall asleep ten minutes into your massage and walk out a little stoned-seeming. There are lots of different types of massage, and finding a great one can be a challenge – you may need to have several so-so massages before finding someone great. You want someone who is very knowledgeable about the body and how it works – your significant other can rub your back gently, so if you’re paying, find someone who can do a lot more than that.
You can check out organizations like American Massage Therapy Association and the Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals, who both maintain lists of their members and is often a good place to start. Many physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices have in-house massage therapists, and these folks tend to be very knowledgeable. You’ll want to look for someone who offers therapeutic massage, sports massage, orthopedic massage, or something similar. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their training, specializations, and anything else that will help you understand that they know what they’re doing.

Build strength

When you sit, certain muscle groups are in a stretched position. Over time, this will cause those muscles to weaken. Think of it this way: If you have a rubber band that you continually stretch to the maximum stretching capacity on a regular basis, eventually it will stay more stretched out, unable to return to its formerly taut, shorter state.

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Your glutes and hamstrings are likely the most effected in the lower body, and muscles in your upper back will take a hit in the upper body (rhomboids, lower trapezius, ). Strengthen these muscles. A personal trainer can help you find the right exercises and show you proper form in just a couple of sessions.
Many people will recommend stretching for muscle pain, and while it should be an important part of your routine, you can stretch until you’re blue in the face but if you’re stretching already overstretched muscles, you’re not helping them. Strengthening is just as important – if not more so- than stretching when it comes to finding balance in your body. Don’t skip it.

Stretch

This is the one that we hear quite often (as mentioned above). For those of us who sit for long periods of time, the front of the body tends to end up needing a good stretch. In the upper body, the pecs, upper traps, and levator scapulae (think of the upper shoulder area) will likely need some stretchy love, and in the lower body, the hip flexors, since we shorten them while we’re seated. Hit up a yoga class, a mobility class at the gym, or if all else fails, there are some decent resources online to help you learn to stretch. You can also ask your massage therapist for some good stretches that target your neediest areas.

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Overcome fear of failure with these inspirational quotes

Life is hard. You’re going to get knocked down, beat up, and tossed around by life on a regular basis. At some point, you’ll have to figure out the best way to overcome a fear of failure. Because, let’s face it, we all have those thoughts in the back of our heads when we’re debating a risk or other activity. Nobody wants to fail … but we all do at some point in our life. In order to help tackle this fear head-on, take a look at some of our favorite inspirational quotes that have helped the Daily Genius team deal with adversity.

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These inspirational quotes are from the Internet so we make no guarantee that the person who said them actually said them. That being said (see what I did there?), hopefully these quotes will make you able to tackle any obstacle, face any fear, and have a productive life.
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Inspirational Quotes From The Daily Genius Team

Go back a little to leap further. John Clarke

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I failed my way to success. Thomas Edison

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It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

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Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. Napoleon Hill

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We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. Samuel Smiles

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