A Guide to Surviving Modern Life!

A Guide to Surviving Modern Life!

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Radical differences between the way we live now and the lives of our

ancestors are harming our health, but the following these rules will halt the damage

 

You would think that with the advances in modern medicine, an ambulance of food and healthier lifestyles, living in the 21st century would be pretty good for you. But it seems that radical difference between the way we live now and the lives of our ancestors are harming our health.

     At the America Association for the Advancement of science, researchers explained how the modern world is completely at odds with the way human senses, such as sight and taste, have evolved. They claim, for instance, that because our eyesight was designed to spot danger in the distance, staring close up at screens for hours will inevitably cause vision problems.

     Here’s our top-to-toe guide on how to survive modern life.

HEAD

THE PROBLEM: Depression and Anxiety

  If you think multitasking is a good way to get lots done, think again. According to neuroscientist Earl Miller, our brain aren’t wired for it. “People think they’re multitasking, but they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly and performing each one less effectively,” he explains.

  Attempts to multitask have been found to increase production of the stress hormone cortisol and the fight-or-fight hormone adrenaline, leaving us anxious, and over time, increasing our risk of depression.

BEAT IT: Focus on one task at a time and take regular tech breaks. It’s especially important for good sleep that tablets and smartphones aren’t used before bed as they overstimulate the brain.

 

EYES

THE PROBLEM: Cyber-Induce sight loss

 Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial lights and staring at computer screens has helped produce “myopia epidemic”, with as many as 90% of people needing glasses, according to experts. “We’re simply not spending as much time outside as when our vision system first evolved.”

 “a shift that is drastically affecting our sight.”

BEAT IT: Remember to blink regularly to encourage tear production, and adopt the 20-20-20

Rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds to give your eye muscles a break.

 

NOSE

THE PROBLEM: Smell depletion Our sense of smell is under attack from air pollution, according to an expert “Smell evolved in very odour-rich outdoor landscape.”  As a result of spending less time outdoors, the natural scents which were an important part of life for our ancestors – for example, telling them when food was safe to eat –  are now masked from us.

BEAT IT: It’s important to get outdoors more often, to go to green open spaces. Stop smoking as it Impairs both taste and smell.

 

EARS

THE PROBLEM: Hearing loss Technology has transformed the way we listen to music, from huge concept amplification to wireless headphones. But these advances have come at  a cost to our hearing, with overexposure to loud noise the single largest cause of preventable deafness.

BEAT IT: Don’t listen to music at more than 60% of your device’s maximum volume – some smartphones have a built – in safety monitors which warm you when you cross the line.

 

MOUTH

THE PROBLEM: Sugar addiction Paul Breslin, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University in the US, believes our love for sugary food comes from our ape ancestors who “would go up into the trees and gorge on the fruit in season”. However, today sugary treats are available all year round.

BEAT IT: Cut down gradually to lessen withdrawal symptoms; reduce sugar in tea and have fewer fizzy drinks. Stress can also have a major impact on sugar cravings, so try to manage yours. Eating foods rich in magnesium, such as nuts, seeds and even a little dark chocolate can help ease anxiety.

 

 LUNGS

THE PROBLEM: Struggling to breathe Air pollution is a big problem. In particular, levels of nitrogen dioxide – which is linked to heart and lung disease – is at dangerous levels.

BEAT IT: For adults and children with lung or heart problems, and for older people, the advice is to strenuous physical activity. People with asthma should use their inhalers more often.

 

STOMACH

THE PROBLEM: Depleted bacteria Eating processed foods, having super-clean homes and overusing antibiotics, have had an adverse impact on our body bacteria, reducing their numbers dramatically. Scientist now think this change could be linked to spikes in asthma, allergies and diabetes, which have all dramatically increase since the 1970s.

BEAT IT: “To replenish healthy gut bacteria, eating live yoghurt and fermented foods, such as Kimchi, Kefir and sauerkraut, can help.”

 

LEGS

THE PROBLEM: Sitting sickness Being chair-bound for hours cause poor posture, back strain, and weaker muscles and bones. It also slows blood circulation, triggering problems from swollen ankles and varicose veins to dangerous blood clots.

BEAT IT: Sit on something wobbly, such as an exercise ball or a backless stool, to force your core (stomach and lower back) muscles to work. Stand up every 30 minutes and walk around.

 

 

Right Mental Attitude !

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That which any person who has walked this Earth has achieve you can achieve with the right mental attitude, perseverance and industry.

Limiting thoughts and weak mental images must be banished.

One’s focus must be on the attainment of goals that are truly important.

Excellence Is An Art !

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” Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly.

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We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”- Aristotle

​How Would You Like to Be Remembered !

How Would You Like to Be Remembered


About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake.  


His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure,his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, Dynamite King Dies. And also He was the merchant of death. This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words merchant of death, he asked himself a question, Is this how I am going to be remembered?


He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. 


From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize. Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, We should step back and do the same.


What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

​A Son Who Hated His Father

A Son Who Hated His Father

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.


As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.


Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him.


He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care things.


When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.


He began to search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.


As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…PAID IN FULL.


How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

Never Judge Anyone Before Knowing the Situation !


Never Judge Anyone Before Knowing the Situation


Doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.


On seeing him, the dad yelled:

“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”


The doctor smiled & said:

“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”


“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily


The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”


“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.


The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy,

“Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse!!”


“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.


The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was at the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”

Sharpen Your Axe ! 


Sharpen Your Axe
Jo John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bill and within a year he got a raise. This caused resentment in John and he went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, “You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result-oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up.” John went back, started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn’t able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go talk to Bill. “Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and l don’t.” John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, “After every tree l cut, l take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” This question hit home like a bullet and John got his answer​.