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Binge Eating Disorder – An Act Of Overeating

Most of us do overeat and that should not be a concern. But once the eating gets out of control then it is sign to worry. Binge eating disorder is a condition which has newly come into the limelight as many people including kids are affected by it.

People who suffer from this disorder do not have control over their eating. Food becomes a gateway to suppress their emotion. All your emotions are channelized in one direction which later on creates more problems.

Even though binge-eating is not a so well-known phenomenon it has got into the mainstream affecting the young generation. Binge eaters are the ones who keep on eating even when they are not hungry, but are acting upon their emotions.

You would know you are a binge eater if

-you happen to eat in too much at one given point of time.

-you are unable to control your emotions when it comes to eating.

-you have no clue how much you have eaten and how much can be eaten.

-your eating tends to become more rapid and fast.

-you tend to cause pain by overeating you

-you feel guilty after eating

Even though there hasn’t been any concrete proof on the reasons for binge eating. It has come to notice that people with history of depression are the main victims. Most of the negative emotions end up being binge eating disorder.

Some of the complications you can face by binge eating are

*Type 2 diabetes

*High blood pressure

*High cholesterol level

*Gallbladder problems

*Heart disease

*Weight gain

*Loss of self-esteem

Some methods to fight binge eating

*Congitive-behavioral therapy helps patients to monitor their eating habits and how to overcome them

*Interpersonal psychotherapy tries to know the relationship between family and friends to find the root of the problem

*Treatment with the help of medications to get you out of the depression

*Eating proper three meals a day which is rich in fiber and proteins

*Being around people you like avoid being alone

*Expressing your feelings by talking to friends and family

*Just take a walk or go for jogging if the urge to eat is too much

*Drink plenty of water and keep having nutritious and tasty food

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Controlling Anger By Meditation

I have never really thought of myself as an angry person.I would always do whatever I could to try and help someone out,nor did I do anything that would hurt someones feelings,or I would try as hard as I could not to. Every month we struggle to get by but I really didn’t complain. I was just happy that we did have the money to pay our bills and have a place to live even though we barely had enough to survive on after paying the bills. Meditation is very much needed in most peoples lives, no doubt about that.

Even after all that I did not get angry,That changed last week.I really had to meditate to myself when I went with my sister to the doctor last week.My sister is a very hard worker.She never misses work unless it is absolutely necessary.Last year my sister had become sick and finally after being so weak she went to the doctor.He put her in the hospital and gave her 4 bags of blood and said she had pneumonia.

I just couldn’t understand how do you lose blood by having pneumonia.As I meditated thinking about last year I was not prepared to hear what the doctor was going to say as my sister and I were driving to the doctor.You see my sister got sick again. She nearly collapsed at work and was taken to the hospital.This time she needed 5 bags of blood.She would keep telling me she was anemic.After the hospital did a ct scan on her they said she needed to go to her lung doctor immediately.That’s where my sister and I were going.

My sister never wants me to worry so she never told me anything and did not want me to go in the room with her when she went in to see the doctor.After I meditated on this I decided when they called her name I would go back with her,and that’s exactly what I did.The doctor came in and you could see immediately the concern on his face.He starting reading the results of her ct scan.He was reading something about her lungs.

He talked about something growing in her nodules and spreading to her lymph nodes.He wasn’t saying it was cancer but I knew by what he was reading it was. I didn’t want to scare my sister so meditating to myself while he was talking I asked what does all this mean? Instead of asking is it cancer I asked could it be cancer?

His response was yes mam.She has to go for a biopsy in a couple of days to see how far it has progressed.I really find myself angry at this point because she has never smoked a day in her life,And here she is 49 years old with lung cancer.So instead of worrying for the next couple of days and getting angry,I simply practice meditation by praying that god please heal my sister.

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Outdoor Workers – Protecting Yourself from Sun Damage on the Job

As the days are growing longer and overtime on outdoor job sites increase, there is no topic more pertinent than sun safety. If you are exposed, or have workers that are exposed it is essential that you are educated about the impact the sun can have on you and the ways that the different methods of protection, such as sunscreen products, can make a difference.

As most people know, beyond the heat of the sun and having to deal with keeping cool in an outdoor work situation, there is additional influence that the rays are having on your body. In the simplest of terms, frequent exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays causes sun damage. UV is an invisible form of radiation emitted by the sun. There are two types of UV rays to be aware of, UVA and UVB. Although not completely understood at this time the role each play specifically in long term sun damage, it is believed that UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and are the major source of early aging and skin cancer and that UVB rays primarily access the surface of the skin and are the key source of sunburns. We are exposed to these rays everyday, regardless of whether there is cloud coverage or not. Some rays will even reach us through windows. That is why sunscreen products are recommended for use on a daily basis year-round and are simply a necessity for those who work outside.

It is quite easy for outdoor workers, particularly in the construction field, to neglect any type of sun protection, let alone pursuing an aggressive sun-safety strategy because their lives literally are at risk on a daily basis from falls, electrical and other industry specific hazards which require their more immediate attention. Often not wanting to be bothered by having to apply sunscreen because of the time it takes or because they believe it to be the non-absorbent types of yesteryear, they are unaware that there are now fast absorbing sunscreen sprays and even sunscreen towelettes that make application complete in just moments even in areas like behind the ears, the backs of hands, the neck and other spots not being protected by appropriate clothing or sun safety accessories such as sun flaps attached to hardhats.

Basic rules of sunscreen use to follow are to be sure to use a wide spectrum sunscreen product that protects from UVA and UVB rays. It should be SPF 15 or higher. Apply 30-60 minutes prior to sun exposure, make sure all exposed areas are covered, and reapply approximately every 2 hours. Where at all possible, work in the shade or during the non-peak hours of exposure from 10am 4pm.

Although even sunscreen products will not completely block all of the sun’s harmful rays, by using it regularly in combination with sun protective clothing, outdoor workers should be able to minimize their risk of sun damage. Many employers are now providing an assortment of sunscreen products in single application packets or bulk sunscreen in wall dispensers in order to encourage workers to protect themselves in all ways possible. Education and awareness of the potential long term danger, beyond just the threat of uncomfortable sunburn today is also often all that is needed to encourage these protective measures.

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Outdoor Exercise and Fitness

With the changing times one and all are now familiar with what they need to be fit. It does not matter whether the physical activity is to be performed indoors or outdoors, everyone takes up the opportunity which can keep them physically fit.

Along with the indoor exercises outdoor exercises too have become trendy now. With the exercises one can get following advantages.

1. To workout in the best and get the maximum benefit only a little machinery is required. Other than this there are a few workouts which can be done without any machinery.

2. No need to b among those people who irritate and no need to be in the crowd.

3. No need to go out walking or driving for the sake of fitness.

4. Fresh air can be enjoyed maximum.

5. One does not need any special outfit or not even any kind of makeup.

6. Vitamin D from the sunshine can be taken.

7. One does not have to work out at fixed time, exercise as and when you feel like and at the place you like.

There are a few reasons which we cannot add in the list which are also the reasons for taking up the routine for outdoor exercises. There are many other things over which one can ponder. After knowing about the benefits of outdoor exercises one now needs to know about what all activities one can get involved with for outdoor exercise.

Here is a list of some of the best outdoor exercises. For all those who want to work out with great vigor and sweat out these can be the best.

1. Lunges – this is an exercise with which all the muscles of the legs and the buttock would be put to motion. For this it has done perfectly. If you get to do it perfectly then try ahead lunges while standing, elevating, waling and rearing.

2. Pushups – one of the best exercises for the upper body is push-ups. In the present time only a little number of people does it as machines for pressing are preferred. It is the best exercise for which one does not even need a tool. The basic level of pushups includes grips that are standard, close and wide. The shoulder, chest and triceps muscles can be aroused with these three basic movements. If you uplift your hands you can make the movements easily. If you want to try harder movements uplift your feet. If you are an expert by now then try bouncing pushups or clapping.

3. Squats – to get power try out the squats. As people have become lazy and proper instructions are not given it has lost its effectiveness. One can also try the one leg or wide stance or overhead or pile squat. When you do it continuously and the legs get tired, then the result is achieved.

4. Step ups – this is a cruel exercise. The equipment required is a bench. You have to step up and down. The head has to remain high up with back strongly straight. This is good for the heat as well.