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15 Static Stretching Exercises to Totally Enhance Your Workout Routine

Stretching is one of those aspects of fitness that many people conveniently forget about. Perhaps you’re one of those who consider stretching nothing but a mere chore meant for ballerinas and gymnasts. Well… you’re wrong! Everyone needs stretching! Irrespective of your reasons for working out, be it for sports or personal fitness, one thing is certain – stretching can help you. Stretching – static or dynamic – comes with myriads of benefits – such as improvement in flexibility and reduction in muscle tightness – which ultimately allow you to go through your workout routines with greater efficiency. For the purpose of this article, though, we’ll zero in on static stretching and take a look at its benefits and when it should be done. Finally I’ll cap it up by revealing 15 great static stretching exercises that’ll help keep your whole body in tip-top condition. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Benefits of static stretching Static stretching comes with tons of benefits that can help you to ma.. Lees verder

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11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today's fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there's a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop. Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity. In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that. Minimizing Tabs Let's face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can ri.. Lees verder

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12 Tips for Parenting the Strong Willed Child in a Compassionate Way

How do you know if you have a strong willed child? You just know. Nobody had to tell you and you didn't have to analyze your child to determine if they were strong willed. Their personality is so strong that there is no guessing that they have a strong will. This type of personality is especially challenging to parents because it is difficult to parent someone who already has their mind made up about just about everything in life. If channeled in the right direction and you don't break your child's spirit along the way, you can have a kid who is destined for epic things in life. Strong willed children are often highly self-motivated, so they are go-getters from a young age. Help your child become the best person they can be by parenting your strong willed child appropriately, so their spirit is not broken. Below are tips on parenting the strong willed child: 1. Don't make yourself the enemy Don't make yourself the enemy by making it your way or the highway. Bei.. Lees verder

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15 Productive Things to Do When You Have Extra Downtime

Time away from the office gives us an opportunity to kick back and relax. However, if you're like me, you might enjoy squeezing some productivity out of your days off, too. Thankfully, there are several ways to incorporate productive things to do during downtime that can keep you in the flow of getting things done. 1. Start the new hobby you've always wanted to try Who says downtime productivity has to be boring? Extra time off is perfect for starting a new hobby, especially if you've had one in mind for a while. This is a great time to Google, take notes, and bookmark some excellent resources that'll help you get started. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even dive right in—you can usually start hobbies such as photography, arts and crafts, right away with what you have at home. 2. Organize your emails for a calm inbox Admittedly, tackling your inbox is about as exciting as it sounds. However, once you take the time to go through and organize your emails,.. Lees verder

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17 Ideas to Keep Your Love and Marriage Strong Through Thick and Thin

Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? Everyone! And most of us want to believe that when we find our Prince Charming (or Princess) that we’ll easily ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. But for so many couples, that simply doesn’t happen. With the divorce rate around 50%, it is clear that most people don’t know how to create and maintain healthy relationships and marriages. If you think about it, that’s not very surprising. I mean, it’s not like any of us had a class in school called “Love and Marriage 101.” In fact, most of us never learned any life skills at all, let alone relationship skills. So, it’s no wonder most couples are floundering out there and don’t know how to save themselves. As a dating coach and communication professor, I hear people complain about relationships all the time. And do you want to know what the top complaint is that I hear all the time is? It is… “Relationships are so difficult!” And I always respond: “Relationships aren’t inherently diffic.. Lees verder

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How to Make Changes to Your Life by Changing Your Habits

You wanted to make changes. This summer was when you were finally going to get fit, eat more healthily and lose those extra pounds. However, that new gym membership has seen your four weekly visits reduce to a single one due to changing work demands. In fact, you have not returned since you fell ill last week. Weekly viewing that subscription payment on your bank statement has become that fine thread of hope to convince yourself are still doing something…or are at least connected to something that can bring you positive change. You need to just do it. But you don’t. Those little three words are damning. Your parents’ judging voices speak loudly in your head of having no discipline yet again, and your shoulders shrink under the weight of regret, guilt and loss of confidence. In your weaker emotional state, you convince yourself you are no worse off as you are back where you started. Sound familiar? Coming up with ideas and ways to change your life is easy. Making those changes become ha.. Lees verder

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How to Listen to Your Inner Voice

Five years ago, my husband Jake was training for a triathlon. He had just purchased a new road bike and woke up one sunny Saturday morning to take it out for its first spin. As we were lying in bed, he looked at me and said, “I don’t have a good feeling about this; I hope something doesn’t happen.” I suggested if he had a bad feeling, maybe he shouldn’t go. He thought for a moment, his logical mind kicked in, and he replied, ”Of course I should go, it’s fine. I need to train. It will be okay.” Fast forward two hours later when I got a call from an unknown number. I answered with trepidation, knowing exactly what this call was going to be. A man told he had just found my husband in the middle of the road. He had an accident and the ambulance was on its way. He would stay with him until it was there. Turns out, he was lucky to have just broken his femur and hip. Jake knew that morning that something wasn’t right. But instead of trusting his intuition and listening to that inner voice, he.. Lees verder

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How to Bullet Journal to Skyrocket Your Productivity: 17 Tips to Get Started

With our busy lives, it feels harder and harder to plan our life effectively -- to keep track of everything we currently have to do, and to plan the things we want to do in the future. You may have invested in a paper or digital planner to keep track of everything, or a journal to note down your thoughts and ideas. You may have Post It notes on your desk or attached to your fridge or used an online project management tool such as Asana or Trello. The thing is, we know what we want to do and resolve to do it but then life gets in the way and our initial excitement and commitment falls down. In this article, I will help you focus on what matters despite the constant changes in life by knowing how to bullet journal. How starting to journal changed my life Now, I love using a planner and a journal and making notes of all my thoughts, ideas, goals and dreams. I’ve written about the power of taking notes and how to make it a habit. Actually writing things down gives me a lot more focus and c.. Lees verder

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