Smoking is dangerous for health; but so is inadequate sleep, secluding yourself – Better Life Info

 

 

Source: Smoking is dangerous for health; but so is inadequate sleep, secluding yourself – Better Life Info

 
We all know that smoking is dangerous, but do you know about other behaviors that can equally bad for your health. We all have behaviors that we think are fine to follow in our modern lives, but in truth, they may be steadily undermining our health and immune systems.

Experts have discussed a few behaviors that might be as poisonous and damaging to your body as smoking.

Inadequate sleep, secluding yourself aren’t good for your health

To start with, if you don’t already know about it, let me tell you that inadequate sleep can play havoc with your health. Even secluding yourself, although you may be doing it due to Covid-19, can be bad for your health.

Have you ever noticed how grouchy and irritable you are the next day if you don’t get enough sleep? It is one of the consequences of not getting enough quality sleep.

According to health authorities, we should get at least 6 hours of sleep per day to ensure that our bodies rejuvenate at their natural rate. Any reduction in sleep hours has a negative impact on your immune system, respiratory system, and digestive system.

The other harmful behaviors, discussed by experts, are given below:

Excessive consumption of high animal-protein meals

Excessive eating of animal protein-rich foods such as cheese and meat can accelerate cancer growth due to a hormone known as IGF1. This has the same risk factor as smoking.

Include plant proteins, such as beans, in your meals to avoid overconsumption of such proteins.

Extended sitting hours

Sitting in your office chair for the entire day is as harmful as smoking.

Long periods of sitting, whether for work or driving, have been related to malignancies such as lung, breast, and colon.

Make a point of moving around every one or two hours and then return to your work.

Not going outdoors

Vitamin D is one of the most critical elements that our bodies require for building or restoring immunity.

And the sun is a fantastic source of it; consequently, remaining indoors 24/7 might deplete your body of vitamin D, increasing your risk of disorders such as COVID-19.

Secluding yourself can be as harmful as smoking for your health

Last but not the least is the dangerous habit of secluding yourself.Even if it is required because of Covid-19, secluding oneself is still not appropriate. Since the pandemic started and redefined the definition of normal, physical detachment rather than social distancing is advised. Being alone is fine but being lonely is not and there is a very thin line between the two terms which can be a little difficult for one to understand. This can make one more prone to heart diseases. Not just that, it invites additional diseases such as anxiety, emotional disturbances, and even harmful addictions. Try to make some good friends who listen to you even when you are low.

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Making your child money wise

Times have changed a lot now and there is nothing new about teaching your children about sex or money at a young age. But, the question is when do you impart financial knowledge to your kids. This article deals with that subject plus how to do it.

A majority of children born in the 90s or 80s had little knowledge about handling money. At that time, parents gave money to their children only to buy some snacks or toffee, without teaching them about money. Children kept the remaining money in a piggy bank to buy something big they wanted, and my son still does.

But, I understand that it is very important for me and other parents to start teaching our kids about money when they are still small. This would help them become money-wise and avoid doing mistakes when it comes to saving or spending money.

Today’s children have easy access to good, free tools for learning about the worth of money.

Unlike the children of the previous generation, children now have the ability to make significant savings and become financially secure at an early age.

Ankit Gera, who jointly founded Junio, has a different take on whether this makes today’s children smarter than earlier generations’ children.

There are also various apps, such as Junio and Birdfin, that may be used to help children learn about money management.

Gera’s company also provides the Junio Smart card, a viable medium for teaching pre-teens and teens about saving, spending, and budgeting through a series of exercises.

 

Source: Making your child money wise – Towards A Better Life

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Like mushrooms? Now sell them from home to earn some extra cash during Covid-19

More and more people are working from home after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020. They can now spend more time with their families and work as per their own schedule. Hence, more than half of these people want to work from home or run a home business even after the pandemic ends. But, the pandemic has also rendered many people jobless. The earnings of many people has also been reduced and there has been no increment in the salaries of many since the pandemic started. Due to this people are looking for ways to earn some extra money and starting a home business can be one such avenue.

 

Running a home business has been a dream of many, even before the pandemic. But you need a wonderful product to build a profitable business. This is where Mahagro India, which helps people build a lucrative business by growing mushrooms at home or on a farm they own, comes into the picture.

We all know that mushrooms have tremendous health benefits. They boost immunity and are high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants while being low in calories. Mushrooms may also reduce the risk of acquiring significant health problems. The taste of mushrooms is well- liked by people of all ages. They can be used as a key ingredient in many dishes, ranging from starters to soups and main dishes regularly.

In terms of beneficial effects, market value, and demand, the worldwide mushroom industry has developed dramatically in recent years. Fresh mushroom demand is expanding around the world because of a growing demand for health food. As stated above, mushrooms boost immunity, which has become very important after Covid-19. Hence, now is the right time to start building a business around mushrooms with the help of a company like Mahagro India. The company is among the Indian businesses in mushroom industry since 1995. It specializes in mushroom cultivation training, consultancy & marketing in India of fresh and dry Oyster Mushrooms for more than two decades.

Mahagro India regularly organizes Mushroom Cultivation Training Programs in various parts of the country for those who want to join the industry. It is India’s foremost company that has successfully spread Mushroom Technology and made available to our Indian community on a residential and commercial basis. Mahagro India provides seeds (Spawn) & Dry Mushroom buy back facility to its members. It also provides Indian & foreign culture medicinal mushrooms, which are naturally fully organic cultivated & pure vegetarian royal food.

The company, which has its office at Santacruz, Mumbai, is led by Mr. Ajay Mahatha.

Mr. Mahatha, who is a gold medalist, commercial mushroom consultant, has also been called ‘Mushroom King.’ He says, the biggest beauty of this business is that once you start it you will  never have to be dependent on other people.

Mr. Mahatha started practicing mushroom cultivation in his own shed at his father’s company and has since then brought revolutions in the business. Countless people have joined the sector in response to his call and are now mentoring newbies in the industry.

Mr. Mahatha said, “We teach our students to market their products as well. Those who wish to earn extra incomes say entrepreneurs, housewives, retired, mushroom business. Thousands of people professionals, students alike can opt for it. Today, many banks provide loan assistance to uch entrepreneurs and for those planning to make their own laboratory or Farm, NABARD bank provides up to 51% subsidy. People can start the business even at home with small investment of 15 to 20 thousand.”

 

Although this opportunity to earn from home is available to people only in India, there are ample ways to build a home business during Covid-19.

Explore the ways on Google through this link: Ways to build a home business during Covid-19

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Cochlear implant can help the hearing impaired live a happier life

Cochlear implant can help the hearing impaired live a happier life

The world sees a good listener as a sensible person, as they can understand and empathize with others. Such people are able to communicate well with others. They can form meaningful relationships, fulfill their responsibilities well and thus live a more complete life. But what about those who find it hard to hear clearly? The A deaf face significant problems as they are often not given due respect in society and misse golden opportunities in life. In many cases, hearing aids can help the hearing impaired listen well. One such aid is called cochlear implant, which is useful for those who are deaf because of inner-ear damage.

Cochlear implant stimulates the auditory nerve to provide the sensation of the sound and restore hearing to a certain level. The implant can also help the hearing impaired secure a better future. They can now attend personal development programs where they have to listen such as audio books and courses. This will help them evolve as a person and succeed in whatever field they choose.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) supports research to increase the benefits of cochlear implants. Research is being conducted to see if using a shorter electrode array, inserted into a part of the cochlea, for instance, can help people whose hearing loss is restricted to the higher frequencies while preserving their hearing of lower frequencies. Research is also being done to look at the potential benefits of pairing a cochlear implant in one ear with either another cochlear implant or a hearing aid in the other ear.

What is cochlear implant

Let us now see what exactly is a cochlear implant and the various matters related to it.

Cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a hearing impaired.

One part of the device is placed externally behind the ear and a second part is put under the skin.

The device is made of: A microphone to pick up sound from the surrounding; A speech processor to select and arrange sounds picked up by the microphone; A transmitter and receiver/stimulator to receive signals from the speech processor and turn them into electric impulses; An electrode array, which is a group of electrodes that gathers the impulses from the stimulator and sends them to various parts of the auditory nerve.

An implant does not restore normal hearing. But, it can give a hearing impaired a useful representation of sounds in the environment. It can also help him or her understand speech.

A cochlear implant is not like other hearing aids. It bypasses damaged parts of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. The implant creates signals that the auditory nerve transmits to the brain . The nerve identifies the signals as sound. It takes time to learn or relearn how to hear with a cochlear implant because it differs from regular hearing. Many people can notice warning signals, interpret other noises in the area, and hear conversation in person or over the phone thanks to it.

Who can get cochlear implants?

People who are deaf or severely hearing impaired can get cochlear implants.

The FDA first granted its approval to the device during the 1980s to treat hearing loss in adults. The FDA has approved it, since 2000, for use in eligible children starting when they are 1-year-old,. For young kids who are deaf, using a cochlear implant exposes them to sounds at a critical juncture in their development of speech and language skills. According to research, a young child who has a cochlear implant followed by intense therapy before becoming 18 months old, can better hear, understand sound and music, and communicate than those children who receive implants later in life.

Cochlear implants are also helpful for some people who have lost all or most of their hearing later in life.

A surgical procedure and extensive training to learn or relearn how to hear are both required in the use of cochlear implants. A person who opts for a cochlear implant should first consult medical experts, especially an experienced cochlear implant surgeon. Books and devices related to cochlear implant are also available on Amazon. These books can help the deaf gain better knowledge and decide before they go for the implant.

The cost of cochlear implant in India

The cost of cochlear implant surgery is determined by several factors, including the type of implant, the surgeon’s experience, whether it is a government or private hospital, and the facilities offered. In India, the cost of cochlear implant surgery ranges between US$ 6000-13000.

How Do Cochlear Implants Work?

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A smile is like a ray of sunshine

A smile, the word thank you, what does it cost? Nothing ! Yet it embellishes life, like a ray of sunshine!

Well, to be honest those are not my words. That’s actually a comment that I received from Mr Bernard TRITZ, who owns the blog Actu-Prod-Solaire. And this is the third in a series of articles that I have made from comments that I have received on my blog.

Mr Bernard is one of the many people I am grateful for liking my blog Towards A Better Life and making it a success. He has this to say about my blog.: I like this site, it perfectly matches the expected WP standards, I mean, the ones visitors should find, and come back to often!

I thank Mr Bernard for those kind words and have created this post to show my gratitude.

I also agree with what he has said in his comment about a smile. Indeed it is a blessing for both the person who gives as well as who receives it, without costing anything.

I think a smile can put Covid-19 to shame, as it is more infectious. But, instead of sending a person into self-isolation and quarantine it can improve your health and win you friends. Smiling not only offers a mood boost but helps increase endurance and reduce both blood pressure and pain.

My call to action to my readers today is: Keep smiling. You don’t know whose day you are going to brighten with it. That person may be needing it the most and will bless you in their heart in return.

Many people don’t know about it, but a smile is considered to be an act of charity in Islam.

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Comments can be a great source of content ideas

Every blogger looks for a steady source of content ideas, but I think that source is right there on your site. I had joined WordPress Blogging University’s course on blogging fundamentals when I had started blogging. During that course, I was advised to create an article from the comments that I make on other people’s posts. Now I am making posts from the lovely comments I receive on my articles.

We all get comments on our posts and in response all we say is “Thank you for your kinds words” or just “Thanks for your comment.” I believe we can go a step further in expressing that gratitude by creating an article from a really wise comment and give credit to the person who made the comment. And that is something I am doing again in this article, and I really hope other bloggers do the same. I think that by doing so you will never run out of content ideas for your blog and start getting more interaction on it.

I have created today’s article from a beautiful comment that I received from another blogging friend who owns The Hummingbird’s Journal and who seems to have liked the idea that I have discussed above.

My blogging friend had actually made a comment on my post Life is how you make it. The post was about being grateful to God for even the small happiness He has bless us with. The post even had this motivational video in it.

 

In response to that post my friend who owns The Hummingbird’s Journal had commented: I agree with Ms Hilda, it’s important to appreciate the little things in life. I think it’s a great idea what you did to showcase words of wisdom from a comment that you received. My fav part of the video is looking at situations differently, instead of thinking about how a difficult situation is holding you back, to think of ways it can help you move one forward instead.

I think my friend was 💯% right. Life is full of adversities for some people, while it might have been served on a platter for a few others or so it seems. But, I believe that whatever the case may be, we should refuse to get stuck in a situation.We should never give up. One of the ways of doing so is to find a solution to the situation and start acting upon it. That way you will build up an inner strength called resilience and never become a loser whatever happens in your life.

Finally, let me say that we need to understand that we just can’t take all the time. Sometimes we should also give back what we have received and creating posts from the kind comments that we receive and giving the person credit is one way of doing it.

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Life is how you make it

Life is really how you make it. We must enjoy and what God has blessed us with and also remember the needy in society.

Happiness is not necessarily dependent on abundance. But rather appreciation for even the little things that we have.

 

All that has been written above are comments that I received from my blogger friend Ms Hilda, who owns the blog Hill Study Center. She had made the comment on my recent post: Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19

The article is my idea of turning lovely comments like the one I received from Ms Hilda into a post that can be used by my readers to better their lives.

 

Source: Life is how you make it – Towards A Better Life

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Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

A homeless man can teach people with little money how well to use whatever God has blessed them with, instead of feeling miserable or grumbling. Many people have become jobless during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this, people are now having not much money to fulfill even their basic needs like food and clothing. But, my advise to such people would be don’t worry. Better days are coming. Meanwhile, learn to make the most of whatever you have got and please stop grumbling as it won’t help much.

A homeless man is defined as a man without a home or no fixed address. He is often looked down by society. There are countless news in which a homeless man was either killed, found dead or arrested for the murder of somebody.

But, I today I have to say that even such people can contribute to society. A homeless man is among those employed as masons when your beautiful homes are being built.In this article, I am sharing a recipe that two homeless men who work as masons make with whatever money they have earned in the day. These construction workers can teach people who are broke how well to use their scant resources and thank God for all His blessings. The article just reminded me of the famous song ‘Another Day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins.

The recipe of the Indian Kadhi is traditionally made from gram flour (besan) and curd (dahi). But, these poor men are money wise. The two laborers, Dharmender and Vinod, seen in the picture above are both in their mid-30s and homeless. They use their scant resources to make Kadhi without dahi.

Read more for the recipe: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/delhiwale-a-working-man-s-comfort-food-101627498940984.html

Here is the song which I used to hear when I was young and still love to listen

Source: Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

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Indian AI health and fitness app gets $75M investment to boost its growth

Indian AI-enabled health and fitness app, HealthifyMe bills itself as India’s largest digital wellness platform. The app has over 25 million subscribers spread over 300 Indian cities and approximately 1,500 coaches.

HealthifyM is now its way to further growth, after raising a $75 million in a Series C funding round led by LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures.

HealthQuad, Unilever Ventures, Elm of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, and repeat investors Chiratae Ventures, Inventus Capital, and Sistema Asia Capital also participated in the investment round.

So far, HealthifyM has been able to raise over $100 million from various investors.

It uses artificial intelligence to provide subscription-based health and fitness services like calorie counting, one-on-one nutrition and fitness coaching, and diet and workout regimens.

Available on both iOS and Android devices, the app also features AI nutritionist Ria who acts as a personal health assistant.

 

Read more: https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/apac/indian-ai-enabled-health-and-fitness-app-healthifyme-set-north-america-expansion-75m

 

Original Source of article: Indian health and fitness app gets $75M investment to boost its growth – Towards A Better Life

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Better mind your actions at Karma Cafe

Karma Cafe

There is a restaurant, where you create your own menu, cook what you want, and finally get what you deserve. The best thing about the business is everybody is a stakeholder, as we invest daily in it. The restaurant stands tall on a street called ‘Life.’ I don’t know what you call that restaurant, but, I call it ‘Karma Cafe. ’

This restaurant serves you part of what you have cooked while you are alive. The leftover is served in the hereafter.I don’t mean to hurt anybody with my words, nor do I want to be sarcastic. But, I would like you to remember to mind your actions because nobody likes awful food even if it is cooked by yourself.

Three key ingredients for good food at Karma Cafe:

The three key ingredients you should use while cooking something in the restaurant I call Karma are:

Faith. Believe in the Creator alone, whom the Hindus know as Eishwar, the Muslims call Allah, and the Christians call God. Also, put all your trust in Him, because He alone fulfills all your needs. You also need to fear God, as only the god fearing stay away from doing anything wrong. But we are all prone to sins and errors, so we should always seek His forgiveness. Islam teaches us that we are all sinners, but the best are those who ask for His forgiveness.

Love. Be loving and kind towards others, especially those who are close to you and care for you. Do nothing that would hurt them or their feelings. Investing in people and relationships is the best investment you can ever make.

Care. Look after your family as much as you can. But, also don’t neglect the needs of the poor, the have not, and those who work under you. You should also take care of the animals and not be cruel towards them. I am not bragging about myself, but me and my wife always give something to the poor whenever we go out to eat. It goes to show that you care for the poor even while you are having what you want or need.

Source: Better mind your actions at Karma Cafe – Better Life Info

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