What to do when online classes affect your child’s health – Towards A Better Life

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There was a time when my wife, who loves our son too much like every mother does, wanted to open up a school at home for our child. That dream turned true after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world. But, the pandemic has adversely affected almost every sphere of our lives, including education. Children today are being taught their curriculum online.

But, is it good for the child? The answer is no it is not

In fact, studying from home has forced every child to miss school, which is still he most crucial part of their lives, . Teachers teaching in a classroom full of kids is a thing of the past. Every child is stuck with the new reality of ‘online classes.’ However, children’s physical and mental health are suffering as their screen usage increases.

Excessive screen time, according to Dr. Sudha. B, Senior Consultant Neonatologist Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, might cause the following difficulties in your child: Dry eyes as a result of digital eye strain; Headache; Neck ache; Disruptions in sleep; A shorter attention span; Behavioral changes such as impatience, refusals, and excessive arguing; and Impaired socialisation abilities.

Kerala State Education Minister V. Sivankutty also addressed the state Assembly on Monday that online lessons are harming schoolchildren’s health.

Sivankutty stated, citing the findings of a survey conducted by the State Council of Education Research and Training, that 36% of students experience headaches and neck pain, while 28% have eye trouble. He went on to say that parents should be made aware of the dangers of using digital devices.

Dr. Sudha suggested a couple of tips for parents to help children cope up with screen time stress.

Don’t let screens disrupt your children’s sleep: When youngsters use devices close to bedtime, blue light can disrupt sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. Turn off and remove screens from bedrooms at least one hour before bedtime.

Never overlook digital eye strain: Digital eye strain symptoms include dry eyes, itching, and a burning sensation in the eyes. Severe eye strain can result in headaches as well as refractive problems such as myopia and astigmatism. When you give your eyes a break, they will improve. Allow your youngster to follow the 20-20-20 rule, which allows his or her eyes to rest intermittently:Make it a point for your child to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and stare at something 20 feet away.

Control the changes in behaviour: Children are becoming irritable as a result of excessive screen time and less interaction with family and friends. Poor attention span, not listening when talked to, constant fighting, and throwing age-inappropriate tantrums are just a few of the signs. To avoid this, parents should engage in fascinating and beneficial interactions with their children that spark their curiosity. Encourage your child to participate in extracurricular activities such as athletics, music, and art.

Handling screen time – Don’t ever use screens as pacifiers, to avoid tantrums of the child. Begin digital disciplining for the entire family with a tiny step, such as not eating while staring at phones or televisions. Weekend noneducational screen time should be limited. Attempt to have screen-free weekends. Technology isn’t without its benefits, but every parent should learn the art of digital disciplining.

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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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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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How to raise a successful future generation – Towards A Better Life

We all know that business is better than a job. Many of us have even thought several times in our lives about taking the leap into the world of business. But, we are stopped because of several reasons including a lack of confidence.

This lack of confidence not just stops us from starting a business, but also from many other things, which include learning something new. Our mental growth is inhibited when this happens. But, we are not to be blamed, because the parents of many people fail to imbibe confidence in them when they are small.

Do you want your children to face the same problems that we have faced because of the lack of confidence? No, no loving parent would ever want that.

So what do we do? This article is just about imbibing confidence in our children and raising them as men and women who are stopped by nothing when they want to do something. That includes starting a new business and learning something new. Being confidence is the first step toward success. So let us learn how to raise a successful future generation.

Not every kid naturally has confidence. However, parents can help them grow those muscles.

Anyone who has ever tried to teach a youngster to tie his/her shoes understands how long it takes to correct it—and how much frustration they may feel.

But finally, the time comes when it clicks.

And when their mistakes transform to wins and their patience pays off, a small amount of trust in their ability is built up.

Some children are born with confidence. However, confidence for others is a muscle which must be strengthened.

One of the best ways to do this is to unconditionally love our children in spite of everything and let them know you do it. Another way is to tell your kids ‘They are capable of doing amazing things.’

Here are some more ways parents can help boost their children’s confidence and perhaps even their own. Who knows, your child may become the next Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos and credit you for it.

A few tips to raise self-assured children:

Demonstrate confidence in oneself.
Even if you aren’t feeling it!

Don’t get upset if you make a mistake.

Encourage them to experiment with new things.

Allow children to fail.

Reward perseverance.

Assist children in discovering their true calling.

Set goals.

Read more: How To Raise a Confident Child

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What do you mean by ‘All Lives Matter’? – Better Life Info

In one of my recent posts I had posed the question ‘Does Black Lives really Matter?‘, after Derek Chauvin, was sentenced for killing George Floyd. The former Minneapolis Police Officer was sentenced to 22 and a half years in jail last month. Chauvin faced 40 years in prison for the 2020 death of Floyd in custody during an incident that sparked massive protests.

It won’t be wrong to say Black lives do not matter much for the US authorities, as is evident from the sentence given to Chauvin. And although ‘All Lives Matter’ is a slogan that is associated with criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, I would like to emphasize say here that the slogan does not mean the same for me. Black lives do matter as we have all been created by the same God, irrespective of our color or race.

So what do I mean by All Lives Matter?

When I say all lives matter I want you to understand that: 1) You should value your life and use it for a constructive purpose: As an individual who has been made unique by God you need to understand your worth. It important that you appreciate whatever your Creator has blessed you with and express gratitude to Him for everything. 2) Give importance to the lives of others, including the black and minority group people. This is because each one of us has been blessed by special qualities irrespective of color or race. In fact, as a Muslim I believe that God will judge us all by our deeds rather than our wealth, color or race on the Day of Calamity when He will raise us again after our death.

Marty Rubin has said in one of his quotes, “Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity.”

Finally allow me to say that according to the Holy Quran, any person who wrongly takes the life of another or kills an innocent person is as though he killed the entire human race; and whoever keeps a soul alive, it is as though he kept alive the entire human race.

In case you are thinking why I am telling all this after all the protests over Floyd’s death have ended since long and even Chauvin has been sentenced, let me say that we should always remember that all lives cant matter until black lives matter.

Source: What do you mean by ‘All Lives Matter’? – Better Life Info

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Thanks for the 5K – Towards A Better Life

Congratulations! Your site, Towards A Better Life, passed 5,000 all-time views.

 

That’s the message, which I just received from WordPress, for one of your favorite blogs Towards A Better Life.

As always allow me to start with being grateful to the One Almighty God for bringing me this far. I still have miles to go before I sleep. But, I want to thank each of my reader and blogging community member (that is what I call my followers) for all the love and likes they have showered me and my posts with. Along the way I am happy that I have been able to make some near and dear ones among the followers.

Love you all.

Thank you and May God bless you.

 

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RFID gains prominence after Covid-19 – Towards A Better Life

The year 2020 will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic. The year also prompted a worldwide shift away from physical contact. In doing so, it led to a significant increase in the day-to-day use of contactless technology or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

After coronavirus became a common word, the move towards RFID technology solutions also saw a rise in popularity. This article talks about how contactless technology became vital after the pandemic which has also resulted in the increased use of emerging technologies in our daily lives.

RFID technology helps us live better and healthier lives

The world has made taking steps to maintain hygiene and sanitation an integral part of itself, after being hit by Covid-19. RFID technology eases the way we live, buy products, and get information. The most in-demand noncontact technology include Infrared scanning and temperature sensors, face recognition, self-cleaning locations. We can continue to live a better and healthier life, with such technology, even after we find a solid solution to Covid-19.

Besides this, RFID technology enables people who are above the age of 65 or are disabled to access all appliances and devices without being physically present or without moving from one place to another. For the elderly people, especially those who live independently, a fully automated home is an absolute helping hand. In the post-Covid world, noncontact technology will simplify everyday tasks and offer a sense of safety and security to all. Such technologies show some trends that will unfold as a daily practice in the new normal.

Emerging technologies also gain traction after Covid-19

Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) which are currently emerging have also started gaining traction as they can bring a dramatic change in the world. Giving a healthy and safe environment to our children has risen to the top of the hygiene and health-care priority list after the world was hit by Covid-19.

Smart buildings that place a greater emphasis on well-being and safety of employees will provide a much more secure and healthier working environment for the sustainability of a business or organization.

Consumer demand for Internet of Things (IoT)-based home automation products and solutions has exploded. The same is true for consumer demand for contactless technology and home automation solutions.

Automated systems have simplified everything from air conditioning and heating to lighting and security in the workplace.

This change in the lifestyles of people has made smart buildings and offices more popular in the world.

Mobile apps, remote controls, or voice-activated assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa can control everything from doorbells to lights to home appliances.

Noncontact technology includes infrared scanning and temperature sensors, face recognition, and self-cleaning locations.

According to a Consumer Reports report, contactless technology or RFID technology will simplify everyday tasks as well as provide a sense of safety and security to everyone in the post-Covid world.

The report says smart technologies show some trends that will be commonplace in the future generation.

Original Source of article:BuzzCeO

 

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Taken the next step? Now finish what you start

After sharing a post called Just take your next step yesterday, I am now talking about what to do once you have taken that step. The answer is simple: Finish what you start. But, how you finish that can drain you out to the point that you quit just before you are about to achieve your goal.

Many people are poor at getting started. They make big plans but never take the first step. Others can get started but seem to bail out before they reach their goals. It’s quite maddening to put in a lot of work and then quit just before you reach success.

The most successful people are masters at finishing what they start. They’re like a bulldog with a bone. They’ll never give it up without a fight.

We all have a story of quitting that seems to haunt us. You can put a happy ending to these stories – and this behavior – by learning to finish what you start.

Here is an article that shows you 10 ways to Finish What You Start. The very first technique that the article teaches us is to Develop the habit of being a finisher. The article says that this is most easily done by finishing all of the little things you start.

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