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If you're only thinking about losing weight, it's important to know that it's not only about calories. Switch to small plate size to promote you to eat less and trick your brain. What you eat is more relevant to when you eat, so intermittent fasting helps sometimes. Eat more fibrous food to keep you full with less consumption of calories. Also, reduce your carbohydrates intake.
Get in the habit of taking a short break (say 5-10 mins) every hour, ideally away from your work position. Just doing another task for a few minutes will ensure that you get your blood moving, relieve the pressure on your spine. Another quick fix is to practice belly breathing. The way to do this is to envisage drawing your navel toward your spine on each inhale.
Make sure to wipe in the correct direction, from front to back, especially after a bowel movement. Supplement your diet with a daily dose of cranberry juice or pills and probiotics to fill in the nutrition gaps. Drink plenty of liquids (at least 6-8 glasses of water a day!) to allow bacteria and other toxins to be flushed out from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
Stick to a sleep routine for your wellness. Better sleep can improve your memory, sharpen your attention, reduce stress, and decrease anxiety and depression. Sleepless nights lead to stress. It can have a negative impact on your health. Sleep is important and getting the right bed is essential to making sure you sleep well. Take time testing different beds and researching before buying.