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How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

In 2003, Aron Ralston went hiking alone in southeastern Utah. An experienced outdoorsman, the trail didn’t seem to present any danger for him. Things were going well until he slipped, dislodged an 800-lb. boulder, and was pinned to the canyon wall by it. With limited supplies and no way to call for help, he realized that the only way he’d leave the canyon alive was if he amputated his arm. Using a dull multi-tool and leverage, he managed to free himself after five days.[1] Aron could have lost his wits and…

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Doing This Will Get Your Back Ache To Back Off

When you think of back-breaking labor, you might imagine someone carrying heavy loads all day. You may not realize that sitting at a desk has it’s own back-breaking repercussions. If you’ve ever gotten up from your desk with a stiff and achy back, you know how miserable and crippling back pain can be. Office workers may not be doing as much heavy-lifting as a manual laborer, but they definitely don’t get off the hook when it comes to aches and pains. Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide…

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Hidden Lower Back Pain Causes that Make People Suffer

I’ve recently trained a guy that is complaining about back problems. This person is completely young, muscular and mentally fit. He is not working on a desk the whole time. He works in a job where he’s required to stand up. He’s even going to the gym frequently for years. What he truly lacks though is awareness of his own body. What Really Causes Lower Back Pain There are multiple causes that could lead to your pain. Your back pain could be caused for example by stress, diet, sitting or…

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Simple Stretching for Lower Back Pain that You Can Do At Home

Stretching for lower back pain is a very common practice. Most people do it straight in the morning, right after waking up and are often implementing a far too rigorous stretching routine. This is not the best way to do it. Stretching can be a great tool in improving your lower back health. But what if I tell you that the way you’re stretching could actually cause more trouble instead of preventing it in the long-term? The Golden Rules Of Stretching For Lower Back Pain ‘Primum non nocere.’ / EN:…

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How to Fix Burning out at Work and Get Back on Track

Anyone that has held a job for a few years, even six months, may have encountered burnout. Burnout can be physical or mental exhaustion. The passion that once flamed for the job has burned out and you are left dreading the feeling of going into work. You may have anxiety or are constantly overwhelmed. The constant stress has you in fight or flight and your energy is gone. Burnout is more than working hard, burnout affects all areas of your life. At work, your productivity goes down, you may feel…

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How I Bounced Back From a Fiasco

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates 20 years ago, I went through a deep teenager crisis which completely disrupted my life trajectory. From being best student in class and a competitive judo player, I became the shadow of myself, dropped out of school, and picked up multiple addictions. This experience changed my life forever. I was only 18 but I thought back then that I was like already dead and would never feel joy again. Surprisingly, though, this…

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I’ve Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here’s What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors…

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Best Quotes About Strength That Back Your Spirit Up

We face hard times very often, and it is no big deal. Find yourself the courage you need in these quotes about strength. I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. Credit: Marcus Tullius Cicero To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity. Credit: William Arthur Ward One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent. Credit: Epictetus I think it’s brave to try to…

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The Cause of an Addiction Could Date Back to When We Were Just Born

Alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, obsessive gambling, and smoking are just a handful of addiction problems that plague our culture. There are far too many addictions to list in one article, that is how bad addiction has become today. Is it because we are more aware of addictions or is it because of something else? Humans are born to attach. When the attachment doesn’t happen to another person, they turn to other things for that bond, which creates addiction. Are you practicing Attachment Parenting methods so that your child is…

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Should I Get Back with My Ex? Check These Signs

If you have ever broken up with someone you love, then you probably understand how tough the period after the breakup can be. First you have to deal with the inner pain that comes with missing your partner and the things you do together. When that increases to a certain point, you can start having doubts about your break up, more so if you were the one who initiated it. Was that the right decision to make or was I being too rash? Am I better off? And maybe even,…

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