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How to Talk to a Family Member Who Has an Eating Disorder: Quick Tips

It can be difficult to know how to talk to a family member who has an eating disorder.

You may feel like you are walking on eggshells around them, or like you can’t say anything that will make them better. This is not true!

The most important thing you can do is to be supportive, understanding and patient.

In this article, we will discuss some tips for talking to a family member who has an eating disorder.

Don’t try to “fix” them

The first and most important thing to remember is that you should not try to fix the person’s eating disorder.

This is not your responsibility, and it is not something that you can control.

What you can do is be there for the person, and offer support and understanding.

If you take responsibility for “fixing” them you’ll be setting yourself up for trouble.

First, eating disorders are notoriously difficult. While it’s normal to care and be upset about their eating struggles, please try to step back and let them find their own way.

Try to understand them, not “fix” them

First, you should try to understand what they are going through.

Eating disorders are complex and often have many underlying causes.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and each person will need to find their own way to recovery.

This can be a long and difficult process, so it’s important to be patient and understanding.

You should also avoid making assumptions about the person’s eating disorder.

Eating disorders are not just about food or weight loss. They can be about a lot of different things, including control, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and more.

If you assume that you know what the person is going through, you may end up saying something that is hurtful or insensitive.

It’s important to remember that each person experiences their eating disorder differently, and you should avoid making any assumptions about what they are going through.

Be supportive, not judgmental

When talking to a family member with an eating disorder, it’s important to be supportive, not judgmental.

This means listening to them without judgment, and offering advice or help only when they ask for it.

It can be tempting to try to give advice or tell the person what they should do, but this is often not helpful.

Instead, focus on being supportive and understanding. This will be more helpful in the long run.

Avoid advice

Refrain from using “should” statements, and try to avoid giving unsolicited advice.

For example, instead of saying “You should eat more vegetables,” say “I know you’re struggling with eating right now, and I’m here for you.”

This will show that you are supportive and interested in helping, without being judgmental or pushy.

Try to avoid making comments about their appearance, weight, or food intake too.

These comments can be hurtful and make the person feel worse about themselves.

Instead, focus on how they are feeling mentally and emotionally. Ask them how they are doing, and listen to what they have to say.

It is also important to avoid making assumptions about why the person has an eating disorder.

There is no one cause of eating disorders, and each person’s experience is unique.

Asking the person about their experiences with their eating disorder can help you to understand them better.

Finally, do not hesitate to reach out for help if you are struggling to support your family member.

There are many resources available, and there is no shame in asking for help.

Sometimes family members actually want to learn more about their eating disorders and if that’s the case then giving them high quality resources can be very useful.

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Patience and Expectations

Expect to be patient.

Eating disorders take years to treat sometimes.

It will be a long road to recovery, and there will be ups and downs.

Try to be patient and understanding, and offer support when it is needed.

Do not expect the person to “snap out of it” or recover overnight.

Recovery from an eating disorder is a slow and difficult process, so try to be patient and understanding.

Just think about it – this person you love has struggled with food for probably decades by now (and if not decades, years).

It will take a lot of time, energy, effort, and probably money to help them.

You need to be prepared for that if you want to support them through their eating disorder.

Don’t give up hope

Recovery is possible, and many people with eating disorders go on to live happy and healthy lives.

With patience, understanding, and support, your family member can recover from their eating disorder too.

Do not give up hope, and continue to offer your support.

If you need help, there are many resources available. Reach out for help if you are struggling, and do not hesitate to ask for more information or support.

Read this FamilyAgain article for more information about having difficult conversations about taboo topics.

For more information, please check out the following resources:

These organizations can provide you with more information about eating disorders, as well as support and resources. Talking to a professional may also be helpful.

If you are struggling to support your family member, do not hesitate to reach out for help. There are many people who understand and can offer guidance and support. You are not alone.

Final thoughts

Talking to a family member who has an eating disorder can be difficult.

But it’s important to remember that the most important thing you can do is to be supportive and understanding.

If you take the time to listen and understand what they are going through, you will be able to offer the best support possible.

Hopefully these tips will be helpful to you as you support a loved one with an eating disorder.

Remember that every situation is different, so adapt these tips as needed to fit your family member’s needs.

Thanks for reading!

Jared Levenson is the coach and writer behind Eating Enlightenment, a 4 year old blog focusing on intuitive eating and nutrition. Jared lived for 13 months in a Zen Buddhist monastery and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

North Korea nuclear tests

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U.S. poised to impose new sanctions against North Korea

U.S. poised to impose new sanctions against North Korea

The sanctions are expected to aim to increase pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program as any nuclear test will be perceived by Washington as highly provocative.

The U.S. is concerned that North Korea is preparing to test nuclear weaponry for the first time since 2017. U.S. officials’ fears can be explained by the record number of ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea this year and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s orders to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities.

Kim Jong-un’s statements sparked speculation in South Korea that Pyongyang may be planning to add tactical nuclear weapons to its arsenal.

In June, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin discussed North Korea’s “provocations” with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and told a press conference that Pyongyang “will be met with a united and firm response” from his country, its allies and the international community at large if it goes ahead with nuclear tests.

Five tips for cultivating a hobby after becoming a mother

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There are many aspects that are sometimes put on the back burner after motherhood.

There are many aspects that are sometimes put on the back burner after motherhood. There is even a resignation when the mother moves away from those hobbies she used to cultivate. However, having a personal hobby is a very positive experience that has an impact on self-esteem and, on the other hand, on the bond with the baby. It is an uplifting moment of disconnection and escape. And, therefore, it is accompanied by the reunion afterwards.

Cultivating a personal hobby and maintaining it over time sometimes seems a challenge, but here are the keys to persevere in the process.

1. If you didn’t have hobbies before, find a new one!

It is possible to fall into the generalization that everyone has a hobby. But this is not always the case in practice. Sometimes the space for hobbies is taken up by other facets of life. In any case, it is always a good time to discover new experiences.

2. Share the hobby in company

Perhaps you know other friends in your close circle who practice the hobby. In that case, the activity can become a meeting point that unifies fun and strengthens the relationship. In addition, there are other spaces where you have the possibility of meeting other profiles that want to develop this hobby. That is, check the courses and workshops offered by the cultural centers of the place where you live. Read the program and choose the schedule that best fits your agenda. If you prefer, there are currently proposals that are taught online.

Don’t give up in the face of obstacles

The real challenge of cultivating a hobby lies not in starting the process, but in continuing along the way. The organization of time after motherhood is so demanding that unforeseen events and busy schedules can put the idea of making a plan on the back burner. Maintain your ability to adapt to change in order to transform difficulties into opportunities. Give yourself permission to enjoy that space of your own that is necessary and beneficial.

4. Get involved in realistic projects

In any short term project there are alternatives that are unfeasible in practice. Committing to an option that is unrealistic in terms of your circumstances is a form of self-boycott. On the contrary, setting an achievable goal is a wise move. Thus, it is recommended that you explore reality to identify opportunities that align with your interests and your possibilities.

5. The time invested makes the hobby even more meaningful.

There are hobbies that become determinant in a person’s life and that started with a small first step. At the initial stage you cannot know everything that a proposal will bring to your destiny. Therefore, it is advisable to give yourself the necessary time to persevere, progress and evolve. In this way, you make decisions based on experience rather than jumping to conclusions.

It is certainly advisable to cultivate a hobby after becoming a mother. Photography, drawing, gardening, art, writing, sports, cinema, music, dance, theater or reading can inspire you. What other hobbies would you like to recommend?

Careers in Kindness: 5 Career Ideas for Those Who Love to Help Others

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Careers in Kindness -Photo: Priscilla Du Preez / Unsplash
Careers in Kindness: 5 Career Ideas for Those Who Love to Help Others - Photo: Priscilla Du Preez / Unsplash

People often refer to the world as “cut-throat” and “dog-eat-dog.” While these terms certainly do apply in some professions, this doesn’t mean there’s no place for softhearted people to thrive. Quite the contrary – there are plenty of career paths you can take that will allow you to side-step aggressive, competitive industries and let your nurturing spirit do what it does best.

From personal training to tutoring services, here are five ideal career paths for those who care about kindness.

1. Personal training

If your image of a personal trainer is someone yelling at their clients and “being cruel to be kind,” well, this actually does describe some personal trainers we’ve met! However, not all clients respond to this kind of encouragement. If you love fitness, are a good listener, and genuinely care about helping people overcome difficult challenges, you could find a lot of fulfillment as a personal trainer. You’ll also get to spend your days helping people live healthier lives – what’s not to love?

2. Substance abuse counselor 

This one may feel particularly relevant if you or a family member has ever experienced the negative impact of substance abuse. You can take that difficult experience and use it as motivation to gain your education as a counselor and then help other people make it through the challenges of overcoming addiction.

Of course, if you don’t have any personal experience with addiction or substance abuse, that doesn’t mean you can’t be an effective counselor. However, if you don’t feel drawn to the field, you may have something else you’re personally affected by that you’re inspired to help others with.

3. Massage therapist, physiotherapist, or osteopath

In each of these roles, you’ll be helping people relax, overcome pain, and gain more freedom of movement. The main difference is in the level and type of education required. If you’re keen on going to college and diving into plenty of medical education along with the physical therapy side of things, then you may wish to become an osteopath or physiotherapist. If you’d rather focus on the relaxation and manual therapy side of things, there are various massage modalities you can pursue.

4. Environmental engineer

If you want to help people on a global scale, then you may wish to look into environmental engineering. Of course, this will require many years of study and an aptitude for mathematics and science. However, this investment of time and resources will place you in a position to have a positive impact on the environment and all the earthlings we share our planet with.

5. Tutoring in a subject you’re passionate about

If you’re a recent high school graduate still figuring out what career path you want to follow, spending a year tutoring could be incredibly helpful. Not only will it give you space to figure out your own life choices but it will also fill your days with helping young students achieve the grades they want and make it into the college of their choice.

If high school is a little further back in your metaphorical rearview mirror, tutoring could still be a fantastic career option for you. Whether you teach English to students in Vietnam or teach a local group of eager beginners how to surf, sharing your expert knowledge is one of the kindest things you can do.

 

Hopefully, one of the kind and caring career options above took your fancy. If not, there are plenty of other care-based roles out there, so keep searching until you find the one that feels right for you.

7 ways to make money with Amazon

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Amazon is on everyone’s lips, and no wonder, this company is breaking all limits, but… Do you know that you can make money with Amazon? We give you the 8 ways you can make money.

Surely you have used some of the many services offered by Amazon, from buying a product from its large market, to watch a movie or series, upload your images to the Amazon cloud or other advantages available that the company offers if you are a Prime member.

In addition to spending money in this company, it also offers you the opportunity to generate in different ways.

How to make money with Amazon

This company has become the giant of sales, you can buy almost anything from books to supermarket products. You will find almost everything on Amazon.

This giant company needs a lot of employees to properly perform all the tasks and services it offers. To do this, the company offers different options for people who want to collaborate and generate extra income.

Below you will find 7 ways for you to earn money through Amazon.

Selling items

As the world’s largest marketplace, you can become a seller on Amazon and reach people from almost any corner of the globe. Now, internationalizing products is more affordable than ever.

It’s not easy because in addition to the bureaucratic requirements you will face a lot of sellers with products equal to or better than yours and incredible prices.

Amazon Flex – Amazon Delivery

Amazon Flex is a service offered by the company where freelancers with their own vehicle can work delivering packages at a fixed price for the two-hour block.

The good thing about this is that it offers freedom to set your own schedule, work what you want to work and generate as much money as you can or want.

Work as an Amazon warehouse

You’ve probably had to go to the neighborhood bookstore, optician or corner store to pick up your Amazon product.

The company offers an option to act as a warehouse for products that couldn’t be delivered to a certain area. If you have a space, you can put it up for “rent” for Amazon and make some extra money.

Working from home for Amazon

Amazon has a specific website to recruit people who want to work from home (or wherever you want). Normally, the vacation season is when there are more of these opportunities. Most of these jobs are for customer service positions.

Amazon Affiliate

Working as an Amazon affiliate is another option for making money. In fact, there are already many bloggers doing courses on how to make money with Amazon affiliates. On Amazon’s website they will give you a guide with all the tips, they even teach you how to set up a store with Amazon, all for free.

You can create a blog and recommend Amazon products. You can also recommend them through social networks or as you see fit, be creative. Amazon will pay you a commission per product sold.

Publish a book on Amazon

Amazon gives you the possibility to self-publish a book. You can publish as many books as you want and make money with Amazon passively with the sales of your book.

You don’t have to be a great writer, there are many types of books you can write, from manuals to cooking recipes, technical books… be creative.

Publishing your book is totally free. It will take you little time and it will be available to millions of readers around the world.

Get out the pages you’ve been saving and upload them to Amazon!

Selling handicrafts on Amazon

If you want to sell your handmade products, Amazon has a section called Amazon Handmade. Unlike other platforms to sell handmade crafts online, you have to submit a request so Amazon can verify that all your products are original handmade by you or an employee.

Microfiber: what is it and why is it so good for cleaning?

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Do you want a tool that will help you clean your home effectively? Microfiber is a great ally that you will love to have at home.

Microfiber is a type of synthetic fabric that has become very popular in recent years thanks to its properties. It is used to manufacture various types of products, such as towels, bedding and cleaning textiles. In this article we will tell you more about this material, its properties, care and how to get the most out of it in your home.

Microfiber is usually made of polyester, polyamide or nylon. These materials are usually combined. Today it is one of the best materials for household cleaning.

Characteristics of microfiber

Microfiber is a type of textile that is composed of very fine fibers of 1 dtex in Europe and less than 1 denier in the United States. For example, its yarns are much thinner than human hair. For this reason, it has differential properties compared to other fabrics.

Microfiber fabrics have multiple applications. The reason for its success lies in the possibility of manufacturing finished articles more in line with the prevailing fashion, with flexibility and softness.

Benefits of cleaning with microfiber towels

As already mentioned, microfiber has very thin threads that make it a very soft material. For this reason, it does not tend to scratch surfaces. In this regard, it is also beneficial that it can be used both wet and dry. In fact, when no product is applied, it also captures dust and dirt very well, which easily adhere to its fibers.

On the other hand, being composed of such small fibers, it is very effective for disinfection processes, as it allows bacteria and germs to be easily captured. In this case, it can also be used with bleach or alcohol.

Another of its benefits is that it is not usually damaged as quickly with use. Its anti-pilling properties prevent it from deforming or turning into balls.

In terms of care, they have the great advantage that they are easy to wash and dry quickly. These factors save time and money.

Uses of microfiber towels

Microfiber towels or microfiber cloths have many uses in household cleaning. Here are some of the most beneficial uses for microfiber towels.

Cleaning screens

Microfiber is the best material for cleaning electronic devices. Especially the flat screens of televisions, cell phones and computers. It allows to clean with firmness to remove marked fingers and dirt without generating scratches.

Cleaning the car

Usually, when you have a car, you are always thinking about taking care of its paint from scratches. However, it is difficult to know how to take care of it.

In this sense, microfiber towels are a very good solution, since they do not cause any kind of scratches and do not leave marks. The ideal is to use a specialized product for cars and pass it with the towel to leave it shiny.

Drying the windows

Those who have large windows or glass doors at home know how difficult it can be to keep them dirt-free. One of the biggest challenges is drying them after washing them with glass cleaner or soap and water.

Traditional towels and cloths often leave lint and marks. Microfiber, on the other hand, dries easily and leaves no streaks.

Cleaning wood floors

When you have laminate wood floors, you need to give them special care to keep them shiny and scratch-free. Applying wood care products with a microfiber towel is a great idea, since it makes it easy to remove the shine. Also, because of its absorbent power, it does not leave moisture.

Multipurpose

Microfiber is a really good quality material for household cleaning. Therefore, it can be used in different areas, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living rooms and bedrooms.

They are excellent for dust removal. However, they tend to be highly flammable, so they may not be the most recommended for use on the stove.

How to wash microfiber towels?

Since they are such a good tool, they need to be properly cared for.

First of all, it is advisable to shake them after cleaning to remove traces of dirt, specks and dust. In addition, they can be run under warm water to help remove the dirt.

However, for a more thorough washing, it is advisable to rub the cloth well with detergent. In case you use it to clean the kitchen, it is very likely to have accumulated grease.
In this case, it is advisable to use hot water and let the cloth soak to loosen the dirt. You can wash it in the washing machine. However, it is advisable to avoid using fabric softener because it tends to damage its fibers.

Tips for buying microfiber towels

It is possible to find many types of microfiber towels and cloths. Their variations are given by the percentages of the materials that compose them. For example, they can be 80% polyester and 20% polyamide.

Although it may seem that they are all the same, the reality is that they have different properties. For example, the ones sold for cleaning electronic devices are softer. They are also small. On the other hand, they also sell specific ones for cleaning the car.

If it is a household cleaning that does not require so much delicacy, you can choose according to price, design and size. If you are going to use it to mop the floor, it is best if it has a shape that can be used with the mop.

The best thing about microfiber is that it is very versatile. Today you can find a variety of implements, beyond towels and cloths. There are brushes and even mops made of this material.

Corn: benefits, nutritional values and contraindications

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Corn has countless varieties and can be found in different preparations on every continent

Corn is a cereal with ancestral origins. The American Indians, before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, considered it the basis of life. This seed has penetrated almost all the gastronomies of the world since then.

It has countless varieties and can be found in different preparations on every continent. You must have eaten it hundreds of times in your life.

But, have you ever wondered what is in it for you? Can eating it cause you any harm? In this article we will tell you what benefits you get and its value in cooking. Read on and you will find out.

Nutritional values of corn

From a nutritional point of view, corn is superior to other grains, except for its protein content. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 grams of corn provides 86 kilocalories, 3.27 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. It is considered a good source of starch, since it has 5.7 grams.

It is a great source of minerals. It provides 37 milligrams of magnesium, 270 milligrams of potassium, 89 milligrams of phosphorus and 15 milligrams of sodium. Of vitamins it contains 6.8 milligrams of vitamin C, 187 International Units of vitamin A, 42 micrograms of folic acid and 23 milligrams of choline.

It is the only provitamin A cereal, which means that it is the only one capable of being converted into vitamin A by the body.

Benefits of corn

The consumption of corn has important health benefits. We explain them below.

1. Antioxidant properties

Containing carotenoids, such as lutein (644 International Units) and cryptoxanthin (115 International Units), the power to block free radicals is notorious. Both substances are considered potent antioxidants.

Lutein and cryptoxanthin are often responsible for the orange and yellow color of foods. They are carotenoids if we classify them chemically.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are chemicals that introduce oxygen into the body’s cells, causing oxidation in different parts and accelerating aging.

2. Weight control

Some types of corn are rich in amylose, one of the components of starch. Therefore, they help to control weight. This variety of starch is not digested in the small intestine, it reaches the large intestine and feeds the intestinal flora. Therefore, it helps to regularize transit and gives a greater feeling of satiety.

3. For brain function

By containing choline, corn becomes an important part of the diet for brain function. Choline is a nutrient that is necessary for the synthesis of acetylcholine. This is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in memory and muscle control.

In addition, corn also contains large amounts of folic acid. Folic acid is involved in the function of the central nervous system, in the metabolism of nerve cells and in the synthesis of myelin. Myelin is a substance that protects nerve cells (neurons), increasing the speed of impulse transmission.

4. Gluten-free

Corn is one of the bases of diets for people who cannot consume gluten. Gluten is a protein found in some grains such as wheat, barley and rye.

Uses of corn in cooking

Almost every household in the world consumes this product. Different ingredients can be obtained from it to prepare products or the grain can be used in preparations.

Some of the processed products that you may know and use are the following:

  • Flour.
  • Syrup.
  • Starch.
  • Paste.
  • Oil.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that corn is used as a staple human food in Mexico, all of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. In these regions, the forms of preparation vary.

They are eaten boiled, roasted grain, in soup or jelly and stews known as cachapas, in fermented grains or as dough. There are numerous preparations based on corn, such as arepa, polenta, popcorn, corn bread, tacos, tamales and tortillas.

Contraindications of corn

As we already know the benefits, now it is also time to consider that the product has some contraindications. The main one lies in its high starch content. Starch is composed of glucose chains, that is, sugars, so people with diabetes should reduce the intake of this food and its derivatives.

Beyond this specific care, there are no other care recommendations for the food, as long as it is included in a varied and balanced diet, it will be prudent to include it in the diet.

On the other hand, if the diet is based entirely on corn, it will be necessary to first subject it to nixtamalization, a process by which the corn is cooked with water and quicklime to obtain the nixtamal which, after grinding, gives rise to the nixtamalized dough used to make tortillas, tamales, etc.

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis: rashes, blisters, dryness and skin spots

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Although dermatitis usually appears in childhood, it can also appear in adolescence or adulthood

Atopic dermatitis is eczema that appears on the skin causing redness and itching. It is a chronic disorder and, although it most often appears at an early age, atopic dermatitis can appear at any time.

Atopic dermatitis is a long-lasting disorder, and although symptoms can be kept under control with treatment, it tends to flare up periodically. There is no cure and it can manifest with asthma or allergic rhinitis.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of atopic dermatitis depend on the person, although it usually manifests as dry skin with red or grayish welts, especially on the hands, wrists, neck, chest, eyelids, ankles and inner elbows and knees. Especially in infants it is very frequent to appear on the face or scalp.

Occasionally the redness may be accompanied by fluid-filled bumps or blisters, crusts, scaly, cracked or raw skin when scratched.

How to treat atopic dermatitis

Treatments for dermatitis usually involve trying different medications to control flare-ups and reduce symptoms, although it can be a trial and error for months.

The first advice to follow is to keep the skin moisturized, and if that is not enough, the doctor will prescribe creams to control itching and help repair the skin and oral medications to control infection and inflammation.

When medications are not enough we may have to resort to other therapies such as wet bandages, which consists of wrapping the affected area with topical corticosteroids and wet bandages, phototherapy, which consists of exposing the skin to a controlled amount of natural sunlight, or psychological and relaxation counseling to avoid making the dermatitis worse, especially when we scratch.

What is sustainable food?

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Some recommendations can help to achieve a sustainable diet in a simple manner

Increasingly, consumers are concerned about the sustainability of food, and this factor is becoming one of the criteria they look at when choosing one or another food on the market.

The first thing to know is that there are three fundamental pillars on which sustainable food is based:

  • Environmental sustainability: this has to do with the impact on the environment, not only the carbon footprint, but also the water footprint, impact on the landscape, land use, impact on biodiversity, etc.
  • Social impact: which refers to the population in charge of food production, decent working conditions, fair wages, rural population fixation…
  • Economic sustainability: it concerns balanced relations with suppliers, fair tax payments, the promotion of rural employment in the primary sector, the resilience of rural territories… it is necessary to bet on a strong primary sector.

However, when it comes to shopping, it is difficult to know which of the foods purchased is more sustainable, as there are many factors to take into account.

So here is a guide to 10 basic principles that you can follow yourself in your daily shopping for healthier and more sustainable food:

  1. Buy just enough to avoid food waste: the least sustainable thing to do is to throw away food, whatever it is, because if it is thrown away it has been wasted.
  2. Buy less processed products and prioritize fresh products in the diet.
  3. Reduce the intake of foods of animal origin: our consumption of foods of animal origin is above the nutritional recommendations. Thus, it is possible to consume less meat, substituting it for legumes or turning it into another ingredient in other dishes.
  4. Eat higher quality meat: if animal products are consumed, opt for those that come from extensive, pasture-raised production, since these animals have a social impact in terms of fixing the rural population, they also clean the countryside, which prevents fires, and have a much lower carbon footprint than intensive farming.
  5. Choose products produced in an agroecological way: use less pesticides, rotate crops to favor soil productivity, etc. Any form of agriculture that favors less use of pesticides, more rational cultivation and adequate soil management is better, although the impact of the products is not necessarily lower.
  6. Consume local products: this, in addition to reducing environmental impact, contributes to improving the social and economic impact on our environment.
  7. Consume seasonal products: this is a very easy measure that allows us to eat products that are close to us and at their best quality and price.
  8. Avoid food transported by plane, some tropical fruits or delicate products.
  9. Prefer bulk products, but handle and preserve them well to avoid waste: bulk products have a shorter shelf life, and should be stored properly after purchase to avoid problems.
  10. Bet on fair trade: there are products that are not produced in our latitudes and it is difficult to do without them (coffee, tea, cocoa…). In these cases, the ideal is to bet on fair trade to promote social and economic sustainability in producing countries.

How to exercise without realizing it?

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Many people lead a sedentary life and it is not only due to the comforts they get used to over time, but also to the fact that many of the jobs they do do do not give them room to exercise

If you are one of those people who have the habit of practicing a sport on a regular basis no matter how much motivation you need, you will surely achieve the goal. However, there are also those people who don’t exercise at all and make a thousand excuses to turn it around. So it’s worth making a list of physical activities that you can incorporate into your daily routine and exercise without even realizing it.

Many people lead a sedentary life and it is not only due to the comforts they get used to over time, but also to the fact that many of the jobs they do do do not give them room to exercise. But these proposals can be useful and in some way or another help to stay active and, above all, healthy.

Use the stairs instead of the elevator

Not only in the building where you live there are stairs, but also in offices, parking lots, shopping malls and many public places. It’s just a matter of getting used to it and starting to see the stairs as an opportunity for exercise instead of an obstacle in the way.

Walking during work breaks

Many workers are entitled to a mid-morning cup of coffee or snack. So if your job involves most of your time sitting down, take advantage of those breaks to take a short walk around the work area. Stretch your legs and get some air. You can do the same at lunchtime.

Doing household chores like a home gym

If you have to do chores at home like sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and ironing, think of it as a home gym and pay attention to the exercises. If you manage to see it that way, you will be able to do it consciously and take it as an extra physical activity that will be good for your body. It can become addictive.

Take a walk while you exercise

You can incorporate walking around your city or other places and it can serve as a physical activity while getting to know unknown areas. And if you have a pet, don’t just take it out to relieve itself, but take the opportunity to walk and exercise together.

So if you are not used to physical activity, keep in mind that at first you will get tired and as you progress, you will get used to the exercise and you will notice significant changes in your body.