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I saw a viral video about a navy seal method of taking a nap for 8 minutes which included elevating your legs; the idea being that it makes it easier or better for blood to flow and relaxes you
Such elevation can be done by putting the legs at a 90 degree angle on to a chair, bed, or other surface, or greater angles with smaller stacks of pillows
I also saw some articles about possible benefits of sleeping this way
So, have you tried resting with elevated legs at all or have any thoughts on the practice?
> Holding your breath, as well as generally improving breathing and lung function, has useful, potentially lifesaving benefits, including:
> increasing life span by preserving the health of stem cells
> possible regeneration of new tissue in the brain to preserve brain function (this is theoretical in humans, though; studies have only been done on salamanders)
> increasing resistance to bacterial infections
> learning how to make yourself feel relaxed
posted 9 months ago by sparrow (+1 / -0 )
Honestly I've seen some attitudes and articles that "housework isn't exercise" and... I'm guessing such people don't do much housework? At a minimum, it could often be a lot of walking, which is fine low to moderate exercise.
Have you ever found housework (or chores) to be good exercise?
I've seen some people mention unique properties of morning sunlight, has anyone experienced or read of such benefits?
posted 10 months ago by sparrow (+2 / -0 )
> Proponents of Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy cite a construct or concept they call low frustration tolerance (LFT), or "short-term hedonism" in order to partly explain behaviors like procrastination and certain other apparently paradoxical or self-defeating behavior. It is defined as seeking immediate pleasure or avoidance of pain at the cost of long-term stress and defeatism.
> The concept was originally developed by psychologist Albert Ellis who theorized that low frustration tolerance is an evaluative component in dysfunctional and irrational beliefs. Behaviors are then derived towards avoiding frustrating events which, paradoxically, lead to increased frustration and even greater mental stress.
> In REBT the opposite construct is "high frustration tolerance".
> Furthermore, low frustration tolerance is characteristic of conditions such as:
> Depression[1]
> Asperger's syndrome[2]
> ADHD.[3]
I've heard of this idea before, but it popped up on the radar again, it's a "common military exercise" since ancient times, and a good form of exercise for lots of people:
Walking is thought to be a good cardio exercise for just about anybody; all this does it add a backpack with some weight to the equation, which turns it in to a lifting exercise and increases the amount of exercise you get per step versus walking with no backpack.
Any thoughts on rucking, or backpacking, or such related exercises?
21 Different Types of Melons (
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+1 / -0 )
Anyone like cold showers?
Some possible benefits of cold showers:
increased alertness, stronger immune system, boosted mood, reduced pain, and so on
What's people's opinion on "aromatherapy"? Are certain scents supposed to be good for disease or to promote health?
I guess my view is in favor of a mild support of the theory that certain scents may create health, but perhaps more than this that I think smells may be good for an aethetic value and promote a "quality of life".
I have noticed a few times for example, while I might have audio-visual stimulation on a computer inside, that when I go outside I might additionally encounter such fresh air "smells" that seem to yield feelings of health, well-being, and which also stimulate the recall of certain memories associated with the smells.
I think I remember expecting that "smell-o-vision" would become a part of computers at some point, or of some automated way for computers to let off certain smells. I thought movie theaters might incorporate the sense of smell more at some point. I'm sure some obscure gadgets like this exist or could be a DIY project, and some places exist that do this in a theater, but it doesn't seem to have had the widespread adoption that I might have thought would have happened.
But anyway, any opinions on utilizing the sense of smell for health and wellness?
Do you filter your water, or don't think you need to, or what's your take on water filters?
Here's one list of possible "sustainable" filters:
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+4 / -0 )
Anyone have any recommendations where to buy some?
I see gymbros online suggesting it
example link about topic -
Anyone Eat Coffee Beans? (
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+5 / -0 )
Apparently they're edible without people having to make coffee out of them by adding hot water:
There's estimated to be up to 4mg (?) caffeine per bean
Seems like for some people they might enjoy simply eating the beans rather than brewing up coffee if they're just trying to get a dose of caffeine
National Pear Month (December) (
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+4 / -0 )
> History of National Pear Month
> National Pear Month, started by USA Pears and officially declared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a month-long holiday dedicated to educating people about how to tell the ripeness of a pear and how to make the most out of eating pears. USA Pears created this holiday back in 2011 based off of a survey that stated that 84% of shoppers cannot tell when a pear is ripe when they are shopping in a grocery store.
> USA Pears chose the month because of the fact that most pears, specifically the 10 types of Northwest pears, get harvested during the month of December. Pears also have high nutritional value, having more fiber than bananas, oranges, and strawberries.
A week early but I was thinking of pears recently, it's a holiday food... "...and a partridge in a pear tree"
(I mean like against flu, tetanus, measles, etc. vaccines for humans and whatever diseases with animals, all vaccines basically)
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+6 / -0 )
posted 1 year ago by sparrow (+1 / -2 )
> How often should you shower?
> While there is no ideal frequency, experts suggest that showering several times per week is plenty for most people (unless you are grimy, sweaty, or have other reasons to shower more often). Short showers (lasting three or four minutes) with a focus on the armpits and groin may suffice.
> If you’re like me, it may be hard to imagine skipping the daily shower. But if you’re doing it for your health, it may be a habit worth breaking.
> An alternative would be a cheese omelette (2 eggs, 1 tbsp butter, and 1 ounce grated cheddar cheese) topped with 1 level tablespoon (15 grams) of avocado oil mayonnaise.
Cole also mentioned bacon as a Spam alternative.
Florida discovers the truth about vaccines (
posted 2 years ago by Her0n (+5 / -5 / +4Score on mirror )
My son isn’t vaccinated and neither will his yet to be born siblings.
A 14% drop in vaccines gives us a 9% drop in infant mortality rates.
Don’t inject your children with any jew poison.
Posting this mostly expecting a critique of this diet, apparently there is an ultramarathoner who eats this way - I guess they get protein from seeds in the fruits, and mostly eat fruits and some veggies?
Again, personally I endorse this only as a temporary thing, I don't know how long it can be sustained for a lot of people. I think it overlaps with another religious fast that came up in discussion called "xerophagy", which is a raw fruits / veggies / seeds fast that I think it only supposed to be temporary for lent or maybe for committed religious people.
I am generally concerned with veganism as it can lead to various deficiencies. I think it can be healthy maybe spiritually, but a physically active lifestyle probably would benefit from meat consumption. I like veganism from a self-sufficienty perspective though, like it can take less resources to grow food than growing meat, but it seems like a trade off of health (which might be ok in certain circumstances if again done for spiritual reasons).
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