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The authors followed 9,276 women between the ages of 40 and 50, all enrolled in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. After two years, 55% of the participants gained an average of 1.5% of their initial weight. Analyzing the women's work day, the experts concluded that those who worked 35 hours a week were more likely to be sedentary and fatter than those who worked for a shorter period. They also noted that only the fact that a woman is employed is already a risk factor for weight gain in the analyzed age range. Furthermore, women who worked for at least 49 hours per week were more likely to addictions like cigarettes and alcohol and not practicing physical activity. Researchers believe that these results suggest a strong association between work hours and sedentary lifestyle. According to them, new public policies should be created in order to reduce women's work hours and encourage exercise to improve the health of those over 40.

Organizing routine helps to take time to care for itself

Work, family, relationships and appointments are always in front of everything, however much you have the desire to do differently. "The lack of a personal moment, however, is a blow to health and self-esteem, its biological clock is always behind and the body lives tired and under stress," says psychologist Andreia Calçada, specialist in Clinical Psychopedagogy, Rio of January. Take advantage of expert tips to reconcile tasks with your need to take care of yourself:

Plan your time

Get organized at the beginning of each week, separating a moment just for you. Also, consider the moment for yourself as a meeting that can not be cleared. "If you ask, do not even explain what is marked, just say it's a personal commitment", says psychologist Fabiana Albino Diniz, from the Reference Center for Preventive Medicine at Unimed Paulistana.

Spend this moment without cheating

No It's worth using this free time to break someone's bough or make grocery shopping for the family. Psychologist Andreia recommends looking in the mirror and asking, "What's bothering you?" It's time to take care of these points, your self-esteem will feel the effects.

Get rid of the time-consuming part of your day

If you consider your routine a rush, prune the commitment tree: cut the commitments you make. do not make as much difference as the habit of tidying up the house every day or spending hours eavesdropping on social networks. The time saved will be enough for you to enjoy and relax a little.

Try to identify what makes you unhappy

Rethink what hurts you in the routine: dissatisfaction in the work environment, traffic, extra pounds ... "Many difficult situations can be circumvented if you maintain your willpower," says Andrea Calçada. It can be a gradual change, but the simple feeling that you're going to make things better for yourself is already soothing.

Say no to others

Nobody welcomes everyone at all times. "You need to assess whether others' requests are so urgent that you stop what you're doing," says psychologist Milene Rosenthal of the Psicolink project.Ask for help when needed

No one can handle everything on their own. Stop wanting perfection, because trying to do everything yourself can bring much worse results than having help from other people.


Know the benefits of chocolate for your health

Know the benefits of chocolate for your health

The texture, aroma, flavor and ability of chocolate to melt gently in the mouth snatches the senses, awakens the body and provokes emotional sensations. Ecstasy is absolute, with an unparalleled advantage: it is not an illicit substance although it is true that there are addicts who do not give up one (or several) bars daily chocolate.

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Understand the importance of physiotherapy after fractures

Understand the importance of physiotherapy after fractures

Breaking a bone does not seem to be very easy, but incredible as it may seem, it's pretty common to do this at least once in our lives. In these cases, the biggest question is always about what to do, how to do and how our body will stay after that happens. For this reason, the article will give an overview on the subject, also clarifying the importance of physiotherapy, which is one of the main tools used for the recovery of a fracture.

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