There’s no getting around it, carrying a backpack can be uncomfortable, fortunately, there are some rules you can follow to make carrying your bag less strenuous.Rule 1: Your backpack should never fall more than 4 inches below your waist. Low-hanging backpacks put too much weight on your shoulders, which leads to bad posture, so keep your straps tight. Rule 2: Your backpack shouldn’t be more than 5-10% of your body weight. Limit your load if you can. Rule 3: Compartmentalize. If your backpack has different compartments, do your best to spread the weight evenly to avoid putting too... Read More
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Don’t skip out on meals. It might seem like a good idea to forgo your lunch so you can leave more room for indulgence later, especially during the holidays. But, starving yourself will put you at risk of overeating and drinking which can lead to mindless munching. You’re better off to eat normal during the day and be thoughtful about the choices you make. Treat yourself to the things you may only have once a year, but remember each small holiday treat can average between 60-90 calories. The points add up.
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Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee. Although it seems like the solution to a lack of energy, there are negative side effects that come with it. Many can experience nervousness, irritability and rapid heartbeat when consuming these drinks. Many energy drinks contain high levels of taurine and some have 50 or more grams of sugar! If you track your sugar readings, you’ll see your blood sugar spike temporarily and crash, leaving you more tired than before.My word of advice
Skip the energy drink. Instead have two glasses of icy, cold water.... Read More
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