Well-being in body and soul

According to an investigation by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the effects of the pandemic, now there is greater uncertainty and concern about suffering from Covid-19 or losing loved ones; a decrease in confidence and optimism, especially in women and in people in poor employment situations; and an increase in irritability, again with a greater impact on women and the unemployed.

If we do not act now, in concert with research with vaccines and treatments, the post-pandemic outlook will be bleak for the mental health of millions of people.

And taking action, obviously, is not prescribing more antidepressants or anxiolytics, or building more psychiatric hospitals. Both actions are necessary to address some consequences; however, the idea is to be proactive and avoid them.

In response to the feeling of anxiety, according to the consulting firm Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), there has been a rapid and broad change that goes from the “concept of wellness [bienestar], centered on the individual, al by wellbeing [bienestar integral], a more holistic vision that includes different people and sectors of our societies ”.

What does this mean? A call for the participation of the whole society in the benefits of well-being.

Wellbeing is defined as the state of satisfaction and tranquility that a person presents, thanks to their good physical and mental conditions.

“If societies and companies are unable to focus holistically on people’s well-being (including physical, emotional and spiritual health), it will be almost impossible to create safety nets that allow citizens to return to work and be productive ”, They explain from LLYC.

For this reason, I have always opted for wellness programs in all their aspects: emotional, physical, social and financial. This is what happens every November in the event “In Body and Soul”, which this year will be held in an online version, with more universal access, more experts and with the empowering and transforming energy of always.

To keep your balance in difficult times, “you have to grab the bull by the horns” and get going, as a popular saying reflects.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic has disrupted or paralyzed mental health services in 93% of countries. And if, as the WHO itself says, mental health is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and treatment, then let’s look for our own tools. Healthy living is much more than curing or protecting yourself from disease.

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Losing weight at 40: three tips to avoid accumulating fat

It has already been heard a thousand times to accumulate grease it increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, and that can also have metabolic consequences. The good news is that there are three things you can do to lose weight and, incidentally, avoid regaining the lost pounds.

Not celebrating progress by toasting with alcohol

If you are looking for a figure, 300 calories may be what you need. According to a study from Duke University, eliminating that energy from your usual daily intake significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure, as well as developing insulin resistance and obesity.

Specialists propose to start by first eliminating the things that should not be because they have a high energy content and provide little or no nutrients. And the first to fall is alcohol.

“A gram of alcohol has 7.5 calories, that is, almost as much energy as a gram of fat, which gives 9 calories, compared to the 4 that we find for each gram of carbohydrate and protein, respectively,” said the expert and completed in “its journey practically ends in the liver and there it becomes fat,” he sums up.

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The sugar chapter

The second element to decrease is sugar, which nutritionally does not contribute anything to the body beyond energy. “In addition, it will trigger the insulin for its metabolism and, probably, it ends up being transformed into fat,” says the dietitian-nutritionist. The ultra-processed must also be crossed off the shopping list too rich in sugar and fat.

Walk one hour a day or train 60 minutes a week at full capacity

If to maintain a weight healthy you have to stop the loss of muscle mass, it is obvious that exercising that builds muscles (apart from burning fat) will help. It is the second objective of the plan, and the strategy is to divide the training between cardio and strength. Nothing that has not already been said.

If you haven’t been in a gym for years, the physiotherapist and personal trainer Adrián Prieto is clear: “You have to go out for a walk every day and get to 10,000 steps, and if they fall short, increase the duration to one daily hour at a rate of between 115 and 140 beats per minute ”.

Exercise

Exercise

Regarding strength training, Prieto advises starting with those that use different joints and involve the use of many different muscles to gain muscle mass. for 45 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week.

The trainer, who usually works with middle-aged people, points out that squats are especially useful, with three sets of between 12 and 15 repetitions – or an amount such that, if two more were done, he would not be able to move -, and leaving a one minute break between them.

He also recommends the planks: “The ideal is to do one minute and rest for more than 40 seconds,” says Prieto, “and repeat the exercise six or seven times.” In addition, it recommends that they be in front of the mirror “to control that we do not sink and we keep our back straight.

Extra: Looking at the cell phone at night also makes you fat

The third objective that must be taken into account to lose the kilos that age has put on is rest. not only food helps you gain weight.

As people get older, the ability to sleep soundly is lost, leading to more sleeplessness at night.

This also affects weight, as it was shown that short sleep duration is also associated with a reduction in leptin (a hormone that inhibits the desire to eat) and an increase in ghrelin (another hormone that awakens the sensation of appetite). That makes you hungrier the next day, and you tend to eat more than you need.

Look at the cell phone before sleeping

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The Fiat-PSA agreement loses ambition but also uncertainty | Opinion

The marriageable couple Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot maker PSA can finally walk down the aisle. The Jeep maker has agreed to cut a huge dividend linked to its planned merger by nearly half, but its shareholders will get more savings and shares in parts maker Faurecia. The change will boost the balance of the future Stellantis group and will eliminate the anguish that persists in the operation.

Moderation in the Covid-19 era makes sense on multiple levels. By reducing an originally planned 5.5 billion payment to € 2.9 billion, Fiat admits the inevitable: that it needs to preserve cash in the pandemic.

It also eliminates the threat of a challenge from PSA shareholders to the terms of the original deal. Fiat has been burning cash in the crisis. Paying himself a huge bonus would also have been odd after he obtained a € 6.3 billion loan backed by the Italian state, the biggest help of the crisis for a European carmaker.

Fiat shareholders are being compensated by other means. Under the terms of the revised deal revealed Monday, PSA will distribute its 46% stake in auto parts maker Faurecia to all Stellantis shareholders, rather than just PSA’s. This means that FCA investors will get 50% of that stake of around 2,500 million euros of current market value, or almost 1,300 million, in addition to the 2,900 million euros of cash dividend.

Even adding Faurecia shares, Fiat investors appear to be € 1.3 billion short of the original dividend plan. But they can get an optional dividend of 500 million later. And they have been promised that their share of the annual savings will be worth at least 5 billion euros, more than originally estimated at 3.7 billion euros and that it will amount to about 35 billion once they are taxed and capitalized.

Tuesday’s rally in Fiat shares reflects in part the fact that its shareholders could have expected a stronger blow to send the ball of the deal flying over the net. But it is also driven by much greater confidence in its completion.

At current market prices, the merger spread between the two stocks has dropped below 4% from almost 12% prior to the announcement of the deal. That’s the value of removing a large dose of distress.

The authors are columnists for Reuters Breakingviews. Opinions are yours. The translation, of Carlos Gómez Down, it is the responsibility of Five days

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The exercises to lose weight that you should do once you are over 40

Many people believe that regular exercise is the solution for all health problems, even those related to natural aging process. Of course, this is an irreversible effect that we are all bound to go through sooner or later. However, there are certain types of workouts that can prevent the most typical diseases derived from the passage of age.

Physical activity can increase life expectancy by limiting the development and progression of chronic diseases, especially once over 40 years old, an age in which everyone begins to think about what will come from then on. “There comes a time in life when we realize that we are not invincible “, he comments Holly Perkins, personal trainer, in ‘Prevention‘.

Strength training has been shown to decrease pain associated with arthritis and prevent its onset

“Believe it or not, the body begins to age after 30, in a decline that becomes more aggressive with each passing year, “he reasons. For this reason, below we will see four exercises for each age-related condition to perform each week once you pass the quarantine, and above all, to keep you healthy, happy and in good physical shape.

Cardio

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As the name suggests, these types of exercises serve to keep the to the most important organ in the whole body: the heart. Running, dancing, cycling, walking or swimming. Any of these activities will make your heart not stop pumping and stay In perfect health. “You must apply a minimum of effort in cardio workouts for you to notice results, and do them regularly so that what is gained is not reversed“, aconseja Perkins.

High impact

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According to the British National Osteoporysis Foundation, About one in two women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become weak, increasing the risk of fractures. One of the best methods to counteract this effect is consume a lot of calcium and do high-intensity sports or weights: tennis, sprint races or basketball are some of the sports recommended by the expert.

Of strength

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These types of workouts are great for reducing the risk of arthritis, which increases with age. The aches and pains can appear at any time of life, but they occur more frequently after 40. “Strength training has been shown to decrease pain associated with arthritis and it prevents their onset, “explains Perkins.” You don’t have to spend hours in the gym lifting weights, all you need is to do squats or deadlifts to strengthen your joints and muscles. “

Yoga

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This type of sport is great to combat mental disorders such as depression, which are more frequent among the population than we would like. Although all exercise can help, more and more research shows that yoga is the best exercise to reduce stress and improve mood. A study published in the ‘US National Library of Medicine‘attests that this activity increases levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.

“We know for sure that yoga is very good for reducing stress, and we know that there is a correlation between anxiety and mood disorders,” says Perkins. “Even better, certain types of yoga can also pass for weight training and they even offer advantages for cardiovascular health, which is why it is a very complete type of sport “.

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The OP suggested not to strip the allowance of working parents of children with disabilities :: Society :: RBC

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Member of the Public Chamber, chairman of the National Parents Committee, Irina Volynets, proposed not to deprive parents of disabled children who do paid work. This is reported by RT.

The corresponding appeal was sent to the government, the State Duma, the Federation Council and the Pension Fund.

“We ask you to allow parents of children with disabilities receiving benefits for the care of a disabled child to have sources of income not exceeding one minimum wage (minimum wage), while maintaining the allowance,” the statement says. The current minimum wage is 12,130 rubles.

Russians will be able to receive benefits without providing certificates to government agencies

Visitor in the department of the pension fund

Now the parent or guardian of a disabled child or a disabled person since childhood of group I is deprived of state support in the amount of 10 thousand rubles if he finds a paid job regardless of income.

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The OP suggested not to strip the allowance of working parents of children with disabilities :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Alexander Ryumin / TASS

Member of the Public Chamber, chairman of the National Parents Committee, Irina Volynets, proposed not to deprive parents of disabled children who do paid work. This is reported by RT.

The corresponding appeal was sent to the government, the State Duma, the Federation Council and the Pension Fund.

“We ask you to allow parents of children with disabilities receiving benefits for the care of a disabled child to have sources of income not exceeding one minimum wage (minimum wage), while maintaining the allowance,” the statement says. The current minimum wage is 12,130 rubles.

Russians will be able to receive benefits without providing certificates to government agencies

Visitor in the department of the pension fund

Now the parent or guardian of a disabled child or a disabled person since childhood of group I is deprived of state support in the amount of 10 thousand rubles if he finds a paid job regardless of income.

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The OP suggested not to strip the allowance of working parents of children with disabilities :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Alexander Ryumin / TASS

Member of the Public Chamber, chairman of the National Parents Committee, Irina Volynets, proposed not to deprive parents of disabled children who do paid work. This is reported by RT.

The corresponding appeal was sent to the government, the State Duma, the Federation Council and the Pension Fund.

“We ask you to allow parents of children with disabilities receiving benefits for the care of a disabled child to have sources of income not exceeding one minimum wage (minimum wage), while maintaining the allowance,” the statement says. The current minimum wage is 12,130 rubles.

Russians will be able to receive benefits without providing certificates to government agencies

Visitor in the department of the pension fund

Now the parent or guardian of a disabled child or a disabled person since childhood of group I is deprived of state support in the amount of 10 thousand rubles if he finds a paid job regardless of income.

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Lukashenko named Russia’s only ally :: Politics :: RBC

Moscow does not want to lose Minsk either economically or politically, as this will cause a “severe blow” to Russia’s domestic policy. This was announced at a meeting with representatives of the Minsk region by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, fragments of his speech were shown by the Belarus 1 television channel.

“The only ally that remained with Russia is Belarus,” he said.

“I often [президенту России Владимиру] I’m saying this to Putin: I understand you, you cannot lose Belarus. I understand that you cannot fight to save Belarus, either, ”the Belarusian leader continued, adding that Russia was being“ pushed out of very marginal markets ”: the European Union and Ukraine.

According to Lukashenko, Belarus is the second largest consumer of Russian gas after Germany, and also buys a huge amount of Russian oil.

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The court in London halved the salaries of the former co-owner “Trust” :: Business :: RBC

The Bank representative demanded to reduce the amount from £17 thousand to £6 thousand, indicating that Sergey Belyaev leads too “luxurious lifestyle”. The banker asked not to lower it below £10 million In the result the court chose the middle option

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London’s high court decided twice to cut the amount that one of the former owners of the Bank “trust” Sergei Belyaev will be able to spend on the life and legal services. This was reported on the judicial portal Law360, writes Forbes.

The court considered that the current amount of spending Belyaeva £17 thousand per month is too large, reducing it to £8 thousand, the Representative of “Trust” and demanded that the amount was reduced to £6 million, arguing that the fact that Belyaev should not be able to continue to lead a “lavish lifestyle”, but have to get a job or reduce costs. In turn Belyaev, who defended themselves in court, said he in connection with the lack of work you need to spend monthly from the accounts of at least £10 thousand

The Central Bank will have the right to prohibit bankers from leaving the country at the revocation of licenses

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Belyaev, along with two other former co-owners “of the Trust” Ilya Yurov and Nikolai Fetisov lost the case by $900 million in the High court of London in January of this year. The court after four years of litigation has ordered them to pay this amount for the collapse of the Bank in 2014. Five and a half years ago, “trust” became the property “Open”, which was engaged in its sanitation. In 2017, after the reorganization of “Opening” both banks were owned by the Central Bank.

In February the London court has banned Fetisov Yurov and spend money with the arrested accounts of the Russian, British, Swiss and Cypriot banks. According to the court, they may have assets, which are not reported, therefore the contents of the bankers shifted to their wives. However, Belyaeva, the court made an exception, believing that the availability of alternative sources of income is not obvious.

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Trump has adjusted the forecast for mortality from coronavirus in the US :: Society :: RBC

The President believes that from 75 thousand to 100 thousand people can die from coronavirus in the country. Prior to this, he several times voiced different expectations for mortality

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From 75 thousand to 100 thousand people can become victims of coronavirus in the United States, said President Donald Trump, reports Reuters. Earlier, the head of state changed the expected number of deaths several times.

“It’s horrible. We must not lose a single person over this amount, ”the president said.

In early April, the White House presented its first official forecast for the number of expected deaths from coronavirus. Then the experts said that the United States could lose from 100 thousand to 240 thousand people in the event that the restrictions imposed by the authorities are respected. Experts also said that in case of unfavorable development of the situation, the number of victims could reach 2.2 million people. This will happen, they noted, if nothing is done to combat the spread of infection.

Trump has changed the estimate of the possible number of victims of COVID-19 in the United States

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Later, in mid-April, Trump announced the new expectations of the US authorities – according to him, the number of people dying from coronavirus will be “significantly” less than 100 thousand. He noted that he managed to reduce the expected number of deaths due to the country’s aggressive policy to save lives and noted positive dynamics in the situation with morbidity.

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