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How smartphones have changed the way we consume sport

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When the Simon Personal Communicator was launched by IMB back in August 1994, this new handheld mobile device almost sounded like something out of Star Trek. It was by no means as the pocket-sized gadgets Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise used, yet it did spark an entirely new trend of using mobile phones for much more than just calls and conversations.

Interestingly, the internet was also becoming more commercially available at the same time. Sluggish dialup internet at home was the norm back then, along with that horrible sound when connection, while mobile devices were quickly becoming more practical in both form and function. Before too long, smartphone was the buzzword as these devices offered us a whole new realm of possibilities.

Smartphones have entirely changed the way we search for and consume information. For most of us, they have become and essential tool that we can’t leave home without. These days they are an extra layer of interaction for many of our common activities, including sports, with more ways to engage than ever before.

Engagement with sports in an instant

One of the biggest appeals of the information superhighway, first from our desktop devices and then eventually through out smartphones, the ability to access news and information instantly has become and intrinsic part of the way we enjoy sports. We no longer have to wait to read the back page of tomorrow’s newspaper or look through the teletext on TV. The latest news is now available before, during, and after every sporting event, updated by the minute.

We all know there’s an app for everything these days, which includes everything we could possibly want to match our enthusiasm for sport. There are apps to quench our thirst for all the latest sporting gossip and news, apps with live scores, apps that let us buy tickets to sporting events, apps that give us detailed maps and directions to stadiums and venues; plus apps that even recommend places to eat and drink before the game.

Perhaps one of the most important recent developments for smartphones, improved connection speeds and data allowances mean we never have to miss a second of our favourite sporting action. All the major broadcasters now stream live sporting events directly to our smartphones, which has arguably led to greater quality and competition. Even tech giants like Amazon and Facebook are getting in on the act, driven by massive consumer demand.

Backing our favourite sporting events

Something else that has grown phenomenally thanks to smartphones is the ease of mobile betting. There’s no longer any need to travel to our local bookies, and we don’t even have to sit at a computer. Whether we’re sat on a bus or train, stuck at work, jetting off on holiday, dining out, or even watching a live sporting even with our friends; the latest betting odds are always right there in our hands.

Convenience is king and smartphones have genuinely revolutionised online betting. While it goes without saying, wagering of any kind should be done responsibly, there’s no doubt that being able to quickly access up-to-the-second odds and betting news has proven hugely popular amongst sports fans. In particular, live betting in the midst of the action, as the odds rise and fall depending on how a sporting event is unfolding before our very eyes.

What’s more, people are using their smartphones to swiftly check odds and place bets on every kind of sport you can think of. Of course, Football and the Premier League tends to be the most popular in the United Kingdom, while across the pond, American football and basketball tend to lead the way, along with baseball and ice hockey. Cricket also generates a huge amount of staking interest, as do the biggest horse racing, tennis, and boxing events.

Sharing our sporting views

Smartphones have become a massive influence in the way we follow sports, and they can even influence the sports themselves. Beyond the live streams we watch or the news we read, these days we don’t have to be a respected sports journalist or commentator to share our opinion. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have enjoyed incredible growth over the last decade or so, largely thanks to their extensive propagation and usage via smartphones.

Sports fans have massively embraced their chance to have a voice, as have sporting superstars themselves, creating a whole new era of interaction and engagement. In the past, most of us would be lucky if we bumped into our favourite sporting celebrity walking down the street. Now it’s possible to engage directly with them, even if the effects can have both positive and negative outcomes, certainly when someone isn’t happy with their team or sporting icon.

Likewise, forum platforms like Reddit and others have provided sports fans with places to air their views, whether venting their criticism or being effusive with their praise, debating everything that happens in the sporting world. The overall combination of social networks and forums has brought the public at large a greater sense of participation and engagement, even contributing to how sports themselves have evolved and changed.

Sign of things to come?

If the opportunity to engage in myriad ways with our favourite sports wasn’t enough, we too can become virtual sporting stars via our smartphones. More people actually play games on smartphones these days, compared to personal computers and consoles. These include all the latest sports-themed titles, as players join international tournaments with millions of players online. Who knows, you might even be sat next to an iGaming smartphone superstar right now.

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Tips For Restaurants To Survice The Pandemic

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The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, even outside of lockdown. Customer numbers are down, restaurants are short-staffed, and owners are stressed out trying to keep up with restrictions and measures to keep everyone safe. Here are a few tips to help you survive until you can open as normal again. 

 

Pivot Your Business

You need to keep an income coming in, even if you’re getting funding from the government. It’s also a good idea to keep yourself at the forefront of your customers’ minds, so they’re raring to come back and see you as soon as you can open again. How can you pivot your business to help you stay afloat and hold onto your customers?

Lots of restaurants have started offering delivery, but is there anything else you could do? Could you create ‘cook at home’ boxes of some of your most popular dishes, for people to finish cooking at home? Can you help your suppliers by allowing people to order ingredients like quality meat from you? Could you sell tickets to online cookery or chef skill classes? If you’re bringing people back to work to cook for delivery or dine-at-home boxes, you might need access to a private Covid test, if only just for peace of mind. 

 

Hit Social Media

Get on social media and keep posting. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and anywhere else your customers are. Use social media to talk about what you’re doing while you can’t open as usual, the safety measures you’re putting in place, and share promo codes for whatever you’re offering instead of dinner in the restaurant. 

Share pictures of your staff. This humanizes your business and makes people more likely to want to help. Share content from other small businesses that you like or that share your local area. This can extend your own reach, and you might be able to help each other out. 

 

Team Up

If you’re sharing content from other businesses, think about whether there are some ways that you could team up with them. For example, if you’re sending out meal kits, could you partner with your local off-license to send out a great wine to pair with your food. 

Is there a hospital near you? Ask if they’re accepting meal donations for their frontline staff. If they are, add an option on your menu that lets people donate a meal to the NHS, and make it clear that you’ll deliver it. People have been very generous to key-workers, so are likely to love the idea of sending a delicious lunch to someone on a tough shift. You get another meal ordered, and get to do something good at the same time. 

The current situation is going to be a real challenge for all kinds of businesses, especially in the world of events and hospitality. With some creativity and a hard focus on customer engagement, you can make survival more likely, so you still have a viable business left when things return to normal. 

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Fab Lockdown Boredom Buster Ideas

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As the UK is now halfway through its second lockdown, you may be beginning to feel like you’re spending most days twiddling with your thumbs through boredom – and that’s completely understandable! For the first time in decades, we have been forced to stay inside for our own safety, but in today’s generation, we live a fast paced life that’s full to the brim of exciting activities and things to look forward to. When that’s suddenly taken away, it can be difficult to know what to do with yourself, so we’ve got some amazing ideas that will help bust that boredom for the next few weeks or so!

Find a new hobby

If you’re into things like sewing, reading, or even doing up cars, you may have exhausted your current hobbies already! Finding a new hobby will help pass the time, and also expand your knowledge on something new. There are loads of weird and wonderful hobbies out there, and you may be surprised at which one takes your fancy! Not only will a new hobby help pass the time over these final weeks of lockdown, but it will give you a new hobby to continue with even long after restrictions are lifted!

Host a tarot card evening

An unusual yet fun way to spend an evening or two, is by hosting a tarot card night! Whether you’re skeptical or not, the history of psychics is very interesting and can spark many debatable conversations. While you may not be able to have a large gathering at your home, you could host a tarot card evening via Zoom or FaceTime! To learn more about the history of psychics click here so you can share your new found knowledge with your friends and family!

Do some DIY

Lockdown is the perfect excuse to get those odd jobs done around the house that you’ve been meaning to do for ages. If you’ve been quick off the mark and already done those odd jobs, then why not use the next few weeks to redecorate parts of your home? This could be a complete makeover of a neglected room, or upcycling old and tired looking pieces of furniture to give them a new lease of life. DIY can be extremely therapeutic, and will leave you feeling satisfied at the end of each day.

Try out a new game

If you’re a keen gamer, now is the perfect chance to try something new! There have been many new popular game releases lately such as the remastering of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1&2, so why not give them a go?

Challenge yourself

Finally, another great way of passing time during lockdown is by giving yourself a challenge that lasts over a few weeks or a month. Challenges such as the squat challenge, walking 10,000 steps a day, or even no alcohol for a month will help focus your energy into something else and benefit your health at the same time!

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SAMPLE AND ENJOY THE FINEST IN BRITISH BUTCHERY DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR WITH THE LAUNCH OF WHAT’S UR BEEF

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Discover top quality, sizeable steaks delivered directly to your door with the launch of What’s UR Beef, an online, gourmet, premium-grade nationwide steak delivery company which will transform the way you shop for steak.

The brainchild of the ‘most swiped man on Tinder’, supermodel & TV star Stefan-Pierre Tomlin and the award-winning butcher behind Stilton Butchers, James Morgan, What’s UR Beef expertly cut, securely seal and ship your bespoke order, which arrives at your door, within a chosen time slot the very next day. Ensuring a minimum of 28 day aged A Graded British beef at What’s UR Beef size definitely matters.

With a steak for every appetite, ranging from standard 8oz steaks to larger first-rate cuts reaching over 32 oz, you will be certain to receive juicy, tender steaks expertly cut exactly to your liking with every delivery.

Launching with a choice of half a dozen steaks including ultra-lean, super soft centre cut barrel fillet, tender, lightly marbled ribeye, matured, succulent Tomahawk steak and flavoursome sirloin, the What’s UR Beef range will steadily increase week on week. Soon expanding to offer premium steaks from different countries and lesser known cuts to give customers the chance to broaden their culinary horizons and ‘beef up’ their knowledge on steak, What’s UR Beef is set to become the number one destination for discerning, top-quality steak lovers.

Meeting through mutual friends and bonding over their love of steak, the launch of What’s UR Beef is an exciting next step for both Stefan and James. Currently one of the UK’s leading models, and star of  Celebs Go Dating & First Dates, Stefan is looking forward to turning his passion for steak into a successful business and working closely with James, the director of family-run Stilton Butchers who are famed for their award-winning meats and remarkable quality.

Offering a wide variety of the absolute best British premium steak, it is time to check out What’s UR Beef – you just cannot and will not beat their meat.

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5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Digital Security

The combination of internet use and the proliferation of new digital technologies means that we are more connected today than ever. This continued use of the internet has tremendously revolutionised communication, to the extent that it’s now our preferred medium of interaction. In almost everything we do, from sharing moments with loved ones to buying clothes to ordering pizza, we use the internet. Unfortunately, however, as the internet continues to be intertwined with everything we do, the more room for cybercrime is created.

You’ve probably heard a lot about data breaches and hacking activities from one source or the other. Such reports are very much true and may be affecting your security and privacy in various detrimental ways that you may not even detect. In situations like these, when sharing personal information and data breaches have become the new norm, it becomes important to protect your digital identity. In this post, we share the five best practices to consider for protecting your digital security.

⦁ Use an Encrypted Network

If you follow tech and cybersecurity trends, you already know that public Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in cafes, airports, and hotels, are massively unsafe and can put you into some serious cyber threats. However, as with most threats, when something gets publicised a lot, people tend to become less concerned and ignore it. The truth is, public Wi-Fi networks are unsafe and completely vulnerable to cyber-attacks because they are unencrypted.

With unencrypted networks, cybercriminals can perform a variety of activities to breach your data. One of the common activities is called ‘Man-in-the-Middle attack, where a hacker can choose to passively sit back and ingest your unprotected data or manipulate them to carry out more evil acts. Another is called ‘Network Sniffing’, where hackers use ‘sniffing’ applications to intercept your network and steal your personal information.
Whether you are a casual internet user or a business, your data should be encrypted for such obvious reasons. At present, the best way to do this is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to encrypt your traffic so others can’t see it. A VPN can help you in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, network encryption, reclaiming your anonymity, remote access, protected file sharing, security, as well as bypassing blockers and filters.

⦁ Use Encrypted File Systems (EFS)

For most of us, using a password for our personal computers is the final line of defense for all the data we store. In fact, not many people are aware of what encrypted file systems or operating systems, and what they can do to protect the data stored in your computers.
Without stronger protection, it becomes easy for unauthorized people to access your stored data. This risks access and loss of vital information, which can be damaging, especially for people who use their computers to store business data.

Using encrypted operating systems, such as File Vault on Mac OS or Full-Disk Encryption on Windows, makes your data unreadable to people who don’t have authorization. System encryptions ensure that the information stored in your PC is encoded with algorithms to generate cipher tests that can only be read if decrypted.

⦁ Stay Away from Unsecured Sites

Most people can’t tell if they are visiting a secure site or not. Google has started differentiating between ‘secure’ and ‘not secure’ sites so that visitors can be able to have a guarantee that the data they share between them and the site is scrambled (secure).
As with unprotected networks, when you visit a site that is not secure or encrypted, it means that everyone else accessing the site could look at the information passing between you and the site. Google noted that anyone snooping at such information could modify the contents and get to you for malicious reasons such as identity theft, credit card manipulation, and cyberbullying.

To differentiate between secure/encrypted and unsecured/unencrypted sites, simply look at the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on a site’s URL. Unencrypted sites will have the URL as just HTTP, while encrypted sites will include an ‘s’ to have it as HTTPs. This means that such sites have purchased and installed an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), a digital authentication for their websites that has the ability to encrypt sensitive information.

⦁ Backup Your Data

A simple and yet often ignored digital security best practice is backing up your data in a secure and encrypted platform. People just don’t understand how a simple loss of a laptop or data storage device can cause detrimental consequences for their personal, academic, or business undertakings.
Without a proper backup strategy, a current study indicates that loss of data can cause a company as much as $300,000 an hour. The problem is, with the longer it takes for you to restore your data, the more money and time you’ll lose.
With the advancement in digital technology, people and businesses can automate their data backup or use advances in cloud storage as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

⦁ Use Two-Factor Authentication

As much as they can be annoying, most people don’t realize just how much two-factor authentication is essential in the protection of their digital security. The problem of using single factor authentications, i.e., username and password, is that when a hacker is able to decode your password, he can be able to access several of your other accounts.
To make matters worse, people have a tendency to take advantage of ‘keep me logged in’ without realizing how this negatively impacts their digital security. In most cases, the websites you visit will store ‘cookies,’ which can be harvested by malware and sent to hackers who can then access your passwords to hack your accounts.

The simple fact is, it is hard for bots and hackers to complete a 2-step verification process because a computer-generated code will always be sent to your email or phone for your verification. This will make your personal and business accounts harder to access.

Conclusion

Currently, as noted in this post, immense quantities of data are uploaded and downloaded over digital electronics, sometimes knowingly and others unknowingly. For now, we’re all creators, publishers, and commentators in this digital space. Such a massive exchange of data online may be detrimental to your digital security.

While some cybercrime activities may be out of your hand, there are actions you can take to ensure that you’re a step safer when it comes to the safety and privacy of your personal or business information. The five best practices described here are meant for exactly that purpose!

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Guys – Boost Your Self-Confidence With These Tips

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The way that you view yourself is so important if you want to be positive in life, and if someone else’s expectations of you make you feel like you aren’t enough, then it’s time to learn to repair your own self-image. There are plenty of ways to boost your self-confidence as a man, and we’ve got several of them for you below:

 

  1. Your self image is something you can change. It’s not a fixed thing in place, it’s not objective and it can be changed as you need to change it. This should instantly boost your confidence, as you can be sure that the power of your own feelings about yourself is in your hands.
  2. Self-image doesn’t just mean the way you feel about how you are perceived by those around you, but also your actual image. You can get that hair transplant process started if it will improve your confidence, and you can ensure that you are seeing a clothing stylist, too. Your confidence in how you look matters, and you should feel good when you look in the mirror. If there is something that you don’t like and you have the power to change it, you should.
  3. Adjust your inner voice if you want to have better confidence. It’s easy to talk down to yourself and feel negative as a result, but it doesn’t have to be this way! You can talk to yourself about the positive things that you have in your life, and by default you will feel far better about yourself, too.
  4. Where you can, start modeling the behavior that will make you feel good. If you change the way that you approach situations and the way that you look at past ones, you can start to repair your confidence and learn that you are the one in control.
  5. Take the time to break up your biggest goals into bite-sized pieces. You know that you can set yourself tasks that will benefit your life and when you achieve those, you’re going to feel on top of the world.
  6. Find a hobby to involve yourself in. Sometimes, a poor self-image comes from boredom and a lack of things to do. If you can’t do anything in your spare time, you’re not likely to feel good about yourself. Make your goals flexible and see how well you do with them!
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How To Groom Yourself And Become A Lot More Appealing Each Day

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We all know that, in life, looks don’t matter completely. That won’t stop us from wanting to look the part each and every day. It doesn’t get talked about too much, but looks do matter a little. You don’t need to be the most beautiful thing on the planet, but preparing yourself and priming yourself matters. Our minds judge people and things immediately based on looks and overall initial vibes. We have to do this in order to prepare ourselves for what is to come. If we like what we see, then we’ll proceed. If we don’t and, instead, a few red flags appear, then we’ll likely avoid. It’s human nature at work!

 

So, with that said, we must do what we can to look a little more appealing if we’re to get the person, the job (or whatever) we want. It’s not too taxing, and it won’t make you a vain narcissist for wanting to focus on this. Here are some fundamental things you can do in order to achieve this kind of result: 

 

Work Out A Little More  

Working out is amazing for the body and mind. You’ll feel a lot better about yourself – which is a good start. This positive feeling will make you glow like you never have before. Keeping fit also puts your physique into the condition you’d like it to be. By no means do you need to be in a different shape in order to be more attractive, but you’ll be in charge if you do – you’ll be like a sculptor deciding your next look. 

 

Learn About The Different Methods There Are

You’re not going to be an expert of fashion and beauty straight away. If you’ve been around this stuff for a while, then you’ll have at least an intermediate knowledge, but there will still be more you can figure out. For instance, you might want to learn about hair and beard transplant information for yourself or someone you know. You might also need to learn about how certain behaviours make people feel certain ways about you. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be. 

 

Take Care Of Your Skin

Your skin is hugely important because it can go pretty south pretty quickly if you don’t take good care. A good skin routine that involves cleansing and moisturising should be an essential each day. If you don’t do it each day, then every other day would suffice. Making sure you don’t break out as much as you used to and ensure you keep young, luscious skin is of great importance – especially as you get older. 

 

Get Out Of The House 

If you don’t do this already, then it’s wise to start doing so. If you’re outside every single day taking in the fresh air, then you’ll know how important it is to your skin and your mind. Being around others will also boost your social skills, which are a big part of your overall look and appeal. Staying indoors all day can be relaxing at times, but too much of it and you’ll suffer. You need those natural vitamins and to be away from the same air each day. 

 

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6 Luxury Gift Ideas For a Foodie

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Do you need to buy a gift for a foodie? Then there is nothing better than a food or drink related gift. But, you want this to be something luxurious that they will really enjoy.

 

Here’s some ideas to give you food for thought:

 

Fortnum and Mason hamper

There is no gift more luxurious for a foodie than an iconic Fortnum and Mason Hamper. Not only does the recipient get the wicker basket to keep and fill with whatever they please, they’ll also receive all the goodies that are inside, such as bottles of wine, olives, cheese, crackers, meats and much more. There are hampers for all occasions including those specifically designed for Christmas.

If you don’t have the budget for the hamper, don’t worry there are other options, so you can still give the luxury of F&M without breaking the bank.

 

Unique bottle of drink

Choose their favourite drink and then look for it in a fancy bottle or with a twist. Let’s say they love gin – which is very popular at the moment. M&S are selling an elderflower flavoured glitter globe gin with 23 carat gold leaf – perfect for the festive season. Alternatively, look for a pretty bottle – From the Gin Shelf named Mermaid Gin within the top 5 of the 26 most beautiful gin bottles. These are bottles they won’t want to throw out after they’ve enjoyed what is inside.

 

Food subscription

From coffee and cocktails to brownies and bread – there are so many food subscriptions to choose from that you are sure to find one that is perfect for the foodie in your life. Choose their favourite and then it’ll land on their doorstep every month for the duration that you decide on. This might be something they can tuck straight into or ingredients to use in the kitchen. Either way, it’s the gift that will keep on giving.

 

Foodie voucher

Give your foodie something to look forward to – from champagne afternoon tea at Harrods, a meal cooked by a celebrity chef or dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. There are a number of different experiences that are perfect for food lovers. Choose one and it’s something the two of you can look forward to doing together.

 

Luxurious cookbook

Foodies no doubt have shelves full of cookbooks from Nigella Lawson to Mary Berry. But, you can never have too many – so, why not add another one to their collection. Are they always booking a table at Dishoom – then why not get them the restaurant’s very own cookbook? Maybe they want to start cooking more vegetarian dishes? Then Mob Veggie has some great dishes. Make it relevant to their food preferences at the moment and they are sure to love it.

 

Personalised kitchen accessories

Aprons, chopping boards, pie dishes, yorkshire pudding tins  – you name it, you can personalise it. These will all be a great addition to their kitchen but if there is something they really need or are particularly into, then this will be ideal.

 

Did any of those tickle your tastebuds? Now you just need to choose which one is best for the foodie in your life.

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Foods That Could Be Particularly Good for Your Wellbeing

As we’re becoming increasingly aware of how the food we choose to eat can impact our bodies, our health and our overall well being, many of us are being a whole lot more conscientious when it comes to our diets. There are a number of changes that we can make to incorporate healthier and more beneficial foods into the plates that we cook up and the snacks that we prepare – and increasing numbers of us are taking them on board. If you’re looking to add better foods into your diet, here are a few suggestions that may prove particularly healthy for you!

 

Superfoods

Chances are you’ve heard of superfoods. Superfoods are generally foods that are nutritionally dense and have been found to have notable benefits for your overall health and wellbeing. It is generally recommended that you incorporate them into your diet wherever possible! Now, there are a number of superfoods you might want to try out. Some popular options include:

 

  • Blueberries
  • Green tea
  • Kale
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flax seed
  • Goji berries
  • Acai berries
  • Spirulina
  • Prunes
  • Avocados
  • Edamame beans
  • Olive oil

 

CBD Infused Foods

Now, you may have noticed more foods that are infused with CBD becoming available on the market. Few of us are all too familiar with CBD and may not know why you’d want to add it to food. Well, fans of CBD claim that cannabidiol (the extended name of CBD) can help with a number of health issues, ranging from stress to sleep disorders, joint pain and even behavioural issues. It’s not all too surprising that CBD infused food and beverages are now present in health food stores and being marketed to us as health foods. The only way to determine whether CBD infused foods are for you or not is to give them a try yourself. Chat with a seller to check information such as the strength you’d like to try, what the CBD bioavailability in each product is and how much of your chosen product you should be eating. You never know, you might find a snack that can really help you out!

 

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Increasing numbers of people are opting for vegetarian or vegan lifestyles. This means cutting out animal products. Vegetarians cut out anything that contains any element of an animal’s body – meat, fish, shellfish, gelatine and more. Vegans cut out anything derived from an animal – all of the above plus dairy, eggs, honey and additives like lanolin. Countless studies have shown that meat and animal products can have a profoundly detrimental impact on your health and that a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can prove a lot healthier. So, why not try it out? You don’t have to go all out. Instead, you can have a vegan meal here and there, progress onto a vegan day each week, or eventually go all out!

 

It’s simple to add healthy foods to your diet. Hopefully, some of the suggestions above will prove inspiring for you and you might try a few of them out!

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Four Ways To Keep Fit With A Busy Lifestyle

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Keeping yourself fit can be difficult as you get older because often there are a lot more responsibilities that you have. It’s important that you’re looking after your body in order to ensure it stays as healthy as possible, so here are four ways to keep fit with a busy lifestyle.

 

Get Up Earlier

Firstly, the early bird catches the worm is a saying worth taking forward when trying to fit more into your day. Obviously, we all have our limits and sacrificing sleep shouldn’t be something you do. However, we have most of our energy in the mornings, and so it’s worth trying to get up earlier in order to fit in a workout where possible. By getting up early, you can get a good breakfast in and enough time to let it go down before you do your morning workout. 

 

This can be a great way to start the day, especially as exercise can help boost those endorphins that help to reduce stress and also make you happier. If you struggle to get up earlier, then it’s worth trying to get yourself into a better sleep cycle. Try going bed a little earlier and tweak your sleep routine when it comes to setting yourself up for bed. It might be wearing an eye mask or perhaps investing in some blackout blinds. These small changes can end up making a big difference.

 

Make Daily Chores A Workout

Daily chores are something that needs to be done, and we all have to do them at some point or other. With that said, it’s a good idea to take advantage of these chores and to make them into a workout themselves. If you’ve got access to a staircase, set yourself a daily total of steps that you need to do each day. That way, you can focus on trying to reach a certain amount of climbing up and down the stairs each day. If you’re cleaning the home, make sure you really go hard on scrubbing down surfaces and deep cleaning areas that are going to get you sweating.

 

Create A Routine

A routine is important because, without a routine, it all falls apart. Try to keep yourself in a routine that works, and this might be something you build upon over time. It might be that you simply do something once a week and then increase it to two sessions a week after a month or two. Progress takes time, and in order for it to stick, you have to keep at it.

 

Do Sports & Fitness That’s Fun

And finally, when it comes to doing sports and fitness, do something you enjoy, and that’s fun. From bike rides to swimming, find what you love and do that. It’s going to feel less like exercise and more enjoyable as a form of self-care. Don’t do things that you’re just going to get bored of, otherwise, it won’t work.

 

Keeping fit with a busy lifestyle is difficult and challenging at times but still doable. 

 

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