The 5 Minute Workout for Workaholics and Bloggers [Infographic]

By now, we all know that sitting too much during our lives can affect our health in a negative way. It’s been drilled into our heads over and over. If you are a workaholic or a committed blogger, it becomes a huge challenge to avoid sitting too much. After all, you need your computer to finish your projects and blog posts. Typing on your computer usually requires sitting in a chair for multiple hours at a time, and therein lies the problem.

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One way to solve this challenge is to get a ‘standing up desk,’ which is becoming more and more popular. In addition to standing up during day, some people add the additional feature of a treadmill into the desk so they constantly walking at a very slow pace. Dr. Joseph Stirt, who is the daily blogger at Book of Joe, has been slowly walking on a treadmill-style desk for years. He even writes all of his blog posts while standing.

If you aren’t quite ready to convert your entire lifestyle to standing up instead of sitting down, there is another option. If workaholics and bloggers can somehow incorporate an exercise routine into their daily schedules, it can make a big difference. It has to be practical so it lasts long term, so no 2 hour gym appointments in the middle of the day will work.

What if you could do your stretches, your cardio and your other exercises right from your desk? If that sounds good to you, this infographic called The 5 Minute Office Workout by Lloyds Pharmacy and NeoMam Studios is just what the doctor ordered. If you click over on the Lloyds Pharmacy link, you’ll see the long list of sources used to compile this infographic. Although the infographic itself looks pretty simple, there’s a lot of thought that went into this one.

If you still aren’t convinced about the dangers of sitting too much, I suggest you click over to this Washington Post article called The Health Hazards of Sitting. It has a depressing picture of an unhealthy person with poor posture sitting in a chair typing on the computer. I don’t want to be one of those people who lives and dies at my computer.

I workout often, but I don’t think that’s enough to counteract the negative effects that come from sitting at the computer as much as I do. To all the workaholics, committed bloggers and anyone else who sits a lot like me – let’s get moving more!

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Article was written by Diana Adams and originally published on PodJam.TV blog.

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Entrepreneur Lifestyle: How to Be Healthy Without a Gym [Chart]

There are a lot of misconceptions about entrepreneurship. One of the biggest ones I can think of is with regard to time. Many people think that since an entrepreneur might work from home, he or she has lots of extra time. That is a huge misconception. The successful entrepreneurs I know have been forced to become time management superheroes in order to fit everything into their schedules.

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Although it may seem counterintuitive, entrepreneurs often have even less time to get to the gym than their friends in the corporate world. For that reason, I always enjoy writing about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for a long time, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be to take care of ourselves while trying to juggle everything else. If something is going to slip for the day, it’s going to be something I had planned for myself.

About a month ago, I wrote The 5 Minute Workout for Workaholics and Bloggers. Today I’d like to share another fun graphic which will put a smile on your face. It was designed by Anastasia Borko for Funders and Founders, and it’s called How to be Healthy Without a Gym.

Many of the things on this chart aren’t going to get your heart rate up, so don’t think this is the ultimate workout, but still, it’s fun. Being happy goes a long way for maintaining healthiness, so from that perspective, I love this.

The next time you want to do something nice for yourself, but you don’t have time to go to the gym, do some of the things listed here. Carry your groceries like dumbbells; drink lots of water and bend all the way down to tie your shoes. They say it’s the little things we do each day that make big changes over time, and this chart is full of those. Enjoy!

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Source: Funders and Founders
Photo credit: Anastasia Borko / Be-Younger.com

This article was written by Diana Adams  and originally published on PodJam.TV Blog

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How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Again [Infographic]

Whether you are a blogger, a painter, a chef or a web designer, you are an artist. I believe everyone is an artist in one way or another; you just have to find your passion. Once you find it, you’ll be on a lifelong creative journey. But no matter how skilled you are at your craft, we all go through creative dry spells.

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My passion is writing, but I haven’t experienced writer’s block or a lack of creativity for a few years. Then just last month I went through a little dry spell. No matter how hard I pushed, the ideas wouldn’t spill out of my brain like they usually do. After about two weeks, that feeling went away, and now thank goodness things are back to normal in my blogging world. You’ve probably experienced this too.

What I’ve found is that the best way to get out of a creative rut is to stopping trying to get out of it. Instead, just enjoy the present moment and whatever it brings you. As a blogger, it’s a little awkward to continue writing when you’re in one of these ruts, but it’s important to keep moving forward. Before you know it, your creative juices will begin flowing again.

This infographic is an oldie but a goodie. It’s called How to Break Out of a Creative Rut, and it was created by Copyblogger in 2012. The points in this infographic are just as relevant now as they were three years ago. Creativity never gets old, and it’s always nice to get some ideas for keeping our creative juices fresh and inspiring.

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Let go of your fear of making mistakes and let your mind run wild. There’s no need to be a perfectionist when you’re creating. As long as you are progressing and seeing improvement, things are moving along just as they should be.

If you have some tips and tricks for how you get your creative juices flowing, we’d love to know about them. Please share your ideas in the comment section below. Happy creating!

Source: Design Taxi
Infographic Credit: Copyblogger

Article was written by Diana Adams and originally published on PodJam.Tv blog.

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How to Unlock the Creative Genius Inside You [Infographic]

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article here on PodJam called How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Again. It got me thinking a lot about how to boost our creativity when we’re going through a dry spell. Many people believe you have to wait for inspiration to strike, but I have a different point of view. In my experience, I’ve found that it’s better to work through it. Just the action of always moving forward is often times enough to jumpstart creativity.

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Recently Entrepreneur.com made this infographic called 21 Ways to Unlock Creative Genius. There’s some really good advice in here, and hopefully it will help you next time you feel like you’re in a creative slump.

I can think of a few things I would add to this infographic. For example, working out can stimulate creativity. Also, trying new foods, listening to music and sleeping (sleeping for a while or specifically not sleeping at all) can all affect creativity.

One of the things on this list is “Ask 3 People.” I agree with that. I’ve found that collaboration with other creatives is helpful. It’s like the energy created by the whole group is powerful enough to permeate each individual in the group.

To me, one of the biggest creativity killers is comparing myself to others and then feeling inadequate. If you can “swim in your own lane” so to speak, and resist comparing yourself to others, you might notice a creativity boost. The only person we live with for our entire lives is ourself, so it’s important to be nice to ourselves.

When you are under the gun and facing a deadline for a creative project, what do you do to unlock the creative genius inside of you? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Like many things in life, each person has to find what works best for them.

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Source: Socially Stacked

This article was written by Diana Adams and originally published on PodJam.tv blog.

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