COVID19 HEAD GAMES

Quarantine is a quiet pain.”


THE MIND GAME

This pandemic lockdown has created a country of not only structural chaos, but mental choas as well. You have even had a string of attempted and some actually followed through with suicides from this lockdown. And it’s not the lockdown that has them suicidal. It’s the loss of a comfortable surrounding that so many have become accustomed to living. Why, well because a once thriving business owner is now destitute. A lockdown has forced employees to lose their jobs and now have to make financial decisions without a consistent income. All this has led to a mental breakdown of our country. We have not seen despair like this since the Great Depression. But what is the country to do because so many will not have a job even when the system reopens.

RATIONAL DECISIONS DIMINISH

On any other normal day, your mind is free to think about your needs and wants. And this is because your life is so predicated on what you do for a living. So when that job loss happens everything seems to come at you at once. But it’s not coming at you at once. All you’re experiencing. Is your life on a daily which is under control when you have a job. But since you’re not working that consistent windfall is actually realized. You get a chance to see the totality of your life. And you become over-burdened like, “how do I dig myself out. Problem is, you may not buried. Your mind creates more than what you’re used to but its all the same as usual. Meaning paying $2000 a month in bills is not seen when you have a job. You just pay bills toward the end of the month. But when you lose a job you see the $2000.. And seeing those numbers creates a lack of confidence ultimately creating a breakdown mentally. Then you do end up burying yourself.

KEEPING BUSY

When all you think about is your current situation then you’re going to go into an even deeper depression. So for me I have continued lifting weights as well as getting back into running. This gives you a normal routine that takes you away from your struggle. And you will be able to pick yourself up quicker than most in your same position.


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EXERCISE IS NOT VANITY

“So what if you want to look good.”


LIFE IN LIFTING

I have heard people who for some reason attach exercising with vanity. Why do we think it’s shallow for people to go to the gym? Or better yet, how did we get so far away from health? The looks you get when people can obviously see that you workout. But shouldn’t we all to some extent have fitness in our lives? Now I’m not saying you have to be Jillian Michaels or the Dewayne The Rock Johnson, but only anfew days a week goes a very long way. It makes so much physically feels better. Your clothes even starts to fit your body in a manner that makes you overall feel good. And the confidence you gain is bar none compared to yourself prior. So what is the real reason so many don’t attempt?

MOTIVATION IS KEY

When you work forty hours in a week it’s going to be tough to find time to exercise. But is it all about time? Because if you actually look at time in a week, finding forty five minutes at least three times a week is very basic. So it’s not the focus of the physical time. People have a mental stress which goes along with their jobs. And the more you don’t like your job, the more it will feel like a physical strain. So the idea you can’t do it because you’re busy is not true. Even for people with children. But then factor a kid or kids with a bad job. Now you have a recipe for disaster. Yet still, you have to get the motivation from somewhere.

ADELE REACTION

When singer Adele lost her weight the backlash from some of her fans was quite excessive. She admitted it was for her own good. But there are people who would rather her be overweight so they can feel good about themselves than her health be right. It’s very selfish of society to want someone to remain in bad health so they don’t have to work. Because what Adele showed you is this is a problem. But society would rather not be faced with the reality.


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THE HIGH COST OF CARE

“To broke to get sick.”


AN UNAFFORDABLE SYSTEM 

Ever get the feeling that your cost of healthcare is just too much to bare. This is the feeling that millions of Americans are faced with daily. Especially during this time period when we arr in the middle of pandemic. One need to ask themselves that in the case they are sick they are covered for the cost of care. And the problem is that so many people aren’t able to pay. When you are unable to do so then you are given the bare minimum of care that falls in line with what you afford. Which is as minimal as one without insurance. You would think you are getting something worth having until you get sick. That’s when you’ll find out what your insurance can really do for you.

A BROKEN SYSTEM

What do you do when you are in an environment that does not serve the people? Yes, sure people you can afford it the system works for them. But most people can’t afford the high cost of healthcare. And even when you pay you’re still not insured. You can pay for years on end, and need financing for a sickness and get treated as if you have never paid. You would think insurance works like this, you pay for twenty five years. Then you find yourself short a good deal of money and they look at all the money you have paid into the system. And you get some sort of credit. But for some reason it does not work that way. What you really end up doing is paying for your funeral, and sometimes you can’t even afford to die.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY

Hope sometimes seem like a bottomless pit. But what else can you do bu hope. Costs aren’t getting any smaller and people are in need year by year. So unless the government is prepared to intervene you will have a continuous generation of people who cant pay.


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HEALTH ON A BUDGET

“Eating healthy on the cheap.”


EAT WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

There is this prevailing theory that in order to be able to eat good you have to spend a lot of money. But the reality is that it’s much easier than you think if you’re willing to put the time into caring what goes into your body. And here is where so many people give up. When you are working all day long the last thing you’re thinking about is meal preps. You just want to grab something quick and easy which will fill you up the quickest. And the problem with this logic is that this is how you gain the most bad weight. So what are the meals one should take into their bodies. Well that all depends on the goal you’re trying to meet.

STAY AWAY FROM FAST FOOD

I remember going to a McDonald’s eating from the dollar menu everyday. Which is very affordable but it’s one of the most unhealthy ways one can consume a meal. My pockets were fine but internally I felt like garbage. And that’s because eating from McDonald’s is the worst meal to consume on a daily basis. You continue to live like this and you’re only asking for long term effects. So I had to make a decision to keep eating this way or I would take on a new way of living. Well, you can image which road I decided to take in life.

ITS STILL YOUR LIFE

Me nor anyone else is going to make you eat the right way. You have to make that decision yourself. Because it’s not me who will have to deal later it’s your choice. But don’t say you didn’t have the opportunity. It’s a discipline thing that one has to consistently practice. It takes years to eat right and exercise even more diligently. The road is long but for most it pays off.


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GET YOUR DAILY WORKOUTS

“Good for your soul.”


ONE HOUR A DAY

We are all familiar with an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what good is the apple without any lifting or other forms of strength training. You have to do just more than eating an apple. You have to eat a multitude of fruits as well as vegetables. Oh and not to mention the poultry and fish that is good for you as well. The right seasoning also is key to healthy lifestyle in addition to the workouts. And you really don’t have to dedicate much time to your workouts. Just one hour a day for at least three days per week. And maybe some walking on the weekends. Me, like to get in a good five days and walking a lot on the weekends.

BREAK UP THE TIME

Do you always have to go an entire hour in your workouts? And reality is that you can break up the workouts to make sense to you. Now, you don’t want the time to be broken down too much because then you don’t get a good workout in. So my best advice would be a good twenty five to thirty minutes a frw times a day. This would actually constitute more time than an hour. You might even workout more muscles at various times of the day. But don’t do anything like ten minutes unless they are truly beneficial. Now, I don’t know what those workouts might be. Maybe pushups or even situps broken down into a few sets.

WORK HYDRATE WORK

During the course of your workout make sure you are drinking enough water the entire time. The last thing you want to do is find yourself getting dehydrated because you didn’t drink enough water while you worked. It doesn’t make you tough by not doing so. I see guys at the gym who lift weights and act as if they don’t need any fuel. But the reality is that the watet serves as fuel in your body to lift more.


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FOUR MONTHS OF HEALTH

Female doctor with the stethoscope holding heart

“Health is wealth.”


INTERNAL SYSTEM

The next four months will be dedicated to our health and wellbeing. And when I say health I am referring to physical health as well as our mental health. And both are very important during this time period. We are bearing witness to a pandemic globally. Nothing like this has happened where the entire planet stopped being productive. Even during world wars the Earth continues to operate. Well not during the COVID 19 outbreak. This respiratory illness has hit the world hard. And people of certain age ranges and physical medical history are at the most risk. So for the next four months we will be observing a very interesting time on history.

WHY OBSERVE

You might wonder besides the obvious of what’s going on in our world why observe health in our society. We live in a world that is troubling to a large degree. And one of those issues is health. America has serious health issues stemming from our health as well as the mental issues we face. The mental issue are harder to discuss as a country. But they effect millions of people nationwide as much as the physical. So let’s read, learn, like, and share for the next four months the various topics surrounding our health.


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IN OTHERS PRESENCE: CAN THOSE AROUND US EFFECT OUR HEALTH

Cigarette Stick on Pile of Coins

“Second hand be worse than first hand.”


the bad around us

Who are the people in your life that influence you? They may be the very people in your life as the reason to why your health may be declining. If you are in a relationship with a smoker, you are more at risk at times than they are. Because the second hand smoke is real. But you stay because they are someone you care about. But what about your health and well-being. Is that something that is important to you? Or you know what, forget about the smoking for one second. Let’s say the person or people you’re around don’t eat properly. That could have an effect on the way you consume meals as well. They are eating unhealthy, you’re not going to not indulge. You usually will feast along with them.

not being left out

We see our friends growing up doing something and don’t want to be left out of the pack. So what do we do, we typically join in on the festivities. And this is the reason why we may end up making the same decisions as them when it’s time to take care of our health. I don’t know too many people who are going to hang around people who engage in unhealthy lifestyles, while not doing it themselves. How many people associate with drug addicts and don’t try it themselves. How may people go to the restaurant and eat a salad while their friends gorge on food.

wanting to make others feel comfortable

You want to eat healthy, and live healthy, but you are afraid as to how your lifestyle will effect others. You don’t want to  be the one where everyone else heads home after work and you’re always in the gym working out. You are always trying to make people fell comfortable. When in reality, it is about your healthy and well-being. You don’t let yourself go to make others feel good about their own situation. If you are not motivation enough, maybe they are not the right group of people to be around.


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