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How to teach a child to swim

Drowning is the leading cause of death for kids under the age of five, and a quarter of the US population of adults can’t swim. We asked Coach Brian Quinn from Swim Lesson Club USA to explain how to speed up the swimming lesson process. Here's what he has to say.

 

2 main roadblocks for learning how to swim are sensitivity to water on the face and the feeling of buoyancy. Sensory sensitivity is the fundamental reason why it is difficult to learn to swim.

Recover from burnout with these online courses

The World Health Organization recently added workplace burnout to its International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon. It isn’t classed as a disease but a ‘factor influencing health status’.   

It is no surprise that if the place where you spend most of your waking life is getting you down, then you are not going to be the happiest bunny on the block and eventually something will have to give. The WHO define burnout as follows:

Cleanse THIS! Healthy eating straight from the horse’s mouth

When it comes to eating healthily, would you take advice from a celebrity or a world-famous medical school? (Hint: would you take financial advice from a random person in the street or from Warren Buffett?)

Chlorella algae and activated charcoal smoothies. That’s one example of substances that lifestyle gurus will suggest you ingest to ‘cleanse’ the body of ‘toxins’. And we won’t even go into what they often suggest you put in your other end to – guess what – cleanse the body of toxins. Because ... ew.

Don’t just do something, stand there – mindfulness at work

“I don’t have time for mindfulness and meditation!” says everyone with a job ever. “I’ve got too much to do!”

This is ironic. A mindful mind is more alert, efficient and productive than a non-mindful one, and this creates more ... guess what ... time in which to get things done. Plus an uncluttered mind doesn’t get stressed, feels better, listens better, and does better.

Minimum is the new maximum

Americans consume twice as many material goods today as they did 50 years ago. As a result, most homes are full of junk. This has started to raise questions in the mind of the average consumer. How often do I actually use the arc welder I bought five years ago to do one job? Do I really need seven sets of wine glasses? Why is my shed full of plant pots when I haven’t planted anything for years?