You're in your forties and you're having problems? Experts Say These Strength Exercises Will Help
Back pain is a typical occurrence, but these exercises can help.Back discomfort is a very typical occurrence. According to a study published in the journal Spine, up to 26% of all Americans have lower back discomfort every 90 days. According to studies published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to Penn Medicine, many people begin to experience back discomfort between the ages of 40 and 60. Don't worry if you've developed a sore back in your 40s; we have some strength workouts that will help.
Even if you're a vegetarian, this type of food will raise your mortality risk.
A well-balanced, healthy diet is like a delectable recipe. A single nutritional error can destroy an otherwise healthy meal plan, just as one erroneous ingredient can turn a Michelin-star feast into a culinary disaster.
According to a dietitian, there are four foods that are best to eat in your 70s.
It's unavoidable; your body will deteriorate as you grow older. Your bones and bladder may weaken as you become older, your cardiovascular system may harden, and your intellect may lose its sharpness. These and other possible issues are all part of the aging process. This does not imply you will be able to deal with everything, but it is critical to maintain your health as you age.
According to science, there are four cheeses that are the worst for belly fat.
Although it may sound cheesy, cheese is a delightful food. There are many various types and varieties to pick from. You may use it in a variety of cuisines, create recipes with it, or simply eat it by the slice. Unfortunately, like most delicious-tasting foods, you must consume cheese in moderation or risk negative health effects such as belly obesity.
The Digital Transformation of Our Holiday Shopping Season
The term "digital transformation" is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it’s discussed more than ever today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation describes a company’s adoption of software so it can adapt quickly to business and market changes and stay competitive in a rapidly-evolving landscape. Local brick-and-mortar stores opening e-commerce websites to sell products and services online, restaurants introducing online order capabilities for takeout and local attractions such as zoos and museums adding online reservation tools and virtual visit options to their websites are all examples of digital transformation in action.Most market sectors have been touched by digital transformation, and the financial services industry is no different, with traditional providers, such as retail banks and credit unions, evolving to allow customers to access their accounts and pay for services rendered quickly and securely via the services they use in their day-to-day, from rideshare apps to digital wallets. The pandemic forced financial services companies to move quickly and, as a result, opened the door to new, improved digital experiences that consumers expect are here to stay.As consumers prepare for this year’s "new normal" holiday shopping season, read on to learn about three of the top trends today’s innovative financial services companies are supporting during the holidays — and beyond — to stay competitive while helping consumers easily manage their finances, stay safe and make purchases securely.Contactless PaymentsThe adoption of contactless payment options skyrocketed during the pandemic as consumers looked to socially distance and limit close contact with others in stores. In fact, 70 percent of merchants in the U.S. say their customers are requesting tap-and-go or mobile app payment options as a result of the pandemic (American Express, 2020). With contactless payments, consumers avoid using physical money or inserting a credit card in a kiosk by instead quickly tapping a physical card, wearable or smartphone with radio frequency identification (RFID) or near- field communication (NFC) technologies to a payment kiosk. This fast and convenient payment option is not going away either; nearly half of global consumers (46 percent) have changed their usual credit card for one that supports contactless payments, and 74 percent say they will continue to use contactless payment options post-pandemic (Mastercard, 2020).Embedded PaymentsTaking contactless payments one step further, consumers can expect that the process of using their bank accounts while on-the-go to purchase their goods and services will get even easier and streamlined as more brands offer mobile app experiences and embedded payment options within them. Much like taking an Uber or buying groceries through Instacart, embedded payments are conducted automatically after a service is complete and without having to swipe a credit card or even tap a smartphone to a kiosk. More broadly, embedded finance, or embedded banking, is an emerging opportunity for financial services companies to seize as the segment grows to an expected $230 billion in revenue by 2025, a 10x increase from 2020 (Lightyear Capital, 2021).Seamless Omnichannel PurchasesMore than half of U.S. consumers (58 percent) are more comfortable shopping in stores today than they were a year ago because vaccines are now widely available (NPD Group, 2021). Coupled with today’s online buying habits, hybrid purchasing activity adds complexity for financial services providers. For example, consumers may make a purchase at a physical pop-up shop by scanning a QR code at the register. They may later want to order more items from that pop-up shop and do so instead via the store’s e-commerce site because they are no longer out shopping. Payment providers and banks must ensure that they do not add any friction at the point of purchase, from knowing when to flag a potentially fraudulent transaction to processing payments immediately.None of these capabilities are possible without sophisticated technology systems operating in the background that connect financial services companies to retailers and payment infrastructure providers. Agile software development processes are a must for financial services companies to ensure they can introduce new customer-facing features with control and the ability to test and improve them iteratively without disrupting the experience. Digital products and services also require a cloud-based infrastructure to provide flexible support using application programming interfaces (APIs), scale via container orchestration if desired, and added security. With these layers in place, financial services companies will be able to organize and analyze data illustrating usage, issues and opportunities, as well as automate personalized experiences and features using artificial intelligence.The pace of innovation as a result of digital transformation is not going to slow down after this year’s holiday buying season or anytime soon because consumers are now accustomed to more convenient and personalized experiences. While this is great news for consumers, the pressure has never been higher for financial services companies to evolve legacy systems, adapt their business models and align themselves with partners to seamlessly support customers wherever they are managing their finances and spending money, in-person and digitally.
Data Science is the Smart Technology That Goes Unseen
Every day, data and analytics touch our lives in ways that we can’t begin to imagine. As an example, it can be seen when you log on to a video call, pay for your train ticket, or order your cappuccino using your phone. Or view spending trends on your bank account using an app or website. Data analytics are also at work in ways you don’t see — ways that make your life easier, safer, more convenient, and more fun — especially when it comes to getting where you want to go. Indeed, data analytics reduce your travel time, manage traffic congestion, and create safer and more accessible ways to use public transit.When you’re waiting to catch the bus or jump on the commuter train to get to work in the morning, your phone app may tell you whether your ride is on schedule — and exactly how many minutes until the next bus or train arrives at your stop. When you visit a new city, do you use apps to figure out how to get to your hotel or from one landmark to the next? Data analytics and smart apps make all this possible. Similarly, when winter weather hits and roads need to be cleared, data and analytics can help cities send extra drivers to harder hit areas needing to be cleared using real-time data and also let you know when your street will be plowed.Smart technology helps improve many aspects of your daily life. Check out these examples of the hidden technology from EastBanc Technologies that helps make your life just a bit easier.TRANSITiQ: People want to have a clear view of all available travel options and predicted travel time, and cities want to increase accessibility and use of public transit. With TRANSITiQ and the power of data, users can see stations, routes, service alerts, and even enable location-based push notifications. Notably, TRANSITiQ technology enables accurate predictions of arrival times to stops along transit routes. And by integrating Bluetooth Beacons, cities can help visually impaired riders to safely navigate the transportation system. TRANSITiQ also gathers crucial business intelligence for municipalities, including performance reports and other relevant statistics.CABiQ: Trying to hail a cab during rush hour, or after that night out, can be frustrating. But with phone apps and other new smart tools at their disposal, operators and drivers can pinpoint hotspots and easily determine where and when to place their cars — thus optimizing services and helping passengers find their rides quicker. These tools leverage CABiQ technology to analyze historical and near-real-time data about vehicle locations and ride demand, enabling them to map underserved areas as well as popular destinations and pickup points. CABiQ not only benefits cab drivers and their customers; it also provides crucial information to cities to help them with regulation of local taxi services: A central feature of CABiQ is the ability to gather timely and accurate information about every trip and report it to the municipality for analysis and enforcement.SNOWiQ: Today’s unpredictable, and often extreme, winter weather demands a rapid response from busy cities whose residents expect roads to be plowed quickly and efficiently. Simply put, cities need to minimize the impact of inclement weather on daily commutes and doings by getting snowplows and other machinery on the road as quickly as possible. We’ve seen how Uber and Lyft have changed ride sharing. SNOWiQ makes it possible for cities to also be responsive to peak times and high-demand areas and use additional contractors to shore up their snow-clearing fleets. With SNOWiQ, cities can optimize snow removal to reduce truck idling time and save money — and residents will know which routes have been cleared, which ones are next on the schedule, and when it’s safe to travel again.INSPECTiQ: Meeting the inspection and permit-issuance demands of a major city can be a challenge for local authorities but INSPECTiQ technology makes the task just a bit more manageable. The technology enables municipalities to streamline how they manage inspections of housing and construction projects by providing a convenient way to dispatch and track inspectors. Armed with tablets running GPS-enabled INSPECTiQ-based apps, inspectors carry out their duties and report their findings, while administrators have easy access to real-time tracking of progress and inspector location so they can maximize productivity and minimize response time for urgent inspections.Like SNOWiQ, INSPECTiQ adds flexibility to municipal forces and boosts the gig economy. Local governments can train citizen inspectors and, when demand peaks, use the technology to scale their municipal forces and optimize service delivery by bringing in additional contractors on behalf of the government.The next time you need to hail a cab or jump on a city bus or need a plow to clear your snow-blanketed street, rest assured that data analytics will help make it happen. Smart technology is already everywhere, making daily life just a little bit more enjoyable.
Trainer Reveals the Workout for a Lean Body After 50
A goal to get lean involves three things, regardless of age: eating a balanced diet rich in lean protein and plenty of vegetables, doing regular strength training, and engaging in aerobic activity. However, if you've reached the age of 50, reducing weight and getting slim can be difficult—especially if you weren't extremely active in your 30s and 40s. It's not right, but there's a valid reason for it. If you don't do anything to create and retain lean muscle mass as you get older, your metabolism will slow down. Don't worry, since we've discovered the best workout for getting a slim body beyond 50.
How to Support People with Mental Illness
You will almost certainly face a mental health issue at some point in your life. Recognizing this possibility should encourage you to be a mental health ally at work, treating your coworkers with the sensitivity you would desire in similar circumstances.
Lifting weights is just as effective as cardio for weight loss, according to study.
According to new research, strength training can help people lose weight. According to a study published April 11 in Obesity Reviews, resistance training such as lifting weights, when combined with a calorie deficit, helps burn fat and reduce body fat percentage.