Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning unemployment and your upper arms.
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Learn about Unemployment and Upper Arms As our culture becomes increasingly automated, there is less need for the human worker. Ticket machines have replaced conductors. Automated lockers have replaced the library cloakroom security. Walk into a bank and there are probably only three tellers at a major branch. Automation coupled with a casualization and globalization of labor has led to fewer positions offering fewer hours and less pay. For those lucky enough to be gainfully employed, life is less of a struggle. But for those who don’t have a job, life can sometimes seem like a downwards spiral. It’s no myth that long term unemployment and underemployment can impact negatively on psychology and physical health. Studies in Sweden have observed that young unemployed men suffer high in blood pressure than their employed counterparts. Only the men mind you. Women didn’t show any blood pressure increase whatsoever. A Norwegian study noted that there was more of a risk of hardcore cannabis, tobacco and alcohol use among the unemployed. Scotland noted a similar trend among their unemployed youth. Habits like this covered with isolation, reduced exposable income and lowered self-esteem have led to increased incidents of psychological disturbance. Parasuicide is prevalent especially among unemployed males over 40 who suddenly find themselves without a job. They’re particularly prone to this kind of deep dangerous depression. So, what's the solution? The workforce is changing permanently. Nothing can stop it, so why not embrace the change. Work is helping each other by job sharing, spare hours can be funneled into further study or setting up your own micro-business. Side of business is a taking off. Look at the 14-year-old boy who started selling cream wheat as online. Customers kept asking him to expand his range of goods. Now, he’s a millionaire at the age of 20. In this changing times, it’s possible to be successful if you think outside the square. Multi-schilling will be the way of the future and with the homogenization of material culture, thanks to economic rationalism, there is a large market for authentic uniquely handcrafted goods. Cottage industries are becoming popular again. Everyone has creative ideas. Be brave and get them out there. If you want upper arms, there is much work to be done. But with the right technique and a little bit of knowledge, you can bulk up your biceps and tone your triceps to perfection. Where would we be without upper arms? This corset of muscles led by three arteries and controlled by six major nerves carries the weight of the world. When working out your arms, make sure you do as many sets of your triceps at the back of your arm as you do for the biceps at the front and don’t leave out the Brachioradialis or the Coracobrachialis muscles either. You can target these different muscles by placing your hands in different positions on the barbell. Palms up will target the biceps and out ahead of the triceps. Palms facing together using a dumbbell will target the triceps as will bench tips and push ups. Assisted pull ups and chins up are a safe way to target the upper arms, placing the hands palms front or facing inwards will target different muscles. Rowing is a great way to tone the upper arms without creating too much bulk. Every muscle in the upper arms gets a workout as to the deltoids in the shoulder area. Keep focus on good posture to avoid injury. Rowing is a good example of toning muscles through dynamic movement but arm muscles can also be toned and strengthen through isometric exercises which involve resistance with no movement of the muscles or joints. Yoga is great for this. Before embarking on your upper arm workout, start off with 15 minutes of cardio and some lightweights for a warm up to get the blood circulating into the extremities of your body. The most common workout injury is of course by the strain of too much too soon and overuse. So be patient, you're in it for the long term. If
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