1. Younger ones are being hired, older ones are not given the chance
This is quite a clear indication of age discrimination, especially if the company/firm has a repetetive history of doing so.
2. You start hearing insinuating comments about your age.
You may receive these both by colleagues and your boss. Comments like: ”Somebody younger may do it better/faster/more efficient“, "Say, when are you going to retire?" — clearly show what one may think about you and your position in the company. Make sure you prepare a good response and let them know that you have no plans to retire and that you intend to work there for a long time. Do it in spoken or written word, but remind your boss that you have no such plans in near future.
3. You are constantly assigned to unpleasant duties.
Job reassignment can be the clearest sign that they're trying to replace you or get you to quit. How to avoid this if you really plan to continue working in the same company/firm? Work on yourself continually and do not miss chances to improve.
4. You stop getting raises.
If your colleagues are getting raises for the excellent performance they give, that is OK. But if you are also giving excellent performance, and aren’t getting any raise – this may be a sign of age discrimination — unless you're already at the top of the pay scale.
Some women just seem to be blessed with perfect skin right from the start, and the rest feel like an old peeled potato. You’re probably asking what the secret is and how you can easily get a dream complexion.
Do not worry! Follow these 5-step morning ritual and see what happens!
1. Clean your skin
Overnight, your skin gets heavily greasy. That's why you should first go over the face with a mild cleansing foam or gel in the morning, or mildly warm water.
2. Coping with the sun
Remember: sun is essential for the healthy-looking skin. Make sure expose your skin moderately and during mild sunshine and in reasonable time of the day.
3. Hydrate your body
Immediately after getting up, treat yourself to a large glass of lukewarm water and stay well hydrated throughout the day (water, natural fruit juices). This gives your skin resilience and moisture which is very important for skin healing and protection.
4. Morning massage
If you do not only apply your cream coarsely, but rub it gently into your skin for several minutes, the substances contained therein will work much better. In addition, lymph fluid is transported away much faster and you save yourself from the swollen ”have-just-got-up-look”.
5. Enjoy a healthy breakfast every day
The first meal you eat during the day has a huge effect on your skin! Oatmeal and berries especially give you that pure dream complexion. Green tea will also give your complexion a morning kick of freshness.
That can be really dangerous.
Fruits and vegetables are healthy and good for your body, right? But did you know that if you eat too much of certain fruit and veggie types you can turn the healthy effect into the opposite?
Here are some with which you shouldn’t exaggerate.
Oranges and tomatoes
You have to be careful with oranges and tomatoes as they contain a lot of acidity. Over time, consuming too many of these can damage the mucous membranes of your esophagus. It is advisable to limit the intake of oranges or tomatoes to a maximum of two servings a day.
Tuna fish from cans
Tuna is delicious in sandwiches or salads but you should not eat too much tuna, as this can lead to increased mercury levels. In tuna, the mercury concentration is higher than in other fish.
Excessive intake of mercury can cause vision and speech disorders, deafness, lack of coordination and muscle weakness. You should not consume more than five cans of tuna per week.
Tofu lovers take care! Soy (products) may help to control cholesterol and blood pressure, but only if consumed in moderation. In large quantity it can have a negative effect on your body. Thus, soy can reduce the absorption of iron, so it can lead to iron deficiency.
In addition, soy contains estrogen-like compounds. These can lead to proliferation of the endometrium contributing to uterine cancer.
Spinach is versatile and very healthy when eaten in moderation. It is a good source of protein, rich in fiber and contains many vitamins and minerals. However, spinach also contains many oxalates, similar to rhubarb oxalic acid. This can lead to to kidney problems (stones).
Pistachios can be found in many forms on the shelves, sweetened or salty, roasted or natural. They are known to many people only as an addition to chocolates or other pastries. But these little green nuts can do a lot more. Here is their secret!
Nuts full of positive sides!
Although pistachios have a high fat content (over 50%), they are very healthy, as, among other things, they contain lots of protein (almost 20%) and vitamins B. The fiber contained in the nuts also helps digestion. Here are 4 good reasons to eat more pistachios.
1. Slimming down
Good balance of the healthy fats and protein that is responsible for building muscle contribute to weight loss. A nice side effect is a refinement of the skin.
2. Strengthening the immune system
Due to the high potassium content responsible for acid-base balance in the human body, pistachios can help prevent colds.
3. Protect heart
Pistachios also contain the nutrient thiamine, which supports heart function and prevents cardiovascular disease.
4. Protection against cancer
The high content of vitamin E in pistachios protects against free radicals preventing thus cancer.
Many people know it:
Despite a change in your diet and regular sports program, you don’t see the desired results? The 10000th diet failed and you are frustrated? In cases like this, the thyroid gland is usually to blame. Because this small organ produces two hormones that regulate the entire metabolism, it plays a crucial part of whether and how much we gain or lose weight.
Especially with people over the age of 40, there can be a slight hypofunction of the thyroid gland, which can slow down the metabolism and make it very difficult to lose weight effectively. However, there are ways and means to ensure proper fat burning with proper nutrition and regular exercise.
Seafood, eggs, quality soy products, peas or legumes can help boost the metabolism.
This mineral is essential for a healthy thyroid function. Foods high in iodine include ocean fish and shellfish, sea vegetables, cranberries, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, rhubarb, potatoes, peas, strawberries, mushrooms, egg yolk and soybeans.
However, people who suffer from a serious thyroid disease and who take certain therapies should consult a doctor/specialist.
Good fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega -6)
These fatty acids stimulate the production of serotonin and dopamine - substances that help the thyroid. In addition to whole grains and healthy fats, which are contained in fish, nuts, vegetable oil and avocado, also the (moderate) consumption of dark chocolate is advisable.
One should enjoy three to four meals and allow the metabolism between meals a break.
Little or no processed sugar
Those who use wholegrain instead of white flour products and lots of fruits and vegetables instead of processed sugar prevent the thyroid gland from being paralyzed by too much insulin.
However, as with any body fat reduction, it's not just about diet but also about moving your body.
Stimulate the thyroid gland by exercise - this is how fat burning gets going
- Physical activity is not only important for the metabolism, but also brings the hormones into balance. Extreme exercising for gaining muscles and strength in the gym is not necessary. Regular and mild exercising in everyday life often brings much more. Above all, activities in the fresh air make us feel good.
- 10 minutes of morning gymnastics in bed help the circulation and stimulate the metabolism. After that, let some sunshine in, and enjoy the first rays on your skin.
- A brisk walk after lunch will save you from the midday tiredness. Just 20-30 minutes are enough to process the meal better. The thyroid is thereby relieved from “work”
- As soon as the sun comes out, you feel more energy and you feel like meeting friends and family. Instead of sitting in the sun in the next café, you could use the good weather and go hiking, for example.
Even in the evening, after the last meal, a small walk can work wonders: exercise, relax and gently tune your body to sleep.
No other food pleases our heart and soul as much as sugar. And although we know very well that such a ”sugar rush” is not good for our body at all - our senses cheer enthusiastically!
Therefore, you should be extremely careful when you notice the following 5 things appearing in and on your body. They are small warning signs that indicate you are definitely eating too much sugar!
You should especially be careful when it comes to processed sugars found in many sweets and drinks.
1. Constant appetite for sweets
The more sugar you eat, the stronger your appetite for sweets will be. In this sense, sugar actually works as an addictive substance: it triggers an instant high level, which naturally drops down very easily making your body crave for more.
If you feel tired and exhausted all the time, it may be due to your excessive sugar intake. Your energy level is closely linked to your blood sugar level; if this is unstable, your energy suffers too.
3. Skin problems
Are you still struggling with nasty pimples and breakouts even if you’re not in teen years? This, too, can be related to a fluctuating blood sugar level. Not only good old chocolate is to blame: many other processed foods and drinks contain more sugar than we think!
4. Caries and other teeth problems
Despite good oral hygiene, do you always have to fight with new holes in your teeth? Then you should considerably cut down on your sugar consumption. Caries and bacteria are known to love sugar even more than we do.
5. Feeling completely dizzy
After eating your head feels strange, somehow completely fogged? Again, the blood sugar level is to blame: If it constantly falls and rises, this has an effect on your concentration. Therefore: lower sugar levels and stay smart.