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Incorporating exercise into a busy lifestyle

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Ways to incorporate exercise into a busy lifestyle

To get anywhere in life, you need to work hard and give it your all. However, at what point can you consider working hard to be a little bit too hard? The simplest answer would be – when you don’t have time to dedicate for your physical health. Taking care of your body and being physically active is a crucial part of everyday life and it can influence your health in significant ways.

“Being busy” shouldn’t be an excuse to neglect your body. After all, you need all that physical activity in order to function properly. There’s no use separating physical and mental health when they’re effectively intertwined. When you’re busy with the kids, with work, and with your own hobbies, it can be hard to find the time for working out, but it’s not an impossible task. Here are some ways you can get your daily dose of healthy workouts without losing too much time out of your jam-packed schedule.

1. Commit to an appointment

Organizing your schedule is a big part of being able to fit exercise into your busy day. If you take the time to set aside an hour or two per week in advance, you can be sure that it won’t take away from anything else you plan on doing.

When it comes to something as regular as working out, sticking to your schedule is crucial. As busy as you might be, nobody works twenty-four seven nonstop. You should take a look at your schedule and find an opening that allows you to get sweaty and exercise without being under pressure. Once you’re sure that you’ve found the right time, commit to it and you are sure to get some positive results.

2. Make it relaxing


One of the biggest hurdles people have when starting to workout is the fact that exercise is tiring. You might skip out on a workout if you’ve had a particularly difficult day or you aren’t in the mood because you’re too stressed to focus. On the other hand, the relaxing aspects of working out don’t kick in until you’ve had your fair share of workouts. Before you can form a routine, how do you let off a little bit of steam?

Instead of starting out with exercises that get you worked up, you can try some more relaxing ways to get your daily dose of healthy movements. Yoga is a staple of modern fitness and athleticism. Those who are too busy to go for a run or hit the gym will often opt for Yoga instead, to keep them relaxed after a long and busy day. It doesn’t take up a lot of your time and you can count on the workout to be satisfying and relaxing as can be. Stretching also releases lots of endorphins which will make you feel brand new and the workout will be a treat. The physical bonuses you get are just the icing on the cake.

3. Play fetch with your dog

Dogs are a near never-ending source of playfulness and physical activity. Their enthusiasm knows no bounds and you can be sure that playing with them is going to give you a workout. When they aren’t lounging around in the sun or barking at passerby, they are probably in the mood for some fetch.

Your little workout buddy will always be happy to oblige your request to play. If you don’t think that the yard is large enough for you to enjoy some quality time with your pooch, try playing with them when you go out for a walk. Even a brisk walk through the park with a chew toy can end up being a fun physical activity.

4. Make use of that lunch break


Lunch breaks are an essential part of the workday. People aren’t machines and they can’t just work eight or nine hours a day without stopping. Fatigue is quick to set in and productivity drops after only a couple of hours of work. Whether you work in a busy office or from the comfort of your own home, you can be sure that a lunch break will do you a lot of good. However, what if you could make that lunch break even more effective, without it having to be a break at all?

Working out during your lunch break has been shown to be a very effective way to get proper rest from work. Even as little as half an hour of light physical activity allows you to feel refreshed and ready to take on some new work challenges. Going out for a run or even walking around the block in the warm sun can really set your mind straight and allow you to relax. If you want some intensity or stretching in your routine, look around and try to find a gym that incorporates “lunch-time” classes for busy people. It’s a great way to get your daily fill of exercise while also not losing out on any productive time.

5. Play sports

When you’re busy at work and at home, you can be sure that your social life will suffer. If you can’t take the time to enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with one or two of your friends, how will you maintain relationships with everyone else? Add exercise to the equation and you can be sure that you won’t have coffee dates any time soon. However, you can combine these things into one wholesome activity.

Playing sports with your friends is a great way to stay close and have some fun. These sports can take any form. You don’t have to be particularly fit to participate in any of them, so no one should feel left out. Anything from throwing Frisbees to playing golf could be a fun way to spend some time together. You could even go for a swim at the pool and then lounge around in the sun.

6. Switch up your commute

Getting to work can be a real drain on your schedule. The best jobs aren’t always in the area and that’s why a lot of people look elsewhere for job opportunities. Not everyone ends up working close to their own residence, which means that a long commute is inevitable. Getting someplace with the help of your car is relatively fast, but it costs you gas money and precious time that could be spent on a number of other things.

Instead of hitting the road with the help of your car, you should consider riding a bicycle to work. It might seem like an unusual trade, but you would be surprised at the benefits it provides. Not only do you get a hefty workout that will leave you feeling energized right before you get to work, but you also might actually shave some time off of your long commute.

Commutes aren’t just held back by distance, there are also traffic jams to consider. They can last a long while and you can lose time and patience while pointlessly sitting in your car. Taking a ride to work is a much more refreshing and fun experience that will give you the energy you need. Choosing the right one, from the numerous types of bicycles, is all you need to do. In that way you can get around and handle your town.

7. Take a trip to the pool

In today’s busy world, nobody has time to schedule all of their required workouts. It’s hard enough finding the time to work out at all, let alone being able to incorporate every individual muscle group in a day’s workout. Covering all of your bases seems nearly impossible, but it’s a requirement for having a well-balanced body and gaining any kind of muscle mass. If only there were a way to combine all of those necessary physical activities into one short and worthwhile workout. Strangely enough, there is something that you can try – swimming.

Swimming isn’t just for professional athletes, in fact, it’s doable by just about anyone. You don’t have to be Michael Phelps to get the most use out of a public pool. Swimming works out every major muscle group and gives you a perfectly balanced workout no matter what you do. You don’t even have to come up with a workout plan. Stick to your favourite way of swimming and you will get lean and healthy in no time at all. Shake things up with a new style of swimming every once in a while and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get everything that you needed from an hour or hour and a half of swimming.


Hardly anyone exercises as much as they should. It’s a difficult task that requires a bit of your time and dedication. However, anyone that works out regularly knows that it’s an activity that completes your day and leaves you feeling healthier and more fulfilled. If you can’t find the time to work out on your own, try some of these ideas and you’re sure to end up with wonderful results.

Written by Lena Hemsworth


This article is a contribution of Lena Hemsworth

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The Future of Automation in UX and Design System Ecosystems with Jiří Třečák (Supernova) at TCE2019 Prague

Zoltán Tűndik



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We all heard this before, “The Future of UX Design Is Automation “, and it seems that we have reached that point where without automation, there is no real opportunity for growth.

It is believed that by 2029, computers are likely to be more intelligent than humans and this came out from Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google.

The recent leap in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can now support nonlinear, complex tasks that require logic—and, historically, human involvement as well. All these innovations are transforming everything from the way financial technology, or fintech, startups offer financial advice to self-driving cars—and even smarter recommendations for the shows we stream on Netflix.

As mentioned earlier, automation increasingly plays an integral role in the complex products we create and use, and without any doubt, there are great opportunities for automation to play a role in the future of UX design as well.

Automation is the next big thing to impact the entire industry of UX design—from optimizing the process of providing design feedback to transforming and streamlining the way product teams operate and increasing our ability to create compelling products and you will have the opportunity to hear all about it at the inaugural PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague.

At the conference, Jiří Třečák, CEO of Supernova will explain how automation is UX design works and how it can be a key revenue-driving factor in your startup or SME.

About Jiří Třečák

Before taking on the future of automated software development as the founder and CEO of Supernova, Jiří Třečák put more than 70 mobile development projects under his belt for leading global companies. Most recently, Supernova became the first Czech company to go through the prestigious YCombinator program in the W19 batch. As a self-described need-to-know-everything geek, his passions span startups, open source, leadership, and beyond.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.


Important: Benefit of the promotional 2 for 1 ticket offer until 23 August 2019! Book two tickets at the price of one now!

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Credorax Partners With Cisco to Boost Payments Gateway to the Next Level

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Today, Credorax announced that it has partnered with Cisco to upgrade its data-center network’s capabilities, capacity and latency. The agreement enables Credorax to adopt Cisco’s advanced data-center networking technology, including an automation, visibility and management system. Credorax has also agreed to beta-test Cisco’s advanced and future monitoring and management products.

Credorax’s system is already considered one of the fastest in the world with its cutting-edge high throughput, low latency, and multi-continent redundancy, and Cisco’s technology will allow Credorax to push the envelope even further in terms of decreasing transaction latency and increasing throughput. Cisco’s software solution for centralized management and monitoring of network components will play a significant role in Credorax’s solutions, simplify their roll-out of new products and reduce ongoing cost of ownership.

As a licensed merchant acquiring bank, Credorax helps merchants accept payments easily with its recently launched Source gateway. The platform offers telecom-grade (99.999%) availability for processing payments as well as a host of payments products and services, including cards and alternative payment methods, hosted payment pages, advanced KYC screening, smart fraud solutions, and sophisticated business intelligence and data tools.

Cisco is at the forefront in building the network platform that can now deliver a connected, autonomous, and programmable digital platform for Credorax customers.

Cisco-Israel General Manager, Oren Sagi said about the collaboration: “Cisco is committed to do its utmost to provide its customers with the most innovative technologies while maintaining uncompromising quality. We are excited to collaborate with Credorax and help them develop the fastest and most reliable payments gateway possible. I am confident that this project is the first milestone for a successful cooperation between the two companies.”

Moshe Selfin, Credorax CTO & COO stated: “We’re thrilled join forces with Cisco. We have always strived to provide best-class service to our customers, and are confident that by incorporating Cisco’s network platform for data capacity and processing speed into our NextGen payments and acquiring platform, we are offering our merchants the best technology on the market.”

In an era of demanding customers and changing expectations, e-commerce merchants simply can’t survive without the best-in-class cross-border payments processing capabilities. Being both a technology company and an acquiring bank, Credorax has built a full suite of NextGen products and services to help merchants grow their business online. And now with Cisco’s support, Credorax has augmented its offering even further.


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U.S. CBD Sales to Grow to $23.7 Billion in Just Five Years

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Cannabis has quickly become one of the fastest growing industries we’ve seen in quite some time.  With Canada legalizing recreational cannabis in 2018, and a growing number of U.S. states approving its recreational and, or medicinal use, sales are just beginning to tick higher.  However, within that industry, the CBD industry is just beginning to boom.  In fact, a report from Brightfield Group says CBD sales could explode to $23.7 billion by 2023 – a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 100%. “The bulk of this growth is coming from large retailers like CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger entering the market and providing that availability to consumers,” says Brightfield Managing Director, Bethany Gomez.  That’s opening a wide range of opportunity for companies including The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE:BOSS) (OTCQB:BOSQF), SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG)(OTCPK:SLGWF), Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE:GTII)(OTCQX:GTBIF), Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE:HARV)(OTCQX:HTHHF), and Origin House (CSE:OH)(OTCQX:ORHOF).

The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE:BOSS)(OTCQB:BOSQF) BREAKING NEWS: The Yield Growth Corp. announced it has formed an alliance with ParcelPal Technology Inc. for same day and on demand delivery of hemp-based cosmetics.  This initiative between Yield Growth and ParcelPal will commence in Vancouver, and it is expected that additional cities will be rapidly added to this distribution network across CanadaUrban Juve’s customers will be able to purchase through Urban Juve’s website ( and ParcelPal will create an exclusive marketplace applications.  President and CEO of The Yield Growth Corp. Penny Green states “This new agreement is part of our continued efforts to serve our customers as seamlessly as possible,” says Penny Green, CEO of Yield Growth. “ParcelPal is a great service, and our partnership will lay the groundwork for us to eventually offer same-day delivery service for pain management cannabis topicals and other cannabis products in jurisdictions where they’re legal.”  For more information on BOSS, please visit:

Other cannabis-related developments from around the markets include:

SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG)(OTCPK:SLGWF) announced that its RESERVE line of vaporizer cartridges is now on sale in the State of Florida through Trulieve Cannabis Corp. RESERVE is the first SLANG product to be offered in Florida under its strategic partnership with Trulieve announced in February 2019. As Florida’s largest fully integrated medical cannabis company, Trulieve is offering RESERVE at all 29 of its licensed dispensaries across the state. “Our Trulieve relationship is off to a great start. This product launch is an important milestone, and the first of many we look forward to reaching in Florida,” said Peter Miller, CEO of SLANG. “We expect RESERVE to be very well received in Florida by medical cannabis patients who are seeking a strain-specific, repeatable experience at an affordable price.” “Expanding patient access to high-quality, natural relief in safe, reliable, and innovative forms is an important factor in deciding who we partner with and what products we offer to patients. Our partnership with SLANG allows us to continue providing patients with an expanded variety of high-quality medication,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “We know patients in Florida will benefit greatly from their award-winning products.”

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE:GTII)(OTCQX:GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise and Essence retail stores, announced it will open its fourth retail location in FloridaRise Oviedo, the community’s first cannabis store, on July 9, 2019. This is GTI’s 26th open location in the country.  Rise Deerfield Beach, Rise Pinellas Park and Rise Bonita Springs all opened earlier this year, and GTI has a retail footprint for up to 35 stores throughout Florida. The company owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Homestead where it cultivates and produces GTI’s branded cannabis products including Rhythm and The Feel Collection. “We are honored to be the first company to provide access to medical cannabis in Oviedo and to help Floridians exercise their right to wellness,” said GTI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “Our Rise™ stores provide exceptional customer care and we’re thrilled to serve the people of Oviedo and surrounding communities.”

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE:HARV)(OTCQX:HTHHF) announced it will open its

compassion center, Harvest of Williston, for qualifying patients and caregivers today. Solidifying Harvest’s presence in the state, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Division of Medical Marijuana previously awarded Harvest two medical dispensary locations, for the Williston location and an upcoming compassion center in Bismarck. Harvest, known for top operational standards, best-in-class experiences and products and expert teams in developing trusted, quality-driven retail stores with a focus on bettering the community, received the highest score on its application in Williston. Harvest of Williston, located at 120 26th Street East, Unit #500, will operate under North Dakota Century Code and offer products direct from registered North Dakota manufacturing facilities under the Medical Marijuana Program. “We are proud to bring our expertise to North Dakota and deliver on our promise to provide patients across the country with high-quality medicinal products and expert staff,” said Harvest CEO Steve White. “We share North Dakota’scommitment and dedication to only allowing the highest standards of operations in the state. We are thrilled to partner with them to open Williston and for our upcoming Bismarck location.”

Origin House (CSE:OH)(OTCQX:ORHOF) and Trichome Financial Corp. are pleased to announce that each of 22 Capital and Trichome Financial have received unanimous approval from their respective shareholders for their announced amalgamation under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) that will result in a reverse take-over of 22 Capital by the shareholders of Trichome Financial.  The Transaction, if completed, will constitute 22 Capital’s “Qualifying Transaction” as such term is defined in Policy 2.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange.  Currently a subsidiary of CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House, Trichome Financial is a private corporation. Each of Trichome Financial and Origin House exists under the laws of the Province of Ontario.  The Transaction is being undertaken pursuant to the terms and conditions of the amalgamation agreement between 22 Capital and Trichome Financial dated November 13, 2018, as amended January 30, 2019April 5, 2019 and May 27, 2019.  Final approval of the Transaction is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions set out in the Exchange’s conditional listing approval letter in respect of the Transaction.  Trichome Financial expects to satisfy such conditions, including the closing of its subscription receipts financing, on or before August 9, 2019.

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