A skiing vacation can provide plenty of health benefits. In addition to burning up to 3,000 calories during six hours of skiing, you can also boost your immunity and even relieve depression.
Most database professionals spend way too much time indoors. Grab your snow gear and experience an invigorating adventure in the great outdoors.
No, not a work-related technology book. Grab a novel and escape!
Research indicates that readings is one of the best ways to relax—and even six minutes of reading can reduce your stress levels by more than two thirds.
What better way to escape than with an adventure in your vehicle with your best friend! You don't have to go far. The beauty of a road trip is the ability to set your own schedule and have the freedom to deviate from plans.
Don't forget to bring along your favorite CD's. Listening to music while driving will help keep you alert and calm at the same time.
Your technology job can be demanding. Hit the road and escape thoughts of a demanding boss, slow SQL Servers, data security, T-SQL scripts, virtualization....
The benefits of walking include less stress and increased energy. Need to a break? Grab a pair of comfortable shoes and take a walk. SQL Server database challenges can wait until you return!
More than an indulgence, massage therapy can help you sleep better, boost your immune system, reduce aches and pains, and enhance your mental performance. Research shows people given math problems to solve after a massage did them twice as fast, with half the errors.
Think what a relaxing massage can do for solving SQL Server database problems!
Anecdotal and scientific evidence have shown that dog owners tend to be healthier than the average person. Like any enjoyable activity, playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine—nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties.
Your SQL Servers don't beg for walks or play time, but they can be demanding and relentless. Take a few minutes to relax by spending time with your favorite pooch!
Being kind has been shown to have other substantial benefits than the obvious. Your body might flood with feel-good chemicals. You might get a little extra buffer from life’s stresses. Your heart might beat a little healthier. Your immune system might perk up. Your mood might lift.
Your work as a SQL Server and business intelligence professional keep you very busy. However, there's more to life than work. Take time to do something for someone else—it will do your heart good!
Are you frazzled or stressed? Your smartphone may be the culprit. Research has found smartphones are stressful because people get caught up in compulsively checking for new messages, alerts, and updates.
Everyone needs a break—some time on your own. Otherwise, there's a risk that the stress and tension that build up from keeping engaged can end up having a negative impact on relationships.
Yes, your smartphone helps you manage your job, but it's okay to take a break.
Many people find movies to be relaxing and a way to chill out and enjoy an evening. Whenever you're feeling stresssed, one way to relive stress is to watch a funny movie. A few hours of laughter with one of your favorite comedies can help get you through a challenging work week.
You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy. But sleep loss and poor-quality sleep have also been shown to increase the likelihood of workplace accidents and injuries. Sleep deprivation was a factor in some of the biggest disasters in recent history, including the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernoby. Clearly, sleep loss dumbs you down.
Protect your SQL Server databases by getting a good nights rest and a few extra zz's when you get the chance!
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