Did you know that we spend as much as 9 hours a day sitting on our desks typing away at our laptops or hunched over our electronic devices? All this sitting can be detrimental to the health. Too much sitting can cause obesity, heart disease and diabetes. To combat this we need to exercise diligently. However, if you’re a busy computer programmer who has the time? Luckily we found ways you can exercise while sitting at your desk. We call this deskercise. Check this out.
One of the best things about this deskercise is you don’t need specialized equipment. All you need is the heaviest book you have to use as weights. This exercise targets your triceps and is very easy to do. Start by choosing the heaviest book you own and raise it behind your head. Next, extend you’re the book up your head and then drop it behind your neck again. Repeat 8 times for 3 sets.
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Good news! You can improve your slouched posture while sitting at your desk and doing a simple exercise. Stand up straight and then pretend you’re holding a pencil between your shoulder blades. Squeeze together for about 10 seconds then release. Repeat the action for 10 sets. You can do this when you’re back or shoulders start to feel tense. The squeezing motion will not only correct posture but ease some of the tension and stiffness out.
You do not actually need the chair but it can serve as your guide during the squat. Start by sitting on the edge of your chair. Extend your arms forward and stand up. Slowly squat down towards the chair until feel your bottom hit it. Stand back again and repeat. Squatting is good exercise and helps improve your back, thigh and upper leg muscles.
Standing Calf Raise
This deskercise is great for strengthening calf muscles. Start by standing straight with your feet together. You can stand behind your chair so that you can hold on to its back for balance. Raise yourself up on your toes and hold for 2 seconds and then go back to your original position. Repeat this for 8 counts of 3 sets. If you’re wearing heels make sure to remove your shoes first.
We like this exercise because you don’t need to get up. It’s done while sitting down and targets your abs. If your chair swivels, angle it away from the desk. Raise your legs so that it is no longer bent but straight. Hold for 2 counts and then set it down again. Do the same to the other leg. Alternate legs for 8 counts of 3 sets.
As you can see you don’t need expensive gym equipment in order to exercise. By doing exercises at work you are healthier and keeping active. Even if you’re a busy programmer who does not have 30 minutes to spare working out on a rowing machine, doing deskercises is a good way to compensate.
Benefits of Regular Exercise
It is a well known fact that exercise can help improve health. It is a great way to manage health, maintain healthy heart, lungs and other organs. But did you know that exercise can also help boost productivity? According to the latest studies, people who exercise regularly are healthier, happier and smarter. Here are some ways exercise improves your productivity.
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One of the ways exercise can help with productivity is by keeping you alert. When you exercise it pumpls more blood into the brain helping you stay alert. When you’re alert you are more aware of what’s going on and will be able to keep your focus. This means you are less distracted at work and will be able to work faster and with more focus.
Many people do not know that exercise can give you more energy. A regular exercise routine will give you more energy so you will have more stamina to help you tackle work. Being on top of your game will make you more productive. If you don’t have time for a full cardio workout such as exercising on your stationary bike or rowing machine, you can change some daily habits to include exercise effortlessly. For example, you can take the stairs instead of the elevator, use a standing desk or take a brisk walk after lunch.
Optimum Physical Health
Being fit and healthy; means that you are in prime physical condition. Aside from being alert and energetic you also have low risk of developing certain illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. You will also find that you will get sick less often since your immune system gets a boost when you exercise regularly. This can translate to less sick days and more stamina to tackle work.
Improve Mental Health
Studies on people who exercised regularly found that they had more brain cells compared to their sedentary counterparts. As people age they produce fewer and fewer brain cells. This is called neurogenesis. In other words by the time you reach your 50’s and 60’s you will have more brain cells than your peers who did not exercise.
There is a saying that a happy person is a productive one. Research that studies rowers in Oxford Universities found that exercise made a person happier. The students first exercised using a rowing machine with their teammates. The next day, they performed the same exercise with the same intensity but by themselves. After each exercise session the levels of pain tolerance was measured in each athlete. Studies have shown that exercising with others helps release pain suppressing but happiness inducing chemicals in the brain.
Exercising each day will not only improve your mood but your physical and mental well being. Over a short time frame, exercise has the power to help produce mental output. Find time to exercise no matter how busy you are. As a computer programmer exercising could mean the difference between a promotion and staying at the same old job.
A car from Tesla is not just like any other exotic vehicle. They manufacture premium luxury electric vehicles such as the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV crossover. Tesla cars are fully electric vehicles that require you to plug them in when they are out of battery. Depending on the type of battery you opt for the 60 kwh battery lasts around 208 while the 85 kwh battery pack can go 265 miles on a single full charge.
At the 2015 Detroit Autoshow, the P85D was clocked at 180 mph at full song. Not bad. But according to founder Elon Musk the latest software update could shave .01 seconds off the 0-60 time. In a series of tweets that the new update is a tweak on the inverter algorithm.
Even before the update happened the P85D obviously had some face melting acceleration. But aside from this, the model also houses a dual motors and 864 lb.-ft. of rear-wheel, zero-RPM torque. There’s more however, the car also has the ability to receive updates wirelessly. It gets updated pretty much the same way your smartphone receives new software. That’s right, when you own a P85D, there’s no need to go to the dealer to get the latest software.
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Musk who used to own a McLaren F1, said on one of his tweets that the car’s acceleration has improved. He said that the initial goal of the update was to make the P85D’s dual motor was to make it gain more traction on the snow. He adds that the speed was a side effect. Happy coincidence if you ask us.
Either way, this makes the P85D not only a great car to drive during normal conditions but during snow days too. Musk also posted a video on YouTube made by a P85D owner driving under snow conditions. The car clearly handled well and passed some SUVs that were stuck on the snow.
It truly is a great time to own an electric car. With the Tesla S P85D you do not only get an electric car but an exotic one too. Starting price for this model is around $105,000 in the United States. But for those who want to try an exotic car before purchasing there are many luxury automobile rentals in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal that carry the Tesla name.
If you want something that accelerates to near McLaren F1 levels but is eco-friendly at the same time, then the P85D could be the car for you. It’s fast, runs on electricity and can become faster without any interference from you.
A fighter jet like the F-22 Raptor uses approximately 1.7 million lines of software code to keep it in the air, while a passenger jet like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner uses close to 6.5 million. That seems like a lot, but when you compare it to the amount of software an exotic car uses, it is actually nothing.
Computer programming experts admit that a modern exotic car or luxury vehicle has close to 100 million lines of software code, all being processed by up to 100 microprocessors which are networked throughout the entire car. The radio and navigation system of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in itself requires 20 million lines of code, while the whole car is using as many microprocessors as an Airbus passenger jet.
Exotic Cars and Their Gizmos and Gadgets
Whether you are lucky enough to own one, or just like to rent an exotic car for special trips, you know that a large part of the appeal comes from all of the electronic bells and whistles. Sure you look good behind the wheel of an exotic car, but you also feel James Bond-ish when you are able to press a button and make amazing things happen. Features like parking sensors and adaptive cruise control enable you to feel like you are on a driving mission to save the world from some impending doom.
Each year, exotic car manufacturers are adding more and more of these gizmos and gadgets, making the cars more complicated as a result. This of course raises the issues of bugs, since any good computer programmer worth his salt will tell you that practically any code is susceptible to getting one. Depending on the system being controlled by the code that develops a bug, the exotic car could end up not drivable until it has been resolved. IBM researchers found that almost half of all exotic car warranty costs were in some way related to the cars electronic systems and embedded software, costing the manufacturers millions each year to maintain them. Even insurance companies are finding that replacing an exotic car that has been damaged in an accident is often cheaper and less complicated then the cost of a repair, since fixing the electronics and software is so expensive.
Experts are predicting that exotic cars being able to communicate with one another is just over our horizon, and will work using a telematics infrastructure. This will let them pass along information about high traffic areas and accident delays. With this technology, an exotic car is expected to have over 300 million lines of code to contend with.
The next time your exotic car rental agent passes you the keys, keep in mind the highly sophisticated computer systems that are enabling you to make those sharp turns, while playing music off of your MP3. With an exotic car, looks and the Montreal-Toronto commute are only a small part of the package, while the capabilities are the real reason why you love to drive them.
Being a computer programmer means that you have to use activities such as analyzing, developing, understanding, and generating algorithms every day in orders to create a programming language. You can write and source code in one or more programming languages.
Being good at programming means that you have to work on your programming skills daily in order to improve, learn, and evolve. Here are some of the best pieces of advice which will help you to become better at programming.
Programming languages, that is. In order to be a good programmer, you have to be at least familiar with different programming languages. Different companies insist on using different languages. Also individuals may have a preference for a certain programming language. When choosing a programming language which you will use, you should choose the one which suits to best for the task before you.
A lot of times when people try to write a complicated code end up entangled in it, not knowing how to get out of it. Be assured that simpler is usually better, and don’t try to right in complicated codes just to show how smart you are. Instead, write a simple, clear code, which can be reused. This will not only showed that you are concise, but you will also show how smart you really are by going for simplicity.
Programming doesn’t mean that you won’t have to work with people. It just means that you will work mostly when the computers, but still, you will have to fulfill demands of your clients, or your managers. Most of the time, clients and managers will ask you to create something, we don’t really knowing what they truly want. As a programmer, it is down to you to see what they really need, and know what they want. Also, you will have to be patient when working with clients, managers, and other programmers.
Remember that, no matter how good you are at programming, there is always room for improvement. Especially with modern-day technologies, which change from day to day, you will always have to be in the know, and constantly try to improve yourself.
5.Learn From Others
If you find yourself not knowing how to do something maybe you should ask someone who could help you. Do not let your pride stand in the way of your professional development. Other programmers will often gladly help when you are stuck.
6.Don’t Take It Personally
When programmers spend a lot of time developing their code they might take criticism very badly. Remember that you are not your code, and if someone says something about your code, that doesn’t mean they are criticizing you as a person, so don’t take it personally.