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By Aishwarya Jain
According to the World Happiness Report 2021 which was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Finland was once again crowned as the world's happiest country. India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021. To make society happy, firstly it is really important to spread awareness on how it is okay to relax, chill and take a break. People tend to normalise overworking, which is so wrong. Of Course, we need a job to live and sustain ourselves but you shouldn't be working yourself to death, and the fact that this is seen as normal is really worrying. You spend more hours at work than you do awake at home, so if those hours are drenched in misery then sadness basically becomes the norm. A study from Gallup (2017) found that happier employees were more engaged, which resulted in improved customer relationships, and a 20 percent increase in sales.
Also, lowering down the crime level would act as a major factor towards a happy society. People who witness crimes, or come across evidence of a crime in their local area, can suffer anxiety and may feel demoralised or powerless. We should also teach them to stop judging people by materialistic things and accept everyone with all their flaws. Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach.
Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach. | Photo by Dave Goudreau on Unsplash
As per Aishwarya Jain, the Founder of IM Happiness, a social community that works to increase awareness of mental well-being, "Every great leader always talks about building a happier society from Chanakya to J.R.D. Tata. As J.R.D Tata said, "I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country". Happiness makes good things happen. It actually promotes positive outcomes. It's high time corporates start taking importance of mental well-being like it's happening around the world. Last week, Nike became the latest company to close its offices for a week to give employees a mental health break. That's after LinkedIn, Bumble, and Hootsuite have all shut down their offices for a week this year to address mental health. I think the global revolution of happiness has started."
Our brains are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative or even neutral, but when they are positive. Yet in today's world, we ironically sacrifice happiness for success only to lower our brain's success rate . When we are happy -- when our mindset and mood are positive -- we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the centre, and success revolves around it. IM Happiness is a community that believes happiness is a skill to be enhanced by training and practice. The team works day and night to help the sufferers get rid of their mental chaos and teach them the skill of being optimistic and happy in every situation, either favourable or adverse. They work on the aim of the United Nations Goals of promoting good health and well-being and have worked closely with the organisation. The team is utilizing the power of Science and Spirituality in achieving this aim.
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. | Photo by Dylan Sauerwein on Unsplash
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. The campaign unites 30+ celebrities from across the country to have a surprise conversation with selected people in India. Ranveer Brar, Daniel Weber, Masoom Minawala Mehta and Ash King are some of the celebrities who will be a part of this campaign. With this campaign, the community wants to help people deal with their emotions and to motivate them. The campaign is free of cost and the nominee just has to register, wherein the unique algorithm will connect the nominee with a celebrity or other mentors on a call according to their keywords.
The community is trying to bring a change but it is the society's accumulative effort to spread awareness and to make oneself happy. We should try to start small and it will eventually make a great difference because a better society allows us to lead a better life.
(Article originally published on IANS by N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keyowrds: Happiness, society, IM happiness, campaign, India, community
It's a known fact that the Swedes love sport, so much so that it's estimated that half of the population is active in some kind of sport. The most popular sports played in Sweden include handball, football, athletics, and golf, followed by ice hockey, tennis, basketball, table tennis, and bandy. Swedes don't just love to play sports, they also like to bet on their favourite sport and athletes, according to bettingonlinesverige.se. Out of the many sports athletes, only a few earn the status of legend. In this article, we're going to have a look at the ones whose names are synonymous with gold medals, top scores, and record-holding achievements!
The name Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become synonymous with football. He has played with some of the most celebrated football clubs in the world, from Ajax to Inter and AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Man United. The Swedish superstar has scored a total of 552 goals, making him the 13th top scorer in the history of the sport according to the latest IFFHS rankings. From his first appearance on the pitch to this day, the man never disappoints.
2. Charlotte Kalla
Charlotte Kalla's glorious career as a cross-country skier is a celebrated journey of World Championship victories and Olympic medals. Her incredible ability in the sport has seen her fly from her iconic debut in the Tour de Ski back in 2008 to her Gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
3. Victor Lindelof
The national football team's captain Victor Lindelof is a loved and celebrated sports icon, who got signed with Man United at the age of 23. His achievements have been honoured many a time both with his team and for his individual dedication to the sport. He was also given the award for best defender by the Swedish award association Fotbollsgalan in 2016 and 2019.
4. Anna Nordqvist
After winning the Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship at only 22, many thought Nordqvist's career was over, but her victorious return in 2017 at the Evian Championship after battling mononucleosis was a feat that drew a lot of admiration for her dedication to the sport.
5. Erik Karlsson
Along with Pettersson, Erik Karlsson is one of the most talented Swedish ice-hockey players, whose career has flourished as he's become not just a pivotal defense player but the alternate captain for the Californian team the San Jose Sharks. He was also awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy twice in his career, a trophy that is awarded annually to the NHL's top defense player who shows the greatest ability in his position throughout the season.
6. Jim Gottridsson
28-year-old Jim Gottridsson is currently the highlight Swedish player in the world of handball. He's been awarded the Swedish national handball player of the year award in 2018, and the MVP twice from the Handball Bundesliga and from the European Championship. In the past eight years, his team, SG Flensburh-Handewitt in Germany, has always managed to rank in the first three positions of the league, winning in 2018 and 2019.
7. Henrik Stenson
Golf in Sweden has an incredible reputation in the women's championships, but nonetheless, that doesn't exclude the achievements in the men's championships. The contemporary definite example of this is Henrik Stenson, who is the only male to have won a major golf championship in Sweden.
8. Elias Pettersson
One of the youngest in the list, Elias Pettersson is a professional ice hockey player who plays in the NFL with the Vancouver Canucks. He was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy that's given to the most proficient 'rookie' (first-year player) in the league by the NHL.
9. Nilla Fischer
An outspoken advocate for both LGBTQ rights and women's football, Nilla Fischer has become an icon in Sweden. From her debut with the Swedish National team back in 2001, her sportsmanship led her to win the Bundesliga and the Champions League in 2017, and in 2019, she also won the World Cup bronze.
10. Alexander Gustafsson
Alexander Gustafasson is a professional mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and holds a record of 18 wins and seven losses from 25 fights. In 2019, most people thought they'd never see Gustafsson again after he had retired from the MMA, but the determined fighter returned to the sport in 2020 to the delight of many Swedish fans.
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Finland is a country known for their love of sports and physical activity. Over the years, several Finnish athletes have enjoyed international success. According to suomiveikkaus.com, after their love of sports, Finns are also known to enjoy betting on sports. Out of hundreds of athletes, here's our list of top Finnish athletes and betting favourites for Finnish sports betting fans.
Teemu Pukki is one of the best footballers in 2021 who plays as a striker for Norwich City. Since he joined the club in 2018, Pukki has scored 29 goals in the league for his team and helped his team to get promoted to the Premier League. He was even named the EFL Championship Player of the Season and was awarded the golden boot.
Another talented football player, Lukáš Hrádecký is the goalkeeper for the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. His incredible ability to block the ball put him in the spotlight as one of the best keepers in the 2020 Euros, both for his ability and his unique style. There's no doubt that he was a central part of the Finnish national football team when they qualified for the first time for the 2020 UEFA European Championships.
Iivo Niskanen is considered to be one of the best cross-country skiers in the world today and not just in Finland. The two-time Olympic champion has consistently shown an uparalleled level of energy and dedication. According to the International Ski Federation, Niskanen ranked fourth in the world ranking of cross-country skiers and has won several bronze and gold medals both in the Olympics and the World Championships.
After an interesting career change from locksmith to pesapallo player, Toni Kohonen is known as one of the top pesapallo (or baseball) players today. He plays for Kouvola Ballbooters and has won an astounding 10 Finnish Championships. Named Baseball Player of the Year three times, there's no doubt he will keep adding to his collection of medals and awards.
Patrik Laine is a familiar name to any ice hockey fan, being one of the most successful and young players in his field. The young 23-year old was the second pick in the 2016 NHL draft and was highlighted as the IIHF World Championship's most valuable player in the same year. 2019-2020 was an even stronger season for Laine where he scored two goals for the Jets in the opening game in the season.
The captain of the NHL's Florida Panthers is another well-known ice hockey player and one of the best defensive forwards in ice hockey. Barkov was awarded the Frank J.Selke Trophy in 2021 after another stellar season in 2020-2021 when he led the Panthers to victory with 26 goals. The young athlete has been unstoppable since the start of his career, scoring at least 52 in the last six seasons he played in.
Henri Laaksonen is a Swiss-Finnish tennis player who has been playing since he was just three years old. At the young age of 16, Laaksonen was already named the European champion in the under-16 category. Fast forward to 2021, Laaksonen won the 2021 French Open match against Roberto Bautista Agut.
Enni Rukajärvi is a Finnish professional snowboarder and the first ever female to win the X Games Slopestyle in 2011. And if that wasn't already impressive, she's also the first Finnish female to win a medal at the X Games.
Nina Chydenius is a Finnish runner representing Gamlakarleby IF. The lightning-fast endurance runner won gold in the Kaleva Games and bronze in the Tampere 5000 meters in 2021. At the peak of her career Chydenius ranked third in the Nordic Champions (10,000 meters).
10. Ella Junnila
Ella Junnila is a 22-year old Finnish high jumper who represented Finland in the 2018 Athletics Championships. The following year, Junnila won bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships. She also set a new Finnish record at 194cm at the Paavo Nurmi Games, making her one of the top high jumpers in Finland.
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In the last 15 months, we have been forced to stay at home in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Fear and uncertainty amid the pandemic are unprecedented. Living within the four walls of our house during these difficult times can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Facing the new normal of working from home, home-schooling of children has been keeping us all very busy. Hence, it is more important than ever to look after ourselves and our mental and physical well-being.
But one thing that didn't change is mid-meal cravings that can be very notorious accompanied by a feeling of guilt. So, the need of the hour was to make sure one can snack asmuch as they want, without an ounce of regret or even a slight compromise on their healthy lifestyle. 2020 saw a significant increase in consumption of in-home Food items and packs leading to elevated demand. In 2021 the similar trends were identified but with the active vaccination drives in the country, people are hoping to get back to work, where the consumption out of home is also expected to rise.
Taking a cue from the rising consumer demands brands have come up with ready to eat multigrain cereals that are not only healthy and tasty but also convenient to consume. They aim to ensure that taste and convenience is not compromised and customers can consume them both in-home and out-of-home. In India preference for multigrain products has witnessed a considerable rise. More and more consumers prioritize healthy living and eating habits, it is no surprise that multigrain products have become more desirable as it comes with several benefits such as the following:
High nutritional content than regular cereals: Multigrain cereals are a rich source of protein, which is an essential macronutrient for our well-being. Consuming foods that are rich in protein help you stay full and satisfied for longer and can have a considerable positive impact on your bodyin the long run. Multigrain foods deliver a variety of important nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre, and other healthy plant compounds.
Multigrain cereals are a rich source of protein, which is an essential macronutrient for our well-being. Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash
Support healthy digestion and improves metabolism: A fibre-rich diet helps in keeping you energetic and happier, encouraging an active lifestyle. This process happens as the fibre helps the body to vacate bowels more effectively, preventing constipation and maintaining bowel health. Consumption of foods that are rich in dietary fibre also helps relieve the body of indigestion and several problems that are caused by it.
A fibre-rich diet helps in keeping you energetic and happier, encouraging an active lifestyle.. Pixabay
Overall health benefit: The dietary fibre from multigrain is a part of an overall healthy diet as they help in improving blood cholesterol levels. The health benefits attached to multigrain products are many, but there are many more reasons for you to be consuming multigrain ready to eat cereals.
The top 3 reasons are:
Great tasting good nutrition: Humans live to eat and eat to live, and given our lifestyle today it is important to find options that satisfy taste buds without making you feel guilty. For example, Sundrop Popz is loaded with the goodness of nutritious multi-grains. It has a tasty chocolatey cream inside and a crunchy chocolatey cereal outside, which makes for the perfect answer to the pesky hunger pangs that hit you any time of the day.
Humans live to eat and eat to live, and given our lifestyle today it is important to find options that satisfy taste buds without making you feel guilty. Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash
Various consumption opportunities: Ready-to-eat cereal snacks are convenient to consume. It is a quick no-cook meal that can hold off hunger for hours. Going with ready-to-eat cereal means you can prepare and eat breakfast in 10 to 15 minutes or you can consume these healthy yet delicious cereals during mid-meals.
Weight management: Multigrain cereal can help weight management because fibre produces a feeling of fullness, discouraging overeating which helps reduce intake of junk food.
(Artical originally written by: Asheesh Kumar Sharma) (IANS/ MBI)
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