We all complain and worry about not really knowing what is in our food. We may be slowly creating cancers in our own bodies without knowing. If I asked you what you think the solution is, most of you would reply that there is nothing much to do. I would have given the same answer a few weeks ago. But all that changed after I met the woman of my dreams.
Here’s the thing; you would be dead-wrong if you believed that there is nothing you can do. The average Joe/Jane like you and I wouldn’t know where to start but the woman of my dreams does. She is the woman of my dreams because she has given me a voice to take on the food industry. Continue reading
There are 10 things you should watch for in a depressed person which could mean they are ready to commit suicide really soon:
As soon as I said “Mixed Martial Arts” you raised your eyebrows. You probably started imagining yourself in the cage all bloodied up and asking yourself: “how on earth is this beneficial to my health?” Continue reading
CrossFit is awesome and I have nothing but respect for the men and women who participate in it. It is crucial however for anyone who wants to start CrossFit to know what he or she is getting into. I have prepared the info below so that you can take a quick look and decide for yourself. As I mentioned before this blog is about giving you the information to help you make the right decisions for yourself. Continue reading
You can cope with stress if you have the right tools. Image by africa
Previously I talked about “The Crippling Effect of Stress on Your Organs”. We discussed the negative physical effects caused by stress ranging from heart problems to multiple sclerosis (MS).
Managing stress is all about taking charge of your life and your attitude towards dealing with problems.
Today we are going to look at the 3 steps that will help you manage and even overcome stress so that you don’t have to worry about the damage that stress can do to your body.
Step 1: Identify Source of Stress
The first step is successfully identifying the source of your stress.
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Let’s face it; identifying the source of stress in our lives is easier said than done. We can easily overlook our own negative behaviour such as stress-inducing thoughts and negative attitudes. Continue reading
A topic that is a bit different than usual. Nevertheless it is about being efficient in life and work so it seems appropriate for The Zeit.
Data can be used for lots of different things: to streamline production, spotlight customer service issues, even illuminate budget strategies. But one thing that’s getting more use by managers with their data is analyzing how their workforce is used—and how it can be optimized.
Yes, data can point out ways to automate your work processes—but that’s not the only goal. It can coalesce information on habits or time management, for example. It can also help you create schedules that better adapt to not only your customers’ needs, but your employees’ strengths, too.
Ready to tackle this important topic? This graphic gets you started:
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I am sure many of you have felt like giving in to a lifestyle where you do not have to drive to the gym after work to exhaust yourself for another hour. Where you can eat everything and not feel guilty. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world in which you don’t criticize yourself constantly for having little extra fat around your waistline?
The tobacco industry claims that the purchase of cigarettes has fallen worldwide since heavy taxation and advertising restrictions have been implemented. The idea of taxing junk food in the same way as tobacco and subsidizing healthy food is a combination that could guide people to choosing healthier food (which will be cheaper after subsidizing) instead of the poisonous junk food (which today is way cheaper than healthy food but will be more expensive after taxation). In the long run, billions spent on healthcare due to the outcome of an unhealthy diet can be put to better use.
Should the government subsidize healthy food…
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Those who oppose this idea claim that the government and the food companies are two different entities. Adjusting food prices will interfere with the free market and create a false economy. In fact the term “junk food” lacks a consensus on its definition. Some perceive junk food as anything that is processed, others define junk food as food that has certain sugar content or that contains preservatives. Same goes for how people define healthy food; is being organic good enough or does diet soda also fit the category?
… and tax Junk food?
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Why are you killing yourself with all that labor and toil in order to lose weight? What if I told you there is an easier and more efficient way to lose weight and that it consists of having fun? According to a new study, your attitude towards exercise can influence what you eat post-workout and ultimately whether you lose weight or not.
You might be one of the many millions of people who are frustrated because of the ineffectiveness of exercise and efforts to lose weight. You may be gaining weight and eating more despite or even due to the fact that you are exercising. Continue reading
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10 Rules You Can Break and Stay Healthy
Eat sugar. Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times best-selling author of the Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox makes the point that everyone loves sugar because it’s programmed into us. So you shouldn’t worry if you find yourself craving sugar sometimes. It’s normal! Eat sugar once in a while and don’t eliminate it completely and forever.
Enjoy your caffeine. Dr. Sarah Gottfried, best-selling author of The Hormone Cure, advocates a caffeine detox to reboot, but she allows coffee. If you are consuming more caffeinated drinks than water, consider seriously cutting back. But have a cup of coffee daily because it’s good for you.
Eat carbs. Stop demonizing carbs. Paleo pioneer Robb Wolf recommends increasing carb intake for endurance athletes. Almost all health experts allow themselves carbs, even if it’s occasionally. So you have no reason to feel guilty when devouring carbs.
Don’t work out If you are trying to build muscle-mass then you already know that muscle grows faster while you rest. Not getting enough rest may cause injuries that will set you back weeks if not months. So make sure you get enough rest days in between workout days.
Don’t put eating right and exercising on a pedestal. Chris Kresser says, “There’s more to health than food, and there’s more to life than health.” Part of being truly healthy is realizing that it’s a total mind-body pursuit.” Jillian Michaels says, “A healthy lifestyle is not as much about losing weight but gaining happiness”
Stop counting calories. What matters most is food quality, not calories. Obsessing on how many calories you consume a day will drive you crazy. I suggest you do it at the beginning so you understand how your eating habits contribute to your daily calorie intake. Once you have an idea you will be able to control what and how much you eat without feeling the need to count every single calorie in your diet.
Don’t follow a 21-day diet. You become truly healthy by changing your lifestyle for the better. There’s no such thing as a 21-day quick fix.Long-term commitment is not an idea that sells easily but it’s the only thing that really works. ((Source: 10 Habits Of People Who Break The Rules But Stay Incredibly Healthy BY DR. AMY SHAH ))
Get rid of the super-fit celebrity poster.If you want to look like the person on the poster you will need more than just discipline and hard work. You will need to be air-brushed and seeing that Photoshop doesn’t work in real life, it does not make sense to use such images for motivation.
Don’t compete. Stop competing with the number on the scale, with your gym partner, or with Jason Statham. Just like everything in life, comparing yourself to others will only make you feel worse. All you have to do is be better than the person you were yesterday.
Don’t always sleep 8 to 10 hours. Sleep expert, W. Christopher Winter, recommends mini-naps, if possible, to recharge on the days you don’t sleep well. It’s OK to be a little sleep-deprived sometimes as long as you’re getting enough power-naps most of the time.