My mind matures the older I get and it’s understandable too. Over time you accumulate knowledge, experience and so forth right? Tell me if you get this. We mature however, the mind stays young while the body throws up red flags, sickness, and limitations due to the aging factor. I can surely tell you if I knew back when what I know now, I would have prepared much better. The great news is I realize I have an opportunity to slow down the process by taking care of my body with good maintenance through eating healthy, exercising and getting the proper rest.
Ten great benefits of exercising;
1. Reduce Stress
2. A Release of Endorphins which increases happiness.
3. Building Self Confidence
4. Maintain Cognitive Mitigation
5. Become More Creative
6. Increase Relaxation
7. Boost Brain Power
8. Increases Energy
9. Helps Ward off Disease
10. Creates a Stronger Heart
Here’s a bonus, you get to lose weight!!! Lol!!!
Thanks for reading my post today. As always I wish you a great and prosperous day.
I will be looking at maximizing my workout time to burn as many calories in a workout as I possibly can. Then I will start watching what I eat and to be sure to consume 2600 calories a day per my friend who is a nutritionist and advised me to do.
The reason for the change is I noticed my heart is in the right lane but I lack the ability to effective create the desire change I so desperately seek. I have already started this regiment and have notice some changes just within the several days I have been trying this.
You know, that got me thinking. Sometimes it’s good to acquire or enlist the help of someone who is very successful at what you are trying to achieve. If I can do this about with health, I can certainly do this spiritually, financially, and academically. This is a great way to achieve faster results and learn how to avoid the pitfalls they have encountered. In essence, we can learn from other people’s success, failures and forge our own success with all of our hard work.
I guess we must be certain of what we want out of life to forge a clear and laser focused path to our desire results. Are you sure you are on the correct path or are you doing what you think is expected of you?
I talk a lot about passion because so many people are not doing what they are truly passionate about. I for one can attest to this because I am passionate about writing, encouraging, motivating others through my writings. That is the reason I write here every day.
Enough about me.
Start asking yourself life changing questions. Am I living in the house I imagined? Have I travels to all the destinations I wanted to? Does my life reflect my imagination? Have I lived up to my own expectations, or can I achieve more out of life? If not, WHY?
(Personal note, these are questions I have asked myself just over six months ago. I feel my life changing for the better for having asked and responded.)
Don’t answer these questions here but write your answers on a piece of paper.
1. What am I most passionate about?
2. Am I living my passion with purpose?
3. Do you have a bucket list? If not, why?
4. What are my strengths?
5. What are my weaknesses?
This is what I would like to achieve in the next year __________________. Why?
This is what I would like to achieve in the next 3 Years ____________________. Why?
What is stopping me from reaching my current goal?
What can I do to change my outcome?
As always I want to thank you for reading my post. I hope you challenge yourself to answer these questions. For now have a spectacular day!
In a world where there is an abundance of food choices we can only imagine the temptation that accompanies a variety of delicious cuisines. I for one love sweets and is tempted every to engage my taste buds with mouthwatering chocolate delights that seem to light up my day. Yes! Light up my day!
I am all smiles when I have my daily dose of chocolate and it appears I can handle just about anything that comes my way. Crazy right? Well, I discovered that we are capable of believing in some silly ideas about all sorts of little quirks and habits that we have formed over the years. We even have our very own personal data to back of what we believe it to be factual. The truth of the matter is our habits are just that habits.
Whether you are junk food junkie or sweet fanatic like I am, or perhaps have to have a couple glasses of wine or a couple of bottles of bear every day, there’s no harm in that right? It’s just the opposite; you are forgetting about the power of compounding effects over time. So, I set out to find out some basic facts of why I should stop eating so much chocolate or simply stop eating it all together. Let’s face it, if I don’t find out about everything I intake or ingest into my body. I am only kidding myself to think I can become healthier while slowly and methodically killing myself through choices I have made over time.
Let’s take my own habit Three cookies a day, let me digress a moment to inject this thought. We are creatures of habit, some of have more habits then others and we trade one habit for another. The key is to trade bad habits for good ones, so keep that in mind.
My three cookies a day cannot be that harmful I thought. But, it can depending on what could be happening with the physiology make up internally that I cannot see. Let me explain. Chocolate is high in calories and leads to weight gain. I go to subway every day to purchase those wonderful mouthwatering chocolate wonders which for on cooking has 220 calories. (3 cookies x 220 = 660 calories) Talk about shooting yourself in the foot this is ridiculous. That is why it’s taking me so long to lose the weight.
Chocolate is also high in sugar and too much sugar over time can lead to becoming a diabetic. Remember the compound effect is at work here. So, I know what you are saying, 3 cookies are not that bad, so let me break this insane idea down for your further.
3 cookies = 660 calories a day! 660 x 30 = 19,800 calories a month! 19,800 x 12 = 237,600 a year!
Insane right! Not Even! I been doing this for five years I have been working on my job so let’s do one more fact.
237,600 x 5 = 1,188,000 THAT’S INSANE!!!
Well I know what I have to do from this point on, do you?
What is it that you harmlessly consume? Have you seen some of the learn term effects of what alcohol does to the pancreas, liver, or kidneys? Not to mention the brain. The same with smoking. All I am saying is think about your bad habits and start replacing them with good ones.
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:
Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:
Steatosis, or fatty liver
Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the: