Body Basics

The human body is the beginning and the end, without a healthy, fit body our lives are reduced to series of medical woes. It is also what we tend to take most for granted and neglecting. But taking care of marvelously engineered body is a priority and not an option.

Health is wealth is an old adage that we hear and spout so often that it has lost any significance for us. Until that sudden, unforeseen visit to the nearest doctor. And at that point, it is already too late. In an age of consumerism and conspicuous consumption, health is an anomaly. You can’t buy it. At any price. Health is defined as the condition of a person’s body or mind and it has to be nurtured and maintained in a continuous process that affects all aspects of your life or, to use a new age term, lifestyle. That is a lot easier said than done in today’s world and the lifestyle generated by that world.

Seriously Stressed

The modern lifestyle brings with it its own baggage: stress, tension, work environment generated problems – posture, carpal tunnel syndrome, noise, pollution, etc. Each of these, minor irritants in their own right, contribute their bit until the aggregate is greater than the parts and unfortunately we tend to realise this only when it is past the point of no return. The picture of urban health is a grim one indeed. But, before you decide fatalistically that since you are doomed anyways, might as well as have fun and reach for that cholesterol clogging, calorie laden meal and decide to skip the walk to watch your favourite telly soap, consider the fight back options. The range, variety and possibilities will delight you.

Food First

Eventually it all boils down to food-the fuel of life. Food affects our health in the most primary way, being the basic building block. A change in food patterns and a mismatch between the food pattern and the lifestyle being lived is the biggest culprit. From the fundamentally active, physical lifestyle of the earlier generations, the urban world has become a sedentary space. We no longer have the time or space to burn our calories. Long working hours, urban traffic and urban housing conspire to keep us seated for the larger part of our lives and the result is weight gain. Eating healthy is the easiest step to health. It does not mean starving yourself or denying yourself. It simply requires switching to healthier options. Opt for whole grains to refined ones. Use cooking oils that are naturally fat and cholesterol free such as Olive oil. And remember the basic equation: what you eat should not be more than what you burn as body fuel.

Fighting Fit

If lifestyles have changed so have the fitness options. Some are your everyday, basic variety. Where possible, opt for the stairs rather the elevators. If it is short distance and there is a proper walking path, use two feet instead of four wheels. Your health and the environment, both will benefit.

Gym

The gymnasium, your friendly neighborhood variety or the super trendy multinational variety, fondly abbreviated to gym, has evolved a lot from the original Greek model. Then it was a place to develop the mental faculties alongside the physical prowess of young men. Today, half the tradition is upheld with gyms having become the altars where the average man and woman shed copious quantities of sweat and cellulite to appease the gods of health and musculature. The options are innumerable, from ancient techniques such as Yoga and Tai Chi to modern corruptions such as Krav Maga and Kick Boxing, from gleaming edifices to technology such as treadmills, nautilus trainers to cross trainers to dances as a fitness fountain, the gyms cover the horizons. Well trained acolytes, otherwise known as trainers are always on hand to not only help but to custom design a training program that is ideal for your body and your problem areas.

Spa Style

The other route to holistic health is the more luxurious spa route. Traditionally spa stood for a route to health that was dependent upon nature’s gifts in the form of geysers or hot water springs where the water and mud are saturated with minerals. Drinking of these waters, bathing in them, mud baths and body wraps help in improving health directly by curing certain kinds of diseases and indirectly by making up certain kinds of mineral deficiencies and by detoxifying the body. Spa treatments today are a continuation of the same principle. Massages that use aromas to address health concerns, skin treatments that seek to undo the damage of pollution and urban living, and a holistic assessment of body are some of the hallmarks of spa treatments. The focus is less on the physicality of the body and more on the internal health of the body.

Or you can have both. The Addiction gym and spa chain perfectly combines both, luxury alongside fitness facilities. Catering to lifestyle pressures, gyms and spas offer innovative features such as flexible timing and customized training programs.

Solo Star

Ultimately, health is in the hands of the self. Not all the trainers of the world or massagers or chefs of the world can give you good health unless you want it yourself and are willing to burn for it. They can only make the path smoother and the targets more achievable. If you take your health seriously or want a perfect body or to increase your stamina and endurance, it is time for you to sit down and make a choice. Choose a path that appeals to you and then stick with it. Remember, the healthier you are the more you will enjoy your life.

How to Beat Your Burnout

Ever notice that you are always rushing through the day to get things done. You don’t pay attention to your body and mind cues that are speaking loudly to take a break until one day your head spins and you have a complete breakdown by being burned out when you no longer can carry on. There are remedies for this kind of burnout and I recommend very simple and empowering ones in this article. Read on to find out.

Here are a few tips:

1) Have 7-8 hours of sleep every night

Make sure you are having enough sleep every night so that you wake up fresh and healthy ready to meet the challenges of the day.

2) Take a short afternoon nap

In case you went to bed the night before somewhat late, you can make up for it by taking a short afternoon nap ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour. You will be re-energized doing your tasks happily for the rest of the day.

3) Drink plenty of water

Water is a free resource and it should be available in your office plentifully. Take in as many glasses of water as you can throughout the day. That way you keep yourself hydrated and full of vigor to work on your projects enthusiastically and productively.

4) Drink hot energy drinks

During breakfast instead of taking caffeine, take a hot energy drink. It will keep you upbeat and energized throughout the day so that you can effortlessly carry on with your tasks for the day.

5) Take a short leave from the office

When you see yourself short of focus and energy to get along with your daily office routine, take a short leave for 1 or 2 days. Have enough sleep, laugh and play and spend quality time with your family. You will regain energy and your mind will be fully aware to cope with your daily work tasks gracefully once again.

6) Take a prospective vacation

When the year has come to an end and you have worked hard enough at the office, feeling tired and drained out of energy, make sure to take a long enough vacation with your family to a distant quiet place so that by the time you return to your workplace, you are happy and eager to start all over again.

Summing up these are some of the simple and rejuvenating ways that you can beat your burnout and continue to put effort into your tasks painlessly without letting your energy and vigor run out voluminously.

Smoking: A Toxic Fixation

Forget cigarettes! Light up your life instead. Why smoke up your one and only life when you have finer things to look forward to Help Healthy?

Bear this in mind; a Cigarette is a wicked monster which ensnares you in its ruinous mesh. Getting familiar with the health hazards of smoking is what one has to do, so as to weaken the pull that it is exerting upon you, without fail. Yes, it’s true that over a stretch of time, this tendency to smoke has tainted the environment as well as consumed many lives around us. And, it’s not only about your life being harmed but several other lives around, which are getting affected by this dire habit of yours. Imagine! You smoke around others and they inhale it.

It has become a trend these days, which people follow just in a frenzy to imitate others and look like them. And especially, if we talk about youngsters, they think that smoking gives the impression of being cool, modish, as they see their friends, parents, relatives indulging in the same. But if you mull over it… Is that really so?

It is commonly said that children learn from their parents, be it a good habit or a bad one. Do you really want your child to follow you on these lines and walk a toxic smoky path? Think!

Although smoking is banned in many public places and cigarette companies are no longer permitted to market their product on TV, radio etc. Nonetheless even when you watch a movie where your favourite movie star is shown smoking on screen, it always displays a message below, spreading the awareness that this practice is injurious to health. And remember, it’s only a part of a movie just because that particular role or script demands the character to smoke.

Even so, the tobacco smoke contains nicotine, an addictive substance which strikes your brain within fifteen seconds of its inhalation; carbon monoxide which is a noxious gas and can weaken the proper functioning of your body system; tar, which contains plentiful cancer inducing chemicals, most of which sit back in your lungs.

Subsequently, smoking invites awful ailments like cancer, heart diseases, strokes, lung infectivity, hampering the growth and proper health of a fetus during pregnancy and much more.It is also a major cause for premature ageing and dullness of your skin, ahead of lowering your stamina. In due course, it seizes the entire organs of your body and you are likely to depart this life ten years earlier than your non smoking peers. You don’t really wish to come under its grip and witness such a dreadful scenario. Do you?

Yet again, by and large, as time passes by, smoking becomes an addiction which is, then, hard to thrust aside. What if you are stressed in your life, is this the only way out to get relieved and feel relaxed? I doubt.
One can cling on to good habits too, in order to feel at ease. Look around, listen to soothing melodies, share your feelings with your acquaintances, practice meditation, go for long walks. Further, instead of smelling the fumes of a cigarette, breathe in the aroma of the scrumptious food in front of you and you will, unquestionably, feel good.

Quit Smoking – What Is Your Gut Reaction?

I’m not talking about your intuition, although I’m sure that gut reaction tells you very clearly that smoking is a really bad idea on many levels.

So here is another one. Your gut does a whole lot more than hold food and churn it up for digestion Financial Advisors. There is a kilo or more of healthy bacteria in a healthy gut.

But you are a smoker so your gut isn’t healthy. You will still have about one kilo of bacteria but a high proportion of them may be the type which don’t contribute to your health.

The result is inflammation in your joints, skin, lungs, organs and even your brain.

The toxins from smoking affect your gut bacteria, this creates inflammation, plus smoking alone creates inflammation so now you are in for a world of possible problems.

It is easy to say that smoking makes everything worse, but for certain we know that it causes a vast selection of health issues and that it does absolutely no good at all for anyone.

Many smokers claim that smoking helps them relax. While there is some truth to that belief, the reality is that nicotine causes more stress. It’s just simple bio-chemistry.

But the thing about stress is that one of the important chemicals which regulate our mood and emotions is the neuro transmitter serotonin. The thing is 70-80% of serotonin is created in the gut. Therefore anyone with a disturbed gut function will have trouble managing stress.

As a smoker the reward centre of your brain likes nicotine, as it would alcohol, or sugar. But this same part of the brain which is called the limbic system, is the part which runs over time when you are stressed.

Smoking causes you to be locked into a cycle of stress, inflammation, and a habit which still connects to some perceived benefit.

When you quit smoking using hypnosis, your stress levels will drop as you are producing less cortisol and adrenalin from nicotine. In time your gut will heal and you will produce more healthy bacteria, but this will take up to a year or more and you will need to supplement with a pro biotic formula, and it will help to eat less sugar, which only feeds the bad bacteria.

If you have smoked for many years you will need to be patient as you recover, you have stressed your body and it will take time to bounce back.

Don’t Try To Quit Smoking If You Haven’t Crossed The Threshold

In my early days in hypnosis I wanted to change the world and fix every smoker, but I realised that was impossible, and it took me a while to work out why.

Imagine a straight line and a quarter of the way in from each end there is another line which crosses the first.

The quarter at the right hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to changeĀ Money Management.

The quarter at the left hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to remaining the same, or keeping the habit.

The half in the middle is where most smokers live. You might want to keep smoking, but you know you should quit. You might talk about quitting and even make frequent attempts to do so, but you keep failing.

Perhaps others are pressuring you stop cigarettes, and you agree that they are right but you’re not quite ready.

Or you are sick of smoking but you still need to do it to relax or stop your boredom.

The problem with this middle ground is that it’s a very stressful place to live, you are constantly feeling guilty or beating yourself up. You keep trying and failing. One day you want to quit but then you go out for drinks with your friends and you enjoy smoking.

You might be the person who jokes that “I quit smoking easily, I do it every Monday” But jokes aside you are not having much fun.

My suggestion is that you either start a concerted process to move to cross the threshold to quitting, with a strong commitment to never go back and never retreat.

Or you just cross the left hand threshold and declare that you will smoke for as long as you want, and never make excuses for your behavior. The upside is that you no longer have the pressure of being in the middle ground, you can relax and smoke to your heart’s content.

However you do have to accept the reality that you may become sick and possibly die, and that you made that decision and will have to live with the consequences.

Ultimately it’s your life, but if you want to quit using hypnosis, the most powerful method available, then doing it with the left end mindset is hopeless, doing it from the centre has a modest success rate, but using hypnosis to stop cigarettes you are virtually guaranteed to quit for life.