In this Steemit video, we invite you to join us for a Shoulder and Bicep workout!
We discuss and complete several shoulder exercises and finish with a bicep pump.
Many people simply do a shoulder exercise and move on. But are you hitting all three parts of your shoulder? This is one of the topics we discuss in the video.
This is our best video yet! Enjoy!
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Disclaimer: The advice in this video or on my Steemit blog MUST NOT be substituted under any circumstances for medical advice. It is mostly my opinion based on personal research and experiences. I am not a licensed professional. Contact your physician for professional advice.
Does having long hair somehow enhance our abilities?
Long hair has been cited as a source of strength since before the bible’s popularisation of this idea through its tale of Samson & Delilah.
Samson was a man who had immense strength…as long as his hair remained uncut. For those of you who don't know this story, it didn't turn out so good for him in the end. Shame on you Delilah.
Screen grab from Paramount's version of Samson & Delilah, by Cecille B. DeMille 1949
Indeed, the various indigenous tribes around the world are very often found to be full of long-haired people. And no doubt they would have been this way for countless generations before the modern world discovered them.
Screen grab from OneThorn's film on this subject, which can be found on Youtube.
Every part of our body serves a purpose and hair, like skin is an extension of the nervous system. Many people believe that hair is useless. Just a fashion accessory. But it turns out that it is in fact a highly evolved type of antenna which transmits vast amounts of information to the brainstem, the limbic system and the neocortex.
Back in the Vietnam war, the US government recruited Native American Indians for their 6th sense & tracking abilities. But upon giving them the traditional G.I. buzzcut, something unexpected happened. At great expense they learned that once out in the jungles of Vietnam, these people no longer possessed the skills they were recruited for. Even upon returning home, they could no longer track or use their intuition as they once could.
A testing institute was established in which trackers were subjected to 'enemy detection' exercises before and after having their hair cut, and low and behold the answer was clear.
So from that day forth, the Native American Indian trackers were permitted to keep their long hair whilst serving in this war.
If we look at the three most popular Ascended Masters of our time, Jesus, Buddha & Mohammed, it would seem that they all had long hair. I understand it is impossible to say for sure how these people kept their hair, but we can at least establish their popular depiction.
Jesus - The most popular depiction of Jesus is as a white man with long hair and beard.
Buddha - Despite his modern day bald-headed followers, Buddha himself is said to have had long hair. Usually weaved into a delightful pattern upon his head, which gave the impression of a hat made up of balls.
Mohammed - It is said that he wore his hair 'from more than shoulder-length' and sometimes even braided it for long journeys. And it goes without saying that he had a beard. The modern Muslim man can have any hairstyle he wants as long as it is not:
(a) imitating women in style or length, or
(b) imitating non-Muslims in a style that is specifically attributed to them, or
(c) imitating a hairstyle that is immediately understood to be characteristic of sinful people.
...which does in my humble opinion, somewhat limit their options.
Orthodox Jews - The traditional side curls represent a life-time of growth. Though the hair can be cut in other places.
Rastafaris - We all know and love the dreadlocked look of the Rasta, popularised by Bob Marley.
Sikhism - Hair is traditionally not cut or trimmed in any way throughout their lives.
Amish - The beard is kept long only if they are married.
All of these religions do this because they believe it creates a stronger connection with their God(s).
I am not a religious person despite being brought up Christian. Today I regard myself as a spiritual person with a respect for all religions and a healthy interest in the constant pursuit of knowledge through experience. And this information on hair has influenced the way I live my life now.
I have not cut my hair since my partner Sabrina became pregnant with out second child nine months ago because it is my belief that us men are just as involved in the pregnancy period and birth of children as women. And as such I am doing my best to connect myself with the non-physical, in order to be of assistance to this process.
Our first child Esteban was born in the South of France, in 2.5 hours, 100% naturally. And Esteban happens to be one of the most wonderful babies you will ever meet.
Most people say we were just lucky. But I happen to know different. During this first pregnancy period we practiced our own version of a technique called Hypno-Birthing which I will go into in more detail in a later post.
I do plan on cutting my hair after our second child is born, due to the excessive all-year-round heat & humidity here in Bali, but for now it remains long and I remain connected and ready for the birth.
And I look forward to writing a post in which I announce the simple birth of our daughter Luna, who I do believe, if my instincts serve me correctly, will be born shortly after the new moon, a week from now. Despite today being the originally predicted due date.
As a user of Steemit, instinct is an important factor.
Whilst there is a certain amount of fact to base our decisions upon it is crucial that we learn to trust our instincts in these matters. Stop and think too much about the logic behind a decision, and your ability to use your instinct is gone.
It is better to close your eyes and FEEL your way into the answer. And having long hair clearly enhances one's ability to do this.
It just so happens that Steemit was introduced to me by a man with very long hair and a beard. At a time when I was posting relentlessly to Youtube with the intention of generating some income for the future of my growing family.
Of course, my time on Steemit has coincided with the pregnancy period, so my hair has been left uncut and I cannot yet tell you what my experience of this platform is like with short hair.
But what I can tell you is that I have risen to a rep of 66.9 currently ranked at #218 (based on reputation) in the space of five months. And I have enjoyed every step of the way.
This phenomena would explain why women throughout history have been seen by men (and sometimes persecuted for it) to possess super-natural skills.
And if the male Ascended Masters really did have long hair, then perhaps there is something to this.
So in conclusion all I can say is why not give it a try?
Grow your hair long - do better on Steemit!
As a licensed physician assistant I have written thousands and thousands of prescriptions for hundreds of different drugs. I used to pride myself on the ability to know, off the top of my head, the detailed pharmacokinetics of hundreds of drugs. And if I didn't know it I could pull detailed information out of my Palm Pilot (later smartphone) in seconds. That skill alone allowed me to be a very effective provider, since the most important subject at the University of Utah's School of Medicine's Physician Assistant program is drugs (therapeutics), and for a very good reason: They are dangerous.
Let’s be honest. How often have you gone to one of us
insurance approved medical providers (NP, PA, MD, DO) and we offered you a prescription? Each time involves a balance between benefit and danger. If we write the wrong dose or the wrong drug or for the wrong patient then we can kill someone. And worse, we can even write for the right drug at the right dose with the right indication and still kill someone. Yes, it is true we have the support of an amazing pharmaceutical industry that includes smart pharmacists to hold our hand sometimes, but the fact that drugs are dangerous does not change. The flip side is if we select the right drug we can save someone's life and that fact is important because it will hopefully give you insight into why it took me (and many others) so long to discover the power of plants.
From my early days in PA school, I remember hearing an instructor(for whom I have a high level of respect and admiration) say that
naturopathy is a hoax and all the claims we hear of this herb or that supplement curing someone's loved one is nothing more than a mere coincidence (association vs. causation). At the time I had just spent five years of college earning a summa cum laude degree in psychology (reinforcing
evidence based medicine) and competing with hundreds of qualified candidates for one of thirty-four seats in PA graduate school. So I took every word told from perceived authority as gold. After going into solid organ transplantation early in my career as a PA, I witnessed the most amazing power of immunosuppressive drugs that would prevent a patient from rejecting the new organ we had so painstakingly worked to give them. This only reinforced the idea that a
drug is the only way, especially when even the slightest supplement or herb could throw off the narrow therapeutic range of one of the many different immune suppressing drugs I was prescribing. If one ever has any doubt of the amazing benefits of immunosuppression and transplant surgery, then look at the work of the team lead by Dr. Diane Alonso, a board certified transplant surgeon, whom I had the privilege of operating with at Intermountain Medical Center.
I did not start to question things until I began yoga several years ago. I remember the yoga instructor talking about yoga as a therapeutic modality and also as a medicine. At first I dismissed the claims of one instructor healing himself back from a severe cancer with only the help of yoga.
Yoga saved my life is what I remember him saying. One thing, though, that kept me going to yoga classes and learning was that after just a few short weeks I began to feel myself heal. This was an epiphany for me because I did not even know I needed healing. Heck, I worked out 5-6 times a week lifting weights, riding a bike and/or running. Plus I had all of the best of what modern day medicine has to offer at my disposal. Where I first noticed the changes was in my abdomen. No matter what I had ever tried I could never lose that mass we call our
belly, the place we all seem to hold stress, suffering and insecurity. Yes, I did also quit refined sugars, and that absolutely played a large role. But for all my
evidence based medicine colleagues please don't get lost on that point.[?] If you look at things from 20,000 feet you see only associations, but what was really was happening is I was learning to listen to my body...and yoga was my teacher; it was my facilitator allowing me to heal myself.
I realized the only person who can truly
cure me is myself. That gem of knowledge was amazing, to say the least, and very empowering. As you can imagine, this new holistic, self-healing world disrupted my core beliefs of how to truly heal someone. At the time I was working with one of the best surgeons I have ever seen, Dr. Robert Ferguson, who is a board certified plastic and reconstruction surgeon and now chief of surgery at Utah's Intermountain Medical Center. The things this healer can do with his hands, but also with his heart, can leave even the most skeptical patient (me being one) in tears of joy. I would see miracles on a weekly basis while being privileged to learn from him as a mentor and a friend. We specialized in microsurgical cancer/trauma reconstruction. In spite of the amazing surgeries we were doing together, I was never satisfied with the proposition that, while a lot of women get breast cancer and some heal well and others do not, in either case $30,000 for one cancer drug treatment is the solution.
Armed with this newly gained knowledge of natural holistic approach to healing, I began the quest to rid my patients of refined sugars (although, ironically, I was putting it into their IV fluids?), increasing protein intake while healing and, of course, starting yoga. The amazing thing is the patients who listened really did get better faster and had less complications. I had one persistent nuisance though: the horrific side effect of surgery is opiates. Compared to other services performing similar procedures, our surgical practice had some of the lowest rates of opiate use after surgery (as well as low rates of complications related to opiates) with extensive education of NSAID's (ibuprofen/naproxen) and Tylenol. Scheduled Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen) at the right dose will do wonders for pain after surgery; unless you do not take enough or take too much (CDC says ~320 a year die from Tylenol) or have dehydration or renal problems or liver problems or bleeding disorder or history of stomach ulcers or on immune suppressing drugs. . . .You get the picture. There are benefits and there are dangers.
Post-operative pain became a much bigger problem when I moved to orthopedic surgery with Dr. Charles Lind, a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is now chief of surgery at Utah's Park City Medical Center. Our patients did not have more pain because he is any lesser of a surgeon, but because having your knee totally replaced with a metal or ceramic joint really hurts. Having a total soft tissue reconstruction of my own shoulder (Latarjet by Dr. Metcalf) gives me some insight into how much something can hurt. Once again, though, approaching the problem of severe post-operative pain and inflammation with ibuprofen/Tylenol and holistic approach worked really well, but at least while still in the hospital patients needed a lot of opiates. Here is my big issue with opiates (Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Heroin): they kill people. They kill a ridiculous number of people. Actually, they are the leading cause of accidental death for all Americans, and are double the #2 and #3 causes of accidental death (motor vehicle accidents and falls, respectively).
The rub for me, and what really gives me the strength to be an early adopter of complementary whole-plant medicinals, is that on the one hand the FDA/CDC/DEA/FBI/HLS/CMS tells us
prescribers should only use opiates as a last resort, but in the same breath they say that if I were to give a patient in Utah a plant with THC (zero related deaths) over 0.3% then I deserve to be in a metal cage for the rest of my life. As a healer that lives next to Colorado and started paying attention when it legalized the use of cannabis for recreational use, things got really confusing fast--and not because I was spending all my time learning about cannabis in Denver. I remember having a conversation with an anesthesiologist, whom I respect dearly and know without doubt is a caring and intelligent doctor, about whether cannabis could be the missing medicine we could compliment our implemented IV Tylenol and IV Toradol (NSAID) protocols for immediate post-operative patients. The response was not surprising, but it went along the line that it will never happen and all the
evidence of cannabis being a pain reliever for severe pain is a hoax, said while pushing more opiates into a patient's IV. Well, I can comfortably say after reading the
evidence and experimenting with it myself in Colorado; cannabis as a whole is the safest and most effective pain reliever I have ever come across.
The moral of this story and where I am at today as a medically trained physician assistant is we
drug worshipers mean well. We just spend so much time (years and years of training) learning how to do amazing things with fancy, expensive synthetic drugs and surgery that we can sometimes get tunnel vision on other modalities of treatment. Personally I do not have a lot against pharmaceuticals when they are used properly. But dangerous drugs should be used as a last resort in almost all cases, and we as medical professionals need to stop the common practice of using narcotics for first-line treatment. In Utah alone one person dies every day from Rx opiates. I know first hand the pressure being put on all providers by corporations who want us to see more and more patients in less and less time. Often the only place to achieve that coerced goal is to write another Rx and quickly move on. So keeping all things fair, I make only one request to my colleagues. I respectfully request the opportunity to show you how to use whole plants (Hemp, since I live in Utah) as a first line medicine for your medical practice. Take a look at our home page, HempSweet.net, and look at the dozens of common health problems hemp (really all cannabis) has
evidence showing it could be our missing choice when treating the patients we care so much about.
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The devil inside me tempts me into unhealthy behaviour and has given me:
These 6 things were a battle when I started trying to eat healthy. So here is my list of substitutes
Now i'm not completely cold turkey on all the above but I have cut out a majority of stuff.
My one weakness I cannot give up currently is lurpack ( English butter) on the occasional slice of wholemeal toast.
But hey.....I never said I was perfect!
I hope this inspires anyone else on a healthy journey!
MARLA'S THERAPUDIC BATH SOAK
When you need to relax after a long day, make it a fabulous soak in this Therapudic Bath Soak.
2 cups whole Oatmeal--see below on how to prepare.
2 cups Epson Salts
1/2 cup Baking Soda
10 drops Frankinsence Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Melaluka Essential Oil
Mix all the above ingrediantes in a large bowl.
Have a slection of clean used panty hose or knee hi socks.
Fill a one cup measuring cup about 2/3's full and place opening of clean hose over the cup.
Tie off one end if other side is enclosed. If both sides are open then tie the first side , fill, and tie second side.
Preparing The Oatmeal
Old fashioned Oatmeal
Grind in a small grinder. I do 1/2 cup at a time. It will look like a fine flour. A small nut or coffee grinder works fine.
The Finished Product
Placing the mixture in a nylon type sock prevents the oatmeal from clogging the drain. Everything else melts as you fill the tub and you receive the benifit of the oatmeal while keeping it out of the drain. Old nylon panty hose or knee hi socks work great. Remember to tie off any holes.
This is extremly relaxing and helps our tired sore muscles relax after a hard day on the homestead. All essential oils are from www.youngliving/floridagypsy
Explore your World and soar like an eagle
Marla Silva @ floridagypsy
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Good news for today. Today is a lucky day for you visiting my posts, especially for those of you who like to eat fried tempe in particular, because in my post today will share a special fried tempeh very tasteful. Before you enjoy you should first consider what it tempeh. tempeh is a fermented preparations containing good, therefore if we compare with soybean tempeh, much different benefits with fried tempeh. Tempe is particularly a very high benefits for health because it contains protein tempe outstanding.
The content of which is owned tempe addition to protein, tempeh also contains fiber. Fried tempeh contains no cholesterol or cause even fat, even if there are some people underestimate an temped there are also some people think tempe cheap food. That happens because the person does not understand and do not understand what is contained in tempeh that can be beneficial for health. Tempe benefits to the body for digestion and tempeh is very good if eaten every day especially for the diet. Because fried tempe not the food that is difficult to digest.
After caffeine intake he begins to compete with receptors in the brain with adenosine. What is adenosine receptors higher, we have a greater sense of fatigue. After caffeine, caffeine begins to compete with adenosine receptors and when they caught the receptors we feel less tired.
The problem in the whole story is that the intake of caffeine creates new receptors for the uptake of adenosine, which requires a progressively increasing amount of intake of caffeine to obtain the same effect.
Caffeine besides increases the production of adrenaline, which consequently affects the levels of dopamine. It prevents the reabsorption of dopamine which gives a feeling of happiness
Let's get to the interesting part and that is the connection between caffeine and athletic performance.
Caffeine as a stimulant of the central nervous system has a significant effect on athletic performance. Its properties have shown effectiveness in eliminating physical fatigue and preventing sleepiness. Sharpens concentration, improves coordination, attention and keeps you awake. In sports, caffeine takes place in the category ergogenic means, therefore substances that improve performance, either in training or through the competition. It is an excellent and useful addition to all endurance sports, both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. It stimulates and improves sprinting ability, for example, cycling or running, but due to strong activity in the muscles, it is extremely useful in cycling as a supplement to the overall effect.
Caffeine consumption, increased levels of fatty acids in the blood increases the ability to use free fatty acids as fuel and thus preserve valuable stocks of carbohydrates, which also encourages weight loss.
Although caffeine has a proven positive effect on the body, it is necessary to be moderate. Otherwise, if we went too far, we can experience and the negative side of this, in principle, useful substances.
In excessive amounts, caffeine can cause hypertension. Also, stimulates increased urine output, therefore should be prevented in an adequate fluid intake. In people who are not used to consuming, higher doses can cause irritability, psychomotor restlessness, diarrhea, insomnia, anxiety, arrhythmia.
The recommended daily dosage for adults is about 250 mg, 30-60 minutes before a competition or training recommended intake of 150-200 mg of caffeine. Taking large amounts of caffeine (more than 400 mg a day) can damage your health and cause intoxication in the body and cause undesirable side effects.
As we have heard for decades... Ginger is loaded with nutrients and bio-active compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain that were discovered and supported by medical and scientific research. But old ancient cultures have understood, used and revered this root for millennia. It is actually revered in many cultures and as among the healthiest, important (and most unique) spices known today.
Ginger is thought to have originated in China of which the root has powerful medicinal properties. It is part of a plant group in the
Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to Turmeric, Cardomon and Galangal. The active ingredient in this root is
Gingerol which is used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, just to name a few, it also has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
It does not matter how you use Ginger, it can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice.
Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea with a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication. It is also used or prescribed to relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. But the most common use is in pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness. Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant.
Ginger also has been used and shown to reduce muscle pain and soreness from exercise-induced issues as well. It does not have an immediate impact, but can be effective over time and in day-to-day progression of muscle pain, these effects are believed to be due to the anti-inflammatory properties Ginger has.
Well working out for long stressful training sessions, not to mention work on attacking Muscle Spindle Cells and Golgi Tendon Bodies... there is pain, dysfunction and inflammation possible. Whereas rubbing and physical manipulation and First Aid methods are great for the exterior and to minimize swelling, pain and discoloration... it is great to work from the inside as well. As a regular part of the diet in cooking,ginger can greatly help your training sessions.
It is also used in reducing pain from Osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness), reduction of blood sugars (with it's anti-diabetic properties) and improve Heart Disease risks.
This area of research is relatively new, but ginger may have powerful anti-diabetic properties and has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
But the benefits do not stop there, it also aids in dyspepsia (chronic indigestion), a recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
Other benefits are reduced menstrual pain, significant reductions in most cholesterol markers, cancer (Ginger extract has been studied as an alternative treatment for several forms of cancer), improved brain function and protection against Alzheimer’s Disease (inhibiting inflammatory responses that occur in the brain), improve reaction time and working memory. Ginger extract can also inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis and may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.
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Everyday we can learn something new just by looking back into our past, one day, one week maybe even a few years. Yesterday I started my new healthier me, I set my plans and made my goals.
Did everything go as planned...? nope. Sadly I fell to those temptations, funny thing is things like this happens every time I start a diet, I'm only human after all. My family bought pizza and I just couldn't resist. Does this now destroy all my plans? NO just means I have to work a bit more today. If you do find yourself cheating just a little make sure you make up for it. BUT don't let this happen too often as you could easily start something that you can't control.
If you haven't started your diet yet start now this very second
How to start
As far as my exercises are going? Well I don't feel sore today which, in my books, means I am not doing enough. I know from previous experiences that when they hurt they grow and boy do they grow a lot faster. I might also change the way I am doing my exercises as I might be doing them the wrong way.
Mistakes you can make
Today's training due to pizza...
Ok, so maybe not quite Mr Miyagi but I did it for an hour. Surely any signs of flab will have disappeared from my arms in an hour. If not that's rubbish. Feels like i'm skin and bone already!
Today for dinner I had a weight watchers meal and some veg. For breakfast I had a milk shake. Tonight I have my drama group, so I usually have chips after.Not tonight, i'm opting for a wholemeal sandwich with chicken salad.
It's all rock and roll in the Waring Household!
I'm so going to do this, and be a Health Goddess.
since the primary nectar is known as a nutritious sustenance for wellbeing. Nectar is the aftereffect of a honey bee can be expended specifically or blended with other nourishment fixings. Can likewise be made beverages, for instance by blending nectar with warm water. A few reviews demonstrate that a blend of nectar and warm water has many advantages for wellbeing.
A bill that was recently introduced in Hawaii would make it 'legal' for raw milk sales to take place in the state. The bill contributes to an effort which seeks to end federal prohibition of the product. Bill 257 (HB257) would legalize the sale of raw milk products in Hawaii, it also covers labeling requirements, and would allow for consumers to obtain raw milk through herd share agreements. This means that people would be able to get their hands on products that could hit the market only 120 hours after milking.
Raw milk is illegal in many areas throughout the USA, as the FDA insists that we need to fear unpasteurized milk because it might pose health risks. Those risks are being fear-mongered over by the same people who want to try and keep-up with the charade that cannabis is bad for you. The FDA has for many years been in the business of telling people what they can and cannot do with their bodies, because they don't believe we have the right to decide what we do with our own property.
There has been a lot of stories in the news recently about people falling ill because they drank raw milk products and because of those stories, many urge caution when it comes to dabbling with consuming raw milk products. But many will remember growing up on the farm and being able to drink raw milk products fresh from the cow, our parents and grandparents didn't die or get sick because of it. And despite the risks posed, isn't it supposed to be our body, our choice?.
Legislation like HB257 is looking to nullify the federal prohibition against this product and Hawaii isn't the only place that is looking to make way for consumers to get this product in the market. There are similar efforts in Alaska, North Dakota, and other areas. Consumers can already find raw milk products in Washington state and other areas.
Bajar de peso es un gran beneficio para tu bienestar, pero lo más importante es minimizar o incluso evitar una gran cantidad de problemas de salud que amenazan la vida.
Enfermedades como ataques cardíacos, diabetes y accidentes cerebrovasculares por nombrar algunos frecuentes. También ayuda a disminuir la presión arterial y el colesterol.
La pérdida de grasa corporal y ganar músculo te da una apariencia más saludable que a su vez aumenta tu confianza y te hace sentir muy bien.
¿Entonces, Qué esperas? Comience a implementar estas formas de perder peso hoy.
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It's been 4,5 months on liquid food only, and I have to say that I feel good, but at the same time, it's such a weird and bizarre moment in my life. To sum it up. I think I have reached a sort of point where my whole body is adjusted to the liquid food and at the same time, my mind has accepted the fact that this will be the reality for the coming 7,5 months to come.
It's been a while since I have posted on Steemit and the main reason for that was simply put; time. The X-mas holidays were a perfect moment to reflect on what the hell I was doing. I started this project super impulsive, sort of my nature I guess. But what I've learned from past projects is that reflection is key to success. And to take a real break is sometimes pretty difficult. X-mas is ideal because everything around you slows down. Literally. People don't mail as much, leave the city or even the country. It's ok: not immediately responding to text messages. I even shut off my phone for certain hours during the day, so I could dive into those books I wanted to read.
Then the moment your fully starting to relax shifts back into active mode and daily life catches up again. This transition always takes a bit longer for me. Hence the lack of posting on Steemit.
At the moment I'm still losing weight which mainly has to do with my calorie intake (DUH!) which has been like, 600kcal to low on a daily base. For more than four months... I know, pretty silly. But it had to do with the fact that on shakes such as Jake Food and Joylent my protein intake was getting a bit high. (4 shakes of Joylent would add up to 2800kcal and 180grms of protein) Currently, I'm using Pulve, and with this brand, I can up my calories (5 shakes = 2650kcal) and have a lower protein intake (5 shakes = 150grms of protein). The reason I don't want to get too much protein is that my doctor and nutritionist explained to me that with the little bit of exercise I do I don't need all those proteins. In the long run, It could even be damaging.
So, all in all, I'm learning a lot about my body, nutrients and maintaining balance. Topics that always seemed a bit vague and unclear before I started the 100% liquid diet. At times it's a bit worrisome, especially with the decline in my BMI. But I'm confident that I can tackle this issue and get back to a more balanced weight.
Fasting has been around for many years and we often see it being used in Religious practice.
Lets get one thing straight Intermittent Fasting (from now one mentioned as IF) is not a diet and it certainly does not prescribe to you what you should and shouldn't eat.
IF is more of a pattern of when to eat and when not to eat IF has many methods to choose from but I found that the 16/8 method works best for people who maintain an active and busy lifestyle.
This method basically states that for 16 hours a day you fast, meaning you intake no calories, except for water, black coffee and tea. After those 16 hours ,you can eat anything you want as long as it stays in the 8 hour window.
No starvation, no diet plan telling you what to eat. Just two time frames. In one you eat and the other you don't.
Another great thing about fasting is your body uses the time it has to repair broken or old cells and it expels the toxins from your body.
This is an extract from an article in Authority Nutrition clearly stating the health benefits.
Here are the main health benefits of intermittent fasting:Weight Loss: As mentioned above, intermittent fasting can help you lose weight and belly fat, without having to consciously restrict calories (1, 13).Insulin resistance: Intermittent fasting can reduce insulin resistance, lowering blood sugar by 3-6% and fasting insulin levels by 20-31% (1). This should protect against type 2 diabetes.Inflammation: Some studies show reductions in markers of inflammation, a key driver of many chronic diseases (17, 18, 19).Heart Health: Intermittent fasting may reduce LDL cholesterol, blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers, blood sugar and insulin resistance. These are all risk factors for heart disease (1, 20, 21).Cancer: Animal studies suggest that intermittent fasting may help prevent cancer (22, 23, 24, 25).Brain Health: Intermittent fasting increases a brain hormone called BDNF, and may aid the growth of new nerve cells (26, 27, 28). It may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease (29).
Anti-aging: Intermittent fasting can extend lifespan in rats. Studies showed that fasted rats live as much as 36-83% longer (30, 31).
Fat lose was visible from the beginning and my Body fat was substantially less. I felt more alert and more willing to do stuff than ever before ( maybe it is because of my hormones). I worried that because of the 8 hour eating period that I wouldn't get to my daily calorie goal to help aid muscle growth. But i discovered it wasn't all that hard since I started eating less meals but the meals were much denser and fuller in nutritionalvalue than before
Another thing I should mention is you start appreciating the taste of food a lot more and you certainly feel less overwhelmed because now you only have to plan meals for one specific period of time a day. My metabolism is so fast now.
Success depends on how you start your day. If you start your day in the right way, the way it should, then everything else will follow that example. Your actions are like a domino, as one starts, others are followed by the same way. Do not cause a negative domino effect of his actions on the start. Create the right habits that will affect another. One thing leads to another, consider, you can not pick apples, planting potatoes.
Anyone who is successful in the fitness, maintaining their own health, or in any aspect of the business, definitely has something that we can all have! Good morning routine! It helps him prepare for the rest of the day and deal with the challenges it brings.
Many historical and famous peoples such as Napoleon, Hemingway, Lincoln, Franklin, Richard Branson, Armstrong and most of the richest people in the world are waking up in a period of 4 to 7 in the morning.
I agree and I'm a fan of getting up early and all the good that goes with it. Getting up early, not only to strengthen your will and self-control, but also build self-confidence, because each day starts with victory over the bed. Many great ideas and
works are just created in this period.
Best of all is that you will have your time and peace to dedicate to yourself. Again, most people are asleep and there is little chance that someone will disturb and disconcerting you in your work.
In addition to training in the early morning is best for your body and overall health, it stimulates the secretion of the hormone of happiness.
When you exercise in the morning, your metabolism is
lifted and remains so few hours and even 24 hours. Practicing in the morning, you will feel that your physical condition is much better throughout the day and you will be enthusiastic and active without much fatigue.
You will be satisfied with yourself because you know you are doing something for yourself and body. Daily tasks and problems will seem lighter and easier and you can relax after work.
In short, when you first do the most difficult task, the rest of the day, and your to-do list, will be much simpler and easier to do. Also, in the morning you have more power, peace and desire for these things.
The best time to motivate yourself is in the morning, because you are still preparing for a work and obligations.
You can motivate yourself in many ways. Reading the books of successful people who inspire you. Watching footage of motivational speaker and successful people. You can even find motivation in your life, so you'll go through all the achievements that you achieve.
You have a bunch of literature and texts on the Internet about the positive impact of affirmation and gratitude.
In short, affirmations are sentences that you reapeat to yourself, so long that they just plotted in mind. Maybe you already doing affirmations but not even aware.
Extract a small part of that time in the morning to plan your day. It is much easier to go through the daily tasks, if you know what to do and when to do it.
Write a few daily tasks or goals that they would like to do that day, and then the rest of the day, making sure to fill it out.
When at the end of the day you check off your list you will be overflow by a sense of satisfaction as you fulfill what you have planned. In this way, you build confidence and trust in your abilities.
Heard different stories, received warning broadcast messages of different effects of using a mobile phone, most adverse basically talking of numerous stuffs such as radioactive waves which could fry your brain if it’s exposed for too long probably by keeping your phone pretty close to your head when about to sleep, saw a short trimmed videos from a live broadcast on CNN were people were advised to use earphones in receiving calls as it’s perceived to be safer, phones exploding as well of which i remember seeing a video where a phone burst into flames in a man’s pocket.
There have been so many news making rounds which i must admit are really SCARY. As a health safety conscious individual, it was expedient of me to achieve proper enlightenment and clarifications as regards this user friendly device which could as well be perilous as well, a prospective or rather imminent grenade(time bomb) waiting to explode in our pocket. However the significant effect of the mobile phones cannot be overlooked, as a result of the numerous tasks that could be achieved just with a mobile phone it has resulted in addiction by most. Asides basically making calls there are so many functions that makes it ever easy to keep in touch and stay updated, all these modern day convenience come alongside with owning a phone has lead to it increased daily use.
From my digging for more information, I came across numerous negative effects of using a mobile phone but my cynosure in relation to this post would primarily be the adverse health effects as well as infer some ways through which the negatives could be avoided or curbed as much as possible. We all are familiar with what a “mobile phone” is as well as it’s uses so a brief introduction as regards the subject matter i guess wouldn't be needed
Here are some negative effects of using a mobile phone which i deemed necessary to share with you;
Exposure to Cancer: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggested that its best for users to keep a minimum distance of 20 centimeters from their handset to reduce their exposure to radiation. In my introduction I mentioned radioactive waves as one of the factors that makes the use of mobile phones dangerous, this is because according to research it was concluded that electromagnetic radiations emitted from mobile phones are easily absorbed by body tissues and could have long-term effects on both adults and children. A continued exposure to the radiations could result in cancer at the long-run.
Increased stress level: The use of a cell phones have been known to increase stress level, this is as a result of continuous texting, rings, vibrating alerts and different reminders. Studies have shown that young adults and teens spend loads of time on their phones and this has resulted in them becoming inclined to being fatigued/stressed. Researchers also discovered increased use of mobile phones was associated with stress and sleep disturbance for women while in men it resulted in sleep disturbance as well as depression.
Your posture is at risk: Most people are addicted to using their phones, especially as a result of the presence of numerous social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat as well as messaging apps such as whatsapp and bbm. When surfing through all these interesting sites and texting, most people become unaware of their position at such times, sitting or lying in a cramped position for hours could result in hand, back, neck pain as well as alter your posture.
Impaired vision: According to the Vision Council, more than 70 percent of Americans don’t know or are in denial that they are susceptible to eye strain. Eye strain in relation to the use of mobile phones occurs as a result of staring at the screen of mobile devices for long. This would definitely have an effect on the vision at the long-run especially at old age.
Risk of illness and vulnerability of the immune system: According to a new research, it was discovered that mobile phones are greatly contaminated with different types of micro organisms especially bacteria, this occurs as a result of repeated touching and holding of your phone. In a study conducted at the London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, 390 phones and hands were sampled for bacteria levels, results showed that 92 percent of the phones as well as 82 percent of hands were contaminated with bacteria.
Explosion: Another major danger of using mobile phones is the likelihood of it exploding, this occurrence most might not be aware of, as a result triggered the necessity of this post in order to enlighten readers. This unfortunate occurrence has left some dead and many wounded. Recently, there have been cases of Samsung phones, iphones as well as other brands of phones exploding, it was discovered that this mystery of explosions most times are as a result of battery related problems (defective lithium-ion batteries)
Like i said above, most times the explosion of mobile phones occur when the battery of a mobile phone is defective which could be as a result of a puncture or a break in the material used in compacting the batteries, this could occur when the phone drops thereby leading to an internal short circuit which may result in swelling and potential explosion.
Another major cause is excessive heat which occurs when the phone is charging or over charged, during the process of over charging, the battery receives more current than it can safely handle thereby causing internal short circuit as a result of the over heating.
As a result of recent advancement in technology such as fast charging and introduction of new processors, lot of heat are produced in phones nowadays. Different designs being initiated by different phone manufacturers such as ultra slim design and the rest could further worsen the situation because batteries have to be fitted into the slim cases thereby resulting in more pressure on the battery as well as making it hard for heat to exit the battery area.
Alternatively, another cause may be the use of cheap batteries that could contain rare microscopic metal particles inside that could as well come in contact with other parts of the battery cell also leading to internal short circuit
What is internal short circuit of a battery: This occurs when two electrode materials are internally and electronically interconnected, giving rise to high local current densities. Internal short circuits may occur in a lithuim battery through lithuim dendrite formation or compressive shock.
You could reduce the likelihood of experiencing an explosion by doing the following
Disconnect your phone when charged or overheating: Always ensure you are conscious of your phone whenever charging in order to avoid over charging which could result in overheating of your device. Also stop charging whenever you observe your phone is heated up, let it cool down a little then continue charging.
Use appropriate (first party) chargers: Always ensure you make use of the charger that comes with your phone to ensure your phone receives the required voltage and current
Charge safely:You should make sure you charge your phones at the right place, not under your pillow or on the bed as you could roll over it when asleep. Also avoid charging in hot places that increase the temperature of your mobile phone.
Pressure: Avoid putting pressure on your device by either putting it a tight pocket or sitting on it as this could result in excess pressure.
Removing phones cases or pouch to aid cooling: whenever you notice your phone is hot as a result of the task you are using it for or as a because of charging, its best to remove the pouch and back cover if possible to accelerate the cooling process
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