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Mindfulness and Exercise

Mindfulness and Exercise

Most gyms survive on clients who sign up and stop coming after one month. Most people have a great intention but it quickly fades in the reality of the time and effort required to succeed in the area of exercise. The New Year’s resolution to exercise is probably the most un-accomplished resolution people make.

 

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Mindfulness and the elderly

Mindfulness and the elderly

In an article in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, a group of 27 studies dealing with the effects of mindfulness on the elderly were analyzed. Most of the studies focused on whether mindfulness benefitted attention span, health or well-being.

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Time to take a look at Electric Bicycles

Time to take a look at Electric Bicycles

The electric bicycle, or E-bike is a bicycle with and electric motor integrated into its design and used for effortless propulsion. They range from small electric motors designed to assist you when you are peddling to larger, fully integrated motors that allow up to 30 miles of mobility without peddling. All E-bikes have peddles and because of that are not classified as motorcycles. They are powered by rechargeable batteries that require around 7-8 hours to fully charge.

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Core philosophy

Sadhguru-Jaggi-Vasudev by Isha Foundation

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev founded Isha Yoga in 1992 with the aim of promoting health, peace and inner calmness by releasing inner physical, emotional and mental blocks.

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Mindfulness and your diet

mindfulness and your diet

To thrive on the level of the body requires the support of an optimal functioning physical system. For that, proper diet is required and that means a diet that is suited to your unique needs, situation and location. If you live in the tropics and do hard labor your diet will be quite different from someone living in a polar region who is sedentary. If you are tall and thin naturally, or if you are short and stout your requirements may be different. The same holds true for age and activity levels. Does eating seasonally feel good to you? And your philosophy will affect your diet; are you a carnivore or vegetarian? Some people tolerate caffeine and alcohol and some don’t. Some people can eat late at night and sleep well and others can’t. You are unique.

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Arthritis: The numbers, the treatment and the problems

Arthritis: The numbers, the treatment and the problems

23% of adults in the United States suffer from arthritis. That’s 54,000,000 Americans. The Centers for Disease Control reported almost 60% of those diagnosed were between 18 and 64. Almost half of those reported that they felt their arthritis limited their activity and that represents a 20% increase in the last 15 years.

 

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How to avoid skin breakouts and acne

How to avoid skin breakouts and acne

Have you ever noticed how some skin just glows? I used to think a weekly trip to the salon was the answer but I would still breakout, especially if I didn't keep an eye on my diet. Pimples, acne and skin breakouts can be humiliating and painful. So what's the answer? Here are the 4 things that help keep your skin from breakouts:

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Trump Drops Environmental Reviews

Trump drops Environmental Reviews

Before Mr. Trump became president environmental impact reviews were always factored into approval decisions, especially on climate change. Mr. Trump is now directing all departments to no longer consider environmental impact in decisions. This effects everything from appliance standards to approving coal fired power plants.

 

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Mindfulness of Guilt and Shame

Mindfulness of Guilt and Shame

Shame and guilt stem from unworthiness.

 

Your inner monologues have tremendous power over you; they affect your mood, your physical body, your reality, and how life shows up. Your belief and energy create your reality. If your internal voice is creating a dialogue that arises out of unworthiness and reinforces shame and guilt, you can get caught in a habitual state of constant internal degradation and tearing yourself down.

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Louise Hay on Unconditionally Loving Yourself

Unconditionally Loving Yourself

Louise Hay teaches that the most powerful way to move into unconditional Self-love is to end Self-criticism and accept yourself exactly as you are in the present moment.

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Fran Drescher’s fighting cancer

Fran Drescher Fighting Cancer

Fran Drescher, The Nanny, is a survivor of uterine cancer. She experienced misdiagnosis, disbelief and unsupportive medical preconceptions of who could get cancer. When she started to complain about symptoms her doctors refused to order the proper diagnostic procedures. It took her seeing 8 different doctors and 24 months before she received the correct diagnosis.

 

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Chapati Bread

Chapati-Bread

Chapatis are one of the most common forms of wheat bread which is staple food in South Asia. The word chapat (Hindi:चपत, chapat) means "flat". Another name for chapatis is roti and it's the bread served in most Indian restaurants today.

 

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Never eat these 5 foods

Never eat these 5 foods

The following list will probably include most of your favorite foods. These are the foods we look forward to, that we get excited about eating. Who looks forward to eating kale or kidney beans? We are very conditioned that these foods are treats, special behavior rewards and that best bite of the meal. Unfortunately our bodies feel a bit different than our taste buds feel about these foods.

 

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And the states with the highest state of well-being are…

Well Being

Gallup and Healthways tracked well-being in the United States in 2016 and found that Hawaii ranked number one. Over the past 10 years Colorado, Alaska and Hawaii have dominated the top 10, with Colorado and Hawaii being in the top 10 for nine out of the past ten years. 


West Virginia and Kentucky ranked lowest, and have been in the bottom 10 for that past 8 years.

 

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures five aspects of well-being:

 

• Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals

• Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life

• Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security

• Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community

• Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

 

States With 10 Lowest Well-Being Scores, 2016

The lowest well-being scores went to:

 

State

Well-Being Index Score

 

 

 

 

West Virginia

58.9

 

Kentucky

60.5

 

Oklahoma

60.5

 

Indiana

60.5

 

Arkansas

60.8

 

Ohio

60.9

 

Alabama

61.0

 

Louisiana

61.0

 

Rhode Island

61.3

 

Mississippi

61.3

 

The top 10 states ranked highest for well-being are

State

Well-Being Index Score

 

 

Hawaii

65.2

Alaska

64.0

South Dakota

63.7

Maine

63.6

Colorado

63.5

Vermont

63.5

Arizona

63.4

Montana

63.2

Minnesota

63.2

Texas

63.1

 

 

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The greenest thing to do is re-use

recycle

Many ecologists are motivated by conscience or compassion for people and the earth. They work to preserve and protect nature. But quite possibly the greatest contribution someone can make to ending global warming, reducing carbon emissions, saving water and protecting us from toxins is to cut down on “new” things. This may appeal to your thrifty side and your compassionate side and your environmental side. It may also bump up against an engrained societal conditioning to want the shiny new object.

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Mindfulness of relationship

Mindfulness of relationship

When you are in a relationship, you are engaging in a situation that is designed to trigger what is hidden and unresolved within you. Within is always the first place to look when you feel triggered by the relationship. It is normal for your judgement and blame to be focused upon the other, but the first place to feel is inside you when you are triggered.

 

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Ram Dass’ teachings

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Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert in 1931. He is the author of ‘Be Here Now’ and many other spiritual books. After his encounter with Timothy Leary and experiences with LSD he traveled to India where he encountered his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba.

 

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Abundance

Abundance

Most of us struggle and work hard and try to control life and people in order to make our lives successful. Feel that energy and those words; struggle, hard, control. There is no flow. There is resistance. When we are in connection to ourselves and life, there is flow and ease. When we are being authentic and in authentic connection to who we are and doing what is our unique signature, we flow.

 

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The 12 reasons Swimming is the best exercise

The 12 reasons Swimming is the best exercise.

We all remember how much fun we had growing up swimming in the local lake or getting to jump into a swimming pool. We would stay in the water for hours simply enjoying the water, playing Marc Polo and feeling the weightlessness of floating. It was simply wonderful.

 

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Cancer deaths declining in these countries

Cancer Deaths Declining

Each year around 60,000,000 people die on earth. The leading cause of death outside of old age is cardiovascular disease at 29%, infectious and parasitic diseases at 23% and cancer at 12%. The World Health Organization says that that death by cancer is even higher. They estimate that cancer death rates are around 16% of total.

 

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