Minggu, 31 Maret 2013

Staying Motivated - Fitness

It’s no secret. The biggest challenge for you and I is finding the motivation to begin an exercise program or continue one recently started. Together, how can we inspire each other to make fitness a priority everyday?

Our health is so important. Let’s get started. First, we’ll both need to accept the fact that living a healthy lifestyle is a process and not an event. Fitness is the end result of our daily habits and our everyday behavior. We rarely question why we do certain things, its just habit. So first of all we’ll need to alter our habits. How?

You and I are going to take action! I’m getting motivated just thinking about taking action – action breeds motivation. We’re in this together. What’s next?

Do we even know why we have certain habits? Changing our behavior is going to take time so the sooner we’re able to focus on making small changes the sooner we’ll see results. I’m making one small change today. I’ll walk just a little more today and tomorrow in addition to my regular exercise program. I’ll take a little extra time to enjoy the world around me while walking. I’ll keep my head high and see things as I’ve never seen them before. I can see this is going to pay off. It’s the right path and we’re on it. That was easy, now what?

Now that I’m walking more, I need the right fuel. My eating habits need to change, but not all that drastically. Let’s agree that you and I will spend a little more time making better choices while shopping for groceries. After making a selection in the grocery store, we’ll pause and ask ourselves, “Is this the best choice?” Are there similar products that are still enjoyable, but just a little healthier? We have the power to choose and we’re now choosing more wisely.

If you and I are going to stay motivated, we need to constantly remind ourselves that a pay-off lays ahead. I can see its already working. A new, healthy, stronger you is emerging.

We can’t forget that consistently making the right choices combined with an exercise plan will not only improve our overall health and fitness, it will also improve our appearance, energy level, and attitude. We’ll reap psychological benefits as well: more confidence, better self-esteem, and relief from anxiety and stress. So let’s start some planning.

Our fitness is a priority so we’ll need to set aside 30 minutes a day for exercise. The mornings are best, but lunch is also a good time to exercise. You and I are not going to wait until the end of the day to exercise any longer. Our goal is to exercise before 2:00 p.m. whenever possible. On the days we can’t exercise before 2:00 p.m., we’ll schedule 45 minutes of exercise for the early evening or an hour the following day if we miss a day, but we won’t.

When you’re not available, I’ll find someone else to exercise with me that day or I’ll exercise alone because it is important for me to stay committed to the plan. We’ll need to tell everyone we know our exercise schedule so they can encourage us to stick with it. Sharing our fitness goals with others will help us achieve our goals. We’ll feel compelled to exercise because it’s now part of our lifestyle. Exercise is now on our schedule as a “high priority.”

Thanks for offering to help me stay motivated. I’d like to share a few things I’ve found that might be helpful to you also:

One: Check with your doctor if you are starting a new exercise routine to play it safe, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions of potential concern. Share your fitness goals with your doctor.
Two: Write down a few fitness goals and post them on your refrigerator. Keep them short and sweet. Sign the paper like it is an important contract, because it is. “I commit to these fitness goals on this the ___ day of ______.” It really works.
Three: Contact a personal trainer at your workout facility and ask them to show you the proper form for all of the exercises on your routine. If you haven’t prepared your routine yet, ask a personal trainer to help you prepare a customized workout plan. If you would like a customized workout plan you can obtain inexpensively online, contact me and I’ll hook you up with my personal trainer. He offers online training.
Four: If your personal trainer suggests exercises you don’t really enjoy, don’t be shy. Ask him or her for an alternative exercise. I don’t even think of walking or running in the rain, so plan to see me in the gym at a spinning class or aerobics workout on rainy days.
Five: Get to know a few of the people at your gym by name. You’ll enjoy going more frequently when you develop relationships with others living healthy lifestyles.
Six: Ask a local nutritionist to prepare a sample weekly meal plan for you. If you don’t know a nutritionist, contact me and I’ll help you find a resource that allows you to prepare one online.
Seven: Don’t have time today isn’t an excuse any longer. Studies suggest that several 5-10 minutes exercises spaced throughout the day can be just as beneficial as a regular workout.
Eight: While the water is warming up for your shower, run in place for a few minutes, drop to the floor for a few sit-ups or push-ups. It’s a great way to get five minutes of exercise in everyday no matter what your day brings.
Nine: Try to workout around the same time everyday. It becomes a good habit you can live with day in and day out.
Ten: Reward yourself after reaching a milestone goal. Fitness isn’t dull and boring for you or I. It’s fun and we’ll stick with it because we want to and that’s all that matters.

Avian Flu - Hoax or Threat

The Avian Flu is in the news a lot lately. The question is, is it a real threat, or a clever hoax? If someone came up to me and asked that question, I would have to tell them it is a hoax.

The Avian flu, like the bird flu, is just a way to scare the public into running to their doctor or other source of a vaccine.

The world health (disease) propaganda machine knows how to work the press. That is why every year, they come up with a new threat, or revive an old one. They live on the fear of the people. They use big scary words like pandemic.

They want you to believe the threat it real. That millions will die if they don’t rush out and get a flu shot.

They want you to donate to do research that is going nowhere.

So now you are most likely asking why would I say this?

The truth is that the flu, no matter what they chose to name it, is a body instituted healing crisis. It has nothing to do with a virus. They have never proven that a virus has caused one case of the flu. They are not able to isolate the flu virus, and have someone touch it, or breath it or eat a small amount of it, and get sick.

There has never been any proof that there is any benefit to a flu shot.

On the other hand, there have been many cases of people who have gotten the flu shot, who have gotten the flu, or have died as a result of taking a flu shot. Flu shots are purely a money making scheme.

There is a simple, no cost, way to prevent the flu. There is a simple, no cost, way to overcome the flu once you have it. In my health course available online I go into greater detail, but here is a brief summery of what millions of people do to prevent or overcome the flue.

First understand that is an excess of toxic chemicals in the body, and a lack of the tools the body needs to build health, which cause the flu. Most people in industrialized societies eat processed foods laced with all sorts of toxic chemicals. They eat very little raw fruit and vegetables.

So to get rid of, or prevent the flu, you need to eat a diet such as the Genesis 1:29 diet or the Hallelujah diet, or some other diet which focuses on raw fruit and vegetables.

This diet will not overload the body with toxic chemicals. This diet is not too high in protein. It has been proven that the high protein diet, recommended by the world health system, makes the body more sensitive to toxic chemicals, and is a direct cause of disease.

The result is that when people eat too much chemicals and too much protein, they set them selves up for disease. The truth is that you should be thrilled that your body has the energy to have the flue.

So if you come down with the flu it has been demonstrated that the best thing to do is what I do. I go to bed or rest, I drink only water or fresh pressed fruit or vegetable juice. I eat no animal products or solid food until all symptoms are gone.

The flu is a healing crisis. By water or juice fasting, you allow your body to focus its energy on removing the toxic chemicals. If you do this all symptoms should be gone in 48 to 72 hours.

If you cheat, or take drugs to hide, or suppress, the symptoms, it will take your body much longer to remove the toxic chemicals at the root of the problem.

Taking drugs to fight the flu can result in death. If you successfully cause the flu symptoms to go away with drugs, or some other home remedy, you could face a much worse health challenge in the future as a direct result.

Think about it, if your body is not able to eliminate the toxic chemicals fast enough, it has to store them in your fat or joints or other tissue, so they will not kill you.

They will stay with you until some other crisis causes your body to try again. There will be that much more for it to deal with the next time, unless you change the way you live.

Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

Air Freshener because emissions toxic health effects

Do you use air fresheners? Do you think really freshens the air? Well, watching television commercials, you might think are made of flowers and freshen the air-as if you had put fresh cut flowers all around your House. However, most air fresheners actually have the opposite effect and make it more polluted the air of your home!

Our houses are already generally very poor air quality due to many chemicals that are now in our cleaning supplies, household, construction materials such as paints, carpets and furniture and home furnishings such as mattresses, sofas and more. In fact, even if the air is polluted in general out where you live, it’s a good bet that the air inside of your home is more polluted than outside. So you really want to make the indoor air quality even worse with so-called deodorants?

Study has shown that mice died from exposure to air fresheners

Chemically sensitive people and people with asthma have long complained of ill health effects from breathing air fresheners. But now a study actually looked at the health effects of deodorants. Even with just one hour shows, to levels at which many people are exposed in their homes, increased lung irritation as well as type asthma symptoms and behavioural changes were observed. Some of the mice also died when they had to breathe the fumes of air freshener.

As another part of their study, the researchers added a deodorant for a newly painted room, to see if it would actually make the best air quality, as many people believe. Instead, the behavioural and increased respiratory symptoms, which only makes sense when you realize that deodorants emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as most paints do.

Deodorants do not refresh your air and can be dangerous

In material data safety sheet (MSDS), the manufacturer actually recommends using a vapor respirator if the concentration is high because of the heat. I am ready to admit that “high concentrations of vapor exceeds the permissible exposure level of respiration can cause headache, nervousness, dizziness, tremors, fatigue and nausea.” There is no suggestion of allowable exposure level and I have no idea how someone can avoid exceeding it. The conclusion after reading this study is that “air fresheners” including solid sticks, oil-based and other plug-ins and spray should not be used to cover odors in your home, your school or your Office. They are clearly just adding chemicals you breathe and cause negative reactions in many people.

Even if you don’t have asthma or chemical sensitivity, do yourself and your family a favor not to use deodorant. Many people have noticed how when they stopped using deodorants and perfumes in their homes, perhaps for the sake of someone else, various health problems have improved, such as headache, fatigue, insomnia and more.

Note: there is also some evidence that perfumes, including deodorants and laundry detergent have an “addictive”. This may be why some people love perfumes that are emitted from them. This does not change the toxicity of chemicals used to make these fragrances, however, and it’s really appropriate that you stop using any synthetic perfumes.

Instead of using a deodorant, try just keep the home clean and opening the Windows to get some fresh air. If you want to add some kind of scent to your home, investigate with natural Potpourri natural organic essential oils instead of petrochemical-based synthetic fragrances.

Copyright 2008 Karen Pijuan. This article may be copied only in its entirety and only if all links, including those in the resource box or the about the author section, remain intact.

Most fragrances today are toxic!

Although not everyone is aware, most produce fragrances today are actually made of petro-chemicals, synthetic and are harmful to health. A lot of other chemicals in our environment, as today, even if they are not chemically sensitive, it is recommended to reduce exposure whenever possible. There is no evidence that these chemicals are building more and more in our bodies together with increasing chemicals used since World War II. Can cause all types of adverse reactions, including headaches, nausea, sinus inflammation, respiratory distress and swelling of the throat, swelling and pain in the joints, blurred vision, dizziness, irritability, memory loss, brain fog, cancer and more.

* Chemical Sensitivity can be defined as when people have adverse physical reactions to low levels of chemicals of all days. This is actually quite common in America today. It is estimated that 20-30 per cent of the population has a reaction to one or more synthetic chemicals, and is often one of the things that react to the fragrance. These people often are perfectly sane, so this makes it harder to understand or believe, but chemical sensitivity are very real.

Fragrance is today largely based on petrochemical and very toxic

Did you know that many of the ingredients in perfumes and fragrances are the same as some of the ingredients found in gasoline? Scents used to be made from flowers and plants, but today’s fragrances are largely made up of petrochemicals. It may be hard to believe that the government would allow it, but many of these synthetic fragrances are actually quite toxic to humans. Very few studies are ever done on these chemicals before they are used in these various household products. Fragrances are found not just in perfumes, but also in scented products like laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners |, after shaves, cosmetics, shampoos, lotions and other personal care and cleaning products. Many people assume that these products are safe for everyone just because they are so widespread, but we cannot assume that this is the case by looking at past experiences.

Leaded gasoline and paint, and cigarettes, for example, were assumed to be safe for years. In fact, when it was first proposed that smokers not be allowed to smoke in public places, many people fought this based on individual rights. Many years later, however, most people now accept the fact that they do not have the right to harm other people’s health by smoking nearby in public places. It took years for this to be accepted, and it probably will take many more years for people to accept the fact that synthetic fragrance use in public places is also a health hazard and should be banned.

Reducing Fragrance Use Can Help Others With Asthma or Other Health Problems

Another reason to cut down on the chemical load you are exposed to even if you are not currently “sensitive to chemicals is the fact that anyone can become sensitive from chemical overload. This overload can and does happen with repeated, low-level exposures–not just high-level exposures. In addition to the possibility of becoming chemically sensitive yourself, many immune-system related diseases like cancer and auto-immune illnesses are related to the chemical build up in our bodies, so cutting back on chemicals in your household will also reduce your risk of developing these diseases. Furthermore, even the American Medical Association recognizes that scented products can aggravated asthma and respiratory problems, so cutting back on your use of fragrances can help family members, visitors, co-workers and/or schoolmates with these problems. When you wear scented products, including clothes washed in scented detergents, you breathe those chemicals in all day long. So do the people you come in contact with. In fact, they specifically make laundry detergent scents to last and stick to the clothes. That is why it’s not just a personal choice to use or wear these products, just like it’s not just a personal choice to smoke near others and expose them to secondhand smoke. Your scented products impact the air space of others and can make other people sick, even if you don’t smell them. In fact, just because you don’t smell the product after a while doesn’t mean it has worn off–often your nose just becomes used to the smell and you no longer notice it.