WE ALL feel and experience stress. Feelings of stress are triggered by our natural survival mechanism. Though few of us will encounter sabertoothed tigers in our daily routine, many of us are stressed as our caveman ancestors when we are doing battles with the paper tigers of the modern workplace. Much of our stress has to do with a mismatch between expectations and reality.
•Do zip up your abs all day long. Whenever you get a free moment, look down. Are you allowing your abs to pooch outward? Pull them in, Imagine that you’re zipping up a corset starting at your pelvic bone. As you zip it up, your tummy pulls in and up. The more often you zip up your abs, the less often you’ll need to remind yourself to do so.
DURING my 20s and my competitive years as an athlete, I often show off my light abs to my friends, asking them to feel my tummy. Back then people used to snicker: “Wait until you reach your mid 50s, then we’ll see how flat it is.” Well, I no longer compete in my weightlifting sports but guess what? I still have a flat tummy. I’m a living proof that any person can whip his/her abdominal area into shape. Now that I am in my senior years, I still ask people to feel my tummy. It seems that no matter where I go, people who know me tell me that I look the same, only the hair is no longer as thick as before. I can tell you, keeping my abs flat and firm in my sixties is not as simple as it was during in my twenties. Thirty years ago, I could occasionally slack off on my abdominal routine sometimes for as long as two weeks and not notice a difference.
I LOVE to walk. It’s such a great way to work out. It boosts your metabolism and puts you in a fabulous mood. After I walk I feel invigorated and have a wonderful sense of self accomplishment. I have found that it’s one of the best tools for permanent weight loss.
MILLIONS of people around the world suffer from back problems. Some are totally disabled, permanently or temporarily. Because the spine is a complex collection interlocking prices, back pain can arise from a variety of reasons. Sometimes the root of the pain is found in degenerative or hereditary disease. Other times, the pain involves bio mechanical stresses caused by obesity, improper lifting, poor postures, injury, age or sedentary lifestyle.
The conventional approach to the treatment of migraine (or any headache, for that matter) is typical of most modern medical therapies: Treat the symptoms. In this case, physicians find that headache pain is most responsive to medication. Aspirin and other over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are usually suggested and do offer some mild temporary pain relief.
THERE is little debate that headaches are the most prevalent and costly pain disorder of our age. Frequent and severe headaches are experienced by an estimated 20-30 million suffers in the US alone, causing untold personal and financial losses.
LACK of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and physical exercise save it and preserve it. In my own point of view, it’s generally understood that exercise is crucial for maintaining good health.
WHEN was the last time you went out to play? A lot of people find this question to be a little ridiculous, but I do think it is worth pondering. When we were kids we run, jump, climb and scramble effortlessly and joyously and pretty much all the time. Who among us doesn’t remember how alive we felt when we played hide and seek, racing each other in the playground, wrestling each other or ran all-out until we feel into the grass, gasping for air?
WHAT would you say if I told you that you could have a dramatically improved physique in just six weeks? What if I guarantee that 42 days from today, you will barely recognize your own reflection?
MOST of us think that as we age we are not aware and prepare of what to eat as we get older. The aging process is a slow one but is something that we don’t have a hold of. We can never turn back the clock and be back to the times when we were [...]
(First of two parts) PICTURE a car engine getting fuel in huge spurts. With each spurt, the car engine rears to life, throwing you back in your seat, but then it coughs, sputters and nearly comes to a halt. The cycle is repeated over and over until you turn green and nauseous. Now picture a [...]
IF YOU are health conscious and desire to acquire a healthy and beautiful figure, then quality nutrition is the secret. I know many of you are engaged in a diet program but have failed and are now confused what is the right kind of nutrition you want to follow. A quality diet is composed of [...]