We’ve all heard it—cut out carbs to lose weight. Carbs turn straight into sugar. Only eat complex carbs. Never have bread! Put down the cookie, NOW. Sure, there may be some truth to the effects of certain carbs, but the hype has gone far beyond helpful and into the land of false advertisements.
Drop and give me 15! You can’t? Are you in a hurry? Yes, forgive me for asking such a silly question! We’re ALWAYS in a hurry and never have time to spare. Of course I’m kidding, because we all should have at least 15 minutes for ourselves. If you’re being pulled in many different directions but need to find time to squeeze in a quick workout, just know, it can be accomplished in 15 minutes. Yes, I said 15 minutes. This isn’t magic. If I were a magician, I’d use my powers for grander outcomes.
We often talk about yoga as a 'mind/body' exercise, or about the practice of 'mindfulness', as though it was a simple dichotomy: Here is a mind and here is a body and I will put them together and be mindful. I think this is all very interesting, but a lot more nuanced and complex in practice. I've been teaching introductory mindfulness techniques in daily life for a while, and my sense is that it is helpful to have a theoretical framework in place that captures some of this nuance.
Many of you may have heard the story of the little boy that snuck up on stage to play "Chopsticks" on a concert piano while his parents were preoccupied in the audience. Many in the crowd were annoyed with the little boy. But, rushing to the stage when he heard the commotion, the Maestro placed his hands on the keyboard beside the little boy's and played a countermelody. As the Maestro played, he kept whispering in the boy's ear, "Don't stop, keep going, don't quit." Each day, we have endless opportunities to influence others.
Being one of the most important minerals for seamless functioning of the human body and immune system, calcium is usually obtained through milk, yoghurt and other milk-based foods. But what if you can’t eat dairy products for extended periods of time? In order to prevent calcium deficiency, and other related health conditions such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, check the list below and pick a few tips for preserving bone density and strength on a dairy-free regime.
It's easy to blame genetics or metabolism or thyroid or lack of time....or whatever excuse you want to come up with.But that's all it is....an excuse.It's not valid, and deep inside you know that.The only truth is that YOU are responsible for how you look and feel right now.If you believe that and accept that as accurate, then take responsibility and action.