Have you ever wondered why we have food cravings and why people battle with making good food choices? Well researchers have discovered a critical link between the unhealthy connection between food and addiction- Dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. Cocaine, heroin, and sugar all stimulate the dopamine transmitter that triggers cravings. When we are about to eat 90% of the dopamine neurons in the Ventral Tegemental Area of the brain are stimulated. The VTA transmitters branch out to other p
This morning, I discovered a whole new reason for exercising intensely at the beginning of your day!Have you ever seen Cesar Milan's show Dog Whisperer? He shows people how to help their dogs follow directions & be well-behaved. One of the techniques he uses for the unruly pups is to exercise the daylights out of them in order to remove all their excess energy and thus enable them to listen to obey the commands of their masters. What an ingenious idea... it really works - on people too!
Goal setting is one of the basic principles of exercise psychology. Despite its simplistic nature, correct goal setting is all too often absent in an individuals fitness goals. Goal setting is crucial for individuals to not only achieve, but experience success as well. Here are some definitions needed for full understanding of the following content:
Nutrition is so important if you want to keep your hormones properly balanced. All hormones are made from either cholesterol or amino acids (proteins). So, diets high in carbs and low in protein (and believe it or not, cholesterol) can cause hormonal imbalance.
Since all hormones are related and connected, excessive levels of one may throw others out of balance. For example, the high insulin levels created by many typical American diets high in refined sugar and other simple carbs disrupt the function of thyroid, reproductive and adrenal glands.
I am going to tell you all about something readily present to all moving organisms, but a like a visually stunning insect, is often overlooked. I am talking about the pot-o-gold, the unicorn, the Lucky Charms of movement. Indeed, I am talking about the…. TRANSVERSE PLANE OF MOTION! What is this transverse plane you ask? Well to understand the most neglected and challenging plane of motion, you must understand the other main two.
In today's culture living a healthy life style is striving to be abnormally skinny or crash diet to become thin and "healthy" looking. Not many take a step back to actually view the miracle that is our bodies and to appreciate what our bodies are really capable of doing for us.Your Body is Divine....WIth 206 sturdy bones,more than 650 dynamic muscles,12 perfectly synchronized organ systems,and over 10,000,000,000,00(trillion) life-giving human cells. Your Body is Miraculous...
Every true human being who specializes in the body and it's optimization knows that it starts with the mind. The body follows the mind. An unfit mental scape will always produce a flawed physical representation. Even when a person seems healthy and fit but is suffering from psychological trauma, the body will eventually manifest it. This is why it is important to feed the mind nourishing, effervescent material which will compliment your exercise regiment. There is nothing wrong with telling yourself the wonderful characteristics about yourself, even in the mirror.
I am going to try and keep this blog short and sweet but I felt that I needed to start writing and what better way to get back to blogging then an important topic as self-confidence and believing in your own success because at the end of the day you are the driver to achieving your dreams, success and happiness.