There is always a pull in yoga between adapting practices to the needs of the individual within our current world, and honoring and understanding its often complex traditional principles and practices. I think I've made the point before that I think it is like a chef cooking a traditional dish from a culture, with the original ingredients and methods, and another chef creating a dish that represents a fusion of cultures, or a modern take within a culture of a dish that has been around in different forms for a very long time.
As a fitness and wellness education institute in Africa and East Africa in particular we would like to appeal to big fitness education bodies like IDEA & ACE to create more hands on education seminars/ conventions in Africa from time to time as traveling to the States for these conventions is largely becoming cost sensitive and out of reach for many in Africa. To say but the list, Fitness is fast becoming a house hold name in Africa and has many enthusiasts. For many of us, we had to seek education abroad.
At the end of a long day, pretty much everyone enjoys kicking back and unwinding with a drink or two. Generally speaking, light to moderate drinking isn’t going to have too much of an impact on your overall health, so for many people it’s not a big deal. But for anyone with serious weight loss or muscle gaining goals, those few drinks can be disastrous to their progress. Packing on the Pounds
When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
So, since I got you attention with that silly title, just want to let you know there are no such things as superfoods. Sorry to upset you about that. There are foods that we know that are good for us though. Veggies anyone? Also, this post is about what the media relays as "research" and then there is research and totality of evidence. So, don't fall for the latest and greatest media article on "superfoods" or this food will cure your weight loss woes. How to help yourself understand nutrtion better? Here are some tips