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5 Practical Methods To Increase Your Energy Level....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on September 3, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)



1. Exercise- Regular exercise strengths your body and creates natural energy. Exercising releases endorphins (A chemical in the brain) which increase your mood, energy, and well-being. These benefits will outweigh the time and effort you put into exercising or working out. A practical way for a leader to exercise is to implement it into their daily routine.


Three ways you can begin to adapt this method include: Parking at the end of a parking lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or doing some cardio during a break. This can take a little time but if you implement these types of habits into your daily life you will see the results.


 

2. Mindset- Your thoughts and mindset can determine your energy level. If you walk around all day saying things similar to “I’m so tired” or “I need rest” then your body is going to consider those thoughts as real, in turn it will impact your energy level. This is why it’s crucial to focus on and think about the energy level you want and not your current feelings. This might mean you have to fake it until your body and mind starts agreeing with you.


3. Personal Growth- One of the benefits to personal growth and development is that it has the power to increase your energy and motivation. Your growth generates energy. This is because when you read, attend a conference, listen to audio, or are mentored the result is that you will leave the activity inspired, motivated, and reenergized. Just take a minute to think about the last time you read or listened to personal growth content. How did that content make you feel during and after? If you’re like most people it caused you to fee inspired and energized to take action.


 

4. Sleep- Those who get enough sleep on a regular basis can positively impact their immune system, mental composite, work effectiveness, and energy level. This is because sleep rests your body and recharges you. The opposite is also true for those who forsake sleep. This is why it’s important for you to figure out how many hours of sleep your body needs each night and then discipline yourself to obtain that amount on a regular basis. During your day you can also take advantage of a short (I recommend a 15-20 minute) nap. When you feel tired or have low energy a powernap can boost your energy level.


 

5. Relationships- The relationships you have and those you associate with can greatly determine your energy level. Leadership is about being and influencing those around you which takes effort and energy. However, the truth is some people cause you to be energized while others drain your energy. To avoid the relationships that negatively impact your energy and leadership be intentional about people you spend the majority of your time with. You should care and value everyone while investing your time on the relationships that reap a mutual return. Take time to find and place the right people in your inner circle and on your team.


By : Dan Black

Visit him at : http://danblackonleadership.info/

Bartoli's Charity Challenge....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on August 19, 2014 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Former WTA star Marion Bartoli is engaging in various physical activities for charity as part of Virgin's Strive Challenge 2014....


Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli is participating in Virgin's Strive Challenge 2014.


 

Bartoli's "Core" team consists of celebrities and members of the public who run, row, cycle, hike and climb from London to the top of the Matterhorn in Switzerland to benefit the Big Change charity.


 

Big Change gives young people in the UK an opportunity to learn and develop 'soft skills' they need to become healthy, happy and productive adults.


 

"The experience is absolutely amazing," Bartoli said. "The human adventure behind this crazy physical challenge will leave me with memories that will last forever. The bond we have been able to create in the Core team through stress and difficulties is extremely strong and we, as a team, are really helping each other to cross the line every day."


 Source:- WTATennis


PLEASE NOTE : Fans can track Bartoli's progress here : http://livetracking.strivechallenge.com/

And can make an online donation to her fund here : http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MarionBartoli



5 Techniques For People Who've Tried Everything But Still Can't Meditate....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on August 13, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)


You just can't meditate. You want to, you've tried to, but you just can't seem to switch the brain off or relax enough. You know how good meditation is for the mind, body and spirit and have read about it on health and wellness websites, social media and medical reviews.


 

You are not alone, and there's nothing wrong with you! As a yoga and meditation teacher I can say that many of my students feel exactly like this. By the end of this article, you'll feel a whole lot different about meditation!


 

Meditation can take different forms, but at its center it's about being really present and aware. Aware of what is going on inside and outside of yourself and accepting that. Meditation is also about learning to allow yourself to flow with life and being centered so you aren't at the mercy of your thoughts, emotions, people or events.


 

So let's dive right into how you can start meditating right away, without even knowing it!


 

1. Do an everyday task:-


 

Choose something you already do every day, like brushing your teeth, having your morning cup of coffee or ironing your clothes. The next time you start this task, focus on it. Bring your awareness to what you are doing using all your senses.


 

If you're having your coffee, smell the aroma, feel the warmth of the cup as you wrap your hands around it, taste the warmth and follow that warmth as you swallow. When you bring all your senses to a task and focus on this, you're in the present moment. That's the essence of meditation!


 

2. Take a bath or shower:-


 

Bathing is one of the few times we're happy to be alone and have privacy. We don't have computers, phones, or interruptions, and we can just be. A quick note here — if you do have computers or phones in the bath or shower with you, then you may need meditation more than you think!


 

Bring your awareness to the task at hand and mindfully focus all your senses on what you're doing and feeling. There's something about water that slows us down, relaxes us and cleanses and purifies. Use this state to help you unwind, enjoy and become aware of the joy of being. If you practice this you'll be amazed at how light and clean you feel on the inside and on the outside!


3. Do something creative:-


 

When we engage in a creative interest or passion, we are in fact doing a form of meditation. Creating allows us to focus on what's in front of us and stops us from thinking about the past or worrying about the future. We are just in the midst of an absorbing process, full of the joy of creating and all its potential. Whether you paint, rock climb, pole dance or garden, anything you love will help transport you to the now.


 

So keep up your hobbies and passions, or start something today if you've let life crowd out your time for creativity. Start where you are, scheduling in creative time once a month, a week or sprinkle creativity into your everyday life!


 

4. Go for a walk:-


 

You can walk anywhere, but if possible choose places you love, such as the ocean, forest or mountains. There's an energy that calls to us in these types of places. Regardless of where you walk, the point once again is to really be there. Feel the weather around you (the warmth of the sun, the breeze, the snow), be aware of how your feet connect to the earth and how your body moves.


 

What can you see and hear? What is the quality of your breath flowing in and out of your nostrils? How do you feel in this moment? When we do this, we truly experience what it means to be alive and mindful.


5. Join a meditation group:-


 

OK, so with this one you'll definitely know you're meditating, but it won't be difficult or scary. Joining a group is a fantastic way to go because you're with like minded people and are more likely to follow through on practicing due to peer support and accountability. There's the added bonus of making new friends! There are plenty of groups for you to choose from, so it won't be difficult to find one that suits you and your lifestyle.


 

So there you have it, five super simple but powerful ways to begin meditating today! Get to it and watch what happens!


By : Tina Bindon

Visit her at : http://www.tinabindon.com/


Truth About GMO Foods....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on August 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Home Remedy For Acidity....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on July 25, 2014 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Acidity can be described as a condition wherein there is an excess of acid secretion by the gastric glands of stomach.  Heartburn and gas formation are the major symptoms of
acidity.  Our body produces acid to digest the food we eat.  However, problem strikes, when it produces more acid than what is required.  It is, then, that the gastric juices move from the stomach, into the lower esophagus, making it dysfunctional.  There are a number of reasons that lead to the formation of acidity....



Causes Of Acidity:-


Excessive smoking


Drinking too much alcohol


Gastro duodenal (peptic) ulcer


Hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid


Reflux of gastric acid


Not having meals on time


Eating fried and spicy food on a regular basis


Problems in the functioning of digestive system


Being on an empty stomach for a long time or skipping breakfast


Eating foods rich in fats, like chocolates


Pregnancy


Aging


Obesity


Excessive exposure to sun and heat


Inappropriate food habits


Negative emotions


Weakness of the valves



Symptoms Of Acidity:-



Burning sensation or pain in the stomach, 1-4 hours after a meal


Chest pain


Prolonged heartburn


Inflammation in chest


Feeling hungry frequently


Constant pain in the upper abdomen


Belching


Nausea


Bitter taste in mouth


Loss of appetite


Respiratory problems


Vomiting


Coughing


Gastro-esophageal reflux


Voice change and formation of ulcer in esophagus (tube connecting mouth and stomach)


Pain during muscular contractions


Pain in ears

Reasons To Eat Vegetables....

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Sixty Healthy Snack Ideas....

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Total Abs Workout....

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20 Benefits Of Walking....

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TV Workout....

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Brue Lee Abs....

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Tips For Abs Workout....

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Morning Ab Workouts....

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Oblique Push-Ups....

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Male-Pattern Baldness....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on March 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting 6.5 million men in the UK.


It generally starts with a little thinning of the hair, followed by wider hair loss, allowing more of the scalp to become visible.


For a few men, this process starts as early as the late teens. By the age of 60, most men have some degree of hair loss.


Some men aren’t troubled by this at all. Others, however, suffer great emotional distress associated with a lack of self-esteem and, in some cases, depression.


“Young men, especially, feel hair loss pretty acutely,” says Dr Susan McDonald-Hull, a consultant dermatologist at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.


Male-pattern baldness is usually inherited and also affects women. It's caused by oversensitive hair follicles. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced by the male hormone testosterone, and it causes the follicles to shrink and eventually stop functioning. 


The involvement of testosterone in balding has led to the myth that going bald is a sign of virility. But men with male-pattern baldness don’t have more male hormones than other men. Their hair follicles are simply more sensitive to the hormones.


Receding hairline


Male-pattern baldness is so called because it tends to follow a set pattern. The first stage is usually a receding hairline, followed by thinning of the hair on the crown and temples.


When these two areas meet in the middle, it leaves a horseshoe shape of hair around the back and sides of the head. Eventually, some men go completely bald.


Male-pattern baldness is not a disease, so it won’t affect your health. However, if it’s causing you distress, consult your GP to get a diagnosis.


Your GP can refer you to a dermatologist for further analysis and, if necessary, to a psychologist to help with the trauma of hair loss.


If you have inherited the genes responsible for male-pattern or female-pattern baldness there's little you can do to prevent it from happening.


Treatments can slow down the process, but there’s no cure. The two most effective treatments for male-pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia) are minoxidil and finasteride. Other treatments for hair loss include wigs, hair transplants and plastic surgery procedures, such as scalp reduction.


Find out more in Hair loss: treatments in Health A-Z.


As a general rule, it's easier to maintain existing hair than to regrow it, and once the hair follicle has stopped working it cannot be revived.


"Start by talking to your GP, who can then refer you to a specialist NHS consultant," says Dr David Fenton, a consultant dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital in London.



Source:-http://www.nhs.uk

8 Simple Habits To Improve Your Everyday Life....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on February 19, 2014 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Developing a set of simple and healthy habits everyday can greatly improve the quality of your life....

But before you dive straight in, eager to make great changes, you need to accept that habit forming takes time. You need patience. persistence and above all the motivation to keep up the practice on a regular basis – however small it may be. You need to trust that this new habit is going to have a lasting positive impact on your life, so long as you actually bother to do it.  So, what can you do everyday that is going to improve the overall quality of your life? Let me share a few of my own simple daily habits.


#1 Wake Up Early:-


How early you say? Well early enough that you have a bit of extra time for yourself in the morning before the busyness of the day begins. Whether that is half an hour to chill out reading something inspirational before you get out of bed. Or it could be an extra sixty-minutes to enjoy your early morning yoga practice. Maybe you could fit in a quick workout before the day begins depending on your morning schedule. Maybe all you need is an extra 10-minutes to prepare a nutritious breakfast that is going to set you up for the day ahead. Whatever your circumstances, allowing yourself some extra time in the morning gives you the opportunity to start the day stress-free, energized and motivated. 


#2 Deal With It:-


I don’t know about you, but if I live in clutter, my mind feels disorganized and chaotic. A good habit to get into is to deal with paperwork as it arrives. Avoid the build up of junk, or the I’ll do that later pile by not actually creating one. Sounds simple in theory huh? But this is a habit that takes quite a bit of motivation and persistence to get into. A good place to start is to buy a shredder. Any letters or documents that are unimportant or no longer relevant – get rid of them. Perhaps set up a ring-binder with all the important stuff that you might possibly need in the future. Make sure that it is organised, easy to use and up to date.


#3 Do Things You Enjoy:-


Sounds ridiculously obvious right? But how many of us really make the time every day to do the stuff we enjoy. Daily life can seem like an endless chore when we get stuck in mundane routines which lack joy and creativity. We start to become listless and feel bored with our lives. So what can you do everyday that is going to improve your life? Well that is entirely up to you. It can be absolutely anything that you are passionate about and makes you feel alive. I love music – so I make sure that I listen to my favorite bands every single day. I love reading – so I take some time out to catch up on blogs, articles or a chapter or so of my book. You get the idea. By making time to do something that you love every single day, you will discover that life can be a much more enjoyable experience.


#4 Be Active:-


By getting physically active we become mentally active too. And that is all down to those chemicals we release during exercise. You may have heard of endorphins before and wondered what the fuss was all about. You may be even more familiar with their effects if you have ever taken drugs. And that is because endorphins is short for “endogenous morphine”, basically its natural morphine (an opioid drug that reduces pain). In other words, getting active is a legal high – it makes you feel good. Therefore, daily exercise can keep you focused, alert, mentally switched on, and feeling positive. And the best bit is you can do a whole range of activities to keep fit – so find something that works for you, and do it every single day. 


#5 Have A Goal:-


We all like to feel like we have purpose and plan in life. And if you don’t feel like you do, why not make yourself one. Create your own plan and work at it every day. Dream big. At the moment, my current goal is to get my degree – therefore every day I set aside time to work on my studies. When I was losing weight, my everyday goal was to exercise and eat healthy. Maybe you are learning something new? If so, work towards it every day, and as each day passes you will gradually improve, until eventually you reach your goal. Want to improve your fitness? Then go for a walk every day. Want to be a better artist? Draw every day. Want to improve your writing skills? Read and write every day. Want to get good at playing guitar? Then practice every day. Whatever you want to be – do something that is going to get you to that place, every single day.


#6 Get Inspired:-


Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere. You just need to open your eyes to it. For a quick inspirational top-up, I like to read a few tinybuddha articles each day. These are stories detailing other peoples incredible life journeys, usually through tough-times and challenges, offering a little bit of wisdom from their own personal experiences. Find a few inspirational websites and blogs and read them on a daily basis when you have a spare moment or two. It is also handy to note the places that drain your inspiration and dampen your mood. For me, newspaper articles with all those big sensational attention-grabbing headlines don’t do much to boost my mood. Likewise, Facebook doesn’t really do much for me either. So, spend more time in the right places feeling inspired, and less in those that cultivate negativity.


#7 The Little Things:-


In the grand scheme of life, the little things sometimes go unnoticed. That is, until they are gone. So everyday, appreciate your little things, no matter how small they are. It may be spending more time with the people that make you happy. Grabbing a moment to really listen to someone during a conversation about their day. Enjoying a cup of tea and a catch up with the special people in your life. Playing games with your cats. I don’t know what your little things are. But, we all have them at some point during the day when we are not being busy with other things. So when they happen – enjoy them. Appreciate the moment, because as usual life doesn’t stay the same for very long. 


#8 Choose To Be happy:-


Each day we can choose to focus on the positives in our lives and spend less time dwelling on the negative. However, if something isn’t working out for you right now, change it. Life is way too short to spend your days feeling unhappy, stuck, and frustrated with your situation. Maybe you are in a crappy job that does nothing for your self-esteem? Get out and look for something better. A dead-end relationship? What is the point of dragging out the inevitable, free yourself sooner rather than later. The point is, we all have our own big choices to make in life, which in turn makes an impact on our everyday living. So by dealing with the uncomfortable bigger issues, we can adjust our life in a way that makes daily living a much more positive, pleasant and enriching experience.


By: Becky Potter

Visit her at: http://thebettylife.wordpress.com




Forming Healthy Habits: 3 Tiny Choices That Create Huge Change....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on February 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Proverb


Seven years ago I was a sedentary, over-caffeinated, unmindful, somewhat neurotic meat-eater with a bit of a drinking problem. My meals came out of boxes with chemical compounds for ingredients and had little in the way of anything that grew outside or came from a field.


I made excuses for not exercising, but in reality I was so insecure that I didn’t think I was strong enough to be athletic. I was afraid of making an utter fool of myself. And I was afraid that if I sat still long enough to look inward, I would loathe myself more than I already did.


Today I am a mostly vegetarian running nut. I’m always training and gaining strength for the next race. For the most part my meals are fresh and made from scratch, containing less animal meat and more leaves.


I still indulge in coffee and Coke, but find comfort and clarity in tea and a glass of water. I meditate regularly for my spiritual practice. Mindfulness is a part of my everyday life, and wine is no longer a stress-reliever.


There are countless Cinderella stories like these out there, stories of couch potato turned to vegan Ironman, stories of people who turned terrible habits into wholesome ones. People who lost weight, kicked an addiction, stared their fears in the face, and made their lives better.


But for people who are still in the Couch Potato Stage, these changes feel astronomical. You may as well ask them to leap across the Grand Canyon and land on the other side on both feet. 


So how does a person go from being a lump to a marathoner?


I did something quite simple that anybody who wants to change their life can do without stumbling and feeling like a failure.


Each day, I made one small decision to make a healthier choice.


Each choice was manageable. Rather than making grandiose plans to alter my diet and routine in massive ways, I made one small choice every day to make my life healthier.


This slow change began seven years ago, when a small idea was planted in my mind and began to grow.


Food:-


I realized that my diet depended heavily on processed food. I needed a Chemistry degree to understand what I was putting into my body. By watching an ex-boyfriend in the kitchen, I learned how to cook.


Then every Sunday evening, I cooked a nice meal for myself, nothing too fancy. I became curious about different recipes and new foods. I soon found sanctuary in chopping vegetables, the aroma of fresh herbs, and gently simmering a sauce.


I felt a sense of accomplishment in creating a nutritious and tasty meal, and before long I was cooking for myself three to four times a week.


At lunch I chose to eat a piece of fruit and to drink water instead of a soda. At restaurants I chose salad instead of French fries and a veggie burger instead of a hamburger. When I got tired at work, I turned to water instead of coffee.


I was still eating meat, but I was eating a lot less of it, and fruit was a regular snack.


You don’t need to completely change your diet. You just need to start with one healthy choice.  Every small choice adds up.


Exercise:-


After changing my diet, it took another three years to change my level of activity. I was going through major stress at work and in my personal life. I felt I needed intense physical activity that burned off pent up energy. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on fancy equipment, so I started running.


For a long time I wanted to try running, but I was afraid that I would look stupid. One day I thought to myself, screw it—everyone feels stupid on their first run.


On a quiet Sunday morning, I went on my first jog/walk. I felt so amazing that I bought a decent pair of running shoes. I haven’t stopped running since.


That single choice to simply try exercise has lead me to three half marathons, a marathon, and a relay race. Running has helped me face myself in ways that I never imagined and find strength I didn’t think I had.


You don’t need to run a marathon today, or even a mile. You simply can make the choice to do something, no matter how small, to be physically active.


Meditation:-


Around the time I started running, I also tried meditation. I heard accounts of the benefits of meditations, such as reduced stress and clarity of mind, but I was afraid of finding what was hidden deep inside of me.


I chose to simply try it. I sat for periods of ten minutes a few times a week. After trying that for a couple weeks, I felt like I needed guidance. So I searched for meditation services in my community. My first time sitting meditation at the Zen center, the silence and stillness of meditation brought me ease. I kept going back.


I now use mindfulness and meditation as a regular part of my spiritual practice. It takes a lot of work to see my fears as they truly are.


I’ve worked through jackal voices that tell me I’m not good enough. When I sit meditations, the stillness shows me that those are just voices and that they’re trying to protect me from life’s disappointments. And what keeps me going is the awareness that I don’t have to have all the answers right now.


You don’t need to meditate for hours at a time. All you have to do is sit in silence for a few moments each day to be more peaceful and present.


Seven years since I chose not to eat something out of a box, I live my life each day making choices that don’t feel like sacrifices. Eating vegetables doesn’t feel like I’m denying myself potato chips. It feels as if I’m eating something that I enjoy. Going for a run doesn’t feel like I’m torturing myself for thirty minutes. It’s a choice that makes me feel invigorated.


Each moment, you have an opportunity to make a choice. You can choose the same harmful habits that you always choose. Or you can choose a better habit that treats your body the way it deserves to be treated.


Today, I am still making changes and am a constant work in progress. A year ago my drinking habit changed from two to three drinks per day to two to three drinks per month.


Recognizing that this was a destructive habit, I reached a place where I was ready to let go of my dependence.


I came home from a visit with my family (the side that doesn’t drink), and I was already on a five-day hiatus from drinking alcohol. Five days became six and then seven. I still struggle with those urges, but then I ask myself, what choice do I want to make?



By: Jane Endacott

Visit her at: http://wordsavant.wordpress.com/

Quick ABS Workout....

Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on February 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)