By guest author Henri Junttila. Everyone wants to live a life of fulfillment and passion.…
Using heart power instead of the limited resource of will power to get past your cravings means you’ll spend less time and effort dealing with temptation, you’ll give in less often and you’ll feel warm and fuzzy instead of guilty and frustrated.
In today’s world, with the heightened pace of technology and society, we’re expected to do so much—from our bosses, our friends, and even ourselves. This in turn leads to so many imbalances in our lives by draining us of energy. This energy is something we need not only to complete all of our tasks in our day for ourselves and loved ones, but also to enjoy life: otherwise, why are we here?
How do you take care of your heart? What did you do today to keep your heart healthy both emotionally and physically?
I don’t mean to sound too serious (though I really should) but heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. Arteries get blocked by “plaque” and your coronary arteries become narrowed or blocked. Then your heart cannot get enough oxygen rich blood. This blockage can result in chest pain, called angina. You can also have pain occuring in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.
Today the world is moving fast and it requires the same pace on our part. Unfortunately while we try to catch up with the rest of the world we tend to lose ourselves in this crazy rat race. Things like happiness, pleasure, joy, rest become less and less realistic over time.
This is the moment when we can stop and simplify our lives. We do not have to follow the rules that weren’t created by us. We do not have to live the lives that we do not like. We do not have to spend our lives chasing stuff that is meaningless and worthless.
Do you know why good foundation is important? So many people come from broken homes, have poor relationships, aren’t educated, and don’t know that there are options available to them. Gardeners could tell you how essential the soil is to how well things grow. It isn’t impossible to have a great life if you start off with poor foundation. After all, there are many people who have built themselves up from nothing, created a solid foundation for themselves and have become very successful and happy.
Simplicity is a very simple concept that can be difficult to reach when you are facing a huge Mountain of Too Much. Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the tasks that you need to do during the day? Maybe with choices that you face? Do you feel overwhelmed before starting a project (even if it is just a quick house clean-up) that seems too big to tackle?
There are very few things worse than constantly feeling unhappy or even ashamed of your body. I personally have very few friends who can say that they are 100% satisfied with their bodies. There is always something that needs to be changed. Something that needs to be trimmed. Something that needs to be added.
It’s not surprising that weight loss, diet and fitness industries are still growing rapidly today. However, what is the purpose of being in good shape? What is the real motivation for many people to achieve their peak form? Why are they willing to try any (even most insane) diet and workout regimen out there after their attempts have already failed several times?
How much do you have to work out to get a lean and toned body?
A lot of people believe that living in a gym is the only way to get the body of their dreams. This myth becomes an excuse for many people not to work out (what’s the point in working out 10-20 minutes a day if it won’t bring any results?)
I found out that long workouts are not crucial to getting in good shape. Sometimes 30-minutes a day is everything you need to get that lean and toned body.
>Do you want to look great? Are you ready to spend a few hours every day in a gym? I am pretty sure that you answered yes to the first question and rolled your eyes when I mentioned the second one. It’s a normal reaction and I am right there with you.
I must confess, I love to stay fit and healthy. It is one of my passions in life. At the same time I am just a normal person who has to work, take care of the family and likes to be lazy every once in a while (actually, at least once a week.) Now, is it possible for normal people like you and me to stay in good shape without sacrificing our lifestyles?