Sunday, January 17, 2010
Socrates Demonstrating Desire
Burning desire for wisdom
Story of a young man who came to Socrates and asked him how he could gain wisdom. Socrates told the young man to come with him and they walked together into a near by lake. When the water had got to be about 4 feet deep, Socrates suddenly grabbed the young man and pushed his head under the water and held him there. The young man thought it was a joke at first and did not resist.
But as he was held under the water longer and longer, he became frantic and struggled desperately to get free but could not. He began to panic and try with all his might as his lungs burned to get air. Socrates then lifted him out of the water and said to him. When you desire wisdom with the same intensity that you had to breath then nothing will stop you from getting it
Spiritual: Pray for Passion -
Seek Passion! Passion for living a life for the GOD who gave you life. Passion for doing God's will, NOT your own but HIS. Passion in in everything you do. DO with with excitement, flavor, love..... with all of your being.
When you truly want something - YOU WILL HAVE IT - If you seek it with Passion.
MENTAL: Good reading is Bob Greene The Best life Diet - Interesting information and theory's towards eating and living healthy.
PHYSICAL: It's up to you to have the "passion" to physically be the best, eat the best.
MAKE time to take care of you. It's difficult for people to love someone who doesn't love themselves. This is not a-scriptural. You must love what the Lord gave you - He loves you. He made you beautiful! Love everything about yourself that GOD made. Even if you don't like your nose, legs.... feet, Appreciate that you have a NOSE, TWO legs and TWO FEET. Take what GOD gave you and love it by taking care of it! THE beauty lies within you!!!! THAT is what shines. CHANGE what you can, ACCEPT what you can't change and SMILE, SING and SHINE today.
15 minutes of each: Spiritual, Mental, Physical exercise today
8 glasses of 8 oz water with a Kiss of Lemon and a pinch of Cayenne pepper
Smile, laugh and hug someone
DO IT FOR LIFE!
SALUTE! To your Health and Wellness
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Three Minutes to Stress Relief: A Deep Breathing Exercise
Here are the steps for the controlled breathing exercise:
- Sit upright in a comfortable position. Focus on your present state and existence (this is often termed being "mindful").
- Block out intrusive thoughts. You may close your eyes if you wish.
- Pay attention to your breathing. Inhale slowly through the nose, taking several seconds.
- Exhale through the mouth, trying to make the exhalation phase last twice as long as the inhalation.
- Continue this mindful breathing for 3-5 minutes.
You can either do the exercise quickly in stressful moments or, if you like, you can increase the practice to 15-20 minutes per day as a form of meditation. With regular practice, you can train your body to relax in stressful situations using this exercise.This exercise can also be effective in dealing with anxiety, panic attacks , stage fright, and fears (such as the fear of flying). Taking a restorative pause to focus on your breathing can also be a valuable anger management tool.
A common diaphragmatic breathing exercise is as follows:
- Sit or lie comfortably, with loose garments.
- Put one hand on your chest and one on your stomach.
- Slowly inhale through your nose or through pursed lips (to slow down the intake of breath).
- As you inhale, feel your stomach expand with your hand.
- Slowly exhale through pursed lips to regulate the release of air.
- Rest and repeat.
Another diaphragmatic breathing exercise for raising oxygen levels in the blood and the energy in the body is to take several negative breaths, immediately followed by an equal number of positive breaths. During negative breaths, you inhale, immediately exhale and then hold your breath for a short time. The emphasis is in keeping your lungs empty. Negative breaths reduce the oxygen in your blood. During positive breaths, you inhale, hold your breath, and then exhale. The emphasis is in keeping your lungs full. Positive breaths increase the oxygen in your blood.Though not always taught, continuing to breathe into the chest at the same time can provide an ever more "fulfilling" exercise. The goal is to have the entire torso move in & out when breathing, as if one is surrounded by an expanding and contracting inner tube.
Copy and paste this link for a video on simple techniques - This is one you can do at work or home.
which face are you?
8 Glasses of water with a kiss of lemon
Pump it up!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wisdom Is Supreme
10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.
- Is this a healthy choice? (Not fried, fatty or White)
- Does this provide fuel for my body?
- Will the benefit of this food be a benefit?
- Is this a food that I N E E D?
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Mark 11:15,21 (King James Version)
15And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
..... 21Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done
This Mornings Prayer:
Dear Lord, Bring to my mind that My BODY is the Temple of the Living God. May I use my mind and actions today to glorify you. Plant the seed with your word in my heart and mind that WITH FAITH, I can move a mountain (change my behaviors).
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
As I work diligently each day on changing how I see food, how I use food, how I keep moving, exercising... May I KNOW, that I KNOW, that I KNOW.... the reward of taking care of your temple is Great! AMEN
15/15/15 today!!!! That is 15 minutes of exercise, 15 minutes of Talking with the Lord and worshiping HIM, by praying and reading His Word, and 15 minutes of reading and learning about HEALTH and Wellness.
Salute! To your Health and Wellness
Now GO SMILE and HUG SOMEONE!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
1 Peter 1:13 (New International Version)
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
When you supply your body the needed nutrients and fuel - YOU WILL have the energy to "take to motion" (exercise, walk, run, jump, stretch, squat..)
Your mind will be clear and able to receive and give thoughts that are life giving!
SALUTE! To your Health and Wellness" 15/15/15
Malt-O-Meal® Hot Wheat Cereals contain iron - 60% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) - and they're fortified with calcium, folic acid, and other B vitamins to keep your body healthy and strong.
Iron: Helps red blood cells carry oxygen for peak physical and mental performance
Calcium: Helps build strong bones
Folic Acid: A key nutrient, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women
B Vitamins: Essential to release energy from food
Iron Iron helps make up hemoglobin and myoglobin, which carry oxygen in our blood and muscles. It's a mineral essential to humans, and many of us don't get enough of it in our diets. Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat Cereals contain 60% of the recommended adult dietary allowance of iron.
Insufficient iron can cause people to become anemic. While full-blown anemia is a fairly rare disease, partial iron deficiency (also called iron deficiency anemia) is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world.
If you're experiencing fatigue, lethargy, shortness of breath, headache, or dizziness, you may have decreased iron stores. Because many conditions could cause you to feel tired or lethargic, simply taking an iron supplement isn't enough - you might consider speaking to your health care provider if symptoms persist.
You may need more iron than you realize if you or members of your family are:
- Menstruating, especially if you have heavy periods
- Pregnant or post-partum
- Infants, particularly those who are not breast-fed
- Toddlers between the ages of one and four (milk is a very poor source of iron, and children who drink a lot of milk at the expense of other foods may develop a condition called milk anemia)
- Adolescents, because they grow so fast and often have erratic eating habits
- Athletes, whose demanding workouts may damage red blood cells
- Strict vegetarians (animal products contain the most bio-available form of iron)
- Experiencing loss of blood, such as bleeding lesions, in your gastrointestinal tract
- Frequent blood donors
- Unable to absorb iron efficiently due to intestinal surgery or other conditions.
Calcium We have more calcium in our bodies than any other mineral, and most of it is found in our bones. We need a constant supply of calcium throughout our lifetimes, and because bones are living structures that need it to develop and stay strong, calcium is especially important to growing children, pregnant and lactating women, and older women.
The amount of calcium we consume as children is crucial because we're building our "bone bank" to store the mineral for later in life. And in the U.S., experts* say, children don't get anywhere near the amount of calcium they need. Instead of dairy, they're consuming sodas - and carbonated drinks actually leech the calcium out of growing bones.
Calcium deficiency can increase the risk of such bone disorders as osteoporosis, which may not manifest itself until we are older - but the problem begins when we fail to get enough calcium as children and young adults. Why should you be sure you get enough calcium? It helps your body:
- Build and maintain bones and teeth
- Clot blood and heal wounds
- Control blood pressure and release neurotransmitters
- Produce enzymes and hormones that regulate digestion, energy, and fat metabolism
- Maintain all cells and connective tissues
- Reduce the incidence of premature heart disease
- Keep teeth and gums healthy by resisting tooth decay and preventing gum disease.
Dairy products are good sources of calcium, but if you're lactose-intolerant, you can get an adequate supply of the mineral from dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli), canned fish and mollusks (especially sardines, clams, oysters, and salmon), cooked dried beans and peas, and fortified grains such as those found in Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat Cereals.. Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat Cereal with half a cup of skim milk provides 25% of the calcium recommended for a person on a 2,000-calorie per day diet.
Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, or folate, folic acid works with vitamins B12 and C to help the body digest and use proteins and to synthesize new proteins when you need them. It's also necessary for the production of red blood cells and for synthesizing DNA, which controls heredity and helps to guide your cells in their daily activities.
Because it helps with tissue formation and cell growth and development, folic acid is vital if you're a pregnant woman or you think you may become pregnant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all women of childbearing age consume about 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) of folic acid every day. This may reduce the risk of babies being born with brain defects such as spina bifida, anencephaly, or encephalocele. Since all of these birth defects occur during the first 28 days of pregnancy, usually before a woman even knows she's pregnant, all women of childbearing age should consume enough folic acid, just in case.
During pregnancy, you should increase the amount of folic acid you consume from 400 to 800 micrograms (0.4 to 0.8 milligrams) daily.
Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat Cereals contain 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) of folate, 100% of the recommended dietary allowance of folic acid.
B Vitamins Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Niacin (B3), Riboflavin (B2), and Vitamin B6 help our bodies convert food to energy. Together they're all part of the vitamin B complex and are essential to proper functioning of the digestive system. Some experts believe that women who don't get enough B complex vitamins have a tendency to feel depressed and gain weight.
- Thiamine helps your cells convert carbohydrates into energy
- Niacin assists in the function of your digestive system, skin, and nerves
- Riboflavin works with the other B vitamins to produce red blood cells
- Vitamin B6 helps your immune system to produce antibodies and is essential for digesting proteins.
If you don't get enough thiamine, you could develop weakness, fatigue, and nerve damage - or even, in severe cases, the disease called beriberi. Niacin deficiency causes pellagra, a disease whose symptoms include inflamed skin and digestive problems. Riboflavin deficiency is not common in the U.S. because this vitamin is plentiful in the food supply, but those who do develop it can suffer from sore throat, anemia, and dermatitis. Similarly, few people in the U.S. experience deficiencies of Vitamin B6, but those who do complain of irritability, confusion, and depression.
Monday, January 11, 2010
(New International Version)
14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in
10 Medically Proven Ways to Lose Weight
WebMD shows you the science behind weight loss.
By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Expert Column
Reviewed By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
If you want to lose weight once and for all, the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic can show you how. Try our top 10 scientifically proven tips and see if they will work for you.
Writing down your daily food intake is a way to acknowledge the importance of your weight loss mission and help you to take it seriously. Tracking your food, your emotional triggers, and daily physical activity helps you identify patterns and habits that lead to overeating and inactivity. Just the act can keep you on task: When you know you have to write it down, sometimes that doughnut becomes less appealing! The National Weight Control Registry says that journaling is one of the most powerful tools used by all successful dieters.
2. Daily exercise
Get moving! Exercise burns calories and suppresses the appetite. The National Academy of Sciences recently set new recommendations of 60 minutes of exercise per day, up from 30. But don't panic! Only 30 minutes per day needs to be vigorous activity; use other activities of daily living to add up to the remaining 30 minutes. Here's even more help: a study in the Journal of American College of Nutrition showed that you can get the same benefits from 10-minute increments as with 30 minutes of continuous exercise.
3. Kick up the calcium
Recent research by Zemel and his colleagues at the University of Tennessee has shown that consuming three servings a day of calcium-rich dairy foods can speed up weight loss by 50%-70% while strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis. It's a no-brainer -- how can you argue with eating yogurt, cheese, and milk - all really healthy foods if you choose low-fat versions - while enhancing weight loss?
4. Protein at every meal
Research from the University of Illinois reported in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that eating more high-quality protein can help a person maintain muscle mass and reduce body fat during weight loss. That's because of leucine, an amino acid, which spares muscle proteins during weight loss, so you only lose the fat and not the muscle. Maintaining muscle during weight loss is essential because it helps the body burn more calories.
However, too much protein can strain your kidneys, leach calcium from your bones, and prevent you from eating all the other nutritious foods in your diet. So be sure that the protein you eat is just one part of a well-balanced diet.Clinic Tip: The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic recommends a high quality protein diet of 15%-35%. This level of protein is within the guidelines from the National Academy of Sciences' recommendations. We encourage users to choose lean protein from a wide variety of sources including eggs, fish, poultry, meat, low-fat dairy, beans, and nuts.
5. Believe in breakfast
You can actually lose weight by eating breakfast! The National Weight Control Registry cites breakfast as one of the key factors to long-term weight control. In fact, studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that people who skip breakfast tend to be heavier that those who eat a nourishing meal. How can that be? A healthy breakfast keeps blood sugar and hormone levels stable while your metabolism hums along at a higher level, burning more calories.
6. Never go more than 4-5 hours without food
Skipping meals encourages bingeing and crushes your willpower. By making sure that you eat three meals per day you can control your hunger and manage your appetite.
7. Do it slowly
The average adult gains 1-3 pounds per year, according to the surgeon general. One pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. So what makes you think you can take it all off -- and keep it off -- in just a few short months? The best and most successful approach is slow and steady, at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week. Weight lost at this rate is primarily fat and has a much better chance of remaining lost forever.
8. Buddy up
Getting support from others is a great way to help you maintain your new eating and physical activity habits. Successful losers have great support systems, according to research from Brown University published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Find someone with the same goals as you, then help one another discover those habits that led to overeating and inactivity. Then brainstorm ways to change them into new healthy behaviors.
9. Eat a rainbow of colors and plenty of whole grains
Colorful produce and whole grains contain complex carbohydrates, a wealth of disease-fighting phytonutrients, very few calories, and virtually no fat. Fruits and vegetables are chock full of fiber, vitamins C, A, and K, folate, and potassium. The deeper the color, the richer the nutrients and the potential for greater health benefits. Whole grains not only provide an excellent source of carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but researchers have found more phytonutrients that help fight cancer, heart disease, and prevent diabetes. Whole grains are digested more slowly and therefore are more satisfying for a longer period of time. Read the label and choose foods made of 100% whole grains. We recommend you choose a wide variety of healthy carbohydrates to get all the vitamins and minerals you need each day.
10. Reward yourself
Have a list of incentives to choose from when you hit small goals such as 5 or 10 pounds of weight loss or getting regular exercise. That will boost your self-esteem, and studies say self-esteem can keep you from succumbing to emotional eating. The only warning, don't use food as a reward. Try a spa service, detailed car wash, go to the movies in the afternoon, call or write an old friend, or my favorite, go shopping.
The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic is based on science and is dedicated to help you successfully lose weight and keep it off . We will be there for you every step of the way, helping you make small changes in your lifestyle and eating habits that will reward you with life-long results.
Originally published April 22, 2003
Medically updated Feb. 11, 2005.
©1996-2005 WebMD Inc. All rights reserved.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
- Eat smaller portions (it takes 20 minutes before your stomach gives the message to your brain that your full!) If you really "FEEL" you want a second helping then
- Limit foods that are "WHITE": made with Flours
- AVOID anything "Fried"! It's sad how many appetizers on the menu could come from a box in the freezer at CostCo!
- AVOID anything that contains "WHITE" Sugar.
- EAT as much Greens!
- AVOID foods that have NO nutritional value - They usually come in bags!
- Admit and take Responsibility for knowing what is unhealthy and what is a healthy choice! Take responsibility. You don't need food prepared,chosen and then mailed to you because you can't make healthy choices. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! You don't need to go to the grocery store and by FROZEN meals! Take responsibility! It's your life! Literally!