What you are today is a reflection of your thoughts. The material provided here will give you a fairly good idea of how to change your thoughts and change your life. We are incessant thinkers, and thoughts are the product of the stimuli that we receive through our five senses. An average person has 30,000 thoughts a day. Every thought that we think is labeled and filed in our minds. We are habitual thinkers; we are used to a particular way of thinking and we are happy with it. (more…)
1. Effective Communication
Effective communication is two-fold. In order to be an effective communicator, you must be able to both listen and respond. This sounds like a simple goal to master, but it is so much more complicated than it seems.
Effective listening requires going beyond hearing what someone else is saying. We have a tendency to listen to others while focusing our thoughts on what we are going to say in response to them. This tends to lead to a rather distracted version of listening. Experts say that in order to become an effective listener, we must learn to listen to understand.
What Are Habits
Habits as a whole, are predetermined patterns of behavior that we use to automate our daily lives. Accordingly, there are 4 types of habits that we deal with on a constant basis. These are not good/bad habits, but more of a categorical description of these habits and what we gain or lose from them. The four types of habits are: (more…)
Many people don’t know that when their insulin goes down, fat has an easier time of getting released out of the cells and burned instead of carbs. So what does this have to do with eliminating sugar from your diet? Everything!
When you eat sugar (a simple carbohydrate), insulin is released into your bloodstream as a bodily response to getting your blood sugar level back in check. While your body is burning up these simple carbs, it is not burning stored fat. (more…)
Protein is the macronutrient building block of the body. It is what builds bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, nails, and blood. But this all-important nutrient does not stop there. Because it is an amino acid, it also helps synthesize enzymes and hormones, maintains fluid balance, and regulates vital bodily functions, like creating antibodies, protecting against infection, and helping with blood clotting and scar tissue formation.
though both are a loss. When first starting a low-carb diet, your initial loss of weight will be mostly water and not weight lost from fat. And, it is important to recognize this loss as mostly temporary. Once you go off of your low-carb diet, you’ll gain up to 60% of this weight back. It’s natural for the body to have glucose stores that it can go to in case of lean times when food may not be available. That is an evolutionary hold-over from the caveman days (more…)
Has this happened to you? “I signed up for a 5k race some time ago, forgot about it, and now it is a month away and I haven’t started training yet! Do I still have time to get in shape?”
The answer is if you can already run ½ mile, or if you regularly train two days per week now, then most likely yes. But you are going to have to follow a rigorous training schedule to be ready by race day. (more…)
The short answer to the question of how long it takes to train for a marathon is “It depends”. It depends on your fitness level at the start of your train-up; it depends on your previous running experience; it depends on your goal of running a marathon. If you plan to just finish, you’ll have a shorter train-up than if you plan to place at the top. (more…)