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A movie or story might start with “Long ago and far away” or “In a simpler place and time” to set the mood. People often hunger for these things since we now live in a world filled with rage, hate, gross immorality, and violence. All these things produce huge amounts of stress, and can wreck your health. Read what it can do here

I don’t blame them, however, we cannot go back in time and must live in our present reality.

However, we don’t have to participate in the popular culture’s version of life.

Refuse to be like everyone else.

Here are a few ways to free yourself from the madness:

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  • start your day with ten minutes of quiet reflection, meditation, or prayer
  • limit social media use
  • limit how much news you watch
  • don’t use your phone during meals or driving
  • read good books
  • keep a journal
  • get rid of nervous habits like smoking, drinking, etc.
  • exercise regularly
  • eat clean
  • get plenty of sleep
  • interact with positive, healthy people

Remember, your are not a garbage can with a hairy lid for people to dump all their negative trash in. Protect your mind!

A clear head  makes life much better overall; and helps keep you healthy.

 

 

Americans are notorious for packing their schedules too full, but they are not alone.

Convenience beckons them with fast food instead of real food, energy drinks instead of sleep, texting instead of talking to people face to face,  and fat loss gimmicks instead of effective fitness training.

Soon or later convenience will cost them dearly.

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The mindset of convenience is easily rationalized and it is very addictive.

You cannot live well without real food, enough sleep, a solid training program, and healthy relationships.

Make whatever adjustments you need to in order to escape the curse of convenience!

 

 

 

Anyone who lifts heavy and hard knows how important it is to get adequate rest and recovery. In fact, all those who train hard, even if they are in a non-barbell sport, know this.

However, many people sabotage their recovery through excessive amounts of stress. Much of that stress comes from being completely immersed in social media. I mean they cannot live without checking Facebook a gazillion times a day.

Another  source of high stress is the news, real or fake doesn’t matter. It keeps people in a constantly agitated state of mind.

People rant and rage about all manner of things they cannot do one thing to change.

For instance, people are ticked off about the election. Big deal, I have been ticked off about numerous elections over the decades, and it didn’t make one bit of difference in any of them.

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So, if you want to recover more effectively, here’s some things that should help

  • get out of town for a few days to a beautiful place (the mountains, a lake, a beach, for instance)
  • spend time with someone you get along well with
  • do some simple, relaxing things
  • stay off social media (you won’t die from that, I promise)
  • don’t watch the news (it will be just as bad, just on a different day)
  • get some extra sleep

 

 

You see it and hear it almost everywhere. People are all churned up inside and are constantly stressed out.

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As part of men’s health awareness month or Movember we are looking at numerous things that can wreck your health. Not that ladies don’t deal with a lot of stress (and they do in a big way) but this is for the guys who are notorious for not dealing with things that bother them in a constructive way.

One thing that has been triggering stress in a huge way is the recent election. While some people are thrilled about the results, others are seething in anger.

To make matters worse, most of the election signs are still up in peoples yards and of course on their bumpers stickers. This “in your face” childishness doesn’t help ease the tensions at all. Getting rid of them, now that the election is over, is a good idea.

Also, give yourself a break from the news since it just stokes the fires of resentment each time you watch it and relive it mentally.

One last thing is quit being a hater on social media, nothing good can come of it. Any coward can play “tough guy” on his key board. Just knock it off!

Constant stress is a killer!

Don’t bring it on yourself or those around you.

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Many things can break your focus if we let them. Staying true to your goals is especially important when things go wrong. Chaos does not have to be your default way of life.

Much of it we bring on ourselves through  TV, news, and social media. Add busy work schedules, parenting, school, etc. and things can get really hectic. Add the election on top of it and people are feeling overwhelmed.

Training can get pushed aside during times like these, and that is not good. This when you need it the most!

Tough times and unexpected calamities require more discipline to keep your training schedule intact. Getting a big dose of endorphins is almost worth it by itself; but getting stronger and healthier is never a bad thing.

Stay focused on your training goals and life goals, you will not regret it!