Archive for the ‘wellness’ Category

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!

 

 

 

20170319_151544I had the distinct honor of having Gary Reinl stop by my gym, the Cave, while he was in town working with a Pro sports team and take the time to do this podcast.

His approach to recovering from injuries makes too much sense to ignore.

Listen to the podcast here

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Iced!: The Illusionary Treatment Option

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

 

 

I am studying this book now and it is one of the most informative I have read in quite a while, and I read a lot of books.

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Scott Iardella shows numerous reasons why strength is so important all through life, but especially as you age. He covers some subjects in depth that many people may not have looked into before, like muscle wasting (sarcopenia).
The Edge of Strength: An Unconventional Guide To Live Your Strength And Discover Your Greatness

In support of Movember (mens health awareness month) I just wrote an article on my other blog about being active and fit all your life.

Too many guys are dying way too you! It shouldn’t be that way and doesn’t have to be!

Read it here

 

One thing I hate is someone trying to make me think, act, and live how they think I should at a certain age.

They first try to get to you when you turn 50 and they send you an invitation to join a very large “geezer’s” organization (it starts with the letter “A”).

Forget it! Quit calling me a Senior Citizen, I keep that I am only approaching middle-age in my mind! I refuse to think old!

I feel 1/2 my chronological age.

Each year they throw more stuff at you that they automatically “just know” you have to have (this is in addition to all the prescription medications for  high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and sexual dysfunction that they have conned many people into using)

  • free dinners to discuss retirement/investment options
  • discounts on burial plots
  • discounts on cremation services

They can flush all that junk!

All of it is for their profit, not your health and well-being.

I ain’t going for any of it!

  • I will continue to lift heavy stuff and get stronger every week
  • I will stay med-free
  • I will eat clean and get enough rest
  • I will stay mentally tough
  • I will never surrender

Folks, don’t buy their lies!

Think for yourself and take action every day.

Surround yourself with strong, smart, trustworthy people and you will prove all the slick marketers wrong! You DON’T need  their junk!