Enjoy this piece written by Nancy Kathryn Walecki, Associate Editor, Harvard Magazine September-October 2022. The Happiness Revolutionary Arthur Brooks moved beyond policy—to something deeper. “ A MISTY MORNING in February 2020, President Donald Trump sat on one side of the...
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Are you Clean about your KETO or just talking Dirty?
The Ketogenic Diet is a strategic macronutrient distribution of daily food intake designed to switch the body’s metabolic state from Glycolysis, whereby glucose from carbohydrate intake fuels the body’s energy needs, to Ketosis, whereby fat is burned for fuel in...
Stronger People Are Harder To Kill and Generally More Useful
“Stronger People Are Harder to Kill and Generally More Useful,” proves a wise deduction of Mark Rippetoe. Despite today’s crises, we are still blessed with choice. This here and now, surreally 2022, is actually the present and it’s “game time.” Surrounded by battle, so double-down to win the war! All viruses, diseases and horrid people thrive in acidic, inflamed, and dehydrated environments. They also feed on sugar! Your “game” is: (1) don’t be the sitting (weak) duck; and (2) eat. hydrate. balance. repeat.
5 Priorities We Should Never Be Too Busy For
FOCUS: What can you no longer afford to be too busy with? Get and Keep your Life Organized Getting organized and conscious of your present circumstances (e.g., your environment, finances, relationships, purpose, and time) puts you in a position to build toward...
Happy in 2020
Mindset is the tune, happy is the dance: should you dare to Charleston, enjoy the moment, not the applause. I delight in shutting the door in 2019, especially, but more so find myself roaring to “ragtime” as I choose 2020...
Over 50? Discover the Fountain of Youth!
Why do some think of being a part of the “50+ crowd” as off-putting, when maybe we should relish the glory? I hope to have figured out all that eludes me in the next ten years, but I’ll settle for growing to a point where I don’t care about the unimportant problems! Maybe I’ll have time to “ponder” again; a fragile privilege taken for granted by the careless under 30s. Ten years from now, my parenting obligations will be “legally” optional and I can opt to join this coveted, almost mythical group which revels in being infinitely wiser than the 40-somethings. Joining the ranks of the 50+ crowd means attaining a status of enjoying the fruits of a life well-lived. With blueprint rules satisfied, the party is now planned, starting, and paid for. So, what’s the problem?
Four Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Personal Trainer
It’s that time of year, and hiring a personal trainer can be a minefield! Not all personal trainers are created equally. While their style needs to suit you and they must genuinely care and communicate well, that doesn’t guarantee expertise. Try asking your candidates the following “trick” questions. More than one wrong, I suggest you move on.
Put Your Oxygen Mask Back On!
What about me? Oxygen please.
“What About Me?” is my summertime inner-self mantra! But rather than speak for anyone else (although surely many empathize), I will reflect on my own experiences. Summer is coming to a close – that’s a Season, not a three-month vacation. I realize now, the grass always appears greener, irrespective of the Season. Schools get out, life appears easier, but before I know it, I am salivating as the count-down to Fall matriculation starts with visions of the heavens parting as the school doors open.
Take a Breath
We all endeavor to carry a positive life view where stress, emotional anxieties, and fears don’t dictate our mental health. While we know breathing is an instinctual activity for the sake of oxygenation, breathing also serves as an indicator and regulator of our emotional well-being. How we breathe, and what breathing exercises we engage in, determine much of how our body manages emotional and mental health.
Inflammation Made Easy
Our bodies simply weren’t designed to contend with the daily barrage of toxins and stress, seen and unseen, that our go-go lifestyles tend to encompass. And the connection between diet and lifestyle, and chronic inflammation and disease, is very real. Our daily choices – what you eat, drink, and think – all have either a pro- or anti-inflammatory effect. When your body hits an inflammatory overload, your defense system gets so overwhelmed and confused that your well-meaning immune system turns on itself, destroying healthy cells, tissue, and, well, everything else too.