Remind Yourself of Possibilities often... Mediocrity is not an option
Can you overtrain? Yes if you under recover... lets look at sport nutrition as just one example of how to increase your capacity to live an adventurous life.
Exercise with Strategic Nutrition
by Charles Poliquin
Increase your rate of fat burning while strength training with optimal pre-workout nutrition to get lean. By eating the right nutrients before working out, you can increase work capacity, performance, and speed recovery from intense exercise. Many misconceptions exist about the best way to burn the most fat during exercise but a new review in the British Journal of Nutrition provides a guide to get leaner and stronger.
Proven strategies to boost fat burning with pre-workout nutrition include the following:
Too much work or too poor recovery? I hear people talking about working 4 days a week because they are stressed. Lucky for us these people don't design cars or we'd still be using steam engines.
In this article I'm exploring the nature of improving your work life so it doesn't end up killing you and it starts with not blaming the work... fix the system not the job.
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/02/28/t-magazine/100000001375299/on-yoga.html listen to the video for just 5 minutes
We can all offer friends help and as business leaders we can offer those we lead, support.
We can all do our part to make this world a better place so we can heal both people and the planet in our own individual way.
The first consideration is to not do any harm. Nonviolence is a personal choice about consumerism, environmentally sound domestic practices, conservation and social responsibility. It doesn’t take much to implement mindful philosophy in our own lives.
To fix the effect of a problem or fix a pain is essential. So if something is wrong we need to fix that, the effect first. That means change. So change is really important when there is a problem but just because we change something does not necessarily mean that we healed it.
Healing, on the other hand, works on the cause of a problem. So there is typically two steps involved in problem solving. The first is to deal with the effect of the problem and the second is to deal with the cause.
Last year, while on a business trip in Singapore I met the CEO of Intercontinental Hotels Asia. The guy was old than me but looked 20 years younger, was alert, vital and had such a smooth disposition... I asked his wife, "Has he always been like this?" She responded with laughter, and called him in on the conversation by repeating my question to him.... "18 months ago I was rushed to hospital with a heart failure. I had chronic arthritis, enough cholesterol to sink the Queen Mary and I was a tenth of my old self. I was always tired... They gave me a warning "change or die." I changed... I eat more green things - chinese veggies with every meal and I drink 3 to 4 litres of Jasmine tea every day." We were at dinner and while I drank a beer on this balmy Singapore night, he sipped two pots of Jasmine tea... I didn't think much about it but recently my arthritis in my fingers, a product of my first 20 trips into the icy high altitudes of the Himalayas mostly unprepared for the cold, and probably the mountain of red meat, red wine and beer I've managed to consume over an early lifetime of ignorance of the side effects.
Jasmine Tea (the benefits)
Everybody is addicted to something. It’s not a unique character trait it’s a common character trait. Some people are addicted to things that are considered healthy like; Yoga, meditation, swimming, work, prayer, family and being nice. Other people are addicted to things that are considered unhealthy; drugs, alcohol, food and sex.
Don't Try to Escape addiction. Because addiction is a common character trait amongst all people you cannot escape that particular aspect of your personality. So don’t waste your time trying to be a non-addictive person. It is far wiser to addict yourself to something else other than something that may cause you pain.
Many people deal with their addiction badly by becoming angry or bitter about the substance or topic of their addiction. For example an alcoholic might resent alcohol and so for the rest of their life they are avoiding alcohol in which case alcohol is running their life. Now if they were really free of addiction they would be able to have one beer and be happy.
Pain can be defined in many ways. Physical, mental, financial, social, spiritual, relationship and career. Whenever pain reaches a particular threshold, a threshold that varies person-to-person, healing is needed.
To avoid healing many people choose substitutes. There are 4 substitutes for real healing. They are: food and substance, greed, sex and spirituality. In moderation these are not substitutes for healing by our essential ingredients of life but when taken to excess they can become addictive ways to avoid pain. So, much of our social problem can be seen as avoiding pain. If healing were more commonly understood then addictions to the 4 substitutes would be reduced and therefore our societies might be healthier.
I would like to discuss each of the Seven Pains I have mentioned above.