The most creative, highly successful and utterly powerful people who have ever walked the face of the earth all have one incredible secret in common. And it’s not their luck in life, their bank balance or even their natural talent that has got them there- it’s their daily rituals.
When you’re tossing and turning in your bed, staring at the clock for hour upon hour, it can seem like you’re fighting a losing battle. Even if you do manage to finally get to sleep, you only feel void of energy and looking for the nearest sugar-filled treats to keep you going. Clearly this spells disaster for your waistline and your health alike.
There’s almost nothing worse than feeling like your energy tanks are completely empty, your body has lost all power and all you want to do is slip into bed for a week. Especially not when you have a busy career to attend to, a family to take care of and a social life to attend to.
It’s common to feel a little fed up during these long winter months as the temperatures drop and we retreat into our houses. But for a surprising 1 in 300 Australians, this low mood can develop into something far more serious known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
When I was a child, not a winter would go by when my father wasn’t doing battle with a cold or a flu virus. He was constantly blowing his nose, inhaling industrial quantities of Albas Oil, or propped up in bed with a thermometer hanging out of his mouth. And so, I vowed that when I became an adult, the same thing would NEVER happen to me.
Over the past few months, there has been a dangerous and unproven rumour gaining ground which could result in suboptimal health and even sickness of many millions all over the world. There could be malnourished children, neurologically-damaged adults and even premature death.
Even if you completely clean up your diet, slash your sugar and calorie intake, and subject yourself to intensive abdominal workouts like those dreaded sit-ups you probably still won’t get the flat tummy you lust after. But don’t give up just yet. There’s a powerful way you can develop those perfect abs, and it needn’t involve ‘going for the burn’ or sweating it out. The answer is YOGA! Experience the following five yoga moves and notice how your tummy becomes toned and your stress simply vanishes.
According to many experts, you could stop struggling and fighting and effortlessly lose weight if you take a far simpler approach- you cut the C.R.A.P and remove caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and processed food from your diet.
But could this really be true?
I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t simply adore sinking their teeth into a brightly coloured, mouth-watering and juicy orange? The sweet citrus taste floods your taste buds and you’re left feeling refreshed, revived and ready for action. But did you know that there’s more to this classic fruit than meets the eye. In fact, oranges could be your secret weapon this winter, and help you effortlessly beat those nasty winter bugs. Here’s why:
Any exercise that is geared towards the heart or lungs are considered Cardiovascular Exercises. The most common type of cardio exercising are walking, running, and jogging. All these cardio exercises reduce the risk of heart disease. Basically these cardio workouts will improve blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, while improving basic heart functions. Cardiovascular exercising can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis and improve muscle mass. On the average of just 30 minutes minimum a day will increase the health of the heart.
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