There is another principle that goes along with Hara Hachi Bu: eating slowly and mindfully. More
- I was surprised at how satisfied I felt after each meal, even though I stopped eating earlier than I usually would have.
- I was surprised that I never felt hungry after eating. Sure enough, that 20 minute rule of feeling full always kicked in, and even though I only ate to 80% full I was 100% satisfied every time.
Chances are, the same thing will happen for you. And when you slow down, savor your food, and chew each bite thoroughly, there are several other benefits that kick in, like fewer digestive problems, natural weight loss, and a general feeling of better satisfaction with each meal. More
A few years ago I was introduced to the concept of Personal Development, and very quickly realized I didn’t like the high energy, “motivational” types, but what really resonated with me was the more philosophical approach taken by Jim Rohn. He taught simple, principle based “truisms” that I could really relate to.
One of the very basic tenets of personal development is that we all need to fill our minds with uplifting, positive thoughts, just to counter-act the negativity of the news and social media.
So here’s a shot of personal development from Jim Rohn, and his powerful topic, The Five Major Pieces of the Life Puzzle. Enjoy!
According to the American Heart Association, duration of exercise depends greatly on intensity and type of exercise. If you are exercising harder you need less time but their lowest recommendation is 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise five days a week. Keep in mind that this is the lowest recommendation and will result in the least benefit. Increasing the duration of your exercises will increase the benefits you will reap. More
Fitness experts used to believe that in order to be fit and healthy, you had to get your heart rate up to a certain point for 20 minutes at least three times a week. But the most recent research is showing us that this just isn’t accurate. For example, researchers at the University of Utah recently found that small amounts of movement and exercise all throughout the week can lead to improved health. They found that even small amounts of exercise for a few minutes here, like taking the stairs, or a few minutes there, such as parking at the far end of the parking lot, contributed to the total minutes of health required in a week. In other words, there really isn’t a “20 minute minimum” like we used to think. More
Farm fresh foods are full of flavor and many wonderful vitamins and minerals ready for your body to soak up and use for energy and healing. More
There are certain foods that should be a staple in your fresh food prepping list. Of course, you shouldn’t try to prepare every meal you are going to eat that week ahead of time. Allow yourself a little bit of spontaneity in your food. Let’s take a step by step approach to this. More