How To Choose A Home Theater System

When choosing a home theater system one must first consider there budget. In years past a home theater system was for only the rich, but with improvements in technology, home theater system are available for almost any budget. Costs range from $299 to $30,000 or more, depending on the components chosen and the size of your home theater system.

Components

Most people try to achieve creating a movie theater in there home. Now of days a most theaters have surround sound system. Therefore in a home theater you will want to look for the following components, a large-screen television (usually 32″ or larger), and a speaker system with a subwoofer (a loud speaker designed to reproduce bass frequencies) & front and rear (usually a minimum of 5 speakers) speakers for quality sound. You will also need an audio/video surround receiver, a DVD player, and a cable or satellite receiver. Most people also add a video recorder and a DVD recorder.

The big screen television

High-definition television (HDTV) is the most popular for Home theater systems. HDTV’s digital technologies give a much sharper & crisper picture quality, also an improved video field to bring the audience right into the middle of the action.

One of the things you must consider when you design your theater system is to look to the future. This way your system will stay up to date longer. To do this you will need to consider things like purchasing a high-quality, integrated HDTV monitor with wide screen display, because the conventional full screen movies we have enjoyed for years will someday be replaced with the movie theater style wide screen movies that more and more we are enjoying now. Even cable systems are delivering digital viewing services, which will only continue to develop.

Wide-screen HDTV monitors start at 27″ for a traditional square shape and 30″ for a wide-screen, and range up to 82″.

When considering a televisison for a smaller area you may want to look at direct-view televisions. For larger areas you can consider rear-projection or plasma televisions, Direct-view televisions don’t require viewers to sit so far back from the viewing screen.

Surround-sound

Remember when considering your home theater system that sound is a very important part of the experience. You can buy a box system for as little as $200. You will want to look at different system and choose the one that best fit your needs and the sound quality that best fit you space and needs.

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound has been the industry standard for years, says Craig Eggers, director of consumer electronics technology marketing for Dolby Laboratories. Dolby is now the North American audio standard for HDTV. This technology “delivers 5.1 channels of fully discrete surround sound audio to any home theater,” Eggers says. This means the soundtracks are recorded with five main channels: left, center, right, left surround and right surround, plus a low-frequency effects bass channel.

Surround sound systems use a minimum of five speakers to bring the listener inside the viewing experience. Instead of watching the picture, you’re a participant–just like at a movie theater.

These box systems also include various components such as DVD players or recorders, or am fm stereo, VCR players or recorders, some system may also include iPod or Mp3 technology.

This will complete the basic systems, but don’t forget that you may also want to consider a camcorder or digital camera technology for those home videos.

Once you have developed the home theater that best fits your needs the only thing left is to sit back and enjoy and don’t forget the popcorn.

How-To Tips

Cables are an integral part of a home theater. Good cables will enhance the performance of your entire system, while poor quality cables can actually reduce quality. Look for the following when cable shopping:

· Look for cables with high-density shielding, gold-plated connectors and durable jackets to provide long-lasting, reliable connections. If you have the choice of using either digital or analog cables, choose digital to eliminate unneeded digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions, which lead to reduced image and sound quality.

· When you’re looking for the right cables, make sure you avoid generic cables made with low-grade materials and low-quality construction because they’re highly prone to noise and distortion. Watch especially for connectors that fit loose or too tight, with inadequate shielding and unprotected solder joints.

· Be wary of manufacturers that don’t provide information concerning the construction of their cables. Quality cable companies, such as Accell or Monster Cable, often will provide a cable cut-away illustration, providing clear visibility of their cables’ material and construction.

· Finally, make sure to keep your cable lengths as short as possible to get the best quality sound.

Source: Accell Corporation



Type 2 Diabetes – What Part Did You Play in Developing Diabetes?

More than 700,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States each and every year. Perhaps you are one of the newly diagnosed with many questions. Your diagnosis will more than likely unsettle, upset and frustrate you. It is okay to be concerned, but the last thing you should do is panic. Since you are ultimately in control of your thoughts, you are also in control of your feelings. So make sure you ask yourself the right questions and don’t allow negativity to make the situation worse.

One question you may be asking yourself is the following: “Why do I have diabetes? Why me?” Many people feel they have been highly unfortunate as if they have been chosen or destined to be a Type 2 diabetic. In reality, the development of diabetes is something that can be profoundly influenced. Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease – and not a condition afflicting us by chance.

There are several risk factors for Type 2 diabetes which can help answer your question. It is primarily caused by a mixture of lifestyle and genetic factors. But – and this is a point needing to be stressed – lifestyle risk factors play a larger role in influencing the development of this form of diabetes. Which means even those people who are predisposed to developing Type 2 diabetes because of genetic factors can still prevent it with a healthy lifestyle.

Certain ethnic groups, like Hispanics and African-Americans, are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Those with a family history of diabetes are also at a greater risk. But it ultimately comes down to lifestyle factors like diet, nutrition, and physical activity levels that determine your chances. If you are overweight, physically inactive, and have an unhealthy diet, you are presenting the common risk factors leading to high blood sugar levels and full-blown Type 2 diabetes.

Perhaps you can relate to this: you may have been overweight for the past ten years. Perhaps your diet wasn’t up to par. Combining an unhealthy diet with being overweight and physically inactive is a recipe for a health disaster. Sooner or later complications begin to unfold: it could be Type 2 diabetes, it could be heart disease, or it could be another health issue. The bottom line is an unhealthy lifestyle leads to an unhealthy body, which leaves you vulnerable to a host of health problems.

With that said, Type 2 diabetics should not think too much about the past. Regret is futile and is not going to help you. It is better to focus on what you can start doing today – because there is much you can do.

Even if you have out of control blood sugar levels now, it does not mean you will always have high, unstable levels. They can be treated and managed – but only if you are up for the task.



Top 5 Osho Books Review

More than 600 books are attributed to the controversial spiritual leader Osho. This article reviews 5 of the most popular Osho books.

1. The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

The Book of Secrets was published after his death in 1990 is a compendium of his lectures and follow-up question and answer periods. The reader will enjoy the casual and conversational style of the book and it makes for an easy read.

This is one of the longest Osho books with more than 1,100 pages. Osho gives us a comprehensive and practical guide to learning how to meditate. He believed that without meditation we can never discover the deep secrets of life but merely its surface.

The meditation techniques are based on ancient texts that have been translated to contemporary understanding. Each of the 112 meditations are described in detail and explained how best to put them to use in our everyday modern lives.

Whether you have a particular faith you follow or not you will derive great benefits through meditation. And you needn’t go to a temple to practice it-any quiet place will do. Your mind and body is temple enough along with the willingness and courage to experiment with something new.

2. Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

Of the more than 600 Osho books, Tantra is his all time best seller. For more than 1,000 years the writings of Tilopa, the 11th century Indian master of Tantra have lived on. Tilopa passed on his mystical insights to his student, Naropa, in the form of his Song of Mahamudra.

Osho, in his humorous, beautiful yet powerful way, teaches Tantra through Tilopa’s song piece by piece, showing how Tantric meditation techniques and mystical insights apply to our lives today.

3. EMOTIONS: Freedom from Anger, Jealousy & Fear

Life is nothing if not emotional, and not understanding our emotions and how to deal with them effectively lies at the core of many of our problems. And these problems not only affect our physical, mental and sexual health but also our energy levels, sleep pattern and relationships with our loved ones.

In Emotions, Osho gives us a guide that is both practical and comprehensive that helps to master our emotions by watching and learning from them when they arise. And once we learn this our emotions no longer have the power to provoke us.

4. Love, Freedom, Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships

If you are truly seeking something different from the same old worn out advice on relationships, then this is just the book for you. Love, Freedom and Aloneness was also published after his death from his teachings.

In it we find, that only by learning to live by ourselves and with ourselves first, can we cultivate real freedom in our lives; and this freedom allows us to find love and happiness with someone else. The book is a free flowing dialogue on how to balance lifestyle, love and meditation- not a 12 step formula.

5. Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear

In this book Osho challenges us to question what we think we know about love and opens us up the idea that love, instead of consisting of jealousy and possessiveness, is natural and fulfilling.

He dares us to resist the patterns we’ve learned from culture and those around us that are unhealthy, and rediscover being love and loving without expectation. From an early time we’ve been so filled with rubbish about what love is that by the time we are ready to explore the world of love there is not much hope we can tell the difference between what is real and what is false.

Osho asks us to explore new ways to love that will forever change our relationships by answering the questions that so many lovers face including how to:

• Become a life partner with whom someone

• Be fully present in your relationships

• Love without clinging

• Free yourself from the fear of being alone

• Let go of expectations, rules, and demands

• Keep your love fresh and alive

• Surrender your ego so you can surrender to love

These 5 Osho books go far beyond the understanding of conventional psychology and bring unique insight to the workings of the mind, heart and essence of being.



Loving Yourself to Guilt Free Eating

Loving Yourself – Guilty or Good?

I’m going out for lunch today with some old friends. This can be tricky when you are loving yourself enough to choose the foods that love you back. I say this because there are a multitude of reactions to healthy eating when you have made such lifestyle changes.

Some may feel guilty at you being ‘good’. This is the dieting mindset and it is destructive because you may want to stop their discomfort by eating foods that do not love you. Don’t! This is not loving yourself. Just explain to them that food is just fuel and you are now choosing the foods that fuel your body best. Then invite them to eat whatever they like and enjoy every mouthful.

A few people may go further and try to encourage you to have a dessert. This happens to me even when I have told them that I’m seriously addicted to sugar. As yet, most people are not taking sugar addiction seriously. So my response it to tell them that research shows sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. If that doesn’t work I ask them if they would try and encourage an alcoholic friend into drinking a glass of wine. That definitely works!

Useful Tips

With people I have not seen for a long time I find it best to be up front and tell them of my new lifestyle and how I am now loving myself. Firstly I impress on them that this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. Then I explain that most of the time I do not eat refined foods or sugar. I say most of the time because as we all know when we tell ourselves we can never again have something, we crave it even more!

Life is for living and food is to be enjoyed. This is part of the process of loving yourself. So secondly, I think ahead about the foods I really love and that love my body. Then I consider the carbs that work better for my body by triggering a slower release of insulin such as brown rice, sweet potato and quinoa. Now I am in a focussed mindset to choose food that I really love to eat and that love me back.

Finally, when the meal arrives I switch my mind onto my body and eat consciously. This can easily be done when chatting to others and it does a number of things.

  1. Slows down your eating.
  2. Allows you to really taste and enjoy the experience of the food.
  3. Allows you to know when it’s time to stop eating (one more mouthful takes away from the pleasure you have had eating the meal).
  4. Raises your enjoyment of the whole experience of eating.

Give it a try and help your friends and family to move away from the insanity of a dieting mindset and support you loving yourself through your lifestyle change.



What Makes the Paleo Diet Popular?

What Makes The Paleo Diet Popular?

The Paleo Diet is the most talked about healthy living diet plan in recent times. What is it? How did it become the most Google searched diet plan of 2013? It is amazing to see that there are more than 5000 e-Books about Paleo diet recipes and lifestyle on Amazon.

The world has seen many diet types: there are vegetarians, vegans, lactose free diets, meat free diets. What makes Paleo stand out? The quest is on!

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors lived on food that they hunted, fished, or gathered from their surroundings. They did not plan their meals nor did they eat three or four times a day. They ate what were readily available and within their reach.

Agriculture or cultivating food happened about 10,000 years ago. It is rather a quite recent phenomenon. Hunting for food was the only job our ancestors needed to do. They ate raw, salt less, uncooked food mainly meat, fish, fruits and vegetables from plants. Moreover, no food grains. Mind that cultivation never happened then.

The food habits of our ancestors, the cave dwellers, are what many people worldwide choose to follow now in the form of a new diet fad, ‘The Paleo Diet’. A very common saying to outline the diet is ‘If it doesn’t fly, swim, walk or isn’t green, then don’t eat it.”

Why go Paleo?

The Paleo diet followers have decided to go the Paleolithic way to lead a long and healthier life. It is also known as the Caveman’s diet, Hunter-Gatherer diet, Stone Age diet or the Primal Blueprint Diet.

The whole point of going the Paleo way is not to exactly follow our ancestors, and this is what makes it so popular. Modern man has come a long way, and several tweaks have been made to make the diet more adaptable and acceptable.

The advocates of this diet strongly believe that it is modern lifestyle and eating habits that cause obesity, heart diseases diabetes, infertility, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even depression.

Losing weight is a factor that attracts people to Paleo diets.

Paleo followers eat wholesome, nutrient rich food. They avoid mostly everything to do with packed and processed food, grains, salt, and dairy. The main idea is to eat food that is seasonal and fresh.

Yes! This means that all the toxic food that affects or harms your digestive and immune system are avoided. Therefore, out goes all the processed and carbohydrate rich food, and in go animal proteins and plants. Paleo advocates believe that we can sustain on this, along with few supplements if need arises.

Going Paleo means you are naturally going to avoid foods that trigger allergens. Many people are sensitive to gluten, dairy, soy, corn, refined sugar etc. In a Paleo diet, you steer clear of food containing all these, thereby suppressing your allergens.

The great thing about this diet is it allows you to stop fussing over your calories. You can stop counting your calories. You don’t have to take meals four times a day, and have to eat food only when you are hungry. Food is treated simply as a fuel to get going.

Paleo Diet

A good Paleo diet is one that would contain more of:

· proteins

· good fat

· fiber

· micronutrients

· vitamins and minerals

Less of:

· Sodium

· Carbohydrates

There are a number of Must haves and Have not’s when it comes to following a Paleo Diet. The Paleo diet fully supports meat, fish and eggs along with plant produce as the source of nutrients. Lean meat is in, and so are skin, bones, liver, and almost all parts of the animal. Vegetarians or Vegans please excuse.

Did I mention salt less? Yes, the diet is sodium free. You will have to go salt free or with minimum salt possible.

The Must Haves include:

· Grass fed or pasture raised meat

· Eggs

· Fish/ sea food

· Fresh fruits and vegetables

· Nuts/seeds

· Oil (olive, flaxseed, avocado, coconut)

· Fermented food like sauerkraut

· Herbal tea like ginger, chamomile, nettle, peppermint can be had in moderation

· Coconut water

You must Avoid:

· Dairy like milk, butter, cheese, yogurt

· Legumes

· Cereal grains

· Rice

· Salt

· Added sugar

· Potatoes

· Processed food and Packaged food

· Vegetable oils like corn, sunflower, Crisco, peanut oil, margarine

· Juices, soda, coffee, tea

· Alcohol

You can have in Moderation:

· Chocolate

· Raw honey

· Dried fruit

· Unrefined sea salt

The diet does not include any beverages other than our plain pure water, as pure drinking water was the only choice our ancestors had. It is better to have wholesome fruits, or maybe you can have freshly squeezed fruit juices minus the added sugar.

You can include anything and everything with coconuts: Coconut water, oil, butter, vinegar, amino, sugar and even nectar.

Paleo Lifestyle

Along with food, you will have to make several lifestyle changes as well.

· Try to get a good amount of exposure to sunlight or if that option is not available take adequate vitamin D.

· You would need to be active, with frequent natural exercises like walking, running, swimming, lifting, picking, carrying, jumping or even crawling.

· Have closer contacts with children and family.

· Live in contact with nature. Engage yourself in activities like gardening or hiking in the woods.

· Care must be taken to keep external stressors at bay. Learn to live simply. Relax your mind and body.

· You need to go to bed when it is dark, and sleep for at least eight hours a day.

To conclude, it has not yet been proved that Paleo works. Of course, there might be several benefits from following this diet, but studies are yet to come up with concrete results. There have been some studies done that came up with positive results, but the sample size were too small to have it accepted.

Critics argue that the Paleo diet is not for everyone. The type of food that has to be consumed is expensive. The labels organic, grass-fed, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, vegetables are all associated with greater cost, and that you will not get all the right nutrients just by following Paleo diet.

Nevertheless, Paleo is just getting more and more popular, and no amount of criticism is pulling it down. Celebrities and chefs around the blog are endorsing it, and the numbers of followers are growing day by day.



Understanding The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy

Riches and rich people have always fascinated human kind. The people who can buy whatever they want without worrying about affording it or not needing to cut out something from their shopping list because they cannot afford all they want. They can buy the best items and also have money to pay premiums to get hold of products that are in short supply. They are treated well and on a priority at stores; and special privileges are granted to them. Well it is good to be never in a situation where you think you cannot afford this thing or that item.

Rich peoples’ lifestyle is so appealing – everyone wants to be rich

The rich and famous can simply buy expensive things instantly. People associate the rich with expensive status symbols like a luxury car or exotic eat outs at star hotels and restaurants, vacations abroad, jewelry and art – things which we find difficult to imagine. They live in house located in elite neighborhoods.

It implies that these people have deep pockets to sustain their fancy lifestyles. We would also expect every person with lots of money not to care for money or to spend it well.

Some people get rich quickly

Riches can happen instantly and in the same manner they can also disappear instantly. Examples of the categories belonging to quickly got rich are: new celebrities, lottery winners, people who inherit wealth suddenly or a poor farmer in a village close to which suddenly a new industrial zone is setup.

Is being rich and wealthy the same thing?

Now the question arises, “What is wealthy?” Are ‘rich’ and ‘wealthy’ one and the same? Despite the way we think there are two kinds of people with money. People who have a lot of money, who spend away all their money earned in a year or worse, sell away their physical assets (land, buildings etc.) to keep up with their fashionable and impressive lifestyle.

And there are also people with lots of money but spend very carefully and less than they earn. They tend to hold on to wealth rather than spend the money on an impressive life style.

Wealthy is not the same as being rich

Thomas Stanley, a famous American author, describes wealth in his bestselling book “The Millionaire Next Door”. He says, “Wealth is not the same as income. If you make a good income each year and spend it all, you are not getting wealthier. You are just living high. Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend”. He also says, “It is seldom luck or inheritance or advanced degrees or even intelligence that enables people to amass fortunes”.

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone” says Henry David Thoreau, a famous American philosopher.

Stanley says the more wealth a person has, the more likely that person will say, “My success is a direct result of loving my career or business.” He says “Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline.”

Difference between the rich and the wealthy

Thus the main difference between the rich and the wealthy is that the rich is living high by spending all that money they have, whereas the wealthy is living below their means with help of financial intelligence. Financial intelligence enables people to make right decisions and lifestyle choices. It plays a crucial role in building and maintaining wealth.

In fact, most of the wealthy people with big bucks live well under their means. Take for example ‘Warren Buffett’, a superrich American investor, still lives in a modest home, brought in 1958, in an upper-middle class neighborhood. Not some palatial building with impressive decorations. He put his money instead toward those investments that help them stockpile more wealth. Like many of today’s millionaires seem passionately determined to appear middle class. Thus being rich does not accumulate wealth, it is a fancy lifestyle that gets easily noticed by a lot of people.

In general, most people who wanted to be rich had a difficulty maintaining it. While most wealthy people have been able to maintain that wealthy status.



Game Addiction? How To Play Moderately And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Have you ever experienced the feeling that you want something? And, you need it right away without delay? Or, the feeling that you wish to eat your favorite food? And, when that food is in front of you, you would feel the excitement to put that food in your mouth and taste its sweetness.

Let’s talk about vices in black and white manner, like the feeling of wanting to drink alcohol to be drunk, the urge to gamble, the need to smoke, etc. Or, let’s talk about the need for our basic survival: the need to eat, the feeling that you need a comfort room right away or the sleepy feeling and you need a bed to rest your back and sleep. That feeling is the same feeling when you are addicted to games.

I remember I started playing PC games during my college days way back 2000. During my high school years, I used to say to myself that I will never play video games and will never spend a cent on it. Unfortunately, peer pressure, I was invited by my friends to play PC games, and I discovered something which excites me every time I enter the computer shop and sit down in the chair with my eyes bulging on the PC screen.

To be honest, I have been playing games since 2000 until now. But there is a major difference between now and then. Before, I cannot control the urge to play PC or video games. There is no day that I would not touch a computer and play games. Before, I spent 10 hours per day in the computer shop and skipped meals just to satisfy my urge to play. Year 2001 I was diagnosed with Gastritis, worst result of spending more time in PC games. I even forgot to study my lessons. I was a graduating student back then when I was addicted to computer games. But thank God I was able to graduate college and had considerable grades though. But the addiction continued. After I graduated college I was able to land a good job. However, I spent more time in games than my work and I ended up hating the job and favoring my games. Year 2005 I had a relationship which would bring me a wife and a family. During those times, that relationship was shaken and tested because of my addiction. Following the urge, I always played PC games than be serious in my relationship. There were times my girlfriend would look for me in every computer shop because I never showed up in our date. When we got married and started a married life, of course a new couple we began buying home appliances. And, do you know what my first favorite appliance was? Bang! Personal Computer installed with games.

There was a time I was jobless but I never felt worried. I loved to stay at home and do nothing but games. I used to wake up early in the morning to play games. The cycle continued for several months. Favoring my PC games than anything even forgetting to go church or any birthday gathering or even spend time with my wife and friends. I came to the point that my favorite sounds are the battle cries of the online favorite character. There were times that I dreamed of those games that I played and I always received a bad comment from my wife in the morning when I wake up. I really felt the urge and excitement when I sit down and moved the mouse hearing the clashing sounds together with video graphic characters. And, the worst thing that happened to me is mimicking the mantra of those characters even when I am walking. My parents, wife and friends said something negative about my game addiction. At first, I never accepted their remarks, however, I realized that I was addicted to PC games and it’s ruining my entire life.

“In vertus medio stat,” “always stay in the middle,”

“In medio stat virtus:

Virtue stands in the middle.

Virtue is in the moderate, not the extreme position.”

That’s what Aristotle said. Virtues stay in the middle when both sides are extreme. Any technological gadget that offers fun and excitement is designed for leisure but too much of it is extreme. After that realization, I was caught in the struggle between fancy world and real world. I even tried to sell my personal computer just to avoid being addicted but it was not a guarantee. Computer shops are open 24hours in 7 days. Horrible! How will I ever stop this craziness?

All I can say: It’s a personal decision and all the struggles can be done by you. Your parents, friends and relatives can offer you options but still it boils down to your personal decision to say “NO” to your bad habit.

Things that I do to overcome my struggle:

1. I never stop abruptly; I just put restriction to myself. First, five hours of playing games, 2 hours for the next weeks and one or two days without games.

2. I avoid long term games like online games which would need more time just to level up.

3. I began choosing a game that can be finished in one month. Like Call for Duty and its entire version and other games that can be finish but not online games.

4. I controlled the urge by firmly saying to myself “NO” and it’s not time for playing.

5. I kept on telling myself not to be silly and stupid, and do things that are real and connect with real people.

6. I managed my time. Give time to your parents, family, kids (if you have) and friends.

7. When I felt the urge to play I try to stop it and say “NO”, that would be a hint that I can overcome my emotions. I usually go somewhere else without bringing any gadget.

I love games and I love to spend time with it but not more than five hours or more in a day. There are things that are more important than that. That is only a want and it is not a need. I offer you no guarantee with all the things I listed above because it is you and yourself is the main factor who can decide and change yourself. Just play moderately.



‘Discover the Best You’ With These Simple Lifestyle Changes

It would be great if we can just hold on to a magical diet plan and then in two weeks’ time, achieve a slim figure like that of Cinderella. But reality proves otherwise.

No matter what diet plan you decide to go by, none of those plans have the power to transform you unless you stick on to it. The problem is not with the diet, but with your commitment. Now hitting hard on with that sensitive remark might be tough, but if you examine, you’ll find what went wrong in your previous attempts.

The secret is rather simple. No matter how drool-worthy a meal looks, don’t pay heed to its urgings, or else you’ll end up feeling guilty for giving in to the temptations and would have lost another attempt with another worthy diet plan.

Being able to do this abruptly, especially when your hunger is at its peak, could be overwhelming and it’s not going to happen overnight. Start with your little baby steps as you progress to a point where you can make a healthy choice between a plate of colorful salad and a deluxe steak burger.

If you are all set to take your baby steps, check out these simple yet very effective lifestyle changes that can even get you ramp ready in no time.

1. Quit being fitness focused, be wellness focused

Fitness is nothing without wellness and health. Hoping to get in shape in the quickest way possible, if you forget about staying healthy, you’ll probably end up in the ER. It is possible that sometimes, focusing too much on getting those fancy abs, we go overboard and compromise our health. Your fitness regimen will work for your good only if your diet is equally healthy and adequate. So start prioritizing your requirements.

2. Quit jumping mountains, take one step at a time

Trying to take an instant transformation from being a junk food junkie to a complete nutritarian will only bring you back to where you started. Try taking one step at a time. Sketch out a feasible plan that imparts both exercising and healthy eating. Start working out for just ten minutes and try abandoning pizzas for a bowl of fresh, crunchy collard greens salad for lunch. Remember, “Salad is your main dish” by all means. Skip your regular diet cokes and indulge in a tall glass of Agua Fresca whenever hunger calls.

3. Quit watching and waiting, broaden your perspective

The key to enjoying proud results is not in counting your days and bearing the brunt of not being able to enjoy the meals that you once did. Fix your focus on the end result that you’ll be able to achieve. All the hardships you face today are nothing when compared to the much healthier and enviable version of you, tomorrow.

By combining these aspects of fresh thinking, smart eating, and mindful living, you’ll be able to reach where you need to be. As you move through this journey, your peers can’t help noticing the changes and it wouldn’t be surprising even if your fitness saga goes viral.



Healthy Lifestyle in a Modern World

During the recent years many people have started doing exercise, taking yoga classes and also following strict diet in many countries. The reasons behind these activities are many, like work-stress, people suffering from diabetes, people taking lots of fats in their food and due to the pollution and the ongoing urbanization. Most of the people living in the cities suffer from heavy pollution due to heavy intakes of carbon monoxide in their bodies. Due to this heavy intake there are many side effects involved in this process.

Most of the people are also addicted to smoking and alcohol, recent studies by an organization out of 100 people 60 percent drink significantly more than is healthy. Also in most of the countries even the percentage of the female population abusing alcohol is increasing. Due to this many of the doctors suggest people take regular exercises and also play sports in their leisure time. In the last ten years heart diseases has increased enormously from 35% to 70%. In recent years most of the children are born with diseases, a result of their parents poor health and lifestyle. So in these times it is necessary to follow some rules so that our health as well as our younger generations will be healthy.

Keeping healthy is nothing but keeping our body clean with healthy habits like taking regular exercise. First of all a regular jog of 2 km is enough for an individual of an average age. During the school days till college everyone is involved in one or other sport, but when people find a job they forget about health and they soon become busy in their work. One should consult their doctor every 3-4 months for a regular checkup’s. They should not be stressed – if they find stress they should take yoga classes every day, so that their blood pressure will be normal. Otherwise that would lead them to hyper blood pressure or hypo, which may lead to heart disease. Most of the corporate companies in USA as well as rest of the world are employing dietitians, physiotherapists, and also good doctors to take care of their employees.

The next thing I want to discuss is the diet because the intake food which we are taking is responsible for all the fats, carbohydrates,proteins and necessary enzymes which will be useful for the energy conversion or utilization in the human body. We should follow the diet very strictly by avoiding the junk food available in the market. A recent survey states that most of the people fall ill by consumption of junk food. A food with little fat is advisable because by taking more fat content the fat will be accumulated in the veins and arteries in the human body which result in high blood pressure which may lead to heart disease. In order to reduce the fats in the human body we should take less oil or cheese or butter in our food there by controlling the fats in the human body. Regular exercise will be helpful to control the fat in the human body.

By playing sports it will be a good exercise in the human body. Swimming is also a good sport. We should maintain our body weight according to our height. There we can reduce our health problems to most of the extent. I conclude my discussion to the above topic by saying that a regular exercise or yoga and a strict diet and playing sports and regular check ups we can keep our body healthy after all there is an old saying “Health is Wealth”.



The Male Chastity Lifestyle, Male Orgasm Denial and the Single Man

A lesser-encountered problem male orgasm denial and the male chastity lifestyle is how can single men benefit from them, too?

As you’ll probably already be aware, the two biggest groups of people who seek information on male chastity are men and women already in relationships who are searching for information on what male orgasm denial really entails and how to get started with it.

And then there’s a smaller but still reasonably large group of young men, often in their late teens or early twenties who feel their constant arousal and consequent masturbation habits have got out of hand (forgive the pun), and find it’s depleting their energy, reducing their drive to go out and find a real partner and generally having a negative impact on their sex-lives as single men.

Their interest in the male chastity lifestyle tends to be skewed towards the fact it’s simply a way to ensure male orgasm denial and control, and give them more energy for other things rather than the usual reasons of improving a relationship or marriage in a number of different areas.

But there’s another group I’d like to help with this article: single men who would love to live the lifestyle but who despair of ever finding a partner who shares the same interest.

On the face of it, it’s easy to see why these men feel the situation is hopeless. After all, finding a partner for a loving relationship is difficult enough as it is without the added complication of having to find one who shares your particular interest in male orgasm denial and living the male chastity lifestyle.

Even if you frequent the BDSM scene, you’ll quickly come to find, just as with almost every other social scene, get to a certain age and everyone around you is already in a relationship.

So, what’s a single man to do?

Well, my answer may surprise you, and on first reading you’re likely to find it quite scary. But bear with me, and you’ll see it makes perfect sense.

First, if you’ve read my other articles on the subject, you’ll realise the key to making it work for both of you is clear, open and honest communication. That’s why when men (and it usually is men) ask me about how to begin the process of introducing male orgasm denial and the male chastity lifestyle into their relationship, I tell them the most important thing is to be clear about exactly what it is you want from it.

I know this simple and not always easy, but there’s no sensible alternative or substitute.

And a moment’s thought shows us it’s actually made harder because we’re introducing something new into an established relationship, and there’s no doubt that can be both difficult and scary. There’s always the fear that your partner is going to freak out and think you’re some kind of weirdo (I have never known it to happen to that extreme, but I know from my own experience when John introduced it to me, that it can be something of a surprise and a shock).

So from that point of view, single men have an easier job of things, because they are in a perfect position to begin the relationship with the desired outcome of male orgasm denial and a male chastity lifestyle.

Now, I’m not suggesting you change your style of approaching women to one where the first thing out of your mouth is “Hi, I’, Fred, and I like to be locked in a chastity belt“. I suspect that while that will get you results, they won’t be the ones you’re looking for.

But what you can do early on is make sure you communicate openly and honestly about your preferences. Look, I know this is hard, and before you have this kind of conversation, it’s best if there’s already been some physical intimacy between you. The trick is to subtly act the part and lead her into the lifestyle naturally by your combined actions rather than as making some big deal of it (the bigger deal YOU make of male chastity and male orgasm denial, the bigger deal SHE will make of them, that I promise).

And if you’re feeling really brave and you want to maximise your chances of success, I heartily recommend Internet dating. Don’t laugh. That’s how I met John, and we’re a showcase success story.

And when I think back, although John didn’t overtly bring up his kink, the signs were there so he knew I wasn’t averse to the principles of male chastity and male orgasm denial in practice even if the theory was new to me.

There’s no need and probably no mileage in posting your preferences on your “profile”, but there is every reason to bring it up at an early stage, using any one of the numerous strategies I have written a about in articles and on my Blog.

Besides, if you look around you’ll see there are numerous niche dating websites where your posting your deepest, darkest and most bizarre fantasies on your profile is not only OK, but is expected of you.

Isn’t Internet dating a bit “sad”?

Not in the least.

Because the beauty of Internet dating is you get to make a shopping list – and there’s absolutely no reason on Earth not to ask for what you want and to reject anyone who won’t give it to you. You don’t have to settle for beginning a relationship that doesn’t offer exactly what you want.

To Sum Up

For some men, and you might be one of them, male chastity and male orgasm denial are a burning desire that simply won’t go away. You might push them away from time to time and they’ll disappear into the background for a while.

But they always return. And they always will.

You are entitled to want what you want, and you’re perfectly entitled to accept into your life only those who’ll give it to you. Of course, they’re free to decline and choose someone else, but that’s OK, too.

The point is, only by being clear, open and honest about your desires early in your new relationship will you know if you have a chance of living your dream before you spend a lot of time and emotional energy getting close to someone who in the long run doesn’t want what you want.