About Love – Conflict

However much we may love someone we may sometimes find ourselves in serious conflict with them. One of the most common areas of conflict is over money. Both partners must be willing to make sacrifices in how they spend money to try to make things work. When only one partner makes sacrifices things are heading toward a break up.

Partners in a relationship must sacrifice themselves for the good of their relationship, but too much sacrifice will do more harm than good, particularly when each of us sees ourselves as having sacrificed more than our partner has.

There are many things we may sacrifice. Our time or money or our preferences regarding everything from our friends or how we dress to what we eat or what entertainment we may most enjoy or even more things may need to be sacrificed. If we fail to make some of these sacrifices our partners may feel unloved. If we make too many of these sacrifices we may resent our partners for seeming to require too much of us.

Both partners may feel they sacrifice too much and both may be correct. One partner may feel that they give up too much time or freedom while the other partner may feel they give up too much of their comfort or security.

Both complaints may be valid and need to be considered fairly. Sometimes there is an effort to ‘trade off’ but most of these things are like apples and oranges and it is hard to see the relative value of each in terms of the other or to know what a fair compromise may really be. Too often both partners continue to feel they are getting the short end of the deal no matter how much each feels they sacrifice for the other.

In response to feeling we may be getting less than our partner, one partner or both partners may go out and lavish rewards upon themselves spending a small fortune on what each desires perhaps without rational concern for the consequences. If we allow this sort of behavior to get out of hand we may find ourselves descending into unmanageable debt.

Perhaps the fastest way to resolve conflicts regarding what we feel we sacrifice for one another may be to strip everything down to the bare minimum, the absolute bare minimum.

One thing which should be reduced is our egoistic concerns for the quality or expense of our clothes. Wear what is appropriate to work but no more. Choose generic goods not designer labels. Off the rack, not custom tailored. Enough outfits for a single week and not a month. This does not mean that we must continue to reduce ourselves to this minimum standard indefinitely; it is only one of many things we can do to reach a starting point for a fair and equitable lifestyle that balances our own needs with the needs of our partner.

It will also be appropriate to give up some entertainment. A few books which we resell or trade, or some movie rentals may be OK but ‘collecting’ such things for the pleasure of owning them may need to be put on hold for awhile. Going to concerts or sporting events where there is no mutual interest or time to go together may need to be forsaken for a while as well. Keep in touch with music online or on the radio, keep up with sports teams in news reports from papers or on television. Both partners must reduce the time and money invested in these side interests to a bare minimum to reach a fair bargaining point where some of these activities may later be reintroduced through careful bargaining.

Plan meals together and trade off preparing simple favorite meals. Keep the effort and the expense of meal preparations to a reasonable minimum. We should temporarily give up any snacks or treats that are our selfish pleasures, particularly those which may put us at risk with regard to our health. Putting our health at risk is a sure fire way to say to our partner that we do not care either for ourselves or for them. We should eat basic and nourishing foods for awhile rather than a diet rich in our favorite indulgences. Again, some of these things may be reintroduced later, but not right away.

Another area where we may need to reduce our lifestyles to a minimum standard may be in regard to the time we spend with our personal friends outside of work or our home. Our friends can be wonderful resources for us, but if too much of our lives are consumed by our other relationships we may be bankrupting the one relationship which matters most.

In this manner, wherever there is time or money expended outside of the primary relationship we have with our partner those things should be curtailed. The practical goal of achieving a minimalized lifestyle is two-fold:

One part of the goal is to put ourselves in a situation where we have more time to spend with our partner so that we may talk or play together more often.

The other part of our goal is to develop a lifestyle where our budget is no longer strained and we can actually begin to save money rather than going into debt. Our debt must be resolved or we must develop a lifestyle which makes it possible to resolve our debt within our means.

Once we each have more time to invest with our partners there will be less jealousy about what each partner sacrifices because it is our time together which should mean more than anything else to both partners.

When we can learn to manage our debt successfully we may then slowly begin to reintroduce some special things which we desire if they are within our means to do so without either taking too much of our time away from our partner or seriously hampering our recovery from debt. We must think twice about everything we want, once for ourselves, and once to include what we will be giving our partner in the bargain we need to make to get what we desire.

We need to discuss with our partners any changes we wish to make to reintroduce some of the special things which we have given up and we must agree on which things each of us will be allowed to have in advance. We must seek a fair balance in what we choose for ourselves and in what we agree our partners may have so that both of us are in agreement about the equitability of our choices and the impact our choices will have on our budget and on the amount and quality of the time which we make available to our partner to be spent together.

From a minimalist standard of living many things which we may find both rewarding and fulfilling may be added back into our lifestyles at very little cost in either time or money. But with opulent lifestyles burdened by debt every pleasure we seek has a hidden consequence within our consciences that makes us feel guilty and defensive. Our guilt and defensiveness become hostility; we may then use these negative emotions to justify our self destructive or relationship destructive behavior thereby possibly exacerbating our opulent lifestyles and further undermining the amount and quality of time we may spend with our partners or adding to the burden of our debt.

Where conflict arises we must quell it through mutual and total self sacrifice; from there we may begin to learn anew how best to find those pleasures and rewards in our lives which most enhance not only our own health, joy and happiness but which also enhances the quality of the time and joy which we may share with our partner.

Note: In homes with children or other dependents it is best to include everyone in this process; give fair consideration to each person’s minimal needs and include them in the fair bargaining process to increase each person’s share of the mutual wealth of time and resources that are collectively owned by all of the members of the home.



Type 2 Diabetes – Exercising Does Not Justify an Unhealthy Diet

If a physically active lifestyle is something recent for you, take a moment to congratulate yourself. There are arguably few things more important in life than being physically active because it does so much for your body and health. If you are not there yet – keep going. One day at a time and you will get there.

Now, when exercising is no longer new to you, there are still a few things you ought to keep in mind.

Of course, we must raise the topic of diet and nutrition. It is as equally important to eat well as it is to exercise. Your risk for disease rises, and your health inevitably degrades otherwise. So just because you are following an exercise plan does not mean you should overlook your diet.

This leads us to a crucial point: exercise does NOT justify an unhealthy diet. In other words, just because you are burning calories through cardio does not mean you can continue to eat poorly, or lack discretion in regards to your nutrition.

While a sedentary lifestyle in and of itself increases the risk of disease and general illness, poor food choices are also responsible for many serious health conditions including Type 2 diabetes. Meaning even if you are no longer sedentary, it does not say you are no longer at risk of developing serious complications. The impression here might be one involving just the extremes…

  • Type 2 diabetes,
  • heart disease,
  • kidney failure, and
  • stroke

are some of the long-term possibilities of an unhealthy lifestyle, which is the consequence of poor food choices. But, let us not forget the other health problems that arise, some of which are too common in our society. Notably, this includes obesity and all of its forms.

Unfortunately, even if you exercise, it does not necessarily mean you are going to be lean eventually. You are not exempt from the complications of being overweight just because you are now physically active. To prevent weight gain or to lose weight, you have to slowly moderate your diet, especially if you are frequently exercising.

One issue of physical activity (mainly cardio) rarely discussed, is regarding how it provokes an increase in appetite. You will find yourself tempted to eat more, sometimes unknowingly. Clearly, this could be an issue especially if you are using exercise as a means to lose weight and become healthy. It is an even greater problem when you attempt to justify poor food choices or a habit of overeating.

Exercise is not a cure to an unhealthy diet and not the solution for a healthy lifestyle. Not on its own, at least. This is not to take merit away from physical activity, or how you are finally active after being sedentary for so long. After all, exercise is not only beneficial but also essential.

But never forget a healthy diet is important, too.



3 Ways to Exercise As a Family and Have Fun!

Here are some thought-provoking facts and figures,

  1. On average, North Americans sit 11 hours per day.
  2. 65% of Americans watch 2 or more hours of TV every day. And,
  3. Sedentary lifestyles are responsible for an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending.

The number of Americans who currently live a sedentary lifestyle is growing. The sedentary way of life that has been attributed to a rise in the following:

  • high blood pressure,
  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • certain cancers, and
  • obesity.

Yikes!

The case for reviving and embedding an active lifestyle is more important than ever.

We are blessed to be living in, for the most part, a country of plenty. Where food is all but a drive or phone call away. We have modern conveniences that enable us to be fed information and entertained at the same time. Right in the comfort of our homes. We have cable television, radio, the internet, smartphones, and computers. In and of itself, these things aren’t bad. Yet it is the availability of these same conveniences that can lull us into a sedentary lifestyle.

According to research there now millions of children, young teens, and adults who have embraced the sedentary lifestyle. Fewer that are pursuing outdoor activities. Fewer and fewer signing up for team sports. Even fewer who are committed to a daily fitness routine.

So what can we do about it?

Here are three ‘exercises’ that you can do as a family.

I have enclosed the word ‘exercise’ in the paragraph above for a reason.

A family routine seen as not being fun – i.e. formal forms of exercise like running, and weightlifting – will be soundly defeated right out of the gate.

There will be moaning, groans of protest, and outright tantrums. And I am not just talking about the children here.

Every session of family activity will be a hard slog of negotiations or outright bribery.

It’s sometimes easier to just join them then try to convince them. The trick here is to re-look at some of the things that both children and adults might do during the day. Things that isn’t necessarily seen as physical activity or exercise.

I have a list of three activities that may just be the thing to get a little – or a lot of – movement into the day.

  1. Competing in activity-based video games. Technology is not all bad. In this instance, you can make it work for the whole family. Gaming consoles now incorporate technology that is able to track the movement of players. These games can either involve dancing, adventures, or virtual sports (i.e. tennis). There is even a game that encourages the destruction of random fruit thrown into the virtual air. The player’s hands become virtual swords that slice through said fruits. These games are not only fun to play but also encourage friendly competition. Trust me when I say that it works up quite the sweat.
  2. Walking or riding to the local park or school. This is a no brainer. This is the lowest hanging fruit for getting the family to exercise together. Incorporate scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades if you have them. Just not the electric variety.
  3. Pre- or post-dinner walks. Even if just a brisk walk around the neighborhood before or after the family meal. Anything to wake-up an otherwise sluggish metabolism and get the blood going.

Benefits On An Active Family Lifestyle

Scheduling a regular family exercise into the week is awesome for two reasons,

  • It allows the family to spend more quality time together. And,
  • Creates a positive association between health and exercise.

The health benefits gained from family exercises and activities can stave off health issues. Especially issues that may arise at a later age.

Who knows.

You may even experience something together that will most definitely last a lifetime: fun.



A Male Chastity Guide For Modern Couples

Hi. My name is Mistress Sara, and I am the author of Beautiful Enslavement, a comprehensive male chastity guide for modern couples. Over the years I’ve helped dozens of couples incorporate male chastity and male chastity belt devices into their marriage. I’ve done so because this lifestyle has proven to be the right choice for most couples – particularly if they are having problems in their relationship.

My feeling is that most relationship problems develop because the male partner has no self-control. This means that even though he wants to stay committed to you, he will waste his time and energy masturbating – sometimes as much as 10 times a week. This means less intimacy for his wife, and his own personal embarrassment at behaving like a little boy instead of a grown man.

This creates a dynamic where the wife begins to resent her husband, and the husband starts to take her for granted and blames her for his own lack of self-control. Male chastity fixes this problem. By making it impossible for him to masturbate or have an affair, intimacy and honesty are brought back into the marriage.

Many people are curious about the male chastity lifestyle, but are put off at first because they don’t understand exactly how it works. Therefore, I’d like to take some time to go over the basics of male chastity. Obviously I can’t cover everything here; but this should give you enough information for you to decide if you want to learn more about how this wonderful lifestyle can improve your marriage.

When you enter into male chastity, you’ll have to purchase a male chastity cage or tube for your husband. This will prevent him from being able to get an erection or achieve orgasm. He will also have to sit down to urinate.

Then, he will be required to earn the right to have you unlock him when you feel that he deserves masculine release. During the period that he is wearing the belt, he will have to do things to please you in order to earn this right.

In other words, he’ll have to find ways to satisfy you sexually – without his penis. This can lead to hours of oral sex and multiple orgasms for you. He’ll also have to help out more around the house and become more romantic.

He’ll gladly agree to all of this because what men want most on this earth is the right to orgasm. Initially you will probably only have him locked up for a few days at a time. Later you’ll have him locked up for a week or more.

Eventually, the ideal situation is that he achieves 12 or less orgasms a year – meaning you’ll let him out to play once every four to six weeks.

This will stop his masturbation habit, keep him from looking at porn and ensure that he remains faithful to you. But, he will benefit as well. He will be constantly turned on and when you do let him out, he’ll have the best orgasms of his life.

You, on the other hand, will feel like princess. Remember how you felt during your initial courtship? That’s the man who will suddenly come back into your life.

Of course, it will take effort on your part. It’s not simply a matter of locking him up. You’ll have to be very affectionate with him so that he feels loved and wanted. You’ll need to praise him when he does a good job. And, you’ll probably have to clean the family jewels for him – otherwise, he’d take that chance of freedom to masturbate.

But all this effort will be worth it when you see the direct benefits to your marriage and over time, your husband will be delighted that you took the active role to keep him under lock and key.



The Olympus E-P1 Features Are Made to Fit Your Lifestyle

One nice thing about this brand new Olympus camera is that is both practical and functional. The camera was made to fit your  lifestyle . The Olympus E-P1 is the smallest high megapixel model that you can change the lens on. It will have you feeling like a pro with all that it offers. This article will take a look at why this camera is so exciting.

Shadow Adjustment Technology eliminates concerns over excessive contrasts. This camera is one of the best at making sure the lighting is great in your pictures. You can also edit the pictures later.

You are given six built-in Art Filters, so you can be creative if you want to. This is all applicable to the process of creating still videos or video imaging. So the main features of the filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole. It’s easy to see the effects on the LCD immediately by using the Live View or Review Images options.

The camera uses masks to frame what you want a picture to be so that you can get exactly what you want. The camera makes proper framing a breeze, whether you need it for conventional enlargements or for viewing on wide screen monitors. You will have more room to be creative if you use the function that supplements Art Filters.

The E-P1 is so versatile it does not matter if you want to use it for a video or to take a picture, your needs will be met. It is easy and enjoyable to shoot stills and take videos. The system has a built-in microphone, which means it can hear every nuance of your sound. WAV files can also be played back with your voice added into the mix to narrate the tale you want to tell.



Completely Clear Your Acne With a Few Lifestyle Changes

Stop buying harmful creams, lotions, anti-biotics, and other ‘acne cures.’ They do not work. I know, because I had SEVERE acne for over 12 years and tried everything on the market with little to no success. All these products do is mask the symptoms of acne, not deal with the root cause (which is inflammation and hormonal imbalances.)

So why do you get acne? Unfortunately, if you get acne it’s because you are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is why your friends might be able to eat whatever they want and have clear skin, but you cannot. It’s an unfortunate hand that we were dealt, but it’s also one that can be overcome. Here are 3 tips that WILL help you clear your acne for good if you are disciplined enough to follow them.

1. Change your diet. Diet is one of the biggest factors when dealing with acne prone skin. You need to eliminate inflammatory foods and start adding alkaline foods to your diet, preferably whole foods. Vegetable oil is one thing you need to stop eating TODAY if you want to get rid of acne.

2. Supplementation. A few inexpensive supplements will give your body the nutrition it needs that it cannot get from diet alone. This will help regulate your hormones and reduce inflammation dramatically. One supplement I recommend highly is Spirulina, which is one of the most nutrient dense super-foods on the planet.

3. Exercise/Sunlight/Fresh Oxygen. These can all be done at once, which is convenient. Exercising helped regulate out of whack hormones and improves circulation, which in turn forces toxins out of your body. Sunlight and fresh air exacerbate the process in a positive way. Getting just 30 minutes of moderate exercise (try running, basketball, or light weight lifting) 4-5 days a week is enough to get you started.

These 3 things combined in the proper manner WILL cure you of acne in a relatively short period of time, and as long as you stick to it you will have clear skin for good.

If you want a more detailed blueprint on how to clear your acne starting today, check out my blog. You will thank yourself later.



Lifestyle Design Tips: Setting Priorities

Hey there! I hope everything’s going swell on your end as it is in mine.

Have you ever noticed how we Internet marketers forget to set priorities? Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed with how big our ventures have become, how the number of sites that we manage have grown, how many activities we need to accomplish during the day that it can be a very frustrating experience just trying to get everything done.

It’s the price that we have to pay for success. As a businessman, you have to be over and above everything in your business. You have to be in control. But you have to admit, this can be easier said than done. Priority setting is something you learn with time and practice. But if you don’t have the luxury of experience yet, then here are some tips to get you started:

Take immediate action. Procrastination is such a major productivity killer that most of us do out of sheer habit. Kick it by cultivating the practice of getting things done the moment they come to you. This is particularly true of problems brought to your attention that you can give a solution to right away. When an idea that enables you to leverage your biz comes to mind, act on it pronto.

If you need to have a list, then don’t put in more than five priorities there. Making lists can be counterproductive if you have to put every little thing you need to do for the day. You’ll end up spending more time on the easiest and most inconsequential. So take stock of your priorities and determine the top 5 most important that should be done for the day. Then, don’t stop until you’ve accomplished each one.

Divide chunks of your time to accomplish what you wrote on your list. How much time are you going to allocate, uninterrupted, to get these jobs done? Set breathing spaces every hour for you to rejuvenate, walk about or generally just relax so you get new perspectives every time you put your thinking cap back on.

Schedule routinary tasks at the beginning or end of the day. You can check emails, file away stuff or read before everything gets too hectic. Meetings with employees can be done near the end of the day once in a week or every two weeks to discuss their concerns or strategy. Unless it’s an emergency, don’t encourage the habit of interruption among your team members. Set a part of your day where any concerns they may have which were not addressed in meetings can be answered. Limit these to five minutes at most so only the most vital issues are addressed. It’s amazing how scheduling your time this way improves productivity.

Clear your desk of clutter. Too many things there distract you from focusing on what’s important. If you don’t need it, trash it. If you need to store it in a file cabinet or in an electronic file, do so.



What is the Ultimate Lifestyle?

Since the mission of this newsletter is to help you define,

carve out, and live your own Ultimate  Lifestyle , I figured I

should devote some space to laying a proper foundation for

doing that.

Before you can hit a target, you need to know where it is!

So, to begin, let’s answer the question:

What is The Ultimate  Lifestyle ?

First of all, it’s different for different people. There are

no rules or formulas. For some people, it means a lot of

money, lots of “stuff,” a fast-paced and “jet-set” sort of

 lifestyle . For others, it means a very simple, slow-paced

life that focuses on service to others. And for others, it’s

every possible scenario in between these two “extremes.”

There’s no right or wrong  lifestyle , or good or bad

 lifestyle .

There’s just what works for you — and it will likely change

over time. I know it has for me.

No matter how you end up defining Ultimate  Lifestyle  for

yourself, now and in the future, there are 8 components that

must be considered:

1) Income Streams

To live your Ultimate  Lifestyle , you must have income

streams flowing that allow you to pay your bills and finance

all the “extras” you prefer. To me, the ultimate target to

shoot for in this arena is to have income streams flowing

whether you “show up” for “work” or not, so you can choose

what you want to show up for (even if it continues to be

what you call “work” or a “job.”).

That’s what I’ve been able to achieve by applying my

Invisible Path/11th Element strategies combined with direct

marketing on and off the Internet.

Having income streams flowing whether you show up or now

seems like “pie in the sky” to many people, but it’s

actually very attainable in today’s world. You’ll learn more

about how to do it in future issues.

2) Emotions and Beliefs

Many people fail to create their Ultimate  Lifestyle  because

they have emotional blocks, issues, or beliefs (what I call

“p.s’s.” or “master biography files”) that hold them back.

Other people have produced extraordinary results and could

live their Ultimate  Lifestyle , but their blocks, issues or

beliefs prevent them from doing it — or fully enjoying it.

Therefore, living The Ultimate  Lifestyle  must include having

access to resources and inner skills that allow you to

uncover and remove, heal, or release any blocks, issues or

beliefs that hold you back. You’ll learn more about how to

do that in future issues.

3) Fulfillment and Satisfaction

Whether you have a 9-5 job and career, you’re a full-time

mom, or whatever you do with your time, a big part of living

The Ultimate  Lifestyle  means getting as much fulfillment and

satisfaction from what you spend your time on as possible.

Many people don’t ask for this, don’t focus on this, and

therefore don’t get it. You must make it part of your

intention and focus!

4) Living Environment

How and where do you want to live? In the mountains? In the

big city? On the water? Multiple homes? Do you want to live

in a big home or a small home? Is privacy or seeing

beautiful scenery out your windows important to you? Do you

like modern furnishings, antiques, or an eclectic mix?

Living the Ultimate  Lifestyle  means asking these questions

and having a home base that nourishes you at a very deep

level. My family recently moved to Charlottesville, Virginia

in pursuit of the nourishing living environment we craved —

and we got it, even better than we expected!

5) Relationships

What good is having income streams, a healthy emotional

life, empowering belief systems, a great living environment,

and a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction from how you

spend you time if you’re alone (and don’t want to be) or

your relationships with significant others (parents,

siblings, kids, associates, etc.) are a mess? Believe me, I

know about this one from long personal experience (before

meeting my wife, Cecily).

Therefore, living The Ultimate  Lifestyle  must include having

access to resources and inner skills that allow you to

attract, build, and maintain healthy relationships.

6) Health

Again, what good is having income streams, a healthy

emotional life, empowering belief systems, a great living

environment, fulfillment and satisfaction, and great

relationships if you have health problems that drag your

quality of life into the gutter?

Dr. Robert Lindberg says, “We spend most of our life gaining

wealth and we then spend most of our wealth on gaining back

our health.”

Living The Ultimate  Lifestyle  means having access to

knowledge, resources, and skills that allow you to get

healthy, stay healthy, and quickly resolve difficulties if

and when they arise. I discussed some of the resources I use

for this in previous issues, and will continue to share them

in future issues,

7) Time

You can have income streams, a healthy emotional life,

empowering belief systems, a great living environment,

fulfillment and satisfaction, great relationships and health

and if you don’t have any time to do what you love, to

follow your non-work passions, or to truly enjoy anything,

what’s the point? I know many people who could absolutely be

living their Ultimate  Lifestyle , but they choose to work too

much, to the detriment of their quality of life. That’s too

bad — to have the choice and ability and not do it.

8) Wealth Building, Management, and Responsibility

The final component to living The Ultimate  Lifestyle  is

having systems in place that allow you to use your income

streams to create wealth (as you define it), manage it, grow

it, protect it, structure your financial and business

affairs for maximum efficiency and personal benefit, and

find ways of contributing and giving back (if that’s

important to you, which it is to me and my wife).

I’ll be writing a follow up article, called “The fuel that drives the Ultimate  Lifestyle ” shortly.



Optimizing a Healthy Lifestyle

The human body is a highly evolved biological machine. Lifestyle plays a big role in optimizing your general health. It’s in your best interest to adopt a healthy one. I know it’s not easy to develop one; but, doing so can definitely do wonders to your body for the long haul. But, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do walking, swimming, running and biking, even in your twilight years?

Consider how you think, eat, train, recuperate, plan, focus and more. It goes without saying that these core essentials of lifestyle alone could stand a level-up in each of our lives as persons, parents, professionals who may also be into the military, sports, creative pursuits on top of “life” itself.

In life, knowing that energy is everything and everything depends on this vital energy is essential. The thing is, the energy we’re talking about most of us have taken for granted for far too long because you can’t see it or touch it.

Nonetheless, you experience this, your primary source of energy, every minute of every day, and while you know when it’s depleted you often won’t know how depleted until you hit the wall-an athletic term to describe depleted energy. It’s your battery power, your body is the battery, and it’s easy to misinterpret how much power you have unless you are informed and skilled. It’s because we’re living with an underlying personal energy deficit that compromises human function and therefore your lifestyle which reinforces the vicious cycle.

If you think that energy is merely the result of what you eat and drink or how you think (psychology) and that you go to sleep merely because it’s dark, everyone else is doing it and your tired (but don’t know why), chances are you are living in a chronic state of energy deficit because you don’t value sleep enough or understand the profound impact it’s having on your life or the lack thereof.

The food you take in can either heal or harm. You make that choice every day by what you put on your mouth. Most of the food consumed by humans has been carbohydrates. In fact, plant foods are comprised mostly of carbohydrates: vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. These foods contain slowly released sources of sugar that prevent surges of blood sugar and insulin.

Too much insulin causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even dementia. Carbohydrates contain almost all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to operate normally and optimally. They also contain fiber, which helps normalize our digestive function and slows the absorption of sugar and fats into the body, keeping us balanced. The bonuses in plant foods are phytonutrients, a colorful healing compounds made by plants to protect themselves, but that also protect us against aging, obesity, brain damage, and more.

Success breeds success. This is true if you optimize your lifestyle by tending your meals to reflect a troubled time of day when you’re pressed for time and squeezed for energy, and you come up with a solution, all of your mealtimes will transform.

Lifestyle optimization is not a matter of “discipline,” but of choice.



Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle

Here are 8 benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

This Article is written to reach the public with a simple and clear method to point out and to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while reducing the risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

With the increased understanding of our bodies that we have gained from science over the past few decades, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are becoming more apparent, along with the reasons why we should detoxify the body at least once a year to remove harmful bacteria, and even worms, from our digestive system. For people of all ages, weights, and abilities the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are endless. But for now let’s look at eight simple benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

1. Your Health:

Good Health is not something that you buy from a drug store or a department store, but can be achieved by practicing collective patterns of health-related behavior, based on choices made from available options. Following this logic, if you wish to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, you have to repeat some healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities, some patterns like eating right and exercising. Other benefits includes: Reduced health care costs, reduced illness and injuries, reduced doctors visit, Keeps you employed and improved employee/employer relations.

2. Weight:

Managing your weight is the key to attaining all of the health benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle. A weight reduction of just 10 percent will significantly reduce risk of heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses. Obesity/overweight is the second leading contributing factor to many childhood diseases such as orthopedic disorders, sleep apnea, type II diabetes mellitus, asthma, high blood pressure and cholesterol, skin disorders, emotional and psychosocial problems (Spigel, 2002), and many more. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and strength training helps slow the onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that participating in such activities can actually build bone density and begin to reverse the disease. Other benefits are: Weight reduction, reduced tension and stress, improved well-being, Enhanced self-image and self-esteem and improved physical function.

3. Exercise:

Although drugs alone can often bring cholesterol down to normal levels, diet and exercise provide benefits that drugs don’t. They’ll lower blood pressure, reduce weight, and lower the risk of developing diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle is a dangerous risk factor for disease. Exercise and a healthy diet helps the body use insulin more efficiently and can help control, alleviate and prevent many diseases. Exercise, cessation of tobacco consumption, eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet, controlling body weight, and learning to cope with stress, reduce the risk of heart disease.

4. Medical:

We all want a trim and have healthy body for a variety of aesthetic, social and medical reasons. Healthy living is truly the best medicine. In a study conducted by Tufts University at the New England Medical Center, among patients with cardiovascular disease, an exercise program was shown to significantly reduce LDL cholesterol and other risk factors beyond what’s provided by drug therapy. Even modest weight loss can help reduce medical and pharmacy costs, help avoid bariatric surgery, and co-morbidities such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.

5. Wellness:

Wellness is about being comfortable in your space: your body, your attitude, and your environment. A healthy lifestyle can greatly increase a person’s longevity. And even though catching something contagious like a cold or flu is sometimes unavoidable, having the wisdom that feeling healthy is a better way to live should have you asking yourself why you are not taking action to live each day as beneficially as possible. The issue with a lot of people nowadays is that they are so busy working and/or taking care of everyone around them, that they neglect their own health and wellness. Make sure your heart is healthy and your bones are strong and Keep it that way to see the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

6. Care:

The best way to ensure good health is by taking care of yourself. The Care stakes are high but the potential rewards are great-preventing premature death, unnecessary illness, and disability, controlling health care cost, and maintaining a high quality of life into old age. With a healthy lifestyle, you are who you are and you don’t have to be self-conscious about those things that you otherwise would be if you didn’t care about your lifestyle

7. Control:

With a healthy lifestyle, you have more control of your life as you work with your body against those aspects of living which may work to hold you back if you would let them. With a healthy lifestyle, you have control over your sleep patterns so that you feel generally well rested throughout the day. With a healthy lifestyle, everything works together to help other aspects of your lifestyle make sense and benefit you. Science has proven that healthy weight loss, healthy eating and fitness routines make dramatic improvements in health, and help control common chronic illnesses like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, and general lack of stamina.

8. Strength:

Another benefit of a healthy lifestyle is a steady flow of stamina and strength; you can perform activities and exercises that will enhance your flexibility. With a healthy lifestyle, you have a balanced and varied diet that provides your body its needed nutrients and energy as well. You have strength to train to help build the muscle that supports the bones and joints; therefore decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, strengthens the heart muscle, therefore increases the heart’s efficiency. As we age, our bones biologically begin to lose mass and strength. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and strength training helps slow the onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that participating in such activities can actually build bone density and begin to reverse the disease.

The good news is you don’t have to train like an Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The secret and logic are repeating a chosen healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities. We hope that this will get you to a healthy lifestyle if you are not there already. A healthy lifestyle is a way of life.