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Health is more than just eating well. Think about this powerful truth: Much of our primary nutrition doesn’t originate from our plates! Below you will find lifestyle suggestions designed to help you live a healthy, happy life.

Eating Habits

·        Avoid cooking with electricity, especially microwave ovens.

·        Use spring water or a good-quality water filter.

·        Chew your food well, chew until it becomes liquid.

Relationship Habits

·        View everything and everyone you meet with gratitude.

·        Do your best to be on good terms with people, especially those you love the most.

Hygiene Habits

·        To increase your circulation, scrub your entire body with a hot, damp washcloth morning and/or night.

·        Avoid chemically perfumed cosmetics.

·        For dental hygiene, use natural toothpastes.

Attitude Habits

·        Give generously.

·        Live each day happily without focusing on your problems. Have an attitude of gratitude

·        Hum or sing a happy song

·        Offer thanks before and after meals.

Meditation and Exercise Habits

·        Daily quiet time – study, pray, meditate; recharge yourself.

·        Include exercise as part of your daily life. Try Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, walking, running, bicycling, rollerblading, swimming, dancing, etc.

Home Habits

·        Keep your home in good order and clean.

·        If possible, include large green plants in every room.

·        Minimize television watching

Richard Martinez

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Sugar is so sweet and makes everything taste better, yet it’s so poisonous and addictive. Sugar is in almost everything these days and has more-or-less become a food villain. Even though people like to think of sugar as a harmless seasoning, it’s actually comparable to hard drugs considering that so many who try to cut back on it experience withdrawals. Think about it. When we eat foods with high amounts of sugar, the reward centers of our brains are activated and we feel joy. The thing is that the more we repeat this cycle of consumption, the more we develop a tolerance for it, which in turn requires us to eat more and more just to get that same level of reward and pleasure. Doesn’t this sound like a drug to you? Sugar has the capacity to function exactly how actual drugs like heroin and cocaine do. Just like drugs, sugar is n! ot good for us and does a lot of damage. Below are 20 ways that this sweet-tasting poison destroys our futures.

Sugar can…

1.      Suppress the immune system.

2.      Interfere with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

3.      Weaken eyesight.

4.      Cause hypoglycemia.

5.      Cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.

6.      Contribute to obesity.

7.      Cause arthritis.

8.      Cause heart disease and emphysema.

9.      Contribute to osteoporosis.

10.  Increase cholesterol.

11.  Lead to both prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.

12.  Contribute to diabetes.

13.  Cause cardiovascular disease.

14.  Make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

15.  Produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

16.  Increase the body’s fluid retention.

17.  Cause headaches, including migraines.

18.  Cause depression.

19.  Contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

20.  Cause your energy levels to quickly rise and quickly crash

Adapted from 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D

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“I don’t have enough time, I need to hurry!” has become a common mantra for us in the US. Yes for a goals-driven person, time is money and getting things done in a speedy fashion is important. But what is also important and very productive is slowing down. What? Slowing down is productive? Yes! It’s very productive for all you high achievers out there, and here are 10 ways and reasons why.

·  Prioritize

By focusing on the most important tasks to get done, we eliminate the hustle and stress of trying to accomplish everything at once.   

·  Cut Internet Time

I understand these days much of what makes us productive is technology but enjoying other things produces an energy in us that makes us more clear, grateful and productive. Try to use half your designated Internet time to explore new hobbies, build relationships, exercise or meditate.

·  Enjoy the beauty, enjoy nature.

When time permits – take a 5 to 10 minute break to step outside and breath-in some fresh air. Disconnect from the rest of the world and concentrate on the beauty of nature. Behold the beauty around you because it provides an energy you can use to be more productive.

·  Eat Slower.

A lot of us tend to speed through meals just to save time and get other things done. When doing this we not only miss the chance to appreciate different textures and flavors in what we are eating, but we also overwhelm our digestive system till it diverts energy from the head, arms and legs, and uses it to help digest all the food you just stuffed down your throat.

·  Make sure to Make time to Connect with family and friends.

We all try to make a considerable amount of time to spend with close friends and family. But make sure not just to hastily contact, but rather Connect on a deeper level. This creates a positive energy for you and your productivity.

·  Set time apart for yourself.

When’s the last time you spent valuable time by yourself? Take a night to find a new book, watch a favorite movie, try yoga, meditate or cook a new recipe. High-achievers often feel like this is a waste of time but it’s not. It actually allows you to separate yourself from stress which burns good energy and connects you to all the things you enjoy which create good energy.

·  Give yourself more time.

Some of us like to stick to a tight schedule and plan all our daily events. Factor in a few extra minutes when estimating how long things will take. This will help you avoid rushing through daily tasks.

·  Take the scenic route.

Check out the scenic routes before your next trip! Yes, it might take a little more time but the change in route and different scenery produces a healthy energy for you.

·  Sit for a moment with your eyes closed when you start your computer.

Even just a few moments of meditation can set the tone for the rest of your day. This brief practice can produce great results for your whole day. It releases tension and sets intention.

·  Remember your goals and aspirations.

Each morning when you wake up, take a few moments to think about your life goals and aspirations. Try to recall the milestones you’ve already made in life, and your drive to achieve new ones. This produces the powerful emotion and energy called GRATITUDE.

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The English dictionary defines faith as a state of complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It is a willingness to believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of an entity. Faith is often contemplated in philosophical terms, however, it would probably surprise you to discover just how much faith you happen to place in things that are far from supernatural. Life in the 21st century has become so convenient that we take for granted just how many resources revolutionized both the way we conduct our daily routines, and how we perceive the world around us. There’s no greater example of this than how widely, and openly, people have embraced technology like the internet.

There was once a time when it didn’t make sense for anyone to own a computer for reasons that weren’t professional. Computers simply served no practical purpose beyond word-processing and data analysis. It was far cheaper, and far easier, for the average person to rely on libraries, dictionaries, directories or encyclopedias to retrieve basic information. Approximately 26 years ago, this entire paradigm would permanently change however. On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee launched the first ever web page on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Compared to the behemoth of a network it has grown into, the internet was a crude system at the time. For that matter, Berners-Lee’s page entitled World Wide Web, did nothing more than provide explanatory information about the nature of the internet to an exclusivel! y academic audience. Eventually however, applications for this technology began to expand as programmers learnt how to use web pages to share files. Once web browsers were made available to the public in 1993, limitless possibilities were introduced to anyone fortunate enough to gain access to this technology. For example:

1.       Sophisticated search engines would allow people to explore information with an efficiency that surpassed hardcopy sourcing.

2.       The introduction of commercialized web pages in 1995 would make it possible for financial transactions to occur on the internet.

3.       Hotmail’s web-based mail service propelled email to a staple of human interaction.

4.       As blogs began being published in 1997, the internet grew into a source for breaking news and discourse about current events.

5.       File-sharing through services such as Napster eventually made it popular to sell music and other multimedia files online.

6.       The birth of MySpace in 2003 would usher in the era of social media.

7.       Streaming video through platforms like YouTube transformed how video content is produced and consumed.

8.       Smartphones and other mobile devices turned the internet into a portable network accessible from any location at any time.

Slowly but surely, the internet has become an inextricable component of how we communicate, and how we make daily decisions. We trust this technology to give us accurate feedback whenever we type a query into a search engine. We trust that our vital and confidential messages will make it to their recipients the moment we click send. We trust that our transactions are secure whenever we proceed to checkout. We even trust that the GPS won’t send us to Timbuktu once we’ve punched in our coordinates. It’s amazing to imagine how much our lives have changed in the span of a few decades purely because of the internet. It’s even more mind-blowing to imagine what lies in store for us moving forward. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events! listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Programs Academy for Business Coaching and Leadership Training can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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