Weight Loss Exercise Just Makes Sense

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A lot of us live our lives like we are bound by something unseen. Yes, still humans are built to move, too often many put themselves on activity restriction. We have bodies designed and quite able to  race across the savannas, but some live a lifestyle made up of: dragging along from the bed to the breakfast table; to the car seat; to the office chair; to the restaurant chair; to the living room couch and finally back to the bed.

 

It was not always this way. Not long ago in the United States, a man who worked on a farm did the equivalent of 15 miles of jogging every day; and his wife did the equivalent of 7 miles of jogging.

 

Today, our daily obligations of work and home keep us tied to our chairs, and if we want exercise, we have to desperately make time for it.

 

The fact is, health experts insist that the worldwide obesity situation is probably caused as much by lack of physical activity as by eating too much. Hence, it is important that people get revved up to move around.

 

However, that does not mean that a lap or two around the old high school track will offset a daily load of donuts. Exercise alone is not very efficient, experts say. They contend that if you just exercise and do not change your diet, you may be able to prevent weight gain or even lose a few pounds for only  a little while then the weight may just slide back on.

 

Nevertheless, it is not something that you are likely to sustain unless exercise is part of an overall program. The more regularly you exercise, the easier it is to maintain your weight. Here is what to do every day to make sure that you get the exercise you need.

 

1. Get quality rest preferably at night.

 

Make sure that you get adequate sleep. Good sleep habits are conducive to exercise, experts point out. If you feel worn out during the day, you are less likely to get much physical activity during the day.

 

In addition, there is evidence that people who are tired tend to eat more, using food as a substance for the rest they need.

 

2. Take A Walk

 

It is probably the easiest exercise program of all. In fact, it may be all you ever have to do, according to some professional advices of some health experts.

 

Gradually build up to at least 30 minutes of brisk walking five times a week. Brisk walks themselves have health and psychological benefits that are well worth the while.

 

3. Walk On A treadmill

 

When the weather is bad, you might not feel like going outdoors. But if you have a treadmill in the television room, you can catch up on your favorite shows while you are doing your daily good turn for your weight-maintenance plan.

 

Most of us watch television anyway, and indoor exercise equipment enables anyone to turn a sedentary activity into a healthy walk.

 

4. Go For It Today

 

Excuses aside, lack of time is certainly a limiting factor in most lifestyles. That is why health experts suggest a basic guideline for incorporating exercise into your schedule. If you needed another reason to get started, there are many.

 

Get as much exercise as you can that feels good without letting it interfere with your work or family life. If you need to, remind yourself that you are preventing many health problems when you prevent weight gain; and keeping your health in a manageable place is a gift to your family as well as yourself. Live lighter, live longer.

 

Exercise, exercise, exercise. We all know the benefits of exercising.

Exercise, exercise, exercise. We all know the benefits of exercising. But if you say you never have time, I tell you—you are never too busy to keep moving. Get up from the couch and just start moving. Any physical activity that gets your feet moving already falls under the category of exercise. Gardening, sweeping the floor, mopping, walking up and down the stairs, walking the dog—these are wonderful ways to be active.

Daily exercise will energize your body in addition to providing many other health benefits. By increasing the circulation of your blood, oxygen is carried to all parts of your body more effectively. This increased blood flow dynamically nourishes and oxygenates your cells, making them (and you) very happy and vibrant! Exercise strengthens and tones your heart and muscles, burn fats and keep you limber and gives you energy and vitality.

There are two basic types of excerise: aerobic and anaerobic.

Aerobic exercises require high oxygen consumption which brings cardiovascular benefits to the heart, crculatrary system and all the tissues and organs of your body. Running, walking, swimming, dancing, bicycling and exercise equipment such as a stairmaster or a stationary bike provide great aerobic benefits

Aerobic exercise  health benefits

  •  Improved circulation and lower blood pressure
  •  Increased lung capacity through stronger respiratory muscles
  • A stronger heart, which boosts pumping efficiency and lowers the resting heart rate
  • Increased red blood cell count, which transports oxygen more efficiently throughout the entire body
  •  Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

Anaerobic exercise does not required high oxygen consumption, but will tone the body and increase lean muscle mass, while descreasing body fat. Weight lifting, sprinting and jumping, carrying heavy objects and various forms of physical labor are example of anaerobic exercise.

Anaerobic exercise health benefits

  • Stronger bones
  •  Reduced muscle atrophy with age
  • Increased speed and power
  •  Increased muscle strength and mass

A main difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise are the fuels each uses. Again, anaerobic exercise uses carbs or sugar. Aerobic workouts use some carbs but also lots of fat as fuel.  In fact, the more fit you are the more fat you use during aerobics.  Also, the gentler the activity the more fat you use. As intensity is raised, carbs are increasingly relied on to fuel activity.

For a better looking body with more vibrant and efficient cellular functioning in all your tissues and organs, combine stretching exercise with both aerobic and anaerobic –and be the best you can.

Picking Yourself Up When You Feel Like You’ve Never Been Lower

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In the year 2007 the world was thrown into a global economic crisis, the like of which had not been experienced in many living people’s memories. Credit crisis turned to global economic uncertainty, which in turn led to the insecurity of businesses and extreme job insecurity. Many were hit hard with the reality that they were losing their jobs. The loss of a job is a soul destroying event in anyone’s life. It can throw people into a deep place of depression and feeling of worthlessness. Taking away someone’s ability to provide for his or her family, particularly if the person is a man, husband and father, is something pretty hard to describe or quantify particularly to someone who has not gone through the experience first hand.

The feeling of depression can of course vary from person to person; some people are naturally more predisposed to feelings of depression and sadness while others can have a lot thrown at them before depression takes a proper hold. The human being is conditioned largely by society to hide feelings from peers and families but be under no illusion: Stress and depression are mental illnesses and nothing about which to be ashamed. In fact the realisation and admission that there is a problem can often be a massive step on the road to recovery. They can be fought and overcome and there is (usually) an answer or solution. If the stress is to do with losing one’s income and employment then clearly securing new employment is the answer. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depression.jpg

The best possible way in which to combat this feeling of helplessness is not to allow the depression to envelope you but to fight. Choose your mindset, decide what you want to achieve and by when and most crucially how. So how do you motivate yourself to get back up and out to find a new job?

Well being of the mind

The largest tool you have available at your disposal is your mind. Using your mind to keep you mentally healthy can be a massive string to your bow in the fight against stress and depression. By training your mind to be positive instead of negative you give yourself to best possible start in your bid to motivate and inspire yourself. Only someone who believes in himself will persuade others to do the same. By using your mind maybe you can retrain to be qualified to carry out a different job role and in effect wipe the slate clean and psychologically start over. 

Support Network

As with anyone trying to help a loved one to fight hard times in life, such as bereavement or drug or alcohol addictions – Find treatment for an alcoholic, the support of the people around you is utterly paramount in times of stress.

Having a spouse who understands and supports you rather than belittles and makes the situation worse for you is a vital in overcoming the barriers. Surround yourself with positive people; support groups are a great way in which to find help. Cut out the people in your life who do not help your situation. This might seem an extreme measure, but it is an important one, and does not have to be permanent. You need to look to your surrounding world for their support and understanding and be ruthless in the type of support you are looking for.

Talking and voicing concerns is a great therapy. As already mentioned, admitting you have sad feelings and what the root of the problem is a vital step and building on this with honesty and collaboration with friends and family makes you stronger.

Visualisation is a valuable trick too. Take a second to think how it will feel to achieve your goal, how it feels to have a job again, it makes you feel like a winner. So make your subconscious mind understand that feeling of winning, the yearning to win and you will actually begin to realise these feelings in real life, and SUCCEED.

Write down small goals, week by week write a plan of what you plan to achieve and maybe share them with a friend or spouse so they can help keep you focussed on the week ahead. When you achieve them: reward yourself and celebrate them by talking to people and telling them. They will be as pleased for you as you are and you will be ready for the next challenge.

Exercise and Diet

Enjoying a well-balanced and nutritious diet is a weapon against stress and depression. By fuelling your body with a balance of protein, carbohydrate, fruit and vegetables with varied color ranges you will improve your state of mind immediately. When you go to the grocery store plan your meals and ensure they represent all food groups.

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Reduce your alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes too, although you feel you need them more than ever when you are stressed they will become a crutch which you will find it hard to break away from, so visualize not turning to them for support, maybe do some exercise instead. Exercise provides an outlet to release your feelings and channel them to good use. Plan some form of exercise on a daily basis. It doesn’t have to be at the gym. Walking is fantastic exercise, gets you out into the fresh air and is free. Build up to a jog and before you know it you could be running through your stress and working it out of your body.

Motivating yourself to get out of a situation is not an easy challenge. Only you are able to do it though, no one else is going to give you your goal, there is only one person that can affect it and achieve it, (with support) and when you do so, be proud!

Time Management: A Proven Blueprint of An Absolute Winner!

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where does the time go (Photo credit: cmcbrown)

 

Life is full of blissful opportunities that give us a fair chance to get better each and everyday. I know you may be saying ‘yeah right’. Just wait, I’m sure you’ll agree with me after you hear a little more. Trust me, its not the easiest task to get into a routine for most people, i get that. I know all about the challenges that come with having to choose to do what most of us want to do but most people want the structure and benefits of a routine only without doing the work on the front end.

 

There always has and will be a simple way to do almost everything. Now one key to getting into an assassin proof routine is to first INTEND IT! I’ll say it again, its easy to create a routine, but you have to do some prep work to put it together first. All routines start with a great idea! Its well known that all people have the same choices to improve themselves at any given time in life, but only if they want to of course.

 

In short, we are the only ones who are responsible for our actions. Obstructions will come and go along the way. The most amazing thing is that we have a choice to do better at anytime and that challenges will come as well. Just think about it, when these life altering situations come, we know we have another great reason to make a real change in our lives and for the better too.

 

Do you think time management will be hard? It will be whatever you make it. I know your schedule is in hyper overload mode plus there is so much going on in the midst of your life. Just hear me out now. Answer this for me: Do you get out of the best fussing and falling all over the place, wishing that you could do something else? Do you gulp down coffee and other stimulants its your last cup of water, only to find that you don’t have any energy in the end? And when you do feel energy, it feels more like an adrenaline rush before a race than real sustainable energy. Hey we have all been there or someone of us have at least.

 

Take a deep breath and know this, You don’t have to rush to do anything. Its time to take your time back and start living balanced and fruitfully. Do you often wish you could be more organized, only your brain isn’t doing what you had planned for it to do for you, when you need it to? If this is you some of the time, even if its only YOU once a month its time to make a change. Its time to take to the bridge, To move a mountain and master this thing!

 

You can do this time thing, contrary to what somebody may have told you.  Trust me when I say this… You Don’t have to like organization or schedules to get into the Art of Personal Time Management.  You just don’t. I know you’re probably thinking ‘why should I do anything that I’m not interested in?’ I hear you loud and clear! That’s some of the best logic but that’s not what we’re doing this for. It’s not about logic and comforting our ‘likes’. It’s about one thing and that’s all! YOU want something different. So you gotta change the game to make scoring possible, otherwise you may never get to the next step on your latter of accomplishments. Is it safe to say that you would enjoy a more efficient day? Alright now, let’s talk about how you can get there.

 

Planning has never been considered a fun thing to do, at least not for the majority of the world anyway. However I’m going to show you why planning is easier than you ever thought it was. Planning is fun, it can be if even it’s not now. Trust me on this,  once you see the benefits of a well thought out and executed plan you, that’s it! You will enjoy the fruits of your labor that much more. Once you have a list of what you want to do better or more efficiently, the next step is to get to work on how you’re going to complete this.

 

Allow me to give an example: For instance if you want to make a simple change like: get to work earlier, you have to plan a new routine to do it. I know you might be saying to yourself…’But why would I want to do that, get to work early?’. I know you may think I’m crazy by now but hear me out.

 

If getting to work early was one of your goals, say to yourself: That’s easy! Now measure the pro’s against the co’s to motivate you that much more! Benefits: The early employee gets all the good stuff. I know you’ve heard the phrase ‘the early bird gets the worm.’ If you’ve ever gotten to work early, you know the perks completely outweigh the negative feeling you may have had about going to work in the first place. Still don’t think I’m serious? Be honest now, could you use a few more hours on the job? I mean to make extra money and to get stuff done. Yes!? OK then here’s how you do it.

 

First you need to decide how early you want to get there. Also work out what you will actually do once you get to work to pass the time as well. Time is money so there is no reason to plan on the fly when you can plan in advance. The Art of Personal Time Management is all about moving step by step.

 

Plans are subject to changing. Its true, all plans you make can and will change in the future for whatever reason. You can have a plan A and B. And if the situation calls for it then whip out your trusty plan C. Whatever you do, you have to do something. So back to the example. You want to get to work early so you can get a running start on all your work. So here’s a way to sketch out your routine: Decide what to wear, pick it out and lay it out. What skills do you use at work? Now, what will boost or balance your skills for work..in advance? Make sure you plan to get enough sleep, maybe you want to get up within enough time to workout and then maybe eat before you start working or eat when you get to work. Most importantly you will absolutely want to leave your home early enough to get through traffic and into your office smoothly and safely.

 

As you visualize the potential of accomplishing this. Take a good guess on how much time it will take you to do it. Remember you can always revert to one of your secondary plans B or C, if you need to. But what exactly is a routine anyway? Let’s see it how it’s defined: Routine: A sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. Other ways to describe what a routine is: regular – ordinary – usual – customary – everyday.

At first, it may seem boring and uneventful to get into a routine. But trust me it’s just the opposite of that. It takes great determination to get to the next level in life. And your routine is one way to revolutionize your efforts to getting things done thus getting to the top of your game faster than ever before!

 

One last tip i want to mention about routines is that your brain is ONLY needed to process why, how to do something and how long it will take to get to get to the next level in your life or project. See once you start your routine and after you allow your brain to do its processing work you can safely ignore it while you’re following your already ‘well thought out’ time management system. Don’t get caught up in the details. Move on swiftly to finishing exactly what you started.

 

The problem that most people run into when they re-think decisions they have already made and entertain the thought to do something different from their original agenda. We all know our brain is just a tool to process information and carry out micro detailed super-duper important bodily processes.

 

The problem with thinking about the already- well- thought- out- plan is stopping what one had started. If you stop a routine you may just fall back to the point you started from. So don’t stop without a damn good reason, in fact don’t stop at all..just pause if you need to for a day or so. Planning is a life-long skill that you will always benefit from! Don’t let your dreams fall through the cracks just because the body or brain doesn’t want to complete or do something we want it to do. You Don’t have to follow your thoughts, EVER.

 

If we want the ultimate success for us, we have to follow through no matter what it takes to get there! Let me ask you one more question…You trust yourself don’t you? I know you said yes, so I’ll say this: If you trust yourself then trust your freakin decisions and respect them to the utmost. Be steadfast! You deserve the best! So give love to yourself by staying focused. If you want it all, you have to give it your all. Bliss and balance to you. What are some struggles you’ve had while trying to stay on your routine, time management game? Please share your thoughts and experiences. Thank you, now go forth and get it done already 🙂

Mangoes : Health Benefits of Eating Mangoes And Drinking Its Juice

“The king of the fruits”, mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often called “super fruits”.

Mango is one of the delicious tropical seasonal fruit and believed to be originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of Indian subcontinent. Botanically, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae, a family that also includes numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plants such as cashew, pistachio…etc.

Mango is a tropical tree cultivated in many regions of India and now distributed wide across the world in many continents. Usually, fruits grow at the end of a long, string like stem, with sometimes more than one fruit to a stem.

Each fruit measures 5 to 15 cm in length and about 4 to 10 cm in width, and has typical “mango” shape, or sometimes oval or round. Its weight ranges from 150 gm to around 750 gm. Outer skin is smooth and is green in un-ripe mangoes but turns into golden yellow, bright yellow or orange-red when ripen depending on the cultivar.

Internally, juicy flesh has orange-yellow in color with numerous soft fibrils radiating from the husk (enveloping a single large kidney-shaped seed). Flavor is pleasant and rich, and tastes sweet with mild tartness. A high quality mango fruit should feature no or very less fiber content and minimal sour taste. Mango seed may either has a single embryo, or sometimes polyembryonic.

It’s the season of mangoes and most people relish this seasonal fruit but how many of you know the health benefits of eating mangoes. So this article is precisely to make you aware of the many health benefits of eating Mangoes.

Mangoes are perfect to replenish salts, vitamins and energy after physical exercise.
The famous Unani physician Hakeen Hashmi teaches that mangoes strengthens and invigorates the nerve tissues in muscles, heart and brain and other parts of the body.

The enzymes of the Mango, such as magneferin, katechol oxidase and lactase, clean the bowel of the “filth” within and are an ideal antidote for all toxic effects inside the body. They provide also sufficient resistance to fight any germs and afflictions.

Hartwell claims in his book “Plants Against Cancer,” that the phenols in mangoes, such as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes, have healing and cancer-preventing capacities. In gall bladder cancer a protective effect of mango consume has been proven (Pandey).

Mangos contain also a lot of tryptophan, the precursor of the “happiness-hormone” serotonin.

A pap made of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), peanuts (Arachis hypogoea), and mango (Mangifera indica) has been proven to be a good complementary food for children of weaning age. It meets the vitamin and energy requirements of children of 6-24 months of age at three servings a day and at the FAO average breast-feeding frequency (Mbithi-Mwikya)

Mangiferin from the leaves has been reported to possess antiinflammatory, diuretic, chloretic and cardiotonic activities and displays a high antibacterial activity against gram positive bacteria. It has been recommended as a drug in preventing dental plaques.

Mangiferin shows antiviral effect against type I herpes simplex virus which could be useful in anti-herpes ointments (Unani Herbalist).

The bark of the mango tree contains 16 – 20% tannin and also mangiferine. It acts ad stringent and is believed to possess a tonic action on the mucous membrane. It is anathematic, useful in hemoptysis, hemorrhage, nasal catarrh, diarrhea, ulcers, diphtheria, rheumatism and for lumbrici. It is also used in diphtheria and rheumatism (Unani Herbalist).

The FAO estimates, that about 250 Million people – mainly small children and pregnant women – are threatened by vitamin A deficiency. Lack of vitamin A is associated with malnutrition and leads to break down of body defense and partial or full blindness (Xerophthalmia). Dysenteria or measles complications and mortality decreases significantly when vitamin A is given. The WHO advices the supply of vitamin A in every case of measles.
Vitamin A plays an important role in the development of the placenta and the fetus. It influences the growth, the metabolism of skin, mucus membranes, teeth and retina.

Mango is an excellent natural source for pro-vitamin A; the content rises even after being picked before ripening (Aina). Improving the consumption of mangoes would cover the needs of the population in third world countries (Favaro). The content of carotenes is very high also in the dried fruit, and retains high levels over at least six months after harvest (Pott).

The following mango remedies are partially adopted from the Unani medicine system:

Beauty Aids

Taking Mango regularly makes the complexion fair and the skin soft and shining

Bleeding

Because of it’s content in Vitamin C and Calcium the Mango tightens the capillary vessels and prevents oder cures bleedings of inner parts.

Burns

Burnt ashes of Mango leaves applied on the burnt parts give quick relief

Children’s eating soil

Feeding the powder of dried kernel of Mango seeds with fresh water cures the habit of eating soil in kinds

Diarrhea

Sun dried Mango leaves powdered, 2-3 x a day half a teaspoon with water

Dry cough

Roast a ripe Mango on hot sand in a pan. Draw out the the juice of this Mango eliminates all the bronchial congestion and gives relief in cough. According to Hakeem Hashmi sucking the juice and not eating cut mangos is better for health and some note of caution about Mango eating

Fever

Paste of Mango roots applied on palms & soles cures fever

Gall & Kidney Stones

Dried and powdered Mango leaves, 10g a day in water (kept overnight in a tumbler) helps throwing stones out

Gastritis

In India a decoction of the mango peel is given to people with inflammation of the stomach mucus membranes.

Mental Weakness over come with mango juice

Mango contains a lot of glutamine acid – an important protein for concentration and memory. Taking _ cup sweet Mango juice with 25 grams curd and tsp. Ginger juice 2 or 3 times a day controls loose motions. Boil 20 grams powder of Mango bark in a liter of water and reduce it to 250 gram. Taking this decoction with 1 gram of black salt cures diarrhea.

Pregnancy

A pregnant woman should eat at least one mango a day – the calcium and magnesium of the mango relaxes the muscles, relieves stress and prevents abortion.

Teeth Problems

Dried Mango seeds is a good toothpaste, strengthens the gums and helps in curing dental problems foul smell pyorrhoea

Some say that the fruit which Eva picked from the tree of recognition was a mango. Couldn’t it be like that?

Mangoes are a rich source of Iron

Patients suffering from anemia are recommended to consume mangoes regularly. Women lose a large amount iron during their monthly period, so mangoes are a rich source of iron and should form a composite part of your daily diet. In case of pregnancy as well, eating mangoes could be good for your health as well as the babies.

Mangoes can help in prevention in Acne

Mangoes help in relief from acne by helping in unclogging of congested skin pores. Clogged skin pore results in the formation of acne, so all you need to do to benefit from its property is to apply mango slices on the skin area that needs to be cleared up and leave it for about 10 minutes, after which rinse it with warm water.

Mangoes are high in Antioxidants

Like any other fruits Mangoes are high in antioxidants, which benefits our lives in many ways. BY regular intake of Mangoes, you will be able to fight cancer and heart diseases. Patients suffering from high blood pressure and high cholesterol can benefit from eating food that are rich in antioxidants.

Mangoes can boost you sex life

Mangoes contain vitamin E which works to regulate and boost you sex hormones. Vitamin E is said to be one of the most beneficial vitamins in order to boost your sex life. SO in order to boost your sex drive, eat plenty of mangoes regularly.

Anti-Inflammatory Fruit

Mangoes offer anti-inflammatory properties which benefits the body in plenty of ways. It can reduce pain from diseases such as arthritis. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties, mangoes can also relief from symptoms of asthma.

Summary of the Health benefits of eating Mangoes

  •  Phenols are presents in Mangoes, and this compound phenol has strong antioxidant and anticancer capacities.
  •  Mango Fruit are rich in iron, thus patients with anemia and pregnant women are advised to consume it regularly.
  • Eating mangoes helps in relieving congested pores of the skin.
  • Patients suffering from acidity and weak digestion can benefit from the consumption of mangoes.
  • It is a fruit which is low in carbohydrates and is an rich antioxidant.
  • The rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium present in Mangoes helps in protection from heart diseases and other problems.
  • Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
  • According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
  • Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene,and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin A. Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Fresh mango is a very rich source of potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
  • It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production in the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels in the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD and stroke.
  • Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.
  • Mango Peel  are also rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.

The magic grain we know by the name of Oats

Eating oats in your diet provides a wide range of important health benefits. Oatmeal and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fiber. This fiber contains a mixture of about half soluble and half insoluble fibers. Oats, like all cholesterol-lowering agents, are most effective when consumed as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet taken together with plenty of exercise. The beneficial health effects of oats are best if ½-1 cup (1½-3 ounces) of oats are eaten every day. One component of the soluble fibre found in oats is beta-glucans, a soluble fiber which has proven effective in lowering blood cholesterol. A bowl of oats is all that the body needs to get its daily dose of protein and fiber in one serving. Oatmeal has been known by many as the healthiest breakfast option around. Not only is it low in fat, it is also delicious and versatile too. Get your oatmeal on!

 

The Root Chakra

Today, I’m starting with the base of it all, the Root Chakra or Muladharain Sanskrit.

Located at the base of the spine, the Root Chakra serves as the solid foundation of our whole energy system. It links us to the physical world, it keeps us grounded. When it is balanced, it allows us to bring solidarity and support to those around us. It allows us to feel grounded, secure, empowered, centered, and have high self-esteem. In doing so, it gives us physical energy, controls our fears, and maintains our overall health. This chakra stores all our learned or inherited beliefs, our survival instincts, our feelings of security and primal urges.

Any physical activity helps us keep our Root Chakra open. If you’re a Yoga practitioner, Hatha Yoga and warrior poses that keep us firmly grounded and balanced are key to opening your Root Chakra. Any other ‘grounding’ type activity might help, for some it might be something as mundane as cooking or cleaning, for others, going outside and taking a walk.

If you’re feeling lost, alienated, lacking energy, insecure, or feel like you don’t have purpose, you’re root chakra might be out of balance. Physically, imbalance can be noted by lower back pain, anemia. depression, and immune system issues among other symptoms. An overly strong Root Chakra is noted if you are particularly egoistic, domineering, greedy, and/or overly judgmental.

Feeding Your Root Chakra

Grounding

Finally, here are my positive Root Chakra-based affirmations for the day:

I have a right to express myself and manifest my dreams.

My body supports me fully to live a creative, happy, healthy, and optimal life.

I am a life enhancer.

My choices are all based on what I know to be right for me.

I trust in the process of my life to unfold for my highest good and greatest joy

I am grateful for the opportunities for growth I am offered every day.

People now support me in an easy and pleasurable way.

Life is good.

I now choose to have thoughts that add to my life, thoughts of love, compassion, harmony and peace.

I am also grateful for all the challenges that have taught me who I truly am.

I am willing to release all my old patterns of fear and insecurity to live with joy and well-being now.

I am safe and secure at all times.

I am willing to consider the possibility that there are new approaches to enjoying life which will enhance my sense of being alive and give me pleasure.

I am responsible for the quality of my life.

I can have pleasure.

I am creating a healthy foundation on which creativity can flourish.