12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

By | 2015-04-24T16:37:16+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Fitness|

Just because you're not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn't mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer—and it's also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet somehow women are still hesitant: Only about a fifth of females strength train two or more times a week. Here are 12 reasons you shouldn't live another day without hitting the weights. You'll Lose 40 Percent More Fat If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading: When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups—no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more pounds of fat than those who didn't pump iron. Why? The lifters' loss was almost pure fat; the others lost fat and muscle.   Read full article here >>

What do food cravings say about you?

By | 2015-04-24T16:56:08+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Nutrition|

Have you ever wanted a chocolate cupcake so badly, you didn’t catch a single word during that meeting just salivating over it? Or a burger so desperately, you were willing to drive 1,5 hours just to make sure you got it? Have you ever left everything you were doing, and at the most inconvenient time, and during the worst weather conditions, to get to a cafe no matter how far it may have been, just to get a cup of coffee? So you are probably familiar with food cravings then. Cravings are not quite the same as hunger, in fact they couldn’t be more different. Hunger is controlled by the stomach and craving by the brain. Hunger is all about your survival mechanism and craving is all about your body communicating with you. Next time you have a craving like something sweet, ask yourself – “is it just sugar I am craving? I mean, will I be satisfied by sucking on a sugar cube or is it something more specific? Perhaps chocolate?” If the answer is indeed chocolate,  it is your body’s way of letting you know you may be deficient in Magnesium, because raw cacao is the highest source of magnesium. Knowing this you can find all the foods that have high content of this nutrient and by slowly adding them to your diet, you can rid of recurring cravings for good. Read full article here >>

What is the subconscious mind?

By | 2017-03-31T20:49:09+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Subconscious Mind|

The subconscious mind: Think of the subconscious mind as the storage room of everything that is currently not in your conscious mind. The subconscious mind stores all of your previous life experiences, your beliefs, your memories, you skills, all situations you've been through and all images you've ever seen. The best way to understand the subconscious mind is to look at the example of the person who wants to learn how to drive a car. At the beginning he wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with anyone while driving as he would be focusing on the different moves involved. That's because he's still using his conscious mind to drive. The subconscious mind; your Autopilot! Few weeks later driving becomes a natural habit that happens automatically without needing to think about it. That person could even start using his cell phone or talking to his friends while driving. This happened because the driving habit has been transferred to his subconscious mind and so the conscious mind become free. This allowed him to use it to talk in his cell phone. The subconscious mind is responsible for the automatically triggered feelings and emotions that you suddenly experience upon facing a new situation. If you were about to give a presentation then all the fear and anxiety feelings you might experience are in fact launched and controlled by your subconscious mind. The conscious mind is, on the other hand, responsible for logic, calculations and all actions that are performed while you are conscious. The subconscious mind also controls other functions in your body like breathing and heart beats. Another good example that can help you better understand the subconscious mind is the process of breathing. Before you [...]

Rules of the Subconscious Mind

By | 2017-03-31T20:49:09+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Subconscious Mind|

The Power of the Subconscious Mind Your subconscious mind is far more powerful than your conscious mind. By learning how to train and use your subconscious mind you will be able to control your behavior, break bad habits, get rid of unwanted emotions and fix your belief system. To use the power of your subconscious mind you must first know how the subconscious mind works. The subconscious mind has many rules that govern it. The following is an explanation of each of these rules: Rules of the Subconscious Mind The subconscious mind does not differentiate between visualizations and real situations: Have you been to a horror movie lately? If you have, then you must have noticed how your pulse raced in fear and horror despite facing no real danger.In simpler words because your subconscious mind does not differentiate between real and imagery situations it assumed that you are facing a real threat rather than an imagery one. Suppose you had to give a presentation. If you properly visualized your presentation a couple of times before you actually gave it then your subconscious mind will believe that you've performed so well in your previous 'presentations' and as a result you might do well in the real presentation. Read full article here >>

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good

By | 2017-03-31T20:49:09+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Subconscious Mind|

Habits are the brain’s own internal productivity drivers. Constantly striving for more efficiency, the brain quickly transforms as many tasks and behaviors as possible into habits so that we can do them without thinking, thus freeing up more brainpower to tackle new challenges. In general, this modus operandi of our minds leads to incredible benefits. But, on occasion, it makes it seem nearly impossible to break bad habits—or integrate new ones—when we don’t know what’s happening inside the black box of the unconscious. In The Power of Habit: Whey We Do What We Do in Life and Business, writer Charles Duhigg does a deep dive into the science of habits to explain how they work and how we can change them. It’s a fascinating read that crisply breaks down the habit-formation process, and—perhaps more importantly—the habit-changing process. Read full article here >>