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Tracking your workout

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 23, 2020 Body

Workout and benefits What comes to your mind when you hear the word “workout?” It is most likely body exercise for a reason. Exercise is crucial to us as it offers many advantages. A major reason for engaging in exercise is weight loss and body fitness. For some other people, it is not to lose weight but to build muscle tone and strength. Research has also shown that a proper workout session helps to improve one’s mood, with this increasing the mental health status. There are many other reasons why workout is necessary. Why you need to track your workouts In life, we tend to track many things from sleep to water drinking and lots more. In the same vein, you must monitor your workout sessions. The intentional tracking of your workout provides numerous benefits. We will look at some of them shortly. Keeping a record of your workouts will...

Healthy Eating

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 21, 2020 Body
Healthy eating. Healthy foods. Fresh salad, fruit and vegtables.

Healthy eating is determined by the use of a variety of natural foods to meet the needs of the human body. All nutrients must be taken in adequate amount. Balance in eating is the key to getting rid of high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain normal body weight and normal blood sugar. Complex carbohydrates Foods that are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber must be added in the daily diet, this includes whole wheat bread, brown rice, bran, legumes, and beans of all kinds.This also means avoiding the sugar and starchy foods like pasta, white bread and rice.B vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients are transferred through these foods.Some ideas of daily inclusion are one bowl of oats with milk in the breakfast, one slice of bread as a snack, one cup of cooked rice in lunch and one cup of beans in dinner.All sort of grains is good for healthy...

How to get good sleep?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 20, 2020 Body
Young women in bed getting a good sleep. Resting and relaxing in bed.

Good sleep is one of the human beings basic needs. Let us find out how to sleep well daily for overall health benefits. Importance of good sleep Good sleep is beneficial for body functioning, cognition, immunity and relationship effectiveness. A sleepy person is usually unable to do something adequately. How much is enough? An average a person needs 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours but it may be more or less based on age, habits, occupation etc. Know when you are sleepy and respect this feeling Remember how many times do you yawn, feel the need to rest, and close your eyes during work. These are the signs when your body tells you to rest and take a nap. There is no need to only sleep for a long time. You can also do this for short duration many times a day so that your mind will be activated...

Positive Body Image

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 19, 2020 Body
Positive Body Image. Young woman on beach strecthing. Healthy living.

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” You really have to love yourself first to get anything in this world. Even psychologists believe that one must love themself first. Whatever your size may be, whatever your complexion, it is very important to love yourself. Loving yourself boosts your confidence and courage in you. What is self-love? Self-love is the belief that you can do better, you are the best, and you have the power within to conquer the entire world. It is the belief that you are a valuable and worthy person. It makes you love yourself. You feel confident, no matter where you stand or what you look like. You believe that your life is precious, and you are worth it. When you fully accept yourself, including your flaws and imperfections, that is self-love. Why should you love yourself? Loving yourself is one of the most important...

How can you help your body heal?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 19, 2020 Body

Isn’t it amazing how our bodies heal with time? The most important thing to remember is that true healing has to take time. Our bodies actually send us feedback, which is handy information. If you stop and listen to your body, you will learn ways to improve your health. Try to consider symptoms as gifts, because they guide you to the changes you need to make. They tell you about the changes in your diet that you need to make as well as the changes in your overall lifestyle. The ability of the body to heal itself is amazing, but you need to keep in mind that it takes time. Let your body do the work and be patient. You can help your body heal with things like healthy food, enough sleep and rest, fresh air, exercise, and sunshine. Even if you do not need to do this for your...

Diet planning

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 19, 2020 Body

You might think that meal planning is not necessary or that it is overwhelming… Maybe you believe that it is too hard. Still, try to imagine a week of successfully made dinners with all the groceries shopped for and recipes selected in advance. If you are the one who does the cooking in your household and has a career, it can be hard to cook every day. Let us face it not only does it take up a lot of time, but it also creates a mess that you need to clean up later. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you had a good system that would make all this easier? How would you feel if you could answer the question “What’s for dinner” only once for the whole week? With meal planning, it is entirely possible. Start planning your meals during the weekend and it will free up your time...

Understanding the Wellness Continuum

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 17, 2019 Body

When we talk about wellness, people usually relate it to absence or recovery from illness. However, according to researchers, there are varying degrees of wellness just like varying degrees of illness. To further describe the health status of a person, they illustrate an Illness/Wellness Continuum by relating the treatment paradigm with the wellness paradigm. In this continuum, they demonstrate how the health status of a person progresses while moving from left to right. Starting from left to the center of the continuum indicates the treatment paradigm of an individual. While from the center to the right of the continuum, it indicates the wellness paradigm. When we need to estimate the degree of wellness of an individual, we consider the left-most part of the treatment paradigm as an indication of disease or premature death. And when we move towards the center, it’s considered as the neutral point or elimination of the...

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