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The Habit Change Cheatsheet: How To Successfully Change a Behavior

Our daily lives are often a series of habits played out through the day, a trammeled existence fettered by the slow accretion of our previous actions. But habits can be changed, as difficult as that may seem sometimes. Finally, you'll have the tools to change the habits that you found difficult to change in the past" (thanks Gail) I’m a living example: in tiny, almost infinitesimal steps, I’ve changed a laundry list of habits.

2017-04-14T00:15:26+00:00 July 7th, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness|Comments Off on The Habit Change Cheatsheet: How To Successfully Change a Behavior

Gone in 90 Seconds!

What if a brief exercise of 90 seconds, made it less likely that this dessert would get stored as body fat? That is exactly one of the things Tim Ferriss explores in The 4-Hour Body. Brief Muscular Contractions a Few Minutes Before You Eat? So most of you probably know that after an intense workout, food calories are less likely to get stored as body fat. A simplistic explanation is that your muscles are depleted of glycogen and that a lot of the calories you eat at this time simply serve to refuel these depleted muscles. What I did not know was how little the stimulus needs to be in order for this to happen. Tim has found that this effect can happen in as little as 60-90 seconds. The proper activity done a few minutes before eating can encourage food calories to get shuttled into the muscle cells, before it has a chance to get stored as body fat.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 March 21st, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, My Favorites|Comments Off on Gone in 90 Seconds!

NASA Says This Is The Worlds Best Exercise

The body has a built-in need for activation. The lymph system, for example, bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Yet the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation that

2017-04-14T00:15:32+00:00 January 18th, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, What I Like|Comments Off on NASA Says This Is The Worlds Best Exercise

How to Enjoy Changing Your Habits

The things we don’t like I’ll acknowledge there are times we have to do things we don’t like. That’s a necessary part of life. But why choose such a thing to become a daily habit? If that’s what you’re doing, you should take a long hard look at whether it’s really necessary, and if so, whether you can possibly make changes to your life so that you don’t need to do this activity on such a regular basis. I’ve done this many times, and though the change in my life is sometimes time-consuming, the result is always worth it. But what about kicking bad habits? Isn’t that hard and un enjoyable?

2017-04-14T00:15:46+00:00 January 5th, 2013|Get Productive!|Comments Off on How to Enjoy Changing Your Habits