LIVE everyday through love and compassion, and develop a strong sense of self. Stay CONNECTed to who you are, and to others. Listen to your feelings, your heart, and you will hear your calling. We are all connected so learn and listen to one another. And most of all just BREATHE, take in every moment, and appreciate it. Understand it--bad or good--learn from it. Listen and surrender to the world inside of you, and the world among you. LIVE OPENLY, CONNECT ALWAYS, AND REMEMBER TO BREATHE!
Here is an article I did for LIVESTRONG.com on few good tips to boost that energy!
Chronic fatigue is an epidemic that affects millions of people each day. You may think eating a power bar or ingesting an energy drink will solve the problem but it is quite the opposite. These products last for a short period and may cause you more health problems. Simple approaches such as exercise, eating healthy and taking your vitamins can help boost your energy.
Eat a clean for at least a week. Cut out sugar, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and chemicals. Adjust your menu to include healthy foods such as grass-fed beef and wild, steamed or grilled fish. Eat small portions of cooked non-gluten grains such as oatmeal or quinoa. Enjoy vegetables, berries, fruits, nuts and seeds. Drink fresh or raw vegetable juices and organic broth.
Take vitamins and supplements. Ingesting supplements may speed along certain metabolic pathways that are nutrient dependent. These get sluggish when those nutrients are in short supply. Take Coenzyme Q10, an effective antioxidant that works to help the functioning of your heart. It works for both men and women and should be taken as directed on label.
Doing exercise at least 3 to 5 times a week is a stress reducer and an energy booster. Do a 15-minute routine, such as running or brisk walking and squats or push-ups. These exercises send oxygen and nutrients to your brain and improve your circulation. Exercise gives you "feel-good" endorphins throughout your body and makes you feel energized.
America's obesity crisis is correlated to the abundance of junk food, saturated fats and the surplus of calories within its diet. Directing yourself toward a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and additional plant foods can provide your body with the essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients it needs to guard you from diseases and obesity. Foods that contain powerful antioxidants, such as bioflavonoids, will enhance your immune and digestive system and, in return, activate your weight loss. It is important to discuss any dietary measures with your medical or health professional.
Citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, contain a bioflavonoid called taxifolin. Taxifolin helps absorb vitamin C, and vitamin C boosts your immunity while you are trying to lose weight. Citrus fruits are not just for eating. You may also make fresh juices or add fruit to your water. Leave the fruit in your water for a few hours, and the water's flavor will refresh you.
Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes or goji berries should be added into your meals. They contain a bioflavonoid named ellagic acid, which helps shield your body from cancerous cells. They also have proanthocyanidins, which aid in fat and cholesterol oxidation. They are low in calories and beneficial toward your weight loss.
Vegetables and Fruit
Eating legumes, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and apples at mealtime act as your assistants for your weight loss. They contain a bioflavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin helps protect you from any free radical damage and enhances insulin secretion during weight loss, especially for diabetics. These foods are also a healthy source of fiber. Fiber fills you up, using a great many fewer calories. It keeps you healthy and assists you in your weight loss success.
Losing weight and feeling fantastic may go hand in hand, but it is about your dedication and the gratitude you give to yourself. Modifying your diet and exercise, and sticking to your goals can help you reach your desired outcome. "You're not perfect, but you're perfectly good enough," says Dr. Christopher Ebbe, author of "How to Feel Good About Yourself: The 12 Steps to Positive Self Esteem." Do what is truly best for you and treat yourself well, notes Ebbe.
Do 20 to 60 minutes of cardiovascular exercises such as running, walking, swimming, jumping rope and jumping jacks. Exercise three to five times a week and increase your pace and time with each workout.
Do interval, or Tabata, exercises. You will need to give your full intensity during the workout, followed by a resting period in between. These exercises range from 4 to 25 minutes in length and can be done three to five days a week. These types of workouts speed up your metabolism and keep it working up to 36 hours after your workout due to the intensity.
Do 20 to 60 minutes of strength-building exercises that involve using every muscle in your body. Use 10 to 30 lb. weights or higher, due to your physical capability. Do combination workouts such as a hang clean, push press and front squat. Doing these exercises helps burn a ton of fat.
Do push-ups, squats and lunges. You do not need to use any weights, and they are still a part of the strength training exercise group. They accelerate your heart rate by using your own body weight to perform them. More muscle helps burn more fat.
Build your self-esteem. Set goals for yourself and achieve them. Do affirmations and take time out for yourself. Love and respect yourself. Read positive quotes, watch a great movie or participate in a family or friend event that will make you feel great.
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