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5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now

Time To YourselfIt’s instinctive for driven professionals, especially entrepreneurs, to work ’round the clock, making little time for themselves. These ambitious types swear off the New Age folks who spew rhetoric about work-life balance, insisting there are only 24 hours in a day and not a minute can be wasted on activities that don’t include succeeding in business.

While such a high level of inner gumption will take you far, there comes a point in time when burnout sets in. Before this happens to you, consider these five reasons why making time for yourself on a regular basis is not only important to avoid burning out, but is actually a key ingredient for success.

1. It clears and refreshes your mind. Just like sleep refreshes your mind and body, so does taking time off from the day-to-day grind. If your routine is the same day after day, it’s bound to get old, no matter how much a creature of habit you are. When you allow your mind to focus on something other than work, it helps you gain perspective that you can’t see when you’re knee deep in the trenches. [Read more…]

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Don’t Let Your Desk Job Get in the Way of a Good Workout

How to turn your office space into a makeshift gym

By Adam Vaccaro

Brain workoutYou probably already know that sitting at your desk hunched over your computer

Crunched for time yet fearing the consequences of a sedentary life, many office workers have begun adopting office workouts to at least give them some activity during the day.

The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin recently gaves a useful, brief, and entertaining rundown of some of his favorites in this video, which is worth the three minutes to watch. [Read more…]

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Four Reasons To Exercise For 30 Minutes Every Day

Four Reasons To ExerciseWould you like to feel more vibrant? Have more energy? More drive? More stamina? More of a zest for life? Have you ever heard me quote Tony Robbins’ box life analogy? Here goes again for those who missed it: We all live in a box – we wake up in a box, eat breakfast from a box, drive to work in box, sit in a box in front of a box for 8 hours a day, eat lunch from a box, then we drive back home in our box, eat dinner from a box in front of the box before returning to our box to sleep. No wonder we’re facing an obesity epidemic of stupendous proportions and cases of diabetes, depression, stress and anxiety have sky rocketed, to name but a few of the many negative effects of not being active. We can very easily change that!  [Read more…]

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Get Healthy To Further Your Career

Stress Relief?This article really caught my attention as I can completely relate to the content. If you live and work the city lifestyle, the chances are that regular alcohol consumption is regarded as the norm. You get to the end of the week (which was apparently Thursday at my last company), and to unwind, you hit the pub for a few ice cold jars – or whatever your tipple may be. That very thought right now has got me excited at 4.30pm on a Friday afternoon. The trouble is, that this often continues over the weekend and what goes up, must come down. [Read more…]

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10 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

10 Ways To Keep Your Brain SharpNo matter what age we are, we need to look after our brains. Our brain is a very important organ! Here are 10 ways to keep your brain sharp. Hopefully you’re as unsurprised as me to see that ‘Stay active’ is the first piece of advice. When we do aerobic exercise our blood volume to the brain increases which encourages neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells). More benefits are below. Did you know that by eating small and frequent meals is also good for your brain? Here a low glycemic diet is recommended but it’s not actually mentioned that the key fuel for our brains cells is glucose – and glucose comes from carbohydrates. A high glycemic diet and sugary snacks can cause all the energy to flow from your brain – ever experienced that low after a chocolate bar or sugary drink? [Read more…]

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10 Simple Ways To Be Happier

10 Simple Ways To Be HappierDepression, according to Mark Williams who wrote Mindfulness, will be the second biggest illness after arthritis, many forms of cancer and heart disease in the next 10 years. This is a scary projection isn’t it? However, this is understandable, also, given the competitive and hectic world in which we live. Here are 10 simple ways to be happier. Guess which is number one on the list..

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Yoga For The Brain

Yoga For The Brain

Source: www.brooklynholisticwellness.com

Yoga for the brain” and “whole body relaxation” is often seen in adverts for yoga classes. There appears to be a mountain of evidence to support the notion that yoga, as a form of meditation, is not only good for relaxation but helps you to learn new things and focus. A recent study has actually proven that yoga is more effective for learning and focus, than aerobic exercise. This article from 10 News explains all… [Read more…]

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Improving Productivity

Exercise For ProductivityFurther to Monday’s post on productivity, I thought I’d include this video on improving productivity. He talks about achieving one major item on your to-do list before doing anything else and also mentions how the most successful people are often the ones that do exercise before they start their day. Both of these tips are in line with my top ten tips – which was interesting! Exercise first thing can skyrocket your productivity as you stimulate your mind and release all the right chemicals. It means you start off your day successfully – by looking after your body – and what follows success? More success. Check out this video: [Read more…]

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22 Reasons To Exercise

Reasons To Exercise Most of us know that exercise is key in maintaining a healthy brain, body and soul. Unfortunately, most of us don’t actually act on that knowledge and schedule it into our daily routine. If you’ve forgotten the benefits of exercise, then these 22 reasons to exercise should inspire you once again. [Read more…]

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How To Improve Your Memory

CyclingIf you’d like to learn how to improve your memory, then stop what you’re doing now! No matter how young or old we are, we have a brain that needs protecting and looking after. On a societal level, there are things that we do or don’t do which can can affect our brains – like, living an inactive lifestyle, not drinking enough water, over-indulging in alcohol, consuming the wrongs types of food and exposure to certain chemicals. As we age, the part of the brain responsible for memory starts to shrink, but this can be significantly slowed. [Read more…]

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