Research exploring the link between diet and mental health “is a very new field; the first papers only came out a few years ago,” said Michael Berk, a professor of psychiatry at the Deakin University School of Medicine in Australia. “But the results are unusually consistent, and they show a link between diet quality and mental health.”
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According to the 2012 paper published by the Queen’s University researchers who conducted the study, religion replenishes self-control and increases our ability to endure discomfort, delay gratification, exert patience and refrain from responding impulsively.
As a CrossFit coach and personal trainer, I am well acquainted with myriad forms of “discomfort”:
- Discomfort during 5K runs and rowing sprints that test the mind’s willpower far more than the body’s ability.
- Discomfort during heavy sets of back squats that pull us out of our comfort zone with every all-out rep.
- Discomfort during workout sessions in which your sole objective is to face an exercise foe—that is, a skill that needs improvement, such as overhead squats, double-unders, handstand push-ups or kipping pull-ups.
- Discomfort during deep stretches and intense foam-rolling sessions that, ironically, are encouraged because they in fact soothe tired muscles and relievejoint pain.
The psychologists asked participants (college students) to complete a scrambled-sentence task in which they were to unscramble the sentence and remove the excess word. For those in the neutral priming group, the excessive word didn’t bear any religious connotations. In the religious priming group, however, the excessive words did contain religious themes and undertones, like divine and spirit.
Too many believers today are choosing to die before their time. They don’t see their usefulness and therefore sit around getting stagnant, waiting for the end to come and ease their “suffering.” How sad! Hey, if you’re still here, you have work to do!
Maybe we are living day to day spiritually with no direction or “tool” recognition. If we don’t recognize our purpose, it’s hard to judge our effectiveness. Without guidelines or a measuring stick, we most often see failure. The suggestion of failure plants the seed of uselessness, and from uselessness comes—nothing. Therefore, our spirit gives in to the weak flesh and ceases to be a tool at all. We settle to just be—and we die before our time.
1. Write down things you enjoy doing. (Most people find their gifts are what they enjoy doing in the first place.)
2. Spend time daily in God’s Word. (Seek clarity of purpose and open windows of opportunity.)
3. Enlist the prayer of godly individuals who will hold you to task. (That’s accountability.)
4. Be ever diligent in looking for the open windows. (Don’t wait to be asked—step out and take action. If it’s where God wants you to be, He will affirm you through your spirit and through others.)
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Diana Anderson-Tyler said:
Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese are all considered classic comfort foods. But eating unhealthily while you’re grieving or struggling with recurring sadness will only exacerbate gloomy emotions. Try to limit refined carbohydrates, such as white breads, crackers and regular pasta. Concentrated sugars from soda, juice, sugar and other sweets cause your blood sugar to spike rapidly and then plummet quickly.
Also avoid trans fats. Preliminary research has found a link between trans-fatty acid intake and biological changes that lead to depression. It’s believed these unhealthy fats cause inflammatory responses in your body that can interfere with mood-boosting neurotransmitters. Notorious for Continue reading
On the one hand, you can easily out-eat your best exercise efforts. On the other hand, without dietary control, weight loss will not happen. On top of that, if you do not exercise, you can only cut calories so much, for only so long, before you start to starve your body of essential nutrients and risk damage.
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Runners are stubborn. It’s what gets them out the door every day, logging miles, and chasing goals. It’s also why they make the same mistakes over and over again. Don’t be that guy.
Pete Scazzero este un bun cunoscator al conceptului emotionally healthy pe care il promoveaza in cartile si conferintele sale. Nu este usor sa ajungi la (sa iti dezvolti, protejezi) o sanatate emotionala intr-un dinamica relationala in care exista tradari si conexiuni interzise.
Scazzero si sotia sa au alcatuit o lista cu 10 puncte de verificare pentru cei care se gandesc la demisie (renuntarea dintr-o pozitie de conducere):
1. Ai nevoie de aprobarea celorlalti pentru a te simti bine.
2. Esti suparat, manios si dezamagit si te simti vinovat cu privire la aceste stari.
3. Crezi ca nu ai de ales/nu ai alte variante.
4. Faci pentru altii ceea ce ei pot si ar trebui sa faca pentru ei insisi.
5. Rareori te gandesti la visele tale sau la dorintele tale pentru ca permanent esti axat pe nevoile altora.
6. Spui deseori DA atunci cand ar trebui sa spui NU.
7. Iti este greu sa spui raspicat ca nu esti de acord si preferi sa faci altceva.
8. Devii zilnic o persoana mai putin iubitoare cu cei din jur in loc sa iti dezvolti aceast simtamant.
9. Esti plin de resentimente si obosit pentru ca deja ai incercat “tot ce se putea face”.
10. Iti este frica sa admiti slabiciunile tale si defectele tale.
Daca te regasesti in 2-3 din aceste puncte poate e timpul sa te gandesti la demisie sau la a schimba ceva in maniera ta de conducere.
Daca ajungi undeva la 6 puncte ar fi bine sa renunti cat mai repede pentru ca de la 7 puncte in sus esti un un crestin fara vitalitate – “iti merge numele ca traiesti”.
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Dupa cum in lumea afacerilor “a face bani” inseamna simplu “a cumpara ieftin si vinde scump” la fel in domeniul fitness, greutatea dorita se atinge respectand ecuatia:
greutatea dorita = ce iese (exercitii/activitate) – ce intra (hrana)
greutatea dorita este legata de factorul BMI pe care il poti afla aici