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There is two type of salts which we need to be aware of, table salt and himalayan salt. ⠀
Table Salt is the dangerous version which is the salt that looks the same as sugar. This type of salt has been highly processed and manufactured through taking normal salt and putting it through a massive process including extreme heat that leads to the salt being completely altered and all the nutritional benefits are destroyed. It has been said it contains 98% sodium chloride and 2% anti-caking chemicals, iodine, MSG, or other processed sugars to help stabilize the iodine and also aluminium derivatives.⠀
The Himalayan Salt is a much better choice as it is a naturally occurring salt containing trace minerals that help you stay hydrated, and not just a few minerals, some contain more than 60 trace minerals. ⠀
They also contain sodium levels and electrolytes (like magnesium) which are elements required for proper adrenal, immune and thyroid function as well as digestive enzyme enhancers which help absorb more nutrients from the food that we are eating. ⠀
So is salt good or bad? Himalayan Salt is GOOD! Get it in your body.
🥩🏋️♂️I know this is a controversial topic🔬. As of late most people today are saying animal products especially red meat cause inflammation👨🚒🧞♂️🚨. However context is 🔑 key. For example, high quality red meat when combined with resistance exercise actually decreases inflammation more than resistance exercise alone. Is it the red meat that gives you inflammation or is it the bun, side of fries, delicious dipping sauce and six drinks on top of sedentary behavior ? It’s easy to say red meat is associated with inflammation but it’s a very dynamic situation compounded with many factors. Usually inflammation is a synergy of things rather than one specific variable. So if you want to play it safe you should ditch the drive through beef and create a rule where you have high quality steak 🥩 after workouts. This would replace a inflammation inducing act with a inflammation reducing ritual. #resistanceexercise#redmeat#sedentarylifestyle vs #activelifestyle#whatthehealth#inflammation#mindoverplatter#steakdinner#aminoacids#mtorc1#aminopool#rituals#habits#drivethrough#completeprotein
FOOD! I LOVE FOOD! Who's with me? ⠀
It is nothing wrong with loving food. It is all about eating the right type of food and find out what works best for YOU and YOUR body. When you know that it makes it quite simple. ⠀
Here is a shot from my breakfast (that I came home to after my workout - very lucky!). How pretty is it? And it was so delicious.
Dr. Sam’s Healthy Hints: SITTING POSTURE: SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING!
In today’s society, we are spending more and more time sitting and seated for longer periods of time with less breaks and less physical activity than ever before in our history. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle has so many detrimental effects to the degeneration and accelerated aging of our bodies that many research reports are branding Sitting as the NEW SMOKING‼️ 😱
How do you combat this epidemic ⁉️In addition to see a licensed and skilled chiropractor to aid with joint mobility and restoration of proper function as well as getting on a consistent exercise regimen, a rolled-up towel placed in the small of your lower back when seated will help promote the lumbar (lower back) curve, which in turn will help you sit up straighter, pulling your shoulders back and placing your neck in the proper position (not hunched forward). Try this simple tip today, for working on your posture today can save you from numerous ailments in the future. ✳️Remember, when it comes to your health: INVEST NOW OR PAY LATER!
#tuesdaytip side planks. ✅Side planks are mainly working the quadratus lumborum (QL) (and some obliques). QL is super important for core and stronger lower-back. After a few years of doing a 16 hour desk job, my posture and consequently my lower back were very weak. Every time I went hiking / long walks, I had massive lower back pain and doctors couldn’t diagnose a medical problem. I couldn’t even lift my 10kg grocery up to my third floor flat at that time without feeling it in my back👎(Now I can 😉and it’s mostly 🍫 in those bags!). ✅The side plank was very important in helping me stabilise my core and regain my lower back health because it focuses primarily on the QL - one of the deepest core muscles that connects our lower body to our upper body and helps in actions such as walking or lifting heavy loads! Start easy with both legs on the floor and don’t lock out the elbow- mine is a harder version especially with feet on a bannister!🙏
The same reason as for my other hobbies—running, yoga, calisthenics, martial arts, even hiking—they're repetitive, painful, and boring. Much less enjoyable than being a couch potato in front of TV📺; gaming on PC🖥️ or laptop💻; or enjoying social media life via mobile phone📱; even something positive such as reading books📖.
Yet I gotta enjoy the pain or else, worse is coming at me, AGAIN! There's always a price & consequence for whatever we are doing, or not doing.
Human body is about moving through space. That's how we have evolved and designed by our ancestors acts; two big butts for running, not sitting on couch (pretty sure no one's ancestors had sat on couches all day long for million of years); upright flexible spine for standing, and balanced movements through 3 dimensional planes of motion: frontal, sagittal, and transversal.
Train our bodies in such a way we can carry out our duties and lives till our last moments of life. Train so that we are ready to face the next challenge thrown at us. Avoid sedentary lifestyle at all costs. Besides, a healthier body ensures a sharper mind, mens sana in corpore sano.
We gotta pick & bear our suffering voluntarily, else it will be chosen by Life involuntarily. I've picked mine, so pick yours.
N E R D – D A Y T H U R S D A Y
They say “age is just a number”, but what do your cells say?
One of the best measures of our “biological age” and overall health is the length of our telomeres. Telomeres are found at the end of our DNA to protect our chromosomes from deterioration that can result in increased risk for chronic disease. Recent research suggests that a sedentary lifestyle accelerates the unravelling of these DNA protectors.
A nationwide longitudinal study for Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) conducted in the US examined chronic disease in women. Nearly 1500 women aged 64–95 were run through a battery of physical tests over the course of a week. Among the tests, the participants were asked to wear a movement tracking device on their hip and fill out a daily questionnaire regarding their physical activity for seven days. What researchers found was that physical activity habits were greatly correlated with telomere length, so much so, that those participants who exercised at least 30 minutes per day, on average, had cells that were biologically eight years younger than their more sedentary peers. Most interesting, is that this effect was found to be consistent regardless of age, weight, or other related factors.
What science is beginning to further uncover is that our lifestyle habits are the greatest determinants of health, irrespective of outward appearance. Making exercise a part of your daily routine can actually slow the cellular aging process, resulting in a healthier feeling and looking you.
So, who wants to come and train with us?! 🤣🙋🏻🙋🏻♂️
Ok so first time to Bali and now I get what all the hype is about. It's my heaven, feeling blissed out😇
Amazing quality food and coffee, relaxation, cheap massages and pampering session, beautiful weather, amazing choices of accomodation and let's not ever forget the kindest people🌺
So grateful for this amazing thing called life🙏
Roasted Almonds ❤️
I always buy organic almonds and then roast them in the oven for that extra crunch and deliciousness. Best snack AND they also go really good in the chocolate recipe I shared with you last week (on website)⠀
Full of monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibres, antioxidants and magnesium✌️
Rolling out our pecs with a lacrosse ball is an excellent technique - whether sedentary and sitting at a desk all day, or a high level athlete. A lot of us are hunched at our desks for several hours per day and don’t realize how that’s tightening up our pecs. Try this mobility drill with a lacrosse ball in a door jam at your house. Wave your arm up and down palm facing up when you hit a tender spot.
For many people, their job requires them to sit down most of the day. And it can be hard to find time after work for physical activity too. This image shows us some statistics about our modern SEDENTARY LIFESTYLES. This means a life that isn’t active. This is a great phrase to use in IELTS essays! .
Do you have an ACTIVE lifestyle or a more SEDENTARY lifestyle?? Tell me below!
In the category of “Where’s Waldo? Writing a Book”, one of my clients astutely observed that I’d have difficulty sitting still to write. It takes A LOT of time to write a book, but I’ve managed to modify my area as needed. I write on my laptop, so I’m constantly shifting locations and height (I create a standing desk by stacking it on books on my kitchen counter). And when I’m out and about, I keep a pen and notepad in the car, should inspiration strike.
After all, the content of my book wouldn’t make sense if I couldn’t even apply it to my own life!
Unfortunately, many people are living less active lifestyles and are experiencing serious health issues because of it. .
We live in a microwave society. Everything is measured by convenience. Some people having to be intentional and make plans to move around and be active. .
Being inactive is opposite from our human nature. Our ancestors were always busy hunting and building (working). The body doesn’t know what to do at rest for such long periods of time. That’s why it’s so easy to become obese. The body receives all the extra energy we feed it through food that we’re not burning off from being sedentary, and it becomes fat. .
I’m not saying that a sedentary lifestyle means that everyone is sitting around living off of pizza, chips, and soda, but people living a sedentary lifestyle are more prone to poor nutrition. Whether it leads to obesity or not, being sedentary still puts you at risk for many ailments. (I’ve known plenty of unhealthy skinny people.) .
⭐️Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle⭐️
1️⃣ Heart Disease and Stroke: Last year, hundreds of thousands people died from these 2 diseases. Poor nutrition and lack of movement being the leading causes of these diseases. .
2️⃣ Type 2 Diabetes: Same as above.
3️⃣ Obesity: Same as above. .
4️⃣ Mood Disorders: Some experience Depression, Anxiety, and other mood disorders that have been reversed when incorporating activity into their everyday life. .
5️⃣ Vitamin Deficiencies: Being sedentary often leads to poor nutrition. Food being our fuel, eating a well balanced diet provides our body with many vitamins and minerals that our body needs. In return, you’re likely to move more. .
6️⃣ Low Energy: The less your body moves, the less energy your body produces. Think, hibernation. Have you ever noticed that you are more tired on the days you move the least? .
This is obviously not a complete list. It’s a list of top factors that speak loudly to me.
Angkat berat kat gym bertahun- tahun, xde pulak sakit belakang. Duduk atas kerusi ni baru sebulan dah sakit pinggang!
Dan kebetulan sebulan ni sis tak banyak masa utk workout.
Mungkin ada benarnya cakap cikgu senaman sis, Dr.Lee "if you dont move, you will die"
Sis terpikir mcm mana orang yg banyak duduk n tak bersenam boleh bertahan?