Category: Health and Wellness

Best Weight Loss Diet

What Experts Say

Dr. Kate Craigen is the clinical director of binge eating and bariatric support services. Waltham, Mass. What many consider the three best weight loss diets sold today she had this to say.

Well Funded Marketing Campaigns

“Millions of Americans turn to these types of programs, drawn in by marketing campaigns built on the promise of positive change for those seeking to lose weight. “It’s easy!” some say. “I lost X pounds in 30 days!” They sell visions of a ‘new life’ where weight loss is guaranteed and accompanied by happiness, acceptance and vitality.

Most Weight Loss Programs Fail

In most cases, weight loss programs fail to result in actual weight loss: Here’s the sobering reality: diets lead to weight loss in only a small fraction of people. Genes and metabolism play a significant role in the way your body gains and loses weight. Programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or Nutria-System may not work like they promise to, even if you’re following all the rules. The sheer disappointment and devastation of trying so hard – without the desired results – can invoke feelings of depression and low self-esteem.

Fails to Keep the Weight Off

In fact, programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Nutria- System not only fail to result in sustained weight loss for most people, they can make you more prone to binge eat. And it has nothing to do with your commitment to the program”.

It’s Not Cheap

Lets not forget that these diets are also expensive.

  • The basic program for Weight Watchers is $11.70/week
  • The basic program for Nutria-System is $72.46/week
  • The basic program for Jenny Craig is $82.55/week

Yesterdays Fad

Those of you old enough remember the diet pill craze  Fen-Phen, This was the cocktail form of two separate drugs , Fenfluramine and Phentermine, which were separately approved by the FDA for short term treatment of Obesity.

Taking Chances

The combination was never approved  because of unknown side effects. But that didn’t stop Doctors from writing 18 million prescriptions for Phen-Fen in 1996, and 2.4 million more for the similar drug Redux, before reports of dangerous side effects led to the “voluntary” withdrawal at the FDA’s insistence.

Not Ethical

Not all the people taking Fen-Phen were clinically obese or even close, which is one of the reasons they were seeking medical advise at the mini-mall, instead at their usual Doctors office.

A Dangerous Diet

I only bring this up because we’re seeing a similar fad taking place today, and it’s why you should never try the HCG Diet Plan. The Diet has been called dangerous, fraudulent and illegal by the FDA.

HCG is a Fertility Drug

As a prescription medication HCG is used mainly to treat fertility issues. HCG is not approved for over the counter use, nor has it been proved to work for weight loss. Often called the HCG 500 Calorie Diet, it’s easy to see how the HCG diet results in weight loss, but according to experts simply cutting calories to lose weight will almost certainly backfire.

500 Calories a Day

The diet consists of taking shots of 125 units of HCG six out of seven days for eight weeks (costing from( $200 to $600 each) and only eating two 250 calorie meals a day. No exercise, no oil and only one tablespoon of milk every 24 hours.

A Placebo

When it first came out in the 1970’s the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved the HCG diet was (and still is) ineffectual. A second study done in 1990 by the South African Medical Journal showed HCG no more effective then a placebo.

Starving The Body

Going to 500 calories a day results primarily in weight loss to muscle rather then fat.This sets the body up for a slowed metabolic rate and weight gain. Since the diet is only temporary, you gain everything back and then some.

How Many Times Have You Lost the Same Ten Pounds

Everyone agrees that yo-yo dieting is a terrible thing, and those that have done it would be hard pressed to disagree. Whether or not it’s physiologically more difficult to lose the same 10 pounds for the fifth or sixth time, it is certainly harder on the head.

New Research

Doctors are now discovering the important role our Endocannabinoid System plays in fine tuning our physiological functions. It promotes homeostasis, affecting everything from sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, memory, mood and even reproduction.

Improves Metabolism

Basically the Endocannabinoid System helps modulate the regulation of homeostasis across all major body systems, ensuring all systems work in concert with one another.

All Natural Ingredients

Our Weight-Loss Coffee’s, all natural, proprietary blend of ingredients, formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients, detox components and powered by a patented antioxidant, improves the ability of our neural receptors to better metabolize calories, promote brain health and crush cravings.

Costs the Same as Starbucks

While experts refute the claims that you can lose weight drinking weight-loss coffee, thousands of people are seeing amazing results, not just with weight loss but with mood and mental clarity. Quit listening to the Diet Gurus and instead of going to Starbucks,  give our coffee a try, what have you got to lose? https://www.ValentusMovie.com/dbcrist

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

Obesity in America

Biggest Health Issue Facing America

In his book, “The Coming Jobs War”, Jim Clifton states that one of the biggest health issues facing America is the problem of Obesity. He states, “The CDC concludes that more than two-thirds of American adults, aged 20 and older, are simply to fat.Approximately one-third of Americans are a healthy weight, one-third are overweight, and one-third are obese. This is a significant contributor to roughly 70% of the $2.5 trillion annual healthcare expense.” It’s probably higher now considering that Clifton’s book was published in 2011.

The Cannabinoid System

In researching the problem of obesity in America, I was surprised to find that new medical studies have shown that weight gain is not only a matter of how much we eat, but more importantly how our bodies metabolize the food we eat. In the book “You Staying Young” by Dr.s Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz They go into great detail about the chemical system in the body called the Cannabinoid System. They state that this system not only dictates how well our bodies metabolize food, but also how hungry we feel and even the foods we crave.

Blocked Neural Receptors

It has to do with the neural pathways in our brains and throughout our bodies, and the fact that a lot of the neural receptors in our bodies  are closed or blocked. When these neural receptors are closed we simply do not metabolize food as well as we should and as such always feel hungry.

Best Kept Secret In America

Scientists are just now starting to understand these processes, but considering the book “You Staying Young” was published in 2007, I’m surprised how little publicity this issue has gotten, and how few doctors have even heard about it, considering it directly affects the #1 health problem facing America today.

Big Business Has A Vested Interest In Keeping It Quiet

Could it be, that because this research refutes the basic claims of the billion dollar Diet and Nutrition industry, that this information is being censored? Is this just another example were big business impedes the health of America?  Diet and Nutrition are big business in America, and they have a vested interest in refuting any research that runs counter to their firm beliefs, that weight gain is primarily based on how much you eat and exercise.

If Diets Worked Why Are Two-Thirds Of Americans Overweight?

Is it no wonder that products that promote neurological health are meeting with so much resistance. While experts refute the claims that you can lose weight drinking weight-loss coffee, thousands of people are seeing amazing results, not just with weight loss but with mood and mental clarity. Quit listening to the Diet Gurus and give our coffee a try, what have you got to lose?

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As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

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A Product That Performs

Nobody can promote something they don’t believe in. Behind any successful marketing strategy is a product that performs, that not only meets but exceeds expectations.

How Our Bodies Work

Scientists are only now beginning to truly understand how our bodies metabolize the foods we eat. To understand why two people eating the same foods can have totally different results, has baffled people forever. Or why some people feel hungry all the time, and others don’t. But one thing is for sure, weight loss is much more than controlling calories and being physically active, it’s about understanding and controlling our Endocannabinoid System.

If you haven’t heard of it, don’t be surprised, many Doctors are just now becoming familiar with this new research.http://smarterfittness.com/obesity-in-america-new-researchOur Endocannabinoid System, simply put, is how different hormones affect certain neurotransmitters in the brain, that control not only our feelings of hunger, but the foods we crave and how we metabolize them.

Five Years Ago

Five years ago we have developed a neurological system, in a cup of coffee. To date we have done 90 million in sales and are in 91 countries.

It’s Coffee

Our SlimRoast Optimum Coffee has been formulated with natural appetite suppressants along with detox components, powered by our patented Nitric Oxide Antioxidant Booster. Not only will you get exciting results managing your weight, with one cup a day, but you will love the taste of this delicious dark roast coffee.

Keto Creamer

For those who like cream with their coffee, we’ve developed a sugar free Keto creamer, that will not only help you get to your goals faster but keep you healthy longer. This sugar free addition to your coffee, delivers healthy fats to your system that enhance Ketosis. You burn fat rather than sugar.

Unique Approach

This unique approach to weight loss not only opens closed neural pathways to enhance the metabolism of fats and sugars, it also reduces cravings and improves your overall sense of well being, and mental clarity.

Opportunities

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But if your looking,

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Get A New Check

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As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

Maxwell Maltz and Self-Image

What Is Self-Image

According to Maxwell Maltz in his ground breaking book “Psycho-Cybernetics”, Self-Image is the sub-conscious framework, of how we see life and ourselves. Everyone has one and most of us are not even aware of it, and that’s a problem. It means we may have powerful beliefs about ourselves and the world, that we can’t challenge or change because we’re not even aware of them.

Internal Dialogue

There are things that influence us and how we present ourselves to the world, that we are totally unaware of. A lot of people have an internal dialogue, that sounds like this.

  • This is “less than” and “less than” is good enough for me.
  • I can’t do that.
  • I will never achieve what I think that person has.
  • I don’t deserve what they have.
  • I know I’m getting cheated, but nice is what I’m supposed to be, I’ll be nice rather than complain.
  • I don’t have leadership qualities.

Negative Beliefs

The things that we fixedly believe about ourselves are often negative and we don’t even realize it. We create our environment based on these false narratives. We script a life with certain income, certain relationships, and a certain lifestyle, based on these internal narratives. Although consciously we say we want more, we’re very uncomfortable about taking any steps toward change.

Others Hold Your Beliefs

Amazingly we often opt for a job or lifestyle that is admittedly unfulfilling, rather than an unfamiliar alternative. This is compounded if people in your life are working off your script as well. Any behavior or decision that goes off script can make them feel threatened and anxious.

Psycho-Cybernetics

Maxwell Maltz in his book “Psycho-Cybernetics”, goes into detail how our self-image is the fundamental and outcome determination element of our life experience. That it develops and occurs both passively and unconsciously. This self-image is strengthened and reinforced by the choices we make in life, and how we express them. These choices are made with no appreciation to the gravity of what’s really going on.

Self-Image Affects Everything

The face we present to the world is based on this self-image. These self-generated characteristics are presented to the world in every action we take and are reflected in everything that happens. Every success or failure, every result in terms love, money, achievement, recognition peace or harmony, flows from our self-image.

Opinions Are Not Facts

According to Maltz we complicate our difficulties by confusing facts with opinion. We not only add our opinion to any fact but we put as much weight of our opinion as to the facts. Our self-image is the key to our personality and behaviors, it sets the perimeter of what we do in any situation. The types of personalities display the same behaviors, positive vs. negative, happy vs. sad, healthy vs. sickly, strong vs. weak, young vs. old, successful vs. unsuccessful and winner vs. loser.

Maltz spelled failure as:

  • F) Frustration with the inability to accept reality
  • A) Aggressiveness due to the frustration
  • I) Insecurity or an inner feeling of inadequacy
  • L) Loneliness through a lack of oneness, poor social skills
  • U) Uncertainty, trying to avoid making mistakes or taking responsibility
  • R) Resentment due to perceived victimization
  • E) Emptiness no creativity, no goals

We have to de-hypnotize ourselves and nothing has meaning unless we give it meaning. You can start doing this by performing the following:

  • Be aware of your thinking and behaviors
  • Reprogram your unconscious through visualization daily
  • Be too big to be threatened
  • Relax
  • Don’t take yourself so serious
  • Accept that making mistakes is how we learn
  • Stop criticizing ourselves and others
  • Improvise more
  • Stop scripting yourself

Maltz spelled success as:

  • S) Sense of direction
  • U) Understanding of others
  • C) Courage to make mistakes
  • C) Charity for the feelings of others
  • E) Esteem for one’s self
  • S) Self-Confidence by remembering our successes
  • S) Self-Acceptanace of where you are right now

What’s Holding You Back?

It’s our self-image that keeps us from living the life of our dreams. Experts agree that it’s never too late to change and to recognize what is holding us back. We need to create a new plan for living, NOW. We need to stop living a life of routine existence, NOW. If playing it safe has become our only purpose, we have lost our passion. A life with no passion, is no life. It ages you prematurely. Don’t accept mediocrity. We were blessed with a creative imagination and a goal seeking mechanism called the mind. We are not our mind, we have a mind, we use it, to create the world we desire and believe we deserve.

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As always, thanks for visiting.. Dave

Why Diets Don’t Work

WHAT’S A DIET

Most of us think of Diet not as “the customary food and drink of a culture”, but in its more insidious form as “a temporary and highly restrictive program of eating in order to lose weight”.

Here are five reasons they don’t work.

  1. You regain the weight you lose. Studies have shown that 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1-5 years. Since dieting, by definition, is a temporary food plan, it won’t work in the long run. Moreover, the deprivation of restrictive Diets may lead to a Diet-overeat or Diet-binge cycle. While on a Diet, because your body thinks your starving, it automatically slows your metabolism, which is another reason its so hard to lose the weight.
  2. Fad Diets can be harmful. They may lack essential nutrients, for example. Moreover they teach you nothing about healthy eating. Thus, when you’ve reached your desired weight you simply boomerang back to the unhealthy eating patterns that caused your weight gain in the first place. This is the beginning of “yo-yo dieting, which not only prematurely ages you, but can bring on other health problems.
  3. Overly restrictive diets can take the pleasure out of eating.
  4. Dieting, along with frequent and compulsive weighing that accompanies it, can lead to eating disorders. Studies show that people who diet are 8 times more likely to develop an eating disorder, or physiological issue related to food.
  5. And most importantly, new research is starting to uncover that our ability to process calories and control our hunger is at the mercy of a chemical process known as the “Cannabinoid System”.http://smarterfittness.com/obesity-in-america-new-research 

    INSTEAD OF DIETS

Instead of going on a restrictive diet that limits the foods we eat, we need to have a better understanding about how the Cannabinoid System works in our bodies, and how by blocking certain neural receptors we can increase our body’s metabolism more effectively burn the calories we intake. It’s about making our bodies more effective in digesting the foods we eat and reduce the false mental cravings.

A WEIGHT LOSS COFFEE

Valentus has done just that, with its development of a SlimROAST Optimum Coffee. A neuralgic system of several independently performing nutrients, working together to deliver this “stack” to the right places in the brain and throughout the circulatory system through its nitric oxide production.

Not only will you manage your weight with SlimROAST Optimum Coffee, but you will love the taste. The coffee is even more effective if mixed with our Prevail KETO Creamer, which promotes natural ketogenesis.

  • Weight Management Coffee with a Neurological Purpose
  • Helps shut off Cravings from the brain and the stomach
  • A logical and easy solution to intelligent weight management

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As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Obesity in America; New Research

LEADING CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE DISEASES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 70% of the $3.5 trillion America spends on healthcare goes toward preventable diseases. And the leading cause of preventable diseases is obesity, which has been associated with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions, which in turn is the catalyst for everything that goes wrong. The CDC concludes that more than two-thirds of American adults, aged 20 and older, are simply too fat. Approximately one-third of Americans are a healthy weight, one-third are overweight, and one-third are obese.

PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES OF OBESITY

The bottom line is that the big solution lies in getting people to understand why they are overweight and what causes obesity, it is not a matter of just over eating. One has to wonder if the root cause of the healthcare problem is just bad leadership. America seems to be simply agreeing to pay for healthcare for people who have made themselves sick.

HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS

If one-third of overweight Americans became fit, so that two-thirds were healthy, problem solved. Fixing obesity would nearly eradicate Type 2 diabetes. And fixing obesity would free up significantly more money than the current tax proposals would dredge out of American pockets. There is no single act of leadership that has bigger money implications than simply doubling the number of fit Americans.

Significantly reducing the percentage of obese Americans would save multiple times more taxpayer money than pulling all U.S. troops out of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

IT’S METABOLISM

Americans are confused and while experts tell us that obesity is a self-inflicted condition, new research is starting to uncover that out ability to restrict out calories and control out hunger is actually out of out control. That we are at the mercy of a chemical system that cunningly influences how much we eat.

THE CANNABINOID SYSTEM

The Cannabinoid System explains why some people have more problems with obesity than others. Cannabinoids are hormones made from Omega-6 fatty acids, primarily in the liver and kidney. Essentially Cannabinoids hinder the ability of insulin to push sugar into cells, so we don’t burn the sugar, we end up insulin resistant.

Cannabinoids do this by blocking a substance called Adiponectin, produced by fat cells, which normally allow muscle to use carbs and fats effectively. This explains why some people gain weight and others burn calories more readily. This also explains why some are often hungrier when they get fatter, since a brain that doesn’t have sugar pushed into it still senses hunger.

BASIS OF FOOD CRAVINGS

Experts are starting to realize that the biological basis for food cravings and binges is that out Cannabinoid System creates uncontrollable urges that drive people to foods with a bias for fats and sugars. Cannabinoids also stimulate the liver to make more fat, which causes out Triglyceride and LDL levels to become elevated, another risk factor for high blood pressure, Diabetes and Heart Disease and they stimulate the brain to increase food intake, which leads to abnormal obesity, which leads to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.

Cannabinoids also stimulate out system to store fat in the Omentum, a fat storing organ around the stomach. The Omentum also soaks up excess steroids released during stress and these steroids actually help the Omentum fat cells to bulk up even more.

WHY WE FEEL HUNGRY

Cannabinoids have some influence over the different signals that out brain gets to eat. Some come from the stomach but most come from hormonal regulators in the brain, that influence how other hormones work and how fast we feel hungry.

WHY VALENTUS COFFEE WORKS.

Cannabinoid receptor-blocking drugs have decreased weight more than twice as much as restricting calories alone, meaning that they actually increase your metabolism plus these receptor-blocking substances decrease the morbidities from obesity twice as much as could be expected from weight loss alone.

IT’S A LOGICAL SOLUTION

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As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

Social Network Marketing: Now More Then Ever

TODAY THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS

  1. Traditional Corporations; You Develop it yourself, some great examples are Sears, Toys R Us, K Mart, and JC Penney
  2. Franchises; Buy existing system, some great examples are McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Sport Clips, Great Clips
  3. Network Marketing; Buy into existing business, some examples are Herbalife, Amway, Avon, Mary Kay

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE

People acquire their beliefs from their experiences. If someone lives on a street where everyone works for a corporation, that person will believe that working for a corporation is the only option. If no one on that street does Network Marketing for a living, this person will probably believe that Network Marketing, can’t be a full-time income. No Experience No Belief.

YOU DO IT EVERY DAY

The biggest sale we have to make as Network Marketers is to convince prospects that they already do Network Marketing every day, they just don’t get paid for it. If everyone really believed this, how hard would it be to sign up prospects? It would be so easy. All you have to do is simply sell a prospect on changing their beliefs about Network Marketing. Once a prospect believes that they do Network Marketing every day, their next question is how do I collect from it? It’s all about changing the dis-empowering belief based on their experiences.

“The best way to predict the future, is to create it.” -Peter Drucker

MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER

Zig Ziglar, once asked his audience: ” Can you do something to make your life worse in the next three weeks?” The audience said, ” yes of course.” This was easy for them to visualize and accept. Then Zig said: ” Can you do something to make your life better in the next three weeks?” Ah! now the audience had to accept that they could.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

This means that we are in control of our lives, we are not victims of circumstance, and we should stop blaming others for our current situations. When given an opportunity to do something to make our lives better, why do so many of us procrastinate?

STOP PROCRASTINATING

We need to ask ourselves the following questions.

  1. If I pass on the opportunity, will anything change?
  2. Am I happy with the status quo?
  3. Will the status quo change by itself?
  4. Can I continue to accept the status quo?

If you answered no to the four questions above then you’ve decided, all that’s left is to accept the opportunity. Before accepting that next brain-dead job or start ruining your car driving for Uber. Click on the link below and see how you can do something to make your life better.

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AS always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

Want to Quiet the Noise in Your Mind?

Here are somethings I’ve started to try that have helped me, maybe they will help you to.

  1. Start listening to Classical music when you drive. Classical music has been proven to be the only form of music that engages both sides of the mind, ensure you listen to it at low volume.
  2. Cancel the local Newspaper. Being a subscriber for years and years I thought that this would be a daunting task, what I found instead is that I didn’t become so emotionally tied to things, if I didn’tknow about them. I realized that I didn’t need my finger on the pulse of everything that was happening around the city and in the country. If it’s of real importance it would find it’s way to me.
  3. Monitor my TV, if you have a DVR record what you want to watch. Try to eliminate all commercials. Never channel surf and remove the TV from the bedroom and never go to sleep with the TV on.
  4. Go to the local park and just walk for thirty to forty minutes every day.
  5. Start reading the books you’ve been putting off for years, especially before going to bed.
  6. Listen to white noise audio while sleeping, start a dream journal.
  7. Take a sauna or steam three times a week
  8. Start exercising thirty to forty minutes three times a week
  9. Stop the negative mind talk, be impeccable with your work

As always, thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

 

Is Yoga Good for Baby Boomers?

If you’ve ever wondered if starting Yoga in your late 50s is a good idea, let me tell you about my experience. I decided to start doing Yoga seriously at 59 years old. My main motivation was to improve my flexibility for my golf game. I started taking classes at the local Gym that I belonged to. While the instructors were usually very nice, I noticed right away that the classes were full for the good ones and empty for the others, not so good.

I admit to being intimidated at first, not knowing the difference between an up dog and a down dog, but from my position in the back of the class I slowly started gaining confidence. One of the disadvantages of doing Yoga in a Gym environment is that the most gyms have one maybe two Yoga sessions a day. Luckily I was able to establish a routine of three days a week.

After three months of classes I noticed a few things. My flexibility had improved as shown in my golf game, but I was surprised that my balance and coordination also showed marked improvement. I also seemed to be handling my stress levels a little better, and I even found myself kinda meditating as I tried to control my breathing while doing my Yoga routine.

I’ve since learned that Yoga especially for Baby Boomers is not only safer but out performs Aerobic exercises, at improving flexibility and balance but also improving core strength and reducing joint pain. Yoga has been pretty mainstream in Gyms for the last ten years and even longer in certain parts of the country. But the problem with Gyms is that the classes are limited and the instruction can vary greatly. But it is inexpensive. Private Yoga studios offer greater flexibility and quality instruction making it easier to establish a routine, but the facilities can vary greatly with regard to changing rooms showers and spa facilities. And they can be expensive.

If your looking to start doing Yoga today I would really suggest you look at joining an On-line Yoga Program. Yogadownload.com is the company I’d recommend, and here’s why.

Who are they

Name: Yogadownload

Website: Yogadownload.com

Price: Competitive

Owner: Jamie Kent

Overall Rank: 9.6 out of 10.0

Product Overview

On-line training programs is one of the fastest growing segments in the fitness industry. Fitness apps. Are growing 87% faster than other industries, with more than 1/2 of all smart phone users have a fitness app on their phone. On-line programs offer members the ability to log on anytime from anywhere. The programs are taught by some worlds the best instructors, at a fraction of the cost of a studio. Not only can you do a routine at your convince but you can fine tune to exactly the type of yoga you want and the skill level your at. Many other features are available including the fact that you belong to a social community of like-minded people that are very engaged in what your doing.

The Pros

  • World Class instructors
  • Unsurpassed quality and selection of classes to choose from
  • Free video downloads for off-line use
  • Affordability: $1.00 2 week intro, $12.00/month basic $18.00/month premium $120/yr premium
  • Experience: 10 years on-line, 220,000 members, 56 countries
  • Yoga anywhere on any mobile device

The Cons

  • Need to be self-motivated
  • Exercise usually at home alone
  • Nobody to check your form or posture

Who’s it for

90% of people come to Yoga for flexibility, stress relief, general health and physical fitness. But for Baby Boomers specifically, along with these obvious benefits,it can help problems like chronic pain, fatigue,obesity,asthma, but even more important Yoga offers a chance at self-reflection, to practice self-kindness and self-compassion and continued growth and self-awareness.

If your a Baby Boomer and you feel it’s too late to start, that your not “flexible enough” you need to realize that Yoga is’not about attaining the perfect pose, it’s not about being “good enough” or “right”, Yoga is about removing any judgment and letting you be present to who you are now.

Verdict

Yogadowload.com is a proven performer in the industry. Verywellfit.com ranked the #4 in the industry, after visiting the sites of the competitors, I found Yogadownload.com to be of a higher quality, more professional site. They are highly interactive with their members offering a wide variety of programs and products designed to improve the quality of life now.

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As always thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

Are Baby Boomers Using Spas?

It starts with relaxing, in a room heated by a continuous flow of hot air, allowing the bather to perspire freely. Follow this up with a shower, and ten minutes in a whirl pool, massaging your joints and muscles under the jets of hot water. Sounds pretty good huh? then why aren’t more Baby Boomers doing it?

Saunas

The first Turkish Baths opened in the United States in 1861. While popularity of the traditional Turkish Bath has declined over the last 150 years, hot-air baths still thrive in the form of the Russian Steam bath and the Finnish Sauna.

The first mention of a Russian Steam Bath or Banya can be found in the Radzivill Chronicles dated 945 AD. Ancient Romans had a Cult of Bathhouse, where they not only washed themselves, but socialized, painted, read poetry, sang and feasted. Their Bathhouses even had special rooms for Massage, Gym and Libraries. Wealthy citizens often went to the Bathhouses twice a day.

The Finnish Sauna’s earliest roots are difficult to trace, but its earliest versions are believed to be from 700 BC. Today Finland has over 5 million inhabitants and over 3 million Saunas. Finns think of the Sauna not as a luxury, but as a necessity.

Health Benefits of Saunas

  • Reduce the risk of Heart Disease; studies have shown that taking a Sauna 2 to 3 times a week, can reduce the chances of Heart related death by 27%. And 50% if you take them 5 to 7 times a week.
  • Greater Longevity; A 20-year study noted a 40% reduction in premature death, for those who enjoyed a Sauna daily.
  • Rids the Body of Toxins; Perspiration cools the body down and rids the body of harmful waste products. Environmental pollutants, man made chemicals, heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, prescription drugs, nicotine and alcohol. The average person expels roughly a quart of sweat daily via the Ecerine Glands. A sauna triggers the gland to secrete a quart in 15 minutes.
  • Simulates the effects of exercise; heat stress, simulates intense physical activity. Sweating in a sauna after exercise soothes and relaxes muscles, expands and opens blood vessels that optimize blood vessel function.
  • Improves Heart Health; Saunas are both safe for healthy adults and those suffering from cardiovascular issues like angina pectoris, heart failure, and myocardial infraction, always check with your Dr. for guidance.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure; In addition to regulating blood pressure, sauna therapy is considered safer then prescription medication for the treatment of anxiety disorders, seasonal effective disorder (SAD), joint pain and the soothing of muscle spasms.

Boomers should start Using Saunas

The other day as I was sitting in the Sauna observing my body sweat and contemplating. It dawned on me how much I look forward to my Sauna after my workout, its become like a reward for completing another routine. In the thirty plus years that I’ve been doing these little routines its never ceased to amaze me how few people actually take advantage of the Spa facilities available in all the Gyms across the country. This is especially true about Baby Boomers.

It’s Free

What’s really gotten me thinking about, is that since turning 65, MediCare will actually pay for my Gym membership. In the thirty plus years I’ve paid an average of 35 to 45 a month to belong to a Gym. I now pay nothing and can use Gyms all across the country for free. I was taking a Sauna while traveling through California recently (I live in Las Vegas), and as usual I was sitting there alone, and the thought struck me, do Boomers just not care or do they just not know that this is available to them.

I, can understand the reluctance about starting an exercise program, but who would be reluctant about starting a spa program, especially when its FREE and so good for your health. Have Baby Boomers become that complacent or desperate, that they would rather sit in front of a TV or in the case of Vegas in front of a slot machine, for hours day after day, week after week. Has that become our idea of retirement?

Attitude Adjustment

Having the attitude that our parents had and society still has about growing old is wrong. Instead of being the worst of times it should be the best of times. It affords all of us, the chance to finally live the Dream, you’ve been holding all these years.

Holding onto dis-empowering beliefs that we’ve gotten from our parents, and continue to get, from the mass media outlets, about what growing old is all about, is wrong. Mass Media looks upon our Generation with an attitude of disdain and dismissiveness. All they see is a generation of diminishing returns. I’m sick of the condescending attitudes and tired of being made to feel like a second class citizen simply because I’m in my 60s. With the advancements in health care 60 is quickly becoming the new 50 and soon 70 will be the new 60.

Get with the Program

This website is a Manifestation of a Dream I have. It’s important to write and speak from my own position of purpose, knowing within that I am on a mission.I am simply doing what I know to be the right thing for me, while always

considering improving the lives of others. If my work helps you and others, I am thrilled. If not, I am still thrilled at being able to produce it. I am not focused on the outcome of my efforts. Results are not what motivate me. Changing the way Baby Boomers think about the future is what motivates me. Continue to visit this site where we will be discussing, how holding on to the same dis-empowering beliefs, will continue to give you the same dis-empowered life. You’ve heard the saying about insanity, “doing the same thing expecting a different result” well its time we start to challenge some paradigms that we got from our parents,  who got it from theirs, and create new ones, as we look forward to the next twenty years.

As always, thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

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