Category : Fitness

Make Exercise & Eating Right A Habit

Eat Right

Making a daily habit of exercise can create happiness.

When you exercise, your body releases endorphins or the feel good hormones that can lift your mood. When you exercise every day – even if it’s just going for a walk around the block at work or at home – you help improve the way your organs can do their jobs.

You make it easier for them to function. You also create more mental alertness in your brain when you exercise, because you increase the way that your organs can get the oxygen that they need.

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Get Enough Sleep, Or Else…

For years, I was a raving insomniac!

On average, I got 4 hours of sleep a night. The nature of my work (as a heart surgeon for kids) coupled with some lifestyle choices led to this situation.

And for a long time, I didn’t see any (obvious) ill-effects from this.

But now that I’ve made a habit of protecting my sleep time, it’s just as obvious how many subtle changes a lack of adequate sleep caused in my personality and mental state.

Striving to find personal satisfaction can impact your sleep. You might already know the importance of getting as much sleep as your body needs.

But what you might not know is that when you skip out on getting enough sleep, you are sabotaging yourself. Losing sleep leads to feelings of unhappiness, anxiety and irritability.

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What Do You Eat?

What Do You Eat

A friend of 30 years (and medical school classmate) read my thoughts on “How To Stay Fit” and asked:

“Okay. What do you eat?”

It got me thinking about the kind of food I eat regularly. Because there’s a tight correlation between what you eat and how healthy and fit you are.

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How To Stay Fit

How To Stay Fit

This is for folks like ourselves. Folks who want to stay fit, but don’t know how. It’s a companion to “What Do You Eat?“, which is about tailoring your diet to achieve fitness and good health.

Please understand this this message comes with all standard disclaimers and warnings.

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