By Rose L. Williamson on November 9, 2014
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Did you know that breathing is the only essential bodily function performed unconsciously, that you can control consciously? Your body can go without food for months, water for weeks and yet your body can’t go without oxygen for more than a few minutes. Think about it.
The power of breath has been known in India for thousands of years. Any type of quality yoga combines two powerful elements, those of breathing and stretching. The word “spirit” in the Hebrew language or “life-force” can be translated into the word “breath”. You may recall in the bible it describes that god literally breathed the breath of life into Adam.
Our breath is quite literally our life force. Oxygen feeds every part of the body. Breathing deeply and slowly will relax you, while instantly sending powerful doses of oxygen to the brain and every single cell of the body.
One of the main reasons people find smoking relaxing is that they are taking slow deep breaths. It’s powerful enough to calm the system even while inhaling poisons. What would happen if it was done without the cigarette? It’s an interesting fact that the word “conspiracy” comes from a Latin word meaning two or more breathing in unison.
Carbon dioxide robs the body of oxygen. Carbon dioxide is poisonous to our body in high amounts and that’s exactly why we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Breathing influences every organ in the body and balances the brain hemisphere. This is a profoundly important lesson: learn to breathe effectively.
Many people report that they’d like to be able to have the ability to relax. How much value would it be if you could relax at will? Being in a relaxed state has it’s side effects, you tend to be able to concentrate more, and retain information more easily. Could this be of use to you? My guess is probably yes.
Breathing deeply and evenly through both nostrils helps to synchronize both sides of the brain. The right nostril tends to stimulate the left side of the brain and the left stimulates the right side of the brain. Research has proven that the brain swaps the dominate nostril we breathe through every 90 minutes.
In addition, breathing has all sorts of physiological effects on the body, some very noticeable and others not so noticeable. Some physicians believe that breath is the doorway between the conscious and the unconscious mind. It can help relax and feed specific parts of the body, give greater control over the nervous system and often plays a large role in miraculous cures. Breathing deeply puts us in what science calls a “kinesthetic” state; that is, a more feeling state. Some people believe god has created us with a fixed number of breaths. A definite advantage to breathe deeper.
Anytime you’re tired, stop and take ten deep breaths. I’m going to show you the best way to breathe. The best way to breathe is in the pit (or bottom) of your stomach. Why, you may ask? Few people know that the lungs extend beyond the rib cage, in fact 2/3 of the lungs sit below the lowest rib. Filling the larger portion of the lungs will literally explode your energy.
Do the exercise right now. You might as well apply what you’re learning? You do want to feel better, right? It’s so incredibly easy, yet so profoundly powerful. Breathe into the pit of your stomach. As deep as you can. Put your hand on the bottom of your stomach and push your stomach out as you breathe.
While you read this, relax and start breathing deeply. Make sure you breathe in through your nose. Now breathe as deeply as you can, hold it, as long as comfortable then breathe out through your mouth. Would you expect to go to the gym one time and say Great, now I’m fit for life and I’ll never need to work out again!? The answer is no. The same thing applies with breathing. You’ll notice an explosion in how you feel if you take this and use this.
The best thing about deep breathing is it can be done anywhere while you’re doing others things. You can do it while driving, sitting or working at a computer. I advise many of my clients who sit in front of a computer all day to learn to deep breath and keep their circulation moving by doing basic ankle exercises. Do this and the difference in your energy at the end of your day will be noticable.
This tool is simple and can be used anytime, anywhere. It helps lower stress, increase energy, aid mental clarity and infuse every cell in your body with the most precious element for the body, oxygen. And there is nothing to replace drinking enough water.
There are actually diet rules out there that are meant to be broken? Yes, recently many dated diet guidelines and myths are up for speculation. You’ve probably heard all these silly rules before, but experts weigh-in on the worthiness of these supposed truisms – most of which won’t help you lose weight or make dieting any easier.
10 Food Rules You Can Ignore:
1. Eating at night will pile on the pounds. The total calories you consume over a 24-hour period or over a week is what causes you to gain weight, and when you eat these calories doesn’t matter.
2. It’s best to eat at the same times every day. Eat when you’re hungry, not when the clock says it’s time to eat.
3. Dieting with a buddy always makes weight loss easier. Common goals may pay off but weight loss is a personal journey.
4. Dietary fat keeps you feeling full longer, so you’ll eat less. Fat does take longer to digest, but it will not help you control your appetite. Foods likely to fight off hunger the longest are protein foods, followed by carbohydrates, then fats.
5. When you blow your diet, you might as well wait until the next day to get back on track. Nothing could be farther from the truth- always try to get right back on track with your next meal.
6. Refusing food at a party or when visiting is rude. Turning down food that you know will blow your diet is socially acceptable.
7. Skipping a meal every now and then will help you lose. Skipping a meal means you will be so hungry at the next meal that you are likely to overeat. This can also help lead to a slowdown of your metabolism.
8. Bread is fattening, nuts are fattening, pasta is fattening. Whole-wheat bread/pasta is a great source of nutrients, and it won’t make you gain weight more than any other food with the same number of calories.
9. All calories are equal. This is somewhat true, however; you’ll get more nutrients from a 100-calorie apple than from a 100-calorie portion of white bread. Choose healthier items if you are losing weight, or controlling your hunger.
10. If you don’t clean your plate, you’re wasting food. If you just don’t feel right leaving the table until you’ve cleaned your plate, underestimate your hunger and put less food on your plate to begin with, or you may overeat.
Don’t believe everything you hear! Much of it is just superstition. Now you can tell your friends the real truth. In the end, nutrition experts say, many of the food and dieting rules we hold dear are meant to be broken – without guilt!
Insulated sports water bottles are great because they do not sweat and will keep your water cold for longer in this summer heat. Additionally they are not bulky or heavy as previous thermos bottles people often have used in the past. Many are searching for a reusable insulated water bottle so here is what to look for in an insulated water bottle and the best insulated bottle on the market today
Because insulated water bottles have a double wall they are larger than bottles that hold the same amount of water. The Fresh Taste Sports Water bottle holds 25 ounces but weighs only 13.9 ounces before filling with water and is made of BPA-free plastic. It features a flip straw top and has a soft padded bottom which makes it ideal for sitting at your desk, but ideal for when going for a hike.
We realize that many today asked where these are made; Unfortunately, as searcher soon discover after research and while talking about stainless steel water bottles, there are no stainless steel bottles made in the US. They are all made in China. So, if you want insulated stainless steel water bottled that’s not made in China you will not find the bottle you are looking for in the U.S. Another option is to buy a glass water bottle such as Fresh Taste glass water bottle; however we highly recommend that whatever bottle you do decide to buy, buy stainless or glass because they are safe water bottles that are not made of BPA, which is found in many plastics.
Fresh Taste sports water bottle and reusable glass water bottles are both great choices as some of the following reviews posted show.
“Wonderful water bottle with everything I wanted. Insulated, stainless, flip-top drinking spout, rubber non-slip bottom, fits in car cup holder. Keeps water cold all day. Even keeps it cold for a few hours inside a car on hot sunny days. Wide mouth, easy to clean, dishwasher safe. No matter what you carry in it, it easily washes off the stainless, not lingering to effect the flavor of the next drink.”
By Pamela S on July 12, 2015
“I got this for my husband to take to work…part of the spend less while being healthier plan. He RAVES about this bottle — ice and last for a few DAYS in it! He takes it every day. Easy to clean, easy to fill – even with full-sized ice cubes. Love how the spout flips away and is protected. Nice feature- one I got for the kiddo from a store wasn’t so well made – spout broke when it was dropped. This is rather lightweight for its carrying capacity as well. Nice to have something live up to its hype!”
By Mish VM Don July 7, 2015
“We prefer our drinks hot hot or cold cold. This is our cold cold drink bottle. Ice will keep overnight in it (not perfectly of course, but it’s not a freezer). I was leery at first of the straw – prefer not to mess with a straw – but this container has proven to be reliable and leak proof and not so much of a hassle to keep clean with a straw brush. The built in handle is nice – I’ve had to attach straps to others I’ve purchased in the past. The logo wore off after the first few weeks. Since I carry this almost everywhere, it’s regularly scratched and bumped – so it has some battle scars where the blue paint has been marred. We didn’t buy it for its looks so that’s ok, but should be noted. I dropped it on concrete the other day – on the weakest place possible – the straw spout. It’s fine, actually, the lip used to open and close the straw was chipped, but the function wasn’t affected. So, poor thing is scratched and scarred and one day, I’ll buy another, but since it still functions exactly as it’s supposed to and since I’ll be just as brutal on the next one, I have no real excuse to buy another, yet.”
By SL Son May 4, 2015
Water –Life’s Necessary Precious Liquid
Without a doubt, water is essential to life, second only to oxygen. It an established fact that humans can survive for several weeks without food but less than six days without water!
Our body weight is made up of three quarters water. Take the brain for an example which is 75 to 85 percent water. Then muscles which are 70 percent. Water helps us to digest and absorb food, and carry nutrients to the cells. It regulates our body temperature, removes toxins and other waste, and lubricates joints and the colon.
Drink Water to Lose Weight :Drinking enough water is also a factor in weight loss.
Consider, water has no calories, is fat-free and cholesterol-free, and is low in sodium. Then when water is consuming enough, it works in suppressing the appetite. Next, water helps the body to metabolize the stored fat. How is that you may wonder? If the kidneys do not have enough water, they will not function properly. The liver steps in as a backup, but doing so hinders its ability to metabolize fat effectively. The fat thus remains stored in the body, and you gain weight. Dr. Donald Robertson of the Southwest Bariatric Nutrition Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., says, “proper water intake is a key to weight loss. If people who are trying to lose weight don’t drink enough water, the body can’t metabolize the fat adequately.”
True, water retention is often responsible for weight gain. Hence, many who are prone to water retention think that the solution is to reduce their water intake. However the opposite is true. When the body experiences a water deficit, it attempts to hold on to every available drop by storing it in such places as the feet, the hands, and the legs. For the very reason nutritionists recommend that we give our body what it needs—enough water. And keep in mind, the more salt you eat, the more water you will retain to dilute it.
Hydrate Your Body
Studies show that each day, on average, some two quarts or (Two liters) of water is eliminated through intestines, lungs, skin and the kidneys. The body lose about one pint of liquid every day just by exhaling. If this water is not replaced, the body will become dehydrated. Signs of dehydration are headache, fatigue, muscle soreness, dark urine, heat intolerance, and dry mouth and eyes.
How much water should one drink than? Well Dr. Howard Flaks, a bariatric (obesity) specialist, says: “The minimum for a healthy person is eight to ten eight-ounce [quarter-liter] glasses a day. You need more if you exercise a lot or live in a hot climate. And overweight people should drink an extra glass for every 25 pounds [10 kg] they exceed their ideal weight.” However, some now say that it is enough to drink water when you are thirsty, although if you are very thirsty, you may already be somewhat dehydrated.
Can other beverages be taken instead of water? Many liquids are loaded with sugar and milk which increases the body’s need for water, as water is needed to digest them. Other drinks that is, caffeine-containing beverages like coffee and tea are mildly diuretic, making it necessary to drink more water to replace what is excreted.
Conclusion: There is just no substitute water the- precious liquid. So how about drinking refreshing water using your FRESH Taste glass Bottle right now?
Tips for Increasing Water Intake
● Carry a Fresh Taste glass or Fresh Taste double wall sports water bottle everywhere you go.
● Drink water with every meal.
● Drink before, during, and after exercise.
● Take water breaks instead of coffee breaks.
● Add fruit’s and mint leafs to your water for natural flavor.
Things you should know about how water effects your body!
Water is the most important substance in the world. But not all water is created equal.
What you put into your body should be as pure and unblemished as possible – which is why we at Enagic® believe in producing only the best water on the planet.
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Kangen Water® is healthy drinking water rich in minerals, purged of impurities, and ionized through electrolysis. Alkaline ionized Kangen Water® is an excellent choice for healthy hydration. Not only does it taste great and refreshing, but it also helps you avoid impurities AND save money!
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Presently there is a wide range of factors why we prefer glass over plastic or other man-made materials as containers for our juice or smoothies, even though costs can be a little bit more expensive. The following is just a couple of the more important reasons.
Plastics have been linked with an variety of disturbances in hormonal balance in our bodies which can result in cell, organ, and tissue damage. It is a petroleum based substance and often times the chemicals used in the process of making or partial breakdown of the plastic leaches into the liquid within the bottle.
Plastic is very porous, whereas glass is non-permeable which means it does not absorb food colors or aromas, or harbor bacteria.
Considerably better for the environment. Not only does glass last for a longer time than plastic, but it can also be used and washed repeatedly without sacrificing its shape, cleanliness, and longevity. In addition, when plastic is recycled it loses its integrity and doesn’t get constructed into more plastic bottles. Every time you purchase a plastic bottle or container, it is manufactured using new plastic. Glass, on the other hand, can be recycled over and over again without sacrificing its quality.
Additionally probably the most important reason, TASTE. Juice and smoothies just tends to taste far better and more refreshing being sipped out of a chilled glass bottle then a funny tasting plastic one.
While it might seem to make some sense to use a more travel friendly less fragile container we find that glass is the number 1 choice when seeking to be more environmentally friendly.
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