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Living Boundrylessly with your Computer ~

Those ~ Happy Eyes

Those ~ Happy Eyes

Hi Folks,

Today’s topic talks about keeping your eyes healthy while using your computer.

If you’re like me, there are times you need to use a computer ( in fact writing this story using my computer while enjoying the fresh air so can look at the relaxing mountains nearby).

As you know more and more jobs require the use of computers. Especially With the
information age being available on the computer, more and more
people are spending endless hours in front of the screen. After a
long day in front of the computer, it is common to start feeling
tired, irritable, or pain in the eyes or head. Staring at computers
and forgetting to relax and give the eyes a break can cause
permanent damage and eye problems.

No one is expected to live a life without computers; we all need
them and are use to them being a part of our daily lives. However,
it is important to listen to our bodies and relax or take a break
when necessary.

Do this to help your eyes, body, even your mind stay refreshed as well as healthy too !!

Listen to your body; it knows better than you do when it’s time for
a break. Do not work until your eyes burn; you missed all the
previous signs. Take short breaks every hour of work. This means
get at least once every hour and walk around. However, taking
breaks isn’t enough. Look away from the screen every 15-20 minutes
for a minute or two. Look at things close and far away to allow the
eyes to adjust and move around. The goal is to avoid the strain in
the first place.

Blink as often as you can to keep the eyes lubricated. Take a few
minutes to roll the eyeballs around; you can do this with your eyes
open or closed to avoid looking silly. Open and close your eyes
often to give them a short break. Yawn if you have too. Yawning
stretches out the jaw muscles and keeps them from becoming tense
causing headaches and eyes strain.

Move around as much as possible. You should always be in a
comfortable position so adjust your body or chair as often as
needed. Move the keyboard or monitor so you aren’t stretching your
neck or looking at things at a strange angle. Try to avoid glare on
the monitor, move it around as the sun moves or get a screen
protector.

Keep the work area bright and well lit. Bright lights lighten up
the mood and keep you feeling positive. Dim lights only bring down
your mood and cause you to feel sluggish. Making minor changes in
the work space and taking breaks often can keep long hours in front
of the computer from permanently damaging the eyes.

Some additional tips include:

Eye Roll Exercise
1. Can be done standing, sitting or lying down

2. With your eyes open, roll them around in clockwise circles 15-20 times, then anticlockwise circles 15-20 times

Start slowly and gradually do it faster

Make sure you roll your eyes around in as wide a circle as possible

Do the Eye Roll 2-3 times a day

Benefits

* Stretches and tones your eye muscles, and
* Enhances local blood circulation, which
* Improves vision

Tips

* Do the eye roll in bed to help you wake up
* Combine it with the Eye Rub, below, for greater benefits

Eye Rub Exercise
1. Can be done standing, sitting or lying down

2. Keep your eyes closed throughout the exercise

3. Rub your hands together briskly to warm them up

4. Immediately place the base ofyour palms over your eyes. Feel the heat penetrating & warming your eyes. Hold your hands there till the heat subsides. Repeat steps 3 & 4 a couple of times.

5. Warm up your hands again, then use the tips of your fingers to rub across your eyelids from the inside corner to the sides 20-30 times or for 1-2 minutes.

6. Warm your hands once again, then use the tips of your middle fingers to rub around youreye sockets. Go with the grain of your eyebrows. Do 20-30 circles around each eye or simply rubthem for 1-2 minutes.

Do the Eye Rub exercise 2-3 times a day

Benefits

* Soothes and relaxes your eyes, and
* Enhances local blood circulation, which
* Improves your vision

Tips

* Do the Eye Rub in bed to help you wake up

Most importantly of all is to balance your activities. This goes for using the computer with
getting out for some fresh air while viewing the scenery, to working in an office and taking a few
minutes break (I like calling them Energy Time to get more energy for getting things done).

Here’s to having healthy body, mind, AND eyes ~ Besides it is said the eyes are the window to the soul ~

Eyes ~ Windows to Our Heart and Soul ~

Eyes ~ Windows to Our Heart and Soul ~

Have Boundryless Eyes ~

Seeing the World through Your Eyes

Seeing the World through Your Eyes

Hi Everyone,

After finishing a morning of Qigong then Tai Chi time was enjoying some tea watching the sun rise over
the nearby lake near my home. It reminded me how sometimes we take important things for granted…
namely our eyes.

Here are some really cool exercises for Your Eyes…. Enjoy !!

Staring and straining are the worse things you can do to your eyes.
After a long day at work, your eyes are tired and need to relax and
renew to improve vision. The constant strain day in and day out
does nothing but damage your eyes. Below are three exercises
designed to remove eye strain.

The first exercise is the Dot exercise. To do this find a period or
comma on the page and focus on making it as clear as possible.
Stare at the period until it comes into focus. Chances are after a
few seconds the period will actually became less clear and blurry.

Try relaxing your eyes. Close them for a minute and let them relax.
Now look at the period without straining. Don’t stare; instead, let
your eyes slowly move around the page, over and around the period.
Don’t focus only on the period, the eyes need movement. Make sure
to blink a bit. Try closing your eyes and picturing the dot and
then look at it again. Once the eyes are relaxed it should be
easier to see the period.

The second exercise is the Word exercise. Find a word on the page
that is five or more letters long. Stare at the word so that all
the letters are in view, but don’t move your eyes. Focus entirely on
the whole word trying to get the best image in your head. Again,
staring and concentrating hard is going to cause the word to blur.

Now, relax your eyes and allow them to move slowly over, around,
and across each letter of the word. Blink. Allow your eyes to lead
you; don’t force them to look at what you want. The word should be
clearer when you look at it again. Let the eyes move around, that is
what will help them work best without any strain.

The third exercise is the Double Vision exercise. This exercise is
meant to get your eyes to work together as a team. Most people use
one eye to look at an object, while the other eye does its own
thing. Squinting can help bring an object into focus with both
eyes, but this can cause unnecessary stress. The trick is to relax
your eyes, focus on the object in a calm way, and allow both of
your eyes to focus together.

The Eyes have it in Living a Boundryless Life ~

Nibble This to Boost Immunity !!

Enjoying Immune Health

Enjoying Immune Health

Hi Everyone,

Here’s an easy tip to enjoy being healthy while boosting your immune system for the coming Fall ~ Winter season.

A brilliant prescription for revving up your immunity? Yep, it’s just like the old saying: an apple a day.

Studies have revealed that pectin, a special kind of fiber found in apples, may help boost levels of immune-supportive proteins. So crunching one a day could very well help keep the doctor away this cold season.

Immune-System Makeover
Apples aren’t the only source of pectin. You’ll find it in pears, citrus, and other fruit, too. And in a recent animal study, this soluble fiber helped increase levels of interleukin-4, a compound that stimulates production of infection-fighting mast cells. And as a result, munching on pectin weakened illness severity and duration in the test subjects.

A Good Support System
One catch, though: Soluble fiber wasn’t a quick fix. It took about 6 weeks of daily soluble fiber doses to get results. The authors of the study suggest that aiming for 25 to 38 grams of total fiber per day — both soluble and insoluble — would be a good immune-supportive goal. So have an apple a day, but add some whole-grain oatmeal, oranges, and beans to your day, too.

Here’s a delicious way to enjoy boosting your Immune System !

Healthy and Quick Apple Blueberry Crisp

Deliciously Healthy Apple Blueberry Crisp

Deliciously Healthy Apple Blueberry Crisp

1. Apple blueberry crisp can be simple to make: Using a large bowl combine the flour with brown sugar and cinnamon. Toss the sliced apples until well coated.

2. Add the mixture to an 8×8 baking pan that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray, or coated with cooking oil.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the oatmeal with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 brown sugar, and the walnuts. Drizzle with the melted butter, and mix thoroughly.

4. Apple blueberry crisp will need more ingredients! Gently drop the above mixture by spoon over apple recipe. It does not have to be perfect, but be sure the mixture is somewhat evenly placed.

5. Add blueberries by dropping 1 or 2 at a time, and tapping gently into the mixture with a spoon.

6. Bake for 45 minutes, checking at 35 minutes. Mixture should be browning at that point. If it is cooking too quickly, turn off the oven, and let it remain for another 10 minutes.

7. Apple blueberry crisp is often preferred served warm. If saving for another time, allow to cool before placing in another container.

Living Purposefully ~

Purposeful Happiness ~ Found in Children ~

Purposeful Happiness ~ Found in Children ~


Hi Folks,

From time to time will journey from the physical tips and posts to ones of a more reflective nature.

This is one of them….Enjoy and please post your thoughts and comments….they are truly appreciated ~

Overcoming Difficulty…

When all is said and done, difficulty can actually be easily overcome.

You ask….How is it soooo easily overcome.

Join me in this reflection from one of my teachers on a sunny spring day ~

By paying attention to HOW you live your life from moment to moment.

Causes produce effects, so decide NOW….this very Moment,
to take charge of those Causes thus Creating the effects you truly
want to experience.

You DO have a choice ~

Chose your path with a purpose in mind….

while…..

Replacing those …

thought patterns …

behaviors …

expressions …

that are leading only to anguish, even distress.

Then you’re on the path to eliminating suffering.

It all comes down to Living each Moment as if it is Golden

AND….

Making a Purposeful Conscious Choice !!

Live Boundrylessly ~
Moment to Moment ~ Purposefully !!

The ~ Most ~ Important Supplement… EVER!

Healthy Sparkling Water

Healthy Sparkling Water ~ Does the body Good

Most important supplement you say eh? How is that so? Our bodies need a variety of supplements to enable us to build hulk size muscles!

Yes that is true. But just like all of the other secrets that I unveil here at stayfitbug.com, It has usually been sitting right under your nose the whole time. Yet I bet you don’t take enough of the stuff.

WATER!

What the hell… that’s info even a 5 year old kid would know Shaun. Rubbish post… I’m outta here!

…. 😐

But wait!

Check out this info before you decide to hit the X button. I can guarantee you I will correct your current ways. Because I can guarantee you that you are not drinking enough water… even if you think you are.

Water is so important, that I consider it a ‘supplement‘ more than just some human need.

Scientist Fact

According to Jonny Bowden’s book ‘The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth‘ and a few other scientists out there, our body is 83 percent water. Your muscles are 75 percent water. Even your brain is 74 percent water.

Since you now know that… how the hell are you going to be trying to fill your body full of some whey protein shake. Eh?

I bet your diet looks a little something like this

* Food 40%
* Shakes and snacks 40%
* Water 20%

Or something not far off from that. I like taking protein shakes and supplements as much as you do. In fact, you need supplements if your goal is to take your body to the next level. But your current ‘ways’ are just wrong.

And now for the high school science lesson.

The Benefits Of Water

* Crucial to live and survive
* Can help improve energy
* Increase mental and physical performance
* Remove various toxins and waste from your body.

But most importantly for you, is that drinking water is necessary to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. That means,

No water = No digesting those ‘protein shakes‘ That you love ever so much.

And you’ll have a hard time staying true to the saying,

You are what you eat

As your body won’t be very effective in converting protein into muscle.

Have I converted you to remain on this post yet? Yea… I think so!

But I’m not going to beat you up about it too much though. Because not drinking enough water is something that we all do, myself included.

Here Is a Quick Solution.

1. Drink a large glass of water with every meal
2. Carry a large bottle of water with you and make it a daily goal to finish it by the end of the day
3. Have a glass of water after every alcoholic drink when you are out partying

The third one I have been doing for years. It seemed to prove effective every time I tried to drive back home. Oops! Did I just say that 😮 well, I was sober almost every time, so not guilty!

Sure, water is far from a sexy supplement, and doing the above might even bore you to death at times. But doing so and following through with it will allow for some drastic improvements to your body, for the way it looks AND feels. And this is definitely something you will want to do if you are preparing for shock body exercises.

Enjoy a healthy Boundryless Life with ….Water !!

5 Keys to a Great Workout !!

Lift weights while enjoying health

Lift weights while enjoying health

Build your health with these Five Key Elements

A proper exercise plan should include 5 main elements:

Free Weights – Hands down, free weights are the best way to build massive amounts of muscle and strength. With free weights, you actually feel like you’re working out. Bodyweight is great too, however they may not be the QUICKEST way to build lean muscle mass unless you use progressive overload, same principles as with weights.

Machines are just too awkward and do not teach your body to move in a natural and full range of motion. I’m usually too short for most machines. The only “machine” I recommend is cables, which allow you to move through a natural range of motion, and allow for quick adjustments in weight.

Free weights add in an element of balance and control, forcing your entire body to be engaged behind a single lift. Hence, you could be training more muscle then you know, while performing movements such as squats and lunges.

In addition, free weights are relatively inexpensive. You can do hundreds of movements with just a barbell or pair of dumbbells. Most machines are only made for one or two movements. Cables are usually too expensive for home gyms.

Train your Legs – It’s amazing how many people just train their upper body. First of all, you’ll look funny if you have a huge torso with skinny legs. Most guys who focus only on arms and chest are shaped like this.

Second, you’re missing a huge muscle-building component here! Two of the most important hormones for muscle building are Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone (HGH). These two are released when training the maximum amount of muscle.

And whats the biggest muscle group in your body? Your legs. So every time your squat and deadlift, you’re increasing the muscle building percentage of your body. Any muscle building program that places more emphasis on your biceps then your legs is useless!

Compound Movements – So if working your legs releases a lot of Testosterone and HGH, then it’s quite obvious that all compound movements will as well, right? True. And there are many more reasons why compound movements are superior for muscle building than isolation movements.

One other key reason is because you’ll save time! Instead of training using 10-12 exercise to train your entire body, you can get the job done with just 4 movements! Then you can go and get on with the rest of your day!

Full Body Workouts – Speaking of training your body with just a few movements, full body workouts are superior to split body workouts for exactly the same reason we mentioned earlier: hormone release.

Move more muscle, release more Testosterone and HGH, and build more muscle. It’s not EXACTLY as simple as that, but that is a huge reason why I prefer full body workouts.

One other reason is because most guys need to add overall mass before they can start to isolation muscle groups. If you have no base of strength and muscle, then what are you isolating? There’s nothing on your arms to begin with!

Isolation movements should be used only if you’ve included all the other major compound movements in your program already.

Limit Cardio – If you’re a skinny dude who’s doing cardio during a mass gaining phase because he’s afraid of gaining fat, then you need to get your priorities straight. Excessive cardio is counteractive to your muscle building goals.

Now, use these five elements as a check list against your current muscle building program. Let me make a suggestion: Craig Ballantyne’s 4×4 muscle building program. He’s spot on with this training regiment, as he covers all five of the above mentioned keys to mass gain.

Here’s a sample workout from his program:

Here’s to enjoying a Boundryless Life with the best wealth of all ~ Health !!!

Bodyweight exercise

Bodyweight exercise

Breast Cancer and…..Survival !!

Breast-Cancer-Survival

Breast-Cancer-Survival


Hey folks,

Just a note on going Beyond Lifes challenges.

Today have a read for you about a woman who had not one but DOUBLE Life challenges.

Read on and…..

I have a BIG favor to ask.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

(Had a family member pass away from breast cancer when I was in elementary school and it
devastated me and my family).

* My friend’s wife found out she had breast cancer and a couple of
days later found out she was pregnant. *

She fought hard and conquered breast cancer and wants to share her
story on her small personal blog.

Just go here:

If you could please swing on by her blog and possibly drop an
encouraging comment, that would be awesome.

Thanks 🙂

PS: If you have a blog and want to write a little blurb about her
site, that would be great as well.

I have a feeling there are a lot of people who will benefit from
her story.