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Struggling to catch some ZZZs ?

Garfield sleep

Garfield sleep

Hi Folks,

With the coming of Fall, work commits, family, and various side side projects, having energy ~ aka ~ a good nights sleep is just as important as good nutrition.

Here’s some suggestions to make it easier in catching those ZZZs.

Two studies published recently in the journal Sleep identified cell phones and our jobs as the biggest culprits of disrupted sleep among teens and adults, respectively. So, what can you do to combat insomnia? Here are some tips.

Easy ways Steps to a Great Night of ZZZs ~

  1. Make sure your environment is comfortable: bedding, pillows, temperature, noise, and lighting are all factors that can determine the quality of your sleep.
  2. Sleep when you’re tired: take naps if appropriate, but more importantly, go to bed when your body signals you that it’s ready. Staying up late to watch your favorite show is NOT more important than your health.
  3. Stay properly hydrated: hydration is key to reducing muscle cramping and other body discomforts, however it’s good to make sure you’re not going to bed with a full bladder — that will be a major disruptor. Accomplish the bulk of your hydration during the day and wean down a couple hours before bed.
  4. Ensure your hunger is satisfied: going to bed on an empty stomach is just as uncomfortable as being stuffed. Learn to listen to your body’s satiety cues and eat to satisfaction.
  5. Limit certain foods and drinks: stimulants such as caffeine found in coffee, tea, and chocolate disrupt your sleep cycle if ingested too late in the day. Although alcohol is technically a depressant, it is a major sleep disruptor — you may pass out, but it’s not quality sleep when under the influence!
  6. Go device-free 2 hours before bed: basking in the blue light of your phone or iPad depletes melatonin — the hormone that induces asleep. The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School found that regular use of devices before bed increased difficulty falling asleep, and reduced time in restorative sleep.
  7. Write out tomorrow’s to-do list: Worrying about work or an unfinished to-do list can keep you up at night. Write down tasks or recurring thoughts that are keeping you over-stimulated, stressed, or distracted. Even writing a letter to someone who upset you then throwing it away can stop the auto-play of negative events in your mind.
  8. Unwind before bed: read books in print under dim lighting, laugh and reminisce with friends or family, visualize, reflect or meditate on the abundance in your life, and journal gratitude for all you’re experiencing. These activities shift your mind and body into a state of relaxation by increasing the release of endorphins.
  9. Drink Calm Tea: the anti-stress drink by Natural Vitality is a simple way to provide your body with one of its most abundant and vital minerals, magnesium. Known to reduce stress, muscle cramping, and aid sleep, it’s my favorite go-to tea when I need some extra support.
  10. Do some yoga, stretching, and deep belly breathing: all of these activities have been proven to relax your mind and body, preparing you for a restful, rejuvenating sleep. The results are profound and require minimal time to take effect.  Click here for a quick 4-minute sequence to do before bed. [[https://youtu.be/culYH2wddkU ]]

If you’ve ever lost a night of sleep — let alone several in a row — you know just how important it is to every part of your well-being. Your work, relationships, and fitness goals depend on the consistency of quality sleep. Implement these steps, one at a time, and in 10 days your sleep, and your life, can dramatically improve.

Furthermore, consistent, sufficient sleep combats the myriad ways our health can diminish, while insufficient sleep can stop weight loss and stress reduction efforts in their well-intented tracks.

Here are just a few benefits your waistline will glean from instilling regular sleep habits:

  • Balanced hormones—ghrelin and leptin, make you feel hungry or full, respectively. Sleep deprivation increases the release of ghrelin while suppressing leptin, increasing the likelihood for overeating.
  • Healthy insulin response—high blood sugar is linked to diabetes. Sleep deprivation results in a higher-than-normal blood sugar level and impaired insulin response, resulting in greater fat storage and long-term health issues.
  • Tissue repair and growth—cells, organs, blood vessels, and those all-important muscles that burn fat and lead to a lean body and efficient metabolism regenerate during sleep.
  • Strong immune system—defense against foreign substances, even the common cold, becomes challenging when sleep is inadequate. Being chronically ill can derail your fitness efforts instantly.
  • Improved digestion—nutrient absorption, increased energy, and toxin elimination keep your metabolism humming along in top shape.

Common Sleep Disruptors
There are so many ways sleep can be disrupted, and figuring out what is at the heart of your sleep issues can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be a daunting task — your health is worth the effort. Masking your sleep issues with over-the-counter drugs or prescription aids is not a long-term solution.

Stress, diet, anxiety, negative thoughts, stimulants, alcohol, TV, electronic devices, an erratic work schedule, a new baby/young child, puppy, noise… the list of contributing factors is endless.

Hope this helps you to enjoy Boundrylessly Refreshing Sleep just like a baby !!

Baby sleep

Baby sleep

The Power of Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone is ready for Halloween.

Speaking of Trick or Treat, don’t be tricked by over the counter remedies that do more harm than good.

Here’s some easy applications to a common item found in most kitchens….

Baking Soda ~

Baking soda is often thought of as a baking necessity and not much else.

It turns out this natural salt can help with health in ways most people simply aren’t aware of.

These baking soda uses are safe and effective and can help out with common ailments many people suffer from.

1: Baking Soda Can Help Treat Symptoms of GERD 

GERD  (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is usually displayed in people’s lives as indigestion, ulcers, and heart burn.

Most people turn to anti-heart burn medications to to treat the symptoms of GERD.

And while effective, they can also exacerbate the problem.

Baking soda works similarly to many medication as it neutralizes the stomach acid that causes that distinct burning and pain.

Though not recommended for consistent and long-term use (baking soda can disrupt electrolyte balance) baking soda treatment can be quite helpful for temporary relief of these common maladies.

For dosage:

“½ teaspoon fully dissolved in a half a glass of water, taken every two hours (do not take more than seven ½ teaspoons in 24 hours, or three ½ teaspoons if you’re over 60″
2. Baking Soda Can Improve Athletic Performance.

Using baking soda to help with athletic performance is known as soda doping.

It’s not a common use of baking soda but there has been research to prove athletes who participate in endurance events experience positive effects.

The researchers write:

“Essentially, sodium bicarbonate is an alkali substance that increases the pH of the blood. This seems to reduce and offset the acidity produced in the muscles during intense, anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most quickly, such as fast running or swimming.”

Again as reference in point one, sustained and continued use of baking soda to increase athletic performance isn’t recommended, only because doing so can disrupt electrolyte balance.

However in the vent you have a race or something similar coming up in the future then “soda doping” might help.

3: You Can Use Baking Soda to Treat Bug Bites

Dr. Wiggy saunders writes:

Baking soda has the remarkable property of working to neutralize the irritation associated with things like mosquito bites, bee stings, and the annoying itchiness of poison ivy.

Things most of us will deal with several times every year.

I recommend making a baking soda paste for the best use of baking soda to treat the irritation. To create the paste mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a few drops of water so it creates an easily spreadable paste. Then apply the paste to the irritation and place a bandage over it. That should do the trick in helping to relieve the irritation.

If you’d like to enhance the treatment process you can make the paste with aloe vera. This will actually cause it to stick to your skin a little bit better and will provide a cooling and soothing sensation as well.

4:  Use it to Remove Splinters 

Perhaps one of the most unique uses of baking soda is for the removal of splinters.

Baking soda applied to the wound site can actually cause the skin to swell and dislodge the splinter from within.

This eliminates the need to damage skin with tweezers as you seek to dig it out on your own.

To make this work simply “Make a paste of out of the baking soda (similar consistency as described in point #2) and then place it over the splinter. Bandage it and let it sit for a few hours. This should cause the skin to swell slightly and expel the particle. If that doesn’t work then try it again in a few more hours.” 

With a few applications you can get a splinter out with relative ease.

Here’s to a Boundrylessly Happy ~ Healthy Fall-Winter Season !

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Becoming Smarter ~ The Fun Way !

Learning

Learning

Hi folks,

Wanted to share some fun ways my friends and I talked about on …

Becoming Smarter ~ The Fun Way !!

For as long as one can remember, it was believed that people were born with a set level of intelligence, and what you had, is all you would ever have. And that your potential was a predetermined bar that you could not rise above.

However, recent studies have shown this to be totally incorrect.  A study at Michigan University was conducted by Susanne M. Jaeggi and Martin Buschkuehl. They found that at least one aspect of a person’s fluid intelligence, which was primarily thought to be fixed at birth, can vastly improve with proper stimuli. Another study from the University of Oregon found similar findings when testing first grade students who were
struggling academically. They found that spending less than six hours playing brain games over the course of ten weeks enabled them to catch up to those students in the top of their class.

“When it comes to improving intelligence, many researchers concluded that it was not possible. Our findings, however, clearly show that this is not the case. Our brain is more plastic than we think,” said lead researcher of the Michigan University team, Susanne M. Jaeggi.

What these studies show us is that learning new skills makes the brain work better and faster by creating new neural pathways.

The following six hobbies can increase your intelligence, and I’ll tell you how!

1. Playing a musical instrument

Playing a musical instrument boosts creativity, helps develop analytic skills, and greatly improves overall  brain function.

Glenn Schellenberg conducted a study at the University of Toronto which found that learning to play a musical instrument strengthens the corpus callosum that connects both hemispheres of the brain, thereby creating new neural connections. In fact, after testing students who were playing musical instruments, he saw an average jump of seven points on their IQs.

2. Reading

You can read anything, really anything, and your brain will thank you. There are three types of intelligence- fluid, crystallized, and emotional- and reading helps improve them all. Emotional intelligence involves awareness and understanding of one’s own emotions. According to IQ test experts, “crystallized intelligence relies on existing skills, knowledge and experience to solve problems by accessing information from long-term memory.
Fluid intelligence, on the other hand, relies on the ability to understand relationships between various concepts to solve the problems. It is independent of any previous knowledge, skills or experience and accesses information from short-term memory or ‘working memory’”.

On top of improving those three aspects of brain function, reading also reduces stress, and who couldn’t use a little less stress in their life?

3. Exercising REGULARLY

Leg days at the gym, and the occasional strenuous workout won’t cut it. To reap the benefits of mental acuity, regular exercise is needed. A nightly walk, a daily swim, or even morning yoga will help improve memory, learning, focus, concentration and understanding. Exercising on a regular basis increases levels of a crucial protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. This protein is essential maintaining healthy neurons and creating new ones.The study done by Gomez-Pinilla at UCLA states that regular exercise can even repair the synapses in the spinal cord, relating to neuromuscular activity.

With these finding, the opposite has also been found to be true- lack of exercise and prolonged periods of inactivity actually inhibits our brain from functioning as well as it could.

4. Learning new languages

When we learn a new language, we trigger responses in the brain that improve skills like planning and problem-solving. Learning and speaking more than one language also positively enhances one’s ability to monitor their environment and helps them to process thoughts faster.

There is even  research which was done at the Pennsylvania State University that states learning a second language can actually increase grey and white matter in the brain!

5. Giving your brain a workout

Whether it’s solving a crossword puzzle, playing video games or board games, challenging the brain increases neuroplasticity, and makes you smarter. Neuroplasticity refers to noticeable differences and changes in neural pathways and synapses that happen because of changes in one’s environment, or situations. Basically it means the brain can adjust it’s own neurons to compensate for the changes we initiate in our own lives.

Solving problems causes us to be aware of new modes of thinking, and improves our cognitive abilities!

6. Meditating

There have been few studies on meditation as prolific as the ones Richard Davidson, a prominent neuroscience professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has conducted. His findings suggest that meditation can ultimately alter the structure and function of the brain.

WIRED writes that Davidson suggested “if meditation could enhance the brain’s ability to produce ‘attention and affect processes’ – emotions, in the technical language of his study – it might also be used to modify mal-adaptive emotional responses like depression”.

The entirety of the research results can be found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results were also published in the Wall Street Journal, and boy did it draw some attention.

The general concept here is understanding that the brain can change itself and heal itself (in a manner of speaking). Various activities engage different parts of the brain so you can improve your strengths and diminish your weaknesses.

There are literally countless ways to improve your brain function and increase memory, along with altering emotional responses to a more positive way of life. Two of my favorite brain enhancing activities consist of traveling to new places, and writing. I find that experiencing new cultures and lifestyles opens the mind up to endless possibilities and stirs the curiosity within. And writing is where imagination flows freely- letting the mind explore places I never knew were there.

What are some Fun ways you do to become smarter?

Leave us your tips in the comments!

Walk Learn

Liquid Gold for your Health ~

Hi Folks,

Been awhile between posts since getting settled into the new home in the mountains. Enjoying a spectacular view right now and remembered something wanted to share with all of you on what is being called “liquid gold” .

Mountain view

Mountain view

It is thought it first started with Hippocrates (the father of medicine) using this “liquid gold” as a treatment for pain, dehydration, and fever.
And this isn’t just some “folk remedy” discredited by modern science either. Researchers (in thousands of peer-reviewed papers) continue to uncover just how healing it can be.
In fact,  after having the opportunity to chat some with some Health Care friends in the health field I learned many prescribe this “healing superfood” to patients at their clinics .
Just a reminder… 99% of other sweeteners are extremely dangerous, but your body burns THIS sugar differently than other sweeteners.

Honey contains a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that nourish and re-vitalize your body. And it possesses unique antimicrobial properties that help you fight off infections.

honey jar

Throughout human history, honey has been used to treat a variety of problems…

  • Coughs
  • Wounds
  • Indigestion
  • Skin infections
  • Fatigue
  • Flu’s
  • Burns
  • And more!

For example, honey was the one of the most popular ancient Egyptian healing remedies  (and was mentioned over 500 times in 900 remedies.)

Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) used honey as a treatment for pain, dehydration, and fever. And this isn’t just some “folk remedy” discredited by modern science either. Researchers (in thousands of peer-reviewed papers) continue to uncover just how healing honey can be.

Some else interesting I’ve found …

Consumed in moderation, sugar is a helpful source of energy. That is… provided you get it from the right sources.

We humans evolved to get our sugar by eating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and yes, even honey. Your body knows how to extract the maximum benefit from these whole foods.

your body needs sugar to survive

Honey, in particular, has three critical healing effects…

First, honey supports your immune system and fights off harmful bacteria…Very important !!

As you know, your body is under constant assault by numerous viruses and bacteria that threaten to tire you out, make you sick, and even kill you.

Fighting off this threat is key to staying healthy.

One of the vital components in honey is an enzyme called glucose oxidase. This enzyme, when exposed to oxygen, produces hydrogen peroxide — a strong acid that dissolves the cell walls of bacteria. (Most human cells have thicker cell walls and can resist the low amounts of acid honey produces.)

This makes honey a powerful tool for fighting skin infections, healing wounds, and otherwise supporting your immune system. (And its why honey is able to last for so long in your cupboard without going bad.)

Second, it supplies the “building blocks” for healthy cells.

In addition to giving you sugars, honey equips your body with a complex array of proteins, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. The second these nutrients hit your body, they go to work…

  • Tuning up your heart, lungs, stomach, brain, eyes, and skin…
  • Controlling cancer-causing free-radicals and stopping cell damage in its tracks…
  • Detoxifying your body of harmful pollutants and other toxins.

You may be thinking….But Wait !!

Honey still has a very high sugar content (70%-85% depending on the type of honey you get.)

And as just about any health official will tell you, sugar is a major cause of obesity, diabetes, and all the other chronic illnesses we see in abundance today.

So shouldn’t we avoid honey despite its all the antimicrobial and nutritional properties?

Well … 

That brings me to the third healing effect of honey. It turns out…

You’ve probably experienced just how rapidly most sugar burns in your body — how it gives you a sudden surge of energy followed shortly by a complete crash.

honey 2

Yet when you eat honey, you don’t get that same “flare effect”. Instead you get a slow, even burn of energy — which you can put to use for things like working, playing sports, or spending time with your family.

That’s because all the extra enzymes and nutrients in honey not only help the body rebuild itself — they also regulate how the body uses the sugar.

It’s kind of like the flame on your stove.

Contained and controlled by the burner, valves, and the rest of the stove, you can safely use the fire for cooking.

But take that flame out of context — by putting it on your living room floor for example — it can quickly burn out of control and cause all kinds of damage.

In the same way, sugars eaten outside their normal context of whole, complete foods run riot in our bodies — leaving us exhausted, overweight, and sick.

Unfortunately …. close to 90 % of sweeteners are dangerous.

The sugar you find in grocery stores, processed foods, and packaged desserts is made in large scale, industrial refineries using cheap, mass-farmed crops like sugar beets.

Food manufacturers extract the sugary pulp from the rest of the plant.

They strip away all trace of healthy minerals and nutrients.

And they leave you with a hyper-concentrated dose of empty calories that cause all kinds of chaos in your body.

Without the “burn-control” you normally get when you eat sugar that’s part of a whole food, the body can’t control the fire. And so we end up with…

  • Heart disease
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weak immune systems
  • Gut problems
  • Cancer
  • And more…

It’s not just white sugar either. Many so-called “natural sweeteners” like raw sugar, corn syrup, and agave nectar are all highly refined. One study done at Princeton found these alternatives cause just as much (if not far more) damage to your body than white sugar.

The body just doesn’t know how to properly use these concentrated, “unnatural” sugars.

So if you’re like me,  wondering why isn’t natural honey used more.

Well …

See, there are several major problems with honey. It’s simple. It’s un-patentable. And it’s not as cheap to manufacture in mass quantities as refined-sugar.

That makes selling processed sugar far more PROFITABLE than selling honey.

How profitable?

Well, according to Business Communications Company, Inc. (BCC) research, the sugar industry was worth over $77.5 billion in 2012. (And that doesn’t include the even larger market for selling processed foods containing that sugar.)

But this is only half of the story…

As you, or someone you know may have experienced … sugar causes a spike in your blood-sugar levels followed by a HUGE crash.

Because your blood-sugar level is a key signal for appetite and hunger, this crash triggers major warning alarms in your body. Your brain starts thinking that you’re starving to death.

And in response, it compels you to eat immediately — especially foods that have quick, cheap calories like sugar.

You’ve probably felt those powerful cravings before… Those times where you just have to eat something sugary (even after eating a full meal).

It’s virtually impossible to resist. (No matter how much willpower you have.)

The end result is you end up eating even more sugar, which creates another spike and crash in your blood-sugar levels.

And so the more sugar you eat, the more your body craves it. It’s an unending cycle.

Said another way…

Many researchers call sugar “the most addictive drug on the planet” — saying it’s even more addictive than crack-cocaine or heroin.

Big food companies know this.

They’re well aware of how easy it is to make you hooked on sugar (and in turn, the products they sell).

So they go to extreme lengths to convince you to keep buying…

  • They spend millions of dollars in advertising each year to push foods scientifically proven to harm our health (a vast majority of which gets aimed at young children).
  • They “bribe” government officials to prevent ANY health regulations on sugar (just like the tobacco industry did to try and stop restrictions on the sale of cigarettes).
  • They sponsor bogus scientific studies and research to show their products are “healthy” and are “not bad for you”.

Sorry for such a long post folks, but felt you should know …. and …

Know there IS a healthy alternative when used in moderation.

By the way, have been enjoying a refreshing treat of some honey with lemon in my home-brewed tea. In fact, that’s what I’m sipping while writing this to you.

Wishing everyone a Happy ~ Healthy Boundryless Life !

honey

honey

Goals ARE your Friend !!

Goals are Dreams with Deadlines

Goals are Dreams with Deadlines

Hey folks,

Been enjoying traveling both for business and some pleasure.

Felt awesome to help start a children’s international school for learning in a foreign country.

Also, after arriving back to the states, caught up with some chums.

One good friend got all of us talking about goals. Have included a part of their question below.

What kinds of daily and weekly goals are you setting? I’ve got long-term goals that I’ve been working towards (E.g., learn how to be a better photojournalist), and I have daily goals that I’m trying to reach, but I’d love to understand how your goals cascade into each other.

Here was my answer”

For Goals: I’ll look over both business and personal. It’s best to have some of both.

For example, look at where you want to be in a week / month.

Then break that down into daily” Success Steps” as I like to call them.

Success Steps

Success Steps

However, don’t beat yourself up if at times you get off the path.

Remember, there are many paths to the top of the mountain…Your Goal is to get there while stepping over and around the challenges you face along the way.

Don't Give Up on your Goals

Don’t Give Up on your Goals

Instead, learn from it, adjust accordingly, and get back on the path to your goals.

Another one for me is first goal of the day is read between 15 -30 minutes (depending on my schedule) something inspiring. This “cascades’ into my business as well as personal goals.

I’ll look at it as building a “Momentum of Success” with each little success building into the next one. Incorporate BOTH health, business, and Life goals and you’ll soon see (even be surprised) a success in one helps you in the other areas.

Look forward to hearing from you on your goals and how you accomplish them !!

Here’s to a Boundryless Momentum of Success !!

Momentum of Success

Momentum of Success

3 Things I Tell Anyone Who’s Trying To Get Fit, Strong & Live Longer

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield

Hi Folks,

Here’s a great post by one of my favorites Ben Greenfield ~ Enjoy !!

As a successful fitness trainer — I get a lot of questions about how people can become healthier versions of themselves. Most of the time, they want to know the absolute fastest way to lose weight, tone up, build muscle or as I like to call it, become “superhuman.” In case you’re wondering the same thing — here are a few ways to get started.

1. You should only sit down to eat.

Most of us plant our butts in a chair for 8 hours a day, then begin or end the day with some exercise designed to combat the damage done all day long, an approach that may not reduce your cardiovascular risk factors by much.

The simple solution? “Fool” your body into engaging in low-intensity levels of physical activity all day long. I practice this by only sitting down during the day when it’s time to eat (an exception is flying on an airplane, or sitting in a train or car).

Otherwise, the rest of the day, you should choose to lunge, kneel, lay on your stomach, lay on your back, stand, lean, etc. You’ll be surprised at how difficult this habit can be at first, and how you’re probably sitting far, far more than you thought you were. Watch this video of the myriad of positions I maintain all day long in my home office.

2. Trade long, hot showers for short, cold ones.

I take two 2-5-minute cold showers each day, and one longer 15-30-minute cold soak or cold water swim each week. Why? In the book “Anti-Fragile,” the author, Nassim Taleb, discusses how as your bones and muscles become stronger when subjected to variety, stress and tension. Many other elements of your life can benefit from mild amounts stress, disorder, volatility and turmoil as well.

The technical term for this is hormesis, which is the term to describe favorable biological responses to some stress exposure. In other words, by exposing yourself to discomfort, you bounce back stronger and you become more resilient to stress.

For example, refrigerators have not always been a luxury of humankind, so it’s OK to sometimes be hungry and fast, and sometimes eat completely random meals you’d normally never eat (breakfast for dinner, anyone?).

Sometimes lions and bears jump out and chase you — so it’s OK to skip that aerobic bike ride and instead do a short, intense, four-minute Tabata set — and vice versa. Be uncomfortable. Expose your body to occasional, sane amounts of natural stress and disorder. This will fight fragility, keep you alive and vibrant, and allow your lungs, muscles and heart to overcome gradually adapting to the demands you place upon them.

Trading hot showers for cold ones is a great way to launch into some natural hormetic stress. Two of my favorite ways to use temperature to elevate your body and make yourself “anti-fragile” are cold exposure with cold showers, temperatures, baths and soaks and alternately, heat exposure with weekly 20-45-minute visits to a sauna or steam room. A very simple way to get started with developing a less fragile body is to give yourself a 30-day challenge of not touching the hot water handle in your shower or bath. That’s it. See what happens.

3. Quit running marathons.

And by this I mean don’t exercise too hard. If you study the habits of the longest-living populations (the new book “Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner is a great introduction), you won’t find them doing CrossFit, P90X, Beach Body Insanity or any kind of daily extreme exercise. Instead, you’ll see low levels of mild physical activity such as walking, gardening, and standing throughout the day.

That’s right: the world’s longest-living people didn’t pump iron or run marathons and triathlons. Instead, they dwell in environments that nudge them into moving without thinking about it. So here’s the takeaway message: My habits of extreme obstacle racing, triathlons and hard-exercise sessions are not making me live longer and could even be taking hours, days or weeks off my life.

Because of this, you should reframe your perspective on physical activity. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that hard exercise is the key to longevity. Will it help you get fit and strong? Sure. But so will gardening, cleaning your house, building a rock wall, walking or riding your bicycle to work and hiking in the forest.

Ultimately, if you want to get fit, strong and live longer, begin with habits that are small, sustainable and do-able: sit to eat, tweak your temps, and reframe your perspective on exercise.

Hope you enjoyed this repost of Ben Greendfield’s tips and let us know what you do to keep fit !!

Here’s to a Boundryless Fit, Strong and Living Healthy !

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle