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Incidental Exercise How much Should I do to Overcome Sitting all day?

Woman sitting working

“Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.”

 

Fit couple exercising

I didn’t buy into this idea 100%.

It didn’t make sense to me that an intense 60-90 minute exercise session wouldn’t be enough daily exercise to offset sitting.

It turns out that you CAN offset the negative effects of sitting with daily exercise sessions.

Recent research shows that if daily exercise sessions are long enough, you can sit without guilt.

I will discuss this after a quick summer beach break.

 

couple running on beach

 

The advice of the “experts” was to either stand while working -or- get up every 30 minutes throughout the day.

 

I knew this was NOT going to happen for me, so more than anything I was HOPING that these findings were incorrect.

 

I explored the popular idea of treadmill desks…

 

…and standing desks.

 

(Working on a computer while standing seems like some sort of punishment to me.)

 

Desk Standing

 

I spent over 10 + years on my feet working in retail and managing a local store.

 

 

Enjoying some freshly brewed coffee with colleagues helped but still….

 

woman enjoying drinking coffee

 

During the holidays I would work 60 + hours per week, mainly on my feet.

 

By the end of the workday…

 

My feet would hurt so much that I would have a slight limp.

 

I was always jealous of my friends with office jobs.

 

(Sitting while working still doesn’t even feel like work to me.)

 

Sexy secretary

 

 

 

 

Now that I’ve FINALLY earned my chair, I’m not going down without a fight.

 

 

na-man-im-not-going-down-without-a-fight

 

 

 

Sitting may take my life, but it will never take away my frrreeeedom!

 

 

FREEDOM

 

I have nothing against standing desks or treadmill desks.

 

But asking me to stand all day is like asking a survivor of a shark attack to surf in Port St. Johns in South Africa (world’s deadliest beach for shark attacks).

Port St. Johns in South Africa (world’s deadliest beach for shark attacks) 2

 

I can’t be the only person with standing PTSD.

 

So thank goodness for this recent information…

 

Research Shows That 1 Hour of Moderate Exercise Wipes Out All the Negative Effects of Sitting All Day and if you can get some fresh air it’s even better!

 

I can hear the women saying but I don’t want to look like a bulky guy!

 

Healthy FM

 

This is a metanalysis of 13 prior studies…

Over 1 million people were followed for 2 to 18 years.

 

The subjects were mostly over the age of 45.

 

During the study period, 84,600 people died.

 

Here’s a brief summary of the findings of the study.

 

People who sat for 8 hours or more and who got less than 5 minutes of exercise per day had a 59% increased risk of early death.

 

Sitting all day at office

 

Those who sat for 8 hours, but who exercised for 25-35 minutes per day had about a 30% increased risk of early death.

 

The people who exercised for 1 hour or more EVERY day were able to eliminate the risks of sitting for more than 8 hours.

 

 

That confidence of knowing you’re doing something GOOD for your body.

 

Healthy

 

*If you can’t get in 1 hour of exercise per day, it is recommended that you sit no more than 4 hours per day.

 

One hour may seem like a lot of exercise per day.

 

But…

 

I’ve been pushing my friends and those I know to workout at least 3 days per week along with including daily activities like walking for many years.

 

Ordinarily, I recommend to my friends for working out, to do activities such as isometrics, bodyweight, or gym sessions at least 3 days a week and staying active on the other days with walking, or something you enjoy doing (in summer it’s biking or swimming for my family).

 

Good workout

 

I DO think intensity matters. Enjoy breaking a sweat!

 

I’m not saying that you need to train all-out for 60-90 minutes.

 

I think at least a part of the workout should get the heart rate up.

 

I like to follow my lifting session with about 30 minutes of strategic cardio to accomplish this.

 

 

If you do circuit training or CrossFit type of lifting, this works as well.

 

At the gym

 

 

There is also a time element involved.

 

I don’t believe you can get the same benefits by training “really hard” for 30 minutes.

That could prove to be a deadly shortcut.

 

I’d even recommend more than 60 minutes per day for people who sit all day or watch a lot of TV.

 

Not only is daily exercise healthy for you, it will transform your body.

(Yacht bods don’t happen by accident.)

 

a YB

 

Our bodies feel and look their best with 1+ hours of exercise per day.

 

 

(You were destined to look like a Bond Girl or Bond)

 

Bond people

 

 

Don’t fight against your healthy & sexy destiny … that Bond look can be yours.

 

Bond look

 

Being health shows no matter what you wear – a Quite Confidence

 

So …Is Sitting becoming the New Smoking?

 

ONLY for those who don’t have a daily exercise routine.

 

Enjoy life through movement – Become Boundaryless!!

 

Daily Fit

Put some Ohm into your Day ~

Hi Everyone,

Recently chatted with my friends on how to include some meditation in our day to gain focus, relax, and even recharge. Writing this article has strangely become both a focused as well as relaxing activity today. You see as a  writer, investor, explorer, all of the pieces- which make up my life – don’t always come together in a neat picture. But as I read – and began to live – the recommendations from mediation expert Jean Marie DuHamel of Fostering the Journey with Jean Marie, I found something Amazing which gels with my life. And as I spent 30 seconds gazing at a squirrel or took five seconds to appreciate how soothing the sunlight coming in through a window could be and took a minute to be grateful for how hard working this has help me become, then alsoI noticed how the weight of my life began to lift and not only was I smiling more,  but I also felt free and happier.

So it is with great joy that I bring you 10 Ways to Fit Meditation Into Your Day from Ms. DuHamel – along with some inspirational thoughts from some of the most influential individuals known to mankind –  and I hope you will find it inspirational enough to Pinit or place it on a vision board.

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity,” Voltaire

1.  Gaze

gazing

“All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.” – John Ruskin

2.  Repeat throughout the day three things for which you are grateful

grateful

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled.  If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

3.  Find meaning in whatever you are doing

meaning

“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to your sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” – Earl Nightingale

4.  Find joy in the moment

joy

“By knowing who you are – your authentic self – you can find joy in the moment. When tuned to this, joy is in every moment.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

5.  Be present in the moment

moment

“Be present in the moment by focusing on something such as breath or a mantra or the task at hand. Become one with the task at hand.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

6.  Smile

smile

“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” – Henry Ward Beecher

7.  Laugh

laugh

“Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody out to bathe in it.” – Henry Ward Beecher

8.  Focus on the heart

heart

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

9.  Inhale and exhale slowly and evenly

exhale

“Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – Krishnamacharya.

10.  Play soothing background music

music

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us”, – Martin Luther

“Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patters for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.” – Sharon Salzberg.

Enjoy a Boundrylessly relaxed and focused Day ~

Featured photo credit: aigarius via morguefile.com

Have you Discovered your True Calling ?!

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The-Direction-Of-Your-Dreams

Hi Folks,

Was reading a great post that wanted to share with you.

Are you enjoying Living your Dreams?!

Here’s how….by an inspiring man ….. Brian Tracy.

This post is unedited and is Brian’s original post….hope it helps you too !

How to Find Your True Calling

By Brian Tracy

Your success in life will be largely determined by your ability to find your true calling, the right work for you to do, and then putting your whole heart into doing it very well.

The happiest people are those who have carefully thought through who they are, what they want, where they are going, and then decided exactly what they need to do to get to their goal. Asking yourself five targeted questions can help you home in on whatever path is right for you.

#1: What do I do easily and well?

When you are seeking your true calling, you must look at the activities that have always been easy for you but which have been difficult for others. Often, you will get comments and compliments on how well you do a particular task. You will be surprised when you hear those remarks, because you never even thought about it that much. It just seemed natural for you from the very beginning.

My daughter is a natural and spontaneous little actress. From the time she was three or four years old, she has memorized lines and acted in every school play and function that has ever come up. In fact, by the time she was six, she was memorizing every line in the school play, not only her own but the lines of every other child. When the other children forgot their lines, Christina would whisper them and keep the play on track.

When Christina was 11 years old, she appeared at a city council meeting and gave a speech in favor of a permit allowing her school to expand. She stood up at the meeting, on a chair, in front of 150 adults, and gave an impassioned little talk. As a result, the permit was granted – and Christina was on the front page of two newspapers the following day.

#2: What are the things that I have done in life that have been most responsible for my success?

In looking back over your work and your activities, what are the things you have done that have given you the greatest rewards and satisfaction? If you work for a company, what are the activities you have engaged in that have achieved the very best results for yourself and your company? Your previous success experiences are signposts pointing to the sort of things that you should be doing more and more of if you want to deploy yourself more fully for greater happiness and satisfaction in life.

#3: What would I do differently, knowing what I know now?

Is there anything that you are currently doing that you wouldn’t start up again if you had to do it over? Is there any relationship that you are in that you wouldn’t get into if you could make the choice today? Is there any job or part of any job that you are doing that you would not embark upon, knowing what you now know, if you had to do it over?

As many as 95 percent of people working today are under-employed, not working to their full capacity for themselves and their companies. Only 5 percent, when interviewed, will say that they are working fully extended at their current job. Only 5 percent feel that their entire potential is being consumed and that they are working on the outer edge of their abilities. These people also tend to be the happiest, the highest paid, and the most fulfilled in any organization or enterprise.

#4: What work would I choose to do if I won a million dollars, cash, in the lottery tomorrow?

This is a question I sometimes ask my seminar audiences. When you hear this question, your gut reaction is a good indicator of where you are today and possibly where you should be going in the future. Most people, when they think of winning a million dollars, think of quitting their current job and doing something else. There is nothing wrong with that. Since most people have backed into their current jobs, taking them because they just happened to be there at the time a job was needed, most people probably should be doing something else.

Napoleon Hill once said the key to success in America is to find out what you really enjoy doing, and then find a way to make a good living at it. What do you most love to do?

Successful people don’t feel like they work at all. They are doing what they love to do, and they are so busy doing it that their work becomes their play. Their work life and their personal life blends together like a hand fitting neatly into a glove. There is no separation. They are totally committed individuals who are accomplishing far more in a shorter period of time than the average person who is merely going through the motions.

#5: If I were absolutely guaranteed tremendous success in any job I chose, what field would I go into?

One of the major reasons people hold themselves back from doing what they are truly meant to do is that they are afraid they will fail in some way. And being afraid that you will fail is the surest guarantor that you will fail.

But what if you are absolutely guaranteed success in any field you choose? What would it be? What would you want to do if you had unlimited time, unlimited resources, and guaranteed success?

The answer to that question should cause you to tingle a little bit. It should make your stomach flutter. It should send a thrill of excitement and anticipation through you that tells you this is the job you should be doing.

Asking and answering the above five questions can change your life.

You have within you talents and abilities so vast that you could never use them all if you lived to be a thousand. You have natural skills and talents that can enable you to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal you could ever set for yourself. There are no limits on what you can be, have, or do if you find your true calling.

When you become one of the few people who are doing what they love to do, who are totally absorbed in doing something they really care about, you will make more progress in a couple of years than the average wage slave makes in five or 10 years. You will come to the attention of people who can help you and open doors for you. You will be happy and fulfilled in both your work and your personal relationships. You will have more energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. You will unlock your true potential, and your future will become unlimited.

[Ed. Note. Brian Tracy has accumulated over four decades of studying the success habits of successful people. He has then taken these practices to train groups, both individual and large corporations what is necessary to make personal success simple. He has offered his guidance as one of the ETR Transformation Contest experts, find out about Brian Tracy and his expertise here.]

Here’s to Living the Life of your Dreams ~ Boundrylessly !!

Live the Life of Your Dreams !!

Live the Life of Your Dreams !!

Which are you feeding to be Boundryless??

 

Passionately Living our Dreams

Passionately Living our Dreams

Read, Learn, Enjoy …..

A Cherokee elder sitting with his grandchildren told them, “In
every life there is a terrible fight — a fight between two wolves.

One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity,
resentment and deceit. The other is good: joy, serenity, humility,
confidence, generosity, truth, gentleness, and compassion.”

A child asked, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”

The elder looked him in the eye. “The one you feed.”

Which wolf are YOU feeding ?

Think a moment…..

Are you focused on what you’re lacking, what you’re missing out on,
what someone said about you?

OR….

Are you focused on what you have now, what you’re determined to passionately work
hard to get along with how you feel about yourself ?

If it’s the first make the determination ….

Right Here….

Right Now….

To starve that wolf
and things WILL get better.

Only You can change the results you’re experiencing and how you feel
about them in a heartbeat.

Simply ….

Stop feeding the bad wolf.

 

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Enjoy a Boundryless Day ….

Right Here…

Right Now….

It just takes ….

that first step!!!

Go for It!!!