Your attitudes and self-esteem influence your emotions. You can choose to change your attitudes.
Body Weight Quick Tip
Studies show that diet alone is not as effective in achieving a healthy body weight as diet combined with exercise. Even relatively small weight loss can make a difference in health. Losing just ten pounds reduces blood pressure, improves glucose tolerance, and improves blood lipids!
Cook foods in as little water and for as short a period of time as possible to preserve all
water soluble vitamins (Bs and C). As we eat more and more processed foods, we
eat less of the phytochemicals and nutrients our bodies need.
You don't need to get fancy, expensive equipment to improve your fitness. Walking is an example way to get physical activity that is available to almost everyone. Many house and garden chores can help build strength as well.
Born in 1975, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is among a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. He has extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Watch his interview.
For strength training, you can use common grocery items, such as bags of rice, vegetable or soup cans, or bottled water instead of weights. You can also use your own body weight in push-ups, squats, sit-ups, and other exercises.
I am 26 years old and a first-generation Hmong-American. Growing up, we never really called my family's use of herbal remedies "Traditional Hmong Medicine," although that's what it technically was. For us, it was just a way of life!
Seventy percent of diseases
are preventable. There are more than 980,000 deaths a year from preventable
Quick Tip: Strategies to Avoid Overeating
Pay attention to what, when, and why you eat.
Keeping a food diary helps people lose weight.
Discern between hunger and thirst-you might
think you are hungry when you are really thirsty.
Try to avoid eating standing up, watching TV, or
Eat slowly and chew. You will get more "food
experience" from fewer calories.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals (every three to
four hours). Skipping meals or waiting too long before eating causes excessive
hunger and may lead to eating larger portions at the next meal.
Americans tend to use visual cues to tell them
when they are full, such as when the plate or bowl is empty. So use smaller
Be aware of what a serving is: one serving
(three ounces) of meat, poultry, or fish is about the size of a deck of playing
cards. A one-cup serving of potatoes, rice, or pasta looks like a tennis ball.
One serving of fruits or vegetables is about the size of a small fist. A
one-ounce serving of cheese is about the size of your thumb.
Incorporate flexibility exercises into your overall fitness program that stretch all the major muscle groups. You should do these a minimum of two to three days per week.
improve balance, work on your core strength, in addition to balance training,
such as toe walking, or standing on one foot.