“Are you Tense Right This Minute?”

Are you feeling stressed right now? Let me give you a quick tip…

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says;

‘Tension is who you think you should be, and relaxation is who you are’

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So what I’ve noticed is, for instance, when someone loses a loved one; they think that the more stress, the more distress and the more sadness that they show – the more love that they are expressing.

When really I don’t think that’s true. The person who has passed away would not want you to be suffering and would not want you to be sad for so long.

 

So, holding on to a stress, being aware of how stressed we are. How stressed are you right now? Are you holding tension in an area of your body or in your head or anywhere? Where are you holding it…

 

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you really are. How do we get into that point of relaxation? The best way is: breathing. And here is where I want you to focus the breath.

 

If you try and meditate, if you try and ‘Brain Train’, if you try and use your breath to relax, if you’re focusing on the moving breaths; that’s not quite going to work.

We need to focus on stillness. Where is the stillness in your breath?

It’s in between the inhalation and the exhalation. That’s where the focus goes, or where your mind clears.

So breathe in & hold at the top of the breath. Pause there for a few seconds. Allow your mind to clear. Then when you’re ready breathe out. When you have fully exhaled, pause for a few seconds. When you’re ready to breathe in (wait till you feel the desire the inhalation will be more fulfilling) breathe in… & repeat.

 

For a few seconds, maybe you can elongate that to 30 seconds. But start with 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 seconds. Do that, practice it, it will help you to de-stress and clear your mind. Try that now.

 

Slow down. Come to a pause, in-between the inhalation and the exhalation. This will help to decrease the stress in your body & become a part of your life.

 

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“Your Brain, Pain & Energy”

I was listening to professor Timothy Noakes who has led exercise science for 20+ maybe even 30+ years now and is a big proponent of low carb, high fat diets.

What I’m going to talk about here is the brain. Timothy actually explains that the main limiting factor within your results (using physical activity as the example) is not exhaustion or decrease in energy, but rather the brain being the limiting factor in order to protect the body.

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What they found through testing over 30 years is that you can find two people with exactly the same VO2 Max (that’s usually the limiting factor that will tell you someone’s performance) and you will get one that can run a marathon in 2 hours 20 minutes and the other can run it in 3 hours.

 

Some people experience these illusions of pain in the muscle or pain in the joint, as blocking you to protect you. So the brain is blocking you from continuing the race.

 

As long as we know this information we know that we can keep going, and get a better experience from it and even learn more.

 

He’s wrote several books, one of them is the law of running and another is real meal revolution. He’s run 71 marathons and ultra marathons (ultra marathons are 50 miles!)

 

The point being in this one is that your brain again is the limiting factor. I keep going back to this because if 80% of your results is psychology, 20% is mechanics and there’s a lot of evidence that points to that being the truth then where should we focus most of our efforts? On the brain.

 

We can work on our brain, work on our emotions and work on our energy levels but where does our energy come from? I had this conversation earlier, does it come from food, does it come from oxygen does It come from sleep?

 

I propose something to you that energy comes from movement, the more you move the more energy you get. Have you noticed that when you’re really active and you’re doing things the more energy you’ve got and you can keep going? When you’re more lethargic and you’ve allowed yourself to be a little bit lazy you can’t be bothered to do anything. This is clear that much of something brings more.

 

Timothy Noakes said that your brain is a limiting factor, but when we know this if it’s fear or if it’s actually pain from exercise, we know that the brain may be bringing up that illusion just to try and protect us and if we can go through that we can actually extend, and get our results that we desire a little bit sooner than we thought rather than being stopped by these illusions.

 

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The Way To A Man’s Heart (& A Women’s) Is Through Their Stomach…

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The old sayings are the best – & usually accurate!

 

Prebiotics are the food that your live ‘good’ bacteria feed off.

 

Feed them well & they increase in numbers & you’ll feel more energised for it.

 

Don’t feed them (starve them) & you’ll suffer with more digestive & nutritional issues, fat gain, mood disturbances & lower performance levels.

 

 

Common prebiotics include:

 

1)

Inulin

Naturally occurring polysaccharides (sugars).

 

Most commonly found in chicory. A natural fibre that links with the processing, journey & storage of carbohydrates through your body.

 

You can easily take this as a supplement these days.

 

 

 

2)

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

A naturally occurring fibre in the same group as Inulin.

Helps feed the Bifidobacteria species. Bifidobacteria are considered beneficial bacteria for healthy gut & colon.

Where can you get it from?:

  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Chicory root
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Garlic

 

 

 

3)

Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)

Non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon.

 

 

4)

Lactulose

A non-absorbable sugar used in the treatment of constipation

 

 

 

Good Prebiotic Foods:

 

Jerusalem artichokes

 

Garlic

 

Chicory

 

Onions

 

Dandelion greens.

 

Leeks

 

Asparagus.

 

Bananas (remember to always balance your higher GI carb intake & get the timing of high GI carb intake just right to remain in an optimal physical state)

 

 

 

 

Turbulence…

When you first begin to take on extra prebiotics you may experience some flatulence or gas.

This is your internal environment re-adjusting & is not cause for concern. The disturbance should not last longer than five days.

After which you will notice an improvement in your digestion, energy levels, sleep patterns & your general well-being should improve.

 

 

Bottom Line…

Sprinkle these foods into your next shop & add them to your meals for improved digestive health which will result in clearer skin, better concentration, improved sleep, increased performance levels & much more.

You can also supplement these & dietary fibre very easily at an affordable cost.

You can’t go too far wrong with fibre supplementation so ask for the best at your local health store or grab some online. For example Psyllium Husks are a good source of supplemental fibre, take 15 grams (approx 1 large tablespoon) in the morning & in the evening.

 

Keep up the good work…. To Your Best Health

 

Daniel Grant

The ShapeTrainer

 

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Research:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2607002/

3 Why’s Fish Oil should be your FIRST supplement

1 Why: Helps Combat EVERY disease…

You can google Fish oil and ‘ X ‘ (any disease). You’ll find reams of pages (average 1,750,000) & studies supporting the fact that fish oil helps to reduce the risk to whatever disease you type.

The benefits are FAR REACHING.

So a question you could be having right now is How do I know I need it? The answer is testing. If you don’t know your Omega status it is well worth finding out.

The further you are away from a ratio of 2:1 (Omega6:Omega3) the higher your risk to illness, ailments & disease. (I’ll show you a streamlined way to test & perfect your status in the quickest time possible at the end of this article)

 

2 Why: Fat Loss..

Again you can do your own research on Google which will pull up just under 5,000,000 pages of data supporting fish oil supplementation & fat loss.

If you want to look & feel your best for something that takes less than 30 seconds a day then fish oil supplementation is a no brainer.

The only question you should have is ‘ Which the best product & how much does it cost? ‘ (I’ll give you a genius option at a highly competetive price the end of this article…)

 

3 Why: Builds Muscle & Lowers Inflammation…

There is a more recent term coming through called ‘ INLAMMAGEING ‘ linking the rate of ageing with inflammation.

Bottom line is the more we control inflammation, think painful joints, digestive issues, outbreaks of rashes & acne on the skin, the longer we keep our youthful looks & vibrancy.

At the same time we get to build more muscle which is one of the top determinants of longevity. Fact is the more muscle you have the more calories you’ll burn (even at rest) so basically put the more muscle you have the less likely you will get fatter !

 

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Change Your Habits

 “Let go of your old tired habits & plant new habits in fertile soil.”    

                                                                                                                    Harley King

                                 

Are You A Slave To Your Habits?

“Old habits will keep you stuck as they won’t open doors to new opportunities.”

Ask yourself this question on a daily basis:

Is what I am doing (or not doing) helping me get where I want to be?

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This applies to what you eat, whether or not you exercise, & what you spend the bulk of your day doing. If the answer is no, then make the necessary change.

When you want to change something in your life, it can feel overwhelming. Whether it’s losing 50lbs or switching careers, starting a side business or spring cleaning the home, it might be a change you’re desperately keen to make … but getting started is really tough.

You don’t have to take huge, sweeping, radical steps, though. Small & simple changes are often the best way forwards – they’re sustainable & manageable, & you’re not likely to give up after one half-hearted attempt.

Habits aren’t destiny. Habits can be ignored, changed, or replaced.

Unless you deliberately fight a habit—unless you find new routines—the pattern will unfold automatically.”

Ask yourself, when presented with change, do you approach it as a threat or an opportunity?

Do you get a gut feeling of fight or flight & that something ominous is impending when presented with change?

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Get out of your comfort zone

Some people are more prone than others to get stuck in the comfort of routine & familiarity.

Try to do something you’ve never done every single day.

 

  • Talk to a new person
  • Eat something new
  • Develop a new hobby
  • Hide the Television Remote (& Keep a Book by the Couch)
  • Take a different route to work
  • Exercise before work rather than afterward
  • Run that extra mile
  • Take a different trail when hiking
  • Pick up a new hobby
  • Travel to a new place

 

The Bottom Line…

You never know when you’ll discover something or somebody who will end up making a life-changing impact on you.

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To Your Best Health,

ShapeTrainer Daniel Grant

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How to Direct Your Own Internal Dialogue

How to Direct Your Own Internal Dialogue

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  • “Why did they do that or say that? It’s because…”
  • “How did that happen? I must have…”                                                           
  • “Why don’t things work out for me? It’s because…”
  • “What will happen if I fail? It will devastate me because……
  • “What if they reject me? I will feel…”
  • “Why can’t I get ahead? What am I doing wrong?

 

Are you stuck in negative thinking patterns? Or perhaps you’re not paying attention to your thoughts, & are unaware of how your thoughts impact your emotions.

These intrusive, self-sabotaging thoughts are often founded on the belief that you’re not good enough.

Self-critical thoughts are counterproductive to embracing optimalism!

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To live an optimal life, it’s so important to remember the laws of attraction:

 

  • The law of attraction states that every positive or negative event that happened with you was attracted by you.  Although it might sound a bit simplistic, concentrating your focus on the positive allows you the freedom to take control of how your futures develops, shaping it in the ways you choose.

 

Our thoughts, those little things that occur inside our heads that we don’t give voice to, often occur automatically & unconsciously Without realizing it you tell yourself negative things constantly.

This negative self-talk is very powerful because you do tend to believe what you tell yourself.

At the same time, you are your own worst critic.

 

In order to change your thinking, you must focus attention on your thoughts. 

 

To change your internal dialogue & tone down the intensity of emotion, try to describe the situation in your mind, rather than interpret it as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’  

What do you say to yourself during the course of the day?  How do you analyse or interpret different situations?  When you’re stuck in traffic, do you tell yourself “this is unbearable?” 

If you make a mistake, do you call yourself an “idiot?”

As you examine your thoughts, ask yourself “Is this thought helpful?”  

“Do I really want to be thinking in this way?”

 

Another powerful tool to attract positivity into your life is to practice self-affirmations

 

By using the power of positive affirmations & by repeating them you can recondition your brain                                             & change how you feel & think about any situation.

Some examples are:

 

  • I deserve to be happy & successful
  • I have the power to change myself
  • I can forgive &understand others & their motives
  • I can make my own choices & decisions
  • I am free to choose to live as I wish & to give priority to my desires
  • I am flexible & open to change in every aspect of my life
  • It is enough to have done my best
  • I deserve to be loved

 

Make sure to tailor these self-affirming statements to your own personal needs & desires.

At first you may not feel like you agree with some of the things you are saying but eventually you will change the way you think & act & that is the purpose of these statements.

If you have a positive attitude, then you begin to expect that things will turn out well & you are likely to attract success into your life.

 

The Bottom Line…

The bottom line is that having a positive attitude makes for better, happier & healthier days & a life full of Health Wealth.

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To Your Best Health,

ShapeTrainer Daniel Grant

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