A Special Guest Post By: Chris Steurer
We all know that getting healthy can bring tremendous amount of positive results in our lives… but did you know that being healthier can also help you become smarter?
Perhaps this sounds like a strange idea, but when you break it down, it can clear up some speculation.
1. The brain is a part of the human body
2. When we are healthy all the parts of our body are able to function properly.
4. Being healthy can help your body better maintain one of its most important parts, the brain!
Strange has turned into simple.
The overall health of our brain and our bodies can have a major impact on how well we are able to perform certain cognitive functions.
If we partake in unhealthy activities such as smoking or becoming overweight, we increase our risk of unhealthier brains and cognitive abilities. In order to keep our minds in tip-top shape, we must take care of our bodies’ health and well-being. Who knows, perhaps increasing our health can also help us increase our wealth?
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Guest Post By: Chris Steurer
When it comes to dieting, exercising, and just overall staying healthy, many of us would probably be classified as insane! How many times have you tried the same or very similar diets over and over again? How about the exercise routine you are doing, is it actually working and making results? Often times, we won’t even notice that we are beating ourselves up over something so silly and obvious, try something new!
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.
Our former president sums things up pretty well for us in a simple quote. The point is, it doesn’t really matter what you do, it just matters that you are doing something. If and/or when that something stops working, then try something else!
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Will this help our eating habits?
We are all guilty of not eating healthy all the time, but we are probably even worse at making healthy choices when we are out to eat. When the menus are overloaded with delicious looking foods that are just screaming our names, its hard to pick that wimpy salad when it’s sitting right next to a picture of a hot, thick, and juicy hamburger. So, is it the restaurants fault that we make poor healthy choices when we go out?
The Government has taken a closer look at this question and has come up with their own solution; make it mandatory for fast food restaurants and vending machines to display nutritional information. At first glance, this sounds great…but then you start to think about it, and you might realize that you never paid much attention to those labels anyway and that they can play psychological tricks on your mind.
So the question is, do you think giving consumers more information will lead to healthier choices?
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Tagged childhood obesity, comfort food, Diet, fast food, fat to thin, food choices, health, healthy, hope, laws, mandatory, nutritional information, obesity epidemic, restaurant, weightloss
This is a guest post by Chris Steurer
It is so easy to take your finger and point it at someone or something else as the cause of our weight problem here in America. We could easily blame all the fast food restaurants that sit on every corner, the internet for allowing us to not have to physically be everywhere, or the fact that every check out counter is loaded with candy bars that we can’t resist as a last minute purchase.
Blame someone else, its as easy as pressing a button.
Just because we can blame almost anything for our weight problems, doesn’t make us right. We need to realize that the most responsible party for our weight control is not the fast food restaurants, the advertising, or anything else of that sort, but rather, it is ourselves that need to be held responsible.
Sure it might not be entirely your fault that you are the way you are, but you are the one who is ultimately responsible for making any changes for yourself. Your mother and father may have raised you to have poor diet and exercising habits, but as an adult, it is your responsibility to acknowledge and change those habits if you desire.
Stop placing the blame on others, and realize that if you have the time to complain about something, you probably have the time to make a change.
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Almost three years ago I began the quest for “Finding Thin.”
During my quest to find thin, I started to gain even more weight.
Traveling all around the country interviewing Jillian Michaels, Bob
Harper, Tony Horton and more, was extremely stressful and offered very
few healthy eating opportunities throughout the way.
In truth, I used the stress as an excuse that in turn failed my body,
my health, and overall, myself. Emotional eating has interrupted any
successful weight loss for as long as I’ve ever known.
Last week I lost my beloved Pug and it was devastating. This was the
last of my dogs and the loss of two in a month or so time.
My world was completely torn apart. Life didn’t feel right, even in my
own bed where I’ve been barely fighting off sleepless nights. Any
mention of my dog broke me into a million little pieces.
In the past, I’d usually turn to food to ease my pain, but this time
it just didn’t feel right.
It was as if someone put some sort of mind trap in me and I could not
reach for the food.
Suddenly there were just a few poor food choices…but I didn’t even
care. I believe that I even lost weight.
Whether or not this is because I feel so empty inside or not, I am not
sure. Though the one thing I know is that over the last couple of
months, I have felt very different when it came to emotions and
eating. I wasn’t even trying for weight loss and yet it seemed to be
There is still internal pain that I have to get through, but there is
also that feeling of success for being able to deal with something as
devastating as this in such a different way.
I guess the point that I am trying to make is that even in the darkest
hours, there is still hope out there.
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A Special Guest Blog By: Courtney Mueller, Co-Producer
In the Academy Award winning movie, “American Beauty”, we meet Lester Burnham, a depressed man going through a midlife crisis. Reaching his breaking point, Lester- played by actor Kevin Spacey- decides to take control by changing chaos into finding his own true happiness… including his health.
“I wanna look good naked” Lester states.
When it comes to the the psychological term “midlife crisis”, men and women tend to rehash the passing of their youth and acknowledge of their old age.
And people react. They dye their hair to rid them any grays, buy expensive cars, and even seek a younger lover even if they are married. Many also tend to analyze their bodies, their looks, and health. Lester Burnham sure did.
The married Lester Burnham ended up developing a six pack in order to look sexy for a high school cheerleader…midlife crisis personified at it’s finest.
I question the ideology of the midlife crisis. Why does it take a milestone in one’s life to reevaluate their health and well being? Why don’t we, especially when America is facing the challenge if obesity, live in the now… in the moment? Why does it tend to take something big in our lives- whether it be a birthday, a tragedy, or an overall life-changing event- in order for us to focus our attention on what truly makes us happy and most importantly, healthy?
America is tortured by the obesity epidemic. Many are sitting and complaining. Many are waiting for something to happen. Something to ignite their will power, their strength, their “uumph” to jumpstart their health.
I ask you to look into that mirror. Look at that menu. Look into yourselves and process how you feel. If you aren’t happy, aren’t taking care of yourselves, or simply stuck in life, make today your milestone.
Don’t be a Lester.
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