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Myths about health?

First we were afraid of fat. Fat was the big sinner…

Then it was gluten….and now it is coconut oil.

In the quiz below you will be challenge by eight myths about health and sickness.

Do you get healthy by eating dietary supplements? And is it right, that oysters promotes sexual performance?  See if you know the answers or get them in the quiz.

The eight myths are from Videnskab.dk and the book “100 myter om sundhed og sygdom” wrtitten by Kim Bartholdy og Andreas Hoff (FADL’s forlag, 2015).

1. Myth: A smile is infectious.

True

I hjernen har vi såkaldte spejlneuroner, der kopierer det, vi ser. Ved synet af et smilende ansigt kommer vi automatisk til selv at aktivere de ansigtsmuskler, der fremkalder et smil.

2. Myth: Oysters promotes your sexual drive

False

Det er dog muligt, at nogle oplever østers som en sanselig og stimulerende spise.

3. Myth: Dietary supplements makes you healthier

False

Nogle forskere anbefaler alligevel omega-3, D-vitamin, gurkemeje og andre kosttilskud. Det sundeste er at spise varieret og at spise rigtig mad.

4. Myth: You sleep better after some alcohol

False

Alkohol virker sløvende på centralnervesystemet, og derfor bliver mange trætte, når de har drukket. Men det påvirker også søvnkvaliteten, så man ikke er ligeså udhvilet, når man står op.

5. Myth: Sauna is an effective detox

False

Sveden indeholder vand, salte og mineraler – men decideret afgiftning er der ikke tale om.

6. Myth: You get healthier riding a bike every day

True

Den tohjulede mindsker risikoen for bl.a. hjertekarsygdomme, overvægt og diabetes.

7. Myth: We are only using 10% of our brain capasity

 

False

Undersøgelser viser, at det er muligt at træne hjernen med f.eks. quizzer, sudoku, daglig læsning og hukommelsestræning.

8. Myth: People who has winter bath´s are healthier than others

True

Man ved bare ikke, om det er, fordi sunde mennesker vinterbader, eller fordi vinterbadning gør dem sundere.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Learning and development, Philosophy

Defence And Attack

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Initially, several things stand out to me here. First was my pre-conceived notion that just focusing on defense will never win you anything. That’s not how you win in sports for instance. But this isn’t a game. Sun Tzu isn’t talking about winning and losing but the contrast between invincibility and victory. The word invincibility also stands out to me because I never hear such terms of finality when talking about military strategy because so often things go wrong and you can pretty much never count on something always working -yet that is exactly what Sun Tzu is saying.

The next word that stood out to me was POSSIBILITY. It is not so certain. It means that in attacking, there is risk. In defense, there is certainty. I think that the act of attack puts you in a vulnerable place, exposes you, and extends your forces leaving you less concentrated. I see it happen a lot when I teach my students in kickboxing. You can only win if you put in that good strike, but you have to do it so fast and avoid an attack from your opponent at the same time. So when you attack you lower your guards and you are vunuable.

Kazuzo, 9th Dan in Judo has another view on this:

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It is quite interesting that Sun Tzu, this great conqueror of Asia lists the certainty of defense and the risks of attack yet is a chief aggressor by his own nature.

But when I have said this, Sun Tzu also said, that:

Sun Tzu Quotes

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Learning and development, Mindset, Philosophy, Psychology, Wellness

My Life

This is my life, this is my existence,

I have not choosen my background,

but I choose my present and future life,

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I choose to be good to my self and others.

I believe in good karma.

What goes around comes around.

Therefor I choose to send out good karma and vibes to myself and my surroundings.

I choose to be happy and positive in a chaotic world.

I choose the light even when there is very dark around me.

I choose the best things in life,

because I believe in it,

and I only have this one…

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Learning and development, Physical activity, Wellness

The Best Way To Start And Maintain Training

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Find your will to do it.

Be Wise and enlightened about it.

Be patient.

Find activities You feel fun about.

Remember why you do it and why you started.

Give yourself rewards.

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1. Give Yourself a Real Reward  

Sure, some people might be motivated by vague goals such as “better health” or “weight control.” But if that’s not doing it for you, journalist Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business advises making the benefits of working out more tangible, such as by treating yourself to a smoothie or an episode of Game of Thrones afterwards.

He describes creating a neurological “habit loop,” which involves a cue to trigger the behavior (setting out your spinning shoes next to your bag), the routine (making it through spinning class) and then the reward. “An extrinsic reward is so powerful because your brain can latch on to it and make the link that the behavior is worthwhile,” he explains. “It increases the odds the routine becomes a habit.”

“An extrinsic reward is so powerful because your brain can latch on to it and make the link that the behavior is worthwhile.”

 

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Over time, the motivation becomes intrinsic, as the brain begins to associate sweat and pain with the surge of endorphins — those feel-good chemicals released in the brain that are responsible for that “I-feel-freaking-amazing” rush you get after a great gym session. Once you’ve trained your brain to recognize that the workout itself is the reward, you won’t even want the treat.

2. Sign a Commitment Contract with yourself or with others

We can make promises to ourselves all day long, but research shows we’re more likely to follow through with pledges when we make them in front of friends.

You can up the ante even more by signing a contract agreeing to pay a pal $20 every time you skip Pilates. “It’s a simple notion of changing the cost,” explains Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University who studies health decision science. “I say I’m going to make a commitment to do something for a certain amount of time, such as exercising 30 minutes three times a week for 12 weeks. If I don’t do that, I’m going to pay some kind of penalty, whether it’s monetary or the embarrassment of having friends know I didn’t live up to my word.”

In studies of people who created online contracts via the site stickk.com, Goldhaber-Fiebert and his colleagues found that those who signed longer contracts ended up exercising more than those who agreed to shorter durations. “We have to get past the initial experience of displeasure in order to recognize the longer-term benefits,” he says. “The challenge is designing tools to help make that happen.”

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3. Rethink Positive Thinking

Devotees of positive thinking have long promoted visualizing the benefits of a behavior as a motivational strategy. For example, when I’m deciding whether to get out of bed to go running in the morning, it helps to imagine how the sun will feel on my face as I run around the reservoir. Or how delighted I’ll be when I see my new muscles developing.

But such feel-good fantasies are only effective when accompanied by more realistic problem-solving methods, according to Gabriele Oettingen, PhD, psychologist at New York University and author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation.

Here’s the rest of the formula: After identifying your wish and visualizing the outcome, you have to identify what’s holding you back — a technique she calls “mental contrasting.” In one study of 51 female students who claimed they wanted to eat fewer junk food snacks, researchers asked each woman to imagine the benefits of nibbling on better foods. Those who identified the trigger that made healthful snacking difficult for them — and came up with a plan to reach for fruit when cravings hit — were most successful at sticking to their goal.

Feel too tired to go to the gym after work? “After you imagine the obstacle, you can figure out what you can do to overcome it and make a plan,” explains Oettingen. For example, you can switch to morning or lunchtime workouts or go straight to the gym instead of stopping at home first.

“After you imagine the obstacle, you can figure out what you can do to overcome it and make a plan.”

Feel too tired to go to the gym after work? “After you imagine the obstacle, you can figure out what you can do to overcome it and make a plan,” explains Oettingen. For example, you can switch to morning or lunchtime workouts or go straight to the gym instead of stopping at home first.

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4. Find Your Fitness Tribe

Let’s face it: No one can pay you to do more squats, rack up more miles or lift heavier — and science proves it. Researchers in a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that rewarding new gym members with $30 or $60 gift cards for exercising made little to zero impact on their workout motivation. While it might sound like a sweet deal to get paid to sweat, what will ultimately inspire you to get up and start moving is a strong, supportive community. The laughs, high fives and words of encouragement from the bonds people make are things money simply can’t buy. From CrossFit boxes to run clubs to yogi circles, there’s a fitness squad for everyone. Find a workout that makes you feel good and surround yourself with people that help build your confidence as much as your strength. The cost of putting yourself out there? Priceless.

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Learning and development, Nature

The Destruction from Palm Oil

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Grown only in the tropics, the oil palm tree produces high-quality oil used primarily for cooking in developing countries. It is also used in food products, detergents, cosmetics and, to a small extent, biofuel. Palm oil is a small ingredient in the U.S. diet, but more than half of all packaged products Americans consume contain palm oil—it’s found in lipstick, soaps, detergents and even ice cream.

Palm oil is a very productive crop. It offers a far greater yield at a lower cost of production than other vegetable oils. Global production of and demand for palm oil is increasing rapidly. Plantations are spreading across Asia, Africa and Latin America. But such expansion comes at the expense of tropical forests—which form critical habitats for many endangered species and a lifeline for some human communities.

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WWF envisions a global marketplace based on socially acceptable and environment-friendly production and sourcing of palm oil. We aim to encourage increased demand for, and use of, goods produced using such practices.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/industries/palm-oil

 

Pepsi and Nestlé are still in business with scandal mired palm oil company Indofood. It’s been caught destroying orangutans’ rainforest home, using child labour and paying its workers poverty wages.

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But with your help we have a plan to stop it.

The world’s leading palm oil certification body, the RSPO, has the power to kick Indofood to the curb. So next Wednesday — ahead of one of its most important meetings of the year — we’re turning up the heat.

With your donation we’ll buy out online ads and push a hard-hitting video exposing the devastation that Indofood is causing — to force the RSPO to strike Indofood off once and for all. But we just can’t do it without your help.

The rainforests that orangutans, pygmy elephants, and thousands of rare birds call home are being wiped out at an alarming rate. Will you chip in to help end Indofood’s palm oil deforestation and worker abuse?

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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Do it for YOU

Why do you it?

Are you controlled by the world around you,

Or do you do it, because you know it is good for you,

and the best thing……

Because you actually LIKE IT?

Let me be the one billionth person to tell you: These things can work and have a positive effect in your life.

I often incorporate many of them into my life now to keep me balanced and on the path I set out for myself.

But notice how many people forego these things when troubles arrive in their life.

The best advice will provide little if any movement in a person who doesn’t even know how to get out of bed, let alone create the life they always wanted.

Sometimes Pain speaks louder then common sense.

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Everyone in this world longs to be happy, fulfilled and ripe with purpose.Each of us has an imagination that, when put to correct use, can conjure up the most amazing creations.

The mind is a powerful tool.

Napoleon Hill famously wrote, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

But what if the very act of dreaming has become foreign to you?

Then it is time to start dreaming again….and then start doing. It is time to reconnect your mind with your body. It is time to take control over yourself. Don´t waste life.

Actually, You Are Important.

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it because nobody else will.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Contrary to popular opinion these days, you are in fact important and unique.

Your life is unique in the sense that no one will ever walk on this earth with your exact mind, exact heart, or exact story.

If your bringing something to the table that no one else can, then you are important and special.

You may go on to finally bring hope back to politics. You may bring a cure to the sick or worth to the jobless. Maybe you will build up companies that change our hearts or hearts that change our minds.

Or maybe all you will do is live the so-called “ordinary life.”

If that bugs you, chew on this:

If in all my life, I only ever help one person live out their purpose, and they did the same, and the next person did the same (ok you get it), then my dads simple words to me could end up changing the world.

I don’t know what’s ahead for you. I barely know about my own future. Whatever it is though, it’s time you start living it.

Why?

Because even if you’re currently lost in your pain, your path or even your pleasurewe NEED you to. Therefore start doing something great for your body and mind.

Choose To Live Today

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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