Can I start by quoting someone that lived over 100 years ago? Her name was Florence Nightingale. She was a nurse that took care of soldiers and helped them recover from injury and disease. She described a unique concept back in the 1850s :
The swamp breeds the mosquitoes; the mosquitoes don’t create the swamp.
To take the phrase literally, its seems pretty obvious and I doubt anyone would have a problem agreeing with this fact. The truth is that stagnant water attracts mosquitoes. If you let water sit for a period of time, something happens to the surroundings and it attracts mosquitoes. It is an environment where they can live and breed. They have found a home and have to problem setting up shop for as long as the environment allows them to be there.
The opposite is hardly the case. Mosquitoes don’t land in a random location and after a while a swamp suddenly grows under their feet…or wings. They don’t have the power to change the environment to fit them any more than we have the ability to control the weather to fit our schedule.
Well, the same is true with our health. The only problem is that many believe the ridiculous notion that mosquitoes create the swamp. You probably believe it and don’t even know it. I’ll show you. You probably think that it works like this: You are healthy, a germ lands on you, then you get sick. See, I told you. Well, I’d like to be the first to tell you, or hopefully I’d like to be the one that is reminding you of the fact that this is an incorrect way of thinking.
Just because a “germ” lands on you, doesn’t mean you are going to get sick. Think of it this way. Two people get sneezed on. One of them gets sick and the other doesn’t. It happens all the time. The difference is the environment that the germ discovers when it lands. If your body is more like a swamp, (stagnant, neglected, and dirty) then you are going to get sick. If your body is strong, clean, and healthy, there is no way that germ stands a chance of surviving.
The message is clear. If you are not enjoying good health, you need to concentrate on cleaning the swamp instead of getting rid of the mosquitoes. If you clean out your body, the mosquitoes will not be able to survive. When health is our objective, the results that we want will take care of themselves.
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It’s kind of ironic. Many of us work hard to either graduate from college or get promoted so we can land the ever-so-coveted “desk job.” Yet this can actually be detrimental to your health! A sedentary lifestyle is no good at the end of the day, even if you are making a lot more money. But you don’t have to let such a predicament get you down.
The Diet Blog has a few healthy tips for you that follow good, common sense. Whether it’s exercising, eating right, or getting your system back under control with Body Reset, we aim to help you live a better, healthier life starting today! Read on to learn more.
Simple Ways Keep Fit With a Desk Job
We all know that sedentary lifestyles and desk jobs can make people fat. But, is this lifestyle something that we can modify and increase our chances of staying slim?
When I started my first desk job, within a few weeks, I noticed a change in my physique. The busier I got, the less time I had for exercise and the more sedentary I became.
My calorie level stayed about the same and I realized I gained a pound or two. A small weight fluctuation isn’t such a big deal, but over the course of a year or five years, that could result in major weight gain.
Top 4 tips to keep the pounds off at work:
Schedule your exercise. If you don’t plan it into your day, it won’t get done. Other things will begin to seem more important and will become your new habit and routine if exercise is not scheduled in. Make a plan to exercise everyday or choose the two most hectic days of your week as your days off.
Exercise close to home or work. The less you have to travel, the more likely you will be able to exercise. Try walking around your neighborhood or do a home exercise DVD. Jump rope in your basement or find a hill nearby to walk up and down. If you belong to a gym, make sure it is within a five minute drive and is open when you want to exercise.
Every little bit counts. Even if you can only fit in 15 to 20 minutes, any exercise is better than nothing. The goal is to try to break a sweat everyday. Park your car far away from your job. Walk up and down the stairs at work or take five minute walking breaks whenever you can as blood flow increases productivity after all.
Bring your lunch. It is likely your total calorie burn will be less while working a desk job, so you will need to eat lower calorie lunches and snacks. Bringing a lunch is one of the best ways to control your calorie intake. Remember to focus on fruits and veggies for your meals and snacks.
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* Actual results by those following the Body Reset Program will vary from those who have given testimonials of their experience and more than likely will not be typical of others who have used Body Reset, and in many instances are not typical. Each person's actual experience will depend on the reasonableness of their goal, the time they allow themselves to attain their goal, their age, state of health, how closely they follow the program, and any limitations places on them by their health care professional due to the above or any other factor.