How many times have we heard and said ourselves, “I’m so exhausted after my vacation, now I need another vacation to rest.” As funny as it sounds, this reveals the truth about how we misuse our precious free time. When you explore the word “vacation,” it exposes the hidden root “vacant,” where you empty yourself […]
No matter how many people you have in your life, when it comes to deciding on your lifestyle, it is you and you alone making the choices. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to be raised by parents who instill good habits in us. Maybe we marry someone who brings positive patterns into the relationship, or we […]
You hear the phone ring in the other room. The sound is subdued and you wonder if you’re imagining it. But it’s persistent. Ring, ring, ring… Now you have a choice: You can either pick up the phone and find out who’s calling and why, or you can just sit there, “ignore it” and let […]
Whatever motivates you to start on a path of self-improvement is great. Whether for the vanity of having a six-pack or the health goal of lowering your cholesterol, losing weight is never just about weight loss. It’s about losing the limited, old self when you make the decision that you don’t want to be “this […]
The human body is an amazing entity, a universe in itself. Once we comprehend the complexity of the whole system, we can only be in awe and respect its nature. From each organ fulfilling their individual function to the synchronized work that the body accomplishes, the human brain can only hope to invent a mechanism […]
Are you one of those people who believes that a big muscle is always a strong one? If this were true, two people of the same age, weight, and body type would lift more or less the same number of pounds, which isn’t a given.
What would you consider to be your most intimate relationship in life? Most of us have an answer ready to blurt out quickly, but it’s not as easy as it seems at first. When I started exploring this question with friends, most mentioned their relationship with their mother. I understood the choice immediately—she was the […]
Why would a seventy-year-old ever need to be fast? First, you have to examine the six qualities of youthfulness: flexibility, strength, speed, leanness, ideal body weight, good posture. These are qualities that all athletes have, and they all work in synch.
Guest post by Mariya Heinbockel Last year my husband and I started the Happy Body Program. Together we lost over 30 kilograms. We’ve been keeping our ideal weight ever since. But the transition was far from easy for us both, especially when it came to food choices. The following are true stories that mark our […]
How we avoid living a healthy lifestyle via distraction, entertainment, props and compensations, never mastering anything. The crutches we adopt are unhealthy fixes that will ultimately prevent us from recognizing our real problems.