42 Ways to Make Life Simpler Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. If you found this article helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons below.
The 300 Workout: Can You Handle It? The training regimen that whipped actors of the movie 300 into fighting shape may be too much for most of us. Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. At the start of the movie 300, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) bids farewell to his beautiful wife, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) as he heads out to lead the Battle of Thermopylae. In it, 300 Spartans fought to their death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in 480 B.C. In the movie scene, Butler is dressed for war, shirtless with a crimson cape flowing behind his broad, chiseled shoulders. But anyone who has struggled to get fit or stay fit can be forgiven if they get a little distracted here, wondering as they look at Butler in those skimpy Spartan battle duds: How did he get those six-pack abs, that whittled waist, and those rock-hard thighs? The Secret's Out Continue reading below... The 300 Workout Behind-the-Scenes Work
Websites That Offer Free Yoga Classes Yoga may be blissful, but it isn't cheap! Depending on where you live, classes can run you an average of $15 to $20 a pop. Dropping $50 or more for yoga classes each week isn't an option for everyone, but we can all benefit from a regular practice. The Internet is bursting with free full-length classes or shortened yoga routines. If you're willing to pay a little, then you'll be able to view a greater variety of videos. Yoga Today: This site offers one free class each week, and if you're itching for more, download other classes for $4 each. Keep reading for more websites that offer inexpensive yoga classes. My Free Yoga: Site members upload yoga videos, so the classes may not be the most cutting-edge, but they won't cost you a dime.Gaiam TV: Sign up for a free 10-day trial to stream actual yoga DVDs like Seane Corn's Vinyasa Flow Yoga or Rodney Yee's Advanced Arms directly to your computer, phone (there's a free Gaiam TV app), or iPad.
Cute & Stylish Sketches By Fabo The irresistibly adorable art of artist Fabo has been enchanting users for years. Fabo adds a touch of cuteness to his creations that makes them simply impossible to ignore. For Fabo’s complete library of work visit his deviantART page. Find this post useful? The Perfect Morning Workout : Jumpstart Your Day : MensHealth.com Jumpstart your fat burners and build muscle with this quick at-home routine Warm up with the mobility and dynamic flexibility moves. Then perform the 1-minute drill. Rest 15 to 30 seconds, then do the strength circuit. Rest 1 minute. Repeat the drill and strength circuit sequence three to five times. Perform the following exercises as fast as possible with good form. 3-Step Lateral Run and Pause (5 reps) From a strong tall posture, perform a high knee run sideways taking three total lateral steps, running on the balls of your feet, driving the elbows back and maintaining good upright posture. Lateral Speed Lunge (8 reps) From an athletic position, take a lateral step to the right. Spiderman Climb (10 reps per leg) Start in the top of the pushup position. Perform the following exercises for 15 seconds each. Jumping Jacks Start with your feet hip-width apart and hands at your sides. High Knees Run in place, with knees driving toward your chest.
BodBot: Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Coach. Free. Raising a Moral Child Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values. By age 2, children experience some moral emotions — feelings triggered by right and wrong. To reinforce caring as the right behavior, research indicates, praise is more effective than rewards. Rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. But is that the right approach? In a classic experiment, the psychologist J. Photo
Bodyweight Exercise Program To Build Muscle and Burn Fat If you want to build a starting level of strength… endurance… and lose fat, then this bodyweight program is for you. This is the bodyweight exercise program that I built much of my early strength, size and muscle “tone” on. I believe everyone should master their own bodyweight first, before moving on to lifting weights, kettlebells or otherwise introducing “outside” resistance. Your own bodyweight is enough resistance to build an amazing level of muscle… and… it’s definitely enough to chisel away at any extra fat. Why This Program Works So Well You will perform these exercises in a “ladder” format. Additionally, when you start to get fatigued, when you start to hit your “max” rung on the ladder, you start going down it, doing less reps per rung (set). Meet The Best Bodyweight Exercises PullupsSquatsPushupsSitups In keeping with the Double Your Gains philosophy you have a pull movement (pullup), Push movement (pushup), a Squat movement (squats, duh) and an ab movement (situps). ShareThis
The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living. For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery. This column appears in the May 12 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.