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Struck down with a cold.
It is all guns blazing with clients coming back from holidays and back to business as usual. But last Sunday I was caught in the rain while fishing. Being the hardcore fisherman that I am, I thought it would be a passing shower, but it rained consistently on us for about 4 hours. At least we caught a couple of fish. The weather has been a bit crazy. As a consequence I've come down with a cold. It's not the full blown flu, but still very annoying. I've made a point to always document the steps I take to shorten the life span of a cold.
In the past I tried the orange juice technique and drank in excess of 8 glasses per day. Didn't work the best. I've tried the vitamin C tablets technique chewing probably 6-10 per day. Not the best either. I've tried the echinacea technique without any success. I've tried letting it run it's course, but that's scary and I can't afford to take any time off work. 1/2 teaspoon of ginger (GRATED FRESH is best), pinch Cayenne or chili powder (to taste) or better still fresh finely chopped chili, Mix all ingredients with a cup of water just off the boil, sip slowly and go to bed. Sounds a bit revolting but does the job.
This time I baked 2-3 cloves of garlic wrapped in al foil an put in the oven for 8mins on 200 degree Celsius in their skin. Then just peeled back the skin and ate with food twice a day. Drank lemsip flu strength at night before bed and the cold has gotten much better. It normally takes me about 10 days to fully get over a bad cold. It's been 5 days and I'm just Garlic is a medical marvel believe me.
Quote of the Day
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit"
Is it all in your mind?
When we smell a certain fragrance does it sometimes remind us of an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend? How about listening to an old song, does it sometimes bring back memories of past experiences. What is this phenomenon? It's called linking and what we associate to things while we are in a In our daily lives we are driven by two forces. We either do something because we think that at some level we will gain pleasure from doing it, or we think that at some level it will be painful, so we avoid it. These twin forces therefore form the basis of everything we do or fail to do. Let me give you an example. Why do some people smoke and others don't? I don't believe that consciously anybody would wilfully indulge in any activity that was "negative" or "destructive". We tend to do things with a positive intent. People don't smoke because they are out to kill themselves. They do it because of the way it makes them feel. Or the way they think it makes them feel. In their brain they've somehow associated or linked up that smoking equals pleasure On the other hand people that don't smoke have linked up or associated that smoking is much more painful and that not smoking is pleasurable. It's that simple. People that have given up smoking have somehow made a shift in their core thinking that attaches a great deal of pain to smoking. It's like linking sugar with broken glass. If in your sub- conscious mind you truly believe that by eating sugar it would be awe fully painful you wouldn't Why is cocaine a multi billion dollar industry? Because it gives you a double bang for your buck. Firstly it produces almost instant pleasure and secondly it takes away your pain. But then why isn't everybody addicted to Cocaine. Because some people have linked up that Cocaine is dirty, that it's addictive and destructive, that you are not in control or yourself, that it ruins families I never ever understood why they paid Michael Jackson ten plus million dollars to do a three minute Pepsi commercial. Now I do understand, it's all about linking and associations. The advertisement industry is so smart. They know millions of people feel unbelievable when they hear Michael Jackson's music. So they said we want people to feel the same way when they think of Pepsi Cola. So what they did was link it up. Here Michael's music see a picture of Pepsi or see Michael drinking it. And they used repetition to put people in a deep emotional state and then linked Pepsi to it. Absolutely Brilliant.Just like we link a perfume or aftershave with an old flame. It just brings back memories because we were in a deep emotional state when we smelt I don't know if this is why Mcdonald's have kids play areas within their restaurants. But if they did it intentionally then they are absolute geniuses. When the kids are playing, laughing and having fun (in a deep emotional state), they smell the McDonald's burgers. Feeling happy, smell the food, feeling happy, eat the food. Sooner or later the happiness is linked with the food. So what happens when these kids grow up. They don't even know why they are addicted to Mcdonald's but for some weird reason they feel happy when they smell and eat the food. Think about how this applies in your life. This is just my two cents .something to think about.
Exercise Library
One Leg Dumbbell Lift and Back Tilt
This exercise works the deep core muscles and forces your body to counter balance. It activates
the quads, glutes, shoulders, back and abdominal's
I do a lot of boxing training with my clients and I've had quite a few people ask me the correct way to wrap the hands before putting on the boxing gloves. So I made a small video of it.
I've just posted it on uTube so others can benefit. I'd love it if some of you would rate it. Chill Out with a Video Break
This is a long one but I'm sure some of you may be able to relate. I sure did.
How much water?
There are a variety of reasons to drink plenty of water each day. Adequate water intake prevents dehydration, cleans out the body, and promotes healing processes. Substituting water for beverages high in calories can also help control weight. Follow the steps below to make sure you're getting enough of this most basic necessity.
To determine how much water you need. Divide your weight (in kilograms) by 30 (ex. somebody weighing 70 kg is going to need 2.3 litres per day). Keep in mind that these recommended intake numbers I know in my case I was drinking 3-4 litres per day and doing very well. But if I went by the above calculations it would read about 2.5 litres.
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