What is Lifestyle Design ?
The definition can vary from person to person. For me Lifestyle Design is the ability for me to be able to choose how and where I want to spend my time. Freedom is the biggest concept of Lifestyle Design. For me my main focus is with my health and physical fitness. I try to connect my health and fitness with my entrepreneurship endeavors every single day. As soon as I wake up, I meditate on the sun and do my breathing exercises and off to creating content.
A Healthy Lifestyle
All throughout the media and everywhere we go, we have always been bombarded with so much ads about losing weight or the newest weight loss techniques. There are plenty of pills and other products that is sold to us every single day that promises weight loss and plenty
So it’s been starting to get a little chilly outside. I am an avid runner and I also appreciate nature walks a lot. I love going to parks but now it’s quite hard to do that. Everyone knows the importance of exercise. I have been pondering a lot and realized that the main purpose of exercise is to burn calories brought metabolism within the body system. I always have hated the treadmill and the stationary bike it’s just so boring. Don’t try to give me that “its fun if your watching tv or playing video games” crap, it’s BORING dude. Okay, maybe if you have the recent issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, but aside from that B-O-R-I-N-G.
So I thought that instead of focusing on exercise why don’t I just try to focus on its literal meaning (extertante la mos’cion) which means exerting motion (i made the funny word up, lol, internet people are so gullible) . And why not add the fun component to burning the calories by putting play into it. And NO, masturbation does not count, well it does burn some calories but it does more harm to the wrist than the calories burned. So in short, basically I was looking for play as my exercise. After plenty of experiments I found these five (5)principles to be pretty helpful toward my goal of exercising I meant playing.
Principle # 1. Just keep on moving.
Movement within the body enables a person to achieve a sense of metabolism it helps with the peristalsis within the gastrointestinal systems and it helps with the blood circulation and the boosting of the immune system of the body which enables us to fight diseases and infection. Moving your fingers on the keyboard and scrolling the mouse do not count as MOVEMENT there buddy. Im talking about full range of motion in the upper and lower extremities. This is a good equation: MOVEMENT + FUN = PLAY.
So do something fun, what is your hobby or passion? Try to incorporate movement towards your hobby. You like to go fishing ? try putting effort in using much range of motion as much as possible when “casting your line and reeling your fish” (unless you suck at fishing, then just stick with casting). And if you like to play sports, then go play your hearts out, nothing much to do there.
Principle # 2. Water is your fuel.
Water makes up a big part of our body as a matter of fact I makes up about 80+ percent of our body. I am an avid drinker (not the alcoholic type). I love my water man, I have been soda -free for years and I love every minute of it. A good way to notice your hydration level is by checking out your piss. If it’s a little darker in color (yuck), it means, that your fluid/blood volume is highly concentrated. Normal urine can range in color from pale yellow (almost colorless) to deep amber. Dark amber urine is usually very concentrated and means that you should be drinking more water. Keep in mind that foods, medications and even vitamins can change the color of urine temporarily but eliminating the cause brings the color back to normal. Most changes in urine color are harmless and the color will go back to normal within a day or two. Your body needs more water to detoxify the waste within your body.
Since I have a strict food budget, buying bottled water can become a hindrance (if it becomes a habit). So instead, I bought an aluminum water bottle from ebay for about $9. And let me tell why I choose to have an aluminum water bottle. First off of course it can never break, unless the Mighty Thor accidentally smashed it with his hammer. Having an aluminum water bottle enables me to be able to use it in the hot summer without having any chemicals such as Bisphenol A (known as BPA) that can harm harm the body and cause birth defects.
Second, water can get really expensive on the long run..
“If the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs, our monthly water bills would run $9,000.”
And did I mention that dasani is no better than the tap water in your house.
Principle # 3. Driving is for the LAZY
Yes, I am talking about you… you lazy driver you. I don’t care if your driving a Bugatti or a Mclaren (well unless its the 2012 model, then your cool). Driving has been the long norm for our society. We are now a society that believes that anywhere we should go we need to take our car and drive to the destination even though its only a few blocks away from us. Driving has become a fundamental (ideal) necessity, even if there is plenty of option in using public transportation.
Save some Big MULA
I am a big follower to the idea that if we move closer to our place of employment and take public transportation or ride a bicycle that we can save so mucho dinero. And of course, help with the pollution in the environment and get your daily dose of exercise at the same time. It’s really a no brainer.
Principle # 4. Sex is the best exercise
Ok, I don’t want to offend anyone out there but let’s face it sex is great and fun IF done with the right person or with of course a HOT person (jk). But if you are to ask me what is the best exercise ever, I would say that SEX has to be on top of the list. According to Web MD, Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.
Sex is a sport, Of course it is, you sweat and you get your hormones and serotonin and sometimes it can get competitive.
For males this involves a little bit of time, your finger and some precision. On that sometimes it can be a little harder for guys to sacrifice this while they are in the heat o the moment. It also goes down to testosterone levels, the higher your testosterone levels the higher your sexual prowess would be and this is evident within your pheromones. And trust me the woman can smell and sense this from a mile away.
Principle # 5. Rest is your best friend
We all have a cellphone and we all use our cell phone. When the battery is almost out the cellphone usually says low battery . Unfortunately our bodies do not have the low battery mechanism that tell us that there is low battery or that we need to recharge. This is when you need to rest.
There have been plenty of benefits of taking a nap. There has been studies and research that correlates nap with an increase and boost in the mental capacity of individuals. A great way to increase the WBC’s or white blood cells which contains the phagocytes and other immune soldiers in our body is by getting a good rest after a good exercise.
Diets do not work
Yes, diet do not work. Why? because EATINGis suppose to be a lifestyle, therefore it has to be a “long term habit”. A diet is not sustainable and something that not only brings HEALTH but also happiness and wellness. I am a strong advocate for Mediterranean Diet since it seems to be a really well-balanced diet. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and perhaps a glass of red wine. This diets include fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limit unhealthy fats. While these parts of a healthy diet remain tried-and-true, subtle variations or differences in proportions of certain foods may make a difference in your risk of heart disease.
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, a recent analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.