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Breaking the Habits That Hold You Back

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Our daily lives are filled with habits, some good and some bad. Fortunately, bad habits can be broken and be replaced with good habits that work for your benefit instead of to your detriment.

The best way to break a bad habit, or form a good one, is to change your mindset. The secret to changing your habits is to making the active decision to change an believing that it will work.

Each habit takes the daily choice to believe that you will keep succeeding as well as the stubborn quality to withstand temptation. If you have a doubt that you will fail, you need to work to defeating that thought. Believe that you can do what you’ve set out to do, truly believing it, means that you are half way there.

Want to run a marathon? Believe that you can. Want to stop smoking? Believe that you can. Want to write a book? Believe that you can.

After you’ve determined your success, make the next move towards this goal, and take the first step to making it happen. Want to run a marathon? Walk more today then you did yesterday. Want to stop smoking? Don’t buy any cigarettes. Want to write a book? Decide on a topic and write the first page.

Making a habit of lounging in front of the TV every night will negatively affect your physical health. You should try going to the gym after work and once you make a habit of it, it will be easy. When your physical health improves, your mental health will also benefit.

If you have a habit of letting your stress from your work life overflow into your home life, your home life will begin to suffer. You need to find ways to de-stress after work and enjoy your home life. Workplace wellness programs can help you in this area.

If you have any bad dependency habits such as smoking, it may be very difficult to break the habit. With the right help you can eventually break the habit and enjoy a life that is dependency free. For more tips on breaking and forming habits, read this.

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The Benefits to Passing Time With a Pet

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Pets can help the elderly age healthily!

Pets can help the elderly age healthily!

To encourage healthy brain function at any point in life, especially later in life, it’s key to stay entertained and interested. There is almost no better way to do this than with a pet.

And not only do pets challenge and entertain you, they can also be great company.

Pets Keep You Busy

With time, many things that formally kept you busy start to pass. For instance, your children by now might have moved out of country and are busy living their own lives. Perhaps you retired recently and no longer have a career that kept you occupied and motivated. My pets come in and are this happy ball of energy that wants attention. My dog especially requires attention. Taking care of a pet and sharing your time with one can bring a type of joy; lifting your spirits and kicking your optimism back into gear.

Pets can be good for your physical health. Often with ailments and conditions that are easier to combat if you keep up a healthy lifestyle with activities such as exercise, laughing, eating well, etc. Pets, especially dogs, tend to keep you on your toes, which is a great way to keep yourself active. Moreover, their peculiarities and cute habits will have you laughing throughout the day.

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Why You Should Add Plant-Based Foods To Your Diet

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Plant=based foods are high in nutritional value and help ward off many health conditions

Plant=based foods are high in nutritional
value and help ward off many health
conditions

Plant-based foods are high in fiber, nutritional value and are very low in fat. The nutritional profile they encompass helps to enhance your mental, physical and organ health. These nutrients also aid in strengthening your immune system and help your body fight off various health conditions.

The best diet for preventing or fighting any of the serious diseases or conditions, is one which includes a high quantity of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes.  To truly benefit from these food sources, we need to eat them in their natural unprocessed form instead of the refined renditions that are found in most of the processed or packaged foods these days.

You can easily add many of the plant-based foods to your diets daily. Nutritionists advocate that we should aim to include at least 3-5 servings of fruit, 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of whole grains each day. As for non-plant foods, such as dairy and animal meat, dieticians suggest that they should form only 1/3 part of our diet. So bear in mind that you don’t need to become a complete vegetarian to avail the benefits that plant based foods have to offer.

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How To Get In Tip-Top Physical Shape

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

You need to invest time and be dedicated in order to attain top physical health!

You need to invest time and be
dedicated in order to attain
top physical health!

Your body requires proper work and care if you are looking to get in tip-top. When it comes to attaining top physical health, it’s crucial to improve your emotional health as well. Emotional and physical health is interlinked and by improving one you automatically tend to improve the other. Now to achieve an envious body, here are two suggestions that are worth looking into:

Educate yourself about nutrition and then put it to practice.  The more well-aware you are about diet and nutrition, the more you’ll be able to help your body.  Though putting healthy eating habits to practice isn’t as easy as it might sound, but after several weeks of healthy eating, you’ll simply get habituated to the new eating patterns and all of it will no longer seem like a punishment.  Within just a few weeks of clean eating, you’ll be surprised how good you begin to feel both mentally and physically.

Engage in physical activity to uplift your mood and alleviate stress.

Exercise is a potent stress reliever and in addition it will also improve your cardiovascular health and improve your body’s conditioning. To get the most out of your exercise, aim for 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

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How Anger Can Influence Your Life

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.”

Anger can be detrimental for your physical and mental health!

Anger can be detrimental for your physical and
mental health!

The following are a few ways in which anger can affect you:

Anger affects your physical health

When you get angry, your stress levels get elevated which certainly is detrimental for your health. Excess stress and tension can put you at a higher risk of getting diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, insomnia, high blood pressure etc.

Anger affects your neurological health.

Chronic anger devours on your mental energy excessively and blurs your judgment. This consequently leads you to making the wrong choices as in a state of anger you tend to take action without thinking anything through. On the note of anger being harmful for your mental health, it has shown to cause depression, migraines, strokes and other mental conditions.

Anger can also disturb your career.

Venting out your anger on your co-workers, clients, colleagues will wreak havoc on your work life and your reputation. Instead of simply losing it try finding ways to express your anger through healthier outlets.

Anger can mess up your relationships and social life.

Lashing out on your loved ones truly does hurt their emotions and can weaken your relationships over time. Moreover, if you are an individual who is short-tempered then people would probably avoid spending too much time with you and would also find it hard to open up to you.

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