Article courtesy of United Healthcare newletter
Article courtesy of United Healthcare newletter
8 satisfying secrets of happy people
Adding these simple habits to your day may help boost happiness
|Some people always seem to be cheerful and upbeat. So what’s their secret?
Turns out, it isn’t having loads of money or a perfect body, home or job. Instead, happy people tend to make time for healthy, fulfilling and feel-good activities.
Here are eight simple but powerful ways to follow their lead — and cultivate more happiness in your life:
1. Nurture social ties
Do you rely on texts, social media and email to stay in touch? That can be good. But don’t let technology entirely replace face-to-face time.
2. Give thanks — for joys big and small
Even better: Make it a practice. Writing in a gratitude journal gives you a place to record and reminisce about all that’s right with your world.
3. Lend a hand
4. Talk nicer to yourself
5. Find joy in moving
And here’s a happy little secret: Give yourself a quick mood booster with mini bursts of activity. Even a 10-minute walk or kitchen dance party can perk you up.
6. Create and play
7. Get your pillow time
8. Look on the brighter side
Remember, you have choices. You may find your bliss by choosing those that add more meaning to your life. And that’s certainly something to be happy about.
-Originally published by United Healthcare
[ Sometimes I read an article so great I have to forward it to all my readers. This recent post by fitness expert Jon Benson is one of those articles. See if it doesn’t help you with your goals. Thanks! ]
I took a big, huge, massive sigh of relief today.
Finally… the FDA did something right when it comes to bogus “magic” diet-fatburn pills.
A panel of experts reviewed Vivus Inc.’s new wonder-pill “Qnexa” today.
They gave it the thumbs-down.
Oh… pesky little reported side-effects like… (are you ready for this?)…
Increased Risk of Suicide (yikes!)
You know… “minor” stuff like that.
GEEZ. What the hell are these drug companies thinking?
So, I am going to believe that YOU are much smarter than the morons who tried to get this drug past the FDA.
I’m going to assume you want a solution to this obesity pandemic and your own fatloss issues (if you have them) that do NOT involve risking your life for a thinner you.
“Oh, Marge… she looks so thin in her casket…”
THIS IS NOT A GOOD EULOGY! : )
Listen: I get it. I really do.
I’m an athlete and we are always looking for tricks to help increase our performance. But your body is simply too smart for these fatloss-pills people are trying to pass off as “a break-through medical discovery.”
Nonsense… more like heart-breaking medical waste of time.
One day… perhaps even in my lifetime… someone will invent a chemical that actually works to shed bodyfat without harming the body. That will be a great day for all of us.
Even so, I can all but promise you that this chemical will have its nasty side-effects and/or be limited in duration or power.
Nothing, repeat NOTHING you can pop in your mouth will give you the JOY that managing your dietplan and bodyweight can give you.
It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world.
And here’s a fantastic clue for you: The reason we want to be thin is because of the FEELING it gives us. Most everything we do is based on feelings.
Quick-fixes negate the most powerful thing about feelings: Earning the right to have them!
Think of it this way: Would you feel more alive and powerful if you climbed a mountain or if you took a helicopter ride to the summit?
Sure, the helicopter is easy… but which is more personally rewarding?
Think of your own body transformation goals as your personal mountain to climb.
No helicopters… just really good guides (I volunteer) and solid climbing tools (like a great real-world dietplan, solid workouts that work WITH your schedule, and realistic but exciting goals.)
Your goals will become your base camps along your summit of your personal journey to the best you possible.
Color me silly, but I think that sounds FAR more empowering and rewarding that popping pills.
As you probably know I wrote one of the top books in the world on “real-world” weighttloss (spelled that way so the spambox won’t eat your email… : ) I made this dietary System as easy as possible… but NO plan is “easy” and there is NO quick-fixes out there without serious pricetags.
That said, I have some “rebel tricks” to share with you today… and they won’t put you six feet under before your time.
Just click on the page below and then click on “Articles”… then you’ll see it. It’s the first article, “3 Diet Secrets Revealed”.
You can’t sell this stuff in a bottle… but it works to get the bodyfat off and keep it off.
Don’t Quit… Get Fit.
J O N B E N S O N
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