4 Tips For Smoking Cessation

Tip 1: Rise above the cravings Imagine the cigarettes as crutches. You’ve always had these crutches to lean on and soon, it becomes impossible to walk without them. The important thing to learn is that as soon as you walk on your feet again, they’ll quickly regain strength. It may be a little known fact, but about half of what a smoker inhales from his cigarette is pure air. The next time you’re hit with a craving, take some deep breaths and relax. You will soon be able to rise above the craving, feel refreshed, and move on. Tip 2: All the reasons to quit Why do you want to quit? Do you have children? Do you want to live …

5 Ways to Cheat without Wrecking your Weight Loss Program

Healthy eating day after day can get a bit much when everyone around you is enjoying cheesecake and chips. You know it’s worth it in the long run but sometimes you just want a treat. Instead of gritting your teeth and feeling deprived when the chocolate cake or pizza calls you name, follow these guidelines to have your cake and eat it too. 1. Budget for it If you’re counting calories, allow 100 – 200 calories from your total daily calorie allowance for treats. Try not to use them everyday and “save up” for a special treat once a week. 2. Need dessert? If you really want a dessert, balance your indulgence with a light main course. Eat something like …

5 Tips To Losing Weight While Keeping Your Sanity

Losing weight is the goal of many individuals worldwide however there is no simple way to drop the pounds like taking a pill or simply wishing them away. Unfortunately, losing weight takes determination and commitment to a healthy diet and exercise plan and even then it takes longer than we would like to drop those extra pounds. So, what can you do to lose weight and keep your sanity? The following five tips should help you out. Tip #1 Lower Your Expectations If you begin an exercise or diet plan, or both, and have heard you will lose incredible amounts of weight in no time at all and then it doesn’t happen then you feel let down and won’t have …

5 Tips To Easy At Home Workouts

You have purchased all the home workout equipment necessary to accomplish your desired workout goals. But wait, you now actually have to use them on a regular basis. Buying home workout equipment is the easy part. Using it is the number one challenge, and also where a majority of home workout enthusiasts miss the boat. To make it easier for you to succeed with your home workouts, I have listed my top 5 tips to easy at home workouts that produce results. 1. Goal Setting – Home workouts don’t need to be difficult as long as you plan ahead. Make sure you specifically write down what you want to accomplish. Make the goals not only specific, but realistic. Then ask …

3 Methods for Clearing Mental Clutter

Many adults with ADD have a hard time slowing down their brains. Thoughts often come at whirlwind speed, and it can be hard to concentrate on the tasks at hand when so many other thoughts are floating around in the brain. I call this “mental clutter.” Often times, mental clutter is made up of worries and bad feelings. (Very few people get overwhelmed by the amount of positive thoughts in their heads!) Regrets of the past and worries about the future can easily overshadow the present moment. Self-doubt can also take up a lot of space in the mind. When an excess of these types of thoughts take over in the brain, it can be stressful, upsetting, and sometimes even …