Self Pride or High Standards

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Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

I came across this quote today, while searching for sayings that deal with self worth. I know that some may consider having higher standards to be selfish, or snobbish, but it is not. This does not mean that we cannot accept others for who or what they are, only that it is okay to feel good about our higher held standards.

Business executives, laborers, students, athletes, men, women, any classification of race, creed or religion you can think of, all hold examples of people with higher standards. You can usually spot them by how they carry themselves, their attitude, caring nature, or just the way they listen and hear what you have to say.

When you set your bar or goal, and you meet your desired target, do you stop there or continue to raise it a notch each time? Keep your priorities in check, continue to love yourself and others, and take a step above. Just the effort is what sets you apart. Reaching that goal then becomes another step up. Continue to climb.

In fitness, Bob

Heatlhy Drinking

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This is a great reference to the benefits of proper hydration, while giving a clear understanding of why it is important. Definitely not your typical run of the mill water sermon.

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Water, watercooler, Dolphin, Dolphin water To stay healthy you should drink enough water every day.

Proper hydration is key to good health, but why?

Water is the body’s most non-negotiable nutrient. Withhold any other vitamin or mineral for a week or more and the body will plug along. But deny it water for a mere three days and systems start to crash. Without water, the blood thickens and the body’s enzymatic processes get bogged down. Hold back another few days and the blood gets so gummy that the body’s inner workings grind to a halt. After that, odds of survival are small.

Why is it that water is so important? Water plays an integral role in nearly every biological process in the body. Everything from controlling the body’s thermostat to regulating blood pressure to taking out the trash relies on water to get the job done. Yet, for such a life-and-death nutrient, most of us take…

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Some Low-fat Options Can Actually Expand Your Waistline

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Low fat diets will help you lose weight; or will they? Many low fat options are higher in sodium and sugar, both of which can wreak havoc on your weight loss plans.

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Leslie Beck wrote . . . . .

If you order your salad with fat-free dressing (just starch, sugar and salt), pass on nuts in favour of pretzels (white flour, salt and corn syrup) or read nutrition labels to choose foods low in total fat, it may be time to shift your nutrient focus. Your low-fat food decisions, based on a decades-long dietary warning to eat less fat, could be harming your health – and robbing your diet of disease-fighting nutrients.

In the 1961 version of the food guide, food choices broadened and language softened. “Guide” replaced “Rules” in the title.

the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted its 571-page report to the U.S. government outlining its recommended revisions to current dietary guidelines. The panel’s report will be the basis for the 2015 version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, slated for release later this year.

While a recommendation to withdraw long-standing…

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5 Habits Of Emotionally Balanced People

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Add these habits to your life if you aren’t already doing so.

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As a life coach, many of my clients come to me feeling like they’re unable to cope with their emotions. They feel overly sensitive and are fearful of experiencing any strong emotions. What I tell them is that finding emotional balance doesn’t have to be hard work — it’s simply about identifying where we need to make small internal shifts that will help us cope better.

Here are five habits that can bring you blissful emotional balance:

1. Instead of reacting, they respond.

A reaction is a hot, in-the-moment burst of emotion that’s usually driven by our ego (so we’re more likely to react when we’re disconnected from ourselves). It might last just a split second before our intuition kicks in and offers some perspective, or it might take over to a point that we act on it. When we feel crappy after dealing with a situation or person, that’s a…

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Riding for Multiple Sclerosis

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There are only two weeks left until I ride to support Multiple Sclerosis. I am riding the 95 mile route this year and would appreciate any support you can give. Just click below where it says Donate To Me.
Thank you!

Progress: 23%

Goal $150.00Achieved $35.00

Fundraising Honor Roll

Robert Rice
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Weight Loss Specialist

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I just finished and passed my WLS exam, and am now a Certified Weight Loss Specialist through the N.A.S.M. This helps me deal with physiological and psychological issues that clients may experience, and are associated with weight loss.
A major part of keeping my certification current as a Certified Personal Trainer is continuing education. Personal trainers do NOT have to be certified in all states, and Ohio is one of them. I would not let just anyone teach me proper self defense, exercise, investing, or any number of skills simply because they can. My life, money, time, and body are valuable.

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In fitness, Bob

Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

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This is an interesting article. The most important part is the fact that trans fats have no positives.

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Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test.

Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests.

Younger men who ate high levels of trans fats performed more poorly on a memory test involving word recall than those who ate lower levels, the researchers found.

In the study, each gram of trans fats eaten per day was associated with 12 to 21 fewer words recalled, out of an average score of 86, said lead author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

“It’s a pretty sizeable relationship,” Golomb said. “This adds to a body of evidence that trans fats are not something that people should be sticking in their mouth.”

But, it’s important to note that the study wasn’t designed to definitively prove a cause-and-effect relationship; it…

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