Is a sedentary lifestyle killing you? Are you gaining weight, developing neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems, or other health issues that are interfering with your ability to achieve your goals or live life to the fullest?
Sedentary Lifestyle Syndrome (SLS) ™ is one of the fastest growing health care crises of our time. In this digital age of techno-overload, where most of our waking hours are spent sitting, or otherwise “connected” to some device, we are quickly realizing the negative effects. If you can answer yes to the following questions, you may be suffering from SLS.
• Do you sit for at least 6-8 hours per day without adequate breaks?
• Have you gained significant weight from lack of exercise and poor nutrition?
• Do you suffer from headaches, fatigue, listlessness, and lack of motivation?
• Have you been diagnosed with one or more health issues aggravated by prolonged sitting and lack of movement? (ie: Obesity, depression, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome)
Overcome Your Sedentary Lifestyle is the practical guide you need. Author and Holistic Health Care professional, PJ Sharon, includes tips to keep you healthy—even if sitting is in your job description. Ms. Sharon offers easy to implement solutions for proper work station set-up, exercises for injury prevention and treatment, and a practical plan for self-care success—whether you’re perched on the couch, or on the way to fulfilling your dreams.
Isn’t it time for you to stand up for your life?
Stubbornness will derail even our best intentions to improve the quality of our lives.
I’m convinced that there are two kinds of people. Those who will die of stubbornness and those who are too stubborn to die. I’d much rather be in the second group. I know many people who stubbornly cling to negative behaviors and make every excuse in the book as to why they “can’t change.” They are their own worst enemy! These are the folks who won’t go to the doctor because they don’t want to hear that they are overweight and have high blood pressure. They would rather stick their heads in the sand and die of a heart attack than face a reality that would require they take responsibility for their health and well-being. It’s much easier to blame someone else. Their parents, their genetics, the world…any scapegoat will do. Down deep, they know they need to make a change, but the hard work involved seems overwhelming to them. Pride, blame, and fear of failure dominate their thinking and keep them resistant to making the necessary changes in their lives that would restore them to health. Stubborn refusal to change kills more good people than any disease on the planet. Don’t let your ‘stinking thinking’ kill you!
The other group—the too stubborn to die folks—are those who value life to the degree that they will do anything it takes to stay here on this planet for one more day. Perhaps they fear death and are clinging to this mortal coil hoping to outsmart the Grim Reaper and live forever, or maybe it’s just that they see all the beauty that life has to offer and they want to stick around and enjoy it. They know life isn’t perfect, but they are determined to make every day count and to enjoy all the little miracles along the way. This is the outlook we need to have to keep stress at bay.
Since our responses to stressors in life are basically a learned behavior based on early conditioning and whatever life experiences have colored our view of the world, it’s no wonder we get stuck in old patterns and find it difficult to change. Our basic belief systems are deeply ingrained in our subconscious. We may have been shamed, abused, or made to feel unworthy as children, and those old scars keep us attached to those self-limiting beliefs. To truly make a change, we may have to go back and face those demons, cut them down, and exorcise them from our subconscious, creating new positive feedback loops that will rebuild our self-esteem.
Feeling worthy of a happy, healthy, and prosperous life is the first step to attaining it!
We must come to realize that we are no longer those impressionable children. As adults, it’s up to us to choose our path. We get to decide who and what we will be, and how we will live our lives. Stress reduction, like healthy living, is a matter of choice. Retraining our thinking, doing away with old patterns of behavior, and finding new ways to cope are all within our grasp. We CAN overcome our stinking thinking—one positive choice at a time.
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”—Marcus Aurelius
He also said, “You have the power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.”