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Inside Insight, Issue #001 -- Have I got News For You!
August 02, 2006
to the August 2006 Edition and the First
Here's What you'll find in this edition....
1. Healing Thoughts, Healing Actions: Are you Achieving your emotional-health life purpose? The Power of journaling - The ultimate self-help tool for conquering negative emotions. Learn what it can do for you
2. Living Fit: 2 Excellent approaches to back pain and back health - What the practitioners are saying plus A Fitness Trainer's views
3. An Apple A Day: This is the healthiest diet in the world - according to scientific research - it can help you maintain your weight. Plus, 'Cooks' Corner - am I mad to be giving this away?
4. Beauty And Beyond: Are you a woman of beauty substance? True beauty - is it inner or outer? You decide. Self-help beauty exercise, Plus an excellent Health and Beauty Tips Book - just for you
5. Looking Ahead: A Glimpse at just a few of quality news, views and issues to be covered in the next edition of 'Inside Insight' Newsletter
Do you know that Journaling is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health and personal growth? Though a simple strategy, Journaling is a most effective self-help tool you should be using regularly, if not on a daily basis.
Learning how to journal is not only self-empowering but can help you to realise your life goals and ambitions, while improving your emotional and physical health. Some of the many benefits of journaling include:
Giving you an outlet for feelings and emotions such as fear, anxiety, confusion, doubt, anger, feelings of inadequacy, guilt, worry etc.,
Journaling is one of the biggest steps you can take toward self empowerment, since what you'll discover can only reinforce that your ideas, solutions have come from you alone - helping you to build on your level of self-trust, self- belief and self-reliance.
If you want to learn more about journaling, here's an excellent resource on focused, purposeful journaling tools that work wonders.
Back pain is one of the biggest and debilitating complaints among women and men today, young and old. For many women, back pain can become an issue especially during and after pregnancy. Once your back has been weakened, taking care of it and working to strengthen it must become your priority.
Each year sees millions of people resort to either prescribed pain killers or, ultimately surgery. However, these approaches often do little if anything to tackle the root cause of back pain and are more likely to leave you with unwanted side effects.
Some likely causes of back pain include strained or pulled ligaments, slipped discs, arthritis or scoliosis etc., To be successful in controlling or eradicating back pain, you must first understand the nature and cause. Armed with this knowledge, you're in a strong position to take appropriate action that is right for you and for your circumstances. You simply cannot take a blanket approach to back pain by popping endless strong pain killers, which can have their own health implications too.
Everyone will experience back pain differently and for completely different reasons. A natural remedy that you should give your serious consideration, is yoga. Yoga is increasingly being embraced by the medical community who continue to encourage patients and clients to take it up for various health reasons, including back pain. Yoga also provide effective stress management and relaxation techniques - a much needed fitness medium for today's busy and demanding lifestyle.
The added benefits of yoga being a holistic fitness choice is further evidenced by a study on two groups of women, funded by The American Council On Exercise. The results showed significant improvements of greater flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and balance in the womens group who practiced hatha yoga 3 times each week, compared to the non-yoga group.
On top of the many health benefits, yoga has no adverse side effects either. Today, many people use yoga to help alleviate back pain, reduce stress, increase flexibility. Whether you have major scoliosis or minor imbalances in the body, You will want to consider a yoga video, classes or yoga dvd that offers a medical analysis of yoga for back health as well as a holistic solution to include poses to ease pain and strengthen your back.
Whether you want to take up yoga specifically for your back pain or for any other health-related reason, you will find an excellent collection of health-specific yoga to suit your personal needs
Yoga is by no means the only option for your back pain and back care. If your partner is anything like mine - and I quote, "yoga is womens stuff"! (until I educated him that is), there is an alternative. Even if you're just looking to engage in weight loss exercise while at the same time protecting and strengthening your back, read on.
A new program reveals how to firm and flatten your ABS... without Sit Ups, Endless Crunches, Or Worthless Infomercial Junk.
According to David Grisaffi, a certified corrective exercise kinesiologist and health and fitness trainer, a weak core, combined with other problems such as tightness in certain muscle groups, poor form and poor selection of exercises is one of the leading causes of lower back pain. The good news is that it's largely preventable with a few easy exercises, at the same time you're firming and flattening your abdominal muscles.
David's program (which is suitable for both women and men), is designed to rapidly shrink your waistline and help you eliminate lower back pain, while strengthening and flattening your abdominal muscle group.
You'll find further information on doing abdominal exercises, as well as an evaluation of the value and risks of sit-ups and crunches on your back health...
3. An Apple A Day
Recent research confirms the Mediterranean diet being a safe and healthy way to eat, that is also an effective method of weight maintenance. The facts about this healthy eating diet is that it contains plentiful amounts of antioxidants that offer protective properties for healthy cells, thus warding off some cancers. The Mediterranean diet is low in calories, low in harmful saturated fats and is ideal for people on a low calorie and vegetarian diet too. Weight loss doesn't have to be about drugs or diet pills, which can wreak havoc with both your metabolism and immune system.
The prospect of a weight reduuction diet can seem a very daunting and restricting experience for some women. Even more so, if you happen to be a vegetarian, since most weightloss diets will nearly always mean limiting your intake of some foods or another, which can only spell deprivation in one form or another.
Depriving yourself of foods you love however, not only poses the risk of inadequate nutrition but leave you prone to giving into temptation, thus limiting your chances of succeeding with your weight loss goals. The other sad reality is, that once you have finished your dieting and start eating normally, statistics shows you're more likely to regain any lost weight plus some.
It is for this reason that the Mediterranian diet approach and lifestyle is being hailed as one of the healthiest in the world. Say goodbye to starvation and fad diets or even an over-zealous preoccupation with strenuous physical exercise.
Recent research confirms some of the other benefits of the Mediterranean diet include the lowering of the harmful LDL cholesterol - known to cause heart and other chronic diseases, including cancer. Olive oil is one of the chief contributors to these heart health benefits, among so many others.
Irrespective of your health goals, you too can start benefiting from this healthy eating diet, that calls for little significant changes to your present lifestyle and to how you're currently eating. It is important to note that the Mediterranean diet is not low carb, is not low calorie, is not a starvation diet, yet is ideal if you're a vegetarian also.
The Mediterranian diet approach promotes both weight maintenance and a healthy lifestyle of regular activity, enabling you to achieve your health and fitness goals. To learn more about this diet,
What would you say if I told you I have 1000 Atkins diet recipes, a Carb Gram Counter and an Atkins list of Atkins Allowable Foods - and they're just for you, my valued readers! Interested? It's true.
Whether you're a busy mum or a career woman, healthy eating can be a challenging proposition. If you haven't already done so, check out this healthy eating section on the website. It has recently been updated with some free, quick and easy healthy eating recipes most of them you can prepare in under 30 minutes. Vegetarians, I haven't forgotten you, you're my priority FOR next month.
Access your recipes by simply scrolling to the bottom of this page.
4. Beauty And Beyond
With the ever increasing array of air-brushed and superficial imageries of super models and glamour puss facade that confront us on a daily basis, it is understandable that many women fall into the trap of believing that these are true reflections of beauty or of being beautiful. Do You?
Research shows that about 80% of women are not happy with the way they look. This means that it's only a poor 20% of us who are. How sad, because I'm willing to bet that that the 20% of women who are satisfied with the way they look, are not super models or celebrities, but every day, extra-ordinary women - mothers, single women, wives etc., who happen to have a healthy sense of self-love, self-worth and are happy with being who they are. If you fall into the 80% group, I strongly recommend you read:
A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind: A Wake Up Call, by Jan Phillips. It really is an excellent read on womens perception of their body image A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind: A Wake Up Call, >>
If you're less than happy with how you look, or with your beauty health, you will have to work to bring about positive change. This involves working on two levels. Firstly, your starting point must be on an inner level - and involve your thinking processes... 'Thinking' is an an art form so...
Or how about building on your 'woman of substance' status! Note, these are designed for the alternative woman for whom beauty is more than 'skin deep'...
Understanding and appreciating your inner beauty is a pre- requisite to working on your outer beauty. After all, you wouldn't dream of glossing over a paint cracked wall without first stripping it, sanding and cleaning it prior to painting it. You know what would happen if you did that! So why do it to yourself! Make-up cannot conceal how and what you're feeling on the inside so deal with the inside stuff first. That's where your true beauty lies.
Once you've worked out what you think about your inner beauty, you'll be a whole lot happier and accepting of your body/beauty image. you're now ready to move onto the next level which is where you pay attention to that outer glow you should by now be radiating. Ah - with such little work left do there's probably no point at all in my offering you this excellent health and Beauty Tips ebook. Trust me there's not a lipstick in sight. It's jam-packed with practical and useful tips on skin and hair care, healthy smoothies and so much more that I think I must be crazy to be giving it away - but you know what? Woman to woman, You deserve it.
Since this is a Members Only offer, you will find the password in your Welcome email I sent you when you signed up for this e-zine. If you experience any difficulty or have mis-placed it - just drop me a line.
Natural Beauty Remedy
I'm sure that most of you already know that olive oil is an excellent healthy addition to your overall diet, food health and nutrition. But do you know that olive oil has many other uses too.
There are a growing number of beauty products, where olive oil is the chief ingredient. So why not make your own - without the additives and it'll be a whole lot cheaper too.
1. Rinse your face (do not dry)
5. Looking Ahead
Here's a quick peak - just one mind you!
Sadly, that's it for this edition but I do hope you'll pay me another visit next month, when you'll be in for a great treat with another super edition of Inside Insight.
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PS - It's not too late to make 2006 a Year to Remember...
Active Videos - Yoga your way to fitness and eliminate back pain
A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind, it really is an excellent read. How healthy is your perception of your BodyImage
What if you had the same minute by minute thoughts
as the super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of life. Get details:
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