Life insurance is always an important financial decision. But did you know that if you have Diabetes, you’ll have a harder, and more expensive time finding coverage? Read more
We all want to live a long, happy, healthy and wealthy life. Unfortunately, we can also quite often make life choices which are not conducive to that. We can take our bodies, minds and bank balances for granted. We can make poor choices in our diet, our lifestyle and our investments. We can be rash and reckless, failing to account for the ways in which the decisions that we make today can have a rippling effect that reaches way into the future.
When we’re young especially, we can take our bodies for granted, stuffing them with junk food and focusing only on the areas of exercise that will lead to an aesthetically pleasing body rather than sculpting a healthy one. If you want a body and mind that are healthy and conducive to the kind of informed yet intuitive decision making that leads to good financial health, here are some things you’ll need to do in 2019 and beyond…Read more
You have the goals, you have the motivation, you have the workout you need to accomplish it all. When that’s the case, nothing can halt your momentum like a training injury. Yet, if you’re not ensuring the proper preparation and recovery when it comes to your exercise, it may happen more often than you would like. Let’s look at how you manage risk and recovery with your workout.
Make sure you warm up (and cool down)
When you don’t have a lot of time, you might want to skip the warm-up exercises, but the more explosive or dynamic your movements, the greater a risk this is to you. Learning a comprehensive warm-up exercise can help ensure that your body is limber and mobile so that sudden exercise doesn’t put you at greater risk of injury. Cool down (or warm down) exercises are just as important in helping your muscles ease back into a condition where they can recover more easily so that you’re not all tense and knotted.
Give your body the fuel it needs
What you eat before a workout determines not only the results you can expect to see from it but how well you can recover from it, too. Your body uses carbs for fuel, protein to repair muscle damaged by exercise, and the timing of the meal is just as important. 2-3 hours before workout is optimal.
Know the risks associated with the workout
Though it can be a disconcerting experience, it’s worth looking up the injuries and conditions most commonly associated with your chosen workout method or sport. For example, in running and athletics, foot and leg injuries, athletes foot, plantar fasciitis are common concerns, so having ready access to podiatry services can help you ensure a smoother, swifter recovery. Make sure you have access to the relevant care that can quickly give you the help you need in the event one of those risks rears its ugly head.
Do it the right way
Knowing the risks, you may also learn better ways to manage them. With athletics and aerobics, especially running, having the right running shoes is essential to ensure your feet are well-supported and protected. In strength training, perfecting your lifting form can help you avoid injuries as you deal with heavier weights.
Give yourself time to recover
If you do feel extremely sore or believe you are injured, you shouldn’t immediately get back to hitting the gym. Your body needs time to recover. However, this doesn’t mean you should give it nothing but bed rest. Too much bed rest can actually hinder your recovery and increase your chances of developing long-term chronic pain. Work with your doctor to see the right range of activity you should incorporate in your recovery to speed it along.
The most important thing of all is to do your research regarding the specific exercise you plan on taking on. Know the risks, how to best treat injuries if they do happen, and the correct form or preventative equipment you can use to make the risk of injury all the smaller.
If you type ‘how to lose weight’ into Google, you’re going to get so many results. There are all sorts of pieces of advice about how to burn fat, some of them effective and some of them not. But if you’ve tried all of those things and nothing seems to be working, what do you do then? The good news is, you haven’t run out of options yet because there are plenty of other ways to burn fat that people don’t talk about quite as often. These are the fat burning methods that you’ve never heard of before. Read more
What is your "why"?
If you've encountered any self-help book, guru, or Instagram page in the last decade, you've likely come across this question. We're obsessed with the concept of "why" we do things particularly as they relate to our so-called "passion."
The "why" is the reason -- the essence -- behind our motivation for doing the right things on a daily basis. Yet, have we ever really thought about what our "why" says about us.
Think about -- why do you really get up in the morning? Is it because you can't wait to jump out of bed, have your feet hit the floor, and start another fantastic day?
Or is it more because it's your routine, you have to fight traffic, you have a family to support, and you need to make money? Oh yeah, and the only way to make said money is to pump out another 50,000 TPS reports today?
Your "why" needs to be so much more than a cliche if you ever hope to get out that day-to-day drudgery. The last thing you want to do is become numb to it and descend into the pit of "whatever." That's a life sentence chained to a desk from 9-to-5 you will never escape from!
What are we to do? Well, take a look at how I've reworked my life to more closely align with my "why." It will take effort on your part, but it's definitely something you can work towards every day.Read more
The Ketogenic Diet has everybody talking this year and I'm sure you've heard of it by now. But, with all the talk comes a lot of white noise. It's easy to get lost in it all. That's why I put together a list of the best Ketogenic Diet recipes right here.
After all, aren't we all busy enough? It's easier to just have a simple healthy plan outlined for you than to have to search for it yourself. I hope you find these Ketogenic Diet recipes useful. And, if you do lose weight as a result of trying these, please send us some before and after shots! Heck, send your meal photos as well. I'd be delighted to post them all to our social media accounts.
Here we go. Enjoy!Read more
Do you ever wonder how the world’s elite athletes do it?
They make it look so easy. Tom Brady executes a perfectly thrown ball for a touchdown. Usain Bolt outruns the field yet again. Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch with pinpoint accuracy on the black for strike 3. Phil Mickelson sinks an unlikely 30-foot putt.
What’s the secret? Well, if you ask Darren Hardy of Success Magazine, it’s about the grind:
It’s the hours in the gym that you don’t see.
It’s the thousands of balls they hit on the practice green that is not filmed.
It is the hundreds of gigs they perform in small seedy clubs for no pay.
It is the thousands of calls they make that DON’T result in a sale.
It’s the years of two-a-days in the hot sun and grinding it out in the minor leagues and doing meetings where no one shows up.
All those moments, despite the boredom and the mundaneness, they keep GRINDING!
Do yourself a favor and read the full article. It’s worth it and incredibly motivating.
You need to consider this when you start running. It’s not about race day. It’s about your growth as a runner. That growth is key and it comes first with a mindset of growth. You see, it wasn’t until I started training for my first half marathon that I began to harness the mental toughness to do another half marathon and even fathom I could finish a marathon.
In my experience, the mental toughness that produces a growth mindset is inevitably drawn from the 3 key areas I discuss below. These are important to remember as you embark on any worthwhile endeavor. You should keep them in mind as you begin your training.Read more
I want to discuss a topic that may make you cringe. Cultivating discipline.
Now, I know the word discipline itself has a bad connotation. You hate hearing it. It harkens back to days where you were told to sit up straight in school or you would go to the principal’s (disciplinarian’s) office (at least in Catholic school). Or your parents would discipline you by grounding you for not doing your chores or something. Yes, discipline.
As individuals in our 20s, 30s, and 40s here, we are responsible for fostering our own discipline and mindset. Sure, our bosses could reprimand us or the cop that pulled us over can give us a ticket. Those are forms of discipline. But, true day in and day out responsibility and accountability comes down to cultivating discipline in ourselves and our daily routine.
Would you agree?
Here with Run The Money, I am focusing on cultivating discipline in the areas of financial health and physical health. All of these require a mature amount of discipline to not only invoke in our lives, but consistently apply to our lives.Read more