How To Fail Forward

(*information obtained from the book β€œA More Beautiful Question”) With failing forward, the trick is to go from one failure to another, with no loss of enthusiasm. You must be thinking, how can someone learn to perform the trick of "failing enthusiastically"? Anytime you are experimenting and things don't go as planned, instead of looking … Continue reading How To Fail Forward

Self-Denials Builds Discipline

Self-denial is an act of letting go of the self as with altruistic abstinence – the willingness to forgo personal pleasures or undergo personal trials in the pursuit of the increased good of another. (wikipedia) Discipline is defined as a field of study or is training to fix incorrect behavior or create better skills. In … Continue reading Self-Denials Builds Discipline

STOP LOOKING 4 VALIDATION

STOP LOOKING FOR EXTERNAL VALIDATION This was something I did in my earlier years in life; and I didn't stop until my 4/5th year of college. (shoutout to all my 5th years out there; all that matters is that you finish)\ According to mytherpaynyc, " This type of validation comes from others validating your individual feelings. It can take … Continue reading STOP LOOKING 4 VALIDATION

Environmental Toxins

Chemical pollutants can effect the regulation of weight in a number of ways. From the pesticides used in food production to the chemicals used by the plastic industry such as phthalates and bisphenol A, which are harmful synthetic substances that find their way into the human body daily; which slowly alter the body's ability to … Continue reading Environmental Toxins

STRESS

The human body reacts to perceived threats by secreting hormone such as cortisol as part of the natural fight or flight response. In short bursts, this hormone is beneficial, providing energy, increased immunity, and heightened memory. However, prolonged periods of raised cortisol activity are very destructive, resulting in high blood pressure, lower immunity and impaired … Continue reading STRESS

DRINK MORE WATER

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Water is an often overlooked tool in the fight against obesity. By increasing your water intake by about 16 ounces per day, you will boost your metabolic rate by 30% percent. DID YOU KNOW: the consumption of eight (8 ounce) glasses of water per day … Continue reading DRINK MORE WATER

Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D The simple cause of obesity is an increase in the consumption of high-calorie foods with a decrease in physical activity. In other words, you eat more than your body burns, and your body stores the excess as fat. DID YOU KNOW: there is a direct … Continue reading Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

Obesity

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D It is estimated that up to 365,000 thousand deaths are caused by obesity in the United States every year. Since the 1980s, the numbers of overweight children in this country has doubled while the numbers of overweight adolescents has tripled. Being overweight increases your body's … Continue reading Obesity

How 2 Lose Weight ?

*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Excess weight creates a vicious circle that perpetuates type 2 diabetes. Being overweight causes insulin resistance in your muscles/fat tissues, which in turn forces your system to secret more insulin. When you have increased insulin in your blood, it makes you more overweight because … Continue reading How 2 Lose Weight ?