Tag Archives: More

Mini-MAX-malism: A Bigger Approach to Less is More

Not only de we need less is more in health and fitness, we do need it more in our attitude to material things, looks and outer-shine.
More focus should come onto the inner-site of man and of using all the material of this earth wisely, not wasting so much, be it food, raw produce or other things.

+

Preceding articles:

Less… is still enough

Less for more

+++

  • The Supers (azuremarie.wordpress.com)
    A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
  • Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer (medicalxpress.com)
    Scientists have long known that reduce inflammation and have anti-diabetic effects, and some recently discovered how this happens.”But we’re the first to show that they work this way in cancer,” said Kathryn Meier, a professor of pharmacy at WSU Spokane. “The attention has mostly been on inflammation and diabetes but there has always been an interest in cancer, and we were the first to show this mechanism in any cancer cell at all. And we’re using prostate cancer, which is the most controversial subject in omega 3s.”
  • Biting into a Healthy Lifestyle (wtnh.com)
    The Dietary Guidelines report that most Americans don’t get enough potassium, vitamins C and D, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber — or activity. Research also shows that when people consume fewer calories, make informed food choices and get daily exercise, they do get results.  They can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health. Simple strategies can help get people of all ages to eat better and be more active.
  • Sardine Tacos (paleoplan.com)
    It’s best to buy wild caught sardines, packed in BPA-free cans from companies that use sustainable harvesting methods such as Wild Planet and Raincoast Trading.  Give this no-cook recipe a try for lunch or dinner and supercharge your nutrition with sardines! 
  • The next wave of health and fitness wearables on Canada AM (betakit.com)
    The general public is aware of step trackers like Fitbit or Jawbone, but it might not be familiar with the next wave of health and fitness wearables, which are able to track heart rate, sun exposure, and level of work. BetaKit Senior Editor Tom Emrich appeared on Canada AM this morning to demonstrate three health and fitness wearables moving the category forward: the June UV bracelet, Montreal-based Hexoskin, and the Toronto-based Push armband.
  • Health Tip: Build a Fitness Support System (health.usnews.com)
    Communicate with your partner and other loved ones about your commitment to health and fitness, and ask for help.
  • Fitness trainer Curtis Starks’ heartfelt account of why he believes fitness is his ministry (rollingout.com)
    People think failure is a loss and get so down and beat themselves up about it. Me not so much. Failure to me means that a certain situation just didn’t work out. I look at failure as the inability to live your life on your own terms. I see people like Sean Combs, Donald Trump, Shawn Carter, Oprah Winfrey and I say why not me.
  • Health And Fitness -The Gallery 219 (susankmann.com)
    My boys are very active and I keep all my children fit and healthy. However, I don’t do a lot of exercise. I need to do more. I eat not too bad, but apart from the odd dance class I don’t do much. I love to dance, but not found anything else I really like to do.
  • LR Marathon Kicks Off Health, Fitness Expo (fox16.com)
    The 13th annual Little Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo sponsored by Windstream Communications kicked off the marathon weekend this morning at 10:00 AM and will be hosting participants and friends until 7pm as well as tomorrow, Saturday, February 28, 9 am – 5 pm at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
  • Weibo to launch a fitness service with wearables including Apple Watch (wantchinatimes.com)
  • 3 (Non-Fitness) Books to help you lose weight (allisontibbsfitness.wordpress.com)
    One of the biggest things that I like to implement into working with my clients, is ensuring that they have the mindset to help them stay focused and consistent with their health and fitness journey.  A big game changer for me, as well as my clients, has been the role of personal development to accompany the physical transformation that is happening.

4 Comments

Filed under Health affairs, Lifestyle, Re-Blogs and Great Blogs

The Art of Doing Less – Your Time is Finite

Tales of Finding a Soulful Purpose

Photo: Smallfryblog.com Photo: Smallfryblog.com

We have all heard the saying Less is More, but I have been exploring this concept in more detail and trying to apply it to my life. Being naturally curious and interested in a lot of things in life, I often get carried away and say yes to everything. Often I feel overwhelmed and have to bail on friends and invitations at the last minute leaving everyone disappointed, stress and frustrated, so I decided to read  The Power of Doing Less by Fergus O’Connell.

The most powerful tool I learned was just saying ‘No’. This is often a very difficult word to use. It leaves you feeling guilty that you aren’t helping colleagues or friends or with the fear that you may miss out.  But more importantly it also leaves you with this amazing feeling of liberation. Saying ‘No’ frees you up to explore things that…

View original post 164 more words

5 Comments

Filed under Lifestyle, Re-Blogs and Great Blogs, Social affairs

Less for more

After World War II we did not have so much at school and had to sit with three on one bench having just one book for three pupils. We never felt it as something missing. Though the Germans had first confiscated many assets of my family and the allied forces stolen and destroyed lots of things in the family houses, because the Germans had made their quarters in it, I had not to complain about shortage in my parents house. I had the blessing to be brought up in a wealthy family.

In our house we had no lack of material things, but our parents learned us to share and to respect all the personal in the house who took care of us, the maids, matrons, teachers, cooks, gardener and labourers. Though I do agree we were made clear of the difference of class and if we made friends they had first to be approved of by the pater familias, the father and boss in the house. We were brought up and formed by ideas of class systems, knowing very well the difference between the propertied, the underclasses or lower classes and higher classes.  I, myself left the path of family tradition and went a total different way, with the consequences of seeing black snow at certain moments and having to work hard and long hours to make a decent living. With no regret, because I still would choose for the profession I have enjoyed a lot.

From a lot, I came in a big less … but I did not loose much. In a certain way I think I have gained a lot. The only thing I regret most is that I still can not afford to buy our very good own family wines and I dare not to visit the castles of some cousins. But what I can see, that many families have gone far away from their previous positions of the 19th and 20th century. The 21st century has brought a lot less for most of them.

Noticeable is that we can see a lot of new rich, who have a total different mentality than my grand-grand parents, grand parents and parents. Today we also find a nivelation from the categories who were divided in the golden sixties, noticing the rich from then more ‘poverised’ and not able any more to have so much personal to keep the house(s) and ground(s). But the previous rich and great families had ethics and rules of living which by the present new rich seem to be not known.

By the young we see a lot of youngsters who love to have a lot and best all the newest things, because something having of an older version is not cool and just not done. Many eyes today are on what is presented by the glossy magazines and by the television and computer screens.

English: Amish couple shopping in Aylmer, Onta...

Amish couple shopping in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lots of parents feel a pressure by the media giving them a bad feeling if they not provide enough for their kids. Many parents seem to get not only a bad feeling, but a guilty feeling. It is like their kids would be missing something & would look back at it as a sad memory. Many parents have fallen in the trap of commercialism and are going for spending a ton on things they not necessarily need and worse also on ‘things that don’t matter’ like ‘goodie bags’ people always forget to take.

Luckily we may notice some shift in behaviour by some people. It might well be some consumers become more aware of their impact on our environment.

Would it not be better if more people would come back to their senses and consider only buying those things they necessary need and those things that really can improve their quality of life?  It is good to see that there are more people who want to shift their focus and who want a simpler life.

We should be much more aware of our own impact on our environment. We also should take up our own responsibility for the protection of our own environment and for the future of our next generations. When we commit to living a simpler life, we can commit ourselves to get rid of, stop doing, and not including things that don’t bring us happiness, have a meaning in our lives, or does something positive for us. By doing so you will find out that you also shall get rid of the distractions, the noise, & the clutter in your life.

But do know simple living isn’t only about material things. As I started of, remembering the stories which filled our life, traditions which formed us, it was all about a life style of the mind, a feeling which made us to take on the required attitude. We as children had to behave decently and live according to family laws. They ordered life. And this ordering seems to be gone, because there are no laws or rules which are respected and kept by people. Most people have no religion guiding them and the laic or secular conventions have thrown over board the ethics of good and right living. Though the good living and respectful living is a frame of mind, a train of thought that requires us to examine our lives on a daily basis and eliminate things that aren’t working for us physically, mentally, & spiritually.

We should not be afraid to do shortage on our children. It is wrong to think you do short by not giving in on the new trend or new ‘revelation of the season’.  The market wants us to buy everything it can offer. The managers do want our money spend on utilities but also on things we do not really need. Our world has become build on sandcastles. The danger is that the dream and soap-bell are going to burst, not so far in future.

The youngsters today got chained by their i-phones, i-pads, beatiful cars which can ride much faster than is allowed, think they have much choice in the shops and eating places, but have no eye for the real quality of the goods. They became blinded by and for many things.

It is up to their parents, grand parents and their real friends to open their eyes again and to bring them to understand that we are better only to buy those things which were made by people who were fairly paid and were no damage was done to either animal, plant, man or the environment (water and air). We all should come to respect nature much more and should also to come to respect those who make all those things. what I notice today, is that there is no respect at all any more for those who do the dirty work. And that is where our society has gone wrong.

They all were envying the place of some in our society, who had grounds and houses and who gave work at people. They all nurtured people in government to enrich themselves. Now we are facing greedy governments which charge taxes, which make labour to expensive and contribute to less people at work and less people able to make themselves a proper living. The greed of some made the economical world to collapse. And the protective hands of those in parliament, made that it even could happen that those who mocked up the system got bonuses. And nobody seem to have cared, because they were all so busy with themselves only looking at themselves, only concerned about themselves.

The egoism with the want for more has taken mankind and made them to shut their eyes for realism and for the truth of natural laws and ecological matters. As such they all started to poison themselves (literally). The more is giving them less in the end.

Whilst the world should know that there are better options. We do not have to go to find our food miles and miles away from where we live. We do not have to find cheap labour to soothe our mind not having slaves working for us. We do not need slaves and we do not need to be independent on other continents. If we really take care we can provide enough for each of us in our own environment, not damaging our and others their environment.

We can see a lot of literal and figurative bulimia. It is time that we come to consume less and take at heart:

“Less is more”

+

Preceding article: Less… is still enough

++

Additional reading:

  1. Subcutaneous power for humanity 2 1950-2010 Post war generations
  2. Gender connections
  3. Self inflicted misery #2 Weakness of human race
  4. We all have to have dreams
  5. Forward ever backwards never!
  6. Luxury
  7. Scepticals of the Bible
  8. Watch out

+++

20 Comments

Filed under Ecological affairs, Economical affairs, Lifestyle, Social affairs, Welfare matters