This is an Oak tree outside of my house that is estimated to be over a hundred years old. I spent a lot of my youth playing around that tree. Unfortunately, it is sick and may have to be cut down soon :(. But still love the trees in your neighborhood they give you oxygen!
Are you getting enough Vitamin N? Here is a great article showing the benefits of getting outside and involved in the outdoors. Nature is what we have inhabited for the majority of our human evolution so its benefits can only be so obvious. We should return to that space of naturalness (ha-ha). Anyways hurry up and read the article so you can go outside (I don't care if it is raining, bring an umbrella!).
I really like this article. It talks about being mindful. I don't think many people even remember what mindfulness is anymore. Yes it is being in the present, but it is also being conscious of your surroundings. There is a difference between daydreaming and sitting in a room versus sitting in a room and taking note of the smells, the noises, your physical feelings. Maybe the way your feet touch the ground or how your arms are crossed. Or how your breathe rises and sinks, slowly. There are so many ways to take notice of the present how can you not just be here now? And then there's thoughts. A trap we can't help falling in to. Our society is thought-based. From the moment we enter school, it is all about using our minds for memorization and comprehension and analysis. All things that require you to think back so that you aren't actually here. Anyways, I will probably just do a post on this subject, but in the mean time enjoy someone else's words!
The title may sound cheesy, but this article is short and agrees very much with my line of thought! I approve. Check it out here.
Check out this E-poster showing the keys to a healthier life (sad statistics included) here.
In case my article isn't enough evidence for you here is some scientific support:
1. This one is by far my favorite giving evidence to why fasting won't destroy your body, but actually enhance it! Just click here.
2. Here is a website explaining different methods of fasting.
3. Another personal success here.
4. A how-to from Mark's Daily Apple.
5. Proof it works from a doctor!!!: Just click here.
6. And a website dedicated to only intermittent fasting.
7. Guide to intermittent fasting for beginners.
8. IF effects on glucose metabolism.
9. IF improves cognitive functioning in Alzheimer's disease.
10. IF vs. caloric restriction for weight loss and type 2 diabetes prevention
As you can see there are a variety of sources to figure out which method works for you and why IF is so beneficial. TRY IT! If you already have, how has it worked for you?
Along with the post I made today here is a great article on the importance of eating mindfully, but also eating with a minimalist perspective. Being in a Greek family, this one is going to take time. Check it out here! DO you eat like a minimalist?
Here is a great informational website advocating the beneficial effects of eating whole fruits and vegetables i.e. foods unprocessed and baggaged. From supplement advice to preventing disease I think Dr. Greger has done a fine job of making a resourceful website. Check it out here and let me know what you think.
These are just for fun as YOU are the only person who can determine your inner state, but I thought they were interesting surveys, nonetheless. If you are bored check out this one and this other one. What do you think? Did you learn anything enlightening about yourself?!