How To Exercise Without Moving Your Body

How To Exercise Without Moving Your Body

Skin Exfoliation is important
Skin Exfoliation is important

By Amelia Harris (reblog)

Staff Writer for Wake Up World

Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a magical world where we could simply imagine whatever we wanted to happen and *poof* it would appear? For thousands of years, people have claimed that the mind alone has great power to affect real-world change. But to what end? Those who believe in the Law of Attraction already have faith in this concept. But now, scientific research is proving that the mind can indeed directly impact our physical reality. 

Hope For Dieters And The Bed-Ridden

Hospitals and homes around the globe are filled with immobile victims of accidents, aging, or health disorders. Ranging from paralysis to feeling a little stiff, many people are in pain and unable to move around freely. As a result, the longer they remain unmoving, the further their muscles will atrophy. Conversely, at any given time, droves of people worldwide are working to get fit. They diet, exercise regularly, and often feel frustrated at hard work that brings slow results. Luckily, there is good news for everyone – scientific studies offer great hope that just thinking about exercise can lead to actual changes in the body.

The Studies 

Although philosophers and spiritual leaders throughout history have taught that a person’s thoughts create their reality, many people remain skeptical. Various scientific studies have finally put this theory to the test, and the results are undeniable. 

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic – Lerner Research Institute studied whether merely thinking about physical exercise, without actually doing any exercise, would cause physiological changes. They discovered that strength increased by 35% in the part of the body the subjects imagined exercising. (1)

At the University of Washington, researchers studied the brain. They looked at the way brains were impacted when subjects thought about exercise vs. actually did exercise. Their research proved that the same part of the brain is activated in either scenario. (2)

Lead researcher Brian C. Clark of Ohio University tested healthy volunteers to see if and how their brains would impact their bodies. The volunteers were split into three groups for four weeks: a group with wrist-hand immobilization to induce weakness, a group with wrist-hand immobilization who also thought about strong muscle contractions 5 days/wk, and a control group with no interventions. At the end of the study, both immobilized groups lost strength in their writs, but the subjects who visualized wrist exercises showed profound changes. Their wrists were twice as strong as the wrists of the group that did not think about exercise. (3, 4) 

The Mind-Body Connection 

These studies demonstrate scientifically what spiritual teachers have been claiming all along: there is a direct correlation between the mind and the body. Simply put, what affects the mind affects the body. (4)

For all the people who are struggling to move their bodies, be it due to age, an unfortunate life event, or a medical condition, these studies reveal a crucial path forward: thinking about physical movement causes similar effects as actually moving. So, if you can’t get yourself moving, better get yourself thinking! Muscles can get stronger, joints can become more flexible, and the body can move with greater ease just through the power of thought. And for people who want to get fit, it can’t hurt to think about exercising each day. No matter who you are, the results of thinking positively might just be miraculous. 

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About the author:

Amelia Harris is a writer and eco-activist, interested in health and all things esoteric, with a passion for sharing good news and inspiring stories. She is a staff writer for Wake Up World.


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6 Ways Life Can Get Better As You Age

6 Ways Life Can Get Better As You Age

Right around the time you hit the big 4-0, life gets different. Remembering certain words and facts can become a challenge. And, of course, there are changes in your appearance.

The transition isn’t always easy. But using the right products can make it easier, so take heart. Rodan + Fields products can help with many of the visible signs of aging. And your life may improve, too, in ways the outside world can’t always see. Here are just a few changes to look forward to:

1. You’re happier with yourself. As you get older, you come closer to the realization that you’re pretty great just the way you are. According to a 16-year study of thousands of Americans of all ages, self-esteem rises through adulthood and reaches its peak, surprisingly, at age 60. Why? University of California, Davis, professor Richard W. Robins, a co-author of the 2010 study, says, “Midlife is a time of highly stable work, family and romantic relationships. People increasingly occupy positions of power and status, which might promote feelings of self-esteem.”

2. The glass starts to look half-full. Research suggests that older people tend to be happier than people in their 20s and 30s because they focus on the positive more than their younger counterparts do. When lecturing her students on what psychologists now call “the positivity effect,” psychology professor Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, says, “I tell them, ‘The best is yet to come.’”

3. You become the expert. Whether it’s your work, a hobby or a sport, you’ve probably achieved some amount of mastery and success. You also begin to transition from being a mentee to being a mentor, a role reversal that feels really good. Some of the benefits of mentoring include new insights into young people and increased patience — something we could all use more of.

4. Your friendships are deeper. Though your circle may have gotten smaller, the people who’ve stuck with you really matter. “One of the most significant skills gained with age is employing what we have learned about ourselves in how we conduct our relationships,” writes Wendy Lustbader, MSW, a psychotherapist and author of Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older. “We appreciate the loyalty of true friends more and more… .”

5. You don’t take anything for granted. Studies suggest that older adults feel more gratitude than young or middle-aged people do — and people with a strong sense of gratitude are happier, more resilient and even healthier. That’s worth a few gray hairs.

6. Your skin can improve. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean your skin has to look like it is. Many people who use our products say their skin looks better now than it did when they were younger. Whether you’ve cleared up your acne or are finally hydrating enough, with the right care you can look as young as you feel. Changes in your appearance can be minimal if you take good care of your skin.


Source: Derm RF

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Feeling Empty Inside? You Might Need to Fill Up on Some Self-Love

Feeling Empty Inside? You Might Need to Fill Up on Some Self-Love

Many of us are looking to fill an emptiness inside, thinking that the answer to our ultimate happiness lies in changing our external circumstances – the partner, the job, the house, even our body. New clothes, a nip here a tuck there, a fancy watch, a shiny car only add to long-term credit card debt and short-term temporary surges of serotonin.

Why is it then that even when on the surface it looks as if we have everything we need to feel happy, we often don’t feel happy?

Pay close attention:  in order to fill that void, you must first learn to do the very thing that will change how you feel about everything.

You must learn to love yourself.

When you love yourself, you’ll be able to celebrate the inner peace,  happiness, and joy you feel participating IN the outside world, not THROUGH it.

When you love yourself, you can enjoy and receive love from others and not worry that they may lose interest or leave you.

When you love yourself, you are unapologetic about living your life for yourself that speaks to you and who you really are. Your truth. You don’t feel any longer that you have to prove anything to anyone.

Learning to love yourself is powerful, but easier than you may think.

Learning to love yourself can be one of the most uplifting and life-changing things that you can do that will improve all areas of your life.

But it’s a process that has to start from within, not from outside of you.

If you don’t meditate, learn how!

As long as you look to the outside world, people, or material things to make you feel wanted, accepted, valued, and happy, whatever you try to do will never quite feel like you’ve done enough.

Only truly loving yourself can help you find the sense of inner peace and contentment you’ve been longing for in this lifetime.

Let self-love fill your cup!

~Debi G

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Does Glass Block UVA/UVB Rays?

Does Glass Block UVA/UVB Rays?

While window glass effectively blocks UVB rays, UVA rays, which cause premature signs of aging, still get through.

This means that whether you’re sitting at a desk by a window, are in a window seat on a plane, or are in a car, your skin is likely being exposed to damaging rays.

Studies have found that in the United States, skin damage is worse on the left side of the face and body since that’s where we sit when driving. Windshield glass is usually treated to block UVA and UVB rays, but side windows are not.

To best protect yourself, slather on the SPF each morning, whether you’re going out or staying in, and reapply every two hours.

 If you need to restock your supply (or get an extra for the car), we have sunscreen for your BODY, and one for every Regimen: REDEFINE, REVERSE, UNBLEMISH and SOOTHE.

Share this with friends or family members. It could save their skin — and their lives.

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*information taken from Derm RF.

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This Woman Was Skeptical Too!

This Woman Was Skeptical Too!


Wondering if you should give this a try?

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“I quit my previous 30+ year habit with my previous premium pricey skincare 3 1/2 years ago…
What do you think? Did I make the right choice?

Being truthful, I was skeptical. The 60-day guarantee with got me started, but I fully anticipated that I’d be returning it. But with the results that I started seeing, I stuck with it! Today, I am so thankful that I’m washing my face with #1 skincare product available…..because I’m proof that it works!!!”

I know she made a great choice. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Commitment and dedication to taking good care (not just a quick fix in office treatment) of your skin will add years of happy skin to your life!

Are YOU ready to age more gracefully and reverse the signs of aging (wrinkles), hydrate your skin to prevent (wrinkles)?, minimize sun damage (brown spots), kill bacteria (acne)?

?I’m so happy that I trusted the journey!

I’m confident you will too! It’s a new year…why not?

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