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What To Do When You Lose Your Sense Of Urgency

If your sense of urgency is at all off, start by eliminating the reason. Once you’ve gone through the routine of a diet, you’ve done the hard part for your mind. Now move your focus back to the pleasure you’ll derive from your new diet.

If your sense of urgency is at all off, start by eliminating the reasons, even if they are rational. Once you’ve gone through the routine of a diet, you’ve done the hard part for your mind. Now move your focus back to the pleasure you’ll derive from your new diet.

I’m sure that many of you already know that the more you eat the healthier you’ll feel. I was reminded of this by an article about exercise that I found on your blog a while ago. I thought that I’d take a minute to repost it on FB since so many people need reminders of how you can eat better .

Here’s the original article, by “Chris” at the University of Nebraska, which prompted me to write this post:

The effects of exercise on the body were analyzed by looking at the change in weight, chest measurement of the sternum, waist measurement, and thigh circumference of 16 healthy male subjects (aged 22-35).

Each subject completed two sessions of 15- minutes each session, separated by at least 1 week. The first session consisted of 3 exercises: the sit-up, the squat and the step-up.

During the first week subjects were instructed to eat a 3,000 calories intake per day and was given one set of exercise training. These two sets were separated by at least 1 week to avoid too much overlap between training sessions.

On the second week subjects were encouraged to eat 2,000 calories and started exercising again with two sets.

For both sessions each subject was measured twice: once before and after working out. The results were compared using an ANOVA for repeated measures.

Body weight increased 2.2% from baseline with exercise and 3.8% from the baseline without exercise. Chest measurement of the sternum increased 2.3% from baseline and 3.4% from the baseline without exercise. Waist measurement increased 1.3% from baseline and 1.7% without exercise. Thigh circumference decreased 5% from baseline with exercise (without additional decrease on the second and third testing days) and 1.6% without exercise (with additional decrease on the second and third testing days).

On the second and third testing days, participants reported no perceived difference in hunger. The most important finding of this study (besides the results that were not unexpected) was that subjects felt less hungry when they went to bed at night after the extra 3,000 calories that they had been consuming on the first training days.

I’m sure that many of you already know that the more you eat the healthier you’ll feel. I was reminded of this by an article about exercise that I foundon your blog. I thought that I’d post about this because so many people need reminders of how you can eat better . Let me know if you have other tips for achieving mental wellness and I’ll include them in a future post.