We all wish we had more time to spend with loved ones and more energy to pursue personal goals. Only one thing prevents us from taking more time off, though. It’s not responsibilities, a long task list, or stacks of email - it’s fear. Taking time away from work as a leader takes courage. We fear that we will miss an important opportunity. We fret that we will discover our people can get the job done without us. We think our people won’t respect us if we don’t work harder than they do.
Ironically, by allowing these fears to drive our hard work, we decrease our creativity, energy, and even productivity! Take a different perspective. Opportunities don’t float around where we might miss them; instead we can more easily recognize and take them when we are alert and energized. If we lead well, our people will do the job better without us. That’s ok, isn’t getting the job done well the whole point of leadership? Ultimately, people respect inspiring leaders with a clear vision, not groggy over-worked managers trying to stay in the rat race. Bottom line, to maximize your productivity and personal fulfillment, you need to make time off a priority.
At Cairn Leadership, we believe in the power of outdoor adventure to profoundly help leaders grow. Taking time to go hike, climb, ski, or just explore the world helps you gain new insights, tap into uncharted creativity and most importantly recharge. If we spend all our time strapped to email and ever-increasing tasks, we lose this immense opportunity to live and lead well.
Certified Health Coach
Did you know your body has the capacity of healing itself? Do you want to lose weight and not gain it back? Our divine and complex design is composed of trillions of regenerating cells. Our body is a self-healing organism, that’s what Well-Being is all about! In order for our bodies to renew themselves, regenerate, combat disease, and lose weight for real, the right conditions need to be present.
TOXINS IN OUR WORLD
We live in a very toxic world. We are surrounded by toxins and we are exposed to pollutants in our environment on daily basis. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the cleaning products we use and even the cosmetic products we use contain toxins.
TOXINS AND WEIGHT LOSS
Toxins prevent you from losing weight. Since most of the toxins are fat-soluble, the body stores them in the fat cells. Fat protects the vital organs, so when our toxicity levels increase, we produce more fat as a “Protective Mechanism”. This is the reason for the rebound weight-gain and yo-yo dieting.
If you want long term results and achieve a healthy weight, you have to cleanse your body and nourish it with the proper nutrition simultaneously before losing weight.
CLEANSING YOUR BODY
Cleansers have been around for a long time. There are many different programs out there and it could be confusing and overwhelming. You have to be careful in choosing one for your needs. Make sure is natural and you pick one that does not deplete you from nutrients but instead replenishes you with appropriate nutrition while cleansing.
EAT REAL FOOD VS. PROCESSED FOOD.
Get back to basics and eat more real food. Processed foods that come in containers are full of additives, chemical preservatives, endocrine disruptors, toxic metals, and other substances that are hazardous to your health.
Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants and help you combat free radicals and protect your body against disease and premature aging. That is why is recommended to consume nine to thirteen servings a day and to eat color variety, like the rainbow! Each color has its own healing properties when consumed.
Buy local and organic produce that is free of pesticides and chemicals when possible. Support the locavore movement or even grow your own produce by becoming an urban farmer with an aeroponic growing system.
The key is to EAT REAL AND CLEAN FOOD!
ARE YOU READY TO DETOX?
This is the perfect time of the year to start! If you are interested in learning more about cleansing and you would like to start a detox program, contact me. I can help you get started on your journey to health and weight loss.
Head Coach, GYMGUYZ
It’s that time of year again… a new year, a new you. You proudly announce on social media that you’re getting back into shape, again. You scour the internet for fad diets and overgeneralized workout plans, view numerous YouTube videos from self-proclaimed experts or dust off those old VHS tapes/DVDs of Richard Simmons or Billy Blank. You purchase and prep healthy food that a fit coworker or friend said should do the trick. If it works for them then it should work for you, right?
You resolve to lose weight, build muscle or generate more energy by signing up for yet another gym membership. You waste countless hours in traffic, fight for parking and wait patiently for equipment while others take their obligatory gym selfies. Day after day, you reluctantly deal with the loud grunts, pungent smells and constant chatter as the meat market fills up with people resolving to achieve their health and fitness goals. You silently wonder, is this really worth the monthly membership fees?
If that wasn’t enough, you’re constantly exhausted and continue to nurse your back that you injured by performing an incorrect weight bearing movement. You’re bored of doing the same exercises and eventually lose motivation as other priorities compete for your attention. You step on your scale at home, but don’t seem to be making any progress. Disenchanted, you throw in the towel and say, “I’ll do better next year.”
Does this sound familiar? You’re not alone. According to www.statista.com, between 80 and 92 percent of all New Year’s resolutions fail within the first 2 months. Of those that fail, over 45 percent are fitness, diet or health related.
So, why do the 45 percent of those who start off a new year with great intentions continually fail to meet their health and fitness goals? I decided to dig a little deeper to find out why and more importantly, how we can fix this seemingly ubiquitous problem. First, let’s understand the importance and benefits of exercise on the brain and body.