Laughter as we know best is part of a fun time, where we get to experience tickling sensations in our bodies leaving us with sore, achy stomach muscles and scratchy throats. But hey, do we care as the tears pour down our faces and the corners of our mouths are hurting from too wide smiling. No, it’s just too funny and feels too good to stop 🙂
Laughing is releasing, relaxing, it opens us up and feels absolutely liberating. Besides these fun and happy moments, it is also important to laugh during the difficult times.
Having the courage to laugh about something that is an issue or a problem for us, is just as liberating. When we laugh in these uncomfortable situations, we automatically drop the heavy weight of the issue from your shoulders, allowing us to view it from a different perspective.
Even letting out that crazy, hysterical nervous laugh can give us that relaxing feeling. Laughing it out doesn’t mean we care less about the issue, it means we take the stress off our shoulders. Once the stress is gone, we are left with clarity, strength and energy to tackle the issue or not. I found in most cases that stress is the culprit to the complications, troubles, confusions and anger found in our difficult moments and issues in our lives.
I guess we should all be brave and laugh it off anyway. I am laughing right now as I have only two weeks left to finish my postgraduate studies and as usual….I left everything for the last-minute!! So here I go: Hahahahaaa!!!!! 🙂
Being in good shape doesn’t necessarily mean you are healthy. Everyone wants to look good and turn heads. Some will do the extraordinary lengths to achieve this. Start dieting or start exercising is the most common way to build a better body. Today many also turn to aesthetic procedures to get that desired look.
What people should realise is that a good workout is not going to get them physically healthy and fit. They should rather maintain good health or first become physically fit.
To be physical fit means the ability to function effectively throughout the day and perform daily activities well. It only requires five factors:
1. Cardio-respiratory endurance
2. Muscular strength
3. Muscular endurance
4. Muscular flexibility
5. Body composition: ratio of body fat-to-lean muscle mass
Basically if you can go about your daily activities without feeling exhausted, you may be physically fit to start exercising! So now you are healthy to exercise, what next:
1. Get the right diet! Protein is key to building muscle. 50% protein, 30% fat (healthy ones! and 20% carbohydrates.
2. Pumping iron! Repair and rebuild your muscle (2 to 4 repetitions of 10 and you will see results within 3 months if practiced 3-4 times per week)
3. Be wise! Have a goal at the end of you training with a reward. Do it for yourself, it is your life and it is your body. One body in this lifetime: enjoy it and give it only the best.
A wise friend of mine told me: ”Bless your food, drink and everything you put into your body as it becomes one with you!’