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Healthy Habits

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  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    The French Paradox
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_paradox

    Ah ha! Makes sense.

    • Rather than butter in the summer I like to use coconut oil for spreading on toast …
    • The French love their food. Metta again …
    • Some other tips worth acknowledging.
  • ShanYin37ShanYin37 Ontario, Canada Explorer

    My healthy habits:

    Drinking around an average of 2L water per day.
    Buying and eating fruits, veggies, whole grains (I switched even to whole grain pasta) lentils
    Exercise
    Vitamin D supplement

    I still smoke and eat junk food.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @lobster said:
    The French Paradox
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_paradox

    Ah ha! Makes sense.

    • Rather than butter in the summer I like to use coconut oil for spreading on toast …
    • The French love their food. Metta again …
    • Some other tips worth acknowledging.

    It's a fallacy. The cause of coronary problems is not those fats. It's carbohydrate/starch sugars.
    The Body produces both HDL and LDL Cholesterols.
    Both are essential for the adequate and correct function of the brain. Your brain is fed by cholesterol.
    Your Body isn't going to produce adequate amounts of a compound that is bad for you/going to kill you.
    Now, according to doctors, LDL is "bad" cholesterol.
    Why? because if a person consumes high levels of sugars, the sugars, normally stored in the liver, are diffused into the bloodstream. When you eat too much sugar, your liver makes more LDL while lowering the amount of HDL in your body. The extra calories from a sugary diet also leads to more of something called triglycerides, a type of blood fat that plays a role in your cholesterol health.

    LDL Combines with the triglycerides and creates the destructive and unhealthy platelets that line arteries and thicken to inhibit, block blood-flow. You can have high levels of LDL and HDL, without either level affecting your health one little bit, AS LONG AS YOUR TRIGLYCERIDES ARE AT NORMAL LEVELS.
    Take it from me. Been there, done that, put my Dr in his place.

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks @federica

    And now …

    Therefore, in Ayurveda, people are classified as per their predominant qualities, known as doshas. These doshas are three in number and are called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. They primarily represent the wind, fire, and water elements and are responsible for movement, transformation, and stability in the body. Just like diet, lifestyle, and herbs, even asana recommendations are given to a person as per their dominant dosha.
    https://www.yogauonline.com/yoga-practice-tips-and-inspiration/vata-pitta-or-kapha-how-practice-yoga-according-your-ayurvedic

    The dosha principle has something for me. I am still doing yoga to complement my practice. I am still too angry. So can implement correctives …

    federica
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    @lobster said:
    I am still too angry.

    Who are you angry at, @lobster ?

  • KotishkaKotishka Veteran

    Lifting weights.

    Keeping quiet.... I try...

    Helping others.

    Viveka.

    Also, "don't eat stupid shit" has been essential. Donuts, pizza, salted roasted cashews, filipinos (crunchy donuts). And weed of course. I still need to keep an eye on this one....

    Also adding ritualS to one's life. Good for discipline, good for practice... Zazen...and I like to chant this before I ring my bell...

    "May living beings of the dharma realms,
    stifled and mired in bitterness
    in the three painful destinies and eight hardships,
    hear the sound and awaken to the way."

    It comes from here...
    Verse for Bell Ringing

    三途八難 sanzu hachi nan
    息苦停酸 sok-ku jo san
    法界衆生 hok-kai shujō
    聞聲悟道 mon sho godō

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Also adding ritualS to one's life.

    Seems like a plan.

    I was listening to my internet radio app and started listening to Ven Sarah Thresher …
    https://www.lamrim.com/index2.html

    … a little ultimate healing …
    http://www.lamrim.com/vensarah/ultimatehealing.html

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    I still smoke and eat junk food.

    yuk! You probably mean smoked sausages and such?
    Or maybe it is some sort of burnt offering? ;)

    Understood. :)

    Junk food does not love us. It is an unbalanced relationship … :o

    I am Lobster and a food addict (food eaters anonymous)

  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    I got on the stationary bike for the first time in some time. It was less than 30 minutes later I felt the positive effects. How strange it is to know and experience something is wholesome and helpful yet still get lost elsewhere and struggle to get back.

    lobstermarcitko
  • marcitkomarcitko Explorer

    @FleaMarket said:
    How strange it is to know and experience something is wholesome and helpful yet still get lost elsewhere and struggle to get back.

    Indeed, very strange! I have noticed that for me negative emotions is what usually stops/hinders such "wholesome and helpful" activities. Stranger still that these activities are precisely what helps lessen those emotions in the first place. Ay carumba!

  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    @marcitko said:
    I have noticed that for me negative emotions is what usually stops/hinders such "wholesome and helpful" activities.

    They're just so distracting and since I'm making them, I know the perfect recipe to distract myself! I sort of "went with the flow" for a few weeks and it just got harder and harder to remember how to get out of it. I think the exercise helped supply whatever had been missing to cut through some the mental clutter and get back to the present.

    Hmm maybe too little effort and healthy habits can't be sustained while too much effort isn't sustainable. Finding right effort seems a bit of a balancing act.

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