To Diet or Not to Diet? — The Mysterious Blogger (Reblog)

“To Diet or Not to Diet” Those are the options. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind  to suffer the burbs and belches of outrageous gorging, Or to take arms against that sea of blubber, And, by lifestyle changes, loss it!” ****** ****** ****** Yes! Diet and live by always thinking, doing and saying: D … id […]

To Diet or Not to Diet? — The Mysterious Blogger

Excellent. Not sure if Shake-speare would have advocated the Keto Diet.

Find fitness motivation anywhere — The Art of Being Fabulous (Reblog)

Tips to help you find fitness motivation anywhere! It can help keep consistent with your workouts.

Find fitness motivation anywhere — The Art of Being Fabulous

I guess getting motivated is the most important thing.

Interview with a Fitness and Life Coach — Unique Times (Reblog)

Good Morning, I am so honored that Kally from MiddleMe invited me to interview on her blog. Kally comes from a corporate background, and is a online entrepreneur. She does a mirage of various projects and assisting start-ups and is a writer and a recruiter, coaching freelancers. I hope you enjoy the interview…… One of […]

Interview with a Fitness and Life Coach — Unique Times

*It’s likely that health and fitness are going to become even more important from now on.

Mental Health Is ‘My Thing’ — Bombay Ficus (Reblog)

With everything that is going on around the world, we are exposed to crises on a daily basis each time we scroll through our feeds. So naturally, one day gender equity is our thing, one day it is equal wages, another morning we are moved by farmers’ plight, and then our new thing is mental […]

Mental Health Is ‘My Thing’ — Bombay Ficus

*Check out this great article above — our mental health is so important and especially right now.

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus (Reblog)

Yoga – The word”yoga” in the Western world which indicate a modern form of Hatha yoga and consisting largely of the postures known as asanas.  It is one of the six orthodox schools of traditions of Hindu philosophical. Yoga is a group of mental, physical and spiritual practices or disciplines which started in ancient India. […]

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus

*Great article above. There is never a bad time to take up good practices — and yoga is one such good practice.

Health & Astrology — Virgo

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Virgo is the 6th sign in astrology, ruled by the winged messenger Mercury, and is classified as mutable (changeable) earth. This sign is usually very interested in health and wellness issues.

Virgoans, or people with this sign emphasised in their chart, are often worriers, obsessed with the minutest details of their life and usually their own bodies. For this reason, their health can be a great cause for concern, whether there is actually anything genuinely concerning or not.

The part of the body associated with Virgo are the intestines, where food is processed and dealt with systematically — a very Virgoan trait. Traditionally Virgo is said to be susceptible to intestinal problems, perhaps as a result of too much worry and anxiety. Such conditions can lead to complications such as gout later on in life.

Yoga for better Virgoan health?

Most especially, despite Virgo’s great strength in dealing with life’s minutiae, he or she needs to take time off and relax, to take a look at the bigger picture. The strong Virgo is usually very interested in diet and being active, so practices like yoga can be very beneficial and will also help to the person to calm down.

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‘Sovereign’ Haikus for Health

*Each day is a new beginning, embrace your sovereignty.

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Astrology & Health: Taurus – Astrology Musings

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It is of course far too simplistic to assert that we are all typical of our sun signs. Logic implies that we are all rather complex, with our own particular strengths and weaknesses.

However, an individual birth chart analysis, where many other factors as assessed, can help to give a clearer picture of what we are made of, astrologically — and even throw light upon which health issues may affect us through our lives.

Nevertheless, the sun’s position by sign will always be a key factor and general indicator of our health.

Strong Supporting Role

Taurus lies in second place in the zodiac, the fixed earth sign and traditionally rules the neck, throat and thyroid gland. It’s sometimes easy to forget that the neck bears the weight of the head, yet correlates with the essential Taurus function of being supportive, dependable, even stubborn.

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Strongly Taurean individuals are said to be prone to problems in the neck region. Taurus is ruled by Venus and this sign often produces excellent singers — which inevitably leads to problems with the throat, too.

Gardening for Peace

Taurus also rules the thyroid gland, which if low functioning through a lack of the thyroid hormone, can lead to slowness, weight gain, tiredness and depression. Sometimes there is too much hormone produced, which leads to hyperactivity. A healthy thyroid gland is clearly very important for our general well being.

Because Taurus is fixed earth, he or she likes security, stability and peaceful surroundings. Perhaps for this reason, Taurus loves gardens and gardening, generally a very calming pursuit which can work wonders for maintaining mental health.

Astrology is also about polarities, meaning the opposite sign can produce a reflex action in terms of health. The opposite sign to Taurus is Scorpio, which rules the genital and lower bowel region, which are also said to be potentially vulnerable areas for they typical Taurus native.

It is interesting to note that at the same time a male reaches puberty, his voice also becomes that of a man — Taurus/Scorpio polarity.

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