Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
It's easy to think of mindfulness as the latest buzzword du jour, but what is mindfulness in meditation and how does it differ from other introspective practices such as Buddhism?
Mindfulness is a mind and body based approach with the aim of helping its practitioners to decrease stress and anxiety and cope with everyday life by changing the way they think and feel about their experiences.
Its roots lie in Buddhism and meditation and it teaches you to how to enjoy the here and now, without engaging in the harmful practice of reliving past bad experiences.
You can lose body fat fast when you tackle it with the right diet, exercise and mind set. But the first thing you must be able to do is measure it. This is the only way you will know for sure what's working for you and what isn't.
Our modern urban life has become incredibly comples.
It’s amazing when you stop and think how complicated your life can be at times.
You have to juggle finances, work, relationships, health, children and what seems like a million other things that get thrown at you on a daily basis.
And it's not limited to those of us living in the city or suburbia. Sometimes we might think how much less complicated a life on the land might be. But our farmers contend with drought, fire, flood, stock disease, crop failure, huge mortgages and the increasing reluctance of the next generation to take over the family business.
It’s no wonder a massive proportion of us are going around in a constant state of stress.
One of the effects of stress is that it makes us appear older. Learning how to relieve the stress is a major component of effective ant-aging.
The first step in understanding how to relieve the stress in your life is to understand what are the things causing it and the factors contributing to it.
Whether it's the love that partners feel for each other, the love between a parent and a child, the sometimes difficult love that siblings can bear for each other or even the love between a human and a pet, love is a powerful healing emotion.
The old saying “love heals all” has been used as a motivational mantra during hard times. This elusive idea that love, one of the most powerful emotions of them all, can bring about a sense of peace is overwhelming; in the best way possible.
Unfortunately, it takes a deep understanding of yourself and the world around you to grasp the concept that love really can heal a majority of the things we go through. Let’s consider how.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be devastating to men (and their partners) and unfortunately, millions of men suffer from the condition.
If you go to the doctor to talk about the issue, you’re likely to get put on one or more of the popular medications used to treat the condition.
While they can be effective (temporarily), these medications come with a raft of side effects, some of which are decidedly unpleasant. Even worse, these medications aren’t really a cure, they’re more like a temporary workaround. And in fact, can make the problem worse in the long run.
"When he retired, I suddenly realized that I didn't want to spend the rest of my life with this man. The thought of constantly having him around just made me shudder."
Unfortunately, this scenario is not uncommon. A couple can grow apart without realizing it until an impending retirement brings home how much time they'll be spending together, relying on each other almost exclusively for company. Perhaps for the first time ever, they gradually (or even suddenly) understand that's not an attractive deal.
And it can affect both women and men.
Did you see the movie About Schmidt?
This was the result of a fitness level test that I did yesterday. And although it says I'm 74 years old, I'm only 3 days away from my 75th birthday, so it's reasonable to say I've knocked 43 years off my fitness age.
Here are 5 essential rules to follow with any anti aging workout routines:
If you’re a man or a woman who is serious about looking younger, you need to be taking action every day. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours beautifying your skin and fighting the visible signs of aging. In fact, an effective daily anti-aging regimen takes just a few minutes each day.
An effective daily skincare routine is essential if you want to keep looking young as the years pass by. Every night before bed, make sure you cleanse and tone your skin, exfoliate and moisturize.
This will remove dead skin cells and toxins from the skin and encourage the growth of fresh and youthful new skin cells. To get the maximum anti-aging benefit from your daily skincare regimen, make sure you use organic skincare products or natural solutions.
For 7 days to smoother, firmer, younger looking skin, I recommend Ageless Glow from BioTRUST. It's non-GMO, free of harmful chemicals, made with the highest-quality natural ingredients and is never tested on animals.
While often thought of as an exclusively female hormone, estrogen is an important factor when considering a skin care routine for men and women over 50.
With the drop-off in estrogen production that naturally occurs as you age, your skin becomes dry and is irritated more easily. It loses its resilience and youthful appearance.
At this stage, you should consider restocking your bathroom shelves with products that reflect these changing conditions.
Statistically, as we reach middle age and beyond, our risk of heart disease increases dramatically.
It is in fact the leading cause of death in most Western countries, particularly the United States, Britain and Australia.
For men, the risk of a heart attack increases greatly after the age of 45 and for women, after the age of 50. The average age for the first heart attack in men is 64 and for women is 70.
Clearly, there are many, many factors that come into play, and your doctor is the first person that you should turn to for advice.
But diet is one of those factors. Obesity, eating too much of the wrong kinds of food and a large sugar intake all contribute to an increased danger of heart attack.