Tag Archives: motivation

THE “SMILE” FACTOR

Is it possible to fool the BRAIN’S perception of LIFE using the MOUTH? What do I mean? Well, let’s look at the following example: Both families seem to be enjoying themselves. One group is PASSIVELY playing video games while the second group is ACTIVELY exercising. Both sets of families are likely benefiting from these activities. […]

CHOOSING BETWEEN DIFFICULT CHOICES

Life has many challenges; some of which we can’t control. Then there’s the choices we make among the options that are available to us. At face value, some of these options may look DIFFICULT. They may involve “things” we DON’T WANT TO DO or even ENJOY, but are necessary to develop and maintain the mental […]

HERE’S A SIDE OF THE WEIGHT LOSS INDUSTRY YOU DON’T TYPICALLY SEE!

The following is an email I received TODAY. Although this email is addressed to me as a doctor, these same types of messages are marketed throughout the weight loss industry to motivate start up franchises.  See what you think! You’ve asked for it. Now you’ve got it. WEIGHT LOSS, (when done right) continues to be […]

IMPRESSED?

YOU SHOULDN’T BE!! These are simply pictures without a story behind them. All they prove is I’ve successfully developed muscles. They don’t measure my HEALTH, they don’t measure my HAPPINESS, they don’t measure my commitment to ANYTHING other than muscle development. Aesthetics is a common GOAL of exercise. Clothes don’t fit…, mirrors become the enemy…, […]

BECOMING A HERO ON MEMORIAL DAY

Although we traditionally honor the brave men and women that have fought to protect our rights for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, I have begun wondering if these heroes wouldn’t want (and even expect) us to strive to become heroes in our own right? What better way to honor their sacrifices than to […]

LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS

. I’m sorry, I don’t believe I heard you correctly. . WHY CAN’T YOU: lose weight? get off lifestyle induced medications? be happy? pursue a job or career out of CHOICE? show your spouse and/or children you love them? REVERSE THE DESTRUCTIVE PATH YOU BLINDLESSLY FOLLOW? . DOES IT REALLY TAKE A PHYSICAL HANDICAP TO […]

IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION vs. DELAYED GRATIFICATION

The developing brain plays an important role in explaining why some people achieve better health results than others. Lifestyle habits during early childhood lay down neural pathway that tend to favor RATIONAL or EMOTIONAL dominance. Repetition strengthens these pathways resulting in lifestyle behaviors that are difficult to modify. . How would you answer the following […]