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Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts

5 Practical Tips That Guarantee To Help You Achieve Your Life Goals, and Fulfill Your Bucket List

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The main reason most people fail to stick to their New Year resolutions, to achieve their life goals, and to fulfill their Bucket Lists is simply because they don't know how !

Goal setting is a structured process that, if followed, guarantees to help you achieve your goals !
Contrary to popular belief, there is the science and strategy of how to accomplish your goals.

What exactly is "Goal Setting"?

My Bucket List : 2019 Achievements, and Goals for 2020

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ExtraHyperActive Bucket List 2019/2020

Adventures I crossed off my Bucket List in 2019 

How long does it take to reach a goal ?
The answer is - as long as it takes... whatever it takes...


10 Amazing Pictures To Inspire You To Try Cross Country Skiing

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Truth to tell, cross country ( also known as  Nordic ) skiing is a bit boring for me. Don't get me wrong, cross country skiing does get my heart rate up and my blood pumping ! ... just not in the same exciting, adrenaline-filled way as alpine/downhill skiing does.

Cross country skiing provides amazing full body work out, builds up your cardio, but what is more important, you'll get more time to enjoy the beautiful scenic views around you.

If you've been thinking about giving cross country a go, check out these beautiful pictures, that will, hopefully, inspire you to get outside, and find your own Winter Paradise !

HyperActiveX - Surfing Is My Therapy

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For me, surfing is like no other outdoor activity. Surfing, or as I like to call it - "soul surfing", is my therapy. For me, surfing is an outlet for anxiety and stress, an inlet for nature and satisfaction, a connection between me and the ocean. Surfing is my religion, and the ocean is my temple. It helps me battle my inner demons.

The physiological effects of surfing are widely known.

Studies have already demonstrated that physical activities such as running can chase negative feelings. And although there's plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting positive results from using surfing as therapy for a range of physical and mental ailments, only recently has science begun to establish a link between surfing and mood.

In October 2010, Britain's National Health Service (NHS) concluded the first phase of a pioneering program to assess whether surfing can be used as an effective therapy for treating depression and other mental health disorders.

Under instruction from coaches, 22 participants between the ages of 12 and 23 with mental health issues from depression to schizophrenia and psychosis learned to ride waves for six weeks on the rugged Cornwall coast, in southwest England. The essence of the program: get participants stoked on surfing and build on those good feelings.

As a result, Ryan Pittsinger, a surfer and doctoral student at the University of Iowa, presented a paper at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association showing that riding waves for 30 minutes increased positive feelings and diminished negative ones.

Pittsinger and colleagues polled more than 100 surfers in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on their mood both before and after surfing. The result: subjects described being in a better mood and experiencing increased feelings of calmness after catching a couple waves.

Also, surfing offers a wide range of sensory stimuli:

Visual – reflection and refraction of light on the ocean surface associated with the constant motion of the waves.

Gustatory / olfactory – The intense saltiness of the sea, and the smell of the sea and algae.

Tactile / Proprioceptive – Buoyancy, sliding over the surface of the sea, and the simple passage of the hands through the water distal movements as they drop into the wave, or tactile stimulation of the foot on the sand.

Auditory – The sound of the waves and movement of the sea.

Vestibular: Constant imbalance and rebalance inherent to the activity.

In short, surfing can and should be seen as an added value in the prevention and treatment of many pathological conditions, contributing to social inclusion, avoidance of a sedentary lifestyle and stress, improvement of self-esteem and encourage teamwork as well as to stimulate protection of the environment and quality of life.

There's no question that for many -- whether with a disability, disorder or not -- surfing is fun and feels good. The healing waters of the oceans work in mysterious ways...

 Stress dissolves when exposed to water

Stoked Daily: Never Too Old

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A recent study at the University of California, Los Angeles found that men over the age of 55 who were in the top 25th percentile of muscle mass proportion were 19 percent less likely to die for any reason than guys with the least amount of muscle.

Use the stories of these "7 Old Guys Who Can Kick Your Ass" to see why it's never too late to reach your lifelong fitness goals—and beat out everyone else your age...