Month: May 2016

Top 5 Tips to Sleep Like Royalty | AskTrainerDavid.com

By David Nekava NASM CPT, CES Health & Fitness Professional  AskTrainerDavid.com YOU! Are nature’s greatest miracle… Wouldn’t you agree that you deserve the best of health & vitality? In our modern “on-the-run,” “go-go-go” lifestyles we often put our own health and well-being on the back burner in exchange for deadlines and other people’s agendas. Without question, rest and recovery is the single most important factor to address when it comes to sticking points in health improvement. We need uninterrupted, deep, restorative, fast-acting and consistent sleep in order to really shine. We need to sleep like ROYALTY. It’s easier said than done, absolutely…. To be clear, this blog post isn’t about the myriad of scientific reasons sleep is essential to health, but more a fast, practical ...

Nocebo Effect: The Damage Caused by Negative Thinking, Just Because You Believe

Medical experiments are required to have a control group in order to validate the results. Participants are given something innocuous like a sugar pill and are not told whether they’ve received the medicine or the placebo. In many cases, patients who receive the placebo will respond to treatment as though they had received the medicine. Their bodies physiologically respond to the pill because they believed they were receiving the treatment. This is known as the placebo effect. The nocebo effect is a lesser-known occurrence that is an evil twin of the placebo effect. Nocebo in Latin means ‘I will harm;’ it is the opposite of placebo, ‘I will please.’ A nocebo is a neutral element that is given with the suggestion that it will do you harm. In thinking that they are given something harmful, p...

No Butts About It, You CAN Quit Smoking

Most people who smoke don’t want to be smokers. They are aware it is unhealthy and they admit that they are addicted. Almost every smoker has gone through some stage of cutting back, quitting cold turkey, using anti-addiction medication, or switching to the dangerous and completely unregulated e-cigarettes. Some are more successful than others. The ones who fail fall right back into their addictive habits.   The reasons for quitting smoking are multitudinous: save money, smell better, breathe better, have whiter teeth, stop burning holes in your clothes, not have to clean up cigarette butts from the yard, not have to freeze in the winter on a smoking break, With so many incentives to quit, it’s no wonder that the smoking cessation industry amounts to over $1 billion annually.   M...

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