Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The secret of quitting smoking permanently

We all know for a fact that smoking tobacco is a deadly habit right?!, but in reality, it is much easier for us to continue smoking than to quit! How many times have you tried to let go of the habit, but failed?!, or maybe at one point in time you had succeeded, but unfortunately you came back. Why is that only a handful of smokers actually had succeeded? What did they do right? While others still struggles to find ways to kick the habit. 

" It's all about choices! You choose, you make the rules, not tobacco companies, not addiction " 

The effects of smoking tobacco on our heath:

  • Speeds up aging.
  • Smelly hair, bad breath, and bad teeth.
  • Loss of appetite and impaired taste of food.
  • Anxiety, irritability, stress, and inability to sleep.
  • Tiredness and lack of energy.
  • Bronchitis, smokers cough and difficulty in breathing.
  • Major cause cancer (lung cancer, blood cancer).
  • Heart disease.
  • Sterility and infertility.
  • Erectile dysfunction.
  • Pregnancy problems.

Why most of them failed:

Most of the time, we seek the easy way out! And not trying to find out the real root cause of the problem.The consequence of trying and not succeeding will only add-up to your frustration and depression, and eventually it will make you smoke even more. Smoking is an addiction, it's just the same with any other forms of substance abuse, you may have the desire, motivation and the willpower to quit, but without the proper tool to guide you to the right direction it will make only matters even much worse.

Quitting smoking is never easy, but it's not impossible. But with a plan! on addressing the addiction and the habit that comes with it, you will surely have a better chance of success on ending the habit permanently.

These are some of the habit that must be stop:

  • The urge to smoke every after meal.
  • The urge to smoke when going to the bathroom.
  • Smoking before going to bed.
  • Skipping breakfast and reaching for a cigarette with a cup of coffee as soon you get out of bed.
  • Social smoking, while with friends, drinking alcohol, etc.
  • The false perception of having a cigarette when getting stress, panic, and the feeling of anxiety.
  • Taking a cigarette during breaks at work.
  • Having a cigarette while walking.

and the list goes on.....

Here are some of the thing that you could do to deal with the (jone's) craving naturally:

                         SUCCESS REQUIRES ACTION

the secret of quitting smoking permanently
The secret of quitting smoking permanently

Exercise: when you feel the urge to smoke, start doing jumping jacks, drop and do push-ups, or if possible go outside and run, the reason for this is; instead of taking smoke and nicotine, get your lungs take oxygen and by doing exercise, it actually increases your heart rate and the body will release endorphin which causes an analgesic effect that will make you feel better, and serotonin which is the feel good chemical.

After the exercise; breathe: breathe air, fill your lungs with oxygen as you can. Sounds simple, but it actually works.

Eliminate the false perception and think of other things to do: smokers believe that smoking is doing something for them, the false belief that it relieves stress, panic, and anxiety. What you can do is; get a hobby, or think and do something productive like wash the car or clean the house etc.

Drink lots of water: water will help you flush nicotine out in the body especially when your doing exercise.

Quitting smoking is one of the greatest thing that you could  ever do in your life, it's not only beneficial to your health but also it makes you a better person.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alternative definition of health

Let me start of by asking you first these questions. What does your life mean to you? Are you happy by the things going on with your life? Have you achieved any of the goal that you always wanted? In someway or another; would you consider that you are satisfied in what you have right now? You may wonder?! what's all these questions got to do with my health? Actually my friend it does! Would it make sense and would you agree if I tell you that; the success of your health is in direct correlation with the present state of your life.

The best example I could ever give you

Okay! Let's pretend that our government really care for our health, but it's hard to pretend right! As we give them our hard earned money thru state income tax, what do we get in return? False hope! there is still an ever-growing increase in the number of persons having cancer, diabetes, and heart problems. It's just the same with our life, as we agreed earlier that our health depends on the way we live, if we pretend that we are doing fine in life, all we will get is false hope.

Let's go to the extreme! If you are a drug addict; if you don't change,you don't have a life what more a health. A criminal has no life unless he change or get killed, doesn't care for health. A drunk has no family, he only cares about himself, no need again for health. Etc... We only battle ourselves no body can help us, but ourselves.

“If you always do what you've always done, you always get what you've always gotten”

Our common belief about health

Traditionally, our basic understanding of health is that; health is the absence of a disease. Most of the time when people get asked about what's being healthy means to them? The most common response you'll get is, Hey! I feel good, I look good, I'm asymptomatic. You'll notice; all given answers are base on feelings. Regardless of what we know today, the fact is that; none has really taught us on how to live healthy!

So what is health and how it is related in the way we live? What are the factors that affect our health and the ways we can do to improve it? Health and healthy are words we often use a lot, we hear a lot, and people talk about it all the time. Is it really that hard to know what is health and what being healthy means? Is there more to health as we know it?

“Health is our most important asset”

Imagine a guy; in his prime, he goes to the gym regularly, eats healthy and follows a strict diet, has a big house and a fancy car, he is a successful company executive, but his downside is; he's narcissistic, has a gambling problem, always in a failed relationship, everybody hates him at work.

Then we have this guy on his 60's, who is suffering from rheumatism and can barely walk; but you won't see him in pain because he always smiles, he also has a heart problem and takes medications. He doesn't have much money; he lives in a decent house with his wife who love's him dearly, and they're full of happiness. His children respect him and thankful to him because he gave them proper education and now are all successful in their field. He still volunteers as a coach of their community basketball team to help kids to stay away from drugs and alcohol. All in the community admires him for what his doing.

Which among the two guys do you think is healthy? The first guy is physically and economically better, but in his mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspect of his health; he is terrible. On the other hand, the second guy is the total opposite of the first guy. He excels in the mental, emotional, spiritual and social but has a poor physical health.

You may say I like the older guy much better because his life is meaningful even though he's in a poor health condition, I totally agree with you, because he has a life, but what if the younger guy change, fixed his way of life, stops being arrogant, and actually change for the better.

"No body will tell you to have a health man! They will actually tell you have a life man!"

Healthis no longer just the absence of a disease and prolonging your life,health is; the ability to live with a purpose and not limiting your possibilities. It's about time to pause and reflect on our life, change for the better and experience the good things the world can offer. health is actually how you live your life! your health is your life, and life is health.