fitness evolution

How Goals Nurture and Balance Our Energy

I was recently asked why I found having goals so important. My response was, “working towards a goal helps me monitor my self care”.

Caring for oneself should be easy, innate and a priority when we are pursuing an ambition. However, this isn’t always the case. We can find ourselves burned out or exhausted in various ways not always recognizing how it happened.

To live in congruence with our own life force energy it’s important we see the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual capacities as actual sources of energy that we apply to achieving our life goals. We can then begin to see ways we can nurture and care for our energy and recognize when we cause exhaustion. Finding balance is much easier when we understand our own energy and begin monitoring where and how we use it.

I have broken down the capacities of energy and provided an example … Read More

Table Tennis History – The Evolution of Table Tennis in Europe

Needs to be General PA’d for KW stuffing in the RB – these are the exact same terms the author uses in the KW box.

The sport of table tennis has a long and storied history. It was most likely derived from a game known as “Royal Tennis” that was played in Europe during medieval times around the 12th century AD. In the 1880’s a form of the game was frequently played by members of England’s upper class as an after dinner social activity. Dinner tables would be turned into playing surfaces, with piles of books being used as the “net” and household items acting as rackets. In 1890, an indoor gaming set was created by David Foster and patented in England. It included table versions of tennis, cricket, and football. In 1891, John Jacques of London released a game called “Gossima”, a game that included paddles, a web-wrapped cork … Read More

Why Do We Admire Athletes?

Physical prowess and athleticism have been prized traits throughout human evolution. Though originally prized for ability to hunt or defend others, physical fitness and skill are still admired attributes in modern day society. Today, success in sports improves one’s status in a group and makes it easier for them to find a mate.

Sports establish a social hierarchy based on physical ability. By showcasing their athletic skills (and by extension their good genes), athletes establish their place in the social hierarchy and establish dominance over less able peers. Extreme sports often require physical activities above and beyond what normal people possess, so by engaging in these kind of sports, extreme sports participants are unconsciously trying to show how strong and fit they are so that people will hold them in higher regard, and, most importantly, they will be able to pass on their genes.

Having offspring was one of the … Read More

History and Evolution of Ping Pong

Definition

Table tennis or ping pong is a game played with two or four players by hitting a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using rackets, this game played on a hard table with a net that divides the table to two halves.

History

Ping Pong was inspired by the traditional tennis game. It appeared in Britain during the 19th century as a parlour game played by the gentry after the dinner meal.

At first, ping pong was called by multi names such as wiff-waff, flim-flam etc. These names cames from the sound made when players hit the ball and the fall of the ball on the ping pong table.

In 1901, the popularity of ping pong was increased. That which encouraged British Manufacturer J.Jacques & Sons Ltd. to trademark the game as “ping pong.” and sold the rights of it to “Parker Brothers” American company

In 1921, the Table … Read More

Did You Catch the Fatitis?

1.6 billion people worldwide suffer from this deadly disease. 1.6 billion people are overweight, obese or morbidly obese and dying from it.

If genetically humans are programmed to be lean machines, how did we get to this point?

If by the law of nature, a lean human is a healthy human, then a fat human is a diseased human.

Do you know anyone who is overweight? Excess body fat is a signal that their body is not healthy. It is not in its natural state.

Have you ever seen a fat newborn baby? Some are slightly heavier than others, but not fat. This is because we are designed to be lean.

Kids only get fat as a result of the foods they are fed, and adults get fat as a result of the foods they choose to eat.

But if we are meant to be lean why do so many … Read More

Ayurveda and Water Healing

About 71% of the earth is covered with water, we all learn this from class 2 itself. Yeah! 71% of water and the rest is land. Water is the foundation of our existence; in Ayurveda we can find some important summaries about the water in Astanga Sangraha. Life without water is beyond imagination, it’s very necessary for the survival of the living things. Early evolution began near the water sources, it’s not only important for the living, drinking, transport, trade and cultivation.

Our body needs surplus water every day, for digestion, activation of enzymes, the appearance of an organic compound and properties, a universal solvent; it removes lethal substances from the body and lubricates the cavities like joints.

Water in Ayurveda is explained in several ways, Water is known as the Jeeva (life), sheetala (cold), Ruchikara (tasty).

Ayurveda says water has six different tastes; sweet (madhura), sour (amla), salty (lavan), … Read More

Made of Iron – The Making of an Iron Woman

The IRONMAN is arguably the toughest competitive athletic event in the world. It takes the toughest events to do in and of itself in one day and combines it with yet another day’s toughest event. THEN, throws one more in just for good measure! The IRONMAN is a 2.2 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile marathon all IN ONE DAY. Having just seen the NYC Marathon, to FINISH a marathon is a feat all its own! BUT, having to finish and finish as quickly as possible after a swim and a bike? That takes one strong man. Or in this case, one AMAZING woman.

Pamela Maino is one such woman. I’ve had the privilege of personally training Pam in the past and she is one tough customer. You could not imagine how physically indestructible and mentally focused an IRONMAN (or in our case, an IRONWOMAN) is … Read More

Is Our Health and Success Really Shaped By Our Genes?

Have you made yourself a victim of heredity? Do you believe that your life is predetermined by your gene pool and you have little if any control over what happens to your health? If so, you’re not alone. This common, current belief is called “Genetic Determinism” and big pharmaceutical companies have a huge stake in it.

Blaming our genes for being overweight, unhealthy and mentally challenged/depressed is a favored way of excusing and convincing ourselves that we can’t do anything about the conditions we currently find ourselves in – that our genes are to blame.

Unfortunately, we’re living a lie. Pointing fingers outside of ourselves will never be the answer to changing and improving our lives. This type of attitude does nothing but make us irresponsible.

Continuing genetic research reveals a different story. Genes are not fixed and set when we’re first conceived. Genes are mutable and changeable putting us … Read More

The Seven Steps For Getting Healthy and Staying Fit

Life is ever expanding, so are we humans, with our continuous quest for greater health and fitness. Today there are countless new training methods claiming to be the best for either maximum weight loss or fastest ways to get a six pack. It is endless, if one surfs the net, there are countless sites that propagate numerous workout routines, dieting recipes, and a wealth of information, making it even more difficult to understand what works best for you. In order for you to choose what work best for you, you need to examine your current fitness program. Firstly, ask yourself, “does your fitness program, rejuvenate your body, revitalize your life, keeps you staying trim and fit, here and now, and in your old age too!” Below are seven practical steps that you can take to ensure your everyday lifestyle, is moving you closer to a better health and a brighter … Read More

Coronavirus – Ancient Secrets of Immunity and Health Preservation

Prior to spiritual awakening, the mind is propelled by inherent subconscious thought programs. Due to the way Nature or evolution functions, we each come into this world already uploaded in natural adherence to the permanent laws of nature. No person escapes this activity which operates in the mind and body. These inherited energy patterns are what the permanent laws of nature work on in providing our individual relative life experiences.

The content nature of these subconscious patterns, exists consequent of the seed standard produced in previous lives.

Based on these previously created journey-seeds, the laws of nature – laws of mind – manifest corresponding worlds to fit the paradigms of these seed patterns. Every previous seed thought which was accepted in deeper mind as true, reproduces to form our reality after birth. The laws of nature continue material manifestation of the seeds, into full bloom, until the cycle is interrupted … Read More