Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Age

Old has nothing to do with age. Old is inactivity. Old is idleness. Old is living vicariously through others. Old is walking slower, thinking slower, moving slower, and doing slower. If you think you are old, you ARE!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

What a glorious day today in our beautiful city of Vancouver! I was reading newspaper while having my coffee and came across this statistics:

Currently, 59% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. Unless trends change, by 2026 the proportion will reach 70%, according to estimates presented in March at a federal-provincial summit on the issue.

This is shocking since I am always laughing at our neighbors across the south border. Guess we are catching up rather quickly;-(.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Change your mind and your body will follow. Get rid of the No I can't in your mind!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Do you know?

Average pasta serving is 480% of recommended serving size
Average muffin is now more than 3 times the size mom used to make
Average soda is over 4 times the size (and calories) of what it originally was.
etc.

No wonder we have health problems!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Which one are you? How do you sit? How many hours do you sit in front of a computer every day? Can you see how you sit can affect your bones, muscles and even your mood?

Saturday, 19 May 2012

To eat or not to eat?

Should you eat before workout or should you not? That is a good question. There are a lot of debates on that. Personally, I believe you should eat a light easily digestible snack(banana, energy bar, etc.)30 minutes before your workout. A new studies has proved my choice. I will not bore you with the details, but if that is your interest, please feel free to check out the link.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Another great quote from Van Gogh - "I would rather die of passion than of boredom." 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Went a Toastmaster club yesterday, and heard a great quote. Life is a series of 3Cs, choose, chances, and change. If you don't choose any chances, your life will have no change.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Carpe diem!

I believe in sign sometime;-). Within one hour of waking up today, I was doing my normal activities, and ran into the same words twice from two different sources. 'Carpe diem' means seize the day. How appropriate! We often get so caught up with accomplishing our goals or worrying about our future. We forget we live in the present moment, so live your BEST day everyday!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Monday, 14 May 2012

Friday, 11 May 2012

I went to Yoga with Van Gogh Alive again yesterday.  It was a thrill to practice yoga in this beautiful space.  It is also fascinating to walk through the moving visuals and read Van Gogh's profound but sometimes sad wisdom.  You will definitely sense an artist's struggle and passion.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Your mind can work wonders. It really depends on what you think because your physical body today is not the same as 7 years ago. Your skin cells have been completed replaced, your fat beneath your skin is not the same, your entirely lining of your digestive tract has changed many many times! You fitness level can be much higher than younger generation. You can literally create a NEW you mentally and physically.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I was fortunate enough to taste the James Beard award winner Nubuo's tasting menu. Everything is fresh and local. More amazing is our conversation with Nubuo about his fascinating life story. I will write about it once I get the exclusive right from him;-)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Birthright



In my previous post,  I talked about how kids can have perfect postures while they can't even walk!  They are not doing anything to be upright.  That goes to tell you, good posture is a birthright to them, and to us as well!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Do you know

1.    Your skin is replaced entirely by new cells every seven years
2.    The fat beneath your skin is not the same as a year ago
3.    Red blood cell is only 120 days old
4.    the entire lining of your digestive tract is renewed every 3 to 5 days

To maintain your "self", you must continually replenish from food. You can rebuild yourself regardless of what you did before!  So start NOW!