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I love reading inspirational messages to help me start my day. Here are some resources that you might enjoy that are free.
Hazelden focuses on recovery. Daily Free Thought For Day
Eckhart Tolle: Creating New Earth Together and the Power of Now Present Moment Reminders from Eckhart
Daily Good: News that Inspires sends an enriching quote every day. Subscribe to News that Inspires
Mike Dooley Notes are brief emails written by The Universe
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When you enjoy what you are doing, life is fun. Learning to love and trust yourself makes life even more fun. That is why Meditative Movements™ exists. Our workouts are designed with your needs in mind. If you can spend five minutes a day or an hour or somewhere in between moving your body while affirming your self, you will naturally attract more pleasure into your life. The results of practicing are a healthy body, mind and spirit.
There are many reasons exercise isn't fun for people. It could be that when you think of exercise you think of pain or that it's boring. Perhaps anxiety arises because in the past you've felt embarrassed or inadequate as you compare yourself to others. Now if you try to force yourself, naturally you will resist.
What's the key? A program that's easy to do, fun and that supports all of you. It was exciting when Paul Batz from What Really Works stated that fitness was not fun for him. A WCCO/CBS interview shows how following Meditative Movements™ changed his mind.
If you already love working out, then I think you will find adding the affirmations to your existing workout will take you to a whole new level. When you are having fun, life is soooooo good. Be kind to yourself and have fun with whatever movement you are doing!
If you monitor your heart rate during exercise, you can keep track of how hard you're exercising. Your target heart range is the range of heartbeats per minute that is ideal for you during workouts. If you've been inactive or your goal is to stay in shape, you should have a target heart range with a lower value of 50% of your maximum heart rate and an upper value of 70% of your maximum heart rate. So if your maximum heart rate is 180, then your target heart range would be 90-126. For fitness improvement, use a target heart range of 70% to 90% of your maximum heart rate.
There are several ways to determine your maximum heart rate. We use a calculated estimate based on age. Remember to consult a physician prior to starting any exercise program. Here's how to calculate your maximum heart rate:
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Taking your pulse. To check if you are within your target zone, take your pulse during your workouts. If possible keep on moving as you gently press down on your pulse inside your wrist. Count the number of beats in 10 seconds and then multiply that number by 6 to calculate your target heart rate. Adjust your level of exertion to match your target heart rate.