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ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy

27 Yellow highlight | Page: 4 T’ai Chi, creating balance is both the means and the goal. The same is true for ChiWalking. For instance, you can create energetic balance in your life (the goal) by creating balance in your body with an aligned spine, a balanced walking form, and a great program (the means). Yellow highlight | Page: 15 The power that drives our movement should come from what in Pilates is called the powerhouse and what we call in T’ai Chi your dantien. Yellow highlight | Page: 17 By aligning your spine, engaging your core muscles, and relaxing everything else, you tap into an infinite source of chi. Yellow highlight | Page: 23 NEEDLE IN...

The Overfat Pandemic: Exposing the Problem and Its Simple Solution for Everyone Who Needs to Eliminate Excess Body Fat

30 Yellow highlight | Location: 149 Also avoid the bathroom scale—weight is deceptive, and not a measure of body fat. Instead, waist size is a better way for most people to monitor body fat—as fat-burning progresses, we get leaner with a smaller waist. Yellow highlight | Location: 176 In our study, we defined the condition of overfat as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. Yellow highlight | Location: 198 This leaves you, the individual, to address the problem of managing your health by personalizing the way you eat. That is the focus of this book. Yellow highlight | Location: 227 So it’s important to focus only on yourself and not make comparisons to some “normal”...

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

51 Yellow highlight | Page: 13 own body fat for fuel instead of relying on bursts of sugar, the way nearly all of us do today. Yellow highlight | Page: 13 Mark Allen, the greatest triathlete in history, made his breakthrough when he discovered a way to burn body fat in place of carbs. Yellow highlight | Page: 28 They understood the difference between heroism and impulse, and they devised an easy, two-step test for telling them apart: Would you do it again? And could you? Yellow highlight | Page: 29 Parallel Lives, Yellow highlight | Page: 29 And what Plutarch taught them is this: Heroes care. True heroism, as the ancients understood, isn’t about strength, or boldness, or...

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

33 Yellow highlight | Location: 168 Even though Silicon Valley types have a sanitized name for this phase, “engagement,” we fear it enough to keep our own children away from it. Many of the Silicon Valley kids I know attend Waldorf schools, which generally forbid electronics. Yellow highlight | Location: 251 The prime directive to be engaging reinforces itself, and no one even notices that negative emotions are being amplified more than positive ones. Engagement is not meant to serve any particular purpose other than its own enhancement, and yet the result is an unnatural global amplification of the “easy” emotions, which happen to be the negative ones. Yellow highlight | Location: 278 Social media...