The validity of using Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine how healthy we are has been disputed for years. A new study brings it into question again with its findings that “normal” weight people aren’t always healthier than their heavier counterparts.
According to new analysis of nearly 100 studies involving nearly three million people, people who were overweight had a lower risk of death than people at the normal weight range of BMI (18.5 – 25).
“Fat per se is not as bad as we thought,” said Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, professor of medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine.
Now pick your jaw up off the floor, and let me explain. What the good doctor is trying to say is that fat alone isn’t the sole determining factor for health. The truth is much more complex than that. Some people are overweight with normal blood pressure, some thin with dangerously high cholesterol or blood sugar levels.
Applying too much “expertise” in a counseling session can prevent an optimal outcome for a client. Once a session is underway, the optimal way forward is to follow the client’s inner wisdom. An impulse may arise in the counselor to apply any of a number of techniques, but often it is wise to consider – in the whole wide mystery of human nature and spirit – what might be precluded if the counselor arbitrarily chooses, for example, a behavior modification approach. Alternatively, the question to raise is, when honoring and facilitating the stream of spirit moving in the client’s heart, where might it be asking to go?
When Daniel Golemans book ’ Emotional intelligence ‘ landed on bookshelves some years ago it bought into the spotlight a principle that had been in effect where ever people are gathered, since time immemorial. It was though largely ‘ under the radar ‘until Golemans publication established it in our collective consciousness.
‘When dealing with people, remember that you are not dealing with creatures of logic but creatures of emotion’- Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegies’ statement applies to me personally as well as to my interaction with others. Emotional intelligence has two parts: self management and relationship management.
Successful self management comes from a sense of positive self regard, self confidence and high self esteem.
Successful relationship management is an offshoot of good self regard and is characterized by a balanced outlook, self control in emotional expression, good conflict handling abilities, trustworthiness and genuine regard for others and their point of view.
Get The Straight Facts About Sport Supplements
There are so many sports supplements along with the marketing efforts by many companies, you will likely come across messages that are not completely accurate. This is one of the chronic issues with this industry as well as others you should be aware of. The governing bodies such as the FDA cannot monitor everything because it is such a large industry. Your best interests are not taken into account when the manufacturers engage in activities that are not good. Some watchdog groups have found variations between what’s on the label and what’s in the supplement. It’s a problem if you really do not know what you are getting. It is smart to buy from high quality manufacturers, who are reputable, to get good quality products.
Just like sweet-smelling fragrance, good habit spreads easily and attracts the right results. However, good habits are not formed by wishful thinking. You must make conscious effort to develop good habits. Ponder on the words of Confucius Analects, “Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that separate them”.
Here are 4 ways to develop good habits;
Step 1: The Habit You Wish to Develop or Drop Must be Identified
For instance, healthy habits such as eating the right food and exercising are identifiable. So, when you recognize certain bad habits, you must develop a desire to make a change before you can take action. As you start your efforts on the healthy habits development for instance, the ill ones will gradually give way. You may need to list odd habits you desire to replace with the good ones.
Step 2: Start with One Habit At a Time