Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the amount of caffeine that can be in soda to 0.02 percent, there are no such limits for energy drinks. Despite the inherent lack of regulation, the sales of energy drinks have more than doubled in the past five years.
Energy drinks on average contain the same amount of caffeine per ounce as a cup of coffee. However, energy drinks are typically sold in 24-ounce cans (a common coffee cup holds 8 ounces).
Consuming caffeine in large quantities can pose several heath risks – in particular for children and people with pre-existing heart conditions. Too much caffeine can impair sleep cycles, cause anxiety, and increase the risk of dehydration. The consumption of caffeine also raises heart rate and increases blood pressure.
Dealing with injury can be one of the darkest times in an athlete’s life. Just dealing with continuing pain or incapacity is not the way to handle injury though. Seeing a properly qualified physiotherapist is the best way of ensuring proper treatment and rehabilitation.
The shock of suffering injury can be very hard for an athlete to bear. The psychological costs of being injured are massive, especially to those athletes who are performing at a high level of competition. Injury can undermine an individual’s sense of self-worth and purpose, leading to depression and anxiety. Putting the right treatment procedures in place can therefore help to boost an athlete’s morale at a time of injury.
When sorting out treatment it is essential, however, to be treated by the right people in the right place. This is why using a physiotherapist is a very good idea. Often referred to simply as a physio, finding a good practitioner is not as a difficult as you might think. The kind of physio London offers should be a well-qualified and sensitive practitioner.
If we are going to assess how we are doing as whole human beings, we will want to look at the three functions of our being. Rudolf Steiner presents this threefoldness – thinking, feeling and willing – in terms of our degree of conscious engagement, which happens to be a very effective means to enter into our personal evolution.
In capsule, we engage these three arenas in the following manner: in our thinking we are awake, in our feeling we are in a dreaming state, and in our willing we are sound asleep (and this is why Waldorf education seeks to engage all three arenas equally, to awaken the whole human being). Actually, we awaken to our willing forces, and its incumbent wisdom, when we tackle mathematical and geometric exercises – so we have a means of engaging this arena. These days, it is largely in the feeling realm that we miss out – much wisdom resides here, waiting to be integrated into our lives.
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?
This may come as a surprise to most of us, but relying on exercise to lose weight is not the best of plans.
Sure, the weight loss industry loves to hype up exercise equipment, routines, and programs as a means to getting that “physique” that you have always wanted, but in reality, your diet is “the key” to getting from where you are to where you want to be.
Now, I am certainly not saying that exercise is not necessary. To be healthy, one has to continually “remain active” as it were.
But activity in itself could never counteract sloppy eating habits.
The number of calories one consumes on a daily basis by far exceeds physical activity in terms of “overall impact” when it comes to gauging “net caloric intake”.
So what is the secret, then, when it comes to “tapering” your daily caloric intake, especially if you’re an overweight American.