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Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Are you getting enough vitamin N? Do you even know what vitamin N is? In recent years, the term “vitamin N” has been used as a synonym for nature.

So the question is in fact relevant to all of us. My guess is many of us do not get enough vitamin N in our lives.

After all, it is easy for us to feel overwhelmed by the daily grind. Furthermore, it is easy for us to become distracted and lose sight of what’s really important in our lives.

Luckily, this is where vitamin N can help potentially turn you into a very different person. And this is proved by numerous researches!

It improves our brain functions

Most people are forced to deal with the pollution and smog of cities on a daily basis. This takes its toll on the brain over an extended period of time.

When we are able to get away from these large populated areas, we are able to take in clean, fresh air. In fact, the air is more ionized and contains a cleaner chemical make up. This is better for us in the long run.

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This clean air fills your lungs and insures that your brain remains oxygen-rich.

Recent studies show that going out in to nature and simply breathing the air is good for your brain because it helps improve your memory, focus, and attention.

It brings our senses alive

It is often the case where our daily lives essentially desensitize us from our surroundings. This is especially the case in the larger, more populated cities. Over time, we can feel like our senses are not as sharp.

This is where vitamin N can help.

Human beings’ natural habitat is nature; it is in nature where our ancestors made their homes.

Although we have experienced significant technological advancement, we remain the same from a basic physical standpoint.

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Try it out for yourself. Go in to nature and take in your surroundings. You will notice that you will have a heightened sense of sight and smell.

It can reduce depression and improve psychological well-being

Depression is often the result of stress, namely the stress associated with the daily grind of everyday living.

Do you think subjecting yourself to a stressful routine, such as living in New York City and taking the subway to work everyday, can magnify depression? Of course it can.

But once again this is where vitamin N saves the day.

Researchers have gone so far as to conclude that joggers who exercise in a natural green setting are far less anxious and depressed than joggers who exercise in an urban setting.

It gives us confidence and a sense of the bigger picture

Returning to a state of nature enables us to hit the rewind button.

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No matter what we are going through in our lives, it usually takes a backseat to the beauty of nature.

Have you ever lost your train of thought because you were so captivated by the beautiful scenery you were witnessing? If so, then this is what you have experienced.

Nothing else seems to matter because for a brief moment in time, all of your problems and worries are forgotten.

You feel enlightened. You feel inspired. You feel like you can overcome any challenge life gives you.

In fact, one study goes so far as to prove that mental patients’ self-esteem improved dramatically when they exercised in a green environment versus a normal environment.

It heals us and turn us into better people

The mind is a powerful tool. What we think often comes in to being.

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More specifically, our mindset often plays a huge role in our physical existence.

When we feel good mentally, our body feels great. When were are in a mental funk, this often translates to injury or even illness.

Vitamin N helps us get right mentally.

Try it out for yourself. The next time your body is aching or you are sick, go out and experience nature for a day.

You will relax. You will feel at peace. The weight of the world will be lifted off your shoulders. Most importantly, you will give your body a chance to heal.

Featured photo credit: Nature/Miguel Angel Soutullo via flickr.com

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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