Spiritual Awakening

By life awakening I mean realising that things around us are often very different than they seem. It is beginning to see in-between lines and underneath the surface. It is understanding what life is all about, discovering and connecting the various pieces of the truth about life -the truth that some people will never see because they are not looking properly.

Life awakening is understanding how our mind and our heart really work. It is discovering how we can create a happier reality and much more. Everybody knows something about this but there is always more to discover. Here are a few things which you might experience when going through a spiritual awakening :

  • You seek the truth of who you really are at your soul level.
  • You start noticing the magic all around you in synchronicities, signs, in nature.
  • You let go of jobs, places, situations, and people that no longer resonate.
  • You release old limiting beliefs and behavioural patterns.
  • You may start your own business or move and live in a completely different place.
  • You meet people that come to help you in your ascension journey.
  • You realise you have to go deeper into yourself like never before and feel all emotions as they arise.
  • You feel alone sometimes, and other times extremely connected with everyone and everything.
  • You try new ways of eating, new activities, new ways of living.
  • In the beginning you’ll seek answers everywhere, but as you ascend, you’ll start seeking the answers within yourself.
  • You develop a deep trust in your journey and the Universe, even if you don’t know how things will unfold.
  • You start living from the heart and unconditionally loving yourself

Spiritual awakening is a noticeable expansion of one’s own consciousness and capacity to emit & receive love energy. It is mainly through our open heart and expanded consciousness that we connect and then merge with higher parts of ourselves. You got to experience it to know what is it.

Dose of Positive Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, start being grateful for your Life. ..

which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.

It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for your mind and soul. An affirmation a day, keeps the therapist away!!! Here are your affirmation for today :

  • Every day I grow closer to my highest self.
  • I believe in the person I dream of becoming.
  • I am a powerful person who supersedes everything I put my mind to.
  • I am an unstoppable badass.
  • I am powerful, confident, and capable of reaching all my dreams.
  • My energy is powerful and positive.
  • Amazing opportunities exist for me in every aspect of my life.

Have a great day today.

How to Stay Fresh all Day long ..

Cleanliness

~ Shower twice a day, paying attention to areas where grime accumulates such as the nape of your neck and skin folds. Use a scrub to cleanse these areas. Soaps are usually drying; a body wash may be a better choice as they contain moisturisers.

~ Wash your face regularly (even while at the office) with plain water.

~ One milligramme of dental plaque can contain up to 500 million bacteria that lead to tooth decay, tartar and bad breath. Brush teeth twice a day and floss regularly. Use a mouthwash after meals. Sugar-free chewing gum can help your teeth stay clean after meals.

~ Got smelly feet? You might have athlete’s foot, a fungal infection caused by excessive sweating, dirt and lack of fresh air. Wear clean socks daily and make sure you dry and powder your feet with anti-fungal powder before wearing shoes. Keep your feet aerated by choosing open shoes instead of closed pointed ones.

Cotton socks help feet breathe. Avoid synthetic material that trap moisture and cause smelly feet.

Get a regular pedicure to remove dead skin. If the infection gets worse, contact a dermatologist.

~ Wash your hair at least twice a week with a mild shampoo and condition it regularly. Apply after-wash combing lotions when it is partly dry. Products like Livon, Silk-n-shine, and Sunsilk 9to9 all do the same thing — form a protective coat over your hair so it can stay clean and soft longer.

~ Keep your bedroom clean and fresh by ensuring adequate ventilation and changing sheets regularly. White sheets may be tough to maintain, so pick cool blues and greens.

Odour control

~ Use a deodorant on your armpits to keep away the smell of perspiration. Even better, try an deodorant anti-perspirant combination. A deodorant can only mask bad smell. An anti-perspirant can help reduce sweating.

Keep in mind that most deodorants available in the market do not have anti-perspirant in them. If you want this effect, look for aluminium compounds in the active ingredients.

For instance, Rexona is a deodorant that has aluminium chlorohydrate that can prevent sweating. You can combine a deodorant and a spray-on perfume too, if both the perfumes belong to the same perfume family. For instance, you could mix a musk deoderant with a musk antiperspirant.

~ Add perfumed bath salts (available at aromatherapy shops at your neighbourhood mall) to your bath water, and pick body washes and great smelling soap and shampoo.

~ A dash of perfume on your pulse points (wrists and neck) and you are ready to go. Even if you cannot smell the perfume (you get desensitised to it after a while), others can.

Keep your cool

~ To beat the heat, have smoothies (combine yoghurt with just about any fruit to create a rich smoothie), cold milk and yoghurt instead of colas and artificial juices.

~ Cucumber raita (made with fresh cucumber, cold yoghurt, coriander leaves and a pinch of salt) can be a good coolant. Drink chilled — not ice-cold — water to stay cool.

~ Choose your fruits and veggies well. Carrots, lettuce, cabbage and other leafy green veggies are excellent choices. Sweet and juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, oranges, watermelon and mangoes can nourish and hydrate.

~ Ginger, cilantro and mint can be refreshing when added to drinks.

Beauty and the beastly weather

~ Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

~ Exfoliate your skin twice a week using a loofah, body brush or scrub (all three are available in most stores that sell beauty produts). This will get rid of dead skin cells and expose the soft shiny skin underneath, making you feel rejuvenated. For your face, use a facial scrub.

~ Minimise the use of heavy make up. Mix a few drops of sunscreen with a water-based foundation. Use waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Protect lips with moisture-rich lipstick that has an SPF (Sun protection factor) of at least 15.

~ Avoid the midday sun as far as possible. If you need to venture outdoors, protect yourself with sunblock and use a hat or umbrella.

~ If you travel by the local train/ bus and find that you no longer feel fresh when you get to work, try washing your face as soon as you reach the office (you might have to redo your makeup too but it is worth it).

If you hate this because it gives you a wet hairline, use cleansing and moisturising/ cleansing towelettes instead. At around Rs 5-10 bucks per piece, they are not too heavy on the pocket.

~ Carry mini-sized versions of your foundation, moisturiser, lipstick and mascara in your purse. Men can replace the makeup kit with hair gel and a comb.

Also, keep a tiny bottle of perfume with you to perk you up. Apply it quickly on your wrist and neck.

~ Pop in a mouth freshening mint and there you go. You are ready to handle that important meeting with poise.

Use these tips and you can tackle any day with confidence.

Improve your Digestion

Increasing epidemiological evidence has linked the prevalence of diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus, and even cancer, to dietary factors. Besides, overweight and obesity are major risk factors to the prevalence of the mentioned diet-related diseases. In the world of adulterated food, the incidence of digestive problems has increased.

Here are certain easy tips to improve your digestion thereby protecting your gut in a long haul :

  • Exercise : It takes healthy muscle tone all around the abdomen for food to digest properly. Muscle tone to help move food through our digestive tract. Increasing exercise can improve digestion, even if you don’t change what you eat.
  • Don’t Overeat : Overeating of any food is taxing on the digestive system and can affect the rate of digestion. It requires the body to expand a lot of energy, adds stress on the system and forces the body to try to use too many nutrients at once. Practice moderation and only eat until you are three quarters full.
  • Take Time For Gratitude : When you take a few moments before you eat to pursue and reflect, either with blessings or gratitude, you are activating the cephalic phase of digestion. Your brain signals saliva to release and strokes your digestion fires. Both are key to proper digestion.
  • Reduce or Eliminate Processed Foods : These so called foods are challenging for the digestive system. The body has to supply its own energy and nutrients in order for these products to metabolize, robbing the body of nutrients rather than supplying any. Stick to whole foods as much as possible.
  • Chew Your Food : Chewing thoroughly will help any food digest. We complicate digestion whenever we eat on the run or gulp down our food. Slow down, savor your food and chew it up. Saliva contains lots of enzymes that aid digestion.
  • Eat More Fibre : Fibre helps keep your colon healthy. It makes stool soft and bulky speeds transit time through the colon, dilutes the effects of any toxic compounds and helps to remove bad bacteria from the colon. Make sure you get both soluble fibre, which absorbs toxins and unneeded cholesterol, and insoluble fibre, which hastens elimination.
  • Boost Stomach Acid : Many people have low stomach acid. Heartburn, belching or gas, fatigue, headaches and much more can all be a result of low stomach acid. Gently boost stomach acid by adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water or by drinking one tablespoon of raw fermented apple cider vinegar in water each morning.
  • Drink Water : It’s one of the top nutrients for digestion. The stomach needs water for digestion, especially for the health of the mucosal lining, which supports the small intestine bacteria for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, Lack of water in the digestive system can result in ulcers, indigestion, heartburn, fatigue, brain fog, memory loss and constipation.
  • Add in Probiotics : We need good bacteria to strengthen the immune system, reduce chronic inflammation, help remedy leaky gut and more. You can introduce probiotics with supplements or with raw fermented food like coconut kefir.
  • Bring in Digestive Enzymes : You need three categories of enzymes: lipase for fat breakdown, amylases for protein breakdown, and protease for protein breakdown. The best source of enzymes are from foods that are in their live, raw or sprouted form, Supplementing with digestive enzymes is also an option if digestion is impaired.

If you make healthy lifestyle choices, such as watching your weight, exercising, and not smoking, your digestive system will serve you better through the years. But if you experience intestinal problems that persist, be sure to talk to your doctor and seek treatment to return you to healthy digestion.

Magical Career Story Manifestation of Perfect Job in Canada

Magical Career Story Manifested perfect Job in Canada 🍁…. shagun Malhotra, Canada.

I met Apeksha in October 2018 in Noida in a Diwali meet, She did my first Tarot Card Reading there itself… i wanted to know few things about the coming days and her prediction turned up true. I was Moving to Canada in January 2019 as was looking forward for the job she predicted will receive the joining letter in April , I was anxious and couldn’t be patience.

She insisted me to wear few crystals and I enrolled myself in ” 21 Days Transformational Programme ” in the beginning I felt its not working but then later on I started feeling a bit of change in myself, I became more calm and peaceful. I turned into a faithful person and a calmer one… I started getting job interview calls.. I met new people in Canada and made new friends. Back in India I had a rough past relationship, I healed myself with her guidance and support. I feel so happy that I met her that day, and still in touch with her after so many months. Her prediction are always correct and she was available 24/7 though there was a 14 hr Time difference.

Apeksha Atulkar Rangire is an Amazing Tarot Card Reader and Law of Attraction Coach, just talking to her on call makes you feel Positive and Motivated. I would recommend her to all the people who are going through some blocks in their life.

she has the capability to coach you in right direction always and Remedies always work.

Thank you so much Apeksha Mam for being there for me…. Shagun Malhotra Canada

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Magical Career Story Manifested perfect Job in Canada 🍁…. shagun Malhotra, Canada. I met Apeksha in October 2018 in Noida in a Diwali meet, She did my first Tarot Card Reading there itself… i wanted to know few things about the coming days and her prediction turned up true. I was Moving to Canada in January 2019 as was looking forward for the job she predicted will receive the joining letter in April , I was anxious and couldn't be patience. She insisted me to wear few crystals and I enrolled myself in " 21 Days Transformational Programme " in the beginning I felt its not working but then later on I started feeling a bit of change in myself, I became more calm and peaceful. I turned into a faithful person and a calmer one… I started getting job interview calls.. I met new people in Canada and made new friends. Back in India I had a rough past relationship, I healed myself with her guidance and support. I feel so happy that I met her that day, and still in touch with her after so many months. Her prediction are always correct and she was available 24/7 though there was a 14 hr Time difference. Apeksha Atulkar Rangire is an Amazing Tarot Card Reader and Law of Attraction Coach, just talking to her on call makes you feel Positive and Motivated. I would recommend her to all the people who are going through some blocks in their life. she has the capability to coach you in right direction always and Remedies always work. Thank you so much Apeksha Mam for being there for me…. Shagun Malhotra Canada ♥️♥️♥️#lifecoach #lovequotes #Happy  #success #lawofattraction #gratitute #thesecret #soul  #therapymemes  #manifestation #magic  #findjoy  #reikipractitioner  #Peace #joyful  #lovequotes #Happy #womansolotraveller #usa #india  #yoga  #meditation  #pranichealing  #magic #spell #reikicrystals  #IndianBride  #meditation #therapy#healing #twinflame

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Why Learn NLP?

Do you want to overcome problems or increase performance for yourself or assist others to?

How good would it be if you could:

Therapy

Lose weight

Stop smoking

Overcome problematic behaviours

Get rid of a phobia

Build confidence

Have a great relationship

Increase performance in any area of life

Be a great communicator

Increase motivation

Education

Learn more easily

Overcome learning difficulties including Attention Deficit Disorder & Dyslexia

Increase your self-esteem knowing you are a great learner

Develop effective communication and presentation skills to aid others in their learning

Business

Be motivated consistently

Be a confident, effective communicator/ presenter

Be an effective leader

Develop great negotiating and influencing skills

Build better relationships

Optimise sales

Be free of limiting beliefs

Increase your effectiveness and performance

Be a great problem solver

Sports

Increase your performance

Increase motivation

Remove limiting beliefs about your capability to perform

Deal with pressure

Be free of anxiety

Establish achievable goals

Model excellence for consistent results

With NLP you can quickly and easily achieve all of this and more.

What is NLP?

NLP was created in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

They wanted to understand how people produced excellence, so they studied a number of people who excelled in their field. Those they studied included: hypnotherapist Milton Eriksson MD, family therapist Virginia Satir and gestalt therapist Fritz Perls.
Once Bandler and Grinder discovered how these people produced excellence they created a number of models, which others could use to replicate the excellent behaviour in themselves and others.

NLP has developed into a set of tools and techniques, which shows you how to run your mind and to create effective change in your thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and state.
But it’s more than just a set of tools and techniques it is also an attitude and a methodology. NLP is about curiosity, a willingness to experiment and the use of modelling, experimentation and processes.
Ultimately NLP allows you to achieve excellent results in both your personal and professional life.
Find out below what NLP officially stands for and some important assumptions which we operate by.

What NLP Stands For

Official Definition of NLP

Neuro:

The nervous system (the mind), through which our experience is processed via the five senses: Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory.

Linguistic:

Language and other non-verbal communication systems, e.g. hand gestures, physiology, through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning. Includes: Pictures, Sounds, Feelings, Tastes, Smells, Words (Self Talk).

Programming:

The ability to discover and utilize the programmes that we run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired outcomes
In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes

5 Reasons why Traveling is good for your Emotional and Mental Health.

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘travel’ – Vacation? Meeting new people? Or maybe, Instagrammable sunsets? It’s no news that travel is good for your physical wellbeing, but a significant amount of scientific research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well.

1.It’s a great stress buster. “The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting, thus, taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle is essential for your mind to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.

And what better way to do so than to pack your bags and cross wanderlust-worthy destinations off your bucket list? Traveling promotes happiness and helps you take your mind off stressful situations. This leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. “It also helps us reflect on our personal goals and interests”. It also allows you to shift your perspective – The new events and experiences help rewire your brain, hence boosting your mood and self-confidence.

2.It enhances your ability to be spontaneous – There is such a thing as ‘going on holidays’ and then there is ‘travelling’. They are not the same: the difference is that when you go on a holiday you have a limited time. Whereas travelling entails planning to go somewhere, whereby you are more free and are more spontaneous.

3.It allows you to learn how to communicate with strangers – be it by yourself, with someone else, or in a group you get to interact with new people. You get to meet people from different culture and background. This can broader your view of the world. It can also make you less anxious to talk to the unknown, people and become more open as a person.

4. It enhances creativity – visiting a foreign/unknown place and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility. It also enhances “depth and integrativeness of thought,” consequently giving a boost to your creativity. Although, it’s important to note that traveling stimulates creativity only when you engage with the local culture of that place. Additionally, extended traveling also improves your productivity, problem-solving skills and can even increases your chances of getting promoted at work!

5.Solo Travelling can allow you to get to know yourself better

When you travel alone you get to experience all kinds of things that you don’t experience at home. These experiences and choices you make in them makes you who you are, by acknowledging these experiences, you react on them and you get to know yourself better. And you gain confidence which you get to keep with you for the rest of your life. It is also a process of increasing self-knowledge where you can be a participant and a researcher of your own inner process of growth and increasing awareness.

Women in India and travelling solo sounds unsafe & risky but it’s the most liberating experience that boosted my confidence & my perspective. I travelled solo in Feb 2018 to Rishikesh, an unplanned vacation for a week. Meeting people from across the globe, understanding that though the differences are their but we all are similar beings at heart & soul.

Being a Psychologist I would suggest to travel alone once in a while.

Mental Wellness During Winter Season : – 

Winter is Coming, Beat the Winter Blues.

 

As the winter draws in and the days become shorter, darker and colder we can all admit that it makes us feel a little bit down and miserable.

Sad is a common phenomenon found among people during winters.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that changes with the seasons. The exact causes of SAD are unknown such as:

  • A lack of vitamin D from less exposure to sunlight during winter months.
  • An overproduction of melatonin. Melatonin production increases with darkness, so people are more likely to feel sluggish during the winter.

You are more likely to experience SAD if you:

  • Are female — women are four times more likely than men to experience SAD
  • Have depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism or an eating disorder.
  •  Young adults, teens and even children report having SAD more often than older adults.

 

1. Stay active   : – During winter, Aim to exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week for no less than 30 minutes. Regular exercise helps in boosting feel-good chemicals in your brain, also strengthens your immune system. Get out in Sunlight, It helps increase our body’s levels of vitamin D and also promotes the production of serotonin which regulates mood and helps in maintain circadian rhythm.

 

2. Eat Healthy: -Sticking to a healthy diet  will keep you feeling happy and fit..

  •  Dark leafy greens & citrus fruits contain an abundance of vitamins A, C and K.
  • Include Foods  that consists folate and potassium  , vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables in your Diet
  •        Increase your Omega-3s – .Walnuts, leafy greens and flax seeds.    Vitamin D in fatty fish, egg yolks, fortified milk and cereals.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help flush out bacteria and help your body function at its best.

3. Stay Social   : – Spending time with others boosts mental health and decreases depression. Having strong relationships with others experience more happiness, better health and live longer.

4. Beat Winter Germs   :- Wash your hands Properly. Try to improve your indoor air quality too. Place plants such as aloe vera around the house to naturally purify the air.

6. Get Adequate Sleep   :-  Adults aged 18-64 should aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. make sure you bundle up in cozy pajamas because being too cold can keep you awake. Keep an account on certain habits like drinking alcohol or too much caffeine can have a negative effect on sleep.

7. Do Activities that Bring You Joy: –

Sign up for a new activity and spend time with people who make you happy.  Get in touch with your creative side and explore new hobbies from watching classic films to picking up an old guitar. Take in the beauty of the morning sun or catch a breath of exhilarating cool air.

8. Make Winter Fashion an Exciting task – Be creative with your winter wardrobe. Get Some cool pairs of boots, Fluffy Warm scarfs and long jackets this winter season.

Sometimes you need a little more support, and it is important to recognize if your winter blues are getting worse. Depression can have serious consequences, do not hesitate to reach out for help to a Psychologist or Therapist.

Apeksha Raj Atulkar

Psychologist and Life Coach

Founder of Elysian wellbeinng services

How Meditation helps in Anxiety …

Fear is a negative emotion, unless you’re facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. And the usefulness of fear is minimal in daily life, particularly in the form of anxiety. Stressful events can produce short-term anxiety in almost everyone, which disappears after the event. But for an estimated 6.8 million Americans with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), anxiety is a chronic condition they can’t shut off. All of us know people we accept as “born worriers,” but their reality is much more debilitating than that title describes. Being in a state of chronic anxiety can severely limit their daily activity.

You probably know already if you worry excessively. In fact, if you have chronic anxiety, even the smallest thing can trigger it. You find yourself with fearful thoughts about finances, family, your health, and what’s happening at work. Some days you’d rather hide under the covers.

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Why You Worry

The first thing to realize is that reality isn’t what’s actually worrying you, but it’s your fixed habit of mind that’s causing you to respond to everything with anxiety. Second, you need to look rationally at the anxiety response and concede that you’re not improving it by feeling anxious. This seems obvious to non-worriers, but somewhere inside, many “born worriers” believe they are taking care of situations that others are overlooking, like whether they remembered to lock up the house or turn off the gas stove. Any trigger can provoke worry, so the question is how to prevent this from happening.

The Toll it Takes

Because of the mind-body connection, you should also consider the physical side of anxiety. Even if you have accepted worry as a tolerable trait, it exacts a price in the form of insomnia, easy startle response, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, headaches, inability to relax, trembling, twitching, feeling out of breath, and various stomach and digestive problems. If these persist for more than six months after something bad has happened to you, a diagnosis of GAD may be appropriate. Even if your symptoms are manageable, you shouldn’t have to live this way. Anticipating the worst, which has become a habit even when no threat is in sight, distorts how you approach work, family, and the world in general.

There are many theories about what causes chronic anxiety, but they are as diverse as explanations for depression. It’s more useful to consider how to retrain your mind so that your worry subsides and is replaced by a normal undisturbed mood. The standard medical advice is to take medication (usually some form of tranquilizer), augmented by talking to a therapist. However, self-care has other tools, such as meditation, diet, sleep, massage, and exercise that you can pursue on your own.

Meditation

One aspect of anxiety is racing thoughts that won’t go away. Meditation helps with this part of the problem by quieting the overactive mind. Instead of buying into your fearful thoughts, you can start identifying with the silence that exists between every mental action. Through regular practice, you experience that you’re not simply your thoughts and feelings. You can detach yourself from these to rest in your own being. This involves remaining centered, and if a thought or outside trigger pulls you out of your center, your meditation practice allows you to return there again.

Being able to center yourself is a skill that anyone can learn, once they have the intention and the experience of what it feels like. Anxious people often shy away from meditation for various reasons. “I can’t meditate” is code for feeling too restless to sit still or having too many thoughts while trying to meditate. With a patient teacher, these objections can be overcome. Anyone can meditate, even if the first sessions are short and need to be guided. Being on tranquilizers, which for some anxious people is the only way they can cope, isn’t a block to meditation.

Numerous scientific studies have found meditation to be effective for treating anxiety. One study, published in the Psychological Bulletin, combined the findings of 163 different studies. The overall conclusion was that practicing mindfulness or meditation produced beneficial results, with a substantial improvement in areas like negative personality traits, anxiety, and stress. Another Study Focused on a wide range of anxiety, from cancer patients to those with social anxiety disorder, and found mindfulness to be an effective management tool.

The researchers analyzed 39 studies totaling 1,140 participants and discovered that the anxiety-reducing benefits from mindfulness might be enjoyed across such a wide range of conditions because when someone learns mindfulness, they learn how to work with difficult and stressful situations.

All mental activity has to have a physical correlation in the brain, and this aspect has been studied in relation to anxiety. Chronic worriers often display increased reactivity in the amygdala, the area of the brain associated with regulating emotions, including fear. Neuroscientists at Stanford University found that people who practiced mindfulness meditation for eight weeks were more able to turn down the reactivity of this area. Other researchers from Harvard found that mindfulness can physically reduce the number of neurons in this fear-triggering part of the brain.

  1. Regular meditation allows your brain to develop new pathways besides the old worry grooves. The mind begins to experience itself without being overshadowed by anxious thoughts.
  2. Exercise puts the body in an active state. High-intensity aerobic exercise is more effective than anaerobic, and a 12- to 15-week program is better than a short routine.
  3. A diet of natural organic foods without additives, along with avoidance of refined sugar, evens out the metabolism . Meals should be regular and satisfying.