Why a Fitness-Oriented Lifestyle Must Prioritize Sleep

August 12, 2018 Americans have a sleep issue. Numerous factors such as addicting technology, blue-light emissions, and a culture of overworking has lead to the average American adult’s sleeping hours decreasing from around 9 hours in the early 1900s, to 6.8 in 2013. Given that it is 2018 as of me writing this article, I…

Meditation Notes #3: To Be Alive

July 23, 2018 Towards the end of the day, I stared out the dining room window while eating dinner. Recently, I decided to lean away from the habit of using my phone around the table. Using it steals my attention from my food, and I miss out on fully appreciating the wholesome experience of eating….

Tips for Eating Right during That Time of the Month

July 20, 2018 What you eat > how often you eat Some women experience increased appetite during their periods. While some can fight and overcome their desire to eat more, that is not the case for everyone. Ignoring the need to eat usually creates two outcomes. The first is feeling irritable and hungry, which impedes…

How I Accomplished my 2K18 New Year’s Resolution*

*Edit: May 16, 2018: turns out I lost 8 pounds, not 5! Weighed myself in the morning when I returned from university. May 1, 2018 I’m happy to report that I accomplished one of my New Year’s resolutions: I lost 5 pounds! At the beginning of the year, I weighed in at 159 pounds. Because…

How I Effectively Adjusted My Health Routine

February 19, 2018 This semester, I’m taking rather difficult classes. Because of this, I had to reduce the number of days and amount of time I spend exercising each week. Initially, I was upset due to my love of exercise. I was also worried that I would lose muscle mass and fall short of my…

How to Eat Yourself out of a Cold

January 14, 2018 I hope your year kicked off with a blast and that the new year is treating you nicely. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you’re probably facing a bit of cold right now. And if your immune system isn’t as strong as it should be, you might be sniffling as you…

2018 and This Blog

29 December 2017 Hi everyone! I hope you guys had a great Christmas, Saturnalia, or whatever holiday you celebrate during this chilly time. The new year is swiftly approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited! As always, I hope to grow spiritually, strengthen my mind, and learn new things. The purpose of Run Lift Breathe…

On Muscle Pairs and Strength Training

November 22, 2017 When I look online for workouts to try, the first results are for the cosmetic body parts. By that, I mean the rock hard abs, strong biceps, and powerful thighs. The issues with these workouts is that some of them only focus on the aesthetic muscle groups. This creates problems because when…

Consistency is Key

November 1, 2017 Consistency is key to most everything in life. Knowing this, why is it difficult for people to apply that to exercise? They don’t want to. A person wakes up around the same time daily, brushes their teeth, goes to work, and takes part in their hobbies regularly. These are established habits incorporated…

A Small Piece of Advice for Weight Loss

October 3, 2017 I’ll get straight to the point, no preamble. If you want to lose weight, make sure your dessert/later night snack is lower on carbohydrates, and higher in protein/healthy lipids. When you sleep, your body releases HGH, human growth hormone. When HGH is released, your body produces less insulin, making it less able…