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On this episode of the Disrupt Podcast we talk to Brendan Meyers.  Brendan started his career in digital marketing as an influencer, growing 1 million followers on Facebook in 6 months. Since then he has  accumulated over 350 million views and 2.5 million followers across  social media. Brendan shares why all you need to succeed is wifi and a dream.

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Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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Health is Wealth: How Prioritizing Your Health Could Influence Your Wealth

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It’s 3am, you’ve been grinding your face off for the past 18 hours trying to build your business. You’re probably thinking to yourself that you are the bomb.com and that no one can outwork or out-hustle you. You go to bed, wake up at around 6am and go back to grinding all day. You’re on the move, you grab something from Starbucks to keep you going, maybe even stop somewhere for a quick bite to eat.

Grind, grind, grind.

Hustle, hustle, hustle.

All of a sudden, boom, you get sick. What’s even worse? You’ve been getting sick consistently every month for the past couple months, and you are wondering: why am I getting sick so much? I’m killing it in my business, grinding all day every day, why do I have to be getting sick? It’s slowing me down!

Answer: you put your financial health before you physical health. Aka, you played yourself.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with grinding to build your business and your empire, I’m not bashing that at all. I work all the time, just as much as any other aspiring entrepreneur. However, I grind effectively and put my health before everything. You too need to learn how to grind effectively and in all different aspects of your life. First and foremost being that you need to learn how to grind in the gym and in the kitchen. Health comes FIRST.

Now, being a certified personal trainer and having been in the health & fitness space for over 6 years now, of course I’m partial to believing that your health should come first before anything. But you don’t need my advice to prove that your physical health is key to building your financial wealth; look at some of the most successful people in the world.

Some of the most incredible entrepreneurs and thought leaders in this day-in-age have something in common, what is it? Money and influence yes, but more importantly they have overwhelming energy that exudes into just about every other facet of their life. HOW ARE THEY SO ENERGETIC ALL THE TIME?! You might think that their passion is what pushes them to such great lengths. And yes, having an overwhelming amount of passion behind a certain path will take you far, but know what will keep you going down that path and supercharge your progress? You guessed it, your health!

Another thing that a lot of these top entrepreneurs and thought leaders have in common is that they are all healthy! Many of them exercise regularly and most strive to eat a healthy and balanced diet. These high performers all understand that in order to function at 100% capacity 24/7/365, they need to prime their body to be able to take on such demands and fuel it with what it needs to thrive. You want to be successful right? Model after everything they do, even outside of business!

You can get very far by replicating the tasks of those before you to get where you want to go, but without putting your health first, you’re going to come crashing down very quickly and your finances will suffer because of it. Not convinced yet? Think I’m “full of it”? Well, what if I dropped some science on you then.

According to a 2015 study done by Garau et. al., researchers found that healthier individuals were able to work longer and were more productive, thus leading them to earn more as a result of their increased productivity. Our economy thrives off the exchange of money/credit for goods/services, but money cannot be accrued without some form of productivity. Whether it be through manual labor, or selling items online through drop-shipping, a certain level of productivity is required in order to perform well and produce big numbers within your business. And in order to become extremely productive, your body needs to prepped and primed to fire on all cylinders.

Another study from 1998 done by John Strauss and Duncan Thomas suggested that not only was their a correlation between personal health and personal wealth, but also a correlation of collective societal health in relation to a society’s economic potential. So not only does “Health is Wealth” apply to just you, but to your company and country as a whole as well. So basically, by you becoming healthier, you have just strengthened the economic machine in your country… pretty cool right?

I could go on and on and list tons of studies showing the correlation between health and wealth, but I’m sure you get the point by now.

So when thinking about grinding and doing another all-nighter, or stopping at a fast food place just because it’s “convenient”, just remember what the long-term affects of repeating that behavior will yield in regards to your overall output in your business. Sure, you might feel like an absolute beast for going 24 hours straight, but I can almost guarantee that you would have gotten just as much done, if not more, had you gotten proper sleep, fueled yourself with the right foods, and gotten a good workout in.

If you want to learn the specifics of how to live a healthier lifestyle as an entrepreneur or executive, be sure to keep a lookout for more articles from yours truly, Chase HenderFit. Or, you can find me on social media (Insta: @chase_henderfit; TikTok: @chasehenderfit; YouTube: Chase HenderFit; LinkedIn: Chase Henderson; Email: [email protected])

Until next time, Stay Healthy, Get Wealthy!

Sources:

Garau, Martina et al. “IS THE LINK BETWEEN HEALTH AND WEALTH CONSIDERED IN DECISION MAKING? RESULTS FROM A QUALITATIVE STUDY.” International journal of technology assessment in health care vol. 31,6 (2015): 449-56. doi:10.1017/S0266462315000616

Strauss, John, and Duncan Thomas. “Health, Nutrition, and Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 36, no. 2, 1998, pp. 766–817. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2565122.

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3 Harmful Ingredients You May Not Know About

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Did you know that the same box of cereal in the US has more harmful ingredients than the same cereal in the UK?

Based on a 2017 article published on the business insider, the United States has different health regulation rules from other countries when it comes to dangerous chemicals added to the food. Many of these ingredients have been banned and deemed illegal in Europe and are still allowed in the US. Some reasons why there are chemicals in our food are for longer shelf life, more flavor, and coloring to make your food more visually appealing.

The fact is that most of the packaged foods we eat whether they’re candies, cereal or tomato sauce could be detrimental to our health. But how bad can it be? Yes, the obvious reason for many is weight gain. But what we may not always be aware of is that the list of issues is longer than just that.

Symptoms of bad chemicals in your food can range anywhere between random headaches, digestive problems, hormonal issues, and even cancer. Yes, many of the foods you might be consuming can cause cancer. Before we start dissecting labels, know that if your cereal, cookies, or any other product you have in your kitchen or snacking pantry has more than 10 ingredients then it’s not worth the try. Also, watch out for hard to pronounce ingredients. When in doubt don’t eat it. 

Before we go into dissecting ingredients, let’s talk about junk food.

Well, you must have heard the Pringle’s slogan “once you pop you can’t stop” and this slogan is not wrong. Junk food is addicting and this is no accident. This type of “food” is loaded with sodium, sugar, additives & preservatives.

Too much sodium leads to heart and blood pressure problems. Too much sugar leads to weight issues, inflammation, and behavioral problems.

Here are 3 top “no-no” ingredients in food labels to avoid:

  1. Artificial colorings: Would you ever eat Play-Doh, or chew on a Crayola? If your answer is no, then perhaps reading the words yellow #40, red #12 and so on are probably a no-no also. Know that when coloring and numbers are found in your food it translates to synthetic ingredients which can cause, skin rashes, nausea, and other unwanted side effects. 
  2. Artificial sweeteners: Such as Splenda, Sucralose, Aspartame, Nutrasweet, Truvia, and Sweet ’n Low. Chances are that all of these are still offered at your local coffee shop or they are in those, diet sodas, and  “sugar-free” cookies. Want a better sweetener option? Look for coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey. The use of artificial sweeteners has been linked to cancer, seizures, and metabolic disorders as some people may not be able to metabolize the artificial sweeteners. In some instances, it can lead to overeating and blood sugar issues.
  3. Sodium Nitrate: Used in red meats to preserve color and flavor. The chemical make- up of this product causes cancer in the stomach, other effects are headaches, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness.

Now that you have this important list, take notice of how your body reacts through the day. The best way is to make a food diary. There are times in which a weird mood or allergic reaction may be related more to the food you consume than just a seasonal allergic reaction.

Are you looking to make changes in your life? Maria Andrade has created a 7 Day Challenge to introduce you to her TotalBodyFit approach to wellness.

This program is FREE and it takes no more than 4 minutes per day to learn and practice.

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What is Magnesium & Why it is Important for our Health?

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You may feel tired and achy sometimes, without any specific reason. What if those feelings were not because of the long tired day? It may be because of the magnesium deficiency? According to WHO (world health organization) almost 60 percent of total American adult meet the adequate intake values of magnesium. It can only be recovered by taking magnesium foods and supplements. Soaking in the magnesium mixture is best, because in that way magnesium can easily be absorbed by our body.

Table of Content:

  • What is magnesium?
  • How magnesium oil is formed?
  • How magnesium helps body functions?
  • How does magnesium work?
  • Why do we need magnesium oil?
  • What is magnesium oil spray good for?
  • What is magnesium chloride flakes used for?
  • Soaking in magnesium flakes and Himalayan pink salt
  • What are the benefits of magnesium for body?

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is basically a mineral. It plays an important role for normal bones in human body. We mostly get it from our food that contain magnesium in it. Sometimes, if the magnesium deficiency is serious, we have to take magnesium supplements. Low magnesium levels can lead us to serious diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases etc.

You can maintain the magnesium in your body by eating fibers. Food with fibers are high in magnesium like: grains, vegetables, green leafy vegetables, seeds etc. Magnesium also help against constipation issues and irregular heartbeat. It may also help pregnant women against pregnancy complications.

How Magnesium Oil is Formed?

Most of the people wonder how magnesium oil is made. Here is the answer: It is made with the mixture of magnesium chloride flakes along with water. When these 2 substances are combined, the product that formed in result is called “Magnesium oil”. Technically it is not an oil, but it has oily feeling. The magnesium chloride is quite easy to absorb, and it may raise nutrients levels within the body. It should be applied topically to the skin to gain much nutrients.

How Magnesium Helps Body Functions?

Magnesium is very important nutrient for human body. It helps our body to perform multiple functions every day.  Magnesium helps to:

  • Regulates nerves and muscles functions.
  • Maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Maintain blood pressure levels.
  • Support pregnant woman health and lactation.
  • Helps to strengthen our bones and muscles.
  • Manufacture and support protein and DNA health.

How Does Magnesium Work?

Magnesium is required for human body to perform proper functions. It is required for proper growth and bones maintenance. It works by activating 300 biochemical reactions in the body. That reactions helps to maintain the normal nerves, supports immune system and may also keep the heartbeat steady. It also aids in production of proteins and energy.

Why Do We Need Magnesium Oil?

We need magnesium to make our body perform efficiently. It is an important nutrient that our body needs to stay healthy. It is also responsible for many processes in our body like: it helps body aches and pains, improve nerves system, helps in digestion, make protein, keeps bones healthy etc. If you are suffering from magnesium deficiency, cure it by magnesium chloride flakes bath or take magnesium supplements.

What is Magnesium Oil Spray Good For?

Magnesium oil spray is best to cure muscles and joints pain. It may also help to reduce body aches, restless legs and feet, menstrual pain and muscles spasms. Magnesium works instantly for some issues like athletes use this spray for instant pain killing. While some issues needs patience, you just need to be consistent. If your body is severely magnesium deficient, give it a time of 2 to 4 weeks. Apply natural solution magnesium spray for instant pain relief.

What is Magnesium Chloride Flakes used For?

According to some doctors, soaking in magnesium flakes is better than taking magnesium supplements. It is because it can easily penetrate into the skin via bath and perform instantly. Flakes bath are best for releasing stress, soothe sore and tired muscles, improving blood circulation and ease achy joints and bones. It may also help to treat various diseases like eczema. Just add almost 250g of natural solution magnesium flakes in lukewarm water before bath and soak in it for 20 minutes for best results.

Soaking in Magnesium Flakes & Himalayan Pink Salt:

A soothing combination of magnesium chloride and Himalayan pink salt can help to quickly relax your muscles and works as a stress reliever. It is a best detoxifier and pain killer as well.  Soaking in magnesium flakes can help to improve skin texture by hydrating skin in efficient way. It can also heal wounds, works as a skin barrier and decrease inflammation issues. Soaking in magnesium mixture can help to remove toxins and waste products that can leads to efficient working of kidney and liver. Try organic magnesium flakes for best results.

What are the Benefits of Magnesium for Body?

The magnesium chloride along with Himalayan pink bath salt owns many benefits. Here are some of those:

  • A best pain reliever for body aches.
  • Ideal for children and other individuals.
  • It can help to get rid of the muscles and joints pain.
  • It has best detoxification results.
  • Soothe sore and tired muscles.
  • Remove harmful toxins and impurities from your skin
  • Provide instant pain relief after single spray.
  • It can works as a stress reliever and best for relaxation.
  • Magnesium flakes are best for most of the skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and other skin problems.
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