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Thoughtful Thursday…tips for reading, meditation for students, and exercise for shoulder health...


Thoughtful Thursday

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. This GreenNote Fitness newsletter mindfully gathers and distills useful information that is supportive to our journey. It is my mission to educate, inspire, and propel you into action that moves you towards your goals and life of purpose. Take control of your journey today. Article - How to Retain More from the Books You Read in 5 Simple Steps

“It’s not about how much you read, it’s about how much you retain from what you read.” Useful tips on how to do just that and what to focus on regardless of what genre or topics you enjoy. This is a helpful article for those who enjoy reading and want to get more out of your reading or for those who need to read and are trying to be efficient as possible. Key points include: read something you are encountering in your life right now, have a purpose, read books that will help overcome your current challenges. App - Meditation for Students

If you are a long time reader of the GreenNote Fitness Newsletter, then you know that I meditate every single day using a guided meditation app, Headspace. They have recently added two packs for students. This is wonderful. One is never too young to begin a meditation practice and begin training the mind. The two student packs are designed to help tune out distractions and cope with academic stress include:

  • Focus: Learn to recognize and work through distractions for more productive study sessions.

  • Leaving Home: New adventures aren’t without their challenges. Cope with big transitions by creating stability in the mind.

Exercise - What I’m practicing

Inspired by Ido Portal’s 30 day hanging challenge, I made my own variation of it. Enter Tabata Set. I completed five, 20 seconds of hanging from a bar, 10 seconds of rest before I stopped. Smoke was coming off my forearms. As Ido points out the benefits for shoulder, elbow, and wrist health, I couldn’t help but be amazed how smoked my forearms were. Yikes! That was work. Another variation of this hanging challenge I’m practicing is completing three pull-ups then on the last one holding for as long as possible at the bottom of the pull up or in the hanging position. Not only a challenge for the body but for the mind as well. Did you miss last week’s newsletter on tips to improve insulin sensitivity for fat loss and better health …? You wouldn’t happen to know just one person that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them. To your journey, Lisa Schaffer GreenNote Fitness P.S. Check out my Facebook page for inspiration. P.P.S. Discover GreenNote Fitness recommendations for recovery, supplements, protein bars & powders, nutrition, equipment, books and more.

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