New Lessons Learned From Another 3-Day Fast

New Lessons Learned From Another 3-Day Fast

Earlier this year I experienced my first 3-day fast and shared tips on fasting with the Personal Kaizen community. I recently needed to fast to prepare for a medical procedure so decided to turn this into my second 3-day fast. I did a few things differently and experienced different results. Here are some new lessons learned from my second 3-day fast. First, you may want to review our posts describing the concept of fasting and different ways to fast, the scientific benefits of a 3-day fast, tips on how to prepare for a fast, and my experience and video journal…
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12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

I recently saw a new book in my local library that I knew I had to read and share with the Personal Kaizen community. Liquids Till Lunch: 12 Small Habits that Will Change Your Life for Good by MaryRuth Ghiyam is a 2021 release with a title that made me skeptical and a subtitle that made me interested. I wondered – how many of her 12 small habits would agree with the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life? The author is a certified health educator and nutritional consultant with several episodes of personal loss as defining life experiences. This post…
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Eight Ways to Exercise Your Brain

Eight Ways to Exercise Your Brain

Rule 2 of The Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life is to develop good habits around eating, exercise, learning, and meditation that will last throughout your life. Last week we shared a 20-minute-per-day physical fitness routine that will help you maintain your body. This post shares eight ways to exercise your brain. Cognitive Health Declines as We Age Cognitive health – the ability to think, learn, and remember - is critical to performing everyday tasks. Most of us realize that cognitive health declines as we age. But it is not clear what causes this decrease, or why some people are…
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Exercise Your Brain As You Do Your Body

Exercise Your Brain As You Do Your Body

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! The brain should be exercised just as often as the body. We challenge you to find one way to exercise your brain today! "If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle - and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body."Michael Merzenich Be on the lookout for our upcoming Personal Kaizen post featuring 8 ways you can exercise your brain. In the meantime, think about how you can make a habit…
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$20 and 20-Minutes a Day for Easy Physical Fitness

$20 and 20-Minutes a Day for Easy Physical Fitness

Are you a busy person who would like to get in better shape? If you struggle to find time to get to the gym, check out our $20 solution that allows you to spend no more than 20-minutes a day on physical fitness. If you are new to any of these exercises, please start slow and easy. My goal is still to only do one push-up per day, although I typically do many more. It is fun to start by doing a comfortable number at first and observing the increase in how many reps you can complete as you grow…
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Exercise Is a Tribute to the Heart

Exercise Is a Tribute to the Heart

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Gene Tunney was a professional boxer who arguably exercised for a living. In doing so, he found exercise to be a tribute to the heart. "Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart."Gene Tunney Be on the lookout for our upcoming Personal Kaizen post sharing our 20-minute physical fitness routine.
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Important Lessons Learned from My First 3-Day Fast

Important Lessons Learned from My First 3-Day Fast

Over the past several posts we have introduced the concept of fasting and different ways to fast, researched the scientific benefits of a 3-day fast, gave tips on how to prepare for a fast, and then shared my experience and video journal of a first-time, 3-day anti-aging fast. This post will summarize key lessons learned from my first 3-day fast and provide some final tips before you begin a fast of your own. UPDATE: 4-Weeks Following My Fast My first lesson learned has to be a reflection of what the 3-day fast changed in me as a person. What eating…
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Fasting: The Greatest Remedy

Fasting: The Greatest Remedy

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote by Swiss Physician, Paracelsus. He found fasting to be the greatest remedy. "Fasting is the greatest remedy - the physician within."Paracelsus Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will share the lessons learned from my very first 3-day anti-aging fast. To read about my personal 3-day fasting experience, check out our past post and learn before you fast.
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Learn Before You Fast: My 3-Day Fasting Experience

Learn Before You Fast: My 3-Day Fasting Experience

I came across the idea of fasting in my research on smart health habits enough times that the benefits seemed worth any risks. Recent podcasts with guests like Tim Ferris, Dr. Peter Attia, and Dr. Dom D’Agostino all shared reasons for multi-day fasts. But would this work for a 45-year-old father of three teenagers? I decided to prepare in advance and then share the results of my 3-day fasting experience with the Personal Kaizen community. Tuesday and Wednesday: Day 0 I looked at my work and home schedule and decided on a good week to schedule my first ever 3-day…
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Fasting As The First Principle of Medicine

Fasting As The First Principle of Medicine

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! As a Persian poet, Rumi had a way with words which we see here. He saw fasting as a principle of medicine and a sign of spiritual strength. "Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself."rumi Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will share my personal experience and the lessons learned from my very first 3-day anti-aging fast. To learn more about my journey of fasting, check out our past post on how to prepare for a 3-day anti-aging fast.
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