The Quality of Our Thoughts: What We Think, We Become

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Each of us holds beliefs and opinions about someone or something.  We have the ability to use our mind to develop ways to accomplish our goals.  Or, we can allow our thoughts to wander and leave us in undesirable states.

The Results of Our Thinking

Sometimes, the views we hold, cause us to judge someone or something.  So, we blindly accept information as being true.  There are times when we settle on a way of thinking about someone, based on how we see his or her behavior.  We firmly believe our thoughts are true and make snap decisions without completing a mental process to determine if you thoughts are right or wrong.

This unchecked method of thinking allows our biases to strongly influence the decisions we choose to make about someone or something.  If we make assumptions and believe something is true without proof, we create situations that are not morally right and unfair to ourselves and other people affected by the quality of our behavior.

Benefits of Improving the Quality of Our Thoughts

On the other hand, the caliber of our thoughts can improve the quality of our lives and those around us.  Poor-quality thinking results in lower performance.  Allowing our mind to give serious consideration and careful thought can make us a better person.  Improving the quality of our thoughts causes us to grow, lifts our inner spirit, and positively influences our character, behavior, which magnetically attracts the attention and interests of those around us.

Our quality of thought has unimaginable power.  When we allow time for reflection and think deeply, the outcome of our thought can create pure magnificence.  Not only will we surprise ourselves and improve our future, we will inspire and lift up those who come into contact with us.

How to Improve the Quality of Our Thoughts

We have the power to strengthen the quality of our thoughts.  To continuously develop the quality of our thought, we must regularly allow an opportunity for slow and careful thinking.

Conclusion

Greatness lies within all of us, which can improve the condition of our lives.  We possess the ability to overcome biases by cultivating our mind to think meaningfully.  Careful, deliberate thinking allows us to produce the best that we have to offer for ourselves and those around us.

 


Physical Inactivity Affects Muscle Strength

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Physically fit people must keep their body in good shape. They must continuously workout to build muscular strength. Or, they will lose a significant amount of muscle.

Reason Physical Inactivity Affects Muscle Strength

According to a recent report issued by the Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, “New research reveals that it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength”. The research also stated that lack of exercise for at least two weeks, leaves their legs “par with a person who is 40-50 years their senior”. This can be especially alarming to people who become injured, decide to take a vacation, or those who take time off from being physically active. Furthermore, they can lose significant muscle mass, which has been shown to decrease their metabolism.

Research Study Results of How Physical Inactivity Affects Muscle Strength

In the Denmark study, a leg pad was used to monitor inactivity. Participants had one leg that was immobilized. Younger and older men were observed. According to the report, both subjects experienced muscle loss. However, the younger participates experienced a greater muscle loss than older study participants. Based on the results, older people lost approximately 25% muscle strength. Yet, younger individuals experienced a 33% decrease in muscular power. It should be noted that younger people tend have more muscle mass than older people, which results in a greater muscle loss. Also, physically fit people have a greater muscle mass than individuals who are unfit. So, if the physically fit person becomes ill and cannot workout, they will lose more muscle mass than the unfit individual, who is physically inactive.

Process to Muscle Strength after Physical Inactivity

Once you lose muscle strength due to physical inactivity, you must do more than bicycling. In the study, the participants biked 3 to 4 times per week for a total of six weeks. However, this did not increase the strength they had prior to physical inactivity. Weight training is essential to regaining muscle strength. In addition, it will take at least three times the amount of time for an inactive person to return to their original muscle strength.