quotes tagged with 'exercise'

I make an effort every morning to win what I call the “private victory.” I work out on a stationary bike while I am studying the scriptures for at least 30 minutes. Then I swim in a home pool vigorously for 15 minutes, then I do yoga in a shallow part of the pool for 15 minutes. Then I go into my library and pray with a listening spirit, listening primarily to my conscience while I visualize the rest of my entire day, including important professional activities and key relationships with my loved ones, working associates and clients. I see myself living by correct principles and accomplishing worthy purposes. One of my favorite quotes is, “The greatest battles of life are fought out every day in the silent chambers of one’s own soul.” (David O. McKay) Much of this listening and visualizing work is very challenging, so I win the private victory when I have made my mind up and commit to live by correct principles and to serve worthy purposes.
Author: Stephen Covey, Source: http://zenhabits.net/2008/02/exclusive-interview-stephen-covey...Saved by richardkmiller in goals victory habits principles exercise routine visualization 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
President Gordon B. Hinckley has said: “I want to plead with you to keep balance in your lives. Do not become obsessed with what may be called ‘a gospel hobby.’ A good meal always includes more than one course. You ought to have great strength in your chosen … field of expertise. But I warn you against making that your only interest. …

“… Beware of obsession. Beware of narrowness. Let your interests range over many good fields while working with growing strength in the field of your own profession.”

President Hinckley has also taught that we have a fourfold responsibility—to our families, to our employers, to the Lord, and to ourselves. He has counseled us to “take some time to do a little meditating, to do a little exercise.”
Author: Elder Robert F. Orton, Source: “Living a Balanced Life,” Ensign, Feb 2008, 64–68. http://www....Saved by mlsscaress in self strength family balance lord exercise choose courses range employers meditate 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Author: Joseph Addison, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in reading exercise 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In between meditations, the gamma signal in the monks never died down. Even when they were not meditating, their brains were different from the novices' brains, marked by waves associated with perception, problem solving and consciousness. Moreover, the more hours of meditation training a monk had had, the stronger and more enduring the gamma signal.

It was something Prof. Davidson had been seeking since he trekked into the hills above Dharamsala to study lamas and monks: evidence that mental training can create an enduring brain trait.

"This positive state is a skill that can be trained," Prof. Davidson says. "Our findings clearly indicate that meditation can change the function of the brain in an enduring way."
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in mind meditation capacity mental exercise consciousness problemsolving 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The discovery that neuroplasticity cannot occur without attention has important implications. If a skill becomes so routine you can do it on autopilot, practicing it will no longer change the brain. And if you take up mental exercises to keep your brain young, they will not be as effective if you become able to do them without paying much attention.
Author: Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116915058061980596.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in attention capacity thinking mental brain exercise 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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