A rich man took his son for a trip to see what it was like to be poor

This is a story about a wealthy man and his son and the journey they took which opened their eyes to a whole new meaning of being rich and the most important things in life.
One day, just like any other day, a wealthy man took his son on a trip to the country. He wanted to show his son how poor people live and what it actually means to be poor. They found a family with a farm, a very poor family and spend a few nights with them. When they returned home the father asked his how he liked the journey.
“It was great, Dad,” the son replied. “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah,” said the son.
“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered:

“I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “It showed me how poor we are.”
This story serves to remind us about the true value of things in life. It serves to remind us on how too many times we focus on the material side of things, failing to see what truly matters in life. And we can’t understand that it’s all about how we see things in life, it all depends on our perspective. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prize possession. It all depends on our perspective.
We should be thankful for the things we have and not be jealous for the things other have. The better we understand this the better persons we become. And that’s the most important thing in life!

28-Day Fat Melting Planking Challenge

What I like about planking is that it doesn't take much time and not so intense like the HIIT exercises. All you have to do is.. simply.. plank..

Benefits of Planking

You will achieve a toned body.
You will reduce back pain and risk of injury.
You will become more flexible.
Your mood will improve by decreasing tension.
Your posture will straighten.
You will gain more balance.
You will boost your metabolism to burn more fat.


Proper Plank Pose

1. Hold your elbows directly underneath the shoulders and align the wrists with the elbows.
2. Push your body up into the upper back and hold your chin close to the neck (imagine you are holding an egg in between your chin and throat).
3. In this position, brace your abdominals, squeeze your gluteal (tailbone) and thigh muscles while continuing to breathe normally.

Here's the 28-Day Challenge

Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – Rest
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – Rest
Day 14 – 90 seconds
Day 15 – 90 seconds
Day 16 – 120 seconds
Day 17 – 120 seconds
Day 18 – 150 seconds
Day 19 – Rest
Day 20 – 150 seconds
Day 21 – 150 seconds
Day 22 – 180 seconds
Day 23 – 180 seconds
Day 24 – 210 seconds
Day 25 – Rest
Day 26 – 210 seconds
Day 27 – 240 seconds
Day 28 – Until you can no longer hold anymore

Are you ready? Let's do it!

Believe me, it's easier to see than done! How long are you able to sustain?


How to get your ideal heart rate when doing exercises

Some of us is taking very hard at ourselves during exercises. We exert to much and push ourselves further..beyond limit.

Keep in mind that there is an ideal intensity zone depending as we aged.

Here is a simple guide:

The basic way to calculate your maximum heart rate is to subtract your age from 220. For example, if you're 30 years old, subtract 30 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 190. This is the maximum number of times your heart should beat per minute while you're exercising.

Once you know your maximum heart rate, you can calculate your desired target heart rate zone — the level at which your heart is being exercised and conditioned but not overworked.

Here's how heart rate matches up with exercise intensity levels:

    Moderate exercise intensity: 50 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate
    Vigorous exercise intensity: 70 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate

If you're not fit or you're just beginning an exercise program, aim for the lower end of your target zone (50 percent). Then, gradually build up the intensity. If you're healthy and want a vigorous intensity, opt for the higher end of the zone.

Quick Tabular View

Age Target HR Zone 50-85% Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
20 years 100-170 beats per minute 200 beats per minute
30 years 95-162 beats per minute 190 beats per minute
35 years 93-157 beats per minute 185 beats per minute
40 years 90-153 beats per minute 180 beats per minute
45 years 88-149 beats per minute 175 beats per minute
50 years 85-145 beats per minute 170 beats per minute
55 years 83-140 beats per minute 165 beats per minute
60 years 80-136 beats per minute 160 beats per minute
65 years 78-132 beats per minute 155 beats per minute
70 years 75-128 beats per minute 150 beats per minute
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