Five minutes of daily exercise promotes longevity within weeks.

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Cardiovascular diseases

Older people have a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases due to increased blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial dysfunction — “is a type of non-obstructive coronary artery disease in which there are no heart artery blockages, but the large blood vessels on the heart’s surface constrict (narrow) instead of dilating (opening).” And most of the risk is linked to increased blood pressure, primarily systolic blood pressure — a highly prevalent risk factor.

Paying attention to your cardiovascular health is important to living a long life. Heart and circulatory diseases are major causes of death worldwide, according to World Health Organization

Believe in yourself and start every week with a positive mindset.

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About Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard remains one of my favorite motivational speakers. He is the world’s leading high-performance coach, a 3-time New York Times bestselling author. Brendon is ranked 39th as one of the most-watched quoted and followed personal development coaches in history. SUCCESS Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, have described him as one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. Forbes also named him the world’s leading high-performance coach, and the late Larry King named Brendon as the world’s top motivational coach.

Personally, his message resonates with me, and here I share 8 of his famous quotes that…

These are inspiring lessons from one of Rome’s greatest emperors

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Marcus Aurelius is an important figure in Stoicism. His great personal essay, now the Meditations of Aurelius, is the bedrock for the Stoics and has been read and practiced by thousands of people worldwide. He embodied Stoicism, as Prof. Michael Sugrue said, " when old-fashioned writers talked about Roman virtue, what they have in mind is Marcus Aurelius.”

Marcus clearly depicted moral excellence, as he remained the only exception to Lord Acton’s generalization that “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In simple words, power corrupts moral virtue, but Marcus didn’t allow power to corrupt his moral virtue…

Stoicism is an excellent philosophy.

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In the early part of 2020, when the coronavirus was hovering nearly everywhere, nations worldwide began imposing lockdowns as a measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

It was during that period that I started searching for an online Philosophy course to study. I have always yearned to study Philosophy — tracing back to my early senior secondary years. We did study Ancient Greek Civilization and great thinkers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato during those moments. Recently, I learned that these three influential philosophers are considered the dream team of philosophy.

In the process of searching for a…

The mindset you need to find meaning in any dreadful situation.

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If there is any book I ever regretted not reading in my early 20s is Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl. It is a wonderful book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life. If you haven't read it, here is a gist of the book, but I urge you to read it in its entirety — there are many useful and practical lessons you can learn from the prolific author, Viktor Frankl — a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Man’s Search for Meaning is a powerful piece of writing I have read recently. Viktor…

A Call for content creators to write inspiring stories about the continent of Africa.

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Africa remains one of the beautiful continents in the world with a unique geography. And there are peculiar features of Africa that much of the world is perhaps unaware of due to the lack of information about those features.

Most news media’s stories about Africa often center around war, political violence, elections flaws, civil unrest, armed conflict, gender-based violence, abject poverty, corruption, etc. Also, these news media tend to write mainly about deplorable places in Africa, show images of underdeveloped areas, and uncompelling stories about the continent. It’s time to uncover the beauty of the continent of Africa.

Strikingly, about…

The Apostle Paul takes inspiration from ancient Greek philosophers to write to the early Christians.

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Paul’s background

After Jesus Christ himself, Apostle Paul is unarguably the most influential person in the development of Christianity. Previously, he was called Saul of Tarsus, who prosecuted Christians until his conversion experience on his way to Damascus — he encountered the Holy Spirit. In other words, he felt an overwhelming presence of the Lord, which caused him to be blind morally.

He was a Roman citizen, devoted Hellenistic Jew, and Torah scholar who studied Jewish law under a highly respected Rabbi. …

Stoicism is a practical philosophy for enduring life challenges.

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The current Covid-19 situation has already added to the numerous problem we are faced with in life. Some of us are stressed because of various problems, and others are overloaded with work — striving to cope with new responsibilities with working from home. Others are struggling with parenthood or failed relationships and seeking a different one leaving a flawed relationship.

We face new realities of working from home, studying online, temporary unemployment, lack of physical contact with friends and family members. There are countless problems each one of us is faced with daily. …

Women in Stoicism: Practical Paths to Flourishing

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As I stated earlier in one of my articles — Is Stoicism a male-dominated philosophy; Stoicism is not a male-dominated philosophy. It’s a philosophy for all — built on the bedrock of virtue and glued together by mindful discipline and commitment for the common good. In that article, I outlined the role ancient Stoic women have played in Stoicism. Also, I argued that without Zeno of Citium shipwreck or women, perhaps, there would not have been a philosophy called Stoicism today. …

The Pomodoro technique has proven effective, and over two million people have used it to transform their lives.

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My colleagues often asked me how I do all of my tasks, write my thesis, serve as a research assistant, and write over 10 articles on Medium per month. Here, I shared the commonly used method that has proven effective at getting the work done. And that technique is called the Pomodoro Technique. It has proven effective, and over two million people worldwide have used it to transform their lives. I utilize the Pomodoro Technique along with Stoic practices to be more productive and do fruity multitasking.

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a unique technique that makes you effective, more productive…

Jackson Weako

Motivational and Inspirational writer, Practical Stoic, Entrepreneur, and a Ph.D. Candidate — Computational Science and Engineering.

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