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29 ways to develop good habits

By: Leo Babauta Source: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle As we make an effort to become more like the people we want to be, we face habits that need to be removed and habits that need to be ingrained. Habits that need to be ingrained can include praying a Sunna prayer, exercising, fasting two days a week… etc, here are 29 ways to successfully ingrain a behaviour. Keep it simple Habit change is not that complicated. While the tips below will seem overwhelming, there’s really only a few things you need to know. Everything else is just helping these to become reality. The simple steps of habit...

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10 health tips where Sunnah and Science meet

By: Muslim Council of Hong Kong (adapted from the Daily Crisp) Source: Muslim Council of Hong Kong As Muslims, we are advised the best example to follow is that of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), for his daily habits not only had spiritual benefits, but also physical and physiological benefits too. And this is spot on. Allāh says: “Indeed in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allāh and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.” [1] Many of these benefits have already been affirmed by science too. Here are some of them. 1. Early Riser: Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) slept early and woke up with the...

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12 great breakfast foods

By: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE Source: Authority Nutrition Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn’t necessary for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating many unhealthy breakfast foods. You can read about the worst breakfast foods here: 10 Worst Foods to Eat in the Morning. However, eating the right foods can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day. Here are the 12 best foods you can eat in the morning. 1. Eggs Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Studies have shown eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of fullness, reduces calorie intake at the next meal and helps maintain steady blood sugar and...

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