Be Your Own Minuteman
Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31
In the year 2161, time has become the ultimate currency and genetic alteration has allowed people to stop aging at 25 years old. Upon reaching 25, the countdown begins and in order to stay alive everyone must work to buy themselves more time or die within a year. When a struggling young man, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake), comes in contact with a “millionaire,” he is gifted more time than he can imagine. Falsely accused of murder, Will is a fugitive on the run and becomes determined to bring down the entire system by any means possible.
In the film, Philippe Weis was in the business of loaning time to lengthen the lives of society's elite; however, you don't have to have a thousand years under your belt in order to live a long and full life - or to look as good as Justin Timberlake looks in the film. In this feature, we will discuss quick and easy ways to 'invest' in your life, so to speak.
Start Your Day With a Glass of Water
One of the best things you can do for yourself is drinking tons of water, especially in the morning. While we sleep, we lose a lot of oxygen. So, to rejuvenate our cells, we need to supply them with oxygen and water. Drinking a nice glass of water in the morning is a great way to do this, and it will help you feel less tired in the mornings.
Replace Coffee With Herbal Tea
Many people love drinking a cup (or many cups) of coffee or caffeinated tea during the day. For a healthier alternative, you can try a nice cup of herbal tea. There is a massive selection of flavors of herbal tea and many of them aren’t just soothing, but actually offer health benefits! For instance, chamomile and peppermint teas have both been found to antimicrobial and antiviral properties, and peppermint tea actually acts as an antioxidant as well!
Squeeze in Some Exercise
Not everyone has time to go to the gym on a regular basis, and that’s completely understandable in today’s busy world. Though a mix of cardio and weight training exercises are best for your body, if you don’t have the time to dedicate to this kind of workout routine, there are still things you can do to stay in shape! If you work in an office, you can do simple things like talking a short walk every hour or so. Or, if your building has stairs, run or walk up and down them a few extra times a day, just to get your blood flowing and your muscles working. You can also stretch at your desk, or even jog in place while you’re waiting for the printer!
Be Conscious of What You Consume
The absolute best way to invest in yourself is to know and moderate what goes into your body. Knowing simple things like what foods have good fats in them (like avocados and olive oil) and which meats are best for you (fish, chicken and lean cuts of beef are good choices) is essential if you want to treat your body well. Basic rules like staying away from heavily processed foods (fast food, sugars, etc.) and loading up on things like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are simple dietary adjustments you can make that will greatly benefit your health.
Practice Deep Breathing
Practicing a bit of deep breathing is both calming and has healing effects for your body. Any time that you’re able (in the office, while driving, cooking, etc.), you can try deep breathing where you inhale for five seconds, hold it for a few seconds, and then slowly release. Do this for a few minutes a day. This exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is great for rejuvenating your blood cells, and giving you a calm, relaxed feeling throughout the day.
Just imagine if you had a set amount of time and it was used as currency instead of money. Would you use that time wisely? In Time makes you think and ponder how you'd live your life if that were the case. Money is no longer used and people are guaranteed to live until the age of 25. After that age, they are given one year to use as currency. Spend it too fast and you're dead. Save it up or steal it and you can live for decades. New Greenwich is the dividing line between the people of poverty and the people who have all the time in the world to spend.
Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas who is wrongfully accused of stealing time from a wealthy man with many years. He ends up in New Greenwich and learns that the government, politics, and Timekeepers play a large role in how long people live. Will takes a wealthy socialite's daughter hostage and she soon joins his side in winning the war for those who don't have the time to live very long.
I watched In Time with a few family members. One person said they thought there should've been more action and another thought a car wreck scene looked very simulated. Other than that, it was agreed that In Time is a very good movie with an original, thought-provoking plot and believable acting.
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