Monthly Archives: January 2014

Leading A Sedentary Lifestyle is An Open Door To Disease

sedentary lifestyleLike many things in life we seem to have some things about our health backwards. For example, we are often told to check with our doctors before beginning an exercise program. But, it’s rather curious that no one ever tells us to check with the doctor when we are sedentary and inactive…the times when our bodies are suffering the most.

When the symptoms of our sedentary lives start to show and the human body has reached a broken down state there is no doctor, no drug, no surgery or treatment that can restore true health again.

A sedentary lifestyle is defined as being physically inactive both at work and at home and failing to participate in a vigorous exercise program that includes strength building and maintaining activity several times per week. Continue reading

Fight Cancer With A Strong Body Not A Weak One

cancer freeIt wasn’t that long ago that “sick” patients were told not to exercise in order to avoid too much strain on an ill body. Over the years however studies have proven that this advice is not only wrong it is detrimental to improving our health.

It used to be that if you had a bad heart, exercise was deemed a bad thing. The fear was that another heart attack would be caused by the exercising. It has since been proven that the only way to build a strong heart is through exercise…not avoiding it. Even after a heart attack, the heart muscle needs to be strengthened through proper exercise to help avoid further attacks. Continue reading

Losing Weight is a Mind Game

mind over bodyFor the most part, people who are overweight and experience poor health would love to get healthy and lose the extra pounds and many try and fail repeatedly.

Why does this happen? Somewhere in their “inner” mind programming are old tired ideas, beliefs and inner resistance about lifestyle choices like healthy eating and exercise often built up and ingrained over a long period of time.

Rather than seeing a strong, fit, slim, healthy body as a positive exciting possibility they see it as a source of sacrifice, commitment and effort. Continue reading

High Fructose Corn Syrup…An Extremely Bad Sugar

High Fructose SugarThere are two man-made ‘so called’ foods that confuse and throw our natural appetite regulation system ‘out of whack’.

The biggest villain of them all and one that most of us have heard about is “trans-fat”. The other villain is ‘high-fructose corn syrup’ (HFCS) an extremely bad sugar.

HFCS is corn syrup that has undergone enzymatic processing to increase its fructose content. Fructose is the natural sugar found in fruit and until recently it was thought to be a healthier alternative to sucrose, known more commonly as table sugar. Don’t be fooled. Continue reading

Sickness Care Versus Wellness Self-Care

lady walkingIt’s not surprising to find out that the United States makes up 5% of the world’s population yet they consume over 50 percent of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs.

Drugs have side effects…some of them very serious and life threatening. A statistic that is surprising and beyond belief is that medical errors rank as the third cause of death in the US. What does that mean? It means if you are younger than 45, a resident of the US, your number one risk of dying is an encounter with the medical system. Continue reading

The Best Self Health Investment Of A Lifetime – Your Own Health

Throughout our working years we are generally concerned about saving money and investing it wisely so we can have financial security when our working life is over. Yet few of us plan for our health and wellness just when we will need it the most. Somehow we believe that whether we remain well or if we go down a path of disease and illness is merely the result of “Lady Luck’ or fate.

We do not seem to accept the things we do and do not do particularly in the way of healthy eating and proper exercise over the years in the end impacts on whether our health span matches our life span.

With the wealth of information available no… Continue reading

The Best Time Of The Day To Exercise

best time of day to exerciseWe are all so busy these days – rushing around often hardly having time to catch our breath. The last thing on our mind is making time to exercise and we seem to have no qualms about using our lack of time as an excuse not to do it.

But what if we improved our time management so we can fit in just two sessions each week of a proper efficient strengthening exercise program? Think of the benefits to our physical, mental and emotional health and well-being we would receive.

And the best time to do it? It’s first thing in the morning of course and here are 10 darn good reasons why it is the best time. Continue reading

The Importance of Grounding and Earthing for Optimal Health

earthing or groundingGrounding or Earthing is an amazing simple, yet powerful therapy by which we reconnect to the earth’s gentle, negatively-charged surface to restore and maintain the body’s most natural electrical balance.

Since time began humans have had continuous contact with the Earth. Not only do our bare feet touch the ground when we walk, but we’ve slept on the ground not even realizing our connection to the subtle but most important electrical signals that help to regulate our bodies intricate mechanisms. Continue reading

Where Are You With Your Fitness And Weight Loss Goals – Results Or Excuses?

We would have to have been living under a rock for the last decade or two not to know that we all need to include proper exercise in our sedentary and inactive modern day lives. Although we know this we still find excuses not to do it and are aware that this is keeping us from living our best life.

We also know that physical activity is necessary to protect us from premature and preventable disease and can help ensure we do not succumb to an early demise. Yet we may wonder why that we always find excuses that keep us from our exercise program despite the fact that we yearn to be strong, fit and healthy?

It seems for… Continue reading

Vitamin D in the Prevention of Cancer

Vitamin D from the sunSometimes in life we swing the pendulum wildly from one course of action to the other. Such is the case with our relationship with the sun.

For so many, the sun has become the bad guy…they are told their whole lives to cover up and not allow their skin exposure to the sun for fear of skin cancer as a result of the ultra-violet radiation. Their belief now is that the sun is an enemy…something to be avoided at all costs…something harmful. Continue reading