Lifestyle Changes

Strength Training is Our Armor and Defense Against Disease

chfitness8Everyone knows that our muscles are necessary for body strength…but not everyone realizes that our muscles serve as our armor and defense against disease.

Once we discover that our muscular system actually makes up 50 percent of our body weight it is easier to grasp the fact that any unnecessary loss of muscle is critical to our bodies overall disease protection.

The strength of the muscular system is interconnected with the immune system functions and any reduction in physical conditioning means weakening of this system. Since the immune system is responsible for protecting us from illness and fighting off infection and foreign invaders this leaves us in a vulnerable position in regards to our health. Continue reading

The Mind, Your Genes and Disease…

chfitess6We are at an incredible time in the history of mankind as more and more scientists join the expanding field, science and study of human consciousness and closed minded, rigid concepts and cultures are being challenged and thrown out.

There’s a new physics on the horizon that acknowledges that the observer creates their reality.

In other words…we are personally involved and responsible for the creation of our lives. Continue reading

Empower Yourself Against Cancer

chfitness6If you believe there is nothing you can personally do to prevent cancer…think again.

Nearly 70% of those who get cancer experience it as a lifesyle disease and research studies show that out of all those who die from cancer annually, approximately 1/3 are 100% preventable and another 1/3 are preventable with early detection and proper treatment.

Those numbers are very revealing…they prove that we are empowered to reduce cancer risk by up to 2/3.

Simple easy ways to cancer proof your body that you can adopt immediately:

Enjoy dark green leafy veggies: The darker the color, the more nutrients they contain; the deeper and richer the color the more magnesium-rich chlorophyll they provide. You can steam or sauté them… Continue reading

Wellness, Prevention and Integrated Medicine…

healthyXsignWithout a doubt, “wellness” is a personal term that relates to a person’s state of good health, physically, mentally and emotionally and of being free of…and not at risk for…disease of any kind.

Wellness is not a new term, yet there is a definite shift towards a brighter “awareness, “ there is a new day dawning as more and more people demand better services and products to improve and increase their personal wellness.

Truth is, people are no longer satisfied to linger in the background and wait for “nature to take its course” as their ancient and even “recent” relatives might have been. They are no longer content to sit back and allow their “structure to crumble.” Continue reading

Clean Eating for Cancer Prevention

cleanXeatingClean eating is a simple straight-forward concept that gets rid of all the processed, chemically laden foods in your diet and replaces the with whole natural food choices.

Clean eating will require you to do a lot of your own home cooking. It is not complicated nor is it expensive because cooking foods from scratch is actually less expensive than buying pre-packaged foods.

When you buy pre-packaged food you are not only paying for the food product you are paying for the packaging and convenience. The reason foods are processed in the first place is to make the easier to prepare…easier to prepare maybe…but not healthier for you. Continue reading

Don’t Use Disease as an Excuse…

balanceDo you view disease as an obstacle to your physical activity? Is it your handy “way-out” when you need an excuse not to exercise?

The last thing you think about doing when sick or not feeling well is starting a workout routine and yet this is the one thing that stands to have a hugely positive impact on not only your physical well-being, but on your mental and emotional well-being as well.

If you are presently hampered with health issues and you’re not including regular strength training exercises in your weekly routines, you are missing out on some serious assistance to getting your health back on track both long-term and short-term. Continue reading

Ask Yourself “WHY Do You Want To Get Healthy?”

Mbest youotivation, we work hard to get it and we all struggle to keep it.

It’s impossible to shift to a healthier lifestyle and lose excess weight without motivation. Motivation is the driving force.

Understanding the reasons why you want to get healthier is one of the most powerful ways to motivate yourself.

Let’s face it, short-term motivation is most times out of immediate need, such as being crippled in pain with a heart attack. Motivation kicks in to help you prevent this occurrence or pain from ever happening again. Continue reading

Cycle of Cancer Prevention

weightXcycleAlthough poor nutrition and limited/or no physical activity are all related factors that may contribute to raising cancer risk, body weight is another factor that comes into play that seems to have the greatest effect and strongest link to cancer outside of tobacco use.

Being obese or overweight raises the risk of many cancers including gallbladder, liver, cervix, and ovary, prostate (advanced), Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

It is also been linked with increased risk of cancer in post-menopausal breast, colon and rectum, endometrium, kidney, pancreas, and esophagus.

Next to “not smoking,” the single best thing you can do to protect yourself against cancer for is to maintain a healthy weight throughout your life.  Continue reading

Sunlight…Your Free Built-in-Mood Enhancer

sunNearly everyone…regardless of whether or not they suffer from illnesses like depression or not can enjoy the benefits of being exposed to the sun and the benefits go far beyond just receiving the mandatory Vitamin D your body requires.

Our eyes have special light receptors that are connected directly to the middle of the brain and respond to the brightness of outdoor light. Once that light is absorbed by the eyes, it stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and hormones that work to regulate sleep, mood and energy.

When we are exposed to sunlight (or any bright-light), the serotonin in our brains gets a real boost…a happy boost.

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Exercise is the Best Preventive Medicine

ST1Equipped with a high-powered immune system and intracellular anti-oxidant defense system, the body is truly a disease killing machine when operating at peak performance.

Unfortunately for most people it isn’t.

Rather than teaching people how to cure disease (so much money spent yearly on research) we need to be educating people on how to prevent disease. Continue reading