Proper Exercise

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

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

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

Control Your Blood Sugar Levels With Healthy, Strong Muscles

fitXasXaXfiddleMost people have no idea how important it is to maintain stable blood sugar levels and yet they are the foundation of good health.

Blood sugar levels used to be equated with diabetics only but even those not diagnosed as diabetic yet but are borderline diabetic can experience its devastating effects on health.

When there is too much sugar in the bloodstream and the body is not able to utilize it, it produces excess insulin to help move the sugar into the muscle cells where it can be used for energy. 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

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

Strengthen the Immune System with Slow Weight Training

overheadXpressWithout a doubt proper exercise is one of the most powerful weapons we have for reducing chronic inflammation that can trigger cancer growth, keeping estrogen levels in check which protects against all hormone-dependent cancers, strengthening the immune system and stopping tumor growth by stimulating activity in key enzymes while minimizing the impact of carcinogens (substances/exposures that are known or suspected of causing cancer).

However, even with all those incredible benefits, exercise still remains a low priority for many people. They believe that they can achieve the same results just by taking pills or having surgery or some other unknown way to improve their health. Continue reading

Blueprint for Better Health includes a “Holistic” Approach…

holisticWhile exercise and healthy eating are both important facets of cancer prevention and treatment, they are certainly not the only ones.

A true blueprint for better health care would include a “holistic” approach to health and wellness with additional strategies such as:

Keep your mind and thinking in good shape. Positive thinking does produce favorable results for people who have an optimistic view of life that benefits their health and well being. Negative and pessimistic thoughts can have the opposite effect.
A proper muscle building and maintenance exercise program is performed 2-3 times a week.

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You and Proper Exercise are the Most Powerful Tools Against Cancer

cancer-patients-exerciseOur sedentary lifestyles have caused many people to forget how much physical strength our bodies are actually capable of. Truth is, our bodies are not meant to be dormant…they have been designed to be highly active and vigorous, not dormant.

Although you don’t have to spend a great deal of time doing your exercise program, you do have to put some focused effort into it. Weak muscles don’t get strong on their own…they continue to weaken and your risk of disease increases.

If it does not challenge you, it will not change you. Continue reading