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5 Reasons Physical Activity Prevents and Fights Disease

Mature older people lifting weightsThere isn’t a day that goes by that we are not made aware of how much our bodies need and require exercise to stay healthy and help prevent disease. Unfortunately not everyone is listening.

Without a doubt, our bodies are designed to be highly active and vigorous…not dormant. Believe it or not, the cancer risk reduction is staggering when exercise is used correctly-an estimated whopping 50 percent cancer risk reduction with little outlay in time, effort and money. It is so worth it.

Researchers are continually working to understand the reasons how physical activity not only prevents but actually fights cancer as well. Continue reading

Mindfulness Meditation Puts You in Touch With “Now”

mindfulness-meditation_380pxWithout a doubt, stress and anxiety severely limit healing and lead to difficult outcomes for people who are already fighting chronic diseases like cancer and mindfulness mediation, also known as MBSR has proven a powerful tool to reduce anxiety, improve the quality of life and boost your immune system naturally helping you keep chronic disease at bay.

Mindfulness meditation was introduced to numerous American hospitals during the past 30 years by Jon Kabat-Zinn who teaches at the University of Massachusetts. 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