As I settle in to my 40's, I've developed a different perspective on aging. Perhaps this is due to working with older adults for almost all of my career in fitness, even back to the time when I worked in healthcare.
I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of moms at with our local MOPs group (Moms of Preschoolers) about nutrition and exercise. I can only hope they got as much out of the program as I did. It was a rainy day outside, but you would never have known that by the cheery smiles and supportive chatter amongst all the women I met that morning and evening. I was expecting to teach them a bit about proper nutrition and lead them in a mini-Mommy Recess class, but instead I was the one learning from each of them.
Just as our normal body temperature is
98.6°, there are other measures of a
normal condition or homeostasis within
the body. The levels of sugar, oxygen,
and carbon dioxide within the
blood must all be stable, and the
pH (the balance between acid
and alkaline) of the bodily
fluids, including the blood,
should be 7.4, slightly
Balanced body chemistry pH is vital to immune health and
disease correction. The body has alkaline parts (like the blood)
$2.1 Trillion will be spent on chronic disease this year. Why not help the body help itself? I'm not saying it's easy but a long and healthy life will make it worth it. Have you every seen someone sick who was willing to pay any amount of money to be healthy? Why not spend a little money now and exercise self control and discipline to maintain your health? How? Read on
Here are a few suggestions to effectively support your immune system and steer clear of illness.1. Manage your stress levels. The number one enemy of the immune system is stress. We should not be stressed to the max each and every day. Sometimes tough choice have to be made to get stress under control.2. Support your body through food -- REAL food, mostly whole foods. That would be veggies and fruit, lean protein. Organic if you can. Stay away from overly processed and fast foods.
Hey everyone!I’ve been volunteering my fitness and wellness services at one of the Homeless Shelters in San Jose. The women and children have been giving me such positive feedback on the benefits of the activities we do together. They have been feeling more optimistic and are learning about the importance of fitness and taking “mental vacations”. Some have requested I come more often and others suggested I expand to other shelters in the area. So, I’m doing it!
Emerging from Yu (a Tao term for being) assembling with the English word for balance (equilibrium, steadiness) is a philosophical approach to attaining sustainable lifelong wellness. In a culture fixated on instant gratification,
First off, everybody is different. Whether it's gender, body type or mind set, everybody is built different, that is what makes us so unique. I just don't get why people want to look like a certain celebrity or athlete, unless you have the time to put into it, the resources to fund it and even the same DNA set up, chances are not everybody is going to look like a certain someone. I have dealt with this on more than one occassion. I remember when I was training, one of my clients/ acquintances wanted to have abs like "Jersey Shore" and only work on biceps as well.