At the office – and everywhere, really – I emphasize that we each have one body for a lifetime. Until our final breath, there is no replacement! Also, I remind everyone that health and wellbeing are not a given, but works in progress determined by myriad habits – good or bad – that we perform throughout our lives. The question is: Why do we sometimes make poor choices? Do we understand the consequences of eating the donut rather than the apple? Bad health habits (‘donuts’) slowly disrupt how the body functions, manifesting as annoying symptoms that we just live with. We think it’s “normal” because most people have similar issues. We identify these symptoms as “normal,” rather than signs a fire is raging in the body and it needs to be put out. A spark that lands on dry ground (weak cells/organs) can quickly spread, engulfing the forest (body). The consequences of ill health include, missing work and time with the family; inability to do things that make you ‘you’; interference with taking care of and providing for the family; less interaction with extended family (e.g., grandchildren); loss of independence; and inability to see the world/travel. I hope it’s clear: Your health does not only affect you, it affects everyone in your life in one way or the other. Therefore, we should incorporate good habits and delete the bad ones, if not for our own sakes and dreams, then for the love of our family and friends. They need you! We need you!
I would love to see you live life with abundance of health and well-being, yet there is no magic pill I can give you to accomplish this feat. For most accomplishments in life, we must first visualize what we want to do, then set a specific goal, formulate the action steps, define a measurement, and set an end date for goal to be accomplished. Allow me to propose three specific goals that can have profound influence on your health in 2017. If you do these things consistently, it will allow you to express life more abundantly.
- Get the nasty toxins out of our body! The number one cause for cancer, mental and physical sluggishness, mental decline, and neurological disorders is the build-up of toxins from what we put on our skin, what we breath, and what we eat and drink. Previous newsletters have addressed toxins and how to get rid of them through “The Standard Process Purification” system. Ask Melissa or me about the program. Ideally, this program is completed annually, along with minimizing exposure to toxins throughout the year. It allows you to regain your youthful glow!
- Get the body moving!
- Bike, run, walk, or get on the elliptical, fifteen minutes, four times a week. The key is to go hard for 30 to 120 seconds with a rest phase in between. This is called HIIT (high intensity interval) training. It’s the best fitness option for getting results fast.
- Add resistance training 3-4 times per week for 20-30 minutes. Work the shoulders, chest, biceps, triceps, deltoids, back muscles twice a week, and work the calf, quads, hamstrings, butt muscle 1-2 per week. A strong core is essential, so exercise your abs four times a week!
- Channel your inner Gumby! Stretch the calfs, quads, hamstrings, butt muscles, triceps, chest, shoulder muscles, and IT band every day. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be injured.
- Remember, your body needs to be in alignment to prevent abnormal wear and tear. Keep up with your visits to my office to correct misalignments in the body to allow you to function at your best.
- Cultivate “Positive Energy.” Commit to a time, first thing in the morning, for a positive energy ritual. Pray, read something inspirational, practice deep breathing to clear mind, and repeat positive affirmations. Yes – look deep into your eyes in the mirror and say: “I love myself at this very moment, I was created to be a giver, not a taker, I am strong, loving, and kind. Today is filled with abundant opportunity to share me with the world. With love, I embrace the world.”
I personally live and educate through my newsletters and health talks on how to put out the fire, start repairing the damage, and perform periodic upkeep to keep the body systems strong. You are always invited to learn with me at our upcoming seminars. To view upcoming talks, visit the events page on our website.