May is the month that we celebrate Physical Fitness!
I have always enjoyed exercising and I know that’s not the truth for everyone. We all know it’s good for us but why? People who exercise feel stronger than people who do not as they are making their cells stronger. Just like muscles in your arms, legs, abs, and back, which become stronger and more toned, so does your heart.
We cannot see the heart but we can feel it as it is working out at the same time your structure is. When blood is pumping harder throughout your system you are creating a resistance within the cells and this creates more ATP (energy) to be manufactured. So even if people are tired, try exercising for just a few minutes a day then increase by just a few minutes and over time you’ll be able to do 20 minutes and feel energized from it.
People who are too fatigued to work out need to be on at least a multivitamin with an additional, good, B complex. This is the basic foundation from which your adrenal glands generate energy. If they are depleted we will be lying on our backs. Once the body is saturated with Nutrients and B Vitamins you have the foundation for a successful workout. Due to a very full life with raising kids, owning a business, and educating, I personally take 4 caps daily of Daily Nutrients and 3 caps twice daily of B Active every day of the week, which prevents me from ever feeling fatigue.
Once we are at the gym or yoga studio or exercising to DVD’s at home, we support our body based on the amount of stress we put on our system. The main nutrient that people who workout need in order to prevent muscle loss, are the amino acids that make up the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s). These amino acids are easily liberated from muscle tissue, which is used as fuel. I recommend taking a dose of it before workout, during and<><><><><><><><><><><><>Continue Reading >
May is physical fitness month. Please let me share my physical fitness story. It’s a hoot! When I was young and living in Philadelphia I took the subway to my aerobics class. During my traveling nurse days I cycled in marathons, my first one in Hawaii on a rented bike to the top of a live volcano. The first night there I woke in the night to use the restroom. As I stood up in the gymnasium filled with sleeping bags and snoring people, I collapsed as my legs had so much lactic acid in them I could hardly walk!Continue Reading
Are you struggling to muster the motivation to start exercising regularly like you know you should? You are in very good company! This is the case for so many of us. This is my personal story of the final piece of the puzzle that has worked for me. As a naturopathic doctor whose practice is mainly working with very busy women, it’s my daily duty to remind my patients how important it is to exercise, both for their physical and mental health. This isn’t news to any of us, everybody knows you need to move your body and do something active every day. Most of us also know how great we feel mentally after we do an invigorating workout.Continue Reading
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Pesticides are the most harmful chemicals in our environment: “Pesti” = pest (bugs) and “cides” = kills. Pesticides include: Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides and Bactericides. They are chemicals that kill. We are exposed to pesticides everyday without knowing it. One way is by eating produce. Produce contains pesticides, in varying amounts, unless grown organically. The ones that have the MOST pesticides according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in 2015 areContinue Reading