How to Get the Healthy Body and Mind You Want

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Are you one of the many people out there who are not completely satisfied with your physical state? Do you feel you lack the energy to get you through your daily routine? Do you feel the same about your state of mind?

These days, you can easily get your hands to hundreds –if not thousands- of health, weight loss, and appearance improvement products; but even so, in the US alone, two thirds of the population is overweight, millions suffer from diabetes, and half the country is on some kind of prescription drug for health or psychological problems.
But all those problems are not to be fixed by means of technology, science or pharmacology; these are nothing but shortcuts and band-aid solutions… they don’t deal with the real problem.

If you want to make a real and lasting change in your life, you must commit to a healthy mind and body, and learn how to renew and transform the level of physical health, energy, and vitality that you experience every day.
One good way to bring this change into your life is by using 12 Strategies to master your health:

1: optimize breathing and lymphatic cleansing
2: water and live foods
3: essential oils
4: alkalinity
5: aerobic energy
6: boost your nourishment
7: structural alignment and maximum strength
8: direct your mind and heart
9: eliminate or reduce processed fats
10: eliminate or reduce animal flesh
11: eliminate or reduce dairy products
12: eliminate or reduce acid addictions

By incorporating these strategies into your daily life, you’re not only improving your health; you’re holding yourself to a higher standard. You are making a commitment to your whole well-being (including body, mind, and emotion).

Daring to face this challenge, not only you will feel better and experience greater energy; you will also find a renewed sense of excitement, joy and endless possibilities for your life.

 

In the following articles, we will cover each of the strategies in detail, giving you also ideas of how to put them into practice.

Until then, stay strong!

Stretching your Way towards Happiness

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Stretching is usually regarded as something you do to get your body ready for the “real” exercise… well, it’s actually one activity that has the power to impact deeply into your whole physical condition; for instance, it drastically improves your workout and the quality of your sleep, and it can even optimize your blood circulation. But it has an effect on your mental and emotional state as well.

Let’s see in depth the wide range of its qualities:

First and more obvious: Stretching improves your flexibility. It also reduces the possibility of torn or ripped muscles, and it makes them harder to pull or stiff when putting into regular practice.

It improves the axial alignment in your body. When your body is out of axis, it affects its balance, metabolism and visual perception.
Used properly, stretching helps re-center the body and put it back into balance.

It helps you reduce stress. When stressed, our muscles tense up and stiffen; but they get relaxed by the slow, calculated movement of stretching. It also calms the mind, thus relieving the overall tension.

It empowers your posture. You may think what does posture has to do with health… well; it actually can improve your state in general. Whatever you put physically into practice through your posture and movement, it translates into your mental and emotional state.
All our emotional states are always shown in our bodies through the way we stand, walk, breath, talk… even our facial expressions give them away. And controlling and improving our postures can directly affect the way we feel.

Give stretching a try. Start by spending just 15 to 20 minutes in the morning for a whole week and see how the results will present themselves.
I can assure you will want to continue and increase it every day.

 

As the saying goes: Success is a product of effort… and stretching beyond your limits will get you there.

Stay strong!

 

Use Fear to Fuel Your Success #4

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Fear is the greatest growth motivator

Fear was an excellent sense to keep sharp in our earlier stages as humans, and it did a great job by keeping us out of harm’s way. And even though time has passed, and we… kind of evolved, that sense hasn’t gone away, and it flashes its red lights over change, uncertainty, and whatever we’re not used to.

This, in general terms, is not such a good thing as it used to be, because, let’s face it, change is not going to kill us and eat us for lunch…

Allowing these kinds of fears to control our lives only leaves us confined in a comfort zone that gives us a false sense of security or certainty, which is pretty much like hiding under the bed sheets… whatever it is that frightens us, it won’t go away.

 

In a way, we are wired to seek certainty; it is one of our basic human needs and, just as with gravity, it’s much easier to stay in a resting –comfortable state.

But this behavior doesn’t help us grow; on the contrary, it makes us stay the same forever.

If you want to find out what lies on the other side of comfort, you need to lean into fear, not away from it.

It’s hard at first, I know… that quote that says something about taking the leap and growing wings on your way down is pretty nice. Jumping may actually grow us some wings… but it may also make us crash and burn.

Anyway, you are guaranteed to have some taste of uncertainty and variety; and that’s what we’re looking for.

Wrapping up this series on fear, remember that your life will grow proportionally to your courage and your willingness to chase your fears.
Lean into it this very day; take small steps, let each of them widen your world and guide you on your way to success.

 

Talk again next week.
Stay strong!

 

Use Fear to Fuel Your Success #3

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We have all heard the old adage that says “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”…

But if you think about it, there isn’t much room for our own attitude in there; we’d have to wait and see if we don’t die in the process, and only then we can realize whether or not it can make us stronger.

Well, I’m ok with it; but I believe that there are times when we can decide in advance that we’re going to survive it and that we’re going to grow because of it… so I’d rather say:

Don’t let fear stop you, make it strengthen you.

Fear can make you stronger; it can tell you when you’re on the right track… you can tell by its intensity; because if you look back and look closely, the times when you were scared the most, were the times you were after something you really wanted or trying something new and adventurous. So, if it doesn’t scare you, you should consider revising your choices; raise the stakes and the standards involved, and keep going until it feels right… and by that, I mean scared to the bones.

Fear actually can show you the way.

It tells you that there’s something you still need to work on; some preparing you need to be done, training, persistence, or maybe the patience for when things take longer to come about.

Let your fear to be the force that thrusts you forward; let it guide you to what you need to be doing… and then go do it.

 

Next week, we’ll talk about the last aspect of fear you can use to Fuel Your Success.

Until then, stay strong!