Friday, April 28, 2006

Daily Fitness

                                                          Daily Fitness

 

If you are stuck in a rut of not exercising, try something new.  Many find the idea of a journal helpful for challenging them to excel.  Start a fitness log and list everything you do.  Each day challenge yourself to a new activity and list how long you did the exercise.  Walking farther, lifting weights, or doing an exercise circuit all give you excellent benefit.  It is your workout, so make it your own.  Have confidence that you will be healthier and happier with all your efforts.  By keeping a journal you will have pride in each days accomplishments.  Add stretching as part of your exercise to release the lactic acid build up.  If lactic acid is released by stretching, you will never be sore from your workout.  How great is that?

Friday, April 21, 2006

Toxins

                                                          Dangerous Toxins Among Us

 

It only takes a half a tube of toothpaste to kill a child!  Toxins are everywhere.  Did you know that fluoride was used as a pesticide until the government decided it was too dangerous for human exposure.  So what did they do with all the excess fluoride?  They dumped it in the water supply and toothpaste and called it tarter control for teeth.  Here is the kicker…fluoride causes gingivitis!  Now they are even selling bottle water for children with added fluoride! 

Once toxins get into the body, they stay there.  Chemicals such as DDT, which have been banned for 30 years, are still regularly found in urine samples.  It is important to detoxify the body and cleanse it of these harsh chemicals.  There are many ways to detox the body beginning with special teas to cleansing spa treatments.  One of the best ways to detox the body is by using zeolite drops, which will remove toxins and even metals such as mercury.  The next step after you have started your detox program is to limit the number of toxins coming into the body.  Start eating only organic foods and shop at health food stores for natural body care products like shampoo, deodorant  and soap.  It is necessary to be aware of the toxins that surround us daily.

 

To shop online for healthy organic products go to www.fitnesstrainer.wholefoodfarmacy.com

Visit Fitness Spa for a great new way to remove metals and toxins with our new detox drops.

 

 

 

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Confidence Becomes You

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."
Abraham Lincoln


Losing weight is challenging at the best of times, but with poor self-esteem it becomes even more difficult. If you do not think you deserve to look and feel good, why bother? When you have confidence and high self-esteem, you naturally believe that you deserve to look and feel better. To gain this self-confidence, congratulate yourself for small achievements, and believe in your ability to eventually achieve your long-term goal of permanent weight loss with a strong, healthy body.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mollie’s Health Tip of the Month

An article in the Wall Street Journal “The Case Against Vitamins” fascinated me that said recent studies show that many vitamins not only don't help, they may actually cause harm.

By TARA PARKER-POPE
March 20, 2006; Page R1

“Every day, millions of Americans gobble down fistfuls of vitamins in a bid to ward off ill health. They swallow mega doses of vitamin C in hopes of boosting their immune systems, B vitamins to protect their hearts, and vitamin E, beta-carotene and other antioxidants to fight cancer. It's estimated that 70% of American households buy vitamins. Annual spending on vitamins reached $7 billion last year, according to industry figures. But a troubling body of research is beginning to suggest that vitamin supplements may be doing more harm than good. Over the past several years, studies that were expected to prove dramatic benefits from vitamin use have instead shown the opposite.”

Even the American Cancer Society is not endorsing vitamins; they are instead recommending whole food supplements. The whole food supplements we love are the 17 fruits and veggies in the capsules of Juice Plus. We have now been on Juice Plus for a year and no one in my family has been sick. My mother is off of her asthma medicine and we all feel great. For a $1.37 a day, Juice Plus is a clear winner!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Saving Power of Water

We all know drinking lots of water is important to our health, but do you know how important? New research shows that drinking large amounts of water is as important in the prevention of coronary heart disease as daily exercise, a healthy diet full of fruits and veggies, or not smoking. One researcher commented that not drinking enough water could be as harmful to your body as smoking! Sodas and other fluids were tested as well but made no impact on improving the prevention of disease. Drinking only natural, pure water will keep your body young and healthy. Unfortunately, tap water contains so many different chemicals like chlorine and arsenic in order to make it drinkable that it can actually be harmful. Come by FITNESS SPA and we can help you find a wonderful water purifier for your faucet, shower, and even your entire house!