If you have a job that requires you to spend long periods of time sitting then it is very important to learn proper posture while sitting. The first step is to purchase a chair that is able to adjust. You will want to sit so that your feet are flat on the floor with you knees being slightly lower than your hips to keep your hip flexors from shortening. You will want your arms to be at a 90 degree angle with your shoulders relaxed and the keyboard at the same level. The center of the monitor should be level with your eyes. If you need extra support for your lower back use a lumbar support.As far as your torso is concerned you will want to keep your ribs level with your abdomen. The next step is too imagine your “butt” bone known as the SITS bones as a tree’s roots being sent downward while at the same time lengthening , growing, and expanding upwardly with you torso while keeping your ribs level with your stomach. The object is to push away from the points of pressure. If you learn to sit this way, your posture will improve and your back PAIN will disappear. Try it out and let me know how it works for you. And as always ” Be good to your Body, and your Body will be good to you”.
So what is Wealthness? Generally speaking it is the balance of the mind, body, and spirt resulting in overall health and freedom from disease. Dis-ease is a body that is not at ease. To achieve Wealthness you need to understand the different aspects of being healthy. In its simplest form, to be healthy you MUST eat real food, breath, drink clean water, sleep well, and move. So how do you do this? You make a plan. You design your life and choose a strategy that works for you. To eat real food, you must stop purchasing processed/chemically laced foods and conventional meats, which are filled with antibiotics and steroids not to mention the animals are abused and the land is degraded. You will want to eat as fresh and local as possible, organic produce and grass fed animal products, as well as some fermented foods for gut health. For more info. on awesome quality of fermented and grass fed foods check out : Realandnourishing.com or http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fermented-foods-health/#axzz2iGs4uzT7.
Breathing is vital and thus the importance of natural breathing. When you are relaxed, you breath naturally using your diaphragm and when you are stressed out you breath using your accesory muscles of the neck and chest to forcefully pull the oxygen up. This is why it is important to develop strategies of dealing with stress. A regular practice of meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or Qi gong is very beneficial for stress management. Drink plenty of clean water. Learn more about water at http://www.danielvitalis.com/2013/07/the-four-noble-elements-part-2-water/. Getting a good night sleep is very important for body regeneration. This is the time your body cleans itself and reboots. For more on Sleep go to http://www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why.aspx?item=1. Lastly, you will want to be active and move your body. The old adage, “Use it or lose it” is a true depiction of what happens when you live a sedintary life. You need energy and vitality to be healthy. You get this through physical activity. Start at you current level and get moving. If you need energy try working in by doing energy building forms of exercise such as Tai chi or Qi gong and if you have energy go workout your body. These are the foundations to health. Study and master them and you will reap the rewards of being a healthy human. Remember to “Be good to your Body and Your Body will be good to You”!
Not sure if you knew this, but coconut water has the same consistency of human plasma. Coincidence?… I think not. The coconut is an amazing gift from God and can be used to improve your health. The benefits of drinking coconut water are many. The water within the coconut, is especially useful for people living in hot climates, diarrhea and vomiting sufferers, and people who work hard outdoors. Coconut water contains dietary fiber, enzymes, Vit.C, minerals such as Magnesium and Potassium, and amino acids making it a powerful health tonic. It can be used for hydration & weight loss, and is great for the skin, immune system, cardiovascular health, as well as assisting kidneys in toxin filtration. It helps to improve skin by reducing visible signs of aging, stretch marks, cellulite, and even helps with eczema. Coconut water also boosts immune system helping to fight against cold and flu. So next time your feeling depleted make yourself a nice tall glass of fresh coconut water and drink to your health.
“Be Good to your Body and your Body will Be Good to you” ~ Jared Repass
I have been visited this past week more than once by a beautiful hawk . Since I prefer not to look a “gift horse”, or in this case, a “bird” in the mouth, I decided to take a few moments out of my very busy schedule and chat a bit with my guest. I don’t want to say he was uninvited. After all I am responsible for creating my world. In retrospect, I dare say that like everything else in nature, his timing was just perfect! Continue reading →