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Holistic Fitness

Holistic fitness is about treating the “the whole” person. The fitness and diet programs should include strategies that heal the entirety of the human. This includes the physical body, mental body, emotional body soul, and spirit.

 

In holistic healing and fitness the intention is to discover the root cause of what causes illness. More often or not the problem is what the person is eating combined with a sedentary lifestyle, meaning that a lot of time is spent lying on the couch watching television.

 

All disease results from a failure of a cell to function.  Either the cell suffers from a deficiency of vital nutrients such as – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and phytonutrients from fresh foods or it degenerates  toxicity from exposure to the wrong foods and toxic environmental factors.

 

Eating overly acidic foods like refined and processed flour and sugar and dairy and meat can throw our body’s pH balance way out of balance. This can cause problems with every system in the body.

 

This acidity leads to toxicity and inflammation and eventually to break downs in the body’s systems.  Healing happens we address our lives and make changes to how we live.  We choose to eat foods and do things that do not promote the degeneration of our body. A primary philosophy I live and practice by is this, “How we feel and look is a result of how we live.”  Changing how we live can make us feel healthier.

Rather than changing our lifestyle most people choose to stagnate by treating problems with prescription drugs. This only makes their tissues more toxic than ever.

 

. These changes typically have to do with lifestyle – what we choose to eat, how we think and the stresses we have, our quality of sleep, how we exercise and move our body, and our attitudes toward our self and our life.

 

When it comes to cultivating healthy you must choose foods that y that nourish you and provide your cells with optimum nourishment.  You will stay fit, get proper sleep and discover ways to handle emotions and stresses.

 

Change will not happen unless you embrace the idea that you are going to have to address the entirety of your fitness situation to get results. In some cases this can mean consulting with naturopaths, spiritual healers and nutrition’s. Holistic healing is about healing every aspect of our existence. We are only complete when our body, mind, and heart are healed, conscious, connected, and whole again.

 

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The Benefits of Massage

Massage has been a part of a healthy fitness regiment for centuries.  It improves general health because it is treats every part of the being including the physical body, the mind and the psyche. Aside from physically encouraging muscles to relax, massage also relieves stress, tension and anxiety.

People trying to stick to a fitness plan can feel quite unwell for many reasons.  Sometimes it means quitting a bad habit that can make them feels tense and toxic. Sometimes people get very sore from walking or exercising. If you are on a fast toxins can build up and make you feel even sicker.

Massage can help cleanse your body tissues. It improves blood flow which helps increase the rate at which poisons are carried out of the body. The result is that you experience a speedier repair of damaged tissues.  More blood flow to damaged parts of the body can also mean  faster recovery after exercise. This allows you to exercise more often simply because you will not be as affected by exertion. People who were only able to exercise twice a week might now be able to do it three or four times a week because they are better able to recover.

Massage can also promote better digestion.  This is especially true if the lower back and stomach are being massaged. It helps break down fats and toxins in the intestinal tract so that they can be eliminated faster.

One amazing benefit of massage is the raising of self-esteem. Getting a massage increases your awareness and respect for your own body which in turn has significant health benefits.

Sex definitely has health benefits and massage can bring partners that have been emotionally or physically distant closer together. It also increases the level of trust between two people as the bond is primarily sensual and not overtly sexual.

Massage is just as relaxing for the giver of the massage as it is the receiver.  That is because giving the massage can be soothing to the practitioner.  If you take a course in massage you can also train your partner how to give you one so that you have a mutually satisfying relationship.

Massage does not require any expensive equipment or training. You can have a loved one massage you. There are also many books and videos that can teach you how to do it properly.  There is nothing like a good massage to heighten one’s sense of well-being. Massage techniques of all kinds can be done on children too!