Howie from Maui


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Health and Wellness is A Family Affair

Yesterday, my son (16 years old) called me and asked if he could buy some dumbbells to workout and build his body. At first, he suggested getting some 20 lbs. weights. I suggested that he start smaller and work his way up. It’s not about the heaviness of the weights, but rather the reps you do. At least not in the beginning of the workout process.

As we drove to the sporting goods store, we talked about health and wellness. He genuinely was interested in fitness. We discussed how the health and wellness process begins with what you put into your body. Like gas is to a car; food is fuel and your engine needs good fuel to run. I explained that if you’re going to workout, you’re going to need more protein and balance your carbohydrate intake too. He replied, drink a lot of water too and stay away from sugary drinks like soda. He gets it.

I gave him a basic schedule for lifting weights and doing some cardio. M-W-F work with the dumbbells and include pushups and sit ups. Tues-Thurs-Sat do your cardio which would include 45 minutes to an hour of walking or light jogging. Begin, with this, and we’ll gradually increase the workout.

Our discussion made me rethink my wellness. With my busy work schedule, I need to set aside more time for my own health too. Make it a Family Affair.

Walk off your Weight

Time based walks are fun and easy. Start off with a manageable amount (20 to 30 minutes) and just go at a comfortable pace. Gradually increase your time. Over time you will burn more calories with regular walks than a single marathon session. Ideally, walking 40-45 minutes per session a day is the minimum you want to do in order to get your heart working.

If you have a smart phone, there are some great apps that you can install which will track your steps. One such app is Accupedo. It will sync with other useful apps like MyFitnessPal.

Eat Every 3; Not Only 3

To maintain good health, feed your body small nutrient dense healthy food every 3 hours. The classic 3 meals a day consisting of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner was developed to coincide with the typical 8 hour work day. What we have discovered, is our bodies will start to starve for nutrients just at the 3 hour mark after our last meal. This starvation process can be detrimental to cellular growth and regeneration, AND it can result in over eating and gorging at your next meal.

Develop good eating habits. I like to start my eating schedule at 6 am. Then eat every 3 hours.

6 am: Breakfast.

9 am: Mid Morning Meal.

Noon: Lunch.

3 pm: Mid Afternoon Meal.

6 pm: Dinner.

9 pm: Late Night Snack.

Adjust the start of your first meal base upon eating your breakfast no later than an hour after you wake up.

Heal Thyself

The human body is amazing. Over time, it can heal itself provided we give it the proper nutrition, exercise and rest. If we abuse our bodies with a poor diet; our health and wellness will deteriorate. Take care of our bodies and our bodies will reward us with a healthy well being.

High Blood Pressure Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Tests and Treatments

“What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age. Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of your arteries. When it’s too high, it raises the heart’s workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.” ~ WebMD.

Read more via High Blood Pressure Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Tests and Treatments.

I have clients and friends (including myself) that are living with and/or have had hypertension. Hypertension is known as the “silent killer” for a reason and many people unknowingly have it. One important factor about successfully “living” with hypertension, is how you approach your eating and exercise habits. Simple lifestyle changes could mean a long prosperous life of well-being.

Blueberry Galore: Top 4 Benefits | Fitness Republic

“Blueberries mainly grow in two kinds of plants, a low bush and a high bush. The low bush plant is known to have wild blueberries while the high bush plant is a conventional blueberry.These small indigo fruits are packed with nutritional value. There are many health benefits of blueberries that keep you away from ailments like cancers and other infectious diseases.” ~ Fitness Republic.

Read more via Blueberry Galore: Top 4 Benefits | Fitness Republic.

There is a supplement out on the market called Kyani Sunrise. It’s packed with wild Alaskan blueberries full of antioxidants and nutrition. Go to the link Kyani Sunrise to get more information and if you’re interested in making an online purchase, please use Rep. ID 2566016.

Body Engine – YouTube

It’s amazing how the body works. I’m a true believer that good nutrition leads to good health, and good health works hand in hand with healthy body weight. If you are concerned about your health and wellness and would like to improve your health, remember to Eat for Wellness, not for Weight Loss.

What you feed your body will directly impact how your body functions. If you feed your body unhealthy food; your body will produce undesirable results. If you feed your body healthy foods; it will work to heal itself.

Keep your mind and heart focused on your health. Think positive. Do your body a favor and feed it healthy foods, treat it to exercise, and your body will reward you in your journey toward optimal health.

Balance Is Key to Good Health & Wellness.

In my 10 years of coaching and consulting clients toward optimal health. I constantly come across people that look for “quick fix” weight loss programs. They come to me in search of that “miracle” pill or drink that will make them either shed fat off their body or take cravings away so they won’t eat foods that are bad for them.

The Key to good health and wellness is to balance your mind, heart and body into one. Your mind cannot conflict with your body, nor can your heart conflict with your mind.

In other words, you have to be positive in your journey toward good health. The moment you start to doubt your goals or negatively create excuses not to push forward, your journey will falter and your body will reflect it.

The mind and heart are powerful tools that can either help you or hinder you. Think positive of your journey toward good health. Surround yourself with people that will also contribute positively to your journey.

Remember, good health and wellness is not a destination but a life journey.

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

“Could the long-sought after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction. “~ Sayer Ji.

Read more via 10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes.

The human body is a very resilient biological machine. It has the ability to heal itself, given the right material resources it needs to create those miracle building blocks. Today’s healthcare needs to evolve into one that focuses on healing the body rather than treating the symptoms of disease using laboratory made pharmaceuticals. The ideal method for healing is to “feed” the body with the right types of foods that nature has provided for us.

Anthony Robbins: It Is Your Choice

What is the single force that shapes the quality of our lives? What power do we have that can change everything? As you and I both know, the answer is the power of choice… It is our decisions, not our conditions, that determine the quality of our lives. ~ Anthony Robbins.

Read more via Anthony Robbins: It Is Your Choice | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read.

Apply this to your health and wellness. Many overweight or obese people feel that their external conditions (environment) have created their current unhealthy situation. If we apply the principles that Anthony Robbins mentions in his article; we see that being overweight and unhealthy is primarily determined by the everyday choices people made in their past. I too am on a journey to make the right choices about my health and wellness.The great thing about what Anthony Robbins explains, is that anyone can change their outcome. It will take effort and most of all, it will take developing good habits. Whether you start today, tomorrow or next week. It’s all up to you, and the choices you decide to make on a daily basis from this point forward.

“If you want to control the direction of your life, you must consistently make good decisions. It’s not what you do once in a while that has an impact on the direction of your life—it’s what you do consistently. Make decisions today about how you are going to live in the years to come. For your decisions to really make a difference in your life it’s imperative to decide what results you’re committed to—and know specifically how these results will transform your life.” ~ Anthony Robbins.

It is not too late to be great!