Friday, September 28, 2012

Exercise and Diet Motivation of September '12

Well-being part 1

What is well-being?

A good or satisfactory condition of existence;  
a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.(
Popular use of the term ‘well-being’ usually relates to Health.
Happiness is often used, in ordinary life, to refer to a short-lived state of a person, frequently a feeling of contentment.  
Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and / or successful social status.
Welfare : the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization

Since I'm a fitness professional for more than 7 years. 

I will focus on "Health" 

What is Health? 

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind, body and spirit, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain 
(as in "good health" or "healthy")

"This year I did not have a cold or get sick at all." 

What's the secret to good health?

" Detox my body and mind safely and efficiently through healthy eating combined with exercise and relaxation complementary" 

The Russian biologist and physiologist, Metchnikoff a winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, said in his theory of chronic poisoning, all kinds of toxins in the human body will bring about chronic poisoning. And It is possibly one of the main factors, in people suffering diseases, and premature aging/senility.


For an adult, there is around 3kg.~25kg. of toxin distributed in different organs including every cell, lymph and skin. The famous Russian (Metchnikoff) and Ukraine experts in detoxification reached the following conclusion based on detoxification therapy with a large database of patients over many years.


Benefit of a detox 

- Better health
- Improved appearance
- Improved mood and Inner calm
- Restful sleep
- Increase energy
- Weight loss
- Reduction of cellutite
- Improved long term diet 

The body is a remarkable system of organic engineering, working to eliminate undesirable substances via the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, digestive and lymphatic systems. Generally toxins are dealt with and cleared out routinely and efficiently, but a detox with natural food and supplement combined exercise and relaxation techniques provide the body with extra help in coping with increased toxic load.

The blog this month will focus on  

" Complementary therapies and relaxation techniques"  

They are not only help with detox process but they aim to treat the body as a whole, they are beneficial for correcting your emotional, mental and spiritual state and inducing a state of balance and harmony in the body. Aim to treat yourself to at least one complementary therapy during the detox.

1) Massage

Not only is a massage pleasurable and relaxing, but it can offer a great many physiological and psychological benefits. These include:

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system helping to reduce fluid retention and eliminate toxins
  • Increasing the oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues by increasing the blood circulation.
  • Helping to restore balance and to regulate hormone production in the body
  • Stimulating the body's natural immune system
  • Reducing bodily tensions and easing stiff, tight muscles that can result from being stress
  • Helping to increase energy level
  • Promoting a general state of happiness and well-being
  • Calming and soothing the mind
There are many kinds of massage, including Swedish, therapeutic, aromatherapy and acupressure.
Lymphatic drainage massage is hugely beneficial in helping to eliminate waste and strengthen the body's immune system and leaves you feeling wonderfully relaxed.

2) Reflexology and shiatsu

The treatment, also sometimes called "zone therapy", massages the acupressure points in the feet, and sometimes the hands, and has been shown to help remove blockages and eliminate toxins, and to rebalanced the body.

Not only is reflexology a very relaxing therapy, but it can also help with digestive disorders, asthma, migraine, sinus problems, hormone imbalances (including menstrual and menopausal problems), poor circulation and muscular pains, and relieving tension and stress. 

3) Aromatherapy 

Aromatherapists use the purest plant essences in the form of organic essential oils extracted from plants, fruits, flowers, leaves, berries and roots. These aromatic oils contain powerful, complex natural chemicals with therapeutic properties that can be used to treat a wide range of ailments and conditions.

4) Hydrotherapy

Water therapy is not only relaxing but boosts the circulation, opens and unblocks the pores and encourage the removal of toxins. A bath or sauna taken before a massage will help to relax the muscles and encourage further elimination of toxins.

Aromatherapy bath

Run a warm bath and add drops of your chosen essential oil or oil blend, stirring the oil into the water to disperse it. Calming oils include chamomile, myrrh, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, patchouli, and ylang-ylang. Stimulating oils include rosemary, geranium, rose, lemon and juniper. (Note that many oils are not suitable for use during pregnancy)

Epsom salts bath

This encourages the elimination of toxins through your skin. The salts are high in magnesium, which good for tired muscles. Pour 450g/ 1 lbs Epsom salts into a warm bath and lie back for 20 minutes, adding more hot water if the bath become cool. Afterwards, pat yourself dry, wrap yourself in a warm towel or robe and to go bed or relax for an hour. You may sweat during the night, so drink plenty of water before you retire, in the morning, have a bath or shower to remove any salty residues.

Sitz bath

Spend a few minutes in a warm bath, then have a very brief icy cold shower, or do dip into cold shower. The temperature change stimulates the circulation and internal organs, encouraging the removal of toxins.

Sauna and steam (Turkish) baths

These encorage sweating and boost of circulation, which aids the removal of toxins. Spend 5-10 minutes in the sauna or steam room at a time, taking a cold shower or swim in between. Finish with a cold shower. Relax for 30 minutes to allow your body to adjust to its normal temperature.

Note: If you suffer from heart problems, avoid any of these baths. If you suffer from eczema or high blood pressure, avoid the Epsom salts bath.

If you look for a gym membership, you might consider the gym that has sauna, steam room or jacuzzi too. 

5) Meditation

This uses the same technique as visualization, by focusing the mind on  a word or phrase (a mantra), and on an object, or a visual symbol, which has a special meaning to you. Your mantra can be any calming word you choose, such as " peace", "love", or "joy"; an object could perhaps be a flower or a candle; the visual symbol could be a memory of  a particularly happy time of life.

6) Deep breathing 

Learn to breathe slowly and deeply, through your nose rather your month, and you will immediately feel more relaxed. All too often, and especially when stressed, breathing tends to be shallow, and if you don't take in enough oxygen, it is harder for the lungs to expel waste products and harmful toxins.

This exercise costs nothing and will help your body to detox as well as to reduce blood pressure, levels of stress hormones and tiredness.

Getting healthy is not only eating healthy and regular exercise 
but also stress management and relaxation. 
Living a healthy lifestyle benefits not only your body and mind, 
but your spirit as well. This is one of the keys how to achieve well-being.