Getting powered up for the summer means so many things. First off… it means preparing starting RIGHT now, for a great summer, but taking strides with your health. And when we break down those strides, that is when we figure out what it really means to get on a determined health plan!
Diet – CUT the sugar. It is way more fun to be part of the summer fun group, hitting the occasional cheat, but knowing you planned appropriately to keep yourself healthy. Reducing inflammation, reducing toxicity, reducing anaerobic states in the body, and improving your insulin and leptin sensitivity, leading up to the cheat. This means you better start right now! The 60 Day Turnaround in 30 Days starts next Wednesday at CrossFit Silos if you are interested. 7:30pm, no cost to our Silos members, and only $15 for non-members for 4 weeks of teaching. If not that, we have plans to be at Bread Bekkers in May on a Saturday for the 60 in 2. 2 Hours, all 60 days, JAMMED IN!
Next – pick up the greens. You want to get lean, fill up on greens as much as you can, and watch your health take off, and your weight slip away. When you cannot hit 13 servings a day, be sure to use Juice Plus as your supplement, not the antiquated science behind a multi-vitamin. Why? Because eating the whole food, is as good as it gets.
Exercise – I have said it before and I will say it again. You CANNOT be healthy if you don’t exercise. PERIOD. There is no outsmarting exercise…. no way around the physical, chemical, hormonal benefits of exercising, It just cannot be done. So how in the world are you going to find another 60 minutes a day? Well… DON’T. Just spend 4 minutes doing 20 seconds of hard work, and 10 seconds of rest, for 8 fantastic sets of any exercise you can do. Tabata is endless in opportunity, and bountiful in its value.
And of course, last, but not at all least. The most import of all, your nervous system. It is so amazing, how much is maintained at all moments by your brain… via your spinal cord. And as you stress in life, you completely disrupt this most amazing process of function and healing. ALL healing is controlled by the nervous system, all function. So, if you neglect your spine, you will stay depleted, and all of your efforts above, will fall short of their potential to assist you in your health. You first need a nervous system that is working in a fantastic way, before anything else will kick in and work with it.
Which is the entire reason why we are chiropractors, and the only reason we start with chiropractic. It isn’t that it is everything, obviously there is a list above… but it is the primary thing. Maintain that nervous system above all else, and you will achieve great results. Chiropractic has repeatedly been shown to demonstrate higher levels of overall wellness in regular maintenance patients, than any other health based pursuit out there. Get adjusted, and thus, BE POWERED UP FOR SUMMER!
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E