Daily quote: “Exercise helps you lose and control weight in two ways. First, you burn more calories by boosting your metabolism. Second, you’re burning even more calories by building muscle—which requires more energy to maintain—Body Cleanse!” -Paul Bragg
“Deep, full, and complete breathing energizes the body, calms nerves, fills you with peace, and helps you stay young.” -Paul Bragg
A very important part of a healthy lifestyle is exercising your body properly and consistently, and breathing deeply. Of course, these keys are in addition to good nutrition and healthy eating. Let me stress that the starting point to improving your health and losing unhealthy weight is to eat healthy, live, organic, whole foods and stop eating denatured, packaged, unhealthy, dead-processed, man-made “foods”. Eat food that is loaded with toxins, unhealthy fats, sugar, salt and excit0-toxins. In other words, focus first on eating a healthy, nutritious diet that supports your body and gives it the nutrients it needs to function properly, and then add in healthy daily exercise and deep breathing.
When I was trying to improve my health and lose weight a few years ago, I completely changed my diet and eating habits for the first time. I began to lose weight quickly and enjoyed better health. However, my weight loss slowly stalled after I lost about 15 pounds. I couldn’t figure out why until I realized I wasn’t exercising.
As soon as I started exercising on a daily basis, something changed in my body and I started losing more and more weight. I now believe that “something” was my metabolism changing from a slowed down metabolism to a faster metabolism. In other words, because I had added regular exercise to my body and routine, my metabolism accelerated and adjusted to burn fat more efficiently and end fat storage as it was. That one change had a huge impact on my weight loss and personal fitness. Not only have I lost another 10-12 pounds, but I’ve also gotten more physically fit.
Regular exercise can benefit your body in many ways. First, exercise helps relieve stress and tension and release them from the body. Stress is negative energy that wears your body down, but exercise lets it leave the body. Second, exercise leads to more oxygen in the cells, which is necessary for life and vitality. Third, exercise stimulates every cell in the body to eliminate toxic waste. Every cell produces its own toxic waste, and every cell needs stimulation to eliminate that toxic waste and stay healthy. Fourth, exercise increases the movement of lymphatic fluid in the body, which is an important factor in the elimination of toxins. Most people’s lymph systems are dangerously sluggish and congested, and moving the body through exercise helps move the lymph fluid. Fifth, exercise opens the channels in the body to allow electromagnetic energy to flow freely and unhindered. This energy gives life to the body’s cells, but it must not be blocked or clogged so that it can flow freely throughout the body and do its job of fueling the body’s cells.
5-STEP EXERCISE ROUTINE FOR FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS
I want to share with you the 5 step exercise routine that has helped me get over the hump and lose even more weight as well as get more physically fit. I encourage you to follow my lead and start implementing a daily workout plan that includes these 5 steps. One of the keys to my training routine was to incorporate both aerobic and anaerobic training on a daily basis.
One of the main reasons I gained weight was that my metabolism had slowed down. When I was younger I could eat almost anything without gaining weight because I had a fast metabolism. However, by the time I hit my forties, my metabolism really slowed down and I started gaining quite a bit of weight due to not eating right and not exercising. There are certain glands and organs in the body (such as the thyroid, pancreas, liver, stomach, small and large intestines, and colon) that regulate how well the body burns food for fuel and how it converts food into stored fat. When some of these glands and organs become clogged, sluggish, or don’t function properly, a person’s metabolism slows and begins converting more and more food into fat instead of fuel.
What are the two main reasons for a slow metabolism? The first major cause of a slow metabolism is the amount of toxins you put into your body. Most of these toxins enter your body through what you eat and drink, which is an unhealthy diet. These toxins include artificial food additives, chemical residues from growing food that are transferred to your body, artificial sweeteners like aspartame and excito-toxins like MSG, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and the toxins in the water supply like fluoride and chlorine. These are toxins that slow down your metabolism, which in turn causes your body to store your food energy as fat.
The second major cause of a slow metabolism is low muscle mass in your body and a lack of regular walking exercise. The more muscle your body has, the higher your metabolism will be. Unfortunately, most Americans have an unusually small amount of muscle in their bodies, which means they don’t burn calories as efficiently as they could. Also, a lack of walking exercise significantly lowers a person’s metabolism. The human body is designed for walking, and when a person stops walking daily, their metabolism adjusts and begins to slow down.
KEY I – Do a quick “POWER WALK”
30-60 minutes in the sun every day. Your body was designed to run. Walking every day will help you get thin and stay lean because it gives your body the kind of exercise it needs and because it helps reset your metabolism by speeding it up to break down fat more efficiently to burn and stop storing energy fuel as fat. The common denominator of thin, lean people around the world is that they walk more than 5 miles a day, while the typical American only walks a tenth of a mile a day. Remember, don’t just take a slow, casual “walk” through the park. A power walk means you have to walk fast with effort, so your heart and lungs have to work harder. If you wish, you can combine walking with jogging. I would recommend that you use your 30-60 minute walk to pray, meditate or listen to inspirational music on your iPod. After you get into the habit of doing your daily power walk, your body will crave this activity and you’ll look forward to it every day. It will not be drudgery, but joy and pleasure. Oh, I almost forgot. Don’t do your powerwalk on busy roads filled with toxic fumes from cars, buses, and trucks. Find a peaceful, quiet place, like a local park, where you can breathe fresh, clean air.
KEY II – Practice DEEP BREATHING
to increase oxygen levels in the lungs and body. Most people don’t breathe deeply enough to stimulate their metabolism and fat burning. You can do this throughout the day, but be sure to do this especially when you are doing your power walk. Learn to breathe in very deeply, from your stomach up through your lungs, to fill your lungs with more and more oxygen. I’m usually a very shallow breather; However, through deep breathing exercises, I was able to increase the amount of oxygen in my lungs, which affected my entire body. I would recommend that you practice deep breathing throughout the day. Write the words “Breathe deeply” on a small index card and stick it in front of your desk or computer and in your car as an hourly reminder.
KEY III – LIFTING SMALL WEIGHTS
every other day to increase your muscle strength. Get a set of 3-pound or 5-pound weights to start with. After a few months, you can increase the weight from 3 to 5 pounds or from 5 to 10 pounds. Develop some simple lifting routines to work your various upper body muscles. Write down how many repetitions you do, and then try to increase them each day. When I first started doing this, I actually combined my little weightlifting routine with a little stair stepper so I was working my lower body as well. You can find a small stepper at your local sporting goods store. It’s a small 1ft by 1ft machine that you can stand on and walk up and down on. It has small hydraulic pumps that create resistance, making it feel like you are climbing stairs. I recommend doing this along with your weightlifting routine so you work both your upper and lower body. Start by slowly lifting weights for about 10 minutes every other day, and then slowly increase that time until you’re doing this for 20 to 30 minutes a day. Remember to only lift weights every other day, not every day, as your muscles need time to rest and rebuild. You’ll be amazed at the difference 20 minutes a day of light weight lifting can make to your body.
KEY IV – Use a “REBOUNDER” for 5-10 minutes a day.
A rebounder is a mini trampoline about four feet in diameter that you bounce gently up and down on. This way you can stimulate and strengthen every cell in your body at the same time, stimulate your lymphatic system and increase your metabolism. It is also very effective for weight loss.
KEY V – SEXUCING DAILY.
Enjoy the pleasure of vigorous sex with your spouse on a daily basis. Start incorporating sex exercise into your daily exercise routine, but don’t make it a routine. Keep it creative with variety. Various studies have shown that intense daily sex burns fat and improves your health. If you don’t believe me, try it. It’s fun, it’s free and it feels awesome!
Thanks to Josiah Friberg