Friday, August 27, 2010


Research indicates that over 45 million adults in the United States are overweight. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky over 63% are overweight, and 33% of those are obese! You are considered overweight if you weigh 10 pounds more that you should or have a Body Mass Index greater than 27; and are obese if you weight 30 pounds more than you should with a BMI over 30. One is considered to be morbidly obese if he weights 75 pounds more that he should.
Exercise helps the flow of oxygen to the cells, organs and tissues of the body. Exercise moves the lymph through the lymph system. Exercise strengthens the muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons in the body. Without proper exercise the body loses its tone and strength, gains excess weight, and will deteriorate very quickly. Without sufficient exercise cells become weak, toxins accumulate, arteries clog, and heart, lungs and other internal organs begin to die.
There are two basic types of exercise that everyone needs, aerobic and resistance. Aerobic is anything that helps to increase the intake of oxygen. Walking, jogging, swimming, singing or doing deep breathing are some examples of this. Resistance exercise is any type that requires the muscles to expend more energy than normal. Going against the force of gravity is the resistance that causes the muscles to grow and be strengthened. You can do isotonic exercises in a doorway by pushing out and up against the door frame or pushing against a wall. You can do isometric exercises sitting in a chair by grasping hands and trying to pull them apart.
To exercise does not require a large outlay of money. You can use what you have in your house. For resistance exercises begin with a can of vegetables, or jug of water. Walk around your yard or street. Run in place. The main thing is to begin doing something! A resolution to exercise more is useless if not implemented!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


The air we breathe is composed of approximately 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. The first and most important need a child has when it is born is oxygen. That need remains the same for the rest of his life. It has been said that we can live without food for about 40 days, and without water for 4 days and without oxygen for 4 minutes.
The air we breathe needs to be pure, free of pollution. In our world today the air is often polluted with chemicals. The air in our homes is polluted by the chemicals we use to clean or the chemicals in the carpet and materials that have been used to construct the house.
The air we breathe has several functions in the body, among them is energy. The more oxygen available to your cells, the more energy you will have. Yawning is a mechanism that the body uses to self-regulate the intake of oxygen for sleep or upon waking up in the morning.
Deep breathing brings in copious amounts of oxygen and allows the body to release stress. The oxygen brought in by deep breathing helps the heart and other vital organs regulate themselves.
Without sufficient oxygen a person will have foggy thinking, weakness, and tiredness, and if the lungs are not functioning properly, eventually carbon dioxide poisoning.
So get to it! Exercise, walk, jog get the oxygen flowing!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Approximately 70% of the body is water therefore we know that it has many uses in the body. It helps to dilute the toxins and to flush them out of the system. It helps to down regulate high blood pressure. It helps purify the skin. Along with fiber it helps to regulate bowel movements. One can only live a few days without it.

Most Americans are dehydrated! I have had many people tell me that they do not like water. It often times shows in the wrinkling of the skin or constipation. How much water should you be drinking? Take your weight and divide it by two and drink that many ounces of water per day. I encourage people to drink distilled water which has a PH value of 7 which is neutral. If one is very acidic then you might want to add some minerals to it to raise the PH value into the alkaline level.

Water does a body good! Drink it throughout the day and stay healthy!