Add Sunrise Salutes to Your Body Reset Program for Whole Body Health

As you develop your whole body health road map, consider adding some simple yoga to your daily routine (based on your personal level of health and well-being, of course). The Sunrise Salute (or Salutation) is a Body Reset Diet, exercise goals, Body Reset diet stomach exercises, health, sticking with your fitness program, whole body health, yoga stretchesshort series of basic yoga poses that is sure to increase your flexibility. You’ll soon hear fewer of those joint pops and creaks as you move throughout your day.

The following article from Examiner.com illustrates some of the whole body health benefits that can be achieved by adding these morning stretches to your regime.  Give morning stretching a chance to lift your spirits and that coffee pot may not call to you in quite the same way!

Yoga Sun Salutation offers whole-body benefit as both a warmup and workout

What is a Sun Salutation?  

The Sun Salutation is a flowing sequence of 12 postures that alternately stretch the spine forwards and backwards with coordinated breathing to provide a complete low-impact workout for the body and mind.

Each position counteracts the one before, stretching the body in a different way and alternately expanding and contracting the chest to regulate the breathing.

The Sun Salutation touches most of the major muscle groups in the body, stretching and strengthening the back, stomach, hamstrings, quads, and arm muscles.

It ventilates the lungs and oxygenates the blood, tones up the digestive system, and normalizes the endocrine system. When done at a fast speed it provides a good cardio-vascular workout, whereas when done at a slower pace it feels grounding, meditative, and relaxing.

It can be a complete practice in itself or a preparation for a deeper yoga routine.

 

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Best New Years Resolution? Ditch Dieting with Body Reset

Body Reset Diet, doctor gary arbuckle, dr gary arbuckle, Gary Arbuckle, Healthy Diet, New Year's Resolutions, Nutrition New Year’s resolutions come and go like the wind, but your healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to. It’s easy to say you’ll make a big change in your life, but actually following through with staying power is very difficulty in a frantic, busy world. Consistency is key.

Traditional diets have you starving yourself or eating unhealthy, unbalanced meals. That’s how Body Reset is different from all the other “Me-To” diet companies out there. It seems that another industry expert agrees with the thought that we should change our lifestyles rather than pursuing fads in the following “Rebecca thinks…” blog post.

Best New Year’s Resolution: Ditch Dieting!

What kind of new year’s resolution have you made for 2012?

Odds are at least one of them has to do with losing weight. Unfortunately, as many people have found over the years, this strategy does not work. Research has shown that diets don’t work, and that although people tend to lose weight initially, the weight plus more tends to return shortly after. We need to accept that fat doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy, and thin doesn’t always correlate to being healthy. What works is having healthy habits that can carry you through life, and part of that means celebrating holidays and life milestones with family, friends and often times food.

But Rebecca, what about all the weight I gained over the holidays?

It’s actually a myth that people gain significant weight over the holidays. There is a general fear of gaining 10 or 15 pounds, when in fact, the average person only gains 1-2 pounds of extra weight during those holiday months. It’s long term behaviors that impact siginificant weight gain, and in turn, it’s healthy long term behaviors that impact weight loss. Depriving yourself to “be good” can lead to overindulgence later, so why not have 1 or 2 cookies now instead of 10 cookies later?

You can’t go wrong with self care

For almost everyone, it’s not healthy, realistic or even feasible to count every calorie eaten and every calorie burned. What’s important is to practice self care, and mindful eating. We should exercise because it’s good for our minds and bodies, not purely to stay thin. We should eat balanced, nutritious meals because our bodies need fuel and nutrients. Eat for hunger (not for boredom, stress, etc.), enjoy the foods of the season, and then get back to your normal, healthy routine. You will be less anxious, happier, and despite your fears, you will most likely still fit into the clothes you were wearing before Thanksgiving.

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