Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Move it or Lose it!

 As stated by one of my fitness and martial arts heroes - Bruce Lee, “Be Water My Friend.  Keep moving, like water,  not stagnant, you must flow to grow…”

That’s true in everything in life.  Movement is very important in circulation.  When you move you increase circulation.

In the Western Hemisphere,  Exercise – it’s all about the muscle. In the East – they focus on inside exercise , like Tai Chi,  or Meditation, where they rely on calming exercises that do not increase the heart rate.

Exercise Movement helps to boost the Lymphatic system.  Your lymphatic system plays a major role in immune system health, “cancer surveillance” and autoimmunity. It is important to know that your Lymphatics system does not have any heart and relies on movement for circulation.  

Exercise also helps in the detoxification process.  By perspiring or sweating you are removing toxins from the body.  Your immune system is more active, more energetic.  Also, by exercising you are taking in more oxygen, which is used by the Mitochondria (energy center of your cells)  to produce ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) which makes energy.  

Without oxygen, your body goes into oxidative stress. The biggest user is your heart and brain. Exercise and using your muscles promotes circulation and helps to build your immune system and be more energetic.

This is unlike cancer cells, which rely on fructose and fermentation with glucose to survive.  However, with circulation and pumping of oxygen throughout the body, cancer does not do well.

To top it off,  Low energy levels cause anxiety, ADHD, and nasty behavioral issues.

Our body was designed to move, not to sit in a chair or in a car all day, every day -- whether you like it or not!  Your mind and body are one.  Learning to move is just as important as learning to read and write.  

The more you move the more energy your mitochondria makes - supplying your body with the energy source it needs..  The more  you move the more energy you have!  Our bodies weren’t meant to sit all day

It’s not an age number it’s a functional ability (cognitive ability) to do complex movements.  Over the years there has been a great number of “Dynabods” of all different shapes and sizes that get it - we were meant to MOVE.  My mantra is- “Use it not Lose it”!

Maybe I should change it to MOVE It or Lose it!???



Friday, May 13, 2022

"Jumping Jack" the Godfather of Modern Fitness

 The person who made Jumping Jacks famous came up with this quote 

“Exercise is King, Nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”

Check out more on this quote here:


Guess who?


It was Jack Lalanne!

 

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne, deemed the “Godfather of Modern Fitness” believed every human being can attain maximum body health and fitness if they will practice moderation, eat the most natural foods, and exercise on a regular basis. Lalanne inspired millions over the years on national television, radio talk shows and at events and lectures. He opened North American’s first health club, in Oakland in 1936.

 

Lalanne designed many of the familiar exercise machines, including leg extension machines, Smith Machines and cable-pulley systems. Jack was adamant that women, the elderly and even the disabled should work out to retain strength.  He passed away at the age of 96 after a brief bout with pneumonia.

 

An advocate of proving that anything is possible, Jack LaLanne often accomplished feats of super human strength through his life even into his 80’s. He showed the world that you can achieve anything in incredible ways such as swimming from Alcatraz to shore while having his hands cuffed and feet shackled!

 

Here are Jack LaLanne’s 20 PRINCIPLES - AS A REGULAR DAILY WAY OF LIFE;

  1. Radiate love, joy and peace.

  2. Apply the Golden Rule…DO GOOD….BE KIND.

  3. Think positively, constructively.

  4. Breathe deeply of clean PURE air.

  5. Give all your body air and sun baths

  6. Drink MORE fresh juices

  7. Eat MORE fresh fruits

  8. Eat MORE raw green salads.

  9. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly.

  10. Use a Liquifier each day.

  11. Avoid all mucus-making foods.

  12. Lift UPPER body Up.

  13. Lift chin Up…and SMILE.

  14. Keep chest OUT, abdomen in, shoulders back.

  15. Exercise regularly.

  16. Rest, relax, avoid strain and tension.

  17. Keep bowels open, follow my “Master Plan”.

  18. Practice self control.

  19. Always BE Careful and avoid accidents.

  20. Learn to APPLY all Natural Laws as I teach.

 

Do you remember Jack?

 

His legacy will live on -thanks to Jumping Jacks!

 

For more quotes check them out here;

http://jacklalanne.com/quotes/




Friday, May 6, 2022

Did you Forget? It starts Monday May 9th, 2022


What do you think Pink?


The 6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program starts May 9, 2022

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app. Access to planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Great for anyone!

$55 for the full program.

$35 for the virtual Tuesday/Thursday workouts.

Email: dynabody@gmail.com & reference "Pink" and you get $5 off!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Workout Tuesday May 3, 2022

 


Join me and the other Dynabods for a FREE Virtual workout

This Tuesday May3rd  6:30pm  (Central Time Cda/USA) 

Yes FREE!  The class is through Skype and you can simply join as  a guest. 


The link to join the Dynabody Fitness Class is;

https://join.skype.com/vxcObpe8NqMB

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Get Ready Dynabods - coming May 9th, 2022

 


The 6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program starts May 9, 2022

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app. Access to planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Great for anyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Physiological Sigh

Last month I discussed taking a Mental Vacation to help you relax and de-stress.  Have you hear of the Physiological

Sigh?  This is a breathing method that helps bring your autonomic nervous system (ANS) down and into balance,

calming your mind and relieving stress and anxiety.

Introduced by Standford researchers Mark Krasnow and Dr. Andrew Hubberman, this physiological breathing

technique is super simple in helping to downregulate your emotional state:

Two inhales through the nose, followed by an extended exhale through the mouth

Your first breath dilates the lung sacks, the second inhale inflates the lungs a bit more allowing more carbon dioxide out of the bloodstream so that when you exhale you release the most possible amount of CO2 out of the body.  This perfectly balances the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and lungs. 

Breathing is important for calming the body and YOU can control your neurons - the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body.   As Dr. Hubberman explains The diaphragm is the one organ that can be controlled by breathing and is the path of the mind to the body and it has real-time control over the brain state.  For example, when you breathe quickly you increase adrenaline in your body, when you breathe slowly your brain secretes less.

 In summary, this physiological sigh can be done anytime.  Releasing the carbon dioxide helps to;

• Calms the mind

• Oxygenates the body

• Brings your nervous system into balance

• Creates equilibrium between alertness and relaxation

Want to learn more? Listen to this podcast;Change Your Brain: Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman | Rich Roll Podcast  https://youtu.be/SwQhKFMxmDY



Sunday, April 10, 2022

Easter Bunny Special - with Dynabody Fitness

 Easter Bunny Special!

6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program  just $50.

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app.

Access to the Trainerize App to which allows for planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Check it out here:



* Next session starts May 9th to June 19th, 2021