The Truth About Mind & Body Management
In this blog post I thought we’d start out by laying out a few aspects of an effective body and mind maintenance program. So listen up, here’s a few questions you need to ask yourself, and what you need to know as the foundations :
- Metabolic profile : what’s yours in —slow or high burn ?
- Daily Flex rate : how many times a day you flex your muscles beyond your normal activity?
- Flex intensity : how hard do you flex beyond your normal daily activity ?
- Flex time : how much time you spend flexing each time you do?
- Symbiotic connection :
1. How connected is your mind is with each part of your body, i.e. when was the last time you moved your consciousness into your big toe, or all the parts of you body by using thought to make a link?
2. How quickly and firmly can your muscles tense when you isolate one group in your mind?
- Posture : How much time do you spend each day realigning your posture to compensate for looking down at your phone or computer? How many times do you consciously pull your shoulders back and straighten your spine?
- Core : How much of your time do you spend pulling your naval into your spine to develop a tight pulled in tummy?
- Stretching : How much of your day do you spend stretching your muscle groups to ensure they are supple and you have Maximum flexibility?
- Being present : How much of your day do you take out to be fully present with your body and your mind, expanding your awareness?
- Relaxing and de-stressing : How much time do you spend each day with the intention to consciously de-stress and relax?
- You time : How much time do your give to yourself for yourself and yourself alone?
- Time out : How much time do you give to yourself — time off from being who you think you are, so you can connect with who you really are and the better person who you can be?
If you want to live a long and healthy life, this list will do to start you off thinking, so you can work towards an optimised body and mind. But before we go any further, we have to return to what is an optimised body. This is not an excuse to say I’m a bit overweight and that’s my optimal profile, it’s being real and honest with yourself and working towards a healthier you in every way possible — Your optimal survival form which means a lean fit body, and a sharp mind.
Of course how long you’ve spent sending your body the other direction in all the years, will certainly come into the mix when you want to turn the tide around the other way, as well as the environmental factors you are up against that are quite not so cool to be breathing in and eating— here’s a list.
- Pesticides on fruit and vegetables - sometimes 27 types on those you buy at the supermarket.
- Milk - cows are kept pregnant 7 times to ensure they continually lactate.
- Meat, beef and chicken - growth hormones and antibiotics 55% of US antibiotics are pumped into livestock.
- Sugar is highly addictive – refined sugars.
- High fructose corn syrup - causes diabetes.
- Packaging – chemicals leach into food.
- Water – fluoride reduces IQ in children.
- Mercury – toxic levels in some fish.
- Aluminium in the air.
- Genetically modified foods.
- Microwave ovens — irradiated food kills nutrients and causes a long list of very harmful effects.
- Mobile phone radiation.
- WiFi - microwaves - linked to a reduction in female brain activity, child brain growth, sperm damage, increased heart rate.
- Marine cargo pollution – one cargo ship produces more cancer causing chemicals than 50 Million cars - there are 6000 giant cargo ships at sea.
- Air flights - there are over one hundred thousand air flights each day - producing global high altitude pollution.
This is just an introduction into the world of health hazards we are exposed to, so what does it mean? Well our ancestors lived in a world free of what we have to deal with, so is it any wonder there are epidemic proportions of obesity, Alzheimer’s, and cancer these days.
All we can do is optimise our chances for a longer life, by working with the bodies and brains we have to ensure we have the best possible chance for a longer life.
Here’s a couple of tips:
Laugh more and longer
Have more fun
Watch what you eat and drink
Talk to more people (people you don’t know)
Avoid toxic stress (brain damage)
Place yourself in a progressive environment
Exercise across your day
Take up hand eye coordination like juggling
Minimise processed sugar intake
Avoid habitual subconscious behaviour
Learn to manage your emotions
Increase your levels of awareness/ consciousness