[ Heart Attack ] Prevention: what are we missing?

Cardiologist Dr. Henry Solomon cited many examples in The Exercise Myth of published studies which clearly show that the majority of cardio vascular accidents where athletes die during or shortly after exercise, were caused by exertion stress. Dr. Amdrew Krahm of the University of British Columbia recently presented a study » at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress that suggests sudden death in young athletes is not related to exercise and sports.

The reason given for this new conclusion is the fact that most young athletes die at home when they’re relaxing afterwards, only a few occur on the field while they’re actually playing. Assuming that the cardiovascular accidents in the new study happened after the athlete had fully recovered from exercise training or sports competition (for example it can take the kidneys hours if not days to clear acidity out of the blood and cellular fluid even without the accumulated effect of over-training syndrome) what exactly has changed over the last 25 years to instigate this shift?

If we suspend our skepticism that heart stressors resulting from exercise don’t trigger sudden death from heart attack (not likely since in general 99.9% of all warm-up cool down routines as a rule DO NOT address the disruption of neural, endocrine, circulatory and pH factors that occur during conditioning, adequately ever) then what else could it be? Remember the physiologic changes produced by cortisol combined with an acidified body pH during exercise can damage blood vessel walls much like nicotine as deep body temperature rises and oxygen levels drop. Lactic acid build-up eventually leads to acidosis and changes to the shape and function of protein cells, which is especially damaging to the myocardium. Many forms of cardiomyopathy can occur during exercise where the electrical rhythm of the heart is impacted, including ventricular fibrillation… unless we take the necessary precautionary measures »

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We might also find a clue by taking a look at the other side of the lifestyle equation: diet. Given the best case scenerio where a teenager or young adult isn’t snacking on corn or potato chips, sugar, wheat, canola oil, and other GMO based junk food after the game, it’s still been very difficult to avoid the powerful neuro-toxins now widely prevalent on most fresh fruits and vegetables produced in North America. It takes a huge commitment on the part of parents and coaches to source uncontaminated food from local farmers. Find out if they use USDA approved fertilizers or fungicides, because if the symptoms are any indication they now contain ‘safe’ neuro-toxins and GMO derivatives. Plus it’s necessary to check if they protect their harvest from farm to plate during storage, handling and transport. If diet is indeed at least partially to blame, then this makes athlete sudden death a social problem as well as a sports training challenge. Without complete lifestyle solutions for diet and exercise that fit the body we can expect things to get worse before they get better as we raise our consciousness and return to magnificence.

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[ Best Exercise Fit ] Not Just Monkey Business

It turns out that it’s a lot easier to peel a banana if you start from the ‘wrong’ end. You don’t even have to use your teeth.

Here’s the thing: Seth Godin knows this. Now I’ve tried it too. And, it’s true.

When it comes to fitness it’s the same. It’s easier to fit exercise in when it fits the body. Now I’ve tried that too. And, it’s true.

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Oh by the way, did you know that most monkeys eat bananas by pinching the bottom end of the banana – NOT by peeling it back from the stem end. I guess they’re eating it the ‘wrong’ way!

[ Busy Women ] Entrepreneurs: How to Fail-proof Fitness to Fit in

“Discover the four cardinal rules for fitting in fitness. And why if even one of the four cardinal rules is missing our best intentions will fail.” 

I remember a few years back when we first coined the term ..’because it fits’. Within weeks everyone from car dealers to property developers picked up on it and started using it as a marketing ploy to sell the perception that what they offered was your perfect fit. But what does it really mean to achieve a true body fit, and why does it matter anyway?

To go beyond the limiting beliefs we inevitably absorb, a reliable process is needed for objective clear thought to emerge. I’ve found the symmetry of our physical foundation provides a crucial point of reference for logical analysis, if it’s to have the scope to match reality as it is. Case in point: our musculo-skeletal system gives us an understanding of structure. It cooresponds to that component of our mental landscape related to stability – our ability to get ‘down to the bone’ to the root of things.

I recently had the opportunity to observe this first hand when I had my two front teeth restored and repaired. When the dentist originally worked on them, she didn’t leave enough space for them to move comfortably with changes in muscular tension throughout the day. This resulted in pressure on my skull and even threw out the symmetry of my spine slightly, leading to a generalized weakness and pain which I suddenly began experiencing.  What was perhaps even more disconcerting was the headache I would get when I tried to think.

It was an eye opener to observe directly how the movement of my teeth affected the alignment of my whole skeletal structure. And how closely the mind follows the pre-established pattern of the body. We’re made with absolute perfection aren’t we? It reminded me to never take for granted the precision with which our body and mind fit seamlessly together. I’ll never regret the years I’ve spent perfecting a system of exercise that moulds the body into its own pattern in a few minutes a day. Little did I guess that it would not only give me a keen self awareness, it was this very same program which also fortified my ‘will to do’ to communicate with the doctor exactly what I needed.

… enter your name and email Here » if all you want for Xmas is everything your two front teeth signify, aka, how to fail-proof fitness to fit in. After all isn’t that really what it comes down to?

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Ignite Passion,
Suzanna

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[ Busy Women ] Entrepreneurs : Talk About Passion

Let’s face it, just about everyone is talking about passion these days. Heck, in my email just today, the new broadcasts were; master passion, stay passionate, stir passion, along with of course the free webinars and ebooks to support or should I say sell the idea. Now don’t get me wrong here, I strongly believe passion is at the root of all success, in fact I call it “Will To Do”, as it’s the unstoppable driving force that gets things done, and gets us to take action. However the difficult part is in the ‘how to’, not in the ‘what’ (which is easily identified). As it turns out the natural laws for accomplishing this are very precise.

On our website, BodyFitLife.com » even the header announces “Where Women and Men with the passion for accomplishment getFit and stayFit”. We built it because as you know, even if you love what you do, it takes an extra boost to ignite passion for both work and working out, and we need to do that with much more speed, ease and efficiency than we ever have in the past. You can read Suzanna’s Story Here » and find out how she put into action a new fitness modality (Body’Fit pHx™) on par with the discovery of yoga, Pilates and martial arts. It works and I can personally testify to that. By the way, when Suzanna started signing her articles and videocast email posts, Ignite Passion, that’s when it seems the current buzz about passion really ‘ignited’.

But not to digress, the point of my rouse is this; yes, we all have passion, but the key to success is in fact figuring out how to fire it up without getting over-worked, overweight, and stressed out. I love Alicia Keys new album, “Girl On Fire” » wow what a great way to realize that the secret is in how you fan the flame. Here’s the catch – passion is not just an intellectual concept, the intellect by itself comes with a lot of baggage, the kind that usually stops you dead in your tracks. Some people call it karma, others call it limiting beliefs. Either way, we need a method that doesn’t require thinking ourselves into it.

What I’m saying is that we can’t ignite passion with thought alone, it’s way too difficult, and way too unreliable. I’ve found that the kind of driving force willpower that gets things done can only be accomplished consistently by working directly with the body. That’s because the power I’m referring to here is the ‘will to do’ soul at the core of our existence that comes from deep within the gut and can only be integrated with the mind if we … click Here »  and discover the secret to how you can ignite passion quickly, easily and effectively in just a few minutes first thing every morning, without having to think about it.

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[ Busy Women ] Entrepreneurs: Game Changers

We’re the thought leaders, the rain makers, the rule benders, we’re the Busy Women Entrepreneurs, the self-employed and there’s more to us than meets the eye, or ear, isn’t there? That’s really what Lady Gaga is singing about, “Doesn’t matter if you love him, just put your paws on him, capital H I M”. It doesn’t matter if you’re 29 or 59, when you ignite your passion to make life better, you’re on the right track, baby.

I can just hear the conversation in the back room, “She’s got the intelligence, she’s got the experience, and she certainly has the right look, but do you know how old she is?” We all have the power to leave that limiting mindset far behind. In your hands are the tools to get around the glass ceiling, to get and stay fit for more beauty and health, and to get to a place where you can make a difference regardless of age, race or gender.

I’m always looking for ways to make peoples lives better, and I’ve followed Lisa Sasevich long enough to know she has some good advice when it comes to moving people from the “Maybe” position, where people are frozen and no action happens, to the “Yes” position, where a new future becomes possible. She believes in giving people what they need to make a choice and then they can move on with life in the direction that serves them. You’ll want to click Here » to join the Sassy community.

Ignite Passion,
Suzanna

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Is your exercise a body fit?

Ever wonder why just about everybody at the gym looks so young? That’s because they are, chronologically. Of course, it’s one thing to exercise when you’re young, it’s another to stay as young with exercise during your entire lifespan. Don’t have to, of course, but you may want to.

Exercise, believe it or not, is the fastest way to balance body pH (essential for faster weight loss & conditioning without immune-stress aging). Exercise is also the fastest way to imbalance body pH (which hammers the immune system accelerating aging). It all depends on whether your exercise is a partial body fit or an exact body fit. An exact  body fit always restores acid-base equilibrium, and a partial body fit always disrupts the chemical balance of the blood and cellular fluid.

Since the rest of the body doesn’t use up extra oxygen as fast as muscle tissue does, deep organs provide a ready storehouse for oxygen reserves. All exercise stimulates nerves and glands to varying degrees, however unless you can systematically amplify circulation in the neural and endocrine centres in the correct sequence that eliminates competition for oxygen between deep organ tissues you can’t expect to experience equal V02max in both small and large muscles throughout the body – as well as in the organs – which is the pre-requisite for balancing body pH balance. Usually there’s no shortcut to exercise because the less you workout the slower the results. It takes a new paradigm to get more out of exercise, faster.

The degree to which your workout fits your body has a lot to do with how motivated we are to train hard and push ourselves to peak performance , and the tools we have to do so without getting old before our time. Of course the vast majority of the population don’t have the motivation to exercise nearly enough, and therefore age just as fast. That’s the rub, isn’t it? How do we fit the body so comprehensively that we can participate safely in competitive sports without endangering our health, and yet exercise with the ease, speed, and elegance to ignite passion for weight loss in a couch potato? It’s a revolutionary concept whose time has come.

Fitness trainers, athletes, and industry leaders have no choice but to train rigorously for competition. Standard training utilizing Specific Adaptation to Imposted Demands (SAID) fits the body to a certain point. SAID conditioning no matter how sports specific, is a partial fit, and that usually becomes very obvious around the age of about 35 when degeneration exceeds recovery. If we don’t want normal day-to-day tension and intends sports training to dampen our spirits and damage our results, exercise design need to consciously take over where our body leaves off. Yoga traditionally has done this, however if it’s not done slowly in the traditional way it can be really hard on the body when our mind overpowers our physical capacity.

Achieving the ultimate purpose of exercise: rejuvenation, requires a normal slightly alkaline body pH so all cells can fire at maximum capacity, otherwise acidity produced by stress tends to draw minerals from vital organs, bones, and hair. Sustaining the integrative anti-aging effect of all-day acid base equilibrium also has a lot to do with the ongoing development of our mind. Balancing the pH daily is what keeps both brain and body vital at any age. Although metabolic rate goes up with any kind of exercise that gets the heart pumping, chemical balance  is also disrupted as soon as breathing quickens. Yoga can balance oxygen levels in all the tissues if done in the traditional way over long hours. But how can we accomplish this quickly within a few minutes when and where we need it?

You know immediately when normal pH balance is disrupted during exercise  because the energy drops. To compress restoration of chemical balance into minutes we need to accelerate the speed of oxygen delivery in all tissues without stress, otherwise it can take the kidneys hours if not days to neutralize body pH (no matter how much water you drink) after a ‘no pain no gain’ workout. Even the most well thought-out fitness program tailored to your individual needs cannot normalize metabolic pH fast enough to be sustainable long term without including this element. It takes specialized engineering to fit the body at the deeper physiological level; and distributing ionic energy evenly through all organs, glands and tissues is the challenge.

As it turns out, what is, is, and similar doesn’t cut it. Since aerobic homeostatic Peak Metabolic Potential™ (PMP™)  cannot be achieved with a partial body fit, and since stress accelerates acid degeneration, exercise not only needs to put all muscle groups into balance, it also needs to balance the pH acidity of blood and cellular fluid if we want to go beyond the limits of what nature provides (even with the best genes). It’s impossible for the human organism to sustain acid-base equilibrium at  peak metabolic rate without an exact body fit at the DNA  level. The good news is that simply by adding a warm-up cool down that does fit the body to your regular training routine you can restore body pH in minutes. The more comprehensive a program of physical exercise is, the more enjoyable. The usual soreness and stiffness after a good workout disappears as if by magic. It’s a wonderful feeling.

Build your knowledge. The technique is now available, it’s easily accessible, and you may as well use it if you’re serious about what you’re doing. When homeostasis, usually disrupted by physical exertion, is sustained even as heart rate reaches training levels, the result is restoration of body pH with speed and ease. The physiologic laws for compression of acid base equilibrium are very precise. To achieve this feat this fast we’ve used contemporary methods to design exercise that warms up the body from the inside out, not the outside in, organs first then muscles.  If you have the passion for accomplishment… 0pt in here.

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China’s Olympic Gold Lead Secret?

It’s no accident that China is leading the Gold metal win early in the 2012 London Olympic Games this week. Their rise to the upper echelons of Olympic glory is no surprise to those of us who know that the Chinese have chosen not to go with the same old, same old. They lead in the last summer Olympics too, and it’s not only because they have a much larger demographic; they’ve prepared their athletes to win, they’ve looked beyond how they’ve trained in the past.

When I shared my 100% aerobic crossfit shortcut with the unassuming young man from China years ago, we had no idea what influence he would have. We had become friends and when we invited him over for dinner, he brought a gift, a valuable work of traditional Chinese art. In retrospect, as the son of a high ranking official in China it comes as no surprise that eventually they’d be lead to the gold he had procured by his interest in our work during his time in Canada.

Of course it doesn’t hurt that we contacted thousands of sports and health fitness venues in China, as well as the States and around the globe, since then. It only goes to show that the truly leading discoveries are usually found in the most unlikely places. But only if your will-to-win is strong enough to overcome the status quo. Conventional concepts of athletic training have been well engrained in the West, and any radical paradigm presents a challenge that can be met with resistance. C’est la vie, that foreign feeling of defeat is the price to pay for the openness to wake up and smell the roses on the podium.

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