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Low Inflammation Foods and Arthritis

Low Inflammation Foods and Arthritis

over 40 percent of men and 56 percent of women with knee osteoarthritis did not engage in even one 10-minute period of moderate-to-vigorous activity all week. For those with knee arthritis non weight bearing HIIT ( swimming/cycling etc)is best.

Healing Arthritis with Low Inflammation Foods

Both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis seems to have become a global scourge. Since both types of arthritis have a direct link to inflammation in the body, and food has a lot to do with inflammation, lets discover some anti inflammatory foods.

Osteoarthritis: Broccoli sprouts have some amazing benefits for prevention and management. Namely “sulforaphane — which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage — blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.”~sulforaphane — which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage — blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.~Ian Clark, researcher, BBC News.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Helps eating as much or close to raw as possible. Fresh vegetable juicing also really helps.

For both types, you will not find any low inflamation foods among  processed foods. Also limit all Sugars, even sugary fruit like grapes, mangos.

Do eat high quality animal based foods: grassfed meats, organs, (raw) eggs,

Krill oil For its rich content of anti-inflammatory astaxanthin and omega 3.

Vitamin D ” it is now virtually criminal negligent malpractice to treat a person with RA and not aggressively monitor their vitamin D levels to confirm they’re in a therapeutic range of 50-70 ng/ml.” ~DR Mercola

Fermented Vegetables: help repopulate your gut with beneficial microbes that kill pathogenic ones which destroy immune system and make one prone to autoimmune diseases. Eat 4 to 6 ounces a day of fermented veggies.

Exercise Arthritis Link

Besides low inflammation foods supplements and exercise really work! Yes research now strongly indicates that exercise is good for keeping your joints healthy!
Osteoarthritis:  high intensity interval training,  weight training, stretching, and core work.: when you include all of these regulraly you can reduce joint pain, thereby breaking the cycle of ever decreasing pain induced inactivity.

Special focus on strengthening quads. For those with knee arthritis non weight bearing HIIT ( swimming/cycling etc)is best.

Exercise also helps prevent and manage rheumatoid arthritis.

“Research from Northwestern University School of Medicine found that over 40 percent of men and 56 percent of women with knee osteoarthritis did not engage in even one 10-minute period of moderate-to-vigorous activity all week.”~Mercola

Supplement Anti Arthritis

Epsom Salt Soaks or Creams: sources of magnesium
Some of the following supplements are also low inflammation foods>>

  • Infrared laser: Infraredlaser treatment (also called K-Laser) is a relatively new type of therapy that speeds healing by increasing tissue oxygenation and allowing injured cells to absorb photons of light. This special type of laser has positive affects on muscles, ligaments and even bones, so it can be used to speed the healing of traumatic injuries, as well as chronic problems like arthritis of the knee.
  • Astaxanthin: An antioxidant that affects a wide range of inflammation mediators, but in a gentler, less concentrated manner and without the negative side effects of steroidal and NSAID drugs. Astaxanthin significantly reduces inflammation in many people—in one study, more than 80 percent of arthritis sufferers improved.15
  • Eggshell membrane: The eggshell membrane is the unique protective barrier between the egg white and the mineralized eggshell. The membrane contains elastin, a protein that supports cartilage health, and collagen, a fibrous protein that supports cartilage and connective tissue strength and elasticity. Eggshell membrane also contains transforming growth factor-B, a protein that helps with tissue rejuvenation, in addition to other amino acids and structural components that provide your joints with the building blocks they need to build cartilage.
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA): Hyaluronic acid is a key component of cartilage required for moving nutrients into and waste out of your cells. One of HA’s most important biological functions is the retention of water. Unfortunately, as you age your body produces less and less HA. Oral HA supplementation may improve your joint cushioning in just two to four months.
  • Grounding, or walking barefoot on the earth, may also provide a certain measure of pain relief due to its potent antioxidant effect that combats inflammation.
  • Boswellia: Also known as boswellin or “Indian frankincense,” I’ve found this Indian herb to be particularly useful in treating the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. With sustained use, boswellia may improve the blood flow to your joints, which may boost their strength and flexibility.
  • Turmeric/curcumin: A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that taking turmeric extracts each day for six weeks was just as effective as ibuprofen for relieving knee osteoarthritis pain.16 This is most likely related to the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin—the pigment that gives turmeric its vibrant yellow color.
  • Animal-based omega-3 fats: Omega-3 fats are excellent for arthritis because they are well known for reducing inflammation. Look for a high-quality, animal-based source such as krill oil.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Curcumin (turmeric) in particular has been shown to be effective against both acute and chronic pain. Curcumin is most known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to influence more than 700 genes, and can inhibit both the excessive activity and the synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), as well as other enzymes that have been implicated in inflammation. In experiments on rats, turmeric appeared to block inflammatory pathways associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

A study1 published in April 2012 revealed that a highly bioavailable form of curcumin was more effective in alleviating RA symptoms, including tenderness and swelling of joints, than the NSAID drug Voltaren. Not only that, those who were taking the curcumin only actually experienced the most improvement across the board

Boswellia, also known as boswellin or “Indian frankincense” is another herb I’ve found to be particularly useful against arthritic inflammation and associated pain

Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and can offer pain relief. Fresh ginger works well steeped in boiling water as a tea or grated into vegetable juice

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Sensual Fuller Lip Secret Kicks Alzheimer’s

Sensual Fuller Lip Secret Kicks Alzheimer's
like lip venom Kicks Alzheimer’s with Fuller Lips

Sensual Full Lips Better than Lip Venom + anti Alzheimer’s Brain function

Although lip venom’s effect on your brain has not been studied, doctors have been able to reestablish lost brain function due to stroke and to reverse Alzheimer’s with simple  exercises for sensual lips! I learned about this tiny intriguing gadget from Dr Pentti Nupponen, a holistic dentist from Pennsylvania, who gave one of the most amazing lectures at Weston A. Price Conference in Dallas( an eye opening experience in general) Bodies are wondrous creatures. Every part connects to another. Lips connect to your brain more directly than say your ears do. They even designed Patakara, which inserts into your mouth in order to provide necessary resistance for your lips. How cool is that! Well after mine disintegrated within a matter of months, probably from dipping in disinfectant H2O2 solution so much, I found another much cheaper alternative. I also use other device-free means of exercising my mouth…

Sensual Lip exercises 101

Forget lip venom. What exactly is lip exercise? Arent we constantly exercising our chops from eating and talking? Depending on your language, your lips sure do get some exercise from talking. In that case women’s brain agility should remain intact longer than men’s 😉 Well, maybe not. Eventhough pursing your lips is a form of mouth exercise and a way to produce linguistic characters, one thing still lacks. Resistance. We all know how much muscles love a good workout against resistance. It offers that extra challenge. Kind of similar to how your brain loves a challenge, Alzheimer’s or not! Apparently sensual lips need resistance also…

Resistance Lip Exercises

Check out my video for full details and demos. Patakara creates that structure for your lips to press against. You then apply a second dimension of resistance by puling gently on the “reigns” away from your mouth. I found out that silicone pacifiers work very well. All you need to add is a string to pull on, if they dont have one.

Another method is to insert your fingers at uniform intervals to simulate a framework for your lips to latch on. I like this method a lot. #1 You dont need a tool #2 You can virtually eliminate creases normally formed from pursing your lips. Simply press your fingers out just enough to smooth those out.

Third way involves having your lips and tongue both actively press against each other, your tongue draws a slow full circle . This one works pretty well, but remember to use hands as I show in the video to keep your skin taut as well to avoid creases and wrinkles.


None of these will feel sensual in execution at first, but soon you will see what Im talking about 😉

Anyway, lets not wait for Alzheimer’s knock. Also, did I already say these exercises REALLY work to sculpt your jaw and plump your lips??  Unlike lip venom…

Do these eye exercises for a beautiful face

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blood flow to the heart: spider veins

blood flow to the heart

In the same way as a water pump in a fountain, your leg muscles act to bring blood back up towards the heart.

Blood Flow the Heart Variable

As you know blood flow from the heart delivers vital nutrients, such as oxygen, amino acids, glucose, cholesterol etc so that your body sustains itself. Just as crucial is the blood flow to the heart. Your heart requires a steady supply of recycled blood to keep the cycle going. An autonomic process it nevertheless needs your help.  Become acquainted with variables effecting your life such  as heredity, diet, exercise and prolonged standing and modify wisely.

Can Exercise Cause Varicose Veins?

There is a number of exercises that helps maintain good blood flow to the heart and thereby minimizes chances of developing varicose. However, some exercise can have an exacerbating effect on varicose veins.

The good exercises include cardio that works your calves: walking, sprinting, jumping, stationary bike/elliptical. In the same way as a water pump in a fountain, your leg muscles act to bring blood back up towards the heart. These exercises help keep healthy muscle tone in your legs.

The not so great, not to be done excessively include weight lifting and chore contraction exercises like crunches, sit ups, lunges and many yoga postures. Its not that you shouldnt do these but do them in short bursts intmittently or in combination with cardio exercises invoving calves.

Another great exercise is shaking by lying on your back and shaking vigorously both your legs and arms. Make sure to keep limbs relaxed throughout so that you feel a strong quick wave from the shoulder and hip all the way down. This exercise helps break up areas of blood compaction, also helps relax muscles and thereby help blood flow to the heart.

Do this shaking exercise after prolonged standing, sitting of more than 30 minutes, and several times a day otherwise.

Diet helps blood flow to the heart

Natural forms of Vitamin K help prevent and treat varicose veins and keep blood flow to the heart healthy.
First kind, K1, you get from eating green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, and spinach.

K2 (includes several menaquinones) another great predominantly animal sourced form comes from eating meats and fermented foods like cheese and natto(a soy food, not tofu which is not a fermented product).

Its best to avoid taking the synthetic form Vitamin K3.

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natural juvenile arthritis prevention

With rise in obesity among young peopl in America, juvenile arthritis has become a real problem. .

Juvenile Arthritis: Statistics

With rise in obesity among young people in America, juvenile arthritis has become a real problem.

Risk of developing osteoarthritis dropped 50% with each 11-pound weight loss among younger obese women. No matter the age, weight loss has helped people significantly reduce their chances of becoming arthritic.

If older men lost enough weight to shift from an obese classification to just overweight… the researchers estimated knee osteoarthritis would decrease by a fifth. For older women, that shift would cut knee osteoarthritis by a third.

Exercise Prevents Knee Arthritis

Exercise helps preserve healthy joints. However, its important to use good body mechanics to avoid uneven weight distribution on your joints. Also, if you already have significant arthritis, its best to implement low impact exercise such as swimming and cycling. Do quad and thigh strengthening exercises to help support your knees.

Effective exercise such as taking 7,000-10,000 steps a day, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), weight training, stretching, and core work all have a place in improve the health of your joints. Such exercises help prevent and relieve joint pain through a number of mechanisms, including strengthening key supportive muscles and improving flexibility and range of motion.

Omega 3, Astaxanthin & Vitamin D

Juvenile Arthritis and arthritis in general is avoidable.
Omega 3 is generally anti inflammatory.
omega 3 helps not only arthritis, but also:

tronger bones
Improved mood regulation
Reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease
Protecting your tissues and organs from inflammation
Brain and eye development in babies
Reduced risk of death from ALL causes

Krill oil is the most recommended form of omaga 3. The phospholipid structure of the EPA and DHA (omega 3) in krill oil is same as human cell wall fat structure which makes them much more absorbable .Krill Oil also contains astaxanthin, an antioxidant. Astaaxanthin’s antioxidant nature is sometimes underspoken, in favor of its less powerful relatives: beta-carotene(Vitamin A precursor), alpha-tocopherol( Vitamin E), lycopene and lutein.

Fish oil is now largely over contaminated by pollutants and its omega 3 goes rancid quickly, meaning it oxidizes and thereby taxes your bodys reserves of antioxidants. However, astaxanthin supplementation helps counteract fish oil oxidation.

genuine krill oil contains:

Over 300 times the antioxidant power of vitamin A and vitamin E
Over 47 times the antioxidant power of lutein
Over 34 times the antioxidant power of coenzyme Q-10

Krill oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, & vitamin D

low Vitamin D is correlated with cartilage loss. Sun exposure is the safest way to help your body make its own Vitamin D, without overdosing. Tanning beds and Vitamin D3 supplementation are otehr alternatives. 8,000 IU’s of vitamin D per day elevates levels above 40 ng/ml, the bare minimum for disease prevention.

Other supplements that help:
hyaluronic acid: a key component of your cartilage
eggshell membrane: collagen elastin, glycosaminoglycans
Evening primrose, black currant and borage oils

Prevent and stop Arthritis with Diet

A healthy diet certainly plays a key part in preventing juvenile arthritis. Implement a healthy diet by increasing your intake of fresh vegetables, grass fed organ meats and bone broths. Eat cultured/fermented vegetables. Not same as quick pickled veggies, which have vinegar listed in the ingredients.

Broccoli, appears to be particularly useful for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis as reported by BBC News

Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound, sulforaphane — which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage — blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.”

broccoli sprouts appear to be one of the richest sources of all.

Try to substitute good tasting foods for others that are highly inflammatory, such as fried, processed, sugar added, and grain products.
Instead opt for boiled, poached, steamed, baked and grilled. Replace grains with pseudo grains like quinoa and amaranth.

Here is a fast fat busting workout for you!

Low inflammation food for arthritis

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Get Belly Flat with this Addictive Workout

Only 8 minutes daily leaves hoopers feeling energized and young. It whittles down flab  so they get belly flat.

Get Belly of Your Dreams Hula Hooping

Get Belly Flat with this Addictive Workout
Only 8 minutes daily leaves hoopers feeling energized and young. It whittles down flab  so they get belly flat.
Energized also because boosts endorphins; its fun! If you have never hooped you will still start getting those benefits as you learn to keep the hoop around your waist. If lucky you may become proficient in one week. In any case dont give up, its worth it.. Hooping does so much in little amount of time!

Benefits of Hooping

Calorie burn Hooping burns 400 to 600 calories per hour. practice hooping around your arms, legs and even neck.  No wonder you get belly trim.

Heart is a high intensity workout,. It brings up your heart rate,  which is why it only takes 8 minutes to get so much benefit.

Whole body workout Hooping works the whole body. Hooping engages the entire core and requires whole body cooperation.

Brain  Hooping requires close eye and hand coordination. It keeps you brain active espcially if keep learning new tricks.

Spine Flexibiliy In order to keep the hoop going your body learns to tap into lower spine mobility.  The rhythmic action releases your sacrum and opens blood flow to the rest of your spine, helping it stay flexible.



Hula Hoop Industry

Since hooping is so healthy, the health industry likes to add even more benefit in order to have you buy their hoop. in reality some of those products can be overzealous.  Ones with bumps have been known to leave bruises. The weighted ones are easier to keep spinning around your waist so that you get belly trimmed and enjoy all those benefits faster.  Their massaging benefits therefore are subjective to that.

However, dont underestimate the feather  light hoop from the dollar store.  It offers that extra challenge, making you that much more at ease with  “easier” hoops.  Also the lighter, the faster it spins, making your workout that much more intense once you get the hang of it.

Bouncing and shaking another perfect workout


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full body routine: anytime simple fast & challenging

you dont have to make a trip anywhere to have a complete full body routine workout! Walking on all fours 😀 Sounds fun but you know its not nearly so easy as you think

Full Body Routine Anytime

Do you know why you dont frequent your gym anymore? is this because you dont feel like it and or dont make time?? Well, you dont have to make a trip anywhere to have a complete full body routine workout! You know what it is? Walking on all fours 😀 Sounds fun but did you know its not nearly so easy as you think. Apart from getting over the thought of acting cute, your legs may not take more than a few steps of this “exercise” done correctly. Actually thats some exercise! Offer your loved one to try it if they disagree…

how to: Walking on all fours

For a while I followed suit of those isolated people walking ape like on hands and legs straight. It felt quite toning for a while till I started feeling low back pain. You see, ours and apes’ arm to leg ratios are switched. due to their long arms apes have this strong upper torso from walking on all fours. However, you my dear should alter your full body routine a tad. Akin to a deer, bear weight onto where toes meet metatarsals. That will happen naturally as soon as you lift you heel off the ground. Keep reaching up into the sky with your heels. Bring your knee down to almost touch the ground. Yes it feels like that when you attain horizontal line. Your shins need be parallel with the terrain you choose to prod with your toes deer like. You know how the deer has that backwards knee, well thats what your heel is. Got it? doing i right keeps your low back comfortable, but takes quite a bit of core, leg and full arm engagement. Keep you neck almost parallel too.

Start with Toddler Crawl

The way I got this movement happened the moment I dropped to my knees; at least my toddler crawl would offer me some less intense full body routine. still I felt both limited and ripe for more action. Bringing my knees only so slightly off the ground, I suddenly could propel myself so much faster by thrusting off the metatarsal ledge. Have someone observe you or record yourself. Staying low takes focus and practice… Have fun !

Simplewalking can build glutes if done right

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Kill Sinus Infections with Endorphins

Vacuum Cupping has been shown to erase or reduce wrinkles, boost collagen, treat sinus infections and tone face muscles in just one treatment.

Sinus Infections killed by Cups

Yes! You can get your sinus infections killed with a couple of special well placed cups. Made of flexible silicone, glass, polycarbonate plastic and honey! these cups come in many sizes that you switch up as you vacuum your way over face, back, feet and everything in between. Moderate suction has a gamete of healing benefits to include but not limited by:

endorphin boost
stroke recovery
pain killer
acupuncture point stimulation
collagen production

Relax with Cups

What does cupping massage feel like? Generally people take well to cupping, describing it as relaxing but also akin to having a massage with strong hands. The degree of either entirely depends on the amount of suction and how well your body has become desensitized to these. Similar to any other massage, your response to therapy can be deep relaxation. You may also be sensitive to the suction at first due to numerous inter tissue adhesions or from being unaccustomed. A nose suddenly free of sinus infections will make someone also pretty relaxed “}

Is Cupping Harmful

Cups typically leave temporary welts mistaken for “bruises” which dont pose a health risk. They may be of various color too depending on what kinds of toxins get vacuumed up to skin surface. Cups left in place should be left on no longer than 15 minutes. Left longer these can cause hematomas which will pop and heal very slowly. A cup that is constantly moving wont cause heavy long lasting marks. A knowledgeable therapist will run low suction to desensitize your skin. If you ever feel like the suction is very uncomfortable by all means let them know. Within a minute or two you will be ready for deeper suction. Be prepared to see marks all over the course of next few days. You and your body will reap most benefit from a shorter cupping session performed several times with shorter recovery times. The most serious complication from cupping (done incorrectly, by a total beginner)still probably wont be as bad as a sinus infection. (disclaimer:but its possible)

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easy stretch: lower and upper back, knees and inner thighs

Think Weight lifting…Actually, its more biomechanically healthy to reach you bellybutton down towards your thighs.

Easy Stretch lower and upper back

Are you working from home? If so, its nice to have the freedom to take a break when your body needs it. That should be a few minute break every 30 minutes. In the morning it really helps with everything to complete a relaxing slow paced stretch routine. The sky is the limit to variety and variations. However, you want to include all of your body. best way to incorporate most muscles is to simply focus on your back, both uppper and lower. Stretch lower back carefully. Its tempting to reach for your toes by curving into a letter C shape. Think Weight lifting… Actually, its more biomechanically healthy to reach you bellybutton down towards your thighs. Its a small movement that will feel like a stretch in the backs of your things and lower back too.

Avoid Knee Pain with Stretches

Our knees also deserve regular care which includes stretching the backs of legs and inner thighs. Inner thing stretches frequently get underestimated. These areas get tight from sitting a lot, especially without breaks.
Proping your foot on a stool makes doing these both easier and more effective at getting a stretch all the way up to the muscle insertions at the joints. Areas around the joints get especially tight and lacking in blood flow. To stretch lower leg you can flex the foot thats propped or step back with standing leg but not so far that your heel comes off the ground.

Stretching is Vital Component of Exercise

Stretching in general has become overlooked by most avid recreational athletes. Its easy to get caught up in the zeal of challenging the body. Yes stretching takes time but you can significantly improve your performance by learning comprehensive stretches which incorporate as much of the body at once as possible. Excessive muscle tension that results from intense work outs, distorts body alignment and makes the body susceptible to injuries. Yoga type exercises are great examples of a full body stretch. Yoga poses often include pressing into the earth while doing a stretch. This is an isometric stretch, a special kind of stretch that when done in moderation, as part of your general stretch routine, helps loosen dense muscle. Stretch lower and upper body daily to feel your best!

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Ashiatsu Massage For Martial Arts

Lions made my day with the most expressive faces and body language, expressing kids’ excitement, taking turns dancing and playing music.


From Ashiatsu Massage to Graceful Lion

From Jiu jistu, Taekwando, Kung Fu to Karate and MMA the graceful flowing movements inspire and humble. In practice martial artists handle this graceful power with care so as not to injure their opponent. Many dedicated martial artists enjoy traditional nature of barefoot ashiatsu massage. This martial arts studio
in Arlington, Texas harnesses graceful power of martial arts and instills team playing, acting out and music in kids preparing for the lion dance performances of the Chinese New Year. Team acrobatics seen here require working in sync with the other person lifting and balancing. Lions made my day with the most expressive faces and body language, expressing kids’ excitement, taking turns dancing and playing music. Authentic theatrical nature of these acrobatic performances took me by surprise!

Thai Massage and Ashiatsu Massage For Karate and Jiu Jitsu

Martial artists play hard. As they stretch their bodies still hold a lot of tension and need regular good quality massage. Massage can really help restore the body, prevent injury and help hasten recovery. In effect massage acts as your best ally keeping your body sound so you can keep practicing consistently. Thai massage serves them well as it involves lots of pressure and stretches out the whole body. Often performed on the mat and with the receiver fully clothed this massage actually feels most natural to a martial artist, who typically isnt looking for a pampering type massage. ashiatsu massage involves whole body pressure thru the feet, such as back walking. It too can be easily done over clothing, and requires minimal setup in a crunch. For the best ashiatsu experience hire a professional massage therapist who has barefoot massage setup.

Ashiatsu Massage or Thai massage?

Both are barefoot massages. Thai massage lends to really stretching out the body. It involves the recipient lying on back front, side sitting indian style while therapist molds you in to various poses, using gravity, and body weight to press in and stratch out. Ashiatsu massage goes really deep to loosen deep muscle adhesions and release tension. I like to combine the two for best of both. However, either one will have you singing guaranteed! Jiu jitsu and other grappling martial arts can really benefit from both stretching and deep pressure. Ofcourse your therapist may have other massages close at hand that you may like even better. These will typically require lotion, draping and minimal clothes.

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How to Video: Inner Thigh Work Out Aerial Massage
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Exercise Walking: Healthy Hip Joints & Knees

This transfer to the ball of your foot happens just as your other side collapses and leaves your body feeling like tower of Pisa in Italy, only momentarily because your loose side(hip and then leg) will sling out to catch you) over and over again.

Exercise Walking

Exercise walking aka biomechanically sound walking is actually a really good low impact exercise that done properly will tone your glutes and legs, and help build foot arch support. The problem lots of people run into is having rigid hips. Many women and men learn maintain a rigid bodies from a young age so as not to seem seductive or slutty. Not only is the idea of having relaxed hips blown out of proportion but hip rotation is necessary for a comfortable graceful walk that protects your joints and tones your body. Relaxed hips lend a confident walk which helps you feel confident.

Walking For Health

Its funny how as commonplace as walking is, how few people walk efficiently. Its funny that the same thing can be actually done so differently to either strengthen the body or tear it down: Shearing forces from improper weight distribution and sudden drops of bobbing bodies wear joints over time. Most Europeans dont worry about getting in their daily exercise Walking is it and they lots of it. Do they walk correctly? Probably a lot smaller percentage walks correctly. Your walk bespeaks how you view yourself in relation to those around you. Lets remember wise Chinese proverb: fake a smile and feel happy! Yes by working on your walk your confidence will soar, guaranteed! Did I say its not challenging? No

Healthy Hip Joints, Knees and Glutes

And everything else probably. Exercise walking is mindful walking that will turn into your everyday walk. practice daily at least a 5 minute session, and preferably videoptape yourself.

Shifting weight prep exercise:

1. start with feet side by side. Shift your hips over your left foot.
2. Now your right foot is weightless, so collapse the right knee and the right hip with it.
3.Dont lift either foot off the ground yet. Now transfer your hips over the right hip and let your left side collapse. By collapse I mean relax and chill. The movement is down and slightly forward. Feel it?

Keep practicing shifting weight in place from one foot to the other.

Now youre ready to
Break your walk into 3 steps:

1. Shift weight to the left
2. Collapse the right side(down and forward slightly) stay there basking in the glory of the aha moment eveytime you hit it and everytime you dont so that your brain totally gets it and does it right every time. Once you hit that collapse…
3. Follow thru with the collapse hip, shihc should now be rotating around the standing leg, throwing its leg forward like a sling shot. Its slow mo but just imagine what it would feel like if you went full speed without quick stops at each step.

Once your brain and body are rolling along with it, combine the shift of weight with the collapse on the weightless side. Its one motion now, so you have only two steps to worry about.

Get comfy with it. By the way these exercises dont necessarily have to be done all in one day. Its better to get one exercise right before you proceed. Yes its just walking, but it takes more diligence to unlearn something youve been doing since about 7 years of age. Im assuming a stereotypical trouble free, unreserved seven year old.

Throw in a 4th step once you execute those three(two) without too much thought.

This step consists of you again remembering that walking is a fluid not a stop motion movement actually, so your foot(and the whole body hovering right over it) lands by rolling quickly onto your arch from the heel striking the ground and continues to transfer its weight forward over the ball of your foot. This transfer to the ball of your foot happens just as your other side collapses and leaves your body feeling like tower of Pisa in Italy, only momentarily because your loose side(hip and then leg) will sling out to catch you) over and over again.

Hope I explained exercise walking clearly enough 🙂

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