Beware Of Electromagnetic Fields

EMFs, or electromagnetic fields are invisible ranges of radiation.

Overexposure to EMFs can be detrimental to human health. This image will give you an idea of where each EMF source falls on the Spectrum.

Some Common Sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

  • Microwave ovens
  • Computers/Lap Tops
  • Wi-Fi Routers
  • Cellphones
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Power Lines
  • MRIs/XRays
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric Clocks
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Air Conditioners
  • In-Floor Electrical Heating
  • Fluorescent Lighting
  • Electric Sockets
  • Televisions
PUT THAT PHONE DOWN!

 

Some Health Ramifications of EMF Overexposure

  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Memory Loss/Fogginess
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Weight Loss/Gain
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Impatience
  • Poor Social Skills
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Itching, Burning and Tingling Skin

Simple Ways to Limit Your EMF Exposure

  1. Limit time, duration, proximity to any listed EMF contributor.

2. Shielding. There are all manner of shields available for your protection. Here are some phone shields.

3. Ground Yourself in Nature.

4. Exercise.

5. Take Supplements for Antioxidant support: Selenium, Zinc, Vitamins E, C, Omega 3’s, Melatonin and eat foods containing these vitamins/minerals.

6. Replace your wireless devices with wired versions. This is asking a lot!

7. Use your cell phone safely:

  • Keep the phone on “Airplane” mode most of the time.
  • Never put a cell phone to your head.
  • Use speaker phone
  • Place a Ferrite Bead on your headset wire to reduce the radiation transmitting to your head.
  • Do not carry a cell phone in your pocket or on your person.
  • Do not use the phone while in a car because radiation levels are increased there.

8. Keep the computer a few feet from your body or you can place a radiation shield between the laptop and your body. Here’s the one I use.

9. Unplug everything in your bedroom at night.

10. Use protective bedding.

11. Let indoor green plants help keep your air clean and fresh.

12. Diffuse essential oils to increase the negative ion count. Try Rose, Lavender or Palo Santo.

13. Use Crystals. The top 3 crystals for EMF protection are Elite Shungite and Black Tourmaline and Amazonite.

 

 

 

These are some basic ways to protect yourself from Electromagnetic Fields. Once you get a few of these down you may be interested in pursuing more hard-core methods: Using EMF Meters, Hiring an EMF expert.

Well, I’m feeling better just knowing all of this information and that there are ways to protect ourselves! Stay happy & healthy!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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How To Protect Yourself From Negativity

Over the past few months I’ve noticed an increase in clients complaining about being exposed to and effected by negative energies.

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Here are some common symptoms related to this issue:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling ‘off’
  • Shallow or Difficult Breathing
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • More susceptible to illness
  • Hypersensitivity to sensations (light, noise, touch, etc.)
  • Restlessness
  • Anger
  • Complaining often

More severe symptoms are:

  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Memory Loss
  • Word Mix Ups

The source of these negative vibes can be varied. You may not even know where they’re coming from but the most common sources are other people! Bosses and family members are top on the list. Friends and co-workers are next. It could also be a bad energy imprint left by someone or something who was in the space you live, work or drive in. Less common, we find that there is someone or an entity putting a curse around you and/or sending you negative thoughts/energy. Constant exposure to technology like phones and computers can contribute to a congested/negative sense of space also as can TV.

Whatever the source, there are time proven ways to ward off this negative energy. Here are some favorite, simple but effective methods to stay whole and centered amid these negative vibes as  well as to banish them:

  • Grounding

Spring is an easy season for most people to start grounding. It’s easy. Just increase your time outdoors! Hug trees, walk barefoot on grass or sand (any natural substance), walk in the woods, commune with some wild animals and talk with some boulders! See how you feel after a full dose of those activities.  Here are some other ways to ground including crystal healing, yoga poses and essential oil use.

  • Incense/Sage 

Saging your space is called Smudging. The most commonly used herb is white sage but you can use whatever is appealing to you. Palo Santo is also popular. Play around with some different incense fragrances and see what works best in making you feel clear, pure and happy.  My personal favorite is Sandalwood. In addition to treating your spaces I like to sage/incense my own body as well. Ahhh. Feels good.

  • Bells/Sounds

    Tingsha Tibetan Bells

Completing a sound clearing is quick and easy. Get a hold of some bells, a Tibetan Bowl or just a crystal and a tuning fork and make some noise all around your space and your body. Be gone all unwanted and unhelpful presences!

  • Crystals

Place Selenite Wands in each corner of an impure space.

Selenite, Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli are some favorites. When I know I’m going to be dealing with difficult people or people who push my buttons I load myself up with Black Tourmaline in the form of jewelry and also pop some loose crystals in my bra. Over the years this has kept me grounded and less reactive as well as protected so that my energy does not get sapped. I am most grateful for this stone’s protection.

  • Visualization

Sit or lie in a quiet place and take a few deep breaths relaxing your body and mind. Choose a color that you like and/or one that makes you feel safe and protected. It is common to use a clear white or cobalt blue but one of your preference will be best. I am partial to a deep forest green or rich brown for a protective shield! Begin now to see yourself surrounded by a circle or oval of your chosen color. Stay there inside this bubble for 5 minutes or so. You can make the shield hard or soft, moving or stationary. You may be moved to say a prayer or sing. Listen to your higher knowledge as to how to travel through and to end your visualization. Through your day whenever feeling low vibrational energies reignite that color bubble. You can find some guided protective visualizations on line if doing this on your own is too overwhelming.

  • Say No

Yes, just saying, ‘no’ to things/people that give you anxiety or push your buttons can help to keep your energy vibrations clear and high. Like everything else, this gets easier with practice so get started.

  • Plants

Some easy to grow and fairly inexpensive suggestions are: Rosemary, Aloe Vera and Peace Lily. These will all help clear your space and discourage low vibrations from sticking around.

  • Salt

Put a few bowls of sea salt around the space you’d like to clear, use some epsom salts in your bath and/or use a salt lamp.

  • High Frequency Music

You can find others on line.  Using  high frequency music  can  also  help  to  clear  your  space.   Here is one example.

  • Holy Water or Water Infused with Reiki Energy

Sprinkle or spritz it all over your space. I also like to spray it above and in front of me and walk through the mist. Ahh so cleansing and refreshing!

  • Reiki Healing

Come on in for a Reiki Healing. In our session I will use several of the above methods for clearing your physical and energetic body from sapping energies: Smudging, Bells, Essential Oils, Music, Crystals and of course Reiki itself. Recipients report feeling lighter, relaxed, chill, grounded, clear and focused.

One more tip before I leave you to get yourself and your spaces clean. You can carry out these techniques just as they are listed or, if you feel connected to a higher power like God, Angels, Saints, Spirits (maybe a loved one who has passed) or an overall energy source, you may ask for their assistance in your clearing efforts.  

Blessings.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Fun With The Full Moon!

full moon ceremony

 

Growing up I paid no mind to the moon. I did not feel its pull or calling. I think I was too busy being in love with the sun (needed that tan you know!) which makes sense since it represents ego and the material world. Fast forward many (unnumbered) years and now I am in love with the moon too!

I know there is some scientific explanation for the full moon phase and its position in the solar system but I don’t really give a care about that. To me the Full Moon is a time of amplification of feelings and sensuality, a time to find and express your true essence. To wit it is the perfect time for following your bliss!

Charge Crystals

full moon crystal cleanse

If you use Crystals (and I highly recommend that you do!) then this is a perfect time to cleanse and refresh them through the natural lunar energy. Simply put them either on a window sill receiving the moon’s light or even better place them outside in direct rays overnight. Be sure to collect them in the morning before the sun gets too powerful because the sun’s rays will sap the life out of them.

Cleanse Yourself and Your Space

cleanse your space, sage, incense, full moon

Declutter your physical space by ridding yourself of junk and/or things you haven’t worn or used in 6 months or more. Donate these items to a charity for added benefit. Declutter your energetic space by burning some incense or sage in your home, workspace, car, etc., take an epsom salt bath, ring some bells/chimes in your spaces and absorb the sound. Consider also completing a food fast and or doing a detox for the day or week of the full moon.

Meditate

If you’re new to meditation see this. Choose one type of meditation and bring it outside under the full moon. You can simply inhale the moon’s energy and let it warm you and open your heart and as you exhale connect yourself further to the earth. If it’s warm where you are, sitting on the ground is ideal or if you’re doing walking meditation walk barefoot!  If it’s wintery weather maybe sit inside at a window with moon light streaming in or do a more active meditation outside like Breath of Joy.

Dance

Dance to your choice of music (Classic Moon Tunes:  Cat Steven’s Moon Shadow or Neil Young’s Harvest Moon or Van Morrison’s Dancing in the Moonlight, Bad Moon Rising by CCR) Whatever moves you will do. Consider also dancing to night’s nature sounds: the crackle of leaves and branches , the hoot of owls, howl of coyotes or even silence. Move freely, let go and be wild! Another option if it’s warm is to dance naked. There’s really nothing more free feeling than this! Finally ‘dancing’ with a friend amorously under the full moon is exquisite.

Let Go

full moon, howling, letting go

Forgive yourself and forgive others. Write down on a paper something you feel guilty for or some anger or grudge you hold. Hold those feelings for a moment and ask the moon to help you release and let go these feelings/situations that are not serving you. Burn the paper in a fire and as you watch it burn say goodbye to these unhelpful feelings. Let them transmute into ash. One other thing I like to do after this is to Howl at the Moon! Try it! When I do my howling I am thanking the moon and other forces for assisting me in moving forward and/or I am releasing more of the feelings I just burned.

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The Full Moon phase is a perfect time to pray for others and send them good wishes and vibrations. Metta Meditation (Loving Kindness) is my go to for this but you can do your own method of Love sending. Metta:  Start by sending the Love to yourself first –

May I dwell in safety.
May I be happy and healthy.
May I be at peace.

Move on then to someone you love and send this prayer to them using their name – May “name” dwell in safety, etc. Next send it to someone who pushes your buttons! And finally send the prayer to all human beings or all sentient beings whichever seems right for you.

Intentionally Absorb the Lunar Energy

Simply sit directly under the moon and absorb whatever it is sending you. It is helpful to be in a calm state to absorb this energy so perhaps take a few deep breaths or a few minutes watching your breath and then communicate with Mother Moon in whatever way that feels right for you. Stay open!

Make a Wish or Set Intentions

full moon intentions

Write your wish or intention on a piece of paper and put it in a small wish jar. I like to use clear glass. Set the jar out in the moonlight and let the moon do its magic. Take the jar in in the morning and put it away until the next full moon when you can revisit your original wish/intention and note any progress. Re-do it if necessary.

Take a Moon Bath

full moon bathing

You can just bathe in the moon rays either clothed or naked or actually take a bath with water and moon rays. For this you can use a sprinkler, hose or my favorite – a kiddie pool! So fun and purifying. Get clean!

Invent Your Own Full Moon Ceremony

full moon ceremony

Get creative! Listen to your gut and go with it. Each time I do my own ceremony I add something new as the spirit moves me. Think about banging a drum or other percussion instrument, dance, yell, use fire, do yoga, sleep outside, etc.

 

 

Pick one or 2 of these activities that call to you, give them a try and let me know how you make out. Most important is to feel creative and FREE!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Reiki Healing For Autoimmune Issues*

Healing Autoimmune with natural methods: reiki, yoga, meditation

20% of the American population suffer from 1 or more autoimmune diseases according to the AARD! There are more than 100 identified AutoImmune Disorders. Here are some of the most common and well known:

  • Addison’s
  • Lupus
  • Lyme
  • Celiac
  • Crohn’s
  • Psoriasis
  • Endometriosis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Grave’s
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia

More than half of my clients are suffering from some form of Autoimmune issue. I personally began Reiki Healing Treatments for symptoms presenting as Lyme, Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia! With a steady diet of Reiki, Yoga and multiple supplements along with clean eating, these symptoms went into remission. These Alternative Treatments saved my life when Western Medicine failed to give relief*.  If I go off my regimen for too long AI symptoms reappear so I know this combination of Healing works for my Autoimmune problems.  Reiki will help you with your Autoimmune Diseases but you may need to change other things about your lifestyle, add other alternative healing and certainly, most certainly, you’ll need to have consistent Reiki Healing to put your body back in balance. One session will not do the trick for any chronic issue. Sorry! Just the hard, cold truth according to my experiences as a person who has suffered with chronic illness and also as a Healer treating clients suffering the same.

Causes of Autoimmune Disease

The causes of Autoimmune are still being theorized upon. I can say without doubt that emotional stress was a major contributor to my own issues. Most experts agree that once you have suffered some form of Autoimmune, triggers that exacerbate conditions usually include Stress, Allergens, Pesticides, Metal Poisoning, Hormonal Imbalance, Depression and Trauma. I’d say it’s a good idea then whether you have an AI or not to steer clear of these as much as possible. Consider these methods:

StressRecognize precursors to stress and before you get into full blown panic mode or flight/fight mode remove yourself from the stressor(s) (a particular person that never fails to push your buttons perhaps?!) and/or use some calming techniques so that you can deal more reasonably with the situations. Some calming techniques that work for a majority of people: meditation, yoga, grounding crystals, Reiki Healing, Massage Session, Weighted Blankets, Walk in Nature, Listen to Music.

AllergensLearn what these are for you and stay away! Common food allergens are: nuts, corn, gluten, dairy. Gut health is essential in manning inflammation and warding off AI flair ups. Adding Probiotics and a dietary cleanse to your regimen may help.

Pesticides – Avoid Round Up, any non-organic fertilizers, insecticides, etc.

Metal PoisoningAvoid mercury from certain fish sources, and amalgam dental fillings, arsenic and others from contaminated water, cigarettes and beauty products. You can have a metal detection test done but it can’t hurt to start an over the counter metal detox program.

Hormone Imbalance Have your hormones tested. It requires a simple blood draw. Consider seeing a bio-identical hormone specialist.

Depression – Causes of depression are varied. If you suffer with this for too long with out relief your immune system will certainly be effected. So many people deal with depression as a chronic illness and are reluctant to medicate but sometimes that is what’s needed. Certainly see a therapist to discuss options. Reiki, yoga and Crystal Healing can elevate your mood.

Trauma – Most trauma we do not have control over. What we can control though is how we deal with trauma. Make sure you get all the support possible in whatever form helps you.

 

Healing Autoimmune with natural methods: reiki, yoga, meditation

Here are some of the ways that Reiki Healing* will address your Autoimmune Disorders:

Reduces Pain

Physical pain of some sort is prevalent in most autoimmune diseases. Most patients who have undergone Reiki treatments report feeling less pain as a result.

Balances and Grounds Your Energy

Reiki balances and aligns your energy making you feel more whole. The Reiki Energy will also ground you so that you can think clearly and act steadily. This sense of balance and steadiness makes it easier for people to deal with their illness, and allows a more improved outlook on their lives.

Reduces Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are common problems among people with autoimmune diseases and only serve to  worsen the patient’s symptoms. Research studies have shown that regular Reiki sessions reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

Ignites Parasympathetic Nervous System

Reiki Healing stimulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The priority for PNS is to rest, restore, recover and heal. Innately we know how to heal but the busy modern world keeps us from this knowledge while it keeps us in the flight or fight mode which wears down our immune system. Reiki reminds the body how to heal itself!

So if you’re suffering with any Autoimmune Disorder and/or are having a flair up that is not responding to regular treatments you might consider giving Reiki Healing a try. Schedule your Volume Discount (3 Sessions) here (9th option down). Hope to see you soon!

*Disclaimer: Reiki is intended to be used as a complement to traditional medical care or as a personal relaxation and stress-reducing tool. It is not a substitute for medical/psychological diagnoses or treatment. Always check with your physician before using any alternative healing.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Holidays Are Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be! Here’s How To Deal.

Holidays Are Not All They're Cracked Up To Be! Here's How To Deal.

Good for you if you enjoy the Winter Holidays! It seems however, that you are in the minority. Between trying to please everyone with foods, gifts, your presence at their house and not the in-laws, travel and having to pretend to be having the best time, it’s exhausting! Not to mention being exposed to family dynamics that can get you down, throw you off and all that. We can meet up and celebrate life with family and friends anytime of the year so why do we have to squeeze it all into one day, week, month? Traditions. Blah. Break them and create your own that will make you happy instead of sad and/or stressed. Here are some ideas to stay true to yourself during this busy season (and the whole year through too):

Avoid Stress Triggers

You must know what these triggers are before you can learn to avoid them. When trying to identify what puts you over the edge it is helpful to make a list of these things, people and situations that trigger your stress/anxiety, sadness. Even if you only know 1 or 2, write them down and then plan your holiday time so that you don’t have to encounter them or at least minimize your exposure.

Don’t Schedule/Plan Too Much 

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If you are hosting the holiday event you of course must plan and schedule but consider trimming it all down. I come from an Italian background so everything is all about food, all the time. Over the years I’ve come to realize that 3 pasta dishes will suffice, no need to knock myself out making 5. Think up at least a few ways that you can minimize your planning and scheduling. Accepting invitations to only a couple of parties instead of all 10 you were invited to is one thought. Come up with a few more!

SLEEP! 

Consistently getting a full night’s sleep (8 hours) is essential when trying to deal with Holiday stress. Any stress really. Read here for tips for better sleep. Until your nighttime sleeping is deep and full try to sneak a nap in here and there. There’s no shame in it! Really! I love my naps.

Try Aromatherapy

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Citrus fragrances boost levels of mood-balancing hormones, strengthen immunity, purify air quality. Purchase some essential oils like Orange, Grapefruit or Lemon. Use them in a diffuser or put a few drops on a cotton ball and inhale anytime you need a pick-me-up.

Limit Your Use Of Electronic Devices 

Switch phone off as much as you can and don’t carry it with you unless you are waiting for an urgent call. Only check emails and texts once or twice a day at a specific time and watch/listen to limited TV/News. All the negative reports effect you more than you can imagine not to mention all the negative Electromagnetic radiation you’re absorbing from these devices.

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The one thing I do enjoy about Christmas is the fragrance that the live Balsam emits through the house. (Of course you must plant a tree/trees in its place!) Any form of nature brings healing and grounded energy to you so as much as is possible, get outside and breathe the fresh air or bring elements of nature indoors in the form of plants, flowers, feathers, acorns, pinecones, leaves, etc. If the weather isn’t too abominable on Christmas Day, I’m in favor of taking a walk either alone or with whoever wants to join (as long as they don’t chatter the whole time!) after dinner and before dessert.

Avoid Crowded Malls/Shopping Centers

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Unless you shop very early, before the mad rush starts I recommend shopping on-line. No lines, no parking problems, no crowds, no scurrying about  only to find the items you want are not stocked. Shopping is such a soul crushing activity anyway and the poor air quality and constant sensory stimulation will wear you out in a snap!

Enjoy Music Holidays Are Not All They're Cracked Up To Be! Here's How To Deal., Enjoy Music, Reiki of Greater Boston

It doesn’t have to be Holiday Music. Play any music that makes you feel good and happy. I enjoy a few traditional holiday tunes but the same tunes over and over is no good. Change it up with some Jazz versions , Trans-Siberian Orchestra , The Messiah or if none of this does the trick just enjoy whatever music you like.

Help Those Less Fortunate

Volunteering may seem counterintuitive because you have to schedule yet another thing to do but the feeling you will get from helping others will far exceed the troubles. This always helps to remind me of the true meaning of the Holidays and also just how lucky I am. You can do this alone or enlist a friend to go with you. Help others and help yourself at the same time by affirming your own blessings, which by the way, will elevate the more you put yourself out there and open your heart!  You could also consider foregoing gifts for the family and instead donate that money to a favorite or worthy charity. Read: Other Ways To Give.

Breathe

Take 5 minutes a day (the same time of day is best to form a habit) to breathe consciously. Sit or lie down in a comfortable quiet area and simply follow your natural breathing pattern, watching your breath come in and out. To shake it up try different breathing patterns like Square Breathing, or Counting Your Breaths, etc. Schedule a private session -(8th option down) to learn Breath Meditation techniques. Notice how calm you feel after this brief session.

Plan An Intimate Date

Instead of attending crowded functions, schedule a luncheon with one or 2 close friends in a quiet spot perfect for sharing and catching up.

Exercise  Holidays Are Not All They're Cracked Up To Be! Here's How To Deal., Exercise, REiki of Greater Boston

As you know by now exercise reduces stress (and weight!) so do it daily during this busy season. You don’t have to hit the gym everyday but move your body in some way. Walk, dance, do some yoga or stretching. Ahhh… much better.

Manage Food Intake

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Oh this can be a tough one! For me though, the stress of having to take the weight off after I gorge myself is worse than saying no to Canollis and Pumpkin Pie. Some things that help me to stay on track: Eat Mindfully. This means slowly and with awareness. Pay attention to what you’re putting in your mouth, how it tastes, smells and feels. Drink lots of water throughout the day, especially right before your meals. Bring your own food! I know it seems rude but I don’t really care and neither should you or your friends if they respect your intentions for your health. Baggies full of veggies and fruits and nuts, water bottles and protein bars are easy, unintrusive snacks. Allow Yourself 1 Cheat Food Per Gathering (unless you have excessive gatherings!). Be reasonable and strike a balance.

Treat Yourself

My favorite suggestion to follow! Do something that makes you feel good. (Yes, it can be sex!) Things like Spa Treatments: facials, massages, Reiki Healing and bubble baths come to mind. Others may enjoy painting, reading or dancing. There are certainly ways to treat yourself that are within your budget. This will keep you less Grinch-like through what can be a difficult season.  Holidays Are Not All They're Cracked Up To Be! Here's How To Deal., Treat Yourself, Reiki of Greater Boston

So try a few of these suggestions and I’m sure I’ll see you all Healthy and Calm on the Other Side of The Holidays! Read: More Ways to Put Some Chill Time Into Your Life.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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How to Avoid Making A Fool of Yourself in the Gym: Part Two

Never mind “Me Too”. I’ll kick your ass! 

Just a few more gems of wisdom to prevent you from being the fool in the gym! Since my last related post I’ve really been doing well at fitting in with all the gym rats. Four to five days/week I’m there doing my thing and it’s definitely improved my body’s contours and fitness level.

It’s so uncomfortable staring at myself in the mirror in front of the whole gym population so I took some selfies at home. I haven’t gotten the hang of posing yet!

Despite the overall positive outcome here’s what to watch out for:

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.1. While you are handling this Plate (that’s what they call this 45lb. circle of iron) be careful not to get distracted by beautiful creatures working on the machines around you lest you might drop this thing on your foot as I did. This will result in massive bruises on your foot or feet and will keep you from your workout progress!

How to avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Beautiful Creature

 

 

2. Don’t be deceived! Just because your trainer has heretofore only had you working on stationary exercises does not mean he won’t surprise you with a requirement to jump around for some aerobic conditioning. Make sure then that you are wearing form fitting undergarments so that you don’t hurt yourself and attract all kinds of attention.

How to Avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Form-fitting garments required!

3. If you’re still relatively young and in decent shape you may not need additional supplements to support you body while you build muscle. For my age I am in decent shape but I still noticed that my muscles and joints were not recovering as quickly as they have in the past. To combat this I asked around and did some research and have put myself on a regimen that has quickened my recovery time. So in addition to my previously recommended supplements here I have added:

Workout supplements for joint and muscle support.

Myo Malate

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Supports Optimal Energy Production
  • Boosts Key Enzymes for ATP Synthesis
  • Support’s the Body’s Detoxification of Aluminum

Clinical application in my words:  Makes my muscles less achy.

Collagen Powder

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Protects and Promotes Connective Tissue Biosynthesis
  • Supports the Body’s Processes of Cartilage, Tendon, Ligament and Fascia Self-Repair
  • Supports Joint Lubrication, Joint Cushioning, and Normal Connective Tissue Inflammatory Response
  • Supports Normal Rejuvenation of Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

Clinical application in my words: Makes my joints less tender and weak.

BCAAsBranch Chain Amino Acids

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • BCAAs exert an anticatabolic effect by reducing the breakdown of protein, thereby protecting muscle tissue.
  • Glutamine is a preferred source of fuel for the intestinal cells and is in high demand by skeletal muscles following physical exertion.
  • Vitamin B6 enhances amino acid metabolism.

Clinical application in my words: Gives me more energy to push through a tough workout and meet the challenges I set out for myself instead of collapsing and petering out mid-way through.

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.

4. I usually wipe the machines down after I use them and always do that if I’m sweaty so that it won’t be gross for the next user but I rarely wiped the machines before I use them. All that changed this past April when I got the dreaded Flu Virus! I can’t say for sure that I contracted it at the gym but I am taking no chances from now on since I ended up in the hospital. I am wholly recommending to wipe any equipment down before you touch it! And get the flu shot! I just got mine today. Didn’t hurt at all and I’m a baby about these things.

5. Well, I don’t Spin (bad knees!) but if you do, don’t fall off your bike! Jeesh. This looks painful!  Anyway, make sure you use the equipment properly. If you don’t know how something works just ask a trainer or a knowledgeable fellow workout-ee. Also make sure your shoes are tied!


 

 

 

 

 

Go get it people!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Beat The Blues (Quickly!)

6 ways to beat the blues

Autumn. It’s the time of year I begin to feel that old familiar melancholy come upon me. It feels  like a film of some sort comes between me and the vibrancy of life. Ugh! What I do as soon as I feel this sense of doom is panic because I know where this can lead. It can take me deep down into the dark rabbit hole of depression and and that is scary!  Scrambling to head this off I:

  1. Stand on my head. For at least 5 minutes/day, more if possible. Any inversion where your head is below your heart is helpful. Handstand, Downward Facing Dog, Tri-pod, Standing Forward Bend. Inversions are shown to improve brain function, release neurotransmitters, balance hormones, and release endorphins.
  2. Practice Breath of Joy 5-10 rounds/day. The strong inhalations and synchronized arm movements, awakens your entire system increasing oxygen levels in the bloodstream, temporarily stimulating the sympathetic nervous system, circulating more prana (energy).  Here’s an example to watch if you’re not familiar with this breath.
  3. Pamper myself. I immediately schedule Massages, Reiki, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Restorative Yoga Classes, etc. For you the pampering may look different but whatever it is that calms you and makes you feel cared for or joyful, do it at least 1x/week. If the items I mentioned are too expensive you can find Groupons or engage in less pricey activities like seeing a movie or take a Bubble Bath. Today I took myself to the zoo because animals make me happy! I used a Library pass and it only cost me $9.00 for 2 hours of pleasure..

    This Black Handed Spider Monkey was in love with me. He was showing of his aerial skills and would cry every time I said Good Bye and pretended to leave.
  4. Increase aerobic activity. More days of Elliptical or TreadMill and HIIT and less of Weight Training and Stretching. This activity releases endorphins and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance mood and energy.
  5. Increase Omega 3 ingestion in the form of supplements (Fish Oil) and foods like Wild Caught Salmon.  Increasing omega 3’s has direct effects on serotonin levels.
  6. Take or Increase St. John’s Wart or anti-depressant meds (if you’re on them and with the approval of your physician of course) which effect serotonin and dopamine levels.
6 ways to beat the blues
My Depression Personified

If I catch this gloomy, blue feeling soon enough these 6 actions usually take me back to equilibrium within 2 weeks. I  have come to terms with the fact that sadness is a perpetual companion of mine. Sometimes he stays in the shadows and other times he is a ferocious beast taunting me.  So if you haven’t yet, try ‘making friends’ with this melancholy creature.  I talk to him, tell him, “Oh hello again. I know you’re about to visit me  and it’s ok. I’m sure you will teach me something new about myself and my purpose here on earth so thank you ahead of time. Let’s go!”

 

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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