We read all the magazine and newspaper articles on health and various conditions; we hear about the latest studies, we know that diet and exercise are important, but the question is, how many changes do we really make?
Most of us want to eat what we like, skip the workout, and be healthy. The only problem is, it doesn’t work. Health really is a function of participation. If we want to create health we need to educate ourselves about changes that will lead us to radiant health. Look in your shopping cart or cupboards and refrigerator. If they are filled with chips, sodas, white bread and ice cream, chances are very small that you are healthy or will stay healthy. If you want to make nutritional changes, try starting by adding power foods like dark leafy greens, whole grains, lean meats and fresh fruits. Let your taste buds adjust to and appreciate food that nourishes you and supports health; then it will be easier to let go of foods that are destroying your health.
If you just don’t like exercise, consider trying yoga. We have classes at Dance Etc. that are gentle, and others that are more challenging. Yoga is a great way to re-connect with your body and create a good foundation for health. Yoga acts on every gland and organ in your body. It helps detoxify, revitalize and rejuvenate both body and mind. If you’re a beginner and worry that you won’t know what to do, no worries. Yoga students are guided through each class and are taught to work within their own limits without feeling judged. Sometimes yoga is fun, sometimes its funny; sometimes its challenging, and its always rewarding. Yoga classes end with a deep relaxation (I think that’s why people come to class!) that can really allow us to rest.
Creating health through nutrition and yoga can be extremely enjoyable. Here’s to your health!
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