Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time to exercise.
One click in Google search, you would be able to see literally thousands of ways to exercise.
Yet, we are always been asked, whether there is any simplified way to exercise for effective results. Exercises that are easy regardless of age or sex.
Many of these exercises actually have a common ground and to achieve same objectives.
Young or old... everyone (without prejudice) is created to pursue happiness, health and wealth. Below is a unified (and universal) form of exercise.
We are sharing them for FREE. Use it and do a favor to others, by sharing them generously with others. Your loved ones, friends and colleagues, young or old, need it.
These exercises, when looked from the viewpoint of the Principle , are based on the Principle of Give and Take action. Anyone can discipline himself/herself with these very interesting, proven, effective exercises in order to maintain health even amidst hardships of life. It is advised that when doing these exercises to not draw shallow breaths into your lungs, but to take in deep breaths, thereby drawing strength from your abdomen.
In the beginning, these exercises won’t be easy to complete perfectly. These exercises are designed based on the Principle of Give and Take Action, therefore, through practice and investment in uniting our mind and body, we surely can come closer to Heaven (Divine) in our daily life and activities.
These exercises should be done in the morning, and they take around fifteen minutes.
Note on counting for exercises:
When performing each of these exercises, count up to eight, for two times in the following manner.
-LETS START -
When we rise in the morning, the very first thing we do is open our eyes. Thus, eyes represent the start of life. Doing these eye massage exercises can greatly benefit the health and strength of your eyes and also prevent premature weakening of eyesight. Also in doing these eye exercises, you are determining to spend today in a way pleasing to Heaven with a renewed mind and body.
1. Placing your middle fingers of both hands on your tear-ducts of both eyes, and your index fingers at the other side of your eyes, press lightly to the count.Nose Exercise
2. Close your eyes and using the two same fingers on both your hands, press lightly against your eyeballs.
3. Lastly, massage your eyeballs by in a circular movement with your four fingers on each hand, first count to eight massaging outwardly, then inwardly on the next count.
Our nose provides us with the most important thing to maintain our physiological lifeforce: breathing air.
Unfortunately nowadays, there are many people whose breathing is affected because of nose problems. People who suffer from such conditions should do this exercise diligently.
1. Take in a deep breath and with both index fingers, starting from the top of your nose, press firmly descending with each press down to your nostrils. (count up to eight once)Mouth Exercises
2. Tightly hold your index fingers against your nostrils and try to force your breath out through your nose. Count to eight and let out your breath.
When rising in the morning, it is important to cultivate a heart to use one’s mouth to speak bright and beautiful words. As we are massaging our mouths each morning as Father did in prison, let us use this time to repent for misusing our mouths in the wrong way.
1. Massage your mouth by placing the blade of your right hand above your lips, and the blade of your left hand below your lips. After one count of eight switch your hands and count to eight again.Ear Exercise
2. Using four fingers, massage your checks in a circular fashion, while keeping your mouth closed. After one count of eight, switch direction.
Our ears are the meeting point for all the blood vessels in our body. Therefore, massaging the ears provides a great support for the health of not only the blood vessels in your head, but throughout your entire body.
1. Grab both ears with your thumb placed behind your ear and pull them forward, pressing into your ear holes.Neck Exercise
2. Holding the top of your ears with both hands, pull your ears down letting your hands trail the shape of your ear down to your ear lobes.
3. Place your thumb at the top of the inside of your ear, and with your index and middle fingers massage your ear by circling forward (the opposite direction from last exercise)
The neck provides an extremely important connection for blood passage to the brain. If the neck is stiff, headaches can occur easily. Let’s always make sure our neck is loose and flexible.
1. Lower your head, applying force on your neck muscles.Arm Exercise
2. Do the same, this time stretching your neck back.
3. Repeat the same process for right side and then left side.
4. Finally, circle your neck slowly and carefully. Then go to the opposite direction.
Upon the principle of give and take action, pushing your arms against each other in this exercise helps your arms maintain their proper place. Because your arms are connected directly to your shoulders, if you exercise your arms diligently you can greatly benefit your shoulders as well as the flow of blood all around your body. During this time in Heung Nam priseon, Father did this exercise to keep his arms in tip top condition.
1. Breathe in deeply and, placing your right hand on the underside of your left arm right under your palm, apply pressure as you hold your breath.Finger Exercise
2. Let your breath out and switch your left and right hands. Repeat the exercise.
Doing this exercise helps your finger joints become more flexible and improves the flow of blood through right through to your fingertips.
1. Starting with your left hand, use your right hand to pull back your four fingers.Waist Exercise
2. Switch hands and repeat.
3. Clasp your fingers on both hands together and then extend them out the full extent of your arm in a circular fashion.
If your waist is stiff and blocked, the important passageways in your abdomen and upper chest are also blocked. Doing this exercise helps free up these passageways throughout your entire body.
1. Reach down to touch the floor with your hands, keeping your waist and legs upright.Knee Exercise
2. Placing your two hands at the base of your back, stretch your torso back.
3. Holding your hands in the same position, rotate your hips, clockwise, then counterclockwise.
Having healthy knees is a great benefit to doing God’s Will, however, if the joints are unhealthy, you can suddenly become very restricted. Loosening up your knee joints through this exercise lets you use the rest of your body with great ease and comfort.
1. Place both hands on your knees and rotate them in opposite directions.Limb Strengthening Exercise
2. Switch directions.
This exercise helps to release blocked blood flow throughout the body as well as improve the efficiency of the pelvis.
Assume a sitting position. After a deep breath, raise your legs up to your torso and wrap your arms around your knees, locking them in that position through clasping your hands together. Push against your arms with both legs.Pelvis exercise 1
The pelvis is a very important part of our body. If it develops a problem, this can affect our entire body.
1. In a sitting position draw both legs forward so that the soles of both feet are pressed against each other. Then pull both feet as close to your body as possible.Pelvis exercise 2
2. Holding both feet in that position, bend your torso down toward the ground.
For most people this exercise can be quite difficult to complete. Nevertheless, doing this exercise consistently, as Father did in his youth, can greatly benefit your pelvis, as well as your body’s overall flexibility.
1. Assume a sitting position.Toes Exercise
2. Take in a deep breath, then slowly lift your right foot until it rests behind your head.
3. Perform the same with the other leg.
When you get older, the blood flow to the toes, being the farthest point away from the heart, can present a health problem. Massaging your toes with this exercise can maintain good blood flow from the heart to the toes.
1. In a sitting position, place your right foot on top of your left foot. Massage your toes by pulling them down.Leg Exercise
2. Repeat, this time pushing your toes upward.
This jogging exercise helps keep ones stature and height in later life. We have to diligently exercise our legs so that we won’t suffer when we get older.
1. Standing up, place both hands loosely by your side and jog on the spot lifting both legs slightly skewed away from the body.
2. Keep jogging, this time lifting your legs up and bending your legs towards your body.
3. Perform the first exercise again, this time jogging in a circle instead of staying on the spot.
Let us know whether it helps.
HEADACHE? EAT FISH!
Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
HAVE FEVER? EAT YOGURT!
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA!
Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses my appetite and keeps the pounds from invading.... Green tea is great for our immune system)!
INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) HONEY!
Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
ASTHMA? EAT ONIONS!!!!
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (when I was young, my mother would make onion packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory ailments and actually made us breathe better).
ARTHRITIS? EAT FISH, TOO!!
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)
UPSET STOMACH? BANANAS - GINGER!!!!!
Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!!
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME? EAT CORNFLAKES!! !!
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS!
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.
COLDS? EAT GARLIC!
Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)
COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!!
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.
BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.
ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!!
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.
DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES!
Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)
CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO!
Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.
Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E &fiber. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants &flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits &protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young....... ..blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field....... .they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)
Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.
Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients
found in watermelon are Vitamin C &Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn suv rays)
Guava &Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation.
Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)
Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies
ARE YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES, COLLEAGUES LIKELY A VICTIM?
Health enemy #1- Heart Disease Degenerative Disease
FACT: Coronary artery disease is the number one killer in industrialized nation’s today accounting for over 7.2 million deaths a year.
Heart disease is an inflammatory disease of the artery-not a disease of cholesterol. Over half of the patients who suffer a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels. The underlying cause of inflammation of the artery is “oxidized” LDL cholesterol, homocysteine, along with excessive free radicals caused by hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking, fatty meals and elevated insulin levels. All of these causes of inflammation of the artery are either eliminated or significantly reduced by the use of nutritional supplementation
Health Enemy #2- Cancer
FACT: 6.3 million people die of cancer yearly
In spite of the great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the eventual outcome is too often a very difficult and painful death. Medical literature increasingly supports the fact that cancer develops from damage to the DNA of the cells by unstable molecules over the course of 10 to 20 years. Many studies have correlated that high levels of quality vitamin C intakes with low rates of cancer, particularly cancers of the mouth, larynx and esophagus.
Health Enemy #3- Stroke
FACT: 4.6 million people die from stroke every year
Stroke occurs suddenly and usually without warning. Dr. Meir Stampfer reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1995 that 15 percent of all strokes could be related to elevated homocysteine, a by-product of protein metabolism that is elevated in individuals who have low levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. Studies have shown that by increasing your levels of vitamins B6 and B12 with high quality supplements could help prevent stroke
Health Enemy #4- Diabetes
FACT: 135 million people suffer from diabetes, and it’s estimated to rise to 300 million by the year 2025
The overwhelming new cases of diabetes in the world today are the result of insulin resistance. Physicians are busy treating blood sugars rather than the underlying problem, which is insulin resistance. Diet, exercise and potent nutritional supplements all improve sensitivity to your own insulin and are critical in preventing diabetes from occurring or if you already have diabetes, helping control your diabetes.
Health Enemy #5- Osteoporosis
FACT: 25 north Americans suffer from osteoporosis
Osteoporosis and bone health not only depend on estrogen and calcium, but on a wide range of nutrients, including vitamins B6, C, D, K, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper. Failure to meet one or more of these nutrient needs could result in accelerated osteoporosis. Maintaining strong and healthy bones should begin early.
Health Enemy #6- Arthritis
FACT: over 165 million people have some form of arthritis
More than 70 to 80 percent of the population over 50 suffers from degenerative arthritis.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication does nothing to slow down the progression of the disease and is responsible for over 100,000 hospital admissions each year with 16,000 deaths. Glucosamine sulfate along with complete and balanced nutritional supplements on the other hand, actually slows down degenerative arthritis and is even able to increase cartilage within the joint, without dangerous side effects.
Health Enemy #7- Alzheimer’s
FACT: An estimated 29 million people suffer from dementia
Alzheimer’s dementia has been shown to be caused by oxidative stress. Patients who have the highest intake of antioxidants, which combats oxidative stress have the lowest risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia. I believe that the best way to protect yourself from the development of these neuro-degenerative diseases is by taking highly potent nutritional supplements.
Health Enemy #8- Obesity
FACT: For the first time in the history of the United States and other industrialized nations there are more people who are obese than are of normal weight
Researchers are beginning to realize that one of the main causes of obesity is insulin resistance. Eating in such a way as not to spike your blood sugar, modest exercise, and nutritional supplements all improve insulin sensitivity. This triad of healthy lifestyles has a side affect of fat loss.
Health Enemy #9- Skin Cancer
FACT: A five-fold increase in almost all types of skin cancer has occurred over the past two decades
Recent medical research shows that skin cancer is caused by oxidative stress. To combat this problem it is important to choose a sun screen that protects us from both UVA and UBV sunlight and to use high quality antioxidant nutritional supplements to fortify our own antioxidant defense systems. It is also vital that we carefully choose and use skin care products that are natural and contain a full array of antioxidants.
The good news is, there is a way to figure out exactly what your body needs and with a little research you can find a company that can supply all your supplemental needs and by taking the right combination of vitamin supplements you will help protect your body and mind from these 9 deadly health enemies that are sending people to an early grave.
"Back at the turn of the 20th century, the five leading causes of death were all infectious diseases. The epidemic of degenerative diseases has developed throughout this century." -Myron Wentz, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman, USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
A degenerative disease is a disease in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs will progressively deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits. Degenerative diseases are the opposite of infectious diseases.
Health enemy #1- Heart Disease
Don't Take Your Own Health for Granted !
Love Yourself, Your Family and Staff.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries.
And tobacco is the culprit. It is one of the largest causes of cancer in the world.
In 2008, a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer revealed that, until recently, cancer was considered a disease of westernized, industrialized countries.
Today, the situation has dramatically changed with the majority of the global cancer cases now found in the developing world.
Having said that, myths and misconceptions about cancer still abound.
Below are compiled facts from the World Health Organization about this killer disease.
There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide: In 2007, it accounted for 7.9 million deaths (around 13 per cent of all deaths) in 2007.
The five most common types of cancer that kill men worldwide are (in order of frequency): lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and esophagus.
While for women worldwide the five most common types of cancer are: breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical.
About 72 per cent of all cancer deaths in 2007 occurred in low- and middle-income countries.
Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 12 million deaths in 2030.
The World Health Orginization (WHO) estimates that 30 per cent of cancers can be prevented, mainly by not using tobacco, having a healthy diet and being physically active.
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.
A third of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately.
A fifth of all cancers in the world are caused by a chronic infection, for example human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer.