From Pinto to Porsche: Getting the Body You Want
Phytonutrients. Thermogenesis. Applied Kinesiology. Neurogenesis. Bombarded with a bevy of confusing terms, syndromes and other conditions, is it a wonder that the average person doesn’t even know where to begin their journey toward health and wholeness. What if, like a car, you knew what fuel and operating conditions were necessary for optimal performance? Sadly, if you’re like most Americans, you have spent a lifetime running your body into the ground. Starting today, you can learn how to provide your body with the materials and means to reach your best state of health. Now is the time to turn that Pinto into a Porsche and live the life you’ve always dreamed.
Let’s start with fuel. It’s no secret that a car won’t even start without the proper fuel. The same is true of your body. Without consuming the right blend of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes, you run the risk of losing traction, power and the ability to get from “Point A” to “Point B”. What’s more, continually depriving your body of the fuel it needs to thrive, or even survive, will lead to costly repairs and may even land you permanently in park.
In a similar vein, without enough water or oxygen, adding fuel is fruitless. Without the magic spark of combustion, gasoline merely weighs down your car. Similarly, consuming sufficient water and keeping oxygen moving through your lungs will help your body to cleanse itself of toxins, deliver vital nutrients to where they are needed and rev up your metabolism, keeping you slimmer and energized! And, speaking of energy, just as your car’s battery needs to run to keep all circuits powered at peak efficiency, so your body needs to become and remain active; when you move, your muscles, heart, lungs, brain and other vital organs get the raw materials needed for replenishment, repair and restoration.
When it comes to a sustainable exercise program, getting started is often the hardest part. Think of it like planning a road trip. You can’t hit the road until you FUEL up! It’s the same with our bodies. When we consume nutrient depleted, fattening empty calories, we’re not going to feel like doing much of anything, except possibly eating more as our bodies search in futility for the vital nutrition it craves. Remember, our bodies don’t want to be FULL, our bodies NEED to be FUELED. Just like our car! When we consume nutrient dense super foods, we feel the effects and want to move!
Giving your body the rest it needs will help you to recharge and relax, so stress won’t stop you from getting to where you want to be. Consider taking time to relax and recharge the equivalent of keeping your car in a garage; while you may not notice much of a difference at first, in time you will become much more rapidly faded and worn if you never seek some shelter. So, if you take the time to take proper fuel, water, oxygenation, exercise and rest, as well as attend routine health appointments, your new body will take you places you have yet to imagine.