Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Year - New You

New Year - New You
The Truth About Your Food 
and Exercising

Non-GMO Health and Wellness Coach

Dec. 29, 2015

My new health motto for 2016 is "It's Time To Get Lean in 2016." The bottomline is, if you want to spend 2016 feeling and looking absolutely great then you need to figure out what is happening with the food supply system in this country.

You can do that by joining one of the National Non-GMO Health Movements in this country. It' s not enough to sit at home and be dumbfounded when things are happening around you but you need to turn your home into a learning center and become a reader because "Readers Are Leaders."

Human beings are some of the selfish people in the world so you need to share information. You can do this by forming your own positive communities using the groups.

Go back and read my "90 Day Health Initiative and Challenge for the Entire Family" -- that I launched back in June 2015. At the end of this 90 day challenge, you will be educated on the different options you have in regards to your health.

Foods affects every area of your life -- from your mood, to your behavior, to your happiness and your entire quality of life.

If you don't gain access to good food this year then basically you are setting yourself and your family up for failure to live another year feeling weak, sluggish and run-down as you move closer to living a 'diseased' lifestyle.

People are always telling me that I seem so positive, energetic and full of vitality so I want to share my secrets with you. I wasn't always like this but I had to work on myself - mind, body and soul.

At age 59, I only eat foods for my blood type so find out your blood type and buy the book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" if you truly want to live an energetic and positive life.

As a Blood Type B, I thrive on seafood and green foods so that's what I mostly eat, however, I can't eat all seafoods and I can't eat all green foods.

I rarely turn on the stove so that I can eat my foods in as natural forms as possible so I -- steam, juice or blend -- the majority of my foods.

If you notice I did not put down to exercise as a New Year's Resolution on the list because along with eating good food and getting plenty of rest, exercising should be a part of your daily routine.

The more fit you are, the longer you are likely to live. Being fit usually means you engage in some type of "cardio" or "cardiovascular" exercise.

Cardiovascular exercises are any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up and keep it up for at least 20 to 30 minutes or more.

Everyone should be engaged in some type of cardiovascular exercise (fast or power walking, running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling/spinning, etc.) at least 3, 4 or 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes (or more).

Remember if you exercise in the morning, it speeds up your metabolism more than it would if you exercise later in the day.

If you suffer from allergies, be careful exercising outside first thing in the morning, especially during allergy season.

Working out is hard for a lot of people but it's important to stay active. At age 59, I have always believed in staying active.

This year I engaged in a different assortment of activities in order to find out what I truly love to do. Each workout have left me with some really great results.

At the beginning of the year, I cleared out a space in my kitchen to exercise. This was the first time I had engaged in a home workout like this.

I had everything I needed in this space - a mat, DVDs, hand weights from 1 to 10 pounds, trampoline, Zumba stepper and a laptop dedicated specifically for my workout routines.

I started the New Year off by jumping up and down several times a week on a trampoline; worked out with Personal Trainer Shuan T with the DVD worksouts; Julian Michaels DVD worksouts; DVD workouts and now at 59 years old, I am hooked on outdoor group fitness workouts...working out alongside of 20 year olds.

I believe meditation and yoga should be a part of your daily routine. These are definitely exercises for the brain and "when your brain works right, you work right."

It's definitely important to eat good 'brain foods' (Omega 3s, green foods, antioxidants, etc. in as natural forms as possible - juiced, steamed or blended) and take 'brain supplements' (Omega 3 Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin D3, Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin C & E - which are antioxidant vitamins that helps your cells grow) -- which I do everyday.

For many a Multi-Vitamin for Men and a Multi-Vitamin for Women will be all you need, especially if they eat a natural organic diet.

Be careful taking Vitamin E and Ginkgo Biloba because they are both blood thinners and you should never take these with other medications, especially over-the-counter or prescribed medications.

Yoga helps with flexibility, especially as you age. Did you know because of the way you breathe when you engage in yoga and jumping up and down on a trampoline, you decrease your chances of coming down with cancer?

Parents should think about buying their children a trampoline because for most kids under age 15, cancer is the largest killer because of their weak and undeveloped immune systems.

Don't forget that cancer is caused by toxic foods and living in toxic environments -- so eat good food and clean up your environment by using natural products in your home and on your body.

As I engaged in the above exercise routines this year, I still used my and memberships.

I use my gym membership when I travel as a Speaker because they are everywhere. When I first arrived in Austin, 18 months ago, there was no gyms in my area so I had to join

Now there is a gym 20 minutes from my home but I have chosen to keep both memberships. My has a track so I love gyms with tracks so I can walk and listen to my audiobooks on

Organ failure (heart attacks, liver and kidney disease, etc.) is the #1 reason that people die in this country and prescription overdose is #2.

Sitting in 'dry saunas' in gyms helps you sweat out toxins, which can render your organs dysfunctional.

But did you also know that sitting in dry saunas will also help you decrease your chances of coming down with cancer because dry saunas "repairs" your cells? Cancer is the 2nd largest killer in the U.S. and is nothing but the "mutation" of cells.

I also walked and jogged in a local park while listening to my favorite books as audiobooks -- but after the park was flooded out for the 2nd time in 2 years, I looked for an alternative and eventually found the outdoor group fitness workouts.

Engaging in the same routines everyday can become boring, so it's great to have a lot of different choices for working out.

When I first started out with fitness group workouts, I could barely walk for two weeks but my mate, who works out in Gold's Gym, kept encouraging me to keep going and that eventually my body would get use to it.

Well it took at least 6 weeks for my body to get use to the workouts but many people stop short of their goals -- so don't get discouraged.

I am happy to announce that this week is my 9th week with and we have yet to do the same again I am loving it and the variety of exercises that we engage in.

Despite many trainers being off for the holidays, our trainer showed up for several 'unscheduled' workouts because of his dedication to the group.

My main camp meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 a.m. for just one (1) hour but I found another camp for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. with another trainer, a female, so they have camps all over and in other states.

Face it trying to exercise on your own is hard so sometimes you need these fitness trainers to push you but you do want to be careful working out with fitness trainers, especially in gyms.

Many of these trainers are there simply for their paychecks so many are "underqualified" and "untrained" - pretending to know what they are doing. You know your limits so stick to them.

Before starting any type of regular exercise program, see your doctor first to make sure your body can take working out.

Make sure you warm up before exercising. Your warm-up is just as important as your workout, however, with busy schedules, people forget to stretch and heat up their bodies. Many just settle for a few toe-touches, which can leave them in pain or injured.

A good warm-up will provide increased flexibility and will activate the necessary muscles for training and competition. It also speeds up your blood flow and causes your core temperature to rise, which will prepare you to train at your highest levels.

Good preparation makes for a great workout. Remember to always start off slow (start off walking) then work yourself up over the next few weeks and months to a more intense form of working out, if and only if, you are in shape for that type of workout.

If you have been sedentary for some time, try exercising in water. Water aerobics are excellent for those who are overweight or who find walking or running difficult.

Some easy ways to add physical activity to your daily routine include:

  • Park the car farther away from your destination. 
  • Get on or off the bus several blocks away. 
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. 
  • Take fitness breaks instead of cigarette or coffee breaks. Walk, stretch or do some office exercises. 
  • Perform gardening, yard work, heavy house cleaning, or home-repair activities. 
  • Exercise while watching TV. For example, use hand weights, a stationary bike or treadmill, stretch, or perform body-weight exercises such as crunches, push-ups and squats. 
  • Keep a pair of comfortable walking or running shoes in your car and office. You'll be ready for activity wherever you go. 
  • Walk while doing errands.

Cathy Harris, Speaker, Author, Coach
Angels Press, CEO, President, Publisher
National Non-GMO Health Movement
P.O. Box 19282
Austin, TX 78760
(512) 909-7365 (Seminars, Workshops, Webinars, Coaching) (Empowerment & Publishing Company) (Advice Columnist) (The Cathy Harris Story)

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