Newsletter, 2/4/2015

Hello,

Ever heard of the 85%-15% Rule?

Exercise / working out has been the mantra for Health – for decades. And yet, we as a society continue to see an increase in disease and obesity, AND a decrease in lean body muscle which causes our immune systems to tank.

Yes, daily exercise is absolutely a part of the equation for health – about 15%. The other 85% is all about nutrition and proper hydration.

Being a certified sports nutritionist as well as a certified personal trainer I feel very strongly about my beliefs.

If a muscle that is torn by proper use is not fed it will not repair and grow? If the body is not properly being recharged, how can the stress of a workout accomplish anything good. Most premier bodybuilders eat 8 to 10 small meals a day which is mostly chicken and rice – the protein and the starch to provide some glycogen.

For the rest of us- eating that many times a day and sticking to such a rigid plan is ridiculous.

In fact, so often an increase in activity tends to lead to increases in things like caffeine and sugar for energy. Because we live in such a rushed society – we eat poorly because we eat processed food on the go, OR we “nuke“ microwave our food and there go all the nutrients.

Proper nutrition requires proteins minerals vitamins amino acids and lots of water . . . The key to the weight loss mystery in cleansing getting rid of toxicity so the body has a fighting chance of restoring itself.

In this newsletter, coming during the season of; Weight Loss – Improvement – and Energy, I am going to provide what I believe is the best solution to get you to a place of nutritional rebalancing so that you will;

Improve Your Energy ~ Improve Your Sleep ~ Release 10 to 20 pounds in 9 days

Of course, that depends on if you are a Man or Woman – Men release much quicker less body fat   – yet both men and women  will experience a dramatic change in the PH Balance and your Body will Thrive! You even lose all your cravings.

It is called the 9 Day Fat Burning and Nutritional Cleansing System – for more information go

www.askmicheletoday.isagenix.com

and/ or www.nutritionalrebalancing.com

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Please contact me with any questions you may have by email or phone – I am here to help!

Email: askmicheletoday@gmail.com

Phone:  (847) 323-2419

Be Fit, Be Fabulous and Be Financially FREE,

Michele Foster

3 Steps to Heal Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80% of people in the world! According to James Wilson (author of “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome”) chronic stress and lifestyle affects the body’s ability to recuperate from physical, mental or emotional stress.”

Whether for a short time, or a chronic condition, most people will struggle with adrenal fatigue at some point in their life.

Do you sometimes have:

  • body aches
  • trouble concentrating
  • racing thoughts
  • moodiness and irritability
  • constant tiredness
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • hormone imbalance
  • cravings for sweet and salty foods

These symptoms can be indicative of a few different disorders, and are often overlooked by doctors, but more and more people are starting to realize that a combination of these could indicate the onset of adrenal fatigue also known as adrenal insufficiency.

And if you have adrenal fatigue, it can also be a major cause of excess fat storage andlow energy levels. So, let’s talk about exactly what your adrenal glands do and how you can heal adrenal fatigue in 3 simple steps.

Read more…

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Cortisol and Stress: How to Stay Healthy

Cortisol is an important hormone in the body, secreted by the adrenal glands and involved in the following functions and more:

  • Proper glucose metabolism
  • Regulation of blood pressure
  • Insulin release for blood sugar maintanence
  • Immune function
  • Inflammatory response

Normally, it’s present in the body at higher levels in the morning, and at its lowest at night. Although stress isn’t the only reason that cortisol is secreted into the bloodstream, it has been termed “the stress hormone” because it’s also secreted in higher levels during the body’s ‘fight or flight response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body. Small increases of cortisol have some positive effects:

  • A quick burst of energy for survival reasons
  • Heightened memory functions
  • A burst of increased immunity
  • Lower sensitivity to pain
  • Helps maintain homeostasis in the body

While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal following a stressful event. Unfortunately, in our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal, resulting in a state of chronic stress.

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Abs Workout: The Fastest Way to Lose Belly Fat

abs exercisesWe all want a toned, flat stomach. No surprise there. But since many women are still relying on crunches to get it, we want to make one thing clear: Crunching is not the most effective abs workout. “Crunches work only the muscles on the front and sides of your abdomen, but it’s important to target all the muscles of the core to get more defined abs—including lower back, hips, and upper thighs,” says Lou Schuler, co-author of The New Rules of Lifting for Abs.

To lose belly fat and uncover amazing abs, Schuler recommends a series of core stabilization exercises based on a training program devised by co-author and personal trainer Alwyn Cosgrove. “Core exercises like the plank help train muscles to stabilize the spine and pelvis so you can avoid back pain and improve posture, Schuler says. “They also burn more calories than crunches because they work more muscles.”

Trade crunches for these three super-effective abs exercises from The New Rules of Lifting for Abs and you’ll be on your way to a perfectly toned, flatter tummy.

See the exercises…

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