While there is a wide assortment of relaxation and visualization methods, most of these take conscious effort. With the breakthrough of light and sound brain training technology, you don’t have to “believe in “or “do” anything. With our Brain Tap experience, the brain “syncs” to the gentle light strobes and embedded tones. You are in the experience and don’t have to create it. Negative thoughts, habits, and stress are the enemies of the brain. You can’t expect to have peak brain performance when it’s busy managing the flight-or-flight response that’s inherent in your overloaded lifestyle. In order to overcome the brutal effects of stress, you must achieve the relaxation response.
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By Shawn Alexander
Whether you believe it or not, lean muscle naturally diminishes as we age, and if ever a statement was true, “use it or lose it” should be ringing in your ears if you are over 40. I can attest to this as I have been training people for over thirty years , mostly in the same facility which has allowed me to witness dramatic changes in scores of people over the years.
Science has already proven that resistance training is important for overall health, especially as we age. If you are interested in data and statistics, that’s an easy topic to google which will pull up literally thousands of research studies and articles. What I’m about to tell you comes from MY years of experience and not a study which for some people might be more practical advice.
First off, training properly with weights and resistance exercises can improve many facets of your life, starting with the way your body looks, how it feels, and even your mood. I have helped people overcome depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight issues, diabetes and a long list of other health issues introducing weight training into their lives. Another thing I’ve noticed over the years in my facility is that people who use weights in their fitness program are more consistent with their workouts and seem to have a higher level of satisfaction when it’s all said and done.
In general, people who live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly seem to age slower than people who don’t. Being in the gym most of my life I’ve grown accustomed to being surrounded by healthy, happy people. Sometimes it’s a shock to me when I’m out in the “real world” to see how unhealthy much of our population is, especially with all the resources available to live a healthy lifestyle. These days you can see a fitness center or gym on almost every corner. So, with this being said, maybe it’s time to think about making the most of your fitness routine and including some weights along with the treadmill and your yoga classes. I promise, you will be happy that you did.
If you don’t presently use weights in your fitness routine and you are considering it, here are a few tips that may help you get started.
1. If you have never lifted weights before, a trainer can be very helpful in making sure that you are using the proper form to avoid injury. Another great source is , believe it or not, YouTube. Trainers worldwide post videos that can be very helpful with almost any kind of exercises and I have found it to be very helpful for many people.
2. If you prefer doing cardiovascular work when you are in the gym, you can easily insert various weight exercises into your workout by simply stopping the machine you are on and heading to the weights for one or two sets and then it’s back to the cardio. This is a great way to get fit really fast.
3. A big misconception is that you need to lift weights several times a week to benefit from them, which is not true. Twice a week will work great if you have a balanced workout .
4. Two to three sets with eight to ten repetitions is a great way to start. As your body becomes adjusted to the resistance, you can slowly increase the poundages you are lifting, as long as you are not compromising your form
5. Don’t forget to let your body recover from your weight workouts. Basically this means, don’t lift every day, especially as you get stronger. Lots of people get excited when they start seeing changes in their bodies so they start lifting more and more. More is not better. Your muscles need to rest and recover for at least two to three days after a hard workout with weights.
6. Sometimes it helps to have a workout partner who can spot you and help push you just a little harder than you would otherwise do. It also helps to know that someone is waiting for you at the gym to make it harder for you to just go home and crash on the couch after work.
7. Last but not least, make sure to pay extra attention to your nutrition after you have begun adding weights to your fitness program. We truly are what we eat and if your body doesn’t have the proper nutrition to recover from your workouts, you won’t be able to enjoy optimal health and wellness.
My name is Shawn Alexander and I am a trainer at Physiofit in Dallas. I am excited to be contributing to the Living Well newsletter and welcome any questions you may have in regards to fitness and exercise. I can be reached at 972-839-1323.
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Unlock the Mysteries of Autoimmune Disease with Natural Solutions
Thursday, October 6th
6:30PM – 8:30PM
On The Border – Addison
4855 Beltline Rd
Addison, TX 75254
Do you suffer from Unexplained Symptoms? Pain? Fatigue? Fuzzy thinking? Do you feel UNHEARD?
Our Pain Recovery Clinic works so you can play!
This seminar presented by John Roland, MD; Brenda Briscoe, LMT, Celia Naples, CHC and Joy Schwartz will show you natural solutions that remedy the most vexing symptoms.
Reserve your SPOT today! Call 972-930-0260
Presented by Celia Naples, CHHC at Living Well Dallas
4 Thursdays beginging on May 19th, including May 26th, June 2nd and June 9th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Call 972.930.0260 to register
Recently released research has shown it is not fat that makes us fat – it is sugar. That is no surprise when the average American consumes as much as 25 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Excessive sugar consumption can also lead to inflammation, which is believed to be the root cause of many illnesses including autoimmune diseases, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
It is easy to understand why sugar is a BIG problem:
• Sugar signals the brain to release the same pleasure neurotransmitters as cocaine
• Sugar is found in very unlik…ely places like tomato sauce and condiments
• There are at least 61 names for sugar
Being unable to control sugar consumption is not a matter of willpower. We are hardwired with several physiological processes brought on by eating habits and stress, which work against us and keep us coming back for more and more sugar.
Avoiding sugar takes both awareness and vigilance. Giving up sugar-even for a short time-is difficult to do alone. In the 30-Day Sugar Freedom Detox you will be part of a supportive group of like-minded individuals who share similar struggles and goals, lead by Certified Holistic Health Coach Celia Naples.
We will explore:
• Science based information about the physiological factors behind sugar addiction
• The hidden role stress plays in our eating habits
• The importance of nutrient dense foods
You will receive strategies for:
• Stopping cravings
• Creating new eating habits
• How to eat “sugar free” while everyone around you imbibes in sugar
Essential tools for success:
• Simple to follow 30 day eating plan (modifications made as needed)
• Go Foods / No Foods list
• Food diary
• Weekly action plan
• Weekly group meetings for 4 weeks
• Weekly emails
• Closed Facebook group
• One on One Consultation with Celia Naples ( in person or via phone / skype)
The total cost for this program is $197. Call to reserve your spot and register today! (972) 930-0260
Celia trained with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach in May 2013. She is also a board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a Certified Trinity Energy Progression Practitioner, and is training to become a Reiki Master.
Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of dietary theories, she works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
Along with her formal training, Celia brings a lifetime of experience, knowledge and intuition to her coaching practice. She has an innate ability to motivate people to take action. She employs this gift to empower people to embrace life-changing experiences, enabling them to discover self-compassion, ignite their vital energy, and restore their body, mind, and spirit to health and wholeness.
Celia and her husband of 31 years, James, live in Dallas, Texas. They are the parents of three grown children and Stewie, the sweetest dog in the world.
Featured in April at Living Well Dallas are Multivitamins!
Is your multivitamin working as hard a s you are??
Living Well Dallas Health & Wellness Hours
Monday thru Thursday 9-6PM
Closed Daily From 1-2 for lunch
Living Well Dallas has now paired with the Diabetes Prevention Institute launching the Transformations 360 Program to our clients.
The Transformations 360 Program begins with completing a 296 wellness evaluation questionnaire based on an individual’s 15 key health markers, creating your WICO score. WICO™ Score was developed to aid in the identification of your wellness index and provide prevention and wellness methods for the assistance of reversing pre-diabetes & weight management, getting patients off lifestyle induced medications and more.
You then go onto a dietary program that bio-chemically sets your body to use your excess abdominal fat for fuel. You will typically feel better than normal, while on the program, with heightened energy and mental state, while having NO hunger or cravings. After completing the 5 week program or within 5 pounds of your goal, you will retake the questionnaire, recalculating your WICO score. This will allow healthcare professionals to pinpoint root causes to your symptoms while determining what chronic conditions need more than just lifestyle adjustments.
How Transformations360 Works:
Three meals are taken every day where whole foods (no process, packaged, frozen or canned foods) are eaten with a protein and good carbohydrate at each meal. The food list includes all proteins including eggs, cheese and tofu, and vegetables except for starchy ones like corn and potato. A choice of lower glycemic fruits can be consumed for dessert.
In between meals, a beverage drink is consumed to replace any cravings and ensure balanced blood sugar, while providing the body with all the key nutrients (amino acids, minerals and vitamins), that are needed in a very bio-available manner. This is not a meal replacement or a shake, but just 2-3 ounces of water, mixed with 10 grams of a protein powder that is delicious that comes in different flavors. Both dairy and non dairy options are available. This is consumed twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon.
Why we like Transformations360:
This program allows you to correct unhealthy wellness markers by making simple lifestyle changes. The program uses REAL FOOD and not shakes or meal replacement bars. At Living Well we believe Food is Medicine and learning how to eat well will in turn allow you to LIVE WELL. Transformations360 allows you to take control of your health, see results and move forward maintaining a healthier stance on life.
How much is the Transformations360 Program?
Option 1 – You can order a Transformations360 kit from Living Well for a special price $425 with no coaching visits. Free pickup at our office. Everything you will need is in the kit including the program guide showing you step by step how to move forward. You will received a Free coupon code, valued at $75, to complete your WICO wellness score at the beginning and end of the program.
Option 2 – Purchase the Transformations360 kit plus 3 30 minute coaching visits – one initial visit at the start of the program, one on week 3 and one at the beginning of week 6. Living Well is extending a special price to our clients who purchase this option of $475 (a savings of $375 based on retail value).
At Living Well we are equipped with Coaches who specialize is helping people reach goals. We also understand some people already live a healthy lifestyle and can work this program independently. Either way, let us know how we can help!
Purchase your kit from the Living Well Dallas office today and learn more about the program HERE.
Learn more about our upcoming Free Transformations 360 Weight Loss Program Event
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Living Well Health & Wellness Center Holiday Hours
Thursday, December 24th – CLOSED ALL DAY
Friday, December 25th – CLOSED ALL DAY
Wednesday, December 30th – OPEN 9AM-1PM
Thursday, December 31st – CLOSED ALL DAY
Friday, January 1st – CLOSED ALL DAY
Last Supplement order for the year: Wednesday 12/23
First Supplement order of 2016: Wednesday 1/6
Join the providers of Optimal Wellness & Hormone Balancing as they discuss how to safely and naturally balance your hormones.
Did you know a 35 year old female has half the testosterone as a 2o year old female? Did you know that testosterone deficiency is associated with increased risk of mortality in men? Hormones are the chemical messengers produced by our glands transported in our blood to our cells, organs & nerves to stimulate them into action. If we are deficient our bodies lack the set of instructions to defend itself from disease.
Bring a friend or two and enjoy this informative, interactive, fun, & life changing event. We’ll serve light snacks and drinks.
Space is limited so please confirm your attendance by calling the office at 972-930-0260 or email email@example.com to let us know you’re coming. Feel free to bring a friend or your partner!
The Be Well Membership is re-vamped, re-created and re-designed
just for YOU!!
Self-care may not sound sexy but it’s essential and a priority for quality living, well-being and your health.
We have re-vamped our Be Well Membership and have created several exciting events to share how you can incorporate Lifestyle Medicine into your life. You can live with less stress, more contentment, more joy, more passion, more energy and more engaging relationships.
We want to help you arrive at your definition of what would make your life tick from the inside-out in your Mind, Body and Spirit. We’ve focused our program on Mood, Food, Movement, Healing Touch, Life & Creativity.
So, if you need to add a little pizazz into your life and keep it there; we believe we have the answer. You + Be Well = Optimal Living. Our team of veteran experts will be alongside you every step of your personal journey.
Join our Be Well team in the month of October for one of the following events and get introduced to our new program and it’s benefits.
Then, she will open it up for questions. Jenny will also share some special recipes for LOVE and appealing sexy offers for your relationships. Remember, the MOST important relationship of LOVE to embrace is with YOURSELF. This will be a core theme expressed.
Join us for a Healthy Happy Hour on Tuesday, November 10th
Surviving the Holidays Panel – Don’t be a GRINCH or How to Deal with One”
2:00PM -6:00PM – Try On Sessions (20 min each – Try on one or more of our Be Well Circle Services)
6:30PM – 8PM – Panel discussion