Exercise is a cornerstone to improving your health and well-being. Knowing what type of exercise your body needs and how often you should exercise is important. Too much exercise or the wrong type of exercise can be just as harmful as no exercise at all. He human body needs to “move” in order to prosper. Physical activity can improve your health. Exercise can make your heart stronger increase circulation, lower LDL cholesterol levels, decrease body fat, lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of breast, colon, prostate and endometrial cancers, help prevent adult onset diabetes, (type II diabetes) and osteoporosis, plus exercise increases back strength and mobility. The human body needs it stay active and to remain healthy. So, let BioHarmony help you start your exercise program today. A healthier more youthful future awaits you.
As a person ages, mobility, strength and flexibility decrease because we lose muscle fiber. When muscle fiber is lost muscle mass and strength decline. This loss of strength causes a decrease in mobility and flexibility. To counter these effects, you need to maintain proper diet, an effective exercise program and when clinically indicated, begin natural hormones replacement therapy. By modifying your lifestyle through diet, exercise and natural hormone replacement therapy, you may slow or even reverse the loss of muscle fiber, which will allow your body and mind to remain healthy and energized for years to come.
Your body needs three types of exercise to stay optimally fit; these are aerobic training (cardiovascular exercise), anaerobic training (resistance training), and flexibility training (stretching exercise and/or yoga). In addition to these forms of exercise, meditation has also shown to improve wellness.
Yoga, which means “union”, helps the body and mind in a way that reconnects us with our needs and fosters total wellness. In addition, numerous studies have shown that yoga measurably affects the nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory, and endocrine (hormonal) systems of the body. Using specific postures, we can take charge of our wellbeing, tapping into our body’s wisdom to heal what ails us. Yoga also builds strength, flexibility, and balance without the risk of injury common to high impact sports and fitness activities.
Yoga’s influence on our health is garnering increased recognition in mainstream medicine circles. Studies by Herbert Benson, M.D., at the Harvard Medical School, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, M.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, have conclusively shown that yoga and meditation boost immunity and reduce stress, and underlying factor in many chronic illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Prestigious hospitals, such as Memorial loan-Kettering and Columbia Presbyterian in New York City, and HMO, such as Kaiser Permanente, now offer yoga classes to their patients-powerful proof that yoga works.
Although there are more than a hundred scientific studies that have found yoga to be an effective treatment for a variety of medical problems, from heart disease to carpal tunnel syndrome, most of the work is unknown to the average physician.. While a few of these studies, mostly those done in the West, have gotten media attention here, the overwhelming majority of the scientific research into yoga takes place in India. Mot of the Indian research is difficult to get access to in this country, which is part of the reason most physicians and most yogis have never heard of it.
To really grasp what yoga can do, you need to experience it yourself. That’s why I’m urging you to consider taking a leap of faith, and give it a try. My past experience with trying yoga has made me a believer, telling me that yoga does work-in addition, of course to the scientific evidence and what I’ve directly observed and heard from others.
Yoga is something that you learn by doing. I’ve been practicing it for about 7 years, but there are people who have been at it for decades longer who greatly surpass me in my yoga experience. Nonetheless, I believe that as a medical doctor as well a student of yoga, I can offer a helpful perspective to people hoping to heal, people doing healing work with others and anyone who’s just curious about yoga’s health benefits- unlike Western medicine, yoga can help the healthy as well as the sick to feel better.
Some of the health Conditions shown by scientific studies to benefit from the practice of yoga:
- Alcoholism and other drug abuse
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Menopausal and Perimenopausal symptoms
- Migraine and Tension Headaches
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Plural Effusion (Fluid Collection in the Lining of the Lungs)
- Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose)
- Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine
- Urinary Stress Incontinence