Moving the body plays a key role in cleansing our bodies of garbage and
scraps. It should not be used only when there is a problem with weight or
to just build muscle mass. It should also be used to clear the mind, gain
clarity, awareness and understanding. It is a perfect time to be alone with
your thoughts so you can pray while involving yourself in an activity that
you thoroughly enjoy. Moving your body should be effortless, exhilarating
Any lack of movement will allow pollutants to build up in the body which can
destroy our internal balancing act. Physical activity means the body has to
move as well as the mind. This is exactly why our muscles are attached to
the bones. Muscles move bones and bones move joints. Our body chemistry
changes when it is in motion. This includes our brain chemistry.
Moving the body stimulates growth, support, preservation and maintenance of
the brain, healthy bone tissue, endurance, muscle mass, and strength. It
helps to excrete toxins and restore balance in many of your body systems.
These body systems include:
Integumentary System (Skin, hair, and nails)
When we move, it is a powerful tool that can be used to detoxify the body and
to improve and maintain your good health.
IN FACT -
Studies show that movement demonstrates an improvement in our mental health:
it improves self-confidence and self-image
decreases anger, hostility, fatigue, laziness, nervousness and anxiety
the perceptions of stress are reduced
our moods are elevated with the release of endorphins
mental abilities, learning potential, memory and cognitive skills are all
improved with increased oxygen levels
On a physical level, movement:
aids in weight reduction programs
improves the bone structure and support for the body
it accelerates the removal of toxins and waste material from your cells
aids in the maintenance of appropriate blood-sugar levels
lymph circulation is increased
helps lower blood pressure
helps prevent heart attacks
increases body temperature
blood flow is increased that carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell
the duration of an allergic reaction can be shortened
lung power is restored, as well as, endurance and strength
increases muscle flexibility and strength
it can reverse adult-onset diabetes
prevents the formation of gallstones by increasing the solubility of
cholesterol in bile
increases levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the good cholesterol
Whenever the body is in excessive or prolonged movement:
Find a comfortable moving meditation that makes you feel good, so you can
connect with God and listen without being interrupted.
Wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable. Your clothes and shoes should
fit and support your body.
Use only equipment that fits your body type.
ALWAYS - shower immediately after any type of exercise.
Wash your clothes to remove the toxins from your sweat. You certainly
don't want to absorb these pollutants.
DISCLAIMER: **This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.