Health & Fitness: How to Gain “Healthy” Muscle Weight?


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Sal: I spread my workout routine throughout the week. For example:

Mondays: Upper Body-Chest & Back
Tuesdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Wednesdays: Upper Body-Triceps & Back
Thursdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Fridays: Upper Body- Arms & Shoulders
Saturdays: Core Focus

However, Monday-Saturday: I start my morning doing 3 types of push-ups and numerous core exercises. I do various core exercises throughout week as I mix it in between my sets M-F.


In regarding the health area, I take various vitamins throughout the day..

AM-Vitamin C
Noon-Vitamin D with Magnesium
Evening-Fish Oil

I try other various vitamins- supplements throughout the week.

Mass-Gaining Meal Plan | Muscle & Fitness
“..Below are two sample mass-gaining meal plans for a 180–200-pound male, courtesy of Liz Jackson, owner of Jackson Nutrition (@broccolifit)…”

10 BEST Foods To Add MUSCLE Mass FAST!

Oats 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
“..Phytic Acid: Most abundant in the bran, phytic acid is an antioxidant that can impair the absorption of minerals, such as iron and zinc (12, 38)…”

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Health: Various Mind Exercises

Intelligence Enhancement?

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Right Brain Enhancement

Activities for Enhancing the Right Brain by RAE CASTO | Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017
Enhancing Creativity

The rational left brain hemisphere can stop the carefree right brain hemisphere from exploring new ideas. You can re-train your brain to think outside-the-box by using methods that enhance creativity.

Contour drawing is a simple artist’s exercise that develops an individual’s ability to perceive “spatial” relationships–that is, how physical objects occupy visual space.

Place an object on the table in front of you. Follow the outside edges of the object with your eyes. Using a blank sheet of paper and a pencil, draw a continuous outline of the item without looking down at your paper or lifting your pencil. As you do this, notice a strong temptation to stop and examine the drawing. That is your left brain trying to make sense of a right-brained activity.

If you enjoy the game of identifying a melody by only a few notes, it is because you are allowing your creative side to take control. Playing a musical instrument “by ear” without sheet music or composing an original tune are additional methods of right brain enhancement.

Brain Fitness

Whatever your cognitive tendency, left- or right-brained deficiencies can be corrected through brain training exercises. Achieve optimal brain fitness by building a balanced creative and analytic brain.

Creativity Related

Are you Left Brain? Get more creative with this Right Brain Workout. Improve your memory.
“Published on May 3, 2014

Most people have been trained to become Left brain – in their jobs, at school or College. But today’s world needs you to be more creative, have more ideas and use your imagination.
Keep practicing with our FREE Brain Tune Course:

Are you mostly a left-brainer? (‘Left brain’ people are often busy, systematic, notice details and have an orderly, common-sense approach to life.) If you are, you probably find generating new ideas or being imaginative (mostly Right brain skills) a bit of a challenge. But it doesn’t need to be.

You already have Right brain skills – it is just that school and work mostly reward left-brain thinking and practice. So your right brain gets a bit under-used. When you were very young you used all of your senses – seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling things – that’s how you learned to understand your world.

To be creative and imaginative, you need to give your senses a chance to work again – this video has some pointers for practice. It is just one of the Memory Foundation’s many brain tools which help you improve your brain and grow new brain connections. Dr Allison Lamont PhD, MA, M.APS and Gillian Eadie MEd, BA, Dip Tchg focus on challenging your brain to grow the new brain connections you need as a buffer against memory loss in older age. Baby boomers need this information to keep brain fit! It’s a prescription-free way to fight back against Alzheimer’s and dementia. When you are 50+ is the best time to start.

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And you can get access to more help with the three-part brain training program, Brain Tune, that teaches you strategies for overcoming those annoying everyday forgetting like people’s names, where you left the car-keys and why you didn’t remember to get milk at the supermarket.

And you’ll love this easy-read best-seller, ‘Seven Second Memory: Memory Techniques that will change your life’ written by Dr Lamont and Gillian Eadie.. Sold in 40 countries. It’s a great gift for your parents, too:…

Not sure if you are Left brain or Right brain?

You use your Right brain for things that engage your your creative side and Left brain for actions that require reasoning and logic. A ‘Right-brain’ people tend to be more relaxed, artistic and imaginative.

You’ve probably heard that people are supposed to be one or the other and, in a way, there is some evidence that each of the two hemispheres of the brain tend to be activated for different kinds of tasks.

But the truth is, of course, that EVERY memory task works better if ALL areas of the brain are used.

Keep your brain challenged and brain-fit, no matter what age you are. And come on over to for lots more about these topics.

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Health: How to deal with “acid reflux”


What Kind Of Foods Cause Acid Reflux? – YouTube


5 Foods To Avoid For Acid Reflux – YouTube

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night


6 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux Dr. Group by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on May 7, 2010, Last Updated on February 12, 2016
“..1. Balance Your Hydrochloric Acid Levels

Increasing natural production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is the first step to preventing acid reflux. Replace cheap table salt with high-quality sea salt…

I also recommend taking a plant derived Betaine HCL supplement before meals.[3] This is extremely effective at preventing acid reflux.
2. Change Your Diet

Processed foods and sugars are almost a guaranteed way to exacerbate acid reflux and create a bacterial imbalance in the stomach and intestinal tract. ..

3. Take a Digestive Enzyme Supplement

Enzymes are found in abundance in raw food, but the act of cooking food over 116° Fahrenheit destroys the health-promoting enzymes. …

4. Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

I recommend taking one tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in about 4 ounces of purified water before each meal. ..

5. Take Organic Baking Soda

Bicarbonate is a wonder product. Mix a spoonful in a glass of water, stir, and drink before it stops fizzing.[4]..

6. Take Organic Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is commonly used to calm an upset stomach, diarrhea, and redness associated with bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.[..”

How to Naturally Treat Acid Reflux – YouTube

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Health & Fitness: Lifestyle Tips for Adolescents -Teen-Youth Generation


Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness – YouTube

Published on Aug 21, 2015

Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescents and young adults. Parents have an important role in helping their adolescents stay healthy, but there are other influences on the choices adolescents make. Of the 42 million U.S. adolescents, age 10-19 years, 91% are enrolled in school, making schools and academic institutions an ideal place to foster lifelong healthy behaviors. Other community level interventions can also make the healthy choice the easy choice.


The Most Common Problems Teenagers Face Today 25 February 2014 | Family & Parenting
“..The most common problems that teenagers face today include:
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Cyber Addiction
Drinking and Smoking
Teen Pregnancy
Underage Sex
Child Abuse
Peer-Pressure and Competition
Eating Disorders

Surprisingly, all of these problems are connected to one another, like a chain reaction. When the teens face self-esteem and body image problems, they can become frustrated, resulting in eating disorders. ..”


Today’s youth: anxious, depressed, anti-social
Three-generation survey reveals sharp decline in teenage mental health
Madeleine Bunting Monday 13 September 2004 13.42 EDT
“..The mental health of teenagers has sharply declined in the last 25 years and the chances that 15-year-olds will have behavioural problems such as lying, stealing and being disobedient, have more than doubled.

The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression has increased by 70% among adolescents, according to the biggest time trend study conducted in Britain. ..”

Mainstream -Current Trends

15 Most Dangerous Teen Trends Kelcie M. Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm EST
“..When you’re young, you think that you’re invincible, that nothing can hurt you. This mentality is exactly why teens do so many stupid and dangerous things. Thanks to social media, young people are able to share all their stupid ideas with the world. causing the most dangerous of trends to go viral. Here are some of the most dangerous trends thus far…..”

Advertising Impact on Teens – YouTube

Social Media Technology

Facebook and Twitter ‘harm young people’s mental health’ Denis Campbell Health policy editor

Friday 19 May 2017 03.08 EDT

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety

Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, a survey of almost 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds found, and the health groups accused it of deepening young people’s feelings of inadequacy and anxiety.

The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are also harmful. Among the five only YouTube was judged to have a positive impact…”

Negative Effects of Social Media On Adolescents – YouTube


Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain NCPIC + Turning … – YouTube

Fitness -Active Lifestyle

*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise

Strength Training – KidsHealth

‘..Getting Started

If you’re a guy and you’ve started puberty, your body will have begun making the hormones necessary to help build muscle in response to weight training. If you haven’t started puberty, or you’re a girl, you’ll still be able to get stronger — you just won’t see your muscles getting much bigger.

Before you start strength training, you should be checked out by your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you to lift weights. And to reduce the risk of injury, it’s important to learn proper technique and to be adequately supervised…”

Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises

Sports Endurance Workout – Stamina, Speed, and Agility … – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts

Teen Bodybuilding – Beginners Advice – What To Avoid – YouTube

*see Teen Bodybuilding – Beginners Advice – What To Avoid

Athletic Training For Beginners | Youth Sports Performance … – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises

Youth Fitness Speed and Agility FUN – YouTube

Bone Health during Puberty Stage

Exercise and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents – YouTube
*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors

New Guidelines for Bone Health in Kids and Teens – YouTube

How Is Bone Growth Affected in Girls? | Puberty – YouTube

Recreational Sports

*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches


Top 10 Health Benefits of Youth Sports By Health Fitness Revolution –
June 3, 2015
“..It is well-known that children who participate in sports are less likely to drop out of school, and become involved in drugs and alcohol activity, while they also excel in academic performances and sociability.

Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:..”

Documentary: The benefits of sports on teenagers – YouTube

-Negative Impact

Too much sport ‘may be bad for teens’ health’ Published Thursday 21 November 2013
‘…However, they found that more than 14 hours appears to be detrimental to their health. ..

We found that sports practice apparently ceased to be a protective factor and became an independent risk factor for poor well-being when practicing more than twice the 7 recommended hours per week.”

The investigators note that their study highlights the importance for physicians caring for adolescents to monitor their level of sports practice and ask them about their well-being. ..

Teenage years risky for sports injuries by Cathy Johnson
“..And this is bad news. Not only are injured young athletes predisposed to health problems like arthritis later in life, but the experience can also lead them to drop out of sport altogether and perhaps begin the downward spiral to being a couch potato.

It’s something coaches need to recognise and they may need to reduce the volume of training for certain teens, says paediatric sports medicine specialist Dr Carolyn Broderick…”

Youth sport: positive and negative impact on young athletes Donna L Merkel Open Access J Sports Med. 2013; 4: 151–160.
Published online 2013 May 31
“..The popularity of youth sports continues to rise, with an estimated 45 million child and adolescent participants in the US.1,2 Seventy-five percent of US families with school-aged children have at least one child who participates in organized sports..”


Healthy Eating Tips for Teens – YouTube

Healthy Eating Tips : How to Teach Teenagers to Eat Healthy – YouTube

Healthy Eating for Teenagers – YouTube

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Health & Fitness: “Holistic” Biblical Scripture Meditation and Prayer

Christian Health, Fitness, Spiritual, and Wellness Program – YouTube

How to Do a Centering Prayer Meditation

Warm-ups or Cool Downs

Fitness: Warm-up Stretches while Standing Up to Psalm 33 Reading Pt. 1


HIIT 35 Min Morning Meltdown #18 w/ Prayer and Meditation – Keola® Christian Fitness

Morning Stretch Routine & Prayer – YouTube

Instrumental with Subtitle Bible Verses Only

BE STILL – 1 Hour Piano Music|Prayer Music|Meditation … – YouTube

Peace – Subliminal Audio Bible Verses – Meditation – YouTube

Instrumental with Audio, but no Subtitle Bible Verses

70 Encouraging Verses That State “Do Not Be Afraid”: (Audio) – YouTube

Peace Of Mind [Audio Bible Scriptures to Harp]

Audio Bible Meditations: Scriptures Dealing With Worry … – YouTube

*see Stories of healing?

50 Healing Verses – soothing music – YouTube

Instrumental with Audio and Subtitle Bible Verses

Scripture Meditation 1 – YouTube

Scripture Meditation on God’s Love – N.T. – YouTube

*see Good and bad on “meditation”?
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Health & Fitness: Body, Mind, & Soul (Spirit) Exercises

what is mind-body exercise? by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Jun 01, 2004
“…A Little History

The term mind-body exercise comes to the fitness industry from the field of mind-body medicine. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, mind-body medicine is based on the “inseparable connection between the mind and body—the complicated interactions that take place between thoughts, body and the outside world.” ..”

Health Benefits

The Benefits of Mind Body Exercise
Posted on May 7, 2017
“..The Power of Mind Body Exercise

Although every kind of exercise or physical activity will most definitely help improve your mental health and well-being, there are certain kinds of physical activity that focus more on the mind and body than others. A weight training, swimming, running or cycling session is definitely beneficial to your overall physical and mental health. However activities like Yoga and tai chi are more aimed at exercising the mind and improving your mental health…”

Mind-Body Exercises & Heart Health
“..The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.

Research has shown that when you imagine an experience, you often have similar mental and physical responses to those you have when the event actually happens. For example, if you recall an upsetting or frightening experience, you may feel your heart beating faster, you may begin to sweat, and your hands may become cold and clammy.

Whether you have been diagnosed with an illness or need to prepare for a medical procedure such as surgery, it is very important to minimize the negative effects and maximize the healthy, healing aspects of your mind-body connection.

A variety of calming and empowering mind-body exercises have been proven to help people:..”

Exercise Benefits Body, Brain, and Mind – YouTube


The origins of Western mind–body exercise methods Jonathan Hoffman & C. Philip Gabel
Pages 315-324 | Receiv ed 30 Aug 2015, Accepted 23 Nov 2015, Published online: 08 Apr 2016
“..Tracing the origins of Western MMB training suggests that the regular practice of movement-harmonizing exercises was embedded in ancient Greek culture.1 Herodotis. The history of Herodotus. New York (NY): Appleman and Company; 1885. [Google Scholar] Calisthenics in Greek means strength and beauty, a combination highlighted in Greek mythology and everyday life. This philosophy engendered sporting activities that were practiced to facilitate self-empowerment and prepare for events such as the Olympic Games or military actions.2 The Atlantic [Internet]. Cheever DW. The Gymnasium (1859). 2015 Aug 30 [cited 2015 Aug 30]. Available from:
. [Google Scholar] Today, Calisthenics refers to full-body movement exercises benefiting the body and mind by employing functional motions such as bending, stretching, twisting, kicking, jumping, push-ups, sit-ups, and squats.3..”

Exploring Mind-Body Modalities
“..Here are five likely criteria that La Forge says can help determine whether an activity is mindful, or mind-body, in nature:

1. The activity contains a self-reflective, present-moment and nonjudgmental sensory awareness.

2. It includes a perception of movement and spatial orientation.

3. There is a focus on breathing and breath sounds.

4. Attention is paid to anatomical alignment.

5. The activity has a quality of being “energycentric,” or involves an awareness of the movement and flow of one’s intrinsic energy (chi or prana). ..

Mind, Body & Spirit Workout Routine. Gentle Restorative … – YouTube

Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? Beginners Guide
“ a way of moving. If you’ve seen photos of groups of people practicing a graceful, slow-moving exercise in China, you’ve probably seen tai chi. This particular way of moving is practiced by over 200 million people.
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Tai chi is different from most other forms of movement and exercise because it’s a way to work directly with one’s qi, or life force. ..”

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 01 – easy for beginners – YouTube

Tai Chi for Beginners Video | Dr Paul Lam | Free Lesson – YouTube

Best Tai Chi for Beginners – join in – 8-minute exercise

8 Powerful Ancient Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy in the Body
What is Qigong and Why is it Essential?

Qigong (pronounced: chee-gun), which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system within Chinese medicine. Qigong exercises are designed to help you preserve your
Jing, strengthen and balance the flow of Qi energy, and enlighten your Shen. Its dynamic exercises and meditations have Yin and Yang aspects: The Yin is being it; the Yang is doing it. Yin qigong exercises are expressed through relaxed stretching, visualization, and breathing.

*click on pic for references on “ying and yang”

Yang qigong exercises are expressed in a more aerobic or dynamic way. They are particularly effective for supporting the immune system. In China, Qigong is used extensively for people with cancer…”

Chi Gong and Tai Chi (Qi Gong) Energy Healing Exercises – YouTube

8 Powerful Ancient Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy in the Body BY MISHA RUTH COHEN

12 Quick And Easy Qigong Exercises To Boost Your … – YouTube

Easy Qigong & Easy Tai Chi – Senior & Elderly Exercise –

T’ai Chi Chih: Rocking Motion by Justin Stone – YouTube


a. Tai Chi Chuan – Chen Style Full Form – YouTube

b. Tai chi chuan for beginners – Taiji Yang Style form Lesson 1 – YouTube
*most used in the West

c. Chang style tai chi – YouTube

d. Introduction to Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan – YouTube

e. 30 Forms Tai Chi: Sun Style – Full Form Beginners Tai Chi for Health …
*recommended for elderly (see Health & Fitness: How to get more “energy” for the Elderly?


Should Christian’s do Tai Chi? September 22, 2012 by bonlou
“..I believe the Holy Spirit made me uncomfortable with the idea, so I decided to look into what Tai Chi really is. I needed to make a decision based on more than just what the pretty flier told me and the enthusiasm of my friends. So, I did some research which I will share with you…

though it’s often called a “moving meditation” since the movements are done slowly and deliberately, and it is taught more as a meditative and health-enhancing practice than as a martial art. ..

There is no supreme God or Creator in Taoism; all originated from the Tao, which is an impersonal principle or source of creation…

It is easy to follow the crowd, but we are to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Well, I can see from my research that the spirit in Tai Chi is not from God. It is anti-Christian. Therefore, I should not get involved.

1 John 4:1 NASB Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

I remember as a child some of my friends would join a certain group, or take part in something, and I wanted to also. I wanted to be part of the crowd. …

*see Spiritual: What is Yoga?

6 Reasons This Popular Meditation Trend Is Dangerous for Christians 6:00AM EDT 7/18/2016 Rosilind Jukic
“..How to engage in biblical meditation

The Lord spoke to Joshua and said this:

This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night, that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise. Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Josh. 1:8-9).

The Hebrew word for meditate used here is hagah, meaning to speak, mutter, muse, imagine or plot.

Biblical meditation is the repeated speaking of the Word of God. It also involves imagining and using the mind to plan ways that we can implement the Word of God in our lives.

You do this by taking a passage of the Word and repeating it over to yourself, examining each word and imagining how it applies to your personal life.

As we begin to make biblical meditation a part of our daily Christian discipline, speaking, muttering the Word of God and imagining how we can mold our lives in concordance with it, we will see our lives transformed and the Lord promises that our “way will prosperous” and that we will “have good success.”

Do we believe the Word in this?..”


Bad karma: When yoga harms instead of heals By Jennifer Wolff Perrine updated 7/15/2008 8:34:49 AM ET
Inexperienced teachers and overeager students behind rise in injuries
“..Years of hunching over my computer had left me stiff, almost breakable. One false move — getting out of bed too quickly, tying my shoe — could lay me flat on a heating pad for days. Friends and family commented that my shoulders were rounding, my back curving, my chin protruding beyond my chest. Sometimes I’d see little old ladies hobbled over canes, their tiny bodies twisted and contorted, and I’d wonder, Will that be me?..

“In my practice, I’ve seen a significant increase in yoga injuries in the past five years,” says orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Halbrecht, M.D., medical director for the Institute for Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in San Francisco and a specialist in knee and hip problems. And it’s not only those in the recent wave of newbies who are getting hurt, Dr. Halbrecht says: “I’ve treated more experienced yogis than rookies.”..”
Yoga Injuries and Pain During Yoga Class – What’s the Story?
February 3, 2014 by Kara-Leah Grant
“.. started yoga already injured, and with limited mobility. I’d already had one spinal fusion, and was on a fast track to a second – I had intense sciatic pain down my right leg, half of my right foot was numb and I was walking with a limp.

Within a year or so of starting yoga – a mixture of Bikram and Vinyasa – my symptoms had largely disappeared, although it took several years to regain full feeling back in my foot. It seemed yoga had healed me, where nothing else had worked.

The last year though, things have been different.

Eighteen months ago, carrying my 2.5 year old on my hip while doing a tour of Anahata Yoga Retreat – up and down uneven tracks – I aggravated my sciatic for the first time in years.

Since then, I’ve done about twenty Bikram Yoga classes and I have been in pain through all of them. I start the class pain free, but by the time we’re into the first posture – Half-Moon sidebends, back bend and forward bend – I’m in agony.

This is in contrast to my home practice where I’ve mostly been pain-free…”
Facing my fear: I used yoga to cope. Then an injury took away my lifeline Chrissy Auger Friday 3 June 2016 06.30 EDT
“..Yoga is admittedly self-serving, and westernized yoga is sometimes plagued with contradictions, like people meditating in $100 leggings, posing for sexy pictures instead of sinking into poses, and quietly competing to be the best at stretching. But since I wasn’t into any of that, I thought my practice was relatively pure, and that I was doing yoga for the right reasons: to gain clarity, strength and flexibility. I wanted to be mentally healthy and physically independent, and until recently, I was…

..but I didn’t realize in the moment that accepting a yoga challenge meant pushing myself there, too. Instead of accomplishing a goal I didn’t care about, I got hurt doing the thing I loved the most.

I still needed to balance against the wall to stay upright, so the day that I slipped, either from poor form or my ponytail, I didn’t exactly fall over. But when my weight came crashing down upon my head, my entire body started shaking, and I immediately knew something was terribly wrong. My instructor, who is also my friend, brushed it off, saying I would eventually be able to do the pose.

Instead, my entire world was turned upside down.

I went to see a spine surgeon, who gave me painkillers and a referral for an MRI. He was about my age, and during that first visit, we kidded around and called each other doctor, joking about my PhD. ..

From one moment of seeking inner peace gone awry, I had a herniated disc in my neck, two bulging cervical discs, and the pleasure of learning about some other degenerative surprises like arthritis and stenosis. ..

Pilates Method

An Animated History Of Pilates – YouTube

Joseph H. Pilates | Biography – Jillian Hessel

“..was born on December 9, 1883 in Mönchengladbach (near Düsseldorf), Germany. His father, a native of Greece, had been a prize-winning gymnast, while his German-born mother was a naturopath who believed in the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself without artificial drugs. No doubt his mother’s healing philosophy and father’s physical achievements greatly influenced Pilates’ later ideas on therapeutic exercise. ..”


J H Pilates – YouTube

About Pilates – Pilates Method Alliance

An Exercise in Balance: The Pilates Phenomenon
“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.

“ a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. ..”

How to Use a Pilates Reformer Machine – YouTube

Mr & Mrs Pilates – The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning … – YouTube

Yoga vs. Pilates : What’s the Difference?

*see New Age, Kundalini, Yoga, & Astral Projection In The Church. Yoga & Meditation Spiritually Dangerous youtubecom
*see 16:58 minute mark (“those (some) who have sclerosis did yoga (5th level) …origins of pilates)

Alexander Techniqu

Alexander Technique | FM Alexander Giving a Lesson

What is the Alexander Technique?

“ a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. It’s a simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.” ..”

The Alexander Technique: First Lesson – YouTube

Alexander Technique: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending – YouTube

Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method

‘ educational system that uses movement to teach self awareness and improve function.

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). The Biography of Dr. Feldenkrais shows his diverse fields of study and hints to the sources of the genius of the Method he developed.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais wrote extensively. Here are some excerpts of his works that will stimulate your thinking, and serve as an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method.

The IFF has adopted Standards of Practice, which give a description of the applications of the method.

Examples of Dr. Feldenkrais teaching can be viewed or listened to in our online Archive.

Materials for purchase are available here:..”

Neuromuscular Integrative Action technique

About NIA – Neuromuscular Integrative Action

“..Based on both Eastern and Western philosophy Nia, or “Neuromuscular Integrative Action,” helps to heal the body, spirit, mind and emotions. It is a fusion of many different movement forms inclucing Yoga, Tai Chi, Jazz, Duncan, Modern, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Feldenkrais and The Alexander Technique.

Designed to be both therapeutic and fun it is set up similar to the martial arts with belts awarded for progress and mastery starting with white and proceeding up to black. Those at the highest level are considered to be Movement Medicine Healers…”

NIA Fitness & Exercise Lessons : What is Neuromuscular Integrative …

Chi Running & Chi Walking

Chi Running & Chi Walking – YouTube

Transitioning Between Chi Walking and Chi Running Posted by Keith McConnell on Thu Nov 10th, 2011
“..Briefly stated, the transition (or change) process from walking to running, or running to walking, is an individualized decision combined with some general principles and timing guidelines. First, it is key to pay attention to yourself, to “Body Sense” so that you are aware of your own energy as you decide to continue with what you are doing as opposed to making the transition: exertion level? heart rate? attitude? current form? And further, what’s going on around you: are you running or walking on level terrain, uphill, downhill? what point in your workout or race? personal goals? aid station coming up? how long have you been either walking or running?..”

American Indian and Alaskan Spiritual Dancing

“Our Culture Is Medicine”: Perspectives of Native Healers on Posttrauma Recovery Among American Indian and Alaska Native Patients
Deborah Bassett, PhD, Ursula Tsosie, MSPH, and Sweetwater Nannauck

RezMove Native Dance and Cardio Workout – YouTube

Spiritual Practices in the Healing of American Indian/Alaska Native …

Biblical Meditation

*see Health & Fitness: “Holistic” Biblical Scripture Meditation and Prayer

The Power of Meditation Enliven Health and Wellness April/May 2015 By: Sherrell Moore-Tucker
“..However, upon further research and good bible teaching I learned that God does in fact want us to meditate. Joshua 1:8 says,

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Now don’t get me wrong I was familiar with this scripture but I lacked the application of it in my life. ..

Christian Meditation

The scientific benefits of mediation are great but here’s where worldly mediation and Christian mediation differ, the focus. Christian meditation is essentially a form of prayer in which you ponder and reflect upon the revelations of God. Rick Warren, in The Purpose Driven Life describes meditation as “focused thinking”. God wants us to mediate on His Word day and night so therein lays the focus. If you are dealing with anxiety meditate upon 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV), “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” And just like prayer you can mediate anywhere. Mediation is even valuable during exercise. For example, you can turn your fitness routine into a moving mediation by focusing on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.”..”

In Prayer | 17-minute Christian meditation

PraiseMoves | The Christian ALTERNATIVE to Yoga!


Pietra Fitness – YouTube
“Pietra Fitness
Published on May 29, 2014
PIETRA FITNESS is a unique ‘whole-person’ fitness program that integrates physical exercise with Christian prayer while drawing upon the rich and timeless traditions of the Catholic Church. Bodily prayer, sacred art, sacred music, and Christian meditation are woven into the stretching and strengthening workout so that in only one hour, you feel calmer, stronger, refreshed, and renewed. “


5 Ways to Include Mind-body Exercise in Your Fitness Classes Jennifer Turpin Stanfield by Jennifer Turpin Stanfield on August 09, 2017
“..Your fitness class regulars follow you to group strength, indoor cycling and even boot camp. However, you haven’t had any luck getting your loyals to try yoga or Pilates, or any mind-body fitness class for that matter. As health and fitness professionals, we know that mind-body exercise is a great complement to any fitness program, but how can we get our participants to buy in? Here are five ways to incorporate mind-body exercise into any group fitness class. ..”

You can can incorporate some of the breathing and stretches from the various movements above to your “warm-up” and “cool down” stretching before-after a typical workout/exercise.
*see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches

Walking barefoot, the incredible benefits for mind, body and spirit with this exercise!
*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors

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Dangers of Yoga: Side effects – Websites and articles
“..This site presents the side effects of yoga, meditation, transcendental meditation and qi gong. It also presents a record of these practices in schools: Who are the promoters and those who are opposed…”

“Disclaimer: No part of this site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Nothing on this site is to be construed as medical advice; the authors are not doctors. Please discuss your personal health, including any options or ideas you may read on the internet (on this site or others) with your personal, qualified health practitioner before making changes to your diet or adjusting/discontinuing any medication. We are not responsible for any adverse outcomes associated with using or misconstruing advice or information on this site. THANK YOU for stopping at our site! May you find what your looking for and “God speed” to good health and prosperity!”


Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements

“..enhancing physical performance

athletic use of caffeine and other ergogenic aids..”

Supplements and Ergogenic Aids for Athletes Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN Published December 03, 2014
“..Dietary Supplements: Who’s Watching?

Dietary supplements are under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but are regulated differently than conventional foods and drugs. Manufacturers are not required to prove a supplement is safe before it is sold, or even that it works. The FDA can take action to remove or restrict the sale of a supplement only after it has been on the market and been shown to be unsafe…”

Watch Legal Ergogenic Aids – Nutritional Aids In Sport – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids


*see Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients & Health: When is “too much” Protein in your diet “too much”?

Protein vs Amino Acids – YouTube

What Do Amino Acid Supplements Do For You? – YouTube

Calculate Your Recommended Protein Intake Contributing Writer December 15, 2017 • 3 min read
“..The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. The daily minimum recommended by the National Institutes of Health is 0.36 grams per pound for a sedentary person.[1] However, if you do intense workouts or have a physically demanding job, you’ll need more.[2] While the average healthy diet provides enough protein for most people, it may benefit you to bump up your intake if you exercise to build muscle or lose fat, either from dietary protein or supplements…”
#sal (135lbs on 2.17.18 =202 g)

How Much Protein You Should Eat to Build Muscle By Michael Matthews
“..“Gym lore” can actually lend some insight here, and it agrees with the above findings.

1 gram of protein per pound of body weight (2.2 g/kg of BW) per day has been a bodybuilding rule of thumb for decades.
Higher levels of protein intake, usually in the range of 1.2 – 1.5 grams per pound of body weight (2.6 – 3.3 g/kg BW) per day, are commonly recommended when “cutting” to lose fat. .”


What Are BCAA’s And How Do They Work? – YouTube

BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements
Layne Norton, PhD August 21, 2017
‘…While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, I believe BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.

Although dieting down makes you look awesome onstage, on the beach, and to your friends of the opposite sex, it can also take a chunk out of your muscle mass…”

1. Whey

Whey Protein Types: Concentrate, Isolate, Hydrolysate

2. Casein
5 BEST Casein Protein Powders 2017, What is Casein … – YouTube



The Benefits Of Glutamine! Contributing Writer September 15, 2017
“..Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism. Find out everything you need to know about glutamine and how it can help you!

Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles – over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells.

During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to 6 days for Glutamine levels to return to normal – and Glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.

Pros & Cons

BCAAs | Benefits? Side Effects? When to take? Dosage?
“..BCAAs are considered the perfect supplement for people looking to put on mass, but more so people who are looking to cut down and shred some body fat whilst maintaining as much muscle as possible…”
What are the pros and cons of protein powder for bodybuilding?

BCAA Side Effects Dangers You Should Be Aware Of! – YouTube
“..One of the largest dangers has to do with negative interactions between supplements and prescription drugs. This is why if you’re taking any prescription drug it best to let a qualified physician know what you’re doing. They probably will not object to it, but it’s best to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this supplement. Not enough is known about these amino acids when it comes to interacting with a developing human being. Of course one supplement a pregnant woman really should take is a multivitamin. ..”

-Human Hair

True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
“..(NaturalNews) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It’s usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries…

Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way…”

Protein Shakes Contain L-Cysteine Derived From Human Hair …

How Do They Make L Cysteine? – YouTube

L – Cysteine In Your Bread – Bakeries Use Human Hair … – YouTube

10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food

‘..Human hair

Amino acids are your body’s building blocks, and while they can be good for your health, not all amino acids are created equal. L-Cysteine – an amino acid used to prolong shelf-life in products such as commercial bread – can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, but most that’s used in food comes from human hair. It has been reported that most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it’s gathered from barbershops and hair salons. You can avoid L-Cysteine by buying fresh bread from a local baker, as it is not an additive in flour. Steer clear of fast food places such as McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King too, who all use L-Cysteine as an additive…”

Beta alanine amino acid carnosine & Sodium Bicarbonate

A. Beta alanine amino acid carnosine

Beta Alanine Explained in 60 Seconds – Better Than Your … – YouTube

Carnosine & beta-Alanine – Vegan

“… Carnosine (also known as beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is a molecule made up of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. It is synthesized in animal tissues, especially muscle and brain (1), and is not contained in any plant foods. One study has shown vegetarians to have 50% or less carnosine in muscle tissue (7).

Most of the research on carnosine has been in vitro and in animal models, with a few small studies conducted in humans. Most of the research has looked at carnosine as an anti-glycation/anti-glycosylation agent and for athletic performance…


Beta-alanine is the limiting amino acid for carnosine synthesis, and beta-alanine supplements have been shown to increase muscle levels of carnosine. In fact, only beta-alanine supplements, rather than carnosine supplements, have been tested on athletic performance in human subjects… “

Beta Alanine Increases Muscle Carnosine – YouTube

Carnosine the most effective anti aging supplement – YouTube

-Pros & Cons

β-alanine: performance effects, usage and side effects

Sodium Bicarbonate

How To Drink Baking Soda: The Best After Workout Tonic
The Alternative Daily –

June 10, 2016
“..The health benefits of baking soda stem from its ability to regulate pH. When our bodies become too acidic, or too alkaline, health problems can occur. Baking soda helps to restore a healthy balance.

One very important area of life in which baking soda can greatly assist us is exercise. We all know the feeling of being utterly winded when we work out. Anyone who’s ever done high-intensity exercise knows the feeling of stiff joints, sore muscles, and lingering fatigue that this activity can bring.

The process of vigorous exercise leads to a buildup of lactic acid in our joints. While this is a natural process, it is one that can lead to that crushing fatigue, and nagging muscle pain that can knock you off of your feet. Exercising can also lead to a lowering of your body’s pH, a process called metabolic acidosis…”

Increase endurance and stamina quickly with baking soda – YouTube
Published on Dec 3, 2014
– 40% to 50% increases in endurance.
– One of the few things shown to actually provide results.
– Boost your energy levels for a better training session.; “


The facts about caffeine and athletic performance Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. For
“..Caffeine and performance

Caffeine is one of the best-tested ergogenic aids (substances, devices, or practices that enhance an individual’s energy use, production, or recovery) and is known to help athletes train harder and longer. Caffeine stimulates the brain and contributes to clearer thinking and greater concentration. ..”

How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance
Beth Skwarecki 11/12/15 1:00pm
‘..Thankfully, if you’re relying on caffeine to help you run faster in a race, you’ll still get a benefit even if it’s your hundredth day in a row of chugging coffee in the morning. But for the best results, you may want to go off caffeine for a week or more before an important race.

When the big day comes, the International Society for Sports Nutrition recommends taking a big hit of caffeine one hour before your event starts. Caffeine begins to circulate in your blood after about 15 minutes if you take it on an empty stomach, or longer (45 minutes or more) if you have it with food. (The delay is similar to what happens when you have alcohol with food.)..”

Does Coffee Enhance Athletic Performance? – YouTube

Pros and Cons of Coffee – YouTube

Caffeine – Pros and Cons – YouTube


*see Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine?

anabolic androgenic steroids

ANABOLIC-ANDROGENIC STEROIDS: Mechanism of Action and Effects on Performance Thomas D. Fahey
“..The research literature is divided on whether anabolic steroids enhance physical performance. Yet, almost all athletes who consume these substances acclaim their beneficial effects. Many athletes feel that they would not have been as successful without them.

There are several possible reasons for the large differences between experimental findings and empirical observations. An incredible mystique has arisen around these substances, providing fertile ground for the placebo effect. The use of anabolic steroids in the “real world” is considerably different from that in rigidly controlled, double-blind experiments (in a double blind study, neither the subject nor experimenter knows who is taking the drug). ..”

Sports Documentary Anabolic Steroids Effects – YouTube

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: The Psychological Side Effects …

Cortisone Shots

What Is Cortisone?
“ a synthetic version of cortisol, a steroid produced by the body’s adrenal glands. In large quantities, cortisol suppresses the immune system’s inflammatory and allergic responses. Cortisone medications mimic the action of cortisol but tend to be more powerful.

Cortisone and cortisol are both types of glucocorticosteroids, often referred to as corticosteroids. The term “corticosteroids” is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms “cortisone” and “cortisol.” ..’

Are Cortisone Injections Good or Bad? Clinical Research … – YouTube

Dangers of cortisone and steroid injections. My research and why it might not work.

Good News Fitness

“Disclaimer: No part of this site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Nothing on this site is to be construed as medical advice; the authors are not doctors. Please discuss your personal health, including any options or ideas you may read on the internet (on this site or others) with your personal, qualified health practitioner before making changes to your diet or adjusting/discontinuing any medication. We are not responsible for any adverse outcomes associated with using or misconstruing advice or information on this site. THANK YOU for stopping at our site! May you find what your looking for and “God speed” to good health and prosperity!”