Archive | November, 2014

Fast Reproaching

Shore_overcastWhen Seasons Change:

What to do when time conspires against you

The weather is cooling and the rain is menacing.  For many, that means very little  time outdoors.  Less time outside begats less exercise.  Less exercise invites weight gain.  Add ‘The Holiday Season’ and the pounds spike up to numbers we’ve never  believed possible.

Studies indicate an average of 5lbs will be gained by people already carrying more weight than is optimal.  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/22/the-skinny-on-holiday-weight-gain/

And what’s a few more pounds?  Yet, if you gain what’s typical (5lbs) every year, that’s a whopping 50lbs after 10 years.  And to take it one step further, will it be easier to change 10 years of habits in order to take off the weight?  Most people have a hard time making shifts that create change.

According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a very specific determinant that affects how quickly the aging process takes place.  Thoughts turn to genetic predisposition, environmental exposure, available food sources, etc.  However, the

Lifestyle choices are the single most important factor in reducing age-related body changes.  And it’s not just the choice of which desserts to choose from during the holidays – it’s the choices you make everyday of the year.

Most everyone knows what they should not eat and that exercising is good…

But how does one know  what should be eaten and what exercises to do?

  • First, understand what you don’t know.
  • Second, decide the goal.
  • Third, choose a plan of action.

If you need help, BODYWISE specializes in assessment, manageable exercises, and supporting your progress.  And because of the holidays, there is a special to celebrate you getting where you want your health to be…

www.bodywisebodywork.com/specials

Let me help you!  Make 2015 the year you do it right.

…and all the King’s Men

Did you ever wonder where the children’s rhyme Humpty Dumpty came from?  I’m still not sure…

Was it about drinking alcohol?  Or was it about a lost battle?  And what are the horses doing, attempting to put a cracked egg together?  Tell me if you know… There are so many riddles about kings.  More jokes about horses.  (And not so many about eggs, though.)

As for me, I’ll be making more equine related parallels in the coming posts.  Work is bringing me into more horses.   And more horses are bringing themselves to me.  While their alignment is complex (four legs, and all) there is more to them than a body with imbalances.  While observing how deeply patterns of imbalance stay ‘stuck’ in our structure, and (perhaps) less ‘stuck’ in horse structures, they present as more than the sum of their parts.

The especially exciting part is working with both clients together:  Horses and People.  Stay tuned.  The best of BODYWISE is yet to come…