Exercise and Aging, is there a connection?

Ok I really do like to exercise.  I do something everyday for myself.  I life weights, move kettlebells, ride a bike, go for a walk or run outside, in the summer I cut grass for many hours, and for the most part I enjoy it all.  Exercise or movement makes me feel alive!  It is challenging physically and mentally.  And keeping active helps control weight which is definitely important to slow the aging process.

I am always looking for  information that will help me and my clients age better!  And what I mean by that is to be healthier as we get older.  To me there would be nothing worse than getting older and being unable to enjoy life.  So I keep moving to be able to keep moving.

Here is a quick video on the 7 Deadly Causes of Aging and it is quite interesting.  Dr Aubrey de Grey, Chairman Chief Science Officer, Methusalah Foundation discusses the 7 deadly causes of aging

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Dr de Grey discusses Resveratrol and the possibilities.  Resveratrol comes from Red Wine and in fact is called the French Paradox.  The French drink Red Wine and tend not to suffer from the Diseases of Aging like North Americans.  Thus the French Paradox.   I have been taking Resveratrol for the past many years in a product  called Genesis with X’Tranol 24  I like it very much and because he included it in the video it is my feeling to include it here.

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Take Control and let me know if I can help you.

Wendy

Ooops! Metabolic Typing Part 3

Metabolic Typing is powerful for great health.  Hopefully you have seen for yourself by watching the first 2 videos in this 3 part series.  It has definately done wonders for my and it might be able to do the same for you.

 

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If I can help let me know.

 

Just a thought, Wendy

Metabolic Typing, Part 2

Metabolic Typing is a powerful diet that helps clients customize their diets to be free of food cravings, reach ideal weight, have high energy and prevent disease.

I say customize their diets because we as humans are all different.  We may have similar characteristics as a type within the Metabolic Typing Diet however we will work to customize what is the best for you.

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In Health,

Courages is in the Showing Up

I was actually in a gym yesterday.  Because I train at home in my own gym I have not had the need to be in a gym in a long time.  I forgot how a gym environment feels like.  There is a silent support system there just because each person shows up.  It doesn’t matter the reason they show up, just the fact that they did there is support at the gym. 

The courage I saw yesterday was that a few of the clients were either obese or obviously ill and yet they showed up.  They had community with each other.  They seemed to know each other, support each other and work out hard for them.  This is courage.  They have a lot of work to do and it seems they are willing to show up to do the work.  Seems they are willing to put in the time to be healthier, stronger, fitter, in better shape, living with less weight and they are doing it in community.  The camaraderie between these women was awesome to see and yet I could feel it as well.

I have heard it said many times before that “showing up is half the battle”.  So where are you showing up in your life when it comes to your health, wellness and fitness goals?  Are you showing up at the gym?  Are you showing up to meet a friend for a walk, to exercise, to move and to connect?  Are you showing up with your kids to play in the park, backyard? 

It would be great to hear all the places you show up even when you don’t want to.  All the courage it takes you to show up to reach your health and fitness goals.

Until my next post, Be Courageous, Show up!  Wendy

Always in a Hurry

I have been thinking about being in a hurry a lot these days.  I see myself and others always rushing to get somewhere, do something, achieve something.  And yet I seem to forget the results of my rushing as soon I it happens.  I get to my destination rushed, stressed so much that I don’t even remember what I was rushing for because I have only a few moments then on to the next rush.  I am in a hurry to achieve a goal and once it is achieved I don’t allow myself to enjoy it or celebrate it.  On to the next in a rush. 

I had an accident a few weeks ago and my MCL has been torn.  I am in a brace, moving at a snails pace and my mind is still rushing.  I think the Universe is attempting to show me that I must slow down and be in this moment.  It sure isn’t easy yet here I am with no choice but to slow down.  Actually I do have a a choice to either slow down, heal properly so I can have a healthy life in years to come or I can continue to rush and have a knee that does not work well in years to come.  So I have chosen to slow down now, for my health, my life and me.

The choice for me to slow down  is causing me to learn a great deal about me  in the last number of weeks.  I am learning about trusting the universe, learning about being more peaceful, learning about enjoying this moment, learning about just being happy in the here and now. 

Are you rushing?  How is it affecting your life?  Would love to hear about your experiences. 

Until my next post, Wendy

Life Lessons

It has been a while since I last posted.  I think it is almost 1 month and what a month it has been.  Over 1 month ago I got very sick.  Don’t know what happened but I could not really move and was in bed for 10 days.  After 10 days I got moving very slowly and I am getting back on my feet well sort of. 

Last Wednesday I was reffing a girls hockey game and had an accident.  Without the details a couple of players landed on my left knee.  I have been on crutches ever since. 

Have you ever had things happen and then wonder what is going on in life that is causing it all?  Well that is what I have been thinking and today I realized that I have been learning how to have patience. 

When life is going so fast your head spins sometimes the most important thing to do is to slow down and yet we live in a world that this is the last thing that is acceptable.  We are never meant to slow down, take care of ourself, be kind, be loving to our self.  Well this is exactly what I have needed and the universe has help me to realize this. 

Patience.  When I want everything to happen now I realized today I must have patience.  When I begin to feel well I must have patience and allow time to heal and mend.  When I want business to happen right away I must realize that I must have patience to let the business grow and develop.  Patience.  I must realize that nature has patience, the four seasons.  Spring is the time to plant, summer is the season to grow, fall is the season to reap and winter is the season to rest so.  I must understand that I too require the same kind of patience and I am grateful for this lesson. 

Until I post again, Wendy

Seeing the Athlete and Champion

Vision Quest was started in 2001.  It was started because  of my passion for helping others live with the change that comes with wellness  and fitness in their life.  As I began the company I found that I naturally specialized in working with women and young people.   The women I have worked with range from an Olympic athlete, an international athlete to many middle age women who want to participate in competitive sports at a local level and to be healthier, to senior women that want to be as healthy,  active and independent as possible in their life.  Mostly the young people I have worked with wanted to reduce their weight and feel good about them self.  Both groups of individuals are very exciting for me to work with. 

I wanted my logo to represent my feelings about what we do at Vision Quest Wellness.  We are Change Makers.  Vision Quest is a Personal Training and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching company that works with people, who are truly inspired to reduce weight, get into shape, be healthy/vibrant and just don’t know where or how  to start.  We provide coaching, teaching and training for clients who are looking for real change.  Becoming an athlete and champion for their life whether they start out as an athlete or not.  Each human I believe has an athlete and champion in them . 

I see all of my clients as athletes and champions reaching for the stars, yet most of my clients did not see it.  Most of my clients did not see how awesome they are.    I see them standing on the championship  podium as they go beyond their potential and never say no.   My clients inspire me to move them beyond what they think is possible for them. I see athletes all the time raise their arms in victory and this is what I wanted to share with clients new and old. 

My logo is not necessarily a feminine looking logo yet I wanted women and youth to know that it is OK and a must  to raise their arms and celebrate being a champion/athlete in today’s world. 

Vision Quest Wellness.  We are Change Makers helping women and youth to become the athlete and champion in their life.  We do this through Life Coaching, Fitness Coaching/training, Nutrition/Holistic Coaching, Supplement Coaching, and Stress Management Coaching.

NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTARY FILM A QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTY

I wrote a post the other day asking the question Are You Free?  Well I just rec’d this email (copy below) with an incredible documentary movie.  Whether you live in Canada or anywhere else around the world Freedom as we knew it is becoming a concern. 

I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for the opportunity to post this. 

NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTARY FILM – A QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTY 

 Kevin Miller, an award winning writer, producer, and director (Generation RX and We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom) comments on his new documentary film:  

 “Quietly, over a period of many years, unconstitutional legislation encompassed in Bills C-51, C-6, and the current Bill C-36 have placed not only basic civil liberties and freedoms at risk, but Canada’s national sovereignty as well. The film shares how entangling alliances with groups like the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, Codex Alimentarius, the United States and even multinational corporate interests have become so powerful that they literally threaten to make elected officials in Parliament irrelevant..”

A QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTY discusses why this dramatic shift in the balance of power puts the nation and its people at a vital crossroad early in the 21st century — and why some of the past giants of Canadian politics may hold the answers to Canada’s future

http://vimeo.com/13024940  to view the 23 minute short documentary film.

 Both Shawn Buckley and Ian Stewart, president and vice president of the NHPPA, were interviewed for A Question of Sovereignty. The NHPPA supports Kevin and honours his dedicated service to use his outstanding vision and work to effect change in Canada, and protect its future.

 Your donations are the NHPPA’s lifeblood. Please give so that we can maintain measures to ensure Canadians’ rights and freedoms through projects like our Constitutional Challenge and to fund select educational initiatives.

https://www.beanstream.com/scripts/payment/payment.asp?merchant_id=203070000      to donate to the Legal/Constitutional NHP Regs Challenge.

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Are you living your plan?

Yesterday I wrote about having a plan.  In yesterday’s post I wrote about my planning a Weight Loss Program that I am putting together.

I just got back from a long bike ride around my area.  It is an absolutely wonderful morning with the sun shining, very little humidity and not a cloud in the sky.

I really enjoy getting on my bike and going for a ride.  Doing this is a part of my plan.  My plan to live a healthy, active life.  Exercise for me is a daily thing.  Whether it be living weights, doing body weight exercise, getting on my bike for a ride, boxing, yoga or reffing I do something 6 days a week.  I take 1 day to rest which is also a part of my plan.  Getting balance is very important and a challenge. 

To get out of doors and enjoy the beauty of the neighborhood.  Whether it is a short ride or a long one it is wonderful to be outside, seeing all the beautiful gardens, homes and even the people out on the street for their daily walks is a very enjoyable way for me to get exercise.  Yet it hasn’t always been this way.  There was a time when I didn’t do any kind of exercise, was overweight, tired,  sick and not feeling so good. 

Yet today it got me to thinking about planning life.  It seems most of us just let life plan us.  When I hear most  of my friends and colleagues speak about their lives it is from the standpoint of working at their jobs and then at some point in the future retiring and doing what it is they really enjoy. 

It got me thinking about planning and how important it is yet so little is done about it.  When it comes to health, weight reduction in today’s world it is even more important to plan.  Now for some when I discuss planning  it becomes this heavy thing that we are not supposed to discuss.  For some it is just too much, yet when I think about planning my life and how I want to live it I find it rather exciting.  I think about what I want and not what I don’t want.  I have been told that the mind doesn’t understand the concept of don’t want and so it messes with the plans.  For example if someone were to say “I don’t want to smoke”  the mind would understand “I want to smoke” so the reason to plan your wants.

Today it got me to wonder if so many people today are challenged with health and weight problems because they don’t plan.  Are we so stressed out as a society that we don’t take the time to think about life and what we want from it?  I don’t believe anyone wants to be overweight, suffering from low energy, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and any of the other many illnesses that people suffer from today.  Yet it is happening. 

So how do we turn this around?  How do we begin to plan our lives so we can feel better, look better, and have more energy and more fun in life?  Is the first step to ask ourselves “What do I want?”  Is that a scary question?  Is that the reason we don’t do it?  What if the answer is very different from the life we are now living?  What do we do then?  Then we start. 

It all starts with a decision.  So are you ready to ask the question?  What  do you want from your life?

My Weight Loss Program will be addressing the 6 Pillars for Wellness and how they benefit getting what you want in life.  We will work 1 pillar at a time to develop the Wants in Your life so change will happen and you will begin to put Your plan together while on the road to Wellness and Weight Loss. 

Sign up now and we will get you the introductory information so you can begin you plan.  

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Planning

I am in the process of  putting together a Weight Loss program.  Actually I have worked with clients for a number of years now helping them to reduce their weight, feel better and learn how to train (exercise) in a way that is enjoyable, beneficial while rewarding to my clients in their life.  Although many people tell me they don’t like exercise (training is the way that I think of it) I believe that we all have an athlete inside us that is just waiting to get out and begin to move.  For some of us moving is simply getting committed to going out for a brisk walk many days of the week and for others it is getting busy learning how to train in many different disciplines like, body weight, dumbbells, cables, plyometrics, boxing or whatever mode they are looking for. 

So my program is being put together from all the work I have done in the past with future clients in mind.  As I begin this process I had a question about planning.  Have you ever planned to reduce your weight?  Have you ever planned to be healthier?  Have you ever planned to do both at the same time? 

What’s your Wellness & Weight Reduction Plan? 

Do you plan by keeping it simple?  It is Simple to focus on Simple things isn’t it? 

What stops you from planning?  FEAR!

  • FEAR stands for – Forever Expecting Awful Results

Is there MAGIC in your plan?

  • MAGIC stands for – My Attitude Generates Incredible Change

I feel that when a plan isn’t put into place nothing gets done?  When it comes to training, food intake,  it must be thought about and planned each day beginning the night before?  What do you feel about this?

 WHEN ONE DOESN’T PLAN WILL ALWAYS MAKE BAD FOOD/DRINK CHOICES, EMPTY CALORIES, TOO MANY CALORIES

I have heard and read many, many time that it normally takes 5 or 6 unsuccessful attempts at goal setting to make them happen in a positive way.  Have you had any experience with this?

Did you know that:

  •  Less than 20% of people actually write their goals down
  •  Of the 20% that do write down goals, only 20% regularly review them and this is the important aspect of planning or goal setting. 

Let me know what you feel on planning and don’t forget to sign up for my Wellness and Weight Loss Free program now

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Yours in Health, Wendy Holistic Health Coach