Six Degrees-Fit Soul Fit Body

http://www.fitsoul-fitbody.com/audio/blogtalkradio-2-4-2011.mp3 Fitness” needs a makeover. It’s not about the size of your muscles, how fast you can run, or how much you weigh. There are plenty of physically fit people who are unhappy, eternally pessimistic, and drained of spirit. True fitness starts with emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Secunda spent 12 years living among the...
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10 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier

By Brant Secunda and Mark Allen According to the annual Conference Board job satisfaction survey, more than half of Americans (52%) say they are dissatisfied with their jobs. But it’s not the work that’s makes us unhappy — it’s how we deal with it while we’re there. Boredom, perfectionism, anxiety, and impatience make us hate what we do. And feeling physically bad...
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6 Tips for Vacation Eating—the Healthy Way

When you think of Memorial Day, July 4, and summer weekends, what food pops into your mind? Barbecue, beer, and macaroni salad? When you think of eating on the road, is fast food the first thing you think of?   This summer, don’t eat foods that will leave you feeling depleted, bloated, and tired. Making better food choices will have a positive impact on your leisure time. As athletes know,...
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Health Notes For May

Batter Up, Not Out Spring and summer means more kids are playing youth sports. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments) and strains (injuries to muscles), caused when an abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. As always, contact your pediatrician if you have additional questions or concerns. To...
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Incorporate the Divine Into Everyday Exercises

Are physical fitness and spiritual fitness mutually exclusive? To explore this concept for our members, BOYT connected with the authors of Fit Soul, Fit Body, which pairs physical training with spiritual teaching to feed both body and soul. Brant Secunda is a world-renowned shaman, healer and teacher in the Huichol Indian tradition in Mexico while his professional partner and friend, Mark...
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12 Principles of “Functional Eating”

For our ancient ancestors, eating wasn’t primarily social, nor was it even for enjoyment. Food’s main job was to nourish the body and give it strength to carry on the daily functions in life. In the autumn when food was plentiful, our ancestors gorged on nature’s bounty, storing up fat for the long, lean winter months ahead. Winter triggered their survival response to low food...
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