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“Your Future Gets Written Today” (P1)

The above quote (which is taken from a “Beady Eye” song) more or less sums up which direction your health is heading. It’s the difference between active longevity and chronic disease. “Epigenetics” is the ability to have a direct input on your body cells by the things that YOU do. You do not need to use the excuse that you have “bad genes” and poor health is inevitable. If you pay attention to a few basic things, it can make a world of difference in your quality of life and longevity.

I believe that you should “Start With Your Feet” for Wellness. That means sensible shoes plus “customized” orthotics so your biomechanical foundation will be solid. Let's take a look at some simple things that will help you write a bright future for yourself:

Nutrition- decrease your intake of white flour and switch to whole grains or gluten-free....drink as much “reverse osmosis” water from a glass or stainless steel container as you can....the majority of your body is water and it needs large amounts to function efficiently at the cellular level....add a touch of lemon or lime juice to alkalinize your cells, which wards off disease....increase your intake of fruits and vegetables but be aware that the majority should be organic due to pesticide content (if diabetic, be prudent with the fruits)…don’t be afraid to eat healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado/guacamole, nuts

Exercise- I prefer “high intensity interval training” (“HIIT”) for my aerobic workout which allows shorts spurts of high intensity followed by a recovery period.... the key is to do 8-9 fast speed/slow speed intervals no longer than 20 seconds then 15 seconds on the fast speed (with a 1 minute slow speed recovery after each burst)....the whole workout should only last 12 minutes enabling you to fit it in more regularly into your schedule....going to the gym at least once a week to do full body strength-training....I recommend having a personal trainer initially show you the proper techniques for your particular gym equipment....stretching exercises are important to maintain flexibility and prevent injuries.

Stay tuned for the continuation of this blog next Wednesday at 4PM. Walk strong…with orthotics,

Doc Rick ,DPM

#StartWithYourFeet | Holistic Podiatrist | Hollywood Florida

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