Improving Health and Losing Weight Holistically

Holistic health takes into account the whole being—physical, emotional, and spiritual—focusing on the root cause of a health concern rather than simply treating the symptoms. As a result, holistic modalities like diet and nutrition, breath and movement, lifestyle and environment, and mind and spirit, when combined, can help individuals achieve their long-term weight loss goals, while understanding what their body needs and eat accordingly.

No matter the goal, physical exercise is an important part of any holistic health plan. And it goes well beyond just losing weight. Physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer. It builds strong bones and muscles, stimulates neurotransmitters, enhances the immune system, helps with sleep disorders, reduces stress, and improves cognitive performance, just to name a few.  

It’s important to find an exercise program that you enjoy, but one that will also fit your individual health needs. Exercising with Oxygen Therapy and Whole Body Vibration are two modalities you might want to consider.  

Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)
Certain illnesses and conditions like heart disease, poor diet, and even bad posture and negative attitudes can steal the body’s oxygen away from cells. When our cells don’t get enough oxygen, they get weak, causing our bodies to become weak.  EWOT, in its simplest definition means breathing higher levels of oxygen during exercise, which can increase strength, endurance, and stamina. With EWOT, the increased oxygen allows the body to go longer with greater powers, which means you get a more effective workout in the same amount of time. Natures’ Pathway to Wellness offers 15 to 40 minutes sessions on a mini trampoline while breathing concentrated oxygen from a mask. 5 to 40 minutes, depending on your needs.

Whole Body Vibration
You might just actually be able to shake yourself fit using the low-impact, Whole Body Vibration platform. This exercise modality can help prevent loss of bone density and muscle tissue, increase strength and flexibility, build a higher metabolism and total body rejuvenation by stimulating cells, blood vessels, organs, and muscles when you stand on it. The fast, yet smooth movement of the platform increases the “g” force of the body, so your body feels as if it weighs more than it does, imitating weight-bearing exercise. But unlike traditional weight bearing exercises, the whole body vibration platform produces less stress on the body’s joints, ligaments, and tendons. And no workout clothes are required. Twelve minutes on the vibration platform can produce the same results as a 1.5 hours workout with weights.

-For more information on either the Whole Body Vibration or the EWOT modalities, contact Terri Allen at Nature’s Pathway to Wellness. 


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