weekend walk in the Kaweka’s
How was your weekend ?
Saturday, myself and walking buddy Scott went for a tramp up Kaweka J. It’s only my second time up there and I would say it’s one of my favourite Hawkes Bay hikes. Well worth a trip 🙂
In today’s newsletter I am going to share 4 thoughts of the week and a mad rambling video on sitting. So without further ado
Your Body is like a Sports Car
You have to treat it with respect. It makes sense to keep the wheels aligned (proper posture) to fill it with the best quality gas and oil (food and water) and only take it out 3-4 times per week.
Too many want to go crazy and push the limits 7 days per week. This ultimately leads to body breakdown.
The key is to find balance with your yang (output) and your yin (input). You can only push as hard as you can recover.
By the way, if there is a huge amount of hype around a crazy new workout, it probably is crazy. Stay sane and be kind to your body.
Sound crazy = is crazy
Love your GUT
Your gut is your second brain hence ‘gut feelings’ ‘gut instincts’ & ‘gut reactions.’ Treat your gut to the love and care it deserves.
We recommend a good probiotic (we like biokult) and some glutamine to rebuild and strengthen your gut wall.
Also get your tumeric almond milk latte. Curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb that helps heal the intestinal lining by decreasing inflammation
Walking is the BEST medicine
“The Greek physician Hippocrates [c. 460 – c. 370 BC] first said, ‘Walking is the best medicine,’
The key to good walking is getting out into nature and clearing the clutter of the mind. Forget about walking on the treadmill, forget about counting steps, calories of kilometers.
Walking in nature helps reduce stress and helps us find meaning and connection with our true selves. When the only sounds are those of your own breathing, footsteps and the wind, it provides an inexplicable sense of tranquil awareness.
How’s Your Sitting ?
Sitting in a chair is unnatural and we aren’t made to sit in chairs.
A few months ago I got the chance to spend some time talking to Dr Phillip Beach author of Muscles and Meridians: The Manipulation of Shape.
My two big take-home points; spend more time barefoot and be more mindful with your sitting postures.
Before lazy-boys, soft sofas and fluffy pillows, us humans found our rest on the ground. All growth starts from the ground. Kids learn and master standing from spending time on the ground. Veggies grow from the ground, the fruit on the tree is grown from the ground.
Unfortunately we have lost touch with the ground and we have no clue on good sitting shapes.
Check this video out for 3 simple sitting postures
That’s it for today
Have a great day
Paul “Sitting” & Krystie “a sports car sounds nice” Miller