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November 29, 2007

Take Exercise Breaks Throughout the Day

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Excerpt from Bragg’s Back Fitness Program – Chapter 6
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The first seven of these Bragg Spine-Strengthening Exercises can be done anywhere and anytime. All sedentary office workers should get up from time to time, stretch and do at least one of these exercises. You will return to your work refreshed with renewed energy. Instead of losing time, you will save it because you can work faster and better after an exercise recharger. Dr. Henry L. Feffer, orthopedic professor at George Washington Medical School, stated: The greatest strain on the intervertebral disks occurs while sitting, especially in an overstuffed chair. The pressure per square inch on a disk is about twice as great when sitting as when standing, and this pressure is more likely to injure a disk if it does not have a good external muscular support, which is often the case in a sedentary person.

Dr. Feffer also stated: Usually the chair that an office executive gives his secretary is much better for the back than the swivel chair he uses himself. If you are a sedentary worker, as millions of Americans are, use a chair that helps you maintain correct posture at all times. Be sure to get up out of that chair (correctly) at intervals to stretch your spinal column and strengthen your muscles. Get off the elevator several floors below your own and walk up final flights of stairs, head and chest up, spine in perfect alignment. Don’t pull yourself up by the handrail; it’s best to lean forward and up, pushing yourself from one stair to the next by the springy leverage of your hips, legs and feet. Even if your work involves physical labor, remember that it is not necessarily the amount of exercise you do, it’s the way you do it that counts.

Remember the case of the lumberjack who chopped his spine out of alignment! If the muscles on one side of your spinal column are developed more than on the other, the spine can be pulled into a side curvature. Take time for exercises that balance those muscles required in your work. If your daily activities are primarily those of running a household, home or office you will find your day easier and less fatiguing if you use some of these exercises during your day. Also, take breathers at intervals to stretch your spine and strengthen unused muscles. Today many schools do not require regular phys ed. Teenagers and college students who have outgrown vigorous childhood games and recreation need to make a daily habit of practicing good posture and spine exercises. Spines can begin to settle even in your teens!

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

November 14, 2007

Fresh Juices Are the Magic Cleansers

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Excerpt from Water, The Shocking Truth! – Chapter 5
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The raw juices of organic fruits and vegetables are internal cleansers and blood purifiers. These are what we call “the waters of perpetual health and youthfulness”. The rays of the sun send billions of atoms into plant life. We can use this solar energy to attain vigorous health, unlimited vitality and physical endurance.

The miracle solar energy from fruits and vegetables can fight the accumulation of inorganic minerals and toxic poisons you have allowed to be deposited in your body. Fruit and vegetable juices are the natural detergents for the human body. Try to get a quart or more of solar energized (freshly-squeezed) fruit and vegetable juices into your body every day. Go to your Health Store and purchase a juicer and blender. Both of these appliances are important tools in your program of ridding your body of inorganic minerals and toxic wastes. It will probably be the best investment you’ve ever made! Using a juicer, you can make many varieties of juices. Carrot, celery and raw spinach is a wonderful combination. Carrot, beet and celery make a cocktail rich in organic sodium. Apple and cucumber is a great health cocktail. Green pepper and tomato is a real internal cleanser. Raw spinach, beets and watercress will flood your bloodstream with organic iron. Parsley, celery and carrot juiced together is a delicious, healthy combination.

Cabbage juice (Stanford University Medical School discovered helps heal ulcers), onion, garlic, pea-pods, turnip-tops, lettuce, kale, dandelion and endive juices are all packed with vital solar energy, vitamins, organic minerals, trace minerals and enzymes. Fruit juices play an important role in building a clean, healthy bloodstream and energized body. Organic apple, pineapple, cherry, blackberry, orange, grapefruit, prune and apricot juices are the “nectar of the gods”.

Let Natural Food Be Your Medicine
What does food really do in the human body? What relationship does it have with long life and vigorous health – and to disease, misery and physical suffering? How can it be of influence in cleansing the body of inorganic minerals and toxic poisons? We must have a fundamental, deep understanding of these questions before we can fully appreciate the role diet plays in the health maintenance of the living processes, the prevention of human diseases, the restoration of health and the prolongation of life. A balanced diet gives the body nourishment, energy and power.

It’s made up of 60% to 70% organic raw fruit and vegetables; 20% protein from vegetable sources or, if you insist, animal sources; and equal parts of natural sugars (honey, stevia), natural starches (whole grains, brown rice, etc.) and unsaturated fats (Bragg organic olive oil, soy, safflower, flaxseed, and hempseed oils). This balanced diet puts your body on the alkaline side and helps to keep the body internally cleaner.

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.