Weight Management, Body Types & Exercise Ideas!

Encourage Weight Loss by Matching Health Choices with Body Type!

Learn about fitness, body type and how to harness and accomodate your natural adaptations through healthy lifestyle practies with Island Healthworks.

Fitness is about keeping our body in a state in line with our natural form for optimal function. Genetic factors, body type and lifestyle are core considerations for your physiological health.

Fitness is a big subject! Our muscles, organs and joints all benefit from proper weight management, while weight management can be supported by dietary choices that consider our individual metabolic traits. Our genetic makeup plays a huge role in our weight related predispositions.

As summer approaches, exercise comes to many people’s minds as a hot topic. The vacation season brings us a chance to start new patterns of activity that support our health. But exercise needs to be pursued one step at a time to avoid overuse injuries, in conjunction with proper nutritional choices to facilitate healthy living. Human potential is maximized by removing limits from ourselves rather than necessarily developing some significant new ability. What we tell ourselves is important as it is a potent form of self-feedback, affecting our body image and how we act.

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Electrolytes, Minerals & Your Health

Minerals & Electrolytes for Body System Stability

 

Minerals have many important roles in the body. Island Healthworks discusses proper nutrition & electrolytes for better health.

Minerals are essential for proper cellular health & organ performance.

The human body is mostly water, and the rest appears to be tissue and bone made from a variety of components, which of course include water themselves.  There are many carbon, hydrogen and protein based organic compounds making up the human body, with organ functions and metabolic processes involving aldehydes, ketones and other organic chemical processes. Amongst these complex reactions, metallic elements and minerals scattered all across the periodic table interact and assimilate in the human body to carry out a wide variety of roles.

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Heart Health & Physiology! Physical Alignment and Cardiovascular Health

Part 2 of Our Heart Series! Island Healthworks Explains The Relationship Between Heart Health & General Physiology

Heart Health is related to stomach alignment, pressure and even posture

Good Heart Function depends on Proper Body Alignment & Organ Function

The heart is an especially vital organ that we may take for granted. The heart can also be interfered with by other areas of the body due to misalignment. The stomach can affect the health of your heart and lead to pressure on the heart.  The mechanical structure of the stomach may become positioned too high, which may impede the proper function of the heart within the chest cavity.

The stomach’s position may therefore interfere with normal heart function by pressing on the lower chambers of the heart. This misalignment and tension is due to a stressed stomach which can result from emotional, physical or neurological conditions.

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Weight Loss Explained: Essential Health Facts

Weight Loss is Important, But the Root Causes of Obesity Must be Addressed in the Right Manner

 

Island Healthworks discusses the true facts about weight loss.

Healthy weight management balances muscle, bone and fat in the body.

Humans are natural y suited to carrying an optimized balance of that bone and muscle that contributes to strength, endurance, good health and safety.

Excessive weight, caused by inactivity, poor diet or metabolic factors or other health related challenges are threats not only to looks, heart health or energy but may lie behind a wide range of other health conditions including circulation or muscle strength complaints. At the same time, the way we approach weight loss warrants a closer look as we bring some lesser known facts to the table. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry comparable to a yoyo with rapid, counterproductive fluctuations in diet that interfere with healthy metabolism.High levels of stress also trigger cortisol production, which contributes to weight gain.

Yo-yo dieting causes your body to go into starvation mode and allows the body systems to begin storing fat for energy conservation purposes. The main cause for the epidemic of obesity in America, is not because people are being indulgent but because they are being fooled.

The best thing people can do is get their digestive system functioning properly ensure that absorption in the small intestine is functioning properly, large intestine and elimination properly. Knowing what to eat, in the form of a lower refined sugar diet and how much to eat is important a false sense of fullness due to the adulterated content of many processed foods may be responsible for overeating in a number of cases.

After the 1973 passing of a new farm bill subsidy by the U.S. Congress, specifically planned corn subsidies led to increased production of high fructose corn syrup nationwide. As a result, the product is used in a variety of widely available foods to enhance the flavor.

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Make Work Outs Work for You – Part 1! Exercise & Nutrition Tips from Island Healthworks

Exercise is Important to your Health, but Pursue Balance & Moderation!

Island Healthworks discusses exercise, fitness & work outs

Exercise is Essential for Health, & to is the Right Approach to Physical Activity

Human beings developed the ability to handle extensive physical activity due to traditional lifestyles that included strenuous requirements to gather food and survive in challenging environments.

In a modern society, day to day physical pressures are often reduced, but the need for physical activity remains the same, whether you have a physical job or not! We are quite literally built for work and we suffer without it.

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L-arginine – The Cardiovascular Amino Acid

Improve Cardiovascular Health & Endurance with L-Arginine

Island Healtthworks discusses L-arginine amino acid & potential benefits

L-arginine is an amino acid compound that may support cardiovascular health!

Amino Acids are core building blocks in all living organisms. Comprised of complex organic chemicals, these protein forming compounds may trigger a range of beneficial effects when used therapeutically  as dietary supplements. L-Arginine is an amino acid that has been widely investigated and recommended by health researchers conducting multiple clinical studies. Highlighted in a 1998 Nobel Prize winning study, L-Arginine is best known for its ability to convert into nitric oxide. This chemical compound relaxes blood vessels and improves flow to vital organs. This may reduce stress on the heart.

According to the National Institute of Health, L-Arginine is often used for a variety of circulation, coronary artery and heart health related considerations. The amino acid is thought to have potential in the area of athletic performance enhancement, immune system support, blood flow and kidney health. L-Arginine contains a complex set of chemicals that support nourishment of tissues and organ systems through protein formulation. This building block is highly prevalent in healthy sources of meat, fish and vegetables. L-Arginine is becoming increasingly popular as a supplement due to its potential for supporting cardiovascular health.

Those experiencing challenges with circulation or bloodstream health may want to try L-Arginine through supplementation and appropriate dieting. In addition, L-Arginine may also be used by those seeking natural performance enhancement, circulation support and energy during exercise. Human growth hormone stimulation and muscle building are additional areas of research interest regarding L-arginine. Our upcoming article on how to make working out work better for you will feature the importance of L-Arginine in addition to balanced exercise practices. Island Healthworks recommends the use of Quality Controlled dietary supplements.

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Heart Health Part 2! Your Heart, Organ Position & Skeletal Alignment

Part 2 of Our Heart Series! Island Healthworks Explains The Relationship Between Heart Health & General Physiology

Heart Health is related to stomach alignment, pressure and even posture
Heart Function Is Related to Proper Body Alignment & Stress Management

The heart is an especially vital organ that we may take for granted. The heart can also be interfered with by other areas of the body due to misalignment. The stomach can affect the health of your heart and lead to pressure on the heart.  The mechanical structure of the stomach may become positioned too high, which may impede the proper function of the heart within the chest cavity.

The stomach’s position may therefore interfere with normal heart function by pressing on the lower chambers of the heart. This misalignment and tension is due to a stressed stomach which can result from emotional, physical or neurological conditions.

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