What in the Health…

Do you know the difference between cholesterol  LDL and HDL? Most people don’t. LDL is what is known as the “bad cholesterol.” HDL is known as the “good cholesterol.”  There needs to be a perfect balance between the two in order for the bodily processes, like the development of hormones.  The body naturally produces HDL which helps transport the LDL to the liver. Too much LDL in the blood stream and too little HDL can lead to heart disease. There just isn’t enough HDL to move all the LDL.

Our body produces HDL naturally and we are governed by our DNA on how much we produce. So, how can YOU produce optimum levels of HDL?

  • Eat fatty fish
  • Consume proper fats. (aka don’t under eat your fats. Choose good fats!)
  • Exercise
  • Lose weight (not muscle, lose fat!)
  • Eat or supplement with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Stop over consumption of alcohol
  • Avoid products that show an increase in bodily estrogen levels (plastics, oils, estrogen replacement therapies)
  • Stop breathing in combustible materials (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana joints, blunts etc.). Anything that burns that you breath in… don’t do it.

Now you know!

If you want to get your HDL/LDL levels checked then contact Critical Mass Training Systems for a FREE assessment on Saturday February 3rd or Saturday February 10th

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Other things that our Wellness Professionals will be assessing:

  • Family History
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Fat %
  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Hemoglobin A1C (3-month average blood sugar concentration)
  • Cholesterol
  • Movement Dysfunction
  • Disease Risk

 

Flu Season is here!

Well it’s that time of the year, Flu season! The CDC has issued a warning that there are different strains of flu around the country. This means combating them will be very difficult.  The flu shot which is tweaked every year to meet the structure of the virus will only work in roughly 30% of the population who get the shot.

damned if we do damned if we don’t scenario, right?

If you find that you are starting to get sick, don’t take any chances. See a doctor as soon as you feel any symptoms.

symptoms:

  • feverhills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache and fatigue

It’s pretty common sense on how to prevent germs from slipping into your body, but if they do, outside of seeing the doctor, here are some steps you can take to help lessen the impact and shorten the life of the flu.

  • Hydrate. You’re not going feel like drinking anything, let alone have the energy to. You must force yourself to sip on water continuously! Don’t fall into a state of dehydration! It will only make the symptoms worse and even deadly! Plus, the hydrated body will help move waste, virus etc quicker.
  • Eat. You will not want to eat anything, but you have to! Soups, shakes (non dairy) will help give you the calories your body needs to function the best it can when fighting off the flu!
  • Nasal Remedies. Saline solutions whether that be spray or the Neti-Pot can help flush the nasal passages for better breathing and influences the sinuses to keep moving product to lessen congestion.

Keep your hands clean and keep away from those who are sick!

That Crock-Pot Life

For some reason the crock-pot is constantly on and filled with food.  It’s the winter’s ritual of having hearty foods to consume. From stews, to chilies, to shredded chicken dishes to soups, there is always something brewing in the crock-pot.

Everyone has the excuse,

“I have no time to cook!”

With a crock-pot everyone has time! All you have to do is throw a bunch of food in and set it on low/medium heat over night and BOOM… you have 3-5 days of meals! It seriously only takes 5 minutes of your time to prep. I really don’t think there is anything more time efficient than the crock-pot!

So, get your crock-pots cooking some muscle building fat burning foods! Start prepping your meals! Stop impulsively eating! LETS DO THIS! #CROCKPOTLIFE

Plastics this Holiday? I don’t mean to scare you but…

 

Plastics always gave me the chills. I can remember one Holiday dinner my mother microwaved some food with Saran Plastic-wrap. I freaked out saying “you can’t microwave that!” She assured me that it was ‘microwaveable safe’.   I CALL BULLSHIT! A thin piece of plastic being blasted with heat. That can’t be good!

There is a large amount of research pointing out the facts that plastics, or specifically BPA’s (gifts, receipts, toys, storage containers etc) have a direct effect on male a female fertility. There can even be DNA damage, impaired cognitive development, it promotes allergic activity in children and…

that stubborn fat you been trying to lose could be linked to your BPA intake!

Tips for reducing your exposure to plastics:

  • Avoid canned foods, The linings typically contain BPA. So that tuna fish you were eating that you thought was so healthy… isn’t so healthy!
  • Use glass/ceramic for drinking any liquid.
  • Instead of plastic water bottles, use stainless steel or glass. If you use plastic, keep them cool. Increased temperatures can break down the weak carbon bonds and leak them into your beverage!
  • Receipts contain BPA’s. Toss them out. Don’t distract your kids with them when shopping!
  • Every wonder why some toys are so cheap? Well, those plastics contain BPA’s or alternatives to BPA’s even if labeled ‘BPA free’. Instead, go for wood toys! Bring it back old school!
  • Never heat food in plastic containers or use Saran Wrap!
  • Use parchment paper or beeswax fabric.
  • Cosmetics and personal care products, and avoid those that contain phthalates (plastic chemical) in the ingredients list.
  • When storing food use glass!
  • Heated car seats should be avoided, especially if pregnant! The weak carbon bonds that make up the foam within the seats breakdown and seep into the body.
*If you want the articles of research email me and I will send them your way.

 

FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

2 Dates · Feb 3, 2018 – Feb 10, 2018
FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Critical Mass Training Systems

We’ve helped thousands of people become healthier, improve symptoms of chronic illness and reverse deteriorating health through our proven behavior modification program.

Join us for a FREE Health Assessment with our Registered Nurses and certified Wellness Professionals. Click here to make an appointment —> http://bit.ly/2A82yHa

Here’s what your Wellness Professionals will be assessing:

  • Family history
  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body fat percentage
  • Waist-to-hip ratio
  • Fasting blood sugar
  • Hemoglobin A1C (3-month average blood sugar concentration)
  • Cholesterol
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Disease risk

For participating in our program, you’ll receive discounts on our services including:

  • 12 Week Wellness Accountability Program
  • Fitness Center membership
  • Group fitness membership

Click here to make an appointment —> http://bit.ly/2A82yHa