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Real Food vs. Nutritional Supplements

Real Food vs. Nutritional Supplements

Nowadays, we see more industrial products with their powerful multivitamin effects on the grocery store shelves than we see natural foods and the natural benefits that come with real food. The supplement industry promotes their products with vast million dollar marketing strategies that try to convince us that real food does not provide enough vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber because of their growing methods and processing before getting to our tables. When this message is repeated enough times it has a way of making us believe that processed and modified food is the answer to a healthy and happier life..

On the other hand, when we expose ourselves to a more international cuisine when eating out or shopping at a natural foods market, we discover more global plant-based foods and animal-based foods that haven’t been infused with chemicals.

Studies show that people who want to overcome vitamin and mineral deficiencies will:
– Try to get an army of all of them through supplements on a daily basis.
– Eat on the run anything they can get and supplement our nutritional daily intake with a “healthy” food replacement at the end of the day.
– Go organic all day long and avoid any industrialized multivitamin products.

Theories suggest that overcoming any deficiencies in real food means including processed capsules and powders; While others theories claim that nothing is better for the body than real and natural foods which, over millions of years, has learned to smoothly and gently digest them.

Recommendations:
• Supplementation should be advised through experts based on your age, gender, health condition, sport and fitness levels, and lifestyle.
• Natural foods should be the foundation on which the household is built.
• Explore local, seasonal, organic, super foods.
• Make time to chew your meals.
• Never eliminate food groups or exchange them for meal replacements unless recommended by your physician.
• Build your weekly meals with all the colors, shapes and textures that are seasonally available.
• Explore in your kitchen by lightly steaming, water-sauteing and mixing raw fruit and vegetables.
• Consume foods high in antioxidants.
• Plan meals with all the essential amino acids (building blocks) by including animal products with your veggies or through a combination of vegetables, grain and seeds.
• Exercise outdoors for the sunlight and fresh air.
• Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

AEROBIC YOGA at the ST.REGIS BAL HARBOUR!!!!

Come join Tracie Wright Vlaun in AEROGA ( AEROBIC YOGA) at the ST. Regis Bal Harbour starting in July!! Classes are open to the locals to enjoy the experience!! Limited space so book as soon as you can. Contact us at: contact@v-artofwellness.com or call 786-423-7590.

V Art of Wellness : BeFit Method

V ART OF WELLNESS » BeFIT™
BEFIT METHOD™

Christopher Vlaun’s BeFit Method™ is a multi-modal cross training program that teaches people of all fitness levels to actualize their innate, athletic potential. By incorporating natural resistance movements, nurturing agility, flexibility, strength and power, this method focuses on liberation and transformation from the inside out.

Incorporating an outdoor training circuit, The BeFit Method utilizes a variety of training modalities that dramatically improve joint stability and internal alignment, creating a solid core of symmetry, harmonized motion and inner balance. To ensure maximum results, BeFit routines are performed on the sand, trail, or grass. These natural elements trigger aggressive calorie burn while accelerating weight loss and muscle tone.

Training in an outdoor environment, without the artificial sensory distractions of a gym, is one of the cornerstones of the BeFit philosophy. Natural settings create an ideal opportunity to bring the focus back to the specific mind/body connection of the individual, making them aware of their breath, their heartbeat, their rhythm – and the fitness they were born to have.

BEFIT METHOD™ TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
1. Synergy (establish a primary connection of mind, body and spirit)
2. Inside Out Fuctional (movements that create a synergy of inner power and balance)
3. Focus on global functioning (the body’s movements not the individual muscles)
4. Pound for Pound (achieve an optimal power to weight ratio)
5. Train for your LIFE (train with an objective that relates to your life; i.e. activities, health, longevity)
6. Train all energy systems (Aerobic, Lactic Anaerobic, and Alactic Anaerobic)
7. Remove the unessential (every day remove what you do not need. i.e. bad habits, diet etc.)
8. Energy in-Energy out. (determine how much energy you will exert and eat for that)
9. Culmination (train for maximum results)
10. Rest (Recovery is a key element in your progression)

AREAS OF FOCUS “SPEM”
– Strength with the BeFit method (Relative strength to weight ratio, optimally carry your load)
– Power Endurance (Maximum exertion over duration)
– Endurance (Duration)
– Mobility (Establish stability, balance and coordination through a full range of motion.)

INSPIRATION
“All types of knowledge, ultimately leads to self knowledge” Bruce Lee
“Doubt can only be removed by action” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What better place to do AEROGA than on the beach in Bal Harbour!!!

Join V Art of Wellness for your BeachFit classes and AEROGA on the beach!! Look at schedule on our website:
www.v-artofwellness.com!!! See you there!

V Art of Wellness in BlackBook Magazine!!!!!

http://www.blackbookmag.com/health-beauty/v-for-victory-1.49689

Enjoy the articles, and come try the workout at the St. Regis Bal Harbour!

DO AEROGA and BeFit Method!