How to Restore Your Health
Exercise for Beginners
Before you buy that bicycle or pair of running shoes there is one important thing you need to do. We are talking about making a life style change here. Do you have the mental focus to make this life style change? Are you the person who starts something but does not follow through? If you are unwilling, nothing in this book will help you with your cancer. How should I mentally prepare for this change?
While on your knees ask God for help. Ask God to help you recover from your disease. Ask God to guide you through the right exercise program for you. Pray to God at least three times daily. Your faith has everything to do with making major life style changes and recovering from your disease. Make sure God is in your life! No one can truly change without making the firm decision that from here on out, a new person will occupy your body. Make sure that this “new person” has God as his resource. See Addendum #4 “Prayer and Reflection Your Daily Guide.”
Ok, I want to devote my life to an exercise regime. How should I start? Start slowly. During your first week (Level 1) of activity combine any of the following activities:
• Rebounding the best activity period! for three minutes or more. Or
• Walking one mile or more, or
• Ride a bike five miles or more, or
• Swim for five minutes or more.
What is rebounding?
Rebounding is the act of jumping up and down on a mini-trampoline. Why do you recommend rebounding as the best exercise activity? Research has led scientists to conclude that jumping on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by man, especially because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph of the body.
The mini-trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding.
So how does jumping improve my health?
The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood, which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases as well as aging. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times!
Moving your lymph to help detoxify the body
Rebounding helps detoxify your body by moving waste products from your cells into your lymph system. The increase flow from rebounding helps quickly move the waste out of your body through perspiration and breathing (the reason for your daily sauna).
Remember, the lymphatic system is the “garbage collector”, sucking up metabolic garbage, and toxins from the extra cellular fluid of every organ. If you don’t exercise this flow is impaired, the fluid then becomes thick and toxic. That is why I recommend rebounding as the best form of exercise for those with cancer.
Isn’t a “rebounder” expensive? No, Wal-Mart and Sears sells one for $40. That is half the price of running shoes.
The Many Benefits of Rebounding
Rebounding is an effective exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your arms, legs, thighs, abdomen, and hips; increases your agility; strengthens your muscles overall; provides an aerobic effect for your cardiopulmonary systems; rejuvenates your body when it’s tired, and generally puts you in a state of mental and physical wellness. In fact, there are over 25 ways the body responds to regular rebounding, detailed below:
• Provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems.
• Protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
• Helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio.
• Aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system.
• Circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
• Increases capacity for respiration.
• Assists in the rehabilitation of a heart problem.
• Increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
• Improves resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise.
• Decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.
• Strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
• Lowers circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
• Lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad) in the blood and increases high-density lipoprotein (good) holding off the incidence of coronary artery disease.
• Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for endurance.
• Adds to the alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
• Offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
• Enhances digestion and elimination processes.
Starting Your Exercise Program
Exercise Level 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Keep track of your daily exercise program. Write down how long you rebound, walked, biked, swam and what the time was. This daily log will motivate you towards progress! This is included in Chapter 12 My "60-Day Planner." Continue to build and strengthen your body by increasing your speed and length of workouts. For example, if you walk a mile in 15 minutes, try to walk the next day’s mile in 14 minutes.
When your body can easily accomplish any or all of the Level 1 exercises you are now ready for Level 2. It may take as little as one week or as much as one month to go to Level 2. Go at your pace and do not push yourself too much where you may cause injury. Below are examples of Exercise Levels for the beginner in “My 60-Day Planner.”
Please note: If you are not a beginner begin you exercise program at a higher "Level." For example: I have jogged 2 miles intermittently for the past five years. Begin at Level 2 or 3 depending how you do.
When should I go to the next Level?
Go to the next level only after you can easily complete the level you are on. How is your speed going? How fast is you’re per mile walk or jog? Your bike? Your swim? Keep increasing the speed of your activity.
Once you have made it to Level 5 you are on your own. Continue to build and strengthen your body by increasing your speed and length of workouts. You may want to add running to your activity. How about some competition. Try a 5K Road Race or a Triathlon. These are the kind of activities that help you keep going. Always, keep track of your times and monitor your progress.
If you have difficulty at any one Level, just stay at that Level until it becomes easy to do, even if your at Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 for a month. Do not force your body beyond what it cannot do. It is ok to stay at week 1 for a month before you move on.
My Doctor Says I Can’t Exercise,
What should I do?
If you cannot exercise for medical reasons, I recommend a sauna. Consult with your doctor to make sure it’s safe to use a sauna, especially if you are taking medications.
If your Doctor says yes go to your local YMCA or Health Club that has a sauna and sign up. You must sweat daily to improve your elimination of toxins through your Lymph system. Hydrate your body before you use the sauna by drinking 1-Quart of Alkaline Water (w/salt) and again after your sauna. Don’t forget to bring your water bottles with you to your Health Club.
Hydration is your key to health. Using a sauna will cause your body to sweat profusely. Make sure you take enough Alkaline Water based on the amount of time you spend in the sauna. Start out slowly and extend your time in the sauna as your body adjusts to it. Limit yourself to 20 minutes. If you exercise prior to entering sauna don’t forget to Shower first. Why? That’s because sauna heat can trigger yeast growth on warm, sweaty, oily skin. After your sauna don’t forget to drink your water and take your shower.
If you don’t want to use public saunas and have the money you can purchase in home saunas. The best deals I found were from “Quality Sauna Warehouse” starting from $790. Wal-Mart and K-Mart also, sell saunas for about $1,000 and more.
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