“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here at EarthFIT and today I’m going to just go give you a little tour of the sauna and then give a pointers on keeping it clean, how you want to handle the sauna, how you want to use it, how it’s powerful for detox and then I’m actually going to jump in the sauna for about an hour today myself, and I’ve been building up to an hour. The first day I did about half hour, 35 minutes, I did 45 minutes the next one, and then I’ve build up to it. And then I’m going to be doing a specific detox after that.
So here is the sauna, it’s a 4 person sauna as you can see it has a stereo system. Right now it’s on clear glass, we’re going to be getting some dividers here so people won’t be looking out at the gym because right now this is open to the gym.
And so there’s a few things for the sauna. You want to be extremely hydrated, you do want to progress to longer term. The power is in the sweating so when you’re sweating we know that the toxins are coming out from the sweat. This is proven through research that the sweat you do in your training is helpful but in the sauna the toxins increases by a large percentage like 80-90% more.
This is most powerful after a training so if you do a training you want to go into a sauna, you continue to sweat you’ll get more toxins out. In the training it uses your cardiovascular system so it gets the toxins circulating and now there’s two ways that the toxins get out your body – through your intestinal tract, and through the sweat. And so we do the sweating and then I always recommend if you’re not doing the actual detox which includes supplements that you take bentonite clay, bentonite clay binds with the toxins in your gut and carries them out. You can also use activated charcoal but activated charcoals are a little bit harsh on the body, it does absorbs a lot of toxins and the minerals in your body as well which is not that beneficial but it can be beneficial if you have like serious toxins in the body. They use it at the emergency room if you overdose on you know drugs, alcohol etc. to absorb the toxins.
So once you go into the sauna you want to make sure you’re not overheating so you should be extremely hydrated and you should hydrate while you are in there. You’re going to start pouring sweat, you want to grab a few towels and be continuously wiping the sweat down. Sometimes it gets annoying because you’re like you’re really sweating in here non stop like you wipe on place and then where you wiped 2 seconds later you’re sweating again. But, because there’s toxins and the sweat you don’t want to get it re-absorbed so you want to wipe it and get it absorbed in the towel about 15-20 minutes in the towel I’m using and I don’t really sweat that much like compared to some other people, it’s pretty much soaking wet so you want to have 3 or 4 towels ready if you’re going to go in for an hour. If you hit a point where you feel extremely fatigue and tired from it, you can just step out or open up the door if it’s just you by yourself. You can just step out for 2 seconds if you’re in there with other people who want to keep it hot there’s a timer. We want to set the timer… and actually I’m going to set the timer it’s about to go out as I step in here so I’m going to go up 60 minutes. And then if the door is open like it is right now it’s going to go down in temperature quite a bit, it’s a 117 degrees in there. As soon as I close the door it’s going to start to go up in temperature. It’s set at its highest possible degree right now which is 158 degrees. I’ve noticed that at set with 158, it goes up to about 145-146 it never really gets up to 158. I haven’t seen that yet.
And when you’re done, you ‘re gonna be sweating and dripping sweat all over there inside and so it’s very important that we keep it clean. Again, these are toxins coming out of you. So we have a bucket here to wash down and we’re going to be getting… we have a mop that’s going to be attached, not a mop but a scrub brush. We would sweat it down in the bucket and take it inside and scrub down completely the area that you have been sitting in that’s wet with the sweat. And then we scrub it down and then we wipe it down again with a dry towel just to take up all the toxins and then we will be cleaning it once a week – a full cleaning.
The other thing that is very important to know is that after your session in the sauna, you want to take a cold shower for few reasons; This will cool your core temperature, it will wash off the toxins and sweat in the body. You don’t want to keep that on you for a long time and it helps your immune system, and actually stimulates your immune system so it helps your lymphatic system drain out some of the toxins again and then if you’re drinking a big glass of bentonite clay… let me show you what I have right now. These are my water supply for the session. I’ve already drank about 8 cups of water so I have another 4 cups of water here and another 2 and a half here. This is bentonite clay, I’m going to drink this after my session or maybe a little bit during it to absorb more of the toxins.
So for people who are going to be going in the sauna at EarthFIT, you must watch the video. We’re giving 4 free sessions away to everybody at EarthFIT who is currently a client with us and 4 half hour sessions to use so you can try it out, see if you like it, see if you feel the benefits and this video you must watch it first so you understand everything. Now, the next step after this is we’re going to be having a powerful detox. It’s one of the best detox you can do bar none; this is research for over 60 years. There’s not many places in the US where you can actually do it because it’s very entailed process but I will be taking people through this to help cleanse the toxins that have been accumulated over their whole entire life. And so when this occurs, there’s massive changes on the energetic level, mental level. I’m taking them to the next step and actually help people heal, and recover from you know things that they didn’t even really realize were there. You’ll see radiation come out of your body. For example, when you take some of the supplements and go into the sauna you’ll see sunburns come out of the body, you’ll see places where you’ve been injected with anaesthesia or… where they put anaesthesia in your body and even things like if you’re in a korean pool for large part of your life which I was as a kid, chlorine come out, numerous other things that I can tell you about. They’ve used this on people who are 911 victims who inhaled all the chemicals, people who have gulf war syndrome and other people who are exposed to harmful toxins to help them release those toxins. Alright, and they’ve seen these symptoms disappear as soon as the toxins release and you can actually see it on the towel. So this is the benefits of the sauna, as well as how to go about using the sauna for the best benefit and the best health effects. Have a good day!”
“Would you like to learn how to AUTOMATICALLY implement habitual actions that improve your health, energy, body and mind so that you are more productive at work, have more time and energy for your loved ones, as well as your hobbies?
Or, how would you like to set up your life so that you don’t get distracted by unimportant things that prevent you from feeling, doing and performing optimally in all areas of your life?
The best way to ensure you execute the actions that transform your life for the better is to make them habitual… That’s obvious, right?
Did you know that you are (for the most part) already doing the same things, at the same time, everyday, every week, every month, anyway? The same repetitive thoughts, same self-dialog, same actions, and your life is the sum total of those habits currently. Are you presently happy with where those thoughts and actions have gotten you? If not, then the key here is to figure out how to take the actions that give you the results you want, instead of performing the habits that are already programmed and, despite being unwanted, are difficult to stop.
The newest research out of University College London published a study in European Journal of Social Psychology, where 96 participants chose one new habit to do over a 12 week period. They analyzed the data and found, on average, it takes about 66 days to form a new habit; after that, it is set.
Here are some action steps you may want to try to help increase your health, productivity, income or whatever it is you really want out of life through habit formation:
Choose ONE specific goal and write it down and put it somewhere you can see everyday.
Know your outcome: what do you want to see changed (visualize it) and ask yourself this: are you truly committed to making the change?
Clear any blockages that may be preventing you from being committed or making the necessary changes. This might be people, places and things, or it might be an inner dialog that you need to squash. (The more intention and attention you give to your goal, the more conscious you make your actions to achieve it.)
Identify the next right action (NRA) to take that will set the manifestation of your intended outcome in motion.
Take the next required action immediately. Don’t think about it, don’t put it off till tomorrow. Do it now! The only time we have is now to make a change.
Watch the results. Adjust accordingly based on your results
Here is an example that is typical of what I see at our training facility:
Goal: Lose weight
Intended Outcome: Drop 20 lbs and fit into my jeans.
Blockages: I believe I need to go to the gym everyday for hours, so instead, I come home sit on the couch and eat junk food.
Identify NRA: Move more and eat less junk food
Take NRA: Everyday for the next 67 days go for an hour walk/jog, do 20 push-up and throw out the junk food and replace it with nourishing food. More fruits, veggies and lean meats.
In 2 weeks assess the progress to see if it is working. If not, bump up the amount of movement and modify eating regimen.
Start taking the action today so that you get the energy, health and happiness you desire, and you will begin to feel and look amazing!”
Beaufort Fitness: “My life after EarthFIT I have a lot more energy; I’m a lot happier.”
“My life before EarthFIT: I had no energy, I couldn’t sleep, I was really, probably, unhappy. I didn’t look unhappy and wouldn’t walk around with a frown on myself, but the joy that I feel after doing all I can do to be the best I can be it’s hard to put words to that. I just feel so much better and I’m so proud of myself. My children are proud of me, I’ve gone from a size 12 to a size 8 and I look forward to working out here 5 days a week.
My life after EarthFIT I have a lot more energy; I’m a lot happier. I’m a lot more content with my life, I feel like I’m looking out for myself for probably the first time in 63 years really put me first, and I’m not smoking and I lost the weight that I gained after I quit and I don’t have fat ankles, I don’t have fat thighs, I don’t have fat arms and strong is the new skinny.
I was very skeptical in fact I came here looking for a pilates class, because I heard that was easy way for all women to get in shape, and I felt like an old woman. I prayed every morning before I came in here that it was going to be called off, because the electricity went off, or Ben fell down but now if I don’t come one day I feel like something is missing. It’s really great; it’s made huge difference in my life.
I would recommend EarthFIT to anyone who feels that they aren’t their best, they feel that they aren’t doing the most that they can do for themselves. You know, when I came in here I had the same vessel, it’s just a completely different vessel and I’m really proud of it. Not just losing, you know, going down two sizes, but I stand up straighter; I just feel better and I sleep better.”
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here and today I wanted to talk to you about Proprioception and how it relates to back pain and other pain that you might be having. So if you’ve seen some of my videos on mobility, as well as just active movement and the back programs specifically then you know that proprioception is a major factor in those things.
And proprioception – the definition here (this is taken from Google) is the sense of the relative position of the neighboring parts of the body and strength of the effort employed in movement. So essentially we have nerves throughout the body. It sends information, our sensory system sends information to our brain. It’s also the inner ear which sends information to the brain and then we have special awareness of ourselves, it’s what allows us to touch our finger to our nose. If we’re lacking in proprioception, we would miss. And this is why, you know, athletes who play on different levels have high proprioceptors when it comes to… I don’t know, swinging a baseball or hitting a tennis ball, where as someone else would go up and completely whiff and miss a baseball if they swing at it. So those are the things that are getting fine tuned for an athlete. But, for somebody with back pain this is extremely important, because we lose proprioception in certain areas when they don’t move. So, sitting down all day causes us to decrease proprioception, our brain connections to the nerves on the lower back, and when there’s lack of proprioception, the body has an amazing ability to let you know about it, and it will start to create a pain sensation or can start to create a pain sensation.
So just increasing proprioception, which is what the back program does; it’s part of the numerous factors of what it does is increases proprioception. So therefore, back pain, just from increasing proprioception, dissipates or people find relief. It’s the same with the shoulder. You know if you have like a shoulder issue and you haven’t been moving your body, if you do mobility stuff, you know, a few times a day for a few days you’ll notice that your shoulder might feel a hundred times better depending on the issue, that’s kind of a generalization. But really, sending information from our body to our brains will help with mobilization, it will help synovial fluid get activated, it will help with overall proprioception.
Now, there’s a threat level, there’s a hierarchy of threat that our body has and if we are deprived of oxygen, our threat level goes up right? we become more stressed. If our vision is impaired, our stress levels go up and our movement goes down. The third one of the hierarchy is proprioception so if your proprioception goes down, your threat level goes up.
So a few things: breathing will release stress and doing it in a specific way, deep breaths, belly breaths letting your belly rise possibly holding it for few seconds, you’ll notice there’s a bunch of different techniques right? I like to breathe in through the nose, breathe in for 4 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds and then breathe out for 8 seconds to let my body relax, that’s one of the ways I do it. Vision, I do exercises for the eyes, I move my eyes back and forth; if you’ve seen our morning mastery video we go through a bunch of these things. And then, proprioception, which is the back program, it’s also our full body mobility videos, etcetera.
So when you incorporate just those three aspects to, say, like a morning routine you’re going to notice your stress level go down, your pain levels go down, you’ll automatically feel better because you’re activating the body and the neurochemicals release the feel good chemicals. So, we’re talking about just one thing – Proprioception. I went off on a little bit of a tangent speaking about other threats to the body, but here’s the number one part that increases threat, which is proprioception. I hope this helps. This is Ian Hart with My Back Pain Coach and Back Pain Relief4Life. I’ll see you on the other side.”
Health and Fitness Beaufort SC: The Body Is Designed to Move!
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, EarthFITtraining.com, and BackPainRelief4Life.com. And so, today I wanted to talk to you about the fact that the body is designed to move, and it is designed to move a lot. Alright, so we know this, everybody knows this. It’s not a surprise but there is some fears surrounded around exercise and movement, et cetera, and what I want to go over is why there should be no fear around movement, in general, training or doing any type of training.
Alright, so, first thing and foremost is depressed people move less. So the less you move, the more depressed or the lower your mood is going to be. That’s just a biochemical reaction of what is going on. But when people are severely depressed they tend to shut down, so a way to combat that is through movement. So that’s one of the main things that people say, you know, “Go exercise.” That’s just a movement fact of your body connecting to your brain that helps you to lift your mood.
The other thing is overweight people move less. We know that being overweight is the number 1 cause of disease and death, or one of the causes of disease and death right? It can lead to numerous things so the lack of movement leads to severe health issues especially in combination with the bad diet. So if you’re sitting all day, they say sitting is like the new smoking. If you’re sitting all day, there’s a lack of blood flow, nutrients, energy, things become stagnant. We see a ton of people with back pain and people sometimes associate exercise, and in training, with back pain. The truth is if you have back pain or something happen in training, it was a build up for years and years and years… usually compression on the spine or inflammation of the body or you just happen to be sitting down for years and years at your job. So the key is to move more and to keep all the muscles, like melting the muscles and keeping them pliable, warm and filled with energy, nutrients and oxygen.
Alright, so the more you move, the greater your chances of injury are. So this is where the fear comes from right? So we see athletes for example, they have about 10% rate of injury, even youths, let’s say 30 million youths, this is what the statistics say: 30 million youths working out and about 3.5 million of them end up with some type of injury. So we know injuries are going to occur, it’s a part of life. We just need to get over that fact. Just in the last couple of months we’ve had clients that injured themselves doing laundry, in their sleep they’ve moved over, so moved over wrong, injured their shoulder, pulling luggage, making their bed. So injury is going to happen at some point in time. Typically, you know it’s part of life, but not moving and not doing exercise is the most dangerous thing you can do and getting injured is not an excuse for stopping moving. This is something we tell people who suffer from back pain that bed rest is the worst possible thing you can do for an injury. Alright… so, I’d recently tore my pec right off the bone and I had it re-attached and it has recovered quickly. One of the attributes to that is, one, the surgeon did an awesome job, so I’m super grateful for that; I had good therapy, but I also exercise, and I wasn’t necessarily moving this a lot but just exercising the rest of my body got nutrients, blood flow, and more oxygen to the area that was injured and created the recovery, it made the recovery go much faster.
So, don’t let injury deter you from continuing to workout and don’t let the thought of injury create fear in your mind so that you don’t exercise or decide to join a training program or something to that effect. Get over that fear, accept that it could possibly happen, you want to minimize the risk so every step we take in training we try to minimize the risk and based on science and research, and so that’s the way you want to go with exercise. Security, safety, stability while you’re doing exercise or movement and then, once you’ve move past a certain phase where we called the cognitive phase, it’s where you know movements are kind of shaky, you’re not really get it too well, but once you start to get it, your nervous system and neuromuscular system are connected in a way that allows you to get the movement better then you can progress to the next exercise. So, part of the problem is jumping too fast into exercise that you’re not prepared for. But finally, injuries are going to occur at some point in time, but not exercising is more harmful and devastating to your body. Alright, this is Ian Hart with EarthFITtraining.com. Enjoy!”