We're continuing our series on The 8 Pillars Of Perfect Health. This week, Dr. Prather explains how exercise "covers a world of sins". In this episode, we talk about:
--The 5 different categories of exercise and how each one benefits our health. And how much exercise we SHOULD be getting. (Do you measure up?)
--How exercise brings about homeostasis (balance) to the body: better flow of energy, greater detoxification, more oxygenation, better clearance of insulin, and better absorption of nutrients.
--The BEST form of exercise for our overall health, for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, and for weight loss. And the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
--The machine Dr. Prather uses for his patients (many of who CAN'T exercise) to duplicate five years of marathon training for the heart in just seven weeks and cut down on Type II Diabetes.
--The SHOCKING increase in obesity rates since 1990 and how that connects with a reduction of exercise in our lives.
--How your flexibility measures your longevity and your biological age. And the amazing emotional and psychological responses from flexibility exercise.
--That proper muscle balance can help solve back and neck problems, but even benefit internal organs, solve digestive problems, and solve Sinusitis. And why Dr. Prather recommends the "Royal Court" of body weight exercises.
--How aging is related to the loss of kinesthetic sense, which leads to falls. And the exercises that can RESTORE kinesthetic sense and reverse the aging process.
--The exercises Dr. Prather recommends for kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Asperger's Syndrome.
--Why Tai Chi "keeps older people young".