Dr. Julie Miller is presenting on “Perimenopause: The Hormonal Roller Coaster”at the Calgary Anti-Aging Beauty and Wellness Expo on October 18th at 3:00pm.
Now offering Acupuncture!
The concepts from this ancient medicine are used to look for imbalances in the body. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced forms of medicine in the world as well as being one of the most researched medical disciplines. Used for over 3,000 years, acupuncture has become well respected by both Eastern and Western physicians. The process itself involves inserting sterile needles into the surface of the skin with the purpose of stimulating the flow of “qi”, a bioelectrical force in your body. By assisting this flow of “qi,” acupuncture can help to relieve the stagnation of qi and blood. This stagnation is viewed as the primary cause of pain and disease in Chinese medical theory. With the use of acupuncture needles, the body’s flow of energy is enhanced and balance amongst the many organ systems is achieved.
Exercise has numerous benefits to our health and is vital for obtaining optimal health. Exercise is one of the foundations of health. Our bodies were designed to move, we were not designed to have these sedentary lifestyles, where we sit at our desks all time and our mode of transportation is a motorized vehicle. Exercise helps with obtaining optimal body composition, improving brain function, improving circulation and oxygenation of tissues, boosting the immune system, boosting metabolism, balancing hormones, improving moods, increasing energy, promotes better sleep and has even been shown to increase longevity and happiness.
- Heart rate is increased for 30mins per day and you should be sweating.
Sweating helps to move toxins out of the body and the increase in core temperature helps to kill off infectious agents and boost the metabolism.
- You should be accomplishing this doing an activity that you enjoy.
Studies have shown that when people do activities that they enjoy, they receive more health benefits than those that did the same activity but did not enjoying doing it. The mind-body connection is so fascinating.
The take-home message is do an activity that you truly enjoy for 30 minutes a day, get a good sweat going, and the health benefits will ensue.