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Beauty Spas

What we found here at our La Physique’ Slimming Spas, is as clients lose weight and tone up, they begin to want to improve or touch up other parts of their body. This is fantastic! It shows us that they are feeling good about themselves, and their body!

So, with that, we decided to add a few beauty and esthetic treatments to our menu of services.

Countless hours went into deciding which beauty and esthetic treatments to offer! MANY of the treatments we decided on are NOT offered anywhere in Missouri, as far as we can tell. We pride ourselves on being unique, and offering those treatments that our clients would otherwise not be offered the opportunity to have.

For example, our Bio-Stim Micro-Needle spas for Anti-Aging, Acne, and Stretch Marks, is a very unique treatment, and not offered in this area, anywhere. And, our Oscillating Relaxation Therapy treatment, which clients say feels better than conventional massages, is also unheard of, in this area.

Please enjoy reading about each treatment, and learning what the benefits are.

 

Vitamins for Optimal Peak Performance

Vitamin Supplements Vitamins for Optimal Peak Performance

The word “food” is generally restricted to the things we eat that contain MACROnutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), and MICROnutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements).  Both types of nutrients have a profound impact on powerful hormones and enzymes we need to survive, grow and perform optimally.  As active people, the demand for these nutrients is even more necessary, to increase our chances of success in reaching our fitness goals.  Yes, if we were to eat five nutritionally-balanced meals a day, every day, we may not need to supplement with vitamins.  But, let’s face it, how many of us actually do that?

As a long-time personal trainer and sports nutritionist, I must say I have been amiss on my knowledge base of MICROnutrients.  As trainers, particularly, we seem to focus more on the MACROnutrients, when designing programs for our training clients.  Yesterday, a client inquired as to which vitamins would better his ability to metabolize cholesterol.  And, when researching this, I realized that I could talk all day about protein, carbohydrates and fat, but a five-minute presentation on vitamins would have been ugly!  So, let’s talk about MICROnutrients, and more particularly, about vitamins!

Vitamins are either water-soluble (generally NOT stored by the body), or fat-soluble (which can be stored by the body).  Approximately 2 billion people worldwide suffer from some kind of vitamin deficiency, causing a wide array of disorders and increasing the risk of death, disease and disability.  So, not only are vitamins life-sustaining, but vitamins are needed to attain successful peak performance, too.

According to Fredrick C. Hatfield, PhD, ISSA, and other sources listed, the following vitamins are vital to successful physical performance:

Vitamin A:  This vitamin helps to maintain your skin and mucous membranes and contributes to the function of night vision and color vision.  Excess vitamin A intake can be toxic, since it is a fat-soluble vitamin.  Vitamin A can be found in foods such as carrots, yellow vegetables, broccoli, butter, pumpkin, cantaloupe, eggs, liver, milk and peas.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): This vitamin is vital to carbohydrate metabolism and the function of your nervous system.  It also effects muscle atrophy.  This vitamin is water-soluble, so daily replacement is necessary.  Whole grains, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, asparagus, potatoes, oranges and eggs, are great sources of B1.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): This vitamin is used in the metabolism of energy and cell maintenance.  It is also important for the repair of all cells following an injury.  Milk and eggs are a great source of vitamin B2.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin): This vitamin is present in every cell in your body!  This vitamin is helpful in the reduction of high cholesterol.  Niacin increases the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol in the blood, and is oftentimes prescribed for patients with low HDL, who are at risk of a heart attack.  This vitamin is present in foods such as peanuts, chicken, beef, tuna, milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin B5 (Pathothenic Acid): This vitamin aids in nerve transmission, memory, and crucial in the metabolism of energy.  Poultry, fish, and whole grains provide you with ample levels of this vitamin.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): This vitamin is involved in the metabolism of sugar, fat and protein.  A limit of 300 mgs per day is considered adequate for any athlete.  It can be found in foods like wheat germ, fish and walnuts.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): This refers to the substances containing the mineral cobalt, which is important in the metabolism of protein and fat and aids in red blood cell production.  Sources include liver, oysters and clams.

Folic Acid (Folain): This is referred to as a “helper” substance of the B complex group, especially in red blood cell formation.  Five mgs a day is recommended for athletes.

Biotin: This one also helps to metabolize carbohydrates and fat.  Best sources are brown rice and soybeans.

Choline: This is an agent helpful in the use of the B complex vitamins, and is crucial in normal brain functions (like memory).  It also acts as a factor in metabolizing fat and cholesterol.  This can be found in eggs and lecithin.

Para-amino-benzoic acid (PABA): This vitamin is essential for normal skin and hair growth.  This can be found in whole grains and wheat germ.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): This is a water-soluble vitamin.  This vitamin may produce diarrhea and mild diuretic effects in some people.  Citrus fruits provide a good source of Vitamin C, with the kakuda plum and the camu camu fruits containing the richest sources of this vitamin.  Other sources include foods like  strawberries, kiwi, liver, red peppers, and parsley.

Bioflavonoids: This contains chemicals that contribute to the strength of your capillaries and helps to protect vitamin C stores in your body.  These vitamins can be found in fresh raw vegetables and fruits.

Vitamin D (Calciferol): This is a fat-soluble vitamin, that regulates your calcium and phosphate metabolism in your body.  It is actually formed on your skin, through ultraviolet rays from light, when they react with cholesterol in your skin.  Vitamin D insufficiency can result in thin, brittle, or misshapen bones, while sufficiency prevents rickets in children and helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.  This vitamin can be found in milk, but sunlight is your best source.

Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol succinate): This vitamin has a lot of responsibilities in your body, and is also a fat-soluble vitamin.  We use Vitamin E in many of our spa treatments, too, in that it is vital to anti-aging.  Vitamin E fights the ravages of free radical damage inside your body.  Eat plenty of wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and vegetable oils.

Vitamin K (the “K” stands for “Koagulation): This vitamin is important to proper blood clotting.  It is synthesized in the intestinal flora.  Since it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it has the potential for toxicity if taken in large doses.

Well, there we go!  The low-down on vitamins.  Check back for a follow up blog, on the best places to attain these vitamins, and the daily recommended dosage of each.  To your health!

For further information, check out the following sites:

WFP (World Food Programme):   http://foodquality.wfp.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

USDA (Unites States Department of Agriculture):  http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=1&tax_subject=242


Julie Johnson
Young at Heart & La Physique’
(573) 774-3925
www.loseweightwaynesville.com
yah.julie@gmail.com
‘Changing lives one inch at a time.”

 

Weight Training and Fat Loss: Checklist

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WEIGHT TRAIN THREE TIMES A WEEK

DO CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING – THREE TIMES A WEEK FOR THIRTY TO SIXTY MINUTES

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRAINING

THINK POSITIVE AND ENJOY THE CHANGES THAT OCCUR TO YOUR BODY

CONCENTRATE ON THE ECCENTRIC PORTION OF THE EXERCISE

FOCUS ON PEAK CONTACTION DURING EACH REPITITION

ONLY WEIGH YOURSELF ONCE A MONTH, IF THAT – REALIZE MUSCLE IS FORTY TIMES HEAVIER THAN FAT

NEVER MISS MORE THAN ONE WEEK OF TRAINING

READ MUSCLE AND FITNESS MONTHLY

WORK ABDOMINAL AND OBLIQUE AREAS FIRST AND LAST AT EACH WORKOUT, AND AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A WEEK

LEARN TO ENJOY EXERCISE – FEEL IT WORKING

NEVER LET ANYONE DETER YOU FROM YOUR WORKOUT – CONSISTENCY IS EVERYTHING

EXERCISE WITH ENERGY AND A SENSE OF URGENCY

TELL OTHERS WHAT YOU ARE DOING – SEEK A POSITIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM

DO RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CARDIO TRAINING ON THE SAME DAYS – YOUR BODY CHANGES ON RECOVERY (REST) DAYS

SUPPLEMENT YOUR EATING REGIMEN WITH PROTEIN, L-CARNITINE AND L-GLUTAMINE (EVEN ON NON-TRAINING DAYS)

MAKE EVERY WEIGHT ‘HEAVY’ IN YOUR MIND – EVEN ON LIGHT DAYS

IF YOUR TRAINING SESSIONS TAKE LONGER THAN 50 MINUTES – INCREASE YOUR INTENSITY LEVEL

DURING A HEAVY CYCLE – REST ONE TO TWO MINUTES BETWEEN SETS / DURING A LIGHT CYCLE – REST THIRTY SECONDS BETWEEN SETS

PRACTICE PERIODICITY:  HEAVY WEIGHTS FOR 3 WEEKS, LIGHT WEIGHTS FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, AND REPEAT (KEEP YOUR MUSCLES CONFUSED, AND UNDER DEMAND)


Julie Johnson
Young at Heart & La Physique’
(573) 774-3925
www.youngatheartfitness.com
yah.julie@gmail.com
‘Changing lives one inch at a time.”

 

More Good news About Berries!

laphys.berries heart 300x300 More Good news About Berries!As I have previously written, berries are loaded with health-protective properties. For example, these super foods appear to fight cancer, heart disease, infections and more.

Now, for the first time, there’s remarkable evidence that people who eat blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may protect their brains from the effects of aging, too.

Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers and even help lower cholesterol levels.

Mike Adams / NaturalNews

Berries contain a variety of phytochemicals and antioxidants — many of these are what give the plants their color but they also add a sense of flavor to the berries. These phytonutrients are extremely powerful compounds for supporting optimum human health; in fact they are far more powerful than any pharmaceutical in terms of providing healthy benefits without dangerous side effects.

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The Grapefruit is a Superfood

Source: Luella May | NaturalNews

laphys.fruit 3 The Grapefruit is a SuperfoodAccording to a government website, the grapefruit we know today was developed in the West Indies in the early 1700s and first introduced to Florida in the 1820s. Today, most grapefruit is still grown in Florida. Since the early part of the 20th century, mutant strains of white grapefruit have appeared with pink to slightly reddish color, and have been propagated by citriculturists into several strains of grapefruit that are now best known as the Ruby Red. Grapefruit got its name from the way it grows in clusters (like grapes) on the tree.

The Grapefruit is a Superfood

Grapefruits are a popular citrus fruit enjoyed by millions of people and are often eaten regularly as a breakfast staple, as well as a popular snack. What many may not be aware of is that grapefruits are also one of the most highly regarded fruits when it comes to healthy nutrients and health benefits. Grapefruits contain powerful antioxidants and valuable nutrients, such as Vitamins C, A, K, D, and B complex. Other important nutrients contained in grapefruits are potassium, folic acid, calcium, phytonutrients and phosphorus.

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Lose Fat and Tone Up: 10 BEST Strategies

What works?  What doesn’t?

 Lose Fat and Tone Up:  10 BEST StrategiesAs a licensed personal trainer, I’ve witnessed the multitude of myths and fads that run rampant through the fitness and nutrition industries.  We all want a program that takes the least amount of time, yet misses nothing crucial.  There is no five-minute work out, no magic pill, and no single supplement available, that will give you instant results.

Follow these 10 proven strategies:

1.  Weight Train:  Train three times a week, allowing a minimum of twenty-four hours rest, between sessions.  Optimum increases in muscle growth, fat loss, and strength, occur only with complete recovery.  So, rest on your days off.

2.  Length of Session:  If you are able to weight train for more than fifty minutes, you are not pushing yourself hard enough.  Increase your intensity!  You should be at muscle exhaustion, by the fifty-minute mark.

3.  Body Parts:  On DAY ONE, train your biceps and triceps.  On DAY TWO, train your legs and shoulders.  And, on DAY THREE, train your back and chest.   Change up the order every six weeks, or so, to maintain muscle confusion.

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Healthy Diet Creates Healthy Skin!

Does a healthy diet create healthy skin?  Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, offers some answers. Diet plays an important role in maintaining the health of the skin. Diet should supply all the nutrients needed to build health, namely, protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids and all the essential vitamins and minerals.

 

Breakfast – The Day’s Most Important Meal

Why is it important to eat breakfast?

plum good breakfast oatmeal Breakfast   The Days Most Important Meal 1.  Skipping breakfast makes you hungrier and more likely to grab a high-calorie, more fatty snack mid-morning.

2.  A nutritional boost first thing in the morning gets you energized, and kicks your metabolism into gear, thereby burning more body fat, all day.

3.  Skipping breakfast is linked to other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, infrequent exercise, and dieting.

4.  Scientific evidence suggests that eating breakfast, regularly, can help reduce health risk factors for becoming overweight or obese, coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.

5.  Those who skip meals maintain 10% more body fat, than those who eat breakfast on a regular basis.

So, get up and eat your breakfast!  High protein and high carbohydrates in the morning is a must!