HumanaNatura is on holiday for most of the month of August. Long summer vacations are a chance for fun, unplanned experiences, and new perspectives. If you struggle to make time for holidays and healthy non-work time in your life, learn how you can move to a 1000 hour work-year – six hours a day, four days a week, and forty weeks a year – via Mark Lundegren’s new article The Real New Economy. Wishing you new health…and see you in September, HumanaNatura
Greetings from HumanaNatura on the cross-quarter! Today marks the halfway point between the extreme light and darkness of the last solstice and the more balanced time on earth that is the coming equinox. This transitional time is a great opportunity to ensure steady progress on your Natural Life Plan, acting on your immediate goals to improve your health and quality of life and preparing for our recommended twice-yearly review of your plan at the equinox. If you do not yet have a Natural Life Plan – guiding your personal expression of the HumanaNatura technique of Natural Living – the link above will take you to our planning worksheets and get you started. Our newest community newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters and learn about the benefits of community membership, go to Join HumanaNatura.
Love one or more ethnic cuisines, but want to eat healthier than many of our traditions allow? The solution is a fusion of the old world and new natural. Here we have mixed spicy Latin chorizo and eggs with greens, berries, and sliced figs, creating a hearty meal that is alternatingly hot and cool with each bite…it’s garnished with slivered almonds, parsley, paprika, cumin, marjoram, and just a bit of red pepper. Bonito!
A new study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) underscores the high natural health leverage that we gain via even modest daily exercise. The new study examined total amount of daily exercise across the AHA’s large sampling base and found that even 10-15 minutes a day of light aerobic activity, an amount below AHA and HumanaNatura guidelines, has a substantial impact on cardiovascular health risks. The new research underscores the important dangers associated with unnatural sedentary living and is a good reminder of the powerful health and life impacts we gain through a commitment to daily exercise. Learn more about the new study at Small Amounts Help or view a slideshow containing HumanaNatura’s exercise guidelines at About HumanaNatura.
A meta-analysis by researchers at Georgetown University has confirmed earlier findings that the popular practice of colonics offers no health benefits and clear personal risks. The new research looked at 20 prior studies of the benefits of colonic irrigation, a popular offering at health spas, and concluded that there was no evidence of a health benefit across these varying studies. The researchers, like HumanaNatura, instead recommend focus on known contributors to our health and vitality – especially vegetable-rich natural eating and daily exercise. If deep cleansing of the gastrointestinal system is desired, a safer, less costly, and far more complete approach is water-only fasting, which reliably and naturally cleanses our entire body and may help to relive minor physical ailments. Learn more about the new study at Colonic Irrigation.
Planking is the rage these days. Sometimes, it’s done simply by lying face down in odd places, other times with our upper, mid, or lower body lifted or suspended in the air.
The more advanced form of planking is usually more interesting to watch and even provides natural isometric conditioning – if unintentionally and sometimes risking injury.
Modern plankers will no doubt refine and expand their art, and soon will discover that a precursor to planking has been around for a while.
It’s called calisthenics, a long-developed natural health practice that traces its roots back to ancient times (the name comes from the Greek words “kallos” for beauty and “thenos” for strength). Other than walking, calisthenics are the most efficient way to naturally condition the body, with a great basic calisthenics workout taking less than ten minutes.
If you would like to experiment with planking the HumanaNatura way, and become stronger and more beautiful while you do, check out our comprehensive Calisthenics Program. It’s free, so go ahead, have a healthy planking on us, and send us your best photos!
Once you have begun planking the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between calisthenics exercise – via HumanaNatura’s complete and naturally open-ended system for lifelong and lifewide health and fitness. Check out an overview of our health programs at The Four HumanaNatura Techniques.
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Accomplishing important things usually feels great, across a wide range of goals…whether achieving new personal devlopment, raising a child, or climbing a mountain. Today, many of us confine our goals and define our lives too narrowly. A frequent form of this involves emphasizing financial outcomes and outward status over heartfelt interests, critical natural health needs, and other contributors to quality of life. The usual result of this narrowing is a reliable one – life that is unnaturally limited and distorted, made less healthy and even less happy, with more work but reduced effectiveness in essential dimensions of successful human life. An alternative to this common “wealth trap” today is to use available health science to re-balance our lives in key areas…between work and non-work activities, between extrinsic and intrinsic goals, and even between a pleasure-seeking and principle-expressing orientation. The result of this adaptive progression is similarly predictable – in this case, reliably increasing, deepening, and lengthening our feelings of success, while cultivating our health and that of others we influence with our actions. Learn about the modern re-balancing of life in this way via a new article just published by HumanaNatura, The Real New Economy, or by exploring HumanaNatura’s Ten Dimensions of Natural Living in your own life and goal-setting.
Photo courtesy of Paul Summers