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Feburary 1, 2021
For years, pharmaceutical-backed companies claimed anxiety & depression had everything to do with “brain chemical imbalances”.
This led people, maybe even you, to believe that the ONLY way of treating debilitating “diseases” like this was through dependence on expensive medications…many of which are barely more effective than placebo. And I’m hesitant to even say “more effective.” (This was one of the main drivers for Dr. Elena and I to create the Leaky Brain Summit in 2020.)
And now, the tides are thankfully starting to turn. Science-backed research is now showing the power of the Gut-Brain connection. Even better, there are numerous natural and effective protocols to help treat mental health disorders that actually work.
So here’s the big idea…
To maximize our brain health, ‘SWITCH ON’ the Gut-Brain Axis.
Already, these new discoveries are helping people BREAK FREE of the dangerous long term side effects of certain drugs…
Giving people back the life they thought they had lost…
And stop depending on a broken health system.
But because “higher ups” are still trying to keep it under wraps, this groundbreaking science is far from reaching the general public. And, the world continues to suffer from these debilitating symptoms at record levels.
That’s why health researchers Sarah Otto and Matt Potts created the brand-new masterclass called The Gut-Brain Solution (and that’s why I need you to know about it!)...
We’re spreading the word about the latest brain and mental health discoveries straight from 30 world-leading doctors & researchers.If you want to learn how to overcome mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive decline, and other mood disorders, by using proven methods to heal your gut….
What is “intentional” movement, & why does it matter?
As you know, Exercise & MOVEMENT is part of my “6-Pack of Brain Health & Longevity.”
I specify both because some forms of movement like dancing or gardening aren’t traditionally thought of as exercise, but they’re most definitely INTENTIONAL movements.
In fact, when you’re not sitting, you may be standing or engaging in other intentional movement, although they may give you many of the same benefits. That being said, exercise in the conventional sense of the word is also a form of intentional movement, as is walking, yoga, climbing stairs, raking leaves or playing a game of tag with your kids.
And ANY time your body is in motion, it provides an opportunity for your lymphatic system to more effectively rid your body of waste.
Unfortunately, intentional movement has all but disappeared, taking away our health, performance, longevity and well-being in the process.
Let’s change that.
By ACTIVATING your body’s need and desire for physical activity, you can reawaken the healthier, happier part of yourself.If you’re ready to maximize your brain & body healthspan, checkout this new“Intentional Movement: The Path to Restoring Your Vital Self” eBook (no charge, of course)
In it, here’s just a few of the things you’ll learn:
- What’s WRONG with sitting
- How 10 minutes of movement alters 9,815 molecules in your body
- Types of Intentional Movement
- What you can do OUTDOORS and enjoy nature
- How inactivity affects almost every cell in your body
And please know this: No matter your age or fitness level, you can make daily intentional movement part of your life.
How much have you moved today? (and be honest)
For most, the answer is probably far less than the amount of time spent not moving, and that’s a problem.
With automobiles, offices and comfortable couches, everything is designed for sitting... but your body is not. It THRIVES on intentional movement.
Moving more in a world designed to encourage inactivity takes proactive effort, but once you get into the habit, it’s one of the most straightforward steps you can take to support your vitality.
The days and times where I don’t move my body as much, I just don’t feel right. I don’t feel like myself, or have my usual energy or mental clarity. Do you ever find that happening to you?
The opposite is true, too. You’ll find that when you start moving more with consistency you just start feeling better. And the more you do it, the more you’ll want to keep MOVING.
Below, there’s a short list of intentional movements. Incorporate as many of them into your daily life as you want, but my recommendation is to pick at most three of them. That way, you can create the habit before trying to optimize it.
If you haven't yet, click here to download the entire “Intentional Movement” guide.
Intentional movements you can incorporate today:
- Carrying: children, luggage, laundry, tools, groceries
- Pushing/Pulling: lawnmower, stroller, shovel
- Squatting: Vigorous housework, picking up toys, yardwork, pulling weeds, gardening
- Mobility/Stretching: yoga, dynamic stretching, static stretching, foam rolling
- Walking: uphill, laterally, stairs, trails, with backpack, the dog
- Traditional Exercise: running, sprinting, jogging, High Intensity Interval Training, swimming, biking, participating in races, follow along DVDs
- Calisthenics (pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, bodyweight exercises, pullups),
- Lifting weights (using dumbbells, barbells, elastic bands, kettlebells)
Need more personal attention with your brain function, health and energy? Book an online consult with Dr. Ryan
Get personalized support during this consultation, where we dig deep into your history and really understand the causes of your symptoms like brain fog & low mental endurance, fatigue, poor sleep, chronic pain, cognitive decline, poor memory or headaches. These are all signs that something is interfering with healing capabilities. Let’s get to the bottom of it (especially if you haven’t been successful yet)!