Healthy Food is a Human Right
Being healthy on the inside is just as important as being healthy on the outside. What we eat and the choices we make regarding our diet have an important impact on our health. A healthy nutritious diet can ward off disease and boost your mood, leading to a longer, more satisfying life.
All of us can benefit from replacing processed foods with fresher, healthier foods. Unfortunately, fresh nutritious food has become harder to obtain. To feed the growing population, an emphasis on the quantity of food produced was needed. This is understandable, but it has led to food policies encouraging cheap high volume production that focus more on profits. We want to shift the focus back to the quality of food, because the emphasis on mass production has led to the crowding of store shelves with cheap processed foods that are contaminated with pesticides, preservatives, and other chemicals, and have been found to shorten lifespan.
Unhealthy carbohydrates such as refined sugar, flour, and white rice all have their nutrients removed and are digested very quickly, rapidly spiking blood sugar levels. Many of us have been taught to avoid all fats, but fat is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies. What is important is that we avoid unhealthy, saturated fats that are associated with a higher risk of heart disease. Particularly dangerous unhealthy fats are trans fats found in hydrogenated oils like in fast food.
This year in the United States, heart disease will claim
over 600,000 lives – 1 in 4 deaths. Diseases such as
asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, barely
mentioned a century ago, have become common in society. As the incidence of these diseases increases, it is important that we realize the interaction between the environment and our health.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and we aren't doing enough.
Channeling Positive Energy
In our modern day life, stress is everywhere. It's hard to keep up with family and friends when we are bombarded
with work, school, and even technology. When we neglect our bodies, unhealthy behaviors are being nurtured:
frustration, anger, pessimism, to name a few. As time goes on, these feelings tear our bodies down, but our bodies can be restored starting with the mind and then the body.
Energy is energy.
Close your eyes, drop your eyes, forget everything, and take a deep breath for 5 seconds.
Now stretch your arms to the ceiling as high as you can like trying to grab something that you can't have for 5 seconds. Did you feel better? Imagine feeling this relief everyday. That's how easy we make it for you here in Step 2.
Healthy Minds create healthy lifestyles, bodies, and relationships
Exercise More in a Short Time
Ever felt like an exercise didn't fit you? As if your body type didn't benefit from the repetitions even though you have spent weeks or even months on it?
Over 50% of individuals do not perform an exercise properly.
We correct this for you by acknowledging your body type and interests and matching you with exercise fans who share your goals so it's rewarding and fun!
Make life-long friendships who truly take care of each other.
Transform Our Environment ... perhaps the most important of all
To feed the growing population, we depend on an increased use of pesticides as a way to minimize the loss of crops. Pesticides unfortunately run off into the local environment, poisoning our water supplies and the food we eat, potentially creating consequences for human health. In addition, the use of pesticides risks pesticide resistance, which in turn requires the need for even more pesticides to be used.
The use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) has a drastic impact on our environment by depleting the ozone layer that shields us from much of the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. CFCs saw extensive use in aerosol cans as propellant, and even though its use has been outlawed in several countries, its effects are still being felt to this day, with about 4% of the Earth’s ozone being depleted each year.
The growing human population demands an ever-increasing use of resources, which includes non-renewable fossil fuels. The burning of these fossil fuels adds to the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The Earth not too long ago reached a new milestone: the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history; it is certainly not a milestone to be celebrated. This amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is leading to a climate that is changing faster than wildlife can keep up with. Climate change can also affect the food supply that we so vitally depend on. Record droughts, devastating floods, and more frequent and extreme severe weather threaten us not only directly, but indirectly as well by interrupting our sources of food.
Fast food corporations: Mcdonalds, Burger King, KFC, to name a few is having looser regulations each generation. Quality control that was considered abominable many years ago are considered economical today, but it is producing obesity and a shorter life to the mass population. In all our efforts, we aim to stand strong enough to have legislation reconsider these unhealthy atrocities that are plaguing our families health. Whether it is about exercise or nutrition, this is a crucial step in the awakening of a healthier community...
and we need everyone's help.
Enlighten Your Mind
The 21st Century Sedentary Life can be Improved
Let's work on that.
First, we clean our dentrimental habits from the roots: our minds.
Let's wire our brains so that
we adapt to our environment
just like our bodies were
intended to be.