10 Days to Thrive – Exercise – Day Seven

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Is it finally time to commit to a new daily workout routine? Are you tired of saying you’re going to exercise and get healthy and then not follow through with a plan?


If you have not worked out in a while, setting tough goals for your daily workout routine might make you start, you will only begin to  feel overwhelmed unmotivated. It’s important to start small.

Don’t say you’re going to run a marathon in 6 months,there’s nothing wrong with taking baby steps and accomplishing a few small goals before moving on to bigger goals.run-750466_1920

Some small things you can do to help motivate yourself are to focus on daily consistency instead of the amount of time you spend on working out. It’s more important to stay motivated than to focus on the length of time of your workout. Once your motivation is in place, then you can work on elongating your workout session.

So today take a walk even if it’s only 150 steps from your front door. Find out if any running groups are in your area or some classes you might like to join.


Have you tried rebounding ?

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This affords a special mention.  When you rebound, you are flooding the cells with oxygen (thereby improving ATP production) while also strengthening the cells and protecting them against degenerative disease.  It stimulates the lymphatic drainage system to help the body get rid of toxins, waste, bacteria, viruses etc.

Our bodies are energetic and when we use the rebounder, we may assume it’s only to improve the lymphatic system, but I think it’s more than that – facia

Rebounding help improve posture, balance, muscle tone and will elevate your energy levels.  Because of the impact of gravity as you rise up, the body becomes weightless for an instant, and when you land the gravity pull is suddenly doubles and puts internal organise under pressure.  This helps squeeze out waste materials within the cells, and into the lymphatic system.

Our bodies thrive on movement – be that running, swimming, yoga, lifting weight, or simply walking.  Somewhere in your day is to introduce movement somehow.  Some exercises will ground you, some will get you in touch with your spiritual self.

So todays challenge we ask you to do a little exercise or plan your exercise for the week. Pop over to our facebook page and see how the everyone else is doing with the challenges


10 Days to Thrive – Gratitude – Day Six

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants.


Yes, “thank you” is an essential, everyday part of family dinners, trips to the shops, and even business deals. That might be why so many people have dismissed gratitude as simple, obvious, and unworthy of serious attention.
But that’s starting to change. Recently scientists have begun to chart a course of research aimed at understanding gratitude and the circumstances in which it flourishes or diminishes. They’re finding that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:
• Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure;
• Higher levels of positive emotions;
• More joy, optimism, and happiness;
• Acting with more generosity and compassion;
• Feeling less lonely and isolated.


Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. Gratitude improves physical health. Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health. They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular check-ups with their doctors, which is likely to contribute to further longevity.Gratitude improves psychological health. Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being. His research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.


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Our challenge is acknowledge the good things going on in your life right now, it might now be perfect and its probably tough a lot of the time. But there’s someone out there who would love to have your problems

Things to try today:
Spend just 15 minutes jotting down a few grateful sentiments before bed, and you may sleep better and longer.
Simply take a few moments to focus on all that you have – rather than complain about all the things you think you deserve.

Developing an attitude of gratitude Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life – Amy Morin



Watch this video from www.Oprah.com and try Tony Robbins flood exercise

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10 days to thrive – Food Sensitivities – Day FIVE

Day 5 to Thrive – Food Sensitivities

We eat food for nourishment, for energy, to grow and develop, to fight infection, to detox and cleanse. Let food be your medicine and eat meals full of nutrient dense foods.

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

Avoiding food sensitivities

Foods that we eat every day, or any foods that we crave, can be a source of stress to the body.  We heavily rely on milk and wheat, and are common causes of health issues.  If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, constipation, low mood or motivation, then it’s worthwhile checking to see whether a food might be a factor.

First off, avoid or completely eliminate foods that are manmade or come in box with more ingredients than it should!

Muscle testing offers clients a way to identify the foods you’re sensitive to. Many people test sensitive to wheat and milk products for example.

If you’d like to see how a Systematic Kinesiology practitioner tests foods, click on the link below.  You’ll see a demonstration of testing two foods, wheat and dairy. People sensitive to wheat may experience such diverse reactions as migraine headaches, bowel gas, chronic tiredness, irritability, mood changes, skin eruptions, and many other problems. Food testing can be so valuable because it can really be the difference between debilitating problems vs vibrant health.

Kinesiology Food Testing takes some of the guesswork out of balancing the diet for any individual.  You can learn how to do Food Sensitivity Testing in our training course.


Here is a list of the most common allergens

  1. Milk
  2. Wheat
  3. Egg
  4. Soy
  5. Tree nuts (tree nuts include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil nuts)
  6. Shellfish
  7. Peanuts
  8. Fish (Salmon, tuna, and halibut)

Today’s challenge – Do you suspect you have a food to which you might be sensitive? Then how about for the next 5 days, to the end of our 10 day challenge, you eliminate one thing from this list.  It doesn’t take long to feel an improvement, particularly if you select a food you commonly eat 2-3 a day, everyday.


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10 days to Thrive – bed time – Day FOUR

Our 10 days to thrive challenge – Bedtime

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Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

Do you fight with yourself to go to bed, and then struggle to get up in the morning?

Systematic Kinesiology Bedtime Procrastinator

Bedtime procrastination is failing to go to bed at the intended time.  Easy peasy right? Yes how many times have you not gone to bed when you said you would even though there was no outside influence or circumstances stopping you from doing so (only yourself)?   Bedtime procrastination is unique because usually people will procrastinate to put off something they find undesirable, sleep is not undesirable.  We enjoy it, we feel better after a good sleep.

It is not so much not wanting to sleep, but rather, not wanting to stop what you are doing.  You lose track of time looking at your smart phone, tablet, watching TV, or even doing chores, even though you will regret it in the morning.  I think it’s because as children we thought being sent to bed meant we were going to miss out on something.  Yet as adults we still rebel against being told what to do!

Sleep is very important for your body to recharge and heal itself.  People actually sleep better when they are well rested rather than when over tired.  Ever been so tired and yet frustratingly can’t get to sleep?  If you’re looking for the ideal time to turn the lights off, it’s 10.30pm.  This comes form Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Every meridian system which is connected to an internal organ has a two our window of focus time.  7am – 9am is stomach meridian time (which is when we “should” generally eat our breakfast).  11pm to 1am is our Triple Warmer focus time – which is connected to our Thyroid and Adrenals.  If you have ever experienced a “second wind” – you start to feel more energy late at night – that’s what we want to avoid.  Going to bed before 11am, so 10.30, will give your body the best opportunity to recharge and restore its energy.

Your happiness throughout the day and your energy levels are all related to the amount of sleep you get. Most adults need between 7 to 9 hours per night. Women actually need 1 hour extra than men.

Tips to get to bed on time Set yourself a time for bed to regulate your body clock

    1. Finish up on the internet at least an hour before bed
    2. Don’t wait until you feel tired and sleepy
    3. Have a bedtime routine (wind down to sleep time)
    4. Avoid alcohol and heavy food late in the evening
    5. Avoid over stimulating the brain with electronic screens (no phones in bed)
    6. If you can’t sleep, get up and leave the room then try again
    7. Daily exercise helps promote a better night’s sleep
    8. Make sure your bed and pillows are comfortable but supportive


Today’s challenge – maybe you’re not a bedtime procrastinator, but there’s something else you procrastinate over.  Make a commitment to yourself to go to bed early – make it a lovely ritual tonight.  Treat yourself to looking after you.

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10 days to Thrive – No Complaining – Day THREE



Make a change

                                        Today’s a short one!  It’s simple.  Today is day three and we challenge you NOT to complain.

Life is not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad news. In fact, once we begin to embrace this reality, we welcome a great number of possibilities . Life is never perfect. We know this to be true.

Why then, do we continue to complain about its imperfections?

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We complain about the weather, the traffic, our family. We complain about tight clothing, misplaced keys, late air planes, and the price of oil! We complain about our jobs or our lack of jobs. We complain about nosy neighbours, crying babies, ungrateful teenagers, and lazy family members. We have become a society too quick to complain.

Complaining is almost never a positive reaction to our circumstance                                                                                                                                                                        .

Complaining fosters a negative attitude, negatively impacts those around us, doesn’t change our circumstance,highly unattractive and often leaves us as victim mode. 


So lets try not complain about the usual things :

  • About the weather

  • About your neighbours

  • About your family

  • About your boss

  • About your weight

  • About your shopping list

  • About this challenge!



Nothing, nada, rien du tout, zilch!

Instead, turn your attention to what’s good about them.



“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” —Tom Wilson

10 Days to Thrive with Mindfulness – Day TWO

Welcome to Day Two of our 10 day challenge – Mindfulness


Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

It’s day two! How did you get on yesterday increasing your water intake? Keep it up today and each day will get easier as you start to reap the benefits.  Take a moment to reflect on how you feel today.  It’ll become more natural as the 10 days goes on.

Today is all about Mindfulness and Mindful Eating.

Ever gone to the bank this time of year – what do they have – tubs of sweets just sitting there for our hands to take one without thinking!

And is our mind ever at rest?

When was the last time you ate a meal without multitasking?

Today’s challenge is to practise mindfulness specifically while eating a meal and snack.

During the past 20 years, studies have found that mindful eating can help you to reduce overeating and binge eating, lose weight and reduce your body mass index (BMI) and improve the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Mindful eating slows you down, makes you more aware of portion sizes and helps you get out of negative, automatic food habits like overeating while watching your favourite TV show.

At this time of year it is easy to slip into eating “bad” food. But actually most of us don’t even get a chance to enjoy the sensation of eating.  We’re in such a rush, or distracted, or stressed.  So today we simply challenge you to focus on your food without any other distractions (like work or screens).

Start small.  Perhaps today you will put away your cell phone and be more engaged with what you are doing.  Enjoy the fruit cake, the toffee sweet, the hot coffee.  Remember it’s easy to eat an entire plate of food and not actually taste one bite.  Eat and drink mindfully today so you get every pleasure from it.  Don’t stuff it down, ladened with guilt that you “shouldn’t” be having it.  Let that go.  Today is about embracing all our senses, savouring every morsal, slowing down, breathing and enjoying what you are eating, without judgement and mindfully.

Mindfulness when Eating – today’s challenge

  • Set aside time to sit down to have one meal of your choice mindfully today.
  • While preparing your meal, how are you feeling about the food in front of you?
  • Appreciate that you are eating to nourish your body
  • Ask yourself, how does my body feel now, before I eat?
  • Feast your eyes on the colours
  • Smell the food, does it make your mouth water?
  • Appreciate, taste and savour each bite
  • How does the food taste in your mouth?
  • Eat until you are satisfied
  • Ask yourself, how does my body feel now, after I have eaten?
  • Breathe ….. and get on with your day ….

When you eat in a relaxed state and CHEW each mouthful, this improves the body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. If you’re stressed it’s probably best not to eat at all!  Stress shuts down the digestive process.  Get rid of all distractions so you can pay attention to what you’re eating, so that you know you’ve eaten, you know how much you’ve eaten, and you can enjoy the experience.  So eat light, breathe, and take 5 minutes.


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10 Days to Thrive – Day ONE

It’s Day 1 of our 10 Days to Thrive

 Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

One new habit, focus or idea each day to help you thrive, not just survive, this December.  We guarantee you don’t have to spend money or take lots of time out of your busy schedule.

So today we want to start with something that by the end of the 10 days, could be the most important change, (reminder or prompt) that will make the biggest difference of all.  Today we challenge you to give your body what it really needs to keep you healthy.  Today we’re talking about dehydration.

Are you sick or are you just thirsty?

We often have little niggling problems that (or pretty major ones too), that we don’t realise could be due to dehydration.  At KinesiologyZone, we’ve an abundance of water falling from the sky! But when your body is deprived of water it starts to ration the water it has, as a survival mechanism.

The brain redistributes water around the body where it is needed the most in order of importance.  The most important being the Brain and lungs followed by the liver, kidneys, glands, muscles, bones and skin.  The first place water will be taken is from the colon – and therefore if you’re not moving your bowel at least once a day – that water is being extracted and going to your brain!  Nice!

By the time you actually feel a thirst sensation, your body has already been drawing water internally, so you can begin to see already how important it is to keep hydrated and drink water throughout the day.  If you are dehydrated, the body can’t eliminate toxins and waste properly, so they will build up inside the body.  And you don’t need to be a doctor to know that is not good.

What happens next?

A number of things begin to happen inside the body as we begin to become dehydrated. You may notice yourself becoming

  • tired and yawning
  • losing concentration.
  • moving slower as you become stiff or sluggish.

So, while we might feel we need that chocolate or sweets or even a coffee STOP!  Our challenge today is to have a glass or two of water instead (or maybe as well as) and your body will respond surprisingly quickly.

Benefits of water

Water is an essential and major component of all living matter.  We need water to keep the body alkalized, to rid itself of acid. Raw vegetables contain a lot of water, and the added benefit is they will also alkalise your body.  Water also helps with digestion and lubricates all the organs, muscles and joints.  Water truly is essential and used by the whole body.  The average adult loses 10 cups of water a day through breathing, sweating and urinating. Without water our bodily functions are impaired. So, we really need to be replacing this water every day.

Chronic dehydratiion

If we become chronically dehydrated things become a bit more serious.  The blood thickens and the body will start to take water from the cells around it.  This can lead to high blood pressure. The body will also start to deposit cholesterol to the cell membranes to prevent further water loss leading to high cholesterol.  Has your doctor ever told you to drink more water if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol?

Some of the body’s signs it’s dehydrated

We think it’s that we’ll feel thirsty.  But that’s unreliable.  Simply knowing that it is imperative to health we shouldn’t wait.  The body sees lack of hydration as a stress.  So perhaps that’s more telling sign – feeling stressed? Drink some water!   Other signs are:

  • Check the colour of your urine – orange or dark yellow is a sign of severely dehydrated body, mid yellow may still be somewhat dehydrated. Colourless or clear urine is the sign of hydration.
  • When the waste matter inside us cannot move through the large intestine to be excreted that’s called constipation.
  • Another survival mechanism is to restrict the airways to reduce moisture leaving the body and energy used, can be a factor in asthma in some people.
  • People with allergies and skin conditions will now be realising as you read this, that water is so important inside the body that your skin is almost last on the list of importance in the water rations, therefore if you have dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema or other skin conditions, you definitely need to increase your water intake.
  • The brain signals the sensations of thirst and hunger at the same time, so it is easy to be confused between thinking we are hungry when really, we are just thirsty. This can lead to overeating and weight gain, when really we just need a glass of water. It is a good idea to have a glass of water a half hour before every meal you eat as this will slightly decrease your appetite, helping you not to over eat , but also it releases enzymes in the stomach to be ready for food to be digested.

Knowing WHY we do something helps us to realise the importance of our habits. So here are our:


  1. Keep water beside your bed so you can drink it immediately in morning (this is when we are our most dehydrated)
  2. Drink a glass of water half an hour before every meal (to help digestion)
  3. Bring a bottle of water with you everywhere you go to sip all day (no excuses you didn’t have any)
  4. Swap a tea/coffee for a glass of water once every day (simple!)
  5. Freeze slices of lemon/lime to add to your water (make your water taste more interesting)
  6. Make a big jug of water at home or the office with mint or cucumber in it to infuse (and keep it nearby so you can top up your glass)
  7. Eat water enriched fruit & vegetables RAW (salads, watermelon, tomatoes) – this all counts to the overall water tally!
  8. In wintertime, have broths and soups which contain water (help you to feel warm too, as it can be hard to drink lots of water in winter)
  9. Drink it at different temperatures, have it room temperature/chill it/hot water – (whichever way you prefer)
  10. Feel hungry – drink water first as the two signals can get confused.


How to test in Systematic Kinesiology for Dehydration

If you are familiar with muscle testing, here’s how we test for dehydration.  This video is part of our Systematic Kinesiology Online Training:

Will you Take the Challenge to prevent dehydration?

However you plan to increase your water intake, make sure you take note of how much you do.  It’s easy to THINK we’ve had enough!

So how much water and live foods are you consuming – what did you eat in the past 24 hours for example?

Our challenge today is to drink more.  “More” will depend on where you’re starting from.

A guide is to weigh yourself in lbs, and drink half that amount in oz.  You can search in google but as an example if you weigh 140lbs (10 stone), you’d need to consume 75 oz (about 2.2 litres/4 pints).  If you consume some of that as water, some as raw vegetables, fruit and herbal teas, you’ll reach your target no problem.

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