Message #159 ENERGY!!!

As a tennis pro and mind/body/spirit trainer, I see much of society doing it wrong. I have been working out/training basically my whole life. I see people going to the gym or tennis courts 6 days a week, pushing themselves to the limit, and then they can’t even bend over to tie their own shoes! Or they need to go home and take a nap! They over-work themselves. Then, there are others who don’t exercise at all, or at best, inconsistently. And THEY need a nap or can’t tie their own shoes.

So what it boils down to is ENERGY. What we ultimately want is more energy. Think of it this way…

Who cares how much skill or knowledge you have if you are too tired to be productive?

Who cares how much love there is inside of you if you don’t have the energy to spend time with loved ones?

Who cares how much raw talent you have if you can’t get energized on the court?

One way to instantly increase your energy is to look at what you’re putting into your body. Most of us are constantly on the go, so we consume a large quantity of processed food. Processed foods are acidic and this causes illnesses. What we need to do is alkalize our bodies and gain the balance. When we are alkalized, we can prevent such things as cancer, arthritis, heart disease and colds/flus. One way to do this is eating natural foods, like fruit and vegetables. The problem there is that you need to eat a LOT of fruit and vegetables to alkalize your body. Here’s an easier way…

Start adding GREEN DRINKS to your diet. It’s probably the best and quickest way to alkalize your body. The green drink that I am currently using is a combination of a grass blend (wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, broccoli), antioxidants (acai, maca, carrot, beet, raspberry, rose hips, pineapple, green tea, acerola cherry), fiber (flax seed powder, apple pectin fiber), digestive enzyme and active culture (FOS ‘from chicory root’, L Acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase), and an energizing herb blend (Siberian eleuthero root, peppermint).

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Isn’t it better to just EAT a lot of vegetables?” The answer is yes and no. Sure, you could eat the equivilent in vegetables, but it would take exponentially more vegetables versus just adding 3 drinks a day, in addition to other vegetables.

In the past I have talked about fresh fruit and juices. The effect of the fruit is not as lasting and you also have to be careful about all the sugar in fruit. I think the green drinks are a better alternative.

Aside from giving you the energy you want, green drinks naturally detoxify and boost your immune system. You will have lasting energy throughout the day. This by no means replaces normal meals or working out, but it is a great supplement. I highly recommend it. You can find it at most health food stores, just be careful of fillers. I get mine at Whole Foods.

Start taking care of your body…you only have ONE.

Thanks for reading.

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