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SLANT Your Way to a Better Body!

SLANT Your Way to a Better Body!

Ever feel like getting the results while doing absolutely nothing?! Haven't we all! Well, this is one way you can, and if you do even a little extra it'll go a long way.

Being inverted, such as lying on a slant board, just 20 minutes a day is one of the greatest ways to correct our health problems and maintain a healthy body - the mind clears, the complexion improves, and the skin glows.*

Inversion of the body takes pressure off of the internal organs and their function and allows them to shift to a more natural placement to operate at optimum performance.*

Benefits include:

  • Increase blood flow to the head*
  • Nourish & oxygenate the brain*
  • Reduce fatigue*
  • Strengthen & firm muscle tone*
  • Stretch the spine & musculature*
  • Help you look better & feel younger*

And that's just for the normal, daily health tidbits that we become more aware of as we get older or encounter injuries and pains throughout the aging process. But, being inverted also helps out with weight and fitness.*

Flatten Your Stomach!*

With the help of a few exercises, you can improve your abdomen by strengthening it and creating mobility. Remember - "If you don't use it, you lose it!" As time goes on, our lives can shift away from the active lifestyle we were used to when we were younger - taking care of the kids, working more, binge-watching shows - it all uses up time and energy! And we wonder why our bodies ache, why we feel old, thinking, "I used to be able to do this, and be faster, stronger, and have more energy!" Well, a big part of it is that we've stopped using our body! We've stopped using our muscles and legs and arms and stopped stretching, etc. It's just been stagnant!

What happens to a car when you let it sit there for months or even years? It'll rust, get stiff, the battery dies, there's dust everywhere on it, and it wears away from the elements. You'll need to clean it. Maybe even take the car in for some repairs, because it hasn't been turned on for some time. THAT'S what happens to our bodies! Our muscles haven't been used for some time, so they aren't as strong or aren't used to running, etc. So, the body can ache at first. But all that we need to do is get back into a routine, or just start being somewhat active again such as a light workout or simply walking 30 minutes a day, because your body just needs a few times of exercising to get used to it again! :)

Sit Ups

For a slant board, you can do sit ups, leg raises, glute squeezing exercises, and a lot more. A good routine to do for your "core" (abdomen) is:

  • 3 sets of 5-10 sit ups
  • 3 sets of 5-10 leg raises (whether inverted or not, just raise both of your legs until you feel your abdominal muscles engage)
  • 3 sets of 5-10 flutter kicks (raise both your legs to the point where you feel your abdominal muscles engage, then move one leg up a few inches while you move the other one down, then reverse the legs in the other direction a few inches, so that you're basically kicking your legs as if you were swimming)

 

Note: These are just a few exercises to help your core. Start off slowly and increase as you get stronger and more agile in the abdominal region. Feel free to increase these sets and/or reps to an amount that you can do comfortably.*

Benefits of lying and exercising on a slant board:

  • Flatten your abdomen*
  • Clear complexion*
  • Natural face lift*
  • Tone your buttocks*
  • Reduce body sag*
  • More sex appeal*
  • Weight loss*
  • Promote hair growth*
  • Improve digestion & elimination*

What Do I Need and Where Can I Get It?

There are plenty of options out there leaving the choice up to you and what you'd like:

  • Workout bench - this is a common piece of equipment in any gym, and can double as an inversion table for you to lie on with your legs on the elevated part. They can cost as low as $35-$60.
  • Slant board - this option can come as a one-piece board or a easily storable fold-up board. These can get pricey out there, starting at around $400, but are comfortable to lie on with the padded top and will last a long time.
  • Sectional incline mat - there are number of these on the internet, but serve the same purpose. They range around $130-$160 and are really soft, but firm.
  • Inflatable slant board - these are another soft option. You can find them in the $120-$160 range.
  • Hardware store - this is the most cost-effective options. All you need is a regular door or plank that you can get at any Home Depot or Lowes hardware store for around $20-$30. You can prop up one end of it about 1-2 feet and lie down with your legs on the elevated part.

Digest Right!

Digestion is really important stuff! It's what our body does to break down food so it can move through our intestinal tract (stomach, small intestine and colon). Sometimes the body has difficulty doing this and needs some help or a change in lifestyle. If you don't think so, just think back to any time you've been bloated, constipated, had diarrhea, acid reflux (heart burn), felt compacted, or couldn't go to the bathroom well. Having second thoughts now?! Yep. Those are all things going on in the intestinal tract.*

Knowing that, you can do some little things that can go a long way for your comfort and health to ensure you have a good day, everyday* :)

1 - Good Diet

The first thing would be to eat well. And you might be saying, "Okay. Well, what does that mean?! Easier said than done, because there's a lot of diets out there!" I hear you loud and clear. We have been around lots of diets over the years, and they all come and go, but one thing remains the same - we all basically have the same organs, have to eat food to survive, and go to the bathroom. It's the body's way of living well. Taking in the good and pushing out the bad, through an assembly line of organs. All of which have a specific job or more. The more we can eat in a way that supports these functions and not create difficult situations, the better we'll be.*

The two diet recommendations we've seen that are the most effective and simply makes sense are*:

  • Food combining properly
  • Eat according to your blood type

People can see benefit with either one of these, but we've noticed they work best together!* CLICK HERE if you'd like to find out more on these two concepts or view our book "Guide to Smart Food Choices."

2 - Enzymes & Probiotics!

Yes! Our bodies produce these naturally, but it's a great idea to supply more to our body, because this will only help the body digest our processed, organic or not, everyday foods. And the probiotics will help support the good bacteria in the body and support a good immune system! All positive points there.*

Together, enzyme supplements and probiotic supplements help support a balanced digestive system and a healthier you.*

3 - Go to the Bathroom!!

Very important this one. Most of the world is uncomfortable talking about this subject, but not us! Let's go over this.

Poop, fecal matter, feces, waste - it's poisons and toxins - bad stuff. You don't want poisons nor toxins in your body. It was food that we ate, and then the body took all the nutrients out of it to get energy and survive, then it transformed it into what you see in the bathroom. The body has no use for it anymore, so it gets rid of it.*

When we don't get it out, all that waste stays in our body, mostly the colon (large intestine) and as a result of it staying in there our body can absorb the toxins from our colon. As you can imagine, that would not be a good thing.*

So, what do I do? Well, the 2 points stated above (good diet, enzymes & probiotics) will help this situation. You can also incorporate drinking more water (we recommend a gallon every day), but sometimes the body needs extra help in performing this natural action. You could get different herbs from the store that you can either eat naturally, get them in some form like liquid or powder, or simply get a supplement that has them. Ones that are known to help regularity are cascara sagrada, senna, psyllium, aloe vera, barberry, slippery elm, rhubarb and others.*

We offer a colon cleanser that has all these and is our most popular product - Colon Magic. It's a safe, gentle, effective, non-habit-forming, herbal formula to help cleanse, feed, stimulate, and rebuild the tissue and muscles of the stomach, small intestine, colon and gastrointestinal tract.*

 

Whatever way you incorporate these 3 principles, great! We want you to have healthy success!