By Kevin and Barbara Kunz
Chair dweller lifestyle, meet your inner cave dweller metabolism. Consider: every footstep is a potential nutrient feeding metabolism and muscle thrown into chaos by sitting too much. The reflex diet tells you how much and how often to use the nutrient potential of and imaginative approach to sitting, standing and walking to re-set the metabolic rhythm and muscular pattern designed by the body’s ancient ancestry. The result is weight control and a lessened risk for chronic, degenerative disease.
Our bodies are designed to move more than is common in our sitting cultures. By following Barbara and Kevin’s guide to un-sitting your life, the reflex actions involved in moving you about get the workout for which they were designed. As a result, metabolic and other processes are practiced adequately to maintain the operation of the body as it is meant to be.
With this book, the focus is on techniques proven by research to elicit healthful responses. Described are how much and how often to put to use techniques for moving more to achieve a sought after result: improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and other measures of metabolism; reduced risk for heart disease (stroke and heart attack), diabetes, cognitive decline and more; approach to muscular pain, reduced waistline and weight control. Techniques include sitting smart, taking steps, taking breaks, forest bathing (immersion), reflexology mat walking, and reflex therapies (reflexology, yoga, tai chi).
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