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In the human body there are eleven organ ‘systems’ working together to make up one whole, a system of systems – our body. It should be kept in mind that these divisions are somewhat arbitrary as to which organs are included and which are excluded in any one system. It also bears remembering that no one organ system ever functions independently of the others.
The maintenance of homeostasis is pivotal to any experience of wellness within the urinary system. The kidneys are major organs of elimination. They work in conjunction with the liver, lungs, the skin and bowels to help ensure a clean internal environment. The Kidneys are responsible for maintaining the water balance of the body, the pH of the blood, regulating blood pressure, and eliminating drugs or their metabolites. The kidneys also release the protein erythropoietin, which stimulates the bone marrow to increase the formation of red blood cells.
The nervous system collects and processes information from the senses via nerves and the brain and tells the muscles to contract to cause physical actions. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that connect every other part of the body to the central nervous system. Together with the endocrine system, the nervous system is responsible for regulating and maintaining homeostasis. Through its receptors, the nervous system keeps us in touch with our environment, both external and internal. Millions of sensory receptors detect changes, called stimuli, which occur inside and outside the body. They monitor such things as temperature, light, and sound from the external environment. Inside the body, the internal environment, receptors detect variations in pressure, pH, carbon dioxide concentration, and the levels of various electrolytes.
Extensive skeletal and muscular misalignment can impair the function of the neurological system and other organs and disrupt the harmony of the whole body. The health and wholeness of the musculoskeletal system can be maintained only as long as the inner environment and metabolism remain in harmony. Musculoskeletal diseases include tendinitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Fibromyalgia, Bone fractures, Arthritis, Bursitis, Osteogenesis imperfections, Rickets, Osteomyelitis, Osteosarcoma, Hip dysplasia, Bone disease, Metabolic bone disease and Bone cancer, muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial myopathy, myasthenia gravis, and tetanus and others. Primary symptoms of the musculoskeletal disease include pain, stiffness, swelling, limited range of motion, weakness, fatigue, and decreased physical function.
The male reproductive system's function is to produce, maintain, and transport genetic material. It's also an integral system to enhance quality of life. Some Men who are experiencing problems with functions of the male reproductive system, are often embarrassed to talk about it with a doctor.
Many immune system disorders or diseases are chronic illnesses and are hard to address with modern medicine. With all holistic healing, any approach to whole body immunity must address the following aspects of human life;
- Bodily health and wholeness. The Health Guardian should ensure that the physical body has the appropriate nutritional and healing support to prevent or treat ills of chronic illnesses that may be affect it.
- Emotional well-being. The Health Guardian should ensure that the person dealing with an immune system disorder has a nurturing, feeling experience of life, encompassing both the joy and the pain of human life.
- Mental vision and perspective. The Health Guardian should help create a mind-set within which the individual can find his or her own place in the world and make life choices from the center of his or her being, not from a victim’s stance.
- Spiritual openness and vitality. This will take the shape of whatever feels appropriate for the individual.
These are the common diseases of the female reproductive system; Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Gynecologic Cancer, Cervical Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
A beginner's strength-building workout takes as little as 20 minutes, and you won't need to grunt, strain, or sweat like a cartoon bodybuilder, either. The key is developing a well-rounded program, performing the exercises with good form, and being consistent. You will experience noticeable gains in strength within four to eight weeks.
The skin stretches two square meters and weighs over 10 pounds! Waterproof yet permeable, protective yet sensitive, skin may best be described as the outer expression of inner health. The epidermal or integumentary system is susceptible to a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries. These range from annoying but relatively benign bacterial or fungal infections that are categorized as disorders, to skin cancer and severe burns, which can be fatal.
Dancing has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including: improved condition of your heart and lungs, increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness, increased aerobic fitness, improved muscle tone and strength, weight management, stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis, better coordination, agility and flexibility, improved balance and spatial awareness, increased physical confidence, improved mental functioning, improved general and psychological well-being, greater self-confidence and self-esteem, and better social skills.
Swimming works your whole body. Each swimming stroke focuses on different muscle groups, and the water provides a gentle resistance. No matter what stroke you swim, you’re using most of your muscle groups to move your body through the water. Swimming works your insides as well. While your muscles are getting a good workout, your cardiovascular system is too. Swimming makes your heart and lungs stronger. Swimming builds up your bone mass, and also reduces inflammation and helps you address most chronic disorders. Swimming is so good for you, that researchers say it may even reduce your risk of death. Compared with inactive people, swimmers have about half the risk of death. Some other studies have shown that swimming may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. Swimming is appropriate for people with injuries, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. It’s a good exercise option for people with asthma, and beneficial for people with MS as well.
AFTER ONE SESSION: After your first yoga session (or after the first one you've had in a while), you'll likely experience a variety of sensations. It can feel like "an awkward, sweaty first date," where you're noticing muscles you never realized you had and are perspiring in places you never knew you could perspire. Once you get through the first class, your emotions might be all over the place, from overwhelmed (How will I ever do this? I'm so not flexible), to relaxed and at peace (deep breathing will do that), to empowered (like I did it—I got through something I wanted to do and feel strong and capable.) Physically, you'll probably feel a little sore. But even after just one class, your shoulders will feel stronger, your hamstrings looser, and you will move your body in ways you probably don't before. Regardless of your current fitness level, even the morbidly obese can access this first state, or “gateway” into better health.
WITHIN 30 MINUTES: Ever heard of “hit the ground running”? That’s true, both literally and scientifically. Research has shown that exercise can instantly boost mood and help you start your day in full force. Running is probably the best way to beat the "Monday Blues." If you are feeling depressed, 20 minutes of running can work like antidepressant and lift your mood. Running prepares you to cope with daily stress and challenges without getting panicked. You will stop overthinking and feel more relaxed. This is because running can immediately reduce the activity in your frontal cortex. This makes running the simplest and the healthiest way to break free from the daily grind. Running also helps with anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Scientists have used the carbon-dioxide challenge test to determine the connection between anxiety sensitivity and physical activity. They found that more physically active people were less likely to panic in fearful situations even if they have anxiety sensitivity.
Taking a walk lifts your spirits, but that feeling might go deeper than you though: Becoming active actually helps beat down depression and other mood disorders. “Large epidemiological studies suggest physical activity has a preventive function in mental health problems as well. For some people, working out can be as beneficial as medication and other therapies in treating depression. A lot of people say it clears their minds, relaxes their bodies and re-energizes them. The cardiovascular benefits of walking are biologically plausible; like other forms of regular moderate exercise, walking improves cardiac risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, vascular stiffness, inflammation, and mental stress. And if cardiac protection and a lower death rate are not enough to get you moving, consider that walking and other moderate exercise programs also help protect against dementia, peripheral artery disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, colon cancer, and even erectile dysfunction.
A workout can be achieved anywhere with practically anything, including, your very own bodyweight! This is where incorporating calisthenic routines into your workout plan may be appealing since you can do these workouts from the comfort of your own home. No gym, or gym equipment required. First things first; What are calisthenics?