Non Toxic Self Care - For Your Health
We know that the skin is the biggest organ of the body, yet we expose it to all these synergic products deemed to make us more youthful, radiant and even beautiful! Yet they are loaded with unnecessary chemicals that are actually doing us more harm than good!
Have you actually read & googled the ingredients on the back of the products you buy? You might be shocked when you realise what you're actually buying into. Furthermore allowing into your external environment. These very products are mostly likely the cause of increased ageing, skin irritations, fatigue & illness.
Toxic overload is REAL! So in the coming months I will be sharing all about non toxic skin care, beauty & feminine health. What has worked for me and my personal recommendations.
I will be communicating this information with you via my social channels, blogs & Youtube
So please make sure you to stay connected
Why am I sharing this?
I want to inform and help you to live a healthier lifestyle. What I share will be completely transparent and from my own personal experiences over the past 4 years or so. I have wanted to share this side of health with you all for some time, I guess the timing had to be right. Looks like that timing is now.
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I feel now, more than ever, that people are disconnected from what it means to have a movement & training practice that will support there health and well-being.
We know that humans are designed to move! Why does there seem to be a physical decline?
I wanted to take a look back through fitness history to paint a picture and potentially provoke your approach and way of thinking towards fitness, health and how & why you choose to move.
The History Of Physical Fitness
I am starting from the 20th century, as this marked the rise of specialised, competitive sports, as well as the emergence of a well organised and thriving “fitness” market and industry.
At the very beginning of the 20th century, Georges Hebert developed and promoted his “Natural Method,” another Frenchman, Professor Edmond Desbonnet, managed to make physical exercise and strength training fashionable through the publication of fitness journals and by opening a chain of exercise clubs.
This laid a strong foundation for physical culture in Europe,
but also for “fitness” as an industry.
Over the course of a century, thousands of methods and programs have emerged,
all promising to get you in the best shape of your life in the quickest amount of time possible
The Current State of Physical Culture: Lost in Fitness
A Thought Provoking Excerpt From The Article Written By MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.
Which bring’s me to the point of writing and sharing this blog!
Through our own involvement in the fitness industry, mixing with different fitness and movement cultures
all over the world, our self practices, experinces and personal training experimentations.
It has come so ever more prevalent, that this mass evolution in fitness,
has caused an overwhelming misunderstanding of what its means to be fit & healthy.
'I feel now, more than ever, that people are disconnected from what it means,
to have a movement & training practice that will support there health and well-being.'
In some instances it has become more of a chore, a type of punishment that forces you into guilt tripping the ever needing desire, for all of the transformation promises made. A counter-intuitive mindset to have, on how movement and training should be approached?
There is so much information out there, often leaving an overwhelming feeling of confusion on what is the ‘right way’ to lead a 'healthy lifestyle' or how you should be moving your own body?
'This very problem, is what is causing, a lack of self connection to know and understand what,
YOU need to support yourself as a whole. Keeping you on the hamster wheel of movement un-satisfaction.'
The most common perception or belief of what it means to be fit,
and the primary motivation for exercising, is to look fit!
It is no longer about feeling good, having a healthy body that can actually move well.
Not forgetting the abundance of longterm benefit's that moving our bodies has on our biological system.
There is too much emphasis and validation for quick fixes, short term results, which all fail to provide important foundations or pillars that create's a sustainable movement & training practice. And ultimately has a fundamental role to play, in having a healthier way of life:
1) The mindset & movement relationship 2) The value & the benefits of having a longterm process
We understand the enjoyment of doing fitness for fitness sake.
But at the cost of your health, is where we believe there needs to be a new approach taken.
Now before we go any further, it is important to state that we are not here to tell you how you should eat, move or live your life.
However we do want to share our success's in the hope that it will help you to find your sweet spot, your daily motivation to get up and want move your body and celebrate it.
Most importantly learn to understand what it is that YOU need,
on a day by day basis and what that looks like, longterm.
Our message is about educating you on 'Movement for Health'
That means having a holistic approach to physical health.
This starts with having a better understanding of how each of the part's
connect to support you as a whole.
Through our very own movement trails and tribulations.
Our passion and enjoyment of movement.
As leading industry innovators & fitness professionals.
We have cultivated an Educational Workshop
& Movement Wellness Platform
That gives EVERYONE a way of training that supports their
health & well-being.
Beginning your movement for health journey has never been easier
We have 2 ways you can start learning & investing in your movement health with us!
1. Join our mindful movement & well-being program Kinisi Flow
The workshop is open to everyone who wants to take their personal development to the next level.
Join & learn more here: www.kinisiflow.com
2. Bespoke small group virtual coaching sessions helping you improve the way you move daily.
Join & learn more here: www.kinisifiit.com
'I truly believe that if people changed their mindset & movement relationship. Started to rethink how they choose to move their body on a daily basis. Had more of a longterm strategy in place, that gave them, the ongoing support & freedom to move. Decondition themselves from believing that they need to be constantly chasing the sweat & pushing harder for superior results. And realised that by creating better movement values, relationships & standards with realistic outcomes. Offers a way of life that is healthier both mentally, physically & beyond.'
I truly hope this message resonate with you. If it does, then that's your sign to start investing in your Movement For health & your longevity strategy that will build strength and resilience
for both body and mind.
If you want to get started on you movement journey we can help Click here
If you have any thoughts or questions then please do get in touch
Take Care & Speak Soon!
Natalie, Michael & The KF Team
Bone Broth For Recovery
What is Bone Broth
Bone broth is full of collagen, gelatine and amino acids like glycine, which can all assist with things common amongst those who lead active lifestyles like healing soft tissue injuries and digestive stress; bone broth also helps to replace electrolytes, which is another reason why many people use it pre/post workout. We spoke to Natalie Constanti, a fitness instructor and trainer who trains extensively every week about how she and her partner use bone broth and intermittent fasting for fitness recovery.
As fitness professionals, we lead very active lifestyles from teaching weekly fitness classes, travelling to teach workshops and on top of that we workout intensively multiple times a week. With such active lifestyles, we need to make sure that we prioritise our recovery methods to ensure that we invest in ourselves.
There are multiple ways to help recovery from ensuring you get quality sleep, good nutrition from quality sourced ingredients, daily breath work and movement.
In addition to these things, we like to use bone broth as part of our weekly recovery protocol. We know that bone broth provides the building blocks for repair, as it is full of gelatine, collagen and amino acids which are all essential components for recovery. After an intense workout, you'll want to replace electrolytes, hydrate, and provide your body with a quality source of protein. Drinking bone broth supports your digestion and immunity, and the natural collagen and glycine may assist with soft tissue recovery.
We prefer to drink a bone broth after a workout, sometime's fasted (read below why) and we aim for twice a week. Unless we have home made a batch, then it probably going to be drink it everyday! Alternatively you can drink it with your meal, before bed for a good nights sleep or just as a hot yummy drink of pure goodness.
Training Fasting & Bone Broth
One of the things we have found from research is to drink bone broth in conjunction when either intermittent fasting or after more prolonged fasts. There are many benefits of fasting, such as Autophagy - the recycling of cells, and also breaking a fast with bone broth. But there is an important reason why you want to break a fast with bone broth!
After fasting, you increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease insulin overall in the body. So when you eat, your body will attach and hold onto anything you consume, making you more sensitive to the nutrients. By breaking your fast with bone broth, it means that you can utilise all of the benefits that bone broth has to offer - you are in a prime position to get the quality nutrients and quality natural collagen, as you can absorb and utilise them a lot better.
The term ‘superfood’ gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of bone broth we believe it’s true! From improving your gut health, strengthening your immune system and helping to reduce inflammation, bone broth helps in reaping those all important recovery gains, especially as part of a balanced lifestyle.
There are definitely some natural bio hacks habits that we will not be giving up on anytime soon and one of them is drinking a cup of bone broth. You really cant beat the old school health hacks that have been around for millennia. The benefits one reaps, goes far beyond any other health hack, in fact you get more bang for you buck in our opinion (which we will delve into in another blog)
When shopping for bone broth we highly recommend the following brands
Alternatively you can make your own which is cheaper and not difficult to make. We would suggest experimenting with making your own and see what works best for you.
Good Day Folks
Today is the day we get to share some exciting news with you all.
And guess what, you too get to benefit from it.
In-fact more specifically, your foot health and over-well-being will thank you for it.
Kinisi Fit Ltd is happy to announce our new brand collaboration with Bohempia. This is a brand new barefoot company who are leading the way with there barefoot shoe collection but this time where fashion meets barefoot function!
As you know we are both HUGE advocates of barefoot shoes, having wore them for well over a decade and educating on the benefits of barefoot shoes.
Part 1 - Let's Talk Foot Health
Your foot consists of
Approx 200,000 nerv endings
Feet have carried humans through life without additional support for thousands of years. The need for constant foot support in the form of stiff shoes is a modern plague, and one that largely affects the developed world. But we know that feet aren’t fundamentally flawed. Rather our modern lifestyles are. Excessive sitting combined with restrictive shoes from an early age put a real damper on our ability to move freely.
You see, your feet are engineered for movement & sensory feedback, so why would you want to lose this and put them into foot coffins for the sake of fashion!
Our feet are our foundation and play a massive role in everything we do from a movement perspective. They are involved in many humans things we do, from walking, running, skipping, jumping, absorbing, balancing, lifting, squatting etc. And the function of our feet has a HUGE impact on our bodies. There is a kinetic chain running from our big toes, through our arch, up our legs and into the hips and spine that affects everything we do as humans. Yet are often neglected and tucked away in un-foot shaped shoes which often lead to poor foot mechanics and foot health as they can’t truly perform as a human foot is designed to.
Part 2 - Fashion Meets Function
For all our fashion conscious lovers out there. We are happy to share with you a new brand called Bohempia barefoot shoes who are leading the way with there barefoot shoe collection but this time where fashion meets barefoot function.
Not only that but Bohempia are made from hemp - which makes them an environmentally friendly sustainable option! As hemp is a renewable resource that is naturally strong, breathable, and antimicrobial. So the shoes are not harmful to the environment, or to your body!
Yes, it’s time to throw away your narrow cult classic’s like converse and vans as they have the perfect replacement for stylish sneakers, that will look just as cool but without the squished toes!
'Personally, I have long been searching for barefoot alternatives
to those brand names and Bohempia has done just that.'
Part 3- Benefits of wearing Barefoot Bohempia Shoes:
2) No rubbing or blisters from wearing the sneaker
3) How much connection & feedback there is in relation to the floor.
Bohempia is the place to look if you want a barefoot shoe that looks like a classic sneaker. You get to look good, feel good, and have a clean conscious, thanks to their sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing.
Checkout there website Here
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Natalie & Michael
Born to Move ? - What If?
Movement For Health - Born To Move
"Our bodies have become restricted due to
environmental, physical & mental constraints.
We are Literally Made to Move!
That's how our bodies transport nourishment to every cell.
We require constant movement to keep them supple and oiled."
- Michael Dean
An excerpt from the Kinisi Flow® manual
We know movement benefits us and every aspect of our body but If we think about the bodies architecture - fascia, joints, muscles and its biological requirement for movement, we begin to understand the importance for 'Movement for Health'.
The Bodies Architecture
It's quite clear that movement is non-negotiable
We need it to transport nourishment, keep oiled and stay supple.
Therefore, this goes beyond our exercise & fitness solutions, that we believe is of service to our longevity of health. Don't get us wrong, we very much enjoy the training environment, as former amateur athletes ourselves.
But what if, we are viewing it all wrong?
What if, we viewed movement, as our medicine?
Would it change how we choose to move. How we spend our time moving. Would it all be different?
Something to read
Here is a short read from Katy Bowman's work, who shares a wonderful eye opening piece on this very topic.
READ: What If We Got Exercise All Wrong?
(Reading Time: ~3-4minutes)
“Thus we treat exercise as medicine for poor habits. We construct chairs for weak spines and bulging middles, we drive a few blocks instead of walking—and since we barely walk, we pad our feet in sneakers that produce anatomical nightmares up the posterior chain to our neck—and then we hope four or five hours a week on a treadmill will even the playing field.”"If we can convert some of the extra time we spend on exercise that benefits only us and maybe start using that movement to accomplish something more than just the movement, you would be extracting more nutrition, if you will, from your bout of movement."
'Movement should be something that you’re doing all of the time for yourself. That is the natural relationship of a human to movement. It’s like saying that breakfast is medicine for starvation. It’s not medicine; it’s just food. You’re supposed to be eating; it’s a biological requirement. The same holds true for movement."
Movement For Health
Our core philosophy has always been about moving to improve your health.
It is what made us evaluate how we spend our time training & moving. And have stacked up enough practice to experience the benefits, over 2 decades!!!
It's the ethos of what we teach in our community classes, as some of you will already know and we believe it is our duty to share. We cover this topic both in theory and in practical on the Kinisi Flow® workshop & platform. We believe education on movement for health is a must for everyone. And an essential part of the workshop, is teaching you how you can achieve Movement for Health, and to have complete autonomy over how you choose do this.
Join us and start taking actionable steps to better movement health
We hope you enjoyed this issue.
Take care of yourself, speak to you soon.
Michael & Natalie
The KF Team
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