July 19, 2016
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of presenting an Applied Kinesiology muscle testing lecture/workshop for my friend and personal trainer/health coach Renee Moten, Functional Fitness, LLC.
I demonstrated with muscle testing how there are many factors of health that all affect the ability to lose weight. While exercise and diet are so important, there are other factors to consider as well.
First, I demonstrated how we use muscle testing to determine if there are any structural/musculoskeletal imbalances, which will lead to inability to exercise well or correctly. Spinal misalignments will also interfere with proper nervous system function, which affects weight loss and metabolism greatly.
Secondly, I demonstrated how we use muscle testing to check certain organ systems. For example, one participant I tested to have many adrenal related muscles weak. If the adrenals and/or entire endocrine (hormonal) system isn't functioning well, weight loss will be difficult to achieve. We also tested for some food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies.
Lastly, I demonstrated how important the mind-body connection and emotional stress is to losing weight. Emotions can essentially get "stuck" in the body, and cause an array of health problems. They can certainly make it difficult to lose weight, or contribute to "emotional eating". With muscle testing, we can identify and help process through these "stuck" emotions.
I had a blast at this workshop, and look forward to doing many more in the future! Now I'm ready for a great week in the office!