Benefits of Working out in Bare Feet

Did you know that ditching your shoes while working out could actually help you in tremendous ways? Well, it can! Grounding – that is feeling the earth, is said to contain natural healing properties for the human body. When you touch the ground with your feet, you form an electrical connection with the earth. This connection with earth has been shown to relieve inflammation, pain, and stress by providing a better circulation for your body.

The Chinese too believe in a constantly pervading natural energy of the Universe which is termed as Chi in their culture. Chi is believed to be the life flow that moves in all our body parts and it is something that holds a central place in martial arts.

Take a look at how working out barefoot can help your body in different ways –

  • Working out barefoot can contribute to strengthening your arches, toes, ankles, shins, and even your knees. These joints are otherwise at the risk of becoming weakened due to wearing incompatible shoes for long hours.
  • Working out barefoot is great for your overall body structure and stability. So if you are working out in bare feet you are not just strengthening your feet, but also your entire body.
  • Your feet are the foundation of your body and the nerve endings in your feet connect to other nerves in your whole body. On the whole, working out barefoot challenges the mobility of your body that subsequently helps to improve it.

The Hygiene Factor –

One factor that needs special attention before going barefoot for your training is Hygiene. Working out barefoot is not only unhygienic but also risky as it increases the chances of slipping and getting an injury. Hence, it is always a better idea to go for special barefoot shoes that can help you with great arch support. With their seamless toe dome, Xtreme Kinetic shoes can help you at great lengths during your yoga, Pilates, or squats sessions.

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Take matters into your own hands, whether you have ‘good genes’ or not!

Take matters into your own hands, whether you have ‘good genes’ or not

The nature vs nurture controversy with regards to people’s psychological ability is something that has existed since time in memorial. Yet when we discuss health, people the world over cannot seem to put a finger on whether it is our genes, the environment in which we live in or the lifestyle which we follow, that has the maximum impact on our overall wellness.

Interestingly enough, recently, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America went for his health check-up and despite his busy schedule, his erratic eating habits and his flamboyant lifestyle, his doctor said that he is in great shape for a man of his age. This would seem to indicate that genes do play an intrinsic role in determining one’s overall health. When considered in an objective manner, it does seem that, of the three factors, our genes seem to play the most dominant role of all.

Some common diseases that are more often than not transmitted from one generation to the next include-

  • Heart Diseases,
  • Diabetes,
  • Cancer,
  • Blood Pressure Related Issues.

It truly cannot be denied that people who have ‘good genes’ are less susceptible to getting certain diseases.

Though genes play a major role in determining people’s health, your environment as well as your lifestyle have a part to play also. People working in a poor work environment run the risk of contracting certain life threatening and problematic diseases as well. Take for example, factory workers, who may be forced to inhale certain toxic gases on a daily basis are very likely to contract lung diseases or other breathing issues. Additionally people living terribly unhealthy lifestyles, by eating only junk food and not participating in any physical exercise are also likely to be affected by major problems. This is backed by recent research.

So, despite the fact that genes may seem to be playing the more dominant role when it comes to our health, the fact that our genes are out of our sphere of control means that we should make it a point to take care of our lifestyle and the kind of environment we expose ourselves to.

Rather than focusing on something we cannot alter it is a better idea to work on the things which are in our hands!

Truly Yours DNA Testing – NEW from Inner Origin

For a simple DNA test, and simply placing some saliva into a small tube, you can have your DNA tested to show the markers of your nutritional health emailed to you on a PDF document, for your personal records or your practitioner.  Click on the link below to have the kit posted direct to you safely.

Truly Yours

Our genes and their effects on our fitness

Do you know that our genes affect our behavior in every aspect? Genes have the ability to support you through everything or at the same time, simply break your way. People who’re looking to maintain proper fitness or lose some weight need to understand the genetic nature of our body. People must get a complete understanding of the way genes work and the impact of it physically and psychologically. Science, diet, and physiology are interlinked to each other. Genetic mapping is a very important factor that determines a person’s health and fitness.

When it comes to fitness, everyone wants to achieve their goals by working hard. But many people fail at it and may wonder why. To dig more into this topic, you need to understand what type of genes affect our fitness and how. The following 5 genes are related to the fitness and may help you achieve your goals if you understand the way they work.

  • FTO:

Usually referred to as the ‘fat gene’, this gene is linked to the weight gaining risk. This type of gene is genetically programmed to consume more food. FTO increases a person’s appetite which eventually leads them to consume more food. If you’re carrying this type of gene variation, you may need to follow appropriate diet and fitness plans which are compatible with this gene.

  • ACE:

A gene that’s linked to the athletic performance and endurance. You need to follow the diet and workout plans that are appropriate to this gene variation.

  • CYP1A2:

CYP1A2 is the gene that produces a type of caffeine-removing protein. Different variations of this gene produce different levels of the protein, which makes a person either slow or fast at the caffeine metabolism. Getting to know how you metabolize caffeine can help you in the long run.

  • UCP2:

This gene impacts your body metabolism rate. A fast metabolism can be a really bad thing for you because when the metabolism is fast, most of the food isn’t converted into energy. So, make sure that you know your body’s metabolism rate and follow appropriate diet and fitness regimens.

  • LCT:

LCT is the gene that’s responsible for the production of the enzyme lactase. It is the enzyme that digests lactose. Knowing your LCT variation can be a great asset in the fitness and diet planning.

The Inner Origin Company has recently added the exclusive Truly Yours DNA test kits to the platform.

Two DNA tests are currently available for you to provide information to your fitness coach or nutritionist, with more to come.  They may be a little skeptical at first but once they can read your personal results they can tailor make a  correct plan for your body type.

You will feel the benefits!

Better Heart Health with Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker is a highly respected Australian cardiologist. He is highly sought after across the world at conventions to speak due to his wit and expertise regarding protective and preventative methods of heart health.

He also has a weekly radio program where the general public have the opportunity to talk direct with Dr Ross to discuss their medications and illnesses. He provides his expert opinion, and always advises the person to speak directly with their practitioner.

Here are a couple of YouTube videos of Dr Ross discussing the investment into finding the right products for better heart health.

Dr Walker has now released his own Heart Health line of products called ‘Walker Health”. Please go to

www.innerorigin.com/help4u

and search for Ross Walker, Heart Health Pack, the 5 Stages of Health or Reverse Heart Disease.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

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The Australian Online Grocery Market

The Australian Online Grocery Market

Imagine sitting at home and having the breakfast, lunch and dinner ingredients you need for this week, home delivered!  In future, this will be the norm for many Australian families.

No more struggling with bulky packages or the worry of still having to shop after a long day at work. When you order your groceries online, it is delivered to your doorstep. And with Groceries for Health from Inner Origin you have the added bonus of knowing that your choices are organic, authentic, and verified food and health products.

Why Shop for Groceries Online?

Online grocery shopping is one of the most sought-after services today. With our present work-life balance (we call it imbalance) it allows you to save time and devote it to your family instead. You know what you are paying for and that may well be less than what you would pay at the local supermarket. Discounts and sales are plentiful and allow you to stock up on some of the non-perishable groceries for a big discount.

Currently, the online grocery shopping market in Australia is at the nascent stage and could take some time to develop. We’re all used to home-delivery pizzas and fast food, however, Amazon’s online grocery market, which is one of its largest services has just entered the Australian market. This is definitely going to change the outlook of Australians with regards to shopping for groceries online.

The Present Australian Online Grocery Market

InnerOrigin is the only platform in Australia that provides authentic, organic food and health products. These are offered via a third party online platform, whereby InnerOrigin advocates can sell their products to the public.  The business model that is similar to that of AirBnB and Uber. An advocate is a person who refers the InnerOrigin application to other users and receives a commission on the purchases of their users. 

Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to carry out our philosophy:

    • Cruelty-Free – Our products do not harm or kill animals.
    • No Added Hormones or Antibiotics – Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.
    • No Artificial Colours – Our products are natural and without artificial colours.
    • No BPA – Our products do not contain the Bisphenol A chemical which has been linked with potential side effects on the brain, behaviour and prostate glands in infants and young children.
    • Non-GMO – Our products are natural and not genetically modified in any way.
    • No Nitrate or MSG – Our products don’t contain carcinogenic nitrates or Monosodium glutamate which has been linked to various health problems, such as headaches and allergic reactions.
    • No Petroleum – Our products do not contain petroleum.
    • No Preservatives or Fragrances – Our products do not contain artificial preservatives or fragrances.

InnerOrigin also provides truth-on-label so you know the source of all ingredients.
All products are approved by an independent Product Advisory Board

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