Did you know that a huge portion of the immune system is found in the gut. Some studies show as much as 70-75%.
It’s important to note that the digestive system and immune system are closely intertwined; the lining of the intestines creates antibodies that help protect the body, according to John Hopkins Medicine. That’s why, if you’re concerned about boosting your immune system and staying healthy, one of the FIRST things you should do is take a closer look at your gut health.
If your gut is unhealthy, your immune system will be compromised. And during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the last thing we want to have is a compromised immune system!
There has never been a more important time than now to make sure your gut is as healthy as it can possibly be.
What Can You Do NOW?
1) Focus on food quality. Eat organic whenever possible. Generally, when we think of food we think of it as a source of calories or energy. The macro-nutrients (carbs, protein, fats) are the building blocks for the body machine. It’s that simple.. Right? But actually food is primarily a form of genetically essential information. So one of the aspects of that is that each food has a microbiome. If the food is organic or biodynamically grown, it’s full of beneficial microorganisms.
2) Consume a probiotic such as Kombucha.
Simply put, kombucha is a fermented drink. Kombucha is made by adding bacteria and yeast and sugar to a mixture of black or green tea. Juice, spices, fruit or other flavorings are often added to enhance the taste of the beverage.
History shows people have been making and consuming kombucha for thousands of years and the drink has become increasingly popular as a potential source of probiotics, which are live organisms that help balance the intestinal flora, according to a December 2015 review in the Journal of Chemistry. “It’s easy to drink and digest, and it allows you to replenish your gut with good bacteria and restore your digestive health,” says Dr. Zenhausern.
Brett’s Bottom Line:
Put simply, when your gut isn’t healthy and happy, the rest of you isn’t healthy and happy. Understanding how the gut and abdominal brain (enteric nervous system) works is a tremendously complicated process.
Admittedly I am not an expert on this topic and I’m not here to explain it. If you’d like to learn more listen to this 30 minute edition of Impact Theory. It is a special edited edition of the Health Theory podcast and is a compilation of some of the worlds top experts on gut health. Want more information? Simply go back and listen to each of the individual interviews. There’s a lot to digest (pun intended). Stay in, stay safe, stay healthy. Brett
“If you want to take care of your immune system, and thus your life, head to the gut.” __Tom Bilyeu
Of course you are….It’s April and now is the time you thought you’d be out there on the greens getting your 2020 season started..
Unfortunately the Coronavirus changed those plans dramatically.
On Friday the 13th of March I went to work to coach three of my golfers in a row (6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m.)
By Saturday the 14th the world had changed! FOREVER..
The change was so drastic it reminded of how Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz must have felt when she went over the rainbow and arrived in Munchkinland!
Where am I?
The New Normal
As much as we talk about, none of use truly know when it’s going to be safe enough to go back out into the world and work, and play golf. Let’s be realistic.. It looks like it’s going to be a while (months, not weeks).
So what can you do while you’re stuck at home in quarantine to stay sane, stay healthy and scratch that golf itch? Well A LOT!
For a long time now you’ve been able to get free exercise advise on YouTube and there are a number of golf specific training program that offer some great training ideas for a very low monthly cost. But here’s the problem with all of the above. They are all canned, non-person, non-specific and offer no accountability.
The people that train with me on a regular basis do so not just because I am helping them move towards their goals but because the appointment we have with each other keeps them accountable AND they want a step-by-step, personalized, guided program by an expert that will take them from where they are to where they want to be.
Achieve Your Fitness Goals From The Comfort Of Your Home
I’m not talking about virtual training..The adjective virtual is used to describe something that exists in essence but not in actuality. It’s not real! I’m offereing real training, real coaching where eye contact and voice connection really matter. It’s just done at a distance.
So this is real coaching at a distance or distance coaching.
And if you follow my step-by-step plan I will have you ready for the golf when the season starts. And it will eventually start. If you do the work, it will work! Guaranteed!
My Gift To You
Brett’s Bottom Line:
Hey, I know a lot of us are struggling right now. I just want to give as much as I can to help you stay moving, stay healthy, stay positive and maintain some sense of sanity while where in this so you can come out of this mess even stronger than when it started. Hopefully get to enjoy at least some of the 2020 golf season, play well and staying healthy and injury free.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m here to help!
Adding Distance To Drives And Years To Lives
Stay moving-Stay motivated-Stay healthy-Stay accountable-Stay committed-Stay sane!
Covid-19 got you stuck at home? Still thinking about golf?
I know I am! If you’re reading this you have been forced into physical isolation but that doesn’t mean we have to be in social isolation. As golfers we still can come together in community here on-line. It’s all we can do.
If you want to be strong and resisilient enough to take on whatever comes your way you have to be physically fit first. By doing that you are prepared for whatever may come. So you need to eat well, get adaquates amount of sleep, stay hydrated and of course move.. move well and move often, every day! Don’t know what you should be doing? I’m here to help.
“Now, more than ever it’s key to maintain and improve your physical fitness and overall well being.”
I have created a daily productivity schedule that allows for two workouts a day. One in the morming and one in the afternoon. Even though we can’t be in the gym there’s plenty of things we can do at home with little or no equipment at all.
One of the tools I have at my disposal to help golfers stay strong is my TPI Pro account. TPI Pro allows me to create a custom golf workout for any golfer depending on what they need, what equipment they have, and how much time they can dedicate to each workout.
If you are a current golf fitness client I have been doing this for you all along. If you are not a current golf fitness client I am offereing this service to you at half off my normal in person training rate. I can post your program on a calendar for an indefinite amount of time and change it at any time. All you have to do is let me know what you need.
Maybe I can’t work with you 1 on 1 right now but I can still create great programs for you to do on your own and give you motivation prior to and answer any questions along the way as well as follow up with you on a daily or weekly basis to see how you are doing. We can even schedule live video sessions using FaceTime, Zoom or WhatsApp.
There are over 600 exercises and golf drills to chose from and the programs are customized to your needs.
Brett’s Bottom Line:
I want you to know that I’m here for you. At NY Golf Fitness Guru I’m trying to spread as much strength and service to the golf community as I can in this somber time. While I can no longer train people in-person I can stil create personal training strategies to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.
We’re all in this together, on behalf of NY Golf Fitness Guru, I’m wishing you the very best.