Are Your Workouts Helping Or Hurting You?


Workouts Helping

Since Phys Ed class in elementary school we have all been convinced that exercise is good and more exercise is better. There may well be truth in that but not all exercises are best for each person. We are learning that not all calories are equal and that we must consider the nutritional value along with our holistic health needs. The universal premise of all workouts helping equally also really depends on the individual health needs at that time. Ayurveda medicine has an approach to this and the article highlights the three doshas and offers a quiz to help you find yours!

We all have that one friend who thrives in her hot yoga practice and the other friend who is a spinning fiend. But with all the different types of workouts out there, how can you know which is right for you? According to Ayurveda, the world’s oldest health system, which I am an expert and author in, it depends on your dosha.

Ayurveda is based on the concept of bio-individuality: There is not one activity, diet, self-care practice or lifestyle suggestion that works for everyone. Ayurveda classifies all people, food and things into three doshas, or energy types. Take this quiz to find out yours! The doshas are Vata (air energy), Pitta (fire energy) and Kapha (earth energy).

Exercise is medicine and sometimes what you want to do is not always what is best for you. Try altering your routine to match with your current doshic needs and see how your body changes. It may be the very switch you’ve been waiting for!

To learn more about your doshas and exercise see Are Your Workouts Helping Or Hurting You?

You may also be interested in these articles:

Ayurveda Means Life Knowledge

How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power


Our Model

The HealthCare Too model provides for a collaborative holistic care approach to health. We look for articles and knowledge to help consumers and their care teams make holistic health decisions! We appreciate the value of surgery and pharmaceuticals but want to make more paths available for your HealthCare Too.

Recent Articles

silhouette of man at daytime

Imagine What We Could Do

A professor asked students how to advance sustainability in the present and post-doctorate. The student plans to promote it by integrating holistic nutrition, advancing Health 4.0, traditional medicine, and reducing food waste. Healthier lifestyles could decrease chronic illness costs, enabling investment in environmental clean-up and mental health, fostering face-to-face social interactions over online networks. Ultimately, the student envisions these changes enhancing spiritual wellbeing, satisfying basic human needs, and exemplifying stewardship for the planet.

Whole food offers nutrition your body knows how to process.

Can Whole Foods Win on Flavor and Health?

Advocating for whole foods’ health benefits, this narrative challenges Big Food by emphasizing flavor alchemy with natural ingredients. By using fresh, seasonal produce and herbs, one can create nutritious, flavorful alternatives to processed foods. Whole foods improve physical and mental health, empowering individuals with control over ingredients and nutrition. Resources are provided to inspire culinary creativity and celebrate whole foods’ power.

AI and Kids for nutrition

Smart Eating Adventures: How to Outsmart Sneaky Snacks with Artificial Intelligence!

Today we explore smart eating amidst misleading processed foods by Big Food companies. Artificial Intelligence, our superhero, aids us by differentiating healthy snacks from sneaky ones. With AI’s help through smart labels, fun gaming, and personalized food guides, we can make healthier choices and avoid Big Food’s traps. Resources are available for young detectives eager to learn more about nutritious eating.

Health is like a three-legged stool and optimal health requires all three. HealthCare Too recognizes this and always promotes items to help with Mind, Body, and Spirit.