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#81 Movement, Breathing and Exercise

#81 Movement, Breathing and Exercise

Body Wisdom With Dr. Michele

Welcome to Season 3 of the Body Wisdom Podcast with Dr. Michele.

This season the podcast will be focusing on healthy habits. As your host, I’ll be recording solo episodes which will answer some of the most common questions I’m asked as a physician such as “how do I build a new habit?” "which habits are essential to get healthy again?" "what can I do to lose weight?" "how can I look and feel younger again?" "how can I start exercising again if I haven't done it in years?" and more. I will also be coaching patients and clients live on-air, and conducting interviews with other health & wellness experts. Of course, I am always open to new topic ideas, so if there is a topic you would like me to address or if there is a question you would like answered, please reach out. Email me directly at

Today Dr. Michele discusses "Movement, Breathing and Exercise."

I hope you enjoy the show!

About Dr. Michele:

As a physician & surgeon, certified Ayurvedic and Autoimmune health coach, yoga/anatomy teacher, and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is an Advocate for Women's Health. Her passion is helping women help themselves to heal their body. She is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation, the creator and host of the Body Wisdom with Dr. Michele Podcast, and the leader of the Body Wisdom Membership Program.

She has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. She combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her patients and clients. For over 24 years, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying holisitic and integrative medicine. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UCBerkeley, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry from Barry University, and graduated from a Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency in Los Angeles. Dr. Michele is also certified in Ayurvedic as well as Autoimmune Health Coaching, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients. Dr. Michele has studied Ayurvedic Medicine extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout the United States to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine.

Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many people as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Show Notes:

This season we are going to be talking about Healthy Habits so that we can feel younger and healthier.

When it comes to getting your body moving, set things up the night before. Set your work out clothes where you’ll see them. Make it hard not to do the new behavior. When you’re highly motivated, maybe you can look up some exercise videos on youtube that you like, and you can save the ones you like.

There are natural periods of low and high motivation. Do the hard things when you have high motivation. We don’t want to expect ourselves to be highly motivated. We don’t want to set ourselves up for failure, so do the super easy thing that sets you up as fail proof for each habit. We want to do baby steps for change. Make it so easy that you can’t say no. It is not about motivation; it is about the small changes sequenced right.

We are lining up with nature’s rhythms to have better energy, better rest, and better eating habits.

Ayurveda and exercise physiology: it’s important to exercise during the Kapha time of day because it’s the densest part of the day, so we will get less imbalances. If we don’t exercise during the strongest part of the day, then we don’t have enough prana and we get more imbalances. This is the time of day to get out of your sleepy body into your physical body.

It’s important that we move 20 minutes a day before breakfast. How you move is less important. Daily and other free fitness channels have many 15 minute workouts that you could try if you need some ideas or guidance on how to move your body.

You’re going to create a pattern for the rest of your life. You can practice deep breathing (pranayama) first.

It’s just 20 minutes, so that we can shift to fat metabolism for the whole day. It’s a non-negotiable. Right after drinking your water and elimi...

11/12/19 • 33 min

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