Controlling your Body’s Acidity Levels and Avoiding the Negative Media

It is true that when we perform any exercise we produce lactic acid (and actually even while we rest to a small degree), this acidity is the debilitating sensation we feel when we perform at increasing intensities in sport e.g. in weight training it is the burning sensation we get that stops us lifting any more.

 

We can only sprint so far without sufficient oxygen and then we will ‘tie up’ and hit exhaustion rapidly due to increases in lactic acid.

Thankfully lactic acid is a ‘body friendly’ acid and can act as an energy source that can be re-converted to glucose for further energy as well.

Another plus point is that to perform muscle actions we perform better when we produce sufficient lactic acid as it also stimulates the hormonal system to burn more fat at rest as well.

When you are training and you feel the lactic acid building up in your muscles you know that you are working very hard and that optimum fat loss is one of the trade offs.

This fat burning process occurs because the lactic acid will look anywhere for oxygen sources in the body so that it can re-convert itself into glucose.

If no oxygen is available it is carried away in the bloodstream as blood lactate (the salt/ester of lactic acid) for excretion (basically it’s got rid of).

This process of returning back to resting acidity levels can take a little time as it involves oxygen cleaning up the ‘acidic debris’ around the muscle cells.

This oxygen will also be able to enter the cells and release free fatty acids into the bloodstream as extra fuel to be burned.
Now that you know this process you will appreciate how important it is to thoroughly cool down after heavy training sessions and only return to hard training once the muscles are fully recovered and ‘cleansed’.

 

 

The problem is that we also produce body ‘unfriendly’ acids.

The key to truly balancing your body is by controlling your stomach acidity levels.

Bad news, negative people, stressors and general unrest creates an uneven pH (increased hydrogen ions in our body) level in the body. What this means is that your body’s acid and bile status is out of balance. You will be amazed just how many people are constantly in this state. You see the optimum body balance and control is called ‘homeostasis’ but if you body is out of kilted this ‘homeostasis’ is affected. This can have a big impact on our well-being.

When we are calm and relaxed we are normally in a slightly alkaline (non acidic) state which keeps our blood, organs and muscles relaxed but more importantly our hormonal system is relaxed. Fat retention, ulcers, heart disease and a raft of other unpleasant ailments can be created through stress, and this is because it’s a chronic form of continued acid imbalance.

How do I Control my Body’s Acid Balance?

We can be in control our acidity levels to a degree (and I don’t mean taking antacid tablets!). As mentioned previously when we exercise we produce lactic acid, studies have shown that we can train our body to tolerate increasing levels of this and in turn we are more alkaline and relaxed at rest. This has an increasingly relaxed effect on the brain and our subsequent well-being.

Here is the Key to it all

As I mentioned earlier the key is to avoid negativity in your everyday life, but where does this negativity creep in? And creep in it does.

Much of this is brought on you unwittingly through outlets such as the mass media e.g. newspapers, TV news, depressing and distressing programming etc. Too many people follow and believe what is stated and shown on these shows.

 

There are so many TV shows these days that are put there to evoke a reaction and sometimes increase stress levels on the masses, e.g. soap opera’s, news bulletins, channels, movies, talent shows, reality TV shows and documentaries reporting on social issues, and kiss and tell shows that invoke confrontation and fight scenes (I think you know the kind of shows I’m talking about!!).

These programmes unconsciously unsettle people in the name of entertainment. They attempt to evoke a reaction to somebody else’s decision or situation.

This is a crafty psychological move by TV writers and controllers (basically experts in ‘mass control’) in that they try to give you a futile chance to retort or respond to these decisions by either shouting at the TV, telephoning or emailing your comments and/or voting!! This costs you pointless time and money on something that will make no difference to the outcome and will only create unwanted body imbalances.

Further to this the press and TV news channels (including advertising) want you to think that there are murderers, robbers and the like living virtually next door to you.
Read most newspapers these days and you will see nothing but negativity and unrest reported, it is very rare that you see anything uplifting in them. They spend their time trying to tear down (usually famous) people and intrude into their private lives purely to entertain the masses.

What most don’t realise is that they are being sucked into a ‘negativity trap’. Stay away from newspapers, TV news and scaremonger programming, firstly you don’t need it, secondly you don’t need to know about it and thirdly it is detrimental to your health.

All of this is basically the modern pessimistic means of bringing us down and creating a nation of conforming but miserable people in society.

Its time to take control and make your own mind up on what you want to read and watch!

“Do you body and mind a favour and take a step away from what the masses do by limiting your exposure to the mass media”