While our barre classes take care of your muscles and your cardiovascular abilities, there’s more to your overall health than the pulse-pulse-plie can offer (It sure does develop a cute booty, though!). Your body is your temple and while it’s great to take care of the exterior, it’s what’s happening inside that really makes all the difference. With this in mind, we have Naturopathic doctor, Angela Kirk, coming in to offer all interested barre beauties a free presentation on Mastering Your pH on Monday, June 9th from 7 to 8 p.m.
This talk is designed to help you identify sources and effects of acidity in your body, as well as tools to help you alkalinize. But to clarify what all this actually means, we caught up with Doctor Kirk to get the scoop on what’s on the agenda.
There are only a few spots left, so if you’re interested in learning how to Master Your pH, get yourself signed up at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=28266
See you there, barre stars!
We hear quite a bit about how keeping the body in an acidic state is bad for our health, but what exactly does that mean?
Acid is a pro-inflammatory condition that impedes the bodies ability to function optimally. An acidic state supports conditions of pain, inflammation, arthritis, and disease, while an alkaline state support healing, detoxification and optimal body functioning.
What are the main sources of acidity that people need to be aware of and concerned about?
Stress, shallow breathing, lactic acid, high protein/high grain diet.
What exactly does it mean to be in an alkaline state and why is it desirable?
Alkaline means that your diet and lifestyle allow the urine to be at a pH of 7 or more after your first morning void. In this case, the body does not need to dump acid into tissues to keep the blood at it's necessary pH for life, and you also are not harvesting buffers from within the body to support blood pH (think calcium loss from teeth and bones).
What can people do to counteract acidity and get themselves back to an alkaline state?
Well they should start by coming to my talk! That’s what we will be discussing.
Who should be (or needs to be) attending your workshop?
Everyone interested in living a long healthy life without disease or pain should be interested in learning how to be alkaline.
What will people take away from your presentation? What will they learn?
Acid traps, and tools for alkalinity. How to test and determine if this is a bigger issue for them, and ideas for what to do about it. It’s going to be very informative.