100P focuses on the three pillars of human strength-
MENTAL STRENGTH – METABOLIC STRENGTH – PHYSICAL STRENGTH
True personal potential can only be achieved through all three strengths. the potential benefits of any one strength is limited without the other two. maximize all three strengths and you will maximize the quality of your life.
We focus on mental strength first because we believe that without it you can’t possibly achieve 100P in any aspect of life. We believe the foundation of mental strength can and should be built with a sound meditation practice and our preferred type of meditation is Primordial Sound Meditation.
Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation daily has been scientifically proven to help you:
- Manage stress
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve your relationships
- Break bad habits
- Lose weight
- Create inner peace
- Awaken your intuition
- Improve your performance
- Regulate your sleep patterns
- Cultivate focus
- Improve concentration
- Lower your blood pressure
- Become less judgmental
- Gain clarity
- Connect to Spirit
The list goes on and on…. but you get the idea.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body’s own inner intelligence. Practiced for thousands of years, it’s not about forcing the mind to be quiet; it’s about finding the quiet that’s already there and making it a part of your everyday life. Silence is the birthplace of happiness, creativity and infinite possibilities. It’s from this field of pure potentiality, we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the Universe. Practicing Meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment. Meditation is a journey to the center of our very Being; a journey to emotional freedom; and a journey to the reawakening of our unconditioned self… our True and most Fabulous Self.
Wt is Primordial Sound Meditation?
Primordial Sound Meditation is an ancient Meditation technique originating in the ancient wisdom traditions of India. Primordial Sounds—the basic, most essential sounds of nature—are used to disconnect us from all the noise and distractions of modern life. These individually selected sounds, known as mantras, are based on the sound/vibration the Universe was making at the moment of your birth. Once your Primordial Sound Mantra is determined, you are taught how to use it daily, and re-connect with the Primordial Power® in You.
Primordial Sound Meditation is recommended for anyone who wishes to enjoy deeper peace, greater freedom and Mastery of Life.
How will Primordial Sound Meditation affect my health?
“Meditation is not just for enlightenment anymore”. – Arianna Huffington
Nowadays, doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Even though Meditation may not be considered a cure by itself, research has shown it to be wildly beneficial for a wide range of health problems. As stress is greatly eliminated through Primordial Sound Meditation, our minds and bodies begin to function with maximum effectiveness; creating health, vitality and happiness, i.e. Fabulousness.
“Meditation really is a wonder drug, and I’m not sure why everyone isn’t doing t!” – Madeline Correia
Although it second on list, don’t think it is any less important . We believe that metabolic health/strength is gained through proper nutrition, specifically tailored to controlling the bodies insulin production.
Diet & Nutrition Redefine With You in Mind
Currently, it is estimated that over half of all Americans are insulin resistant. The average citizen is currently producing too much of the insulin hormone, causing our bodies to stay in a “fat storing” state throughout the day and night. After extensive research, the minds behind The One Hundred P Diet and Nutrition program have determined that this “fat storing” state is due largely to the average American diet. This diet of which consists of eating and snacking on predominately carbohydrate based processed foods results in a myriad of problems that all begin with excessive insulin production and result in a lifetime of negative health problems; including weight gain and cardiovascular disease or stress.
If you are ready to take control and start the most important journey of your life, eating many of the same foods you already enjoy then…
The One Hundred P Diet and Nutrition Program is your guide to a healthier and happier future.
The Truth About Insulin
What is insulin and what function does it serve in our bodies and in our daily life?
Insulin is a peptide hormone, that is produced from our pancreas gland and serves primarily to regulate glucose levels in our blood. In simpler terms, insulin lowers blood sugar levels.
The primary responsibility of insulin is to store sugar as glycogen in the liver and muscles of the body and when needed also convert extra sugars into fat storage. Our bodies are capable of this because insulin allows our muscles and fat cells to absorb glucose and sugar.
More often than not, health complications come from increased insulin production. Americans today face a multitude of health problems because of uncontrolled insulin rates. The two major reasons for irregular insulin rates that result in the negative side effects for many people face are
First, insulin is initially released by the pancreas at an increased rate when we consume carbohydrates, proteins or alcohol. Excessive stress, caffeine and nicotine consumption can also lead to increased insulin production.
A second major reason for increased insulin production is due to higher glycemic load carbohydrates. These foods have a greater effect on insulin release than lower glycemic carbohydrates.
An easy example to illustrate glycemic load would be to compare two foods e.g. bread and broccoli. Bread, has a significantly worse impact on our bodies and major impact on insulin levels produced compared to broccoli even though both foods contain carbohydrates.
Increased rates of insulin production over a consistent period of time, due to the typical American diet cause our bodies to become insulin resistant. Insulin resistance, has been treated in the medical field for generations. However, our research has concluded that often, these treatments do not attack the root cause of the problem and simply mask the symptoms allowing our bodies to function at a less than optimal rate while never fully addressing and fixing issues.
Making It Simple
To put it simply, increased insulin promotes fat storage in our bodies. These increased insulin rates have a clear and direct relationship with the deadliest metabolic diseases of our time and act to contribute to millions of deaths each year. With 100p’s diet plan, we focus on limiting insulin levels, so that our bodies can use fat as fuel and continue to stay in a fat burning state throughout the day and night. Equally important is that when our bodies run efficient insulin levels, we can significantly reduce our risk for all metabolic disease.
Last but definitely not least is Physical Strength. We believe that muscle building/retention is crucial to our over all health and well being. Because of the importance of our muscular system, resistance training is the top priority when it comes to exercise.
Muscle serves with it several functions and when we take a deeper look into our bodies functions the benefits of muscle mass become more apparent than just the astetic benefits that often serve as motivation for an active lifestyle. The muscular system is composed of around 650 muscles and three main groups, skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle all of which play an important role in our bodies every day functions. Skeletal muscles are our bodies only muscles that we consciously control. These muscles flex and contract to manipulate the bones they surround causing the movement we use in our everyday lives. Smooth muscle lines vital organs within our digestive track and blood arteries to ensure both digestion and circulation are maintained. Finally, cardiac muscle found in our heart utilizes the nervous system to regulate our heartbeat and pump blood throughout the body. The main functions our bodies muscular system is responsible for according to Medical News Today in a publication reviewed by Gregory Minnis Doctor of Physical Therapy are:
- Organ Protection
- Temperature Regulation
Our bodies muscular system consist of three main groups. First, skeletal muscle are our bodies voluntary muscles that we actively control to move our bodies and help protect important organs and bones. Our bodies have two main types of skeletal muscles classically categorized as red and white fibered muscle or type 1 and type 2 but more traditionally referred to today as slow twitch and fast twitch fibered muscle. This categorization is due to the amount of myoglobin found in the muscle fiber which is a protein containing iron that serves to transport oxygen in our blood. Type 1 or slow-twitch muscle fibers have both high amounts of myoglobin and mitochondria, which provides energy to our bodies on a cellular level. This along with the capillaries that surround the muscle fibers, allow for the slow-twitch muscles to perform for longer amounts of time at a submaximal level. Fast- twitch muscle fibers, much larger in size are able to produce greater amounts of force at a level much more quickly than type 1 fibers resulting in quicker fatigue. The ratio of these muscle fibers differs from individual to individual and can be catered depending on any persons needs with specific training.
Smooth muscle, the second component of our bodies muscular system is present throughout our bodies in the walls of organs, including our intestines and stomach along with our bodies arteries and veins. These muscles work automatically throughout the day and night to perform functions our bodies need to perform normally. These functions include digestion, urinating and even pupil control found within our eyes. Smooth muscle is a form of non-striated muscle tissue making it optimal for its internal locations throughout our bodies.
Finally, the third part of the bodies muscular system is cardiac muscle. Cardiac muscle is primarily what makes up the middle layer of the human heart and can only be found in this single location. Cardiac muscle is also the only muscle in our body that works without rest, as it is responsible for pumping blood through the heart’s atria and ventricles and into our bodies. Our hearts work so efficiently that on average we pump 2,000 gallons per day.
Our muscular system makes up for roughly 40% of our total body weight. Even if this number fluctuate between individuals because of their overall body composition, muscles account for a large portion of every persons total body. Keeping this in mind, it becomes clear to see why maintaining a healthy muscular system is important. Resistance training has been a proven method of increasing muscular strength throughout our bodies and several studies have shown increased mental and physical health benefits helping individuals at risk for a variety of different ailments live longer healthier lives. These benefits include decreased risk of heart disease, improved balance and stronger muscle composition.
Resistance training is any form of exercise that causes muscles to contract against an external force. The training works by introducing stress via resistance that breaks down muscle forcing it to redbuild
In a study published by Current Sports Medicine Reports, written by PhD. Wayne L. Westcott titled “Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health” we can better understand the many advantages resistance training has on adults compaired to normal exercise routines heavily focused on cardiovasicualr excersises. Dr. Westcott reports that inactive adults experience 3%-8% loss of muscle mass per decade paired with a resting metabolic rate reduction and major fat accumulation. Wescott also noted that after only a short 10 week reisistant training program, many of these adults saw significant improvements such as a 1.4kg increase in lean weight, a 7% increase in resting metabolic rate and a fat reduction rate of 1.8kg. Interestingly enough Wescott and his team found some other benefits from resistance training as well. Along with improved physical performance such as walking speed, many of the participates noticed increased self esteem. Visceral fat reduction and increased insulin sensitivity due to training also assisted in participats management of type 2 diabetes.
Proper resistance training will not only help to build and retain muscle mass but it will also strengthen your cardiovascular system as well. At the 100P training facility our physical trainers utilize “Slow Motion Training” which is very slow controlled movement with weight resistance until muscle failure is achieved. When done properly, muscle failure is typically is achieved within one to six repetitions of the specified exercise in a 60-90 second time span. When working your muscle to failure, recovery becomes a priority as well therefor we recommend that any muscle group is only worked every 5-7 days depending on your age and rate of recovery. When a high intensity slow motion work out is done properly, tremendous stress is put on the muscles, nervous system and the cardiovascular system, making it truly a universal workout with all of the benefits of cycling, jogging or running and weight training.
100% effort = 100P results