Do you remember the adage “You are what you eat”?
It’s a cute little saying, but the significance of this thought goes beyond choosing carrots over chocolate.
At Body Moves, our mission is:
To enhance your physical, mental, emotional,
social and spiritual dimensions of health
through a personalized approach to fitness
and wellness techniques in a joyous movement space.
Our logo is made up of many colors for more reasons than to look bright and beautiful (although it does!). Each of the ribbons represents one dimension of health.
Green – physical
Yellow – intellectual, mental
Fuchsia – emotional
Blue – social
Purple – spiritual
White space – environmental
We believe that a person’s environment inevitably has an effect on them. The same is true for the food we eat.
Have you considered how naturally your food is produced?
Does it grow during it’s regular season or is it forced to maturity by external forces?
Were additional hormones pumped into it?
What, if any, fertilizers were used?
All of these details impact you as you will digest the result of these details! Today’s farmers often feel pressure to produce a specific product at a specific quantity at a specific time, regardless of any residual effects on the consumer or the land. But there is another way!
Founded in 1985, Practical Farmers of Iowa seeks to help farmers practice an agriculture that benefits both the land and people. As a diverse group of farmers with operations of various sizes, they believe in nature as the model for agriculture and are committed to moving their operations toward sustainability.
This short trailer “Livestock on the Land” was produced by a non-profit farmer organization that supports agricultural producers in Iowa while advancing profitable, ecologically sound, and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture through farmer-led investigation and information sharing. These farmers seek to build regenerative farms and communities as they protect the soil while still producing on it, as well as cleaning up water sources and protecting wildlife. It’s a return to their roots, really, as the focus is on working together as they provide for their families, enjoying the fullness of the earth as it was meant to be.
Ultimately, the benefits of this type of farming trickle down to you (!!), the consumer with a better, healthier product.