A man’s body should be his temple, but this ideal is not easy to achieve when you’ve got a career, goals, women to satisfy… and well, basically a life. But if there is one man who understands what it’s like to be a modern guy trying to maintain his health in an unhealthy world – it is Dr. Tim Ramirez, the man behind Pacifica Wellness.
Food is a drug. You can use it to heal your body just as easy [as] to harm your body.”
Dr. Tim is what we’d call a little bit Eastern Medicine, a little bit Western Medicine, and a touch of rock and roll. The foundation of his philosophy may have come from his study of some of the greats, including Jack LaLanne, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Weil, but he has developed his own program over the years, including his own brand of exercise, balanced nutrition, and stress management.
We figured there was a lot to learn from a man like this – and as it turns out, we were right.
Urbasm: Hey Dr. Tim, what’s new at Pacifica Wellness this year?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: I have formulated a spectacular herbal blend supplement for both males and females individual to balance hormones.
Urbasm: That’s a pretty common problem. What would you say is one of the greatest wonders of the human body that a lot of men don’t know – but should?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: The bodies natural ability to remain strong, vital and youthful at any age.
Urbasm: And that’s the elixir we’re all looking for, but something tells us it’s more of a lifestyle choice. So what is some important information towards attaining that goal that most guy’s doctors aren’t telling them?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Food is a drug. You can use it to heal your body just as easy [as] to harm your body.
Urbasm: And that’s an interesting topic we’d like to get into. What would you consider to be the most unhealthy thing that the average man does?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Stress is – and succumbing to the pressure of stress.
Urbasm: – What can we do about that?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Exercise is the greatest stress reliever. Putting on your big-boy pants and dealing with stressful issues head on, regarding work and relationship to create a stress-free environment daily.
Urbasm: Between doctor visits, are there any indicators of a man’s health that he can use to gauge where he stands? In other words, what are a few good physical tests a man can do himself to know just how healthy – or unhealthy – he is?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Tests you can do, walk up a steep hill, swim and engage in a game of either soccer, football, basketball. Mainly for yourself to see where your physical, functional and cardiovascular fitness is at. Doing all of these will help gauge everything.
Urbasm: What is your philosophy when it comes to planning a workout? How can a man know whether he should be using free weights, machines, kettle bells, etc.?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: I prefer the old school, Jackie Lalanne, path to health and fitness. Using your own body weight, a lot of environmental or outdoor activities that incorporate balance endurance, strength and cardiovascular giving you a functional and total body workout. Anything from campfires to flashers, the exclamation point to a walkout pushup. There is a variety of innovative exercises I’ve created to engage all parts and all systems in your body.
We tune our cars regularly when they are not broken down. Why don’t we do the same to our own bodies?”
Urbasm: Are there any fitness – wearable tech devices that you’d recommend for men?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: All devices are good if you use them, but you don’t need them. If they do anything that helps motivate you and
gets you working out or in the gym – it is a good thing.
Urbasm: True enough. Every athlete knows the pain of a setback. What is your best advice to staying injury free while working out to your max?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Flexibility and balance training in addition to using high rep low weight regiments. Also getting therapy while your
injury free is key. We tune our cars regularly when they are not broken down. Why don’t we do the same to our own bodies?
Urbasm: That’s a good point. We’d imagine that the New Year’s Resolutioners are starting to lose motivation by now. Do you have any advice (or tips) for how to keep that up throughout the year?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Weighing in every day, taking full body progress pictures and measurements weekly, and pairing up with somebody to keep each other motivated and accountable.
Urbasm: We’re big fans of pairing up to do a couple’s workout. What do you think are the THREE MOST IMPORTANT things that every man should be doing in order to maintain his health – and energy – throughout his lifetime?
Dr. Tim Ramirez: Watch his weight, limit stress, and [live an] active lifestyle.
Urbasm: It doesn’t get any more simple and straight forward than that. Thank you, Dr. Tim.
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