4/19/2019 2 Comments
FOAM ROLLERS and FISH OIL
FOAM ROLLERS and FISH OIL
Two things that should be a part of everyone’s daily regimen!
Foam rolling has to be the easiest, fail safe, fool proof way to decompress tight, sore, or strained muscles.
Anyone can foam roll!
Teaching kids to take care of their muscles is a task to make a priority, considering posture and technology use these days.
You can get a huge variety of foam rollers just about anywhere!
Even the local drug store sells them now!
FISH OIL has so many studies proving it’s superbly healthy for us!
Our cell walls are made of fat and in order for other nutrients to get in and out of our cells, the wall needs to be flexible...not rigid and stiff.
FOAM ROLLERS and FISH OIL also come in many qualities! So make sure you find ones that are of high quality and not full of contaminants and such. Find a foam roller that is firm but has some slight give to it’s material for starters.
Just imagine massaging the cells and providing quality nutrients for healthy function!
Click here to view a video on how to foam roll...
Click here to buy a foam roller...
Click here to read about why you need Omegas...
Another article from the National Institute of Health...
Click here to see what I buy...
4/17/2019 0 Comments
You are what you digest!
When you take a bite of an apple, that bite doesn’t go directly into your bloodstream. The bite of apple must be properly dealt with by your whole digestive system before it is utilized by the body.
So the saying, “You are what you eat!” isn’t quiet right- it’s more like, “You are what you digest.”
Your digestive tract, or gut, is a protective barrier between the outside world and the inside of your body.
Everything that goes into your gut will be processed before it goes into your bloodstream.
It’s imperative that your digestive system is working efficiently. You need optimal levels of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, stomach acid, essential fatty acids, bile, and healthy bacteria in order to properly digest your food and absorb nutrients.
Without the right amounts of nutrients, you might feel tired, achy, moody, sad, a lack of motivation or concentration, bloated, and sick-All because you’re not properly digesting food!
A compromised gut is, in many cases, the root cause of health issues. Stomach pains and bloating aren’t the only symptoms of poor digestion. Poor nutrient absorption can cause so many other issues.
No matter your ailment, even emotional blahs, the first question to ask yourself is, “Have I been mindful of how I might be digesting my nutrients? “
General tips for better digestion:
•3 deep breaths before you eat
•Chew each bite 25 times
•Eat some fermented foods daily
•Use digestive enzymes especially if you’re over 30yrs old.
4/11/2019 1 Comment
LOCUS OF CONTROL
I'm teaching my son about Internal Locus of Control and External Locus of Control.
"In personality psychology, locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they have control over the outcome of events in their lives, as opposed to external forces beyond their control. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies. A person's "locus" (plural "loci", Latin for "place" or "location") is conceptualized as internal (a belief that one can control one's own life) or external (a belief that life is controlled by outside factors which the person cannot influence, or that chance or fate controls their lives).
Individuals with a strong internal locus of control believe events in their life derive primarily from their own actions: for example, when receiving exam results, people with an internal locus of control tend to praise or blame themselves and their abilities. People with a strong external locus of control tend to praise or blame external factors such as the teacher or the exam."
Then it hit me!
That's exactly what we are like with our health!
External locus of control people will expect a doctor to tell them what to do and when to do it and they expect that doctor to "fix" them!
Internal locus of control people will expect a doctor to help guide them, but never expect a doctor to "fix" them and most likely will have a skeptical mind when listening to the doctor.
I used to get so irritated that doctors do not push the "eat a healthy diet and get exercise" regimine like they are supposed to.
Then I realized....they most likely feel like NO ONE listens to it because so many arrive with the expectation of being fixed with a pill or surgery!
There is an abundant access to knowledge by any single person alive today. We have the ability to have the same "knowledge" as a doctor if we so wish.
I have always loved learning about the human body and how it works. I have never had a desire to be a doctor! Ha!
But I do love learning about my body and how I can make it feel it's best!
I approach my doctor with the attitude of "together we can fix anything".
What are you?
External Locus of Control
Internal Locus of Control?
Brenda L. Lewis
Working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over ten years now, I thrive on helping people