FoxNews: Workout Wednesday and How to Get into a Stretching Routine

Shenanigans with @ErickWeber on Good Day Carolinas this morning! šŸ˜œIMG_1569

Training your body to be flexible is just as important as training your body to be strong. Balance between strength & flexibility creates harmony in the body. The two are yin&yang so to speak, or opposites joined in the perfect marriage. Flexibility contributes to strength gains because it allows the body to go through full range of motion, and strength is needed to fully stretch because our muscular system won’t allow us to stretch one muscle without contracting the opposite one.
So you know you need to do it, right? Here are some suggestions to help you make it a habit…
šŸ”¹Make a habit of stretching 5-10min after every workout
šŸ”¹Find a #yinyoga or #slowflowvinyasa class you like and go 1-2xs per week
šŸ”¹Find a few youtube stretching videos you like and do them before bed 3-5xs per week
šŸ”¹If you sit at a desk, shift your position every 5-10min. Seated pigeon, Ā Butterfly pose or even 1 knee hugged close to chest while keeping a flat back, all work for an office environment.

āœØWhat are Opposing Muscles ?IMG_7139Think of keeping your quads tight and pulled up into your hips while your hamstrings and back open & stretch in Forward Fold. Your hamstrings and back body won’t completely release and stretch until you learn to use the strength in your front body and contract your quads.
#eightanglepose #CompassPose #workoutwednesday #stretch #flexibility #routine #balance #totalbody #happyhips #hipmobility #easymovement #relievetension #behindthescenes

8 Power Snacks to Fight & Prevent Cold’s and Viruses

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To make a throat-calming, congestion-busting tea, steep chopped raw ginger in boiling water for about 10 minutes.

So we are back from vacay and real life hit us hard. Our little guy came down with the stomach bug and has been up all night and throughout the day fighting to get the bug out of his system. I know a lot of people suffering from the viruses that are spreading this season so I thought we could all use a post about foods that will aid our bodies in recovery and help to prevent us from getting sick too. Stay healthy guys!!

1. #RawGingerTea with handful Walnuts
2. #CoconutWater & 1/2 Banana
3. 3, #DriedFigs and 1/4cup #BrazilNuts
4. #Avocado mashed w/ Lemon Juice, on #Ezekiel Bread
5. Glass of Red Wine
6. #BloodOrange & Saltine Crackers
7. #ChickenNoodleSoup
8. Baked, #SweetPotato w/ sprinkle of cinnamon

Facts about why these food combinations really work…
-Ginger contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that specifically target rhinoviruses, the most common family of cold viruses, as well as substances that suppress coughing.
-BrazilNuts have #selenium which helps to increase our bodies production of #cytokines, which help remove the flu virus. You can get selenium through seafood like, lobster, oysters, clams, crabs, tuna, and cod.
-Redwine has resveratrol and polyphenols which are good bacteria that prevent cold and flu viruses from multiplying. #pinotnoir has the highest compounds.
-Citrus, sweet potatoes & peppers are all good sources of Vitamin C and you need it because it is an antioxidant that can reduce cold symptoms by 23 percent.
-Soup raises the temperature in your nose and throat which creates an undesirableĀ environment for viruses that reallyĀ thrive inĀ cooler and dryer climates.

resource: nih.gov