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Healthy Bones

Regular weight bearing exercise or strength training is essential to maintaining healthy bones. Resistance training improves muscle mass and strength and can increase spine and hip bone density. Physiotherapists assess posture, understand risk factors and can advise which exercises are best for those with osteoporosis. If you are a woman, you have a 50% lifetime risk of a fracture from osteoporosis. Maintaining adequate bone density lowers the risk of fracture. How does exercise affect bone health? Bone is a living tissue. Bone cells, have the ability to adapt to the amount of stress placed on them thus increasing density.

Let’s Talk About Travel Health

Travelling around the globe is more commonplace today than ever. But when people travel, they often unwittingly bring along extra baggage that they didn’t even know they packed. Viruses and bacteria are always on the move, as travellers carry them either by travelling while ill or by being a carrier – having the infection but not experiencing symptoms yet. The good news is that if you do come in contact with a virus or bacteria, there is an excellent chance that an antibiotic or other medication will preserve your good health. Getting vaccinated against diseases that are common to your travel destination will give you extra peace of mind before you hop on that plane.

Book Club

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

Clean Eating: 3 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bark

Here’s a healthy, low sugar treat perfect for summertime! Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup chopped fresh fruit, handful of dark chocolate chips. Directions: Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 2 cups of greek yogurt in the middle of the dish and spread it around evenly with a spatula until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of chopped fruit and a handful of chocolate chips. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Once frozen, use a large knife to break it apart, and then store it in a freezer bag.

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post-workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid buildup and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. This can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with coconut MCT and maca for sustained energy, plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Magnesium Deficiency?

Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include restless leg syndrome, irritability, and insomnia. Some experts estimate that over 80% of the population are deficient in Magnesium, while others argue it’s closer to 95%. Either way, the statistics aren’t good, and it is something we need to remedy. That’s where Magnesium Premium Lotion by Pure Joy Naturals comes in. This gentle concentration of magnesium chloride is a nourishing natural skin product which is fragrance-free and contains Arnica essential oil for effective symptomatic relief. It takes advantage of the absorptive properties of your skin (your body’s largest organ), putting it to work so you can reap the benefits.

Book Club: Regaining Who You Are

(By Cindy Matychak, Spiritual Author, Advanced Life Coach, Reiki Master.) You are not who you think you are. There is much more to you and your world. Each of us has come into this lifetime to expand our consciousness and find our true place. In Regaining Who You Are you will discover why you are here and what you are being asked to heal in this lifetime.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Waking up with numbness and tingling in your hands and fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or pinched as it travels through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is caused by swelling of the tendons running adjacent to the nerve, often caused by repetitive hand use. Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may involve activity changes – particularly with the hands, nighttime splinting to reduce pressure off the nerve, or surgical intervention. Talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner to see what’s right for you!

Benefits of Companionship

Whether it is a close friendship or an intimate relationship, social interaction is needed to prevent health decline in seniors. Loneliness is a risk factor for functional decline in adults over the age of 60. Something as simple as a friendship can enhance aging hearts and strengthen the immune system. Companionship can decrease the physical risk of disease by lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. The psychological benefits include increased self-esteem, decreased stress, and a sense of belonging. Older adults can also benefit from having a pet. Dogs, in particular, can open seniors up to new activities and interests.

How to Maintain a Healthy Body & Mind

Your body needs to be in proper acid/alkaline balance to maintain good Health. Therefore it is important to be mindful of what you EAT, DRINK and THINK! First, eat more raw foods and avoid overly processed and high sugar content foods. Secondly, drink Alkaline electron-rich water to promote superior hydration, detoxification and antioxidation to neutralize the acids that are caused by foods, drinks and lifestyle choices. Thirdly, stress can cause over acidity in your body. Find effective ways to de-stress your mind and body by getting enough rest, exercising, breathing and meditation, and doing things that give you more energy and make you happy!

What is VOXX HPT?

VOXX HPT is a specific sequence and pattern of neuroreceptor activation on the bottom of the feet which triggers a signal to help your brainstem reach homeostasis. Some mechanisms of homeostasis are body temperature, hormone release, blood sugar and blood pressure. A deviation from any normal set point can cause pain. HPT can reduce pain, increase strength, increase stability and balance, as well as enhance a range of motions and provide for faster reaction times. The VOXX HPT pattern is woven or molded into different iterations of products including hosiery and footwear accessories. The science is proven. The results are extraordinary!