It’s important to establish spine stabilization prior to core strengthening. Mobility at joints such as the hips, and stability through the lumbar spine, create the base to strengthen the whole body. By building spine stability, you prevent the risk of injury and improve results when you build whole body and joint stability. Train core muscles to provide adequate stabilization before training movement, strength, and power. When we use our arms and legs, moving from our CORE, it’s designed to amplify power… NOT generate it. Learn more about how you can become strong, stable, and resilient at Functional Movement Flow/Ram Fitness.
Paola Rico Garcia, RKC/SFG/FMS/SFB/ PL Coach, SundragonStudios.ca
RF3 WORLD CANADA INC. has the privilege of bringing amazing organic nanotechnology products to Canada! With 13 natural products synergistically manufactured using nanotechnology processing which allows the magic of these 13 products to penetrate DEEP into the skin barrier maximizing healthy skin and healthy lives! Our skin is the largest organ in our body. In fact, it protects our internal organs from external threats like environmental pollutants, UV rays and microorganisms. FIRMAX3, an organic, nanotechnology infused cream penetrates DEEP into your skin to create a PROTECTIVE barrier against attack PLUS balances one’s hormones to maintain healthy skin and maximize health!
Breathe Essential Oil Blend. Are you stuffed up and congested with a cold? This Breathe Essential Oil Blend from Pure Joy Naturals is a breath of fresh air! This clean, fresh blend contains: Eucalyptus, Lemon. Tea Tree, Cypress, and Peppermint Essential Oil combined. The most effective way to use Breathe Blend is to add 4-5 drops to your Essential Oil Diffuser during the day. Other ways to enjoy the benefits are by using an Aromatherapy Necklace, Bracelet, ready to use roll on or inhaler. Remember: Breathe in with your nose 1,2,3 and out through your mouth 4,5,6.
Coral and Rob Fehr, PureJoyNaturals.ca
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!
Cassie Irwin, Enerex Botanicals, Enerex.ca
When the weather warms up, so does our heart. Why is that? Science of course. Spring is a season of cliches — birds singing, bees buzzing and people falling madly in love. All this love can be blamed on one very real thing – dopamine! Every April your brain unintentionally becomes a dopamine factory, turning you into a love junkie. Dopamine is a naturally occurring chemical your brain uses to make you want things. There are other systems involved in love, but when it comes to new love, dopamine is the main culprit. And with enough of it swirling around your system, you’re prone to fall in love — and fall hard.
Lianne Tregobov, CamelotIntroductions.com
Looking after a loved one is an important and rewarding responsibility, but how do you know when you’ve taken on too much and are headed for burnout? Look for these signs that will let you know when bringing in a professional caregiver might be beneficial to both you and your loved one. 1) You’re experiencing physical and mental fatigue. 2) You’ve lost interest in other people and things you once enjoyed. 3) You’ve gained/lost weight inexplicably. 4) You’ve been losing your temper. 5) You’re feeling like nothing you do is good enough. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Right At Home Canada, RightAtHomeCanada.com/Winnipeg
(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.
For those of us who tend to hibernate during the cold winter months, Spring is the time that we wake up and feel ready to attempt all those upkeep jobs that we put off in the fall. Cleaning up the yard, repairing that broken fence post, cleaning out the rain gutters. However, before starting any strenuous activity, particularly after months of relative inactivity, a good warm up is key. Before trying to pull out that fence post, make sure to walk for a few minutes first to warm up your muscles. Follow this up with some light stretches to ensure that you are loose and ready to work. This will help to reduce that chance of pulled muscles, or even worse injuries.
Dale McVicar CAT(C), BA Certified Athletic Therapist, InnovativeMedicalSupplies.com
Your immune system works hard to protect you from injury, illness, and disease. This process usually involves inflammation, a natural response to stress, tissue damage, and harmful stimuli like viruses, bacteria, and toxins. Inflammation functions similarly to an engine warning light, alerting you to the presence of a problem through symptoms such as heat, pain, redness, swelling, and/or loss of function. 85% of the immune system is located in our gut. An anti-inflammatory diet rich in vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral selenium provides your gut with the ingredients it needs to bolster immunity and achieve optimal mental and physical health.
Canadian Mental Health Association, cmhawpg.mb.ca
Purple Power! Beet Black Seed Detoxer Smoothie.
Ingredients: 1 medium raw beet, peeled, and shredded. 1 large Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp apple, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled, and chopped fine (1 tablespoon). ½ teaspoon Enerex Black Seed Oil. ½ avocado. ½ lemon, juiced. ½ cup water (more, if needed). 2 teaspoons Chia seeds. 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup (if needed).
Directions: Place all of the ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serves 2.
Cajeput 100% Pure Joy Naturals essential oil is also known as White Tea Tree. The name Cajeput is actually the Indonesian word for ‘white wood’. This camphorous essential oil is part of the Melaleuca family and is used much in the same way as its cousin, Tea Tree. Fresh and Uplifting and a must have for treating colds and flu. (Essential Oils Natural Remedies, Althea Press) This would be an excellent oil to use in your diffuser. Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser and “Just Breathe”. For a complete guide and recommendations visit PureJoyNaturals.ca