Building a Better You!

Building a Better You

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The series that Highlights 1 habit each week for you to implement that will help improve your Health and Well Being!

SET A GOAL

The definition of insanity is: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!

If we think about it, most of us can apply that sentence to one or more areas of our lives. Change is very hard for most individuals, and whether we need it where our diet, activity levels, professional, or relationships are concerned, setting a goal is the very first step.

Over the last 10 weeks, you have received different strategies to implement and practice to become a better you. This week's insight is geared towards realizing one area that was difficult for you to carry out, but one that is necessary to improve your overall health, whether it's physical, mental, or dietary.

Set a goal in that category. Write it down. Make it reasonable. Decide why, who, how, what, and when. Plan a reward. Execute it. Regularly. Check it off as you go. Reap your reward. You can do it!

Set a Goal, Execute it, and feel better today! Go Ahead - You've Got This!

The Integrative Movement System vs. Traditional Training

The Integrative Movement System vs. Traditional Training

Top Photo by CATHY PHAM on Unsplash | Bottom Photo by Dr. Evan Osar

Can you see the Difference Between the Images Above?

Alignment, Breathing, and Control are the core values of working with an IMS professional. Joints, soft tissue, and nerves all like to have open spaces. Tight tissue can create issues such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Rotator cuff, foot, low back or other joint pain/issues
  • Incontinence and heartburn

When it comes to resistance training and every day life activities and posture, aligning your joints creates less wear and tear. We all want to be able to feel and move better to enjoy longevity with fewer complications along the way.

Efficiency, or the ease of movement, is the key to good health and longevity. Are you able to do the things you want to be able to do with EASE? Are you able to participate in those Activities you are Interested in - WITHOUT LIMITATIONS?

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Reduce Your Risk Factors for Stroke

Actor Luke Perry was a familiar face on TV screens for almost 30 years, as a teen on "Beverly Hills 90210" and recently as Archie's dad on "Riverdale."

His shocking stroke and death at 52 have a lot of people questioning whether there's such a thing as "Too young for a stroke."

The sad truth is, not really. Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and while it's more common among older people, it can occur at any age.

The good news is, we can control some of our risk factors by taking better care of ourselves -- including exercise, diet, reducing obesity, not smoking, and managing high blood pressure. It is "preventable, treatable and beatable," the American Stroke Association says. You're better off if you avoid consuming too many calories, too much saturated and trans fat, and excessive salt. The government also recommends everyone move at least 150 minutes each week.

And that's a minimum -- of movement, not vigorous exercise that can bring even greater change to your life with more strength, endurance and agility.

You have countless reasons to work out and watch what you eat. So, here's one more: Managing your weight and blood pressure can help reduce your risk for stroke.

Tips to Maintain Wellness During This Strange Time

Tips to Maintain Wellness

Fitness is so important after 50, especially now when we’ve all been spending more time at home. But it’s also helpful to remember the other elements of wellness, too.

Here’s the breakdown provided by the International Council on Active Aging:

  • Physical – Exercise and nutrition.
  • Emotional – coping with challenges and behaving in trustworthy and respectful ways.
  • Intellectual/Cognitive – engaging in creative pursuits and intellectually stimulating activities.
  • Professional/Vocational – using your skills while providing personal satisfaction, including as mentors, volunteers and more in retirement.
  • Social – interactions with family, friends, neighbors and chosen peer groups.
  • Spiritual – living with a meaning and purpose in life, guided by personal values.
  • Environmental – practicing habits that promote a healthy environment; understanding how different environments affect you.

Some Simple Tips

  1. Move More / Sit Less. Play fun music and dance… walk around during commercials… work in your garden.
  2. Volunteer online or over the phone.
  3. Express yourself. Write in a journal, paint, play music or sing. Talk about your feelings.
  4. Limit time with news and social media.
  5. Meditate or pray each day.
  6. Keep a clean, orderly home.
  7. Read books and discuss them.
  8. Research for your next trip or plan something exciting for the future.

We’ll get through this! Join our online workouts, and reach out to us any time. We’re here for you now and in the future.