All posts tagged: healthy choices

Colonocopies Save Lives

Feeling peace of mind after receiving word of a clear colonoscopy this morning! I encourage you to take good care. Preventative cancer screening numbers are down right now, because people are putting off their appointments due to Covid-19 concerns. Your health is of utmost importance and if you’re due for a preventative cancer screening or important physical, please don’t put it off. This is my second colonoscopy. My first one was ten years ago. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in his 60s. When you have a first degree relative diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to work with your primary care doctor to lay out a preventative plan for cancer screenings. It’s also important to call your doctor if any alarm symptoms are present. Visit the @americancancersociety link at the end of this post to see what those are. It may seem like a lot of time and hassle to make these critical appointments and to go through the colonoscopy prep, but it is more then worth it! Learn more here: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.html

6 Minute Hip Stretches

Need to loosen up throughout your lower body? Try this 6 minute series of stretches to help you loosen up! So often we think that more is better. Ditch the all or nothing mindset and aim for small steps when it comes to adding more stretching into your week. A little bit of daily stretching goes a long way when it comes to increasing your mobility. It’s so important to make time for flexibility, so that you can move better, become less injury prone and recover in between your workouts. So give yourself extra stretching this week, enjoy more hip mobility and watch how much better you move and feel.

5 Energy Boosting Foods

Every day we make dozens of choices when it comes to how to fuel our body. We can choose to consume foods that have energy boosting powers or we can choose to eat processed foods that cause our energy to plummet and crash. While there’s no such thing as “super foods” (outside of the marketing world) there are definitely foods that deliver a big punch when it comes to nutrients and minerals. Let’s explore some foods that you can add to your diet to help boost your energy so you can thrive throughout your day! Eggs According to a 2009 study in Nutrition Today, eggs provide a sustainable source of energy that can benefit endurance athletes, and help with weight control. One egg provides 6 grams of protein and is rich in nutrients including: B vitamins, folate, and thiamin. They also provide 9 essential amino acids that aid in the delivery of glycogen to muscles. The doctors in the Nutrition Today study emphasized the importance of eating eggs in the morning to help with satiety …