There are some supplements that may keep you healthy by supporting your immune system. As always, purchase the highest quality. Your body is your only asset.
“A journey of a thousand steps must begin with a single step.” Lao-tzu
In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 viral scare, a piece about healthy habits – and specifically keeping healthy habits during a pandemic – is just what the doctor ordered. As a PhD Biochemist, I am up to date on the available literature regarding the virus and know a lot about viruses in general. Without going into the mechanisms of viral infection, I would love to remind everyone that the best defense is a great offense–especially in the case of a virus. If you are healthy, your job is to stay healthy. If you are unfortunately in the midst of an illness, especially cancer treatment and any and all respiratory illness, please follow the orders from your attending physician. This blog is not intended to be a cure recommendation; it is a reminder to maintain or begin or keep healthy habits that support your immune system.
Do you want to lose weight fast? (Who doesn’t?) Honestly, by the time you decide to change your body, you are ready for your body to be changed. Who wants to wait for what you want, when you already know EXACTLY what you want? I talk about this all the time, ad nauseam: “First you have to know what you want.”
Happy New Year!
Stop! Do NOT step on the scale!
Give yourself at least two weeks before you even think about stepping on the scale…even if you already have. Especially if you already have. Because where did that first step lead? Very likely to a mindset of regret and recrimination. Not the ideal way to begin your new year.
Many people have a strongly held belief that youth can erase the effects of bad habits – insufficient sleep, junk food, poor movement. I (Coach G) specialize in coaching athletic teens across the US and Mexico. I am often confronted with a level of misinformation surrounding the topic of adolescent health that has helped me to clarify key lifestyle tips for athletic teens. First and foremost, know that no person can outrun bad choices. You are what you repeatedly do.
““Aunt Janet! What are you doing here?” exclaimed my young niece when she and her Mom ran into me at the grocery store many years ago. My aversion to grocery shopping is long standing. Vacuuming, laundry, and many other chores do not hold the same level of dread for me as grocery shopping.
I bet when you count your blessings you don’t think “wow, my body fat is such a blessing!” And for sure, I am not going to say that excess fat is what you want. I am saying that body fat can be a blessing – and that counting your blessings is key to any transformational process.
Body fat is a brilliant, biological and evolutionary component that has been key to our very survival as a species. It stores energy, insulates us, and protects our vital organs. Additionally, as modern humans, body fat can be a blessing because it gives us a point of awareness and therefore can help move us closer to body acceptance.
This low sugar pork back barbecued ribs recipe is the perfect addition to any summer BBQ. Enjoy!
- 2 Avocados
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon (or Lime) Juice to taste
- 1-2 Garlic cloves Minced
- Handful of Cilantro Chopped
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 1 Small Diced Tomato with seeds removed Optional
- Minced Jalapeño to taste Optional
- Mix ingredients together and enjoy!