We are always discussing vitamins/supplements in the office….More importantly, we talk about the food choices you can make to help your body get what it needs to boost your immune system, decrease inflammation and improve your overall health.
Take time to research and try healthy food options. 🥒🍎🥕🥦🥑🍋🧄🍒🧅
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🙃 Here’s a way to de-stress on Mondays or really any day of the week! It only takes a few minutes if that! This can help you #focusonthemoment & #reduceaxiety
▶️ Begin by working on deep breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
1st- 👁 Acknowledge 5 things you can see around you. These could be items in your house, office, sunlight, rain, etc.
2nd- ☝️ Acknowledge 4 things you can touch around you. These could be clothing, your desk, a blanket, etc.
3rd- 👂 Acknowledge 3 things that you can hear around you. These could be music, people talking, a cat purring, etc.
4th- 👃 Acknowledge 2 things that@you smell around you. These could be food, clean air, etc.
5th- 👅 Acknowledge 1 thing you can taste. This could be food, drink, toothpaste, water, etc.
✔️ End with a long deep breath.
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It is crucial to wear good shoes, especially when standing for longer periods of time or putting on the miles for a run or walk.
👣 The feet are the primary shock absorbers for your body. So, if your shoes are worn out, then you can have additional force that shifts to the knee, hip & spine. Nobody’s got time for that! Check your soles for wear, inserts for wear and definitely keep track of mileage when training. It’s not a bad idea to get two pair and alternate.
We are thankful for all the folks @charlotterunningcompanylakenorman for their expertise, excellent shoe variety & customer service!! Excited to work into these new @on_running & @os1st compression socks!!! 💜
Day 7: Vitamin D3
Your body requires Vitamin D for many processes, including gene expression! Vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone. Almost 85% of people have a deficiency (20ng/mL, 50nmol/L) or inadequacy (30ng/mL, 75nmol/L). An optimal level of Vitamin D should be between 50-70ng/mL.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a weakened immune system, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, cancer, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease & more. There are studies that have confirmed lower levels of Vitamin D are linked to increased severity and mortality with Covid-19 infection.
Dietary sources of Vitamin D include, but aren’t limited to: fatty fish, mushrooms, eggs & dairy products. *If you do not know your Vitamin D level, please get it checked!!! Supplementation of D3 with K2 is recommended.
Day 8: Vitamin K2
Vitamin D and K2 work together. When taking Vitamin D, there is an increase in K2 dependent proteins that direct the movement of Calcium. Vitamin K2 directs Calcium to places where it is needed, like your teeth and bones. Having a deficiency in K2 can lead to osteoporosis or atherosclerosis. Dietary sources of K2 include: hard cheeses (Brie, Gouda, etc.), fermented vegetables and natto.
Day 9: Sunshine
The best source of Vitamin D comes from natural sunlight, more specifically UVB rays. Unfortunately, the time of year and latitude will have a huge effect on our ability to adequately make Vitamin D. Check out the map in resource below to see where you are on amount of UVB rays and time of year. This will help you with determining time frame for supplementation.
❓How are you maintaining your health?
✅ Reminders to help improve or keep yourself healthy:
🚴Exercise- move daily
😴 Sleep- get adequate rest
🥦 Whole Foods- eat more
vegetables & fruit
☀️Positive Attitude- look on the bright side of things
👐 Healthy Nervous System/Spine- visit your chiropractor for regular adjustments
Almost 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. Let’s help lower that by raising awareness!
7 ways to prevent back pain:
🧍🏻♂️Maintain proper posture
💆♂️ Reduce stress
🍏 Eat right
🏋🏽♀️ Lift safely
👟Wear supportive shoes
👐 Visit your Chiropractor