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How to establish a Healthy Monthly Tradition

By: Kirk K. 

Do you have any monthly traditions?

Monthly traditions can be a great tool to stay motivated. They can keep you excited and best of all mentally, socially, spiritually, and physically healthy.

My wife Cassie and I have made a couple monthly traditions lately that keep us looking forward to our exciting time together. One of our monthly traditions is going to the beach on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month.  

Below I list a few things that can get your imagination going on what you can do for YOUR monthly tradition. These recommendations will be in different categories positively affecting your overall health.

  1. Participate in a monthly 5k/10k. These can be a lot of fun while improving your health and fitness. You can also do these with friends to work on your social health!

  2. Go on a bike ride with friends and family

  3. Take your significant other on a dinner date. Make it healthy; lots of veggies, low carb, no desserts or alcohol.

  4. Work on your spiritual health and go to church or meditate on the beach. Many of you already do this more than just one hour a month, but if you aren’t it will give you some peace, clarity, and direction.

  5. Attend ROMWOD or Barbell Club at least 1x a month.

  6. Donate your time and energy to a non-profit organization helping those in need.

Make sure to always consider the health implications of your choice. Don’t choose monthly “ladies night”, drink too much, and sabotage your health. An alternative would be a  “girls day out” and have a healthy lunch followed by a mani’s and pedis. Fellas, likewise; don’t have a golf outing where you throw back a 6-pack on the front 9 as you drunk drive off the cart path. Instead, choose to walk the course drinking water. 

There are endless monthly traditions you can establish. Pick one that you can maintain, brings you and others joy, and ultimately makes you a healthier person.

The Sea is the BEST Supplement

Most of us know that going to the beach can provide some great health benefits, especially if you get into the ocean! We have some of the best beaches in Florida – let’s use them to our health benefit as well as our leisure. 

Here are some fun facts and health benefits of salt water:
  1. Seawater contains the same 84 vital elements found also in the human body. These elements include vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements and amino acids. But sea water is also rich in living microorganisms that produce a beneficial antibiotic, antimicrobial and antibacterial substances.
  2. Being so rich in many vital elements, sea water has the ability to activate the body’s healing mechanism and boost the immune system. It opens skin pores, allowing them to absorb sea minerals while helping them expel harmful toxins, responsible for numerous diseases.
  3. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant mineral on earth and the third most abundant in sea water. More importantly, it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and it is necessary for over 300 reactions within the body.
  4. Sea water improves breathing; people who suffer from asthma, severe cough, phlegm and other respiratory problems should go to the beach to breathe the breeze and swim in the sea. The salt water helps eliminate toxins and other elements that attack the lungs.

There are plenty more reasons herehere, and here discussing the benefits of sea water for our bodies. Sea water can do so much for our health – make use of this amazing natural resource at our doorstep.

 

Sciatic Nerve Flossing Exercise

Sciatic nerve flossing is done to “massage” the sciatic nerve when it becomes compressed by the muscles and bones, which is a condition known as sciatica, says the Mavenlive website. Nerve flossing exercises can be done at home, but if your condition is extreme or persistent, you should discuss treatment with your doctor before trying any do it yourself remedies.

About Sciatica

The sciatic nerve runs from the back of your hips and down your legs. When it becomes trapped and/or inflamed around the lower back and buttocks, it causes sharp pain in the lower back that can shoot down one or both legs, says the NHS Choices website for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The most common causes of sciatica are prolonged periods of sitting or standing, which can place pressure on the lower back; a slipped disc in your spine, which then presses against the nerve; or an injury or strain through exercise. In most cases, sciatica can be self-treated and symptoms will disappear within a few weeks; however, it is recommended that you seek medical advice if your condition persists. Read More…

16 Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. 

Lemon Water Flushes Out Toxins And Is Extremely Beneficial For The Body

Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions.

Nutritional Value Of Lemons

A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. (1)

Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Lose Weight

By Coach Kirk
 
Have you heard about apple cider vinegar? It’s about time you have and educate yourself on the benefits of this wonder!
 
Just a tablespoon a day can do amazing things for your body. I’m no expert, but I’ve started taking this the past week and I can tell you that it works.
 
Two main changes I’ve noticed are increased energy and quicker digestion of my food. I feel like I’m always at max charge! Also, I don’t feel sluggish after a big meal since digestion seems to be more efficient. Now, these are very subjective changes I’ve noticed, but none-the-less I do feel better.
 
Don’t take my word for it – do your research. 
 
Dr. Berg’s video gives a great explanation on the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

ACV benefits include:
  • Better regulation of blood sugars
  • Healthier blood pressure
  • Stronger heart
  • Detoxification of organs
  • Eases digestive ailments
  • Increases weight loss
  • Slows aging
  • SO MUCH MORE!

How To Heal Tennis Elbow And Golfer’s Elbow

Elbows. We all have them. And, yes, these body parts get injured, too. Hopefully, you are part of the population that has never experienced the infamous tendonitis associated with the elbow. However, if you are part of the population that has experienced tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, or even wrist pain, you know that these particular injuries can be nagging, persistent, and really put a damper on both training and everyday life.

Tendonitis is basically inflammation of the tendons as they insert on the related bone. The tendons connect the muscles to the bones. The suffix “–itis” means inflammation and is usually paired with the associated body part, as in epicondylitis or Achilles tendonitis.

Acute inflammation is a natural, normal process in our bodies. Our bodies innately know what to do to heal themselves. Pain, swelling, redness, and warmth are all part of the acute inflammation response. This inflammation response is supposed to be fast and direct, not extended. It is when this inflammation response becomes chronic or even systemic that it is difficult to manage. Read More…