2nd Week of November 2020
Wellness Tip of the Week (+Kids!)
Continuing with last month's reminder that healthy rhythms are fluid and look differently in different seasons, here are several Ayerveda-based seasonal swaps for you to try! When you do so, tune into your body's response and notice how you feel...
Instead of cold beverages 👉 Enjoy warm lemon water or herbal teas
Instead of smoothies 👉 Enjoy warm smoothie bowls
Instead of raw veggies 👉 Enjoy vegetables that have been roasted or sauteed in fat such as ghee, pasture-raised butter, or olive oil
Instead of dried fruits 👉 Enjoy seasonal fresh fruits
Instead of raw apples 👉 Enjoy stewed or baked apples
Instead of avoiding or restricting healthy carbs and fats 👉 Incorporate them in every meal
Invite your children to create their own sweet or savory Nourishment Bowl! For young children, prepare the individual components and place each one into a small bowl or muffin tin, allowing them to taste and mix & match the ingredients. Invite older children to draw or write their recipe, then help with the prep work. Savory nourishment bowl building blocks: veggie, grain, fat, protein. Sweet bowls can include unsweetened grass-fed yogurt, quinoa, oatmeal, rice, maple syrup, stewed fruits, nut butters, and/or soaked & dried seeds & nuts.
Functional Strength Training Circuit
Your 🍑 is gonna feel this one! PLUS it’s a nice stability challenge (without being too challenging).
I do NOT recommend this particular circuit if you are currently pregnant, unless under the guidance of a qualified pelvic PT.
Equipment You’ll Need:
👉Resistance Loop (light resistance), plus somewhere to anchor it
👉Dumbbells and/or kettlebells (appropriate amounts of weight for YOU to SAFELY complete upper and lower body work)
1️⃣ Reach-to-Row with Rotation
3️⃣Skiing with Pivot
4️⃣Offset RDL to Overhead Press
5️⃣Squat with Eccentric Emphasis
✨Please note that if you are looking for detailed instructions for the individual movements, they will be added soon.