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Quick Health Tips – Jan 2015

Nutrition 

Make sure to include sources of vitamin D in your diet. My favorite source is Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil found at greenpasture.org.

Cooking

Make a soup with homemade bone broth. To learn about the health benefits and how to make bone broth click the following link. Health benefits of bone broth. 

Exercise 

Add interval training to your cardio workout. Pick your favorite form of cardio and warm up for 5-10 minutes. Perform 10 rounds of 30 seconds hard pace followed by 30 seconds of an easy pace. Finish up with a 5-10 minute cool down.

Lifestyle/Random

Extending the life of your shaving blades can save you money. After each shave rinse the blade, dry with a towel, and rinse with alcohol. This will prevent moisture from oxidizing and dulling the blade.

Assess your mobility

Can you touch your toes? Stand with your feet hip width apart and don’t bend your knees. See how far you can reach toward the floor. You should be able to touch the floor with ease and only feel a minor stretch in your hamstrings. If your motion is limited or you have pulling/tension in your lower back then you failed the test. This means you are at higher risk for lower back, hip, knee and/or ankle injury.  It is important to be evaluated to determine the cause of this limitation, stretching is not the answer.