Its been an indulgent summer for us. We thought we'd share some simple health tips and tricks to kick-start your morning and help you get back into a routine.
The first tip we found is simple but effective: Start Your Day the Night Before.
If you want to wake up bright-eyed and avoid rushing through your morning, get a head start the night before by planning your day and limiting activities that decrease your quality of sleep:
-Take some time to plan for tomorrow -Pay attention to your diet -Limit blue light before bed -Take a bath earlier -Try melatonin and magnesiu.
#wellbeing#dailykick -start #routine#health#naturalhealth#byronbaydetox#healthtips#summer
4 Week Challenge Done 🙌🏽⠀ Super happy with the outcome 💁🏻♀️
I thought I had pretty good skin but now I can really see that it can definitely be a lot better.
This challenge has taught me how important it is to look after my skin not just short term but for the years to come. ⠀ RESULTS:
👉🏼Minimised enlarged pores on nose and cheeks
👉🏼Reduced Lines on forehead, frown line and around the eyes
👉🏼No more dryness around my cheeks, upper lip area and middle of my brows
👉🏼Better skin tone
👉🏼No more little bumps on my forehead ⠀ CONFESSION🤭: I actually took a proper Before photo but that photo was taken after already using some of the Celavive products for the 3 weeks overseas so my skin was already looking quite good.
However, there are some noticeable difference between the two. ⠀ 👉🏼AFTER #1 is more tanned
👉🏼Puffiness under eyes reduced
👉🏼Minimised Pores ⠀ Want to learn exactly what products I'm using and how to get 10% off?
Go to the link in my bio, fill out your details and I'll tell you 🙂🙂 👆👆 #CelaviveSelfie#CelaviveReflection
काली मिर्च का प्रयोग ज्यादातर आपने खाने में , चाय में किया होगा - क्या आप इससे होने वाले लाभ जानते हैं ? कौन से गुण इसमे मौजूद हैं ? यहाँ पढ़िए काली मिर्च से होने वाले लाभ और कौन - सी बिमारी के लिए सहायक हैं- http://bit.ly/2GEQVqi
It's flu season, what are you doing to protect your health? Proper hand hygiene is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections such as the cold and flu.
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Who else is a number 9? What can I say, I like my toast "rare". 😂 Apparently today is #nationaltoastday . Which nation, you ask? No idea, but let's all just take a moment to appreciate this most glorious of foods. 🍞 Bread gets such a bad reputation in wellness circles, but if we all check our privilege for a hot minute we can appreciate that bread is a staple food that's keeping plenty of the world's population alive, just like it has done for likely thousands of years! Even if you're in a position to make lots of food choices for yourself, bread is a great choice. Our brains need carbs, which bread is a great source of, along with b-vitamins, minerals, fibre and a surprising amount of protein. Plus it can be a vehicle to carry even more nutritious and delicious foods. I'll toast to that. 😎
Image from @mrandmrsromance
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Are you committed to yourself? When you set an intention to make a change or achieve something, do you wholeheartedly commit to it? All new things feel uncomfortable at first but if you persist, you will create a new habit that feels amazing. .
This picture of my study/sacred space is probably far from 'instaworthy' but I'm sharing it because it's a huge part of a commitment I have made to myself. I'm so grateful to have a room and space to call my own. I've really missed having somewhere in my home to escape to with the things that I love. And creating this space has me feeling inspired!
Every morning I now wake up for me. Not when Isla wakes up, and not for the purpose of getting ready for work. But for me to do the things that fill me up. My morning now begins in this room with yoga, meditation, affirmations, reading for personal development and journaling. I wake up early for this and I feel amazing for it. .
Whether it's a work day or a day off, I'm up at 5am. Even on a rainy day like today when sleeping in is bliss, I get up. Reading 'The Miracle Morning' has been life-changing! My routine is still a work in progress and some parts are a bit of a struggle, but I'm ok with that. I'm not letting that stop me! What goals or changes are you committed to right now?✨
A little late night #mealprepmonday to make sure that I’m able to stay on track and crush my goals. It is amazing to me that people say that they can’t eat healthy because they think it taste nasty or has no flavor. My prepped meals always are packed with flavor and taste amazing! All you have to do is change up the way that you prepare your meals to give them a different taste every time you prep and I promise that you won’t hate meal prepping.
Whenever I find a woman who can consistently treat me right she is gonna be in for a treat hahah.
On a semi-serious note whose tryna open up a restaurant. These skills need to be unleashed to the world 😂😊 #healthtips#healthyfood#foodporn#foodie#foodofinstagram#charleston
I seriously can’t believe that I celebrated my 30TH BIRTHDAY today! Where the heck did the time go?! I may still be in disbelief but I am so excited for what my 30’s will bring. I have a feeling they are going to be some of the best years of my life ❤️ On more than one occasion today, I found my self simply reflecting and being so very thankful for the opportunities that I have been presented with and the decisions that I have made over the past couple years. Never did I foresee myself leaving the corporate world to stay home with my babies but there’s no place I’d rather be. 😍
Honestly though, as much as I enjoy being home with my kids each day, if it wasn’t for my job as a Lifestyle Coach I think I would feel a little different about it. It’s so easy to lose your identity when you become a mom. Especially when you spend every single waking moment with your kids. You sometimes lose touch with friends and that can lead you down a path to a very lonely place. 😕
I’m not saying that my days are always easy and that I don’t get mega overwhelmed at times .. but I am so thankful that aside from being a mother and a wife, I can be Misti Valentine - Lifestyle Coach. I get to work to better myself while helping others do the same. Im also able to earn and income and help support my family this way, too!
So if you are like me and LOVE being a mama but just feel like you need something that is just yours, DM me so we can chat about exactly what I do each day and how you can do it, too! 💁🏻
You don’t have to be a fitness expert, be at a certain point in your fitness journey, or have a degree. You just have to be willing to show up each and every day and dedicate time to helping others along the way ☺️
Always aim to look better than you already do!! Consult Dt. Gurleen Kaur at Diet Chemistry: 9810016415 | www.dietchemistry.co.in
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It's been a tough week and Jen needed a treat!
Introducing the 2 minute, high protein, choc chip, white lava mug cake. The only thing my microwave ever gets the cobwebs dusted off for 😂
Are you ready for this?
· 2 organic eggs
· 50g of labne or goat's cheese
· 1tbsp pure cashew butter
· 1 tbsp sugar free choc chips
· 1 tbsp organic stevia
· 1 tbsp quinoa flour or almond meal
· Take eggs, cashew butter and cheese and blend until smooth.
· Mix the batter in the cup and add flour and stevia. Mix well until smooth.
· Now add choc chips mix through.
· Place in microwave for 1.5 mins
· Remove from microwave carefully and allow to sit for 1 min. Don't worry if the batter is still slightly soft, it will continue cooking due to the heat of the cup.
Now sit back, put the phone down, TV off, stay away from the computer. And enjoy this creamy cheesecake tasting, quick and easy treat - you earned it!
✨ Self love ✨Entre más me cuido más puedo darle a los demás ❤️ Dedicándome un poco de tiempo en una semana muy cansada como mamá: la primera enfermedad de Cami! Con mucho amor y chineo la estamos sobrepasando 💪🏻
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Traveling tomorrow to meet this beautiful mama on a mission, Jen Duenwald in person for the first time!! .
Our company's First Leader in South Dakota is a part of my team & is ready to pay it forward in South Dakota!
👪Mom to a rambunctious two year old
🖍Part time at a daycare.
🍓Passionte about health & wellness
❤Innov8tive products helped her feel better than ever.
💪Her hubby kicked his energy drink habit & lost 30 pounds.
What started as a lil something to help others has now turned into a mama on a mission to not only do that, but change her families financial forever so they can have & do things that were once a dream.
Jen says, "My real changes have occurred from the community of people I find myself in.
I have been challenged more in the 5 months I have been with Innov8tive, than at any other job I've had.
I have had to grow in ways I never thought I needed to grow in, and I am so much happier for it.
My mindset has shifted from one of negativity and doubt, to one if possibility and self confidence.
I'm so thankful to have been introduced to this company."
Ahhhhh... THIS IS WHAT I LOVE!! Hearing things like this is why I am SO passionate about what I do.
It has been amazing watching the personal growth this beautiful mama has had in the last few months.
I am so excited to travel from WA to SD tomorrow to meet her & her amazing team in person!! .
Eeekkk!!!! South Dakota.. @jacqinnov8tive & I are coming to you!
Today, I wanted to quickly dig into one aspect from my Tuesday post. I briefly mentioned in that post how ligaments may require longer healing times compared to other tissues. But why is that? What makes one tissue more readily healable than another? It all goes back to blood supply via arteries. —
Let’s back up a couple steps and look at some anatomy first. When just taking the muscular and skeletal systems into account, there are two specific tissues that have very very limited blood supply and therefore limited healing capabilities: ligaments and cartilage. Both tissues are opaque or whitish in color, meaning that they are primarily fibrous tissue. Ligaments keep joints stable and cartilage provides smooth surfaces within those joints. Since they are fairly passive structures, they don’t require a constant influx of oxygen and nutrients from the blood like the muscles do, and therefore have little to no blood supply. Think of it this way – the more blood supply a tissue has, the faster it will likely heal, and low blood supply means it’s likely to heal slooooooowly. So when ligaments or cartilage is damaged, healing is extremely slow or even completely absent. —
Application you ask? Say you or someone you know has an injury of the foot and ligaments are severely strained. After the swelling has decreased, bruises have disappeared and pain disappears, it’s easy to think the injury has healed and its 100%. However, that ligament may still be vulnerable for weeks to come as it slowly heals and rebuilds its fibrous structure. The best advice: take it easy on that joint, don’t participate in something that might aggravate it further (like doing the same activity that caused the injury in the first place!), strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint, and give it some time. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.
Why Caffeine Makes You Feel Great! (The science behind it)
☕️ Summary: over the course of a day, you get sleepy as Adenosine binds to A1 Receptors in your brain. Caffeine blocks adenosine from binding, hence making you feel alert and better overall.
Continue reading if you’re interested in the science:
What is Adenosine? It is a sleep-regulating molecule. Your body uses it to make you feel sleepy as the day winds down.
Caffeine is absorbed in the small intestine within an hour of ingestion and becomes available throughout the blood, brain and other parts of the body.
As it enters the brain it starts competing with adenosine molecules.
Caffeine, because it has a similar molecular shape, binds to the brain’s A1 receptors and ‘blocks’ adenosine molecules from binding, thus giving you a jolt of energy.
As the day goes by caffeine molecules will unbind and become metabolized. And the Adenosine molecules will begin to bind with the A1 receptors.
The effects of caffeine wear off in the range of 3-10 hours, depending on the amount of CYP1A1, which varies from individual.
In the evening, concentrations of Adenosine build up causing you to feel sleepy and for your muscles to relax.
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Taking a short lunchbreak while watching #MarieTV - love her!
This is a really yummy lunch pot which is super easy to make and can easily be made in bulk.
All you need is a whole grain base such as brown rice or quinoa. Then some healthy high fibre veggie protein such as beans or lentils. Then a mix of fresh veggies in a variety of colors such as cherry tomatoes, pumpkin, carrot or sweet potato, greens such as spinach or kale. .
You can very easily steam or boil the grains and legumes together, adding the veggies in the last few minutes. Then simply add a crushed clove of garlic and place the lid on the pot. A squeeze of fresh lemon and sprinkle of chili here would go nicely.
This meal can be enjoyed as is, added as a side to grilled fish or chicken, or add some Labne or fresh goat's cheese. It also goes well in a whole grain wrap with homemade guac. .
A great bulk meal which can be enjoyed warm or cold, in a variety of ways throughout the week. .
For portions, just remember, in each serve you want the grains around the size of your closed fist (or less), two handfuls of veggies, legumes are classed as your protein so can be the size of your palm (or half that if you're adding meat). Enjoy! .
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The best part of any salad, sandwich, taco, or really anything, is the sauce. 🥙Most sauces, dressings, or dips rely on unhealthy oils as the base and added sugar for flavor. Making your own dressing is super fast and easy and ensures you have a healthy topper for all your meals. 💥
This is a creamy avocado 🥑 and cilantro 🌱 dressing by @pinchofyum that uses yogurt as its base. Plain yogurt has probiotics that are good for the gut, but it can be too tart for some to eat by itself. This is the perfect way to get some probiotics into your diet and add flavor to your meal. 🌝
Head to the @pinchofyum blog and search “5 minute avocado dressing” for the full recipe.
"Just one more..." and before you know it, you have watched five episodes of Breaking Bad...consecutively.
If this sounds like you, you might want to swap the boxsets for a workout. A new study finds that watching too much TV can increase the risk of venous thromboembolism, a condition characterized by potentially fatal blood clots.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is estimated to affect between 300,000 and 600,000 adults in the United States each year.
VTE can come in two different forms: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in deep veins, most commonly in those of the legs. PE arises when a blood clot breaks away from the deep veins and moves to the lungs, where it can block the artery that supplies blood to the organs.
Yes, this sounds scary — and it is. Around 10–30 percent of adults in the U.S. die within 1 month of being diagnosed with DVT or PE.
So, how can something as simple as watching TV lead to such a deadly condition? Well, one of the major risk factors for VTE is reduced blood flow, which can be caused by sitting for long periods of time. And if binge-watching boxsets for hours on end doesn't fall into this category, I don't know what does.
Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of this behavior. In fact, a report conducted by Nielsen last year revealed that adults in the U.S. spend almost 6 hours per day watching TV. More activity is needed to combat this condition in parents.
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Magnesium has been trending a lot in the health + wellness world lately and while I'm not into what's "trendy" in the health world (I like science instead), it sure does have its health benefits as its an important mineral used by lots of different functions in our bodies. Studies have found it useful to boost exercise performance, to help lower blood pressure and fight inflammation. And most interestingly is that it's been found to improve PMS symptoms + help fight depression. So it's time to up the magnesium intake if you're lacking (which according to most stats says we don't get enough in our daily diets). Try adding foods such as spinach, dark chocolate, quinoa, black beans, pumpkin seeds, avocado, salmon, bananas, almonds and cashews to your day, which are all great sources of magnesium.
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Does eating late at night make you fat? -
Weight gain comes from consuming more calories than you expend on a regular basis, not from the timing of your meals. Our body’s don’t have a special enzyme that flips a switch every night at 7pm and tells our body to store everything eaten past that point as fat. -
For example, say you need to consume 2,000 calories a day to maintain your weight. You wake up one morning and have a 500 calorie breakfast before work. You are so busy during the day that you don’t have time to eat until you get home later. At 9pm you eat a huge 1,000 calorie meal. This brings your total consumed calories for the day to 1,500. You’re exhausted and you go to bed after your late night meal. Will you gain weight? No🙅🏼♀️ because you’re eating in a 500 calorie caloric deficit. On the other hand if you have a habit of aimlessly snacking at night which results in consistently going over your maintenance calories, then yes you will gain weight but it will be a result of excess calorie intake, not the timing.
➡️Swipe left➡️ for my real life example of this in action! Last year I did a 2 month cut. I ate my last meal EVERY single night right before bed while maintaining a slight caloric deficit and got those results. -
Reposting this awesome picture from @meowmeix. Check her out for more great content:)
If you are moving from one house to another and eating everything that is offered in each house, you will definitely overeat. Ration yourself the amount you should eat per household. You should aim to eat a total of not more than 2000 calories in a day.