Our first line of defense against disease is our personal immune systems. A healthy immune system helps ward off infections and/or reduce their severity. Here are well accepted tips on keeping your immune system healthy from Harvard Medical School: Exercise regularly. (Yes! You can do this at home even during a quarantine.) Get adequate sleep. Minimize stress. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Maintain a healthy weight. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
FREE Health Check Ups after morning Fitness Fusion class Second Wednesday of each month at our Fallbrook Community Center. Blood pressure, blood glucose, etc. This outreach is a coordinated effort of the Fallbrook Regional Health Care District, California State University San Marcos, Fallbrook Smiles Project and the Fallbrook Senior Center. Occasionally the nursing students who do this outreach are on break. To verify that the program is running that month, you can contact th
Connection with nature has known health benefits. Two of these are in Fallbrook! Try a meditative walk for even greater health benefits. Or meet a friend for a walk which gives social connection, greater brain health, stress reduction and fewer calories than meeting for food. #Health #Reducestress #Relaxation #Happiness #Information
Your workout sweat is believed to have benefits for the skin! Perspiration is thought to act as a prebiotic for your skin microflora (Nutrition for your healthy bacteria). According to Kara Fitzgerald, ND Sandy Hook Clinic "working up a sweat two or three times a week should help keep your skin happy."* *As quoted in BottomLine Personal 1/15/18 #Sweat #WadeintoFitness #Skin #Health
Telo-what?!* Super over-simplified: Telomeres help recreate a healthy copy of "you." Telomeres protect the end of your DNA chromosome from deteriorating. Each time your DNA is replicated (new cells are made) telomere material can be lost so that each "copy" of you progressively gets worse (aging) - like copying a copy of a copy over time. In humans, average telomere length declines from about 11 kilobases at birth to less than four in old age, with average rate of decline bei
Oct 5 (Wed) 10AM-12PM Monthly First Wednesday FREE Outreach at the Fallbrook Community Center: Offering Easy Access to Health & VA Resources After Fitness Fusion Class. Get the benefits of a great workout, followed by a free checkup including blood pressure, blood sugar and more. Other valuable resources available; VA benefits counselor onsite, balanced senior lunches available ($4 Seniors/$5 those accompanying a senior), other health resource referrals. Wade into Fitness i
Inflammation in the body contributes to everything from arthritis to wrinkles. Why take a bunch of pills? Here’s an easy, economical, tasty & powerful anti-inflammatory seasoning mix: 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or salt (no salt version: garlic powder) Use in soups, chili, stews, taco seasonings, eggs, meats, etc. I actually fill an entire shaker with this ratio and keep it right by the stove to put on anything I ca
"Eating more than one hot dog a week can reduce life expectancy by 25-35%"(1)! Yikes! The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) now classifies processed meat as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer. IARC is the cancer agency of the World Health Organization. "Processed meat includes hot dogs, ham, bacon, sausage, and some deli meats. It refers to meat that has been treated in some way to preserve, flavor or change it from its original form. Processes includ
* Dark greens - their phytochemicals will help sore muscles and begin muscle repair.
* Brazil nuts for cell damage fighting selenium.
* Chocolate Milk for protein and glycogen to help build muscles.
* Sweet Potatoes for rebuilding energy with complex carbs and antioxidants.
Sound like too much to do in one sitting? Try doing it as pre-made smoothies. I fill a blender once a week with fresh dark greens, an orange veggie like carrots, sweet potato or squash and fruit (comp
I'm excited to read some folks are working to bring "house calls" back to the medical profession and at fairly reasonable prices! For more info see: App delivers free flu shots to your doorstep By Jennifer Van Grove | 4:42 p.m. Dec. 7, 2015: www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/07/pager-delivers-free-flu-shots-san-diego/ #Free #Health #Medicine #Medical #WadeintoFitness
Give thanks; it's healthy! Gratitude helps prevent depression, fixation and adds joy to your life. It flows over on those around you (who then want to be around you more). Gratitude helps your health as your body receives the relaxation response so your cells shift into the healing mode. So give thanks. Let go of the stressful concepts of the perfect meal, perfect relatives, or an event like a Norman Rockwell card. Enjoy the moment, give thanks, let go of judgement, and laugh
1. Stick with your fitness routine as much as possible Just two days without exercise reduces your body’s efficient use of insulin. Mood and cardiovascular changes begin to occur as well. We never “find the time” to do anything – schedule your workouts like business appointments. Make shopping exercise as well - power walk the mall, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park far away from the store and walk. Take the opportunity for walks, hikes and playing sports with you
The U.S. Surgeon General’s recommends you take at least 10,000 steps a day. Most people have no idea how many steps they’ve taken over the course of a day. The majority of people take just 1,000 to 3,000 steps. I’ve monitored the number of steps taken in the average Fitness Fusion class at 4,000-5,700 in just the first ½ hour. That’s before we start our strength, stretch & serenity portion of class! How’s that for kicking up your daily total?! The even better news is every mo