Wellness Tips

Nutrition: A Quick Tip to Get Over Mid-Afternoon Slump

Many moons ago while I was in undergrad and then chiropractic school, I would spend my all-nighters with a couple of cold apples instead of warm caffeine-filled coffee. Want to know why?

Check out the video below!

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Trouble Sleeping?

I keep hearing more and more people talking about having trouble with there sleep. The hardest part for me is that I know that the body only gets to heal when its in a state of rest.

If you're struggling with sleep (especially if you're going through menopause!), I'd love to have you join me for a workshop in May 2018. We'll talk about sleep challenges, the basis for sleep and healing, how to create the proper environment, and natural sleep aids for extreme cases.

Here's where I need your help! I want to make sure you can attend, so I need to know when you can make it! Comment below with if you prefer weekdays or Sundays and if you prefer, mornings, afternoons, or evenings so I can get something on the schedule ASAP!

Don't forget to take a peek a the video below too!

Want to be Healthier and Happier? Try Increasing Your Orgasms.

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3 orgasms a week cut down on heart disease by about 50%. February is Heart Health month and heart disease is a top killer for women. Orgasms reduce stress, improve cardiovascular strength, and make you feel better.

We all lead busy, intense lives that seem to never stop.  Devices, kids, work, relationships all take time, that there never seems to be enough of. I often hear, ‘I am too tired to have sex.’ What ongoing effect is this having on your life? It could be shortening it.

When we climax, oxytocin and other endorphins are released into our bodies. These chemicals bolster the immune system, lift our mood, improve sleep, create emotional bonds, and even act like high-end cosmetic products! Yes, you read that correctly. The endorphins and chemicals discharged during an orgasm, stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen improves skin tone and texture, reducing wrinkles and cellulite. The ‘healthy sex glow’ is not a myth, your skin improves after great sex.

When we look better, we feel better and when we are happier, we are healthier and more fun to be around. We even make more money. Orgasms also reduce stress and calm nerves. Stress in our lives trigger a myriad of health problems including high blood pressure and heart problems, asthma, diabetes, depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, and obesity.
 
The lack of sex in a relationship is a top reasons couples argue. Think about the way you feel when you are having fantastic sex. This could be with a partner or self-pleasure. Everything in life is a little easier and smoother. Those everyday irritations, stresses, and agitations, such as traffic or your honey not taking out the trash, melt away. I call sexuality, life’s lubricant.

So, the next time you are feeling a little down, need to reduce your blood pressure, or have a headache, add some sexy time to your day and it will improve!


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About the Author:

Tiffany Yelverton is the founder, and Chief Sexinista® of Entice Me®. Her mission is to change the way sex is talked about and to educate and entice people to have more pleasurable, fulfilling, and healthy sex lives.

hrough coaching, workshops, private Sexy Soirées, keynote speeches, and consultations, Tiffany has helped men and women connect with themselves, at their sexual core to feel sexier in and out of the bedroom.

E,mail: tiffany@enticeme.co
Website: www.enticeme.co

Dump the New Year’s Resolutions & Do These 3 R’s Instead!

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We’re almost a week into the new year and most people have already given up on their resolutions. Exercise and/or health related goals are at the top of most people’s resolutions and they are usually never met because of 1 of 2 reasons: they are too general or they are not realistic.

To set yourself up for success this year, I want you to throw out what you’ve already written out and try again right here, right now with the following 3 R’s.

For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to use exercise as an example, but you should be able to use this for all of your resolutions/goals this year.

Many people jump into the new year by saying they will “exercise more” or “work out 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.” While this is a fabulous goal to try and get to, if you haven’t exercised in the last 6 months or so, you’re going to be overwhelmed by the time you need to put into your schedule, the possible DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), and just how tired or sick you might feel mid work out because you haven’t done it in so long.

Here’s how to approach it instead:

Realistic: Create REALISTIC goals. If you haven’t worked out in a while, you don’t need to jump into 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Start small and change the goals as you succeed. For some of you that may mean just 5-15 minutes, 3-5 times a week. For others it will be as simple as taking a family walk every evening after dinner. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just realistic and doable. When you meet your goal decide if you’re ready to increase it.

Reward: The next big thing with goal setting that my mentor taught me is to REWARD yourself! It’s no fun to accomplish a goal and not feel the reward, it doesn’t make your brain want to try again! Make sure your goals are proportional to the goals you set. Say you initially thought you would try working out again after you got a new pair of shoes or yoga mat. Instead, create your small goal and give yourself a small reward – even if it’s a simple as a yoga mat! The new wardrobe will be needed as a reward when you hit the bigger goal, I promise! So here’s the deal – create the realistic goal – set up the proportional reward – meet the realistic goal – REWARD YOURSELF! And – FEEL THE REWARD! Make sure all your cells know what it feels like to be successful so you can and want to do it again.

Restart: Now that you’ve met your goal you get to RESTART, make it just a little bit bigger and the reward a little bit better. Continue to do this and you’ll eventually get to your big goal. There is not rush to get to the final result and I promise your body appreciates the time you gave it to adapt to all the changes. Here’s another thing – if you didn’t make your goal. It’s totally okay. RESTART and do it again the next week with the same reward. The good thing about the New Year is that it’s just an over glorified Monday morning! That means you have 51 more of them this year!

There you have it be REALISTIC, REWARD yourself, and RESTART the process! Your keys to success in reaching your goals this year!

Leave a comment below with one of your first goals and how you’ll be rewarding yourself!

Holidays Can Be Happy, Healthy & Pain Free!

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December brings joy and festivities, but it also can increase our stress. Despite our efforts to slow down and focus on what matters most, the normal hustle and bustle of this season often affects our overall health.

For some, the holidays can create difficult demands on our time, relationships or finances. For others, the “I can do it all” mentality kicks into high gear this time of year. That’s stressful! And even if your month is filled with fun activities with friends and family, December can take its toll. Simply juggling more commitments and feeling the holiday crunch on our calendars can prompt physical problems, from aches and pains, to decreased immunity, to less emotional resilience when we face stressful situations.

The interesting thing is, from a physical standpoint, our bodies don’t always react proportionally to stress. When we perceive stress, our nervous system responds, even if the stressor is not a true physical threat. Over time, the affect of even small stressors may be enough to kick our bodies into “fight or flight” mode. And that can create problems. The typical result is getting stuck in a negative neurological pattern, rather than adapting and coming back into balance, as our bodies were designed to do.

When functioning properly, our bodies have a wonderful ability to adapt and adjust. Stress undermines that natural ability. With upper cervical care that aligns the top vertebrae, our spine can reset itself. This alleviates pain, bolsters immunity and helps the whole body heal. So this year, make your own holiday wellness plan and hit the “reset” button on seasonal stress.

My holiday wish for you is to spend the season happy, healthy and pain free!

Dr. Nimira's Top 5 Wellness Gifts

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It’s December and whether you partake in the holidays or not, you’ll probably have to get a gift for someone this month!

With so many options out there, these are my Top 5 Wellness Gifts* for family, friends, and colleagues.

1. Water Bottle: Sadly, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, and digestive issues among other things. My philosophy is that you can never have too many water bottles! My tried and true hydration bottle has always been my 32oz Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth bottle, but you can also try the newly popular Hydro Flask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated bottle for those that like to keep their water cool or warm. I prefer the 32oz bottle because you don't have to refill it as often and the weight of the bottle naturally makes you drink more frequently so that you're not lugging around a lot of weight!

2. Teamotions Tea: This unique tea was created as a tool to help you tend to your heart. Each tea contains adaptogen herbs and other healing botanicals that restore balance, boost immunity, and increase your body’s resistance to stress and are to be used daily to cultivate a heart-centered approach to emotional health and healing. The original 6 teas are Discover Joy, Seek Peace, Achieve Clarity, Have Hope, Find Strength, and Enjoy Rest. You can buy them here.

3. Massage Gift Certificate: Many people consider massage a luxury item and hardly ever make it to see a really good massage therapist. With all the work we make our body do on a daily basis, I truly believe that massage should be a necessary party of one's self care routine. Treat your favorite person to a massage! For a referral to my favorite massage therapists in the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys, send me an email!

4. A New Pillow: There are 2 kinds of people in this world. One has had the same pillow for the last 20 years (not hygienic) and the other has tested out a ton in the last year! The latter usually has trouble sleeping due to pain or other circumstances. In addition to letting them know about this post, treat them to a Snuggle-Pedic Pillow. A fully customizable treat, they and you'll never try another pillow again! You can get one right here in Agoura HIlls at Selectabed or on Amazon.

5. Instant Pot: The Instant Pot craze is holding strong. Its a great gift, especially for the busy person who wants to make a quick and healthy meal for themselves and family. There are tons of cookbooks, blog posts, and Facebook Groups dedicated to sharing new, easy, and healthy recipes for all types of eating lifestyles. The 8 qt is probably the best deal because we can all easily make small dishes, but having it available for large family meals, gatherings or pot lucks is always a plus. I know that this one is definitely on my wish list!

There you have it, my top 5 wellness gifts that can be used year round and are practical things most people think twice about before buying for themselves.

Share in the comments any other wellness gifts that you've received in the past that you loved and ones that are on your wish list this year!

Happy Holidays and many wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead. Remember, if you know someone who is struggling with their health, share this post with them and let them know I’m here to chat! I’d love to see if I can help someone who’s lost hope in getting past their struggles and living the life they deserve.

*The items shared are endorsements for my favorite things. They are not affiliate links and I do not receive any commission from purchases.

The Attitude of Gratitude

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It's all everyone loves to talk about during the month of November, but how often is it actually practiced and can it truly change your life?

I found myself early in September super stressed out. As many of you know, I love doing what I do, but there are only so many hours in a day and I've really just been building my practice as it happened for the last few years while also being mommy to my 2.5 and 7 year olds.

Now that they're a little bit older, I've felt really ready to stand in my purpose and serve those around me who need what I have to offer.

Let's be honest, life doesn't always happen as fast as you want it to!

So what's the one thing I changed and how did it affect me? I started a gratitude journal. I've been trying to get people around me to do one, and I've even kept telling myself to do one, but I always came back to - I don't have time to write for 10, 5, or even 1 minute. Or I can't come up with 10 things each day. I finally gave into my excuses and decided that I could write 3 things everyday - NO MATTER WHAT.

You know what's happened in the last 8 weeks without changing much of anything else - I feel less stress, new patients are finding their way to my phone, email, and even FB Messenger, I'm learning how to better manage my time, AND I doubled the normal number of new patients I usually see in a month.

The best part - this change literally takes about a minute to do every day.

Do you write in a gratitude journal? Share in the comments below what you've started noticing!

Nutrition: So Many Soups!

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So, I'll take a moment to be honest that I LOVE when it starts to get a little chilly out.

Not because I love wearing cold weather clothing, but because I can go back to a regular routine of having soup!

I'm not really a smoothie person and the usual way I recommend to get more fruits/vegetables into your diet is either by making smoothies or making soup.

So for today, I wanted to share with you a great resource I found with 25 Soups and Stews Guaranteed to Keep You Toasty this Fall.

Take a peak and let me know what you want to try in the comments!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.

Sleep: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

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So I'm one of those smart chiropractors, the kind that knows you're not going to go home and do like 15 exercises that I might recommend.

The one homework I have that I know over 85% of my practice actually does: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

In a society where we're always go, go, go wishing we had just a moment in the day to stop, Doctor's Orders to take a nap are JUST PERFECT!

I usually recommend that my patient's find 15 minutes twice a day to stop and rest on their neck bone pillow. It give them a chance to slow down and gives the body a mini healing session. Bonus is that on the neck bone pillow, they get passive stretching to put the neck back into proper alignment for optimal brain/body messaging. 

The more often your body gets a chance to rest, the less overworked it feels and the more healing that will get done. This means you have more energy to do what you need to do!

So, give your body a break every now and then. It needs you to!

Doctor's orders!

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Hydration: Water Math

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After Adaptation (making sure your nervous system is clear and balanced), and Restoration (giving your body the rest it needs to heal), Hydration is the most important thing your body needs to keep functioning the way it was designed.

So, as we close out the summer and great ready to move into the fall months where it may not be as easy to remember to drink your water, here is one simple place you can look to have all the tips you need to get your daily water intake in!

Make sure you know how much you need to drink!

Water Math (I'll be honest, it's the only math I'm really good at)

Your body weight in pounds divided by 2 is the number of ounces you should be drinking daily. When exercising, I also recommend an extra 8 oz for every 30 minutes of exercise.

So, now that you have your number... How are you going to drink all that water?

Purely because its annoying, I highly recommend you find the largest water bottle you're willing to carry. If you can handle a 24 to 32oz bottle, it's best. Once you have that figured out, take your total number of ounces and divide that by the number of ounces your bottle carries. Now you know how many refills you need to drink!

In the morning, if you need 3 or 4 or really whatever number refills, take that many rubber bands and wrap them around your water bottle. As you refill, take one off! (You may also want to prep a 16 oz glass by your bedside for the morning)

Start by drinking 16 oz, first thing in the morning upon waking. This is a great way to start your day and flush your system.

After that, drink up to 8 oz every 20 minutes and not more often then that. When you chug water, it truly goes right through your system and is almost of no use to you. Not chugging your water will really be helpful in limiting bathroom trips as well.

At this rate, you can probably be done with your water intake by lunch. so even if you only drink 16 oz of water every hour, you can spread your water intake through out the day without getting to close to bedtime.

Set an alarm if you need to! When I first started preparing for Baby #1, and how all these essentials came into my life, I drank very limited water. I really did have to set an alarm to get serious about my water intake. Use a fitness app to track it, the rubber band system, find whatever works for you. 

Being serious about your hydration can truly change your health.

So for anyone that got a little lost with my math, here is an example:

180 lb person will need to drink 90 oz of water per day.

If they are using a 24 oz water bottle and they drink 16 oz first thing in the morning, the balance is 74 oz.

74 / 24 is approx 3 refills

At 16 oz an hour, water intake will be complete by noon! (4 sips every 15 minutes, or 8 sips every 30 minutes)

(Remember to add in extra water for exercise time)

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Nutrition: Start Snacking!

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Snacking happens, so why not snack smart?

As we rush back to school, these healthy snacks are not only great for our kiddos, but also for us!

Are you one of those people who looks for a snack shortly after your morning coffee or mid day as the work day is starting to wind down or not just there yet?

Protein based snacks will give you the energy you need to keep going longer than your quick carbohydrate filled treat you've been thinking about, be much healthier, and will help you last longer until its actually meal time.

Check out the link for 27 Healthy & Portable High-Protein Snacks and make a list of your favorites.

Here are few of my and Karina's favorites to try:

Nut Butter Boat
2 tbsp natural nut butter with 1 cup apple or celery slices: 8.3 grams protein

Mini Bean & Cheese Quesadilla
1/2 cup black beans, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 slice cheddar cheese in a small whole wheat tortilla: 17.9 grams protein

Hummus Dippers
1/3 cup hummus with 1/2 cup mixed vegetable sticks: 6.7 grams protein

Protein Bites
1 1/2 tbsp nut butter, 3 tbsp oats, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, rolled into balls: 8 grams protein

"Cheesy Popcorn"
3 cups air-popped popcorn coated with 2 tbsp nutritional yeast and a sprinkle of salt: 8.9 grams protein

Leave a comment with your favorite high protein snack below!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Motion: Spotlight on Mass Suit

MASS Suit is the world’s breakthrough patented wearable tool that caters to the masses. The Suit is designed to minimize injuries and maximize the benefit to the body, targeting muscles groups to ultimately provide faster fitness results in less time. Each movement the body makes, it works against the resistance bands, providing full body muscle strengthening that enhance and increase.

PROS:

  • One size fits all
  • Can travel with it.
  • Increases speed, explosion, power, strength, core strength, balance and agility.
  • Used for Athletics, therapeutic and special needs.  
  • Can be used with any fitness routine to intensify it
  • Can be used in the pool or on a bike

CONS:

  • Hard workout
  • Keeps pushing you to work harder
  • Have to read the directions for use at least one time to put it on
  • Not made for the weak

ACTIVITY BEST FOR:
The type of person that would be ideal for utilizing the MASS Suit are people who are serious about getting fit. People who really want to lose weight and get toned. Athletes who want to become the best and increase their performance levels in shorter time. People who have hip, knee, foot injuries and want to take away pain. Great for all athletes and military training. People who want a serious workout but only have 20-30 minutes to exercise. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Jesse Nicassio was a former professional athlete in the NFL. He was mentored under Legendary UFC fighter Bas Rutten in Mixed Martial Arts. He is a 3rd generation inventor and a fitness enthusiast.

Phone: 818-865-9922
Email: jesse@MassSuit.com
Website: www.JukePerformance.com
 

The Best Thing to Help You HOLD a Correction

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I have patients asking me all the time what they can do to help hold their correction.

Sadly the answer they don't want to hear is rest! Rest is when your body gets a chance to heal.

Here are three things I've noticed that help my patients hold their corrections longer:

1. Actually take my recommendations for rest. The only homework I usually give to my patients is to find 15 minutes 2 times a day where they can rest. Really and simply rest. No other multi-tasking except maybe prayer, meditation, or a guided relaxation.

2. These patients that rest often really start noticing their results when they realize their sleeping longer and more deeply.

3. Those that take the extra step to sleep on the neck bone pillow promote passive stretching and restoration of the proper cervical curve. Many even take it up a notch by purchasing a zero gravity chair for their home or office. (If you'd like more info on purchasing one, please connect with me directly as I can usually get you a nice discount!)

That's it! For most people all that needs to happen is treat your body right and give it the time it needs to rest and heal. All things will start to fall into place!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

Your Home, Your Haven – What you should beware of in your home…

What is making you sick in your home?

After we buy our house we feel as if our home is our safe haven for our emotional well being and our health. We do everything we can to keep our houses clean and buy the right products, but there may be a few things that most people may not know about or even be aware that is harming their health at home.

So think back to that home inspection when the inspector pointed out that the duct work in the attic may have Asbestos.

How about the vinyl floor in the bathroom or kitchen that hasn’t been replaced yet? How are your shower curtains made? Did you check your water source, what’s in your water? Did you buy new flame resistant furniture or carpets for the your house? What about your electronics?

As innocent as it may sound, not knowing about these Harmful 4 can damage your health. It’s better to be safe than sorry because  good health lasts a lifetime.

4 DANGERS LURKING IN YOUR HOME:

Asbestos:  
What it is: A naturally occurring fibrous mineral found in Housing insulation, drywall, artificial fireplace logs,toys
Health Hazard: Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer
What You Should Know: Asbestos in products is not always labeled, and while most manufacturers have abandoned it or reduced its levels, it's still not banned by the U.S. government

Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DECA):
What it is: A flame retardant, found in Electronics, furniture and carpets
Health Hazards: Permanent learning and memory deficits; hearing defects; decreased sperm count in animals
What You Should Know: Following EPA advice, the industry began phasing out the chemical in December 2009

Phthalates: 
What They Are: Chemicals that give plastic its resilience and flexibility, found in Toys, raincoats, shower curtains, vinyl flooring, detergents, food packaging, shampoos
Health Hazards: Animal studies show reduced sperm counts and reproductive abnormalities; evidence of a link to liver cancer in humans
What You Should Know: Congress passed legislation in 2008 to ban six phthalates from toys and cosmetics

Fluoride: 
What It Is: A form of the basic element fluoride, found in Toothpaste and tap water.
Health Hazards: Neurotoxic and potentially tumorigenic if swallowed; the American Dental Association advises that children under 2 not use fluoride toothpaste
What You Should Know: Government studies support current fluoride levels in tap water, but studies on long-term exposure and cancers are ongoing.

 
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About the Author:

Aleksandra is a native to the area and familiar to the particular needs of the community. Aleks believes that every individual is as unique as the homes they live in. Ultimately a house is not a home until you find the right one. Aleks has worked in the real estate industry since 1999 and has found that integrity is the main ingredient to any successful real estate relationship. She is an E-pro specialist as well as being an International Presidents Circle award winner. Whether you are moving across town or across country, let her HUNT for YOUR dream home. She is your Home HUNTing specialist!

Phone: 818-451-9029
Email: Hunt4Homes@Dilbeck.com
Website: aleksandrahunt.dilbeck.com

The Most Ignored Stress Factor

Living too long or dying too soon…..
 
Proper planning can reduce stress for you and for your loved ones.  We help families and business owners prepare for living too long and for dying to soon.

Living too long can be a huge financial burden but there are options to leverage your dollars today so you can take care of yourself later. 

What if you couldn’t dress or bathe yourself? 

Four myths that may stop you from planning for long term care expenses:

1.  It won’t happen to me!

  • Reality is 70% of all individuals turning 65 will need some form of long term care during their lifetime

2.  Medicare and Medicaid have me covered!

  • Reality is that Medicare only covers a portion of skilled nursing costs up to 100 days. Medicaid is only available for those with limited income/assets

3.  That’s what my savings are for!

  • Reality is that the average cost of care in a nursing home is over $97k. This will deplete savings and assets very rapidly

4.  My family will take care of me!

  • Women caring for ill parents are twice as likely as non caregivers to experience depression or anxiety.  The overall cost to a female caregiver is estimated at almost $325,000 because of lost wages and diminished working hours


Dying too young can also be a financial burden for families and business owners.  If you weren’t here today, how would that affect your loved ones or your employees.  Who would educate your children and how would they pay the mortgage without your income. 

Even if you have life insurance it is important to review your policies to review beneficiaries, coverage and pricing.  Consider the importance of estate or legacy planning as well as charitable giving in addition to family protection.

The most important part of this equation is openly communicating your needs and desires and sharing them with those you love.

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About the Author:

Dina Mabry is a founding principal at BGA Premier Insurance Solutions, Inc. in Westlake Village.  Dina and her team offer solutions for long term care, life insurance and disability insurance.  She offers complementary reviews of your current policies.

Phone: 818-601-3049
Email: dinam@bgainsuranc.com
Website: www.bgapremierinsuranc.com

The Kitchen Necessity Busy People MUST Have!

By Glen Edelson from ATLANTA, USA (Agi's Hungarian Beef Stew) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Glen Edelson from ATLANTA, USA (Agi's Hungarian Beef Stew) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Have you guessed it?

Of course you have! It's the Crock Pot.

As a busy mom and professional who is always running around, there are definitely days where I'm wondering what to make for dinner.

I usually try to plan ahead, and there are times I just don't know what to make. But, when I do plan ahead (that's step one), and get stuff in the slow cooker in the morning I know I'm not going to be worried all day wondering what I'm going to throw together when I get home!

So, for you today I have this great resource! It's 77 Healthy Recipes you can make with a Crock Pot!

Breakfasts, soups, snacks, entrees, and more! A whole bunch of new recipes for you to try. How many do you think you can make in one week?!

I loved my slow cooker before, but I think I'm going to be counting on it even more.

If you have any awesome slow cooker recipes that you love, make sure to post them in the comments for us to learn them too!

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.

Your Home, Your Haven - Finding Your Local Workout Space

We know we should eat better, meditate, rest more and get more exercise to achieve an optimal state of being. Something has to give, or does it?

Often we can get in a few of these things to feel like we are living a healthier lifestyle but truth be told exercise often falls to the wayside when you don’t have a place to implement your  routine.

We don’t associate our homes with working out because this is where we regenerate and escape to. We all want our homes to be a place of rest and of course look nice when we have family and friends over.

Can we find our workout space without taking away from the esthetic harmony of our homes? The answer is yes, we can. 

First assess your space. Do you have an extra room to convert to a wellness room? Do you have a 2 or 3 car garage? If so, can you convert one side of the garage? Are you looking at just using a corner somewhere in your house? Or do you have a bonus room attached or detached?

Ultimately organization is the key to a happy space. Use mats that you can clean and natural elements to enhance your space.

Customize your workout gear to fit the type of person you are and what you are comfortable with. Organize your space with racks, baskets or bins. And always have some sort of antibacterial wipes to wipe down equipment and mats. And if you are only able to use a corner of your house, buy a screen to mask that corner.

If you absolutely can’t find a space in your home then consider a local gym or venturing out to our beautiful parks where you can walk, bike, play with the kids or bring your workout mat for yoga.

The Conejo Valley and surrounding areas are filled with beautiful parks and outdoor adventures. Enjoy your life and stay healthy my friends.

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About the Author:

Aleksandra is a native to the area and familiar to the particular needs of the community. Aleks believes that every individual is as unique as the homes they live in. Ultimately a house is not a home until you find the right one. Aleks has worked in the real estate industry since 1999 and has found that integrity is the main ingredient to any successful real estate relationship. She is an E-pro specialist as well as being an International Presidents Circle award winner. Whether you are moving across town or across country, let her HUNT for YOUR dream home. She is your Home HUNTing specialist!

Phone: 818-451-9029
Email: Hunt4Homes@Dilbeck.com
Website: aleksandrahunt.dilbeck.com

Are you getting enough ZZZ's?

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There are days like today where I have to stop and think about one thing I'd really like to implement in my life. Then I get excited and decide that I have to share it with you.

Like now, before I forget. So here I am at 12:12 AM writing a post about sleep.

If I follow my own wisdom, you won't be getting another one of these late night posts anytime soon!

If there was one thing I really recommend you implement when it comes to your sleep, it's consistency.

Having an approximate regular bedtime helps keep your body's rhythm flowing and give it time to properly go through the sleep cycles and get to its healing phases.

So if you're like me and you get distracted by the one or two more things you need to do, try setting an alarm for 30 minutes before you'd like to get to bed. This way you can finish off what you need to do and get to bed on time!

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.