wellness

Balance Exercises For Seniors – and the fun walk at home workout

Balance exercises for seniors are fun for just about anybody that wants to improve and maintain their health. It’s important for seniors to maintain balance which helps prevent falls. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma related hospital admissions.

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What Is A Flaxseed – how healthful is it?

So what is a flaxseed? Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. Some people have suggested it’s the most powerful plant food on the planet. Flax is a blue flowering plant that grows best in cool climates like North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or Montana. But Canada is the largest producer of flaxseed in the world producing about 40% of the world production. It is sometimes also referred to as Linseed.

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Online Grocery Delivery – so many options

With all of our efforts to stay home, online grocery delivery has become very popular. There are many options to provide this most valuable service especially for those at high risk. I’ve also noticed I’m buying groceries more than ever so it’s important to have options. I was getting bored with the same choices over and over again. Online websites and apps have improved their functionality during this peak time to accommodate so many new customers.

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What Is A Chia Seed – the tiny little seed?

Chia seeds

 

So what is a chia seed you ask? Originally from Mexico and Guatemala, this tiny seed has many proven health benefits. It has a reputation of being a superfood and can be added to a smoothie or put on a salad. They can be added to cereal, sauces, rice dishes or blended drinks. About 1 millimeter in diameter the seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots. They are from the flowering mint family plant called Salvia hispanica. These seeds have about 140 calories per two tablespoons and a great amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds are harvested from the slightly dried flower head of the purple chia flower.

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How To Stop Inflammation Naturally – eating a plant based diet?

Inflammation is a growing concern for people. How to stop inflammation naturally is a question that people are asking. There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute protects the body and chronic can lead to long term pain and damage. Chronic inflammation is a slow onset and can lead to arthritis, heart disease and heart attack lasting for months to years. Acute is a rapid onset that lasts for a few days. Acute inflammation can sometimes lead to chronic. Inflammation is the body’s critical defense mechanism telling you that your body needs attention. It can develop in the body without you knowing which is called chronic and can lead to diseases. The most common way to measure inflammation is to have blood work done.  You can conduct a blood test for C-reactive protein by clicking here, which is a marker of inflammation. Doctors also measure homocysteine levels to evaluate chronic inflammation. Finally, physicians test for HbA1C — a measurement of blood sugar — to assess damage to red blood cells.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION NATURALLY - thrive market

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION NATURALLY - thrive market

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Best Organic Plant Based Protein Powder Review-And it’s HEALTHY

After doing lots of research and tasting many flavors, I think the best organic plant based protein powder is here. It’s from a company called Orgain and it’s made in the USA. The name Orgain was derived from Organic + Gain due to its ORGANIC ingredients and the opportunity to GAIN health, energy and life through clean wholesome nutrition. The company was founded in 2008 by Dr. Abraham a physician and cancer survivor. I’m going to specifically review the plant based protein powder but there are many different products available from Orgain.

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Starting A Food Garden….on a budget

Being at home so much has generated some new interests for us.  Our family has decided our new interest would be to start a food garden.  Starting a food garden has brought up many questions about soil, watering, bug control and sun exposure.  It’s a challenging but fun project.  And we have created some very unique solutions that might surprise you.

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Choose a good soil:

This is where you could get very involved with soil quality and cultivation.  The simple solution for our small backyard garden was prepared soil from the nursery and large planting buckets.  This allowed for instant successful growth so we could enjoy our garden immediately.  Be sure the bucket has holes so water can drain and start out by watering once per week.  Or how about a raised planter bed?  Check out a raised planter bed here to start a food garden.

 

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What are the benefits of tea….my new favorite drink

Recently I’ve enjoyed having some tea in the later afternoon. I tried a couple different types of tea then I decided to research what are the benefits of tea. I had some special flavors that I prefer for health reasons like white, green or black tea. And I tried using the loose tea and the teabags. There are many different options when choosing a tea and I will share them with you here. Let’s first learn about the history and legends of discovering tea.

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If you want to view the tea selections from Art of Tea click here

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