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SUPER FOOD - FLAXSEED

Flaxseed: Great Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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FLAXSEED is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 and fiber, just to name a few. Omega 3-fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fatty acids that are needed for numerous normal body functions such as controlling blood clots and building cell membranes in the brain! In my kitchen I add flaxseed to my pancakes and homemade apple pies. The high temperature of the stove or oven will NOT effect flaxseed or alter the effects of flaxseed. So, BAKE ON! I always find awesome recipes for flaxseed at flax.com...particularly the Black Bean Burgers! Happy Eating!

Always check with your doctor or dietician before adding something new to your diet!

Office Fit Tip 101

Move away from the cubicle. Did you know that exercise increases your creativity and decision making? When the pressure is on at work and you are trying to solve a problem, try heading out the door for a nice walk, fresh air and a good creative conversation with colleagues for about 30 minutes. See what you come up with and show off your new found creativity! 

  • 30 minute lunch: Eat light and take a 15 minute walk.
  • 1 hour lunch: 20-30 minutes of High Intensity Workout, shower for 10mins and eat for 20mins. Go back to work.
  • Short 15 minute breaks are a perfect time to walk and say "hello" to co-workers, regroup and get back on track. 
  • Always stay positive, use your time wisely and be the best at what you do.

Good luck and Happy Work Day!

Your Body the Machine

TO BE OR NOT TO BE...that is the QUESTION

Your body is built to MOVE. Any questions?

Gym or no gym, that is the question. You can create a gym anywhere. A small space in your home, backyard or at your local park. Find a space and move.

Weights or no weights, that is the second question. There are plenty of exercises you can do without a single dumb bell. You carry your own body weight every day. Use that to start toning and building muscle.

Trainer or no trainer, that is the final question. Personal trainers and fitness instructors are crucial when it comes to improved physical development but if you can self-motivate yourself, then get started!

Either way, trainers are there to guide and teach you how to do various exercises safely and correctly. Trainers create programs catered to your lifestyle, motivate you when you can not motivate yourself and teach you how stay fit even when they are no longer around. Trainers are vital, but it is up to you. How bad you want a fitter, healthier lifestyle? That's the real question... GET MOVING and GOOD LUCK!

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  • Your body is a machine.
  • Your body is not made to sit still.
  • Your body is made to move.
  • Your body, your WHOLE body works as one.
  • Your body can either pick you up or lay you down.
  • Your body can be effected by what YOU put into it. 
  • Your body is AMAZING whether big or small, wide or thin, straight or crooked...it's your body, take care of it.

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Soleful Sunday

Keep striving.

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Nicol A Hodges

Nicol A. Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events. 

FIT TIP FRIDAY

WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT FITNESS TRAINING SHOE, YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF FOOT STAMP YOU HAVE. YOUR FEET CAN BE THE ROOT OF ALL OTHER ISSUES HAPPENING IN YOUR KNEES AND/OR LEGS. SO, FINDING THE RIGHT SNEAKER IS CRUCIAL. 

THE WET TEST is a great way to help correlate the amount of stability you might need in your shoe. It will show you what features you should look for and equip you with the basic knowledge you need when purchasing your next running shoe.

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AN AVERAGE OR NORMAL FOOT has a normal-sized arch and will leave a wet footprint that has a flare, but shows the forefoot and heel connected by a broad band. A normal foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards slightly to absorb shock. It’s the foot of a runner who is bio-mechanically efficient and therefore will not need a motion controlled shoe.  BEST SHOE: Stability shoes with moderate control features.


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A FLAT FOOT has a low arch and leaves a print which looks like the whole sole of the foot. It usually indicates an over-pronated foot – one that strikes on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards (pronates) excessively. Over time, this can cause many different types of overuse injuries. BEST SHOE: Motion control shoes, or high stability shoes with firm midsoles and control features that reduce the degree of pronation.


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A HIGH-ARCHED FOOT leaves a print showing a very narrow band or no band at all between the forefoot and the heel. A curved, highly arched foot is generally supinated or under-pronated. Because it doesn’t pronate enough, it’s not usually an effective shock absorber.   BEST SHOE: Cushioned (or 'neutral') shoes with plenty of flexibility to encourage foot motion. 


 

Go to local running store or San Diego's favorite Movin Shoes and have them fit you for your perfect shoe.