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The 4-Minute WFH Workout Routine

Back in May, we posted an article called, “The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine.”  Since it was one of our most-read Flex Friday emails, we thought we’d follow-up with an actual workout routine you can pair it with!* If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your body is stiffer than usual and […]

What are Omega-3’s Roles in Bone & Joint Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a popular topic when discussing nutrition and health. Omega-3s are a type of fatty acid. Fatty acids are substances that contain two ends: one end is a fat, the other an acid. Omega-3s are found primarily in fish and fish oil supplements. They are not usually found in multivitamins and are […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part I

Hip injuries are widespread and can cause problems if not managed. Our hips support much of our weight, so an acute or chronic injury can be debilitating. Some of the most common hip injuries include:1 Bruising Muscle strains Dislocation Fracture Even a mild injury can make it challenging to get around. Let’s take a look […]

Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

Nutrition can get complex. Even a simple topic, like the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients, can be confusing. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be! Just remember: micro means small, and macro means big. Thus, macronutrients are the big energy-rich nutrients, whereas micronutrients are the small functional nutrients. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

10 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

When it comes to makeups, lotions, soaps/shampoos, and other beauty products, the ingredients list can get confusing. What the heck is diethylhexyl phthalate anyway? In the United States, oversight of cosmetics is painfully lacking. Luckily, we’re here to help guide you through some dangerous ingredients you should avoid when shopping for personal care products. Here’s […]

PRICE: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation for Acute Injuries

RICE (sometimes PRICE) protocols are a standard treatment for muscle or tendon injuries. As the acronym implies, the injury should be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Sometimes protection is included as well. (P)RICE is commonly used to manage the following injuries:1 Sprained ankle, knee, or wrist Pulled or torn muscle Tennis elbow Bursitis […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Doing Yoga Now

Looking for ways to stay healthy, fit, and as stress-free as possible during the pandemic?  Yoga might be a good activity for you to consider! Yoga has become a popular form of exercise in the last several decades. Globally, people have come to accept the physical and psychological benefits of yoga. A complete yoga practice […]

5 Foods that Support Your Immune System

With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy immune system. There are many things you can do to boost your immune system or to keep it from falling behind. Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can be incredibly powerful in maintaining the strength of the immune system. Today, let’s focus on […]

All About Amino Acids

Amino acids are the basic building blocks for proteins. Before we dive into the details about amino acids, let’s take a minute to level-set about proteins. We all know protein is an essential part of the diet, but protein has a slightly different meaning at the biological level. Proteins are large molecules that your body […]

7 Nutrients that Support Healthy Skin

Healthier, younger-looking skin that ages gracefully…who doesn’t want that?? Lotions, cosmetics, and even surgery are some of the most common treatments we use to keep our skin looking healthy, but nutrition plays a very important role in maintaining healthy skin. Our skin is our largest organ and supports health in many ways, including water retention, […]

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