Weekly Health Wrap Up
Pain Point: Shoulders
Reach up for the glass 🥛in the cupboard and OUCH! 😫 Shoulder pain strikes. Check out my 30 second hack for healthier, stronger, better moving shoulders. 💪🏼
Principle: Attain Alignment
A healthy relationship is a reciprocal one. ❤️ Both sides bring something of value to the other person to the relationship. A healthy, aligned, body is also a reciprocal one. We need muscles 💪🏼 on our front and back and right 👉🏽 and left 👈🏽, reciprocating with one another. For example, if your left hip flexor muscles won’t turn off when you’re walking 🚶🏽, it makes it tough for the left hamstring muscles to do their job. This is what it means to be “out of alignment”.
To realign your body, you need to reset. The best tool for resetting is our breath.💨🌬 When we intentionally breathe with muscle activation, it creates a powerful connection and balance of our muscles through our body. Check out the exercise below to get your body back in alignment.
Product: Siete Tortillas
I’m always on the hunt 👀 for grain-free options for tortillas, pizzas, and pasta. 🍕🍝Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good homemade tortilla, but my body just feels better without grains.🌾
Recently, we purchased some siete, Almond Flour tortillas 🌮 to give them a try. They are pretty tasty for non-flour or corn tortillas. I put them on a hot cast iron 🥘 for 20 seconds per side and they held their integrity through my entire eating experience. 🍽
Ingredients: Almond Flour, Tapioca Flour, Water, Sea Salt, Xanthan gum
Tapioca flour is derived from the cassava plant and is Village Approved. ✅
Xanthan gum is an emulsifier derived from plants and the research on it’s health benefits/risks is mixed. The most dangerous side effect appears to be digestive upset. Yet it’s still an emulsifier which makes it less than ideal for health. 😕
In order to maintain independence and mobility🏃🏼♂️, to travel ✈️, and to be an active grandparent who can run around the park 🏃🏼♀️, you need springiness in your tissues.
As we age👵🏽, the elasticity of our bodies degrades and we lose our ability to move quickly. This can lead to not being able to recover when you lose your balance, fall, and feeling like you’re slowing down.
This is why we’ve put the Jump as part of our Village Movement Standards.