Jul 16, 2019

Fitness Tuesday: Foam Rolling

     Since the last time that I wrote somewhat regularly in May, I have been trying out different health activities and techniques to see if they would help with some of my physical pain that I have been having. Originally, we thought that it was a side issue from my thyroid problem. Recently, we narrowed it down to a pinched nerve (not sure where thought). One thing that I started doing is foam rolling for the problem.

I have been trying to find some different ways to use my roller, which I bought at Marshall. They sell roller online and at Physical Therapy offices/facilities as well. When buying a roller make sure to get the correct length for your height. One thing I learned is that it hurts that's not a good thing. It has to do with the fascia underneath the skin. According to Mosby's Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, fascia is an elastic connective tissue found throughout the body that surrounds and supports various muscles and organs. Unhealthy fascia can cause cellulite and pain among other issues. Here are a few foam roller exercises to tryout to work out any stiffness or pain in your body:

This muscle roller is the one that I bought from amazon a while back. I usually roll in the morning and before bed. Personally, I found that it has helped with the tightness in my legs. I also use a large foam roller to lay on to stretch out my back after sitting for most of the day. This roller is similar to the roller that I have (mine is a 36').

If you need more resources on fascia. Here are a few resources about fascia:

The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes by Brooke Thomas

Latest Wellness Trends for 2019 from Simple Roots Wellness

Feeling Achy? The Body Part You Don't Know You Have by Corrie Pikul

Gave some of these exercises a try if any of you have chance. Peace & Blessings, all. Have a Great Tuesday!!!

Jul 15, 2019

Summer salads


     With it being summer, I love easy recipes that I can make that don't require a lot of cook time. A salad is a great way to incorporate vegetables and protein in meal, without all the heaviness of a traditional meal. Salad's are a go-to for lunch & dinner due to my busy schedule. Not having time to make a full dinner, many salad options are far better for you than anything processed in the grocery store or those from fast food restaurants.  Here are some of my favorite at the moment:

-Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes & Mozzarella

-Summer Chicken Salad

-Lemon-Orzo Veggie Salad 

I love getting recipes from online cooking magazines and sites. If you have an account, you can save them like a digital recipe box. In my case, I print them off since it is easier to have them on hand when I need them. These salads can be served as the main dish or as a side. If anyone has a salad the at they have tried, I would love to see it.

Until next time, Peace & Blessings all. Have a great Monday!!!

Jul 11, 2019

Thoughtful Thursday

     Happy summer all!!! I am a bit late saying that, like almost two weeks to be exact. I have had been having a writer's block so to speak. A lot of topics I want to talk and have post set up for but are incomplete. Part of it is that it is summer the other part is frustration about life and blogging in general. I have made a commitment to myself that I am going to try to manage my time better to write more again.

We all go through periods in life where we are indifferent about various situations. For the last two-three month, that is the period that I'm slowly moving out of. One way that I'm doing that is through my health. I have added in some vitamins and supplements after going to the doctor. In some future post I'm going to talk about vitamins & supplements, holistic treatments that I've done, along with other areas in the health & wellness field. Another way, being the main way is through my diet. For the moment, I'm probably going blog two to three days a week or until I get some other things I have to do finished. Until then, here are some thoughts for this Thursday:




Peace & blessing everyone. I hope you all have a great Thursday!!!!