Brain Exercise

Just like exercise is important for your body, so is exercise for your BRAIN!  Brain exercises can help increase your brain’s cognitive reserve. Here are some ideas to keep it sharp.

•    Test your recall. Make a list of grocery items, things to do, or anything else you can think of. Then memorize it. Later in the day, test yourself to see how many items you can recall. Make items on the list as challenging as possible for the greatest mental stimulation.

•    Do math in your head. Figure out problems without using pencil, paper, or a calculator. Add difficulty by trying to walk at the same time...you'll get some healthy motion in too!

•    Take a cooking class. Learn to cook a new, healthy dish. Cooking uses a number of senses: smell, touch, sight, and taste, which all involve using different parts of the brain.

•    Create word pictures. Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, then try to think of other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters.

•    Refine your hand-eye abilities. Take up a new hobby that involves fine-motor skills, such as knitting, drawing, painting, or doing a puzzle.

These are just a few ways to keep your brain working and refreshed. Healthy habits are rooted in the way you think. Strengthening your mental health goes a long way towards making your entire health journey a success!

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Defining Your WHY

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It's important to define your WHY when working towards specific objectives like lifelong transformation - one healthy habit at a time.™

Knowing your WHY will give you resolution, help you to stay driven, and can move your life onto an entirely new, more rewarding path.

To make progress in achieving your goals you will want to understand the reasons WHY you want to meet important milestones that you will encounter along your journey.

  • Ask WHY until you feel the answer. Reflect deeply on your WHY - get emotionally charged and establish the confidence you need to conquer your goals.
  • Develop a strong WHY. If you have an important goal, like lifelong transformation, it needs a big WHY so you can see your journey through from beginning until end.
  • Think about all the benefits your WHY will achieve. In addition to becoming healthy again, your WHY can lead to new habits like establishing fit finances and a strong mind and body.
  • Make sure it lives within your heart, and your mind. There are many reasons to get healthy. Have you listed them? Have you reviewed them? Do the benefits stir you with strong emotion? Engage your heart in the process to achieve your WHY.

Ask me what you can do today to increase your motivation and determination to achieve the goals you've set. I can help you find the WHY for each important goal.

Journey To Success - Nadia

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Dreams

“My life has changed. I now see the world as an amazing opportunity to share and care for others!”

Nadia would have never dreamed of becoming an OPTAVIA Coach™ as she had struggled with weight throughout her life. Depressed, Nadia felt like her unhealthy lifestyle was permanent. “I was a food addict.”

Growing up, Nadia was never taught healthy habits and therefore used food solely as a coping mechanism. “After many attempts on other programs, I would always gain the weight back.”

Scared and in need of change, Nadia sought help from her doctor who told her to try OPTAVIA.® After losing 120 pounds*, Nadia feels like a different person. “I’m on top of the world! My life has changed. I now see the world as an amazing opportunity to share and care for others!”

Consumed with joy, Nadia can now be herself. She has finally stepped out of her shell and enjoys life. “I’m always smiling and laughing. When talking to everyone I meet, I know it’s important to invest in friendships and relationships.”

“The OPTA Community has loved and encouraged me.” Nadia has made lasting friendships with like-minded, positive people who understand what she has been through and support her. She learned Dr. A’s Habits of Health system along with healthy habits she never knew. “I have replaced my old, bad habits with new, healthy habits that sustain me mentally and physically.”

“I want to spread the message of hope to everyone. There is a solution!”

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds.

Celebrate With Non-Food Rewards

Take Care of You!

It's important to recognize your healthy eating and exercise accomplishments along your journey to lifelong transformation. And it's best to enjoy yourself with non-food rewards to keep you on track.

Why do rewards matter? Because when you celebrate your accomplishments, you remind yourself that your goals are attainable.

Each of these rewards celebrates health and promotes wellbeing. Schedule them throughout your journey and feel good about yourself every step of the way.

  • Schedule a massage! There is no better way to spoil your body. If you're on a budget, ask your spouse or partner to give you a massage.
  • Visit a personal trainer. Reinvigorate your workout routine. Hire a personal trainer for a single session or a series of sessions to learn new moves, change your program, or simply to bolster your motivation.
  • Take a day off work! Don't forget about those extra personal days you have stashed away. Take the day off to read a good book, discover new recipes, visit a museum, or get a manicure or pedicure.
  • Try a new haircut! When is the last time you changed your hairstyle? A new cut can boost your confidence immediately. Or if you already have a hairstyle that you like, invest in a blowout or hair color.
  • Take a day trip! A weekend getaway or a luxurious vacation is a fantastic way to celebrate. Pack the car and head to the mountains for a day of skiing with the family. Or grab your friends and head out on a hike for an afternoon of fun!

Ask me about other ways to reward yourself without food, and be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to celebrate YOU without compromising your personal journey to Optimal Health.

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Sweet Lime Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients:
• 36oz raw chicken cutlets, diced
• 6 cups lettuce for wraps
• 1 cup grape tomatoes
• ¼ avocado
• 1 cup green onion
• ½ cup cilantro
• 1 tsp lime

Marinade Ingredients:
• 4 tsp lime juice
• 5 tsp Sriracha sauce
• 1 Tbsp Splenda (Optional)
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1/4 tsp chili powder
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• 1 Tbsp water
• 2 tsp olive oil

Directions:
1. Combine marinade ingredients well.
2. Place in medium glass bowl (cover), or gallon ziploc. Add diced chicken cutlets.
3. Marinate 4 hours, or overnight, refrigerated, turning to coat occasionally.
4. Cook chicken in large, med-high preheated sauté pan, with 2 tsp olive oil.
5. Sauté uncovered until cooked through and the outside is crispy, about 6-8 minutes.
6. Serve immediately with lettuce leaves, tomato, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and fresh lime wedges.

Makes 4 servings
Each serving provides:
1 Leaner
1 Healthy Fat
3 Green
3 Condiments

 

Four Milestone Goals To Strive For

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Celebrating your Journey Step-by-Step:

When it comes to weight loss, a steady pace towards lifelong transformation is best for long term results and optimization.

It can be helpful to break up that overarching goal into smaller, "milestone" achievements along the way. Envisioning these milestones, and giving yourself recognition when you meet them, lets you reward yourself for the small changes and will help keep you on Plan.

Below are four notable milestones to set along the way:

  • Your first progress compliment. "You look great!" or "Have you lost weight recently?" are fabulous comments that you're likely to hear on your journey to lifelong transformation. Commemorate these comments by recording them in a gratitude journal or even on a post-it that you can stick on your mirror to read whenever you need to!
  • You notice YOU on camera. And it makes you feel proud and confident. Post that photo and enjoy the praise of others. Update your framed photos and put new ones around the house. Why not celebrate how amazing you look and feel with a professional photo shoot?
  • You overcome a plateau. If you prepare yourself for the idea that plateaus happen, and are temporary, you'll be better prepared to stay on track if/when you experience one. The best thing we can do is to remind ourselves that we are doing the right things but to also take advantage of the support and resources that are always available to you, like me, your OPTAVIA Coach.
  • You revisit your Why. This will remind you of the progress you desire in achieving your goals by inspiring yourself with the reasons why you want to continue on this journey to lifelong transformation - one healthy habit at a time™!

This list offers some meaningful ideas you can write down and commemorate on your journey to lifelong transformation, making it easier to achieve Optimal Health. Contact me for other suggestions along the way!

Journey to Success - Carrie

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"I love the OPTAVIA program and the support from my coach and community. I love how it has changed my life-and I love how my life is on a different path now. My kids are going to follow me on this path. They are going to see a mom who's happy, and confident, and looking forward to the future."

Carrie Frazier's transformation story began two years ago when she gave birth to her fourth child. "Being 44 years old, I was considered an older mom. And honestly, my body didn't bounce back as it did with my other kids. Although I was thrilled to be a mom again, my body was not in the best shape."

Carrie was tired and exhausted, and eating healthy was not on her mind. As the weight crept on, her self-esteem took a nosedive. "I found myself hiding clothes in the closet, avoiding mirrors, and deleting photos as soon as I saw myself. I was not living the life I wanted for my new daughter."

After starting the OPTAVIA program, Carrie noticed a difference quickly. "My hope returned and I felt more determined than ever to make the changes needed. Within six months, I had lost 80 pounds* and felt ten years younger. My energy has remained high and I look forward to weekly trips to the park with my daughter and being in photos with her!"

As a practicing nurse, Carrie already had a passion for helping others.  "Now I'm paying it forward and helping other people do it. It's so rewarding in my life. Best of all, the relationship I have with myself is healthy and positive once again. I feel blessed beyond measure to have found this life-giving, transformational program!"

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma

This will soon become a family favorite! Baked chicken with a little attitude - oh yea!

Oven-Roasted-Chicken-Shawarma | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

Ingredients:
• 2 Tbsp lemon juice
• 4 tsp olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
• ¼ tsp kosher salt
• ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
• ½ tsp ground cumin
• ½ tsp paprika
• ½ tsp turmeric
• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
• ¼ tsp Red pepper flakes, to taste
• 36 oz raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 1 cup scallions
• 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Prepare a marinade for the chicken: Combine the lemon juice, 3 tsp olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the chicken and toss well to coat. Cover and store in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours. When ready to cook, heat oven to 425 degrees. Use the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to grease a rimmed sheet pan. Add the scallions to the chicken and marinade, and toss once to combine. Remove the chicken and scallions from the marinade, and place on the pan, spreading everything evenly across it. Put the chicken in the oven and roast until it is browned, crisp at the edges, and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to rest 2 minutes, then slice into bits. Scatter the parsley over the top, surround with lemon wedges, and serve.

Makes 4 servings
Each serving provides:
1 leaner
1 healthy fat
3 condiments

Tips for Optimal Heart-Health

Your heart is an incredible organ that works hard nonstop. In honor of American Heart month, show your heart some love this Valentine's Day!

Making small changes to your habits can make a big difference when it comes to heart health. Here are some tips to follow that will prepare your heart for a sweet Valentine's Day.

  • Before walking into the Supermarket, wait. Ask yourself if you're feeling hungry. Before stepping into the store, make sure to eat something first. Keep a few OPTAVIA Bars in your bag, just in case. Your heart will thank you for it.
  • Weigh your protein cooked before you dig in. Weigh out 5-7 ounces depending on the type of protein you select. Because your heart is an important muscle, eating the right amount of protein will help to keep it strong.
  • Did you get the right amount of sleep last night? Record your favorite late night shows so you can get to bed earlier. You can always watch them later, and sleep helps your heart!
  • Have you taken any steps to reduce stress today? Take that yoga class you've been interested in at the local gym - you'll feel calmer after it's over and reducing stress helps your heart now!
  • When is the last time you hung out with friends? If you haven't seen your friends in a long while, make an excuse to get together. Host a book club or gather at a local coffee shop.

Keep your heart healthy and make small habit changes. Your heart will love you for it!

"Lifelong Transformation - one healthy habit at a time!"

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Choosing to embark on a health journey is exciting!

Remember to always just do what you can, with what you have, when you are able to do it and it is guaranteed to be a rewarding experience!

Before we wrap up today, here are some more healthy habits you can implement with your partner:

-Find fun and productive ways to manage your stress

-Share a healthy sleep schedule

-Eat breakfast together

-Communicate your needs

-Cut back on sugar

-Protect your skin

-Do breathing exercises

-Practice moderation

-Make meaningful social connections

-Most importantly, HAVE FUN TOGETHER!

Thank you for sharing this experience with me!

I love sharing this topic with people who are eager to take control of their life and achieve greatness!

Also, don’t forget to thank yourself for loving yourself and your partner enough to want to amplify your health together!

If you have any further questions, please post them below and/or email me at pam@dailyfueling.com.

I am always here to support you!!!

Let me know if you have any questions - I am here for you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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Second Time's The Charm

Jordon's Story:

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“One of my 30 Before 30 goals was participating in the Escalante Canyons Marathon and 10-Mile Race in Boulder Utah with my husband. I felt so empowered!”

Jordon Cottam played four different sports year-round in high school and actually tried to gain weight so she wouldn’t seem so skinny. “But once I got to college, I started that yo-yo diet thing where I would reach a healthy weight, then reward myself with all the bad food I’d cut out to get to that weight, and gain the weight back again.”

Jordan reached her happy weight in 2009, when she got married. An unfortunate life event three years later sent her into a deep depression she couldn’t shake for almost two years. That’s when her OPTAVIA Coach, came into the picture.

“My ‘why’ was so motivating! I wanted to get healthy so I could have a baby. I wanted to have a healthy mindset so I could raise healthy children. I reached my goal weight in 4 ½ months on the OPTAVIA program and lost 45 pounds*.”

But there’s a second chapter to Jordon’s transformation story. After several months of struggling with a personal matter, she gained back all of the weight she’d lost and sank back into depression.

My husband saw how discouraged I was and suggested I make a list of 30 Before 30 things. I realized that a lot of those goals required me to be healthy financially, physically and emotionally in order to fulfill them. I finally stopped ignoring my Coach and got back into living Dr. A’s Habits of Health.”

After getting back on track and losing the weight, Jordon decided to become an OPTAVIA Coach and help others discover lifelong transformation with OPTAVIA. “I have faith and hope in the power of this program, and feel so blessed that I found it when I did. It helps me be okay with who I am at the end of the day.”

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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Seeing is believing! A vision board is a creative interpretation of your goals and a great addition to any healthy lifestyle. It can be used to motivate you, keep you on task, and cultivate gratitude.

Here’s how:

Define your intentions.

What are your goals? How do you plan to achieve them?

Gather your supplies of choice.

You could use a poster board or a blank sheet of paper. Find images that resonate with your intentions from any resource you find useful.

Create!

Make sure to create a mix of words and images that fit the qualifying theme of your vision. Place them in a way that makes you feel good and glue away!

Place in an area of your home that you will be able to see it regularly.

Whatever your goal may be, keep in mind you are making this for YOU!

Yours will DEFINITELY be different from your partner’s and that’s the point! Vision boards are a great outlet to express the differences in both of your goals and offer more personalized motivation. Plus it’s a super fun activity to do together!

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How to Cope With Phantom Fat

Learning to trust your mirror

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Phantom fat means you still have a large body image in your mind even after you have lost weight. Although your body has changed, your brain hasn't caught up with those changes. The good news is that over time, phantom fat can go away. Here are some ways to overcome it:

  • Write a journal. Keeping a journal will help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings. By reviewing your journal entries, it will be like having a conversation with the part of your self-image that is still stuck in the past-your "heavy" phase. It should help you gain awareness you didn't have before.
  • Reverse negative self-talk. If you find yourself caught up with negative thinking, try this exercise: for every negative thing you say to yourself, either aloud or in your head, reverse it with something positive. Over time, all the positive talk will help you overcome a lingering negative body image.
  • Self-reflection. Take some time to stop and seriously reflect. Review the Habits of Health that are now an everyday part of your life. What have you accomplished so far that makes you happy? Give yourself credit for all the positive changes you have made during your health journey, not just the pounds you have lost. It'll help make your body changes feel real.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. The OPTAVIA Community is filled with people who are undergoing the same exciting transformation you are. Spend time with them and share your feelings. By joining together as a Community, you'll recognize the amazing person you now see in the mirror!

As your OPTAVIA Coach, I can help you confront the challenges as you continue your journey toward lifelong transformation. Remember, I'm here for you!

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Do you have a gratitude practice?

It doesn’t need to be formal, scheduled, or similar to anyone else’s. It is just a way to recognize and reflect on the things you are most grateful for. More often than not, those who have a gratitude practice acknowledging things that others may not notice the value in. For example, how often do you reflect on how appreciative you are that you have an able body, stable living conditions, and the ability to make your own choices? These are HUGE parts of our lives that unfortunately sometimes get taken for granted.

Science has proved many benefits to a gratitude practice. It may be in a journal, in the notes on your phone, or something you communicate to your partner about each morning. Either way, I’m sure you have a lot to be grateful for!

Gratitude:

-Improves relationships

-Lessens physical pain

-Reduces negative emotions

-Enhances empathy

-Decreases aggression

-Improves sleep

-Increases self-esteem

-Intensifies mental strength

Beginning a gratitude practice does not need to be complicated. Talk with your partner about how it would best fit into your lives together.

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Health isn’t all about what you eat, how you move, and when you relax. It’s also about feeding your brain! Think of it this way... Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body.

Picking up a book provides:

-Mental stimulation

-Stress relief

-Vocabulary expansion

-Improvement in memory

-Better focus and concentration

-Enhanced writing skills

-Entertainment!

As for you relationship, reading plays a role as well. Reading has shown to increase empathy! Being exposed to different points of view puts you in the position of trying to understand the feelings of others more frequently and more accurately.

Reading before bed can also improve your sleep quality. This is HUGE for health and something that can easily become a nice habit to share as a couple. Paul will read articles or short stories to me, but he knows that he always has to start the reading with "once upon a time" - LOL it's just one of those silly things we started 40+ years ago. 

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Meditation is usually considered a very personal experience. Afterall, it is usually practiced in silence, with your eyes closed, without not interaction with others. However, partner meditation can hold you accountable to your meditation practice AND strengthen your bond with your partner.

Mediation can:

-Help balance out your physical well being

-Strengthen your immune system

-Refine your communication with your body

-Promote more purposeful and flexible thinking

-Aid in clearer decision making

-Improve your memory and focus

-Give you more overall clarity

-Enhance your self-esteem and confidence

-Provide you with a greater sense of compassion and empathy towards others

-Amplify feelings of optimism and happiness

-Help you gain a true relationship with yourself

-Benefit creatively

-Strengthen and improve your relationship with others

If all of that wasn’t enough, mediation ALSO works to help you connect with your partner better!

Check out this couples meditation by Josh Wise of https://www.mindfulcouples.com/:

“The purpose of this couples meditation is to come into resonance with your partner. Sit cross-legged with your partner. Face each other so that your knees are touching. Sit with your backs straight and hold one another’s hands. Your hands can rest comfortably atop your legs.

Close your eyes and breathe. Don’t try to force anything. Simply be present with your own breath. Allow yourself to be just as you are in this moment. This is your opportunity to practice mindfulness. Remain with the sensation of your breath.

A few minutes into this couples meditation, allow yourself to notice the cadence of your partner’s breath. You might notice that your breath has already aligned with your partner’s. This happens naturally as your bodies and minds attune to one another.”

If you try this out over the weekend, let me know how your experience was!

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There are many ways to get moving everyday that do not require you to hit the gym or schedule in a big time commitment.

Some examples are to:

- Bike instead of drive

- Schedule in post-dinner walks

- Dance around when doing chores

- Take on more active hobbies (hiking, sports, etc.)

- Always take the stairs

- Park farther away in parking lots

How do get your movement in everyday?

While it’s important to get moving, it is just as necessary to get adequate rest. Modern society has glorified busy and has taught us we must be “go-go-go” to succeed. However, without rest, our bodies and brains do not function properly and hinders us from being able to reach our goals.

On the bright side, it is not particularly difficult to schedule in some relaxation time with your loved one. It’s just about making it a priority!

Resting may mean sleeping in, relaxing on the couch, taking a warm bath, getting a massage, or practicing meditation. Whatever rest is for you and your partner, pencil it in and relax with all the benefits!

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Dream Big

How-To Make a Powerful Dream Board

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When it comes to transforming your life one healthy habit at a time, bring your dreams to life by creating a dream board or visual outline of your overall goals in 2018.

Make your own unique dream board to help you achieve your goals while also defining your vision for the future. Follow these steps from wikiHow to create your board, and feel free to share it with me when complete!

  • Define your goals. First, set your goals. What are your overall objectives in 2018?
  • Find pictures and quotes to enhance your drive. Use magazines to find pictures and powerful quotes that speak to your overall goals in 2018. There are a wide range of magazines, like Good Housekeeping or Shape, that contain materials you can tailor to Dr. A's micro-habits like the power of motion or healthy hydration.
  • Make your board a collage. Be creative with the construction of your board. Consider pasting images on colorful backgrounds to add a bit of color or use a pattern from fabric.
  • Add words of encouragement. Reinforce your goals and overall vision by adding buzz words, and words of inspiration that stand out, helping to strengthen your daily resolve.
  • Share your dream board. When your dream board is finished, let's talk about your visions, dreams, and goals out loud, taking another step toward making them come true and attainable in the near future.

Would you like to join me on February 10th to create your dream board?

Seeing Is Believing

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If you can visualize it - you can do it!

Imagine being inside of yourself, looking out at the ideal result. That's the technique of visualization-the daily practice of envisioning your dreams as if they were already complete. As part of your health journey, it can be an invaluable tool towards reaching your weight goal. Some visualization techniques that can help:

  • Create a visual picture. Find a photo of yourself at your happy weight. Or select a picture of someone or something that represents a target weight goal for you. Now post that photo where you'll see it frequently throughout the day. It is a great way to visualize your "Why" and make it feel concrete, keeping you focused on success..
  • Index cards. Your journey towards lifelong transformation is a series of small steps. Using 3x5 index cards, write down the steps you need to focus on and review the stack of cards every morning and evening. Whether it's staying hydrated, getting an extra hour of sleep or engaging in activities of Healthy Motion, visualize yourself doing each micro Habit of Health for 15 seconds. It will keep your transformation journey top of mind as you go through your day.
  • " Use affirmations to support your visualization. An affirmation is a statement that evokes not only a picture, but the experience of achieving that goal. An example: "I'm attending my wedding and people are telling me how beautiful I look!" Repeat it frequently as you continue your health journey, and look for small victories to celebrate on your way to a healthier life..
  • Expect results. Through writing down your goals, using the power of visualization and repeating your daily affirmations, you can make great things happen. All of these techniques allow you to change your beliefs and opinions about yourself, which is essential for a successful Optimal Health journey.

The benefits of visualization are many-inspiring and motivating yourself, helping you focus on your goals better, building self-confidence. Ask me how we can put visualization to work for you!

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Yoga is an awesome workout for building strength, gaining flexibility, AND releasing stress! I love the idea of "partner yoga", specifically because it works to build trust, comfortability, and connection on and off the mat.

Other benefits of partner yoga include:

-Cultivating physical and emotional support within your relationship

-Learning to let go of expectations and accepting one’s capabilities

-Improving self-awareness and trust in yourself and your partner

-Creating a sense of balance (physically and emotionally)

-Enhancing the playfulness in your relationship

-Sharing new memories together

-Utilizing the energy of touch!

Here are some websites that offer free yoga classes. They are not particularly partner yoga, but there are a great place to start!

-https://www.doyogawithme.com

-https://www.gaia.com/yoga/practices

-https://www.bemoreyogic.com/videos

-https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

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