Community

Power of a Support System

There are many different options when it comes to building a support system, from working in a group, leveraging your Coach, building your social network, or all of the above!

  • Work in a group. This strategy sets the majority of people up for success. By working with family or friends that share similar goals, you are able to push each other and keep one another on track! Newer online support groups are becoming readily available. These programs tend to be interactive, and offer easy ways to stay connected with your network.
  • Work with your Coaches. Whether you choose to participate in an outside group, time with your OPTAVIA Coach is a necessity. Coaches in OPTAVIA’s Community provide one on one guidance, and hold you accountable through every step of your journey.
  • Build a social network. Join any of OPTAVIA’s groups on social media to get better connected with OPTAVIA’s Community. There are both closed or public groups on Facebook, and other platforms, that will widen your network and enhance your Community of likeminded people on the same path as you!

Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, about the available options for you!

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Empower Yourself!

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Habit for living above the line.

Empower yourself by living above the line and making decisions that reflect you! Take responsibility and take steps to becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.

Here are some habits to help you live above the line:

  • Journal more. Take ownership for your actions and write them down. Take a few minutes each day to write a sentence or two reflecting on your day.
  • Sleep more. Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. By getting restful sleep, you can become more aware throughout the day and be more accountable.
  • Drink more water. Try to drink about 64 ounces of water a day to stay healthy and help fight potential food cravings. Hydration is essential for your Optimal Wellbeing, can help you remain responsible, and assist you in making better decisions.
  • Reach out to your supportive Community. Connect with those who have likely been in a similar situation as your own. They can help guide you with making above the line decisions and keep you on track to your goals.
  • Get moving. Participate in healthy motion to help guide you along your journey. Not only is healthy motion good for getting your blood flowing and heart pumping, it is also a great tool for clearing your mind. Help focus your mind on what is most important to you.

Take ownership and be responsible and accountable on your journey to lifelong transformation. Sometimes just changes in thinking can make all the difference in the world. Check out some of these positive alternatives. 

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Healthy Tips - Inflammation

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Keep Inflammation at bay

Pure eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand with inflammation, but by abiding by some general guidelines, you can keep it in check.

Follow these tips from eatingwell.com when on your journey to lifelong transformation. Your body will thank you for it!

  • Take care of your body and your heart with yoga. With yoga you'll take away ways to overcome inflammation by building skills like deep breathing, stretching, and slowing down your mind, which you can practice during mini-breaks scheduled throughout your busy work day.
  • Keep omega fats in check. Eat fatty fish like salmon two times per week as part of the lean and green meal and for a heart healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Exercise is important. Every time you exercise, whether you take a hike or run a mile, your body releases "feel good" chemicals. Exercising not only melts away stress, it also protects against inflammation and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Limit bad fats. Avoid high fat content found in fried foods, especially, but note that mono and polyunsaturated fats are considered heart-healthy. You can find options for these types of fats on the 'Condiment & Healthy Fat List', including avocado, olives, olive oil, nuts and seeds.

The OPTAVIA Community is always here to support and guide you. Ask me for other ideas on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep inflammation in check!