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 Ask Coach Bri – 5 fitness routines you need to keep for balanced health. 

I know, I know, routines can seem boring. The thing is – they keep life simple! Keeping routines help us to form habits that promote balanced health and fitness. Just like brushing your teeth every morning. This keeps your teeth strong and your dentist proud. You probably do it without too much thought. Create routines around habits that support a lifestyle where your fitness goals happen, and stay, like second nature.

Don’t worry. Once you have a solid foundation, there are a variety of ways to keep things fun and fresh. (We’ll talk about that in the future 😉

Today – Here are 5 simple fitness routines to keep

Hydration – Aim to drink ½ your bodyweight in ounces of water a day to keep properly hydrated, or simply drink when you notice signs of dehydration. Either way, you’re going to be drinking roughly the same amount. Eat enough sodium, magnesium, and potassium with your meals to promote balanced electrolytes.

Sleep – Your body functions best when getting an average of 7-9 hours of deep sleep a night. Set your bedtime to allow enough time for you to get quality sleep.

Stress Management – Being stressed out can really hinder your fitness #GAINZ. Practice deep belly breaths throughout the day and take small breaks away from work, or even better, get some time in the sunshine to help relax your nervous system. Find methods that work for you to feel your best.

Movement – For strong bones, quality mobility, improved balance, a healthy heart, and spinal support regular strengthening and stretching exercises are a must. Decide your fitness goals and get movement that supports them. Daily steps for 20-30 minutes, and a structured 10-15 minute workout 3-5 times a week is ideal.

Nutrition – Fuel your body for optimal energy. A good rule of thumb is to have 3 colors on each plate besides brown. A colorful plate is packed full of vital micronutrients. Also aim for a protein, healthy fat, and complex carb in each snack and meal to help keep you satiated and curb excess sugar cravings. Set a day to stock your fridge and keep simple ingredients on hand to support your busy week.

Which fitness routine do you feel you need the most improvement with? Write down at least one action step you can do to best support each routine. You’ve got this!

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Have a natural health or fitness question? Submit it online and Dr. Carmen Jones N.D. or myself will answer next week!

Healthy Hot Chocolate

This is an iron rich and magnesium packed treat!

1 cup hot water

2 tbsp. organic cacao powder

Optional – ceylon cinnamon, fresh crushed mint leaves, sprinkle of sea salt for extra electrolytes

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