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Bringing you the latest nutrition information as a content contributor for TZ Element Magazine

As they always say, “When you love what you do – you’ll never work a day in your life”. My passion for inspiring others, helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle and to educate others through my passion from writing has broadened my horizons and am so thankful for the opportunity as a content contributor for TZ Element Magazine:

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📢We are very excited to welcome @coachconnie_LHM to our Media Team as one of our newest Content Contributors. Coach Connie’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Nutrition, Wellness, and Health will be positively beneficial to our #magazine readers.

About Coach Connie

Healthy Lifestyle

Are you ready to live the life you’ve always wanted & learn how to incorporate the skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle forever?  It’s time to get started with my award winning techniques in my nutrition & fitness book, Healthy Lifestyle – Inside Secrets to Transforming Your Body and Health.

Inside the book I share my story, and several of our clients’ transformation stories…along with some facts and revelations about what it means to get in shape.

My hope is to use the book to inspire more people to take control of their health and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

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Fight Heart Disease With These Heart Healthy Foods & Tips

Every year, over 500,000 people in America die from heart disease and while exercise and portion control can help you stay healthy, nothing has been shown to reduce heart disease more than a healthy diet. So how can we protect ourselves to achieve longevity?
This infographic is loaded with heart healthy options, highlighting the individual benefits of each fruit, vegetable, grain and nut listed. If you don’t think enjoying a heart healthy meal can be pleasurable -just imagine snacking on a grass-fed steak with sauteed red peppers, spinach brown rice risotto, sweet potato with an orange-cinnamon glaze and a dessert of dark chocolate covered blueberries dusted with crushed almonds.

Picture your way to a healthy heart with these great tips.

5 Types of Yoga and their benefits

On the physical level, yoga postures, called asanas, are designed to tone, strengthen, and align the body. These postures are performed to make the spine supple and healthy and to promote blood flow to all the organs, glands, and tissues, keeping all the bodily systems healthy.

On the mental level, yoga uses breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyana) to quiet, clarify, and discipline the mind. However, experts are quick to point out that yoga is not a religion, but a way of living with health and peace of mind as its aims. Yoga has been used to alleviate problems associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraine headaches, asthma, shallow breathing, backaches, constipation, diabetes, menopause, multiple sclerosis, varicose veins, and many chronic illnesses.
It also has been studied and approved for its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress. On the other hand, some researchers are now questioning claims that yoga is beneficial for such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome.
As of late 2002, yoga is increasingly recommended for dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and other disorders in premenopausal women, in Europe as well as in the United States. Yoga can also provide the same benefits as any well-designed exercise program, increasing general health and stamina, reducing stress, and improving those conditions brought about by sedentary lifestyles.
Classical yoga is separated into eight limbs, each a part of the complete system for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Four of the limbs deal with mental and physical exercises designed to bring the mind in tune with the body. The other four deal with different stages of meditation.
Yoga can be performed by those of any age and condition, although not all poses should be attempted by everyone. Yoga is also a very accessible form of exercise; all that is needed is a flat floor surface large enough to stretch out on, a mat or towel, and enough overhead space to fully raise the arms.
It is a good activity for those who cannot go to gyms, who do not like other forms of exercise, or have very busy schedules. Yoga should be done on an empty stomach, and teachers recommend waiting three or more hours after meals. Loose and comfortable clothing should be worn.

 

 

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Healthy Habits to Help Make the Most of Seniorhood

Written by
Julia Merrill

Every week that passes edges you closer to what your parents and grandparents described as the golden years. Well, that spark of silver in your hair now suggests these days are on the horizon, and it’s time to start thinking about how you can double down on staying healthy, happy, and safe in your retirement years. Fortunately, there has never been a better time to be a senior than now. Between relatively affordable healthcare, smart technology, and access to health and fitness programs, you have all the tools at your disposal to break any potentially bad habits you are holding onto so that you can age on your own terms.

High-tech assistance

As a senior in the digital age, you have access to a host of smart technology to help you stick to your health and safety goals. A few of these include GPS shoes, automatic medication dispensers, and smart home security features, such as a connected doorbell. Angie’s List discusses these and more in a recent write-up of aging-in-place technology. Another important way technology can help is by making sure you always have access to emergency services. Your smart home hub can call 911 with a voice command while monitoring sensors can alert your family if you’re activities change so they can contact you if something doesn’t seem quite right.

Medicare made easy

If you have yet to sign up, you may be surprised to find out that Original Medicare is not your only option. Medicare.gov explains that a Medicare Advantage plan (MA) may be an ideal alternative depending on your needs. Medicare Advantage is a type of private insurance that takes the place of Original Medicare. Depending on the plan you select, you may have access to a broader range of coverage, including smoking cessation programs, at a more reasonable price than employer-sponsored health care.

Having access to health insurance is important as you age since you will need to see your doctor at least once per year for routine medical screening and vaccination. Northwest Primary Care explains that annual visits to your doctor can help you identify risk factors that might affect your health. Your doctor will likely discuss smoking, nutrition, and exercise. You may also undergo specific screenings for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Diet and nutrition

Exercise is not just for teenage athletes. Everyone can benefit from physical activity. As you age, however, you may need to pay extra attention to your movements to reduce the chances of sustaining an exercise-related injury. As a general rule, adults need about 150 minutes of activity each week to stay healthy. This doesn’t have to happen all at once, and things like gardening and house cleaning count toward your time.

Similar to exercise, nutrition is key in keeping you healthy. Even if you are a young senior, it’s time to start thinking about how food can affect your body as you age. Making healthy food choices now will go a long way toward improving your health in years to come. Consider taking a cooking class or investing in delivered meals if you do not know how to balance your plate.

The point is that how you treat your body today affects your ability to remain independent tomorrow. From choosing a healthcare plan makes access to doctors and health screenings accessible to eating well and taking advantage of technology, every decision matters. Considering that life expectancy, despite having declined in recent years, remains pretty close to eight decades, even after you retire, you have many healthy years to look forward to … but you have to put in the effort.

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Julia Merrill has many years of experience in the medical field and runs the site BefriendYourDoc.org. Julia’s mission is to close the gap between medical providers and their patients, and aims to provide tips on finding the right medical care, health insurance, etc.