Posts in Health
Life is not an Advice column: HT get back on track after a holiday . . .

Around this time of year everyone seems to have advice. Everyone seems to have a New Year’s resolution. 

I propose you create a New Year’s excuse.

    “I can’t do (blank) because of (blank)” 

No one forces you to eat anything as a grown adult. No one MAKES you follow the governments recommendations for nutrition. And those recommendations are based off of a FOR-PROFIT industry anyway. They make money off of you eating what they tell you is OK. And then they make money off of you when you get sick. 

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Where do you get your medical information?

I know you care about your health!
I know that when we are sick we don’t always have clear, level headed thoughts.

Every doctor, nurse, physician, tech, janitor that I have worked with, the good one’s at least . . . know that they don’t have all the answers. We turn to each other for help.

Compiled below is a list of websites that I and fellow colleagues turn to for help.

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Thinking about food?

Student Question: Why don't we drink water during class?

Have you ever gotten a cramp during a run? 
Muscles used for peristalsis (the movement of food along the intestinal tract) are locking down trapping food that produces gas. 
When running your heart can’t keep the necessary blood volume up to digest food AND give blood to the muscles engaging in a fight-or-flight response. 
The primitive part of the brain takes over and shuts down the entire GI system. The brain thinks it’s being chased by an animal and going to die.

Navasana is a beast! It want’s to eat you.

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Yoga for flexibility

The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is about moving forward. Moving forward into your best possible self; healthy, flexible in mind and body, and strong. 
The muscle groups that primary series targets are the hamstrings, abs, chest & shoulders. The muscle group that most people use as an excuse and hold themselves back from trying a yoga class, tight hamstrings. 
The standing sequence and standing asana’s of primary series lengthen the hamstrings, among other things.

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