My indoor winter exercises in the past were hit or miss at best. As of January 1, 2022, I’ve started each day with a yoga practice, and now I alternate yoga (click here) with Pilates (click here). I do these exercises, walk a few miles when the weather allows and swim laps in the summer. As a result, the quality of my sleep has improved, inflammation and body stiffness have significantly decreased. In addition, my mental health (seasonal depression) has vastly improved compared to past winters. Yoga helps to improve balance and flexibility while building a stronger core.
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A question I get very often is, “What do you eat?” If you peeked at my shopping list each week, it would include some of the vegetables listed below. My favorites are cruciferous vegetables which belong to the cabbage family. They are so named because their four-petaled flowers look like a crucifer or cross. I buy what is in season, organic, and available in the store.
Arugula Bok choy Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Chard Collard and mustard greens Daikon radish Horseradish Kale Kohlrabi Radish Rapini (broccoli rabi) Rutabaga Turnip Wasabi Watercress
A significant portion of my two meals per day consists of vegetables and beans. However, at least once a week, I have wild-caught sockeye salmon. A serving is about the size of my palm or a deck of playing cards. I buy it at my local grocery stores in the frozen fish department. I look for the Orca Bay brand. More info here.
I eat sauerkraut or other fermented foods, like full-fat plain yogurt and kimchi, daily since they are rich in probiotics if unpasteurized. Good bacteria grow during the fermentation process. Round out a healthy diet with butter from grass-fed cows, avocado, and pure extra virgin olive oil. Pasture-raised organic eggs are occasionally on my plate as well. I’ve learned that healthy fats (never processed oils, shortening, or margarine) play a part in nutritional balance.
I am not an expert in any area, but I freely share the tips that have helped me improve my health, wardrobe, and quality of life. Always consult your doctor before undertaking significant changes to your food choices and exercise routines.
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