I believe that education is the key to understanding! Today I had the amazing chance to teach 25-30 fellow leaders in the Health/Wellness/Fitness field about what it it is like to COACH (and live with) CHRONIC ILLNESS.
THINGS WE ADDRESSED:
- How to understand and communicate with a person who suffers from a chronic illness + Spoon Theory (look it up if you haven't!) + Things to say (and not say)
- My personal story of diagnosis and living with multiple sclerosis
- Physiology ( #sciencenerd ) behind common factors that ALL chronic illnesses experience ( #spoileralert : damaged mitochondria and inflammation)
- How to best address the above common issues in our bodies (in order of importance/implementation, in my opinion) + Sleep + Digestion/Nutrition + Exercise + Toxin-free living
Thank you ladies for wanting to understand chronic illness more, and learn how to better help your clients!
Lurking in the swamps of the Sudan, slowly stalking its prey, is an ominous predator. 🌾 While shadowing its target the Shoebill often remains motionless, awaiting the opportunity to unleash a quick, but violent strike. Using the sharp edges in its mandible (beak) the bird decapitates its prey and then goes about its day. 🦅 🌍
Sometimes you meet people and you instantly connect and feel as if you've always been in each other's lives. That is exactly what happened with this Amazing Human! Thank God we are a couple of crazy broads who wanted to put helmets and pads on and hit people 😍😂🏈 I found my forever best friend at Football and for that I am forever thankful.
Now.... this Crazy Hot Woman loves to be blonde even if her hair begs to differ... but we just keep bossing it around and making it more blonde and more beautiful 😜 With the help of my handy dandy @olaplex , @trionicshaircare , and @malibucpro CRYSTAL gel canvas prep 🤘
Our #PhotoOfTheWeek shows visitors at the @ATLASexperiment during the #CERNOpenDays .⠀
ATLAS is currently preparing for the future. The detector has been opened up in order to undergo maintenance and upgrades for the era of the High-Luminosity LHC. The HL-LHC, which will begin operating in a few years, will greatly increase the rate of particle collisions, creating more opportunities for physics discoveries.
Are you in love? With someone, coffee, corgis, or the cosmos? Comment below with the name of your greatest love. One of the hormones on this sweatshirt is oxytocin. It’s known as the “cuddle hormone” and the “love hormone.” Oxytocin promotes feelings of love, bonding, and well-being. It plays a complex role in social interactions and bonding. Aside from that, the two main functions of oxytocin are contractions in the uterus during childbirth and lactation.
Some of us just need a little personal space, okay? 🌳✋ A few tree species experience a phenomenon called "crown shyness" in which the crowns of trees do not touch, resulting in a canopy with tight gaps. There are many hypotheses for why this occurs. One hypothesis states that the "behavior" might hinder the spread of leaf-eating insect larvae. Another contends that the interlocking of branches leads to “reciprocal pruning” of adjacent trees as trees collide with each other during winds, resulting in what looks like crown shyness. A prominent hypothesis is that the phenomenon involves a photoreceptor-mediated shade avoidance response in which trees detect their encroaching neighbors and direct growth away from them. These camphor trees (Dryobalanops aromatica) were found in the Kepong Forest Reserve in Malaysia. Tag a friend who’s always up in your personal space! Photo: Stuart Franklin.
Credit :@science #scienceiscool#sciencefair#scienceart#sciencefiction#sciencefictionart#sciencemuseum#scienceisfun#sciencenerd#scienceproject#scienceclass
Going to the gym twice a day but still looking the same?
But youre going to spin class in the morning. Bootcamp after. And then after work you hit the elliptical and maybe some machines. Not to mention you’ve cut back on your carbs... SO WHATS THE FREAKING DEAL??
1️⃣ You’re doing way too much. If you want the “lean and shredded” look (which most people do)... you have to train way smarter. More is not better when it comes to cardio. Without getting too #scienceNERD on you, your body starts to eat away at that muscle, to use it for fuel. And if you’re always high intensity, your body can’t build, none the less recover, your muscle tissue. You will NOT get the shape you want from endless cardio...
2️⃣ You’re not lifting heavy enough, nor progressing each week. Just lifting hap-hazelardly IS not better than nothing. It’s actually a complete waste of time in my opinion. Have a plan. Write it down. Push yourself each week.
3️⃣ You’re not eating enough. Time and time again I get food logs for girls AND guys barely scraping the surface of 60g of protein. Also- they cut their carbs back so hard during the week, and then boozy brunch happens and they are back in the same spot. Hmmm... doesn’t make sense to be afraid of fruits,veggies, and complex carbohydrates during the week when they can in fact HELP your fat loss- instead of binging during the weekends uncontrollably.
Bottom line: less is NOT more, and if you want a sustainable way to fat loss, muscle gain, and finding a healthy maintenance.... then you need to have a plan and execute it consistently.
My peeps want this approach. I don’t take anyone on who won’t trust the process (at first, I eventually change their mind ;) and guess what- they are CRUSHING IT.
IF you sound like one of these people who are tired of wasting your time not getting results, but want a SUSTAINABLE plan, click the link in my bio and let’s discover a strategy together. 🤩
Some of the advantages of exercise are obvious. Increasing muscle mass causes an increase in metabolism, making it easier to maintain a healthy weight, which can also boost self esteem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
However, there are some additional benefits of exercise that you might not immediately consider, like appetite control, increased insulin sensitivity, bone health, stress management, mood, and more. Read all about the benefits of exercise below.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What unforeseen benefits have you experienced when implementing an exercise routine?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Sound of Space 🚀
In space, electromagnetic vibrations exist and can be mapped as sound 🎶These electromagnetic vibrations pulsate in different wavelengths and can be recorded by special equipment in NASA's spacecrafts. The recordings are then translated into sounds that our ears could hear. 👂
Did you know this?
I was astounded yesterday when I hiked up the dunes to realize the wind and grass had conspired to create these beautiful ephemeral drawings in the sand. The scientist in me wants to know how the pictures change with the shifting direction and speed of the wind, while the mystic in me wonders if there's a key to unlock these secret messages being transcribed by the universe. My heart only knows this - when we take the time to pay attention and not judge it, the world reveals its magic and wonder to us...
👩🏽🔬👼🏽This DIAPER SCIENCE experiment was so much fun! When I tell these scholars we're doing an investigation in science using a diaper, they think its gross until they learn the science behind sodium polyacrylate! ⚛🤔Did you know that Sodium polyacrylate is primarily used as a thickening agent because of its unique ability to absorb and hold onto water molecules, making it ideal for use in diapers, deodorants, feminine hygiene products and hair gels? It is also used in industrial processes to dissolve soaps by absorbing water molecules. 👀Try this experiment at home. Add salt after you've added the water and watch what happens!🤔
Up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, more than ever before in human history. More than 500,000 have insufficient habitat for long term survival.
Sobering but hugely important findings from @ipbes_#globalassessment
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GRAPE LEAF: Detail of a stoma – a “respiration” pore on the bottom side of the leaf used for the nutrient exchange between the plant and the surroundings (CO2 and O2 in particular). Image Credit: Martin Ciprian from TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING.