- Promotes upper body stability
- Stimulates the proprioception system, which contributes to balance
- Promotes cross lateralization (getting right brain to work with left side)
- Hip and leg mobility and active flexibility
- Closed and open chain shoulder stability
- Stability in two different leg patterns – lunge stance and squat stance
- Single leg hip stability during the initial roll to press and during the bridge
- Develops upper body strength, trunks strength, and hip strength
- Helps heart burn and acid reflux: Acid reflux usually results from
having too little acid in the stomach. Apple cider vinegar is full of antibiotic properties. To improve the acid content of your stomach, drink one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water.
- Promotes healthy cholesterol: it can protect from arterial damage or oxidation.
- Aids in healthy weight maintenance: The acetic acid it contains helps to suppress your appetite, increase your metabolism and reduce water retention.
- Promotes healthy blood sugar: strong anti-glycemic properties that support a healthy blood sugar level. The vinegar actually blocks some of the digestion of starch, preventing it from raising your blood sugar.
- Is an antioxidant: contains many antioxidants to help keep your body healthy and running smoothly, including catechin, gallic acid, caffeic and chlorogenic acids.
- Improves nutrient absorption:The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg! This stuff is really a super food/liquid! NOW that I’m taking it correctly, it’s not so bad at all!!! Click HERE to learn more about apple cider vinegar!
This is another video with more details on HOW to foam roll your entire body.
I was doing laundry and noticing that I have an array of sizes in my drawers. No lie – I have a SMALL, MEDIUM, and a LARGE in my workout pants and shirts! How can one body, the same body, fit into all three sizes? I wonder that often myself! That’s why it’s impossible for someone else to buy me clothes! Let me tell you a story about the first Christmas Michael and I spent together.
In the graphic, both ladies have the same BMI, but vastly different body shapes. The lady on the right has significantly more muscle so she would have lower body fat than the lady on the left. According to BMI, both are the same measure of “obesity/health”. Again, for someone who has muscles, BMI is meaningless. For more reading, the New York Times published an article on the difference between BMI and body fat. Very interesting.
- Risky Business: Commit to delegating some of your daily workload to someone else. Take a healthy risk on a person who has shown honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic.
- Hold Your Ground: This week, analyze your motives on small decisions. Keep the long-term health of your personal life/business in mind so you’ll be ready when big decisions need to be made.
- Build Bravery: Do one small thing every day that scares you. Courage is like a muscle. Build it with deliberate and repetitive action.
- Vitals Check: Write out the 10 most important things in your life. Place that list on your bathroom mirror as a reminder of the things that need to stay at the top of your priority list.
- Give Back: Sign up to volunteer for a program in your community this month.
- Tiny Tweaks: Instead of punishing yourself with an “eat this, not that” diet, compromise by downsizing portions of your favorite guilty pleasures.
- Watch and Learn: Do you feel stuck in your career? Find someone who is where you want to be. Meet with him or her to develop a plan that will take you where you should be.
- Perk Up: Commit to doing one thing that makes you happy for at least 20 minutes per day. Take note of your increased happiness.
- Assess Yourself: Do circumstances make you apprehensive about standing up for your values and beliefs? Identify the five triggers that hijack your moral courage. Focus on eliminating one per month.
- Dare to Be Different: Jot down the top three things that make you unique. See how you can implement them in your personal life/business.