Boost Your Immune System, Naturally!
Happy September! As I write this it’s still officially summer (for another 2 weeks!) but fall is definitely in the air, and with it, the sniffling, sneezing season. Time to boost your immune system! Here’s a few suggestions to help you do just that.
To make the most of the mild days we have left, why not kick start your fall fitness regime with brisk Gratitude Walks in the sunshine, focusing on the many blessings in your life (tip – the more you focus on this, the more will reveal themselves to you). Making gratitude your ‘go to’ state of mind reduces stress, boosts your immunity, makes you happy, and increases your personal magnetism – people want to be around you!
You are what you eat – and drink! And your body assimilates these naturally occurring vitamins and minerals more readily than those in supplements. Fall’s bounty is ripe for the pickin’ so – drink your greens!
This is a great basic recipe from Canadian Gardening. If you don’t have all the ingredients feel free to play, using what you have handy. For example, I’m not a fan of melon, so I might use frozen mango instead. I also like to add a few dashes of cinnamon for added punch of flavour, which has the added benefit of balancing blood sugar. I also like to add a small beet to keep me in the pink, which turns this a gorgeous color!
Ingredients (serves 2):
6 large kale leaves 2 sweet apples
2 celery stalks ¼ C parsley sprigs
1 C chopped honeydew melon 1 unpeeled cucumber
Pass through a juice extractor, stir and serve immediately. No juice extractor? I use my blender, then press through a strainer into a glass and drink it down. Yum! J
You know Yoga is good for you. It promotes peace of mind as well as healthy bones and muscles by bringing blood flow to areas of body that don’t usually get it. But did you know just how beneficial it is? Let’s explore just how much you get back from your investment of time and energy.
Women 50+ Asana of the month:
Standing Forward Bend pose benefits:
Stretches hips, hamstrings, and calves
Strengthens thighs and knees
Massages internal organs, improves digestion
Relaxes central nervous system and calms your mind
Reduces headaches, fatigue, insomnia
Therapeutic for osteoporosis
I invite you to join us for Yoga for Women 50+ held each Tues 9:30 – 10:30 at East Minister United Church in Belleville Ontario. No long term commitments, pay by the class, by the month or for full 8 week session. My classes also include a guided relaxation/meditation, also a wonderful stress-buster!
Till next time,
May You Be Healthy,
May You Be Happy,
May You Live With Ease!