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5 Components of Exercise Recovery

  You just finished up a great workout…Congrats! But now what? Practicing recovery techniques after exercise is essential for getting the most out of your workout and lowering the risk of injury. Incorporate the components below into your routine for maximum recovery. Cool-Down The cool-down is a component of exercise that is frequently overlooked. Too often, we finish our workout and go right on with our day. However, wrapping up our workout with a cool-down [...]

Adaptogenic Mushrooms

  The largest living organism in the world is a fungus: the almighty mushroom. At the cell level, mushrooms have more in common with humans than any other plant. Maybe that is why they seem so helpful to human health? Adaptogens are a class of herb that are thought to help us cope with stress. Types of stress range from general inflammation to fight-or-flight response. The thought is that they aid in the ability of [...]

Sleep Better, May 2021

Read Time: 1 min 51 sec   Wake-up, sleepy head! You are not the only one that head nods throughout the day. About half of all Americans feel sleepy most days of the week, according to the Sleep Foundation.  When we don’t get enough sleep, it can increase our risk for developing chronic health conditions, interfere with our hormones, and decrease our immunity to illnesses. In the short term we feel sleepy, irritated, and less [...]

Spring into Cycling, May 2021

Read Time: 2 min 21 sec   Get out that bike and prepare to pedal! The season for outdoor activity is finally here, and what better time to tune-up your bike and get moving? Whether you’re looking for a family adventure or transportation to work, biking can be a great exercise option. Before you hit the trail, ensure the best ride by planning to prepare, pace and follow safety precautions. Prepare Before beginning your ride, [...]

Declutter to De-Stress, May 2021

Read Time: 1 min 59 sec Einstein’s last day of work ended with a cluttered desk. Does clutter confuse you or is it organized chaos for the genius mind? Most people cannot think clearly with a workspace in disarray. It has been shown that being surrounded by mess leads to a lack of productivity and motivation. Overstimulation of our brains by clutter does not just affect our work headspace. It has been seen that women [...]

Gluten: Sensitivity or Celiac, May 2021

Read Time: 1 min 35 sec   Flour is the foundation for a lot of the delicious food we eat such as pizza, bread, and pasta. Some people will “go gluten-free” to lose weight, others because they feel bloated after a plate of pasta, and those with arthritis symptoms because they were told it would decrease the pain and fatigue. Let’s breakdown what gluten is and who would benefit from “going gluten-free”. Gluten is a [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine, April 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Read Time: 2 minutes 4 seconds Undoubtedly you are aware that the National Vaccination Program is underway. Distribution and administration of the three COVID-19 vaccines is daily news. Currently in Ohio, anyone over 16 years of age can get a vaccine. For national updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website or vaccinefinder.org. Be Well Solutions encourages anyone reading this newsletter to follow the recommendations of national health experts [...]

Laugh Off Your Stress, April 2021

Laugh Off Your Stress Read Time: 2 min 16 secs Feeling stressed? Tense? Depressed? According to The American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of US workers suffer from work-related stress. Women tend to express more difficulty with stress, perhaps because of the many hats they have to wear. Not to mention that 62 percent of people end their day with neck pain and another 34 percent report difficulty sleeping. Stress can rear its ugly head [...]

Get Moving with the Whole Family this Spring, April 2021

Get Moving with the Whole Family this Spring Read Time: 2 minutes 4 seconds Spring is great time to increase your activity and exercise and carry it through the rest of the year. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, only 1 in 3 children are physically active each day, and less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Getting the whole family involved in exercise helps [...]

Vegetables for Breakfast, April 2021

Vegetables for Breakfast Read Time: 1 minute 32 seconds Vegetables are not just for lunch or dinner anymore. They can be a great sidekick to eggs and multigrain toast as well! It can be challenging to consume the total recommended daily amount of vegetables (1-3 cups per day), especially if there is only 1 serving being consumed at lunch and dinner. Vegetables contain many different nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, [...]

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