Disclaimer: Please consult your appropriate healthcare professionals before making changes to your exercise routine.
This is a new exercise given to me by my physiotherapist that I have found helpful for hip strengthening and pain reduction. What are your favourite hip exercises? As always, keep making the most of it with your exercise routines!
Having healthy snacks is always a good idea (and I love snacks). These cookies are super customizable depending on your dietary needs (though you do have to like pumpkin to enjoy them). They are very soft cookies so that is also important to consider. Here’s the recipe: https://runningonrealfood.com/healthy-pumpkin-oat-cookies/
This video has 2 main themes: first, why shopping at farmer’s markets and eating organic food is beneficial to our health, especially as Chronic Illness Warriors; and second, how to deal with choice overload so that it isn’t stress (because that causes flares) whether it be shopping, or really anything else.
Are you feeling hopeless when it comes to making lifestyle changes to improve your chronic illness? Check out this week’s podcast episode on Creative Hopelessness, to help find ways to overcome that feeling.
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This week I decided to share with you some stretches that I like for my shoulders (that also give a bit of a stretch in the upper back and biceps). Stretching is so important, so I encourage you all to incorporate more of it into your lives. As always, please consult with your healthcare professionals to ensure you are doing stretches properly and safely.
Take care and keep making the most of it!
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This week we’re exploring golf as an option to incorporate some movement as chronic pain/illness warriors. Like all of the exercise options we explore, this won’t be for everyone, however I found that there were some nice advantages because it’s a non-intensive way to incorporate movement. And movement, as we know, is so important for chronic pain. Please consult with your healthcare team before starting any new exercise. It also ties in nicely to this week’s podcast episode on self-care, which you can check out here.
Let me know if you hit some balls, and keep making the most of it!
This week we’re baking up a storm with some very healthy muffins. These are great as a part of breakfast or on the go as a snack. They are chock full of fruits and vegetables. I personally use very little sugar, but you can adjust depending on your needs. For more information on healthy eating, I suggest listening to this podcast episode with Dr. Steph on the essentials of health, one of which is… you guessed it… nutrition and eating healthy!
Walking is a great way to get some exercise in, and it can be adjusted to different fitness and ability levels. If you really want to take it up a notch, trying doing some mindful walking. It will give you the benefits of exercise and mindfulness all rolled into one. Here’s a podcast episode on exercise for you to check out, and here’s one on mindfulness. Keep making the most of it everyone!
This is a non-creamy Caesar salad dressing recipe handed down to me by my mom. It is my absolute favourite and is very simple (and healthy) to make. All it requires is olive oil, red wine vinegar, an egg yolk, one clove of garlic, and anchovies. Everything is shaken together in a mason jar or tupperware container! Eating healthy is an important part of health (you can check out the podcast episode on the Essentials of Health with Dr. Steph here). This recipe may put you out of your comfort zone a bit but it is definitely worth it.
And don’t forget to keep on making the most of it!
Hi Everyone! I’ve got a new limited mobility workout option for you that combines cardio and strength training. This was something I did (modified of course) during my initial hip recovery. As I’m still recovering it’s a great workout to have in my repertoire for days I don’t feel like I can do a lot on my feet. Make sure you consult with your healthcare team before starting a new workout routine! I’ll link the workout I did below. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast idea, this might be a good place to start. The egg gives you protein, the veggies are all super health and full of nutritional benefits, and the bread can be whatever you prefer! Thanks to my friend Charity for helping me up my avocado toast game!