Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The Exercise Enthusiast

If you have someone on your shopping list for the holidays that is an exercise enthusiast here are some suggestions for some unique gift ideas!
  1. A fitness or activity tracker.  Most people who workout regularly would love one of these if they do not already have one.  The Fitbit and Garmin are both top rated activity trackers.  
  2. Lumo Run and Lumo Lift are products that are fun and helpful for running and everyday life.  Lumo Run helps you work on your running form while Lumo Lift helps you correct your posture throughout the day.  They can be found at http://www.lumobodytech.com
  3. Recovery tools such as a foam roll, the stick, Compex - muscle stimulator Compex
  4. Gift certificates from companies such as Lululemon or REI are always a great choice!
  5. A nice water bottle such as Hydroflask.  These are great but slightly expensive so people don't typically splurge on something like this for themselves so they are great to give as a gift.  
  6. FlipBelt. This belt fits snugly to the waist and can hold all of your workout necessities (iPhone/iPod, cash, and keys). The moisture-wicking spandex-lycra blend ensures it will stay put during the most active workouts.
  7. Portable or at home exercise equipment such as TRX Suspension Training, exercise bands, or a weight block that has multiple weights in one block.  
  8. Safety gear for the outdoor person is always a good bet.  Items like Road ID help identify a person in case of an accident if they are out biking, running or hiking.  Reflective gear is great for the person who is biking, running or walking in the dark hours. 
  9. Gift certificates for a sports massage is always a great bet.  Not many people don't like a massage.  If you want to make it unique get them a massage such as a Thai Massage something they have not tried before.  Don't forget the best massage therapist in Las Vegas is ME! And I do Thai Massage it is a great massage for athletic people because it is a lot of stretching and compressions.  
  10. Every year I sell a ton of my Recovery Salts for Christmas.  These are great for people who workout a lot.  They contain Epsom Salt and essential oils.  I also have blends that contain Dead Sea Salt and Epsom Salt with the essential oils.  They are great for sore muscles and relaxation. Coach Cyndee Recovery Salts

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stay Healthy In The Fall and Spring With Wellness Formula

It never fails in the spring and fall people seem to fall victim to a sinus infection, cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection.  The change of season seems to trigger some type of immune response that lowers peoples resistance and makes them vulnerable to these infections or viruses.  I have been fortunate and rarely fall victim to these illnesses.  If I do catch something it usually doesn't get me down for long.  Its not that I have a super charged immune system its a combinations of several things.

  • the right supplements
  • adequate sleep
  • a good diet
  • proper hydration
  • low stress
  • limiting alcohol 

An important part of my fall and spring immune boosting program is to take a product called Wellness Formula by Source Naturals.  This product is a great formula designed to boost your immune system. It has a combination of 30 powerful ingredients designed to help you boost your immune system.  I usually start taking it in September and continue for several months.  I start again in spring around March when my allergies come around.  Allergies can lower your immune system and make you vulnerable to infections or viruses.  I only take 1 tablet a day unless I feel like I am getting sick then I bump it up to 2-3 a day.  If I do feel like I am getting sick I try and catch it with the very first symptoms.  If I feel just a little off I will take action because if you wait too long its too hard to keep it at bay.  Some of the beginning symptoms of getting sick with cold or flu can be:

  • unusual or excessive fatigue
  • headache 
  • muscle aches
  • scratchy throat or even unusually dry throat
  • elevated heart rate
  • runny nose/stuffy nose
  • sneezing 
  • shortness of breath
If I feel like I am getting sick I also take zicam and emergenC at the first signs that something is off.  Keep in mind that your diet will help keep your immune system healthy.  Eating lots of antioxidant rich foods will help you stay healthy.  Limit alcohol because drinking too much will dehydrate you and lower your immune system.  Another thing that will help keep your immune system healthy is getting enough sleep.  Lack of sleep is a problem for so many people and can lead to unhealthy weight gain and lowered immune system which make you more susceptible to illness.  

Be Healthy and Stay Well!