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Summer Challenge Week 6: Get Outside Everyday

Spending time outdoors is calming, grounding and a key factor in improving mood.

  • Fresh air contains oxygen that will make you feel awake, alert and ready to take on the day.
  • Negative ions, which are released by water and plants, help improve health. Positive ions, created by electronics, air-conditioners, pollution, cigarette smoke, closed air in houses or office buildings can be harmful to health.
  • Exposing yourself to the sun for 30 minutes a day is essential for getting vitamin D. Vitamin D is especially important for Canadians since much of our population is deficient.

Notes from our Nutritionist 

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

In the summer, I find it easier to get outside. I try to do 15-20 mins walk daily.  I found a cute little trail near where I work which makes it easier to get out in nature and away from the hustle bustle of the busy workplace.

Summer Challenge Week 5: Exercise Anywhere

It’s Week 5 of 8 of the 8-week Summer Challenge by @lornavanderhaeghehealth . We’re over halfway there!

With the beautiful summertime weather, there are endless opportunities to exercise.

AT WORK?

  • Conduct ‘walking meetings’ by walking outside while discussing the day ahead.
  • Throw in a wall-sit at lunch to activate your leg muscles.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator!

TAKING THE KIDS TO THE PARK?

  • Join in on the fun! Play soccer, skipping rope, or even tossing a ball around can be a great way to combine family time and exercise.

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

I continued to enjoy my daily walks as well as trying to fit in as many opportunities to standup paddle board (SUP) as I could. SUP is is a new interest of mine, and one that I share with my husband. I enjoy being on the water; the exercise that we get; as well as being able to enjoy our time together in the fresh air. We just spent the weekend in Algonquin Park doing SUP and had a blast!

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How To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year
Notebook? Check! Shiny new backpack? Yep. Probiotics, prebiotics and fish oil?? Triple check!  Helping your child develop a healthy immune system is so important because it will help them develop resilience, meaning that any sickness they do get will be less severe and the duration of their sickness will be reduced.

Learn more.

Summer Challenge Week 4: Prioritize your Mental health and Energize your Brain

Energize your cells with CoQ10 and Carnitine (found in CALA-Q Plus)

These natural ingredients help you feel energized without relying on caffeine. Coenzyme Q10 is found in almost every cell in the body and is often called the “Spark of Life” because it provides powerful energy.

This not only promotes good mental health but also boosts your energy so you can get out and do things to further improve mood and wellness.

Cultivate a daily meditation practice starting with just 3 minutes a day!

Notes from our Nutritionist 

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

I enjoy walking for my mental health and so, this week, I continued to incorporate a walk into my daily routine. I also added some earthing (see below) for a few minutes when I had the chance.

What is Earthing?

8 week challenge, week 4 - mental health, earthing

Earthing, also known as grounding, is based on research that demonstrate that connecting to the Earth’s electrical energy promotes physical well-being. The act of Earthing refers to a physical connection between the electrical frequencies of the human body with that of Earth’s (think barefoot in the grass, or at the beach). Just like the sun constantly provides us with energy and vitamins, the earth too is a source of subtle energy that contributes to optimum health.

Earthing can be achieved in a number of ways: standing, sitting, lying or walking with direct skin contact with the ground is the easiest.

Summer Challenge Week 3: Cut Your Sugar Intake

How’s your 8-week challenge going? Go look at our first two healthy habits on our page if you missed them.

Now, for healthy habit number three:
 Cut back on your sugar intake
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Unbalanced glucose and insulin can cause your body to store fat, which none of us desire🙅🏼‍♀️. It’s important to manage the two, as it can affect other systems like the brain, cardiovascular system, and skin. Insulin levels go up with stress, overeating, alcohol and sugar consumption. For this reason, it’s important to cut back on sugar consumption at the same time as balancing insulin.

If you have belly fat and are over 45 years, start by regulating your insulin with GLUCOsmart. Even if you’re not over 45, and do not have extra belly fat, cutting back on processed sugar will still promote overall wellness.

Notes from our Nutritionist 

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

This week is going great! I thought it was going to be the most challenging as I love my daily dose of chocolate coconut covered almonds:) I decided to write down my goals and tasks for the week. Not only did it help remind me, and keep me accountable, of the Habits I’d adopted so far, but I was able to check in with myself each day. I even allowed myself my snack once this week!

Want a copy of Morgan’s Goal & Task list? Let us know and we’ll send one to you.