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How to Hack Sleep When Stressed 

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Toxins in Your Deodorant with Sarah Isley is the topic on Exploring Mind and Body. I asked Sarah to come on because after designing your own clean product like Sarah has you know the ins and outs of the industry, you know the time and effort it takes to develop a product and you know the ingredients it takes to find out what works, what others are using and how you can improve on what's out there today.

Show Notes:

  • how grandma started the family into healthy living and ignited a family run chain of health food stores (LOVE this story)
  • what you surround yourself with is what your health will be
  • Vitamin Cottage to Natural Grocers
  • why to stay away from conventional deodorants
  • what toxins are in regular deodorants
  • what you put under your arms
  • toxic substances and lymph nodes

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5 Worst Detoxes Ever was inspired by the constant news I hear about so many try a 3 day detox to improve their health.

I don't agree with short detoxes or fasts, I feel that many times we actually put more stress on our bodies by removing all nutrients and even some toxins. Take sugar for example. We as a society are addicted to sugar, which means if we remove all sugar our bodies go through withdrawals which puts an enormous amount of stress on our bodies both mentally and physically. 

The the higher road, moving in a sustainable manner, step by step is the way to see sustainable results. So let's get into the 5 Worst Detoxes Ever!

Full show notes at Exploringmindandbody.com

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Feng Shui Your Bedroom is the hot topic on Exploring Mind and Body. This is a fun show and short interview as I interview Dorothy Keith in 5 Minutes on How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom! Not only is she offering tips but for the first time as a guest doing this, she's put together the intro as well!

It's so important to clean old, stagnant and negative energy from your home. Many places like under the bed, in corners, even in closets hand on to energy that needs to be cleared out so we can move on emotionally.

5 Tips in 5 Minutes:

Colour

Be sure to have lighter colours in your bedroom. Cream, coral, peach, tan....earthy type of colors which include light blue's and greens as well. 

Stay away from red or oranges which are too stimulating.

Bed Position 

  • Move bed as far away from the door as possible
  • not under a window
  • find a solid wood headboard 
  • don't point your feet toward the door 

Stick to Curves not Corners 

  • Furniture should be round or curved not pointed
  • soften sharp corners with fabric 

Clear Clutter

  • clear clutter from corners, closets and especially under the bed

Plants

  • keep living plants in the room, not plastic 
  • place on night stand
  • flowers
  • books as well
Direct download: Feng_Shui_-_2016-04-26_2.38_PM.mp3
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Shin Splints How to Prevent and Treat is something I wanted to talk about because the question just happened to come up in our Monthly Membership from Dallas. I love questions because it gives me a better idea of what you want to know, so let's talk about shin splints!

Show Notes:

The first thing you should know is if you do nothing they will absolutely get worse. You don't want them to get worse because then they'll get in the way of you reaching your health and fitness goals.

Undestanding what shin splints are - which is muscles actually tearing away from the bone, should help encourage your to do more things to prevent.

Regarding Prevention 

It's important to check your shoes and make sure they aren't too old. 90% of people wear shoes far past the time they should be replaced. This causes issue from everything to knee and ankle pain to shin splints. Replace your shoes on a regular basis especially if you're running on them.

Pay attention to surfaces you're running on - hard surfaces i.e. concrete will cause shin splints so try to run on a track, grass or even dirt.

Tape from time to time before shin splints come if possible. Find a professional to help.

Compression socks are another great way to prevent shin splints.

Always heat before activity and ice afterwards.

Strengthen - use a rubber band, walk backwards, or crunch a towel with your toes.

Direct download: Shin_Splints__-_2016-04-26_9.45_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MST

The Wizard of OZ is without a doubt my all time favourite movie which is why I wanted to talk about the Nutrition of OZ. I have a deep love for food, real food, food that naturally energizes your body; that heals, cures and prevents. I also have a deep childhood love of everything about the Wizard of OZ.

So I thought, why not put the two together? In this show I'll be comparing the 4 main nutrients our bodies need in each and every meal, and I'll also be matching up the similarities between the main characters of the Wizard of Oz and how they relate to one another.

Show Notes:

Dorothy - fibre and antioxidants from fruit and veggies the main character of the movie and what should be the main character of your nutrition.

The Cowardly Lion - protein and the myth behind them both.

The Tin Man - Heart Healthy Fats and how the two are related.

The Scarecrow - directly linked to carbs because carbs don't make you fat and you need energy from them. As much energy as the scarecrow has.

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Blaine’s connection to MitoCanada was a result of his son Evan who tragically went from being a perfectly normal 4-year-old kid (8 years ago) to a spastic quadriplegic overnight (who could not longer walk, talk or eat) as a result of mitochondrial disease. Blaine has poured his spare time over the past 7 years into helping raise awareness, provide support and raise funds for mitochondrial disease.

Blaine Penny is a passionate family man, Engineer, endurance athlete and volunteer. Blaine is a business executive by day, leading the Canadian operations for IHS Global Canada Ltd. - a global Information Services company - and a volunteer with MitoCanada Foundation by night. Blaine was a co-founder and past President and CEO of MitoCanada (2009 – 2015), the first and only Canadian charity in support of mitochondrial disease.

Show Notes:

  • from New Brunswick 
  • started out playing hockey, running, fishing, then got into cross country skiing 
  • starting running so he could ski
  • moved to Calgary 
  • loved climbing 
  • married, had kids then got into more conventional road running 
  • 2009 found out son Evan had Mitochondrial disease 
  • runs to relieve stress
  • part of the Bow Valley Harriers 
  • more on what Mitochondrial Disease is....

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Finding motivation is always a hot topic which is why I wanted to offer 10 instant tips to increase fitness motivation. The truth of the matter is, motivation isn't always there which is why it's so important to use that motivation and ride the wave when it is there.

In this post I'm going go over 5 tips to increase your motivation today! All you have to do is take action. It's easy to think about it, even talk about it, but putting these tips into action is the real challenge and will be exactly where you'll see results. So let's get started!

Setting Goals

Set a short 5 or 10 day challenge

Or you could try our FREE 10 Day Fitness Challenge here.

Find a Workout Partner

Record in a Success Journal

Plan an Event or Vacation

Track Your Progress

 

Finding a Motivating Environment

Using Momentum

A Coach or Partner

Mastermind Group

Links Mentioned:

 

FOR THE FULL DETAILED AND WRITTEN BLOG POST CLICK HERE.

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Direct download: Fitness_Motivation__-_2016-04-14_9.22_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am MST

I feel it's so important to support local which is why I brought on Erin Braybrook who is the owner of the Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia. I wouldn't say it's the easiest thing to do to start your own business, in fact for me personally it's the hardest thing I've ever done.

The truth is, many of us that start our own businesses rely on local to support to run a business, feed ourselves and our families and without that local support, the service simply isn't available anymore.

Given businesses should be run correctly, there should be comparable prices, the customer service should always be on par and the quality of products should be there as well.

In this interview I ask Erin, what supporting local means to her, how and why she started her business, how difficult it can be, what the long hours are like and deep down, why she decided to put her shop up in the first place.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm MST

James Anderson talks about how to push past your limits as he strives to break world records, inspire and raise money on his mission to be the fittest person in the world.

Who is James?

25 year old Ultra Endurance Athlete and Entrepreneur. Is the current holder of the Guinness world record for heaviest weight lifted with a Kettlebell in 1 hour (held for 19 months) , finalist in BBC 2's "Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week" - labelled the toughest reality T.V Show ever aired.

Only one of two men to run the entire pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome 1,200 miles in 58 days completely unassisted. Attempting world record for push ups, only 100 off last attempt reaching 2,100 reps in one hour. Now uses experience to build successful businesses

Show Notes:

  • Personal training
  • experience with 'run to Rome'
  • mission to be the 'fittest person in history'
  • marathon in the sea carry weights on his back
  • 24hr stair climb challenge
  • row, run and stair climb challenge
  • kettle bell world record holder
  • success had been built on a mountain of failure
  • world record push up challenge

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Direct download: James_full_radio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm MST