3 Tips on How to Improve Your Gut Health

In just the last couple of decades medical researchers have taken an interest in studying the gut and its link to mood, mental health, skin conditions, the immune system, and cancer just to name a few. Here are a couple of signs that you need to improve your gut health, and here’s how to do it! Your Gut Microbiome If you keep up with the latest health trends, you’ve probably heard the term “gut microbiome” thrown around. Your gut microbiome is the population of microbes in the intestine which are unique to each individual. The gastrointestinal microbiota (gut flora, gut
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5 Foods to Help Keep Your Seasonal Allergies at Bay

Finding that your seasonal allergies just aren’t being alleviated by your choice of allergy meds? If you’re experiencing sneezing, sniffing, and itching, adding these foods to your diet may be just what you need. 1. Fish Fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel all contain omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce inflammation and improve your allergy resistance. The anti-inflammatory properties of fatty acids have been shown to decrease the narrowing of airways which plays a role in some cases of seasonal allergies.1 2. Bee Pollen Bee pollen is a combination of nectar, enzymes, wax, honey, flower pollen, and bee secretions.
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Good Mornings

The Good Morning exercise is a foundational drill that involves hinging at the hips while keeping your spine neutral. This exercise works your posterior chain and prepares your body for explosive sandbag and kettlebell drills. Basic Cues Neutral Spine Feet Rooted in the Ground Maintain a Tight Core Keep Your Shoulders Back
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Lying Leg Raise

The Leg Raise exercise is a simple alternative to the Sit Up that allows you to hit your lower abs and hip flexers without stabilizing your back. While my head is up slightly to avoid putting it on an ant hill, you should try to maintain a neurtal spine and avoid arching your lower back. Basic Cues Neutral Spine Avoid Rounding the Lower Back Put Your Hands by Your Glutes to Make Easier Suck in Your Belly Button Towards Your Spine
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Burpees

The Burpee is a popular endurance exercise used by military, athletic, and competitive organizations for training and assessment. It is a complex movement involving a Sprawl, Push Up, and Squat Jump. Basic Cues Neutral Spine Throw your arms up during jump Maintain good Push Up form following Sprawl
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Here’s Why Counting Sugar is a Good Idea

Sugar has unfortunately become a staple in the American diet. Sugar has been linked to a slue of health problems including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. You know you should be limiting yourself, but just how much are you actually eating? Here are a few reasons why counting your sugar intake is a good idea.
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