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Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods

spinach#1: Dark Leafy Greens (Raw Spinach)

Magnesium in 100g 1 Cup Raw (30g) 1 Cup Cooked (180g)
79mg (20% DV) 24mg (6% DV) 157mg (39% DV)
Other Greens High in Magnesium (%DV per cup cooked): Swiss Chard (38%), and Kale (19%). [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

pumpkin-seeds#2: Nuts and Seeds (Squash and Pumpkin Seeds)

Magnesium in 100g 1/2 Cup (113g) 1 Ounce (28g)
534mg (134% DV) 606mg (152% DV) 150mg (37% DV)
Other Nuts and Seeds High in Magnesium (%DV per 1/2 cup):Sesame Seeds (63%), Brazil Nuts (63%), Almonds (48%), Cashews (44% DV), Pine nuts (43%), Mixed Nuts (39%), and Peanuts (31%), Pecans (17%), Walnuts (16%) [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

goldfish#3: Fish (Mackerel, not goldfish.  ;) )

Magnesium in 100g Per 3oz Fillet (85g)
97mg (24% DV) 82mg (21% DV)
Other Fish High in Magnesium (%DV per 3oz fillet (85g)): Pollock (18% DV), Turbot (14% DV), Tuna (14% DV), and most other fish at an average of 8% DV. [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

legumes#4: Beans and Lentils (Soy Beans)

Magnesium in 100g 1 Cup Cooked (172g)
86mg (22% DV) 148mg (37% DV)
Other Beans and Lentils High in Magnesium (%DV per cup cooked):White Beans (28%), French Beans (25%), Black-eyed Peas (23%), Kidney Beans (21%), Chickpeas (Garbanzo) (20%), Lentils (18%), Pinto Beans (16%). [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

brown-rice#5: Whole Grains (Brown Rice)

Magnesium in 100g 1 Cup Cooked (195g)
44mg (11% DV) 86mg (21% DV)
Other Whole Grains High in Magnesium (%DV per cup cooked): Quinoa (30%), Millet (19%), Bulgur (15%), Buckwheat (13%), Wild Rice (13%), Whole Wheat Pasta (11%), Barley (9%), Oats (7%). [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

avocado#6: Avocados

Magnesium in 100g 1 Avocado (201g) 1/2 Cup Pureed (115g)
29mg (7% DV) 58mg (15% DV) 33mg (9% DV)
An average avocado provides 322 calories, half a cup pureed contains 184 calories. [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

#7: Low-Fat Dairy (Plain Non Fat Yogurt)

Magnesium in 100g 1 Cup (245g)
19mg (5% DV) 47mg (12% DV)
Other Dairy Foods High in Magnesium (%DV per 100g): Goat Cheese (Hard) (14% DV), Nonfat Chocolate Yogurt (10% DV) and Nonfat Mozzarella (8%). [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

#8: Bananas

Magnesium in 100g 1 Medium (118g) 1 Cup Slices (150g)
27mg (7% DV) 32mg (8% DV) 41mg (10% DV)
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#9: Dried Fruit (Figs) (caution:  sugar content)

Magnesium in 100g 1/2 Cup (75g) 1 Fig (8g)
68mg (17% DV) 51mg (13% DV) 5mg (1% DV)
Other Dried Fruit High in Magnesium (%DV per 1/2 cup): Prunes (11%), Apricots (10%), Dates (8%), and Raisins (7%). [divider style="dashed" top="20" bottom="20"]

#10: Dark Chocolate

Magnesium in 100g 1 Square (29g) 1 Cup Grated (132g)
327mg (82% DV) 95mg (24% DV) 432mg (108% DV)
1 square of dark chocolate provides 145 calories.

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Being low in Magnesium is serious business

Magnesium Deficiency is serious business, and athletes need to pay attention to this one!

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body.
"Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases."According to Dr. Norman Shealy.
Ok.  I'm not sure about EVERY known illness but the point is still very valid.

Magnesium is crazy important!

Not only does magnesium help regulate calcium, potassium and sodium, but Magnesium (Mg) is essential for cellular health and is a critical component of over 300 biochemical functions in the body. Even glutathione, your body’s most powerful antioxidant that has even been called "the master antioxidant", requires magnesium for its synthesis. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of this and millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it.

Causes of Magnesium Deficiency

Once thought to be relatively rare, magnesium deficiency is more common than most physicians believe. Here's why: [tie_list type="checklist"]
  • Soil depletion - Genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the chemicals in our food have created a recipe for disaster. As minerals are removed, stripped away, or no longer available in the soil, the percentage of magnesium present in food has decreased.
  • Digestive disease, like leaky gut can cause malabsorption of minerals including magnesium. Today, there are hundreds of millions of people who aren’t absorbing their nutrients. Also, as we age our mineral absorption tends to decrease, so the probability of having a deficiency increases across the board.
  • Chronic disease and medication use is at an all-time high. Most chronic illness is associated with magnesium deficiency and lack of mineral absorption. Medications damage the gut which is responsible for absorbing magnesium from our food.

Should you worry about magnesium deficiency?

Maybe, maybe not, it all depends on your risk factors and presenting symptoms which are covered in this article. Also, approximately 80% of people have low levels of magnesium so the chances are you are probably deficient. Take note of this...only 1% of magnesium in your body is in your bloodstream, so often you can have deficiency and it would not even be discovered by a common blood test.

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

Many people may be magnesium deficient and not even know it. But here are some key symptoms to look out for that could indicate if you are deficient: [tie_list type="checklist"]
  • Leg Cramps
    70% of adults and 7% of children experience leg cramps on a regular basis.  Because of magnesium’s role in neuromuscular signals and muscle contraction, researchers have observed that magnesium deficiency is often to blame.

    More and more health care professionals are prescribing magnesium supplements to help their patients. Restless leg syndrome is another warning sign of a magnesium deficiency. To overcome both leg cramps and restless leg syndrome you will want to increase your intake of both magnesium and potassium.
  • Insomnia
    Magnesium deficiency is often a precursor to sleep disorders such as anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness. It has been suggested that this is because magnesium is vital for GABA function, an inhibitory neurotransmitter known to “calm” the brain and promote relaxation.

    Taking around 400mg of magnesium before bed or with dinner is the best time of day to take the supplement. Also, adding in magnesium rich foods during dinner like spinach may help.
  • Muscle Pain / Fibromyalgia
    A study published in Magnesium Research examined the role magnesium plays in fibromyalgia, and uncovered that increasing magnesium consumption reduced pain and tenderness and also improved immune blood markers.  Oftentimes linked to autoimmune disorders, this research should encourage fibromyalgia patients because it highlights the systemic effects that magnesium supplements have on the body.
  • Anxiety
    As magnesium deficiency can affect the central nervous system, more specifically the GABA cycle in the body, it’s side effects can include irritability and nervousness. As the deficiency worsens it causes high levels of anxiety and in severe cases depression and hallucinations. Magnesium is needed for every cell function from the gut to the brain, so it is no wonder that it affects so many systems.
  • High Blood Pressure
    Magnesium works partnered with calcium to support proper blood pressure and protect the heart. So when you are magnesium deficient, often you are also low in calcium and tend towards hypertension or high blood pressure.
  • Type II Diabetes
    One of the 4 mains causes of magnesium deficiency is type II diabetes but it is also a common symptom. UK researchers, for example, uncovered that of the 1,452 adults they examined low Mg levels were 10.51 times more common with new diabetics and 8.63 times more common with known diabetics.
  • atigue
    Low energy, weakness and fatigue are common symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Most chronic fatigue patients are also magnesium deficient.
  • Migraine Headaches
    Magnesium deficiency has been linked to migraine headaches due of its importance in balancing neurotransmitters in the body. Double-blind placebo-controlled studies have proven that 360 – 600mg of magnesium daily reduced the frequency of migraine headaches by up to 42%.
  • Osteoporosis
    The National Institute of Health reports that, “The average person’s body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, and about half of that is in the bones.” This is important to realize, especially for the elderly, who are at risk of bone weakening.
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Are you at risk?

So who is most susceptible to a magnesium deficiency? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), not every one is created equal in regards to metabolizing and assimilating magnesium. In fact, certain people are inherently at a greater risk of developing Mg deficiency.  Magnesium deficiency can be inherited genetically as an inability to absorb this important mineral.  Also, a diet low in high magnesium foods, or even emotional or work stress can drain magnesium from the body. Whether inherited, through a deficient diet, or even stress, a magnesium deficiency can lead to side effects of migraines, diabetes, fatigue and more!  The 4 most prominent at-risk groups include: People with GI complaint, Type II diabetes, Elderly and people struggling with alcohol dependence. Excessive drinking often experience Mg deficiency because of a combination of the reasons above. The easiest way to understanding this is to see alcohol as an “anti-nutrient.” It literally sucks the nutrients out of your cells, and prevents proper absorption/utilization of the vitamins and minerals that you consume. I would even go one step further and suggest that regular recreational alcohol use, not just alcohol dependence, can lead to Mg problems. Consuming 1-2 glasses of wine a week is fine for most people but much more than that is highly taxing on your liver. Alcohol can also deplete the minerals in your body because it causes dehydration, gut floral imbalance, immune system compromise, disturbed sleep patterns, and premature aging[/box] So, what if you don’t fit in any of these buckets and you’re young, vibrant, and seemingly healthy? Does this mean that you’re off the hook? Not exactly. Magnesium used to be abundantly present in most foods. However, in recent years food has less and less magnesium due to the farming practices and changes in growing cycles over the last century. Studies have shown, for example, that the produce we eat holds a shadow of the nutritional quality that they did just 60 years ago. According to a 2011 report published in Scientific American:
"The Organic Consumers Association cites several other studies with similar findings: A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent."
A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one. The bottom line is that even if you eat a completely organic, non-GMO raw food diet, you’re still at risk because of soil depletion and our current capitalistic farming practices.


Even with this, you still want to make sure you are getting plenty of high magnesium foods in your diet and if you want a comprehensive list check out my article on the TOP 10 MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS.

Best Magnesium Supplements

If you think you might be more severely magnesium deficient and you want to improve your levels more quickly you may consider taking an all-natural supplement.
Magnesium Chelate
A form of magnesium bond to multiple amino acids that is in the same state as the food we consume and highly absorbable by the body.
Magnesium Citrate
This is magnesium with citric acid, which has laxative properties so is often taken for constipation.
Magnesium Glycinate
A chelated form of magnesium that tends to provide high levels of absorption and bioavailability and is typically considered ideal for those who are trying to correct a deficiency.
Magnesium Theonate
A newer, emerging type of magnesium supplement that appears promising, primarily due to its superior ability to penetrate the mitochondrial membrane, and may be the best magnesium supplement on the market.
Magnesium Chloride Oil
This form of magnesium is in oil form. It can pass through the skin and into the body. For those who struggle with digestive issues like malabsorption this is the best form of magnesium to take.
NOTE: Just as a reminder, when taking 600mg or more of magnesium, 20% of people taking magnesium as a supplement can experience diarrhea.

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Share the Road Campaign, Cyclist + Motorists = Statistics

Cycling Accidents - August 2014

Every year in this country around 19,000 cyclists are injured in reported road accidents, including around 3,000 who are killed/seriously injured.

Cyclist Casualties, 20131

Child Adult All
Killed 6 103 109
Seriously Injured 276 2,867 3,143
Slightly Injured 1,676 14,510 16,186
Total 1,958 17,480 19,438
These figures only include cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. Many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is inured badly enough to be taken to hospital. The figures also exclude cycling accidents that occur away from the road. Although the number of deaths is accurate, there could be two or three times as many seriously injured cyclists and double the number of slightly injured. Cyclist casualties have risen in recent years as the amount of cycling has increased. The majority of cyclist casualties are adults, with less than one fifth being children. Cycling accidents increase as children grow older, with 10 to 15 year old riders being more at risk than other age groups, including adults until about the age of 60 years. To some extent, this reflects increased cycling as children grow older followed by a switch to motorised transport from the late teens onwards. It also co incides with the age when children attend Secondary school, and may indicate riskier behaviour by this age group. Males are far more likely to be involved in cycling accidents than females; four out of five cyclist casualties are male. Most cycling accidents happen in urban areas where most cycling takes place. Almost two thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured were involved in collisions at, or near, a road junction, with T junctions being the most commonly involved. Roundabouts are particularly dangerous junctions for cyclists. Not surprisingly, the severity of injuries suffered by cyclists increases with the speed limit, meaning that riders are more likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries on higher speed roads. Almost half of cyclist deaths occur on rural roads. Around 80% of cycling accidents occur in daylight which is when most cycling takes place. For child cyclists, 90% of their accidents occur during the day. The most dangerous hours for cyclists are 3.00 to 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 to 9.00 a.m. on weekdays. However, cycling accidents in the dark are more likely to be fatal. More cycle accidents occur during the Spring and Summer months (May to September) than the Autumn and Winter months (October to April). However, the casualty rate in terms of miles travelled is higher over the Autumn and Winter period.

Cycling Accident

  • Around 75% of fatal or serious cyclist accidents occur in urban areas2
  • Around half of cyclist fatalities occur on rural roads
  • 75% happen at, or near, a road junction
  • 80% occur in daylight
  • 80% of cyclist casualties are male
  • Almost one quarter of the cyclists killed or injured are children
  • Around three quarters of cyclists killed have major head injuries.

Types of Accident

Accidents involving child cyclists are often the result of the child playing, doing tricks, riding too fast or losing control. For teenage and adult cyclists, accidents are more likely to involve collisions with motor vehicles, but about 16% of fatal or serious cyclist accidents reported to the police do not involve a collision with another vehicle, but are caused by the rider losing control of their bicycle. In collisions involving a bicycle and another vehicle, the most common key contributory factor recorded by the police is 'failed to look properly' by either the driver or rider, especially at junctions. 'Failed to look properly' was attributed to the car driver in 57% of serious collisions and to the cyclist in 43% of serious collisions at junctions. Other common contributory factors attributed to drivers are 'poor turn/manoeuvre' (in 17% of serious accidents involving a cyclist) and 'careless, reckless, in a hurry (17%). Cyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries when a driver is judged to be 'impaired by alcohol', exceeding the speed limit' or 'travelling too fast for the conditions'. The second most common contributory factor attributed to cyclists was 'cyclist entering the road from the pavement' (including when a cyclist crosses the road at a pedestrian crossing), which was recorded in about 20% serious collisions (and over one third of serious collisions involving child cyclists). The most common vehicle involved in collisions with cyclists is a car or taxi, with the rider usually being hit by the front of the vehicle. In a quarter of fatal cyclist accidents, the front of the vehicle hit the rear of the bicycle. However, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) present a particular danger for cyclists, especially in London where around 20% of cyclist fatalities occur involve an HGV. These often occur when an HGV is turning left at a junction'. About one quarter of accidents resulting in serious injury to a cyclist involved an HGV, bus or coach 'passing too close' to the rider.

Common Cycling Accidents

  • Motorist emerging into path of cyclist
  • Motorist turning across path of cyclist
  • Cyclist riding into the path of a motor vehicle, often riding off a pavement
  • Cyclist and motorist going straight ahead
  • Cyclist turning right from a major road and from a minor road
  • Child cyclist playing or riding too fast

Injury Patterns

Limb Injuries

Limb injuries are common in cyclist casualties, with over 40% suffering arm injuries and around 25% suffering leg injuries.

Chest/Abdomen Injuries

Chest and abdomen injuries occur much less frequently (5%), but are often serious. When they do occur they are often accompanied by head injuries.

Head Injuries

Head injuries, ranging from fatal skull fractures and brain damage to minor concussion and cuts, are very common injuries to cyclists. Hospital data shows that over 40% of cyclists, and 45% of child cyclists, suffer head injuries. A study of 116 fatal cyclist accidents in London and rural areas found over 70% of the cyclist fatalities in London had moderate or serious head injuries in London, and over 80% of those killed in collisions on rural roads.


  1. "Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2013: Main Results", Department for Transport, 2014
  2. "Collisions Involving Cyclists on Britain's Roads: Establishing the Causes", TRL Report PPR 445, 2009

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Naturally Avoid Mosquitos and other yucky bugs (ticks)

OH MY GOSH. I get bitten all the time by mosquitos while my friends don't.  Irritates me. I LOVE EVENING OUTSIDE TIME I really am not a big fan of DEET.  It's an insecticide for heaven's sakes.  Would you eat it straight???? So what's to do.  To LIVE CLEAN. Let's nutshell it. WHY:  There are 150 species of mosquitos.  They are all unique.  Yellow fever and Dengue fever are transmitted by Aedes mosquito.  Malaria - anopheles mosquitos, very climate based.  In general mosquitos locate us by chemicals (the smell) of l-lactic acid, ammonia, etc.  Interesting, carbon dioxide helps mosquito noses work better, so if you're in trees .... It's not sweat (sweat is orderless) they are attracted to, but the by-product of the bacteria on your skin metabolizing our sweat, into other components, ammonia, etc. GREAT and Interesting.  What does that mean for me? If you enjoy the evening outside and don't want to get bit, get sick, have our dogs get heartworm, babies get something ... how do we accomplish this CLEANLY and with ease. PROBLEM:  DEET is an insecticide.  A neurotoxic for humans. Possibly carcinogenic when in clothing and nets.  Your skin absorbs everything you put on it.  That means it takes it into your body.   As if YOU HAVE EATEN DEET.  Does it have a warning label for ingestion? HA! SOLUTION:  Plants.  They have developed a natural deterrent for bugs.  (this also works for TICKS.)  Lemongrass, cinnamon, citronella, eucalyptus, etc.  Essential oils.   Works for your FURRY FRIENDS as well.  You can buy or make a spray.  Easy peasy.  For your dogs, put a bandana on your dog with drops of lemongrass and cinnamon on it. Solution #1:  Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray  Or other products. Solution #2:  Delve into the world of essential oils.  Sounds complex and maybe a bit weird but its just CLEAN LIVING.  100 years ago this was the #1 Solution.  The reason to go this way .... if you have a small bottle of lemongrass in your bathroom and you're an athlete and you mess up your knee, your health coach might tell you to apply the lemongrass to the knee to help heal the ligaments.  SUPER COOL!  Connect with me for more info. lemongrass-w-my-words

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Strong Bones … the rest of the story!

GOOD AFTERNOON! I was reading an article in a big magazine by a nutritionist.  And I was shocked by two things.  I'll get to that.  First a nutshell of the article. "Should I try the alkaline diet?"  Alkaline diet.  By the way, this means just eating more fruits and veggies.  Limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine.  Banishing processed foods.  ALL GOOD STUFF.  You could also call this ...


So really no magic there.  No need for the word "diet".  "alkaline diet", "clean eating", "eat like it was 100 years ago". So her conclusion was that maybe it's not a "healthy" move, as there really isn't "scientific evidence" that eating more fruits and veggies, A.K.A, an "alkaline diet" is good for you.   Even though ... we all know that grandma was right.  Eat your fruits and veggies.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Point #1:  PLEASE don't get hung up on the word "alkaline" and needing "scientific" evidence or proof that it words.  YOU KNOW IT WORKS.  There is no money in proving it, so you probably won't see much proof.  Especially if it decreases sales of .... I digress. Back to the article for point number 2.  "The Theory behind it is that our Western diet (rich with saturated fat, simple sugars and sodium and lacking in potassium, magnesium and fiber) produces acid, driving your body's pH down slightly, making it more acidic.  So the thinking goes that having an acidic pH fuels chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and obesity and promotes aliments like bloating and chronic fatigue.  Eating a diet makes makes your body more alkaline staves off those health problems.  Nice theory.  The reality is that your body, especially your kidneys and lungs, maintains a steady pH regardless of what you eat."  Then goes on to talk about "another rub" where it's not intuitive to understand that while a lemon might sound acidic forming, it's really not because it's actually the metabolic waste that we are talking about, not the food themselves. HERE'S THE REST OF THE STORY Yes your kidneys and lungs are a big part of pH balance.  Ask yourself this question.  Where do the kidneys and lungs get the micronutrients to accomplish this task.  If you are eating REALLY CRAPPY, it certainly is a big TASK for your body to do. It's CRITICAL, this balance of pH levels.  Your blood pH has to be spot on, if not, you D I E.  So .... I'll just get to point #2. Point #2:  Your BONES are the biggest reserve for alkaline components that your body uses to maintain ever important pH levels.  Your kidneys and lungs might do the job.  If you are not suppling your body with the appropriate nutrients ON A DAILY BASIS, it will take the reserves from your


Which can lead to a whole slew of issues related to bone health.  You might not need more calcium pills.  Maybe just some fruits and veggies with less soda.  It's simple science, chemistry 101.  Common sense.  You don't need fancy words.  And do you need scientific evidence? Eat more fruits and veggies.  Because it's not like there is any negative side affects. Well, you might poo more. And have clearer skin. And smell better. And be stronger, healthier, calmer.

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6 Simple Exercises for a Strong Core

One way to develop an eye-catching mid-section, strengthen your core and back regions is to incorporate abdominal exercises that work all areas. These exercises develop your core and tighten the tummy, which is designed as a stand-alone workout or add to your circuit training workouts. I also love to do these exercises as part of my 3 and 11-day detox programs alternating with yoga or gentle walk in order to flush out the toxins and keep me moving. jack-knifeThe first exercise is what I refer to as the Jack Knife sit-up. Lay on your back. Hands and feet meet in the center. Slowly extend arms and legs away from center of body. Don't touch floor with arms or feet. Hold and bring back to center. Do these for 1 minute. Try to do 25-30 reps. If you are a beginner, bend the knees and bring them up to midline and back down.     core-abdominal-and-lower-back-exercises-1Leg extension with a workout bar is to use a bar and hold the bar in front of you and just lower the legs while keeping the hands and workout bar in place overhead at waist level. Drop legs 6” from floor, hold then bring back up to the bar. If you don’t have a bar, place hands under lower back and lower legs to floor, approximately 6” from the floor and back up to mid-line. Do each exercise for 1 minute/rest for 1 minute. core-abdominal-and-lower-back-exercises-2Now take the same bar and alternate it from side to side in order to work the oblique. If you are a beginner, stop when you need to rest and then continue to complete as many reps as you can in 1 minute.       bike12Another great abdominal exercise you can do if you don't have a bar is to simply do the Classic Scissor Crunch. Lay on floor, hands on head not behind head, so you can avoid pulling the neck and alternate legs to elbow. Right elbow to left knee and reverse, count that as 1 rep. What I refer to as a double count. Do for 1 minute. 25-30 reps. plank1The next exercise is great for your whole core, The Classic Plank. When done with the scissor crunch, flip over on your mat, place hands under shoulders, lift lower body in straight line, flat back and hold for 1 minute. situpsThe last one is the Classic Crunch. Lay down on your mat, knees bent, hands on head so you don't pull the neck, lift ½ way and back down, repeat. Complete as many as you can in 1 minute. Complete all exercises, each one for 1 minute/1 minute rest between exercises. When you are done with all exercises, you will have completed one (1) circuit. Rest after each circuit for 2-4 minutes. Repeat circuit 2 more times up to 5. Complete 2-3 times a week and you on your way to an eye-catching mid-section, while strengthening your core and lower back region.

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What is detox?

Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances from a person’s body. It's an everyday process.  Minute by minute, hour by hour.  When our body is working well, this process goes on without a hitch. These toxins we need to get rid of aren't just the bad crap from our processed food, etc.  It's also from the natural side product of metabolism.  Detox shouldn't be a mysterious word.  Toxins shouldn't be either.  It's just what it is. Now you can put in LESS toxins.  You can help your body do better with daily detox. THE LIVER.  I like to call it the aquarium filter.  It does a big job.  More on that later.  Here's the deal.  You're body can deal with a lot of abuse.  You treat it well, you can push it more.  You eat more fruits and veggies, you can deal more with the less than optimal food, or lifestyle habits, extensive exercise, etc. But if you don't make some educated choices, that filter gets REAL SMELLY and the fish start floating.  Or you get sick.  Or you don't sleep well.  Or you are always tired.  Or your performance is lower.  Or  you get a disease of some sort. I'll be putting together a class on detox.  How to make some changes so this becomes a way of life for you, without you really even thinking about it much.  (it's all about the poohs!)  I can't wait to show this to you.  But lets start HERE! WATER WATER WATER.  Clean water.  Just plain water.  You can add lemon, lime, raspberries, etc.  First step in this lifestyle change is to ensure that you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day. If you have that down ... more fiber.  Next week I'll send out fiber help. Check out the smoothie recipes if you wanting to go a step further now.  The super green one is GREAT. CLICK HERE FOR POWER SMOOTHIE Til later.  Rock out!

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