Important tip after Laparoscopic surgery!

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Important tip after Laparoscopic Surgery!
by
Rianna Poskin
I hope you’re feeling well! When you’re not feeling well it really takes its tole! I was on a role at the beginning of the week and out of no where I end up in the hospital having an appendectomy! 
This clearly was not my original plan for the day!
The reason I’m telling you this is because my surgeon was not very chatty and helpful unfortunately. He did a great job in the operating room which is his job, and I’m so thankful for that, but I felt like he left out a few key details that would have been really helpful.
Since I found out what it feels like to have a laparoscopic surgery I thought I’d pass along what really helped me!
When they fill you up with gas in order to see your organs properly the gas stays for a few days. It gets trapped and spreads to different areas of the body. 2 areas that are very common are the shoulders and the ribcage.
The pain from the gas taking up space in these areas is brutally painful! I had 3 babies without any meds and I was almost reaching for Tylenol 3’s from this pain! Crazy right?
Before I took any meds I did a quick google search and found many people found relief from Peppermint tea and moving around.
I already had moved quite a bit as I was feeling ok on my feet so I thought I’d try the peppermint approach. Instead of tea I used Peppermint essential oil (EO) because 1 drop of it is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea.
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I was going to throw everything at this gas that I could!
No lie within 10 minutes of using a carrier oil (olive oil) with 2 drops of Peppermint (EO) the pain was completely gone!!!
I’m telling you this because my surgeon failed to tell me that I would experience this pain after surgery and I wasn’t prepared to take care of it besides having pain killers on hand.
I don’t like to mask anything for fear of not knowing how my body is healing. 
I don’t wish any surgery on any of you but if you find yourself or your loved ones needing a laparoscopic surgery this information can help! 
Keep in mind that peppermint (EO) is not safe for children or babies as it contains menthol which can affect a child’s respiratory system in a negative way.
For all the adults however, keep this oil on hand for when colds, flus, digestive upset, and in my case pain arise!
I hope you are healthy and well!

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Respect to the hard working farming community

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Respect to the hard working farming community

by

Rianna Poskin

 

(Photo with : https://www.facebook.com/stapletonsfarmmarket/)

 

Week after week I attend the Farmers Market. I’m a quick shopper, I know what I want, and I zip around in about 20 minutes.

It’s a luxury to get fresh and local produce and products. The people that provide this food for us work their tales off and often we don’t think much about it.

So here’s a little taste….

Picture the family that are in the image above. When I arrive at the farmers market I see The Stapleton family ready to sell their produce with smiles on their faces.

What I don’t see is them arriving at the crack of dawn setting up their stand. They are at multiple markets throughout the week which means that they are up early, driving, loading, and unloading more then I know!

The whole family; Mom, Dad and kids are there working on market day. On this particular day that we took this photo, my kids were at home having pancakes relaxing.

Selling at the market in itself is a lot of work and hours being on foot.

We have yet to factor in the hours on the farm.

At the beginning of the farming season the soil needs to be prepared, then seeds need to be planted, then fertilized, and on and on and on….

The end product is beautiful fruits and vegetable prepared in an appealing way for the consumer.

What we don’t see are all of the plants and produce that didn’t make it. All of the hard work that went into plants that didn’t get enough rain, got too much rain, or didn’t have the right elements to produce something worth harvesting, is wasted.

We take for granted the end product at the farmers market. It is hours of hard work and sacrifice from very hard working people. What they do allows us to zip around for 20 minutes and receive, literally, the fruits of their labour!

How lucky are we to live in a place where we have the variety of foods that we do.

Please remember who makes this all possible for us, respect the hard working farming community!

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Are you confused about supplements?


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3 SUP Yoga Moves To Try!

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3 SUP Yoga Moves to Try!

by Rianna Poskin

Have you tried Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga?

I didn’t even know it had a name although I’ve been playing around with it for a few years!

I was out by the river when a SUP Yoga instructor paddled over to me and asked me if I wanted to join her SUP Yoga class. I said I don’t know what that is, a little nervous! Then she told me what the letters stood for, duh! Makes so much sense!

Before you give it a try…

I’d suggest warming up on land first because you’ll be using all kinds of stabilizing muscles when you’re on the board. You don’t want to get hurt.

As a precaution always check with your healthcare team to make sure you’re good to go if this is new to you!

Here are 3 moves to try! You probably won’t get wet because your balance is spread across your hands and your feet…but be prepared if you do go in!

I used my yoga mat on the board to get some extra grip! (my affiliate link)

1. Four – Limbed Staff Pose

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2. Up- Dog

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3. Back bend

back bend SUPNow it’s your turn! Have fun!!!! And please be safe!

 

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It’s not always what it seems!

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It’s not always what it seems!
by Rianna Poskin
If you look at the photo above it looks very peaceful and serene. You would never know that while I was trying to capture a beautiful landscape and inspire health I was getting told off!
I parked on the road close to this field and one driver was annoyed that I made the road smaller. I’m a pretty sensitive person and I hold onto things for way too long!
I’ve gotten to the point in my life now where I have to do some mental work to get over other people’s problems. I try not to take on other people’s negativity but it’s hard when it hits you at the core.
What has helped me, which I will pass along to you, is that I have to assume that when other people try to put us down it’s usually because there’s disturbance within themselves. It often has nothing to do with us but we take the brunt of it.
Moving forward I hope that you can use The Dalai Lama’s message of reacting with love and compassion no matter what the situation.
As I whispered a little, “What the”? Under my breath, I exhaled a long “Namaste” to the driver that was pissed off at me!
Onward and upward!
Inhale love, exhale pain…or in this case “getting flipped the bird”!

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How to ditch bad habits with a tasty treat!

addictionHow many times have you gone to your cupboards looking for something sweet?

How many times have you tried to quit smoking but can’t?

How many diets have you tried yet as soon as they’re done you fall into bad habits?

There’s reason we become addicted to bad habits. Our brain creates a memory of habits that make us feel good.

Unfortunately, a lot of what our brain remembers feeling good isn’t always good for us!

Whether it be: trying to lose weight, quitting smoking, or habits such as biting nails; there are ways to override the brain’s need for a reward.

You simply replace the habit and retrain the brain, while still giving yourself a reward!

Here’s what is working for thousands of people…

Lollipops with a twist!

There’s this brilliantly designed product that is made of herbs and vitamins disguised as a lollipop.

There really is, keep reading…

The combination of herbs and vitamins is designed to satisfy the craving that the brain is used to, by replacing it with a new reward, the lollipop.

The consumer will taste sweetness and give the brain what it wants, while avoiding the old habit.

The magic in making one small change, replacing junk food, smoking, or not biting nails, can actually encourage someone to continue making other positive changes.

For example, the lollipop works better if the consumer drinks more water.

So guess what, all of a sudden the person sucking on the lollipop wants the best results, so they start to drink more water.

Drinking more water helps to hydrate the whole body and with hydration comes a cascade of health improvements.

One small change can inspire new changes, thus improving more areas of a person’s life!

Here’s how the lollipops work based on what they’re made of:

Guarana:

  • a shrub from the Brazilian rainforest, contains caffeine which acts as a stimulant used to increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical endurance.
  • caffeine can increase your metabolism by stimulating your nervous system because it facilitates the burning of body fat by pulling fatty acids out of the fat cells

L-Tyrosine

  • an amino acid used to help with mood disorders such as depression, helps with stress and can suppress the appetite.

Citrimax

  • blocks the conversion of carbohydrates into fat by inhibiting an enzyme called ATP-Citrate Lyase. It promotes storing excess energy from unused carbohydrates as glycogen rather than fat. This then signals the brain to turn off all hunger signals. As a result, it suppresses appetite as well.
  • Derived from the rind of the Indian Garcinia Cambogia fruit,

Hoodia

  • a spiky plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert has been traditionally consumed to suppress appetite.

Vitamin B6 and B12 (water soluble vitamins)

  • vitamin B12 is required to break down carbohydrates ingested in the diet into usable sugars
  • B6 is required to break down food and burn excess fat by stimulating the metabolism of lipids.
  • B vitamins are an important class of vitamins that help support your red blood cells and your nervous system.
  • vitamin B6 helps keep blood sugar within a normal range

This could help with weight loss by replacing bad treats with a good treat.

This could help with smoking by replacing a bad oral habit with a tasty oral habit.

This could help with other addictions by changing the bad habit and replacing it with a new alternative!

A common question is: Will I like the taste of them?

Let the experts answer that one:

“We couldn’t put them down! BTW, the banana is awesome”

Tommy Geraci, Social Media personality & correspondent at the Golden Globes

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“They taste soo good! Seriously I felt a difference on day 3! Crazy but true!”

Jennifer Ettinger, Social Media personality & correspondent at the Golden Globes

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You won’t know if these tricky little lollipops will work for you unless you try them.

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain,

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3 Yoga Poses To Boost Your Mood!

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Rianna Poskin

 

Need a lift? This can be your natural upper!

Researchers have studied the practice of Yoga to understand how it can positively affect a person’s mood and reduce their anxiety.

There is a mind body connection that happens with yoga. The meditative focus combined with the physical skill of the poses, allows for a person to completely intertwine their mental and physical abilities. When this mind body connection happens, the body becomes more aware of what it is doing, and it responds by releasing chemical messages (hormones) to talk to the entire body.

When we stimulate the right kind of hormone release (our natural uppers: seratonin and dopamine) we feel happier! 

Some forms of exercise however, can stimulate our stress hormones (such as cortisol). 

Therefore choosing the right kind of exercise is critical in determining what kind of emotional response you’ll have!

If you need a boost in your happy hormones here’s what to do:

Got a little space? Got your mat? You’re good to go!

Bring your mat with you wherever you go and healthy living will become a part of your lifestyle.

Here are 3 Yoga Poses that can help naturally boost your mood:

1. Cat/Cow Pose: 

  • Creates emotional balance.
  • Relieves stress and calms the mind.

2. Warrior Pose

  • Creates emotional balance within strength
  • Initiates power through the flow of energy within the body

3. Dancer Pose

  • Focuses your mind and enhances your ability to concentrate
  • Grounds you psychologically and emotionally which can uplift your spirit!

Watch the video below to see all of these poses!

Hope you have an uplifting day!

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Average Joe Olympic Workout!

trainAverage Joe Olympic Workout!

by Rianna Poskin

Image from:http://www.eightsandweights.com/2012/08/train-like-olympian-beach-volleyball.html

The Olympic games are an inspiring time to witness unbelievable athletic ability and dedication.

The training that these athletes go through is amazing and admirable! 

You might not have 7 hours per day to train like an Olympic athlete so I’ll give you a workout that can be done within your available timeframe!  

Here’s a workout that you can do in your own home and feel like your own champion!

Always consult your healthcare professional before beginning any new workout program.

AVERAGE JOE OLYMPIC WORKOUT

Watch demo video below to learn all of the “Events”!

Do each exercise for 30 seconds (add time or reps for more intensity)

Warm-up

1.Jog

2. Jumping Jacks

3. High Knees

4. Toe Touches with Ab crunch

5. Hip Openers

6. Leg Swings

1st Circuit of “Events”!

Do each circuit 3 full times

1.Track and Field Sprints 

  •  1st round 50% of max speed
  • 2nd round 75% of max speed
  • 3rd round 100% of max speed

2. Volleyball Spike

3. Swimming Flutter Kicks

4. Relay Race (run between markers and pick them up/drop them off while you go back and forth)

2ND Circuit of “Events”

1.Boxing combo- front jab/hook

2.Boxing combo-front jab/hook (opposite arms)

3. Rowing abs

4. Cycling abs

3RD Circuit of “Events”

1. Football agility shuffle

2. Gymnastics head stand (use a spotter or a wall to help)

3. Judo Side Kick

4. Judo Side Kick (opposite leg)

4TH Circuit of “Events”

1. Tennis side shuffle with strokes

2. Trampoline jumps

3. Weightlifting power lift (add jump for intensity)

4. Wrestling fast feet/down/up

Cool Down

1. Jog

2. Slow side shuffles

3. Arm circles

4. Leg Swings

5. Hamstring stretch

GOOD JOB! Feel great with what you’re able to do and always go for your dreams!

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3 Yoga Poses For Relaxation

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by Rianna Poskin

In our fast paced society the idea of meditating or doing a long yoga session can be stressful!

Crazy right?

2 things that are supposed to calm us down make us more stressed.

Why is this?

Most people don’t have a lot of time to spare. The idea of fitting something in that is positively selfish, is often avoided so that other priorities get done.

Too many of us are prioritizing everything else except ourselves!

Here’s to taking the stress out of relaxing!

Simply implement 3 very beneficial yoga poses in a short amount of time!

You’ll get the benefits of the poses and the peace of mind that you still have time to get other things done!

All you need is a small space and a mat…(you could even get away without using a mat!)

Pose #1:

HEAD TO KNEE POSE

Benefits: Seated head to knee stretches the back and deeply stretches the back of the legs. This posture calms the mind and emotions, stimulates the nervous, reproductive, endocrine and urinary systems.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic back or knee injury or inflammation.

POSE #2

BOUND ANGLE POSE

Benefits: Bound angle opens the hips and chest, lengthens the spine and stimulates the reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic knee or hip injury or inflammation.

POSE #3

SUPINE THREAD THE NEEDLE POSE

Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and quads. If the elbow is used to push the thigh, it opens the hips as well.

Can help open up emotional obstacles and blockages. This helps to calm the mind and work through emotional upset. 

Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips, or knees.

Want more tips? Check out this awesome and easy strategy: “How to Transform Your Body in 1 Month”

 

Sources:

http://www.yogabasics.com/asana/seated-head-to-knee/

http://www.pocketyoga.com/Pose/supine_pigeon

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Boxer/Ab Workout

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BOXER/AB CIRCUIT WORKOUT

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Please consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new workout program or diet.

BOXER/AB WORKOUT

Do Each Exercise for 30 seconds. (Increase time or sets for added difficulty)

Warm-up

Jog

Skip

Jumping Jacks

Jog

Skip

1st Circuit

Walk Through Lunge

Walk Through Lunge (other leg)

High Skip with Toe Point

High Skip with Toe Point (other Leg)

Knee To Chest with Front Jab

Opposite Knee to Chest with Front Jab (opposite arm)

2nd Circuit

Prone Flutter Kick

Squat with Front Jabs (alternating punches)

Prone Plank/Downward Dog Combo

3rd Circuit

Russian Twist

Sumo Squat/Upper Cut/Hook combo

Plie Squat Jumps

Cool Down

Jog

Runner Side Stretch

Psoas Front Stretch

Hamstring Stretch

GREAT JOB!

Image from:http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/boxing-workout

 

 

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