In case you didn't notice, the Holiday's are here and almost in full swing. I LOVE the holiday season; the snow, the hustle & bustle, families getting together, parties, buying gifts, sending love, and of course, baking + cooking! While we all know that it's not the healthiest time of year, we can try our best.Read More
So, what does stress do to your gut? Oh so many nasty little things. Let me explain the whole picture for you.
When we are stressed, we release hormones. One of those hormones being cortisol. Now, cortisol is great when we have an open wound or illness that our body needs to defend against. However, when we are stressed out because we're working 80 hours a week, our marriage is on the rocks, or we can't disconnect from the outside world for fear of missing out... that's a whole other story.
We've all seen it and we are all probably guilty of it too...
What am I talking about? Ya know, the mugs that say, "no talkie before coffee" or "mama needs her coffee" or "behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee" or "coffee = survival juice." You've seen them all, I'm sure.
In fact, you may even have a mug or decor in your kitchen with one of these sayings on it. (I'm not pointing any fingers because I have one too!)
Why I had to slow the (bleep) down....
I'm a busy body. Especially when it comes to working out. I like intense, I like heavy and I like to go all out.
So, when my body started to show signs of more exhaustion then normal, I initially pushed through and tried to ignore it. And this worked, for a little while. Until it caught up with me and hip chucked me to the ground.
See Kylee on North Dakota Today, where she talks about detoxing into the summer for health, energy and how to do it the right way.Read More
So, you want to drop 20 pounds off the old waist tire? You want to make it to the world wide Jazzercisers competition or perhaps the Crossfit Games. Maybe you just want to start working out in hopes that your slight insomnia will vanish and you can finally sleep like a baby -- snoring, drooling, yapping through your dreams, sleepwalking down the street and the whole nine yards. Sorry to break it to ya, but whatever end goal you’ve attached to working out won’t be accomplished just by working out. You heard me, friend! It ain’t gonna happen.