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Wellness Wednesday Virtual MeetUp

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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At A2C2, we believe your health is your wealth. We also believe that all of us, whether Couch Potato or Olympic Athlete, can and should improve our health. Further, we know that probably 60 to 70 of our 407 Members are in the Health and Wellness Industry, and have great knowledge services, products, programs, and health tips to share with the rest of us.
Many of you will recall our Wellness Workshop With Wine, this past September, as well as our Healthy Networking MeetUps that we have done from time to time.
This NEW Virtual MeetUp Series adds a cool dimension to the Wellness topic, whereby we will meet in Virtual Reality, share what we're doing, or trying to do to improve our health, and A2C2 Members who are in the industry will help moderate the discussion, and offer their insights to benefit everyone in the group who RSVP's to our virtual event.
This First, Kick-off event will focus on health improvement goals. You'll get the opportunity to share your goals, whether it's to lose weight, run your first 5K, run a triathalon, walk 10,000 steps a day, whatever.
Getting support and tips from others is good. Accountability to the group and from the group is also good. This will be a fun event, you can participate from wherever you are, and we will see where it leads.
The basic idea is to focus on your health each Wednesday, share what you're doing, or want to do. Pose any questions you might have in the event comments section, and see where it goes. Lets improve our health, have some fun, and celebrate our successes at our in-person MeetUps.
I look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Brian B.

    These are great comments! I never knew that caffeinated drinks didnt count. I drink a lot of coffee and iced tea. Another habit I need to change!
    I also now need to learn more about Alkalinizing foods. I've never heard of them before now.

    April 16, 2014

    • Evan

      I did see one study that includes coffee and teas as hydration ...that is for another discussion ..fruit juices use to be OK ...but high in fructose like every thing the more you exercise the more hydrated you need to be every thing in moderation ..to a point :)

      April 16, 2014

    • Molly J.

      Yes, I agree, I saw this recently as well regarding even caffeinated drinks being hydrating... I wouldn't want that to be my only source of course, and yes more for another discussion. and then yes too, the sugars in juices - can wreak havoc in some systems ( especially sedentary ones) if overdone. I love too the general concept of "everything in moderation". thanks Evan!

      April 16, 2014

  • Brian B.

    Excellent discussion. Personally, I learned some important new health tips. Just wish more folks would take advantage of this forum.

    April 16, 2014

  • Allan C.

    I need to also learn more about Alkalinizing foods. I'm Diabetic so I've been watching carbs. I also drink coffee and Ice Tea. Is Alkalinizing foods to help change your body's PH?

    April 16, 2014

    • Molly J.

      Well, from what I understand it doesn't necessarily change your blood pH - but there does seem to be enough merit, studies that the alkalinizing diet can be extremely beneficial in supporting health. And to me it makes sense. Dr Andrew Weil is often my go to web site, along with many others who review the current literature and convey in lay terms ...etc.. Again, bio individuality is key - finding what works for each of our unique forms!

      April 16, 2014

  • Evan

    I have a glass of water.every day with a moment of intention- a moment of meditation (feeling it pass throigh my body)to get my day started just right...I only have water and organic milk with a shake I make....study show that you should be taking at. Least your. Body weight in ounces in water. ..it can be a challenge but we'll work it

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Molly J.

      Hi Evan, Thank you. I LOVE the moment of intention and meditation with the water passing through your body! Yes! What a way to Potentise the already beneficial effects of hydration to your cells!

      1 · April 16, 2014

    • Molly J.

      And thank you also for the recommended hydration levels... I remember studying this at one point and although I thought I was getting enough hydration, when I charted it according to body weight, I hadn't been! Yes, can be a challenge!

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Molly J.

    This week I have been focusing on hydration. Too often a day will go by when I realize I have not hydrated enough - even, and especially when not active in a sporting event. So I have been starting off with this intention drinking a tall glass of water first thing in the morning. Starting this way with the intention helps set the day - with the remaining glasses easier to remember! Anyone else have a plan plan or system for daily hydration?

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Brian B.

      I also start the day with a large glass of water. For a while I did it with a large squeeze of lemon because I read in Natural Health magazine that lemon water first think in the morning helps to keep the plumbing clear (if you know what I mean). I then switched to adding concentrated Cherry juice to the water because I had a brief Gout bout. Now, Im not sure if I should have one glass with lemon, and another with cherry, or both in one, or if either of them are really any good.

      April 16, 2014

    • Molly J.

      Fresh lemon is actually alkalinizing, so it's a great drink - lemon water. It is my #1 drink - hot water with lemon with a meal. Yes, excellent in the morning too. It may seem odd as we tend to think of lemon as acid, but it's chemistry in the body is alkalinizing - so very good for acidic conditions. I have heard, yes, that cherry juice is good for gout.

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Brian B.

    Hydration is a great topic. There is a button on the Spark People APP where you can easily check off the number of glasses of water you drink each day. If I actually used the APP, it would help me be more accountable, and keep better track ;)

    April 16, 2014

  • Molly J.

    My second glass of water for the day, before coffee : ) I stir in 1 teaspoon of chlorella or Spirulina powder (I prefer chlorella, as it dissolves easier and I think a bit more palatable ). Either of these can help alkalinize the body - especially for coffee drinkers, but really something to consider if your daily diet consists generally less than 50% greens. Anyone else have alkalinizing foods they like?

    April 16, 2014

  • Molly J.

    Ok, great, yes, any caffeinated beverages I don't count toward healthful hydration - although, as with most things there are two schools of thought on that - whether caffeinated beverages do more for hydrating or dehydrating - again, my sense is to experiment for myself/oneself and feel what works!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Allan C.

    Good Morning. Hydration is important, I only drink water or Ice Tea which has become a habit now. I think I just tried to replace soda, milk or other drink with water and ice tea, its now a habit, can remember the last time I had a soda. Good Luck Molly.

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Molly J.

    Hello! Good morning, is anyone out there?

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Evan

    Great to see the number of participants growing looking forward to new connections and welcome learning some new stuff:)

    April 13, 2014

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