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CORE CONNECTIONS | Jen Is Back With Her Healthy Hacks!

May 11, 2018

+ Check Out Jen and I's Previous Conversation HERE!

For this episode of The Core Connections Podcast, I invited Jen back on to talk about her top ten tips that you can start implementing into your life!

1. Posture 

Start implementing it into your life with every move you make.

2. Getting Sunshine Early In Day 

This will help improve your energy levels for the whole day. 

TIP: Exposing your kids to the sun as well will help them nap better later in the day.

3. Moving 

Always try to implement moving throughout your day. During commercials, do some plank slides or squat pulses.

4. Look At What You Are Putting Into Your Body 

Get those toxins out and get those nutrients in. 

5. Sleep 

We all lack from sleep, make sure you try to get those 8+ hours in every night. 

6. Form 

Make sure you are using the appropriate form when you are moving. Don't set yourself up for injury, failure or dysfunction. 

7. Water 

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Connecting Through Your Core With Jen Chesnut

May 08, 2018

This conversation with Jen Chesnut will make you rethink the way you train your body. As an athletic trainer, Jen takes us through why modifying is important and how muscling through the motion can damage your core. Jen is a moderator of my Core Rehab Program and wants all moms to know that suffering from incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, aches and pains don't have to come after having a baby!

"Great things do not become great overnight. Small things become great with daily consistency."

I love that Jen and I are completely on the same page when it comes to modifying movements for clients to feel optimal for their body. Throughout her 19 years in the fitness industry, she has seen through a variety of clients what the power of the core can do.

Incontinence is something that can be prevented whether you have had a baby or lift heavily. These fascial connections throughout your body have the power to make you feel stronger and more confident. Listen...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Fascia + Collagen... The Dynamic Duo

May 01, 2018

Dear Fascia, you sound interesting, but what are you?? Fascia is the soft, connective tissue that runs all throughout your body including around your organs, nerves, muscles, through your abdominal wall, and more! Fascia sometimes thought of as,

"The Soft Skeleton of the Human Body" {Andry Vlemming},

as it plays a vital role in muscle function, prevention of injury, improve energy, even improve bone density and more! But it is so much more than a physical piece as it takes part in how you feel emotionally. 

Throughout my years in the fitness + wellness industry, I have read more research on fascia than I have read children's books! JK!! But I've read a lot! And I also love experimenting on my own discovering even more about how fascia functions.

The research on fascia is amazing as it shows how fascia has a big part to do with how our body moves but also overall health as well. Take a listen to this episode to learn more about my obsession with FASCIA ...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Sarah Reese's Top 10 Healthy Hacks

Apr 27, 2018

I am thrilled to have Sarah Reese back on the podcast to talk us through her top 10 hacks for living a healthier lifestyle. Sarah’s daily practices are a must listen to as she embodies the Ayurveda lifestyle. Doing some of these very simple things will help to remind you to take care of your body. Try to take one thing from this episode to start implementing it into your life today!

Sarah's Hacks!

1. Copper Water 

Pour water into a copper cup before bed and let it sit overnight so it is ready to drink when you wake up the next morning. The ionized water is excellent for your immune system and digestive tract to get things moving. 

2. Blending Coffee with Coconut Oil + Ghee

By drinking your coffee this way, you are allowing the caffeine molecules to enter your bloodstream slowly instead of it busting in and stressing out your adrenals. Bulletproof coffee does this for you!!

3. Daily Movement 

Try incorporating more movement that gives...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Finding YOUR Breath + Gratitude With Sarah Reese

Apr 24, 2018

I am so excited to have my great friend, Sarah Reese, with me on the podcast! Sarah is all about yoga, astrology, nutrition and holistic health. 

Sarah and I talk about the importance of proper breath work not only in your yoga practice but also to help remedy stress. Stress is something that affects all of us in one way or another. We do not usually recognize the level of stress we are actually under until we are able to put things in perspective.  

“We can’t have perspective unless we have the objectivity of who we are and how to manage ourselves in the world.”

When we can put things in perspective and be grateful for not just the positive things in your life, but also the obstacles, we are able to open ourselves up to so much more in the world. Equally important, is learning how to be present through your breath. Sarah goes through a breathing exercise that I challenge you to do every day for the next week. It will really help decrease...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Gluten-Free… Fad or Lifestyle Change?

Apr 19, 2018

I am so thrilled to have you with me on the podcast because we are going to dive right in and talk about gluten! I have two members from my team with me in this episode, Melissa and Shelby, who are going to share with you their gluten stories.

Many people don’t realize that when they eat gluten, they are not just eating wheat. The wheat fields in the U.S. are sprayed with Roundup to help dry out the wheat field to produce a bigger crop. The issue lies with the chemicals on the wheat that we end up ingesting. These chemicals act as toxins and can manifest itself in many ways throughout our digestive system. All three of us share with you our story of how gluten has impacted our lives. 

The biggest step in any journey is just getting started. 

Are you ready to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally? Not sure where to start? No worries!! We give you valuable tips, recipes and a shopping list to jumpstart your gluten-free lifestyle. 

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Yoga, Movement + Purpose With Kristin McGee

Apr 16, 2018

I am so excited about my guest in this episode of The Core Connections Podcast! Kristin McGee is not only a good friend, but she is also a celebrity Yoga and Pilates Instructor, a trusted wellness expert, author and a mom of three. Kristin's celebrity clientele includes Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel and Savannah Gutherie.

Kristin, like many busy mamas, struggled to find time for her yoga practice. What she discovered is that by using the time she had while stuck in her seat (whether that be while on the train or subway commuting to work or sitting at a child’s practice or while taking a break at work,) she would use this time to go into a few, simple yoga poses. Even though these increments were only 5-10 minutes in length, she still felt this time helped to relax her mind, manage her stress and sleep deprivation, work out the kinks and increase her energy. This inspired her to write her Chair Yoga Book.

Tight Hips Lead To A Lot of Low Back Pain….

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CORE CONNECTIONS | 6 Diastasis Recti Questions Answered

Apr 12, 2018

I am excited to open conversation about diastasis recti because I get a ton of questions regarding this subject. Because there is mixed information out there, this topic can be controversial at times, but I am here to help clear some of that up. In this episode of The Core Connections Podcast, I answer 6 of the most common questions I get regarding diastasis recti. 

1. What is diastasis recti?

It is the separating or spreading of the linea alba, the midline that runs down your abdomen. If you can visualize the six-pack muscles, it is the space between those six-pack muscles, also known as the rectus abdominis, which spread apart and widen. Typically, it's due to the fascia in the abdominal wall being too weak or tight in the wrong places.

2. Who is affected by diastasis recti?

It does not just affect pre-and postnatal women. It also affects women who have never had babies and it can affect men too.

The prenatal and postnatal world has been my area of expertise as...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Pelvic Floor + More With Solange Ross

Apr 09, 2018

In this episode of The Core Connections Podcast, I talk with the amazing Solange Ross! She is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist trained in evaluating pelvic floor muscles. She works with women in all stages of their life to help educate them on how the pelvic floor fits into movement and exercise through their daily lives. 

One of the topics we talk about is body awareness. Since everyone’s body is different, developing your body awareness becomes increasingly important. If you can teach your mind to recognize what your body is doing, it is a complete game changer! We also dive into topics that affect women every day: back pain, abdominal issues, nutrition, movement and SO much more! Solange Ross is a women's health physical therapist trained in the evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles. Solange works with women prenatally to prepare for birth, postpartum to heal, and in all stages of life to understand how the pelvic floor fits into movement and exercise....

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CORE CONNECTIONS | My Top 10 Nutrition Hacks

Apr 05, 2018

1. Celery Juice

Juice your celery juice with my favorite juicer the Hurom HP Slow Juicer (super easy to use and clean!).

2. Bone Broth

Kettle and Fire is one of my favorites! 

3. Grass Fed Butter

4. Bulletproof Coffee: bulletproof coffee beans, Brain Octane, Grass Fed Butter, Collagen.  Fresh brew the coffee, then blend with butter and brain octane for 60 seconds (I use a handheld blender) then add collagen and mix briefly. Enjoy!

5. Avocados

6. Supplements (my daily routine always consists of adrenal and thyroid supplemental support, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Methylated Vitamin B12 Click here for the link to recommended supplements). 

Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements.

7. Kombucha - great for keeping your digestion moving and grooving! You can make your own, here's a great resource, or find at most grocery stores.

8. Camomile Tea - drink about 30 minutes before heading to bed! I enjoy Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile...

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