I often get asked "why should I stretch?". Here is a very simple explanation. I do of course recognise that it can be uncomfortable and quite sore but think about how good the body feels afterwards and how easy it COULD be if you stretched every day!
Have you heard of growing pains? As with many conditions, growing pains are still poorly understood but here is a little insight into this common cause of pain in childhood.
Sleep is extremely important! Are you thinking about getting a new mattress or pillow? Here are a few considerations that might encourage you to take the jump.
My Mum has taken to sending me a new recipe everyday from various websites...I think she is trying to make the point that one should be adventurous with their cooking. Here are some of the ones that I have recently tried and loved!
Miso glazed eggplant - Yum!! Eggplant is a good source of fibre, vitamin B1, and copper. It is also a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Miso is a great source of fibre and protein too.
Oven Roasted Cauliflower - this was delicious! Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate & B5.
Roast Onion Soup - this is so nourishing and was really delicious. It only has 5 ingredients and has the most beautiful smell while roasting. It is also a great soup for when you are feeling rundown because of the huge amount of garlic and onion. The phytochemicals in onion help the functioning of vitamin C and garlic has great anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities.
I went to Illi Hill with the lovely Bec (my locum). We both had salads and both food and service were great. A nice addition to the Marrickville cafe scene.
I've also heard of a few new cafes opening in Dulwich Hill. I would love to hear your feedback!
My Favourite Things
- The hug a bub - a light weight wrap that is a beautiful and easy way to carry a newborn, freeing up your hands and having many health benefits for bub. (now stocking hug a bub and manduca baby carriers)
- Sitting to standing desks - have a chat to your workplace about the possibility of changing to one of these brilliant creations. The change in posture and movement throughout the day will do wonders for the posture and take the stress off your neck and lower back.
- Foam rollers - some of you think they are the devil but they are such a good way to release the muscles in the legs and lower back. Also excellent for the thoracic spine extension i.e. the opposite of slouching!
Have a great week and look forward to seeing you soon!!