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How To Introduce A Yoga Practice To Your Kids

exercise kids parenting yoga Aug 15, 2020
By Melissa Zitt
 

Yoga is having its time, and for good reason. This ancient practice of aligning mind and body helps foster focus, creativity, calm, strength, flexibility, awareness, and overall health.

Yoga boasts the same benefits for kids!

A growing body of research strongly suggests that yoga improves the following for kids:

  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Aerobic fitness and endurance
  • Focus
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Symptoms of ADHD
  • Academic performance

 

Why yoga?

Yoga increases proprioception for kids and adults. Proprioception is your awareness of where your body is in space. A strong sense of proprioception is important in athletic activities, playing musical instruments, writing, etc. It also plays a large role in a child’s focus, speech, alertness, and self-regulation.

In adolescence, the mind and body develop at a rapid pace. When kids practice yoga during this developmentally pivotal time, it encourages an even deeper mind and body connection.

 

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Why You Should Consider Smoothies For Breakfast + My Favorite Recipes!

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2020
By Melissa Zitt

 

Get our "Perfect Smoothie Guide" +8 more delicious recipes! 

 

When the weather gets warmer, I find myself trading my usual breakfast of eggs and avocado for a beefed-up smoothie.

I love “smoothie season” for so many reasons:

  • It is an easy way to balance nutrients, macros, and calories.
  • They are super-fast to make and even faster to clean up.
  • I can drink my breakfast while doing other elements in my morning routine.
  • It is one less meal I have to cook.
  • I can make extra for the kids to have as a snack later in the day.

 

When done right, a morning smoothie easily checks all the nutritional boxes:

Protein: This power macronutrient is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks for muscle, skin, bones, and blood. The average American consumes enough protein at dinner but gets very little in the morning, when it is arguably more useful. This is because protein intake is a precursor to the production of dopamine and...

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The BEST Paleo Protein Hot Chocolate with Coconut Whipped Cream

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2020
By Melissa Zitt

 

Warm. Rich. Creamy. CHOCOLATY GOODNESS IN A CUP.

Who doesn’t love hot cocoa?

If you’re following a dairy or sugar free lifestyle though, you may have thought this indulgence was lost to you forever.

WELL MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! Because we’re bringing you a hot chocolate recipe that is:

  • High Protein
  • Low carb and ketogenic diet adaptable
  • Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free
  • AMAZING!

What’s even better? This recipe is as simple as opening up a packet of Swiss Miss. No crazy substitutions or chemistry experiments to make it taste like the real deal.

Of course you can get fancy if you wanted to. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, a dash or two of cinnamon and nutmeg or even a dollop of coconut whipped cream (betchya thought you couldn't have whipped cream anymore either!)

So! Light a fire, turn on a Hallmark Christmas movie and sip on this delicious hot chocolate.

 

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