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Corporate Wellness

   Offsite Cooking Demonstration & Nutrition Education

FACTS:

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-check” color=”#46a533″] Organizations are faced with high health care costs, and many employers, are turning to worksite health programs to help employees adopt healthier lifestyles.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-check” color=”#46a533″] Workplace health has expanded over the past decade to encompass the creation of an overall culture of health within the worksite.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-check” color=”#46a533″] Full Lotus supports healthy behaviors in the workplace, through education programming that enables employees to improve and maintain their health, prevent or control chronic disease and reduce healthcare costs, lowering their risk of developing costly chronic diseases and improving productivity.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-check” color=”#46a533″] Maintaining a healthier workforce can lower direct costs such as insurance premiums and worker’s compensation claims, and positively impact many indirect costs such as absenteeism and worker productivity.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-check” color=”#46a533″] It’s clear that America has a big problem-a big weight problem. More than 35 percent of adults across the country are considered obese, with a BMI greater than or equal to 30. They total more than 78 million people. Our services and programs will help you address these and other important, health-related issues.

To help you plan your schedule, here are some important health dates:

  • January: National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Healthy Weight Week
  • February: American Heart Month and National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • March: National Nutrition Month
  • April: World Health Day and National Public Health Week
  • May: National Employee Health and Fitness Day
  • June: National Men’s Health Week
  • July: National Youth Sports Week
  • August: Healthy Aging Month and World Breastfeeding Week
  • September: Fruit and Vegetable Month and National Cholesterol Education Month
  • October: National Health Education Week
  • November: American Diabetes Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • December: World AIDS Day

Look over our programs, get your calendar and give us a call today at
919.530.0076

 

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The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

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By Olivier Wenker, MD, MBA, ABAARM, DEAA, Physician for Integrative, Anti-aging, and Regenerative Medicine, Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional medicine, Fellow in Integrative Oncology, Member of the Medical and Scientific Council and International Keynote Speaker Young Living Essential Oils.

The integration of old remedies such as essential oils should be an important part of a holistic anti-aging lifestyle. Come and take a glimpse into this “Back-to-the-Future” approach to health, wellness, and integrative anti-aging.

Essential oils represent the purest, highest concentrated, and most complete form of what plants have to offer. Modern medicine usually isolates a single compound from this vast and wonderful world to create a synthetic version, and when taken often comes with negative side effects. Essential oils on the other hand are composed of hundreds if not thousands of compounds working symphonically to treat or prevent the underlying problem. This explains why a single essential oil such as Peppermint can reduce nausea, improve pain, or improve mental sharpness and physical fitness amongst other uses.
Essential Oils for Beauty
The use of essential oils for beauty and attraction goes back thousands of years. Cleopatra used Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils in her skin care ointments. Most oils display very high antioxidant properties which delay premature aging of the skin. Essential oils have been shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, hydration, firmness, elasticity, and texture of the skin as well as support for the regeneration and repair of skin cells. These oils include Frankincense, Myrrh, Geranium, Sandalwood, Helichrysum, Lavender, Cistus, Carrot Seed, Elemi, Rose, Patchouli, Neroli, and Palmarosa. My favorites for the face include Sacred Frankincense, Elemi, and Sandalwood. Once absorbed into the skin they should be followed by Neroli (Orange Blossom) which has an extremely pleasant scent and is also known to be a pheromone with seductive properties. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least 12 hours after using these oils on the skin.
Essential Oils for Fitness and Physical Performance
All fitness fans will be happy to hear that essential oils can be used for doping-free performance enhancement. The basic regimen consists of a pre-workout use, possibly an in-between workout and then definitively an after-workout application. It can be as simple as using just 4 different essential oils: just prior to your fitness session apply several drops of Peppermint combined with Idaho Blue Spruce to your muscles and then inhale for about 20 seconds from your hands. This will widen the airways and increase oxygen uptake while improving muscle function and potentially activating androgen receptors for better muscle building. Daily exercise is not only very important for overall health but is also one of the best methods to prevent or improve age-related brain problems such as memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s. Combining daily physical activity with those essential oils known to improve blood flow and oxygenation of the brain could be very beneficial for such patients. Other oils such as Grapefruit, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Chocolate, Peppermint, and Spearmint are known to support metabolism, an effect desired by most people working out.

Essential Oils for Anti-aging

Many natural compounds have excellent antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Essential oils are typically very high in antioxidant power and can therefore neutralize free radicals which are known to cause premature aging. In addition, essential oils can interact on a molecular level with cells supporting healthy cell cycles and cell regeneration as well as hormonal balancing. There is a lot of truth to the quote “You are what you eat.” Spices such as Oregano, Rosemary, Ginger, Lemon, Sage, Thyme, and Tarragon not only have antibacterial properties during food preparation but also significantly reduce the formation of carcinogens when cooking meat on the grill. Cinnamon and Ocotea are capable of reducing blood sugars, and Melissa can reduce triglycerides in the blood by influencing the way liver cells deal with fat metabolism. All of these properties make essential oils an important cornerstone in a holistic approach to anti-aging medicine.

When using essential oils as described in this article make sure you only use high-quality and therapeutic grade essential oils.

For more information contact Clarissa or

ORDER YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS HERE

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Bored with Water?

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Bored with Water? Boost Your Daily Intake with Fruit-Infused H2O! “Drink more water” – It’s a statement you probably hear constantly from doctors, health coaches, sports team coaches, advertisements, and even mom and dad. But how much water are you really supposed to drink and how can you make doing so a bit easier? Frankly, water isn’t everyone’s first choice in beverages, but it should be. Water accounts for nearly 60% of your body composition and is essential for growth and regeneration of every cell in your body. Without proper hydration, your body won’t work properly.

Proper hydration supports the following major health benefits:

• Prevents dry mouth, lips, and throat

• Keeps the body cool

• Improves muscle and joint function

• Helps you lose weight o As your body is cleansed with water, your body sheds waste which leaves you looking and feeling lighter.

• Cleanses toxins from your body

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-hand-o-right” color=”#dd3333″] Shedding toxins gives you more energy, improves mental health and functioning, and gives you better skin and hair. Bonus! You will glow! Using certain fruits, herbs, and flowers takes the benefits of hydration to a whole new level.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-angellist” color=”#dd3333″] Infused water benefits include:

• Heightened metabolism

• Enhanced digestive functioning

• Improved immune system functioning (recuperate faster from illness and workouts

• Additional energy boosts and mood enhancements

So how much should you drink? Half your body weight in ounces. You read that right. It’s no secret that it’s difficult for many people to drink the necessary amount of water because it can be pretty boring at times. It isn’t as sexy as drinking a glass of wine and it doesn’t have the flavor a soda or sugary drink offers. And yes, while fizzy drinks are fun, it is so important that we limit the amount of sugars and artificial ingredients we put into our bodies. Thankfully, there are easy ways to make your water more interesting, flavorful, and packed full of health benefits. Still not a believer? Read on!

My favorite way to spice up my water intake is with fruit-infused water! Fruit-infused water is a great alternative to its soda counterparts while still being FUN. The main difference is, fruit-infused water is going to leave you feeling fresh and most importantly—HYDRATED! Almost every top massage and spa place I have been to serves fruit, herb, and flower-infused water. Can’t wait to get started? Try this delicious and refreshing recipe! It’s one of my favorites!

Detox Watermelon Recipe

32 ounces of water 4 cubes fresh watermelon 6 leaves cilantro (cilantro helps with detoxification)

In a 1-liter pitcher, place the fruit and cilantro at the bottom and add water until full. Cover the top of the pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the fruit seep into the water. The mixture should keep for two days.

The following are some other combination recommendations:

– Orange, lemon, and ginger (improves immune system and blood circulation) – Cucumber, raspberry, and grape (beats inflammation and fights cancer)

– Rhubarb, apple, and cinnamon (amplifies metabolism) – Strawberry and lime (boosts anti-aging) – Pineapple and mint (relieves joint pain and supports digestive system)

Need more support? Love what you see? Want to learn how to have more energy and how to take your health up a notch? I can help!

Here for YOUR Health! [udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-bullhorn” color=”#dd3333″] Clarissa

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How to Avoid Fast Food when you are on the GO!!!

How to avoid a fast food joint when

on the go and hungry

I get asked this question ALL THE TIME! With teenage twins, a fast a paced business and a boat load of travel, I figured out, there is always a solution. Keep it simple works every time and be prepared!!!

This weekend we drove up to Quantico for the Warrior Games. Elijah and I are coaches for a Marine Wounded Warrior that qualified, so we packed up the kids, and the coolers… In our cooler for the 4hr ride and 2 day trip in a hotel room were:

Sliced Watermelon, Grapes, Bing Cherries, Sliced Cucumbers, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Guacamole, Blue Corn Chips/ Salsa, Hard Boiled Eggs, Bananas, green juice, smoothies and Herbal Heal All Tea. Everyone was satisfied, energized and taken care of! We went out to dinner once and then had light lunch at the games on Sunday. We had plenty of nutrient density left over in our cooler for the ride home too…

Well, I am sure at one time or another we have all found ourselves on the drive thru line, starving, and craving some food that will provide a solution to that crazy grumbling sound in our bellies. So, we go for something quick and fast. It also doesn’t help that each town has at least one to two or even more fast food joints to offer some quick yet unhealthy options for us. How do we avoid this? How can we avoid being that hungry, craving, cranky, and in a need of a fast fix person who has lost all control for healthy determination? Well, it is much simpler than you’d think.

The real fast food, before corporations built these multi-million dollar unhealthy options for us, was good old-fashioned fruits and veggies. Imagine that! Fruits and veggies should always be the number one option, and they are sold everywhere we turn as well, although they don’t usually have a drive thru. So, if it is about convenience then we need to prepare ahead of time. If we pack snacks and quick foods to go in our purse or brief case then we will always have a fast food option that aligns with having a healthy determination.

I suggest packing apples, bananas, oranges, and even some healthy homemade trail mix! My kids love Trail mix and they give it 2 thumbs up as a  favorite go-to snack when we are on the go. I put some seeds, raisins, cacao nibs and dried fruit like cranberries in a little Ziploc back or plastic Tupperware container. It is always there and it doesn’t fail us. It also quick to prepare and if I make a bunch of it I can take little servings for a couple days so it lasts.

Super easy, super delicious and it keeps us out of the danger zone…

I ALWAYS ALSO have a stash of my favorite raw dark chocolate tucked away…

 

The best way to avoid fast food joints while on the go is to always make sure you have a fast food option in your purse.

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One Minute Meditation

One Minute Meditation

In this day and age, we are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced work world and technology. No matter how hard we try, the stress just seems to creep in from trying to keep up with everything.

If you’re the kind of person who’s got a little more stress than you’d like (and, honestly, who doesn’t feel that way, sometimes?), you’ve gotta try this one-minute meditation.

This quick meditation will help you to center yourself and find some inner peace amidst the chaos of everyday life. Not only that, but it will help you to reduce inflammation in the body and decrease the toxic load on your organs.

To do the one-minute meditation, breathe in slowly for 15 seconds, then exhale slowly for 15 seconds. Then repeat.

That’s it. It’s really that simple.

If you’d like to change it up, you can breathe in one nostril and exhale out the other, switching the nostrils for inhalation and exhalation on the second round. You could also play around with how long you breathe in for and how long you breathe out for. The longer the inhalation, the more energy you will have. The longer the exhalation, the more relaxed you will feel.

Experiment, and see what works for you

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