Let’s talk about your posture, Apricot Lane Farms, sources of Vitamin D, why you need to eat more fiber and a balance exercise
MAY IS POSTURE AWARENESS MONTH – Time to have you and your kids checked for postural imbalances.
Inspired by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress:
Posture has become one of the most overlooked aspects of good health and longevity.
Research has shown a clear and direct connection between poor posture and diminished quality and longevity of human life. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture. Your head weighs about 10 – 12 lbs. and for every inch you let your head fall forward, you increase the pressure approximately 10 lbs. Think; everyone who is looking down at their phone is increasing the pressure on their neck 20 to 50 lbs.
Look around you and notice the posture of your friends and family. Do they stand with ease and confidence? Can you see physical imbalances – uneven shoulders, head tilted to one side, hips rotated? These are noticeable evidence of postural misalignment, and in most cases, they can be corrected.
How many adults do you know who now have chronic back or neck pain due to poor posture as a child? It is extremely important to have your children checked, mostly because of the increase in sitting, the constant use of electronics, and the decrease of physical activity in today’s world. Make an appointment today.
CHECK IT OUT: My daughter Robin works here –
MAY 10: “The Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary by Emmy-winning filmmaker John Chester about the eight years he and wife/private chef Molly Chester spent creating Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, goes into nationwide theatrical release after screening at the Sundance Film Festival in January. (A two-week run starts May 31 at Santa Barbara‘s Riviera Theatre.) The release of the 91-minute film coincides with the publication of “Saving Emma the Pig,” John Chester’s children’s book inspired by one of the many animals who live on the organic, biodynamic property. For more about the film, go to www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com. For information about upcoming tours of the farm, click on the “get involved” tab at www.apricotlanefarms.com.
THE BEST SOURCE OF VITAMIN D by Dr. Michael Gregor
NUTRITION FOR THE MONTH
I read recently that one of the major nutritional deficits in American’s diets is fiber; that we are woefully underfed in this department. Here is another study, from Jim Mann, PhD, a professor of nutrition and medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, that adults who ate the most fiber (25g to 29g per day) had a 15% to 30% lower risk for heart disease, colorectal cancer, type 2 diabetes, and death from any cause, compared with those who ate the least fiber, according to a review of 240 studies. Americans eat, on average, only 15 grams of fiber daily. What to eat? Whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice and sprouted wheat or barley; lentils, beans, artichokes, pears, apples, raspberries and blackberries. A yummy way to stay healthy.
EXERCISE FOR THE MONTH
Walking lunges. This exercise helps strengthen your legs and improve your balance.
Step forward with your right leg while raising both your arms at the same time over your head, then step backward with your left leg, dropping your arms to your side. Step forward with your left leg, raising your arms over your head, then step back and bring your arms back to your side. Repeat 5 to 10 times with each side.
THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
One day we will realize that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons. – Malathy Drew
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean
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NoCGI: See if you can watch this video of the way they did movie stunts before there were computers.