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Recipe by Holly Smothers of Holistic Health by Holly Did you know that there are over 100 types of squash? The two most common types of squash are "winter" and "summer" but those are simply blanket terms. While summer squash varieties do not store for long, winter squash varieties have a hard rind, allowing them to be stay well for a long period of time, months even. One winter squash that can only be found at the farmers market and produce section for a very short period of time durin...
Posted on 2019-11-25
Both ice and heat can positively influence the healing of injuries and help reduce pain or stiffness. However, to be effective they need to be used appropriately. ICE Used to reduce inflammation, for new injuries, and for swelling — all of which the tissue is likely strained and damaged. Inflammation is not to be diminished, as it is the body’s natural response to promote healing. However, when the acute swelling and pain is excessive ice can help to relieve both. Minimu...
Posted on 2019-11-11
Whether you are a weekend warrior, recreational athlete, or a professional, improving athletic performance is a great goal. A critical component to increasing strength, endurance, and overall performance is effective recovery. Repetitive muscle contractions from exercise will tighten the muscle, and the fascia with it. Fascia is connective tissue that binds the muscle together, and gives it its shape. Tight muscles will increase restriction and soreness, making training uncomfortable, les...
Posted on 2019-10-28
By Holistic Health by Holly Life can get pretty busy and sometimes we rely on grab-and-go options for various meals and snacks, espeically breakfast. Some sort of prepacked protein bar is often what people will opt for in this kind of situation. While there are some brands that have developed high quality options, relying solely on processed bars is not always ideal. NOTE: When you are purchasing protein bars avoid any with a laundry list of ingredients and bars that are high in sugar. ...
Posted on 2019-10-18
4 SIGNS OF OVERTRAINING THAT MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF INJURY Exercise and persistent training is critical if you want to reach new heights and improve your performance. However, it comes with a caveat…overtraining. Overtraining can have a diminishing impact on your performance, moods, and overall health, and can even make you more susceptible to experience an injury. This would not only put you back in your training, but would likely cause even MORE frustrations than trying to comba...
Posted on 2019-10-07
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