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Health Challenge Day 21: Omega 3 Rich Foods

Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory to our bodies and are the required building blocks for a healthy brain and nervous system. The normal ratio ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 (which is pro-inflammatory) should be 1:2. The average American has a ratio of 1:24!!!! No wonder everyone has aches and pains all over and can’t think straight, we’re inflamed because of our food. 

So what can we do about it? In order to get the recommended dosage

Health Challenge Day 20: Declutter Your Space

For Friday we are going all “Marie Kondo” (Tv show on Netflix) and cleaning up! Day 20’s challenge is to Declutter Your Desk. 

While we can’t get rid of everything that doesn’t “spark joy” and still keep our jobs, according to a study…

Health Challenge Day 19: Get Sweaty

Day 19’s challenge… Get Sweaty. Now that we are all warmed up from standing up once an hour, tomorrow’s challenge is to be physically active enough to break a sweat. 

Health Challenge Day 18: Stand Up

Since we could do today’s challenge from the comfort of our desk chair, Day 18’s challenge is; Stand Up at Least Once an Hour while you are awake. Seems pretty basic right? However,

Health Challenge Day 17: Hip Mobility

Ready for Day 17? We are moving on to Hip Mobility! Accumulate 8 minutes each side throughout the day. Check out this video from Dr. Karo. He has a movement that great for you hip and you can even do while sitting at work!

Health Challenge Day 16: No Devices

We are on to the final week of our Health Challenge. For Day 16 you challenge is No devices one hour before bed. This is to help your body fall asleep faster, deeper, and better. Devices like

Health Challenge Day 15: Get Outside

Platinum Health Challenge Day 15: Get Outside Day 15… Get Outside. While it is still too early in the year to synthesize Vit-D directly from the sun (because of our latitude and longitude), there are many other benefits to getting outside. Taking a break can make you more productive and help you see things in …

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Health Challenge Day 14: Meditate for 15 min

Platinum Health Challenge Day 14: Meditate for 15 minutes Today marks the last challenge for week 2! Make sure to get all of your challenge submissions into Kristen by Sunday at 6 pm and use the #platinumhealthchallenge so we can find you. For Day 14 we are upping the anti in our meditation practice, Meditate …

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Health Challenge Day 13: Fermented Foods

Platinum Health Challenge Day 13: Eat Probiotic Foods For Day 13 we are back on the nutrition train… Eat Probiotic Foods! As you know, we are always talking about Gut Health and the important roll it plays for our overall wellbeing, mentally and physically. In fact, you can check out this video that we posted …

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Health Challenge Day 12: Plant Something

Is it still raining!?! Looks like we are in store for a lush and green spring time in northern California. To help out, for Day 12 your challenge is to Plant Something!  But it is cold and rainy out you say? You in luck, we have supplies in the office for indoor planting. Remember to …

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Health Challenge Day 11: Gratitude

Did you know that writing down 5 things you’re grateful for everyday can have significant beneficial affects on your brain and health? Let’s try it out! For Day 11, List 5 Things You are Grateful For. The science is pretty solid, being grateful for the good things in your life — even the tiny ones …

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Health Challenge Day 10: Shoulder Mobility

Platinum Health Challenge Day 10: Shoulder Mobility Now that our hips are all feeling great from yesterday’s challenge, it is time to give our shoulders some love. Day 10 is Shoulder Mobility! Check out this video from Dr. Karo showing some flexion and extension mobility for your shoulders. Accumulate 10 minutes throughout the day. How …

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Health Challenge Day 9: 8 min of Squatting

Platinum Health Challenge Day 9: 8 Minutes of Squatting Ready for Day 9? Sit in that squat! We all used to be able to do it… You may not be able to remember it, but before a baby can walk, it can sit in a squat. That includes you. Keep your feet flat on the …

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Health Challenge Day 8: Stay Hydrated

We all know we should be drinking water, but how much? For Day 8 your challenge is to Stay Hydrated. The formula below can help you figure it you. Take your body weight in pounds and divide in half. Your answer is how many oz of water you should get each day. But here is …

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Health Challenge Day 7: Meditate for 10 minutes

Can you believe we are already on the last day of week 1 for our #platinumhealthchallenge ? Which means it is almost raffle time! This week’s raffle… a $50 gift card to WholeFoods! For Day 7 we are back to focusing on a healthy mind… On Monday you did 5 min, now you are ready …

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Health Challenge Day 6: Exercise Outside for 20 min

Friday is National Walking the Dog Day so for Day 6 we are challenging you to Get outside to walk/jog/or run for at least 20 minutes. We just checked the weather and it is supposed to be sunny and 55 tomorrow… no excuses! Don’t have a dog? Grab a friend or walk yourself 😉 Check …

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Health Challenge Day 5: Read for 20 minutes

Platinum Health Challenge Day 5: Read for 20 minutes from a book or journal For Day 5 your challenge is to Read for 20 minutes, from a book or journal. The idea here is to make some time for yourself away from your computer and other devices. Instead of reading in a reactionary way from …

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Health Challenge Day 2: Meditate for 5 Min

Great job on complimenting 5 people today. How did it make you feel? For Day 2 we are moving inward: Meditate for 5 Minutes. Feel free to meditate using any technique you like, but here’s a basic meditation: Sit up tall with your spine straight, either in a chair or on the floor. You could …

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