The Tipping Point
"Soup of the Day"...just got Serious!
Malcolm Gladwell’s expertise on epidemics centres more around social ones: Looking at the ways messages, trends, and products, for example, can suddenly become so powerfully contagious. Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge to move something from a “big-ish deal” to suddenly becoming an avalanche. We are all influential. A single person can move something towards or away from that critical tipping point. Embrace that fact: It can be empowering.
“The key to getting people to change their behavior, in other words, to care about their neighbor in distress, sometimes lies with the smallest details of their immediate situation.” - Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Workout of the Day
We had such RAVE REVIEWS from Lauren Neal’s Lower Body Stair Workout from last week. If you loved that one, the Cardio Interval Workout below is equally awesome!
Cardio Interval Workout
5 moves & 4 rounds
40 Seconds ON, 20 Seconds OFF
Get your heart rate up and mobilize before you move!
- Butt kicks – 30 seconds
- Bodyweight Squat – 30 seconds
- Lateral lunges – 30 seconds
- Reverse Lunge – 30 seconds
- Squat hold with ankle mobility – shifting weight side to side by driving knee towards baby toe; try to keep heels on the ground – 30 seconds – take breaks as needed
- Inchworms – 30 seconds
- Plank to Downward Dog – 30 seconds
- Arm circles – 30 seconds a side
Each move will be done for 40 seconds with a relatively high intensity. Take the 20 seconds off and start the second exercise. You will go through the five exercises and start from the top continuing with the 40/20 split the entire time.
Watch Lauren go through a quick demonstration of all the moves here.
- Hips squared
- Torso angled slightly forward – keep spine neutral
- Press off of outer foot
- Think athletic position
- Accelerate then decelerate
A2. Mountain Climbers
- Hands stacked under shoulders
- Neutral through spine
- Drive knees forward while keeping spine in the same position
A3. Vertical Hops/Steps
- Start on non-dominant side first
- Step back into a lunge keeping torso slightly angled forward
- Press through heel & drive back leg up
- Can come into a hop or step depending on how you’re feeling
- You’ll hop or step out into a plank position
- Lower yourself down to the ground or modify by holding in plank
- From there, hop back into a squat and come to as standing position
A5. High Knees
20 total reps
- Start by driving your knee upwards, then hop or step to the opposite leg
Repeat the moves from the top 4 times!
For questions about this workout you can connect with Lauren directly here.
Naturopathic Wisdom of the Day
After all that Easter decadence, it might be time for a healthy dose of fish. Alternately, you can get incredible health benefits from fish oil.
Dr. Moira Kwok, our Naturopathic Doctor at the Adelaide Clinic, has listed some of the top benefits derived from the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish and fish oil:
- There are many health benefits for omega-3 fatty acids.
- Very good for your skin
- Improve joint health
- Improve risk factors for heart disease
- Effective against anxiety & depression
- Decrease age-related mental decline
- Reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease
- Help to prevent cancer
- Help fight many autoimmune conditions
- Decrease fat in your liver
- Decrease menstrual pain
If you'd like to further discuss fish oils or any of the above conditions, you can contact Dr. Kwok ND here.
Bite of the Day
I guess it’s a sip more than a bite.
I had a friend in university I called the Blender Babe. But I think that was because of her pina coladas… This “Blender Girl” combines the fun of coconut with some powerful antioxidant fruits and veggies to create a different sort of blender treat: The Best Detox Smoothie.
Do you have a "Something of the Day" you'd like us to share?! Email Meg.