HindeSight #32: Q&A with ‘The Fittest Doc’—Are You at Risk for Coronavirus? (Plus 29 Immunity Boosting Recipes!)

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29 Healthy Recipes to Boost Your Immunity

Eating Well shares some delicious & healthy recipes—that are also quick and easy—to help keep your immune system firing on all cylinders right now.

Read the full article now.

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‘Fittest Doc’ Answers the Question: Are You at Risk for Coronavirus?

Special guest Dr. Nick, MD—the “Fittest Doc”—sits down with Aaron Hinde to debunk some common myths about the Coronavirus. Plus, learn how practicing gratitude & mediation are beneficial to help boost your immune system!

Watch the interview on YouTube here.

“This too shall pass … It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.”

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Learn from psychologist Catherine Pittman, PhD, exactly how to use the neuroscience of fear to end anxiety, panic and worry in your life.

Discover Dr. Pittman’s book here.

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HindeSight  |  No. 32

5 Tips on Staying Germ-Free at the Gym

Written by travel blogger Tiffany Ammerman • Images courtesy of: @crossfitonevalley & @jakehoneycuttphoto

We all know that going to the gym to stay active and fit is super important for our physical and emotional well-being, but many of us forget about the potential for picking up illnesses in communal spaces like the local CrossFit box or the community yoga studio. During your next sweat session consider some of these immunity boosting tips to keep your future trips to the gym germ-free. 

1. Drink Immunity Boosting Drinks

Often forgotten, drinking immunity boosting drinks such as turmeric shots, IMMUNITYAID, or apple cider vinegar can give your body the extra line of defense it needs to keep you nice and healthy while you’re working out. Helping to deliver an extra boost to your immune system, turmeric is also a good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, helping you recover from your workouts faster! The last thing you want is to have a bad cough that derails your PR attempts. Taking care of your body from the inside out is the first step to whole-body wellness.

2. Wipe Down Your Equipment

Whether you’re working with kettlebells or a yoga block, wiping down your equipment with an alcohol based sanitizer is a must. Forgetting can be easy when you’re leaving your CrossFit class in a post-WOD haze but cleaning your equipment is not only good for you, it’s also respectful to others who use the same wall balls and dumbbells. Germs can really proliferate on unclean equipment surfaces causing an illness to spread quickly through your local fitness center. Help keep sickness at bay by cleaning your (or other’s) gym equipment!

3. Drink Plenty of Water

We all know that drinking water is key to enhance your athletic performance but being well hydrated can also help your body in it’s defense against illnesses. Having a hydrated body can keep toxins from building up as well as assist in moving oxygen to your cells which could help with keeping your immune system functioning properly. 

4. Don’t Come to Class If You’re Sick

Thinking a good sweat session is going to kick your cold? Staying home when you’re sick can greatly reduce how many people you pass it to as well as your recovery time. Your body needs rest to fight off those germs and giving it something else to repair will only increase the time that you’re ill. Take the day off! Everyone, including your body, will thank you.

5. Take Care of Your Own Equipment

Washing your own wrist wraps, yoga mat, knee sleeves and weight belt will keep you and your gym bag healthy and clean. So next time you’re finishing up a workout, throw your stuff in the washing machine rather than in the back of your car. Not only will it keep nasty things such as staph from growing on your equipment, but it’ll smell better, too. 

CONCLUSION

Next time you’re at your local gym, try to take some of these tips along to help with keeping illnesses from taking root in your workout community. Not only will your fellow athletes be happy and healthy but so will you!

 

Cover image: Delanie, Gracie, Tiffany & Alexis Wade: @dwade556 | @gracie9421 | @alexis_wade99

Last image: Chase Hill | @chill_365

 


 

About the Author:
Georgia native Tiffany Ammerman is the thru-hiker and CrossFitter behind the travel blog The Goodish Traveler. She spends the majority of her time traveling, eating sushi and searching for hiking trails. When she’s not blogging, Ammerman can be found training at CrossFit LaGrange and teaching art to kids.

You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @the_goodish_traveler or website: TheGoodishTraveler.com

 


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Us Weekly: This Immunity-Boosting Super-Drink Tastes Just Like Orange Soda

Original article posted in Us Weekly by Suzy Forman

Staying healthy is basically a full-time job, and we have to admit, we’re not always earning the coveted Employee of the Month award. We put in some real effort when we can, but we really just need a vacation — and this sadly isn’t the type of job that lets us take time off. It’s just too hard to commit, so all we can do is hope for the best!

That was our mindset up until recently, at least. It’s not like we changed our minds about how much effort to put into our health or anything. It’s just that we found an extra simple, actually enjoyable way to boost our immune system daily. Sure, people love to get fresh juices, but they’re either too limited in their ingredients or will go bad by the end of the day. They’re simply a pain. That’s why we’re picking up a pack of this lightly carbonated blend instead!

LIFEAID IMMUNITYAID Support Blend

Get the LIFEAID IMMUNITYAID Wellness Blend HERE!

This immunity-boosting drink is made to fortify your system daily, packed with essential nutrients to support year-round health. Over 1,000 shoppers are seriously loving it, from its benefits to its delicious orange soda flavor. One said they drank it every day to get through flu season and didn’t catch so much as a small cold — and others said that when they are sick, this is what they rely on to help them feel better.

They say it’s just the perfect blend of ingredients and works better than any of its counterparts. It’s probably better for them too — with no artificial sweeteners added!

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Get the LIFEAID IMMUNITYAID Wellness Blend HERE!

You may be thinking, “Soda? That can’t be good for you.” But we’re serious! Apart from the small amount of sugar, each can of IMMUNITYAID is only 40 calories. It also features no artificial colors of flavors and is totally vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly. And remember, this isn’t an energy drink. It contains an incredible blend of ingredients: echinacea, zinc, vitamins A, C and D3, turmeric, lemon balm, magnesium, astragalus root, valerian root, ginger root and chamomile!

Drinking this refreshing, non-caffeinated blend may have so many benefits on your body and mind. The chamomile, for example, may calm the mind, while the ginger root may calm a nauseated stomach. Then you have the turmeric to target any swelling caused by daily stress or even traveling. Still think you might need something else? Check out the other types of drinks available from LIFEAID on the same page, including FITAID, FOCUSAID and PARTYAID. Here’s to good health!

Looking for something else? Check out more healthy blends from LIFEAID at LIFEAIDBevCo.com. Check out more of our picks and deals here!

This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.

The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at ShopWithUs@usmagazine.com
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NPR’s Info and Tips for Staying Defended Against the Coronavirus

Credit: Malaka Gharib/NPR
Reposted from NPR‘s Instagram post on Feb. 29, 2020:

Kids and parents: You may have heard the word “coronavirus” online or on TV. You probably have a lot of questions. Read our comic to get some answers.
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STAY WELL OUT THERE, EVERYONE!

Stock up on IMMUNITYAID Wellness Blend to help boost your immune system with vitamins you’ll actually enjoy drinking.

—Your LIFEAID family

 

FITAID MAKES A SPLASH AT MIAMI’S 2020 WODAPALOOZA


February 20-23, 2020

What a weekend!

While athletes crushed WODs in the Miami sunshine & rain, the FITAID booth sampled over 3,000 cans of our LOW-CAL and ZERO SUGAR workout Recovery Blends—FITAID, FITAID ZERO SUGAR, FITAID RX & FITAID RX ZERO SUGAR—as well as the new balancing LIFEAID HEMP Blend.

Meet & Greets over the weekend included top athletes & influencers: Kelsey Kiel, Kenzie Riley, Hannah Eden, Cassidy Lance & Luke Parker

Pictured on podium, left to right: Sara Sigmundsdottir (2nd), Tia-Clair Toomey (1st), Kari Pearce (3rd)

CONGRATULATIONS to FITAID athlete Sara Sigmundsdottir on her 2nd-place finish at WZA 2020, crushing all the events over the weekend!

THANKS to everyone who came out and helped make WZA 2020 a success! We’re already looking forward to seeing you next year.
—Your FITAID Team


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HindeSight #31: How to Get Into Flow State + The Coronavirus Threatens Future of Food & Beverage

The cofounders of nutrition beverage brand Lifeaid, one of whom is a medical doctor, planned to pass out 3,000 branded surgical masks at Expo West, which ended up being canceled on Monday evening.

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Derailed by Coronavirus, Food Industry Questions the Future of Its Biggest Event

Forbes discusses the major impact this latest health scare is having on national events for food & beverage brands.

Read the full article now.

How to Get Into Flow State

Steven Kotler, author of Mindvalley’s ‘The Habit of Ferocity‘ talks at A-Fest Jamaica about flow and how it can create peak performers. (37:41)

Watch Kotler’s inspiring lecture here.

“Flow is a state of being when we are completely focused, and fully immersed in what we are doing. In flow our work seems effortless, creativity goes into overdrive, we feel inspired, and motivation springs forth from within.”

—Dragos Bratasanu

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi teaches us how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Find his book here.

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HindeSight  |  No. 31

Happy Valentine’s Day from LIFEAID CST! Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Meet the heroes behind the headsets here at LIFEAID Beverage Co., our rockstar Customer Success Team (CST)! Together, they field hundreds of calls, emails and chats each week, all with a smile—helping our amazing customers with their accounts, orders, returns, exchanges, subscriptions and more. The faces you see here are largely responsible for the happy campers who post rave reviews of our LIFEAID products and services.

Buckle up, it’s time to get to know your LIFEAID Customer Success Team: Jadé, Flory, Destiny and Rosemary. Here is a list of their absolute favorite things to help you make this your healthiest and happiest Valentine’s Day yet. Enjoy! 

Pictured above, from left to right: Flor, Destiny, Rosemary, Jadefront row, channeling his inner Bachelor

Jade (aka: Jadé)

Favorite thing about Valentine’s Day: I love rip-away clothing, safety words & aloe vera (just kidding)
Favorite date: fort building, long conversations about Batman (100% serious)
Favorite dinner:
sushi
Favorite music: the smooth stylings of Seal
Favorite LIFEAID product: PARTYAID … or should I say, “PartyJadè”
Favorite thing about myself: my opposable thumbs

Destiny

Favorite Valentine’s Day gift: a massage | Favorite date: dinner, always!
Favorite text to get from my Valentine:
“I washed the dishes, babe”
Favorite music:
50s/60s era
Favorite condiment: hot sauce
Favorite dance move: The Twist
Favorite thing about your pet: That I could probably leave it alone for a week and it would be fine (it’s a fish, I give him a new name every day)
Favorite LIFEAID product: the new LIFEAID Hemp Blend
Favorite thing about myself: my mind

Flor

Favorite Valentine’s Day gift: chocolate-dipped strawberries and flowers
Favorite thing to make for your loved one(s): Sopes. I love cooking authentic Hispanic foods & spending time in the kitchen with my family. We have always connected through cooking—it creates happiness & laughter in our home.
Favorite date: Getting ready for dinner and, of course, eating some great food!
Favorite dessert: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Favorite dance move: dancing and singing (I really enjoy singing in the car)
Favorite LIFEAID product: All of them! Although I find myself drinking FOCUSAID most often
Favorite thing about myself: my hair and nails

Rosemary

Favorite Valentine’s Day gift: anything homemade
Favorite Valentine’s Day music: love songs by George Strait
Favorite text to get from/send to your Valentine: “I love you”
Favorite animal print: cheetah, baby!
Favorite dessert: warm chocolate chip cookies
Favorite quote:
“And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” —Michael Scott
Favorite scent: rain, my boyfriend’s hoodies, and my 47,000 candles
Favorite thing to Google: cute baby videos
Favorite thing about myself: Is it weird if I say my feet? I also like my handwriting and my ability to fiercely love.

Share the LIFEAID love this February 14th!

At LIFEAID, we truly are passionate about helping others live their best, healthiest life. What better way to show someone you care about their health than with a case of LIFEAID Vitality Blend, great for helping to reduce mild inflammation from everyday stress while you thrive in life.

O U R  S P E C I A L  G I F T  J U S T  F O R  Y O U :

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy 25% OFF all cases of LIFEAID Vitality Blend! Offer valid for 24 hours only — shop this Friday (Feb. 14) to save some dough for your valentine! (Discount taken at checkout.)

Wishing you & your loved ones a happy and healthy Valentine’s DayYou are loved. BE YOU.

—From your team at LIFEAID Beverage Co. 

#ABetterWayToDrink

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HindeSight #30: The Power of Your Words + Making and Breaking Habits, Sanely

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Team’s Customer Service

Business for Unicorns shares some top tips for creating consistently excellent customer experiences within your brand.

Read the full article now.

Scott Stallings’ Life-Changing Transformation

“I just kinda thought I could do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted,” admits golfing legend Scott Stallings. Discover how this pro golfer turned his life around and went on to win big—both on and off the golf course.

Watch Stallings’ inspiring story here.

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

—Vince Lombardi

Making and Breaking Habits, Sanely

On episode #219 of the Ten Percent Happier podcast, host Dan Harris chats with life coach and best-selling author Kelly McGonigal about how to rethink how you approach and create healthy habits in your daily life.

Check out the full podcast episode here.

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HindeSight  |  No. 30

Golf-Pro Scott Stallings’ Life-Changing Transformation

Source: PGA Tour video | April 2019

After being diagnosed with chronic fatigue in 2015, GOLFERAID athlete Scott Stallings changed his lifestyle. With two top-10s and a third-place finish in the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Stallings is looking to earn his fourth career victory at the Valero Texas Open.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

“The only time I really truly felt good is when I worked out. So when I was training and stuff, I felt great. It just kinda became a routine. It wasn’t a matter of if and when I was gonna do it, it was just a matter of what time of day.”

—Scott Stallings

HindeSight #29: Dedicated to Kobe Bryant, a True Legend & Inspiration

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New Fitness Craze: The Jug Method by Neal Maddox

Have you heard? Barbells are OUT, jugs are IN! Developed by elite athlete and coach Neal Maddox, discover why everyone’s raving about the convenient and affordable Jug Method. Dip ‘n’ Sip, baby!

Watch the Jug Method video now.

Real Chalk Podcast #110 with Aaron Hinde

In this episode, ‘Real Chalk’ host Ryan Fischer dives into the specific mindset LIFEAID co-founder Aaron Hinde takes into each day to help him build a successful company, plus they discuss all the juicy details about LIFEAID—past, present and future.

Listen to the full podcast episode here.

“Leadership is lonely … I’m not going to be afraid of confrontation to get us to where we need to go. There’s a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that’s just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.”

—Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant shares his perspective of life on and off the basketball court, a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

Check out Bryant’s book on Amazon.

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HindeSight  |  No. 29