National Women's Health and Fitness Day with Karena Dawn – A L T W E L L

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National Women's Health and Fitness Day with Karena Dawn

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Put the Focus on YOU for National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness day is the perfect time to reflect on ways you can prioritize your mental and physical health. Today, take a minute and ask yourself: Is my health currently being treated as a priority? If the answer is yes, then you rock! Keep doing what you’re doing. If you aren’t sure how to answer the question, or, if it’s a resounding “NO”, then it’s time to take back the reins and make some adjustments.

Let's Get Physical

No matter where you fall on the spectrum – casual evening strolls (That’s me) or full blow sweat sessions – it’s crucial to make physical movement a priority. Your body was made for it! Also, the more you do it, the more you’ll actually WANT to do it. Sometimes getting into a routine at first is tough, and then you may start looking forward to it. Physical fitness is a huge part of my life and I can feel myself struggle when I stray from my routine. If you’re starting from ground zero, my tip is to start with a realistic goal. For example, get 20 minutes of exercise three times a week. Once that becomes second nature, increase to 40 minutes three times a week, and so on. Make it fun and find things that make you feel good!

Mental Health

Keeping myself calm, balanced and mindful is a process that takes a ton of practice and is key to my overall wellbeing. I rely heavily on daily meditation to keep me centered, even if it’s just a 5 minute session in the morning it sets the tone for my entire day. At first it may seem like a waste of time, but after a week or two of consistency you’ll feel your mindset start to shift.

 

Try this meditation from my Instagram!

 

Another daily habit to keep my peace of mind: CBD. I love ALTWELL Balance softgels, tincture and gummies to ease stress and calm my mind. Making CBD a daily habit yields more benefits than just taking when you’re not feeling 100%.

Nutrition & Hydration

To feel your best, these two are absolute necessities! I try to remind myself that no foods are “bad” as long as it’s in moderation. Getting plenty of fruits, veggies and lean protein makes me feel great, along with PLENTY of water. I can feel the brain fog come on quickly when I haven’t kept up with hydration (I aim for 75-100 ounces per day). It’s no secret that what you put in your body matters, so take pride in it and feed yourself well! 

Check out one of my all-time favorite recipes below. 

Tahini Tray Bake
Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chickpeas, drained
½ cup chopped broccoli
¼ sweet potato, chopped into
    bite-sized pieces
1 ½ cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbsp. tahini
½ tsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. cumin
Pinch of salt
Pinch of red pepper flakes at the end
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, tossed at the end
¼ lemon, squeezed
Optional: 4 oz. lean protein

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except for red pepper flakes, parsley, and lemon. Toss to combine. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
3. Put cooked veggies on a plate and add parsley, a pinch of crushed red pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Serve with lean protein if desired.


 

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