November is in the Air! – November Newsletter

November 6, 2018 by simpilates


“BE PRESENT IN ALL THINGS AND THANKFUL FOR ALL THINGS.” 


And…just like that November is here. As we all get busy with the holidays, let us not forget what is important about this special time of year. It is a good time to reflect on the past year and be grateful for all we have. With all the shopping, cooking, hosting, and parties to attend, it can get hectic and stressful. Make sure to take care of yourself, eat nutritious meals, hydrate, get a massage, spend time with loved ones, go for walks, are just a few things you can do to slow down time a bit. Keep it manageable for you.  Think of our studio as a place to come to get recharged, move your body and make connections.

We are here for you during the holidays!!!

Healthy Hugs ~Tania


A MOVE TO REMEMBER

Why Good Posture is Important for your Bone Health

Your skeleton is the foundation for everything your body needs to do. From an early age, many of us have been scolded to “sit up straight” and “stop slouching.” While that directive may have been annoying to hear as a child, it is very sensible advice that will benefit your orthopedic care.Increased Strength

Proper alignment of your bones places your body in its strongest positions. You’ll struggle less in daily activities and even breath better. Tasks such as lifting and carrying items is much easier with proper body positioning. You’ll be strong and stable and minimize the possibility of developing a rounded spine, which affects the strength, flexibility, and performance of your entire body.Less Pain

Slouching and crouching will pinch nerves, compress muscles, and cause your body to have unnecessary pain. Misalignment created by bad posture generates pressure on your joints, and your muscles are stretched to compensate for the uncomfortable angles you are forcing upon them. Your limbs and joints operate much more efficiently and comfortably when aided by proper posture since they are no longer unnaturally compressed and twisted. Maintaining the correct curves of the spine will also help ward off osteoporosis later in life, which can be painful and debilitating.Less Risk

When your body is in its strongest position, you are less likely to break a bone or seriously injure a muscle or ligament. Spine fractures are an especially dangerous side effect of bad posture and the likelihood of incurring them increases as you age and your bones become more brittle. Stability of your skeleton will make falls less likely as well, helping you avoid critical injuries.

Keeping yourself active can ultimately reduce the risk of pain or injury. That’s why you should look into starting a safe exercise regimen right away. And what better way to actively age than to join a Pilates class. Experts say that Pilates is perfect  because it has a lesser impact on the body, unlike other forms of exercise, which build bulky muscles that tend to be prone to injury. Pilates focuses on building core muscles, including the back, hips, arms, legs, and abdominals.

In fact, it is a gentle way to help get in shape since most of the exercises are performed while sitting or reclining. Pilates uses techniques that have light resistance.  Good posture is an important key to keeping your skeleton healthy and strong, so find a Pilates class today!


RECIPE

Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

 

Ingredients

4 small acorn squash (about 4 1/2 lbs.)

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 c. mixed-color quinoa

2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

1/3 c. dried cranberries

1 small bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded, leaves roughly chopped (about 6 cups)Crumbled feta cheese, for serving

Directions

  1. Place rimmed baking sheet in oven and heat oven to 425°F. From squash, cut 1/2 inch from each pointy end, then halve each through its center (this will help them stand straight); spoon off and discard seeds. Rub squash with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Arrange on baking sheet and roast, hollow side down, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 3- to 4-quart saucepan, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil on medium. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, covered, stirring often, 7 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add quinoa and toss to coat, then add thyme and 2 cups water; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in cranberries; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; place Swiss chard on top of quinoa and cover pot with clean dish towel, then lid. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer squash to platter, hollow sides up. Fold chard into quinoa, then spoon into squash halves. Top with feta, if desired.

 



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