Summer is the time to move.
The weather is usually better, the sun calls to us and we make walks, gardening and exercise a greater priority.
One of my son's baseball coaches used to say, "Be Like Water" all the time. I loved it. He'd bend his knees and do this funny wiggle that looked fluid.... he was telling the boys don't be stiff, be ready to move, flow.
That's how I think about my body now. I want to be strong, but fluid. We should strive for a balance between muscles that are strong and muscles that stretch.
As I re-engage my running routine to prepare for a half marathon (a distance I haven't attempted in years), I know that past mistakes were avoiding strength training and also, ignoring my joint health and flexibility.
If you're starting a running routine, you will find your body has to be prepared for the repetitive jarring movement on pavement. You'll learn that a tight back or tight calves will have a ripple effect on the other parts of your body.
Deep blue is a family favorite for soothing sore muscles but also preparing the muscles and joints for new movements, for work, to be fluid.
In the past, my right knee has called out to me during training, so this morning, prior to my strength session, I applied my deep blue . The warming and cooling sensation is similar to the feeling of another sports rub, but deeper and it uses therapeutic grade essential oils to deliver long lasting benefits to the muscles and joints without the toxins. Use it preventatively to reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with any new movement.
Gardeners can experience pain just like an athlete does. Prep your body for whatever adventures your summer brings with a little Deep Blue rub.
Click on the image above to get yours, or message me to learn. more about the oils, supplements or fitness programs that can help you move with greater ease in an affordable fashion.
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As a woman navigating two chronic pain conditions and the mother of two boys (one with asthma and allergies) I have been incorporating healing practices and natural solutions into our lives for a long time. When we discovered the impact of reducing our toxic load through essential oils, the benefits of 100%pure, therapeutic grade oils and the beauty of no side effect remedies, DoTerra oils became a lifestyle for us. To get the most from our oils, we make cleaners, body washes, treatments for ailments, energetic and emotional rollers and just about anything you can imagine. We are here to help you navigate the overwhelming options and start taking your natural healing path one step at a time. Love, LeeAnn