A New You
A new year inherently brings the opportunity to reflect and reset. Gone are the holiday parties and Christmas cookies, and instead there’s an opportunity to change your trajectory. So, set goals and create habits that will benefit your health. Sign up for a new class, incorporate more veggies, take a walk around Pepper Place – the options are endless.
Our health gurus provided some advice that help you become the healthiest version of yourself – not just in 2021, but in the years to come.
Tiffany Martin, Owner of Ignite Cycle
Do not accept self-talk that you wouldn’t say to your best friend. No matter what your progress, goals, or setbacks, be kind to yourself. You are in control of your internal dialogue. Changing the narrative takes practice, but you can get there!
Tiffany’s Go-To Product: a BKR Water Bottle
One way to be kind to yourself is to take care of your body. Hydration is a simple way to love yo’self, and you deserve to do that fashionably.
Jennifer Ryan, Owner of Blueroot
The wellness tip that truly changes the trajectory of my day (and, after time, compounds and changes the trajectory of big stuff like stress levels, relationships, and business endeavors) is to establish and stick to a morning routine.
This will look a little different for everyone, but I think the objective is the same – to carve out a few minutes to optimize mental and physical health before attacking the “to do” list (or before the day attacks us). For me, it means trying to PAUSE – taking a few deep breaths and thinking about one thing I’m grateful for (it forces me to slow down and keep perspective); MOVE (this might be a run with the dogs or some simple stretching); and PRIORITIZE – identifying the most important task I need to complete that day and planning out how I’m going to tackle it.
I love this healthy morning habit because it sets a positive tone for my whole day, supports my ongoing mental and physical health, and increases my productivity – which means I can turn work “off” and family time “on” sooner each day and with more intention.
Jen’s go-to snack: Salted Dark Chocolate Collagen Bliss Bites
This is my personal can’t-live-without snack. These powerful bites — which pack 8g of protein and 5g of fiber in every serving! — keep me fueled up, filled up, and energized. I pop them for breakfast, eat them post-workout, and use them as my antidote to the mid-afternoon slump. And with just the right touch of dark chocolate, they satiate my ever-present sweet tooth! (GF, DF)
Alison Page, Owner of Aero Joe
Whether kick-starting your “dry January,” or simply cutting back and imbibing less this month, help your insides detox from the holidays with this simple green juice recipe (below). Pour in your fave wine class to help concur those cravings!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CELERY
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports digestion
- Reduces cholesterol & high blood pressure
- 1 head celery chopped
- 1 – 2 apples peeled and chopped
- pinch dried ginger to taste
- pinch of turmeric (optional) to taste
- 2 lemons peeled
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- 2 cups spinach
- Process all ingredients through your juicer following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Consume right away.
If you have a slow juicer you can store this juice for up to 72 hours in a sealed glass jar in the fridge
Beth Doyle, Owner of the Collective
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Alex Stone, Co-Owner of FarmStand by Stone Hollow
Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, is a valuable program that helps to directly connect organic and healthy produce from our farm and local farms, to your kitchen. In Spring 2014, Stone Hollow Farmstead began its CSA program to share our love for eating fresh with our valued friends and clients. Every week we provide our community with fresh, local produce as well as goods from our cannery and local bakers. This inspires you not just to eat seasonally, but also to eat fresh and healthy.
Our program begins every year in March. Membership is divided into four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter/Holiday. Shares can be purchased by season or collectively as an Annual share. Every Tuesday members’ shares of produce and local food items are prepared for pickup at FarmStand or one of our other local partner locations. Or, for an additional fee, our team can deliver!