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Today’s Topics:

  • Shower chill: Ice bath benefits.

  • Post-Sick Reboot: How to Get Your Groove Back

  • Did You Know: Memory Showdown: Kids vs. Immune System

  • Tell Friends ➡️ Get Prizes: new referral sticker pack is here.

WOW Things:

There is a lot going on in the world of wellness (WOW) and it’s impossible to keep up. We searched the internet for interesting things and our favorites of the day.

Ready, set, go (insert Mario Kart start sound effect):

Chilling in the Shower, Literally!

You know when you are taking a nice relaxing shower and you start losing hot water?

You're hustling to get the soap out of your hair before it's completely gone. (Always happens when I'm shaving.)

What if I told you to stay in that cold shower? 

You've prob heard about the ice bath craze for athletes but you can benefit too.

It helps with muscle soreness and improves your recovery after a hard workout.

If you have rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions it can help reduce your pain and swelling.

Not only are there physical benefits but check out these mental benefits: 

  • Improved focus.

  • Promotes relaxation.

  • Form of meditation.

  • Better sleep.

If I didn't convince you to try an ice bath, start small. Turn the cold water on for 30 seconds at the end of your shower. Up it to 45 seconds after a week and don't forget to breathe.

Feel free to curse my name while you're in there unless you’re a dude… your wife might not like that 👀

Post-Sick Reboot: How to Get Your Groove Back

You've been stuck on the couch for 3 days with a box of tissues and a blanket not even able to watch TV.

You finally start feeling better and think you're ready to get back into your routine.

Instead of going all out right away.

Try these 6 things:

  1. Start with gentle movement- mobility or yoga.

  2. Hydrate.

  3. Take a walk.

  4. Low-intensity short workouts.

  5. Eat vitamin-rich foods.

  6. Consume protein.

Easing back into things will keep you out of fight-or-flight and help your immune system get you feeling 100% again.

Learn to Scramble Well(ness):

While eating your lunch, waiting for your lunch, or letting go of your lunch, try our wellness-themed word scramble. It's one word a day, and you can find the answer at the bottom of this newsletter - good luck!

YIMTINUM 

Did You Know? Like Really Know…

You know when you promise your kids ice cream thinking…

“They’ll totally forget about this”

But they don’t - Oops.

Well, the same goes for your immune system.

Did you know your immune system has a better memory than your kids?

It records every illness it's fought and defeated so the second time around you don't get sick…. or as sick anyway.

Your immune system has 2 parts:

  • Innate: what you're born with.

  • Adaptive: develops over time as you're exposed to stuff.

Both of them work together to maintain your overall health.

P.S. If you’re liking this newsletter, make sure to share it with your friends. We want our friends to be healthy and happy, right? Plus we like doing this and want to continue doing it, but that can’t happen if you don’t spread the word ❤️

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Scramble Answer:

IMMUNITY

Did ya get it right? If not, there’s always tomorrow’s newsletter.

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