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Today’s Topics:

  • Enhance Your Motivation: The dopamine effect

  • Combatting Computer Neck: limit stretching

  • Did You Know: Tyrosine benefits

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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):

Enhance Your Motivation: The Dopamine Effect

Struggle to stay motivated?

You go to bed, and set your alarm with high hopes of finally starting your workout routine.

Your alarm goes off, you hit snooze 5 times and another day goes by where you feel like you've failed.

What if I told you that managing your dopamine levels will improve your motivation?

They go hand in hand.

When your dopamine levels are high, you get laser-focused on goals.

But like all things... moderation is key.

Balance your dopamine levels by:

  1. Getting some early morning sun.

    Just 10 minutes. Ditch the sunglasses and get outside.

  2. Drinking coffee.

    Or any type of caffeine. It gives you a small dopamine hit but increases your dopamine receptors too.

  3. Eat tyrosine.

    Foods like red meat, avocado, eggs, and blueberries to name a few.

  4. No bright lights at night.

    It decreases the dopamine in your system making you less motivated.

We've all seen some of these tips before, but did you ever think about how they could help with your motivation?

Start with 1 or 2 things and you will notice your motivation increasing.

Combatting "Computer Neck”

Thoracic Rotations

70% of us have experienced neck pain at some point. If you haven’t, congrats on the nice neck.

You've been hunched over your computer all day and start feeling that dreaded neck pain.

So you get into some deep stretches. Pulling your head from side to side and holding until you can’t.

You feel a little relief but the nagging comes back stronger. Ugh.

Let's limit the deep stretching and take the steps to actually feel better.

  1. Change your position often.

  2. Add rotations.

  3. Strengthen.

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!

EAPMIDNO

Did You Know? Like Really Know…

Tyrosine is an amino acid and can help:

  1. Relieve stress and depression.

  2. Improve cognition.

  3. Boost memory.

  4. Improve workout performance.

So add some tyrosine-rich foods to your diet (meat, nuts, hard cheese) and if you're thinking about supplementing, always check with your doc.

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Scramble Answer:

DOPAMINE

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

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