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Today’s Topics:

  • Late Night Snack Attack?: Choose this for better sleep.

  • Posture Shifting: New positions.

  • Did You Know: The twist that matters.

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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):

Late Night Snack Attack?

You can't sleep and at this point, you're starving.

You head for the pantry to find the chips and before you know it you're at the end of the bag. We've all done it. We've all regretted it. We've all struggled to sleep after it.

What if I told you there was a salty snack that could help with sleep?

Well, there is...

When that late-night hunger kicks in reach for some edamame.

Edamame is loaded with tryptophan. — your body uses it to create melatonin (sleep hormone).

Steam it in its shell, sprinkle on the salt, and enjoy a cup or two.

So, next time you head for the pantry for a late-night snack, picture me waiting there with a bag of edamame for you — My husband's worst nightmare, he’s a late night snacker 🤣

5 Bonus Tips to Getting Better Sleep.

  1. Get some sun early in the AM.

  2. Daily Exercise.

  3. Consistent wake-up and bedtimes.

  4. Wind down before bed.

  5. Keep it dark and cool.

Posture Shifting

Raise your hand if this is you

Come home after a long day of work feeling stiff?

You try stretching but it seems to make it worse. Now you start focusing on posture. Head held high, shoulders back, and feeling good (for a minute or two).

We live in a forward-rounded world and think of posture as this single position but it's not.

Posture is dynamic, meaning always changing.

Think about how many times you change your sitting position throughout the day.

Not many, right? 

Instead of focusing on sitting up straight, let's change up our position. You could try cross-legged, sitting with heels together, or sitting with your feet flat on the floor.

Or you could just get up and:

  • Walk around on your next phone call.

  • Stand when responding to emails.

  • Lay on your stomach while watching TV

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!

RPTUOES 

Did You Know? Like Really Know…

Up to 80% of total back rotation comes from the thoracic spine (the middle section).

Every step you take, every move you make (🎶I'll be watching you) requires thoracic rotation.

Repetitive postures like sitting on the couch, working at your desk, and scrolling your feed can reduce mobility.

Add some rotations into your day so you don’t look like a sloucher.

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Scramble Answer:

POSTURE

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

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