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With studies showing that viruses can damage the liver,right now it’s imperative that we take action to support this vital organ with our food and lifestyle choices. We should all be working to reduce inflammation in our bodies and eliminate the toxins that naturally build up during the winter, when we are eating heavier foods and being a bit more sedentary. Luckily, the way to do this is growing up all around us!
I’ll admit to not always making the most perfect food and lifestyle choices every day before this crisis hit. But once the immensity of the situation started to sink in emotionally, combined with the fact that we were experiencing actual sickness, we knew there was no time to waste in implementing the absolute most radical self care we knew how to practice. I’m happy to say that we have mostly recovered.
On July 5, 2015, I competed in the Quaboag Plantation Triathlon in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. This event consists of a ¼ mile swim in a beautiful lake, followed by a 12 mile bike ride through scenic rural back roads and rolling hills, followed by a 3.1 mile run on some of the same roads as the bike route.
I’m sharing my story of this day because it was full of exhilaration, challenge and empowerment, and afterwards I felt very accomplished. I believe this is within reach of many recreational athletes who are willing to plan ahead, train and commit. If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of doing a multi-sport event, this article is for you!
Living an active lifestyle is an important part of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle. For me, regular exercise contributes to a positive outlook on life, an overall feeling of physical health and wellness, and increased energy levels that I rely on to get my work done. I work for Mediterranean Living as the Wellness Coordinator, and for the past several years, I have been learning and incorporating the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle into my own life.
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"The scientifically acclaimed “Mediterranean Diet” is presented at its best here, with the liberal use of olive oil and plenty of vegetable and fish dishes in addition to mezedes (appetizers), meat dishes, desserts, and pretty much every Cretan dish you can think of."