Let’s talk ORAL HYGEINE and it’s role in optimising gut health and body composition. 😬
The oral microbiome and teeth are the beginning of the digestive system. The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of living organisms in your digestive system. Your gut microbiome influences your digestion, immune system, metabolism, and hormones. As well as affecting neurotransmitters that control mood and brain activity.
When your intestinal bacteria are imbalanced, problems show up all over your body. Your mouth and gut have a close bond and oral health problems can be linked to poor digestive absorption and immune response. Often you can see signs of digestive diseases in your mouth such as plaque, bleeding gums or even bad breath. There is a clear co-dependent structure of your oral microbiome and gut microbiome.
If you have poor oral hygiene, you are more likely to have insulin resistance, heart disease and inflammation along with allowing resourviours for pathogenic bacteria such as candida or H.plori in any plaque.
How to improve oral hygiene;
✔️BRUSH YOUR TEETH
✔️oil pull with organic coconut oil ✔️floss out the big stuff
✔️replace your soft bristled toothbrush 1-2 times per month
✔️use a tongue scraper every time you brush your teeth
✔️consume roasted fennel seeds after a meal as a breath freshener or as a digestive aid
🌱 ~ @coachjakecarter 💪🏽 ~ @benefit_s.a.p 🏋🏽♀️ ~ @strandfitness
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Back into programming! 🎉😁
Did wider stance squats for the first time in a loooong time: 100kg x 3. Don’t know if I prefer this stance now...🤔 then some banded deadies ➡️ and a bunch of other legs accessories 😅
Do you ever feel like you are dragging yourself to the gym? Not putting in all your effort during your workout? Just not into your lifts...maybe feeling like you’re just going through the motions? I’ve 👏 been 👏 there 👏. You’re not alone. But, there are things you can do to help with this! Here are a few of my tips on how to overcome the workout burnout... 🌟 Switch up your routine! Change your workout spit, switch up your moves. Doing the same thing over and over again gets boring. Don’t be afraid to switch it up! In fact, it’s a good idea! Your body will adapt to what you are doing - keep your body working! 🌟 Take it outside. Take your workout outdoors - get some sunshine! Do some lifts or cardio in the crisp fall air. You don’t need a gym to get your sweat on. 🌟 Switch it up. Try out a workout class you’ve never done before! Get outside of your comfort zone. Try something new and challenging. 🌟 Grab a partner. Ask a friend to workout with you and push each other! Accountability can work wonders when you’re in a slump. 🌟 Do a “free” day in the gym. No plan - no stress, just do the lifts that you feel like doing. Have fun with it & mix it up! 🌟 Take a break. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break! Let your body rest. Have a few relaxing days with lots of self-care and come back recharged and ready to roll! 🌟 Finally, to help reduce the workout burnout - make sure you ENJOY what you’re doing.
Trains for gains, especially 🍑 gains. Yes it hurts. It takes time. It requires sacrifices, dedication and discipline. There are temptations ... but it’s satisfying to see progress. Can’t wait to see what is in store 😊
Last workout of the week ✔️. I’ve been taking weekends completely off of training lately, giving my body a full two days in a row to recover. Sometimes I’ll make one of the days an active rest with a little walk with the hubby by the reservoir or beach but nothing to really exert myself.
I’ve always been the one to want to constantly go go go and team #nodaysoff but one of the biggest things I’m learning this off season is how much my body needs MORE rest and I need to chillllll the hell out sometimes 😆. Working #smarternotharder this time around.
Hat and top 👉 @bcouture11 code Jessica20 😉
No one ever said it was gonna be easy, they just said that it would be worth it💪🏼🖤
If you're in San Diego and still haven't checked out @protfsandiego, wyd!!! I miss this gym so much. If you're looking for a gym that's motivating and challenging, this is it!
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Hsppy Friday! We KILLED some shoulders today.
3 sets of 12 (except the Arnold press I made us accidentally do 4 sets 🤣🤣🤣) Shoulder press
Front to lateral raise combo
Bicep curl to press
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The layout and design at the new @eatstreet had me thoroughly impressed. So much to see and look at AND actual room to move, but it is unfortunately still sorely lacking in vegan fare. Nevertheless, I did my best! Vegan pizza (minus two flyaway basil leaves, which I lost to the bitingly cool riverside breeze) and none other than waffle fries. I've discovered a new favourite way to eat potato. 🥔🍕
The picture on the left was sometime around 2013-14 when I was 15/16, and on the right was earlier this year. On the left I was obsessed with the “thigh gap” trend and a flat stomach. I was a typical uneducated teenage girl who didn’t want to touch weights because I was scared it would make me bulky. 4 years later I’m lifting heavy and I’m still like where’s my muscle 😂👀 Everyone’s fitness journey is different, we all have different starting points, different whys, different goals, but one thing always remains the same and that is wanting to be better than who you were yesterday 💭