The Week of
This Week’s Info
- Mobility Focus: Scapula / Thoracic Spine
- Stability Goals: Scapular Depression / Retraction
- Skill Work: Plank
- Mindset: Self Worth
WOD Programming Schedule (thru December 10th)
- Monday: Pliability
- Tuesday: Strength
- Wednesday: MetCon
- Thursday: Pliability
- Friday: Strength
- Saturday: MetCon
The Mindset SWAG SHOP is OFFICIALLY OPEN!
- Click HERE to check out all the *NEW* Mindset clothing designs!
- Be sure to order yourself something nice and get your family and friends some gear too!
- We have samples of the materials and sizes for you to try on in the lobby along with plenty of information.
- Orders can be shipped to you or you can pick them up in the office.
- Orders will be filled within 14 days after the store closes — great timing for holiday gifts!
- Also, look closely at the tie dye shirt design to see a special promotion we are running!
- The shop OPENS TODAY thru Monday, November 28th!
End of the Year Happenings
- November – Healthy Living Locally
- See our third Spotlight below!
- December – Celebrating YOU!
- Be on the lookout for our mock elections!
- January – Party Time!
- We are planning a night of fun and celebrations! There will be food and fun so stay tuned for more details to come!
Week three of “Live Healthy & Support Local!” is all about our neighbor, Innovative Eye and Dr. Alexandra Copeland!
Dr. Alexandra Copeland is the optometrist and owner of Innovative Eye Care in Kalamazoo, MI. The mission at Innovative Eye Care is to provide personal eye care and unique eye wear to patients of all ages in a warm and welcoming environment. Dr. Copeland loves working in private practice because it allows her to get to know her patients and meet all their eye care needs.
In line with Mindset’s philosophy, Dr. Copeland strongly believes in the importance of preventive care. A comprehensive eye exam should be part of everyone’s annual health plan. An annual exam offers a snapshot of overall health as your eyes are the only place in the body your blood vessels can be seen in their natural state. Focusing on preventive care, Dr. Copeland also has a passion for dry eye disease and myopia control.
Dry eye affects over 40 million Americans. There are a variety of symptoms that may or may not include dryness, burning, and/or gritty feeling eyes and fluctuating vision. In its early stages dry eye seems like a small nuisance, but it is a progressive condition. In its more severe stages, dry eye can interfere with all aspects of a person’s day. Dry eye management options have changed drastically in the last several years. Innovative Eye Care has invested in this technology. We use meibography to image and assess the health of patient’s tear glands and offer TearCare in-office therapy, a drug-free, drop-free way to rehabilitate and preserve the health of these glands.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is on the rise in children. It is predicted by 2050 that nearly 50% of the US population will be myopic. These changes are largely due to the environment: less outdoor time and more screen time for kids. Aside from poor vision, higher levels of myopia greatly increase the chance of sight-threatening conditions like a retinal detachment later in life. Traditionally, a child has been given contacts or glasses to clear the vision. Now, we have three options that not only clear the child’s vision, but also have been proven to slow the progression of myopia by about 50%. These options include low-dose atropine drops, MiSight soft daily lenses, and orthokeratology lenses (orthoK). OrthoK lenses are especially unique because they are worn while the child sleeps and then removed in the morning. Once the lenses are removed the child can see clearly all day without correction.
Check out Innovative Eye on the web for more information about these two topics. Innovative Eye will also be celebrating its 5-year anniversary this December with special promotions throughout the month.
To read Dr. Alex’s Bio, click here!
Enjoy–you are worth it!
Functional Medicine Corner
Of all the phytonutrient colors available to us, BLUE/PURPLE/BLACK foods are the ones that are least frequently eaten. It’s such a shame too — there are so many reasons to focus on including these beautiful colors!
Not only do these foods help to protect our brain and memory especially as we age, but many of them are also sweet and easy to incorporate into meals, snacks, and even desserts! Below are the powerhouse nutrients we can get with these foods:
- This nutrient supports healthy aging by decreasing inflammation as well as helping to maintain good blood sugar control.
- It also has cardioprotective benefits.
- Grapes (the nutrient is in the skin) as well as red wine provide the highest levels of resveratrol, but it can also be found in blueberries, peanuts, and dark chocolate. Seriously, wine, nuts, and dark chocolate can help us age gracefully! In moderation, of course. 😉
- Blueberries and grapes also contain this compound that has been shown to decrease cholesterol and triglycerides as well as help to support cognition.
Getting purple varieties of different vegetables brings further nutrient diversity – instead of kale, get purple kale! Purple cauliflower, purple carrots, and even purple potatoes and rice provide more than just visual diversity to your plate.
Have berries in oatmeal, pancakes, or granola in the morning, or in smoothies. Frozen berries provide just as many of these powerful compounds as fresh, so enjoy them through these winter months. Or consider berry cobbler, eggplant parmesan, or snack on purple pepper slices or raisins.
~ Carrie Palmer PA-C, IFMCP
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month – Carmen Johnson
Hey, hey Mindset fam–it is a new month and we have a new fiery member to spotlight this month! Raise your hands for Carmen Johnson this month–woot woot!
Carmen is a resistance band snapping, weight lifting powerhouse and we love her for her snappy personality. She has grown in her time with us and we love watching her PR and approaching goals with a positive attitude.
Help us love on her this month!