Welcome to this week’s Max Wellness Wednesday. As part of the Max Proactive Health campaign, this week we’re confronting the continued challenges of the current quarantine and COVID-19 crises.
Keep supporting health and wellness with Glutathione
First a reminder that Max products do not treat, cure or prevent any disease – there are no Max products that will prevent the contraction of the Coronavirus, or any virus or infection.
Our products are created to support your body’s Glutathione – the primary protector of our cells. Glutathione is the first line of defense against our cells’ most violent attackers, namely free radicals, chemical toxins, radiation and heavy metals. It allows our body’s to perform at its best and supports the function of healthy tissue or organs.
Unfortunately, our Glutathione levels are depleted through age, sickness, and stress. In especially difficult times like these, those negative impacts can take a serious toll on our overall health and wellness.
We highly recommend staying on schedule with your Glutathione supplement of choice – MaxGXL, MaxOne, or Cellgevity – to continue providing that glutathione support. As mentioned in the Global Web Conference call our product supply lines are in good shape, so we can continue to bring the power of the supplement to all parts of the globe.
Some core exercises for staying indoors
The quarantine and social distancing means less opportunity for getting out for exercise and almost no chance to visit your local gym. That doesn’t mean you need to be stuck as a couch potato though! There are simple exercises you can do each day that don’t require expensive equipment or a lot of room. Here are two of them:
- Stand with both feet together and hands clasped in front of your chest.
- Take a large step out to your right, immediately lowering into a lunge by sinking your hips back and bending your right knee – make sure the knee does not pass beyond your toes.
- Keep your left leg straight but not locked, with both feet pointing forward.
- Push off the right foot to straighten your right leg, then step your right foot next to left to return to starting position.
- Stand with your back flat against a wall.
- Position your feet about shoulder-width apart and then about 2 feet (60 cm) out from the wall, keeping your arms at your side.
- Slide your back down the wall, bending your legs until they’re in a 90-degree angle Your knees should be directly above your ankles.
- Hold the position for five seconds while contracting your abs.
- Stand slowly, while leaning against the wall, to return to the starting position.
We recommend that you find just 20 minutes in a day where you find a spot in a room to do these exercises. Make sure to…
- Warm up first with some light stretching
- Do 10-15 reps for each exercise
- Rest 15-30 seconds between the exercises
- That’s 1 set, push to do at least two more sets
- Rest 1-2 min. between sets
Fast, simple, and without much fuss, these exercises will help strengthen your core and stretch your muscles. The perfect remedy when you’re sitting down at the computer all day!
Frozen Veggies can still be fresh
We’re cooking at home more than ever during the quarantine, but going to the grocery store can be risky. To limit your needed trips, consider loading up from the frozen section – but don’t make it all instant meals and pizza.
Frozen veggies can offer similar nutrition to fresh vegetables but with a much longer “shelf” life and only a minimal drop in nutrients. Stock up on your choice vegetables to ensure that you’ll have good produce options available later in the week and need to make less trips out.
If you’re not sure what to do with all those frozen vegetables, try this quick and easy recipe that’s low on carbs but rich in protein, fiber and nutrients.
Fried Eggs and Veggie Mix – Serves: 2
- Frozen vegetable mix (peas, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.)
- 3-4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Fry up a packet of your favorite frozen vegetable mix with some eggs for a quick, filling meal.
- Allow your frozen vegetables to thaw for about 30 minutes ahead of time.
- Add coconut oil to frying pan and heat on medium-high heat.
- Add vegetables and toss in oil.
- Crack open eggs over pan and scramble with vegetables.
- Salt and pepper to taste, add other spices as desired.
If you have some older vegetables lying around, like wilted spinach or limp celery, add it to the mix. This is great with hot sauce as well!
No access to eggs or choosing not to eat them? Substitute some soft tofu instead. Just half a block should suffice!
Stay safe, stay healthy!
Even after quarantine ends, these tips are great to remember for moments when you need some quick and easy exercise or are thinking about an easy but healthy meal. Look forward to more Max Wellness Wednesday tips on the Max blog and to be shared on social media.