Tips for reducing stress:Drink Green Tea: Drinking green tea produces calming brain waves in as little as 15 minutes. An amino acid in the tea ups the production of alpha brain waves by 38%!
Orange Juice: Drinking just two glasses of orange juice a day can lower stress induced cortisol levels by 300%! It also increases the production of collagen, a protein that strengthens connective tissue and helps prevent cellulite from forming.
Whey smoothies: Drinking 15 grams of whey protein can raise testosterone levels by 25% for up to 48 hours. This increases metabolism and improves muscle tone. Drinking a post workout smoothie may double fat loss and increase muscle gain by 63%. Add variety to your smoothy by adding various fresh fruits. So delicious your kids will beg for more.
(Information from the April 16th edition of Women First Magazine)
Get a massage! Not only does routine maintenance of massage therapy help reduce stress, it improves flexibility, increases circulation, strengthens the immune system, improves mood with the production of serotonin and dopamine and reduces pain naturally through the production of endorphins.
Save money and buy a package of 5 or 10 massages. Get the best at Tampabay Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. The best massage for the best value. Packages never expire, no contracts and top of the line service.
Simple Healthy Recipe You'll Love
Simple Garlic Shrimp (to be serviced over toast or other starch)
From Chef John at Foodwishes.com I made this recipe myself and it was simple, didn't take long to make and everyone loved it! Delicious and healthy!
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Ingredients for 2 large or 4 small portions:
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 pound shrimp
salt to taste
6 cloves garlic, minced fine
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp cold butter, cut in 4 pieces
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp caper brine
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley, divided
water as needed to thin sauce
What's New at the Office??Staring in May I will be phasing out of weekend hours. I will take appointments from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and will have one Saturday a month that I will work. I will have some other therapists on call for Saturday and Sunday hours, by appointment. So if you are looking to book an appointment with me please keep the new days and hours in mind. ~ Thank you!
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Thank you! We are looking forward to a healthy and fit summer ahead.Blessings,
Melanie M. Neumann, LMT, NMT CD(DONA)
Tampabay Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc.
7158 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL 33772