Clean Crafted Wine

I stopped drinking alcohol in December of 2019.  I feel great and don’t miss it a bit.  I had one sip of champagne with a toast at a wedding in May & honestly didn’t want any more; however, it’s a personal choice and there are many for whom giving up wine is not an option. Coincidentally, the last wine I had was at a girls’ dinner and it was Scout & Cellar.  It was delicious & didn’t leave me with a headache the next day. 

My friend, Molly, is a rep with Scout & Cellar – and if I were to drink wine again, this would definitely be the brand I’d choose.  I asked her to send me just a little about her story with Scout & Cellar – here’s what she had to say: 

I am all about openness and transparency, and truly appreciates that from people, businesses and brands. It’s also something I look for in the food and drinks I consume, but that isn’t always the case.  I have celiac disease so I’m used to reading labels, but there are no ingredient lists on wine bottles. That’s why I love Scout & Cellar. You don’t need a label to know what’s in their wine. It’s wine as it should be: free from synthetic pesticides and additives such as extra sugar, chemicals and food coloring, just to name a few. Wine that is made from grapes that are hand-picked and farmed sustainably, organically or biodynamically. Better for the planet and better for you. I invite you to join the Clean-Crafted Movement with me! Here’s the link to learn more about our mission: https://scoutandcellar.com/clean-crafted?u=mollyfhogan Want to place an order, host a tasting or become a consultant, reach out to me via email: mollyfhogan@gmail.com.

You’re as Young as You FEEL!

Check out the results of this study published in Psychology and Aging:

“Researchers found, on average, participants who reported more stress in their lives experienced a steeper decline in functional health over three years, and that link between stress and functional health decline was stronger for chronologically older participants.

However, subjective age seemed to provide a protective buffer. Among people who felt younger than their chronological age, the link between stress and declines in functional health was weaker. That protective effect was strongest among the oldest participants.

In the Goal Fit Monthly Membership, we support each other in mindful living, stress reduction strategies and sleep optimization. Join us HERE!

Benefits of Nasal Breathing

*as always, just sharing my experience, not medical advice – consult your healthcare provider for advice on how this information relates to you, and don’t do any breathing exercises if you are pregnant or have cardiac/respiratory issues without consulting your doctor first*

I’ve been reading & hearing a lot about nasal breathing lately. Here are some of the possible benefits:

  • Filters out dust/allergens
  • May improve lung volume
  • Lower risk of sleep apnea & snoring
  • Humidifies the inhaled air
  • Improved oxygen uptake
  • Improved diaphragmatic function
  • Improved activation of parasympathetic nervous system
  • Improved oxygenation
  • Potentially improved athletic performance and endurance when nasal breathing during exercise

I’ve been working on nasal breathing when exercising (ask your doc before you try it & consider checking your heart rate as you workout).

I’ve found this podcast episode to have some really cool information- check it out! (It’s long, but super informative & has some suggested exercises as well).

Add Years to Your Life

Want to live 12-14 years longer (and add life to those years as well)?

A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that five lifestyle habits may add a decade or more to life expectancy.

The lifestyle factors studied were

  • Not smoking
  • Low body mass index (BMI of 18.5-24.9)
  • 30 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily
  • Moderate alcohol intake (no more than one glass of wine per day for women or 2 for men)
  • “Healthy Diet” (not specified, but obviously one that would not raise the BMI)

“Researchers also found that U.S. women & men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82% less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles offer the courses the roughly 30-year study period.” Source

I’m convinced – how about you? Reach out to me or join our community in the monthly membership & let’s stay health together!

All things JUICE with Kimmye from The Weekly Juicery

I have been drinking and enjoying the benefits of green juice for 20 years. For the past 14 months, I’ve enjoyed The Juice Ritual – a 1-day guided juice fast with The Weekly Juicery.  Local to KY, they also ship fresh juice right to your doorstep no matter where you live! 

Check out my chat with Kimmye Bohannon, owner of The Weekly Juicery, below & CLICK HERE to order fresh juice or HERE to join the monthly Juice Ritual. Kimmye has added a bunch of delicious new varieties to the Juice lineup this year and they’re all super tasty & a great way to drink liquid sunshine & raise your vibration!