Monthly Archives: September 2016

Video 12 – 10min Neck, Back, Shoulder Loosening & Stretching Routine

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In Video No. 12 I’m showing you a 10min “Neck, Back and Shoulder Stretching” Routine. This includes various standing and seated stretches. You could do the program e.g.

  1. first thing in the morning after waking up, to loosen your body after a good nights rest.
  2. as a office desk mid-morning or lunchtime break
  3. as a evening routine after work or a long day at the desk to stretch those tight neck, back and shoulder muscles.
  4. maybe when driving long-distances as a mini break
  5. what else could you use this routine for …… ? Let me know.


The stretches and exercises are very simple and can be done anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment or props, nor do you need to change clothing – simple – quick and easy !!!

You will see a few seated stretches being done in a office chair, just to give you some ideas what can be done to stretch your back, spine and shoulder area and reduce tension in that area, as it gets tight for most of us when sitting for hours on a desk.

Aim to do some or all of these exercises at least once a day, ideally twice a day. Maybe get your work colleagues to join in and do it as a team activity or break. Taking a few minutes out will give you a mental break and boost your alertness and productivity.

I generally recommend to
(1) set a fixed time at which you do this stretching program e.g. mid morning 10am or after your lunch break at 1.30pm. The main goal is to establish a routine, something you do at set times and days. Ultimately you want to do this without having to think about it, without any conscious effort – your posture will thank you.
(2)  Schedule it in your diary at the beginning of the week, it only takes 10min.
(3) Get your work colleagues to join and make is team activity or do it together with you partner or spouse.
(4) ask yourselfWhat is different after doing this stretching routine?” – “Which body-part loosened up or is more relaxed after the stretches?” – “What are the benefits of doing this?”

Enjoy, let me know how you get on and send me an e-mail with your questions.
Martin

Video 11 – Whom to follow on the internet re Nutrition, Health and Food Research recommendations from Happy Pear Twins Stephen, David Flynn

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I met the Happy Pear brothers David and Stephen Flynn earlier this week, during a nutrition talk that they gave in one of Ulster Bank’s main offices in South Dublin, Sandyford, Central Park, Ireland. See previous post with a picture of them.

Here a short video with one of the twins answering my question “Whom do you follow on the internet or web to stay up to date with Nutrition, Food and Health research and advice?”.

Please keep in mind that I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with any of these doctors or physicians opinions or point of views at this point in time, nor do I advocate what they believe, as I haven’t read their articles or watched their videos yet.
. I just want to share their names and details with you so you can learn more about health, nutrition and food, allowing you to form your own opinion.

He mentioned the following four doctors and physicians. I added a Wikipedia links and link to their website, where available.

  1. Dr. Joel Kahn, America’s Healthy Hear Doc (there was no Wikipedia link available, which is a bit odd), find his website here https://www.drjoelkahn.com/.
  2. Joel Fuhrman M.D., Nutritional Researcher, NY Times, Best Selling Author, find his website here https://www.drfuhrman.com/.
  3. Dean Ornish M.D., Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, Undo It.  Founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California.  Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Find his website here http://deanornish.com/.
  4. Neal Barnard M.D., Cinical Researcher, founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), he is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Find his website here http://www.pcrm.org/barnard-medical-center/doctors-and-staff.
  5. ???? He mentioned on more “Kaldo or Caldo S….. something” but I couldn’t find the persons name on the web. Please let me know of that person or are aware of the correct spelling.

Let me know if you have heard of any of these physicians, researchers and doctors, and what your opinion is on their work.

And a bit thank you for Stephen / David for taking the time to answer my question, much appreciated.

Martin

Theodore Roosevelt Quote – “Do what you …. ” re motivation, taking action, getting results

Quote Theodore Roosevelt Do what you can with what you have where you are your. Martin Luschin South Dublin Nutrition Health Coaching Personal Training
     
 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”  …. he brings it to the point …. it’s all about taking  ACTION and DOING IT, there is no point hanging around and waiting for things to happen.
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 YOU, WE, I all of us … have only one chance to change things / our circumstances and that’s NOW. …… sooooo
  “What have you DONE TODAY, this morning to get you closer to one or two of BIG GOALS ….  
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Jot it down, plan it, schedule it … and then do it !
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Lets Get GOING ❗ 
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Martin

10 Videos – Increase Core Strength, Mobility & Flexibility with these Fitness and Exercise Videos

The 10th Core Strength, Pilates and Flexibility Video is out 🙂 Hurraaaayyyy ! Find all videos that I created up to now (22nd September 2016) below. I’m in the process of recording more videosThese videos will focus more on (1) Energizing Nutrition and Healthy Food,  (2) Toning & Weight Loss Tips & Exercises, (3) Digestion and it’s impact on Health, Vitality and Energy, (5) Stress Management Tips. Let me know if there is anything particular you are interested in or you want to know about. 
Thanks – Martin
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These Pilates & Core Strength Videos  are here to:

1. give you an idea what proper exercise technique looks like, 2. make you aware what to watch out for to keep the exercises safe, 3. how to get the most out of the exercises, 4. let you know what exercises work on which body-parts, 5. Try the exercises and let me know how you get on and if you have any questions !  I really mean it, e-mail or text me with your feedback – I appreciate.

Here a link to a list of all Core Strength & Pilates videos (on my partner site www.PilatesDublin.ie) with detailed written descriptions of the  Exercises and Movements.

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The Happy Pear Brothers go “bonkers with the bankers” – Stephen & David Flynn’s Ulster Bank talk in Central Park, Dublin 18

The Happy Pear brothers in Ulster Bank with Nutrition & Health Coach Martin Luschin in Sandyford Central Park Leopardstown Dublin 18I just met two of the most inspirational, enthusiastic and entertaining guys in the nutrition, health and food field in Ireland, Stephen & David Flynn from the “Happy Pear”.

It’s a shame I made it only to the last 30min of their “Nutrition Masterclass” in Ulster Bank’s office building in Leopardstown, Central Park, Dublin 18, where I manage Ulster Bank’s gym, give classes, do my bit to get the bankers fitter, happier and healthier, and raise health awareness.

One of Stephen and David’s main message or as they call it “our three-word-manifesto” is EAT MORE VEG !!! (and with veg they really mean (1) fruit, (2) veg, (3) beans, (4) legumes and (5) whole grains).

It’s all about, making small, simple, easy to do changes that add up over time and lead to a healthier, fitter and happier YOU !!! One of them, “who is Stephen and who is David ????”, they really look alike. said focus on establishing habits and that’s what I’m all about here at “Your Health Habit Coach”.

I’m going to focus on habit creation and giving tips how to get into healthy, beneficial habits in some of my next blog posts in the coming weeks. I’m in the process of testing a free habit online coaching tool for that last three or four months. Currently I’m working on some of these habit:
(1) Drinking two glasses of water first thing in the morning – 89 days in a row up to now,
(2) Making bed immediately after getting up – 90 days in a row, (my girlfriend is very happy with that 🙂 ),
(3) Going to bed before midnight – only 20 times in the last 90 days, I’m more of a night-owl, but there are lots of health benefits for going to bed before midnight or even better before 10pm, which I doubt I’m going to be able to do for a good while,
(4) Wake up early, (85 times) to work on your “First things first” (reference from Stephen Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and similar books and approaches, re productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, e.g. the 80/20 rule or Pareto-Law etc..

Sorry, I drifted off a bit here, got too enthusiastic.

A big THANK YOU to Stephen and David Flynn for coming in to Ulster Bank in Leopardstown, Central park, Dublin 18 and raising awareness, educating folks in a very entertaining and enthusiastic way. Plus a even bigger Thank you for Camilla Waters who organized the Health & Well-Being Forthright in Ulster Bank in Central Park and Georges Quay.
Remember to take on Stephen and David’s four day challenge … Going for the Healthier Option !!!!

Martin
Your Health Habit Coach

 

2 for 1 – Special Offer *Toning, Weight-Loss Class* South Dublin Mount Merrion, Stillorgan

Morning Fitness Toning Weight Loss Exercise Classes in South Dublin Stillorgan Mount Merrion MartinJoin our  Monday or Tuesday Morning Fitness & Exercises Classes in South Dublin and save 50%.
This Offer Ends Tuesday morning 6th September 2016.  

Courses Start:
(1) 5th September 201 6 – Monday – 9.15am-10.15am – Mount Merrion Community Centre, beside Deer Park, UCD
(2) 6th September 201 6 – Tuesday – 9.30am-10.30am – Glenalbyn Sport Club, Kilmacud Crokes GAA, Stillorgan, beside the Shopping Centre.

We make it even more fun and enjoyable for you, as all that’s needed is to bring a friend, family member, colleague or buddy along and the two of you can join our 6 week courses for €60, instead of €120 for both of you. Start spreading the word, let them know on facebook, twitter, instagram etc.. Oh and did I mentioned ….. we will have a cup of tea, coffee and a *good chat* after the class in the *coffee shop* to catch up, allowing you to ask me any health, fitness, exercise or nutrition questions you might have.
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The normal course fee is €60 per person for 6 consecutive week, this means each of
you saves 50%. This offer is only available until Tuesday 6th September 2016.

Yours in Fitness & Health
Martin


Terms and conditions apply (see below). Payment can be done (1) cash, (2) cheque (please issue the cheque to “Fitnecise”), (3) Online Card Payment (** a small card payment fee applies).

T&Cs – Terms and Conditions:
1. This offer end on Tuesday 6th September 2016
2. It is valid for six consecutive weeks from Monday 5th or Tuesday 7th September 2016 onward.
3. Participants can attend one class per week.
4. Participants can choose between the Monday 9.15am Toning & Weight-Loss class in Mount Merrion Community Centre or the Tuesday 9.30am Toning & Weight-Loss class in Stillorgan, Glenalbyn Sport Club, Kilmacud Crokes.
5. Paid course fees are non-refundable.
6. Participants must fill out a Health Screening From before attending the first class.