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Eagles News · IHSAA Weekly Health Tip

This is the weekly health tip from the IHSAA.

Tuesday’s Health Tip:   Week 2 • Dietary Tip – Let’s start burning fat first thing each morning.  A sweeter way to get a healthy dose of omega-3s; Flax!  This PUFA-rich, high-fiber seed has been linked to lower cholesterol, and it can aid in digestion.  Sprinkle fresh ground flaxseed on your oatmeal, or mix ¼ cup of ground flaxseed right into your favorite muffin recipe.  For a healthier take, try baking with whole-wheat pastry flour and swapping in almond milk for regular milk.  Opt for a hearth healthy plant-based oil, like flaxseed oil, in your recipe.  Include fresh blueberries!!

▪ Exercise Tip – Continuing our slow, but steady work… Stomach Vacuums This is similar to what we call the cat stretch pose. This is also known as the four-point, transverse-abdominal stomach vacuum. Follow the steps below for this exercise; start reducing that mid-section’s unwanted fat:
▪ Go down to the ground on all fours, supporting your body on your hands and knees.
▪ Inhale deeply and loosen your abdomen.
▪ As you exhale, tighten the abdomen muscles.
▪ Hold this position for 15-30 seconds.
▪ Repeat the process.

Here’s to Your Health!!