#200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 4 and 5, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we’ll discuss stress as we age with Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND, how to stop second guess yourself and find confidence with Heather Lillico, cooking with zucchini with Shauna Lindzon and how to avoid yoga injuries with Jelayna Da Silva

We specifically discuss:

Stress As We Age

  • Stress in older Canadians
  • Covid-19’s impact on older Canadians
  • Reduced recreational opportunities
  • Chronic stress vs. acute stress
  • Responding to chronic stress: safety and health
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Forest bathing
  • Gardening
  • Family face time
  • Magnesium

Stop Second Guessing Yourself, and Find Confidence

  • Second guessing yourself: a decision every 2 seconds
  • Two thought loops: Rumination and “all or nothing” thinking
  • The first step: noticing
  • The lens that we we our actions
  • After noticing comes acceptance
  • Redirecting our thinking: “I got this!”
  • What does confidence look like?
  • Misconceptions about confidence

Cooking With Zucchini

  • The nutritional benefits of zucchini
  • Chocolate chunk zucchini loaf
  • Zucchini fritters
  • Summer minestrone soup
  • Jamie’s zucchini pasta
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Fried zucchini

Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Is yoga really a gentle practice?
  • The types of yoga injuries: shoulders, wrists, lower back and pre-existing injuries
  • Weight lifting: to build strength
  • Pilates: the “homework of yoga”
  • Cross training: Mindful strength
  • Proper warm up for your wrists
  • Biofeedback: listen to your body
  • Have an instructor watch your form

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#191 Men’s Health Issues, the Real Meaning of Yoga, Five Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden and Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3  and 4, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish

We specifically discuss:

Men’s Health Issues

  • What are the big health concerns for men?
  • Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen
  • Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7
  • How can you have a healthy heart?
  • Magnesium and stress
  • Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil

The Real Meaning of Yoga

  • How do most people think about their yoga practice?
  • Westernization of a sacred practice
  • What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?
  • What is the concept of Ahimsa?
  • What is the concept of Satya?
  • What is the concept of Asteya?

5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

  • Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?
  • The concept of direct sowing
  • Preparing the garden for direct sowing
  • Sunflowers
  • Calendula
  • Nasturtium
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnias
  • Dealing with poor soil
  • Edible flowers
  • Harvesting flowers
  • Storing seeds

Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

  • The easing of Covid-19 restrictions
  • Social anxiety
  • Struggling with choices and making plans
  • Thinking and preparing for change
  • Communicating your feelings
  • The risk of depression
  • The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better

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To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.