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Free App Content during Quarantine!

Hey there team!

As most of us are stuck at home in these times, on-line and app content is being viewed like never before. Luckily many companies have decided to lower their prices or to make some if not all content completely free for the next couple of weeks. That is great news!

So check out some of these apps below and see what you can learn from them. Maybe you will end up being a long term subscriber, or maybe you will just enjoy them for a couple of weeks. Either way, being able to check it out free of charge is pretty cool!

The Centr App from Chris Hemsworth and his team currently has a 6 week free trial! This is such a cool resource with many different coaches, so I am sure that you can find something to your liking.
They call their corner stones to a fit lifestyle Train, Eat, and Live. This is an amazing opportunity to check out all of their great content for free. Don’t miss out! Do make sure that you go to the website for the 6-week free trial! If you go via the appstore it is only free for 7 days.

I feel so fortunate to have worked with incredible experts in the fields of health, nutrition, mindfulness and training, so I thought, ‘Why not share that?’ Tell my team what you want to achieve and they’ll help you get there.  -Chris Hemsworth

The Nike Running (NRC) and workout (NTC) Apps have always been free, and they are still awesome. I used the NRC app to get ready for a half marathon a while back. If you are living in the US the Nike Training Club App currently has all of its Premium content for FREE. Here is a direct question to Nike though -Why are you not able to release the Premium content in the App for the rest of the world to use…?! I just don’t get it?! OK, moving on.

Headspace – my favorite app for meditation currently have some of their meditations for free. Check it out if you haven’t already. If you want to know more about the benefits of meditation I have written about it previously.

State – This is a great breathing app I encourage you to try. It is really straight forward without any fuss, and very user friendly.  Their main saying is:

“Accomplish more, stress less – Intuitive breathing exercises to shift your state in record time”

The Wim Hof Method. If you have never heard about the Ice-man before, now is a good time! Learn more about his methodology to boost your immune system and breathing techniques here.

Mastering Diabetes also has many free webinars that you can join. This is a great resource to look at not only if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, but also if you are interested in what you can do to never end up in that situation!  Find out more about them here and follow on Instagram here.

These are just a few to give you a place to start. If you have a particular subject you are interested in google away and see what you can find out about what is being offered right now. I just attended a free web seminar from a Business School the other Day about being an entrepreneur.  Make the most of being stuck inside!

App away my friends! 😉

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Holding your breath to keep your mind from exploding?

Are you holding your breath again? It is that time of the year where everyone is trying to wrap up all of those loose ends and finish the year with some amazing accomplishments. At least so that it looks like it on paper, am I right? That together with very busy holiday plans tend to push a lot of people into high stress mode. Staying in this stressed mode, where the sympathetic nervous system is in charge (fight or flight) creates a lot of tension. If you don’t have a method for relieving some of that inner tension, you may feel like the pressure is about to make you explode.

In order to relieve some pressure and get out of the fight and flight mode, we need to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system. A really easy way to do that is to use your breath. By something as simple as taking 3 deep breaths, you can calm your over active nervous system and get it to relax. Breathe in through your nose, let your lungs fill up completely, and then slowly breathe out through your mouth.

Someone I know uses this technique every time she has to stop at a red light while driving. Instead of getting worked up about “loosing time” she uses it as an opportunity to work on her breath. It is such a simple thing to do, but it really can make a huge change to your day.

If you have a little more time, (maybe you are standing in line waiting to pay for your groceries), try to see if you can make it all the way up to 10 breaths, and then count backwards with each breath until you get back to 0. In my head it would sound something like this “one, I breathe in – one, I breathe out, two…”. You get the picture. Again, it is very simple, but oh so effective. This can be a great technique to try as well if you have problems falling asleep.

If you feel like trying a 2 minute super easy meditation, then check out this video with Andy Puddicombe.


I am also a big fan of meditation and this is one of my favorite apps. You can check out my previous blog about meditation right here.

In terms of nutrition you can help your nervous system by keeping your blood sugar as steady as possible. For example, when you eat sugar, quick carbs and drink caffeine, these things all stimulate your nervous system to be in the fight and flight mode. That makes it so much harder for us to relax. So, if you feel the pressure building up try to stay away from these processed sugary types of foods as much as possible, and focus on whole nutrient dense foods instead.

I know I talk a lot about hydration but it cannot be emphasized enough! Make sure that you properly hydrate, especially between all the extra holiday drinks. Your liver and body will thank you.

Doing some exercise is also a great idea. If you don’t have time for a full session, try to get some simple movement into your day, like walking. It doesn’t always have to be strenuous to be doing you some good.

Do what you can, when you can. Every little piece helps. Have a great weekend! 😉


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