Only a couple days into 2017, and it’s already easy to forget about those plans that you promised yourself you’d stay committed to. That’s why Santevia is launching a mini-series focused on keeping on track with those New Year’s Resolutions and your journey to health.
In Healthy Motivation, Saschie MacLean, founder of RSVP33, gives you her personal tips on staying motivated and healthy.
Throughout her childhood, Saschie was a dedicated, competitive athlete; she competed in cheerleading throughout high school and university, and stayed fit later on through dance. But after losing her sister in a car accident a few years ago, Saschie decided to use dance not only as a form of exercise, but also as a way to overcome her grief and get back on track to being healthy.
She signed up for more dance classes as a way to make friends, feel healthier, and get back on track with her fitness goals.
After falling in love with dance, and Beyoncé again, Saschie co-founded RSVP33 to inspire others to stay healthy, happy, and fit.
She suggests taking things step by step, and building on small, good habits.
“Being well-balanced is absolutely crucial to me finding success in my life.”
Her best tips are:
– get outside for a short walk at the beginning of your day
– turn off your phone thirty minutes earlier than you normally would before you go to sleep
It’s a new year! If you think having gone another lap around the sun will somehow improve and change you for the better, prepare to be disappointed.
Resolutions are just cliches if you don’t put action towards them and hold yourself accountable, but the human mind is a powerful thing. Coincide action with motivation, determination, and inspiration to set yourself up for success!
You are the only one who can take action, but Santevia can help by providing you with motivation, determination, and inspiration.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
So Start Today.
In Healthy Motivation, Saschie MacLean (RSVP 33) shares how in grieving the passing away of her sister motivated her to heal through dance. Date: January 10
In Fit Determination, Lucas Patriquin (FORCE Pro. Fitness) talks about his determination in staying true to his passion and finding success. Date: January 19
All of us here at Santevia are gearing up for the holiday season. We’ve compiled a list of our best recipes.
The holidays are a time to relax and have fun, but that doesn’t mean that all of your health goals should just fly out the window. Christmas meals are a great opportunity to show everyone at the table how easy (read: yummy) it can be to eat healthy. You don’t have to sacrifice taste and flavour in order to have a nutritious dinner! So before your reach for the butter and sugar, take a quick look through a few alkaline alternatives to the standard Christmas dinner sides.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Instead of: Mashed Potatoes
You might have hated them as a kid, but these small bundles of green are packed with tons of great nutrients; Vitamin C will keep your cells healthy, preventing heart disease and cancer, and the fiber in these little sprouts will lower your cholesterol levels and keep your digestive system working properly. Pair them with sweet potatoes and it’ll keep stress at bay this holiday season; sweet potatoes are high in magnesium, which is known as the relaxation mineral.
I bet you thought that relish was just for burgers – but not anymore. Swap out your grandma’s cranberry sauce recipe for a much healthier version of the topping: Instead of a can-full of sugary, processed cranberry(ish) sauce, make your own relish using fresh cranberry and ripe oranges. Cranberries are at the top of the list health-wise (and taste-wise): these little berries pack a punch of antioxidants that will fight off free radicals and lower your risk of developing harmful diseases like cancer. Not to mention oranges, which areknown for their outrageous vitamin C content, these juicy fruits are also highly alkaline.
Come on, you should’ve known that we would find a way to sneak kale onto this list. After all it is the superfood; the holy grail of all things healthy. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a bit, but it is delicious and – the best part! – in season around Christmas. The fiber, potatassium, vitamin C and B6 found in kale support heart health; the chlorophyll inhibits cancer growth; and the vitamin K aids in bone health. Mix in some heart-healthy quinoa, and you’ve got a complete protein. This side dish is not only delicious and alkaline, but you can eat it all by itself.
The best way to finish off a great meal is with an even better dessert. But that doesn’t mean that it needs to be loaded with fat, sugar and other acidic ingredients. The best foods are ones that you can grow in the earth, and (better yet!) are grown in your local area. Grab some winter fruit and toss in some nutritious spices to create a well rounded holiday dessert. Cinnamon is amazing because it can lower your risk of developing heart disease, as well as lowering blood sugar levels. Nutmeg is packed with trace minerals that will keep your immune system strong, and our favourite part about this seasonal spice? It will help you catch some Zs, which is definitely what you’re going to need after spending the day cooking for your whole family.
We posted a while ago on the importance of electrolytes for remaining mineralized- a shocking 90% of Americans are demineralized, leading to an abundance of disease and illness.
There are other minerals your body needs to function well, albeit in smaller quantities than electrolytes. They are called ‘trace minerals.’ All of them participate in key chemical processes going on within your body.
There are more challenges to staying healthy than ever before. Not only are we bombarded with a constant flow of information on health, but our environment can threaten us as well from super bugs to climate-related illnesses. Unbelievably, some health experts have even predicted that our life expectancy will decrease unless we make serious lifestyle changes. Read More…
We get to do a lot of fun stuff at Santevia. Recently we held a product video and photoshoot to show that while Santevia products are all about function (filtration, mineralization and alkalization), we can be pretty stylish in your kitchen too! The only thing we love more than photoshoots, is showing you behind the scenes of our favourite shoots.
With a thousand things on your to-do list and a handful of kids to get ready for school, it can seem daunting to get everything done before it’s time to head out the door. Easy to assemble and delicious to eat, we’ve assembled a list of lunches that can be prepped the night before so they’re easier than ever to pack in the morning. Read More…
In a recent blog post, we looked at the effects of dehydration, in which we mentioned that over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. That’s a sobering statistic. But even more shocking than that, is that 90% of Americans are chronically demineralized.
Now you might be asking yourself what the big deal is about being demineralized. Most people don’t realize how essential minerals are to maintaining a functioning body and their effect on one’s quality of life – as they participate in your body’s chemical reactions, they literally determine how well your body works.
Here are the basics: minerals in your body divide into electrolytes and trace minerals. Electrolytes are found in larger quantities and serve many functions. Read More…