I don't know about you, but between work, kids and life in general, I feel as though I need another few hours each day in order to get everything done, or some days get even half-done! So when I find a recipe that I can use for multiple meals I get excited. This avocado bean salad recipe was given to me years ago by a great friend and I am so thankful. I’ve made it to take as an appetizer or salad to someone’s house, and I’ve also made it for Santa Fe chicken wraps, taco salad and as just a simple side salad. It’s super in spring and summer especially for barbecues. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Avocado Bean Salad
2 medium tomatoes (cleaned out well so not too juicy)
Why your mother was right when she said “Pull your shoulders back!”
Poor sitting posture is not only common but detrimental to our health. We are in a time of increased time on our phones, tablets, computers and laptops. All of these require us to sit more and we often slump forward when sitting for long periods of time. Side effects of this slumped posture include, neck, back and shoulder pain and also headaches.
In order to improve posture when sitting, simply squeezing shoulder blades (scapula) back and downwards towards your spine repeatedly throughout the day will create a habit and in a few weeks you will start to be able to maintain this position without too much thought. This exercise strengthens the muscles at your shoulder blades which allows you to maintain this position for longer periods of time.
Keeping your low back pressed against the back of the chair, with feet planted on the ground helps to keep the pelvis in a neutral position and prevent low back pain.
What are compression socks and how do I know if I need them?
Compression socks are socks that provide compression to the legs that gradually decreases up the leg to support blood flow upward toward your heart. The result is improved circulation that can help prevent varicose veins, spider veins, and swelling, plus it helps to revitalize your legs.
Signs that compression socks may be right for you:
You experience tired and achy legs.
You notice swelling in your legs, especially with prolonged standing or when on your feet for long periods of time.
You have visible spider veins or varicose veins.
When travelling you experience swelling and/or fatigue in your legs.
Why Compression Socks?
Compression socks help to keep your legs healthy and improve circulation. Compression socks are useful for people who find themselves standing or being on their feet for long periods of time for example at work, for use during pregnancy or for people who have reduced circulation due to a...