FEATURED ARTICLE: "Top Tips for Nourishing your Mind, Body, and Soul for 2017" by Julie Snyder - Keiser University
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FEATURED ARTICLE: “Top Tips for Nourishing your Mind, Body, and Soul for 2017” by Julie Snyder

Top Tips for Nourishing your Mind, Body, and Soul for 2017

  • Eat smart.  Veggies, fruits, and whole foods!  Abstain from processed and sugary foods that wreak havoc on our cells.  Vegetables and fruits provide the body with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and fibers that our bodies crave at a fraction of the calories and reduce our risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • Sleep.  Research tells us that we need 7-8 hours of sleep per night!  Trying to function on less than that is not only dangerous, but will age the body more rapidly.
  • Exercise.  Positive hormones are released when we do cardiovascular exercises that help reverse the aging process and allows us to relax our bodies. Additionally, cardio exercise strengthens the heart and lowers the blood pressure.
  • Laugh.  It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine! Again, good hormones are released when we laugh and a good belly laugh also burns more calories!
  • Just say no to “stress”.  Learn behavior modification techniques so that you learn how to manage stress.  A certain amount of stress is beneficial to us as it helps give us purpose and direction (eustress), but when our levels of stress overtake our ability to cope (distress), then this can become a negative factor for good health.  Excessive stress weakens our immune system thus exposing us to various illnesses.  Our bodies react to stress by initiating the stress response; in doing so cortisol and insulin are released into the bloodstream.  If these hormones are not physically utilized, they will remain circulating in the body leading to excessive and unhealthy weight gains. In addition, one’s blood pressure will also rise in times of stress which can lead to hypertension if the stress is not relieved.

About Professor Snyder:  As Department Chair of Sport Medicine and Fitness Technology and Exercise Science based at Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Flagship Campus, Snyder has developed the curriculum for, manages and oversees the management, program operation and revision, and development of the Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology and Exercise Science program in 14 Keiser University campuses.

As owner and creator of “Fit to Ride,” a fitness training business, she established, marketed, and managed the first equestrian fitness training program designed specifically to meet the needs of South Carolina’s riding enthusiasts. A certified ACE Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Snyder holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a focus on sports, health and athletic training. 

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