Saturday, April 11, 2009

New stretch and homegrown EFA

This week I added another stretch to my website. Like the others so far, it's great for people who spend too much time sitting with their arms, shoulders, and head pulled forward.

The Selfcare: Stretching and Movement page is where a lot of my more serious advice goes. (As opposed to this blog, which is more whimsical.) I will be adding some lower body stretches, and plenty of more information about stretching in general.

The news from the balcony is that the purslane is emerging like crazy.

Purslane is commonly considered a weed, but in the last few years it has gotten great publicity as a "superfood." Its greatest virtue is being a fantastic plant source of omega-3 fatty acid, and it is also high in vitamins A and C, plus other fabulous nutrients. I put the leaves and smaller stems on salads and chop the thicker stems into soup. The California Avenue farmers' market has a stand full of various weed-like veggies, which is where I got the originals. A few cuttings put in water, transplanted after roots develop, et voila!

In the exercise department, I did a trade with a personal trainer that was a ton of fun. The good news- all the core exercises went great. The bad news- my tri's are still hurting, and I'm terrible at the military press. The best news- I consider core strength far more important than the military press.

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