4 Recovery Hacks From A Heavy Leg Day

How to Quickly Relieve Muscle Soreness Guest Post by Tricia Brouk, BroukMoves.com So you crushed your heavy leg day with multiple drop-sets on your squats, deadlifts, and leg press. And now…you’re Jell-o, achy, sore, and may need a crane to lower yourself into a seat. Hold on from special ordering a seat donut and check out these 4 quick recovery hacks to get you back on your feet. FOAM ROLL BEFORE YOU GO TO BED A foam roller will separate or loosen the fascia from the muscle, which helps in recovery and performance. 10-MINUTE MASSAGE If your gym offers this, it’s worth getting a quick one-on-one massage or jumping on a jet-powered Hydro-Massage bed. Like foam rolling, a massage can help flush out a build up of lactic acid as well as increase overall circulation, blood flow, and oxygen to the muscles, which is key to recovery. GENTLE CYCLING This will allow your muscles to be used in their ROM (range of motion) with little-to-no resistance, creating oxygen and blood flow to the legs. 5-MINUTE RESTORATIVE YOGA The restorative yoga pose Viparita Karani (laying on your back with legs up a wall) reduces swelling in the feet and legs by creating an “anti-gravity effect”.  Finally, it will calm you, so that you can relax before the next time you have to think about your next heavy leg day.   Guest post by Tricia Brouk, fitness expert and owner of Brouk Moves Elite In Home Personal Fitness and Wellness. Check us out for more fitness hacks, wellness tips, and free guides!...

Juti Quick Tip: Do You Listen To Your Food?

Here’s your quick tip of the week to help you bring out your healthiest self: Listen To Your Food So what exactly does it mean to “listen” to your food? This simply means being more conscious of how you feel after you eat. Whether you keep a food journal or not, commit to listen more to your body this week. Pay attention to how you feel during the first few hours after you eat something. Pay attention to your energy level, your mood, your clarity of thinking, and especially just how good (or not good) you feel overall. This week we challenge you to listen more to your body and give it more of the food that it really wants. As you begin to listen more to your body, you will be taking your health, fitness, and energy to the next level. Your body knows what’s best for you. All you need to do is listen. Let’s make this a super-healthy & great-feeling week for you. We Believe In You And Your Healthiest Self! Team...

Juti Quick Tip: Keep It Simple

Here’s your quick tip of the week to help you bring out your healthiest self: Keep It Simple Look for simple ingredients on food labels when choosing what to buy this week. By “simple” we mean: ingredients that you understand without having to reference an online dictionary ingredients that you can pronounce (and a first grader can too) ingredients that make you feel good knowing you’re making a healthy choice (listen to your inner voice) Some simple examples: oats, vanilla bean, quinoa, chia seeds, sea salt, pecans, cinnamon Some not-so-simple examples: sucralose, inulin, erythritol, vegetable glycerin, fractionated palm kernel oil, maltitol syrup, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) Let’s keep it simple and make it a great week together…a week where you take your health, fitness, and energy to the next level. We Believe In You! Team Juti PS: You’re right…”quinoa” is probably a tricky one for a lot of us to pronounce (and spell), first graders included. But it’s still simple & healthy, and we know you get the point....

Chia Seeds | From Decorative Planters To Powerful Superfood

Are Chia Seeds Good For You? Have you heard of eating chia seeds as a source of energy? When we informally surveyed a number of health-conscious people (including some certified nutritionists), we discovered that many consumers today have heard of chia seeds, but haven’t considered eating them as part of a snack or a meal. Therefore, we decided to write this brief article to share some of the lesser-known truths about chia. But before we cover some of the amazing nutritional qualities of chia seeds, we have another question for you. The Chia Pet Do you remember the “Chia Pet” that used to be sold on TV? Back 20 years ago in the United States, the chia seed was seen by people as something you pour onto an animal-shaped piece of clay and water it so it looks like green hair when the grass grows out. In case you’re too young to remember this (or you just blocked it out of your conscious mind and pretended it wasn’t there), here are a couple pictures of some “chia pets”: So is there more to chia than just silly looking pet sculptures? You bet there is! The chia seed is actually a superfood that is jam-packed with nutrients designed to give you sustainable energy over many hours. The chia seed was used centuries ago by Aztec and Mayan warriors in Mexico as a staple in their diet to help provide them with a long term energy boost that carried them through battle, through 100+ mile hikes, and through any other physical challenges they faced. And still today, there are native tribes...

Gluten Free Oats | Why are they good for you?

Gluten-Free Oats Most people think that all the oats you buy in stores are gluten free oats. In fact, if I asked you right now if the oats in your cupboard at home are gluten free, you may say “Aren’t all oats gluten free?”. The answer is actually both Yes and No. The oat grains themselves are naturally gluten free, but most oats you purchase in stores today are not gluten free. The reason for this is that most oats are harvested in facilities that also harvest wheat (i.e. a primary source of gluten). Therefore, since the oats are prepared for packaging on equipment that also packages wheat and wheat products, there is often gluten mixed in with the packaged oats. In my travels, the only people I’ve met who know the difference between normal oats and gluten free oats are nutritionists and individuals suffering from celiac disease or a gluten allergy. When I was formulating the Juti Bar, I wanted to make sure it was the healthiest food possible and that it was something most people could eat — including the growing population of gluten free eaters. And naturally, when I learned that most oats available on the market today are tainted with gluten, I began an intensive search for the best gluten free oats available. Further on the journey I eventually found a beautiful farm in Powell, Wyoming that specializes in growing and harvesting the healthiest, all organic gluten free oats you can imagine. Oddly enough, the company is called Gluten Free Oats, LLC. In future articles, we’ll discuss some of the many benefits of eating gluten free foods....

Where it all began

Where It All Began Like most things that taste great, the Juti Bar was first created in a mother’s kitchen. Matt’s Mom, who is passionate about proper nutrition, baked a batch of health bars to give to Matt and his dad before they headed out for an early morning round of golf. After playing some golf, both guys were pretty hungry so they each ate the homemade energy bar they had brought with them. Matt was immediately impressed by the bar’s awesome taste and delightful texture, but he was even more surprised when he had plenty of energy for the next four to five hours of golfing and running around that day. When he returned to his parents’ house later that afternoon, Matt thanked his mom for the amazing bars and got the recipe so he could start making his own every month. He was very excited because he knew these bars provided the flavor, nutrition, and “staying power” that he had been unable to find in any other on-the-go breakfast options. In his own words, here’s part of the reason why Matt was so excited to discover his mom’s healthy treat that day: “Over the years, many doctors & health experts have suggested that adults eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning as a way of staying healthy, getting enough fiber, etc. Well, I tried that for a while and it didn’t work for me. On many mornings, I just didn’t have time to make & eat a sit-down breakfast. But even on the days I did have time, it wasn’t that tasty or enjoyable for me. In...