Coach Hamad Shirazi

Coach Hamad Shirazi, Holistic Health Practitioner, says if people cultivate a lifestyle that is healthy and balanced, they will be able to enjoy themselves on vacation.

Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, encourages people to enjoy the holiday, and to take some measures; for example, instead of marshmallow topping, you can add some cinnamon. She explains eating healthy comes down to being mindful and practicing moderation. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, movement, breathing, and thinking are the foundations of health. Coach Hamad Shirazi, Holistic Health Practitioner, explains there are spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and environmental components to health and well-being.

He points out each component plays a pivotal role in achieving optimal health and well being. Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, highlights the food plate should have fruits and vegetables in one half, and in the other one it should have grains and proteins. Coach Hamad Shirazi, Holistic Health Practitioner, recommends trying to get all the colors on your plate, because each color is associated with a different nutrient.

Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, shares the recipe of oven-roasted vegetables for going to a potluck or for a real prepping for the week. It contains Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, butternut squash, and fresh rosemary. Drinking water has benefits, such as maintaining the temperature of the body, removing waste, and lubricating joints. Coach Hamad Shirazi, Holistic Health Practitioner, explains the body is primarily composed of water, and he recommends paying attention to the quality and the quantity of water.

He suggests asking your health care providers access to clean filter water. Regarding quantity, he says a great place to start is drinking one-half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. For example, if you weigh 100 pounds, you should drink at least 50 ounces of water. Coach Hamad Shirazi, Holistic Health Practitioner, explains when people are beginning with any type of physical activity, they want to make sure they are balancing the body. He recommends making sure you are breathing into your belly and being in tune with what your body needs.

He suggests doing cardiovascular exercises for strengthening your heart and blood vessels. He also says strength training is important to structure and support the spine and maintain better posture and grace with your movements.

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