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OPT2LIV Healthy Food on the Go

OPT2LIV Healthy Food on the Go

September 11, 2019

Dr. Amy Banter, Doug Anderson, and Eric Banter met for lunch to discuss how to eat healthy while on the go. They are eating food from Indian Sizzling in Fishers and discuss the benefits of Indian food.

Dr. Amy reminds us that the ideal portion size for your plate is half vegges, a quarter whole grains, and a quarter protein. 

They discuss how to eat healthy if your restaurant options are not health conscious.

Dr. Amy shares that in her research she found that Chick-fil-A was the first fast food restaurant to completely remove trans fats from their menu. 

A healthy option is to make your own lunch. If you plan ahead you can make bigger dinners and use the leftover for lunches.

The group discusses healthy breakfast places like: Another Broken Egg and Wild Egg, which all have gluten-free options and turkey bacon.

The discuss how Aldi is a great place to shop with organic, non GMO, and grass fed options.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Dr. Amy’s View on the Importance of Movement

OPT2LIV Dr. Amy’s View on the Importance of Movement

September 8, 2019

Dr. Amy discusses how she has integrated exercise and movement into her and her family's life.

Dr. Amy, Doug, and Eric break down how exercise helps to improve stress and mood by balancing serotonin and norepinephrine levels of the body.

Dr. Amy and Eric discuss how they helped each other stay committed to exercise even with kids.

Dr. Amy explains how exercise helps detox the body and can even help with mild depression. She shares how exercise helped her work through her own postpartum depression.

The team discusses how it just takes a little movement everyday to stay healthy and see benefits. Dr. Amy shares that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease by 33%, breast cancer by 40%, and even reduce the risk of developing dementia.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Book Club Food by Dr. Hyman Sugar Focus

OPT2LIV Book Club Food by Dr. Hyman Sugar Focus

September 6, 2019

Dr. Amy Banter kicks off OPT2LIV's Book Club with Dr. Hyman's book FOOD What the Heck Should I Eat?

Dr. Amy says that Dr. Hyman is leading a movement to help heal our healthcare system through educating people on how to eat healthy.

Dr. Amy shared that she will be breaking the FOOD Book discussion into 4 Podcast Episodes and today's first episode is on Sugar. She shares the many unknown effects of sugar and the different types that are used in the foods that we eat.

She says the our body's realize the benefit of removing sugar in just 10 days to include blood measures on cholesterol and inflammation.

The next episodes will include a deep dive into what macro and micro nutrients are and what we need to know about them to stay healthy.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Jess Gershman’s Practice

OPT2LIV Jess Gershman’s Practice

September 3, 2019

The Opt2Liv team welcome's back Jess Gershman with Karma Yoga (KarmaYogaIndy.com) and an OPT2LIV coach to discuss how she practices yoga and the benefits that she has realized.

Eric shares that Jess is gifted at seeing adjustments in students yoga practices and helps them to fully realize the potential of the posture.

The group discusses how yoga stretches us to find humility in our body and mind and through this therapeutic side of yoga help one to tame the ego.

Jess shares the importance of keeping a positive mind and loving oneself.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Intro Jess Gershman Karma Yoga Studio

OPT2LIV Intro Jess Gershman Karma Yoga Studio

August 30, 2019

Doug Anderson and Eric Banter chat with Jess Gershman, an experienced yogini and chef, at her Karma Yoga Studio.

Jess shares her passion for yoga and how she has integrated it into her life, her family's, and those that she serves. She shares that through being open and honest about her life challenges that it has helped others to open up and begin their journey of healing.

The group discusses that as we peal back the layers of our existence using the OPT2LIV pillars of Breathe Eat Move and Sleep that we can all find our optimal life. 

Jess is an OPT2LIV coach that will go live in September 2019.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Self Acceptance with Linda Banter

OPT2LIV Self Acceptance with Linda Banter

August 28, 2019

Linda and Eric discuss what is meant by Self Acceptance. 

In our busy culture many times we can get caught up in pleasing others versus finding our purpose. They start by defining Self Acceptance and Self Esteem and discuss ones life journey from child to teen to adult and the struggles that come with being accepted in our very demanding society.

We are called to find our purpose in life and they share ways to begin the journey. This journey will include finding a way to develop a mature ego. They end with tools and methods for making the journey easier.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Managing Insomnia

OPT2LIV Managing Insomnia

August 25, 2019

Dr. Amy Banter and Eric Banter share that 40% of people are affected by insomnia or sleep difficulties. Insomnia can affect your health, energy, the mind (mental & emotional), productivity, and focus.

Dr. Amy shares that the effects of insomnia include:

1) Decreased Longevity- sleep deprivation (<7hr/night) can cause premature shortening of telomere length 

2) Cognitive Impairment

3) Decreased mood and poor judgement

4) Increased risk of heart disease

5) Lower immune function

6) Increased rates of weight gain and obesity and slowed metabolism

Dr. Amy promotes natural foods and supplements to treat insomnia and cautions on the chronic use of sleeping medications because of their potential to affect memory, increase risk of dementia, cause daytime somnolence or affect focus and clarity. 

These include tryptophan producing foods such as turkey, poultry, eggs, nuts, soy, bananas, dairy, salmon, shrimp, spinach and greens. Supplements include Melatonin, Magnesium, GABA, Valerian, Lavender oil aromatherapy, Chamomile and Passion flower teas. 

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV How Eric Exercises

OPT2LIV How Eric Exercises

August 23, 2019

Doug and Eric are at the Indianapolis Sailing Club where Eric talks about how he enjoys exercising.

Eric loves yoga, but he and Amy will also go to the gym or create their own exercise set at home with just the floor and their stairs. If Eric is not at home on his mat doing his yoga practice he occasionally attends a yoga class nearby. He shares that he really enjoy's the Bikram Yoga style and will attend a class at The Hot Room or Flourish Yoga and Wellbeing, which are close to home. Eric shares that they also go to the gym where they will get on the elliptical, hit the weights, and then stretch.

Doug and Eric discuss why it is important to get your heart rate up and how to calculate your target heart rate.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Jacob’s Bike Across the USA

OPT2LIV Jacob’s Bike Across the USA

August 21, 2019

Jacob Banter shares his experience of biking across the United States this summer with Journey of Hope and the Ability Experience and the 100+ brothers from his Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.

The group discusses how the four pillars of OPT2LIV: Breathe, Eat, Move, Sleep were integrated into Jacob’s journey. They highlighted how OPT2LIV can help 20 year olds live optimal lives.

Jacob shares how sleep was key to his performance. They typically would sleep on gym or church floors.

He states that when you burn over 6 thousand calories/day that food intake is critical and how he managed this intake demand with his allergies to dairy and wheat.

Jacob shares that his formula for success was to establish and maintain a steady cadence. He says that from this strategy his body was able to optimally perform to include maintaining a steady heart rate and minimize calorie burn. He realized that after he hit day 21 that his body was prepared for riding each day.

Jacob highlights that this was an experience of a lifetime, and was very grateful for the support of his team.

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com

OPT2LIV Functional Movement with Erin Smith

OPT2LIV Functional Movement with Erin Smith

August 19, 2019

Dr. Amy Banter, Doug Anderson, and Eric Banter welcome back Erin Smith to talk about functional movement. Functional movement is movement that helps us to stay healthy and injury free. The group talks about the importance of stretching to maintain functional movement. Erin Smith with Flourish Yoga and Wellbeing highlights that they have a yoga practice for everyone.

Dr. Amy mentions that movements of the spin are vital to our health and the we all must be intentional in moving the spin often. She shares that movement and stretching typically help the body to release anti inflammatory and lubricating chemicals for our joints.

The group discusses how important it is for high school kids to stretch. It also produces a competitive edge in sports, since power equals length times distance, or that a long strong muscle produces the most power.

A simple way to look at functional movement is to either, "move it or lose it".

Opt2Liv Virtual Wellness is a family owned business that spans three generations with over 100 years combined experience in health and wellness. 

We design personal and customized plans to help you along your journey toward optimal living based off of the FOUR principles of Opt2Liv: Breath, Eat, Move, and Sleep

Whether you are old or young, extremely active or ready for a change, we have solutions to help you live life to the fullest. ShamrockWellness.com