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/ October 2019

8 ed note

40

Jakob

Chychrun

The Arizona

Coyotes

defenseman talks

family legacy,

style, and mental

health awareness

12 health

The danger of street

vapes, swapping

out soda, veggies

for reduced risk,

measles returns, the

sleep sweet spot,

picky eating hazards,

an exciting clinical

trial, and the after

effects of smoking

16 list

Ways to hurt your

back

17 splurge

Pedal to productivity

18 cook

Sea salt almond

butter cups

20 style

Shine on

22 weight

loss

News to know

24 solo

scottsdale

Meet Michele

26 muscle

Kettlebell chaos

44

Tammy

Neslund

The 57-year-old

proves it’s never

too late to get fit

28 balance

Juggling work and

motherhood

30 nutrition

Plant-based planning

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A Rising Star

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun

talks hockey family ties, suiting up in style and

spreading mental health awareness

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/ October 2019

32

48

32 scottsdale

soul

A recipe for spaghetti

squash pad Thai,

Tocaya’s new charity,

a medical ridesharing

service, a book to

eliminate stress,

and a walk for Valley

businesses

34 life

High Street farmers

market, a golf

tournament to fight

hunger, meatless

chorizo at Fired Pie,

turmeric water, a

recycling event at

Desert Ridge, and a

new breakfast spot

36 toys, tech

& gear

A Conscious Kitchen

38 crazy 8s

The lowdown on skin

39 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

46 relating

Reconstructive

surgery

ALL TREAT,

NO TRICK

Trade the Halloween candy

10/19

48 beauty

Pumpkin skin

benefits

50 doctors

orders

Thirdhand smoke

50

THE JUGGLE

IS REAL

Tips to eliminate stress as a

BEAUTY

BENEFITS OF

PUMPKIN

ON THE COVER:

Jakob Chychrun, photo

by James Patrick,

www.jamesphoto.com.

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/ October 2019

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stars – Jakob Chychrun (page 40). The defenseman

recently signed a six-year extension

on his contract. Beyond his skills on the ice,

we talked to Chychrun about his stellar style

(check out all of those suits on his Instagram!), and his personal

connection to spreading mental health awareness.

October also means Halloween and the holidays are right on

the horizon. In turn, pumpkins are pretty much everywhere. You

may be carving them or creating pies with the insides, but have

you thought about putting pumpkin on your skin? Page 48 shares

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Speaking of skin, page 38 highlights eight fascinating facts about

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It’s also also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Page 46

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As the holidays approach, the family calendar is likely filling

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We’re also talking thirdhand smoke (page 50), sharing easy

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36), and showcasing a recipe for healthy sea salt almond butter

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/ complied by Kelly Potts

Just Say No

to Street Vapes

Vaping may just be smoke and mirrors. Health officials are investigating more cases

of a breathing illness associated with vaping. In addition to breathing difficulties and

lung damage, some people have reported vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue. The the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not identified one common

product between the cases reported, but the CDC and Food and Drug Administration

warned the public not to buy vaping products off the street. While the jury is still out

on vaping effects, stick to verified retailers and products.

Source: www.nbcnews.com.

Don’t Risk It

A study published

in JAMA Internal

Medicine journal

found that those

who had plant-based

eating habits, eating

only healthy plantbased

foods such as

fruits, vegetables,

whole grains,

legumes and nuts, as

opposed to refined

grains, starches and

sugars, had a lower

risk of Type 2 diabetes.

The researchers

found a 23% risk

reduction

Source: www.cnn.

com.

The Return of

Measles

In 2000, the World

Health Organization

(WHO) declared that

the United States

had effectively eliminated

measles. Well,

that may not be true

for much longer.

WHO removes a

country’s elimination

status when measles

has been spreading

continuously for

one year. A measles

outbreak in New

York City started on

September 30, 2018,

and has caused more

than 600 confirmed

cases of measles. An

outbreak in nearby

Rockland County,

New York, started

the next day and

has caused more

than 300 cases. By

November, the country’s

elimination status

may be removed.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

Sugar-based

drinks lead to

weight gain,

obesity, and

hormone- and

insulin-based

deaths.

So long, Soda

Whether it’s called

pop, a soft drink or

soda, you should

probably drink water

instead. A large

study conducted in

Europe found that

people who have

more than two sodas

a day – diet or full

sugar – had a higher

risk of dying over

about 16 years than

people who sipped

the fizzy beverages

less than once a

month. In addition

to the early death

risk, sugar-based

drinks lead to weight

gain, obesity and

hormone- and insulinbased

deaths.

Source: www.

usnews.com.

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news

The

Sleep

Sweet

Spot

Ah, the ever-elusive “perfect” amount of

sleep. If you get too little sleep, you are

struggling to stay awake. If you get too

much sleep, you are sluggish and feel

foggy. According to a new study, there

is a link between sleep and your heart

health. The report, which analyzed sleep

habits and medical records of 461,347

people aged 40-69 years living in the U.K.,

revealed that those who slept less than

six hours per night had a 20% higher risk

of a first heart attack compared to those

who slept six to nine hours per night.

Those who slept more than nine hours

had a 34% higher risk.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com.

Cancer Crosses Milestone

There’s been a step in the right direction for curing

cancer with a recent clinical trial. The major development

comes after a decades-long quest to develop

a treatment that destroys tumors without the

debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, invasive

surgery and radiation. Thirteen of the first 15 prostate

cancer patients treated in a clinical trial of the

nanoparticle-based, focal therapy showed no detectable

signs of cancer a year after treatment, according

to a recent study published in Proceedings of

the National Academy of Sciences. While there is

still a long way to go in the fight against cancer, this

is one step worth celebrating.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Consider the

Optics

File this under: a

reminder to eat

your leafy greens.

An extreme case of

picky eating caused

a young patient’s

blindness, according

to a recent case

report examined by

researchers at the

University of Britsol.

The scientists recommend

clinicians consider

nutritional optic

neuropathy in any

patients with unexplained

vision symptoms

and poor diet,

regardless of body

mass index (BMI),

to avoid permanent

vision loss. Aside

from being a “fussy

eater” the teenage

patient, who had

a normal BMI and

height and no visible

signs of malnutrition,

ate a diet exclusive

of French fries,

chips, pork and white

bread. Researchers

concluded the

patient’s “junk food”

diet and limited

intake of nutritional

vitamins and minerals

resulted in the

onset of nutritional

optic neuropathy.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

After Effects of Smoking

Congratulations – you gave up smoking! However, there may be an onset of new health concerns. A recent study that used data from the

National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggests that people who quit smoking are likely to develop depression or pick up another habit.

Most ex-smokers tend to pick up heavy drinking, or smoking marijuana, once they quit cigarettes.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com

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PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:

A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile!

BEFORE

A University Study revealed that 89%

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This innovative procedure uses a

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Previously, treatment for receded

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list

/ by Sherry McAllister

5 Unexpected

Ways to Hurt

Your Back

Sherry McAllister,

DC, is executive

vice president of

the Foundation for

Chiropractic Progress

(www.F4CP.org),

a not-for-profit

organization that

informs and educates

the general public

about the value of

chiropractic care and

its role in drug-free

pain management.

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

Not only can back injury prevent you from going to work, it

can also affect your ability to take part in everyday activities,

whether it’s exercising, hiking or running errands. Back

injuries also occur more frequently than most think. Did you

know half of all working Americans experience back pain

symptoms each year? And it’s costly. Low back pain costs at

least $50 billion in healthcare costs each year. Add in lost

wages and decreased productivity, and that figure rises to more

than $100 billion. Think all back pain and injury is caused by

some dramatic event? Think again. Here are just a few of the

ways you can quickly send your back out of alignment.

Coughing

Depending on the

current health of

your back, all it

takes to throw

things out of alignment

is a major

coughing fit. Think

about your posture

mid-cough, for

example. You’re

likely hunched

over with your

shoulders tensed

up by your ears.

Your body seizes

mid-cough, and

the next thing you

know, the damage

is done. Instead,

the next time you

cough, try to keep

a natural arch in

your back and your

shoulders away

from your ears.

Even placing your

hands flat on a

surface such as

a table when you

cough can keep

your back from

compressing.

Smoking

Greater risk of

back pain is just

another of the

many reasons

to quit smoking

cigarettes. A

study conducted

by Northwestern

University found

that smokers are

three times more

likely than nonsmokers

to develop

chronic back

pain. Smokers

who quit their nicotine

habit during

the study experienced

a decrease

in chronic pain.

Research has also

found that smoking

may damage

tissue in the lower

back by slowing

down circulation,

which reduces the

flow of blood and

nutrients to back

muscles. Another

sound reason to

put that cigarette

out.

Wearing high

heels

Ask nearly anyone

about their most

painful memory

involving high

heels, and they

will grimace as

they tell you about

not being able to

get on the dance

floor at a wedding,

or a vacation. Be

warned: when

worn often, high

heels can do more

harm than good.

That’s why you’ll

want to think long

and hard the next

time you consider

slipping your feet

into a stylish pair

of stilettos. With

every step, your

heels raise and

your legs lean

forward. This

positioning affects

the cushioning of

your spine and

ultimately leads to

issues throughout

the entire length

of your back.

Falling asleep

on the couch

Couches were

made for sitting.

But even the most

well-constructed

sofa was not built

to support your

body’s curves

over an eight-hour

span. Many people

are side sleepers,

which becomes

a problem when

lying on the

dense cushions

on most sofas.

Since most back

pain is cumulative,

the decisions we

make daily matter

over time. So,

the next time you

feel tempted to

fall asleep while

binge-watching

Netflix, stay strong

and head to bed.

Your back will

thank you in the

morning.

Lifting a pet

or just about

anything

Done incorrectly

and with improper

form, bending and

lifting weight can

cause back injury

quicker than you

can say “lift with

your knees.” Many

pet owners experience

back pain

after bathing a

pet or even doing

something as routine

as emptying

the dishwasher.

Being mindful,

keeping the

weight close to

your body, bending

at your knees, and

avoiding any sort

of pivot, twist or

turn while lifting

can minimize the

chance of injury.

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cook

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Sea Salt

Almond

Butter Cups

Erica Ptak is the

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Servings Size: 10

cups

1 cup melted

coconut oil

½ cup cacao

powder (or cocoa)

3 tablespoons

agave nectar

Pinch of salt

¾ cup of almond

butter

Sea salt for topping

Whisk the coconut

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pinch of salt in a

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style

/ by Gabby Leighton

Shine On

Sparkle as you sweat in metallic hues

Mesh jacket,

Beach Riot, $110 at

Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

High-neck sports

bra, $75 at Good

American, www.goodamerican.com.

Lightweight duffel,

$98 at Calpak, www.

calpaktravel.com.

Rainbow cheetah

leggings, Terez, $101

at Saks Fifth Avenue,

www.saksfifthavenue.com.

Vanilla sprinkles running

shoes, Brooks,

$119 at Dick’s

Sporting Goods,

www.dickssportinggoods.com.

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THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF

FASHION AND BOOB WHISPERER

Scylvia-Elvira Danese of Danese Creations

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of

Danese Creations, has been in business

since 1971. Through her gift

of custom designing, men and women can

get all their custom designing, tailoring,

alterations, bridal wear and all accessories,

fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra.

“I’m a 3rd generation Custom

Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My

Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,”

said Danese. “My designs have made it to

the Emmys, The Country Music Awards,

the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah

show, I’ve also been featured on First

Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels.

It’s been an amazing ride for these

last 47 years!”

While Danese is proud of the accolades

and the high profile clients that have

graced her designs, some of her fondest

memories are the ones that have changed

the lives of others. “I saved a brides wedding

day by making a beautiful, custom

wedding gown from scratch, on the day

of the wedding, in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

that is how I got dubbed “the Fairy

Godmother Of Fashion”, she explains. “I’m

also called “The Boob Whisperer” for the

expert bra fittings that I do. Your boobs can

either make you or break you. If they look

good, you look good and feel good, sexy,

young, (even if you’re old) thin, (even if

you’re heavy), and your clothes fit well.”

Danese is committed to helping

every man or woman find their perfect fit,

in addition women can get a free bra fitting.

Clients need to set an appointment

with her shop, and with zero obligations

to purchase bras from her. “Most women

just don’t know what a bra is supposed

to do, how a bra is supposed to fit, how a

bra has been designed, or what bra size is

right for them. Industry estimates are that

anywhere from 70 to 80 perfect of women

are wearing the wrong size bra, although

in my opinion, informed by more than 47

years of experience, it’s more like 90 percent.

And there’s been no reliable source

for women to go to and find out the truth

about bras, bra measuring and bra sizing,

until now.”

If clients are not in the market for

custom designing, you will find original

Danese Creations designs, ready-to-wear

one of a kind bridal gowns, mother of the

bride or groom gowns, evening gowns,

cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, and more.

Danese Creations prides themselves

on being able to make custom garments

from a picture or a drawing or an idea and

she can do this all without requiring the client

to be local. Above all, Danese has one

goal for her shop “To do the impossible to

get to solve all the sewing problems that

come my way. My motto that I got from

my Father Giacomo Danese is “Nothing

is Impossible, Difficult but not Impossible”,

she explains. “We never say no, it’s always

yes we can, just say when!”

Contact Danese Creations at 602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85018


weight loss news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

The Problem

With Restricting

Protein Before

Bed

Should you eat

before bed? Stop

eating at 8 p.m.?

Skip the protein

before bed if you’re

a woman? A recent

study conducted of

female weight lifters

found all of the

aforementioned to

be false. The Florida

State University

nutrition scientists’

results, published

in the Journal of

Nutrition, showed

that protein consumption

before bed

compared to protein

consumption during

the day does not disturb

overnight belly

fat metabolism or

whole-body fat burn.

Source: sciencedaily.com.

Contrary to popular belief, a calorie restrictive diet may not be the way to go after all.

According to a recent clinical trial, alternate-day fasting may be the safer alternative

to being calorie restrictive. The study found that participants who restricted calories

typically went over their caloric intake, while those who participated in alternate-day

fasting stayed within their limits throughout the day.

Source: sciencedaily.com.

Sweet Substitute

The newest sugar

substitute craze on

the market is allulose.

If you’ve never

heard of the product,

it resembles fructose

and looks like every

day granulated sugar.

The low-calorie

option has about .4

calories per gram,

compared to the 4

calories per gram

in traditional sugar.

Virtually calorie-free,

the body absorbs

allulose but does not

metabolize it into

glucose, making it

beneficial for those

who are obese or

have Type 2 diabetes.

Scientists can

produce the substitute

in the lab, but

it’s also found naturally

in some foods,

including dried fruits,

brown sugar and

maple syrup.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

Surgery for a Longer Life

It’s no secret that losing weight can lower your risk of heart disease, and can also reduce

your risk of dying from heart-related events such as stroke and heart attack. A recent

study suggests that weight-loss surgery can lower rates of heart attack, heart failure, atrial

fibrillation and stroke, and lower death rates from any cause in a large group of at-risk

patients. This study is a first of its kind that specifically looked at the gastric bypass surgery

as a weight-loss method.

Source: www.time.com.

22 ScottsdaleHealth 10/19


THE EFFECTIVE

MEDICAL MASSAGE:

MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dr. Bryan Geier talks a new

treatment for pain management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat the

majority of all pain related symptoms with a

non-invasive approach? Now, you can. As a

Chiropractor, my education and training was

focused on relieving pain by influencing the

nervous system through the use of spinal

manipulation. However, in my practice I intently

focus on the myo, which is the Latin term for

muscles and connective tissue called fascia.

Here in lies the term Myofascial therapy. When

treating pain, I chose to focus on the myofascia

of the body because this is the most important

component to influencing the Central Nervous

System to decrease pain, specifically honing in

on treating this pain by taking an alternative,

non-invasive approach. Unfortunately,

myofascial therapy receives little attention as

a major source of pain and is seldom taught

in modern medical school training. Even

more unfortunate is the lack of insurance

reimbursement for this important therapy. So,

let’s dig into the topic a little deeper.

running through, around and crisscrossing

every inch of your body including muscle,

organs, blood vessels, nerves, spinal cord,

brain and skin. The central nervous system

receives its greatest amount of sensory nerves

from myofascial tissue. This means that the

fascia is as important or more important than

muscle in sensory input delivery. The key to

this statement is that your myofascia becomes

the byproduct of your environment without

you even realizing it. It experiences stress,

memorizes chronic poor posture, feels the

weight of your head sitting at the computer all

day, and permanently holds onto old untreated

injuries. As a result of never ending signaling to

the brain, the body develops symptoms like pain

and endocrine dysfunction like adrenal fatigue,

dysfunctional mood and brain fog, to name a

few. If the fascia controls the information that

can influence the brain, then this is the first

step to calming down the body’s pain response

and also improving overall global body function.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PAIN AND MYOFASCIA

The muscular system is the largest sensory

organ. Approximately 50 percent of your

body weight is made up of about 400 skeletal

muscles. Your fascia is actually one giant

interconnected web of connective tissue

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY?

It is a deep tissue treatment involving the

breakdown of fascial adhesions known as

trigger points. These trigger points ultimately

create a permanently shortened muscle,

resulting in pain and muscle dysfunction

and, in turn, weakness and uncoordinated

movements. Myofascial therapy can be

performed in many ways including by a

practitioner’s hands, using tools that break

down adhesions and stretching. This therapy

proves to be a very efficient and effective

therapy for pain management, improving

athletic performance and reducing cellulite.

HOW DOES HEALTHY FASCIA BECOME

UNHEALTHY FASCIA?

This happens when extra layers of fascia grow

due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions,

dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation

comes from repetitive working out or even

eating inflammatory foods such as (but not

limited to) sugar, fried food, certain oils and

processed wheat.

COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

• Pain or stiffness in your neck, mid- or lowback

• Headaches or jaw pain

• Sciatica and other nerve related symptoms

like numbness and tingling

• Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Fasciitis

• Joint pain especially in your shoulder, knee

or wrist

• Generalized dull, achy pain

• Athletic performance issues

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solo scottsdale

/ by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…

Michele

Watts

AGE: 56

ABOUT ME: I was

born and raised in

the Midwest in a

small farm town

(population 317)

in Minnesota and

moved to Phoenix

in 1982. I’ve been

a nurse for 37

years, and I am

also a realtor. I

love taking care of

people, and making

a difference in their

lives, whether in

the hospital setting

or assisting them

with buying or

selling their home.

I cherish my time

with my amazing

kids, grandkids,

family, and

friends. Although

very social and

outgoing, I

consider myself

more of an

introvert. I’m

spiritual, sensitive

and sentimental. I

enjoy my solitude,

I am never bored,

and am a true

Gemini – you’ll

never know what

to expect. Others

describe me

as passionate,

loyal, intuitive,

compassionate,

inspirational,

fun-loving and

kind hearted.

I love quotes,

reading, movies,

horses, traveling,

volunteering, water

and snow skiing,

golf, cars, sports,

and I love to

dance.

MY FAVORITE

BOOK IS: Half

the Sky by Sheryl

WuDunn and

Nicholas Kristof.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER: I’m a very

happy person,

looking for that

special someone

to enhance my

happiness and be

my partner in love

for life.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: A great

sense of humor

and someone who

makes me laugh,

is thoughtful,

affectionate,

outgoing,

sensitive, reliable

and steady.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: A good

sense of direction.

I’ve got that, you’ll

never have to pull

over and ask.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

Email her via gabby@richmanmediagroup.com. Please put “Michele”

in the subject line.

Interested In Being Our Next Solo?

Send an email with your name, age and a recent photo for

consideration to the same email, with “Solo” in the subject line.

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Driving

on the

course, fun.

Driving to

the cleaners,

not so fun.

Specializing in premier quality dry cleaning, with complimentary

pick-up and delivery to your home or office for your convenience.

Organic Dry Cleaners is a full-service dry cleaning company with locations in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. We pride ourselves on focusing on high quality

pressing, being tough on stains, but eco-friendly, using only organic, non-toxic, dry cleaning solvents. Your garments will last longer and look exquisite!

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muscle

/ by Jeremy Scott / photos by James Patrick

Kettlebell Chaos

Three moves with one of the most versatile pieces of equipment

Jeremy Scott is an

expert advisor for

Olympian Labs Nutrition

and Reebok. He owns

and operates Jeremy

Scott Fitness, located

at 7750 E. Redfield

Road, Suite D106. For

more information, call

605.481.2611 or visit

www.jeremyscottfitness.com.

If you have a set of kettlebells around the house or you see them in the gym but aren’t sure how to

use them, here is a quick, three-move complex to help you get in a great sweat session.

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THE SETUP

Set the clock for 20 minutes and complete AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of 20 kettlebell split squats (10 per leg), 20 kettlebell halos,

and 20 kettlebell gorilla rows (10 per side). Rest only as needed between reps and sets, and track how many total cycles you completed in 20

minutes. Scale the kettlebell weight to your ability level and focus on chasing quality reps throughout the workout.

Kettlebell

Bulgarian Split

Squats

Assume a staggered

stance with the rear

foot elevated and

front foot forward

pushing through the

heel. Hold a kettlebell

in each hand or

go bodyweight only

depending on your

ability level. Start by

slowly descending,

dropping your knee

and hip to lower your

body down to the

floor then returning to

your starting position.

Kettlebell Halos

Hold the kettlebell

upside down by the

horns. The kettlebell

should start in front

of your face and as

you rotate be turned

180 degrees at the

back of the neck.

You can choose

to either perform one

direction for a set

time or number of

repetitions before

changing direction;

this creates a better

flow. You can also

change direction

after every rep.

Kettlebell

Gorilla Rows

Stand with your feet

about shoulder-width

apart with two kettlebells

between. Hinge

at the hips until you’re

able to grab both

handles of the kettlebells.

This should put

you in a good starting

position. Begin by

rowing one of the kettlebells

through your

full range of motion.

Return the kettlebell

back to the ground

and repeat on the

other side. Keep your

back flat and head in

a neutral position.

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alance

/ by Lisa Canning

The Juggle is Real

How working moms can eliminate stress

Lisa Canning is a parenting,

lifestyle and interior

design expert who helps

moms design their lives

around what matters

most. Lisa’s passion

for moms to overcome

perpetual overwhelm

and constant mom-guilt,

in favor of a life that is

fulfilling and abundant,

is apparent in everything

she does. www.liscanning.ca.

The juggle is real: from play dates to conference calls, ballet

lessons to business mergers, a working mom’s life is often a

juggle, and this juggle can be stressful.

But with strategy, a working mom’s life can be joy-filled,

free and fulfilling. Here are some strategies to reduce stress for

the modern working mom.

1. Determine the

legacy you want

to leave

Too often stress

comes from guilt –

guilt for disappointing

family, work, or oneself.

But so much of

this guilt comes from

not knowing what

success looks like for

an individual, and not

having a clear sense

of what an ideal life

looks like.

The easiest way

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to gain clarity in this

area is to fast forward

your life to your

65th birthday, and

if you were to live

your most ideal way,

what would you wish

people would say at

your birthday party if

they were given the

opportunity to offer a

toast in your honor?

Would they say you

were a loving wife?

A present mother?

A change-maker in

society?

Create this picture

of how you want

to be remembered,

and then think about

the actions you need

to do today to make

this reality true.

2. Schedule

everything

If you want to be

remembered as a

good wife, then you

have to do things

today like go on regular

date nights. If you

want to be remembered

as a present

mom, then you have

to have times in your

day where you put

your phone away and

are actually present.

In order for these

types of activities to

actually happen, they

have to be scheduled.

So, schedule

things like a weekly

date night, daily

aimless time with

you children, and

self-care practices

as regular, recurring

appointments, and

hold them sacred like

you would a client

meeting or a parentteacher

interview.

3. Don’t make life

hard in the areas

it does not have

to be

In all areas of life that

do not necessarily

require your unique

attention, find ways

to delegate, automate

or delete. For

example, this could

look like groceries

being ordered online,

and either being

delivered or picked

up with a curbside

service. Outsource

cleaning to a local

entrepreneur. Even

think about ways

to enlist the help

of family. Is there

someone in your life

C

who is handy and

could regularly check

for light bulbs that

Y

have gone out so you

M

CM

MY

don’t have to think

about it?

Whether you

pay for help, del-

CY

egate tasks to family

members, or pair up CMY

with another mom to

K

share the load, ask

for help in the areas

of life that don’t necessarily

require your

unique attention. This

sometimes requires

you to be ruthless

and give up control,

but the tradeoff is

less stress and more

time.

4. Let go of perfection

and other

people’s standards

of success

This is the hardest

one, but often times

the most important.

Stress is often

caused by our own

expectations, and

the reaction we have

when our expectations

to do not match

up with our reality.

If we can adjust

and modify, and

be gentle with ourselves

when things

don’t go according

to plan, this can be

transformative when

it comes to stress

management.

This sometimes

requires us to let

go of other people’s

expectations and

their standards of

success. What works

for them does not

have to work for

you, and vice versa.

So much freedom

and joy can be found

when we can claim

a version of success

for ourselves.

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nutrition

/ by Cathy Deimeke

Plant-based

Planning

What to eat to get all of the nutrients needed

as a vegetarian or vegan

Cathy Deimeke is a

Registered Dietitian

Nutritionist at Mayo

Clinic Arizona. For more

information about nutrition

and healthy lifestyle

services at Mayo Clinic,

visit https://www.

mayoclinic.org/healthylifestyle

A traditional vegetarian diet used to be one that didn’t include meat, poultry or fish.

But vegetarian diets vary in what foods they include and exclude today. Some allow

eggs but exclude dairy. Some are the opposite. Others allow both, or none if you’re

vegan. Many exclude all animals except fish.

The choice to become vegetarian or vegan could result in nutrient deficiencies, or

an eating plan with processed foods, high in calories, sugar, fat and sodium. But with

smart choices, you can manage a balanced diet regardless of the type of vegetarian

you choose to be.

The key is to know what foods you are removing from your diet and replace them

with other adequate sources.

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Here are some

nutrients to

keep in mind

when you

decide to steer

toward a vegan

or vegetarian

diet and what

foods you could

substitute to

fill gaps

Protein

Protein plays multiple

essential roles in

our body by creating

enzyme and

hormones, building

muscle and collagen,

immune function,

and more. Plant

sources include soy

products and meat

substitutes, legumes,

lentils, nuts, seeds,

and whole grains.

Vegetarian options

could also include

eggs, milk and

cheese.

Iron and zinc

Dried beans and

peas, lentils,

enriched cereals,

whole-grain products,

dark leafy

green vegetables,

and dried fruit are

good sources of iron.

Eating foods rich in

vitamin C, such as

strawberries, red bell

peppers, citrus fruits,

tomatoes, cabbage

and broccoli, at the

same time as you’re

eating iron-containing

foods can help your

body absorb iron.

Neither iron nor zinc

are absorbed as easily

from plant sources

as they are from

animal products.

Cheese is a good

option for zinc if you

Plant sources of protein include soy products and meat substitutes,

legumes, lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.

eat dairy products.

Plant sources include

whole grains, soy

products, legumes,

nuts and wheat

germ.

B12

Vitamin B12 is found

almost exclusively in

animal products, so it

can be difficult to get

enough, especially

if you eat a vegan

diet. It’s important for

vegans to consider

vitamin supplements,

vitamin-enriched

cereals and fortified

soy products.

Calcium

Milk and other dairy

foods are known to

build and maintain

strong teeth and

bones. However,

dark green vegetables,

such as turnip

and collard greens,

kale and broccoli are

good plant sources

of calcium when

eaten in sufficient

quantities. Calciumenriched

and fortified

products, including

juices, cereals, soy

milk, soy yogurt

and tofu, are other

options to consider. If

you are choosing one

of the myriad alternative

dairy products,

check the label to

make sure that it has

calcium or is calciumfortified.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D also plays

an important role in

bone health. Vitamin

D is added to cow’s

milk, some brands

of soy and rice milk,

and some cereals

and margarines.

Again, be sure to

check food labels.

Also, if you don’t

eat enough fortified

foods and have limited

sun exposure, you

may need a vitamin

D supplement (one

derived from plants).

Omega-3 fatty

acids

Omega-3 fatty acids

are important for

heart health. Diets

without fish and

eggs are generally

low in active forms

of omega-3 fatty

acids. Canola oil,

soy oil, walnuts,

ground flaxseed and

soybeans are good

sources of essential

fatty acids. However,

because conversion

of plant-based

omega-3 to the types

used by humans is

inefficient, you may

want to consider

fortified products or

supplements or both.

Whatever you

choose, create an

eating plan that incorporates

a proper balance

of nutrients to

promote health and

overall well-being,

and includes the

foods you love.

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soul

Medical

Rideshare

Available to Scottsdale Medicaid and Medicare

Advantage residents, Veyo is the nation’s first nonemergency

medical transportation ridesharing service.

Aimed to bring safer transportation to health care, Veyo

is changing the way patients get to and from their medical

appointments. To become a driver, Veyo requires

extensive training covering ADA compliance, HIPPAA,

and the Veyo driver app that drivers are required to use

within each trip. Additionally, drivers must complete

CPR training which is offered for free at a Veyo office.

www.veyo.com.

Stress Less

Meditation teacher and

global speaker, Liza Kindred

will release her first book

this month. Titled Eff This!

Meditation: 108 Tips, Tricks, and

Ideas for When You’re Stressed

Out, Anxious, or Overwhelmed,

the hands-on manual will contain

tips and tricks to integrate

into daily life. Featuring things

to do to alleviate your own

stress, half of the exercises can

be done in five minutes or less. The book will also contain

a “to done” list and a digital detox plan to rid yourself of

phone addiction. Some additional features will include

a how-to on diaphragmatic breathing and a pick-me-up

playlist. The book will be available beginning Oct. 22 on

Amazon, www.amazon.com.

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Recipe from Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on

Eating to Thrive by Mareya Ibrahim

Makes 2-4

servings

DISH

INGREDIENTS

1 (3- to 4-pound)

spaghetti

squash, top

trimmed, halved

lengthwise, and

seeded

Nonstick olive oil

cooking spray

2 tbsp raw

coconut oil

1 pound 16-20

count raw

shrimp, peeled

and deveined

3 garlic cloves,

minced

Juice of 2 limes

3 tbsp coconut

amino acids

1 tbsp granulated

stevia or

monkfruit

sweetener

1 tbsp red chile

paste

2 large eggs,

lightly beaten

TOPPINGS

1 cup shredded

carrots

4 scallions, sliced

¼ cup roasted

peanuts, chopped

¼ cup fresh

cilantro, chopped

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. Line a rimmed baking

sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Mist the cut

sides of the squash with cooking spray and place on the prepared baking

sheet. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until the squash’s flesh is tender

and can easily be removed from the skin with a fork. Let the squash

cool slightly, then scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands with a

fork and transfer to a bowl. Set the scraped shells aside. In the meantime,

in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over medium

heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque on each side,

about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. In a small bowl,

whisk together the garlic, lime juice, amino acids, stevia, and red chile

paste. Return the skillet to medium high heat and melt the remaining

1 tablespoon coconut oil. Add the squash and pour the garlic-lime juice

mixture over the top. Toss thoroughly to evenly coat the squash. Add

the beaten egg and quickly cook for two minutes. Spoon the squash

noodles back into the squash shells, dividing them evenly. Top with the

shrimp, carrots, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro, and serve.

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Walk This Way

The Arizona Walking Challenge will return

Oct. 7 to Nov. 17. The second annual friendly

business-to-business six-week competition is

designed to encourage employee wellness

around the state. After challenge contenders

go “toe-to-toe,” winners will be honored at an

awards celebration. Competition categories

include highest number of average steps per

employee, most creative social media posts

and most improved stepper. In the inaugural

competition, more than 2,000 participants

logged some 500 million steps. To register:

www.workplacewalkingchallenge.com/arizona.

Wave Tank

In addition to launching

a new charitable

arm called Taocaya

Life Foundation,

fast-casual restaurant

Tocaya Organica will

introduce its Wave

Tank initiative this

month. The initiative

is part of the company’s

mission to

align with nonprofit

organizations with a

focus on the environment

and bettering

the planet. Similar to

the concept of Shark

Tank, Wave Tank will

invite three nonprofits

each quarter to

pitch a panel comprised

of the company’s

executives on

why Tocaya Organica

should partner with

their company. The

first-place winner of

Wave Tank will be

named as the restaurant’s

official partner

for the upcoming

quarter, during which

the two companies

will work together to

create new dishes

for Tocaya Organica

or select an existing

menu item, with a

portion of its proceeds

to be donated

directly to the charity.

Tocaya Organica

will also help the

nonprofit grow from

co-branding efforts,

in-store features, and

marketing content.

Nonprofits who

place in second and

third place will also

receive a monetary

donation. www.

tocayaorganica.com.

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life

Farmers Market

Returns

On Oct. 27, High

Street’s farmers market

will return. With close

to 100 vendors selling

food, arts and unique

local products, the free

outdoor event will bring

Valley residents to shop

each week. The dogfriendly

market will take

place 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

every Sunday of the

month through April.

www.highstreetaz.com.

Golf for Good

This month, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will team up with No Kid Hungry

for a golf tournament to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.

The second annual event will take place Oct. 11 at Westin

Kierland Golf Club beginning with registration and breakfast

at 7 a.m. There will be a shotgun start of the tournament at 8

a.m. The round of golf will be followed by lunch at the Scottsdale

Quarter location of Grimaldi’s along with an award ceremony

and announcement of auction winners. Playing spots in the

tournament are $225 per person or $900 for a foursome. www.

grimaldispizzeria.com.

Recycle Fest

On Oct. 16, Desert Ridge Marketplace will play host to the semi-annual

I Recycle Phoenix! Organized by Keep Phoenix Beautiful, an affiliate

of Keep America Beautiful, the one-stop recycling festival will take

place 7 a.m.-noon. At the free event, the nonprofit organization will be

accepting hard drives, laptops, computer towers, printers, cell phones,

flat TVs and monitors for donations. Attendees can also bring bikes,

non-perishable food, clothing books, housewares and more. There will

also be the opportunity to shred up to five boxes of personal documents

for free. Donators can either drop off via drive-thru or park and

walk their items to the event space. www.phoenixrecycles.org.

Liquid Wellness

LivTru Wellness

recently launched its

Refresh and Focus

Super Antioxidant

Turmeric Water. The

beverage promotes

healing benefits

of Curcumin, the

active ingredient in

turmeric, for fighting

bodily inflammation.

The drink, which

can be consumed

by kids in addition

to adults, is made

with all-natural ingredients

like Chinese

Kucha Tea Extract

and heart-healthy

Theaine. The water

comes in peach ginger

and strawberry

lemon flavors. www.

drinklivtru.com.

100 VENDORS

WILL BE

SELLING FOOD,

ARTS AND

UNIQUE LOCAL

PRODUCTS

EVERY SUNDAY

OF THE MONTH

THROUGH

APRIL

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Prep & Pastry Opens

Prep & Pastry, known as a go-to

eatery in Tucson, recently opened a

second location in Scottsdale. Housed

inside an indoor-outdoor space

wrapping around the ground floor of

the Broadstone Waterfront, Prep &

Pastry is open daily from 7 a.m.-3

p.m., offering breakfast, lunch and

brunch fare. The restaurant serves up

inventive housemade pastries, artisan

food, craft cocktails, house-steeped

teas and organic coffee drinks. www.

prepandpastry.com.

Vegan Eats

Local fast-casual eatery Fired Pie

recently added a new healthy meat

alternative for vegetarians, vegans and

meat lovers alike. The plant-based chorizo

has a real chorizo taste and contains

9 grams of protein. Diners can

add it to their own salad or pizza creations,

or have it on the new Tostada

Pizza instead of the chicken. The pizza

comes with housemade dough, vegan

black beans, mozzarella, mild cheddar

cheese, chicken , romaine lettuce,

pico de gallo, ranch dressing, chopped

green onions and tortilla strips. The

vegan chorizo joins other vegan and

healthy alternatives on Fired Pie’s

menu, including cauliflower pizza

crust, gluten-free crust and vegan

cheese. www.firedpie.com.

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toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

A

Conscious

Kitchen

Eco-friendly items to use for

food shopping and storage

Plastic bags, one-use containers and disposable

wrapping are all items that many

people use on a daily basis, but they’re

also items that are damaging the planet.

Reusable products for food storage in the

kitchen and when shopping at the grocery

store are a simple way to do a small

part in the fight to keep the earth clean.

Here are a few to consider.

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The Container

Store Produce

Bags

Have you ever

thought about the

amount of disposable

plastic produce

bags you use at the

store when buying

fruits and veggies?

Though small, those

bags can really add

up, leaving a large

impact. The solution:

bring your own bags.

In this set of five, the

reusable drawstring

bags have color-coded

tags. The mesh

pattern allows produce

to be scanned

while checking out

of the grocery store

without removing it

from the bag. Once

home, simply leave

the produce inside

the bag for rinsing.

The bags, made from

durable polyester,

are machine washable.

$13.99 at The

Container Store,

www.containerstore.

com.

Sprouts Arizona

Canvas Reusable

Bag

Next time the cashier

asks if you’d like

paper or plastic, simply

pull out your own

reusable bag instead.

Bringing your own

bag, whether you’re

at the grocery store,

farmers market or

at the mall, helps to

avoid the unneeded

use of plastic or

paper bags, and

every bag counts.

This particular bag

allows you to sport

The Grand Canyon

State. Sprouts stores

sell seasonal and limited-designed

reusable

bags (many with

catchy sayings) that

start at $0.99. And,

shoppers receive

5 cents off their

total grocery bill for

each shopping bag

reused in a single

transaction. $4.99

at Sprouts, www.

sprouts.com.

Dot and Army

Linen & Cotton

Bowl Covers

Plastic wrap is a common

item to find in

any kitchen, used to

cover bowls. These

reusable cloth covers

are a prettier, longerlasting

and ecofriendly

alternative.

The soft fabric covers

have an elastic band

that snugly fits over

bowls to protect your

leftovers. The set of

six includes a variety

of sizes ranging from

covers for a 6.5-inch

bowl to 14-inch bowl

so that you have

an option for every

vessel. The covers,

which are machine

washable, are made

of either linen or cotton

and come in a

variety of colors. $64

at Food52, www.

food52.com.

DE Plastic-Free

Glass Food

Containers

While reusable plastic

food containers

are the norm, go for

something different

(and eco-friendly!)

with this glass set

of four. In addition to

their visually pleasing

design, the containers

are multifunctional

because you can

cook food inside the

glass container portion

in both the oven

and microwave and

then simply leave the

food in and pop the

top on to store the

leftovers. The silicon

seal inside the biodegradable

bamboo lid

keeps the food fresh

and stops leaks.

The containers are

plastic-, BPA-, and

phthalate-free, along

with non-toxic, FDAapproved

and freezersafe.

The glass portion

of the container

is also dishwashersafe,

while the lid is

recommended to be

hand washed. $39.95

at Amazon, www.

amazon.com.

Bee’s Wrap

Assorted 3 Pack

Made of beeswax,

cotton, organic jojoba

oil and tree resin, this

natural alternative to

plastic wrap can be

used to store bread,

cheese, veggies or

even cover a bowl.

The combination of

ingredients creates

a malleable food

wrap with natural

antibacterial properties

that can be used

again and again. To

use, simply utilize

the warmth of your

hands to soften the

wrap and create a

seal. When it cools,

the wrap will hold its

shape. The wraps are

reusable, lasting up

to a year with proper

care. Just wash

them in cool water

with a mild dish soap

and then let air dry.

This assorted set

includes three sizes

– small, medium and

large. $18 at Bee’s

Wrap, www.beeswrap.com.

Stasher Reusable

Silicone

Sandwich Bags

Whether using for

snacks, sandwiches

or even non-food

items, these reusable

bags are a

safe, sustainable

alternative to plastic.

Stasher’s pinch-loc

seal is patented and

award winning, and

helps your items

stay fresher longer.

The brand’s products

are microwave- and

diswasher-safe along

with fridge-friendly

and oven strong.

Their products, which

come in a multitude

of other colors and

sizes, along with in

value bundles, are

made of non-toxic

silicone. $11.99 at

Stasher, www.stasherbag.com..

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crazy 8s

Both the outermost layer and the largest

organ of the body, skin plays a vital role

in life as we know it. Beyond keeping the

body’s inner workings where they belong

and protecting internal organs from outside

infection and disease, there’s much more

to skin than meets the eye. Here are some

fascinating facts about skin.

Crazy Facts

About Skin

1. Packing on

the pounds. Skin

accounts for 15% of

your body weight.

The average person

could be carrying

around about 25 to

30 pounds of skin.

2. Shedding layers.

You’re more like a

snake than you might

think as your skin

renews itself every

28-30 days. New

cells are created in

the deep layer of the

skin and take about

four weeks to rise

to the surface. Then,

they grow hard and

then shed.

3. Welcome, creatures.

Your skin is

home to more than

1,000 species of

bacteria, along with

other microbes,

viruses and pathogens.

Most of the

bacteria are known

as friendly, meaning

they work with your

body for beneficial

purposes.

4. Take your temperature.

Skin

acts as the body’s

thermostat. When

temperatures rise,

sweat glands activate

to cool the body

down. When temperatures

are lower,

blood vessels in the

skin tighten and limit

the amount of hot

blood that can reach

the skin, preventing

heat loss.

5. From thin to

thick. The thinnest

skin is found on your

eyelids. The thickest

skin can be found on

your feet.

6. The big three.

Your skin has three

layers: epidermis,

which is dead and

waterproof; dermis,

where your hair and

sweat glands are

located; and subcutis,

where your fat

and large blood vessels

are located.

7. Tidy up. Your skin

constantly sheds

dead cells, about

30,000 to 40,000

cells every minute,

and some sources

say more than 50%

of the dust in your

home is dead skin.

8. Color by numbers.

The color of

human skin depends

on the amount of

pigment melanin that

the body produces,

which comes from

cells called melanocytes

found in the

epidermis. The more

melanin, the darker

the skin, while small

amounts result in

lighter skin.

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funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

So go ahead and laugh already—hey, it’s good for you!

Did you hear about

the guy who invented

Lifesavers?

They say he made

a mint!

Q: What did the shark say when he

ate the clownfish?

A: This tastes a little funny.

A businessman

went into his

office and found a

handyman painting

the walls. The

handyman was

wearing two heavy

parkas on a hot

summer day.

Thinking this

was a little strange,

the businessman

asked the handyman

why he was wearing

the parkas on such a

hot day.

The handyman

showed him the

instructions on the

can of paint. They

read: “For best

results, put on two

coats.”

A man took his sick Chihuahua to the veterinarian. They were

immediately taken back to a room.

Soon after, a Labrador walked in, sniffed the Chihuahua

for 10 minutes and left. Then a cat came in, stared at the

Chihuahua for 10 minutes and left.

Finally, the doctor came in, prescribed some medicine

and handed the man a bill for $250.

“This must be a mistake,” the man said. “I’ve only been

here for 20 minutes!”

“No mistake,” the doctor said. “It’s $100 for the lab

test, $100 for the cat scan and $50 for the medicine.”

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Arizona Coyotes player Jakob Chychrun extends his contract to spend the next six years defending his pack

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You could

say hockey is in Jakob

Chychrun’s DNA. There is a lineage

of ice hockey players in his family. His father,

Jeff Chychrun, and uncle, Luke Richardson, were

both defensemen who played on several teams in the NHL.

Chychrun followed suit and played the sport throughout his

childhood with one goal in mind: to go pro. Determination and

hard work got him to the 2016 NHL Draft, where he was the

Arizona Coyotes’ first-round pick.

“It was a special day and one I worked hard for my entire life

to get to. I really wanted to go to a team that wanted me, and the

Coyotes traded up to get me, which was really cool,” Chychrun says.

Since going pro, Chychrun has made a name for himself

in the NHL as the Arizona Coyotes’ rising star. Fans will

get to see more of his innate ability on the ice rink

and impeccable style off it, as the 21-year-old

defenseman recently extended his contract

with the team for another six years.

By Elizabeth Liberatore / Photos by James Patrick

10/19 ScottsdaleHealth 41


HOCKEY FROM THE START

While growing up in Boca Raton, Florida, Chychrun’s priorities

included family and sports. If he wasn’t spending quality time

with his parents and sister, he was playing something, whether it

was hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, or golf. His dad

encouraged hockey and put Chychrun in his first pair of skates at

age 2. Chychrun concurrently learned how to walk and skate.

Inspired by his dad, uncle and the Pittsburgh Penguins’

Sidney Crosby, Chychrun began to pursue hockey more intentionally.

He joined amateur hockey organizations in his home

state and Michigan before joining the United States Hockey

League (USHL), the top junior ice hockey league in the United

States. Chychrun was a standout player who finished his minorhockey

career with the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

Transitioning from minor hockey to professional hockey

was no easy feat, especially since Chychrun was 18 when he

joined the Arizona Coyotes — he became the third youngest

player in the franchise’s history. Fortunately, he was supported

by some of the team’s leaders, including Shane Doan, Oliver

Ekman-Larsson, Jamie McGinn, as well as the coaching staff.

“It was certainly a learning process,” he says.

Chychrun grew more confident and stronger in his abilities

with each game he played during his first NFL season. He ended

the 2016-17 season with seven goals and 20 points in 68 games.

The following two seasons proved to be challenging for the

rookie, as he sustained two severe knee injuries that required

surgery and ample time away from the ice rink.

“[The road to recovery] was a very tough process. You learn

a lot about yourself as a person, a player,” he says. “It takes a

lot of dedication and sacrifice to give yourself every opportunity

to come back early. When you are injured, you kind of lose your

normal life and everything revolves around getting yourself

back to full health.”

Despite unforeseen setbacks, Chychrun has soldiered on

and is back operating at his normal level. With the 2019-20

season in full swing as of this month, the Arizona Coyotes are

prepared and determined to make the playoffs.

“We have high expectations for our young team and improved

a lot during the offseason. I would say there’s a lot of excitement

around the organization about this season,” Chychrun says.

FEELING AND LOOKING GOOD

The primary responsibility of a defenseman in ice hockey is to

prevent the opposing team from scoring. To be good at it, a

player must possess speed, stamina, agility and strength. A combination

of working out and maintaining a balanced diet enables

Chychrun to continue performing at a high level.

He dedicates five days per week to working out, reserving

two days for rest and recovery. No one day at the gym — Exos

and Lifetime Fitness are his favorites in the Valley — looks the

same. Some days are dedicated to lifting and loading, whereas

others focus on gymnastics or agility. When it comes to food,

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Chychrun abides by the notion of everything in moderation. He

is also a firm believer in treating yourself from time to time. For

him, that’s ordering up a nice, greasy burger.

“I have always been passionate about health and wellness.

I started weightlifting in eighth grade with my high school’s

varsity football team and loved it,” he says. “I started growing

earlier than others and have always been educating myself

[about proper training] from a young age.”

Fashion is right up there with health and wellness. One

scroll through Chychrun’s Instagram (@jakobchychrun) would

have famous fashion consultant and TV personality Tim Gunn

nodding his head in approval.

“Sure, I would like to say I’m the best dressed player on the

team,” he says. “There are some guys that are very fashionable,

but [staying on top of new trends] is something I really enjoy.”

His self-proclaimed “pretty balanced” closet includes

pieces from all sorts of designers, including big wig brands and

independent makers. He’s a proud collector of shoes and suits,

specifically patterned suits that aren’t for the faint of heart.

COMMUNITY TIES

Clad in his colorful suits, Chychrun is often featured on the

team’s official social media accounts and is considered a popular

draw for Arizona Coyotes fans. His own social media accounts

also have quite the draw, as he has more than 40,000 followers

on his personal Instagram page.

He uses his platform to inspire youth to follow their dreams

and show the support for causes he’s involved with. In addition

to supporting Phoenix’s Children’s Hospital and The New

Foundation of Arizona, the player advocates for an organization

that is personal. Chychrun’s family launched Do It For Daron

in honor of his 15-year-old cousin, Daron Richardson, who took

her own life.

“My cousin Daron showed no signs of struggling. My family

has since been into raising awareness around mental health and

trying to end the stigma around it so that people open about

their struggles, which is the first step in getting the help they

need,” Chychrun says. “I think social media is the best way to

raise awareness and keep people educated on mental health.”

It’s safe to say that in his three years of residing in the

Valley of the Sun, Chychrun has fully embraced the local community,

from recently buying his first home to supporting local

charities.

“I love every minute of living in Arizona — it’s one of the

best places to live in the United States. I’m very fortunate to live

and play hockey here,” he says

Another aspect of Arizona that Chychrun has embraced is

its abundance of golf courses as golfing is one of his favorite

hobbies. He makes sure to get plenty of tee times in during the

offseason at several Valley courses, including Troon North Golf

Club, The Country Club at DC Ranch and Whisper Rock Golf

Club. If he weren’t dominating the ice rink, Chychrun says he

would become a professional golfer in a heartbeat.

To learn more, visit www.nhl.com/coyotes.

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y Mandy Holmes / photos by James Patrick

Tammy Neslund’s

transformation story

Though she was involved in athletics growing up, Tammy

Neslund never considered pursuing bodybuilding until a few

months shy of her 40th birthday. Her journey required a complete

shift in mindset and lifestyle as she previously practiced

unhealthy eating habits and had no muscle tone.

“I would starve myself and not eat all day and then eat at

night. I called myself skinny fat because I literally had no muscle,”

she says. “I remember going into the gym with a trainer

and doing dumbbell flies and my triceps were like rubber. I left

there in tears and thought from that day forward I wanted to

make some changes.”

Now, the 57-year-old is proof that it’s never too late to begin

living the life you want.

A firm believer that age is irrelevant for physical health,

Neslund prefers to measure her well-being based on how she

feels mentally, spiritually and physically.

“Our bodies are amazing in what they can achieve with

proper training and diet. Simply put, there is no magic pill or

quick fix,” she says.

A NEW ROUTINE

The former high school athlete wakes up at 4 a.m. every day

except for Sunday to break a sweat at LA Fitness. Neslund

prefers a diversified training program and implements weight

lifting, yoga, track, and even boxing with the help of a trainer.

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Neslund’s structured scheduled is carefully planned to allow her

to set and reach obtainable goals while helping to motivate others

that look to her for inspiration.

“I set three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month goals to achieve each

year. They are spiritual, relationship, family, and financial, and

I write them down on my vision board which I display on my

wall so I see them each day,” she says.

Neslund plans and prepares her meals each Sunday

evening to minimize any distractions and make eating healthy

easy throughout the week. Typical foods in her weekly meal

prep plan include egg whites, lean cuts of meat, almonds, sweet

potatoes, vegetables, and bone broth.

“In the past I was all about instant gratification. When I

wanted something, I had to have it; but now I have realized that

significant change comes with time, repetition, and patience,”

she says.

Beyond the gym and the kitchen, Neslund is adamant that

those principles apply to life in general.

When she first began her fitness journey, her trainer suggested

that she should participate in bodybuilding competitions,

but Neslund had her doubts. Her perception was that female

bodybuilders were big and bulky but her trainer was persistent

and she eventually found herself in the spotlight, placing first

overall in her first show. Though she got her start in bodybuilding

later than most, her drive and determination led to positive

results and the performance element of the sport left her hooked.

“Take chances, risks, step outside

of the box, be uncomfortable, and

love every chance you get.”

HELPING OTHERS

Her newfound love for fitness and health was not the only major

life change that Neslund made. After decades of working in

office management in medical offices, she quit her job and got

her aesthetician license. She now helps treat people with skin

conditions as a part of Phoenix Family Medical Center and

Advanced Medical Aesthetics.

In addition to aesthetics, Neslund helps others on

their own lifestyle and wellness paths by providing inperson

and online training as a coach and accountability

partner. From on social media to in line at the grocery

store, she’s always answering questions and giving advice

to help others change their lives through fitness.

“[I tell people to] take chances, risks, step outside of the

box, be uncomfortable, and love every chance you get,” she says.

“Life is all about the lessons we learn along the way and how we

react and come out of them.”

In her free time, Neslund enjoys serving for her church,

going boating and paddleboarding, and spending time with her

family, who happens to be her motivation for starting anew.

Neslund says she is inspired by her mom and hopes to leave a

legacy of strength for her daughters. “I want to show my daughters

that anything is possible and you have it inside of you to

make it happen,” she says. “It is like Dorothy in the Wizard of

Oz – she had the power the whole time to go home but didn’t

realize it. We all have it, we just have to dig deep and find it.”

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elating

/ by Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, M.D. has

been the Chief of Plastic

Surgery at Honor John

C. Lincoln Hospital for 14

years, Medical Director

for Plastic Surgery and

is Senior Partner at

Advanced Aesthetics

Associates. Dr. Prichard

serves more than 2,000

patients every year and

has specialized in both

reconstructive and cosmetic

procedures. For

more information, visit

drprichard.com.

Surviving Breast Cancer

What to expect with life after reconstruction surgery

A staggering one-in-eight or 12% of women in the United States will be diagnosed

with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

Currently, there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

No one can fully comprehend how the diagnosis of breast cancer can affect

their life until they experience it personally. While survival is crucial and the first

thought, few consider the emotional impact that follows as they begin the next

phase as a survivor.

The number of women opting for breast reconstruction after mastectomy has

skyrocketed over recent years. Experts believe there are a number of factors for this

trend, including health insurance coverage, improvements in treatment and increased

awareness about the disease. So, what can patients expect after getting this surgery?

Physical Aspects

In recovery after

breast reconstruction,

patients can

experience fatigue,

discomfort, swelling,

soreness and restrictions

on movement,

such as lifting their

arms overhead. In

the first two weeks,

it is recommended

to start doing daily

exercises, like walking,

shoulder shrugs,

shoulder rolls and

arm swings. They

should avoid any

vigorous housework,

like vacuuming or

moving objects, until

the surgeon says it’s

okay to do so.

After about four

to six weeks, most

women begin to feel

better as initial discomfort

fades away

and can return to routine

activities. They

can gradually start

incorporating more

light weight exercises

and workouts that

speed up the heart

rate into their daily

regimen. During this

timeframe, some will

return to work if their

job doesn’t involve

heavy lifting and is

approved by their

plastic surgeon.

Mental Facets

People may argue

that breast reconstruction

is a “nonessential”

cosmetic

option, but there is

plenty of research

that shows it is

critical to the emotional

recovery of

many patients.

Reconstruction

surgery may help

women feel whole

again and regain

what cancer took

away from them,

which can support

them in the process

of moving forward.

Women may go

through a period of

emotional adjustment

once they’ve had

their breast reconstructed,

as it takes

time to start thinking

of them as their

own. It’s a very emotional

journey that

everyone processes

differently and all of

the doubts and fears

don’t go away after

surgery. Just as each

person’s treatment is

individualized, so are

the coping strategies

to help them find

their new normal.

So, what are

some ways to

navigate life after

cancer?

Practice

meditation or

yoga for relaxation

techniques

Openly share and

communicate

feelings with

friends, family or a

professional

Start journaling to

help organize and

process feelings

and thoughts

Stay active for

physical and mental

health

Take interest in a

new hobby

Join a support

group or get

involved in helping

others

As anyone is going

through this lifealtering

process,

it’s important that

they remember that

breast reconstruction

begins a new

journey. Recovery

has different phases,

including emotional

trauma, body image,

wound healing,

and return and

acceptance of the

new normal. A breast

cancer diagnosis

can be daunting, but

it’s important that

patients are educated

on their options

for treatment,

reconstruction and

coping for life after

the disease.

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eauty

/ by Suneil Jain

WANT TO

BRIGHTEN AND

SMOOTHEN

YOUR SKIN?

Try this simple pumpkin

mask recipe you

can make at home

Ingredients:

2 tbsp pumpkin

(organic canned)

1 tbsp raw honey

1 tbsp organic

full fat cream

1 tsp organic

vanilla extract

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients

together for

face, neck and

decolletage. For best

results, only use

once a week.

The Proof is in

the Pumpkin

Powerful beauty benefits of fall’s favorite squash

The season of pumpkin spice lattes, carving jack-o’-lanterns and signature pies is upon us, but there is a lot more to these orange

gourds than what meets the eye. The brightly colored squash has a plethora of health benefits that’ll help your skin bounce back from

a long, hot summer. If you’re skeptical, don’t be. Pumpkin-based products work well on all skin types because it’s rich in vitamin A and

vitamin C, which means it soothes and softens. Here are some additional reasons to incorporate the squash into your beauty routine.

Anti-aging

benefits

Sun exposure in the

desert can be brutal

on your skin and that

means signs of aging

is inevitable. Because

pumpkin is rich in

vitamin A and vitamin

C, it’s a powerful antioxidant.

Antioxidants

are a lifesaver when

it comes to sun exposure

because they

slow damage to your

skin cells. Pumpkin

is also a rich source

of beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene is the

red-orange pigment

found in pumpkin and

it helps to reverse

UV damage and promote

the production

of collagen, which

improves elasticity.

Dissolves dry skin

If dry skin is a problem,

pumpkin-based

exfoliators and

moisturizes are a

great go-to. Pumpkin

contains natural

enzymes that help

dissolve dry skin

cells and promote

new cell production.

Remember that anytime

you have newly

exfoliated skin, you

must protect it with a

physical block using

only zinc oxide and/

or titanium dioxide or

you will cause more

damage the skin

you are trying to fix.

Also, the enzymes

in pumpkin products

are strong enough

to soothe and soften

dry or cracked feet.

Brightens skin

tone

If dry skin isn’t a

problem, a little

brightening of the

face never hurt anybody.

The combination

of enzymes with

alpha hydroxy acids

(AHAs), which pumpkins

are packed with,

also increases cell

turnover to brighten

and smoothen your

skin. Your selfie

game will be more

than strong this fall.

Treats acne

Pumpkin is also high

in zinc, which controls

hormone levels

and oil production.

If acne, blemishes

or random breakouts

are a problem,

pumpkin-based acne

products could be

your answer. Also,

pumpkin-based skin

toners, peels and

masks fight inflammation

and reduce

pore size. Who

doesn’t want smaller

pores?

Dr. Suneil Jain, NMD is a naturopathic physician and the founder and owner of Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics. Rejuvena is located in North Scottsdale and is one

of the leading practices in the United States specializing in wellness and healthy aging. Dr. Jain bridges the traditional tenets of naturopathic medicine with modern

advances in aesthetic medicine to provide his patients with a comprehensive plan to begin their rejuvenation and take responsibility of their health. To learn

more, visit http://www.werejuvenate.com or call 480-551-9000.

48 ScottsdaleHealth 10/19


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doctor’s orders

/ by Ashish Sangal, MD

Dr. Ashish Sangal is the

Medical Director of the

Lung Center, Medical

Director of Medical

Oncology and Medical

Oncologist at Cancer

Treatment Centers of

America, Phoenix.

Thirdhand

Smoke

What it is and who’s at risk

Firsthand smoke is widely known as a way smokers

may put themselves at risk for illnesses like heart disease,

stroke and lung cancer by inhaling nicotine and

other toxic chemicals in cigarettes. Secondhand smoke

is commonly known as putting those around smokers

in danger of also inhaling those same chemicals.

What may not be so common knowledge is thirdhand

smoke.

Doctors know thirdhand smoke may be a new

term to the general public, but researchers have been

studying it for decades. So, what is it – and how can it

be harmful?

How it forms

Thirdhand smoke

forms when smoke

particles from cigarettes

mix with gases

in the air, absorbing

into materials like

clothes, furniture

and walls. Once

absorbed, the chemicals

go through an

aging process, which

changes their overall

chemical structure.

The nicotine found

in cigarette smoke

reacts with indoor air

pollutants like nitrous

acid to form carcinogens.

That gas

is then continuously

released into the air.

This process can

continue for years

beyond the initial

smoker’s cigarette

being extinguished.

Efforts like smoking

with car windows

open, smoking outside

or using a fan to

disperse the smoke

won’t prevent thirdhand

smoke from

forming.

What materials

absorb it?

A wide variety of

materials can retain

the chemicals, such

as carpets, rugs,

clothes, walls, furniture,

walls, car

dashboards -- or even

your kids’ toys, blankets

and bedding.

Who is at risk?

Everyone surrounded

by materials

once impacted by

cigarette smoke is at

risk. However, kids

are typically put at

greater risk of being

affected by thirdhand

smoke. Why? They

crawl, play, lick and

are generally much

closer to the materials

in homes and

cars.

What you can do

about it

Unfortunately, basic

cleaning isn’t effective.

Typically, replacing

carpet, repainting

walls, or reupholstering

used items may

be the only options.

The most important

thing to remember

is that because

the data for thirdhand

smoke’s harmful

effects are still being

studied, we must

remain vigilant in protecting

ourselves and

those we love.

The best way

to do that: Don’t

smoke, and if you

have a family member

or friend who

does, help them quit

today.

50 ScottsdaleHealth 10/19


event

/ by David Apeji

Ryan St.Clair, Peggy Cornwall

and Matt Glynn

Pete Waters and

Michelle Cardini

Sam Davis, Sarah Davis

and Jake Davis

Live Like

Kainoa

K2 Golf

Tournament

Golfers teed off at Grawyhawk Golf

Club for this third annual event, which

was inspired by Kainoa Spenser, a

young man who lost his limbs at the

age of 19. Hosted by K2 Adventures,

the day included a round on the links

followed by an awards dinner overlooking

the lake.

Nicole Newman, Kelly Michael

and Kristen Sandquist

Scott Buntin and

Luke Bochansky

Jessica Parker, Jacob Schaefer

and Lindsey Bolt

Kaipo Spenser, Kainoa Spenser,

Jennifer Spenser, and Keanu Spenser

Courtenay Odden

and Haley Parker

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