Archive for April, 2012

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

One of the frustrations I hear from clients is how to get enough veggies into a daily diet when you are on the go and don’t have time or an appetite to eat breakfast. Eating wraps with lettuce, cukes and red onions is one way. Eating salads, of course is great when you have time. But for that early morning pick me up or when you don’t have time to eat a full meal, I suggest you try Orgain.


Orgain is a meal replacement drink that tastes like a milkshake but includes veggie juices, is low sugar and low-fat and is packed with protein! It comes in 3 flavors: Creamy Chocolate Fudge, Sweet Vanilla Bean and  Iced Cafe Mocha.  Fat is only 7 grams for Vanilla and Fudge.

From the product website-more factoids about Orgain:

Organic Ready-to-Drink Nutritional Shake
– USDA Certified Organic
– 16 grams of Organic Whey Protein
– Organic Complex Carbohydrates from Brown Rice
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids from DHA
– Organic blueberries, bananas, acai berry, apple and raspberry
– Organic kale, beets, spinach, carrots, tomatoes
– Organic Pomegranate and Green Tea Extracts
– 24 Vitamins and Minerals
– Antioxidant equivalent to 10 servings of fruits and veggies per serving
– Lightly sweetened with Organic Brown Rice Syrup and Organic Evaporated Cane Juice (only 13 grams of sugar per drink)
– No caffeine, preservatives, gluten, corn syrup, saturated fat, hormones or antibiotics!

You can buy it at Whole Foods Market for about $3.50 per drink or by the case at Amazon here for about $33 for 12.

Orgain was founded by a practicing medical doctor and cancer survivor, Dr. Andrew Abraham. Read his story and the story of Orgain here. (Click on About Us and Founder.) Orgain also donates a share of the proceeds to people struggling with cancer that don’t have the funds to afford adequate nutritional or medical care.

I say, “Thank you Dr. Abraham and thank you Orgain!”

Note: I have absolutely no affiliation with Orgain now does my company, Working Well Massage. I just think it’s a great product and I buy it for my boyfriend and friends!

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

I was speaking to a client about his son’s video game habits and his lack of physical activity the other day. I pointed out that there has been recent research showing that some aspects of video gaming are actually positive and can be helpful in helping people learn to work with others, problem solving, improve hand-eye coordination and more. Then I got an email from a fellow blogger, FugalDad who created an insightful graphic that shows some of the research info graphically.

At the same time, I do believe in moderation i all things, including video gaming! And I don’t think that sitting for long periods of time without physical activity is healthy. But a balance of  some video gaming, especially of the active sort like Wii or Kinect, and real life outdoor activities, can be a healthy part of your children’s life and yours!

Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, I thought I’d share his graphic and link to his blog. For more about Frugal Dad, click here.

Gaming is good for you

Source: Frugal Dad

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

These past few weeks have been intensely busy for me and I haven’t had time to share my amazingly insightful thoughts about fitness, nutrition, relaxation and wellness with you. I do have some good posts coming up, but in the meantime, enjoy some of the scenic pics we took while in Maui’s Haleakula Crator in January. Even if you have never been to Maui, just looking at these pics can help calm you down, make you plan your own next vacation getaway and let you take your mind off work!


The natural beauty of Haleakula Crator, Maui, 2012. Image by Sue Shekut.


Another peaceful, breathtaking view of Haleakula Crator, Maui, 2012. Image by Sue Shekut


What is it about clouds that is so relaxing! Image by Sue Shekut


Vegetation on Haleakula Crator, Maui, is so colorful and varied! Image by Sue Shekut

View of the other side of Haleakula Crator, Maui. Image by Sue Shekut

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