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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Smart Homes, Home Fitness and More!

I hope everyone had a safe, healthy holiday weekend. I did! Now that I’m fully vaccinated, I’m enjoying spending time outdoors unmasked. (I still wear one inside businesses.) I shared a Hero WOD on my Forbes page on Monday. I always post something honoring veterans on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. This  time around, I decided to write about a challenging fitness workout I’ve completed in the past that can be done at home.

I transitioned from gym workouts to home workouts with the pandemic, and don’t intend to go back. I think many other folks are doing the same. This workout honors Lt. Michael Murphy, a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient. You might have seen him in the popular Lone Survivor film. Read about his favorite workout here, then take it on for yourself.


Fuel up, complete or modify a workout honoring an American hero and then recover — all at home!
(Photo Courtesy: Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation)

If you’re interested in tackling a strenuous workout like Murph, talk with your doctor first, of course. You’ll also want to fuel properly with healthy foods before your workout. The article above shares suggestions from CrossFit Coronado owner/trainer Clint Russell. He also shares tips for recovery, which is equally important! (Homes can be well-equipped for that too.)

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SOCIAL GOLD

As I shared last week, I’ve created a series of wellness design events for my Wellness Wednesdays club on the Clubhouse app. These will be scheduled for 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific the first and third week of the month. The first one with a guest expert is TODAY! We’ll be talking about how you should be thinking about and planning for wellness-enhancing smart home features. My guest is Joe Whitaker, a technology integrator and former board member of the smart home technology integrators association, CEDIA. Joe is one of my go-to guys on this topic! After joining us later today, I suspect he’ll be yours too.

Then on June 16, I’ll be joined by triathlete/fitness writer/trained occupational therapist and host of the Real Fit podcast Pam Moore. Pam and I will be sharing thoughts on creating a home fitness space — no Peloton required!

 

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COMING SOON

I’ll be posting this season about these topics:

  • Creating a vegetarian-friendly kitchen
  • Is induction cooking harmful to pregnant women?
  • Wellness design-inspired Father’s Day gifts
  • Wellness design and tea
  • Wellness design and wine
  • Wellness design and coffee
  • Design for non-kitchen spaces

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BOOK NUGGET

Print or pixels? I personally love audio books for solo hikes and rucks, and paper copies for pleasure reading. But I know that some folks really enjoy the convenience — especially when traveling — of e-books. (Now that I have a new iPad, I might try one out.) You can get a Kindle copy of WELLNESS BY DESIGN for yourself or the father in your life. (Father’s Day is coming up on June 20th.)

 

 

 

 

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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