Q: Summer pool season is already here, for those of us realizing this a little bit too late, what do you recommend we do to feel confident and healthy as soon as possible? I’m a fan of always doing something to sweat, no matter which season it is. If you’ve been on a break, need motivation, accountability or just a plain kick in the behind… consider group fitness. It’s less expensive and you’ll be with a fun group of people who encourage you. That’s what we strive for in Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp and Small Group Training sessions. We are currently beginning our 6 week session (July 8) but you can buy classes and join in at any time. Moving your body is a start, but think about what you put in your body also. Diet and nutrition are key when it comes to feeling good and looking good.
Q: For people like you – on the run all day, or stuck in an office, what advice would you give for getting in some healthy meals? Plan ahead! If you don’t, you’re stuck grasping for just about anything. That’s when we make the worst mistakes with our diets. If you forgot your lunch, go somewhere like Whole Foods and make a salad. Easy on the dressing!
Q: You’re handsome, and a doctor! Any men’s skincare recommendations or products that you stand behind and use daily? Skin care starts from within. All the potions in the world aren’t going to help if you’re putting junk fuel in your body. Good skin starts with a good diet. Daily juicing also helps your skin stay hydrated and healthy.
Q: Describe your ideal client, who would benefit the most from visiting COREhealth and what results can they expect to see? If you’ve got a spine, you’re an ideal patient! It’s even more important for those who wish to take their health to the next level. There’s no question why all professional sports teams and olympic athletes have their own personal chiropractors on staff. I also work on a lot of expecting moms. From plantar fasciitis to headaches, we see it all.
Q: What are some of your workout essentials? LuLu Lemon shorts, a healthy pair of running shoes, and tunes! For me, music is key. I have to admit, I prefer fast paced top 40 over dance music any day. I like to run, spin, lift, as well as work out with groups. I want to be ready for anything.
Q: Any tips to improve our posture and spinal health at home? YES. If you watch a lot of TV, pay attention to where the TV is positioned in the room with respect to where you sit. People come to me everyday with neck or back complaints. Sometimes it boils down to awkward positions on the sofa or chair for a couple of hours or more nightly. Put a couple of pillows behind your back on your sofa so you aren’t slumped into the sofa with your neck tucked to your chin. If you work from home, the dining room table is not going to be the best work station for accommodating ergonomic positioning. The proper desk and chair make all the difference.
Q: #1 vacation spot? Almost anywhere you can find sun and water.
Q: Dallas’ best hidden gem? We are blowing up with outdoor trails! The Katy Trail was a great start and the expansion trails are such a great addition. The Great Trinity Forest is another gem, which is part of the Trinity River Project. Ultimately, it will be one of the largest urban parks in the world.
Q: Lastly, why do you cleanse with Roots Juices? Roots juices uses an extraction method (cold-pressing), rather than a pulverization method. With a traditional cetrifugal juicer, or with a blender, the fruits and vegetables are pulverized with blades, which expose the produce to air (and sometimes heat), speeding up oxidization. By masticating (chewing), or cold-pressing, you are actually extracting ONLY the nutrient-dense juice from the plant while releasing beneficial enzymes that help with the uptake of the nutrients into the cells. While blended fruits and vegetables are still good for you, they wouldn’t have the medicinal qualities that a masticated or cold-pressed juice would have.