In this episode of the Skin Wellness Pro Show, NAA President, Rachael Pontillo, and Education Specialist, Tara Swagger, sit down and discuss health hacks they incorporate into their daily lives to optimize their energy, creativity, and ability to be present in different areas of their lives. They share personal experiences and tips on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the long list of “shoulds” associated with being healthy–and get real with the ups and downs that often accompany this journey.

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In this episode, co-hosts Rachael and Tara discuss their favorite health hacks in the three key areas of food, movement, and mindset that are crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They encourage listeners to focus on making small changes by reducing one negative thing and adding one positive thing in each area.

The hosts emphasize the importance of organizing one’s mindset and taking time to breathe in nature to achieve a healthy lifestyle. They suggest that implementing some of these practices to some degree is necessary to stay healthy. The hosts also recommend starting with one thing, adding one thing, subtracting one thing, and trying that for a week before checking in with oneself to see how they feel and what has shifted. They encourage listeners to be honest with themselves, eliminate what’s not serving them, and keep what’s serving them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Rachael and Tara also discuss the importance of focusing on what works for each individual person when it comes to health and wellness. They acknowledge that there are many “shoulds” in the wellness industry, but that these can often be overwhelming and discouraging. Instead, they suggest that people experiment with different approaches and find what works best for them.

This might involve trying different types of exercise or eating patterns and paying attention to how their body responds. They also emphasize the importance of consistency, suggesting that even short bouts of movement done consistently can be more effective than sporadic, intense workouts. The message is that all health hacks should prioritize individual preferences and needs over external expectations or pressures.

Rachael and Tara also discuss the importance of recognizing that life is constantly changing, embracing this organic flux, and adapting accordingly. They acknowledge that as we age, our bodies change, and unexpected shifts can occur in our health and family dynamics. The speakers emphasize the importance of self-reflection and being open to new experiences and knowledge. They also discuss the importance of being malleable in our health ideologies and not being too rigid in our choices.

The speakers suggest that mindfulness practices and spending time in nature can help us stay grounded and adaptable in the face of change. Overall, the message is to embrace change and be open to new experiences and knowledge, recognizing that life constantly evolves.


[00:00:38] Daily habits for optimal wellness.

[00:04:52] Removing items for new beginnings.

[00:09:47] Food as a journey.

[00:12:40] Holistic nutrition and health coaching.

[00:19:47] Home-cooked meals and compromise.

[00:21:21] Chicken broth and wellness balance.

[00:25:28] Detriments of high vegetable intake.

[00:28:50] Simple meal prep.

[00:34:56] Movement and exercise.

[00:36:19] Exercising in nature.

[00:40:06] Walking and enjoying nature.

[00:45:48] Importance of strength training.

[00:48:14] Aging and Movement.

[00:53:27] Removing negativity from your life.

[00:56:59] Eliminating TV for mindset.

[01:00:38] Feng shui for your life.

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