Michelle Riddle is an Occupational Therapist, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Community Adviser with the University of Alberta. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker, a budding filmmaker, and author of 'SENSEable Living for Resilient Bone Health'. Michelle lives, works, and plays on the pristine traditional lands of the Tla'amin Nation on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada. During this episode, Michelle shows us that diet and exercise are not the only important factors necessary for healthy, strong bones. You will learn some important habits that help heal your body, increase mineral absorption, and improve your bone health. Discover some simple and practical tips for achieving the ultimate balance in your life, today. Links: FREE SENSEable Living Guide and e-book information Timestamps: 02:36 - What does her program called SENSEable mean? 04:07 - "What we have in our genes and what we do to those genes, we have the opportunity to turn on or turn off our risk factors." - Michelle Riddle 06:21 - Recognizing stress and how it affects bone health 08:36 - What is this concept called 'Allostatic Load'? 12:21 - Ways to manage stress 13:48 - "For bone health, we need to hydrate, not just for the cells of the bones, but also to keep calcium in our body." - Michelle Riddle 19:00 - The important components of environment for happiness and bone health 25:32 - The value of reframing your mind 26:53 - "Habits are for health, habits can heal." - Michelle Riddle 27:50 - Why deep breathing is important 31:21 - Recommended time to do breathing exercises 32:40 - What is the Goldilocks Principle? 35:34 - The importance of sleep and excellent tips for getting more sleep DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.