I am a big fan of unilateral exercises.
Here you go. Several mini ideas which, when added up and pursued daily over an extended period of time, will result in additional weight loss, muscle toning, general well-being, increased energy levels, endurance and way more happiness than you can imagine. If you follow these, you will have energy to fly to the moon and back, twice! ;-)
Salt, especially the salt we add to our foods, which does not occur in them naturally, is the culprit of many health-related problems, such as cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, bloating and water retention.
:: Let's make sure that fitness-related activities you engage in are fun for you. That last part of the previous sentence, "for you", is very important.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to be compassionate when you help others on their path to wellness, health and fitness. People come to you, oftentimes as a "last resort", after years of struggling with either some medical problems or weight issues or nutritional habits. It is extremely hard for them to book that first date with the fitness professional, come to the meeting, sit down, open up right away and pour out all the worries, problems and stress, as they see the person for the first time in their life.
Last weekend, I was privileged to participate in the ultramarathon, organized in the Monument Valley.I would like to share with you a few thoughts and observations, which came to my mind as I was running this wonderful event.
So, you have been diagnosed with a big one. It might be diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, dementia or a prolapsing bladder.
You asked, we deliver! Here goes (text only) of Jan's presentation on Healthy Asian Cooking, which took place at the Be Fit Fit Studio on January 27th. I hope it is inspiring, happy (Asian) cooking!
OK, so, you are growing inpatient because, despite the New Year's resolution, your weight seems not to bulge down much. Worry not, the weight gain did not happen overnight. It took you months and years, plus this past November and December (jointly and joyously referred to as "the Holiday Season"), to arrive at the starting line of this year's resolutions.
Have you noticed how much time at the gym is lost on unnecessary small talk? Whenever I pass by any of the "big" gyms in the area, I observe, with horror, how some gym members come mostly to exercise their maxillofacial muscles while chatting with the other gym-goers. To me, exercising your facial muscles is not the primary goal of visiting a gym.
A question: When you think of your fitness or non-fitness goals, do you smile? Do you at least smile to yourself, you know, deep inside? You should! This is one of the best ways to tell that you are intrinsically motivated, that you are not motivated by your friends, partner, the secret wishes of your pet or by the harsh comments of your ex's grandma. When you think of, say, running that 5K in the spring, and you smile - this is a great sign. It means you want it for yourself and your wanting comes from deep inside of you, and is not the result of the whimsy daydreaming of your pal.
Due to the popular demand: Below is the text of the presentation which Jan offered last night at my Studio and lots of you missed. So, here you have lots of the questions answered re: how i eat (or not)... In the fun way. Jan cooks for us (I do the dishes!). So, he told it all from the personal Chef's perspective! We laughed all the evening long! ;-) So, here it goes (he had more of the funny pictures of yours truly, but we have to do just with one here):
White death comes in an array of colors. And I am not talking about an avalanche. The topic of today's blog is sugar. It hides in most of the food "products". Pretty much, the more colorful and crazy-looking the package of your "food" item is, the better the chances it contains lots of sugar.
Psoas. A well-hidden core muscle. Not many of us heard of it. Protected by layers and layers of other body tissues and organs and hard to access.
In need of some motivation to stick your head from under that cozy blankie at 6AM to head out for the gym?
Do you feel stagnated, not moving forward? Even if you do dutifully put in your gym time every Mon, Wed and Fri, and on the alternating days, you take that hike?
Oftentimes, I am asked which type of applications and electronic devices I am using at present.The bad news is that I am somewhat electronically- and device-challenged, meaning that I only use these devices when I really must.
In some circumstances, it is actually beneficial to get suspended! I am talking here about the current trend of exercising with so-called body suspension systems.
As I was running the depths of the Grand Canyon in May, it occurred to me how perspective explains why individuals looking at the same reality can each perceive it differently.
If you suffer from increased levels of the LDL (bad) cholesterol, listen up. You can positively influence its levels within several months by consuming more foods containing lots of soluble fibers. You can get this fiber, for example, from celery, carrots, pears, apples, oranges, beans, peas, barley, oats, almonds, and whole grains.
So, we walk into a "natural" store. Or, into as "natural", "wholesome", "organic" and, generally, "beaming-with-health" store as it gets in the given area. And many of us assume that all products which the "as-natural-as-it-gets" store sells are, well. natural and good for us.Unfortunately, this is not so.
Why is it so important to me that my daughter likes to exercise? And, by "exercising", I mean both activities, structured around the gyms, studios, and soccer and other fields, and the games and other active pursuits, which she likes while not even realizing that she is working out (such as trampoline jumping or running with the dog).
Excessive sodium (salt) intake is blamed for high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, water retention, and it contributes to the weight gain.
I always start my day with a moment of reflection: how blessed I am to wake up, be healthy, and feel strong and energetic. How great it feels to be me, to be where I am and to be at the point in my life I enjoy right now. I am 45 and I feel so blessed and happy about my life now!