Tag Archives: Exercise

What does “healthy” look like?

January 19, 2018

What does “healthy” actually look like?  You can eat right, exercise, stay thin, take no prescription medications, have excellent blood work, never catch colds, and yet you can still feel badly. Most of us live every day with symptoms that decrease our quality of life. A common perception is that if a condition is tolerable, it isn’t really a problem. Unfortunately, that logic leads to seriously depleted bodies which take

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Five Tips for A Beach-Ready Body

July 12, 2015

So, if you’re planning a trip to a tropical locale, you might be thinking about hitting the gym a few extra times, or at least holding up your bathing suit and wondering how you might wedge yourself into it. And my guess is you don’t have a whole ton of time to make that happen. Or maybe you just want to make sure you’re looking your best. Nothing wrong with

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Fabulous Friday: Yoga

April 4, 2014

Yoga has gotten a reputation for being the “sport” that people need to be able to put their feet behind their head to be successful. But that’s not true, and one of the many reasons it’s been so popular through the ages as both a physical and spiritual practice is that it can be immensely helpful for a slew of ailments and illnesses, from mental health to … you guessed

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Tips to Transition into Spring—With a Spring in Your Step

March 19, 2014

You feel neurotic. Lethargic. You don’t know where your life is going. You’re frustrated. But it’s spring—or almost spring. What can you do to move with ease through this spring season? In Chinese medicine, spring is the time where we’re moving from this really deep, introspective winter time, and our energy is rising upward and moving outward, toward the extroverted summer time. But we’re used to watching TV, and darkness,

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Three Times When Intense Exercise Is Beneficial

February 13, 2014

Here we are, halfway through the second week of the Olympics and we’re feeling the burn. Maybe it’s time to kick up the routine a bit. Maybe you’re feeling inspired. Maybe you really like to exercise and you’re ready for something more! There are optimal times and mental mindsets/physical shapes that benefit from intense exercise. Here are three: 1. If you have depression. If you struggle with depression, it’s very

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Olympic Week, Part II: When Exercise Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

February 13, 2014

Right now you could argue that in Sochi, all the fittest people in the WORLD have convened together. We are watching a ton of serious talent, muscle, and initiative. It could be causing you to reconsider your own athletic achievements or habits (or, let’s be real here, for some of us it’s lack thereof). Maybe you’re thinking it’s time to amp it up a little. Well, I’m here to give

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Fabulous Friday: Treat Your Body Right

February 13, 2014

There was a lot of press awhile back that chocolate milk was the best post-exercise recovery food. Can that possibly be true? Well, yes: The research really plays out that it’s a fantastic recovery food, and not just because it tastes great. So what’s the deal? If you exercise intensely for 90 minutes or more, you need to feed your muscles after your workout. Researchers found the best way for

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