In the past few weeks, I have been asked by several people to discuss some simple, easy-to-do abdominal exercises that help strengthen the core. I am very specific when I say core as opposed to abs. The region referred to as the core in Pilates stems from the lowest rib to just beneath the hips.… Continue reading 5 Exercises for Core Rehabilitation
As of today, I am on a week-long vacation. My parents are in town for a visit and we will head to Vegas for a few days of fun and wandering in the sun. This means, as promised, no work--instruction or writing. This is fine as this chick got bitten by the vacation bug last… Continue reading Vacation Time!
Mindfulness. You may have heard of the term. Another word for it is awareness. But how does this pertain to fitness and health? Why on earth do you hear it talked about in a yoga class? I will try and sum it up in a few simple sentences. Mindfulness is the connection of… Continue reading Mindful Intentions
As mentioned in my latest health post, I have been eating a lot of this recipe. It's quick, simple, and so tasty. Hope you enjoy it and make it your own. 1 lbs. chicken, cubed 3 tbsp. natural (plain) low-fat yogurt 1.5 tsp. garam masala 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 3 tbsp.… Continue reading Quick, Easy Yogurt-Marinated Chicken A La India
I am a huge lover of Indian and Asian cuisines. Lately, I have made a ton of yogurt-marinated chicken roasted beneath a boiler. After beating my brain up for the week trying to come up with a great health post, I thought I would take a break from stress relief and exercise and focus on… Continue reading Three Spices To Promote Health and Tasty Eating
Relapse in the fitness industry is simply defined as sliding back into old, unhealthy habits without a foreseeable end. Usually, it results from the inability to cope with stressors or environmental triggers that derail an individual's progress toward permanent healthy lifestyle behavioral changes. Stressors can take the form of pregnancy or new motherhood, illness or… Continue reading Avoiding Relapse