Healthy Bodies

Healthy Bodies

Diet and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. While even the busiest men and women can find ways to eat healthy, finding time to exercise can be more difficult. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, regular physical activity can prevent chronic diseases like heart…
The benefits of routine exercise are plenty. Daily exercise can improve mood, help reduce stress and make it easier for men and women to maintain healthy weights. Regular exercise also can help men and women combat or reduce their risk for various ailments, including some potentially deadly diseases. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis…
Exercise is good for you, but which one? And for how long? And do they have an app for that? And if it’s free, is it effective? Does it have to be painful? Do I have to sweat? What if I don’t sweat? When am I going to lose weight?…
Soccer is on many minds these days. Whether playing it, watching a friend/family member play it or following the World Cup, it’s an exciting time of the year! It is a versatile sport too! Have you ever considered how soccer is like yoga? It can be enjoyed indoors or out,…
Essential oils possess a varied and established history. These extracted plant compounds have been used throughout the ages for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The applications of essential oils are numerous. More than fluids that are pleasing to the senses, they heal the body, stimulate the spirit and calm emotions.…
There are fitness programs everywhere. There are millions of YouTube videos with people telling you how to work out. There are Hulu and Netflix trainers, Facebook pages dedicated to workouts, and a plethora of actual gyms/studios teaching fitness. Obviously some of these programs and the people who wrote them are…
When you hear the word “yoga” do you think of a room full of people sitting cross-legged on the floor, eyes closed and chanting “om?” Yoga can be very calming and meditative, but yoga can also be a high-intensity, calorie-blasting workout that’s not just about stretching. The type of yoga…
Core work done flat on your back is out; core work where 360 degrees of your core can be accessed is in. Plank is the new situp. Plank is an empowering position where your core can be fully accessed and utilized; a position in which gravity and your own body…
The arrival of spring signals the start of the season for runners and cyclists. It’s the time of registering for races and outlining a training schedule. It’s the time to take the bike off the trainer and onto the road. It’s the time to start ramping up the number of…
There are so many benefits to exercising with a partner: the mental encouragement, the drive to do better and lets’ not forget double the core power! When I teach, I love throwing in a few partner poses; it gets my students out of their comfort zone and also helps make…
It was July 2014 and for the last time I looked in the mirror and decided it was time to take charge of my life. I was determined to get healthy with the definitive goal of feeling better about myself. Just how was I going to do this? I knew…
Spring is right around the corner (hopefully) and now is the perfect time to start to work on your waistline. Join me in witling your waistline with the Magic Circle and some wonderful oblique work. Working our obliques is important, as these side muscles help support our torso upright as…
The holidays have come and gone. The days are cold and dreary. It’s the heart of a Wisconsin winter. For some, this time of year can bring on a case of the “winter blues,” and in more serious cases, seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The so-called winter blues are more common…
Core work done flat on your back is out and core work where 360 degrees of your core can be accessed is in. Plank is the new situp: an empowering position where all your core can be accessed and utilized. It’s a position in which gravity and your own bodyweight…
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