The most common recommendation we give clients in regards to their health is to sit less and move more. Since about 85% of people sit all day at work, the question we get back is “should I get a standing desk?”
At Thanksgiving this year, I made a Pecan Pie topped brownie that my son liked so much he has already requested it for his birthday dessert for April. Well, my birthday came up first and I decided this is what I wanted for my birthday (so of course I had to make it for myself).
And since I don’t want to feel like trash for my birthday weekend, I made it gluten, grain, lactose, casein and sugar free.
Have you ever punished yourself with exercise, hid behind oversize sweatshirt, or shrunk emotionally because you didn't feel confident in your body?
If you are struggling to feel good in your own skin and loving your body you are not alone. Especially after childbirth or menopause (but of course this can apply to men too), I hear women tell me that years of body image issues come to a head. They are ready to feel healthy, energetic, and worthy regardless of how their jeans fit.
When it comes to exercise that is low impact but high in intensity, barre workouts are a popular choice. Maybe you’ve tried a class or maybe you haven’t because you weren’t sure if it was right for you.
Barre exercise combines many aspects of yoga, Pilates, ballet moves, and strength training. But, barre class isn’t just for ballerinas. So, who is it for and how do you know if it’s right for you?
We often recommend that our clients participate in low impact, stretching, and core strengthening activities. It's an important transition from recovery after surgery or injury to more strenuous exercise. In addition, these activities benefit those with chorionic pain, autoimmune, or inflammatory conditions. Both yoga and Pilates fit these criteria, so clients often ask:
"What's the difference between yoga and Pilates? And, which should I do?"
One of my new favorite meals is a combination of a few classics . . . Chicken Caesar salad and a noodle casserole.
This was one of the recipes born out of random ingredients that I had to magically use to make a quick weeknight dinner appear. Sometimes this experiment doesn’t turn out so well, but this time we had a winner. Chicken Caesar Zoodles turned out to be healthy, super quick, one pot meal.
Are you starting back to exercise after an injury and you don’t want to risk getting hurt again? Do you want the benefits of exercise but your body hurts if you run and jump?
Is it possible to burn calories, strengthen muscles, and improve the capacity of your heart and lungs without all the high impact moves?