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Identifying Different Types of Pain

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain? and what does it do? “ Often times when you are in pain, the doctor will ask you “What kind of pain are you feeling”. While for some it may be easy to answer, others are puzzled. They don’t know how to describe it, they just know it hurts and they want it to stop. We wanted to try and give you the tools to better communicate with your doctors so that they are better able to diagnose and treat you easily in a timely manner with… Read More »Identifying Different Types of Pain

Finding moments of rest in the midst of a busy world

The modern world raises many dilemmas that impact our health, but in my opinion none are more prevalent than the ability to rest and be quiet. As a child of the eighties, I remember Margaret Thatcher’s legendary 4 hour slumber seeming somehow virtuous no matter what her politics. With our 24 hour culture, we want to be able to do whatever is convenient for us, including eating, shopping, getting a medical diagnosis, perhaps all in the name of productivity and efficiency. Increasingly, it is recognized that this may not be optimal for our physical and psychological health. Satchin Panda in… Read More »Finding moments of rest in the midst of a busy world

Should You See a Chiropractor?

When you experience pain, distress, or just plain unwell, it can be difficult to find a new doctor. The best course of action is to be able to proactively find doctors, monitor them, and avoid the initial visit so that they have a baseline with you and can help you as an established patient. if the need arises. We know that is not always the way it is. Often our patients come to us in a moment of need to seek help on the spot. We welcome you all with open arms to Kaster Chiropractic. The question that worries many… Read More »Should You See a Chiropractor?

How To Get the Best Baby Deals Through Sales, Bundles & Promotions at ErgobabyErgobaby Blog

Go to a section Want the best baby deals? Isn’t that all of us. Having and raising children is expensive. From strollers and cribs to diapers and daycare, it’s a good idea to carefully consider and realistically plan for what you’ll need and what recurring monthly expenses you’ll have. According to United States Department of Agriculture[1], the average annual expenses to raise children for middle-income two-parent families vary between $ 12,350 and $ 13,900. Some studies show that families spend between $ 20,000 to $ 50,000 for the first baby year of life[2]. Is it worth it? Absoutely. But does… Read More »How To Get the Best Baby Deals Through Sales, Bundles & Promotions at ErgobabyErgobaby Blog

Top 25 Products for Traveling with a BabyErgobaby Blog

Jump to a Section You’re ready to go on an adventure with your little one, and while the prospect of traveling is exciting, it can also feel a little overwhelming. Here’s the thing: babies have a lot of needs, and when you step out from the comfort of your home where all of these needs are met, it’s intimidating. Don’t stress too much – you know your child’s needs. You’ve got this! Here are our top 25 products that we absolutely recommend when traveling with a baby. Here at Ergobaby, we make it a priority to create products that are… Read More »Top 25 Products for Traveling with a BabyErgobaby Blog

Balancing the fire element in your zodiac sign

Regardless of your unique astrological makeup, each zodiac sign contains an element of fire. Rooted in the yang nature, its energy is made up of warmth, action, passion and emotion. It is alive and charged, but can often lead to destruction if it is not well balanced. To take advantage of the light sides of the fire which bring enthusiasm, warmth and brightness, it must also be harmonized with a cooling element. Learning to harness the fire element in your zodiac sign is a great way to ensure that there is a balance between action and rest. It will provide… Read More »Balancing the fire element in your zodiac sign

What to look for in a yoga studio

Are you preparing to resume public yoga classes? Are you planning to change studios? New to your yoga journey and want to know what to look for when choosing which yoga studio to attend? Just as all yoga teachers are different, all yoga studios will have their own unique aspects. From high-end minimalist studios with mood lighting and ultra-sophisticated equipment, to spaces with a deep sense of community and lineage, and perhaps more “traditional” styles of yoga. Whichever studio you choose to practice in, it’s important to consider that a yoga studio isn’t just made of bricks and mortar; it… Read More »What to look for in a yoga studio

Does a Stroller Count as a Carry-On

Go to a section If you haven’t learned it already, babies come with a lot of luggage. Diapers, wipes, toys, clothes, bottles, baby carrier, stroller and car seat – it’s like an endless packing list if you are traveling with a baby. Fortunately, airlines understand that it is difficult to fly with children, which is why they do their best to accommodate families. As such, they allow parents to bring the most needed baby items with them – many even for free! So if you’re wondering if strollers and other baby gear count as hand luggage or if you can… Read More »Does a Stroller Count as a Carry-On

5 ways to take breaks at work or at home

Our minds and bodies benefit from breaks from time to time. If you’ve read my blog on The Ultradian Healing Answer, you’ll know that if you browse emails, look after kids, dive into a passion project, or design your home yoga practice sequence, take a break every 90 minutes helps us retain information, de-stress, and become more productive no matter what the task involves. Humans have evolved to interact with many different stimuli throughout the day (not just staring at a screen for hours….) So if you want to find out how to take breaks that really benefit you (and… Read More »5 ways to take breaks at work or at home

Controlling Blood Sugar with Diet and Lifestyle

When you eat, your body breaks down carbohydrates into a simple sugar called glucose, which is absorbed into the blood. Blood sugar (or blood sugar) is the main sugar in your blood and it is an essential part of the human body. Not only does blood sugar fuel every cell in your body to move your muscles and heart, it’s essential for your brain to keep thinking and for the central nervous system to work. The body tries to keep your blood sugar within a specific range to make sure that your blood sugar never drops too low or goes… Read More »Controlling Blood Sugar with Diet and Lifestyle

What is Your Parenting Dream?Ergobaby Blog

The Omni Dream is here Earlier this year, we launched the new, sleeker, SoftFlex mesh Omni baby carrier, the Omni Breeze. Now the same new and improved body style is available in a super soft cotton option, the Omni Dream. The new OMNI ™ DREAM baby carrier offers unmatched softness every time you carry your baby. Made with SoftTouch ™ cotton, OMNI ™ DREAM’s brushed fabric was designed to keep you and your baby warm and comfortable on adventures big and small. Bond with your baby throughout your day; Padded shoulder straps and ergonomic lumbar support keep your little one… Read More »What is Your Parenting Dream?Ergobaby Blog

Yinka Fabusuyi: what yoga has taught me

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When I came to yoga in 1993, I didn’t think it had anything to offer and I had little knowledge beyond stereotypes. Since then I have been trained as a yoga teacher, have been teaching since 1999, had 3 children, 2 episodes of serious illness and adopted online teaching. My body faced and I continued. My mind has beenanother problem. Of all the demons on my shoulder and negative thoughts, the ones regarding my body in relation to yoga were the most recurring. Overall I am happy with my body, it… Read More »Yinka Fabusuyi: what yoga has taught me

How to Find a New Chiropractor in Fort Myers, Florida

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Ready to experience top notch chiropractic service? Finding new doctors can be overwhelming, especially when you are moving to a new town or city to find all the services, they are the reliable and knowledgeable people you need. A primary care doctor, a new dentist, a mechanic you trust, a new chiropractor, a massage therapist, the list goes on and on. The best way is always the personal reference. Having a friend or acquaintance who is already patient and satisfied with the service they receive while seeing results is priceless. Doctors… Read More »How to Find a New Chiropractor in Fort Myers, Florida

The Best Recovery in Baseball

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Baseball is a game of repetition, a lot of repetition. The high recurrence of similar movements is one of the main reasons baseball players of all skill levels use Marc Pro to prevent arm fatigue and overuse injuries. Players who train hard, throw often and swing regularly will see real recovery results. Marc Pro fills the void of active recovery by providing non-tiring contractions to get fluid in and out of tired muscles. Eliminating stress on tendons and joints, eliminating energy consumption, and coupling recovery with relaxing activities make Marc Pro… Read More »The Best Recovery in Baseball

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

Black Breastfeeding Week with Jadah Parks Chatterjee, RN & Lactation ConsultantErgobaby Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Have a nice black breastfeeding week! Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant Jadah Parks Chatterjee explains why this week is so necessary to be celebrated and celebrated! (Watch Jadah’s Expert Series on Instagram) Ergobaby: Why is Black-breastfeeding Week important? Why did he start? JPC: Black Breastfeeding Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of racial disparity in breastfeeding rates, assess the support parents have access to, and highlight support for feeding accessible to black women. Ergobaby: What are some of the benefits of breastfeeding black women that may be unique to us?… Read More »Black Breastfeeding Week with Jadah Parks Chatterjee, RN & Lactation ConsultantErgobaby Blog

Hip Pain from Running? 4 Tips to Prevent & Relieve Soreness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Running can be hard on your body, but your hips don’t have to be hurt. It is possible to treat hip pain caused by running and prevent future hip pain by following the tips below. There are many reasons why you might have hip problems. Determining the cause is the first step in solving the problem. Causes of hip pain after running Overuse Overuse is one of the main causes of pain and pain in the hip. Frequent running can put a lot of stress on your hips, but another activity… Read More »Hip Pain from Running? 4 Tips to Prevent & Relieve Soreness

Design Your (Parenting) LifeErgobaby Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY We’re ending August here in the US with Black Breastfeeding Week. Why do we need black breastfeeding week? Read about it here. We are so honored to celebrate and honor Black Moms on their breastfeeding journey. Need advice on breastfeeding in the baby carrier? Watch our video here. We had the opportunity to discuss all breastfeeding related matters with our Legendairy Milk friends, you can watch the full video here. Here are other resources and tips on breastfeeding: Looking ahead, we’ll be going live on Instagram with our life coach friends… Read More »Design Your (Parenting) LifeErgobaby Blog

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt? – I heard a Pop!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY I heard a Pop! – What was that? It turns out that pain is a common fear for many first-time chiropractic patients. While an adjustment might seem a little scary when you’ve never done it before, chiropractic manipulations aren’t painful. Most people find it relaxing and feel relieved. In order to put you at ease, we wanted to explain to you what happens during an adjustment, physiologically. What is the snap when adjusting? Pop comes from a release of gas between the joints, just like when you crack your knuckles. This… Read More »Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt? – I heard a Pop!

Chiropractic Help for Cervicogenic Headaches

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Headache getting you down? Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck / base of the spine. They are often the result of sudden trauma such as whiplash from a car accident. They can also be the result of slips and falls or even age-related disc degeneration. Researchers in a new study worked closely with 80 patients with cervicogenic headaches. These patients were divided into two groups. One received light massage techniques, the other received chiropractic adjustments. Those who received a massage did not improve as drastically as those who were adjusted. The… Read More »Chiropractic Help for Cervicogenic Headaches

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

3 ways to bring nature into your home

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When it comes to spending time in nature, plenty of research shows that even a short amount of time in the fresh air among trees and plants is good for us. Nature is so good for us, in fact, that studies show that it has a big impact on reducing stress, blood pressure and can also strengthen the immune system. If you want to learn more about the healing benefits of time spent in nature, read The Natural Cure by Faith Douglas. While spending our days immersed in nature would be… Read More »3 ways to bring nature into your home

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

The Best Post Workout Snacks & Why They’re Good Options

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Nutrition plays a key role in your development as an athlete or training enthusiast. It can help you see the optimal results from the training you are doing. Of course, you can do a lot of things without enjoying the food you eat, but eventually you will hit a plateau. These plateaus can’t be broken with more lifting or running, but instead require a greater focus on your nutrition. Post-workout snacks are a great place to start. Why eat after training? The time immediately following your workout is crucial. This is… Read More »The Best Post Workout Snacks & Why They’re Good Options

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

6 yoga kits to complete your practice

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Whether you practice yoga at home via online classes or just want the peace of mind that comes with using your personal yoga accessories wherever you travel, having the right kit can greatly improve your practice. From dynamic vinyasa flow to restorative yoga and pregnancy yoga, we all need something a little different. Depending on what stage of life you are in, or if you are practicing for two right now, you will need a kit that is specifically right for you. Using yoga props is a great way to deepen… Read More »6 yoga kits to complete your practice

Meet the founder: Debbie Rees of Tabitha Eve

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When it comes to lasting beauty essentials: Tabitha Eve is a brand that ticks all the boxes: eco-friendly make-up rounds, handmade and reusable products, and beauty items that help live a lifestyle. zero waste easier than ever. We chat with Founder Debbie Rees to find out how she stays grounded in the midst of raising a family, conscientiously running a buzzing business and finding time to scuba dive. What does creativity mean to you? How do you define it? What inspires you to be creative? “Creativity in the world of Tabitha… Read More »Meet the founder: Debbie Rees of Tabitha Eve

Meet the founder: Ashley Wray of Mala Collective

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When it comes to mindful jewelry that not only makes a statement but helps you connect and honor your yoga and meditation practice, mala bead bracelets and mala necklaces from Mala Collective are also beautiful and they make sense. We love the range of colors and the way each piece is bespoke and designed for each yoga moment and journey – we could get lost in the swirls and patterns of some of these magnificent creations. We chat with Ashley Wray about Mala Collective about creating and keeping passion and how… Read More »Meet the founder: Ashley Wray of Mala Collective

Chiropractic – It’s All Connected

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Ready to feel better? – Call Kaster Chiropractic! The human body is an amazing and complicated machine. We take for granted the movements, range of motion, and strength we have because we are so used to what our bodies can do. We especially notice when something hurts, becomes strained or injured. You may experience trauma or just sleep poorly one night and suddenly your neck or back hurts. You may feel a tightening sensation from one part of your body to another. For example, if you wake up with a headache… Read More »Chiropractic – It’s All Connected

Eat Your Way to Healthier Skin

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When it comes to making healthy food choices, what do you usually think about? Eat for a healthy heart? For brain health? For muscle growth? It’s important to focus on nutrition for these reasons, but you don’t want to forget the biggest organ in your body: your skin! What you eat and what you don’t eat can have a direct impact on the health of your skin, from elasticity to sun protection. Here are the most important nutrients for eating your way to healthier skin, and how to add them to… Read More »Eat Your Way to Healthier Skin

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

Chiropractic Help for Those Suffering with TMJ

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Do you have a sore jaw? – Maybe it’s ATM Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, often abbreviated as TMJ, is a term that has been used to describe a group of disorders in which the point of connection between the skull and the jaw becomes swollen and painful due to inflammation. . This joint acts as a shock absorber for your jaw. Rupture and ultimately deterioration of the joint and disc can occur, leaving the bone to rub directly against the bone. When it can no longer cushion and absorb the impact, the… Read More »Chiropractic Help for Those Suffering with TMJ

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

Loosen Tight Calves with a Better Recovery Routine

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If you have tight calves, a better recovery routine may be just what you need. The cramps and pain that accompany tight calves can be eliminated and avoided when you use the right post-workout recovery methods. Read on to find out why active recovery is so important. Causes of tight calves One of the main causes of calf tightness is overuse. Strenuous exercise such as running or walking puts pressure on the calf muscles. When your body reacts to this muscle damage, tension and pain often set in. Tense calves are… Read More »Loosen Tight Calves with a Better Recovery Routine

Kaster Chiropractic – The Premier Auto Accident Chiropractor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If you have recently been involved in an accident as a driver or passenger, this post is for you. While you may feel good immediately after an accident once the adrenaline rush has worn off, usually the next day or two, the pain often begins to set in. In some people, it can be delayed for up to two weeks. The main problem is that in Florida the rules changed a few years ago. You no longer have unlimited time to decide whether to see a doctor and still be covered… Read More »Kaster Chiropractic – The Premier Auto Accident Chiropractor

How a Good Night’s Rest Affects Your Skin

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY There are many reasons to try to get a good night’s sleep. Among them: increased productivity and energy, reduced stress and inflammation, and even, potentially, weight loss. One benefit you might not think of, however, is better skin health. “The skin undergoes circadian rhythms where specific activities occur in the morning and others in the evening. Well-rested sleep allows your skin to do what it does best, which is to repair itself and keep the barrier intact so that we can function optimally the next morning, ”says Joshua Zeichner. , MD,… Read More »How a Good Night’s Rest Affects Your Skin

How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

One of the best exercises for you, whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) HAS to be the squat. However, it’s also an exercise I see nearly EVERYBODY do incorrectly. We do video form checks with every Online Coaching Client to make sure they’re squatting correctly, and we use a LOT of the same cues and instruction we cover in this guide!  Want video form checks of your squat from a trained professional? Learn more: So have no fear… After reading this big ass squat guide (pun intended, I suppose?) – part of our Strength 101… Read More »How to Squat Properly – A Step-By-Step Guide

Brandon Carter Interview | Brick Bodies Baltimore Gyms

Interview with Brandon Carter | Baltimore Body Brick Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Benefits on and off the Yoga Mat

Benefits On And Off The Yoga Mat Brick Body Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Why you Should Try Qigong in Baltimore

Why You Should Try Qigong In Baltimore | Brick Body Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Best Resistance Band Training | Brick Bodies Baltimore Gym

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Sprint 8 Program | Brick Bodies Gyms

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5 Simple Tips to Stick to Fitness Routine

5 Simple Tips To Stick To The Fitness Routine Brick Body Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Boost Your Mental Health With These 5 Simple Activities

Boost Your Mental Health With These 5 Simple Activities Brick Body Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Quick Stress Relief | 5 Minute Meditation

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Kickboxing Moves | Brick Bodies Gyms

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Deep Breathing for Mental Health

Deep breathing for mental health | Brick Body Gyms By clicking on “Continue” or by continuing to use our site, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website.To continue GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER

Vacations, Travels, and Nutrition

Holidays, travel and nutrition By Brianna Laurila, RD, LDN It’s the season for beach days, weekend getaways, long drives and air travel. Being away from home and your normal schedule can become a challenge to eating healthy and staying on track. While you plan your vacation and pack your bags, take a minute to plan some nutritious snacks. Here you will discover easy and portable snacks to consider for any travel situation. Water: Always bring water, especially for long days at the beach. Drinking water keeps your body hydrated and regulates your hunger to avoid unnecessary snacking and overeating. Fresh… Read More »Vacations, Travels, and Nutrition

Touch Your Toes Challenge | HIITCore Fitness Blog

By Carlos Terron, CPT With improved range of motion, you can also touch your toes while spending time stretching. Take this challenge and start touching your toes in a few weeks. Let’s go over some of the essentials. In order to achieve the ability to touch your toes, you need to spend at least 5-10 minutes per day stretching and promoting longer muscles. You will need to be flexible in the hamstrings, calves, hip abductors / adductors, lower back and glutes. It is recommended to be active and / or exercise several times a week. Preconditions: Currently active and exercising.… Read More »Touch Your Toes Challenge | HIITCore Fitness Blog

Member Spotlight – Melanie Foley

by Alyssa Mazzella, BS, CPT Mélanie is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. Not only is she a full-time mother of 3, but she also works from home as a full-time shopping agent and always takes time to come to the gym and work out. Melanie will try any exercise that is thrown at her. From “mentally and physically demanding endless trainer” to mastering the jump rope, trying dips on rings or lifting more than she thought she could in a deadlift sumo, Melanie will give it her all. After spending 10 years in the military,… Read More »Member Spotlight – Melanie Foley

Building a Strong Core | HIITCore Fitness Blog

By Alyssa Mazzella, BS, CPT Having a solid foundation in all its forms is the foundation for perfecting any exercise. However, this solid foundation must first start with having a solid core. When most people hear about “core exercises,” they involve either planks or crunches, but there is so much more to the abdomen, back, and pelvis than two exercises. Developing a strong core begins with training the three different resistance sections; anti-rotation, anti-extension, and anti-lateral flexion. Knowledge is power; Understanding what the “core” is made of, and how to actively and properly train your heart, are the first steps… Read More »Building a Strong Core | HIITCore Fitness Blog

Member Spotlight – Andy DeMayo

Born in Brooklyn, NY, but raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Moved to Massachusetts to attend Tufts University. I was editor of the Tufts newspaper… I met my current wife while we were working on the newspaper together – very cheesy I know! After Tufts I went to Boston College Law School and got my JD. To date, I have had a legal career as an in-house legal advisor for various health and life science companies. For the past 2 years, I have been Senior Counsel for a technology and health analytics startup in Boston. We keep our fingers crossed to… Read More »Member Spotlight – Andy DeMayo

Member Spotlight – Kerry Piccolo

Kerry began her fitness journey at HIITCore as a personal training client. She and Jean trained in small groups twice a week. Frequently wearing a positive attitude and a smile, she always seemed to take charge of all the tough workouts and have fun with it. Kerry has since integrated the lessons and is doing very well! She is stronger and fitter and the Inbody Body composition analyzer really reinforces that for us. Since its first reading on 9.14.18 Weight: -7.9 lbsSkeletal muscle mass: +1.3 lbsPercentage of body fat: -5% “My young self grew up in Weymouth, played volleyball at… Read More »Member Spotlight – Kerry Piccolo

Customer Reviews | HIITCore Fitness

Our goal at HIITCore is to provide the best possible fitness experience. Our dedication to our product is reflected in our amazing and energizing program. Our clean facility is a direct reflection of our concern for the health and comfort of our members. We believe these reasons, along with the passion, care and hospitality of the owners and coaches, are the reason our members love us so much. CORPORATE VALUES Experience We believe that with a great program and a fun, safe atmosphere, our members will get the best possible service. We are committed to our members and their experience.… Read More »Customer Reviews | HIITCore Fitness

Member Spotlight – Tommy Layman

Becoming an athlete meant more By Tommy Layman I’ve always been an active guy, competing in distance races and thinking that to be truly an athlete you have to do marathons or half ironmans. My perspective changed last May when I was at mile 17 of the Maine Coast Marathon. I was toasty, and thinking back to a photo a racing photographer took of me, I realized I was out of shape at all. I looked pretty miserable. Of course, I could run far … BUT I WASN’T STRONG. I showed up to HIITCore a few days after the marathon… Read More »Member Spotlight – Tommy Layman

150 Days and Counting | HIITCore Fitness Nutrition Blog

How I lost extra pounds by counting calories and you could too. by Ellen Terron Over the years, I have tried many different types of diets and diets to lose weight, be healthier, and feel great. From Keto to Paleo to Weight Watchers, from low carb to intermittent fasting, I’ve tried them all. Every plan is different for every person and it’s all about trial and error, but I’ve finally found a method that works for me. I train regularly and lead a relatively active life. I travel almost every week, being in airports and restaurants with every meal, I… Read More »150 Days and Counting | HIITCore Fitness Nutrition Blog

Remember Those Red Chewable Fluoride Tablets the Dentist Gave Us as Kids to See How Well We Brushed?

“Ewwww – Look at your teeth! ” *To laugh hard I think anyone who grew up in the ’80s remembers those weird, telltale little tablets. They were used for demonstration purposes at school and at the dentist to show you how well (or not) you brush. You would smile in the mirror and see small red spots remaining. While fluoride isn’t good for you, nor FD&C Red Dye # 3, the idea is brilliant. We wanted to show you a better, healthier way to get your kids (and yourself) to deep brush your teeth while improving your overall health. What… Read More »Remember Those Red Chewable Fluoride Tablets the Dentist Gave Us as Kids to See How Well We Brushed?

Chiropractic can help you conquer IBS!

For irritable bowel syndrome, treatment often focuses on controlling the symptoms – uncomfortable abdominal pain, cramps, gas, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine, and symptoms usually occur with abnormal bowel contractions. It affects more women than men and can become an obstacle in daily life, affecting a person’s social and professional habits. It is believed that IBS is triggered by diet or stress, but there are also neurological imbalances involved. Research has shown that chiropractic care can help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the system. central nervous system… Read More »Chiropractic can help you conquer IBS!

Chiropractic is Better for Back Pain Than Prescription Drugs

If you suffer from chronic or intermittent back pain, you are far from alone. Almost 65 million Americans reported a recent incident of Back ache. 8 percent of all adults have a persistent or chronic experience Back ache which limits daily activities. Classification of back pain as the sixth costliest condition in the United States. Back pain can be debilitating. It can hamper your activities, your life, your ability to work, and even make you feel less like yourself. It’s hard to stay happy and positive when you’re in constant pain. While NSAID pain relievers such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or… Read More »Chiropractic is Better for Back Pain Than Prescription Drugs

Chiropractic Helps Bursitis Sufferers | Dr. Jason Kaster

Stop Suffering From Bursitis In Fort Myers, Florida Bursitis is an extremely painful condition. Bursitis affects the fluid-filled sacs called bursae. These bags of fluid cushion the tendons, bones, and muscles near the joints. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae. The most common locations are the hips, seat bones, shoulders and elbows. This can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty in moving around and performing everyday activities comfortably. The causes can be overuse of an area repeatedly with movement or pressure. It can also be caused by trauma such as a fall or impact. Bursitis primarily affects people over the age… Read More »Chiropractic Helps Bursitis Sufferers | Dr. Jason Kaster

Short Leg Syndrome and Low Back Pain

Is your lower back hurting? – One leg can be shorter than the other! When a patient presents with lower back pain, it is usually centered on one side or the other. Pain is often based in the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint can be found by locating the dimples in the lower back. Usually one leg or the other will be functionally short. This can be due to posture issues, tight muscles, environmental stressors, or even foot pain. Functional brevity of the leg is different from anatomical brevity which is a structural defect that cannot be corrected and is… Read More »Short Leg Syndrome and Low Back Pain

Physical therapy, Massage, Ultrasound, and Chiropractic for ultimate wellness

Ready to feel better? You may have heard the old adage “It takes a village”, and although it is generally aimed at raising children, it seems the same is true in today’s healthcare system. In the past, there was the village doctor. He was the go-to guy for all injuries and illnesses. There was no specialty physician or choice of vocation in practice. You were simply “the doctor”. Nowadays healing and health are much more limited and complicated. While it makes sense for a doctor to specialize in one thing, as medicine has become so complex that it’s just not… Read More »Physical therapy, Massage, Ultrasound, and Chiropractic for ultimate wellness

The Downfall of Spinal Health – Bad Posture

How is YOUR posture? “Recover!” You’ve heard it from your parents all your life. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and even teachers. As a child, you think “Damn, that’s enough already”. As an adult, you learn to appreciate the booster because over time slouching can cause many back, neck and other health issues. Good posture makes you look taller, healthier, and more confident, but it’s something most of us are rarely aware of. If you are reading this, chances are you are sitting right now. Without stopping movement. Look down. Are your shoulders rolled forward? Is your mid back tilted out? Does… Read More »The Downfall of Spinal Health – Bad Posture

Kaster Chiropractic – We Treat Neck Pain in Fort Myers, Florida

If your neck is bothering you, whether from an accident, poor sleep, old injuries, or even from an unknown source, while NSAIDs may offer some relief, this reprieve is only temporary. . The pain will likely return until you get to the source and correct it. That’s where the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, DC and Kaster Chiropractic Associates comes in. We offer a wide range of treatments ranging from chiropractic alignments to massage therapy, decompression, ice, heat, ultrasound, stretching techniques and hydrotherapy. as supportive supplementation. Neck pain in general, if left untreated, gets worse over time. The best choice… Read More »Kaster Chiropractic – We Treat Neck Pain in Fort Myers, Florida

What Age is Best to Start Chiropractic Care?

Many parents and patients have asked this question, so we thought we would step in! When it comes to chiropractic care, there is no such thing as an “ideal” or “ideal” age to begin adjustments. From our birth, we could benefit from it. Birth itself is a very traumatic experience for the body. This applies to the newborn as well as to the mother. When we are born, the force of pushing through a contraction translates to 397 pounds of pressure per square foot. That’s 2.8 pounds of pressure on every inch of the baby’s head. With pressure like this,… Read More »What Age is Best to Start Chiropractic Care?

Try These Natural Health Boosters Before You Succumb to a Cold or Flu!

Not feeling good? We have natural suggestions. When we are not feeling our best, we will do anything to cheer ourselves up. But what really works and what is the hype? The point is that for a cold there is no medical answer. Colds are caused by viruses, and although many people think the solution is to see a doctor for antibiotics, they only work for bacterial infections. By taking too many antibiotics, you weaken your own immune system and damage your digestive health. Vitamin C – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that supports your immune system. It is… Read More »Try These Natural Health Boosters Before You Succumb to a Cold or Flu!

3 Tools for Outdoor Training

Hey guys, it’s Mike Piercy here from The Performance and Sports Science Lab here in Fairfield, New Jersey. I come to you with this month’s Gopher Performance blog. This month I want to talk about outdoor training. Dealing with COVID and unlike pandemic issues wherever you are, it might require you to go out, out, or change your situation to be able to offer workouts, whether you are in a school setting, in a team or, as us, in a private setting. From an outdoors perspective, there are a few things that I hope to fit into a bigger blog… Read More »3 Tools for Outdoor Training

COVID and the Return to Training

The return to training and participating in high school track and field was well received by coaches, parents and athletes this past summer. Several programs across the country opened their doors to enthusiastic students who were ready and willing to mingle with their peers and resume a training program. However, other programs, schools, and states have yet to resume in-person training and coaching. After making the initial return to training, and now at the end of a fall sports season, I have made some initial observations and have some tips that I think will be invaluable to coaches, it doesn’t… Read More »COVID and the Return to Training

Transitioning Athletes to Off-Season or Winter Sports

The transition from fall to winter is upon us, but what does it mean for you? Here in the upper Midwest, that usually means you switch from soccer or volleyball to traditional winter sports like basketball or wrestling. However, we need to prepare for two scenarios: athletes making the transition to a fall sport and those making the transition to an offseason. Read on for my ideas and suggestions for each. Athletes’ transition from fall to off-season sports First, let’s take the individual who goes from a fall sport, we’ll say soccer, and slips into what’s a traditional offseason. Traditional… Read More »Transitioning Athletes to Off-Season or Winter Sports

How to Program PE Remotely Using the TrainHeroic App

Cet automne a été un automne pas comme les autres pour les étudiants, les athlètes, les enseignants et les entraîneurs. COVID-19 a complètement changé le fonctionnement des écoles, le déroulement des cours et la facilitation du sport et de l’athlétisme. Ce fut une période à la fois de lutte et de résilience. Tout bien considéré, ce que nous avons fait avec nos cours de musculation à Farmington High School (MN) a plutôt bien fonctionné, donc dans cet article, je vais discuter de ce que nous avons fait et de la façon dont nous préparons les choses pour nos étudiants. pour… Read More »How to Program PE Remotely Using the TrainHeroic App

6 Agility Ladder Challenges | The Performance Resource Blog

Adding agility scales to your fitness program can help improve speed, coordination, and muscle activation in athletes. Here are six agility ladder challenges to add to your program. 1. Boxing Shuffle Objective: Jump two feet inside the first rung, then out, then into the second rung. Fundamental motor skills: Equipment List: Establishment : The player stands at the start of the ladder. Instructions: The player must jump quickly in the first rung, jump with close feet, jump one rung upwards … 2. High vertical jumps Objective: Vertical jumps two feet high inside each rung. Fundamental motor skills: Equipment List: Agility… Read More »6 Agility Ladder Challenges | The Performance Resource Blog

Medicine Balls: Choosing the Right One

Are you looking for ways to maximize power training for your upper body and core? Ballistic training is the perfect way to achieve this. This type of training allows you to accelerate a load as quickly as possible without a deceleration phase, allowing athletes to develop both power and strength-speed. Medicine balls are commonly used in ballistic training by throwing or throwing balls in basic or complex patterns. There are many types of medicine balls which have different functions. So which is the right one for you? Well, it depends on what you want to accomplish. Here is a breakdown… Read More »Medicine Balls: Choosing the Right One

6 Hands and Feet Ladder Challenges

Agility ladders can be used in a variety of ways, from agility work to strengthening muscles and joints. In this blog you will discover six hands and feet challenges using agility ladders. 1. In-In-Out-Out-In-In with hands and feet Objective: Move up and down a ladder with the hands going in-in-out-out-in-in. Fundamental motor skills: Equipment List: Establishment : The players are in the push-up position with their hands next to the first rung. Instructions: Players move each hand to the first rung, then to the other side, then to the next rung and then to the other side. 2. In-In-Out-Out with… Read More »6 Hands and Feet Ladder Challenges

3 Tools to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Summer Training Program

Summer training is one of the most crucial times for an athlete and one of the busiest times for a strength and conditioning coach. Here are 3 tools to get the most from your program this summer! Push / pull sleds Push / pull weight sleds are ideal for general conditioning, sprint and speed training, and posterior chain development. For general conditioning, users perform series of sled pushes at moderate to light loads (less than 30% of body weight) for long distances or periods of time with shorter rest intervals. Fast workout causes athletes to use light loads (less than… Read More »3 Tools to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Summer Training Program

Recover Your Athletes with These 3 Tools

Adequate recovery is an essential part of training programs for every type of athlete. Use these three tools to get your athletes back! 1. Yoga mat Yoga has many benefits for athletes, such as improving flexibility and balance, while also being a great recovery tool. Since athletes will be on the floor or without shoes for most yoga movements, having individual yoga mats creates a strong, even area, which is ideal for holding yoga positions. There are different types of yoga to choose from for your program. Low-intensity yoga is great for days of rest or recovery. High intensity yoga… Read More »Recover Your Athletes with These 3 Tools

Why CrossFit Will Improve Athletic Performance

CrossFit can be defined as high intensity functional training. It incorporates numerous bodyweight and gymnastics movements along with weight lifting and cardiovascular conditioning into a variety of workouts. All of these same conditioning movements and exercises can benefit high school athletes by improving their performance. We had the pleasure of chatting with Amie Chambers, owner and trainer of CrossFit Holdfast about why coaches should join CrossFit. Mental toughness gives a competitive advantage “CrossFit makes you a mentally strong athlete. The physical benefits are unmatched, combining cardiovascular, strength training and body control. However, the real benefit comes on the mental side.… Read More »Why CrossFit Will Improve Athletic Performance

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell & 10,000 Hour Rule

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell I recently read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and know this book has been around for quite some time now since it was published in 2008. However, I eventually jumped on board and read the book and found that it was quite entertaining, very insightful and informative read on how world famous experts have become so good at their particular skills and craftsmanship. But you might be wondering what makes this book by Malcolm Gladwell so different from any other biography or exposes people who are very successful in their particular field of expertise. Well,… Read More »Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell & 10,000 Hour Rule

Fed Up (2014) – Quit Sugar Today

Fed Up (2014) Documentary – Quit the Sugar Today Recently I watched the documentary called Fed Up which came out in 2014. This documentary gave us a critical overview of the food and health industry in the United States. Basically, this documentary shocks the viewer by exposing a number of little-known truths in particular the relationship between the US government and the big food companies in the US. We have considerable insight into the extraordinary amounts of sugar that big food companies have put in many of the food products we consume on a daily basis, but the deceptive nature… Read More »Fed Up (2014) – Quit Sugar Today

Motivation Lessons from “How Bad Do You Want It?” Videos

Success “How Bad Do You Want It”? Do you ever get the feeling you are losing focus on your main goals and desperately need a solid kick in the ASS to get you back on track. Don’t feel bad since this happens to the best of us and from time to time we need a little “motivational firecracker” to kick us back into gear. Well we have the medicine for your procrastination. It comes in the form of a couple of viral YouTube videos featuring Eric Thomas and Giavanni Ruffin. We look at these videos entitled “How bad do you… Read More »Motivation Lessons from “How Bad Do You Want It?” Videos

The Best Life Advice Ever

When I was growing up, one of the best tips my parents gave me was to “be nice to people when you leave because you are sure to meet them when you go down.” Basically the underlying meaning of this advice is that in life there are a lot of ups and downs. Sometimes you will do well in life and feel on top of the world. You will be successful in everything you do, you will be happy, earn a lot of money, and be successful in everything you do in life. But on the other hand, you will… Read More »The Best Life Advice Ever

30 Day Hanging Challenge by Ido Portal – Shoulder & Forearm Strength

Hanging Out Your Body Earlier this year we wrote an article about the 30/30 Squat Challenge by Ido Portal. The premise for that article was to get people to improve their posture and mobility through body weight deep squatting. The article looked at the challenge set by Ido Portal, who is a world renowned movement guru, which introduced participants to progressively working their way up to sitting in a deep squat position for a cumulative period of 30 minutes each day for a period of 30 days in a row and then to continue on in maintaining that hip, posture… Read More »30 Day Hanging Challenge by Ido Portal – Shoulder & Forearm Strength

Working The Hustle Muscle with Jamie Foxx & Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss & Jamie Foxx Recently I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Tim Ferriss Show. This podcast hosted by none other than the author of the 4 Hour Work Week himself, Tim Ferriss, interviews a variety of leading artists in their field of expertise or profession. If you haven’t listened to The Tim Ferriss Show, you missed it. What Tim does is aim to give exclusive interviews with people considered to be the best in their fields. It also made Tim Ferriss an extremely insightful, intelligent, and well-researched interviewer. The questions he asks these top performers… Read More »Working The Hustle Muscle with Jamie Foxx & Tim Ferriss

How to Reduce Body Inflammation Through Diet

Without inflammation, wounds would smolder and also infections could come to be fatal. Inflammation can also be troublesome, though, and it contributes in some chronic illness.Inflammation is usually identified by soreness, swelling, warmth, as well as often discomfort as well as some immobility. When you stub your toe, as an example, biochemical processes release proteins called cytokines as “emergency signals” that generate your body’s immune cells, bodily hormones as well as nutrients to deal with the issue, baseding on Dr. Scott Pedestrian, a family medicine medical professional at Gunnison Valley Health center in Utah. Arteries expand, blood flow rises, and… Read More »How to Reduce Body Inflammation Through Diet

Wim Hof Method Explained & the Benefits of Cold Exposure

The Wim Hof Method Ok so let’s cut straight to the chase and tell you that the Wim Hof Method is a particular mental and physiological training technique taught by the man himself, Wim Hof. His training incorporates 3 main pillars of training, which include “breathing”, “meditation” and “cold exposure”. These 3 pillars will enable you to ultimately manipulate your immune system to be able to better adapt to situations when your body is under stress, whether that be from sickness, harsh environmental elements or other stresses. The theory behind the Wim Hof Method is that as the average human… Read More »Wim Hof Method Explained & the Benefits of Cold Exposure

“If Not NOW Then WHEN” – Simple Productivity Mindset

IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN “ Recently I was listening to a monthly live webinar hosted by James Schramko for all of his SuperFastBusiness members – a membership that I am proud to be a part of and which brings tremendous value to my education in e-commerce, marketing and productivity. While a lot of business and marketing issues were discussed on this live call, there really is a part of the call that immediately hit me. James used the phrase “If Not Now Then When”, admittedly it’s a quote or saying that has been used for a long, long time… Read More »“If Not NOW Then WHEN” – Simple Productivity Mindset

Snapchat As An Online Marketing Strategy

Leverage Snapchat as an online marketing strategy Throughout this article, we’ll be discussing with you how you can use Snapchat to produce various forms of content marketing for your website or blog, which is great for SEO. Most people think that just because Snapchat is primarily used as a ‘private messaging’ app, there is no way you can use it to market your own brand or create great content for other platforms. for social media or for your own blog or business website. However, with the use of the ever popular Snapchat Daily Stories which allows you to post a… Read More »Snapchat As An Online Marketing Strategy

Moving in to Summer: 5 ways to live more seasonally

Look around and you might notice that nature is in full bloom right now. Summer is the peak of “yang” energy in the seasonal cycle (as opposed to the deep, restful “yin” of winter), and it is the time of year when plants and animals are. the most energetic and full of life. Having evolved with nature and the changing seasons, humans have also evolved to be at the peak of their energy and excitement in the summer, but if you don’t live seasonally, it can seem difficult to do. As you may have read in the Align your lifestyle… Read More »Moving in to Summer: 5 ways to live more seasonally

5 Movements to Brighten Up Your Mornings

Does your morning routine include a movement ritual? Whether it’s a morning walk, a jog in the park, a few sets of sun salutations, or an online class, getting the body moving in the morning is something that we benefit physically, mentally. and energetically. There is a growing body of research confirming what ancient traditions like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine have known for hundreds of years; when we move with the rhythms of the day – being active in the morning and resting at night – our well-being increases. All over the world, cultures have traditions of awakening movement. Of… Read More »5 Movements to Brighten Up Your Mornings

Breathe: Awaken Your Inner Sunshine With Surya Bhedana

Breathing techniques have been at the heart of yoga practice for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Although no one knows the age of yoga (estimates range from 12,000 to 2,500 years), the ancient yogis did know about the power of breathing and the many ways to use it. What is pranayama? The yogic word used to denote breathing techniques is Pranayama. Prana means ‘vital energy’, much like the word Qi in Chinese medicine and Yama means “control” or “hold”. In this sense, the word pranayama is all about controlling the way we breathe. Another way to translate the word… Read More »Breathe: Awaken Your Inner Sunshine With Surya Bhedana

What does it mean to belong, now?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in many ways and the way we navigate our individual journeys will be very different. I think the sense of belonging has probably changed for many of us since the pandemic in relation to who or what we felt a sense of belonging to. A to study of employees revealed that before the pandemic, predictors of a high level of belonging were social connection, emotional regulation and authenticity. Unsurprisingly, with many employees working remotely due to the pandemic, the predictors of belonging have shifted; Relationship building, social connection and self-compassion. Having changed careers… Read More »What does it mean to belong, now?

How to be happy: finding more Sukha

Translated as “happiness”, “ease” or “good space”, Sukha is a Sanskrit word that you will see written in the yogic texts of the Vedas, at Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Ayurvedic literature too much. In the first texts, Sukha is often used as a contrast to the word Preya. Preya refers to a feeling of temporary, fleeting pleasure – such as the pleasure you might experience from winning a competition or eating ice cream – while Sukha really means a state of genuine happiness. We can also understand the word Sukha to mean “good space”, with know meaning “good”, and… Read More »How to be happy: finding more Sukha

5 ways to stop multitasking get more done

One of the central aspects of yoga and meditation is the ability to develop a state of focused attention, an unwavering mind, and a deep connection to the present moment. This state of being – known as dharana – is the step that occurs just before slipping into meditation according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. When practicing meditation, we can use the breath, an image, or a mantra to anchor our attention. When we are able to focus enough on the chosen object, it is called Eka Grata or “single point focus”. Eka Grata and Dharana working together to… Read More »5 ways to stop multitasking get more done

5 yoga practices for your night-time routine

Just ask any health coach, browse any wellness book, or browse any healthy lifestyle blog, and you will likely find an abundance of advice on routines. morning. In traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, having a morning routine or “dinacharya” is considered one of the most important pillars of well-being. The way we start the day has a ripple effect, changing how the rest of the day might feel. A morning routine also reduces the risk of “decision fatigue,” which is the theory that the more decisions we have to make throughout the day, the less likely we… Read More »5 yoga practices for your night-time routine

5 yoga kits to complete your practice

Whether you practice yoga at home via online classes or just want the peace of mind that comes with using your personal yoga accessories wherever you travel, having the right kit can greatly improve your practice. From dynamic vinyasa flow to restorative yoga and pregnancy yoga, we all need something a little different. Depending on what stage of life you are in, or if you are practicing for two right now, you will need a kit that is specifically right for you. Using yoga props is a great way to deepen your practice, honor your body for what it needs… Read More »5 yoga kits to complete your practice

How to find everyday balance using Sama Mudra

Do you know when you are “in balance”? Can you feel that things are not working optimally physically and mentally, or do you find it difficult to “listen to your body”? Our minds and bodies generally like to live in a state of homeostasis – a stable equilibrium comprising of regulated blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation, temperature, digestion, and amount of glucose (aka sugar) circulating in the blood. When something like blood sugar is a little too high, the body’s natural processes kick in to bring us back to balance. However, if we keep pushing ourselves beyond what the body… Read More »How to find everyday balance using Sama Mudra

The 4 types of digestion: how to mindfully balance your gut

How is your digestion? Is this something you think about every day? Do you notice that your digestive health changes depending on what you eat or how you feel emotionally? Yoga and Ayurveda have long known that our entire state of well-being depends on the health of our agni or “digestive fire”. Read books like Yoga for the digestive system and you will discover the abundance of wisdom that yogis have about the digestive system … When digestion is working well, we are working well too. However, when there is something wrong, it can have a real impact on the… Read More »The 4 types of digestion: how to mindfully balance your gut

Diastasis Recti (separated abdominal muscles after birth)

Blogue #1 Séparation des muscles abdominaux (Diastasis Recti) après la naissance J’ai décidé de rejoindre le monde des blogs et c’est mon premier blog ! Je suis d’accord – Internet est déjà saturé d’informations sur tous les aspects de la santé, y compris les problèmes de grossesse et d’accouchement. Cependant, je suis stupéfait que, bien qu’il existe des tas de messages sur une variété de sujets, certains sujets d’une grande importance pour les femmes en âge de procréer sont traités de manière assez superficielle, voire pas du tout. Au cours de mes presque 30 années de travail avec des femmes… Read More »Diastasis Recti (separated abdominal muscles after birth)