Browsing all articles from February, 2011
Feb 28 2011

Best Bottom Leg Lift

Start by lying on your stomach on a stability ball, bringing legs to hip height, and placing fingertips on the floor in front of you for balance. Keep neck in line with spine. Slowly keeping feet together and squeezing your glutes, bring legs up as high as you can, feeling it work your hamstrings, glutes and lower […]

Feb 28 2011

How To Eat Better

It’s unrealistic to completely change your diet all at once and expect to stick to it. Making small positive changes to your eating habits, no matter how small, is definitely a step in the right direction and will help improve nutrition challenges in your life. Try baby steps…and make each day, week, month better than the […]

Feb 28 2011

Homemade Larabars

Larabars by far have the purest ingredients in comparison to other energy bars. For example, their banana bread bar’s ingredients only consists of: almonds, dates, and unsweetened bananas. Now take a look at this… These are the ingredients found in another “snack bar”: Soy Protein Nuggets (isolated soy, protein, tapioca starch,), Chocolate Flavored Coating (see product information), Peanut Butter Fudge […]

Feb 27 2011

Ab Workout

Crunch Twist Lie face up on your back with knees bent, feet on floor hip width apart. Hold an 8lbs medicine ball over your head with your arms straight but not locked, shoulders down. Lift your head and shoulders as you bring the ball over chest and to one side. Return to starting position and […]

Pancakes are still my favorite Sunday morning breakfast.  Unfortunately, traditional pancakes are not the most nutritional breakfast (or diet healthy) thing to eat.  Using almond meal (fine ground almonds) is a great way to  make this yummy breakfast into a healthy breakfast. These pancakes are also gluten free. Ingredients: 1/2 cup almond meal (Try Bob’s Red Mill found at […]

Feb 27 2011

What Makes You Smile?

“Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia  A smile is so simple, so powerful. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and […]

Try this delicious pizza as a treat or as a meal after a hard workout.   Ingredients: 1 gluten free frozen pizza crust (try Glutino brand gluten free pizza crusts, 4 crusts to a bag, at Baxtrom’s Grocer in the organic freezer section) 1 teaspoon or so, Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil 1 handful Baby Organic Spinach 1 small Organic […]

Superman Back Extention One way to work the low back is to do a back extension and raise the legs like you are flying as Superman would. Begin the exercise by lying prone on a mat.    Raise one arm overhead and raise the opposite side leg at the hips. Now switch arms and leg to do opposite sides. […]

Having worked in massage therapy, I’ve seen that there is no denying the healing power of a massage. The difference from when people walk in as to when they leave is amazing. No matter the reason, whether it may be pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic stress relief or pain management, massage therapy can be an important part of taking care of your body. Nothing […]

Plank Leg Lift Start in a plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders, feet shoulder width apart. Slowly lift one leg up as high as you can, squeezing your glutes. Bring back down and do 10 reps on that left , then switch legs. Bridge Leg Lift Start in the bridge position like pictured above, […]