Category: Health and Fitness

Why Yoga is A Helpful Antidote for Anxiety

The feelings of anxiety can be hard to move through, and in some cases, it can be debilitating. Although it is quite common — anxiety is the most recurring mental illness in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million daily. Acute anxiety, such as that you experience before taking a test or a big presentation, can be beneficial as it cues you that something important is at stake, and helps you rise to the occasion. […]

How to Get Started with Yoga: A Beginners Guide

Yoga is a highly spiritual practice that incorporates breath control, meditation, and physical asana (a variety of poses). When practicing yoga consistently, one can see great benefits to both their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. The word “yoga” in itself means union, and that can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but serves to bring about relaxation and oneness with the self. Have you always wanted to start doing yoga, but didn’t know […]

Five Easy Paleo Summer Breakfasts

We know the cardinal rule: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. After a night of sleep, when the body rests for hours, breakfast is needed to jump start your metabolism which helps you get energized and burn calories throughout the day. In addition, for all people, especially diabetics, skipping breakfast is associated with an increase in blood sugar that puts undue stress on the body.  Breakfast is needed to regulate these blood […]

Pile High Paleo Lasagna…Loaded with veggies and “cheese”.

Imagine eating lasagna that could be made dairy free, vegan, grain free, gluten free, refined sugar free, loaded with health benefits and actually DELICIOUS? That sounds impossible. But it is possible and it exists! Don’t give up on your favorite comfort food dishes just because you decided to eat clean and Paleo. The reason why the Paleo lifestyle is attainable is because you can recreate almost any dish or recipe within the Paleo parameters.  Let’s […]

The Great Purge

You’ve decided to change your life for the better and follow the Paleo/Clean Eating diet.  So now what? How do we get started? People perform “closet cleanses” all the time. It is a way to reset, refresh and weed out unwanted clothes so that you can start with a clean slate.  Let’s reset and refresh your kitchen, a “kitchen cleanse”, to get rid of food that does not conform to the Paleo diet. Grab a […]

Making Paleo Lemonade out of Lemons

Embrace the setback and embark on the journey…  I was 29 years old when I became pregnant with my first daughter. I was excited to bring a new life into this world. Around 6 months into the pregnancy and close to 60 lbs of added weight, I failed the screening glucose test. The nurse saw my disappointment and she told me that sometimes the test is inaccurate and I was sent for the 3 hour […]

No Bake, Paleo Sweet n Salty Frozzzzen Snickers

Enough said. Yes, you can be Paleo and still eat junk food…but without the junk. What’s better than that? If you look at an actual Snickers bar, the very first ingredient is refined SUGAR, which means that there is a lot of it. There are 27 grams of it, to be exact. This is the equivalent of seven teaspoons. That’s the amount that the American Heart Association says that an adult should eat for a […]

Should I Try Out Yoga? 

Five thousand years ago in a spiritual book called the “Bhagavad Gita,” there was mention of the word “Yoga.” Yoga literally means “union” in Sanskrit. The union of the mass consciousness and the union of the body with itself. Over the years, gurus and teachers alike who understood the spiritual elements as well as the anatomical benefits of yoga have created many different forms of yoga. There are a few different types of yoga in […]

How To Exercise Anywhere

Most people get caught up thinking that they need machines or weights to exercise. We must remember that exercise just means movement. Let’s take a look at our current environment and see how we can use different places to give us a great workout and get ready to take on the day. Your Office Chair or Sofa Let’s start with where you may be sitting on reading this article: either your chair or a sofa. […]

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