Try this to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Try this to Rev Up Your Metabolism

What is metabolism anyway? Metabolism refers to the chemical (metabolic) processes that take place as your body converts foods and drinks into energy. It’s a complex process that combines calories and oxygen to create and release energy. One key factor people often neglect when trying to lose weight is the importance of hormones, which control and set the pace for…

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The End of a Stretch – What is this?

The End of a Stretch – What is this?

I never understood the end of a stretch until recently.  I have done yoga and stretched for years.  When I stretched, I would just stretch to the point where I would feel it.  I understood the difference between Dynamic and Static stretching, I used both techniques quite often as I taught. Studying Essentrics Level 2, I learned what it is…

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Barre Plie vs Squats

Barre Plie vs Squats

To do a Squat properly you need to ground in your feet, butt back, chest up, sit back like you are sitting in a chair.  When you do a squat you work your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, some inner thighs, and some abs.   There are variations with feet together, wide stance, jump squats, squats with weights, single leg squats.  …

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Why Walking is Not Enough

Why Walking is Not Enough

Many people each week walk a few times. Walking is great, it helps maintain weight, good for your heart, breathing fresh air is a bonus. But is walking enough as our only form of exercise as we age? No. Walking as our sole form of exercise means we miss out on: 1. Maintaining good muscle mass. Muscle mass declines with age.…

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Slim Your Waist – Here is How

Slim Your Waist – Here is How

We all heard the expression we get our Abs in the kitchen.  Here is a challenge for you, cut back or avoid these foods.  Yep, I know, not easy to do, but here is the list. Dairy products: It’s estimated that 65 percent of people worldwide are lactose intolerant.  If you notice frequent bloating, you may be one of the…

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One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

Research shows that people’s ability to stand on one leg is an indicator of health and that getting better at standing on one leg can add to fitness and potentially lifespan. When you attempt the one leg balance, your brain is performing a remarkable amount of coordination.  Your eyes play a big role in maintaining your balance, which helps explain…

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