Flexible Warrior Spring Supercharge – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Flexible Warrior Spring Supercharge Hi Wellness Warriors! Spring is the perfect time to do a little cleaning, especially if you’re suseptible to spring allergies. When I say “spring cleaning” I’m not talking about your garage or home, although cleaning house and getting rid of “stuff” feels super good for mind, body and spirit too… I’m talking about cleaning up our diet and getting back on track after a long winter! What does diet have to do with allergies? Quite a…

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Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door – Pilates Fitness Article

Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door May 20, 2019 By Cathleen Rodgers Between work, family or kids, friends, travel, and life in general, sometimes just getting into the studio regularly is a challenge. And even once you set foot in the studio and lay on the Reformer, your mind may begin to wander to the tasks waiting for you once your session comes to an end. Ironically, the Pilates method centers around developing your mind-body-spirit connection—for use…

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How To Get On and Off The Floor – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Get On and Off The Floor Does the idea of being on the floor give you cause for concern? This subject has been coming up a lot over the last few months. Barring an injury, most people should be able to get down onto the floor and back up without needing someone else to help. Often, as we age, we lose some mobility and this is a big one for me. I have heard many times, “Why would…

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Taking Care of Oneself Isn’t Selfish – Pilates Fitness Article

Taking Care of Oneself Isn’t Selfish Have you ever wanted to go on a yoga retreat? To take some time you just care for yourself in your everyday life? At the end of the day, taking care of yourself and prioritising your health can be challenging. You’ve finished the to-do lists, and you don’t have the energy for anything else. Making time in your day and life for self-care is important. It is an essential part of living a healthy…

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Staying Fit in Hot Weather – Workout Fitness Article

Now that summer is here, how do you stay fit in hot weather?  As someone who much prefers to be outside doing aerobic exercise rather than indoors, I always have trouble adjusting to the increased temperature come June.  Follow these tips to keep your sweat at bay while still getting a great workout in. Stay hydrated and protect your skin!   High heat and humidity means that we get dehydrated much faster, so it’s important to make sure you are drinking…

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Do Pets Help with Mental Health? – Workout Fitness Article

#ItsNotMyDog It was the beginning of March when my son asked me to go to the backyard to introduce me to the dog he and his dad had bought and flown from Kansas…..What? At that moment I started walking like Darth Vader in a hallway of the Devastator, breathing heavily, the vein on my forehead popping and my blood pressure rising. I could not believe they had gotten a dog without consulting me!  I had been postponing having a dog…

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A Runner’s Alphabet—R Is for Rest – Running for Masters – Running Fitness Article

  is for rest. I originally published this blog almost exactly a year ago as advice for what do to after a long training run. Especially during this very hot summer, Constructive Rest will replenish your mind and body if you take the time for self-care. Congratulations—you’ve finished your long training run! You’re probably exhausted but very happy and (I hope) uninjured. Allow yourself to enjoy that feeling of sweaty pride—you’ve earned it! What do you do next? If you’re…

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