Archive | April, 2013

P(H)ONY TALES

30 Apr

BEAUTY MYTH #6…SHAMPOO MORE FOR CLEANER HAIR

This dirty dance will have you taking it all off… even the desired lube. Nothing “strips” your hair of essential oils quicker than a sudsy wash. A parched scalp will overcompensate by producing extra sebum (oil) resulting in “greased” up roots and dry “kinky” ends. If this little number sounds familiar, you might want to try applying your shampoo only to the scalp or switch to a softer oil-based shampoo (like coconut oil). If your act is clean… I mean over cleansed, it will take your scalp some time to adjust to the infrequent scouring so just “hang” in there… maybe not from a pole.

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P(H)ONY TALES

25 Apr

BEAUTY MYTH#5…. GET RID OF YOUR GRAY.

I have 2 words for you and they’re not old fart… they’re SILVER SCREEN! A little salt in your pepper used to represent beauty on the decline, but that is no longer the case. And this goes for you too women! You also look stunning with a little (or a lot) of sparkle in your “do”. Even Chanel and Calvin Klein had these silver foxes trot  down their runways. You can turn up the heat in your sterling by adding white highlights around the face and crown, then give them a pearly punch by using a silver toner or  blue base shampoo and conditioner.  You can also just allow your bling to shine through your color or highlights. And men, I have one name for you….Donald Trump. We all agree that fifty shades of grey is definitely sexy.

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Louise Pitre  and George Clooney “Steel” the spotlight

QUOTE ME SAYING I WAS MISQUOTED.

23 Apr

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Just saying…

I’m very thankful to have weekly opportunities to reach people with wellness and fitness advice through media/press.  Every so often I’m placed in a position to clarify what’s written.  In this article it’s mentioned

Joggers, for instance, should sign up for some spinning classes; if yoga’s your thing, switch it up for pilates or weight-lifting sessions with a trainer. 

This is NOT advice or a quote from me.  Professionally speaking, a jogger typically obtains more benefits then just burning calories and staying trim from their jogging. They utilize that time to mentally and emotionally process (mind workout) and balance themselves chemically.  A jogger needing to mix their programs up should perform exercise options that will not interfere physically with their first love of jogging.  I suggest treadmill incline walking, 30 second interval stairclimber walks (meaning 30 seconds at a slow level 2-5, and 30 seconds at a higher level of 7 or higher), or any fitness class that utilizes their own body weight as the resistance. I would also suggest if a jogger is switching their exercise program away from jogging they should still fulfill the mind workout benefits with a meditation practice such as Emily Fletchers, Ziva Meditation.  A Jogger switching to spinning classes could find the range of movement and aggressive intervals too impacting on their joints and muscles. Sprinters could benefit from spinning (Soul Cycle).

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 Also mentioned in the article “if yoga’s your thing, switch it up for pilates or weight-lifting sessions with a trainer”. I disagree, someone who takes yoga regularly looking to mix it up, should invest in a resistance training program using resistance bands or dyna-bands, even something like my Ultimate Perfect Workout DVD. This will be a non-invasive exercise program that will aid in building strength and stamina. A Weight-Lifting program could put strain on a yoga persons connective tissue, tendons and muscles.  Gradually they could progress to that type of training if they so desire  but I rarely come across a yoga enthusiast that wants to workout at Venice Golds Gym.

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 I invest time, energy and information with such articles so that readers will understand this is just the beginning of the discussion.  Most publications and writers are courteous enough to provide my website link or twitter so readers can reach out with specific questions or outreach to me directly with private wellness matters.  It’s my goal to continuously make myself available online and through my private skype consultations via www.craigramsayfitness.com  .

You can check out the article in The Globe And Mail at:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/boxed-in-by-old-exercise-habits-here-are-7-ways-to-freshen-up-your-regimen/article11427515/

P(H)ONY TALES

23 Apr

BEAUTY MYTH #4….FORTY+? YOU’RE TOO OLD TO HAVE LONG HAIR.

If you want to look like an “old wife” then follow this tale. Long hair will NOT age you , no matter what that old rooster and those penned up women in the hen house try to tell you. Peck, I mean pick, a style that will add texture and volume to your vavoom. Some people’s hair will naturally thin as they age, so pump it up by adding layers and movement around the face. Long, poker-straight tresses can be dramatic (If you can rock it, then by all means roll with it), most people want something softer as they bloom. Where you part your hair can also make a huge difference softening your face, so play around with it! Don’t be chicken and make your “long” story “short”, make it sexy.

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Michelle Pfeiffer shows us the way at any age. ( do I spy some frizz…hmmm…told ya so!)

TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET SO SHE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU. HAPPY EARTH DAY!

22 Apr

April 22, 2013 is recognized as National Earth Day. Let today be an inspiration for you to take care of our precious planet everyday. You all have heard me mention in past posts the importance of making the better choice in your health and wellness. This also applies to our beloved Earth.

P(H)ONY TALES

18 Apr

BEAUTY MYTH #3…..TURN THE HEAT DOWN

Don’t play it cool. Turn up the heat! Keeping the heat setting low on your flatiron can actually do more harm than good. When the temperature is low you have the tendency to drag the iron on the same section over and over. It will weaken the hair’s outer protective cuticle. Always use a heat protectant on hair prior to styling. Divide tresses in  2-inch sections before gliding the iron slowly over the part. Gradually increase the pressure from the root to ends, making only one pass at the highest setting of the typical 410 degrees. Now you’ll look like the “hottest” ticket in town and your hair won’t be left out in the “cold”!

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Jennifer Aniston, always sexy, sleek and HOT.

MESSAGE FROM SALLY TO JENNI AND ALL NEW MOTHERS.

18 Apr

I studied musical theater with Sally Bryant at the University of Windsor.  She is not only a talented singer, dancer, and actress… she is also a mother of two children.  Sally has a supportive message for my Ricki Lake Bride Jenni and for all of you mom’s out there on how she “fits” fitness into her busy life.

Catch Sally playing “Golda” in a musical I know very well “Fiddler on the Roof” with The Community Players of New Hamburg

Thursday May 9th, 8pm

Friday May 10th, 8pm

Saturday May 11th, 2pm & 8pm

Sunday May 12th, 2pm

All performances take place at the New Hamburg Arena, 251 Jacob St. New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada.

http://thecommunityplayers.com/onstage/fiddler-on-the-roof/