Archive | March, 2014

BENEFITS OF A MASSAGE

31 Mar

BENEFITS OF A MASSAGE
-Boost Immunity (increases a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells)

-Beat PMS (Ease symptoms of bloating and mood swings)

-Raise Alertness

-Curb Headaches (can reduce a person’s number of migraines)

-Increases Blood Flow (plumps up slack skin, encourages lymphatic drainage, adds vitality to a dull complexion and lackluster hair.

-Ease Cancer Treatment (relieves fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression and nausea in cancer patients)

-Manage Anxiety & Depression (Reduces levels of stress hormone cortisol)

-Ease Pain (Decreased stiffness and pain)

-Improve Sleep

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SLOW DOWN & ENJOY YOUR FOOD (Eat with your opposite hand)

26 Mar

BUSY BUSY BUSY! We all seem to live busy lives and this is apparent in our eating as well.  Slowing down your eating WILL give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full a lot sooner than if you shovel food in as quickly as possible.

TRY THIS TIP:   Eat with your opposite hand.  As strange as this sounds, it works.  For all you overeaters out there, or if you are always scarfing down your food way too quickly, slow it down with this technique.  You will become fuller – faster.

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9 STRETCHES THAT HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SPLITS

25 Mar

A couple of days ago I posted on Facebook 6 tips to help you get your splits.  Some of you have asked what specific stretches should be focused on. The following stretching routine is tailored specifically for the purpose of achieving the ability to perform both front splits and side splits. It consists of the following exercises:

1. lower back stretches
2. lying buttock stretch
3. groin & inner-thigh stretch
4. seated calf stretch
5. seated hamstring stretch
6. seated inner-thigh stretch
7. psoas stretch
8. quadricep stretch
9. lying V stretch

This info & more available in my book “Anatomy of Stretching”.  Visit http://www.craigramsayfitness.com to order your autographed copy and be on your way to discovering your splits.

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One of the main reasons I wrote the book “Anatomy of Stretching” is because I want everyone to have the chance to experience the freedom of movement the Broadway Dancer has. Too many people to count have reached out to me over the years with a goal to achieve the splits. I’ve developed routines that will help get you there. Visit my website and pick up your copy of my book and achieve your splits.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

24 Mar

“If we all were responsible meat eaters (organic, humane, and know where we are getting our animal products), then we would not only be healthier and more chemically balanced, but we would be more energetically in tune with our planet.” — Craig Ramsay as heard on The Ricki Lake Show May 2013

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WOOF! THIS BEAUTY TIP IS FOR THE MEN.

20 Mar

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If you are always traveling to other far away kingdoms and lands, it is easy to forget some of your magical product potions!  If your shape is shifting into an unrecognizable animal, this  mystic trick will transform your hair back into the divine “do” it was born to be! Just “raise the bar”… a wet bar of soap!  Use it to sculpt and style! Men also love the matte finish it gives their strapping styles.  Now that’s a look you can wear…woof!

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Joe Manganiello as True Blood’s “Alcide” is one hot dog that should be careful not to drop the soap!

 

It’s St Paddy’s Day so GO GREEN Eggs and NO Ham.

17 Mar

Green Eggs With No Ham!

24-44g protein, 255 calories.  2-3 eggs with 1/2 cup spinach and 1/3 cup mushrooms.  Skip the Ham – you already have enough protein provided from your eggs.  Plus the piggies are some of my favorite animals at the Harrow Fair.

Make it a GREEN…TEA St Paddy’s Day

17 Mar

MYSTIFYING SKIN PROTECTION

Did you know that Green Tea is also good for your hair and skin? It helps protect against harmful UVA rays. Just keep a little spray bottle of it and mist on your face and hair throughout the day for a little added protection!

Beauty IS Skin Deep Pt 2

14 Mar

WITCHES MAGIC APPLE TONER

This is no ordinary apple toner, it’s wishing apple toner. One bite…umm I mean spray… and all your derma dreams will come true. Oh yes fairest one and charming princes, now make a bottle and spray it on!  Your brew is easy to make, just mix 2/3 ALCOHOL FREE witch hazel and 1/3 RAW apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar contains gentle exfoliating acids to calm acne and balance the pH of your beautiful skin of snow. This homemade spray will also allow your moisturizer to absorb quickly and evenly and is excellent for any type of Acne and break outs on any part of your body!

                            Look! On the skin! The symbol of what lies within.  ~ The Evil Queen

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Kristen Stewart is the fairest of them all!

 

A Smoker doesn’t prioritize their health, so why are they going to care about yours?

12 Mar

I completely understand that saying such statements will have “smokers” fuming, that’s ok, it’s actually said with love & compassion.  Quitting smoking has been compared to quitting heroin.  This is not an easy over night journey for most.  The message here – “We care about your health SMOKERS, even if you don’t”.

I LOVE NY! I absolutely detest walking the Manhattan street sidewalks.  To quote a lyric from Sweeney Todd the musical “CITY ON FIRE!”. Second hand smoke is so obnoxious. Why should us non-smokers have to deal with this?  Which leads me to have this discussion…

“A Smoker doesn’t prioritize their health, so why are they going to care about yours”.

I’ve personally never smoked, I have many family members that do.  It baffles and concerns me greatly that these people I love with all my heart still choose smoking over their own health, and over the possibility of getting sick or even dying from such an addiction.  Are they seriously alright with leaving their family relationships prematurely for these tobacco sticks??? This is serious! Why aren’t we talking about how controlled our loved ones are by the cigarette industry? And who is behind this?

Let’s start the intervention, and if you have already been talking about it… talk about it again.  It’s time to stand up for your own health as well. We can send love and support for those needing to quit this disguising, selfish, addiction. Do not allow people to smoke around you.   You can’t stop LOVE & PROGRESS.

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SUPER SUPPORTIVE OF SUPER FOODS!

11 Mar

Imagine if we could lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and improve your state of mind from FOOD??? Well we can!  What a super concept and it can happen from eating super foods. It starts with your choices at the grocery store.

A superfood contains a very high level of certain nutrients. Put these items in your grocery cart:

-Blueberries

-Broccoli

-Oats

-Wild-Caught Salmon

-Ginseng & Green Tea

-Tomatoes

-Walnuts

-Greek Yogurt

-Beans & Lentils

-Basil

-Turmeric

-Goji Berries

-Reishi or Ghada Mushrooms

-Apples

-Aspragus

-Avocados

-Beets

-Bell Peppers

-Brussel Spouts

-Cherries

-Dark Chocolate

-Eggs

-Flax

-Garlic

-Kale

-Lemons/Limes

-Pineapple

-Pumpkin

-Quinoa

-Spinach

-Spirulina

-Sweet Potatoes

-Swiss Chard

-Winter Squash

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