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9 Aug

Hydration is essential to performance, safety and comfort during exercise. If it’s hard, long and intense, the more important it is to drink the proper fluids! Dehydration decreases your performance. Sweating will drop your blood volume which can cause the heart to work over time to circulate blood. These drops in volume lead to muscle cramping, dizziness, fatigue and heat exhaustion. Sport drinks are UNNECESSARY for anyone who is not training for a marathon or Ironman. It is impossible to deplete your body’s stores of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during normal training. So if you are someone who is justifying drinking these high sugar drinks just because you are “hydrating” it is time to stop. This is not helping your body OR your waistline. If you have a fondness for fructose then try these simple solutions in a glass ( not plastic ) of purified or distilled, fluoride-free drinking water. Try a sprig of fresh mint with organic sliced strawberries. The oils in mint will aid in proper digestion, freshen breath and give you a glowing complexion and strawberries are sweet but very low in natural sugar. Or maybe organic cucumbers and lemons. Lemons in your water will burn extra calories just buy drinking it! Use sliced organic oranges and lime for a liberating libation. These are some of my favorite low sugar, complexion friendly mixes… so drink responsibly!



4 Aug


Crunch Fitness Gym Etiquette Tips (reposted for the girl who refuses to put her weights away).

30 Jun

There is this girl who works out at Crunch Gym on Sunset that deliberately does not return her weights to the racks. Even when she is literally two feet away from them she will drop her dumbbells on the floor walk away and take her destructive attitude onward.  A Crunch trainer told me he didn’t mind what she was doing??? WHAT??? Any weight equipment left on the gym floor can be hazard, people injure themselves more from tripping over weights more often than they do from lifting them. So HOPEFULLY this girl or someone who knows her will share this (especially Tip 6) with her.

Tip 1: Avoid blocking the mirrors or standing in front of a dumbbell or other weight rack.
Tip 2: Unless you are Gold’s Gym Venice you should not be grunting and groaning like a wild beast. Release on breath, not vocal cords.
Tip 3: Share equipment & weights. Don’t sit on a machine in between sets. “Work in” with other gym members
Tip 4: Don’t rush around the gym. With all that heavy equipment, there is so much that can really injure you. move slowly but with purpose.
Tip 5: If you have the tendency to poopy at the gym (which can often be inspired by exercising) bring a small room spray or cologne sampler to the restroom with you.
Tip 6: Remove weight plates from a machine or bar when you finish with them, and be sure to put the weights back where you found them.
Tip 7: Wipe off equipment when you are finished, so you don’t “sweat out” your neighbor. Be mindful of others.
Tip 8: Use the lockers. Most gyms have a policy that gym bags cannot be carried around the gym. Gym bags and other comparable material can be potential tripping hazards.
Tip 9: Time manage your workout. Most gyms impose a time limit on using cardio equipment. If the gym is busy, limit your time on a specific cardio machine to 20 mins.
Tip 10: Leave your ego at the door. If you have questions, ask! Gym equipment can be very dangerous. Protect yourself by understanding how a machine works. Ask a gym representative to explain how to correctly use the machines.
If you are new member most gyms offer a complimentary personal training session. Communicate and ask questions with the professional trainer on how to use equipment you are not familiar with.


Your body is a pure reflection of the balance of the thoughts that you think.

21 Apr

“Your physical body is truly a reflection of the thoughts you think, but not only of the thoughts you think about your physical body.  And so, understanding the Vibrational basis that supports your physical body is important to your maintaining of a healthy physical body.  A regimen of physical actions is not enough.  Your body is a pure reflection of the balance of the thoughts that you think.” ~Abraham (Esther & Jerry Hicks)


11 Apr


Working out at home or at the gym is wonderful, the benefits are endless.

Studies have shown exercise and physical activity performed outdoors in a green environment can boost mood and even self-esteem, and benefits can be seen with as little as 5 mins a day.

“Green Exercise” is physical activity/exercise that is executed in the presence of nature.  That means in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail, or other green spaces.

Walking, jogging, gardening, cycling, boating, fishing, horse back riding, swimming, and skateboarding are a few examples of outdoor physical activity.

It’s spring so get some spring in your step and get outside for some “Green Exercise”.


31 Mar

-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

Craig Fab Magazine

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.



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


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.



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:




-Wild-Caught Salmon

-Ginseng & Green Tea



-Greek Yogurt

-Beans & Lentils



-Goji Berries

-Reishi or Ghada Mushrooms





-Bell Peppers

-Brussel Spouts


-Dark Chocolate











-Sweet Potatoes

-Swiss Chard

-Winter Squash