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Ride the Pounds Away

Source http://bayareaconciergefitness.com/2015/07/30/ride-the-pounds-away/

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Sudden Death: The mysterious brain injury that’s killing young athletes

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/sudden-death-the-mysterious-brain-injury-thats-killing-young-athletes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sudden-death-the-mysterious-brain-injury-thats-killing-young-athletes

A deadly condition that appears, most cruelly, to prey almost exclusively on young athletes: “second-impact syndrome.” Its signature is swelling – dramatic swelling, the brain pushing against not just the skull but sometimes down into the spinal column. Most doctors suspect the brain’s plumbing breaks, unleashing a flood of blood and fluid, caused – as its

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/sudden-death-the-mysterious-brain-injury-thats-killing-young-athletes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sudden-death-the-mysterious-brain-injury-thats-killing-young-athletes

A deadly condition that appears, most cruelly, to prey almost exclusively on young athletes: “second-impact syndrome.” Its signature is swelling – dramatic swelling, the brain pushing against not just the skull but sometimes down into the spinal column. Most doctors suspect the brain’s plumbing breaks, unleashing a flood of blood and fluid, caused – as its

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Pilates For Life

Source http://bayareaconciergefitness.com/2015/07/30/pilates-for-life/

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Nullam dictum felis eu pede mollis pretium. Integer tincidunt. Cras dapibus. Vivamus elementum semper nisi. Aenean vulputate eleifend tellus. Aenean leo ligula, porttitor eu, consequat vitae, eleifend ac, enim. Aliquam lorem ante, dapibus in, viverra quis, feugiat a, tellus. Phasellus viverra nulla ut metus varius laoreet. Quisque rutrum. Aenean imperdiet. Etiam ultricies nisi vel augue. Curabitur ullamcorper ultricies nisi.

Nam eget dui. Etiam rhoncus. Maecenas tempus, tellus eget condimentum rhoncus, sem quam semper libero, sit amet adipiscing sem neque sed ipsum. Nam quam nunc, blandit vel, luctus pulvinar, hendrerit id, lorem. Maecenas nec odio et ante tincidunt tempus. Donec vitae sapien ut libero venenatis faucibus. Nullam quis ante. Etiam sit amet orci eget eros faucibus tincidunt. Duis leo. Sed fringilla mauris sit amet nibh.

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Source http://bayareaconciergefitness.com/2015/07/30/pilates-for-life/

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Debunking Common Nutrition Myths

Source: https://blog.beautiful-minds.com/2016/08/19/debunking-common-nutrition-myths/

By: Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D.

Diet dogma has a life of its own. Even when science reveals the truth behind a diet fad or web rumor, the myth lingers on. Here are a few mistaken identities in the nutrition arena.

Myth No. 1: Vitamin supplements are a waste of time.

Fact: Every so often the news reports on a study that found supplements are unnecessary. Before you toss your vitamins, read on.

If a study came out finding that people who drank water had no lower risk for cancer, would you stop drinking water? If another study reported that people who meet their recommendation for protein were at no lower risk for heart disease than people who ate too little protein, would you eliminate protein from your diet? Probably not. Both water and protein are essential nutrients.

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients, too. The human body can’t make them, y…

Source: https://blog.beautiful-minds.com/2016/08/19/debunking-common-nutrition-myths/

By: Elizabeth Somer, M.A.,R.D.

Diet dogma has a life of its own. Even when science reveals the truth behind a diet fad or web rumor, the myth lingers on. Here are a few mistaken identities in the nutrition arena.

Myth No. 1: Vitamin supplements are a waste of time.

Fact: Every so often the news reports on a study that found supplements are unnecessary. Before you toss your vitamins, read on.

If a study came out finding that people who drank water had no lower risk for cancer, would you stop drinking water? If another study reported that people who meet their recommendation for protein were at no lower risk for heart disease than people who ate too little protein, would you eliminate protein from your diet? Probably not. Both water and protein are essential nutrients.

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients, too. The human body can’t make them, y…

Weekend reading: Michaela DeSoucey’s Contested Tastes–Foie Gras!

Source http://www.foodpolitics.com/2016/08/weekend-reading-michaela-desouceys-contested-tastes-foie-gras/

Michaela DeSoucey.  Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food.  Princeton University Press, 2016. 

I thought this book was exceptionally interesting and did a blurb for it:

Contested Tastes takes a deep dive into the gastropolitics of foie gras, the fatty duck liver commonly consumed in France but much less so in America.  Whether or not you approve of eating this food, you will want to read this riveting case study of how fights among stakeholders—producers and eaters of fatty duck liver, of course, but also animal welfare advocates, chefs, and government officials—reflect much larger issues of national identity, class, economic markets, and who gets to decide what we have for dinner.

Here’s a brief excerpt from her chapter on Chicago’s decision in 2006 to ban the sale of foie gras in restaurants, rescinded two years later and considered a fiasco by the Chicago Tribune.

Personal and social identities, as well as consumer movements, are realized through commodities and solidified through consumer behavior.  This lends a political dimension to the act of choosing, or r…

Source http://www.foodpolitics.com/2016/08/weekend-reading-michaela-desouceys-contested-tastes-foie-gras/

Michaela DeSoucey.  Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food.  Princeton University Press, 2016. 

I thought this book was exceptionally interesting and did a blurb for it:

Contested Tastes takes a deep dive into the gastropolitics of foie gras, the fatty duck liver commonly consumed in France but much less so in America.  Whether or not you approve of eating this food, you will want to read this riveting case study of how fights among stakeholders—producers and eaters of fatty duck liver, of course, but also animal welfare advocates, chefs, and government officials—reflect much larger issues of national identity, class, economic markets, and who gets to decide what we have for dinner.

Here’s a brief excerpt from her chapter on Chicago’s decision in 2006 to ban the sale of foie gras in restaurants, rescinded two years later and considered a fiasco by the Chicago Tribune.

Personal and social identities, as well as consumer movements, are realized through commodities and solidified through consumer behavior.  This lends a political dimension to the act of choosing, or r…

This is your brain on empathy.

Source: http://yourbrainhealth.com.au/this-is-your-brain-on-empathy/

Creating a meaningful and purposeful life is an essential ingredient of human wellbeing.

But how do you discover who you are and why you’re here? Pick up any self-help book written in the past 50 years and you’ll be told that the best way to learn about yourself is to spend time on introspection or in quiet contemplation. By indulging in a little naval gazing, and examining your innermost desires, hopes and aspirations, you’ll discover meaning and direction in life.

But have we taken the quest for self improvement too far?

Roman Krznaric, Australian-born philosopher and author of the book ‘Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It’, thinks so. He believes the introspection of our era of self-help and therapy has made us …

Source: http://yourbrainhealth.com.au/this-is-your-brain-on-empathy/

Creating a meaningful and purposeful life is an essential ingredient of human wellbeing.

But how do you discover who you are and why you’re here? Pick up any self-help book written in the past 50 years and you’ll be told that the best way to learn about yourself is to spend time on introspection or in quiet contemplation. By indulging in a little naval gazing, and examining your innermost desires, hopes and aspirations, you’ll discover meaning and direction in life.

But have we taken the quest for self improvement too far?

Roman Krznaric, Australian-born philosopher and author of the book ‘Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It’, thinks so. He believes the introspection of our era of self-help and therapy has made us …

Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Parfait with Protein Granola

Source http://www.bornfitness.com/cinnamon-apple-yogurt-parfait-with-protein-granola/

For any eating plan to be successful, we know that it must have two components: realistic and sustainable. It sounds great on paper, but when your plan looks like a steady diet of chicken, broccoli, and cardboard, it’s easy to shift off the plan.

In order to encourage sanity, we created this recipe—to tame your natural craving for something sweet —with a new twist of protein granola. It’s the perfect option for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.

Why it’s a Healthy Recipe

Not only are apples lower in sugar compared to tropical fruits, they’re also full of pectin, a combination fiber that has a long list of health benefits. It can help with weight control to lowering cholesterol to preventing gallstones.

Instead of regular yogurt, we used Greek yogurt, which is loaded with more protein and also contains probiotics, which promote beneficial gut flora. This good bacteria will keep your immune system strong and can also help with digestive issues.

Ingredients

cinnamon apple yogurt ingredients

Source http://www.bornfitness.com/cinnamon-apple-yogurt-parfait-with-protein-granola/

For any eating plan to be successful, we know that it must have two components: realistic and sustainable. It sounds great on paper, but when your plan looks like a steady diet of chicken, broccoli, and cardboard, it’s easy to shift off the plan.

In order to encourage sanity, we created this recipe—to tame your natural craving for something sweet —with a new twist of protein granola. It’s the perfect option for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.

Why it’s a Healthy Recipe

Not only are apples lower in sugar compared to tropical fruits, they’re also full of pectin, a combination fiber that has a long list of health benefits. It can help with weight control to lowering cholesterol to preventing gallstones.

Instead of regular yogurt, we used Greek yogurt, which is loaded with more protein and also contains probiotics, which promote beneficial gut flora. This good bacteria will keep your immune system strong and can also help with digestive issues.

Ingredients

cinnamon apple yogurt ingredients

A Wedding Dance and a Walk

Source: http://blog.alz.org/a-wedding-dance-and-a-walk/

My mom has been living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s for over nine years, diagnosed when she was just 53. This is why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year will be my fourth Walk in honor of her and the millions of people diagnosed with this disease.

Some people mistakenly think that Alzheimer’s is a “cute” disease that happens to old people when they lose their memory.

When I posted a video on Facebook last year of my mom barely being able to move without my support during the mother-son dance at my wedding, people got a better understand how devastating Alzheimer’s can be. It isn’t cute at all. And when you see firsthand what this disease does to someone you love, it makes you want to do whatever you can to fight the disease and help wherever and whenever possible.

I’m also constantly inspired by my father, who has never wavered.<img class="wp-image-4944 alignright" src="http://blog.alz.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IM…

Source: http://blog.alz.org/a-wedding-dance-and-a-walk/

My mom has been living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s for over nine years, diagnosed when she was just 53. This is why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year will be my fourth Walk in honor of her and the millions of people diagnosed with this disease.

Some people mistakenly think that Alzheimer’s is a “cute” disease that happens to old people when they lose their memory.

When I posted a video on Facebook last year of my mom barely being able to move without my support during the mother-son dance at my wedding, people got a better understand how devastating Alzheimer’s can be. It isn’t cute at all. And when you see firsthand what this disease does to someone you love, it makes you want to do whatever you can to fight the disease and help wherever and whenever possible.

I’m also constantly inspired by my father, who has never wavered.<img class="wp-image-4944 alignright" src="http://blog.alz.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IM…

Sunday Evening Yoga with Diana

Source http://zenrockfitness.com/2016/05/sunday-evening-yoga-diana/

We are excited to offer a great new yoga class on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm. Sunday evening is the perfect time to reset your body for the week and go into Monday feeling energized. Try Diana’s class before dinner and then go home and relax.

Exercise has been a life long passion of Diana’s. Yoga captured her heart when she found the fun and artistic movements in yoga. Trained in Iyengar, she holds a 200hr RYT certification from 8 Limbs. In her personal practice she focuses on mindfully engaging every muscle, feeling light, and becoming one with her own breath.
Diana’s teaching style focuses on alignment, breath, and mediation. As a teacher she strives to create a space for her clients to feel free of judgment, to look inside themselves and experience what more they can accomplish when they let go and love them self.

The post Sunday Evening Yoga with Diana appeared first on ZenRock Fitness.

Source http://zenrockfitness.com/2016/05/sunday-evening-yoga-diana/

We are excited to offer a great new yoga class on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm. Sunday evening is the perfect time to reset your body for the week and go into Monday feeling energized. Try Diana’s class before dinner and then go home and relax.

Exercise has been a life long passion of Diana’s. Yoga captured her heart when she found the fun and artistic movements in yoga. Trained in Iyengar, she holds a 200hr RYT certification from 8 Limbs. In her personal practice she focuses on mindfully engaging every muscle, feeling light, and becoming one with her own breath.
Diana’s teaching style focuses on alignment, breath, and mediation. As a teacher she strives to create a space for her clients to feel free of judgment, to look inside themselves and experience what more they can accomplish when they let go and love them self.

The post Sunday Evening Yoga with Diana appeared first on ZenRock Fitness.

We Won The Championships!! Plus Meet My New Favorite Water Cooler!

Source http://www.livelifeactive.com/2016/04/18/won-championships-plus-meet-new-favorite-water-cooler/

Okay so there’s something I’ve been hiding from you guys lately.  Well two things actually.  This wasn’t intentional, it just hasn’t come up in any of my recent posts but now I will share.

I’m a champion and in love with a water cooler.

Did I just win the award for the most random sentence you’ve read today? I think I probably did.

Let me take a step back and explain…

So, I dusted off my old soccer cleats and shinguards and joined a women’s soccer league in Charleston!  If you know me, you know I played soccer my whole life from age 5 until senior year in high school.  After college, I became a soccer coach and personal trainer.  Since then I’ve dabbled in co-ed leagues here and there but hadn’t been on a team for about the last 5 years.

Well I joined the Charleston Women’s Soccer League a few months ago and played in the spring season.

I was nervous at first to see if I could get back out there and do okay and guess what?!?!

Playing soccer again was like riding a bike!

I’m not going to lie I was totally out of shape cardio wise…and still don’t feel like I could make it through a whole game without feeling winded but that’s why I love soccer.  It’s such an unbelievable full body workout!  After the first couple games, my whole body was sore.

I wore my Apple Watch one soccer game and found that I ran 3 miles in one game.  BOOM!

Anyway….

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Source http://www.livelifeactive.com/2016/04/18/won-championships-plus-meet-new-favorite-water-cooler/

Okay so there’s something I’ve been hiding from you guys lately.  Well two things actually.  This wasn’t intentional, it just hasn’t come up in any of my recent posts but now I will share.

I’m a champion and in love with a water cooler.

Did I just win the award for the most random sentence you’ve read today? I think I probably did.

Let me take a step back and explain…

So, I dusted off my old soccer cleats and shinguards and joined a women’s soccer league in Charleston!  If you know me, you know I played soccer my whole life from age 5 until senior year in high school.  After college, I became a soccer coach and personal trainer.  Since then I’ve dabbled in co-ed leagues here and there but hadn’t been on a team for about the last 5 years.

Well I joined the Charleston Women’s Soccer League a few months ago and played in the spring season.

I was nervous at first to see if I could get back out there and do okay and guess what?!?!

Playing soccer again was like riding a bike!

I’m not going to lie I was totally out of shape cardio wise…and still don’t feel like I could make it through a whole game without feeling winded but that’s why I love soccer.  It’s such an unbelievable full body workout!  After the first couple games, my whole body was sore.

I wore my Apple Watch one soccer game and found that I ran 3 miles in one game.  BOOM!

Anyway….

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