Archives for June, 2012

Exercise

Weekend Challenge: 10 Exercises In Under 10 Minutes


Earlier this week, freelance writer and fitness enthusiast Tania Dakka offered five tips for balancing work, fitness, and life in general.

Now's a great time to go over some exercises for those of you working to find that balance.

If you're just reading this, chances are you're still looking for that balance, right? You haven't quite mastered it (or, at least, reached...
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Diet

5 Hacks To Finding Balance And Getting It All Done


Guest post by Tania Dakka, the Fit Freelancer.

*~*You try so hard to stay zoned in on your fitness goals. But everyone around you pulls at you.

“I need my shirt!”

“Get me this project by tomorrow morning.”

“Can we have your homemade lasagna for dinner tonight?”

Family needs you. Clients demand more than they should. And you have exactly zero time to do what inspires you most.

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Depression

5 Tips To Break The Fast Food Cycle


Any fast food junkies out there?

Any fast food junkies dealing with depression?

According to scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, there's a direct connection between fast food and commercial baked goods and the risk of developing depression.

Fast food consumers are 51% more likely to develop depression than people who never or rarely eat fast food!

The study also showed:

...those participants who ate the most fast...
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Addiction

Yoga And Recovery: Talking With Yoga Instructor And Author Kyczy Hawk


Last week, I shared information about yoga and addiction recovery - specifically, five ways yoga can help addicts in recovery.

Fortunately, Kyczy Hawk stumbled across the piece.

Hawk, a San Jose-based yoga instructor who focuses on addiction recovery, is also the author of the recently published "Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path," and agreed to a quick interview to provide Your Body,...
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Addiction

5 Ways Yoga Helps Addiction Recovery

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Are you a recovering alcoholic or drug addict? Have you thought about incorporating yoga into your recovery?

Maybe you should give it a try.

That, for many people, yoga is an effective way to manage mental health issues like anxiety and depression is no secret; however, according to Jennifer Garam's Sun Salutations in Sobriety, people also use yoga...
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Diet

What Do You Eat For Breakfast?

Breakfast is my meal. I'm not sure why, but for as long as I can remember I have loved breakfast with my whole heart and soul. Brunch is even better.

I'm often mystified by people who routinely skip this meal. Whenever I skip breakfast, I become an angry, headachey hunger monster who can't perform simple tasks. My mood darkens and I dislike everyone. I mean, really dislike them. And then eat 100 cookies for lunch.

Now...
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Diet

Weekly Weigh-In: What Did Your Brain Chew On This Week?


Happy Friday, readers!

Okay, okay - technically it's not May anymore, but we had our last Mental Health Month 2012 Challenge on Tuesday, so we have to have a Weekly Weigh-In, right?

Right!

Tuesday I challenged you to learn a new recipe - one that's healthy for both your body and your brain.

Because this week was a busy one for me, I chose to learn a snack recipe. It's a vegetarian recipe for nachos. WebEcoist...
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