Don't forget to get outside!
For lots of us, including myself, the more the temperature drops, the less inclined we are to spend time outdoors. Going outside takes the most preparation this time of year, which makes staying cozy inside a lot more appealing. Fighting the urge to be sedentary by staying active is the best way to combat the winter blues and keep the body and mind running its best. I’m not a big skier or snowboarder. I tend to pass up on the Vermont past time, but still find other ways to ge
The Benefits of Bootcamp
New types of workouts and fad fitness classes are popping up all the time. Sticking with the basics is sometimes the best way to go. So what is Bootcamp? Bootcamp is intervals between cardio and weight training. It challenges every muscle with little rest between sets. By constantly moving for an hour, your body has no time to rest, therefore burning tons of calories. It's for all fitness levels because you decide how hard you are going to push yourself. Here are a few
Are you getting enough water?
Most people would agree drinking water is necessary to life. However, research suggests around 75% of Americans are in a chronic state of dehydration. It appears most of us simply don’t drink enough water to keep our bodies functioning at their highest state. Water is crucial for respiration, circulation, and converting food to energy. If you feel sluggish, have muscle cramps or dizziness, you may not be properly hydrated. H2O is also vital to maximizing your performance duri
Fixing Your Forward Head Posture
Forward Head Posture is the most common postural deformity affecting between 65 and 90 percent of the general population and can lead to a host of unpleasant health problems such as arthritis, TMJ, sleep apnea and chronic fatigue. The misalignment of our spine often turns to chronic neck and back pain due to prolonged muscle strain and possible joint and nerve damage. Before we know it our very own well being and vitality are being threatened by something that we can try and
Progressive Balance Exercises
Balance is an essential aspect of physical fitness and activity. It's incorporated in almost every active movement that your body makes, and it is essential for you to have good balance for both high level activity and everyday life. Balance is made up of two major components that we can improve on, proprioception and neuromuscular control. Proprioception is your ability to subconsciously know how your body is positioned in a space relative to your surroundings. Neuromusc
Cozy and Health Conscious Soups
As we transition into the bitter cold winter months we tend to search for warmth and comfort through food and drink. I have found that one of the secrets to good health is to live in harmony with nature and to eat the seasonal foods that grow in the earth. This practice can help us to establish a healthy connection to fresh and nourishing foods as well as encourage us to maintain a balanced and varied diet. Soups are one of my winter favorites, a great way to get in a high vo