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Since the days are getting longer and the beach is looking more and more inviting, I have been spending a lot of time in the sun. However, after a little stint with a horrible sunburn a couple weeks ago, I am learning how to protect my skin – and surprisingly it takes more than just buying the right sunscreen.Full Story
Everyone wants to look their best in the summertime – after all, tis the season to show a little skin! The target areas for bikini season are the abdominals, thighs and buttocks. These three areas, which sometimes see minimal sunlight, are suddenly out in the open when bikini season approaches. Luckily, there are 3 yoga poses that can help you feel good about putting on a bikini and stepping out on the beach.Full Story
Infertility is the inability to conceive a child within the first year of trying, so while you think you may be infertile, if you are still within a year of trying to conceive, you may not be. Speaking to your doctor is an imperative course of action, but even if the results come back not in you or your partners favor, there are natural ways to help.Full Story
Nine months is a long time for a woman’s body to endure hormonal and physical changes. This is why it is not uncommon for women to feel concerned about getting their body back in shape. Luckily, learning how to tone the stomach and strengthen the pelvic muscles can be done with a few simple moves.Full Story
Now that you understand more about what to expect after the birth of your bundle of joy, keep in mind these following steps to ensure that your recovery is smooth and becomes a time of happy adjustment. Do not underestimate what the healing powers of rest can do for your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs. Getting enough relaxation and rest now, will pay out ten times over in the long-term. Even if you feel terrific after birth, respect the changes your whole being is going through and give yourself time to adjust, heal and shift back into balance.Full Story
Pregnancy and giving birth is a true testament to the strength and resilience a woman’s body has in order to endure the many physical and emotional changes that take place on the journey towards motherhood. Giving birth after months of many other upheavals is one of the most traumatic experiences your body can go through. Therefore, it is prudent to know what to expect after birth and what steps you can take to recover well.Full Story
Our home is supposed to be our safe haven, a sanctuary from daily stressors and a place to restore and refresh. However, with environmental toxicity on the rise, our homes may not be very healthy habitats, and we may actually be compromising health with some of our common household practices and habits.Full Story
Running and yoga don’t really seem to go hand in hand; however, some techniques runners can gain from yoga are unparalleled. For example, a runner’s muscles can become rigid and lose their flexibility through years of hitting hard pavement, causing pain in the feet and legs. Yoga can help to lessen these effects.
Individuals who tend to run long distances will agree that stretching the muscles before running is necessary. Muscles are the body’s natural shock absorbers, and in order to stay that way, they must be soft, agile and flexible.Full Story
Some of us have careers which require us to leave the comforts of our homes. Unfortunately, getting to and from destinations can sometimes involve long car or airplane rides and cause havoc on our bodies. When we are crammed into small spaces during transportation, our bodies start to feel tense and rigid, which can lead to muscle cramps.Full Story
Recently, I decided to pump up my work outs and start running on a daily basis. While I knew it was going to take some time to get this yoga junkie revved up for a more physically demanding routine, I didn’t expect to gain a small injury from it. After 8 days of running on and off the treadmill, I realized I had developed what is called “runners knee”.
If you aren’t familiar with runner’s knee; it’s the result of the overuse of a mistracking knee joint, and can sometimes mean your knees aren’t quite ready to be hitting the pavement.Full Story