When you walk into a fitness class, there are generally two things you can expect: You’re going to get a hard workout, and your trainer knows what he or she is talking about. While it’s cool to let the former slide every now and then (you’re not going to love every workout you try), the latter is non-negotiable. Or at least it should be.“There’s a wide range of experience and education that professionals have across the industry these days, so it’s very possible to find a studio founded by someone with a passion for fitness but no real education,” says Liz Barnet, C.P.T., health coach and group fitness instructor at Uplift Studios in New York City. “It’s important to do your research.”RELATED: Tone Up from Head to Toe with This 7-Day Strength-Training Plan Next time you head to a sweat sesh, keep an eye out for these telltale signs that your fitness class isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, then take it as your … [Read more...] about 9 Sneaky Signs Your Fitness Class Is Total B.S.
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[media-credit name="Photo credit: The Weinstein Company" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]Lenny Kravitz is a modern-day Renaissance man: a paragon of mind-body fitness; a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum rock star; an in-demand interior designer; and—in his late 40s—an up-and-coming actor with an uncanny knack for choosing quality projects.“I’m very fortunate to be four-for-four in the movie world,” Kravitz quietly says, mentioning Precious, two installments of The Hunger Games, and now Lee Daniels' The Butler, the sweeping true story of a plantation worker who becomes chief White House butler to eight Presidents of the 20th century, in theaters today.“I’m just taking it slow and making the decisions that I think are right for me, doing these supporting roles, working with great artists, and learning, getting the experience I need.” One could say that Kravitz’s entire life is about getting the experience he needs: The … [Read more...] about The Best Advice You’ll Read from a Rock Star
I lost my virginity back when mullets were in style ... at least in Minnesota. Her name was Jennifer, and she was the girl next door with the body of a porn star. Or so I imagined. (When you’re 17 in the pre-Internet age, porn is hard to come by.) It was awkward, missionary, and the best 60 seconds of my young life. Why do they call it “premature” ejaculation when it’s something you’ve waited years for?We both moved on pretty quickly. And 20 years after my big break, I didn’t expect there’d be a sequel. Oh, I had been lucky enough to work my modest magic with a few dozen women and get married. And along the way I developed some decent if predictable moves. I wasn’t exactly Sting, but I did have the confidence—or naïveté—to keep things entertaining.After my divorce, I thought about past flames and looked up Jennifer on Facebook. She was divorced too, and curious. (Friend request: accepted.) After chatting a bit, I … [Read more...] about Cash in Your Virgin Card. Again
Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki has found major success and fame since starring in the hit television series. He had played the character of Sam Winchester alongside Jensen Ackles since 2005, when Supernatural first aired. However, Padalecki started his career on another hit television show, Gilmore Girls, playing Dean Forester, Rory Gilmore’s boyfriend. When his role on that show ended, he immediately picked up work on Supernatural, which is now the longest-running North American science-fiction series in history. Dr. Who is the longest running science-fiction television series of all time, in any country. The Supernatural star has changed physically over the past 10 years and is far more muscular nowadays than compared to the earlier episodes of the show. So many of the scenes are high intensity, action-based, and require a lot of physical stamina on part of the actors, so it is no surprise he would eventually bulk up some. And at 6’4”, adding more defined … [Read more...] about “Supernatural” Season 11 Star Jared Padalecki’s Workout for Sam Winchester Role
Real Madrid winger and Euro 2016 star Gareth Bale may be one of the world’s best soccer players, but the pro athlete finds time for having fun, playing golf and munching on tasty treats like chips and fruit platters. While many athletes stick to rigid training routines and diets, Bale appears more open to enjoying himself. He recently shared a picture on Instagram of a delicious-looking fruit platter, as well as a video of him on a golf green. For Bale, enjoying other things besides soccer is important for keeping himself happy. Bale says he doesn’t pay attention to media reports about himself nor does he let soccer take over his life. Instead, he relaxes by playing golf, and says that he imagines he will play even more after retirement. Gareth Bale’s diet includes a lot of room for tasty, delicious foods that aren’t known for being healthy. In particular, the Real Madrid winger enjoys eating eggs and chips, which he says is one of his favorite meals. Bale … [Read more...] about Gareth Bale, Real Madrid Winger and Euro 2016 Star, Shares Favorite Mood-Boosting Food
Please Read Cancer – Taking Your Power Back! Part 1 Prior to this. It can be found on my Natural News Author’s Page http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/author/sarahbarendse. From childhood we are taught to be nice and polite and care about what others think and feel. But how many of us were taught to care about what you, yourself, think and feel? Were you taught to speak your mind, and to express yourself freely, really standing strong as your own unique and appreciated self? If you have – Fantastic! Kudos to your parents! Not enough of us have been, for sure. The good news is – it is never too late! Many live their lives from an altruistic perspective, putting everyone else first and themselves second. Is this noble? Sure. Admirable? To many people – yes, it is but it isn’t actually a healthy way to live. In order to truly show someone love, one must first love themselves and take care of themselves lest they use all of their energy up outwardly, … [Read more...] about Cancer – Taking Your Power Back! Part 2
In a world dominated by toxic and acid-forming foods such as refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, additives, GMOs and conventionally produced meats and dairy it is no wonder that so many of us are struggling with stress, allergies, nutrient deficiencies, obesity, and chronic or life-threatening diseases. The pH of our blood must be kept between tight, slightly alkaline borders (7.36 to 7.44). Anything below or above can be harmful and lead to coma and sudden death. Our body is a complex ingenious system that is always striving to keep itself in balance. It constantly corrects imbalances in pH that may occur. Due to our modern lifestyle and standard American diet, acidosis, or too much acids floating around, is a far more common condition than alkalosis, or too much alkaline material. And it is not just our diet that can cause these acid buildups. When we breathe, move, or digest, our body creates acids of its own, and this is a process we can’t stop. When we … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Ways To Alkalize Your Body And Improve Overall Health
Time spent at your workplace likely comprises a big chunk of your week, so it makes sense to be as eco-friendly as possible while there. Anyone can help the environment from their workplace with a few simple adjustments. Hopefully, the initiative will even rub off on co-workers, who will also embrace a green workplace environment. Promoting an eco-friendly workplace has more benefits than helping the environment. It’s beneficial for business as well, according to Ned Russell, group managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Saatchi & Saatchi Health. “An office that encourages green practices tends to attract talented employees who want to work at a place that cares about their well-being,” Russell says. “Plus, your employer saves money when you use less paper or you turn off the lights; and that money can be put back into their operation.” Making your job greener has a wide range of benefits. Anyone can get started with the tips … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Make Your Job Greener
Most people spend hours a week exercising their bodies, but how many spend even a fraction of that time exercising their brain? And I’m not just talking about learning something new, playing sudoku or spending a few minutes fiddling with those online brain games. I’m talking about bringing your brain into a state of deep coherence and harmony by shifting your brainwave patterns through very specific forms of meditation and breathwork. While meditation might seem to be passive and not exercises at all, for you brain, it’s a totally different story. Countless studies have shown that during meditation, your brain is actually highly active, just in different ways than most people are used to. Meditation and breathwork actually enhances the communication within your brain, especially between the two dominant hemispheres, which has a profoundly relaxing effect on the body and mind [1,2,3]. Meditation also builds new neural connections and actually … [Read more...] about This Powerful Meditation Technique Will Rejuvenate and Harmonize Your Brain
What’s the key to maintaining a healthy eating routine that doesn’t get dropped at one passing glance from a chocolate bar? The answer: simplicity. Rather than following a complicated recipe that’s brimming with hard-to-find ingredients, having something that’s on hand and effortless will do wonders for keeping your health goals on track. And why not start your day off on the right foot? A fantastic option for this is a vitamin-packed smoothie filled with greens. “Raw greens are full of healthful phytonutrients and live enzymes that can boost the nutritional content of your smoothie,” notes Monica Tangry, Registered Holistic Nutritionist who works as an independent contractor for Finlandia Health Center. Greens also help increase the amount of fiber in your smoothie. Added fibre is always a bonus for your digestive track and adding greens to your smoothies is a fantastic way to balance out your smoothies, particularly in the morning, explains … [Read more...] about 4 Must-Have Greens To Add to Your Smoothie and Why?