Here are three must-have pieces of equipment that intensify the leg and abs exercises that you're already doing to get better results. This is a great way to work smarter, not harder. I have been using mine for three weeks (the headphones for longer) and the difference is noticeable in how sore I am … [Read more...] about ABS & BOOTY – GEAR THAT WORKS
SELF CARE SERIES
SELF CARE #5: POSTURE CHALLENGE My massage therapist challenged me, now that my shoulder been fixed, to finally commit to one month of sustained effort to make my posture better. My shoulders are rounded forward due to bad posture and a torn rotator cuff causing havoc with my neck; so I'm … [Read more...] about SELF CARE #5: POSTURE CHALLENGE
I've started outpatient physical therapy sessions to regain mobility in my left shoulder and arm after my rotator cuff surgery. Last week my therapist was moving my arm in a forward motion (think robot arms) while I was lying on the table and when she lifted my arm to 90 degrees; I encountered … [Read more...] about ARE YOU GUARDING?
If your lower back isn't happy, chances are nothing in your life is happy, either. I've had struggles with lower back pain. When that tightness comes on I always do lots of reclined hand to big toe pose. It's a restorative yoga pose that's subtle miracle worker to release tension in the hamstrings … [Read more...] about SELF CARE #4: LOVE YOUR LOWER BACK
this post contains affiliate links I believe that some supplements can be truly helpful and also that some are a waste of money. Like the exercise I now commit to in my 40's, supplements have to meet my specific needs and be worth the investment of my time and money. I am committed to taking them … [Read more...] about SELF CARE #3: SUPPLEMENTS
2014 was the year I got back into shape by working out regularly. I wrote about that year-long process in my Younger This Year series. Building on that progress I had to concede that my daily workouts alone did not constitute cohesive self-care. In 2015, I'll be sharing my efforts to try to be a … [Read more...] about TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF #2: holistic health care