Sunday, October 1, 2017

Put Your Cell Phone Down

I admit it – we are living in a phone-addicted world.  I realized this the other day when my boss’s cell phone was being upgraded and he was without it.  He actually admitted “I feel naked”.  Yes – our cell phones have made us cripples.  We really do feel naked without them because we have built our world around them. 

Subsequently, a few days later I was on the LIRR and a guy woke up from a deep sleep and climbed over a girl to exit the train.  He was so groggy that, as he bent over to retrieve his falling headphones, he dropped his phone and walked off the train.  Three people screamed at the top of their lungs "YOUR PHONE!!”  It was mass hysteria – this guy was leaving his identity on the train.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What I'm Loving Now

Boxing has seen a boost in popularity and has overtaken yoga as the latest fitness craze this year.  With world class supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima and Gisele all wild about the sport, this has become the hottest way for women to get fit.  Boxing glove sales are up 130% and I bought mine a few months ago when I began boxing and now I am obsessed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ten Signs You Might Have Vertigo

I keep hearing my students and clients complaining about the onset of Vertigo – the demographic is women from 45 – 65 years of age.  This has been so profound over the past year that I feel compelled to do a post on the subject to offer solutions. 

What is Vertigo?  It is caused by an inner ear problem. Some of the common causes include: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), which develops as  tiny calcium particles build up in the ear canals; Meniere’s disease, which is caused by fluid pressure in the ear and Vestibular neuritis, a viral infection of the inner ear nerves. All of these cause the body to become unbalanced, resulting in a feeling that the world is spinning or tilted and dizzy spells that come and go for about 20-seconds as your head changes positions.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What I'm Loving Now

Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits: 
Do Salt Lamps Really Work?
I recently saw these lamps at the place where I regularly go for Acupuncture and Massage.  They are becoming increasingly popular in homes and in the workplace.  The practitioner said he felt it really made a difference in the energy and the vibe of the room.  Here’s a little information about what a Himalayan salt lamp is and how it works, etc. and whether you feel you would like to purchase one.  I did and have been enjoying it for a few weeks now:)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What I'm Loving Now

So I recently felt rather stuck in my own body.  My whole right side had shifted and I was getting medial pain in my right knee.  I tried all the usual fixes:  ball release, foam rolling, massage, acupuncture.  It just seemed to be expanding into a greater network in my body encompassing more and more real estate.  I can laugh about that sentence now but it wasn’t funny when it was happening. Like most of you who make fitness a priority in your lives, we  feel out of control when our body is not working to the point of perfection.  Some of us are worse than others  - I put myself at the top of that list. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Exercising During Your Period

Your period and all that comes along with it is enough to make you want to ditch the gym and stay in bed with a hot compress and a bag of salt-and-vinegar chips. But that bag of chips isn't doing that belly bloat any favors—while a sweaty workout can. Here's what you need to know about exercising during your period.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Going Undercover

The modern bra has been around since the 19th century but most women are wearing it incorrectly. In fact, experts estimate that almost 90 percent of women are wearing the wrong size.

Almost no one is the size they think they are. You can get measured but, until you get fitted, you don’t know exactly what it is you need.  Sometimes women feel they’re embarrassed or ashamed to go for a fitting, so they go years and years wearing the wrong size.  If you’re going to have balance in your body, your breasts need to be up and at ’em -no matter what size you are. Most stores sell a certain range of sizes, and usually carry bras up to size D or DD. Some department stores and specialized boutiques carry a larger variety and more sizes.