So we’ve officially rolled into February, and where you are at with those health and wellness goals for 2013? It’s traditionally around this time that we start to let go of the motivation we had at the New Year, only a month ago.
How can you keep the motivation going? I know for me, it’s all in the scheduling and planning ahead.
1. PLAN AHEAD: I do my grocery shopping for the week on Mondays (after a killer Spin class). So Sunday nights, I take stock of the… Continue
Added by Chris Roberts on February 8, 2013 at 7:20am —
Last week @RamaLotusYoga hosted the 2nd Health and Fitness Tweet-up in Ottawa.
A Tweet-up is an event where you get to meet and network with the people you tweet with in person. We had a great group of people who work in diverse health and fitness related professions. Our host was @_Ecinc, coach and… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on April 30, 2012 at 3:26pm —
I have a question, hoping someone replies! Continue
I work out 5-6 times out of the week mainly running but am going to include more strength training. I can’t decide between the vega sport or the vega health optimizer. The vega sport has more protein per calorie ratio. But the vega health optimizer has some good vitamins and minerals, like the maca, chlorella, ect (which right now I am trying to balance hormones and need maca). I know in the Vega Optimum Performance books he talks about not…
Added by Alexa on January 20, 2012 at 3:41pm —
Got inspired the other day with Brendan's suggestion to use Vega Sport Endurance Gel as pre-workout alternative.
My quick glycogen loading morning snack before workout:
*organic whole rice & spelt cakes
*raspberry Vega Sport Endurance gel (just like a fruit spread)
*crushed raw walnuts
This and some jasmine green tea, and I am ready to hit the gym!…
Added by Kreg Weiss on December 2, 2011 at 6:56am —
You never know where inspiration will come from. This week it came from @sarademizio who Tweeted: Strong is the new skinny!
Can you imagine the positive impact this statement could have if people believed it? Yogi Bhajan once said “They say in real estate only three things work: Location, location, and location. And in human life, only three things work: strength, strength and strength.”
He speaks of three different strengths, physical, mental and…
Added by Tania Frechette on November 30, 2011 at 5:06pm —
Despite your healthy eating, you've still managed to catch a bit of a cold. It's certainly frustrating in our busy lives to get sick—especially when you have become more mindful of taking care of yourself through your newfound plant-based nutrition knowledge.
Colds happen, and the body has an amazing ability to heal itself so your healthy eating pays off with a quicker recovery… Continue
Added by Vega Lee Ann on November 30, 2011 at 2:00pm —
I broke away from my usual breakfast tradition to experiment with some Vanilla Chai Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer. I came up with this energy boosting concoction.
1 cup dry oatmeal (you can also use a dry muesli mix)
2 1/2 cups of vanilla rooibos tea (you can use another liquid)
In the morning, stir in:
1 apple finely chopped
heaping tablespoon of ground flax… Continue
Added by Kreg Weiss on November 13, 2011 at 12:43pm —
We are alive to learn and grow. Stagnation kills creativity and joy and is just plain boring. Your yoga practice should change to reflect where you are in your life today. I invite you take a moment and reflect on your yoga practice over the past year. Signs that your yoga practice might not be serving you include:
- you feel like it's a BIG effort to get to…
Added by Tania Frechette on October 31, 2011 at 11:05am —
Having a naturally, free flowing digestion system is a crucial element in maintaining overall health and vitality. Due to poor diets and lack of exercise, many people suffer from various digestive disorders, which lead to reduced energy levels and chronic disease.
With small changes to one's… Continue
Added by Kreg Weiss on August 17, 2011 at 3:24pm —
Need some inspiration to make better food choices? Must Have Been Something I Ate by Peggy Kotsopoulos is a quick, fun, and informative read. Peggy has a great sense of humour and keeps things real. You will discover how the foods you eat affect you. From increasing your energy to reducing pms learn what foods to eat and which to avoid. The book also includes some easy vegetarian recipes. Some of them are on her website… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on July 1, 2011 at 6:11pm —
I was reading a blog that I really enjoy today, www.lovelyandimperfect.squarspace.com and she was asking what we enjoy about spring. My response just came flowing out. I’m ready for spring. I love spring! Not too hot, not too cold. I can’t wait to take my journal back out to the patio while sipping on coffee. Can’t wait for all my flowers to start to bloom again, such an array of color. I just love spring. The beautiful warmer days… Continue
Added by Suzanne Williams on April 25, 2011 at 8:49pm —
Please read the full article knee exercises, the exercises before the bottom of this page. Suitable if you experience knee pain, see your doctor or physical therapist what exercises are.
Exercise can prevent injuries
Strengthening the muscles of the knee brace with knee… Continue
Added by subadi on April 20, 2011 at 9:54pm —
2 ripe pears
1 cup ground pecans
2-3 tablespoons hemp protein (I used Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer Vanilla Chai)
1 tablespoon ground flax
4 dates (or 1 TBS agave)
1 TBS Lemon juice
1. Cut up or pulse pears in a food processor for a few seconds.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
3. Transfer into…
Added by Lauren Anabela on April 12, 2011 at 5:30pm —
With the start of a new month, many of you may not be aware that April is Foot Health Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Photo Courtesy of Flickr's Chris… Continue
Added by Vega Cierra on April 1, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Did you know that from May 2 - 8, you can celebrate Hemp History Week and get educated on the environmental and health benefits of hemp products (nutritional and cosmetic). You can also support hemp farming and processing in the United States.
Being grown as early as the 1700’s in the United States, hemp has been a crucial element in American History. Although products containing hemp are sold nationwide, American Farmers… Continue
Added by Vega Cierra on March 24, 2011 at 9:45am —
Improvements and results happen when you do things often.
Stopping and starting all the time will kill all momentum needed to succeed on your quest to six pack abs.
You can have the perfect exercise routine, the best personal trainer or the latest and hottest piece of equipment ...BUT... unless you are consistent - none of the above is going to help you achieve your goals.
Makes sense right?
Personally,I think that one… Continue
Added by Zuzana Osborn on March 2, 2011 at 9:51am —
DO YOU DO WHAT YOU LOVE?
After 7 months of waking up every day with one goal in mind it all comes down… Continue
Added by Nathane L. Jackson on February 13, 2011 at 9:27am —
I am going to the New York City marathon this tear on November 6, 2011!!!!! WOOHOO!!!
For those of you that do not know me, I am not your usual runner. It took me a while to even start running at age 54 and it took 10 blocked arteries and a… Continue
Added by Mark Trevis on February 6, 2011 at 3:05pm —
This story is short, simple and straightforward.
The reason I became vegan in the first place is because of the work of John Robbins and his book Diet For A New America. I put off reading it as I knew that if it laid out a compelling argument I'd have little choice but to follow the path of logic, reason and compassion straight into becoming a vegan. With much amazement John's book helped me to rapidly understand why and how being a vegan is great for myself, animals,… Continue
Added by Marcel Chenier on February 5, 2011 at 5:12am —
My family and I recently returned from a fun Orlando vacation at Disney World and the Universal Studios parks.
The end of our trip is bittersweet, as it's nice to relax in familiar
surroundings, but hard to… Continue
Added by shannonmarie on December 7, 2010 at 6:42am —