4 Reasons to Learn a Language Other Than Your Own and Stay Away From Getting Alzheimer’s!

By January 31, 2020Blog

Je parle français et vous? Yup, I speak both English and French.  My first language is French from Quebec and when I have moved to BC in 2007, I had to learn English!  It took me 5 months to understand and speak it. Did you know that by learning another language you stave off the age-related memory loss?  Researchers in India found that bilingual people developed Alzheimer’s disease or dementia […]

What to Eat and Drink to Boost your Immune System and Stave Off Viruses

By January 17, 2020Blog

– Chicken broth: make your own here and freeze it. Keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. – Garlic – Onions – Mushrooms – Citrus fruit – Ginger – Raw honey – Probiotic supplements – Fermented Food (Kefir, Kombucha, Miso, Kimchi.  Get the list here. When I am sick, I make a batch of that MIRACLE HEALING BROTH (Oh She Glows) VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE, SOY-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, FREEZER- FRIENDLY […]

Should I Workout if I’m Sick?

By January 7, 2020Blog

Depends… Cold: go to the gym and sweat it out.  You don’t need to run on the treadmill.  Just add inclination and play it with. Bring it down whenever you need to recuperate. You’ll fight the virus quicker. Flu: rest. Sip on homemade chicken broth.  I always have some in the freezer.  Get the recipe here. Drink plenty of fluid.  Sip on echinacea tea. Take supplements: Echinacea Vitamin C Zinc Rest. […]

3 Foods to Eat to Eliminate Night Cramps

By December 30, 2019Blog

  If you are experiencing a lot of muscle cramps, it is an indication that you need more potassium and magnesium. To replenish a lack of potassium, eat half a banana and a quarter of an avocado. In regards to the magnesium, before bed, I take a magnesium supplement. As well, if you are very active, add electrolytes to your water.  You can get electrolytes and magnesium in any natural […]

Have you ever asked yourself, “when I lose weight, where does it go”?

By December 29, 2019Blog

Good question!  Some people think that fat is converted to either energy, heat, muscles or it simply melts away. For fat to melt or disappear, it has to be transformed to get out of your body.  In fact, fat is converted to carbon dioxyde (CO2) and exits the body through breathing. The remaining portion becomes water and leaves the body by sweat, urination or tears. Here are articles to help […]

Live Longer by Following a Mediterranean Diet

By December 28, 2019Blog

A Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, unrefined grains, fish, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Busy People Mediterranean Diet 101: A Meal Plan and Beginner’s Guide Adapted from: Idea Fitness Journal

I Have Reached my 1,000 hours of Teaching Yoga!!!

By October 13, 2019Blog

I have reached my 1,000 hours of teaching yoga!!!  I’m so excited.  Thank you so much for your support. Find me here

Vigorous Exercise Lengthens Lives

By April 24, 2019Blog

Live longer by exercising harder! This is true for everyone, regardless of gender, body mass, and health conditions such as heart disease. Adapted from: Idea Fitness Journal

TRX Exercises

By April 24, 2019Blog

Suspended exercises, such as TRX, recruit more muscles (core) than exercises on a bench or floor. Book your private lesson here What is TRX?  Look at the video here

Aquafit/Aquatic Exercises

By October 29, 2018Exercises

Group Exercise: turn against currant xx

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