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4 Tips to Improve a Foggy Brain

Do you have a foggy brain? Here are some solutions: * Sip on a green tea, * Add green powder such as Moringa to your drinks or smoothies, * Spice your food with curcumin, * Add supplements to your diet such as DHA (fish oil) and vitamin B12. Read more here: How to Avoid Memory Problems 6 tricks to keep your mind sharp and healthy 13 Brain Exercises to Help […]

We live our lives based on hope and dreams and not with fear

 

Sip on a cup of joe to increase your performance on legs day

10 Best Muscle-Building Leg Exercises by body building 7 Ways to Boost Your Gym Performance by body building      

Stay away from dementia and Alzheimer’s By…

  * Emphasizing on a plant-based diet, * Eating whole foods, * Using olive oil as the primary oil, * Limiting animal products and saturated fat, * Promoting one fish meal a week. Read more here: 4 reasons to learn a new language to stay away from getting Alzheimer’s How to improve your memory  15 Resolutions to Reduce Your Dementia Risk from the Alzheimer’s Society

Do you have a desk job? Here are 3 tips to avoid crashing

Take a stand. The less overall activity you do, the less energy is required to keep you functioning, because you are not using your active tissue. Desk job = fat-burning enzymes which start switching off when you are inactive for too long and they can plummet 50% or more after a full day of not standing. Every 30 minutes, stand and stretch. Click on the link below to get your […]

90% of runners say that they rarely get sick

Why? Because exercise boosts your immune system Read more here: From ACE Fitness: Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold? From BBC News: Exercise ‘can prevent a cold’, a study shows

If I do strength and cardio in the same workout, which one should I start first?

It depends on your goals. If your goal is to run a 5 km, start with the treadmill. If it is to get stronger and toned, then do a 5-10 minute warm up and do a more intense strength training. When you start lifting weights first, your form is better than if you do it after cardio. Keep in mind that cardio burns more calories than strength training, so by […]

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

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

– 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?

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. […]

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    Mel, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your Online Friday chair yoga classes. It is so nice to see your smiling face and dedication teaching us. I hope that one day soon we will be able to return to the center to meet up again with all our friends.  Stay well and please keep your nice smile.  

    - Irmgard,

    Mel, thank you so much for offering Online Fitness Classes!  I love all your videos.  You provide a great variety of exercises and it can be modified to make it harder which is great.  I was telling everyone because I am used to your style of yoga, when I close my eyes and hear your voice, it’s like we are in the same room.  Much love, Jackie.

    - Jackie St. G.,
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