3 Tips to Lose Weight by Having Healthy Gut

Have you gained a few pounds in the last year? You might be able to blame your gut! Lisa Kilgour compares our gut as a rainforest. She mentioned that we have trillions of organisms located in our intestines with over 1,000 different types. When our microbiome doesn’t function properly, our digestion gets compromised; gas, bloated, irregularity, cramping, low immune system, depression, anxiety, etc. When our immune system is down, we are susceptible to […]

Yoga is The Best Therapy for Individuals With Non-Communicable Diseases

Yoga expert Dr. Nagendra claims that yoga could be the best therapy for people living with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, anxiety, stress, and hyper-tension. Yoga is so gentle on the body.  Sun salutation rises gently the heart rate such as some asanas. Start with Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga style and progress to Power or Vinyasa. Have a look at my calendar to know when I teach Chair Yoga and […]

5 BENEFITS OF LOCUST (Salabhasana)

Strengthens glutes, hamstrings, spine, arms, and shoulders muscles. Stretch the front of the neck and hips. Improves digestion. Delivers fresh blood supply to the thorax & abdominal organs. Develops flexibility & strength in the spine. Read more here: How to do the locust pose, step by step.

10 Benefits of a Headstand in Yoga

   Physical Benefits: Get stronger core muscles and glutes!! Gives a rest to the heart and circulatory system by inverting the body and keeping it in a straight line.  The heart needs only to pump the blood with enough force for it to reach the feet.  Gravity helps to return the venous blood to the heart. Releases Stress and increases focus. People who practice Sirsasana on a regular basis tend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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