Thursday, December 31, 2015

Body Sense Magazine - Winter 2015

You can find it HERE along with past issues as well.

This edition features articles on complex carbohydrates, the herb, Echinacea, and conscious breathing. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

FREE 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge!

You can find the challenge HERE.

Here's a video about the challenge.

Plus if you follow THIS link and use the code "NEWYEAR" you'll be able to get the $5.00 recipe cards free of charge. How generous is that?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How Not To Die

I'm so excited about THIS BOOK! It was just released yesterday and since I preordered the kindle version it was already on my paperwhite when I woke up. I've been binge reading it ever since.

It's written by Dr Greger of That means the book is totally based on solid research and written without the bias that so often comes when a medical author receives money from big pharma, food or anyone else with an agenda to sell something.

The kindle version is beautifully hyperlinked. The book has separate chapters that each explain how to avoid certain chronic diseases or improve your health if you already suffer from that disease. This, along with Dr. Greger's entertaining writing style takes scientific facts and makes them understandable and yes, even entertaining.

But here's the very best part. Dr. Greger not only explains what foods we shouldn't be eating but tells us what foods we should be eating and - this is the best part - how much of each type of food! He makes it simple, so so simple. He also gives information on what studies have revealed about exercise. This book contains an entire health makeover.

This is why I think this book is a must read for anyone who doesn't want to die before their time. "Getting Old is not for sissies."  How many times have I heard people say that. The truth is that "Getting Old and sick is not for sissies!" Fortunately the sick part could be optional.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

First Step Workout 3

I finally tried this workout today and loved it! It clocks in at about 61 minutes. I was so happy about that! I can, with effort squeeze an hour long session of exercise on some days but more than that done in one block of time is near impossible these days.

There are fewer water breaks in this workout and the hour flew by for me. The structure of the workout is the same as the other two but there are quite a few additional muscle activation tips.

As with the other workouts this one left me feeling as if I'd had deep tissue work on my back, hips and shoulders. I also felt that deep core heat and sweat that, for me signals my metabolism revving.

This series of three workouts will be great mixed in with some of the faster moving workouts like the Tempos. The sale price is currently still showing up HERE.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

First Step Workout 2

This is a T-Tapp streaming workout that I tried for the first time yesterday. I reviewed First Step Workout 1 HERE.  With First Step Workout 2 Teresa Tapp adds tweaks designed to increase muscle activation and get into the fascia more deeply. I actually felt a few fascial restrictions release while doing this workout.

The workout follows the same pattern as First Step Workout 1 but it moves more briskly and builds upon the base that First Step Workout 1 establishes. The workout clocks in just under an hour but the time passes quickly.

I can see myself using this workout for regular rehabilitative sessions.

I'll add any additional thoughts I may have as I continue to use the workout. Once I try the third workout in the series I'll post a review of it as well.

You can purchase this workout HERE