Showing posts from July, 2012

Health and Wellness in 28 days! Renew, Re-energize,Restore

Robert Brace Celebrity Trainer and Food Network Television Star and PrasieWorks Health and Wellness for our Awesome Arms July Challenge.  Below are some of Robert Braces “Robertisms” - advice he gives all his clients as they work on renewing, re-energizing and restoring their bodies
Robert Brace, Celebrity Trainer and Food Network Star “Robertisms”·"No wasted reps!!" I repeat this phrase constantly in my classes and on The 28 Day Challenge DVD system! When we are going for a goal, every rep counts. Don't waste them. Once you have the correct form, take time to slow down your repetitions and move through the full range of motion, so that you fully extend and contract your arms as your exercise requires. ·Soda? Sweets? Fried Foods? Decide today to knock them out of your diet! Remember: you eat it, you wear it! ·Lose the excuse! At this stage its easy for excuses to creep in or to feel good about yourself and fall off the wagon. Stay focused, keep pushing!·Get more intense wi…

4 Tips To Achieve Emotional Wellness

 Article Written by Dr. Maiysha

1. Become Aware of the Emotion You Are Experiencing. This seems simple and self explanatory, however, there are some people who have suppressed their emotions for so long, they may not know how to identify an emotion much less become aware of it. If you are one of these people, a place to begin is a feelings chart. Check in with your feelings daily using a feelings chart. Begin to become aware of the body sensations that arise in situations, and when you sense them, check in and ask yourself what emotions you are experiencing (using the feeling words chart if necessary). When you are able to identify and have the awareness of when an emotion is arising (rather than simply reacting automatically from instinct), the emotion will hold less power over you.
2. Acknowledge & Accept the Emotion without Judgement. Internalizing and repressing our emotions is no more productive than over-expressing them. When we int…

10 Fitness Facts for Your Health and Wellness

Bonus Tip - obsessing over what you see on the scale is not effective
Lately I have been reading a lot of misinformation regarding health and wellness, especially when it comes to weight management.  First of all everyone is different and much of the advice is general so use wisdom and do what works best for YOU. Second, there is always more than one way to skin a cat, many times people will give the same advice in a different way, again use wisdom and do what is best for YOU.  
Here are some tips from that I like and have worked for me. I hope they are helpful!
Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s a mental one
Eating at night does not make you fat – overeating does.
Eating healthy is not more expensive than a junk food diet. If bad food is in the house, you’ll be more likely to eat it.
The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest
You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat
Consistency and …

7 Foods That Are Great For Your Skin's Health and Wellness

We really shouldn't take our skin for granted. It is after all the first line of defense for our health.We have all heard about how important water is but what about the other foods we should eat?

These foods are great for keeping your skin healthy and young looking . Some have high concentration of vitamins E and A and others have excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

Avocados. Delicious and nutritious, avocados have lots of B-complex vitamins and are an anti-inflammatory, which is great for the skin.

Green tea. Technically a drink, green tea has polyphenols which are an anti-inflammatory.Carrots. Carrots are full of vitamin A, which helps your skin repair itself

Spinach. This vegetable is absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals with especially high concentrations of vitamins K and A and manganese and folate. It also helps prevent against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and arthritis.

Cantaloupe. This great fruit has plenty of vitamins A and C…

5 Healthy Foods A Must For Menupausal Women

Well I am finally here! In full out menopause with the majority of symptoms and a myriad of possible solutions! What works? What doesn't? Is it true that this may last ....indefinitely??

There is so much information out there it is staggering trying to determine what works for who. I have found personally that going the route of exercise and watching what I eat seems to make the best difference over time.

There are some foods in particular that will not only help minimize the symptoms but will also work proactively to keep you healthy.  During this time of life it is more important than ever to have a diet that will protect your bones, heart and the rest of your body.

Here is the list of foods a woman should always include in their diet:

Calcium Rich Milk - No-Fat or Skim Milk is a good source of Vitamin D which is needed to maintain strong bones.  If you are lactose intolerant or just don't milk Almond Milk, Rice Milk and Coconut Milk are an even better source of Calcium.  Res…