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November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Holiday Table Settings For Mindful Eating And To S...

If you are hoping to stay trim during this year’s holiday season, deck out your table, eat mindfully and stave off the pounds. You may even lose a few. Thoughtful environments yield mindful and healthier eating habits and there is no better time than fall to spice up meals with gorgeous … read more

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If you are hoping to stay trim during this year’s holiday season, deck out your table, eat mindfully and stave off the pounds. You may even lose a few. Thoughtful environments yield mindful and healthier eating habits and there is no better time than fall to spice up meals with gorgeous table settings. When an environment is both engaging and serene, we are likely to spend more time exploring it and less time unconsciously shoveling food down our throats. When we are calmly  taking in our surroundings and enjoying our company, we tend to slow down the eating process via slower fork to mouth action. In addition, an atmosphere that heightens the senses, also helps us find greater appreciation for the tastes, smells, feel and art of food. Taking it all in with a lingering approach allows us to better know when we are full and impels us to chew more, which is often associated with eating less.

Finally, there is no doubt that technology has become a major mealtime distraction. If we can choose eye candy such as a pretty display of leaves, candles, squash and pine cones over gadgets, we are more likely to relax instead of becoming stressed out. Stress leads to over-consumption due to elevated cortisol levels and lack of awareness about how much we eat.

Below is a list of great and easy to find fall table setting decorations with which you can start the fun.

Scented colorful candles

Pine Cones

Dried red, orange, yellow, pink and brown leaves

Squash

Grapes

Walnuts (in their shells)

Acorns

Chestnuts

Apples

Flowers

Pumpkins

Indian Corn

Wheat Stalks

Twigs with colorful leaves

Topiaries

Pretty fall napkins and napkin holders

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November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Exercise To The Beat | JWW Workout Playlist Novemb...

As late fall arrives and temperatures drop, it’s important to keep your motivation up and workouts on schedule. It’s tough when fresh air, blooming flowers, beautiful trees, rivers and mountains become reflections in gym mirrors and TV screens. What can you do? Bump up your music. Music is one of … read more

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As late fall arrives and temperatures drop, it’s important to keep your motivation up and workouts on schedule. It’s tough when fresh air, blooming flowers, beautiful trees, rivers and mountains become reflections in gym mirrors and TV screens. What can you do? Bump up your music.

Music is one of the strongest contributors to peak performance, which is why USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, banned athletes from listening to it when competing for money and awards. According to Scientific American, “Music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates mood, increases endurance, reduces perceived effort and may even promote metabolic efficiency. When listening to music, people run farther, bike longer and swim faster than usual—often without realizing it. In a 2012 review of the research, Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in London, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of exercise music, wrote that one could think of music as “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.”

Music influences our systems in many ways. When we exercise in synchronicity with tunes, it helps us use energy more efficiently by reducing the number of false steps we take and by helping us keep a steady pace. It also helps stave off distractions such as fatigue, boredom or staring at oneself in a mirror. When the body wants to focus on tired muscles, difficulty breathing and sweat dripping–all signs of hard exertion–music disrupts the physiological feedback loop that makes us want to stop. So, as you head to the gym, never forget your music. Even if you don’t want it at first, you might find that it’s the only thing that will rescue you when the going gets tough.

Tyr this playlist. It is super fun with great beats and rhythms!

Welcome To New York, Taylor Swift

Rumor Has It, Adele

Bounce (feat. Kelis), Calvin Harris

Bang Bang, Ariana Grande

Chandelier, Sia

We’ll be Coming Back, Calvin Harris

Habits, Tove Lo

Counting Stars, One Republic

The Monster, Eminem (feat. Rihanna)

Maps, Maroon 5

All About The Bass, Meghan Trainor

Fancy, Iggy Azalea

Summertime Sadness, Lana Del Ray

I Wish You Would, Taylor Swift

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November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

JWW Health Trivia: Do Ginger Shots Relieve Sore Th...

It is that time of year when we need to armor ourselves against colds and specifically sore throats.  Even in yoga class where the healthiest of us hang out, coughs, sneezes and other mucus clearings of their own kind abound. The ancient Chinese believed that ginger provides relief to sore … read more

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It is that time of year when we need to armor ourselves against colds and specifically sore throats.  Even in yoga class where the healthiest of us hang out, coughs, sneezes and other mucus clearings of their own kind abound. The ancient Chinese believed that ginger provides relief to sore throats. Whereas science does not speak to ginger as a cure for a sore throat, studies show that it is is anti-inflammatory and kills bacteria. There is no purer way to reap the benefits of ginger than to down a shot!

Early in the season, about two months ago, I came down with a terribly sore throat. One round of antibiotics gave me a week of relief and then I was hit again with searing pain and clear signs of infection. The doctor prescribed me another round  of drugs, penicillin. A similar thing happened after the second treatment. I experienced relative relief but still nagging discomfort and let’s just say, to much moistness back there.

It was only when I did a pure ginger shot, that my throat felt truly healed (I will warn you that swallowing it felt like taking a flame down my throat). My glands and tonsils finally shrunk, the pain subsided and the incessant post-nasal drip disappeared, indicating that perhaps the bacteria killing properties work after all.

Though science hasn’t proven yet that ginger alone can cure a serious bacterial infection of the throat, sometimes we have to suspend our disbelief and go alternative. Though my first round of antibiotics might have been a must, I would have preferred to have tried the natural remedy before again putting my system through the onslaught of harsh drugs.

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November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pre-Holiday Core Challenge: Slim Your Waist!

As we move into the holidays it is time to think about slimming your waist so that you can have fun and eat well while keeping your figure intact. Better to enter these challenging diet times stronger and slimmer so that the inevitable couple of pounds you might gain will … read more

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As we move into the holidays it is time to think about slimming your waist so that you can have fun and eat well while keeping your figure intact. Better to enter these challenging diet times stronger and slimmer so that the inevitable couple of pounds you might gain will make no difference to your overall shape. Don’t forget, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. So you’ll be better off not just because you’re starting with a skinnier waist but also because your metabolism will be working to your advantage.

The core workout I give you below emphasizes transverse abdominal and oblique toning exercises. The transverse abdominal muscle is our deepest core muscle. It is the one that both supports the spine and draws the belly in with neither a forceful nor large contraction. It is known as the corset and flat belly muscle. Stand in front a mirror or lie down flat on your back and simply pull your navel towards your spine to experience how the transverse abdominal works. The obliques are the muscles that line the lateral (outside) sides of torso. Together the deeper internal obliques and more superficial external obliques compress the abdomen. All you need to do to find your oblique muscles is lean to one side. The side that bends is engaging an oblique contraction.

Now, you can see that the result of toning these two muscle groups yields a skinny waist! Here is your core challenge so you can get going!

Set your goal, see the results! 

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  • 20 Traditional Sit-Ups (add a 15 weight onto your chest if you need a greater challenge)
  • 10 Reclined Leg Lifts
  • 5 Rotating Reclined Leg Lifts (1=R/L)
  • 20 Elbow-To-Knee Crunches (1=R/L)
  • 2-Minute Forearm Plank
  • 10 Moving Side Planks With Dips (1=R/L)
  • 10 Side Lying Crunches Each Side R/L
  • 20 Standing External Oblique Crunches With A Dumbbell (20 R then 20 L). The amount of weight you use will depend on your strength and fitness. Start light and build.

Repeat 2 Sets Top To Bottom And Then Build To 3 Sets

*Do this routine 3x per week minimum for the next 2 months!

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