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April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Does “Organic” Mean No Additives? True...

False. Many people assume that a food labeled organic is free of pesticides and chemicals. In order to be classified as USDA Organic or Certified Organic, however, an item must provide an ingredient list and at least 95% of the product must be free of synthetic additives. When you shop, … read more

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 8:18pm
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False.

Many people assume that a food labeled organic is free of pesticides and chemicals. In order to be classified as USDA Organic or Certified Organic, however, an item must provide an ingredient list and at least 95% of the product must be free of synthetic additives.

When you shop, make sure to read labels. You will not only learn if what you are buying is organic but also other important nutritional information such as salt, sugar, fat, carb, and protein content. The point is not to become extreme in your approach to shopping and eating but to at least know what you are consuming. Then, you can make informed decisions about how to refine your diet to achieve your goals. It’s always best to eat natural foods that are free of pesticides, hormones and other chemicals. You never know how your body will react to additives so why take the chance? The cleaner what you consume is, the purer your body will be! When your body is in good shape, mind and spirit follow!

 

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April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

JWM Top 5 For www.iwanttobeher.com

I was thrilled to be asked by style guru extraordinaire, Andrea Linett, to be featured on her awesome website, I Want To Be Her, for the extremely cool Top 5. Check out what I have to say about my Top 5 and buy them here!  Teeki Space Love Hot Pants Manduka Pro-Lite … read more

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I was thrilled to be asked by style guru extraordinaire, Andrea Linett, to be featured on her awesome website, I Want To Be Her, for the extremely cool Top 5. Check out what I have to say about my Top 5 and buy them here!

 Teeki Space Love Hot Pants

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Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid And Build Me Up Buttercup Nail Laquer

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Gaiam     When I met Andrea Linett at The Bowery hotel in my hometown NYC,  I knew that she would become a fast friend and someone super fun to hang out with! Andrea is a creative director/brand consultant, author of I Want To Be Her, a style memoir based on her website of the same name and co-author of the bestselling books The Lucky Guide To Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own (Gotham Books; October 2008), and The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece (Gotham Books, 2003). Andrea has done it all when it comes to fashion! She was also the founding creative director of Lucky, the award-winning magazine about shopping and style. Thank You Andrea!

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April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

JWM Wellness In Nature Retreat On The Coast Of Tur...

  I will be leading this incredible wellness retreat into nature at the Marti Hemithea resort in Turkey. I hope you can join me on the Aegean Sea for this ultimate and total JWM luxury wellness experience. We will hike, workout, tone, do yoga, meditate and eat healthy clean Mediterranean … read more

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 12:49am
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I will be leading this incredible wellness retreat into nature at the Marti Hemithea resort in Turkey. I hope you can join me on the Aegean Sea for this ultimate and total JWM luxury wellness experience. We will hike, workout, tone, do yoga, meditate and eat healthy clean Mediterranean meets vegetarian fare. I will be curating the entire stay and will make sure that your vacation is one to remember. You can customize your stay for 2 days or 2 weeks!

Get the details and sign up here.

For pricing, click here.

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April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

JWM Health Trivia: Why Is Too Much Sodium Harmful?...

Excess sodium interferes with the natural ability of blood vessels to relax and expand, increasing blood pressure—and increasing the chances of having a stroke or heart attack. How can you reduce sodium? Avoid eating processed foods. Avoid using table salt–add spice instead. Drink water with the allowance of one other … read more

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 2:51pm
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Excess sodium interferes with the natural ability of blood vessels to relax and expand, increasing blood pressure—and increasing the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

How can you reduce sodium?

  • Avoid eating processed foods.
  • Avoid using table salt–add spice instead.
  • Drink water with the allowance of one other drink a day.
  • Limit how often you eat out. Restaurants are renowned for using a ton of salt. Especially be ware of salad dressings, sauces and soups!
  • Limit meat consumption, especially cold cuts and cured meat.
  • Read cereal box labels because many cereals contain more salt than you can imagine!
  • If you must eat canned or jarred condiments, choose ones with no added salt.
  • Eat veggies such as jicama, carrot and celery sticks with tahini or nut butter and other healthy all-natural snacks.

* For JWM recipes–always healthy and delicious and of course low in sodium–click here to buy now!  The JWM also offers day-by-day menus–breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner to help you stick to your diet. Don’t waste time, start eating right today.

 

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April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

JWM Health Trivia: Fitness Performance Declines Po...

Answer. True. Generally speaking, exercise performance improves from puberty through young adulthood. Once we get well into and beyond our thirties, however, there is a slow decline in performance ability irrespective of reduction in activity levels. Research shows that between 30 and 70, we lose approximately a quarter of our … read more

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 10:17pm
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Answer. True.

Generally speaking, exercise performance improves from puberty through young adulthood. Once we get well into and beyond our thirties, however, there is a slow decline in performance ability irrespective of reduction in activity levels. Research shows that between 30 and 70, we lose approximately a quarter of our muscle strength. Then, between 70 and 90 we lose about half. Year after year, maintenance of strength and exercise performance becomes more difficult. This is a fact. There are several reasons why despite time and effort put into exercising, we cannot remain in tip-top shape as we age. The good news however is, there are things we can do to battle the changes.

Below is a list of top reasons it becomes hard to stay in shape as we age plus JWM recommendations about what you can do to mitigate the changes that aging brings upon us.

1. Reduction in exercise.

Stay active because becoming sedentary is the worst thing  if you want to age well. You might need to exercise differently but it’s important to keep it up at a nice level.

2. Accumulation of injuries.

Always make sure to put technique and safety before anything else.

3. Loss of connective tissue elasticity and testosterone makes the body’s response to training slower. This also makes it take longer to recover from intense training.

Stretch and tone carefully and consistently. Know that high intensity training will be much more difficult and potentially injurious so do fewer strenuous workouts and more endurance and strength building workouts.

To sum it up, the best thing we do for our fitness as we age is strength training. Be mindful however, that strength workouts are quite specific. They include:

  • Free weights, such as barbells and dumbbells.
  • Ankle cuffs and vests containing different increments of weight.
  • Resistance (elastic) bands of varying length and tension that you flex using your arms and legs.
  • Exercises that use your body weight to create resistance against gravity.

If you are game for starting to workout with the above knowledge and you have been relatively sedentary, work progressively into a program over several weeks. Myocardial infarction is a documented risk for males 45 and over and females 55 and over who begin a high intensity workout without moving into it over time.

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