Monday, November 7, 2016

25 Yoga Poses For Beginners

Mountain pose – Tadasana

This is the most basic pose, yet its very important to set a steady foundation. This is a great way to start your practice. It is also a great pose to come back to during your practice to focus and turn awareness inwards.

How to do it.
Stand with your feet close together, let your big toes touch and your heels be slightly apart. Feel the weight even between your feet. Bend your knees slightly, draw your lower belly in and straighten your back. Lift your chest up and roll your shoulders away from your ear. Try to draw your shoulder blades slightly together. Lower your cheek towards your chest to make the back of the neck long. Take some deep breaths and connect to your bandhas.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

A Terrific Banana Drink That Will Burn Stomach Fat Immediately

If you want to be slim and healthy, and you’re making an effort to lose stomach fat, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we ae going to share the recipe of a magical banana drink that will instantly make you lose your belly fat. Trust me, you can start seeing tremendous results within a week!

Flush The Fat Away Vegetable Soup

Packed with nutritional powerhouses such as sweet potato, spinach, garlic, carrots, and tomatoes, this soup truly flushes the fat away by restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance to the body’s organs and glands. It is a warming and deliciously comforting treat that has the added bonus of detoxing your body and adding much needed nutrients.

The superfoods in this soup are packed with antioxidants and fiber and aid with flushing toxins and, subsequently, fat from the body. Safe, effective, and good for you, this soup is a wonderful way to kickstart any healthy lifestyle changes.

Our clean eating approach will allow you to eat a variety of your favorite foods, while keeping in mind the principles of clean, healthy eating. Check out our Clean Eating Overhaul, 30-Day Weight Loss Program.

How To Activate The Lower Body

Hit All Muscle Fibers – Lower Body


Nowadays, most people have jobs that require them to sit a lot. In this position, especially the muscles on the back of your body (glutes, hamstrings, back) are stretched and inactive, whereas the entire front (quadriceps, chest muscles) is often very tight.

your training. Studying in medical school has changed my outlook on fitness and exercise. While I work out, I think about the anatomy of the muscles and how they are activated by the brain. This helps me to fully stimulate a motor unit and thus hit all muscle fibers.

Today’s article gives tips on how to activate all muscles of the lower body: Glutes, Hamstrings and Quadriceps.

This post is the follow-up to science of muscle activation, I recommend you check that out first before reading on.

Women’s Weight Training 101: The Leg Press

Welcome to your first lesson in weight training for women!

You know how in the previous post Why Women & Men Should Weight Train Differently, celebrity trainer Holly Perkins said that every time you change an angle or push weight in a different direction, your body develops accordingly? Well, the Leg Press is a prime example of this.

The Leg Press is a fabulous machine for toning your legs and torching major calories by working some of the body’s largest muscles: the quads and the glutes. 

Put In Your Measurements And Find Your Body Type And How To Dress it

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Anti-Bloat Smoothie

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Bloated?  You need this Anti-Bloat Smoothie in your life!

Let’s face it.  Some of the healthiest foods on the planet can cause some serious bloat.  I’m looking at you, broccoli.  Sorry lentils, I love you, but you aren’t doing my stomach any favors.

Now, I would never cut those healthy foods out of my diet just because they cause me to get bloated.  I just am careful not to eat them before I’m going out on a date night with my hubby.  Or any time I want to wear something that isn’t loose.

The good news is, just as there are foods that can cause bloating, there are also some foods that can fight the bloat.  I stuffed a whole bunch of anti-bloating foods into a smoothie.  Why?  For those times when you need something to eat, but really don’t want a bloated stomach.

Saturday night Tim and I had a date night planned.  Our dinner reservations were for 8 o-clock, which is a super late dinner for us.  I knew my noon lunch wouldn’t be enough to sustain me until dinner time, so I made this Anti-Bloat Smoothie.  It was filling enough to tide me over until dinner, and kept my stomach from getting the food baby look.

How To Make Yoga A Habit

I think most people understand that in order to see results from any fitness routine, yoga included, you need to be consistent. However, with busy schedules and family and/or work obligations, it can be hard to stay consistent with your yoga practice. Today I wanted to share my top tips to help you make yoga a habit.


The most important thing you can do to make yoga a habit is to decide that it’s important enough to carve out time for. We make time for the tasks that we know are important to us. If yoga really is important to you, you’ll make the time. So, the first thing you’ll need to do is to find the right mindset.

Maybe write down a list of the reasons why you want to make yoga a habit. Do you want to be stronger? Do you want to relieve stress and feel happier? When you remember why you’re doing something, it’s easier to follow through and stick with it.

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The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs

If you're like us, there's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. More specifically, your lower abs. It seems like no matter how much training you do, they just stay the same. Well there’s a reason for that.

“In order to lose weight and show muscle definition, you need to train the whole body," says Amanda Butler, certified trainer and instructor at The Fhitting Room in New York City. "[You need] to expend calories—and pair that with a well-balanced diet.” Maybe you've heard the best abs are made in the kitchen?

But that's not a pass to skip those crunches and planks. “It is important to train the core because that is your center for balance,” Butler says. “Plus, a strong core can help reduce back pain.”

Not sure exactly how to hit those lower belly muscles? You’re not alone. “Lower abs are very difficult to strengthen because that is where our body stores most of its excess fat,” says Butler. “And for women, the hormone estrogen naturally wants to hold onto fat in this area.”

In order to eliminate the guesswork, we asked Butler to share the most effective lower abs exercises as a workout. For three of these moves, you'll need towels or sliders.

Get rid of that lower pooch!

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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Weight loss often results in excess or loose skin. Generally, treating loose skin is possible by excision. The naming of this type of procedures is the so-called “lifts”. There are several factors that define how your skin becomes following your weight loss struggles. These factors include the number of pounds you’ve lost, your age when you achieved your weight loss goals, how many times you tried losing weight and then how many times you gained it back, and how quickly you got rid of your extra pounds.

The idea to understand is the fact that the quicker you lose your extra pounds, the less times your skin is bound to naturally tighten.

Proper liquid intake:
Drinking plenty of water is not only beneficial for your overall health but it plays a significant role for your skin as well: it makes it look more radiant, smoother and become tighter. Make sure that you drink at least 6 glasses of water on a daily basis. It is even better if you can drink more than 6 cups! Hydration is the key factor for your skin and definitely improves its elasticity.

Tea salt scrub:
Tea salt scrub is proven for its ability of improving blood flow which is an important factor for a healthy skin. This is how collagen production and elasticity are both promoted and both things are crucial if you want to tighten your skin. Use a tea salt scrub at least three times per week, when you take a shower or a bath and see the fantastic results for yourself!

Weekly massage:
Integrating regular massage that involves effleurage movements in your routine at least one time a week is important, especially if you want to maintain the health of your skin. Massage involving effleurage movements is the type of technique that promotes blood circulation for the health of the skin. If you’ve decided to integrate this fantastic technique into your weekly routine for maintaining the health of your skin, you can find a professional masseur for yourself or learn to do the massage on your own.

The ideal cream:
Hundreds of creams out there are waiting for you that have the main role of both boosting collagen production and skin elasticity; however, important is to find the right product from the long list. After you’ve undergone a deep research on the market, you can easily choose the right and trustworthy cream for elasticity purposes of your skin. Be careful to do the research first; otherwise you risk spending money on useless products that will let you down!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

8 Yoga Poses of Fast Fat Loss

If You Drink This Before Going To Bed You Will Burn Belly Fat Like Crazy

Belly fat can be the hardest fat to get rid of.  It's esy to feel helpless, like nothing will work, but diet is so important in eliminating that stubborn fat.  Just a glass of this drink before going to bed helps you immensely. This drink is easy to prepare and has proved efficient in bringing great results in short period as long as it is consumed regularly. 

When you go to bed and fall asleep, the metabolism works slower than when you are awake. This drink will help you boost your metabolism and burn calories while you are sleeping and the best part is it's delicious and easy to make.


1 cucumber
a bunch of parsley or cilantro
1 lemon
1 tbsp. grated ginger
1 tbsp. aloe vera juice
1/2 glass water

Best Beginner Yoga Workouts for Weight Loss

Hey ladies!

Looking for the best beginner yoga workouts can be VERY confusing…

Additionally, there are lots of questions you will have:

   – What kind of yoga is best for losing weight?
   – How quickly can I lose weight and get healthy?
   – Is this instructor even any good?

You probably know that you want to get started with yoga, but are simply OVERWHELMED by the endless options and choices.

Well, this is exactly why I have looked around for you.

I looked at programs based on price, instructors, organization of content.

How to make Lemon, Mint & Cucumber Detox Water

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2. Allow to steep overnight in the fridge to release all the flavours.
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500 Calories Dumbbell Tabata Workout

I love lifting weights. I love high intensity interval workouts. Why not combine them?! Shred your whole body with this at-home dumbbell Tabata workout! Try to hang for the entire 35 minutes and burn up to 500 calories! This one’s pretty intense, but I have a feeling you’re going to like it…

3 Fat-Burning HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

The following is an excerpt from HIIT for Women by Sean Bartram.

These introductory routines are designed to get you started with high-intensity interval training by introducing base exercises and common routine formats in a way that is varied and challenging without being overwhelming. Get things rolling with lower impact exercises, shorter routines and longer rest periods. Remember the golden rule during each of these routines: form first and speed second.

Easy Does HIIT
Total Time: 9:00

These four classic and simple HIIT exercises provide a total body workout at a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio, which means you’ll be working for twice as long as you rest. Push hard, have fun and let’s HIIT IT!

Repeat the set three times. Rest for one minute after each set.

Trainer Tip:
For both squats and pushups, depth is far more important than speed. If you need to, perform the pushups from your knees.