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Small Changes, Big Impact

It’s the little things that count, like taking the stairs or taking the elevator. Sometimes finding the time to exercise can be a challenge, but fitting it into your day can save you time later on and improve your productivity at work. A recent study looked … continue reading

Pilates Helps Blood Sugar Control

If you think Pilates is only helpful for toning your muscles, think again. New research from the Journal  of Strength and Conditioning Research (published Feb 2012) is supporting the role of resistance training in improving blood sugar control. The study tracked insulin levels and glucose … continue reading

Is Pilates Safe During Pregnancy?

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Short answer: Yes! Many pregnant women wonder: Is Pilates safe during pregnancy? This article will review why Pilates is great during pregnancy. Pilates focuses on posture, core strength, stability, balance, breath, and body awareness – all important parts of feeling comfortable and confident in your … continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions Done Right

How many times have you set New Year’s Resolutions that you have not followed through on? I bet more than once. It’s great to be proactive and to set goals, but too often we set unattainable goals. A goal too drastic will not last (think … continue reading

Healthy Holiday Tips (Part 2)

Trick Yourself with Small Plates. Believe it or not, the size of your plate determines how much you serve yourself and ultimately how much you eat. The same serving of cookies looks like a lot on a small plate, but looks deceivingly skimpy on a … continue reading

Don’t Hold Your Breath

[/caption] In our fast paced world, many of us take the simple act of breathing for granted. We assume that since it is an involuntary movement (our body will naturally do it to keep us alive), there is no need to think about it. However, … continue reading

Healthy Holiday Tips (Part 1)

This is my favorite time of year. Cinnamon, cozy sweaters, scarves (I have a slight obsession even though I don’t live in a cold climate anymore), pumpkins and poinsettas, homemade cookies… For many people this time of year is also very stressful. It’s an either … continue reading

Carrot Ginger Soup

This is one of my favorite fall and winter recipes. It is especially good if you’re feeling a cold coming on. Something about the ginger feels wonderful on your throat. Carrots are high in beta carotene – a powerful antioxidant that is particularly healthy for … continue reading

Autumn Snack: Crispy Cinnamon Garbanzo Beans

[/caption] Ok, these are the most delicious snack EVER! I’ve made them numerous times with a variety of seasonings (chili powder is super tasty), but nothing says Fall like cinnamon. I promise these don’t taste “bean-y” at all. You’d be surprised how garbanzo beans can … continue reading