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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: YOU WANT GOOD POSTURE YOU GOTTA WORK THOSE HAMSTRINGS!

Here’s another great exercise that you can do from the comfort of your home.  Hamstring curls with bands.  Well- developed hamstrings will help you maintain good posture, and prevent leg injuries.  Because your hamstrings cross the knee and hip joints, they work to bend your knees and draw your hips backwards. When executing explosive movement, these muscles play an important part in shifting the load from your knees to your hips.  Take a band and safely wrap it around a sturdy post, as you see on the video mine is wrapped around my stair rails.  Place the band around your ankles and begin bending the knees towards your glutes.  Be sure to have enough resistance while you pull, and flex the hamstring muscles as you pull...

HOW TO KNOW & WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ADHD

What if there was a pill that could make you more focused, smarter and more alert? Would you take it? Your first thought might be “YES”, but what about the side effects? What are you giving up to acquire these abilities, and is it worth it? Over last twenty years, stimulant drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and more recently Modafinil, have flooded the brain cells of young adults who think that these drugs might possess the power to give them command over their Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms or give them an edge in performance like the fictional drug NZT in the movie Limitless. However most users don’t realize that: (1) these drugs do not cure ADHD and symptoms do return if...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOR YOUR NAILS

Getting ready for Halloween and want to show off your Halloween spirit.  There are some pretty easy designs that you can accomplish with a few colors and a slim design brush.   Painting these designs on your nails will surely attract attention to the cool funky Halloween spirit that you have.  I have painted a couple using only a couple of colors black, white, and orange and was able to obtain a few different spunky looks. You can get extremely creative or take the simple route. Here are steps to creating a jack-o—lantern nail design. Start with base color that is orange. Use a stripper brush, fine paint brush or broom straw to draw. Draw 2 triangles for the eyes with black polish. Draw 1 triangle for the nose with black...

LIFT THE BURDEN OFF YOUR BACK WITH THIS EXERCISE OF THE WEEK

As requested by many of you, we are continuing with our workouts from home.  In this week’s workout we are targeting back muscles with bands. Why work your back?  Think about all the bending and twisting that you do with your back, and think about all the stress that you put your back under.  So let's keep your back healthy by making it stronger and keeping it functional. Stretch the band to the sides with elbow slightly bent, squeezing your back muscles as you stretch the band to the sides.  Perform 3 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.  If you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com Enjoy your workout! SPANISH TRANSLATION: Solicitado por muchos de ustedes seguimos con nuestros entrenamientos desde su casa. En esta semana...

CHOCOLATE ALMOND SMOOTHIE

Make this protein packed smoothie whenever you need a boost or craving chocolate. ENJOY!!  INGREDIENTS: 1 cup almond milk 1cup ice 1/2 banana  2 tablespoons of almond butter 1/2 scoop of chocolate Protein power 100% unsweetened cocoa Tablespoon agave nectar or to taste 1 teaspoon ground or whole (chia seed) 1 teaspoon flax (optional)  DIRECTIONS: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  COOK’S NOTE: You can use coconut or any non-dairy milk. You can also add other fruit! #WhatscookinKJ ...

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FALL NAIL COLORS FOR 2015

This fall’s colors offer an extensive range that fits most people’s personal taste.  No matter your style, there's at least one color that will fit your inner fashionista.  From nudes to earth tones or jeweled metallic colors to darker mood colors.   Ladies this fall you can also try something outside the box, that is picking a base coat, then splatter colorful paint over top to give a graffiti or tie dye look.  All of this season's colors are fitting for everyone, not to mention it leaves ample opportunity to add excitement to your style on your nails. To learn how to take nail art to this next level, click on the link below to check out nail looks that were spotted on the runway during New...

LACK OF MAGNESIUM COULD BE CAUSING YOUR STRESS

You’ve heard of magnesium right ladies?  It’s a super important mineral that exists in fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, and dark-leafy-greens. What does this mineral have to do with stress? A lack of magnesium can cause a bunch of problems: muscle spasms (can be severe) headaches insomnia blood pressure problems risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones – meaning they could break very easily!) decreased energy uncontrolled blood sugar stress on the heart According to an article written by Dr. Johnny Bowden, author of the “Nutrition Myth Buster”, magnesium is a critical enzyme that helps your heart to pump.  When a person is under too much stress, it causes magnesium to be used up. Over time this can cause your heart muscles and tissues to be destroyed. So what’s the moral of the story?  Eat magnesium rich foods and...

FLAPPY ARMS FLY AWAY WITH THIS WORKOUT !

I know many of us lead busy lives and sometimes we can’t get to the gym, so I'm bringing the gym to your home from my home!  Every once in a while you may see a cat or two trying to cross the camera and join me in an exercise, but don't mind them. Let's get started!  Pec flies with bands, this exercise works your pecs, shoulders, and core muscles.  Be sure to lean forward just a bit, pull your abdominal muscles back towards your spine.   Keep elbows slightly bent.  Flex your chest, hold it for one second then back to start position.  Perform 4 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.   As always if you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: En las próximas semanas voy a...

DIY SPA TREAMENT

Pinching pennies or just don’t have the time to run out to get spa treatments.  Try an at home simple solution. Melting the wax of a candle and using it to coat your hands isn’t only relaxing, but will provide moisture to your hands.  Doing this is not only relaxing, but it can also helps with health ailments, such as sore joints or rheumatoid arthritis.   How to accomplish this at home?  Use either a bowl or melt the wax in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds, or use a candle warmer.  Make sure that the wax is a moderate temperature and slowly pour into a nitrile disposable glove or a basin, then insert your hand in the glove or lay both sides of your...

HOW TO RECOVER FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a diagnosis given to thousands of women (and men) each year. The diagnosis follows a group of depression, anxiety, fear, OCD, and panic like symptoms that occur after a (usually negative and tragic) event. These events can include: childbirth, any type of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) death of a family member, military services; the list goes on. PTSD symptoms can last for years after an event and impact a woman in a very hard way every single day. These events can strip a woman of her dignity and her positive self-image, value, and spirit. She could isolate herself from family, friends, children, jobs and life could feel impossible for her to live.  Step one to PSTD recovery is knowing that you...

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