Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

With the holidays around the corner, things can get stressful pretty quickly.  Being stressed out is not only harmful for you mentally, but stress also causes weight gain.  Cortisol, the hormone your body release when you are stressed, causes an increase in appetite.  For many of us, that’s when we reach for the comfort foods.  For me, that’s a stuff crust pizza, and we all know they are loaded with calories.  The combination of being stressed and more hungry results in weight gain.  Every holiday, most of us put on some holiday weight, around 1-3 pounds a year.  It doesn’t sound too bad, but the problem is most people never lose the extra weight.  After a few years, the pounds add up.

 

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So what can you do about it?  Relax!  Yep, it is that simple.  I have an easy beginner yoga session that will help you relax this holiday season.  My good friend and yoga guru Nydia Darby, from Nydia’s Yoga Therapy created a practice especially for us to help relax this season.  She is a Physical Therapist and Yoga Guru and she will lead us through a very easy and effective yoga practice that is only 12 minutes long.  It is perfect to help you relax, recenter, and find you happy place during the holiday rush.

 

Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

 

This holiday, take some time for yourself and relax.  Taking care of yourself allows you to be more effective of taking care of others.  If you are stressed, you won’t be able to take care of your loved ones as well as you could if you were calm and happy.  A big part of being fit and healthy involves taking care of yourself, whether it is through working out, eating clean, or relaxing.  Make sure to take a few minutes each day and get some “me” time.  =)

 

Let’s stay connected:

Make it a Healthy day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

Nutrition, Diet, Free Workouts and Weight Loss Tips

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”
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Why Confidence is Sexy

Why Confidence is Sexy

Confidence is a really attractive quality in a man or a woman.  It doesn’t matter what size you are, whether you think you are attractive or not. Here is a real life example of why confidence is sexy. I was at a country bar with a group of co-workers when one of the co-workers, a really hot guy with muscular arms and a smile that shined like the sun came up to me and started talking. He was really cute and sexy, but he kept apologizing for the silliest things.

 

 

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Him: “Sorry, I am such a bad dancer.”

Me: “No you’re not.”

 

Him: “Are you laughing at me?”

Me: “No, I’m just happy.”

 

Him: “I hope I’m not offending you.”

Me: “No, I’m having a really good time.”

 

It got to the point where I was hoping he would just stop talking because he was killing the mood! I was having a really great time, but because of his insecurity, I was annoyed. The thing is, we are all attracted to self confidence. Nothing is sexier than a confident man or woman. Sometimes, we all have moments where we are unsure of ourselves, but the best thing to do is to take a deep breath, smile, and act confident. When you act confident, people will respond. When you smile, you will get smiles in return. Happiness attracts happiness, and you will never be without friends. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing or whether or not you are the perfect size or weight. You are perfect the way you are TODAY. Lesson of the day? Be confident in your own skin. And my advice for the hot co-worker: “Just be yourself. You are amazing but you just don’t know it.”

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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6 Reasons Why You Need A Hug

6 Reasons Why You Need A Hug

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

We all love hug, and they feel awesome but did you know hugs have been scientifically proven to be good for you?  Here are 6 Reasons why you need a hug!

 

6 Reasons Why You Need A Hug ❤

 

1.  Hugs allow physical interaction, building trust and a feeling of safety.  Hugs makes us more open and increases positive communication.
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Cute Animals

 

2. When you feel lonely, isolated, or angry, giving or receiving a hug boost oxytocin levels, which heal those negative feelings and promotes a feeling of safety and positivity.

 

3. Hugging relaxes you by  releasing tension in the body, taking away pain while soothing the body by increasing circulation into soft tissues.

 

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4. We all love cuddling, but did you know long hugs actually boosts serotonin levels, which is responsible for  elevating mood and creating happiness!

 

Hugs

Hugs

 

5. Hugging makes us feel good about ourselves and boost self esteem.  It shows we are cared for and loved by making us feel safe and happy.

 

6. Hugs reduces stress.  Hugs help us let go of what ever is bothering us and just enjoy the moment.  Reducing stress has all kinds of positive benefits including lowering your blood pressure.

 

Next time you are stressed or see someone who is having a rough day, reach out and give them a hug.  Both of you will get the positive effects from hugs.  Remember, part of living a healthy and fit lifestyle is to make sure all aspects of your life is healthy, not just the way you look, but more importantly, the way you feel about yourself.   Being healthy and fit starts from the inside, and looking awesome in that swimsuit is just bonus!  =)

 

Looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time?   Check out this educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

 

 

Make it an AWESOME DAY,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

Nutrition, Diet, Free Workouts and Weight Loss Tips

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

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Most Important Muscle to Exercise

Most Important Muscle to Exercise

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Another Fitness Motivational Quote for ya!  =)

When it comes to being in shape and living healthy, we spend alot of time DOING things:  Going to the gym, working out, shopping for healthy foods, making meals, and sometimes feeling guilty about eating that cookie.

What we don’t spend a lot of time on is getting into the right mindset.  Your mind is the most powerful muscle you have.  It is also the most important muscle to exercise.  If you believe you will fail no matter what you do, then you are right.  If you believe you will succeed no matter what, you are also right.  Pick your attitude and challenge your mind to see what you really are:  A Strong Confident Beautiful Healthy Woman.  Once you start seeing yourself for what you really are, you will believe change is possible.  The weight will start coming off, you feel lighter, healthier, and full of energy.  If you change your mind set, everything else is easy.

 

“To Change Your Body, You Must First Change Your Mind.”

 

 

Change Your Mind

Change Your Mind

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

Free Workouts, Healthy Living, Nutrition and Weight Loss Tips

 

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,  check out my beginner’s guide to weight loss video. I’ll go over step by step what you need to do so you can reach your weight loss goals. Remember, abs are made in the kitchen, so I’ll also go over what you need to eat to lose weight. ❤

 

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Why You Should Workout Today

Why You Should Workout Today

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

Here is a great fitness motivational quote to keep you motivated.  This is why you should workout today.  =)

“You can choose how you feel tomorrow.  You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow.  You choose.”

 

Choose how you feel

Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint, and I am here with you every step of the way.  =)

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

#fitlife #fitness #workout #healthy #anniechang #healthylivingjunkie #instafit #weightloss #burnfat #gymlife #chickswholift #americanstyle #followme #fitnessmodel #fitspo #getfit #instahealth #fitnessaddict #bodybuilding #strong #training #tflers #fit #healthy #muscle #fitchicks #weightloss #igfit #cleaneats #eatclean #healthyliving #cleanmeals #weightloss