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.
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. =)
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! I’ve been getting a lot of request to do a video on what I eat to stay in shape, so I wanted to do a video on it! I just came back from the grocery store, after picking up some everyday items. This video is my healthy food grocery store haul, and I’ll show you exactly what my staple foods are. Whether you are trying to lose weight, stay in shape, or eat healthier, these foods will help you reach your goal. =)
HEALTHY FOOD GROCERY STORE HAUL
1- Eggs (organic)
2- Spouted Grain High Fiber Bread
(Here is the brand I am taking about.)
3- Bags of pre-washed Green Leafy Vegetables
Check out the 3rd annual Texas Yoga Conference and Music Festival at the University of Houston Main Campus in Houston, Texas. Hundreds of yoga teachers and enthusiasts from Texas and beyond descended on Houston’s University of St. Thomas the weekend of February 25 – 27, 2011 to bliss out to Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, DJ HyFi and MC Yogi, and learn and practice with both Texas favorites and national names such as Duncan Wong, Sadie Nardini, Dana Flynn, Sierra Bender, Les Leventhal, Christina Sell and KK Ledford.