Category Archives: FIT + WELL

Calm During Coronavirus : Free 7-Day Digital Power Yoga Retreat Starts April 6th

April 4, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic and extended quarantine timelines adding increasing stress to our mental health, millions of Americans are seeking ways to process their anxiety and restore mental calm.

Beginning this Monday (April 6), renowned yoga and meditation teacher Travis Eliot, co-founder of Inner Dimension TV, will be launching a complimentary “7 Day Digital Power Yoga Retreat” on his Youtube channel for anyone in need of a mental and physical reset.

For seven days, you guys are invited to join Travis for a 90-minute power yoga class followed by a 10-20 minute meditation session beginning at 7am EST.

Access Travis’ Youtube page here: 

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ABOUT TRAVIS ELIOT:

After surviving a near-death experience in Kauai and another during the Thailand Tsunami of 2004, Travis Eliot dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of yoga and meditation to as many people as possible. Travis is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher and author. He teaches his signature Holistic Yoga Flow classes in Los Angeles and in workshops, festivals and retreats around the world. His style is intensely dynamic and has inspired many of today’s top athletes, celebrities, and entertainers.  Most recently Travis has become passionate about spreading yoga and meditation inside maximum security prisons. This work has proven to bring light to the darkest of places. He is the creator of the groundbreaking programs Level Up 108, The Ultimate Yogi, Yoga 30 for 30, along with many other best-selling yoga DVDs. He is the author of “Journey Into Yin Yoga,” co-author of “Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice.” His highly-acclaimed chant album “The Meaning of Soul” debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes world music chart. He is also the co-founder of Inner Dimension TV a new yoga, meditation and personal development streaming service. For the latest information on upcoming events please visit: http://traviseliot.com/

 

Working Out (At Home) With Ridge Davis: Celebrity Personal Trainer | Puma Athlete

April 3, 2020

Ridge Davis is one of Hollywood’s top-rising talents in the fitness industry. We are loving these moves you can do at home right now to stay fit (and sane)….Ridge’s tips and techniques can be found in POPSUGAR Fitness, GQ, Men’s Journal, and Muscle & Fitness and currently trains private clients as well as with The Wall Fitness in Los Angeles.

Traveling Planks

Start at the top of a push up position. One hand at a time, transfer your weight down to your forearms.  Then transition back up to the top of the push up position.

Jump Squats

Sitting back with the hips to get low into the squat.  Drive through the heels and press the hips forward as you explode out of the low squat.  Then drive the hips back to land softly into the low squat.

Lateral Lunge

Start standing with left knee raised.   Step the left leg out and sit into the left hip while right leg stays long.  This is a great move for developing the top portion of the glutes and bulletproofing your knees.

Single Leg Glute Bridge

Lie on your back with knees bent and both feet flat on the ground.  Raise your left leg and drive through your heel to lift and lower your hips off the ground.   One of my favorite gluten and hamstring exercises.

Knee Tucks

Start balancing on  hips while pulling your knees into your chest.  Hands reach out wide and legs extend out long.  Then hands pull knees back into chest.   Great exercise for developing lower abs.

Superman

Lie face down with hands reaching forward.  Then lift your hands and legs straight off the ground by squeezing your glutes and mid back.    This is a great movement for improving posture and waking up your back muscles.

Side Plank Crunch

Lie on your side with your right elbow under your shoulder.  Lift your hips first, then squeeze your left torso to bring your left knee and left elbow together.  Great exercise for developing a trim waist.

Level Up Your Work From Home Station With Fluidstance

March 28, 2020

Up your standing desk game now and thank me later, with Fluidstance.

We are trying to figure out this new WFH life. For so many of us – movement has slowed to a halt. Here’s a way to stay fluid and why you should…

WHY: The Science Behind the Balance Board


Your body isn’t made to sit in a chair for 8 hours a day, and you know it. 

Standing to work is better than sitting… but it can still leave you with posture problems, an aching lower back, and stiff knees and ankles.

FluidStance is an “omnidirectional” balance board – they let you tilt from side to side, front to back with 360-degree freedom. There’s just enough wobble to keep you burning calories — but not so much that it’s distracting.

If you want to stand more, choose the only balance boards backed by research from the Mayo Clinic. Your knees, back, and boss will thank you.

We are loving the classic Plane Cloud balance board, in 2 understated colors. It features the same carefully engineered, 360-degree-tilt geometry of their pioneering Level® deck, but with a smaller (and softer) footprint.

Stand comfortably for longer on the Plane Cloud’s cushy, textured foam top. Your natural micro-movements on this board will strengthen and stabilize your body, soothe stiff joints, burn calories, and keep you awake and alert — even through the overwhelming urge to curl up under your desk after lunch.

The Plane Cloud is made from 100% recycled materials, helping reduce landfill waste. Treat your feet AND be kind to the Earth? Talk about a win-win.

Also! Extruded plastic sourced from 100% post-industrial recycled materials used for the base of The Plane.

The FluidStance team has created a code for you guys!

It is GROOMED_15 and offers a 15% discount off the Level, Original and Plane Cloud decks!

The code is valid till April 30 for the time being. 

Smarty Pants – Wellness For Kids

With our ever-changing lives flipped upside down, we are home and focusing on our wellness more than ever. At-home workouts, recipes and more are inundating our inbox and I was excited to learn about SmartyPants a leader in whole family wellness, led by fellow mom Courtney Nichols Gould who launched the brand while on a mission to simplify health without sacrificing quality.

The product line currently consists of toddler, kids, teens, prenatal, women’s, men’s and 50+ with baby launching soon. As part of their commitment to the consumer’s health and best interest in mind, SmartyPants bases their formulas on the daily recommended intakes of nutrients as advised by the latest scientific research, their scientific advisory board and the most up-to-date recommendations by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

The brand just announced their expansion with the launch of their newest product – Baby Multi & DHA—the first baby multivitamin with omega-3 DHA and lutein, designed to focus on cognitive development and healthy growth for the first years of life. The new product completes the company’s extensive vision to provide cutting-edge, science-backed supplements for all stages of life, from pre-natal through 50+.

The pediatrician-designed liquid supplement (naturally flavored) is made for children 6 – 24 months and includes 13 premium nutrients including omega-3 DHA essential fatty acids (from algal oil) for brain and eye health, vitamin D3 for bone health, vitamin C for immunity, and lutein, choline and iodine for cognitive development — all in one delicious serving without any artificial colors and flavors. SmartyPants designed its Baby Multi & DHA to help in the critical transition from breast milk and formula to a diet that emphasizes solid foods. SmartyPants focused on developing its product so it included important nutrients such as DHA, lutein, and choline as these nutrients become less prevalent in their primary food sources.

In our current climate, it is always important to give back, and SmartyPants isn’t short of that philosophy. For every bottle sold, a 1•for•1 nutrient grant is made to Vitamin Angels to help get life-changing nutrients to mothers, children and babies in need around the world. To-date, SmartyPants has made over 12 million grants, making it Vitamin Angels’ largest brand contributor.

SmartyPants Baby Multi & DHA will be available on Amazon and in the vitamin aisle of Target and other retailers early April.

For more information, please visit www.smartypantsvitamins.com.

Supercharging Your Immune System Amidst Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Scientifically Backed Unusual & Unique Tips from MD + Naturopathic Doctor About How To Supercharge Your Immunity


“The two biggest risks right now are the mistaken belief that there is nothing you can do to reduce your risk of infection and fear that if you get the virus, your recovery is out of your control. There is much we can do to reduce the spread of the infection and improve the probability of having a mild case if you are infected.” -Dr. Terry Wahls, MD

Recommendations below from Dr. Christian Gonzalez, Integrative Oncologist and Naturopathic Doctor

GROUNDING

  • One characteristic intrinsic to the human experience is connecting to the earth with our bare feet.

  • This study shows that electrons from the earth may in fact be the best antioxidants, with zero negative secondary effects


COLD SHOWER


BLACK OUT CURTAINS

  • Addressing sleep hygiene is crucial if you’re having trouble falling asleep.

  • Our lifestyle choices like watching TV, sending emails, and turning on bright lights often block these natural pro-sleep chemical shifts from occurring.

  • Utilizing tools such as black out curtains and eye masks can help individuals get the sleep that they need.

  • Studies show that “sleep deprivation makes a living body susceptible to many infectious agents.”   


*See Dr. Christian Gonzalez’s entire coronavirus protocol recommendations here*

 

About Dr. Christian Gonzalez

Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a Cancer Oncologist and Naturopathic Doctor that’s seen over 1,000 cancer patients. He’s also the podcast host of Heal Thyself, a popular podcast about holistic healing that has nearly 1 million downloads per episode. 
As an authority on non-toxic living, his viral “product reviews” on his Instagram have caught the attention of some of the most prominent health brands such as Oatly, whom he’s advised on creating more consumer-education and less chemically-based products. 

Recommendations below from Dr. Terry Wahls, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles


USE A NETIPOT

  • This cleans your nasal tissue and reduces the virus’s ability to take hold.

SKIP THE ITALIAN FOOD

  • Improve the quality of your diet by removing added sugars, white flours, and pastas

  • A high–glycemic index diet dumps a lot of glucose (sugar) into your bloodstream, which decreases your immune cells’ effectiveness at protecting you from illness.

  • Focus on vegetables and meat (legumes and gluten-free grains for vegetarians and vegans) and get rid of sweet desserts.

CONSUME FERMENTED FOOD

  • The probiotics in these foods help modulate the immune response, lowering the risk of septic shock in response to serious viral infections.

  •  In addition, sauerkraut is a good source of vitamin C.

*See Dr. Terry Wahls’ entire coronavirus protocol recommendations here*

About Dr. Terry Wahls

Terry L. Wahls, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and the director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where she treats veterans with autoimmune, neurological, and medical problems using diet and lifestyle interventions. In addition, she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states; her current clinical trial featuring the Wahls Paleo Diet received the support of the National Mutliple Sclerosis Society. Diagnosed in 2000 with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Wahls became a proponent of integrative and functional medicine, which helped her create an intensive nutrition, lifestyle, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocol that would treat the severe disability caused by her MS. She has made it her mission to spread the word about The Wahls Protocol and her own inspirational story of recovery through her TEDx talk, which has received more than 3 million hits; her website, www.terrywahls.com; the Wahls Foundation; and Wahls Protocol Seminars.