I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit !
Your body is like a hybrid car. It can use various forms of stored energy for fuel such as carbohydrates, fats, or proteins. It can switch on and off between these energy sources. During exercise, fat and glucose are the major sources of the fuel. So how do you get it to use most of your stored fat for fuel?
Belly Fat: It's like a bad inlaw, it's the first to arrive and the last to leave. You'll need some patience when trying to get that "flab" off from your waistline, but once it starts going, it's"syonora"! Here's a few tips to uncover your inner six pack abs.
We have so many great restaurants in NoHo, and many more on the way! For those of you who are looking for a healthy meal option, you don't have to look too hard, because within a few block radius in the NoHo Arts District the choices are plentiful.
Healthier employees use less sick days, are more productive, save on healthcare costs, and are a company's best asset. Here are some ideas on how to get exercise incorporated into the workplace:
When you start feeling stale and "out of gas" in the every day hustle and bustle of your life, you know it's time to recharge and get a new perspective on things with an "attitude walk". Just 30 minutes outside of your daily routine territory can do the trick. Here are 3 great attitude walks you do in and around the NoHo Area.
Yes 2012 is being pegged as the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar, but it's suggested that what it is really is a rebirth year. So how can you embrace that concept of rebirth for your health and wellness?
It's a time honored ritual, you buy your movie ticket, get some pocorn, grab your seat, and escape from reality for the next couple hours while watching a good movie.
It's everywhere! To your left..to your right..straight ahead..and right behind you: Processed Foods. Cheap to manufacture, easy and quick and addictive to eat, but causing disease, depression and obesity like nobody's business. This year, make it a point to wean yourself down from so much of it and you'll look and feel awesome! Here's how:
I challenge you to take charge of your health and wellness the moment you read this article. I know, I know, you're thinking this is yet another New Year's resolution article regarding fitness and losing weight and getting you excited about something you'll do for about 3 weeks or so, and then life starts getting in the way, you'll lose your momentum, and pretty soon it's the next New Year and you're making the same resolution to get in shape and lose weight.
I requested your favorite healthy holiday dessert recipes and here's what I have to share with everybody this Holiday Season. Enjoy in good health!
It's late evening, you've already ate dinner, maybe had a glass of wine, and while your watching your favorite TV show your mind starts to wander..your stomach joins in..there is something in the refrigerator with your name all over it!...COOKIES..or is is CAKES...or is it...CANDIES? Whatever bad food is trying to seduce you; it's a broken promise, a road to nowhere, don't do it! It will make you fat. Here's what you do:
Spinach is well known as the superfood that gave Popeye the Sailor Man his bulging muscles. "I am strong to the finish because I eat my spinach" was the famous cartoon character's tag line as he popped open a can whenever he needed to get out of trouble.
Music therapy for promoting wellness has received increased attention over the last few years due to the rise in the practice of integrative medicine. Two types of music activities are used in music therapy for wellness...passive and active.
Passive music includes listening to music (any type that you like personally), vibroacoustic therapy, and meditation to music. It helps to increase the activity of helper T-cells and production of interleukin-I, both important indicators of immune system recovery. It stimulates activation of the cerebral cortex
Weight Loss Products are the No. 1 type of consumer fraud in the United States. According to a report by the Federal Trade Commission, about 5 million Americans fall for these type of scams each year, some of them buying more than one item. The products include dietary supplements, nonprescription drugs, skin patches, creams, wraps, and even earrings (yes, there are earrings that are supposed to suppress appetite). The marketers typically promise substantial, rapid, no-effort weight loss without dieting or exercise....guaranteed. Why doesn't somebody stop them you ask? Because there is no official governing body over nutrtition supplements and products. That's right, it's a free for all and anybody can claim anything they want on nutirtion supplements and pills, no matter how untested or far fetched it is as long as they put the word "may" before their claims. For example; "This product may help you lose 10 pounds in one week".