Chai is a warm, sensual tea blend dating back thousands of years in Eastern culture. While regional varieties exist, most chai recipes call for a blend of healthy ingredients like black tea, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, fennel, and clove. Together, these vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich herbs and spices do everything from boost your immune system to aid your digestion to fight inflammation. We’ll cheers to that!
There are lots of suggestions around Valentine’s Day about things you can do to make a partner feel special. But, how about showing yourself some LOVE? Go ahead and break the chocolate mold. Treat yourself to some goodness.
Nothing complements a gorgeous confident smile like a head of glossy healthy hair. But the dry cold air of wintertime can really take a toll on your locks, making them brittle, prone to split ends, and damaged.
A picture of Meb on your mirror can inspire you to run a marathon. A photo of Mt. Rainier can inspire you to want to be at your peak and ready to ascend summits by springtime. There are many ideas and images that can motivate you to achieve your fitness and wellness goals. But, sometimes motivation isn’t enough to get you to the gym. That’s when self-discipline needs to get off the bench and start playing the game.
There’s no quicker way to create a superfood masterpiece than pulling out the blender and making a morning smoothie! While “superfood” is not an official food label, the idea that certain ingredients are nutritionally more sound than others is completely legit. When you combine superfoods together, you get a quick blast of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients.
Do you want to hear a fitness pro talk? Don’t just ask them whether or not you should be doing squats. That question alone will evoke an exuberant “YESSS!!!!!!” Instead, ask them “how” and “why.” Fitness pros light up likes kids when the ice cream truck rolls up when they get to talk about one the most effective exercises around!
If developing a new fitness habit is important to you this year, it makes sense that you need to make it a priority in your daily life. After all, grooving new behavior takes practice, discipline, and consistency.
You’ve turned over a new leaf and joined a gym. Congrats. It’s a big deal! Not only is it a financial commitment, chances are you’re hoping your new gym membership will positively change your life. Working out regularly at a gym can be transformational. But, listen, you don’t have to have everything completely figured out before you arrive for your first workout. Indeed, in many ways it’s better if you don’t. You can improve the chances you’ll reap the benefits your new membership provides if you immediately commit to two things: exploration and conversation.
Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body and requires a perfect coordinated balance between dozens of muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and bones in order to work correctly. And while it’s great the shoulder can move so much (allowing us to do everything from lifting our kids to lifting our arms out on the dance floor), this wide range of motion does potentially increase the risk for injury.
This time of year, we love how the rich foods, delicious drinks, and good cheer are flowing. But whether big or small, decadent holiday meals can definitely leave people feeling a bit heavy in the belly. Believe it or not, a low key and calming yoga flow after your meal can help! Why?