I think we found our bar. Our second home. @da_jenks (at Tap Shack)
First cup of coffee in the new place. Thank you @smj237 for replacing one oft favorite mugs. You’re so awesome!! #cheshire #somelikeithot #disappearingcat
I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…
Skin patches? Birthmarks?
Scars? Stretch marks?
Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?
Missing a few pieces?
handsome as ever~
Feel like you just look weird?
you’re fantastic looking~
And we shall christen this new chapter in life! @sheri358 #newport #thebigmove #allaboutthatbeachlife (at Rusty Pelican - Newport Beach)
20 reps of each move, repeat the circuit 4 times.
6 Ways Exercising Helps Your Mental Health
Diligent gym habits aren’t just about physical health. Research shows exercise can improve your mental health, too.
Exercise Cranks Up Creativity
Thinking outside the box in the workplace may be as easy as going outside your cubicle. A recent Dutch study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that people who exercise regularly are also better atcreative thinking. So if you’ve been stuck on a task for a while, taking a stroll during your lunchbreak may be just the thing to get you past the block.
Exercise Increases Self-Esteem
Talk about a runner’s high! A report in theJournal of Adolescent Health suggests that engaging in physical activities (particularly during early teen years of adolescence) has a positive correlation with reported self-esteem years down the line. So start early and reap the rewards for years to come!
Want an added psychosocial boost? Try exercising outdoors — according to one a past study in theInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research, working out in outdoor environments lifts self esteem more than if you were hoofing it on the elliptical indoors.
Exercise Lessens Anxiety
While exercise doesn’t quite have pharmaceutical-grade effects on extreme cases of anxiety, research in theInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine suggests that physical activity is effective in relieving symptoms in mild cases. Whether it’s hitting the free weights or getting your om on, releasing tension in your muscles can trail back all the way to your head.
Exercise Improves Memory
Having trouble remembering names or appointments? Time to lace up the sneakers. In a study published inPhysiology and Behavior, subjects performed significantly better in a memory task after strenuous exercise than those who rested. Staying active is also a huge help for age-related mind decay. Research published inNeurology indicates that exercise helps preserve cognitive function as you get older. So while picking up the crossword or a new language definitely helps in memory decline, you may also want to pick up a pair of dumbbells while you’re at it.
Exercise Curbs Cravings and Addiction
We all know that runner’s high is caused by the release of dopamine into the body — and this is a good thing, especially when we have other not-so-healthy vices that tap into the pleasure chemical, such as alcohol, drugs, sex or food. According to research in Addiction, habitual cigarette smokers show that short amounts of physical activity momentarily broke their cravings. If you’re trying to break a bad habit, get out and move a little until the moment has passed.
Exercise Pumps Up Productivity
Managers rejoice! Cubicle workers who were also regular exercises reported in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine feeling more productive and energized during their workdays compared to their chair-bound colleagues. So the next time your boss gives you grief about your midday yoga session, just let her know it’s all part of the plan to help you meet deadlines.
"Being thin is not more important than enjoying life "
Last Friday, a couple of us larger yogis went to our instructor’s house and took pictures in her living room. Some will be used at an upcoming workshop she’s teaching for other yoga instructors on how to offer body positive cues and pose modifications to make their classes more inclusive.
She gave us the prompt: “What do you wish more yoga teachers knew about creating body-positive classes?”
Don’t assume that we aren’t as strong or flexible.
Don’t assume that this is my first ever yoga/fitness class.
Don’t assume that I hate my body.
Don’t assume that I’m there for weight loss.
Don’t assume anything about what I eat.
Don’t assume anything about my health.
[Warrior I, Pigeon, Warrior II, and a bonus of yours truly laughing while losing balance in Half Moon.]
Take a look at my FAQ. It will help a lot. You’re doing what you can and what you should be doing no matter what your age or weight. Eating right and exercising. Just focus on staying healthy and your body will take care of itself. My FAQ will give you more information, but essentially to bring down your body fat %, you want to increase muscle mass and burn more calories from fat. Hight Intensity Interval Training and some good strength training will do that. As for where your body fat is centered, I’m going to assume you’re female, correct? Most women have body fat centered around their abdomen. Woman naturally need a higher body fat percentage than men (getting as low as some men can be very VERY unhealthy for a woman and can be detrimental to her health) and this is where it generally carries - around the stomach. This “pooch” as some like to call it, is protection for a fetus when or if she gets pregnant. Stress also causes it to gather around the mid section. Try some yoga or a nice hot bubble bath.
You’re young; don’t stress about your body fat percentage too much. Just focus on healthy habits and your body will take care of itself. Eat clean, stay active and be happy. <3