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Strength Training Using Weights 640 275 Skip Jennings
Strength Training Using Weights

Muscular strength is just one component of physical fitness. Strong muscles are essential for supporting the skeleton and enables ease of body movement, good posture, decreases risk of injury, and overall performance of everyday activities. Strength training is beneficial if your muscles are weak. It can help make you stronger and improve your balance and flexibility. Strength exercises work your muscles by using resistance like dumb bells, resistance bands, weight machines or your own body weight. This type of exercise increases lean muscle mass, which is vital for weight loss…

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The Importance Of Meditation 640 275 Skip Jennings
The Importance Of Meditation

Meditation is an essential part of a focused, balanced and healthy lifestyle.  When you mediate on a regular basis you will begin to see the positive impact it has on lowering levels of stress, anxiety and depression.  As well as increasing your overall clarity of thought throughout the day.  There are also many physical benefits of meditation such as lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, and improving the quality of your sleep. It has been found that meditation helps you to control brain waves called alpha rhythms, which helps you to…

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Move More, Eat and Stress Less 640 275 Skip Jennings
Move More, Eat and Stress Less

Being physically active, eating a balanced diet and drinking lots of water promote overall good health and mental well-being. Stress affects us all. It’s an automatic response when the body feels or thinks it is under attack, releasing hormones and chemicals to prepare the body for the physical action. When trying to manage stress, do not use the band aid approach. Doing 30 minutes of walking everyday can boost your mood and reduce stress. Take a moment to stand up and stretch the muscles that store tension. Eating the right…

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Begin Your Mindful Eating Practices 640 275 Skip Jennings
Begin Your Mindful Eating Practices

Mindful eating is the enjoyment and awareness of the emotional and physical sensations we feel while eating. Paying close attention to the food that we eat, how we eat and how our body reacts to the food that we eat can lead to better health. We live in a society where breakfast, lunch or dinner served in a brown paper bag or Styrofoam and consumed while in motion is generally acceptable. This behavior of mindless eating and lack of awareness of the food we are consuming can have a significant…

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Identify Your Goals For Your Fitness Practice 640 275 Skip Jennings
Identify Your Goals For Your Fitness Practice

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn into a new leaf, which is probably why so many people create a list of their New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a fresh start — an opportunity to get rid of bad habits and start anew. Fitness tops the list of new year’s resolutions. In the realm of fitness, deciding on which program to follow can be confusing and quite overwhelming. The internet and social media have inundated us with information about health, fitness and weight, and we sometimes…

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Invitation To Set An Intention For Your Life In 2019 640 275 Skip Jennings
Invitation To Set An Intention For Your Life In 2019

One firm decision to make in 2019: TO DO or NOT TO DO SOMETHING. Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have enough time to do everything that they want to do, whereas others are always juggling to find time or rushing to get things done. It is important to establish a clear goal and or greater deliberateness to accomplish something. One has to have a mental state that represents commitment to execute a plan or carry out an action. For the year 2019, let us challenge ourselves…

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Skip’s Weekend Affirmation + Bonus Body Connection – Transformational Commitment 150 150 Skip Jennings
Skip’s Weekend Affirmation + Bonus Body Connection – Transformational Commitment

This Weekend’s affirmation has a bonus Body Connection. As we begin our journey of transformation, there must be a commitment to embrace growth and a willingness to be better. There are four elements of fitness that are required: cardio, strength, flexibility, and mindful eating. Sometimes we get one or two of these requirements going, but we have not committed to all four and our transformation is slow-moving.   I encourage my clients to have an “all in and all out” attitude. We commit to being all in to win and we go for…

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The Lotus Kitchen – Vegan Recipe –Roasted Veggie Panini 561 275 Skip Jennings
The Lotus Kitchen – Vegan Recipe –Roasted Veggie Panini

Roasted Veggie Panini Comfort food like panini’s really hit the spot when you need something quick and delicious. This roasted veggie panini is from my latest book, The Lotus Kitchen, a collaboration with Gwen Kenneally. Plus, the Veggie Panini is the perfect example of yoga:all  the goodness of the practice is sandwiched between two physical anchoring points, the warm-up/sun salutation, and the final corpse pose later below. Ingredients: 1 red onion, sliced 2 red peppers, halved 2 green peppers, halved 2 yellow peppers, halved 1 eggplant, sliced in rounds 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons olive…

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