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Fashion FlashMirabai Holland, Health & Wellness Blogger  from  MovingFreeWithMirabai.com  welcomes you to Fashion Flash FABULOUS SPRING Edition!

Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal and to shed and discard old behaviors with new positive ones

Our team of expert Fashion Flash Bloggers inspire and give you the best in Fashion, Beauty, Health, and Lifestyle and Style.

 

 

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author, speaker and Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation invites you to take the #JumpingJackChallenge to celebrate National Osteoporosis Month! Here’s how . . .

 

 

 

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Fashion FlashFashion Flash Fab’s Host is Melanie from http://www.societywellness.com

Melanie is a healthy lifestyle blogger bringing you all the best news and deals for women over 40. She shares her health, nutrition, vitamins and more.

Join her and the rest of the Fashion Flash Team with the latest in health, wellness, fashion, beauty, and travel.

We strive to help you be and stay fabulous!  READ MORE:

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Fashion Flash Fab’s Host is Erika from http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com Erika is a beauty blogger bringing you all the best news and deals for women over 40. She shares the wonders of the beautiful things that land on her dressing table and more…

Join her and the rest of the Fashion Flash Team with the latest in fashion, beauty, travel, fitness and more.

We strive to help you look and feel your best.   Click here  to read more

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Fashion FlashFashion Flash Fab’s Host is Cindy from PrimeBeautyBlog! Cindy is a beauty and skincare expert bringing you all the best news and deals for women over 40.

Join her and the rest of the Fashion Flash Team with the latest in fashion, beauty, travel, fitness and more.

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Fashion Flash: Happy Valentine’s Day Edition

Fashion FlashWelcome to Fashion Flash Happy Valentine’s Day Edition!  I’m your host, Health & Wellness Blogger, Mirabai Holland from MovingFreeWithMirabai.com.  Loving one’s self and living an empowered life is about the best Valentine’s gift you can give to yourself and to others. Of course a little romance doesn’t hurt either. We Fashion Flash Bloggers give you the best in Fashion, Beauty, Health, Lifestyle and Style so you can feel and look your best on Valentine’s Day!

 

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Visit Erika’s blog and enter to win her giveaway for a beautiful sterling silver, white topaz and pink quartz crystal heart necklace from Peace & Love Jewelry!

 

 

 

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Roses are the traditional flower for Valentines Day– but they are so  much more. Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog revels the health and beauty benefits of roses.

 

 

 

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Society Wellness reminds us that water is required for everything from regulating blood pressure and body temperature to making sure your heart works correctly. Find out more reasons you should stay hydrated for optimal health. 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Inka visits Amasaya, the site of Turkey’s most famous and tragic love story. What I had in mind when setting off for a five day trip to Oman last year , was a vacation of nothing more than relax, rest and luxury.

 

 

 

Second-LivesHealth care is a part of the public conversation these days.  Jeanne Pinder has been on the case for a while deciphering what medical treatments and drugs really cost and creating a business around it, her second life.

 

 

 

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 and AARP Contributor, started running only after she turned 50, which helped her lose weight, get strong, and feel good. Here’s what happened when she took a little break from running. 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Year Fitness Resolutions: 5 Myths

Ease-in-Boot-StillNew Year Fitness Resolutions often fail!

Many of today’s fitness programs are all about the quick sell and even quicker results. Many are based on dangerous fitness myths.

To success in fulfilling those New Year  Fitness Resolutions here are 5 fitness myths to steer away from:

New Year Fitness Resolutions: Myth #1: Pain Equals Gain

It is a popular misconception that only when you feel the pain are you gaining anything from your workout.

“The “no pain, no gain” mentality contributes to more injuries and more burnout than any other fitness factor, especially among my age group (baby boomers). It is wiser to exercise sustainably over a longer term, than to push yourself to the breaking point.

New Year Fitness Resolutions: Myth #2: A Taskmaster Equals the Best Teacher

Reality Exercise Shows that have recently become popular portray drill-sergeant-style trainers as being the most effective fitness mentors.

While leveraging fear and using intimidation techniques may mean instant short-term fitness results, they’re sending the wrong message about how to get and stay fit for a lifetime. Attainable short-term goals and positive reinforcement are more likely to create good fitness habits that are sustainable for life

New Year Fitness Resolutions: Myth #3: Pumping up the Volume Equals Pumping up Your Physique

It seems some fitness instructors think screaming louder and blasting the bass is motivational. It’s time to think again.

While high-decibel workouts might be temporarily motivational, over time these techniques become draining and stressful leading to faster fitness burnout. Look instead for uplifting music and gentle coaching in your workouts.

New Year Fitness Resolutions: Myth #4: Fitness Equals a Fight Against Your Body

Sales pitches that encourage “shaving off the pounds” and busting your abs or your butt have solidified the image of fitness as a battle against your body.

Fighting is not a sustainable activity or philosophy. Instead, think of partnering with your body. Meet it where it is at right now and provide the environment and tools to reveal your body’s best potential. When you take this approach you are setting yourself up for success every step of the way.

New Year Fitness Resolutions: Myth #5: Force Equals Fit

Today’s popular exercise routines promote pounding your body into shape. But ancient fitness modalities, such as Yoga and Tai Chi had it right.

Fitness is not about pumping the most iron or performing the most reps, it is about teaching your body how to move efficiently, using all of your muscles groups, and sustaining these movements over time. Exercise including strength training should be approached as a gradual lifetime process. This way, exercise becomes a pleasure not a chore and you have a much better chance in having your New Year Fitness Resolutions succeed.

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LOSE WEIGHT NOW!

LOSE WEIGHTDo you want to lose weight?

You might be asking should  I  weigh or not to weigh, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of knowing one’s outrageous weight, or to take arms against a sea of bulges by simply ignoring the scale and trying to eat less and exercise more. For some of us, the scale is a tool. For others, it’s the enemy.

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So let’s say your plan is to Lose 1lb a Week

Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one’s percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one’s fitness level.

It indicates a healthy body composition, regardless of height and weight. I agree that you should know your body fat as a baseline for fitness and fatness.

Here are some body fat guidelines according to the American Council on Exercise:

Body Fat Percentage for Women:

  • Athlete: 14-20 percent
  • Fit: 21-24 percent
  • Average: 25-31 percent
  • Obese: > 32 percent

Body Fat Percentage for Men:

  • Athlete: 6-13 percent
  • Fit: 14-17 percent
  • Average: 18-24 percent
  • Obese: > 25 percent

So why bother weighing yourself at all? When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to use any indication you can get that your efforts are paying off. It can take a couple of weeks before you see any difference in body fat. Your weight will change more quickly. Besides, there are relatively inexpensive scales that give you both your actual weight and your percentage of body fat.

My personal prejudice is to weigh yourself at least once or twice a week. I do, and I find that facing my weight on a regular basis helps me stay motivated. Believe me, there have been times when I’ve dreaded getting on that scale. But I do it anyway because no matter what it says, I feel relief. I find it liberating. Why? Because now I know where I am and what I need to do next. It helps me maintain a healthy weight. And I have one of those scales that also measures fitness to fatness, so I am able to keep track of that at the same time. I check my body fat every week or two.

In my practice I have helped hundreds of people lose weight. And many of them initially fight me about getting on the scale; and I understand this because I know that terror. Part of the process of losing weight is to prepare oneself to do it. If you are not psychologically ready to lose, stepping on the scale can be a real turnoff and actually deter you from losing weight. But once you’re ready, facing that number can jump-start your weight-loss program and keep you going.

I give my clients a baseline of their body fat percentage and get them to use the scale. Then we set up a diet and exercise plan. You can lose weight by diet alone. But dieting can reduce muscle mass along with fat. This becomes ever more important as we age. We can lose as much as 6 pounds of muscle tissue per decade as we age. And metabolism can slow down as much as 3 percent per decade. You can see that if left unchecked, you’re on a slow boat to obesity. Adding an exercise program may be all you need to turn this process around. Cardio exercise burns calories, and strength training raises your metabolism and builds lean muscle mass while you are losing. Losing about 1 percent body fat a month and one to two pounds a week is considered safe and realistic. Here’s the winning combination. Reduce calorie intake with diet, do cardio most days to burn calories, and strength train at least a couple of days a week to build muscle mass and increase metabolism.

So, I’ve made my case for using the scale as a tool, and I hope you’ll try it when you are ready. Regardless, to be or not to be at a healthy weight should not be in question.

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New Year New You: Top Ten Fitness Tips

new-year-s-resolution-take-charge-of-your-health-nowNew Year, New You; right? Well it is January again, and are you wondering if you can really stick with your New Year’s fitness resolutions? If getting in shape, and staying in shape is one of yours, it’s probably not the first time you’ve tried it. I’ve spent a lot of my career studying why fitness programs succeed or fail and developing methods to help people succeed. So, Happy New Year, here are my Top 10 Tips to help you ward off decrepitude.

New Year New You Top Ten Tips

•  Start slowly and go at your own pace. Staying in your comfort zone separates the pain from the gain. You’ll get the most benefit with the lowest risk of injury, especially if you’ve been inactive for some time.

•   Find the right kind of exercise for you. Choose activities you like or at least don’t hate. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as taking a brisk walk.

•   Pick a time of the day that is most convenient for you to exercise.  Try to stick with that schedule. Studies show that people who exercise at the same time every day are more likely to stick with it.

•  Before getting out of bed each day, take a moment to visualize yourself fit. Thinking of yourself as a fit person will help make it happen. Professional athletes do this daily.

•  Keep an exercise log. You’ll get a feeling of accomplishment when you stick to your program and will be able to chart your progress.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good support. Cotton is a breathable classic. But check out the super lightweight fabrics like cool-max that wick the sweat from your skin. When buying shoes, don’t feel weird about actually exercising in them in the store before plunking down the big bucks. I can’t tell you how many pairs of sneakers I have thrown against the wall before I learned this.

•   Exercise with a friend or family member. Supporting each other’s efforts helps keep you on track. One of my students loves to go mall walking with her friend in the early morning at speed and then coming back later for some retail therapy.

•   Music is a powerful motivator. Pick music you love that makes you want to move. There are fitness music companies that sell CDs with popular tunes played at specific beats per minute. They’ll tell you what speed works for particular types of exercise.

•   Consider professional guidance, especially if you’ve been inactive.  If you don’t want to join a gym or can’t afford a trainer, consider a beginner-level exercise video by a certified teacher so you’ll see the exercises demonstrated properly.

•   Set short-term, easily attainable goals, such as doing some form of exercise two or three days a week to start.  Change your goal when it becomes too easy.

It’s rare when anyone succeeds at anything right out of the gate. That’s why “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a classic proverb. So if you fall off the wagon one day, just climb back on board the next. And remember you’re not a failure, you’re a success story in progress.

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Ergonomics: Computer Set-up

Mirabai-Photo-WEBcomputer-pI got this email the other day from a woman with aches and pains in her back, neck, and arm. She thinks it’s because she spends so much time on the computer. “The New Year is here  and I’m determined not to live another year in pain if I can help it. I spend a lot of time on the computer. But after a couple of hours my back starts to hurt, my shoulder and mouse arm ache and I feel tension in my neck. Are there any exercises I can do to relieve this problem?”

Of course I was at my own computer reading that email and I noticed that my computer posture was less than perfect too. So I decided to share my reply to her with you.

I answered: “Sounds like the first thing you need to do is adjust the ergonomics of your computer set-up. Good posture can minimize those aches and pains.

  • Place your monitor at eye level.
  • Find your sit bones (those bones under each hip) and rock sideways to locate them. Balance your torso by sitting on top of those bones.
  • Position your hips and knees at 90 degrees, feet shoulder width apart.
  • If your legs are crossed, uncross them; crossed legs can cause a curvature of the spine.
  • Imagine your head is a helium balloon, lifting your whole spine upwards.
  • Avoid bending your wrist. Keep it in a neutral position.

Even with proper posture, sitting in the same position for hours at a time is bound to cause some stiffness and muscle soreness.

Here are three stretches that should give you some relief.”

Neck Exercise:

Side to side,

  • Place right hand on top of head. Gently pull head sideways, stretching neck towards the right shoulder. Repeat on other side. Hold for 10-20 seconds.

Front Shoulder Stretch

  • Extend right arm in front of you, chest level.
  • Take left hand and cup right elbow
  • Slowly stretch right arm across towards left shoulder. Hold for 10 counts.

Back Extension:

Lower Back

  • Stand with feet slightly apart.
  • Take hands and make two fists and place them on the lower back.
  • Slowly arch backwards, keeping abdominals contracted.
  • Hold for 10-20 counts.

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