Ashwagandha and Moon Milk

Body Designs 227: Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is the newest “super food” to become popular on the health and fitness scene. Classified as an “adaptogen,” this Indian herb is proven to help the body manage stress. And by its definition, “smell of the horse,” it has a strong smell and is able to increase one’s strength. Some of its benefits include: […]

Friends

Body Designs 226: Increase Health Benefits with Friendships

While we have become more connected with social media, we have become more disconnected from face to face interaction.  And even though many are living longer thanks to the medical industry, could we increase our health benefits with friendships?  Are you a loner?  Do you have a ton of acquaintances, but no real pals or […]

Seaweed and Arnold

Body Designs 225: Seaweed Snack

In an attempt to lose weight, clients often ask for new “healthy” snack options.  Everyone knows the health benefits but is pretty much tired of the usual suspects.  Handful of mixed nuts? Veggie sticks dipped in hummus? Fruit mixed into Nonfat Greek Yogurt?  Been there. Done that! Some say, it’s nice to have something to […]

Hydration

Body Designs 223: No Limit on Hydration Benefits

California’s drought lasted 376 weeks.  And according to officials, it began on December 27, 2011 and ended on March 5, 2019.  There are many negative effects of droughts.  Weather conditions are primed for fast-spreading and dangerous wildfires.  The reduced water allocations can potentially harm sea life consequently reducing our ecosystem.  Unstable ground surfaces can form […]

Frozen Heart

Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards

Across the country, this winter, which ends this week, is on track to be the coldest in almost two decades.  Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards will look at the effects cold weather has on your heart. As you know, smoking, abnormally high cholesterol, diabetes, consistently high blood pressure, stress, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle and […]

Sick Person

Body Designs 221: Six Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Midwinter is the zenith of the cold and flu season.  Body Designs 221: Six Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick is comprised of menu choices that you will say both “of course” and “really” to. What’s on the Menu? Chicken Soup with its ingredients of fluids, vegetables, protein and carbohydrates is a complete meal […]

Clock with Barbell

Body Designs 220: Short Workouts Equals Long Term Benefits

People strength train for a variety of reasons.  Some lift weights to gain muscle and lose body fat.  Others pump iron to improve their mood.  Of course there are those who use weighted exercises to rehab an injury.  The older population finds functional and quality of life benefits from hitting the gym on a regular basis.  The lists of […]

A couple in bed not able to sleep due to the fan.

Body Designs 219: Is running a fan while you sleep ruining your health?

Without question, there are as many varieties of sleeping habits in the world as there are people.  Some like to sleep with blackout curtains or a mask to ensure complete darkness. Some like to sleep with a night light either to shine a stumble-free path to the bathroom or to keep the boogie man away. […]