Category archives: Healthy Choices

PTSD and Yoga: Moving from Past to Present

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By Mary Horne PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is much in the news these days.  We hear more and more how the trauma of war and other life-altering events take its toll on an individual, a family, and on society.  Symptoms of PTSD may occur in response to many types of trauma—natural disasters, car accidents, physical and or sexual assault, domestic[...]

Asian Coconut Milk and Noodle Soup

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By Matthew Krepps   We love the flavors of the Far East in the Shala's Kitchen, and we also eat very lightly in the evenings, which means we eat soup nearly every night. I once asked an Ayurvedic teacher who frequented our old Yoga studio, "Ok dude, what's the simplest thing I can do to take care of myself?" Without hesitation he said, "Learn to lov[...]

Prison Yoga in Northwest Arkansas

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By Claudia Smith   The class begins under fluorescent lights that cannot be turned off, on a usually cold tile/cement floor, on a variety of worn out or stained mats, with students scattered around tables and benches bolted to the floor.  The population frequently changes, new students appear weekly, classes might be small (10-15) or large (up to 35[...]

Five Simple Strength-Training Exercises for Pregnancy and Why They are Beneficial

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By Glenn McCracken   1. Squat Improves mobility and strengthens the pelvis and hips. Hormones released during pregnancy prepare the body for labor by loosening the ligaments and joints. Although, this is necessary it can increase the possibility of strain and injury during pregnancy. More strength and stability means less pain and overall better mo[...]

Top Ten Travel Fitness Tips

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you are someone who has struggled with weight throughout your life, you probably find it’s virtually impossible to maintain or prevent weight gain when you travel.  Even for the fittest people, being away from home or confined in a car or a plane for a long trip can be a major hindrance to training regiments. Many of us are emotional, comfort or boredom [...]

Top 5 Diet Tips For The Bride-To-Be

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Are you a bride-to-be? Say yes to your dress size with these five tips.   working with hundreds of clients, I have found that typically the most effective component in getting the best results possible is placing some sort of deadline to meet. There is no better example of this than with ones I have trained who were brides-to-be. It’s amazing what [...]

Top 10 Tips to Cut Calories on Super Bowl Sunday

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Save thousands of calories by following these 10 rules.   1.) Go Naked: Replace all buns or breading for sandwiches with a lettuce wrap alternative to cut calories, stabilize blood sugar and boost fiber and micronutrient intake. 2.) Hydrate: Drink at least two to four cups of water before eating and one to two cups every 15-30 minutes after you s[...]