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Yoga Wednesday: Tree Pose

March 31, 2010

Get centered, and balanced, in a Tree Pose.  Take it up a notch by taking your foot up from your ankle to your calf, or even your thigh!

Leg Toning Tues: Side Lunge with Shoulder Lift

March 30, 2010

Combine an upper body exercise with one for your lower body to burn extra calories! Just remember to keep your knee from passing the toe.

HardCORE Monday: Roll like a ball

March 29, 2010

It’s Monday, so start working that core with this move! Roll like a ball, but be sure to work your abs rather than just using your momentum to take you back and forth.

Put it all together 3/27/10

March 27, 2010

Put this week’s exercises together for a great workout!

Healthy Eating Friday: Haroset

March 26, 2010

For those of you celebrating Passover next week, you might just see haroset as another part of the holiday.  However, if you’re not Jewish, you may never have heard of it before.  Basically, it is just a mix of apples, nuts and red wine.  If you make it right, it can be a great snack to have around at any time of year!

First, take an apple and dice it. (Don’t worry about the exact size of the pieces, but they should be relatively small — about an eighth inch cube).  Put the diced apple into a medium sized bowl.  Then take a handful of walnuts, put them in a zip-top bag, and –this is the fun part–smash them to your heart’s content.  Add these to the bowl with the apples, and then pour a small amount of red wine in.  Add a little bit of cinnamon, then mix together so that the wine is absorbed a bit by the apples and nuts. You do not want there to be much wine at the bottom of the bowl, so start with a small amount, and then add a bit more if it does not coat the apple pieces enough to make them a reddish color.

You can eat it straight out of the bowl for a snack, or put it on a sandwich or wrap for a new twist on lunch!

Tips:

If you don’t want to use wine, red grape juice works just as well!

You can increase the size of the recipe by adding an extra apple, some more walnuts, or even by mixing in another type of nuts to provide additional texture!

Thursday arms: Tricep Dips

March 25, 2010

Think of them like reverse push ups–just work hard and you’ll see the benefits in no time!

Yoga Weds: Warrior III

March 25, 2010

Relax and focus and you can balance in the tough Warrior III pose to strengthen your entire body!