Posts Tagged 'healthy lifestyle'

The Grounding Diet

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Ever feel out of your head? Out of your body? Ever been called an airhead? Unable to concentrate? Unable to focus? Spacey? All of this is the opposite of being grounded. As the word suggests, to feel grounded is to feel stable in your body. Fully present. Able to focus and think clearly. Think of the ground, the earth beneath you. Stable. Steady.

Wouldn’t you like to feel more grounded?

Some of us don’t feel grounded because the pace of our life ...

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Amazing Cinnamon Health Benefits You May Not Have Realized

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Even if you rarely cook or bake, if you have anything in your cupboard in the way of spices, cinnamon is probably one of them. The warming, fragrant powder harvested from the bark of a tropical evergreen bush not only is tasty in a plethora of dishes both sweet and savory, but has a long history of use as a medicinal. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India more than 3,000 years ago.

Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI) notes that cinnamon is often ...

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The Dark Side of Tech & How to Keep It From Controlling Your Life.

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As a Traditional Naturopath, one of the many aspects I focus on when it comes to helping my clients achieve success is teaching them how to balance their lifestyle routines and habits. We live in a very fast paced world that can place a lot of demands on our time. These demands have greatly increased with the invention of various ...

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Interview with Mike & Jennifer Rusher: One Couple’s Journey to Getting Healthy & Losing a Combined 86 Pounds!

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When Alex & I first met Mike and Jennifer Rusher, we were so eager to get them on the road to being healthy and fit. They both had big goals in mind, so we set out to create a Customized program that would be tailored to their specific needs. To see how they have changed and GROWN in such a short period of time is so amazing that we had to share. Alex and I are so proud of them ...

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Fit Pics & Prep Tips: Meal Prep Tips to Save Time, Energy & Effort in the Kitchen

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As most of you know, Alex and I are less than 2 weeks out from our first competition in a long time. The last time we took the stage together was in 2010. He and I are major goal setters and thought this would be the perfect way to challenge ourselves while motivating Team A+A Wellness. After all, we are huge advocates of practicing what we preach and truly living out this ‘healthy lifestyle’ in all of it’s fullness.

Here are ...

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Healthy Shopping at Costco

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Oh boy! I am so stoked for this post! I have been wanting to do a great blog on all of the healthy foods you can purchase at Costco. Yes, for those who know me, you know I LOVE Whole Foods but Alex and I also love to load up on all of our ‘basics’ at Costco. Especially now that we are both competing together in October and loading up on more protein than most, LOL!

Below is a list of some ...

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5 Things That Could Be Stunting Your Fat Loss Goals: Ashley Poptodorova

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When it comes to reaching FAT loss goals (notice I did not just say ‘weight loss’) it takes working “smarter” and not harder. As a Health Coach, these are the top 5 areas that I notice people fail at reaching their fat loss goals.

Our next series for our ‘Inner Circle’ Members will be on how to strategically approach these areas so that you ...

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6 Things Standing Between You and Your Goals

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goal_settingHow many times have you set a goal only to find that it got shuffled under a pile of ‘to do’s” or worse yet, that you completely forgot it all together? Even worse yet, what if you feel like you are in daily of pursuance of a goal that you can never reach? These 6 things are common areas that may ...

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Keys to Optimal Bone Health: Part One

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Alex and I had the pleasure of presenting our ‘Keys to Optimal Bone Health’ seminar at Whole Foods. We wanted to share our notes with you on the causes of bone health deterioration as well as what you can do to improve your overall bone health. I am breaking these notes up into two parts.

Bones are the biggest storage of calcium in the body. Over time, bone deterioration can lead to things such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, risk of fractures, ...

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6 Key Benefits to Strength Training by Alex & Ashley Poptodorov

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There are so many incredible benefits to strength training. When most of our clients initially come to us for coaching and personal training they are surprised to find out that we do not incorporate ‘running’ into our routine. You see, strength training offers so many benefits that after 45 minutes to an hour you can experience great carry ...

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