Category Archives: Workouts

ONLINE: Martial Arts Classes

This is a FABULOUS find!  If you haven’t yet heard of it, you are going to want to visit https://maacademyonline.com/ 

What is it, you ask?  The first ever (at least as far as I am aware) DIY ONLINE AT HOME Martial Arts classes.  It is a great way to get started.  Give it a try.  If you register, kindly visit my profile and add me your friend–I’d love to follow you.

Now on to the features: Martial Arts ONLINE learning system

In the illustration to the right(which is a screen shot from the website ) you will see the current course offerings.  There are new courses being added, new lessons begin added, and new types of martial arts instruction offered.  There is also a community forum you can use to ask any questions you may have receiving instructor feedback or get social with other students (n

ot required).  You have your own profile you can modify and it allows (but doesn’t require) for you to friend fellow students and instructors.  There are a number of free courses, and some premium courses as well.  I’ve taken a few in-person classes before in different areas, and these classes are quality lessons, usually in the format of video instruction.  You can follow along.  You can re-start and re-do a lesson any number of times.  Classes appear to be life-long access.  Some courses have downloads you can study.  All of it is FUN

Leadership Board-other fun items

and a great workout to boot.  If you live rurally, this is so much better than not having a place to learn, practice these skills.

The home page also has a fun summary of classes you can take, new lessons which have been added since your last long in, and different focus/fun/friendly competition–such as this month’s (I’m currently #2!).  If you sign up to take any classes, please visit my profile and add me as a friend–let me know you read about this great opportunity at my blog or on SparkPeople.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Steven Cabral’s Lose 5 in 7 Days

anti-inflammatory-videoJust received an email from Steve Cabral in which he is sharing a secret video entitled How to Lose 5 Pounds in 7 Days.  Normally, I don’t bother with such obvious “marketing” techniques, as well all know by now the standard disclaimer “results shown are not typical.”  However, Steven Cabral puts out some great stuff so I gave a listen.

In exchange for my time, I found his main tip centers around avoiding inflammatory foods.

  1.  Stay away from foods which are highly glycemic.  Eat foods that don’t spike your blood sugar.
  2. Inflammation can result from work, stress, lack of sleep: anything which creates higher levels of cortisol in the body.
  3. There are foods, when you eat them, that mimic the stress hormone cortisol in the body.  Don’t eat them!  They will make you fat.

The secret to weight loss is decrease inflammatory foods and increase consumption of anti-inflammatory foods.

Cause Inflammation:

  1. Wheat
  2. Enriched products
  3. Yeast
  4. Processed foods
  5. Juices
  6. Stay away from meats that have a lot of visible fat on them.
  7. Grapes
  8. Exotic fruits like mango, papaya, etc.
  9. Corn
  10. Eggplant
  11. Tomatoes

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  1. No more than a hand-full of nuts per day.   Nuts are anti-inflammatory.
  2. Berries–any fruit that ends in “Berry” is awesome
  3. Vegetables are powerfully anti-inflammatory
  4. Garlic
  5. Peppers
  6. pure Olive Oil
  7. Omega3 Fish Oil
  8. Green leafy veggies

He then outlines in his video his program that he uses with his clients.  If your interested, take a look at his video.

Solutions: WaterPik

sonic toothbrush and waterpik
Click photo to read product reviews.

The WaterPik oral care device has several models.  The one shown here is their “Complete Care” model which includes a sonic toothbrush as well as a water flosser.  The videos, below, demonstrate using a model which just includes the WaterFlosser.  The difference in price is very frugal  compared to purchasing a sonic toothbrush and the water flosser separately.  The toothbrush recharges when ever it is in the base, runs for 2 minutes and then automatically shuts off, and has a brief pause at the 30 second, 60 second, and 90 second mark so you can clean each quadrant of the teeth and gums consistently each day.  A travel toothbrush case is included with the complete care set.  There are two toothbrush tips included: small and medium sized.  The water flosser includes various pressure settings, various tips, instructions for use, and a storage container for your tips.

Dentist shows proper  use:

Dental hygienist shows how to maintain:

Cell Phones and Dental Health?

Recently, I started following a new website called OraWellness that I wanted to share with you.  What caught my attention about this website is a video I saw on YouTube, which lead me  back to the main website.  There is a detailed article which gets deeper into the facts behind the routine shown in the video which also includes charts and other info.  Click on the article title  to go directly to OraWellness article entitled Is Your Cell Phone Causing Your Teeth to Decay.  You can also follow OraWellness at their website, pintrest, and YouTube, if interested in more information.