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Fresh Sesame Ginger Veggie Spring Rolls

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or boring for that matter. These easy and oh-so delicious veggie spring rolls are sure to fill you up and keep you healthy. They also make for a great snack depending on what you put in them. Get creative and add ingredients that fit your liking. Here are a few suggestions that I have enjoyed thoroughly from past spring roll experiments: avocado, cucumber, bell pepper (any kind of vegetables really), smoked salmon, sprouts of any kind, tomatoes, flavored hummus, garlic mayo, kale, chard, lentils, thinly sliced meat. The sauce you choose is really…

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6 Things I Wish My Yoga Teacher Would Have Told Me

Have you ever taken a Yoga class and found yourself having a hard time keeping up, breathing, or maybe even left feeling a little defeated? I’m here to tell you that that is all ok, but I might have something that can help you. I’ve been practicing Yoga for almost 20 years, but just recently have been teaching for almost the last two years. In my teaching I have found myself saying things to my students that I wish my teachers would have told me when I was first was new to Yoga. Yoga is beautifully good for us, every…

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Just Because Your Ego is Talking Doesn’t Mean You Have to Listen

It’s been awhile since I’ve stepped into a Yoga studio to practice. I’ve been teaching for a year now and have only done my own personal practice at home or watched videos on YogoGlo, but I have recently been wanting to be back into a studio setting. Today I went to a studio that I had never been to before. I didn’t know any of the teachers or students. I was an unfamiliar face and I liked it that way. I knew that, before I even stepped into the studio, that my mind would be comparing my teaching abilities with…

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How to Recover from a Long Weekend

We’ve all been there. We workout really hard and eat really really well during the week and then blow it all on the weekend. That’s ok. Don’t feel bad… just follow these simple tips to get you back on track. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Yes, yes… you probably already know this but drink water! If you spent the weekending drinking too much alcohol or consumed way too much sugar, drink double the amount of water you would normally drink. This will help cleanse the body of all the toxins you took in. Green Juice, Coconut Water and Emergen-C Take separately or…

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Workout Routines You Can Do In Your Pool

I’d like for you all to meet Becky. She’s written up a few things you can do in the water to get fit and stay fit. You don’t necessarily have to have a pool, the ocean works too or even at the gym. Living in San Diego it’s hard to stay indoors for a workout when it’s gorgeous outside, so you will definitely see my in the gym pool doing these workouts! Thank you Becky!!! 🙂   Hi everybody, my name is Becky, and I write for AnAopleperday.com.  I’m delighted to be writing a guest post for The Wellness Doer….

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What is the 10 Minute Squat Test? (Guest Post)

Wellness-doers…can you DO this?!? WHAT IS THE 10 MINUTE SQUAT TEST? A basic test of lower body flexibility and mobility that… Is a “truth-teller” about if your lower body range of motion is adequate for a long and healthy life of movement, exercise and play! Facilitates digestion, Prevent’s or eases low back tightness (when practiced religiously) Ensures a healthy spine and joints for years to come (there’s a reason most cultures in the world who use the squat as a basic resting position don’t have the kinds of back pain we have in our modern society!) Try out this 10…

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4 Tips for Performing Better

I attend the 3-Day Perform Better Fitness Conference in Long Beach every year. Last year I posted: Who is it Really About? That post was more so my little jab at personal trainers… I know, I know, I’m a personal trainer but somebody had to say it. Well this year there is no jabs. Just a couple things that seemed to be mentioned quite a bit that can help us all perform better. performing better, performing better 1. Straighten yourself out. No matter how much you workout if your body is not in proper alignment your body can not function at…

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