Healthy & Happy Life

How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

Working a 9-5 might pay the bills but what does it do on your overall health?  Sitting at a desk for 7-8 hours a day can have a serious impact on your mind, body, and soul.  On average most people sit for about 8 hours a day or more.  Sitting for prolonged periods of time… Continue reading How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

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Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

Icing an injury, we've all done it.  There are many opinions around icing muscles and injuries for recovery.  Icing to aid in the recovery of an injury is one thing, but using ice as the primary treatment for overuse injuries is another issue.  Can ice heal injuries? We see professional athletes icing all the time. … Continue reading Ice Ice Baby: The Cold Truth About Icing

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Planes of Motion 101

This past weekend was a busy one!  I got my first official sports massage and lifted my heaviest on the bench!  Woohoo! Between having a great lift and getting my muscles stretched, tweaked, and massaged it got me thinking about the way we move and the human bodies mobility.  It's so incredibly important to stretch… Continue reading Planes of Motion 101

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Fitness As You Age: Building A Balanced Exercise Plan

In order to age with the most mobility, independence, self-confidence, and reduced risk of disease you'll need to focus on these 4 areas. These are the foundation to your workout program and with the proper exercise in each, you'll feel stronger, healthier, and happier! Balance   Maintain the ability to stand and be stable.  Creating… Continue reading Fitness As You Age: Building A Balanced Exercise Plan

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The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

As a gym cat who likes to lift, and lift heavy, I've spent a lot of time in gyms all around the United States.  I work hard at the gym and I lift heavy because I love it.  The stigma attached to going to the gym as a woman is ridiculous.  I'm not trying to… Continue reading The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

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HIIT vs. Steady-State

Living in Los Angeles we have a few options of how we navigate our way home after work.  Our number one goal is to get home faster.  We Either add more miles to our trip to avoid traffic jams on the freeway or we take the shortest way home which is the most direct route even… Continue reading HIIT vs. Steady-State

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8 Week Prep & Rep Scheme

It's PREP TIME! New year, new prep!  I've decided I wanted to get some serious GAINZ this year and get back on stage.  With that comes more intentional workouts, more intentional weights, and being mindful of how my body is feeling. I'll be doing a total of 4 months of prep but the first 8… Continue reading 8 Week Prep & Rep Scheme