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Yogaview’s Lincoln Park/Bucktown Studio Expands to More Than Just Yoga

August 20, 2014
Lisa Payne

Bridging the gap between yoga and whole body health and wellness, Yogaview Chicago has recently expanded their Lincoln Park/Bucktown location. To accommodate their growing community, Yogaview is now proudly the largest yoga center in the city. With an all new third studio space, yogis and yoginis have more than 80 classes a week to choose from! Members will also have more nationally renowned workshops and teacher training offerings to help further develop their yoga practice. “Yogaview is the best place to practice vinyasa style yoga because we have brought together many of the most experienced and sought after instructors in the area who help to make the practice safe and optimally …  Read more

Calories: Quality Not Quantity

By: Michele Gelman

August 18, 2014
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I am going to do something radical here for all you girls living in fear of a muffin top — I am going to tell you to STOP COUNTING CALORIES. For years, we have been told that calorie intake minus calorie expenditure equals calories stored. So the solution is to use more willpower, eat less and exercise, right? But this advice just doesn’t work, and Americans are getting hungrier and fatter. Of everything we eat, highly refined and rapidly digestible (high glycemic) carbohydrates (which are all forms of sugar) produce the most insulin. Insulin acts on your brain to increase appetite, especially for sugar. If we make too much insulin, it drives …  Read more

The SilkPeel Puts Your Best Face Forward

By: Debra Lipson

August 13, 2014
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Spa treatments are one of life’s ultimate luxuries. Fortunately, the city is brimming with soothing, smoothing options. The drawback? Such indulgences possess a prolonged time commitment, which only increases stress rather than relaxation. The Elysian Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago brings the best of both worlds together – serene service in a half hour appointment – with the rejuvenating SilkPeel Dermalinfusion facial. Eager to get glowing in record time, I found my way to Walton Street, prepped for a peaceful afternoon. This was my first visit to the Elysian Spa, and it immediately blew me away. The incredible interior boasted a wood and white color scheme, crystal mirrors and a …  Read more