“I was lucky to have a lot of organizations that got me out of my hospital room and showed me that I could still do athletic things and achieve athletic accomplishments,” said Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympian and award-winning paratriathlete. “It proved to me that losing a leg didn’t have to stop me from doing anything I wanted to do.” Stockwell has spent the latter part of her week providing such inspiration and motivation to others at …
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
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
I was recently on WGN giving tips on how to get rid of (and prevent) bed mites. (Try not to itch too much during the video.) Mattress : A mattress should be changed every five to ten years Vacuum mattress to keep out dust mites Covering your mattress and pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers that zip closed will insure that mites don’t burrow in your mattress or pillows. It will keep your sheets mite-free a bit longer. Pillow: Keep pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers Vacuum or wash pillows (Some experts even recommend putting the pillows in the freezer.) Bedsheets: People shed skin cells that dust mites feed on Sheets should be washed once a week even if your … Read more
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