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Can You Burn Fat While Sleeping?

Does sleeping help you lose weight? Well, science is showing us today that it could. However, poor sleeping habits actually make you gain weight. In this short article we will take a look at why poor sleep can make you gain weight.

Does Masturbation Affect BodyBuilding or Muscle Growth

The world of bodybuilding is full of myths and falsehoods, and one of the most prevalent ones is that masturbation affects muscle growth. In fact, this couldn't be further from the truth! Masturbation is a healthy and beneficial activity that can help you to perform at optimal levels.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Be Graceful.

What seems like a lifetime ago already, I served as a Montessori teacher for adolescents. In my Montessori orientation I heard the phrase repeatedly "Grace and courtesy". While this was not specifically a Montessori teaching, it was a philosophy adopted by Montessori educators because of the way it honored ones place in the larger community. Grace referred to a peace and respect towards yourself. Courtesy referred to that same peace and respect towards others. Since those days long past as a Montessori educator, I have returned to my original classroom...the gym.

The Benefits of Aromatherapy Certification Courses

There is nothing quite like the scents of flowers and essential oils. However, they are for more than just smelling pretty. Learning how healing these items can be, could lead you into a very successful career. With a clinical aromatherapy certification, you can become a practicing aromatherapist, practicing your new found knowledge in the home or even in your very own clinic. There is much to learn when you enroll in aromatherapy certification. Upon completion, students should be knowledgeable in:

Commit to Live Balance Fit

Every so often, I get a great idea!  Or at least I think it's a great idea.  As I often do, I bounce it off reasonable people (yes, Heather, I am referring to you as reasonable) to see if she agrees.  Typically, she doesn't agree and rather than humor me, she rollls her eyes and scoffs at the idea to make sure that I know just how bad the idea is.  

Some Thoughts on Yoga and Self Transformation

There is always a pull in yoga between adapting practices to the needs of the individual within our current world, and honoring and understanding its often complex traditional principles and practices. I think I've made the point before that I think it is like a chef cooking a traditional dish from a culture, with the original ingredients and methods, and another chef creating a dish that represents a fusion of cultures, or a modern take within a culture of a dish that has been around in different forms for a very long time.

Lessons from the Yoga Mat

 There are always a lot of posts on social media that list the benefits of yoga. As always some research is well designed, and some less so, but there is so much research being done these days on yoga and related topics that one can see pretty clear evidence of a number of benefits of the practice. In some cases we can also see the factors within the practice that lead to those benefits.