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The Power of Intuition

Intuition. Have you ever experienced a subtle nudge, an undeniable gut feeling, a deep heart knowing? Intuition is defined as “unexplained feelings you have that something is true even when you have no evidence or proof of it.”  It’s also commonly known as... Continue Reading

A Salute to Fat: Making Friends with the Big F!

When did we become so fat phobic? This monumental shift in dietary habits can be linked all the way back to an American senate meeting that occurred in July 1976. Senator George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention about the link between fat and heart disease. This sent the senate into a... Continue Reading

The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

The importance of putting yourself first

In this Mindful Moments blog post we are looking at the importance of putting yourself first. A few weeks ago, a colleague complimented me on prioritizing my time and energy, and asked me why I was protective of this. I had to think for a moment before answering her. I do try to put into practice... Continue Reading

guest blog: 5 reasons you should try fusion fitness

Have you ever heard of the term “fusion fitness” before? The term applies to combining 2 or more different disciplines or group exercise classes into one effective workout. In the past, 1 hour aerobic classes were commonplace. Today, studios like BodyRock Fitness/Fit Republic have created... Continue Reading

6 tips to beat PMS

We’ve all been there; the bloating, the cramping, mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, acne and insatiable cravings for chocolate.  Leaving you wondering why is this happening and is it normal?  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be caused by hormonal imbalances, which can be brought on by... Continue Reading

yoga pose of the week #2

As we enter our second week of September, which is Movement Month at Naturmend, I will be guiding you through another yoga pose, Garudasana. Garudasana, commonly known as Eagle Pose, is a great pose for opening the shoulders as well as for balance. It is good for centering the mind, opening the... Continue Reading