Money, Politics, Yoga: When It’s Time To Close Up Shop

I’ve become one of those studio owners, common by now, who has decided to close up shop. In a very few days, I’ll be teaching my last class in a space I put countless hours and effort into creating.


Denmark Opens Second Branch of Supermarket Selling Only Expired Foods — Grocery News

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Every year, over 700,000 tons of food are wasted in Denmark, which is why NGO DanChurchAid opened up a grocery store earlier this year selling expired — but safe-to-consume — foods for discounted rates in Copenhagen. The market, called Wefood, is doing so well that a second store has opened its doors for environmentally conscious shoppers.

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Improve Foot Flexibility: The Exercises To Increase Mobility

Athletes focus a lot on muscle groups that they use for workout sessions. Most of the time, the feet gets neglected. People never really cared much about stretching their feet.

OxygenMag gives us a preview how to improve foot flexibility using simple tips. Stretching the feet is quite important as tight ankles or feet result in stiff posterior chain which means it cannot adapt to uneven ground and will likely cause injury.

Improve Foot Flexibility and Mobility

As athletes, we spend a lot of time stretching our large muscle groups in preparation for workouts, but we bet each of you a hundred bucks that you’ve never really taken the time to stretch…Read more…

Breaking Muscle gives us these strengthening exercises in order to make your speed, power and balance better. The author talks about how people tend to overlook this essential part of their body. Core muscles, upper body and lower body get the most attention. People only focus on feet if there’s already injury.

If we really look into it, we use these to do almost all activities every day. From standing, walking, and running, we use our lower extremities to perform our daily routines. These serve as the main foundation of the body.

5 Foot Strengthening Exercises To Improve Speed, Power, And Balance

The stronger your feet, the stronger your foundation is for everything. Not to mention, strengthening your feet will help alleviate and prevent pain throughout the rest of your body. If your training goal is to be able to move with better strength, balance, power, and control, then you must train the two things that tie it all together. Read more…

GMB tells us that we can’t execute our day-to-day routine without our lower extremities. A few people only know about the importance of strong and flexible lower extremities. Stable feet, ankles and calves help our movement and balance. These help us execute well without pain or difficulty.

Those who have trouble in their lower limbs tend to have issues on training and regular activity. These can have an overwhelming impact in their lives. In order to stop that, check these tips for a more effective approach in strengthening your lower limbs.

Fix Your Feet – Mobility, Strength, and Flexibility Exercises for Foot and Ankle Health

This article will give you a brief introduction to the basic anatomy and movements in the ankle and foot (just enough for a good familiarity, but not enough for you to perform surgery…). Then, I’ll discuss the primary importance of working on this area, and finally, how to incorporate exercises for these areas into your training routine. Read more…

Check this video from Adarsh Williams: Calf, Lower Leg & Foot Stretching Routine – Active Isolated Stretching

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10 Things to Pair with Clementines for a Winning Snack — Snack Tips from The Kitchn

Come December, we’d wager every lunch box has a clementine or two tucked inside of them. Alone they are a near-perfect snack, packaged by nature to require no extra containers, and thin-skinned and easy to peel for little hands. When you add an extra ingredient to the mix, clementines become a snack-time superstar. From chocolate to nuts, here’s how to turn your clementines into a winning snack.

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7 Fast and Fancy Upgrades for a Snack Board — Snack Your Way Through the Holidays

The whole point of a snack board is to keep it extra simple and extra fuss-free, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give yours a little upgrade now and then. Add one or two of these ingredients — they are on the fancier side, but easy enough to find — to your snack board to jazz it up without even trying.

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Experts Tackle The Importance Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness

CBC Canada tells us that the AMA wants to encourage putting the cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign. Medical practitioners are urged to assess and estimate adults’ CRF rates during routine checkups.

This refers to the individual’s ability to do aerobic exercises. A number of medical studies present strong results that indicate this as a stronger indicator of death risks.

Add Cardiorespiratory Fitness As A Vital Sign, Report From American Heart Association Urges

That’s why the American Heart Association turned to Queen’s University kinesiology Prof. Robert Ross and his team of international experts to review the evidence. Read more… reports that a new statement from AMA spearheaded by Queen’s University professor Robert Ross gives us results determining CRF as an important factor in cardiovascular health.

It is essential as it gives additional information how to manage patients’ health condition.  Aside from giving individuals an idea about their cardiovascular status, higher levels of CRF are associated with improved cases for particular cancer types, surgical risk, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and Type 2 diabetes.

An Exercise In Good Health

Decades of research have shown that CRF is a stronger predictor of mortality than established risk factors such as cigarette smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, and that low levels of CRF are associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, and mortality rates attributable to various cancers. Read more…

Science News says that according to Dr. Ross, an estimation of CRF levels in the medical field is not that difficult – it’s just like when you’re measuring someone’s blood pressure.

The benefits of adding CRF for risk classification is that professionals are given the opportunity to improve patient care and encourage lifestyle modifications that can ultimately lower risk.

An Exercise in Good Health

This research aims to establish the foundation to incorporate cardiorespiratory fitness measurements into standard clinical practice. Read more…

Overall fitness is even challenging for most of us. Incorporating this in existing patients can give them a better chance of living a healthier lifestyle and body functions.

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Make Your Cake Do Double Duty This Holiday Season — Set the Table for Celebration

So, you made a cake and it’s a real show-stopper. The only problem? Your guests won’t get to see it until the end of the night and then, before you know it, it’s gone.

Well, no more, I say! Have your cake, gaze at it, and then eat it too.

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