What Style of Yoga is Right for You?

Yoga (Image Credit: Lululemon Athletica)

Yoga (Image Credit: Lululemon Athletica)

Yoga: it’s all the buzz in the exercise world. However, do you know what style of yoga best suits you? Before you go buy a yoga mat (or go find the one  that’s hiding in the closet), it’s important that you make sure you know the types of yoga offered to choose the one best for your body. Below is a quick overview of just a few styles of yoga. Continue reading

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Meditation for Stress Relief

Kali Sampson teaching yoga, one of many forms of meditation, at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

Kali Sampson teaching yoga, one of many forms of meditation, at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

What’s the one thing people always tell you not to do, but seems impossible not to do? Stress. Stress seems to be an inevitable part of daily life that many people cannot overcome. Although stress seems unconquerable, there are remedies to lessen daily stress, such as meditation. Continue reading

What Terms on Food Labels Really Mean

Checking Food Labels (Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture)

Checking Food Labels (Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture)

You’re trying to eat healthier, so you decide to attempt to read the labels for the foods you’re eating. There’s one problem: they’re almost written in a different language! So what are the important things to look for when you’re reading food labels? Below, in no particular order, are some items on food labels you should be examining when deciding what kinds of foods to buy or eat.

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Superfoods for Your Health

Blueberries (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

Blueberries (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

There is a lot of talk about “superfoods,” but what are superfoods and which ones are the best for your health?

A “superfood” can be defined as “nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals.” Eating these superfoods is said to reduce risk of chronic disease and extend life expectancy. (source 1)

Below is a brief list of superfoods that will help to improve you health. Continue reading

5 Tips for Good Gym Etiquette

At the Gym (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

At the Gym (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

There seems to be an unspoken “gym etiquette” code that some gym goers understand, while others seem to have missed the memo. But what are some of these unspoken rules?

Although I am sure there is an extensive list of gym etiquette somewhere out there, below are a few common rules I’ve picked up, or wished other people would have picked up on, from being a frequent gym goer. Continue reading

Would you try…Google Glass?

Google Glass (Image Credit: Google)

Google Glass (Image Credit: Google)

It’s all the rage in the tech world: Google Glass.

Google Glass is “a type of wearable computer created by  Google’s Project Glass…” and works to “provide an experience known as augmented reality, where images are superimposed over what the user sees in real life.” (source 1)

Google Glass has a number of features, including the ability to take photos and videos of what you are seeing when you look through the glasses. You can also use Google hangout to show your friends or relatives what you are looking at. (source 2) Continue reading

Starbucks Offers New Menu Items for Spring!

Starbucks Cup (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

Starbucks Cup (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

In March, Starbucks fanatics were excited to see the new Hazelnut Macchiato debut. Now Starbucks is coming out with new drinks and foods for the spring and summer seasons.

Among the most talked about drink coming to the Starbucks’ line is the Carmel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, which will debut on April 30th. The drink will be made “with caramel syrup, Frappuccino roast coffee, milk and ice, drizzled with a layer of Starbucks’ new dark caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream, more caramel and a crunchy caramel sugar topping.” (source 1) Continue reading