8 Fitness To-Do’s of the Day: Now Do It!

1. Workout Those Legs: they help build big muscle, release testosterone & balances the upper body well for an overall stronger frame.

2. Lift More: Lift weights, lift your girlfriend, lift yourself (pull-ups, dips, getting outta bed), lift boxes, lift, Lift, LIFT! The chicks dig it & you’ll get stronger.

3. Drink Water: carries nutrients throughout your body, cleans your insides & keeps you younger.

4. Come Back: to the gym or fitness studio, be persistent;

5. improve your discipline, eat plant-based protein also, properly portion your meals

Summer Quinoa Salad In the Spring: GOOD FRIDAY!

This is another one of my summer favorites, and it incorporates my current obsession…. quinoa.

- 1 Avocado
- 1 Small Red Onion
- 1 Tomato
- 1/2 Roasted Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Corn
- 1/2 Cup Black Beans
- 1/4 Cup Quinoa
- 1 Lime or Lemon
- 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder & Cumin

Chop avocado, onion, tomato, and roasted pepper, and combine in a medium bowl

1. Add in corn, beans, and quinoa.

2. Chop the lime and squeeze over the mixture.

3. Drizzle on the olive oil, and add in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin to taste.

4. Mix well, and store in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Enjoy for Good Friday!

By Michele Brickner
Human@Ease Yoga Instructor (Join her Fridays 5:30 pm for True Giving Power Hour Vinyasa)

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7 Simple Stress Busters: Become a Human At Ease

Stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are:

1. To Think Positive Thoughts: This is easier said than done, especially when you’re stressed out in the first place. I want you to think of 3 things or people that make you smile or bust out laughing. Write the name or subjects down on a piece of paper right now and carry it with you everywhere you go. Read it whenever your stressed out or upset. I do it all the time. I just end up laughing when I read it.

2. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. Examples:

- Soak in a hot tub
- Walk on the beach or in a park
- Read a good uplifting book
- Visit a friend or relative
- Play with your dog
- Listen to soothing music
- Watch a funny movie

3. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. A professional massage and facial will relieve you of a lot of tension in your body. It’s therapeutic and relieving. Add a haircut or hairdo to the massage and you’re stress-free.

4. Meditate (visualize yourself in a peaceful setting) or pray. The main thing is to relax your body and focus on peace (be as calm as possible), think of positive goals that you have set for yourself, imagine yourself transcending onto another level of consciousness. Control your breathing and visualize yourself in a peaceful setting (can be at the beach, walking in the park or woods, helping others, being re-united with your God, etc)

5. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. The main thing is to give yourself a time-out to relax and then to understand ‘why’ your upset and then to find a solution.

6. Avoid difficult people when possible. Make sure that you self-analyze to make sure you’re not in the wrong. Also, don’t take everything so personal and don’t take yourself too seriously. Otherwise, place yourself around positive, uplifting people whenever you can. The most positive people in my experience has usually been those into fitness and health, musicians, artists and dancers. They’re everywhere, join them.

7. Pick up an old hobby like painting, composing music or writing. Or perhaps you can start up a new one. Here are a few ideas:

- Paint a picture of the birds chirping. Cheesy, but it’ll make you smile
- Write an uplifting song about love, God or being happy
- Start writing in a diary or journal, a poem, even a short novel

Thought for the day: When seeing grey clouds… float on them.

By Geo Malave
Human@Ease Strength Trainer

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To get the most out of your fitness goals, I highly recommend the following health articles and wellness services at Human@Ease fitness studio:

Services
Strength Training (learn proper form, build muscle & improve muscular endurance)
Group Classes (improve cardio, learn different training styles & breathing techniques)
The BEST Plan (improve all areas of your life with nutrition, fitness & wellness)

Articles
More Reps, No Sets
Getting The Most Out Of A Brief Workout
Is the B.E.S.T. Plan Right For You?

SUNDAY FITSPIRATION from Human@Ease

Before you start any health or wellness program, list all the reasons you’re going to eat better and exercise more. Carry it with you and read it when your willpower and motivation starts to fade. Many personal trainers and weight management experts believe that reviewing your reasons for dieting improves your levels of adherence. It may work for you!

By Geo Malave
Human@Ease Fitness Blogger

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To get the most out of your fitness goals, I highly recommend the following health articles and wellness services at Human@Ease fitness studio:

Services
Strength Training (learn proper form, build muscle & improve muscular endurance)
Group Classes (improve cardio, learn different training styles & breathing techniques)
The BEST Plan (improve all areas of your life with nutrition, fitness & wellness)

Articles
More Reps, No Sets
Getting The Most Out Of A Brief Workout
Is the B.E.S.T. Plan Right For You?

Friday Night Meal: Bright Shrimp Salad

I just made this salad for the first time tonight. It was so heavenly that I just had to share! It’s a simple salad that is full of ingredients that just make you feel good.

- 9 Shrimps
- 2 Cups Red Leaf Lettuce
- 1/4 Avocado
- 1 Roma Tomato
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic Powder

1. Saute or grill shrimp, and then place in the refrigerator to cool down

2. Chop the tomato and avocado

3. Combine the lettuce, tomato, avocado, and shrimp

4. Drizzle on the olive oil, and then squeeze the lemon over your salad

5. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

By Michele Brickner
Human@Ease Yoga Instructor (Join her Fridays 5:30 pm for True Giving Power Hour Vinyasa)

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