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.

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 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. Add a haircut or hairdo to the massage and you’re stress-free.

4. Meditate (visualize yourself in a peaceful setting) or pray.

5. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated

6. Avoid difficult people when possible

7. Pick up an old hobby like painting, composing music or writing

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

By Geo Malave
Human@Ease Strength Trainer

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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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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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HEALER OF THE MONTH: Thai Yoga Massage with Sue McFarland

HEALER OF THE MONTH
Sue McFarland, Thai Yoga Specialist

Sue McFarland is a licensed Massage therapist, with Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Sue is a Seattle transplant, with a big passion for foot ball, “Go Seahawks!” and healing body work.

Sue’s fascination for Oriental Medicine and Chi Energy Healing work has her in demand throughout New York City. Although, she has a variety of massage techniques in her arsenal, her favorite modality is Thai Yoga Massage. Similar to Shiatsu, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures and gentle stretching while palming and thumbing along the body’s “sen” (energy lines) and pressure points. This relieves muscular tension, increases circulation and balances the body by unblocking and dispersing energy.

Join Sue on Saturdays for an Intro To Thai Yoga Massage Basics with this 3 hour hands-on workshop which introduces the basic principles of Thai massage and gives participants a ‘taste” of this sacred healing art.

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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?

DISHING IT WITH DY: Competition Time!

Hey Fitness Friends! It’s been a while since our last Low Down. There’s so much going on and lots of great news to share.

Spring is in and we are on the 3rd Installment of our successful B.E.S.T. Program. It excites me to no end when I get to motivate, inspire and coach individuals to attaining their personal goals both big and small.

Speaking of goal squashing, I am winding down to the final days before my Body Building Competition on April 12th.

Learning to walk in heels is not an easy mission for this sweats n’ sneakers gym rat but I am willing to go to such lengths (and Stiletto heights) to reach my personal goals.

However, as my competition draws closer, a good many anxieties are surging up for me.


Am I at my ideal level of fitness to compete?

Can I really do this?


Sifting through these doubts, I am consistently reminded of all the reasons I started on this journey. To get into best shape of my life, receive recognition for my hard work and to find myself with other empowered women who share my passion for body building.

Looking back over the past few months, it’s clear I have already reached so many of these goals, made friends and learned so much about myself. That this competition is only an opportunity for me to celebrate these accomplishments. Strutting my stuff on stage this Saturday will not only be a piece of cake but also the icing on the cake. A cake I can’t wait to dig into!

Remember kids, It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Peace & Muscle Grease,
Dy

Learn More about the Competition: http://www.fultonsfitness.com/site/category/competitions/