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Nichole Michele | Life, Health & Fitness by Design - Part 4

12 Superfoods for Better Health


superfoodsThere are 12 superfoods that, if eaten on a regular basis, do wonders for your health. Do you know what they are?

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Start Weight Loss Now


weight loss, fitness, diet, health

When people start their weight loss journey, they want to see results.

Without results, it can be hard to stay motivated and keep trying to lose weight. Fortunately, there are many ways to monitor your weight and many techniques to try. Here are some tried and true ways to drop excess pounds. Continue reading

Mind Over Matter: Key Strategies for Weight Loss Success


Do you feel trapped on the diet carousel? weight loss You are not alone. But it turns out there is hope. The key to long-term weight loss success may not be the body, but the mind. Research indicates that those who have a positive outlook on life are more likely to lose weight and stay thin. But how can you have a positive outlook when you’ve been burned so many times before? Is it possible to “will your way” to losing weight? Continue reading

The 6 Branches of Yoga


I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of my yoga practice! Over the year I’ve learned so much about myself especially when it comes to my limits and capabilities. I’m looking forward to my continued evolution and discovering more there is to learn beginning with the six branches of Yoga. Continue reading

Use Yoga to Chase Away the Blues


Yoga is a great disposition enhancer and it does it naturally. Any kind of exercise releases hormones that help ease the stress that often leads to the blahs, blues, or outright depression. Activity keeps your mind far from negative thoughts and allows you to gain insight on dilemmas in your life. People who are depressed or feeling down often lack the stimulus to exercise. A word of warning – if you experience more than just the occasional bout of the blues and feel down for more than two weeks at a time, you should seek professional help to explore potential solutions. Continue reading

Increase Arm Strength With Yoga


I love the look of toned arms! If you do as well, then Yoga is fantastic for building strength in the arms. Although you may never see your biceps bulge through your T-shirt sleeves, I will say you will see an increase in arm strength and endurance that may not occur in perhaps other forms of exercise. Although, some basic Calisthenics like Push-ups, the Plank and the Dive-bombers do borrow heavily from Yoga. Continue reading

Get the Most Out of Your Yoga Practice


Yoga is an ancient art that has been refined and modified by many great teachers across the ages. It now comes in so many different styles and techniques and different people may find different versions of Yoga more suitable for them. This is because Yoga is a very personal exercise routine with strong emphasis on looking within oneself in order to achieve personal balance and wellbeing. Regardless of which individual version of Yoga you practice there are a number of things that apply to Yoga universally rather than to individual branches of the discipline. If you want to get the most from your Yoga session you will learn to understand these things and develop them into your Yoga routine. Continue reading

Yoga – Step by Step for Beginner Yogis


The benefits of Yoga are well know to everyone who has ever tried the discipline but if you are new to Yoga let me recap. Yoga is a fantastically popular and effective way of strengthening you physically as well as mentally and spiritually. This last ‘spiritual’ aspect may turn some people off, but it’s not something that needs to be associated with religion. Really the best alternate word for the spiritual strength of Yoga is contentment or happiness. It allows you to be a calmer person and more happy with yourself. Put like that it sounds pretty great doesn’t it? Continue reading