Biking is, and always has been, a craze. Biking as a form of transport dates back to 1817. Using bike inspired designs the Wright brothers engineered modern flight in 1903. Today companies like Pedego and Easy Motion electric bikes continue to innovate on the many reasons to ride a bike. Read on for nine biking facts we found interesting.
It was the late 80's, the temperature was perfectly warm and a light breeze brought with it fresh garden smells. I was at my Grandma's house enjoying the patio deck and backyard pond. She had a large garden and had just purchased a juicer. That day I was served a deliciously healthy treat that remains a favorite today - Apple Lemon Juice. I so clearly remember that moment today that green juice has become a staple in my diet.
I have found that spending 30 minutes to juice yields about two days worth of juice at about $2.31 a pint. Not only that, but it is rare that fruits or vegetables go bad in my fridge. Juicing makes it extremely easy to keep and use fresh produce. Keep reading to see how I do it ...
The art of developing balance best begins with a deep, healthy breath of fresh air. The breathing practice known as Yoga breathing, or more formally as Ujjayi breathing, is a time tested holistic alternative to achieving focus, rhythm, and positive thinking. In addition, the Ujjayi breathing technique brings a host of health benefits with every breath.
We were lucky enough to meet up with Rachelle Ballard for guided coaching on where to begin. Rachelle is the the passionate owner of Into the Woods Wellness and offers services dedicated to teaching health and mindful living. Rachelle has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology: emphasis in Wellness Coaching and Nutrition, and is a 500 hr yoga certified instructor.
The goal in Ujjayi breathing is to develop mindfulness and health through a holistic control of the body’s nervous system. When the sympathetic nervous system is at play the body is typically on an extreme and seeking balance. Ujjayi breathing as a technique trains the body in achieving a homeostatic balance. Learning to feel this transition will come over time, and allow for feelings of relaxation and calm to flow as control over sympathetic responses in the body become more apparent. Mindfulness around such internal wellbeing will increase motivation and translate directly into physical feats not yet achieved.