Certifying as a wellness coach and working with M.D.s and researchers in the area of food and supplements has been a great complement to my Pilates teaching. Something that has fascinated me recently is the beneficial use of GOOD dietary fat in my diet to increase my stamina and well being throughout my day! One of the fats I use is called ghee. Continue reading
I’m pleased that Van Halsema Pilates was voted one of the Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Santa Monica in the Opencare.com-verified 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards!
Here’s the official award information:
In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, scientists at Arizona State University reported that healthy (but formerly sedentary) adult women who adopted a regular exercise routine not only gained weight, but increased body fat (not muscle mass).
Chronic joint or muscle pain, extreme fatigue, difficulty sleeping, weakness, nausea, headache, depression – these are all symptoms you may experience if you are living with an autoimmune disorder. Continue reading
So you’ve had surgery and you’re eager to return to your Pilates practice. Or perhaps your post-op recovery is motivating you to begin Pilates for the very first time? As soon as you have doctor’s permission to begin, doing Pilates could be one of the best means possible for getting back into shape!
Many of us already have heard about Coenzyme-Q10, the natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and available in supplement form. It comes in two forms: ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form, and ubiquinone, the oxidized form, which the body partially converts to ubiquinol. Continue reading
Minerals are perhaps the most important groups of nutrients human beings require. Unlike some vitamins, for example, minerals cannot be made inside the body and must come from our diet, supplements or drinking water. Minerals regulate most bodily functions by participating in all chemical compounds in our bodies. They also form the structure of the body.
The ff. is excerpted directly from Elizabeth Agnvall’s article in the November 2014 AARP Bulletin. It is worth repeating.
Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress–a mainstay of modern life–doesn’t merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it.
Craving a handful of super sweet Medjool dates or those juicy strawberries from the farmers market? Enjoy, but careful! Your fructose consumption should be kept at 15 to 25 grams per day. Continue reading
More than 2 million Americans are affected by a type of arthritis called Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is one of more than 80 autoimmune diseases, each one having its own set of symptoms. RA causes joint inflammation that results in pain, deformity, fatigue, problems with range of motion, and resulting depression. Continue reading