Tag: clear calm focus

When NOT to reach for an energy drink

For most of us, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything that needs to be done. When we’re tired, our first inclination may be to reach for a highly caffeinated energy drink. We might also be tempted to reach for an energy drink in hopes of improving our concentration. I hope I […]

Avoid running injuries by focusing on technique

  One of the most pleasant parts of running is allowing your mind to wander. Many runners say that shoes-to-pavement is a great way to clear their heads. But wait. You don’t want to do that! According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, approximately 70 percent of runners will get injured this […]

Achieve that ‘runner’s high’ by paying attention to your breathing

  Now that the weather is getting nicer, people gravitate toward more outside activities. Running remains a very popular way to enjoy the outdoors and stay in shape. If you also run to get that feel-good runner’s “high” … here’s why you should focus on your breathing technique.  We could all run well until we […]

Exercise motivation comes from connecting the dots

When it comes to staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, people ask me all the time about how to get motivated and stay motivated. After 20 years of teaching strength and conditioning, Empowered Yoga and other fitness strategies, I can state for certain that mental fitness is the key. Your body will do whatever […]

Are your mind and body really in synch?

Most of us are so busy that even when we take “me” time, it’s hard for us to clear our minds. It’s easy for me to pick out the people at the gym who are zoning out and probably thinking about a dozen things other than their workouts. Here are a few tricks to help […]