To compile this
list of women-centered wellness tips, we contacted the
pros in each of the spas in our Journeywoman Network
and asked for their expertise. Their response was swift
and splendid. We were sent a wonderfully mixed bag of
interesting pointers all designed to keep each one of
us fit in mind, body and spirit. Read on, enjoy and
Top 10 Do's and
Don'ts for Weight Loss...
- Don't diet.
- Do eat more fiber.
- Don't pass the sugar, please
- Do boost your metabolism.
- Don't eat fast food.
- Do increase your physical activity level.
- Don't eat late at night.
- Do eat breakfast and include protein.
- Don't eat under stress.
- Do ask yourself "What am I feeling?" and
"What do I need right now?" before eating.
(SOURCE: Mark Liponis,
M.D., Mark Hyman, M.D., Canyon Ranch Health Resorts
walk at work...
Brown bag your
lunch so that you have time to walk during your lunch
hour. Even if you only walk a couple of blocks or do
a few laps around the courtyard of your office building,
you'll return to your desk energized and clear-headed.
Cluff, The Oaks at Ojai)
with breathing techniques...
own inner oasis is simply a "breath" away. The next
time you are feeling overwhelmed or simply need a respite
from the stresses of everyday life, close your eyes,
and take four cleansing breaths. Imagine your abdomen
filling with air like a balloon as you breathe in the
fresh new air, and as you release the old air, imagine
the balloon deflating, and visualize all the stale thoughts,
attitudes letting go. ...Refreshing!
Anderson, President, Inner Oasis Spas, Ltd.)
Tossing a couple
cloves of garlic into your cooking is an easy way to
get more cancer-fighting compounds into your diet. In
cell studies, garlic has demonstrated a remarkable ability
to inhibit the growth of many types of cancer, including
stomach and colorectal cancers. Researchers speculate
that garlic may stimulate the immune system, setting
off a string of immune-supportive reactions that help
the body fight disease and infection.
up your salads with Avocado Vinaigrette...
For cool with a
kick, zig this zippy emerald salsa across anything hot
off the grill, from fish to fajitas, or drizzle it over
a platter of sliced fresh tomatoes. Eke it onto eggs
or even eggplant. Squirt it on squash, dab it on rabbit
or anything else that needs a lift. It's healthy and
1 medium avocado
Juice from one lime
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable stock
1/4 cup teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon seeded minced serrano pepper
1 clove minced garlic
1 green onion, minced
Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a food processor
or blender. Chill. Yield: 2 cups
(SOURCE: Lake Austin
Be fat savvy...
Reduce your intake
of animal fats and transfats (margarine and shortening).
Emphasize healthy fats by using olive oil, enjoying
avocados and nuts, and eating several servings of fish
-- especially oily fish like salmon and herring-- every
Witz, The Heartland Spa, Destination Spa Vacations)
around the world...
and folly are often companions (France).
Beauty is but skin deep (English).
Beauty will fade, but not goodness (Philippines).
Beauty will not make the pot boil (Irish).
Wit, Inspiring Wisdom -- Proverbs around the world).