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26 Apr. 2014 Posted by Hannah Mich

Wrong is Right: Discovering proper movement

exercise, movement, proper posture, proper exercise technique

As an exercise specialist, the most common question I get from clients is, "am I doing this exercise right ? My answer a couple of years ago, would have been a decisive "yes" or "no," but I have grown as a professional and have learned a hard lesson that I want to share...

Food Goes In, Poo Goes Out: Your Infant’s Digestive System

infant digestion, open gut, diarrhea, constipation, amylase, IgA, digestive development, breast milk, intestinal flora

Four months ago I began the daunting task of investigating infants and food introduction. I wanted to be prepared when my little girl was ready to start solid foods. I read books, articles, blogs and studies. When she turned five and half months I felt ready to take on the task of slowly introducing solid foods. I was wrong.

Kick Crunches to the Curb

core exercises, crunches, crunches on exercise ball, low-back pain, planks, kneeling superman, core exercise routine

Lets face it the traditional abdominal exercise – the crunch – is a staple exercise for many from the weekend warriors to the college athletes. The crunch has been around for decades and when I typed in “crunch exercise” into Google I pulled up almost three million results with the top ones being videos of how to perform a crunch. So, naturally you would think the crunch is an effective way to exercise your abdominals. Wrong!

24 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich in proper posture, postural alignment, poor posture, improve posture

Slouchy No More: Improve your posture

stretches, postural exercises

Sitting at a computer desk eight hours a day. Driving long commutes to and from work. Lounging in your over-stuffed couch watching television. Combine these activities with stressful lifestyles and the obesity epidemic, and it is no wonder we are a society with a generally “slouchy” posture.

12 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich in new year's resolution, active lifestyle, live green, eco-friendly, recycle, reuse, organic

Ah Ha Moment: Greener you, healthier you

recycle, tennis shoes, sneakers, green living, active lifestyle

You are on the right track. You are eating more vegetables and less saturated fat. You have a gym membership and go three to four times a week. You also climb the stairs religiously instead of being crammed in the elevator with 10 other co-workers trying to make it to the office floor before eight o’clock in the morning. And you are saying “no” more than “yes” when it comes to those yummy doughnuts that seem to always be calling your name in the break room at the office. And yet something feels like it is missing?