Everyday Love: Abhyanga

Start Your Day Right

Abhyanga is a daily, total body, self-massage. This Ayurvedic healing ritual is the foundation of beauty, youth, strength, and tone as well as mental and physical calm. In Sanskrit, the source language for Yoga and Ayurveda, sneha means both oil and love. When we massage with a caring heart and hands, we nourish deeply with oil, which is stabilizing, comforting, and enriching. Following morning abhyanga, we move into our day steeped in care and slippery with love.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Why I Don't Support Restrictive Diets, Cleansing, or Fasting

New training clients usually have questions about the nutritional aspect of getting into better shape. Sometimes, weight loss can seem like a giant puzzle. Most of the time, they don’t know where to begin, or they aren’t really sure what “eating healthy” means. Many times, they’re looking for my opinion about popular restrictive diets, cleansing, or fasting.

I always bring up nutrition in every session, but it’s also something that I come back to weekly. Nutrition needs continuous planning and consideration, just as workouts do.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Winter Exercise: Prevent Hibernation Mode

How to Put the Brakes on Winter Weight Gain

The winter poses unique obstacles for those leading a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy for many of us to go into hibernation, especially when the weather gets too cold to bear.

By facing the obstacles, understanding why they can mess us up, and then implementing ways to either avoid or counteract the damage, we can all start spring without several extra pounds of weight gain.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Getting Fit: Dealing With Setbacks, Doubt, and Criticism

Somewhere along your path to being a fit person you will experience setbacks that will slow you down and keep you from reaching goals as quickly as you would like. You will deal with doubt, both from yourself and from those whose support you value. Also, you may experience direct criticism from people you admire, respect, and even love.

What do you do when you are confronted with any or all of these things?

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

How Often Should You Switch Up Your Exercise Routine?

The great debate on how often to switch up a workout routine varies from program to program, but one sentiment always rings true:

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

What Kind of Workout Will Help Me Sleep?

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Here Is Your Wake Up Call

I have a yoga student who’s the last person on earth to practice yoga. He’s a big VP at a huge media conglomerate, his favorite vacation spot is Disneyland, and he and his family had never looked at organics, sustainable or natural.  He’s definitely never read Jaws vs. The Grocery Store, my blog about local, seasonal, organic food and where to get it.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Workout Ideas for When You're Snowed In

by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch

When the weatherman forecasts a big winter storm, the last thing on the agenda is an early morning jog or blustery ride to a local fitness class. Through rain and sleet, ice and snow, these winter workout ideas are sure to warm up even the coldest bones in the comfort of your own home. Read on and get moving!

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Why Large Companies Should Support Cyclists

by Mads Phikamphon | Icebike.org

There are many reasons why large businesses should have some degree of affection for cyclists. The benefits that they bring to the infrastructure are numerous indeed. However, a lot of cities just aren’t open to more cyclists.

This is sad, because cycling is a cheap, healthy, and safe way to get around in the city. In addition to this, staff are made far more efficient in their daily tasks.

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Mads Phikamphon is part of the popular cycling blog Icebike.orgHe has never had a car, loves to bike, and often dream about car-free cities where people are more happy and there is no congestion and pollution.

11 Ways to Build a Healthy Habit: Walking

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