Face Yoga with Ranjana Kahn

January 20th, 2015

Here is a version of face yoga that feels like yoga, from Ranjana Kahn.

Face Yoga for Lips

July 14th, 2013

Here’s more facial yoga from Anneliese Hagen, author of The Yoga Face. She demonstrates these simple exercises, practiced in front of a mirror, that can minimize wrinkles around your lips.

Power Plate Benefits: Lose Weight and Visceral Fat

July 18th, 2012

power plate

From MedicalNewsToday.com (2009): Power Plate Exercise Aids In Weight Loss, Reduction Of Harmful Visceral Fat:  (Cathie’s note: This research confirms our experience with the power plate in our office . Please call if you’d like to make an appointment for training.)

New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate® vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat.

The study [Note: 1], conducted at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, found that overweight or obese people who regularly undertook Power Plate® exercise were more successful at long-term weight loss and shedding visceral or belly fat (which is associated with a higher susceptibility to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes) than those who combined dieting with a more conventional fitness routine and those who simply dieted.

The study was conducted over a six month period, after which subjects returned to their daily lives and reported back for retesting at 12 months. In terms of weight loss:

  • The “Power Plate®” group lost 11 percent of their body weight and maintained a 10.5 percent loss
  • The diet and conventional fitness group lost 7 percent and maintained a 6.9 percent loss
  • The diet only group lost 6 percent, and maintained less than 5 percent loss

Even more promising was the reduction of visceral fat: Continue reading »

Numbers Game

June 24th, 2012

Yep we’ve all seen these. This is a pretty good one though (don’t follow the hokey directions, just click once you get there).

Facial Yoga: Minimize Forehead Wrinkles

February 23rd, 2012

What to do about forehead wrinkles?   Beyond bangs and botox…try facial yoga!   Watch this video; these exercises are surprisingly easy to do.