13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

Ahh….the Spa-ahhh. . .How wonderful it feels when you are in that tranquil, scented environment. The senses are stimulated from head to toe through touch, smell, surroundings, and taste. Even your soul feels pampered from the pride and pleasure of self-care.

Spas know that natural pleasures are a popular favorite among spa-goers. Spas work really hard to help re-create nature for you. Don’t lose sight that you too have the ability to access the same natural forces and incorporate them into your daily life. It is possible for you to Make Every Day A Spa Day!

Maybe you’re feeling tired or stressed out? You don’t have to wait to go to the spa. Create a relaxing environment at home!

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Exercise and Your Immune System

Exercise and Your Immune System

If you’re an avid exerciser or even new to exercise, you might be wondering how working out affects your immune system. There are so many different ways to be active from light and low impact to intense and invigorating. But which is the best for your body? There are a number of factors that affect your immunity and you’ll need to consider all of them when adding in fitness.

In this blog post, we’ll cover:

  • Other Factors That Affect Your Immune System

  • Workouts That Support or Suppress Your Immune System

  • How To Workout When You’re Sick

  • The Best Supplements To Support Your Body + Your Immune System

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5 Health Benefits Of Working Out By The Ocean

5 Health Benefits Of Working Out By The Ocean

I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. I, like many people, feel a sense of calm and relaxation when I’m by the sea. I’ve read and know about the theory of Thalassotherapy, a theory that the sea has many health benefits. Thalassotherapy, from the Greek thalasso meaning ‘sea’ and therapia meaning ‘treatment’, uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and the marine environment for your health and wellbeing. In thalassotherapy, not only do you benefit just from being around the sea but actually connecting to the sand and the water with your body enhances those benefits. I’m in!

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8 Reasons To Go On A Fitness Vacation

8 Reasons To Go On A Fitness Vacation

One of the reasons I created Vita Vie Retreat, over 12 years ago, was so that I could build an environment where people could truly focus on themselves. I had been doing personal training and nutrition coaching for about 6 years and one of my biggest complaints was that my clients couldn’t focus on themselves. We would be in the middle of a training session and a client would reach to answer a phone call or a text (and way back in the day, it was a pager). It just seemed like we were treading water rather than swimming through the waves.

So one day I was on a plane and I read an article about a big health spa, a place to escape and get away and get fit and healthy. And while this appealed to me, I also wanted to create an environment where I would still work with clients rather than just owning an operation and shuffling people in and out. Training and coaching are my passion and actually participating in that work is really important to me. So, I decided to create a small version of the health spa so I could accomplish my goals – to form a fitness vacation where people could get away and focus on themselves as well as be able to do the coaching. And here we are in 2018 with Vita Vie Retreat!

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5 Ways To Beat Stress

5 Ways To Beat Stress

Stress is all around us. The world is moving at a fast pace and most people are being pulled in a million different directions (or at least it feels like it). Whether you’re dealing with stress from family, relationships, work, friends, physical stress or some other type of stress, it’s safe to say that the majority of people have some type of stress in their lives.

In order to beat stress, you’ve got to know the types of stress you have in your life. Identifying the different stressors is the first step in reducing your stress load. Bad stress isn’t just mental. It can be physical too. Here are just a few of the stressors that might be affecting you:

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Goal Setting: Does Your Behavior Match Your Goals

Goal Setting: Does Your Behavior Match Your Goals

So you’ve set a health, fitness or weight loss goal – now what? First of all, congratulations! Many people fly blindly without ever setting a clear goal. And if you’re reading this and your goal isn’t clear or specific, now is the time to define your goal. In this post, we’ll cover how your behavior must match your goal in order to achieve it.

I believe in clear, specific, measurable goals. If you truly want to achieve a goal, you can’t just throw something out there to the wind and expect it to be attained. Setting a clear goal that is defined will give you the best chance to succeed. 

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18 Ways To Have A Healthier Holiday

18 Ways To Have A Healthier Holiday

Holiday weekends can mean overindulging with friends and family and less activity than usual. Have you ever had one of those holidays or vacation weeks where you ate (and drank) too much and didn’t move your body like you normally do? It usually ends up making you feel worse rather than better. While it’s important to enjoy yourself over the holiday, staying close to your healthy goals doesn’t have to be hard. It There are some easy ways to keep yourself on track. With a few tweaks, your holiday can still be a ton of fun but you won’t need a vacation from your vacation. Here are our 18 ways to have a healthier holiday.

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How To Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals

How To Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals

Life… it has this sneaky way of creeping in and throwing curve balls left and right. Life will always happen. There will always be a busy day at work or family problems or relationship highs and lows or sick children. Once conflict arises, it seems like health and fitness routines go haywire. We seek comfort food or we just don’t feel like moving. These are the things that help us stay clear and balanced in both body and mind though! So what do we do when conflict smacks us in the face (and it happens to everyone so if you’re reading this – you’re not alone)? Avoiding the conflict is not reasonable because we can’t always control what comes at us. Figurine out how to navigate through any issues is what needs to happen to stay on track.

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