Meditation…Everyone Should Do It! (peer pressure encouraged ;) )

Happy Friday Friends!

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Most of us have heard of meditation….and I would say it’s probably safe to assume that most of us don’t do it. We say “Who has time for that?”, and “Umm… I’m not into sitting and chanting” or “I can’t sit still for that long”. I would be lying if I said at one point I haven’t said one or more of these statements. BUT meditation does not necessarily have to be done one way or the highway. This great article gives us some insight to what meditation really is and how it is soooo very beneficial for us (especially in today’s “plugged in” world). Click here to take a look and see how you can integrate a little meditation into your day πŸ˜€

FUN FACT: Here at the Studio we have a Mindfulness Meditation class every Friday morning from 9:45-10:15. Cost is a donation for the local food bank. What a great way to help yourself and others.Β  Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!

Friday Education: Sitting is Killing Us!

Happy Friday Friends! Ok, so dramatic title much? I agree it is a little alarming but what is even more alarming is that it is true! Take a look at this great graphic style article showing us just how much damage we are doing by sitting all day. (Click here to read.) Don’t worry it also gives some advice on how to break up an all day sitting spree πŸ™‚

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Also this will be our last post until the New Year! Say wha? So have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all! Enjoy time with family and friends, get out and do some sliding, skiing, snowshoeing, whatever activity you like to do. (eating and drinking may make its way onto the agenda as well ;D all in moderation folks! )

Friday Education: This is Bananas!!

Happy Friday Friends!

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So who doesn’t like bananas? Okay there are probably some people out there who don’t like this convenient and yummy snack, but they may change their minds after reading this little article about all the benefits of the yellow fruit! And for those of us who already love bananas….check out the article for even more reasons to eat it! Click here to check it out πŸ˜€

Friday Education: Better Choice Snack Bars

Hello Friends! Happy Friday!

Recently we posted a Recipe that contained Kashi cereal…this is a not so great option if you are watching sugar intake (which we all should be) So today’s Friday education we have got a link to some snack bars that are a healthier option πŸ˜€

Click here to see the link

Enjoy and Happy Halloween! (keep the sugar intake thing in mind when sneaking candies tonight πŸ˜‰ ) images

Friday Education: Coke…why you so bad for us?

Hello Friends!

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(pop photo and article courtesy of http://nutritionresearchcenter.org/)

If you are a fellow rum and coke lover and don’t want to know how bad coke is….don’t read this haha….. I did read it and I have definitely given up my favourite drink. Although the end of the love affair with the old Cuba Libre was bitter sweet, I am glad that I read this article because…. wow coke is so bad for us!! I always knew it wasn’t great but I guess reading the article made it real and undeniable. If you dare click here to read the article.

Have a wonderful weekend πŸ˜€

Friday Education: What the World Eats

Happy Friday Friends!

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As some of you may know we have had the privilege of hosting a Nutritional Workshop here at Balanced Motion Pilates and YogaΒ  with Michelle Weir ( Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Live Blood Microscopist in Toronto) and are very excited to welcome her again Saturday October 4th from 10:00am-12:00pm. In anticipation of this workshop we thought a Nutrition Friday Education was in order πŸ™‚ Click here to check out a really cool photographic report on what families from all around the world eat in a week!