Alive! Fitness Studio http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com Slow-motion strength training, 20-minutes, twice a week Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:23:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Is Shame Part of Managing Your Life? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/shame-part-managing-life/ Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:43:05 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2241 So how many years has it been that “lose weight”, “make more money”, “have a better relationship with ______”, “start exercising” have been on your goal list? 5, 10, 30? I can feel you cringing. Why? Because I have items on my list of goals just like that and I’m cringing. Things I keep saying […]

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Is Coloring Just for Children? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/is-coloring-just-for-children/ Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:15:32 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2228 I was given a coloring book for Christmas. You might be thinking “aren’t you a little old for coloring books?” I was overjoyed to get a present like this. I have secretly wanted to color in coloring books since I was six when I had stopped coloring in part due to the boring pictures in […]

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Healthy In Less Time http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/healthy-in-less-time/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 01:37:09 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2218 We are featuring a post by Andy Adams who has a WordPress consultancy business and happens to have tried out slow-motion strength training (he calls it high intensity training which is another name for what we do). He wrote a whole blog about his experience and his story supports the stories we’ve had from our […]

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5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Remain Wishes http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/5-reasons-new-years-resolutions-remain-wishes/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 01:25:06 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2180 It’s that time of year when we start thinking about what we want to change in the new year, and we typically make New Year’s Resolutions. Somehow, mysteriously, many of our resolutions falter and fail to materialize. If you’ve ever wondered why, many of us blame it on our lack of  “willpower” and beat ourselves […]

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Can Exercise Be A Meditation? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/can-exercise-be-a-meditation/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:39:15 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2177 Absolutely! Since I love talking about slow-motion strength training in general and Alive! Fitness Studio in particular, let’s talk about how 20 minutes of slow motion exercise can also be 20 minutes of meditation. Meditation is simply fully attending to what you have chosen to focus on. Your breathing, the movement of your body, the […]

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I’m Yawning! Am I bored? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/im-yawning-am-i-bored/ Sun, 06 Dec 2015 22:33:41 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2167 Yawning. Is it useful or just a function of our bodies? According to Andrew Newberg, MD, a leading Neuroscientist and co-author with Mark Robert Waldman of ”How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist”, the fifth best way to exercise your brain is by yawning. Yes, they said “yawning” and go on […]

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What Can I Say…Or Do? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/what-can-i-sayor-do/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:44:14 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2150 During the holidays, there are many of us who are experiencing grief or deep sadness: for loved ones who have died, for traumatic experiences from our past, for situations we are in, for family we wish we had. I want to share with you something that has helped me, from my wonderful friend Chandrama Anderson. […]

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A “Magic Pill” for Improving Health http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/a-magic-pill-for-improving-health/ Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:31:33 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2143 (I know you want one!) Imagine a drug decreasing by almost half the amount of healthcare utilization (clinical, imaging, lab, procedures) an average person does in a year. Wouldn’t that be worth giving to everyone? I use the “pill” and it has been a life saver I use the “pill” to lower my blood pressure, […]

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Do You Just Want to Live Longer? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/do-you-just-want-to-live-longer-2/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 01:10:35 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2080 Or do you want to live longer AND healthier AND happier? In 1965, Lester Breslow, M.D. completed a research project in Alameda County, California, that examined a group of 6,928 respondents (including approximately 500 women aged 65 years and older) to find out what makes people healthy and live a long and happy life. They […]

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Breast Cancer: 5 Things to Know http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/breast-cancer-5-things-to-know-3/ Wed, 04 Nov 2015 01:28:58 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2055 Right in our own backyard at the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. Laura Esserman is preparing for a study that will examine if a personalized approach to screening for breast cancer is as effective and safe as annual mammograms. In an article by Alec Rosenburg at the UC Newsroom, Dr. Esserman talked about […]

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