One thing I have realized is that getting exercise daily and even weekly can be a challenge for many of us. As adults with packed schedules, it can be challenging to prioritize exercise, but with a ton of research emerging supporting the benefits (mental, genetic, academic, and of course physical) of consistent exercise, it is … More 7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out
Want to know the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? There isn’t one single easy solution, but I’ll tell you four tips I’ve learned working in weight-loss research. … More 4 Things I’ve Learned Working in Weight Loss
This week I set out to discover why I seem to be more insulin resistant when I’m at altitude. From Hyperventilation to Hemoconcentration, learn what happens to your body at high altitude.
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Working out in the winter is hard; yes, even in California. It’s dark, it’s cold, and you’re wearing a lot of layers. All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it’s especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten. Exercise will keep off those winter blues … More 10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter
I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me. Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the “too dangerous for diabetics” category in my head. A category, which I’ve only recently realized is completely ludicrous. Unlike scuba diving, no one (other than my mom) has ever told me that backpacking is … More A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes
“It doesn’t snow in San Diego.” False. Although it snows about every 50 years in the city of San Diego, it snows almost every year in Julian. Julian, California Julian is one of those strange places that doesn’t feel like San Diego. It is located North East of the city separating coast from dessert. Southern … More Julian: Best Place to Hike, Worst Place to Apple Pick
As you can probably see from the simple change in scenery, I have left the Jersey shore and headed north to my home away from home, New England. Currently I am recovering from my cafe and shore lifestyle in a not-so-little house on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. The road to recovery has not been … More The Lake Life
As a dancer and a choreographer I am always fascinated by those things that inspire us artists. My dancers are a constant inspiration. My muse for this last piece was just that, the spirit of inspiration and possibly a twinkle of California Soul.
As a dancer, I am always looking for new workouts the increase both strength and flexibility. I have the tendency to get bore easily, so I like to do challenging activities that are not monotonous. Sipping a cappuccino at my favorite coffee hangout, The Pannikin in La Jolla, I overheard a vary fit woman speaking … More My Pure Barre Obsession