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2 Minutes to More Energy and Less Stress

2 Minutes to More Energy and Less Stress

Do you find yourself reaching for a double expresso at 3pm?  Does a candy bar call your name right before lunch?  Are you yawning your way through another day desperately trying to keep your eyes open as you drive your kids to yet another activity?

I’ve been there and have reached for way too many Chips Ahoy cookies in the late afternoon as a result.

That’s till a year and a half ago when I learned about how different exercises can help to stimulate areas of the brain to increase energy, digestion and focus.  What’s great, is it only takes 2 minutes of your time!  So whether you use these exercises to start your day energized or as a pick me up late afternoon, there is something here for everyone!  Just click the picture to get started.

2 minutes to more energy and less stress

2 minutes to more energy and less stress

5 Ways Stress Can Make You Healthier AND Happier

5 Ways Stress Can Make You Healthier AND Happier

This past summer was one of the most stressful I’ve ever experienced.  We had moved from Okinawa Japan back to my home state of Massachusetts.  We arrived with nothing but a few suitcases, the clothes we were wearing and a few boxes I had shipped home. And so began weeks of: getting cell phones, cars,Continue Reading

Want More Energy Throughout Your Day – Work In vs. Work Out

Want More Energy Throughout Your Day – Work In vs. Work Out

As busy women we often want to make the most out of our exercise time.  This causes us to push our workouts to the max with lots of high intensity exercise.  Unfortunately, this can leave us MORE stressed, MORE depleted, MORE tired and ultimately, lead to weight gain, fatigue and injury.  The exact opposite ofContinue Reading

A Workout Plan For The Busy Woman

A Workout Plan For The Busy Woman

The Holiday season is upon us and regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan or Kwanzaa, the time between November and December can be hectic.  And that’s an understatement! In addition to the daily responsibilities of life there are parties, decorating, wrapping, shopping, extra cooking or baking, additional church services, shipping, hiding the wrappedContinue Reading

Want to DeStress, Head Outside This Fall

Want to DeStress, Head Outside This Fall

Its a cool, crisp fall like morning.  I’m exhausted.  The girls had me up all night.  Nothing major, just little kids who couldn’t sleep.  Add in that I’m stressed from moving, new work commitments and Jim having to travel more in the next couple of months than we had thought.  My mind is racing.  SleepContinue Reading

Stop the Overwhelm and Get Stuff DONE!

Stop the Overwhelm and Get Stuff DONE!

I’m sure you could have guess, but I am one of those type A people who loves to make lists.  I get great joy in crossing things off of my To Do Lists. Each morning I review what I need to get done that day.  I try not to have more than 3 things thatContinue Reading

Take Two Rs and Call Me in The Morning

Rest and Recharge By Jocelyn Martin I often find it funny when my clients give me the double take because I’ve told them to take a “rest” day.  Or when my Mommy Recess clients, give a big exhale of relief at the end of class when I tell them to take a moment for themselvesContinue Reading

The Do Anywhere 1 Step Stress Reducer

Breathe…Just Breathe By Jocelyn Martin Ever wonder why most group instructors or trainers end classes or sessions with deep breathing? No, we’re not finding ways to waste those last few minutes!  Well, ok, sometimes. We’re usually doing one of two things or both: •Trying to elicit a stress release response •Teaching you HOW to breatheContinue Reading