Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘cortisol’

Our bodies need energy, fuel

Like a car we need to fuel our bodies. I was talking to a friend recently telling her how I am teaching five cycle classes a week (among numerous yoga classes). Her next question was, are you in crazy great shape? (That’s not a quote. But she said something like that.) I told her I […]


Celebrating bumps and curves

Recently I saw stuff about Jennifer Garner and her baby bump. Jennifer Garner admits she has a baby bump but is not pregnant on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She’s had three kids and now there is a bump and she says it ain’t going away. Society as a whole is so obsessed with women and their […]


Caffeine and adrenaline

I am a regular coffee drinker. At work I usually have one cup in the morning. The days I work from home and weekends I usually have two cups. A couple of weeks ago I was really tired at work and upped my coffee intake to two cups. By Wednesday of that week I had […]


Keeping balanced with Restorative

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Vickie, is teaching a Fall Restorative Series. It was for three Sundays. One in September, one in October and the third one was today. After today’s workshop I felt calm and relaxed. I’m ready for this week and the holiday season. October’s Sunday workshop was called Not for Women […]


Unexpected relaxing yoga

  I had so many ideas swirling in my head for tonight’s post that I wasn’t sure what to write about. At first I was going to write about the 7-day super cleanse, which I will start tomorrow. But you will have to wait for that … The second possible post was to write about […]