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

Posts Tagged ‘livestrong’

Yoga and pregnancy

I had a student recently ask me what poses she should not be doing while pregnant. I told her what I knew off hand. But I told her I would do some research and let her know the next time I saw her. So this, of course, has prompted a post. If you are pregnant […]


Dry lips, lip balms & vata

For about 2 1/2-three weeks earlier this month my lips were super dry, like I have never felt before. It started about a week before I left my job. So there was a lot of stress and a lot of super unhealthy eating and drinking going on. The cheesy potluck at work seemed to trigger it, […]


Cooking and blending my way to healthy eating

During this time I am taking off from working full time I want to get back to healthy: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in any other way I can. I have started eating better, drinking even more water than I was before and I am even cooking a bit. (I’ve also started back with my […]


Benefits of chia seeds

A friend at work recently recommended I try chia seeds. I have heard of them before and knew they were supposed to be good for you. But I hadn’t sought them out. Recently at the grocery I saw them and decided to buy them and try them out. My friend uses the seeds in her morning […]


Venison: The other (healthier) red meat

Curt and I are back in his home state of Missouri and hometown of Albany for deer season. I realize that some of my readers (and friends) don’t eat meat. And I respect that. And I would never try to convince you that you should. (I might try to convince you that protein is important […]


My fragrance sensitivity

As I am getting ready to travel my fear of being stuck next to someone on the plane who is wearing perfume, smelly lotion or hair products or cologne or aftershave I start to worry. According to this Livestrong article, fragrance sensitivity, also called multiple chemical sensitivity or environmental illness, is not technically an allergic […]


Walking Wednesdays

When the weather is nice in South San Francisco (and that can be iffy) there is a small but mighty group who walks together on Wednesdays. The regulars come and go and come and go and new people trickle in. I am not a huge walker and personally would rather not walk. But if it […]


Working those butts, hips & thighs

I have struggled with the exercise part of this month’s Monthly Challenge. (And a little with the water part since I have was traveling and drinking a lot of beer. But I am back on track with the water intake.) Travel usually makes it difficult for me to keep up with healthy lifestyle, including regular […]


Squats, lunges & water for May’s Monthly Challenge

One of the things that stuck with me with last month’s challenge was that a few mentioned they liked that it could be done at home. I know for a variety of reasons people can’t get to a gym or yoga studio. I will do my best for future challenges to make it accessible for […]


Spinning that hula hoop

One of the challenges in Go Fit Girl’s April Monthly Challenge is to rock that hula hoop. According to this article on Healthy.com, we are all as cool as the First Lady. And we know how cool Michelle Obama is. And I can guarantee she can rock that hoop. The article also says, doing any […]