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Debunking the Myths about Dance Workouts

Many people are under the misconception that dancing isn’t a very effective workout. While there may be variances by individual, according to research conducted by the American Council on Exercise, dance classes like Zumba can burn on average between 300 and 400 calories per hour and are considered effective, full-body regimens. Based on this information, following are four myths about dance workouts that can be busted. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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The 5 Biggest Health Mistakes Working Moms Make

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, women are more likely to experience physical and emotional symptoms of stress than men are, and it is often due to women trying to balance work and family needs. This juggling act can also cause working moms to make errors when it comes to managing their physical well-being. Here’s a list of the five biggest mistakes often made and how to correct them for optimal health in the future. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.

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5 Sneaky Tricks That Make Being a Working Mom Easier in Peak Cold and Flu Season

Sure, cold weather may not be responsible for your kids’ colds—but it certainly doesn’t help keep them away. According to the CDC, elementary school-aged kids get, on average, eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each year. As a busy working mom, it can derail your entire week when your kids get sick. While there are many things that can be done throughout the year to prevent colds and the flu, here are tips for how to deal with them when they’ve already happened, so you can quickly get your kids healthy and get back to work. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.

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Tips for Busy Moms to Claim a Little “Me Time”

According to a study on WebMD, many people, especially women, are less happy than they were 40 years ago due to a lack of time for themselves. Moms, in particular, struggle with finding balance because they’re so busy meeting work and/or volunteer deadlines and tending to the needs of their families and homes. Following are some ideas to help busy moms claim some time for themselves, especially during this busy time of year. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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End of Year Reflections

As as the year is coming to a close, I wanted to write today about end of year reflections. No matter what is currently happening in your life or what happened earlier this year, in my opinion, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the past year and take note of what went well, what was challenging and what you learned from your experiences. I also think it’s important to take the time to focus on what you’ve been grateful for this year. To encourage you all to do these things for yourselves, I’ll take you through this process with my own end of year reflections as an example for all of you. Career: This year was off to a busy start for me, as I was working

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3 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Based on research conducted by Stanford University’s BeWell program, Americans on average gain one pound per year during the holidays. While that may seem minimal, it can really add up over time and lead to more serious health problems in the future, such as diabetes and heart disease. According to a survey conducted by Healthline, 60-65 percent of respondents admitted to feeling stressed over the holidays. Stress is a big, and sometimes overlooked, culprit in weight gain because it can lead to overeating. Following are three simple tips for staying healthy during the holidays and avoiding weight gain. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.

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Fitness + Technology: Leverage Both for Optimal Health

These days, fitness and technology go hand in hand. While technology is often responsible for keeping people overly connected, busy and stressed, it also can be used for good when it comes to health and wellbeing. There are so many great new apps, tracking devices, watches and online videos out there to help you be healthy and informed. Therefore, in today’s post, I’d like to share my thoughts on fitness and technology, my favorite resources and some additional ones for you to check out. Living and working in Silicon Valley means I see, touch and experience technology all day, every day. These days, I’m sure this is the case for everyone, no matter where you live. It can be daunting at times to be in an environment that moves at

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Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer Via Exercise and Nutrition

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s important to understand the risks associated with the disease and what can be done to reduce them. According to breastcancer.org, approximately 12 percent of women – that’s one in eight – in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in 2017 alone. While these statistics are concerning, my goal as a yoga and wellness instructor is to educate, motivate and develop a sense of empowerment to create or maintain the lifestyle needed for risk reduction and prevention purposes. Exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits could prevent 25-30 percent of cases of breast cancer, according to many studies. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click

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How Do You Find Inner Peace?

When I was in college, I told a few of my best girlfriends that one of my biggest goals was to find inner peace. They all looked at me, smiled and sweetly said, “Reena, that usually takes people years and years to achieve.” Obviously they were right, but my idealistic and ambitious self has been on a quest to find it ever since. 😉 What does it mean to be at peace exactly? Well, in my opinion, it means you’re in a mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually healthy place and are happy with your present, accepting of your past and excited about your future. You’re comfortable in your own skin, accept your strengths as well as your weaknesses and have a good mix of optimism and realism, with a healthy

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Turn Inward When Navigating Through Change

Due to a busy summer, it’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write in my blog. I always have so many ideas I want to share with you guys, so I’m happy to take some time today to share my thoughts. Today’s blog post is about turning inward when navigating through change. Right now, many of us may be facing changes in our lives. We’re in the midst of a changing season, many of our kids have or are going back to school, many of us have family members who might be dealing with health issues and the economy is always changing, which can affect our jobs, businesses, real estate and financials. There are also many changes and obstacles we’re currently facing as

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