Cramps, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, food cravings, and mood swings. Many women around the world endure period-related symptoms in varying degrees of intensity during their cycle. While not always pleasant, menstruation is our bodies’ way of helping us shed what we no longer need. But what if you are also on the 21-Day Clean Program?
Yoga is catching the world by storm. We know that yoga can help us sleep better, live happier, reduce stress, eliminate toxins and loosen up those tightly wound muscles. Clearly, there is no doubt that yoga deserves a consistent spot in our weekly wellness routine, but can we also count it as a full-body workout?
An indoor trek on a spin bike can be as effective, motivating, and challenging as any outdoor training ride, but it’s never a bad idea to assess your spinning skills and class culture to make sure you’re getting the most out of your ride. Remember that there are a few key ways to get the best spin class possible, and make sure you’re getting maximum results for your efforts.
Kettlebell exercises are making a comeback in the fitness industry - they are right up there with HIIT and yoga. This high-intensity workout can help rev metabolism back up. We've also recently learned in the past few years how important it is for women to do strengthening exercises, which increase lean muscle tissue and bone mass.
Even though kettlebell exercises are considered high-intensity, they are easy to incorporate into your routine at home or at the gym, as you can be very flexible according to your limitations. If you feel muscle soreness after starting a new routine, make sure you aren't doing too much too soon, and add some magnesium citrate to ease muscle pain.
Women around the globe are going crazy over BBG, a popular fitness program from Australian personal trainer, Kayla Itsines. What is BBG, exactly? Does it really produce the chiseled abs Itsines posts in her jaw-dropping transformation photos? Grab your protein-filled Daily Shake - we dug deep to dish on everything you need to know about the bbg workout program that everyone is so obsessed with.
One of the best parts of yoga is how we can adjust it to our individual bodies and needs. In the mood for an athletic workout? We can work through a vigorous vinyasa. But restorative yoga poses are especially helpful for the soothing calm that can come with simple stretches. We need rest and recovery for our muscles, lowering our heart rate, and allowing our nervous system to unwind. At Clean, we like to pair a soothing practice followed by some Eliminate for a sound sleep.
“How much should I exercise? What is the best way to achieve weight loss?” are some of the most common questions we receive. During the 21-Day Clean Program, most people do experience some weight loss, but weight loss is not the primary focus of the program.
Guided meditation sounds so simple in theory but the act of focusing the mind in a specific way can be quite intimidating in practice, especially for those of us accustomed to constant emails, notifications, and to-do lists. Learning how to zen-out in the digital age can be a challenge, to say the least.