All posts tagged: Health

Nature is my Gym: Arm Workout

Life in the Cayman Islands pretty much promises an endless summer.  With this in mind, island life   allows nature to be your gym almost all year long.  In our collaborative series, “Nature is my gym” Alicia Proud (Online Health and Fitness Coach) and I will be sharing great outdoors spaces on island that are perfect for outdoor workouts.  Alicia will be sharing easy-to-do workouts to help you get in shape and achieve your fitness goals.  Working out in nature has so many positive benefits.  For one, hello sunshine! Soaking up the sun is an instant mood booster— Vitamin D naturally helps boost positivity.  Plus, spending time in nature helps you to clear your mind and recharge.  Likewise, a good workout that gets you to break a sweat will for sure make your day.   A Note from Alicia: Welcome back….Most of us are always wanting a peachy booty and a flat tummy but don’t forget having shapely strong arms is sexy too! So here’s 4 good moves you can do anywhere and enjoying the …

Nature Is My Gym

(Photo Credit: Lori Speirs. Sustainable Fashion, Clothing made from upcycled plastic: Laura is wearing Swimsuit by Sage Larock and Leggings from Activ Angels. Shoes by Parley & Adidas, Ultraboost  Alicia is wearing sustainable fashion leggings from Recycled Maggie Designs) Nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts, get ready for a new series on our blog… “Nature Is My Gym”.  Spending time in nature has many positive benefits. Nature is great for rejuvenating the mind, body and soul.   It is that time of year, summer is just on the horizon and nature is calling us all to spend a little more time outdoors.  Now is the perfect time for many of us to start getting into shape.  Maybe our goal or motivation is to be “bikini ready” for the summer.  That being said, at the end of the day fitness is a lifestyle and should go beyond summer.  With this in mind, fitness should be focused on getting your body in the best shape possible with your overall goal being set on being healthy.  It shouldn’t focus …

Cheers to helping feed our future!

  Saucha Conscious Living is not only working to provide nutritiously delicious vegan meals and fully loaded with health benefits Kombucha, they are also raising awareness for Feed Our Future Cayman.  Britta and her team have started a wonderful initiative and anyone can join in to help support their goal to raise funds for Feed Our Future Cayman.  All you have to do is purchase a bottle of limited edition Cran Marnier Kombucha or Pumpkin Spice Kombucha. When you purchase a limited edition flavor, $1 from each small bottle and $2 from each large bottle are donated by Saucha, and goes towards benefiting Feed Our Future Cayman. The Taste Of Fall Perfectly timed to arrive at fall, Saucha Conscious Living has a new limited edition flavor, Pumpkin Spice Kombucha.  A new and highly anticipated flavor encapsulates the essence of fall- it’s that time of year we start thinking about pumpkin pie. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.- Aesop Last year, Saucha Conscious Living raised $500 with their original Seasonal Flavor, Cran Marnier, fondly referred to as …

Meatless Monday

  It’s Earth Week!  To kickoff the week, let’s start out with joining the movement, known as “Meatless Monday.” For all of you whole love bacon and eggs, a good burger, or steak, consider giving up meat for one day out of the week. Join the global movement known as “Meatless Monday” and go vegetarian or vegan for just one day out of the week, Monday. The planet will thank you for it. This challenge can be fun, you can get creative in the kitchen. I love to cook and find new recipes on Pinterest.  Feel free to explore the world of Pinterest for vegan and vegetarian meals, going meatless for one day doesn’t have to be a burden. Special thanks to Daybreak 27, for the opportunity to talk about Meatless Monday.  You can watch my interview with Edlyn Ruiz, click here. Meatless Monday was launched in 2003 in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal behind the movement is to reduce meat consumption by 15% …

Post Holiday: Green Detox

  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Post any major holiday I usually find myself feeling like I need to reenergize.  In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, I would like to share some fun ways to reboot your system that will get you ready to take on the holiday season. Dr Oz’s Green Drink A great way to start the morning with a boost of energy, that will lead you towards recovering from all the yummy holiday food and treats you had the night before. Ingredients Makes 3-4 servings (about 28-30 oz) 2 cups spinach 1/2 cucumber 1/4 head of celery 1/2 bunch parsley 1 bunch mint 3 carrots 2 apples 1/4 orange 1/4 lime 1/4 lemon 1/4 pineapple Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serve and enjoy! Hit The Ground Running Go for a walk or run on the beach.  Not into running, then maybe go for a fun bike ride. Strike A Pose  Nothing like a great morning yoga workout to put you in a good mood for the day.  This is …

Farmer Friday’s: Farm Fresh Eggs

A while back you may have read “Got Eggs? Local.  Organic.  Sustainable.”  a feature on the Cayman Egg Farm run by brothers Shanan and Pasmore Harrison.  Today I will be updating you on their lovely, not-for-profit, Cayman farm. The Harrison brothers  have been pleasantly overwhelmed with growing support from the community and are doing their absolute best to meet the demand for their locally organic farmed eggs.  The strong support from the community has allowed them to continue maintaining their farm, providing excellent care for their hens, with an additional 25 hens, all of which are layers and don’t require a rooster. The proceeds continue to go towards Shanan’s ministry which has started a series of cooking classes for the youth and adults.  The cooking classes have been well received, and have been a blessing to both Shanan and the individuals who come to his cooking classes.  The youth are very enthusiastic and keen to learn.  There is a lot of educational value for them as they not only acquire lifelong practical cooking skills, but …