Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety

The growing amount of research on the positive effects of exercise, physical activity, and movement in general is undeniable. Exercise should be the first step in lifestyle modifications for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.¬†CrossFit has recently posted a video of Greg Glassman, “inventor” of CrossFit. In this video he discusses chronic diseases and the coronavirus. I don’t want to get to much into it right now as this is not he highlight of this post. But Greg is so passionate about what he does and what he “preaches”. It is definitely worth a listen. My favorite quote from …

My Joy in Pictures

The Fur Babes Dawn, Dusk, the Moon & the Stars No dawn photo pictured here. But that is my most favorite time of day. Family Not everyone is pictured, but I love you nonetheless!Love the picture of the 4 of us plus Mary at the airport! The beginning of the best time of my life! Running & CrossFit Baking I actually went to culinary school. Maybe I should have tried the baking program instead! Dancing Best of Friends Palm Trees & Lilies

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Health & Wellness Apps to Use During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For the past year I have ranted and raved about the yoga app, Down Dog. It is inexpensive and is scalable to your own needs. I received an email from Down Dog, offering free use of their apps until April 1st due to the Coronavirus. This prompted me to do some research on health & wellness apps to use during the Coronavirus pandemic. Down Dog “Great Fitness Anywhere” is their tagline. And I really do agree. At times, I do not have the patience for an hour long yoga session. With this app you can customize the length of your …

Exercise As Medicine

Exercise is Medicine, But Also So Much More

Exercise is medicine, but it is also so much more than that. There is more and more research coming out about using exercise as medicine. Which is amazing! However, we cannot lose sight of the fact that exercise should be performed on a regular basis as a preventative measure against diseases, for our health and wellness, and to be physically fit and ready for whatever life brings us. Exercise can be prescribed like medication. This prescription must be specific regarding modality, intensity, frequency, and duration. This is especially true when people are training for a specific sport or when they …

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CrossFit Gave Me My Life Back

This is the final post of a 3 part series that is designed to simply and vulnerably provide an introduction. I recommend reading part 1 and part 2 to help to understand this final post, CrossFit Gave Me My Life Back. My overall goal of this blog is to discuss all things related to Health and Wellness, not just about eating disorders. You can read a little bit more about my goals in my very first post and here. My intention with this blog is to purely connect with other women and curate a community focused on all aspects of …

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The Boston Marathon Saved My Life

If you are not up to speed, then I recommend reading part one of my eating disorder story, Eating Disorder? Well that was out of the blue. I left off with saying that I truly believe that the Boston Marathon saved my life. My disordered eating did not develop due to my running habits or from a desire to have less body weight in order to run faster. I did not meet and fall in love with the marathon until well into my eating disorder. Now I do know that eating disorders can be coupled with over exercising. In my …

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The Power of Mind and Body Exercise

My name is Adria. I am a Physical Therapist, marathon runner, CrossFitter, and a mom to 4 dogs. With my experiences I have witnessed the power of mind and body exercise. I work over 40 hours a week. Prepare almost all of the meals for my husband & I. Work out 6 days a week. Make time for family & friends. Am an avid podcast listener & reader of non-fiction books. And recently began flexing my creative mind. Certainly a lot of you reading this do SO MUCH more than what I just listed. And you are AMAZING! Why am …