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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

@fitnesswla
I can't believe it's almost the end of May and I am planning a Memorial Day party. I'm going to grill some corn, asparagus and chicken. I thought about a road trip to Ojai or somewhere, but don't feel like driving. I usually get away for the long weekend, yet I have no travel plans. A stayaction is still fun and I get to play tourist in my own home. I may go to the beach or walk around Venice. I definitely want to be outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. 


I love healthy products and got to try some of these thanks to www.newhopebloggers.com

Here are my favorite ones:

1. Barlean's Ideal CBD oil @barleans
2. Naturewise Women's Joint Support vitamins
3. Wedderspoon Manuka Honey body lotion

Learn more about CBD oil at Barleans.com


Ingrid Cheng
Healthy Lifestyle Coach
Yoga Teacher


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Show Mom Your Love

@fitnesswla
I always plan ahead on what to give my mom. That way, I don't have to stress or worry about it. Some people wait until the last minute to do things. I'm not one of them. I started by brainstorming and getting inspiration to do a healthy gifts guide. Here are a few of my top picks:

1. Nature Box - a subscription based snack club @naturebox
2. A book about self-care www.innertraditions.com
3. Nyakio Discovery Kit with Marula, Manketti and Maracuja oil (brightening, anti-aging and soothing) @nyakiobeauty
4. Gaiam Back Pain DVD @gaiam
5. Taking her out for dinner and a movie


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Ingrid Cheng
Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Yoga Teacher

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day and Book Fest


Healthy Aging Talk was sold out! Here are some tips from the experts at USC:

1. Have an open mind, learn new things
2. Eat more veggies and within 12 hours of the day
3. Make exercise a part of your daily routine
4. Creativity and arts are good for health
5. Gratitude and spirituality = keys to wellness
6. Maintain a healthy weight
7. Playing music or learning a new language is anti-aging
8. Too much protein before age 65 is linked to higher risk of cancer, but people 65+ need more protein

They also mentioned "The Blue Zones"

Check out The Longevity Diet on Amazon


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I love Nina Nam and her book, Transformation Champ! It's about faith and focus. http://ninanam.com/book

I took Metro Expo line to USC and saved on parking ($12). Did you know that all rides are free today? #earthday


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I walked 1.6 miles to the Farmers Market and picked up trash along the way. It was a last-minute Earth Day event. Did you know that we produce 230 million tons of trash and waste 150,000 tons of food per day? In honor of Earth Day, here are some tips to reduce waste:

1. Buy less or nothing that isn't essential
2. Cook at home and use local, seasonal produce
3. Check your spending habits. Do you clutter your closet and home with stuff?

Check out StoryofStuff.org

Ingrid Cheng


Monday, April 16, 2018

Healthy for Life

@fitnesswla
I am excited about The Festival of Books on April 21-22. Did you know that USC has Health Pavilion at booths 862-899 with a variety of health screenings and demos?
  • dental screenings
  • blood pressure checks
  • blood glucose checks
  • BMI measurements
  • Vision screenings
  • Talk to a Doctor sessions & more!
I am going to the Welcoming Aging: New Possibilities for Living Long and Well. Link

I interviewed Nina Nam author of "Transformation Champ" and fitness influencer in February. I love her story of faith and focus. Nina shared that mindset is 90% of success and she'll be at the L.A Times Fesitval of Books. Link


I love this book "Ayurveda Made Easy" because it makes sense to take care of ourselves. "Hatha yoga prepares the body to be still. By first moving your body, you'll have an easier time (being still). From stillness, observe your thoughts without being attached to them" so you can rest and recharge. Yoga teaches us to be present. We connect to our inner truth and know that we are not our thoughts. Yoga changed my life. It helped me get out of myself. That is why I became a yoga teacher.

Ingrid Cheng
Diabetes Summit Ambassador




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mind-Body Health

@fitnesswla
I learned a lot at UCLA The Healing Power of Sound workshop. Did you know that yoga and meditation has been used in healing for over 5,000 years? Studies show that 36.7 million people practice yoga in this country. 85% reported less stress and 81% have improved overall health with a regular yoga practice. Yoga activates 7 regions of our brains and is good for healthy aging. It helps prevent depression and cognitive decline. There's a Yoga Meditation to Reduce Stress in Dementia Caregivers, sponsored by the *Alzheimer's Prevention Research Foundation. Studies show that mediation increases health in the cellular level, decreases inflammation and improves immunity. Yoga has also proven to help with *mild cognitive impairment. 

I also learned that the root cause of many mental illnesses is disconnection and broken families. People who feel isolated, lonely, disconnected are more prone to psychiatric disorders. Currently, we treat the symptoms but not the cause of illnesses. 1 in 6 Americans use psychiatric drugs and there's the opioid epidemic. Trauma makes us stay in freeze or immobile state. We store trauma and emotions in our bodies. Animals shake it off. Yoga and dancing help us shake off what keeps us stuck. We all have a deep need for belonging and connection. Integration is health. What we can't integrate becomes disease. Integrative practices include yoga, meditation, Tai-Chi/ Qi Gong help bring us back to oneness.
Join my Yoga Potluck. RSVP

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Ingrid Cheng
Diabetes Summit Ambassador

* http://alzheimersprevention.org
* www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/clinical-trials/curcumin-and-yoga-therapy-mild-cognitive-impairment

Monday, April 2, 2018

Golden Moments

@fitnesswla
I love Jesse Golden @jessegolden and her book, "The Golden Secrets to Optimal Health on sale at Amazon. She shared 5 Golden nuggets during her talk @UnplugMeditation last Friday: 

1. The only way out is in (tune in)
2. Nature cures
3. Retrain your brain for the positive
4. Look beyond yourself (help someone in need)
5. Surrender is power

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*Yoga has 8 limbs and 1 of them is movement or postures:
1. Yama: Ethical standards and integrity known as the Golden Rule
  • Nonviolence
  • Truthfulness
  • Non-stealing
  • Continence/ Self-restraint
  • Non-covetousness
2. Niyama: Discipline
  • Cleanliness
  • Contentment
  • Surrender
3. Asana (postures)

4. Pranayama: Conscious breathing techniques

5. Pratyahara: Cultivate detachment. Tuning in to objectively observe our habits

6. Dharana: Focus or concentration

7. Dhyana: Meditation or contemplation

8. Samadhi: State of pure being. Connection to the Divine.

Most yoga classes focus on the fitness aspect, but I help people dive deep into the mental, physical and spiritual parts that have so many benefits. 

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Ingrid Cheng
Author and Yoga Teacher

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Be The Best You

@fitnesswla
I blogged about 3 tips to Spring Clean Your Diet and 3 tips to Lose Belly Fat. Now, I want to share what I learned from Dave Asprey #BulletproofCoffee:

1. Exercise: Go for a 20-minute walk every morning
2. Deep sleep: Turn off your devices & w-fi at night
3. Meditation: Schedule time to tune in to start the day


"Be grateful to be alive every morning. Cultivate gratitude." Dave said. I agree. Yoga helps you be grateful and present. Come to a yoga class. RSVP


"Food is fuel. Eat more herbs, spices, coffee, tea and chocolates (high in polyphenols)." Dave shared. Let's meet for tea/ coffee this week. Contact me