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Monday, June 18, 2018

Do You Feel It?


Despite the June gloom, Summer Solstice is just a few days away. Do you feel the days getting longer? I've been waking up around 6 am almost every day. I slept in a bit during the weekends but I was usually awake by 7 am. I get a lot done in the morning, so I can relax and enjoy myself in the afternoons and evenings. I love morning yoga and a healthy breakfast. I feel more centered and energized after my yoga practice. I've been doing yoga at the beach with my dog Sparky. I love the sound of the ocean and how it makes me feel free. I hope you feel the call to go outside, to move more and have a healthy happy Summer.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Wellness Lifestyle

GlobalWellnessDay.org
@fitnesswla

I loved the rooftop yoga last year and can't wait to celebrate GWD this Saturday! I did a double class of yoga fusion and stretching last Saturday. Not sure if I have time to teach a class but will go to a stretch class this Saturday. Here is the 7 Step Global Wellness Manifest:

1. Walk for an hour
2. Drink more water
3. Don't use plastic bottles
4. Eat healthy food
5. Do a good deed
6. Have family dinner
7. Sleep at 10 pm

I do all of the above except 7. I go to sleep around 10:30-11 pm. Their Manifest is similar to Blue Zones and I blogged about it here

International Yoga Day is on June 21st (Summer Solstice). www.iyd.yoga
There are many other health events in June. Hope to see you at one of them.

Ingrid Cheng
Healthy Lifestyle Expert
Yoga Teacher

Monday, May 28, 2018

Adventure in Nature

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I went hiking on Sunday and didn't expect to go through a natural obstacle course with fallen trees, steep narrow stairs downhill, a trail that was scary as well as challenging at times. I thought we'd stay on the fire road and enjoy an easy walk in nature. In a way, I am glad that it was tough. I was focused and present, feeling the fear and doing it anyways. I slipped at a moist rock and almost fell, but recovered my balance. I slipped again on another spot, but got back up. It was a dirty, sweaty hike. I wondered what I was doing there as we ventured deeper into the canyon. I breathed deeply, drank water and fueled up with healthy snacks along the way. I avoided poison oak and ivy. I made it back safely and took a shower to clean up and cool off. I thought I was in shape, but my thighs were sore that day and the next. I plan to go on another hike again soon. Hopefully, it'll be an easy one. Until then, I have these photos to remind me of my adventure in nature.

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Ingrid Cheng
Author

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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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

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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

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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