Essentia - Why Less is More in the Hydration Game

Essentia - Why Less is More in the Hydration Game

You remember that old science class factoid, that our bodies are over 60% water. Long before we’d heard of ions and pH levels, we all knew that hydration was important. Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply want to keep your skin looking great (check out my skin post), staying properly hydrated is essential to full-body health. So if water is such a big deal, shouldn’t we be reaching for the best water possible? And since we’ve all read, heard and felt the benefits of clean, additive-free foods - why should we expect anything less from our water?

 

Travel and Stay on Track

Travel and Stay on Track

The end of the year is approaching and that means holiday overindulgence, entertaining, year-end quotas and of course, travel. Commit to keeping fitness in your routine with a few staple items in your suitcase. Packing a Jump Rope, Resistance Band & Nylon Door Anchor takes up minimal room and will keep you prepared when your hotel gym is subpar! If your hotel gym has equipment - BONUS. You can add weights to the exercises below and/or substitute dumbbells for some of the band exercises. The workout below is a full-body workout that will get your heart pumping. You can crank up the intensity of you are advanced or use this as a beginner routine to kickstart your fitness journey.

Candles - Instantly Warm Up Your Space

Candles - Instantly Warm Up Your Space

I love candles! They can transform your space and make it feel warm, cozy, or romantic in an instant. The seasons are changing and we will be spending more time indoors. With the holidays approaching and entertaining on the horizon I thought I would share some of my favorite candles. Feel free to use my recommendations the next time you are having people over, need that last minute gift, or just want to fill your place with an amazing scent.

Healthy - From the Outside In

Healthy - From the Outside In

We often forget that our skin is our largest organ and whatever we put on it or encounter can directly affect our health. Our skin is our first line of defense against environmental toxins, harsh chemicals, pollutants, and viruses. We should be doing everything possible to keep our skin happy, healthy, and in tip top shape for our protection. Although this may see complicated, you can make skincare easy using a few of my favorite products.  

Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion

Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion

In order to be prepared for whatever Chicago weather throws your way, I recommend layering.  This applies to men and women alike; however, the topic at hand is focused on you fellas. I prefer to keep my recommendations classic but edgy, and with a few staple pieces you can develop a variety of looks with your current wardrobe. Feel free to reach out directly should you have any questions or need additional recommendations.

Meditation: 2 Ways To Give it a Go

Meditation: 2 Ways To Give it a Go

Ever thought about meditation but didn’t know where to begin? Interested in reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing mental clarity? You’re not alone! Thanks to a large variety of apps, starting a meditation practice is just a click or two away! No need to feel embarrassed or vulnerable with a group of strangers (THANK YOU TECHNOLOGY!); you can meditate anytime or place you wish.