How to Get More Sleep

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How to Get More Sleep

We recently covered the importance of getting enough rest. But what if you, like millions of Americans, suffer from a lack of sleep? A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 20% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep on average, and the number of Americans who report getting 8 Continue Reading

New Class Schedule, Baby Trees….and the O-ZONE!!!

If you haven’t been to Asheville Family Fitness lately, you’ve been missing out on some serious spiffing-uppery. For one thing, our “front yard” is looking nicer – we’ve planted some trees and other green things, for a prettier parking lot experience. More oxygen in the air too, to combat all those cars on Leicester Highway. Continue Reading

A Challenge to help Bostonians recover.

Watching the news lately has been a powerful experience, for lack of a better word. The horror of the Boston Marathon bombing has not just my stomach turning, but my body too-my eyes turn away, my feet walk away, but my mind keeps coming back to it, almost seeking it out. These events evoke many Continue Reading

Mado Hesselink on Meditation

This week, I’d like to welcome Mado Hesselink to the Asheville Family Fitness blogosphere. Mado has been teaching yoga since 2005. Her teaching style is well-rounded and pays special attention to breath, alignment and injury prevention – all of which you can experience first-hand on Thursday mornings.  Today, Mado shares some practical tips on mediation Continue Reading

This one goes out to all the baby mamas

Pretty much everybody would like more energy, flexibility and core strength. But for pregnant women, these ideas take on another dimension. A strong core, for example, can help with every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth — reduced back pain, easier delivery, quicker recovery. Newly pregnant women (especially if it’s your first time) are especially concerned Continue Reading

Eat Your Greens!

You’ve all heard it a million times: eat your vegetables. And if you’ve been paying any attention to me over the past few months, you know that I am all about the DLG’s – dark, leafy greens. Of all the foods you could add to your life, this is the one that promises to make Continue Reading

Slow-cooker Applesauce

I love my slow cooker, this year more than most. I’ve been creating all kinds of comfort food lately – but this latest recipe was not my idea at all. To give due credit, I used this exact recipe – didn’t change a thing. Until this girl changed my life, I always thought of homemade Continue Reading