02Mar

Golden Door Skin Type Quiz

March 2, 2015 by Golden Door

We hear the word simplicity a lot these days…in every facet of life, including your skin care regime! Through time, trends are tried, but ultimately we have all learned that less is more and ensuring you have the proper basics is the key to success. Golden Door Skin Care’s philosophy has always been simple – pure, fresh, high-grade quality featuring plenty of antioxidants to help repair and defend the skin against the constant free-radical aggressors that we face daily. The first step to ensuring that you have the proper basics – cleanser, toner and moisturizer – is to determine your skin type. The following quiz will help you determine your skin type if you are unsure.   Skin Type Quiz 1. What is your skin like when you first wake up? A. Normal – very little change from the night before B. Tight and flaky C. Oily all over D. …

05Mar

Does Walking Really Work?

March 5, 2015 by Golden Door Fitness

BY DIANE ALLAN AND NICK POGGI There has been a fitness trend of step counting that has become a near obsession. Many times per day our guests (and trainers) will stop mid exercise to check just how many steps they have taken.  Accomplishing 10,000 steps has been the accepted daily goal, yet here at The Golden Door many guests are able to achieve that with hiking before they even have breakfast. Let’s stop to ask ourselves, is there more than just a mental benefit from achieving 10000 steps per day. Here are some fun facts about the benefits of walking. 1. People take roughly 2,000 steps per mile. This is good to know if you do not have a pedometer handy. 2. Walking can help improve the health of your cardiovascular system. 3. Going on a walk can help improve digestion. 4. According to the American Heart Association walking can …

09Mar

How Nutrition Savvy Are You?

March 9, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

March is National Nutrition Month. Take the quiz and see just how nutrition savvy you are! 1. Sources of complete vegan proteins include: A. Chia seeds B. Hemp seeds C. Quinoa D. All of the above   2. Vitamin K can be found in: A. Primarily in green vegetables, such as broccoli and asparagus along with dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and kale B. Meat and eggs C. Beans, soybeans, strawberries D. All of the above   3. The best memory boosting foods come from: A. Berries B. Fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna and sardines C. A Mediterranean diet, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nuts and oils such as olive D. All of the above   4. The best way to handle a food allergy is to: A. Eat small amounts of foods containing the allergen B. Wash hands frequently C. Avoid the allergen D. B and …

25Mar

Bi-Coastal Body Burn: How to Stay in Tip Top Shape When Traveling for Work

March 25, 2015 by Nick Poggi

Making the voyage from coast to coast is becoming a more common means of conducting business these days. Though the novelties of a big new city can be exciting it is extremely easy to spend numerous days with minimal physical activity. Business meetings and company dinners can ultimately consume much of our travel time leaving us with too little activity and too many calories. So how do you keep a strong routine despite these challenges? The answer might be easier than you think.  Create your own 15 minute body weight routine and perform it every other day of your trip to help burn excess calories and keep your body strong until your return home. ***Pick your 3 favorite body weight exercises, 15 repetitions each, repeat for 3 rounds as fast as you can without compromising form.  Some of my favorite includes: 1. Push-ups (Either from the knees or from the …

27Mar

March: Mind Your Business

March 27, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

“Won’t mindfulness make me lose my edge in business dealings?” This question came up recently during a Twelve Mindful Months class I lead weekly at the Door, and it is a common concern.  Mindfulness is the new buzz word in the media, as evidenced by the many articles boasting the benefits of the practice – increased productivity, decreased stress and healthcare costs – to corporations such as Aetna and General Mills and teams such as the Seattle Sea Hawks.  But in other articles, the media tends to sensationalize mindfulness as a blissful state with photographs of models meditating with peaceful smiles and faraway gazes, so it’s not surprising that business people have doubts. Mindfulness is not about zoning out, but about zoning in. Mindfulness is not passive, but active.  In business it sharpens your edge.  Instead of dulling your senses, it heightens your awareness of them.  Through the practice of …