01May

How to Stop Going Steady With Tech & Still Be Friends

May 1, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

Why is it that we live in a world where we crave control and don’t want to be told what to do, yet we let our devices rule us? Technology is seductive.  It flirts with us constantly, creating an insatiable desire for more stimulus, entertainment and information. In today’s world where most of us are in a continual state of partial attention, we crave connection. Technology provides that. So it’s easy to get hooked.  The fact of life today is that we need technology – we can’t just say good-bye – so we have to set boundaries. To change our relationship from going steady back to friends.  It can be a challenge, but using the three steps below can help us develop a healthy relationship with technology and a more meaningful life: Step One:  Create Space  Just like any relationship that is smothering us, we have to find small ways …

05May

No Butts About It!

May 5, 2015 by Nick Poggi

Gluts are often a forgotten muscle group when it comes to strength and fitness. In fact, it seems the only care most exercisers have for them is aesthetics.  Seldom is there a thought of just how important they are for our overall strength and health.  You have to ask yourself, “When was the last time that I went to the gym to focus solely on my gluts?” My guess is at least a month.  Your gluteal muscles are responsible for so much movement and stability that they deserve at least one day a week of undivided attention. Too often we will perform lower body exercises with the assumption that our gluts are getting a great workout, but in reality other muscles (like quads and hamstrings) are taking on most of the work. It’s time for exercisers to start concentrating a little bit harder on their backside. Keeping not only “toned,” …

13May

The 5 Minute Workout Routine that will Shed those Last few lbs for Summer

May 13, 2015 by Nick Poggi

Is your body ready for the summer season? Do you have those last few pounds to lose? This quick workout will not only make you look tighter in your swimsuit, but will help to give you a strong and functional core. Directions: 1) Try to perform this at least 3 days per week. 2) 15 reps for each exercise . 3) Perform exercise as fast as possible without compromising form. 4) 3 times through each exercise in a circuit fashion.   Triceps Dips on Chair 1) Place hands on chair. 2) Keep back close to chair and feet flat. 3) Dips body down, ex-tend arms and raise back up.   Push Ups From Toes or Knees 1) Place hands directly underneath shoulders. 2) Either with knees or toes touching the ground, lower body to the ground and then push back up. 3) Keep back flat and abs tight.   Body …

21May

What’s In My Pool Bag

May 21, 2015 by Golden Door

What are the summer essentials in YOUR bag? It is never too early to get ready for the next season, and a properly stocked pool tote is the key to promising that you’ll have a fabulous poolside experience. Here are some of our favorite pool bag essentials: – Golden Door Tote: This doubles as the perfect travel and beach/pool bag and is big enough to store all your gear! – Zen CC Cream: This anti-aging CC cream is uniquely formulated to offer SPF #50 with an elegant, silky-smooth, sheer tinted matte finish! Formulated with all natural minerals and chemical-free ingredients that provide superior UVA/UVB protection, antioxidant and moisturizing benefits while covering minor skin imperfections. –  Golden Door Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 & Lanternship Lip Protector SPF: A paraben-free moisturizing tint for healthy lips! Always make sure your lips are soft and protected from the sun! This antioxidant-rich, moisturizing lip treatment  provides SPF# 15 along with a sheer hint of color and a light …

22May

May: Cultivate Self-Compassion

May 22, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

Self-compassion is the ability to love and accept ourselves just as we are.  If we habitually berate ourselves for less-than-perfect behavior or appearance, we cannot feel it, because we don’t feel deserving.  And when we don’t feel deserving we lean more towards destructive, rather than healthy habits. If we can’t feel compassion for ourselves, it’s not possible to feel it for anyone else – except, perhaps, our offspring.  The capacity for compassion is innate in both animals and human beings, and parenthood is a prime example. While it comes easy for most parents, (and maybe for those who choose professions that require compassion), somehow, we find it harder to feel it for those people we don’t have to care for – and that includes ourselves. Research has shown that cultivating self-compassion can help us attain wellness and exercise intentions that last. Try these mindful tips so you can experience life …

29May

Golden Door Recipe Restoration: Crab Cakes

May 29, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

An average fried crab cake has about 230 calories with 60-65% fat and nearly 500 mg sodium. At the Golden Door, we believe in keeping our guests well fueled with healthy and delicious meals. From a nutrition standpoint, crabmeat contains quality protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins such as folate (B9), cobalamin (B12) and niacin (B3), and important minerals such as zinc, selenium, potassium, phosphorus and copper. In this recipe we’ve reduced the calories and sodium, while also lowering the fat. Serve this delicious crab cake with a mixed greens salad, accompanied with some whole grains, or make smaller (half size) portions and serve as an appetizer or snack.   Crab Cake Servings 30 3-ounce crab cakes   Ingredients 4 pounds cooked crabmeat 1 ½ cups mayonnaise 1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs 1 medium onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoons …