Thanks for all of the music requests. I may not be able to get to them all, but I'm working on it!
But at 4p today I finished up two new ones!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
I need to choreograph some new Zumba routines. So I'm taking requests/suggestions for some new songs to work on.
Please make a comment on this post and let me know what song(s) you're dying to shake your bootie to.
Monday, August 15, 2011
A hodgepodge mix of music! Bringing some oldies back :)
I'M A PESCATARIAN
Sounds like some kind of religion huh? Well, it kind of is! A pescatarian is the practice of a diet that includes seafood and excludes other animals. A pescetarian diet typically includes all of vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs and dairy.
My story of how I became a pescatarian was featured on Frugivore Magazine!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Another Latin and hip hop mix.
HOT TIPS to STAY COOL
Whew! It's STILL super HOT out. Please bring plenty of water to Zumba class!
1. Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.
2. Run your wrists under a cold tap for five seconds each every couple of hours. Because a main vein passes through this area, it helps cool the blood.
3. Take a tepid bath or shower just below body temperature, especially before bedtime. Although a cold shower might sound more tempting, your body generates heat afterwards to compensate for the heat loss.
4. Wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Heat is trapped by synthetic fibres, but cotton absorbs perspiration and its evaporation causes you to feel cooler. The light colours reflect the sun's radiation.
5. You may be longing for a cold beer or a chilled white wine spritzer. But you should avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body. You are better off with mineral water or low-sugar fizzy drinks. Also, avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee and colas. These increase the metabolic heat in the body.
6. Ditch your duvet and sleep under a sheet instead. Even better, put your sheets in a plastic bag and stick them in the fridge a couple of hours before going to bed. As we fall asleep our body temperature lowers, which is why it's difficult to sleep in hot weather. Cold sheets straight from the fridge should help you sleep better.