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I believe that the 8 Total Life Changes are mandatory to looking and feeling young. But let’s face facts-life sometimes gets extremely hurried and harried. As a very busy professional and parent, this I know that there is a huge advantage in taking time off away from home and work responsibilities to focus on personal health and fitness. I regularly take the time to enjoy the luxurious amenities the spa has to offer, sale whether for an anti-aging enzyme facial, price a Trager treatment, a lava rock massage, or a meditative yoga class.

To balance the mind and body, replenish your energy sources, loose weight, destress, and turn your life style around – there is nothing better than a Spa experience. I recommend a destination or resort spa with natural surroundings to help you truly escape the routine at home and reset your bodies natural rhythms. You can find a spa that is a perfect choice for active families, couples, close friends, or even a corporate retreat.

Spa Fitness, Weight Loss and Wellness in Hawaii

The spa experience in Hawaii can be particularly healing. In keeping with the spirit of the Island, the spa implements “ho ‘oponopono,”which is the Hawaiian word for “a therapeutic dimension of feeling that inspires healing of body and mind.” You may think I am partial to this island because I practice here, but it’s just the opposite. I practice here because it is an environment that embraces and enhances fitness and wellness. Whether you choose to canoe on the ocean, swim with the dolphins, practice yoga watching the whales, or hike in the exotic rainforest – you will have an experience that you will never forget. The Hawaiian experience offers a warm and sunny climate, and the ocean produces “negative air ionization.” Both bright light and ions have been shown to boost mood and act as antidepressants. Besides improving your mood, the ions also stimulate your immune system. Or if you just have the winter blues, which can lead to excessive eating and weight gain, the Island spa experience lets you combine your vacation and a spa get-away for a 24-Hour Turnaround. And-lest I fail to mention–Hawaii is a very romantic place!

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Destination Spas

The essential difference between a destination spa experience and other spas is focus. At a destination spa there are no distractions, and your stay is devoted to your personal health, relaxation, weight loss, hormone balancing, stress reduction, and education. Some spas offer outdoor activities such as nature hikes, horseback riding, snow skiing, or sailing, while others focus on mind/body healing with yoga, meditation, and relaxation classes. Destination spas are usually located in spacious and nurturing settings, such as the pristine islands of Hawaii, a Colorado mountainside, or a remote country estate in Vermont. If privacy, personal pampering, and exclusivity are what you’re looking for, we can book you into a luxury home or condo in Hawaii and all of your services can come to you. We will plan your experience in advance to most efficiently accomplish your goals, whether they are weight loss, stress reduction, wellness, or improved fitness. Click here to contact Jay for more information.

Resort Spas

If you plan on taking your spouse or the whole family, or if you want a more flexible schedule with time for day trips, shopping, and sightseeing, then a resort spa might be the perfect choice. A resort spa differs from a destination spa in that the spa is an amenity available to guests within the traditional resort setting. Your accommodations and meal service are typically integrated within the hotel and common restaurants. (Make sure to choose a resort that has a special ‘spa cuisine’ menu designed by a nutrition expert.)

You can often purchase a spa package at a resort, which might include your room, meals, use of fitness facilities, and spa treatments. (In Hawaii, we do our 24-Hour Turnaround spa package for individuals or corporate groups.) Or, guests can pay for these services separately (a la carte). Many resorts offer packages that combine spa treatments with golf, tennis, water sports, skiing, and other activities and are located within easy distance of tourist attractions, restaurants, and specialty shopping districts.

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5-Step Anti-Cellulite Program
One of the most common questions that arises during a spa consultation or seminar is, “How can I get rid of cellulite?” Cellulite, the lumpy fat that is commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and buttocks, is just a fancy name for fat cells that lie directly beneath your skin and the fibrous connective tissue that pulls on them, creating the honeycomb appearance. The amount of cellulite you see is determined by the percentage of fat on your body, your age, the thickness of your skin, and the health of your connective tissue, not the weight on the scale. While there are no miracle products, treatments, or medicines that can eliminate cellulite, there is still some good news: You can reduce and in many cases eliminate cellulite with the proven 5-step program below. Body treatments or endermologie are helpful in reducing the dimpled appearance and carrying the toxins and fluids away from the cells as part of the program, but are not mandatory. A spa trip is the optimal time to start an anti-cellulite program – but here is our home version. Our complete 5-step anti-cellulite program includes:

  • Increased hydration to carry toxins, extra fluids, and fat away from the area and out of the body. Water and green tea are the best sources. (see TLC 4)
  • A low-fat diet with plenty of whole grains to thicken your skin. (see TLC 3)
  • H.E.A.R.T. workouts in Zone One with your TLC 2
  • Dry brushing the skin daily with a soft dry brush made of natural vegetable bristles helps to stimulate the lymph system. Dry brushing of the skin removes dead layers and impurities while also stimulating circulation. At home you can use a brush purchased from the health-food store. Starting from the knees, brush the skin in a circular motion up towards the thighs. Finish with buttocks and stomach area, if needed.
  • Spa cellulite treatments to encourage removal of waste from the area. At home, you can use a stimulation gel or cream on the area after your daily dry brushing. Check our Marketplace.

TLC 8: Destress with Mind-Body Innercise

De-stress and halt aging with mind/body meditation or yoga. You won’t miss the calming benefit of alcohol once you learn how to de-stress naturally, using the relaxation response, meditation and deep breathing, yoga, or biofeedback. You won’t head straight for the refrigerator to stuff your face (and emotions). You will look and feel younger, healthier, and happier when you learn to de-stress. Confronted with life’s stress, your body produces adrenaline. The release of adrenaline is like sending a thousand messages to various key parts of the body at once, resulting in a racing heart, increased blood pressure, out-of-balance hormones, and a system on red alert. The problem with high levels of stress is that this can weaken the body, reducing the number of T-cells—the killer cells in our immune system that help to ward off diseases. This effect happens immediately and can last for days. Ongoing stress can also result in unresolved muscle tension, increased blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and general arousal—as we cannot get out of “passing gear” (as opposed to normal or low gear).

Eventually the tension, arousal, and tightness seem normal, and we find ourselves more vulnerable to illness and poor self-care habits. Chronic tension can lead to weight gain, skin problems, knotted muscles, lower mobility, degenerative joint and spine problems, and sheer exhaustion.

Meditation and deep breathing induce the relaxation response, which can slow down your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, calm the feelings of anxiety that you experience during chronic stress, bring your hormones into balance, and much more. Although it’s an involuntary action, breathing measures and alters your psychological state, making a stressful moment accelerate or diminish in intensity. Meditation and deep breathing affect appetite, aging, emotions, hormones, sleep, and overall health every 24 hours. In the 24 Hour Turnaround, TLC 8, you learn how to change a highly charged moment into a period of calm (I call it “relaxation on demand”), as you call upon these mind/body exercises at will and protect your body from the ravages of increased stress hormones today and every other day.

Get Started Today! Relax on demand to reduce stress.

Heart Rate Bio-Feedback: The “Quick Fix” for stress relief.Neuroscientists agree that the most effective way to counteract stressful situations is to learn how to respond immediately—stop stress in its tracks! It’s much more difficult and time-consuming to reverse tension than to deal with it and put it to rest. This is exactly the reason why I recommend Heart Rate (HR) Biofeedback: it works spontaneously and produces a 24-hour result. HR Biofeedback is a therapeutic practice that uses your heart rate monitor to give you instant feedback during your stress reduction training. HR Biofeedback teaches you how to “relax on demand.” If the thought of figuring out how to reduce stress tends to stress you out because it sounds time consuming to learn to meditate or practice yoga, get out your heart rate monitor, and I will teach you a proven technique in five minutes. If you haven’t gotten a heart rate monitor for your H.E.A.R.T workouts, you now have TWO good reasons to order one today.

Learning HR Biofeedback takes seven days, but the first session can produce a 24-hour result. The first day takes 5 minutes; the last day takes only one minute. The learning curve is zero, the cost is nothing, and everyone in your household or office will benefit.

Days 1, 2, and 3 At Home

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. Put on your monitor and observe your heart rate. Lie down on the floor with something under your neck (a pillow or towel) to relax the neck area and put your spine in a neutral position. You might want a pillow under your knees as well, especially if you have back problems.
  2. Rest the watch of your monitor where you can look at it occasionally. I like to rest my hands on my chest with the watch in one hand.
  3. Continue by relaxing all the muscles in your face–around your eyes, your jaw, and your forehead. Make sure your teeth are not touching. Take the deepest breath you have ever taken and exhale. On that exhale relax every muscle in your body.
  4. Continue to breath deeply and slowly. Check to see if you can feel your shoulders, back, hips, and legs on floor. They should feel heavy.
  5. Observe your heart rate. As you begin to relax, your heart rate will go down. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Every time you look at your heart rate, it should be lower. If you get anxious or the number goes up, start over. End the session after five minutes regardless of the outcome.

Days 4 and 5 At Home

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. Put on your monitor, and observe your heart rate. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Rest your hands on your lap with your shoulders relaxed. Hold your monitor watch where you can see it.
  3. Start by relaxing all the muscles in your face–around your eyes, your jaw, and your forehead. Make sure your teeth are not touching. Take the deepest breath you have ever taken and exhale. On that exhale relax every muscle in your body.
  4. Continue to breathe deeply and slowly; scan your body and relax all your muscles.
  5. Observe your heart rate. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Every time you look at your heart rate, it should be lower. If you get anxious or the number goes up, start over. End the session after three minutes.

Days 6 and 7 At Work or a Stressful Time of Day

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. If you’re not in an office or at home, go to a quiet place or your car. Put on your monitor, and observe your heart rate. Rest your arms on your desk or your lap with your monitor watch in front of you. Your arms need to feel heavy in order to relax your neck.
  2. You should now be able to do your relaxation exercise in one minute with your heart rate dropping after the first few exhales.
  3. Practice your biofeedback any time of the day that you feel stress coming on. Eventually you will get so good at “relaxing on demand” that you will not need to put your monitor on.

Yoga: Mind, Body and Mood Medicine. Yoga is holistic, integrating the body, breath, and the mind. Some people use it for stretching purposes only, while others prefer the more aerobic yoga positions to get a good cardiovascular and stretching workout. Many use yoga for stress reduction. It has been eighty years since health professionals in both India and the West started investigating the therapeutic life change potential of yoga. Thousands of research studies have shown that with the practice of yoga you can learn to control your heart rate, brain wave patterns, blood pressure, respiratory function, metabolic rate, skin resistance, body temperature, and many other bodily functions.

There are many styles and methods of yoga to choose from. If you have never done yoga, you are considered to be a beginner (Level 1). Start at the beginning. Learn how to do each pose correctly. Take several classes from different teachers and find a style that you like. Some are geared towards strength and stamina; others toward relaxation.

I do not recommend learning yoga from a book, although there are some good books for people who already have yoga experience. There are also many good tapes and CD’s available. I realize that there are only so many hours in the day, and yoga can be time consuming to learn and practice. Start with a 10-minute routine in the morning or evening hours. Stay tuned for our Yoga Stretches for the Office being produced soon.

“Only the person who is relaxed can create, and to that mind ideas flow like lightning.” Cicero
TLC 8: Destress with Mind-Body Innercise

De-stress and halt aging with mind/body meditation or yoga. Youwon’t miss the calming benefit of alcohol once you learn how to de-stress naturally, using the relaxation response, meditation and deep breathing, yoga, or biofeedback. You won’t head straight for the refrigerator to stuff your face (and emotions). You will look and feel younger, healthier, and happier when you learn to de-stress. Confronted with life’s stress, your body produces adrenaline. The release of adrenaline is like sending a thousand messages to various key parts of the body at once, resulting in a racing heart, increased blood pressure, out-of-balance hormones, and a system on red alert. The problem with high levels of stress is that this can weaken the body, reducing the number of T-cells—the killer cells in our immune system that help to ward off diseases. This effect happens immediately and can last for days. Ongoing stress can also result in unresolved muscle tension, increased blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and general arousal—as we cannot get out of “passing gear” (as opposed to normal or low gear).

Photo Eventually the tension, arousal, and tightness seem normal, and we find ourselves more vulnerable to illness and poor self-care habits. Chronic tension can lead to weight gain, skin problems, knotted muscles, lower mobility, degenerative joint and spine problems, and sheer exhaustion.

Meditation and deep breathing induce the relaxation response, which can slow down your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, calm the feelings of anxiety that you experience during chronic stress, bring your hormones into balance, and much more. Although it’s an involuntary action, breathing measures and alters your psychological state, making a stressful moment accelerate or diminish in intensity. Meditation and deep breathing affect appetite, aging, emotions, hormones, sleep, and overall health every 24 hours. In the 24 Hour Turnaround, TLC 8, you learn how to change a highly charged moment into a period of calm (I call it “relaxation on demand”), as you call upon these mind/body exercises at will and protect your body from the ravages of increased stress hormones today and every other day.

Get Started Today! Relax on demand to reduce stress.

Heart Rate Bio-Feedback: The “Quick Fix” for stress relief.Neuroscientists agree that the most effective way to counteract stressful situations is to learn how to respond immediately—stop stress in its tracks! It’s much more difficult and time-consuming to reverse tension than to deal with it and put it to rest. This is exactly the reason why I recommend Heart Rate (HR) Biofeedback: it works spontaneously and produces a 24-hour result. HR Biofeedback is a therapeutic practice that uses your heart rate monitor to give you instant feedback during your stress reduction training. HR Biofeedback teaches you how to “relax on demand.” If the thought of figuring out how to reduce stress tends to stress you out because it sounds time consuming to learn to meditate or practice yoga, get out your heart rate monitor, and I will teach you a proven technique in five minutes. If you haven’t gotten a heart rate monitor for your H.E.A.R.T workouts, you now have TWO good reasons to order one today.

Learning HR Biofeedback takes seven days, but the first session can produce a 24-hour result. The first day takes 5 minutes; the last day takes only one minute. The learning curve is zero, the cost is nothing, and everyone in your household or office will benefit.

Days 1, 2, and 3 At Home

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. Put on your monitor and observe your heart rate. Lie down on the floor with something under your neck (a pillow or towel) to relax the neck area and put your spine in a neutral position. You might want a pillow under your knees as well, especially if you have back problems.
  2. Rest the watch of your monitor where you can look at it occasionally. I like to rest my hands on my chest with the watch in one hand.
  3. Continue by relaxing all the muscles in your face–around your eyes, your jaw, and your forehead. Make sure your teeth are not touching. Take the deepest breath you have ever taken and exhale. On that exhale relax every muscle in your body.
  4. Continue to breath deeply and slowly. Check to see if you can feel your shoulders, back, hips, and legs on floor. They should feel heavy.
  5. Observe your heart rate. As you begin to relax, your heart rate will go down. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Every time you look at your heart rate, it should be lower. If you get anxious or the number goes up, start over. End the session after five minutes regardless of the outcome.

Days 4 and 5 At Home

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. Put on your monitor, and observe your heart rate. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Rest your hands on your lap with your shoulders relaxed. Hold your monitor watch where you can see it.
  3. Start by relaxing all the muscles in your face–around your eyes, your jaw, and your forehead. Make sure your teeth are not touching. Take the deepest breath you have ever taken and exhale. On that exhale relax every muscle in your body.
  4. Continue to breathe deeply and slowly; scan your body and relax all your muscles.
  5. Observe your heart rate. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Every time you look at your heart rate, it should be lower. If you get anxious or the number goes up, start over. End the session after three minutes.

Days 6 and 7 At Work or a Stressful Time of Day

  1. Choose a time when you know you will not be interrupted, and turn off the phone. If you’re not in an office or at home, go to a quiet place or your car. Put on your monitor, and observe your heart rate. Rest your arms on your desk or your lap with your monitor watch in front of you. Your arms need to feel heavy in order to relax your neck.
  2. You should now be able to do your relaxation exercise in one minute with your heart rate dropping after the first few exhales.
  3. Practice your biofeedback any time of the day that you feel stress coming on. Eventually you will get so good at “relaxing on demand” that you will not need to put your monitor on.

Yoga: Mind, Body and Mood Medicine. Yoga is holistic, integrating the body, breath, and the mind. Some people use it for stretching purposes only, while others prefer the more aerobic yoga positions to get a good cardiovascular and stretching workout. Many use yoga for stress reduction. It has been eighty years since health professionals in both India and the West started investigating the therapeutic life change potential of yoga. Thousands of research studies have shown that with the practice of yoga you can learn to control your heart rate, brain wave patterns, blood pressure, respiratory function, metabolic rate, skin resistance, body temperature, and many other bodily functions.

There are many styles and methods of yoga to choose from. If you have never done yoga, you are considered to be a beginner (Level 1). Start at the beginning. Learn how to do each pose correctly. Take several classes from different teachers and find a style that you like. Some are geared towards strength and stamina; others toward relaxation.

I do not recommend learning yoga from a book, although there are some good books for people who already have yoga experience. There are also many good tapes and CD’s available. I realize that there are only so many hours in the day, and yoga can be time consuming to learn and practice. Start with a 10-minute routine in the morning or evening hours. Stay tuned for our Yoga Stretches for the Office being produced soon.

“Only the person who is relaxed can create, and to that mind ideas flow like lightning.” Cicero


The 24-Hour Turnaround

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The 24 Hour Turnaround is 8 books in one – a manual of information on weight loss, health, and antiaging. A complete program including nutrition, supplementation, exercise, stress reduction, motivation, natural hormone balance, sleep, hydration, and meditation recommendations, and tips for husbands and children.

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Heart Rate Monitor

You can simply view (in large numbers) your EKG accurate heart rate – AND – with just a single button press during a workout the watch enters scan mode to display an exercise session timer in hours, minutes and seconds, plus the user’s maximum, minimum and average heart rate of the exercise session. A chest strap with small electrodes picks up an EKG accurate heart rate and transmits the information to the display watch worn on the wrist.

Features and Functions:

  • Easy to use – large heart rate displayed
  • Maximum average and minimum heart rate of session displayed
  • Workout session elapsed timer
  • Last session duration of workout
  • Last session maximum average and minimum heart rate

$49.00