Thursday, August 11, 2011

“Zaryadka” (energizing)--Russian-style morning workout

Hi there!
It's me Svetlana!

The Russians believe in power of energizing morning exercises. Over many generations they developed a simple but effective morning exercise routine that infuses body with energy for the whole day. It is not a vigorous set of exercises and in this way it differs from a traditional Western-style morning workout that usually includes jogging or running, or even a visit to the gym for a vigorous workout. Russian traditional “zaryadka” is a set of various low-key exercises that have one goal: to wake up your body and mind, recharge them with energy and vigor, and get you ready for a long day ahead. The Russians call this routine “zaryadka” which can be translated as “recharging” or “energizing”. You got the idea, right? My mother who is a life-long devoted “zaryadka” enthusiast (off note, my paternal grandma was the same way) swears by it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How to prevent weight gain after 40

Hi! It's me Svetlana.

The following article was pulished on line by By Melanie Haiken, (Tue, Jan 04, 2011). Here I will give you the abbreviated version (the full version you can find at

"Starting in our early 40s, our bodies go through a series of changes that affect the very core of our being. Thanks to hormonal and other changes, the very growth rate of our cells slows down. Some of these changes are the result of the natural aging process. It's just something we have to learn to work around.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

How to cut 500 cal per day without much effort (by Holly C. Corbett)

Hi there!
It's me Svetlana.
I came accross this excellent article on line describing how to cut several hundred calories per day without major effort. I am going to quote directly from the article and you can check it yourself on line (see attached link).

You probably already know the math: You have to cut 3,500 calories to drop one pound. To lose a healthy pound a week, that’s 500 calories a day! But you don’t have to deprive yourself or add an hour to your exercise routine to reach your weight loss goals. Here are 24 no-sweat tips for torching calories anytime, any place.