October’s Healthy Lifestyles Newsletter

Choose Health and Fitness as a Lifestyle Not as a Fad!

Welcome to my monthly newsletter.  You can now look forward to my fitness and nutrition tips and motivation at the beginning of each month.

This Month’s Topics:
1) Nutrition – The Storage Solution
2) Fitness – Dance to Stay Fit
3) Wellness – Remembering to Breath
4) News – 6 Week Pre Holiday session is coming

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1) Nutrition – On the Go? Be prepared

Remember you are what you eat.

Whether it’s for school or work, you’ll do better with maintaining a healthy weight if you pack your lunch. Plus you’ll be eating healthier and saving money while you’re at it.

When packing your lunch, stay away from the pre-packaged, nutrient-poor options.  You’ll want to feel energetic, and perform your best throughout the day.

The basics of a good lunch include items from the different food groups:  Fruits, vegetables, whole grains or whole grain products, meat or alternatives such as tofu and beans, and low or non-fat dairy.

Packing a lunch will take some time during your morning rush, but the benefits to your health, wallet and waistline will make the effort worthwhile.

I found the perfect tool at my favorite store – Storage Solutions.
Who knew there would be Tupperware to help you STAY FIT!

stayfitboxA Salad container which stores your salad dressing separate

lunchboxA 4 compartment lunch kit with, fork and knife included

snack and dip

A snack and dip container, perfect for veggies and hummus

*Sold at Storage Solutions (Yonge and Eglington)

2) Fitness –  Dance to Stay Fit

Variety is the key to keeping any exercise program exciting!
Here’s a reminder of the new Dance Studio in town:

BDX – Toronto’s Premier Recreational Dance Studio for Adults.

“Discover Trend-Setting New Dance Moves, Enjoy An Energizing Workout, And Get Fired-Up With Toronto’s Most Sensational Adult Dance Classes”

The doors are open and the studio is AMAZING! In honor of this much anticipated event, I invite you to sign up  for a FREE CLASS – Today! Click HERE: http://shawnbyfield.com/subscribe.htm

3) Wellness –
Remembering to Breathe

Use meditation to stop distractions and make your mind clearer and more lucid.

MeditationPTWhen the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

If you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious – try this:

1. Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position.
2. Sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If you wish, you can sit in a chair.
3. Keep your back straight to prevent your mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.
4. Sit with our eyes partially closed and turn your attention to your breathing.
5. Breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control your breath.
6. Try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is your object of meditation. Try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else.
7. At first, your mind will be very busy. There will be a great temptation to follow the different thoughts as they arise, resist this and remain focused  on the sensation of the breath.
8. If  you discover that your mind has wandered and is following your thoughts, immediately return it to the breath. Repeat this as many times as necessary until the mind settles on the breath.

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress.

Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress.

4) News – 6 Week Pre Holiday Session

I hate to say it but the holiday season is just beginning! Thanksgiving is on the way, Halloween is around the corner and Christmas is coming – if you are interested in a little PRE-holiday activity to burn off some of that Turkey and pumpkin pie in advance.

I just thought I’d let you know I’m planning a 6 Week Pre-Holiday Session!

-> SUNDAYS 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
November 15th – December 20th

-> MONDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
November 16th – December 21st

-> MONDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
November 16th – December 21st

> WEDNESDAY 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm *at L3
November 11th – December 16th

-> Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:15 am
November 12th – December 17th

-> Thursdays 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
November 12th – December 17th

One Class a Week $119.00, or just $189.00 to participate twice a week!

Will start Oct 19th for current participants and October 26th for new participants.

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A little encouragement to live by in October:

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit.
Make it work and produce for you.
Think of things not as they are but as they might be.
Don’t merely dream – but create!

If you like what you are reading or tried last months tips, then please take a minute and let me know…

Be well,




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2 Responses to “October’s Healthy Lifestyles Newsletter”

  1. shawnbyfield Says:

    Thank you for posting about my studio! And I especially liked your encouragement at the end of your post. Don’t merely dream – but create!

    Keep being YOU.

    – SB

  2. Rita Says:

    Hello Eva, great blog ! I really love the info on vitamins as I am always unsure of which are the best for the dollar and most importantly, our health. LOVE IT ! Rita
    ps – love your pic, you look so flawless n radient !!!

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