One of the main issues that a lot of us women encounter with our journey in menopause is weight gain, especially around our stomachs. This can be extremely frustrating! Especially if you feel like you haven’t changed anything about your diet and exercise, but are still putting on weight.
In this article, we will be filling you in on how a sneaky player called insulin resistance could be causing your weight gain and what you can do to prevent or reverse it starting now!
We did an article about this last month, but here is a recap.
When we eat carbs or sugars it gets broken down into glucose and causes our blood sugar levels to rise. When they rise, a hormone called insulin is secreted from your pancreas and acts like a key to tell the cells to open their doors and take in the glucose from your bloodstream so they can use it as fuel and your blood sugar can come back to normal. This is a necessary process and in no way a...
Patty joined Sphericality and The Limitless Lifestyle Academy for our inaugural virtual retreat in January 2021. A very good friend invited her, they wanted to see what it was all about.
They knew the retreat was geared towards women over 40, a unique period in women's lives. Since 40, Patty and her friend had been struggling with their weight. The things they had done when they were younger weren't working anymore.
They decided they would jump in a give it a try. After the retreat, they immediately joined The New Way to Wellness Six-week Experience, and the program hooked them. Now Patty is a member of our Four Seasons program and continues to change her health and wellness.
While Patty has made some significant changes, she's had two big ones related to mindset since joining our community. One, she no longer fixates on her weight. She knows weight is just a number and her body composition is more important for long-term health. She looks at her wellness...
Lynn came to Sphericality three years ago after putting her mother in a nursing home. She was worn out from caring for her and needed a change in her life. A close friend of Lynn's invited her to meet Dorian, and she made the commitment to herself and to the program in that first meeting with Dorian. When I asked Lynn what her favorite part of the program was, she said she didn't have one. She said,
"Everything works together, and I think that is what impresses me the most about Spherically. Real-life change happens when I work on all the different aspects of life. Eating right and exercise are just a small part of healthy living. Mindset, purpose, and vision need to be aligned as well as stress and sleep, to make change lasting."
In The Four Seasons program, we are constantly working on mission statements and keeping them at the forefront of what we do. These play a huge role in mindset, purpose, and vision. These statements also help create goals...
Hello! My name is Alicia Worden, and I joined Sphericality about ten years ago.
I struggled with keeping up with many things physically due to having a severe loss of cartilage in my knees. I went to see a doctor at the Hospital For Special Surgery, and he said I have a very painful looking MRI! He also said I am not a candidate for knee surgery and should build my muscles around my knees.
My exercise program is not working out for me, so I decided to place a call to Dorian. I knew within the first minute of our conversation that this was the place for me. A caring and nurturing place with Dorian being at the center, it was going to be perfect.
My favorite part of the program is that the instructors are wonderful at meeting everyone at their comfort level and working with each individual to meet their goals. I love coming to the studio and getting the coaching I need to build my muscles and get in shape overall. After a short time, I did not have to take...
How did Donna go from focusing on quick weight loss to concentrating on her wellness as a whole? It was achievable by building a solid mindset and vision. Donna has been a member of Sphericality for about ten years. At that time, she needed something different than traditional exercise and was interested in yoga. Through the years, she would come to class but stop if life got in the way but always managed to find her way back to the studio and classes.
In August of 2020, she decided she needed more. Everyone was coming out of Covid lockdown, and she was doing the same thing as everyone else: wearing sweatpants, no makeup, hair in a ponytail, drinking Pina Coladas, and eating way too much!! In addition to coming out of lockdown, she knew she didn’t want to accept what her friends were feeling and saying. “Why don’t we accept who we are and be fat and happy. Life is too short to worry about this.”
She was frustrated with failed attempts at weight...
It's never too late to start a wellness routine. Learn about Karen's journey and how she turned her wellness around, feeling younger than she ever thought she would at her age! I often ask our superstars questions and create the article around their answers; for this article, you'll read exactly how Karen expressed her experience with our program!
I joined Sphericality in May of 2018. I knew I had to do something. I was just past menopause, gaining weight, diagnosed with Osteoporosis and Arthritis throughout. I was having to pull myself up the staircase, couldn't get up from the floor, got winded walking more than 5 minutes, and couldn't fit into my clothes.
I was out on the town in Flemington on the evening. This evening, there was a Local Business Awareness night on Main St. There were many local vendors promoting their businesses. Including many exercise studios.
Dorian was on the sidewalk with a good amount of studio furniture to express the feel of...
Exercise and strength are related to living well, and reducing chronic diseases, but it can also help with falling, recovering from injury, and how our body ages.
We know that exercise can help us live longer. How?
It can keep your bones, muscles, and joints healthy and can make you less likely to have things like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Exercise can also lower your blood pressure, manage chronic conditions like arthritis or diabetes. It also helps with stamina, joint swelling, pain, and muscle strength, and it helps with your balance, which means the risk of falling diminishes. We also know what exercise, specifically resistance training, can help with age-related decline in muscle mass.
All of these things will help you live a longer, healthier life, but did you know it can change how you age and stay disease-free on a genetic level?
Have you ever heard the saying, "you're only as old as you feel"? Or have you met someone...
The Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
There are several benefits to dry skin brushing. One of the main benefits is, of course, the removal of dry skin from the body. Some other benefits include the reduction of cellulite and the ability to get circulation in your body moving at a pace that helps you produce new skin cells and keeps your blood circulating properly. It can also be relaxing and help if you are having a sensory overload or if you need a calming feeling to help you reduce the stress from your day. DSB is also a great way to help your body detoxify
The Method of Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is a simple enough method. You use a non-synthetic or natural bristle brush on your body to remove dry skin.This brushing technique is done all over your body and with no lotion, soaps, or water. You simply brush the body gently making sure to get every part of your body and then take a shower afterwards.It is considered to be a more natural and milder form of exfoliation than...
Yes, of course, you want to tone and shape your legs. Who wouldn't? The real important question to ask, however, is WHY would you like to tone and shape your legs?
To look good and feel comfortable in your favorite jeans? Well, that is a good reason. We all want to feel good in our favorite clothes, including me. But there 6 more important reasons that I, as a 58-year-old woman, exercise my legs intensely five times a week, and I’ll share them with you.
Toning your legs will help you build lean muscle and burn fat, create and maintain healthy, efficient body composition that, in turn, keeps your metabolism running efficiently. Your quads and glutes are some of the biggest muscles in your body. They can pack a powerful metabolic punch if you keep them toned.
When you stress your muscles during exercise, they begin to break down. But afterward, the magic happens. When the muscles repair, they build.