Testing, testing

2010-03-21_1427-61(3).jpgLast week or so has been a time for medical tests.

I went to see a doctor a couple of weeks ago and she ordered a slew of tests including complete blood work, mammogram (after she examined my brea*ts) and a pap test.  I don’t have any new ailments in addition to my old ones but it’s been almost 5 years since I was tested thoroughly, so I was happy to comply. [Read more…]

After the migraine: how to prevent migraine headaches?

Stress - woman stressed with headacheI was under the weather during the weekend, suffering from a self-inflicted migraine attack. A bad one.

I call it self-inflicted because I might’ve been able to prevent it if I’d been more careful. I know from personal experience what habits I need to stick to in order to prevent migraine headaches. [Read more…]

Corporate Athlete

BUSINESS COMPETITIONGuest post by Natalia Cordova

Are you an athlete? No? How about a corporate athlete? Do you compete in the corporate world while sitting at your desk? Still no? You are an athlete! You have to understand, I see an athlete as someone that uses their body to compete. An athlete’s body must be a highly tuned, well functioning machine.

Still, many corporate athletes have forgotten that they need their bodies to work as well as possible in order for them to perform at their highest level… even if they never leave their chair. [Read more…]

My Easy DIY Standing Desk

diy standing desk

My not very elegant but very usable standing desk 🙂

As you can see from the picture, I now have a (DIY) standing desk. What’s even better, it didn’t cost me a dime! All I needed was some ingenuity and a couple of pieces of exercise equipment.

The only drawback is that it requires some effort from my part to convert my standing desk back to a sitting desk.

Lack of style might called another drawback, but I don’t really mind it as long I feel better. 🙂 [Read more…]

The physicality of singing

Funny school choir singingI had my first singing gig with my choir on Wednesday evening. We sang a Finnish tango named Satumaa, a jazzy version of Jingle Bells and Gloria Dei.

Based on the feedback our choir leader got from her colleagues we were pretty good – mostly thanks to her thorough singing instruction! [Read more…]