The Sun Salutation

The Sun Salutation

This week’s AdventureBlog post is guest written by Leah Lillios King, owner of Kali Yuga Yoga. Thanks to the ongoing partnership between Kali Yuga Yoga and Lightning 100’s Team Green Adventures, Nashvillians can once again enjoy a season of FREE outdoor yoga with our Yoga in the Park series between June 7th and August 30th.

Each Yoga in the Park session is beginner-friendly. Whether you’re a yogi-master or completely new to the activity, this week’s AdventureBlog explains how to properly do the Sun Salutation, so you can get the most out of your practice!

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Nutrition on the Go!

Nutrition on the Go!

Let’s face it: life is hectic.  Some might even call it crazy.

Between work, school, family, and every extracurricular activity in between, we are constantly on the go. Whether you are in the office, traveling for work, or simply making that daily commute, we have a tendency to forget about our next meal.  Before you know it, our hangry-side comes out and we make irrational eating choices to solve the problem.  Unfortunately, these poor meal choices take a toll on our body and often leave us bloated, groggy, and down right disappointed with ourselves.

You don’t have to live this way!  There are simple changes we can incorporate into our fast-paced lifestyle to ensure we are properly fueling our body for even the most chaotic schedule.

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Eating For Energy

Eating For Energy

It was t-shirt weather, not the overwhelming kind, but just enough to enjoy sitting outside in the shade behind the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Our Team Green Adventures Nutrition Workshop group sat on picnic tables facing the park as Amber Robertson from Bliss Holistic delved into the Eating For Energy edition of our monthly series.

Stress can be inversely linked to energy. Why? Stress triggers your body to store up as much energy as possible. The problem is that most of us automatically go for the foods that give us the quickest boost of energy– a sugar spike. Those foods aren’t stable sources of energy; first you get a boost and then you crash hard when that spike wears off, leaving you feeling drained.

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ASSERT Yourself

ASSERT Yourself

Last week Team Green Adventures partnered with KSA Martial Academy for our first-of-three Intro to Self Defense classes. The mission of Team Green Adventures is to get our  Lightning 100 listeners and community members outdoors and active, and we emphasize safety on each of our adventures. For that reason we certify our trip leaders with Wilderness First Aid Training or First Aid Training, open these certification classes to our participants, provide an overview of Wilderness Safety on our Resources page, and finally, educate our audience about basic self-defense skills.

This week’s AdventureBlog recaps our Intro to Self Defense course, based on the ASSERT Program. ASSERT stands for Adrenal Stress Strategy Emergency Response Training. Whereas other self-defense programs focus on logical step-by-step skills for getting out of a self-defense situation, the ASSERT program is catered to the adrenal response system using natural day-to-day movements.

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Delicious, Nutritious… Chocolate!

Delicious, Nutritious… Chocolate!

With Lightning 100’s A Chocolate Affair quickly approaching on Saturday, February 6th at Riverwood Mansion, and Valentine’s weekend shortly after… coupled with your resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier, this is no doubt a very difficult time in your life.

Rest assured, you can enjoy both and not feel guilty about it! We asked Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Amber Robertson with BlissHolistic, to share with us a few nutrition facts about chocolate.

Here’s what she had to say:

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3 Reasons to Go Play in the Snow Right Now

3 Reasons to Go Play in the Snow Right Now

Here in Nashville, we don’t get a lot of snow. A slight flurry has been known to freak out many Nashvillians, and just a few inches of snowfall can shut down the city for days. While we all love a good excuse to stay home, curl up by the fire, and enjoy a relaxing day, there are a lot of benefits to taking some time on your snow day to get outside and do some good old-fashioned playing. To help get you motivated to put down the hot cocoa and step outside for a minute, here are three of the best reasons to be active in the snow this winter:

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4 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2016

4 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2016

It’s almost New Year’s Day, which means it’s time for everyone to spend the next few weeks talking about their resolutions and how excited they are to change their lives over the next 12 months. While resolutions are always noble goals, it’s rare that anyone actually accomplishes everything they set out to do. By the time mid-spring rolls around, many resolutions are pushed to life’s back burner to be left for another day. We’re here to help you change that! Around this time last year, we gave you some tips on how to transform the way you think about resolutions to make them more achievable, and this year, we’re back with a few more ideas to help inspire you to be a better version of yourself in 2016. Here we go:

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