My Backbend Progress (Before Pictures)

I always thought that I had good posture. Ever since ninth grade math class, I practiced sitting at the edge of my chair with a straight back. It wasn’t until the last few years where I started noticing pain in my upper back that would persist for days. The pain Read more

My Side Splits Progress in Just 2 Weeks

My New Year’s Resolution for 2020 was to see how long it would take for me to get my side splits. My goal was to stretch every morning for 10 minutes and every night for 45 minutes. I did a similar splits challenge in 2018 where I went from not Read more

Spicy Peanut Butter Soba

Peanut butter soba noodles are great for days where you feel like having an asian-inspired meal at home. These noodles can be served chilled with a dipping sauce, in stir fries, with vegetables in a salad or in broth for days where you feel like having a nice warm bowl Read more

Supplements for Muscle Flexibility

Here are some supplements for muscle flexibility and to reduce pain. Overview Muscle Recovery & Flexibility Supplement Recommendations to Reduce Pain and Improve Flexibility Lifestyle Changes and Habits For Flexibility Muscle Recovery & Flexibility After a strenuous workout, there is a period of time where fibres in our muscles have Read more

Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Improve Flexibility

Many factors can impact our range of motion. The most common ones are injury or muscle tightness when we don’t stretch before and after a workout. One factor that is commonly overlooked is the role of inflammation. Anti-inflammatory foods can improve our flexibility while pro-inflammatory diets can increase inflammation. Inflammation Read more

4 Easy PNF Stretching Exercises to Improve Flexibility

In 2017, my goal was to work on my flexibility. I knew that training for flexibility would take time. To speed up the process, I took flexibility classes to learn what the most effective stretching techniques are. That’s when I heard about Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or PNF stretching exercises for Read more

Healthy Banana Pancakes

As much as I love the infamous two-ingredient banana pancake recipe (2 eggs + 1 banana), there’s something missing in its texture that doesn’t quite satisfy my pancake cravings. Occasionally, we make pancakes on the weekends and I’ve experimented with many different recipes. The turnout is often inconsistent. Currently, this Read more

8 Best Stretches to Reset Your Spine

Practicing these stretches every day will help reset your spine and correct posture. 8 Best Stretches to Reset Spine Health 1) Side Stretch In a standing position, reach your arm over your head to one side of your body and repeat on the other side. Slowly alternate from side to Read more

8 Effective Stretching Tips for Inflexible People

When we age, we start to realize that flexibility is a skill. It affects how we move everyday from doing simple tasks such as getting in and out of the car, tying your shoes, bending or reaching over to pick something up. Stretching promotes flexibility and helps your joints maintain Read more

Healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

When you order beef and broccoli at a restaurant or as take out -it’s high in sodium, has a lot of added sugars, its cooked in unhealthy oils and chemical meat tenderizers are used to make the meat extra soft. A technique called ‘velveting’ where the meat is marinated in Read more