Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Maxwell Alexander

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui

Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see that we’ve had it all figured out! Well, another thing just happened: the new generation of the workforce (Millennials) is in! They are very serious about health & wellness and in fact, (thanks to advancements in technology) work from the home office more than […]

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Maxwell: Thank you for the interview opportunity and an amazing photoshoot, Dr. Z! I must say you are a natural when it comes to modeling. Great job! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how did the idea of Hebe Medical Spa manifest in your life. Dr. Z: Well thank you! 🙂 We have done a few photoshoots the last couple of years and I can say I definitely feel more comfortable with it now! Not so much in the […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

In ancient times, testing of one’s manhood was done by weight lifting. They would lift heavy stones such as Bluestones of old Dailly, Dinnie Stones, and Inver stone to show the power moreover it was a matter of prestige to the tribal kingdom in ancient times. The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander Considering the available facts, weightlifting competitions first began in Europe in the late 1880 and the champion of the competition was crowned in 1891. In those periods, there were no other subdivisions and the crown went to the man able to lift the […]

In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time - The Hebe Medical Spa in Fishkill

In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time – Hebe Medical Spa in Fishkill, NY

In the upcoming Fall 2020 Issue of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we are featuring HEBE Medical Spa – a local Hudson Valley Small Business located on Main St in Fishkill and is owned and operated by two women – Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf, a board-certified internist who specializes in medical aesthetics, and Irina Damyanidu, a former bank executive. In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time – HEBE Medical Spa in Fishkill by Irina Damyanidu, CEO, HEBE MedSpa // Featured Hudson Valley Style Small Business The name Hebe comes from the Greek word for youth. Hebe […]

Tips for the best back-to-school skin-care routine

Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine

It’s that time of year again — the new school year is starting, and this year is like no other. Whether you’ve headed back into the classroom or you’re continuing to learn remotely, this year presents new challenges for everyone. Amid all these changes, it’s easy to get so busy that you don’t take good care of yourself. The result? When you’re over-stressed and under-nourished, it shows on your skin. (BPT) – Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine Why not start the school year off right by establishing good self-care habits? When you’re in the middle of midterms or […]

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

In bodybuilding, your diet is one of the most effective weapons you can have if you want to achieve maximum potential. Diet is so important to the bodybuilder as it not only supplies the body with the energy needed to perform your exercises as well as giving you the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A good bodybuilding diet will include a lot of protein. It is critical for building muscle, losing fat, and contributing to the overall health of our tissues and organs. You should be consuming 1 gram of protein for each pound of your body […]

What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel?

There is not much in the world that is more exciting than adventure travel. When you are taking part in adventure travel you are taking a risk, you are getting out there and finally living life to the fullest. When was the last time that you actually did that? Probably a long time ago right? Well, there is no time like the present to change things for the better and to experience all that life has to offer. What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel? by Certified Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander There are […]

4 Simple Ways to Keep Indoor Air Fresh at All Times

4 Simple Ways to Keep Indoor Air Fresh at All Times

Americans today are more focused on cleaning and sanitization — not to mention the air they breathe — than ever. Indoor air quality has already been a growing concern in the United States for some time. According to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, indoor air quality can be worse than the air outdoors. You may not realize that simply by doing normal things like cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, or enjoying a hobby, invisible pollution is being added to the air. With social distancing measures, people are spending more time at home, so being proactive […]

How to Bring Compassion Into Your Yoga Practice

Yoga and service to others are two popular activities, but most people don’t think about how much they have in common. Both activities enrich your life, connect you to the community, help you meet new people, and facilitate learning new ideas that can positively impact your world view. It’s natural to combine the two, helping you and your communities grow stronger together. (BPT) – How to Bring Compassion Into Your Yoga Practice Giving back isn’t just about what others receive. Studies have shown that philanthropy and service light up the brain’s pleasure centers. Joy naturally arises when you help another […]

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a good fine reason for it too. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one. Hudson Valley is known for its amazing nature, beautiful lakes, gorgeous mountains, and hundreds of big and small hiking trails. Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas, instead, you can catch a train from NYC and immerse in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. You […]

Gyms are open, so it's a great time to get into bodybuilding!

Gyms are open! It’s a perfect time to get into bodybuilding – by Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander

The sport of bodybuilding has grown steadily in popularity over the years. From its heyday in the 1970s to now, technological advances, as well as nutritional advances, have made bodybuilding a sport that focuses on the art of the human body and what is possible when it is pushed. Bodybuilding is more than just lifting weights, however. To have an effective bodybuilding program, you have to focus on many different things – especially if you are serious about your goals. In fact, setting goals can be one of the most important parts of an effective bodybuilding program. What do you […]