Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle Kettlebells have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the reasons why are easy to see. A kettlebell workout can help you improve your overall strength, endurance, and cardio health while increasing your mobility and flexibility, too. It’s no wonder so many people have begun putting kettlebells at the center of their workouts! This post explores 8 reasons why you need to include kettlebells in your workout routine today—if you aren’t already! 1) It […]

The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding – by Maxwell L Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding

If you’re looking to get in shape, build some muscle, or simply find a healthier way to entertain yourself, hiking may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Not only does it provide you with the exercise you need to achieve your health goals, but it also has other benefits that can help you even after you’ve finished your hike. For example, did you know that hiking can increase your self-confidence and improve your mindset? Find out more about the benefits of hiking below! The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding – by Maxwell L Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified […]

Top 10 Wellness Tips for Healthy Holidays – Presented by Kristin Misik Acupuncture – New Paltz, NY

Top 10 Wellness Tips for Healthy Holidays

The holidays are here, which means that you’ll have to find time to celebrate with friends and family while also preparing delicious food and decorating your home. It’s no surprise that this time of year can be exhausting, especially if you have young children or work long hours every day. But don’t panic! Here are some easy tips that will keep you healthy and happy during the holiday season so you can truly enjoy it to the fullest. Top 10 Wellness Tips for Healthy Holidays – Presented by Kristin Misik Acupuncture – New Paltz, NY 1) Hydrate Staying hydrated is […]

How to Get and Stay Organized for the New Year

How to Get and Stay Organized for the New Year

How to Get and Stay Organized for the New Year (BPT) – Organizational skills are not taught in school, but maybe they should be. Almost everyone wishes they could be more organized, but unfortunately, just wanting it isn’t enough. Whether you’re a student or a young professional, getting organized for 2022 will make a big difference in your classes or career. Organized people get noticed — in a good way — so working on your organization skills makes you stand out as not just reliable and dependable, but as someone who knows how to optimize your time. Time management is […]

The Hidden Danger of Sugar - The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs

A healthy diet often gets defined as one that’s low in fat and high in fiber and whole grains, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s the conventional wisdom we hear from medical experts, government officials, health professionals, non-profit organizations, the media, and even our friends and family members. A healthy diet means eating less sugar and more healthy whole grains—and anything else that’s low in fat, cholesterol, salt, and calories as well as high in essential vitamins and minerals, right? Well…not so fast. The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, […]

What Social Media Addiction does to Your Mental Health

What Social Media Addiction does to Your Mental Health

Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular social media sites, with over 2 billion monthly active users between them. Even if you’re not one of those people who’s always checking social media when you could be doing something else, your time on Facebook and Instagram could be harming your mental health in ways you don’t even realize. If you’re concerned about your own use of these sites, or you think a loved one may be struggling with social media addiction, here are some things to look out for that might indicate it’s time to cut back. Is there […]

Give the gift of healing this Holiday Season from the best acupuncture practice in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Kristin Misik Acupuncture, New Paltz, NY

Give the gift of healing this Holiday Season from the best acupuncture practice in the Hudson Valley

It’s that time of year when finding the right gift, that thoughtful something that shows you really care, can feel like a lost cause. Before you settle on just anything, consider going for a gift your loved one will truly cherish. Give the gift of healing this Holiday Season from the best acupuncture practice in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Kristin Misik Acupuncture, New Paltz, NY Give the gift of health and healing; nearly everyone on your list needs it, but most people don’t think to ask for it.  Instead of buying “things”, consider how much more personalized a […]

Easy Natural Detox Tips Presented by Beetroot + CoQ10 from GREEN5 Supplements – Holiday Gift Guide

Easy Natural Detox Tips Presented by Beetroot + CoQ10 from GREEN5 Supplements – Holiday Gift Guide

Detoxification. We hear this word a lot today. Detox is usually associated with cleansing, like drinking fruit and vegetable juices. The following principles can help you maintain your body’s cleanliness and assume that you keep it clean constantly. Gradually introduce new healthy habits into your life and cleanse your body gently. Let’s have a closer look. Easy Natural Detox Tips Presented by Beetroot + CoQ10 by GREEN5 Supplements – Holiday Gift Guide Adopt healthy habits instead of bad ones. Are you starting your day with a morning coffee? Replace your coffee with a freshly squeezed green juice or smoothies – […]

What is the simple definition of Yoga? – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "Introduction to Yoga and Meditation" on Amazon Kindle – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

What is the simple definition of Yoga? – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander

When one mentions the word “Yoga”, it immediately evokes a lot of different imagery. One of the common ideas that come to mind is perhaps of flower children from the 1960’s sitting in a circle with their legs in impossible positions chanting “Ohm” around a huge candle in a poorly lit room. Yoga is an ancient art form that has been practiced for centuries. Throughout the years, it has become popular as a way to stay active, stay in touch with one’s inner self, and keep a sense of sanity in a sometimes insane world. What is the simple definition […]

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering your home can seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot like exercise. Once you start, you feel better, and you want to keep going. Getting your home decluttered means that everything you have in your space is something you find valuable, and this is good for your spirit and your mind. The Early Steps: Make One Decision The first step in decluttering your home is to start with a focus in just one room. Take multiple containers with you into just one room. You will need  a bag for trash a box for things you want to donate a […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the more free you become and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is ‘too much’? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this […]

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial - 2019 Kitchen Design Trends - Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends – Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Ah, Millennials, it warms my heart writing about Us – the most consciously awaken generation humans produced so far. We literally design the world around us in sync with Nature and the Universe. So what does it means to design a kitchen like a Millennial? Kitchen is the new Living Room As Millennials are awakening to the wisdom of the Cosmic Intelligence and taking into account the experience of the previous generations, we […]

What are postbiotics and why should they be part of your daily routine?

What are postbiotics and why should they be part of your daily routine?

(BPT) – Many of us are looking for ways to be more proactive about our health. One way to accomplish that is by adopting more healthy habits to support our immune systems. “In addition to adequate sleep, exercise, eating a balanced diet and managing stress, it’s also important to support gut health,” said Keri Gans, a registered dietitian, certified yoga teacher and author of “The Small Change Diet.” “Most people don’t realize how gut health influences the immune system,” Gans said. “It may seem like these two things are two unrelated functions in the body. But it just so happens […]

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

The overall look and feel of your home office can greatly affect how productive you are while working from home. And while designing for productivity can seem like a difficult task, there are ways to do it easily, even for those who don’t hail from creative backgrounds. As designer Maxwell Alexander explains, “Turning your bare walls into a stunning art gallery is not as daunting a process as you think, and you do not need a ton of money to make it happen.” With that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you turn your residential office into […]

This New Alexa Feature allows Families to Safely Care for Loved Ones at a Distance

This New Alexa Feature allows Families to Safely Care for Loved Ones at a Distance

(BPT) – This year, more Americans are providing ongoing caregiving, with many having started their role as caregiver since the COVID-19 outbreak or providing care specifically because of the pandemic. Caregivers are looking to strike that balance between ensuring their elderly friends and family are safe and healthy while letting them maintain their independence. Yet, the need to limit contact by social distancing or self-quarantining has disrupted the ability to provide the hands-on care our loved ones deserve. For that reason, families are looking for ways to help make remote caregiving easier. There’s now an option for both the family […]

Veterans Day 2020: A different time, and a time to make a difference

Veterans Day 2020: A different time, and a time to make a difference

(BPT) – We hear a lot today about recognizing those people who have made a difference for our country and for our citizens. On Veterans Day, we recognize the many Americans who have made a profound impact on our nation and our future through their service in the U.S. military. In 1918, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, World War I formally came to an end when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. That date, Nov. 11, would become known first as Armistice Day in recognition of those who fought […]

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 […]

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. […]

How to help maintain your immune system with fermentation

How to help maintain your immune system with fermentation

No matter what season or time of year, we all know the importance of a healthy immune system and the central role it plays in overall well-being. While sleep, healthy eating and a balanced lifestyle are all essential for a healthy immune system, clinical studies show fermented supplements are an effective approach to supporting good gut and immune health. “Your immune system is an important factor in maintaining health at any age,” says registered dietitian Keri Gans. “Fermentation is getting a lot of attention for its ability to support the gut and the immune system.” Gans answers top questions about […]

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

(BPT) – 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today’s outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting with nature: Biophilic design Biophilic design is achieved when natural elements are incorporated into space, helping people feel connected to the natural environment. It creates a calm, tranquil space and reduces stress. Biophilia makes sense for indoor […]

The benefits of Natural Hand Sanitizers

The Benefits of using Natural Hand Sanitizers

One of our major concerns in our health and keeping us void of germs and bacterial infection is with the help of hand sanitizer dispensers. With all the deadly diseases and pandemics that we have encountered in the past, it is very important for us to stay protected and maintain the cleanliness of ourselves and our surroundings not just on what our eyes can see, but even those that we cannot. Check out this natural hand sanitizer.   In our daily lives, we should be aware of where the most contamination and spread of the virus is possible. Crowded and […]