Connect with Nature and Unwind at the Hawks Nest Cabin Overlooking Delaware River

Connect with Nature and Unwind at the Hawks Nest Cabin Overlooking Delaware River

Connect with Nature and Unwind at the Hawks Nest Cabin Overlooking Delaware River – Airbnb Review by Photographer Maxwell Alexander Just recently I had an opportunity to stay at the amazing Hawk’s Nest Cabin in Port Jervis and really felt like it was a life-changing experience that everyone has to try one day. We all know that travel is one thing that helps us escape the misery of daily routines and recharges our capacity for enthusiasm, but this time it felt like a whole next level just because of the inspiring natural setting that the cabin is surrounded by. Not […]

Get That Beach Body in Shape with these Tips from Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Advanced Skin Med Spa

Get That Beach Body in Shape with these Tips from Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Many people dream of having that beach body ready to go for the warm summer months, but how does one get it? What if you can’t afford an expensive personal trainer or fitness coach? Well, I’m here to help with some tips and strategies on how to get that body in shape without spending too much money, time, or effort. Here are my top lifestyle tips that will leave you in tip-top shape! Get That Beach Body in Shape with these Tips from Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by Advanced Skin Med Spa 7 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting […]

Your Weekend, Your Time: 5 Awesome Tips for Shaking the Sunday Blues

Your Weekend, Your Time: 5 Awesome Tips for Shaking the Sunday Blues

Your Weekend, Your Time: 5 Awesome Tips for Shaking the Sunday Blues (BPT) – Do you sometimes find yourself feeling less than optimistic as your weekend draws to a close each Sunday? If so, you’re far from alone. Stats recently published on Inc.com indicate 81% of workers have experienced the “Sunday scaries” in anticipation of the work week ahead. Still, it’s important to fend off those encroaching feelings and preserve the quality of your Sunday afternoon, since weekends are generally intended to help people relax, rejuvenate and enjoy time with family and friends. In that spirit, here are five suggestions […]

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit (BPT) – Refreshing, delicious and versatile, citrus is a quintessential flavor of summertime. If you’re looking to enhance and add new depth to your meals and snacks, there’s no shortage of options with these three varieties: lemons, grapefruits and Valencia oranges. Lemons truly are a year-round classic and their bright, floral aroma and tangy flavor can brighten up any dish or drink on a hot summer day. Valencia oranges, also known as the Official Orange of American Summers, are 100% U.S. grown and 100% fresh and juicy. Finally, bursting with delicious juice and […]

5 Hiking Benefits for Bodybuilding and Fitness – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" on Amazon Kindle

Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Natural bodybuilding isn’t just about how you look, it’s also about how you feel, which ultimately makes an even bigger difference in your life. One of the best ways to improve your health and physical fitness as a natural bodybuilder is to go hiking, as it will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and improve cardiovascular health. This article explains 5 specific benefits of hiking that are perfect for natural bodybuilders looking to be healthier inside and out. Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by “The Secrets […]

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

Unfortunately, visual impairments are fairly common. A 2021 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that over 7 million Americans live with visual acuity loss — or, in other words, don’t have 20/20 vision. And though it’s normal to experience less-than-perfect vision as you age due to wear and tear, so to speak, the process of visual acuity loss can also be accelerated by factors like eye fatigue. As a photographer, you use your eyes fairly often while working. The process of taking and processing photos alone can have you staring at screens for hours at a time, straining your eyes while causing […]

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

Top ways to get the most out of your food and exercise (BPT) – Eating well and exercising regularly are key components of a healthy lifestyle. Rather than thinking of these two efforts independently, it’s important to understand the connection between eating and exercise so you can maximize your workouts and feel your best. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares tips on how to prioritize your wellness, with a focus on maintaining a well-balanced diet with plenty of water and wholesome foods that support your exercise routine: Stay properly hydrated Proper hydration fuels the body and mind while curbing […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, Author of "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" onAmazon Kindle

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Many people fantasize about being bodybuilders, with ripped abs and bulging biceps. But what’s it really like to be one? As a natural bodybuilding coach myself, I can tell you that this isn’t an easy lifestyle to live; you have to watch every morsel of food that goes into your mouth and make sure that every muscle group gets worked out regularly, or else everything will just fall apart quickly and you’ll end up on the couch eating chocolate cake. Furthermore, ripped abs isn’t always a sign of a healthy diet either, and in many cases isn’t something that is […]

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 freer 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 category… […]

Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental Health – Wellness 101 with Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Maxwell Alexander – Getaway House in Western Catskills

Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental Health

Modern life often means a lot of noise, traffic, and distractions, all of which can interfere with mental health and quality of life. If you’re looking to get away from it all, but don’t have the funds or time to go on an expensive vacation, you can still find solitude in nature. The benefits of unplugging—which include getting away from your phone, the Internet, and other gadgets—can help you achieve peace of mind and feel better about yourself. Here are five reasons to take an unplugged vacation in nature this summer. Unplugged: How a Nature Getaway Can Improve Your Mental […]

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 […]