Last month I talked about the value of stretching, this month I want to talk about the importance of including a muscle fatiguing strength training session three to four times a week, for at least 30 minutes. What does strength training do for you? Quite a bit, actually! Strength training, aka toning, muscle conditioning, etc.,… Read more »
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Looking fabulous after 40 with international, eco makeup artist Kristen Arnett’s Green Beauty Team sharing her tips using Jane Iredale cosmetics! Big thanks and love to Kristen Arnett’s Green Beauty Team for joining up with Jane Iredale cosmetics to create this awesome tutorial! Cosmetic application is not the same after 40! Check our Kristen Arnett’s… Read more »
I believe that healthy bodies require three types of activity weekly- cardio for 3-4 cumulative hours, strength training 3-4 times a week for around 30 minutes per session, and stretching daily for at least 10 minutes. So what’s the truth? Why is stretching so important to your body? Here’s a first important truth- the more… Read more »
It’s been 40 years since fitness visionary Sheila Cluff opened The Oaks at Ojai in 1977. Her healthy influence on thousands of guests and employees is truly amazing. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, staff and guests come together to describe the impact in their lives. …It’s not what you lose, it’s what you gain!
We are, at best, complicated, aren’t we? The weight of contradictions both in the way we think, feel, and behave is enough to make a sane person crazy. Or is it just me? My invitation this month is for you to fall in love with you, again. What does that have to do with health?… Read more »
Ingredients 1 ¼ pounds chicken breast, cut into ½” to 1” pieces 1 ¼ cups onion, diced 2 tsp. garlic, minced 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. chili powder 3 roasted green chiles, (canned work fine) split, seeds removed and chopped 3 cups enchilada sauce (we… Read more »
In the course of learning to be more aware of when we eat, what we eat, where we eat, how much we eat and why we eat we can also examine and deal with, or rule out, the possibility of an eating disorder. Disordered eating is simply eating that on one level or another is… Read more »
Mary Tran from “Let’s Play OC visited us in April 2017 and caught our General Manager describing a few of the things that make The Oaks as well as Ojai so special and unique. Learn more about Let’s Play OC here.
Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”. Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »
Mark Twain said, “It isn’t what you don’t know that hurts you, it’s what you know that isn’t so!” You know a lot about good health, but sometimes what we know and don’t do, or what we think we know that may not be quite right may be slowing down our healthy journey. This month… Read more »