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Blog Your Heart Out, Baby!

Submitted by on February 11, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Attention all Bloggers!  Today it the OFFICIAL BLOG YOUR HEART OUT DAY!   If you’re a blogger, (who isn’t these days?), join me TODAY and BLOG YOUR HEART OUT!  Has heart disease affected you or your family, as it has me?  (My maternal grand-father died of a heart attack at only 65 years old).  Share your story or your support.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US.  Let’s raise awareness and make a change.

Blog today and you may selected as one of the 5 best blogs!  The winners will receive a great prize!  click here for details.about heart disease

BLOG YOUR HEART OUT, Baby!

Wealth & Wellness Success Blueprint has launched!

Submitted by on February 7, 2011 - 10:59 pm

I’m so excited!  The Wealth & Wellness Success Blueprint (WWSB) Program that I have created with Celebrity Nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella has OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!  This program is chock-full of AMAZING content to boost your Wellness Business to 6 Figures, and Beyond in 2011!

Are you a Wellness Professional who’s tired of doing the same old thing and getting the same old results? Click Here to learn all about the WWSB program and to join us, TODAY!

Today is National Wear Red Day!

Submitted by on February 4, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Today is National wear Red Day! Please join me in wearing red in order to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease in women, and all Americans.  Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the USA?  And that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease each year?  (That’s 1 per minute).  It’s so sad but true.  Therefore, I am dedicating my time this month to be an expert blogger for the Blog Your Heart Out campaign.  In conjunction with the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign I am helping raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in American women and sharing resources to help YOU prevent heart disease in yourself, in your family and amongst your friends.

So please put on something RED and make a difference today and help me spread the word about the importance of heart health!  Please Click Here for more information on how you can join me this month and GO RED FOR WOMEN!

PlusClick Here to see why Jenny Garth is concerned about heart disease.

Blog Your Heart Out!

Submitted by on February 1, 2011 - 4:46 am

BLOG YOUR HEART OUT: 2011

Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their #1 killer. one in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease.  In support of Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association, fitlosophy inc. is launching the 2nd annual BLOG YOUR HEART OUT campaign to create awareness and to encourage people to speak up against heart disease.

As part of this initiative, fitlosophy has selected 5 bloggers to SPEAK UP and share their personal stories in an effort to raise awareness through social media methods such as blogs, twitter, and facebook.  I have been selected to be one of these 5 bloggers!  Yippee!   The rest of the BLOG YOUR HEART OUT team  and I will be using our fitbooks to track our progress through the American Heart Association’s BetterU program – a free online 12-week nutrition & fitness makeover.

Click Here to join me on this important and fun journey.  Stay tuned for my BLOG YOUR HEART OUT blog posts, right here!

¡Buen Viaje!

Submitted by on December 9, 2010 - 7:10 am

Travel can be stressful and also uncomfortable. Unless you’re travelling first class, air and train travel can be tough. (Let’s not even talk about being stuck in a car for long periods of time). The good news is that there are exercises that you can do right in your seat, (whether in a plane or on a train or even in an automobile~not while driving, of course), that can help make the ride more comfortable. Here are some of my favorite tips and moves for keeping my circulation going and my body agile.

Tips

When travelling make sure that you:
• Are as comfortable as possible. This can be done by using a neck pillow/pillow and wearing a wrap, which can double as a blanket, (as many airports have removed blankets from shorter flights and some are even charging for blankets and pillows now).
• Don’t clutter the floor with your belongings. Stow larger items in the overhead bins and place items that you will use, (like your iPod, book, eye drops, glasses), in the seatback pocket.
• Keep legs uncrossed to encourage good blood flow.
• Stay hydrated. Airplanes, in particular, are very dry and the food that they offer, (be it nuts, pretzels, chips or sandwiches), is usually very salty and the airlines never serve you enough water. Bring your own water, (which you can buy after passing through security), and avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol, which will only dehydrate you more. And, of course, bring your own healthy, low sodium snacks, like fruits, (fresh or dried), and nuts. (Bonus tip: Apply a clear gel mask to your face before the flight to avoid over-drying of skin, which can lead to breakouts. My favorite? Sampar Nocturnal Lifting Mask).

Moves

While seated take the time to:
• Do simple neck stretches and shoulder rolls, a few times in each direction.
• Breathe! Link fingers together, in front of your chest and breathe in and out a few times.
• Bend forward, (and hold for a few seconds), then arch your back, (and hold for a few seconds).
• Flex your wrists, moving your hands up and down, a few times.
• Link your fingers behind your head and curl your chin towards your chest, stretching your neck and upper back, and breathe deeply. Repeat a few times.
• Rotate your ankles a few times in each direction.
• Place your feet on the floor and lift your heels, then lower heels and lift toes. Repeat a few times.
• Pull one knee in towards your chest and stretch, then alternate legs. Repeat a few times.
• Bring one ankle on to the other knee and gently press your knee down, for a good hip stretch. Repeat on the other side.
• Sit tall and then twist your torso, to look our one window. Unwind. Then sit tall and twist your torso to look out the opposite window. Unwind. Repeat a few times.
• And whenever possible take breaks to walk up and down the aisles.

Enjoy these tips and moves and you are sure to have a pleasant journey.

It’s Eco-Rico, Baby!

Submitted by on October 26, 2010 - 7:13 pm


Nothing make me happier than helping others and working with Eco-Rico Creator, Giselle Achecar, was no exception. From conception to launch, it has been a joy, (and a wild ride). Congrats to my Boriqua (Puerto Rican) sista’! Tune in to more episodes at www.eco-rico.com. Click Here to watch episode 001!

Off to “The Happy Valley”!

Submitted by on August 1, 2010 - 3:30 pm

My son and I are off to “The Happy Valley” (the Pioneer Valley, in Western Massachusetts) this week. I really can’t wait to go. It’ll be a week filled with family fun. My brother, (in photo above), sister-in-law, nephew and my parents will be there. Not to mention that a few of my high school friends will be around. And I am really excited because I am going to have tea with a fellow La Buena Life member and blogger, Carrie (http://bit.ly/CarrieWrites). It’ll be a great week!

I hope that you are all taking some time out to enjoy with your families this summer.
What are your special plans?

Ana Cabán, The Good Life Guru

Submitted by on July 18, 2010 - 5:00 am

La Buena Life 1 Day Retreat Video

Submitted by on July 8, 2010 - 9:23 pm

LA BUENA LIFE TV- Let’s be Frank

Submitted by on May 21, 2010 - 2:16 am


Ana Cabán gives us a taste of Let’s Be Frank, nitrate-free hotdogs.

LA BUENA LIFE TV- Pop Physique

Submitted by on May 6, 2010 - 1:00 am

Click Here to Visit Pop Physique or Click Here to Visit Prancing Leopard Organics

Stay tuned for more monthly webisodes.


Fabuloso Friday- Stay Tuned-Coming Soon La Buena Life TV!

Submitted by on April 30, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Please check back for more updates, or join my mailing list, (here or on www.anacaban.com).

Terrifico Tuesday- BeChicMag.com

Submitted by on April 27, 2010 - 10:30 am

I’ve been busy in NYC. Catch a glimpse of my mat class at Yamuna Studio and some of the beautiful Prancing Leopard Organic apparel, from their trunk show there.

Maravilloso Monday- Catching Up With Friends & Family

Submitted by on April 26, 2010 - 1:55 pm

The best part about coming to NYC is getting to catch up with my friends and family. Over the past few days I have been able to see my parents, brother, sister-in-law and nephew, plus friends. (I am actually about to go out to lunch with another friend). I have also had time to chill out with my son and just relax. Recharging my batteries is so important.

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?

Terrífico Tuesday- One More Day and I’m Off to The Big Apple!

Submitted by on April 20, 2010 - 3:00 pm

I’m looking forward to broadcasting to you from New York City!

Tentación Thursday- Pilates Core Challenge

Submitted by on April 15, 2010 - 3:11 pm


¡Buenos días! I am off to the gym to do cardio and PIlates. So I decided that I’d gift one of my favorite Pilates DVDs, my Pilates Core Challenge. What I love about this programs is that 1. it was shot in beautiful and mystical Sedona, Arizona and 2. it offers you the opportunity to, (and challenge of), performing many of the Pilates exercises usually performed on equipment without the equipment. You use your own body weight as resistance. Get ready for a tough workout!

Here’s what one user had to say about it:

“I have been doing pilates for at least 5 years now and I was sick of doing the same tapes over and over. I recently discovered this workout on exercise TV on demand…then I ordered the DVD from Amazon. I LOVED IT! I am pretty in shape and I found this to still be challenging and a really good workout… It not only works your abs and core but your whole body…Ana Caban is a great trainer and I would recommend her beginner and intermediate pilates DVDS to start off.”

Danielle, Upstate NY

ONE Lucky La Buena Life Member will win this (autographed) DVD. For your chance to win please leave a comment in the box below. (Please submit comment by 7:00AM PDT, Thursday, April 22, 2010).

¡Buena suerte!

Fabuloso Friday- I am now a Spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation!

Submitted by on April 9, 2010 - 10:30 am

26 Million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased risk. The kidneys are vital organs, responsible not only for the removal of waste and fluid from our bodies but also so many other things such as: regulating blood and water levels in the body, removing drugs and toxins and releasing hormones into the body, which help with making red blood cells, promoting strong bones and regulating blood pressure. All that said, I am very excited to announce that I am now a Spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation. I am looking forward to doing what I can to increase awareness and prevention of CKD and to stress the need for organ donations.


On Saturday, June 19th I will participate in the Orange County Kidney Walk at University of California, Irvine. Join me for the Kidney Walk “Warm Up” and then walk with hundreds of others, each doing their part to raise funds and attention to the prevention of kidney disease.



To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation
Click Here. To Join (or support) MY TEAM at the Irvine, CA Walk Click Here.

Tentación Thursday- Agua with a Twist

Submitted by on March 25, 2010 - 10:30 am

This week I had the pleasure of tasting Talking Rain Twist natural, certified organic juice water. A natural blend with a twist of juice. I love the combination of flavors in this non-carbonated, lightly sweetened water, made from artesian well water.* I just finished a bottle of the Pomegranate Blueberry flavor, which was delicious! It only had a hint of natural sweetness, produced by agave nectar. It’s the perfect drink for the person that thinks water is boring. I like that it’s refreshing but not overly sweet, as most flavored waters tend to be. And the best part is that it has only 9 calories per serving. So drink up! Organic flavors include: Mango Açaí, West Indies Lime, Mandarin White Tea, Pomegranate Blueberry, Wild Strawberry and Lemon. As I type I am enjoying the Mango Açaí flavor. (I think that I like this one even more than the Pomegranate Blueberry. The best part? A portion of the proceeds go to find a cure for breast cancer). 🙂


ONE Lucky La Buena Life Member will win samples of Twist Naturals Certified Organic Juice Water. For your chance to win visit DrinkTwist.com to check out all of the flavors and more. Report back to LaBuenaLife.com and tell us which flavor speaks most to you and why, in the comment box below. If you’re lucky I’ll choose YOU as the lucky winner. (Please submit comments by Thursday, 4/1/10 at 7:00AM PDT).


*Artesian well water comes from a confined “artesian” aquifier whose water is pressurized and therefore flows out of the well, without pumping.

Tentación Thursday – The Princess and The Hint Water

Submitted by on December 10, 2009 - 11:30 am

Today I’m giving away Hint Water. It’s naturally flavored and contains no sugars and no artificial sweeteners. I tried it myself and loved the subtle flavors, without all the sugar. As you have probably noticed, I’m always stressing the importance of water in your daily diet. Now you can enjoy water with a little added zing, so get the hint with Hint Water! See the 6 flavors below and leave me a comment with your two favorite choices and one lucky La Buena Life member will win two bottles of Hint Water.

Raspberry-Lime
Honeydew – Habiscus
Mango-Grapefruit
Tropical
Peppermint
Lime

*For your chance to win the, above-listed products leave your comment below by Thursday, December 17, 7:00pm PST.*

Hint water is currently doing a promotion with Disney’s Princess and the Frog. Enter to win Free Movie Vouchers by
clicking here.

Tentación Thursday – DRY Soda

Submitted by on September 3, 2009 - 10:30 am

I am not much of a soda drinker. In fact, don’t drink much more than water. However, I was recently introduced to DRY Soda. OMG! It’s great! If you like a refreshing, natural beverage that’s not too sweet this is the drink for you. Dry Soda is flavored with fruit, flower and herb extracts and sweetened with a small amount of pure cane sugar. It’s available in seven delicious flavors – Cucumber, Juniper Berry, Kumquat, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rhubarb and Vanilla Bean – each twelve-ounce bottle of DRY Soda contains ONLY 45-70 calories and 14-19 grams of sugar. DRY’s award winning design, distinctive flavor profiles and clean finish make it the ideal soda to sip on its own, pair with a great meal or mix into a top-shelf cocktail.

One lucky LBL Member will win a case of DRY Soda. For your chance to win, check out all the flavors Here and then leave a comment below with the name of the flavor you think you’d enjoy best!

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