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Is Skinny Sexy? Or Is Fit Sexy?

Is Skinny Sexy? Or Is Fit Sexy?

Scrolling on Instagram can be emotionally tolling. I don't know about you, but when I scroll through my feed, I develop a little bit of anxiety toward my body. I see all these models, influencers, and friends who have amazing bodies because they are skinny and it makes me think, maybe I should stop HIIT and go low carb. But then I thought to myself, I'd rather be a strong woman who is heart-healthy and fit than a skinny girl with no strength. I decided I should be proud of who I am and what I can achieve and the grass is not always greener on the other side!

Being skinny and fit both include commitment and restrictions, but we personally believe being fit has way more advantages than just being skinny.

Taking part in daily activities, running, yoga, gym fitness activities are a vital part of not just your physical health, but your mental health!

Looking good while doing those activities is what we’re here for!

Our Brand New, Intense Controlled Leggings are AMAZING! They have extra tummy control and great contouring seams to help you in the deepest darkest workouts! Our High Impact Sport Bra pairs perfectly and makes a beautiful set. Criss Cross back details for full range support! All of our Sport Bras come with removable pads to give you that Sexier fit look or you can remove them for that skinny frail look. The choice is yours!

Getting up off that couch is one of the hardest parts, but being active is so important! Regular exercise helps strengthen your muscles and bones that help reduce the risk of some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

We are recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intense physical workouts every week!

Working from a computer all day is the worst. Be sure to take time for yourself to help live a better life for your future!

Here at Electric Yoga, we want you to feel good! When you feel good, you look beautiful!

GIRLS! Am I the only one living in my yoga pants?

GIRLS! Am I the only one living in my yoga pants?

Who’s Living in Yoga Pants? 

Is it just me or do you wear yoga pants to basically everything? To the super market, to your kid’s soccer game? Dinner with friends? To a party? Or even a date?!
Yup, I just said that. It’s like flip flops for feet: easy to wear, ultra-comfortable, and is kind of a reflection of your personality. You can be bold in prints, fun in neons, low-key in black basics, or practical with our Electric Yoga side mesh pocket legging. 
Leggings can show off your assets or really focus on your flaws, so make sure to buy the right pair for your body type! 
Our brand new High Rise Controlled Leggings are compressive all over with extra tummy control and support for Apple body types and hide the muffing top parts. Sexy in our Contour Legging to show a bit of skin never hurt anybody!
Bold in our Faded Leggings! For the woman who loves a good Capri, our Liquid Capri is hands down, one of our favorites. And if you feel like you have shorter legs with a longer torso, our Slash Legging is right for you!
Looking good isn’t always important, the most important thing is to feel good and confident. Confidence is key! 
Service@electricyoga.com to pick out the perfect legging for you cuz let’s be real: it’s not just a pant, it’s a daily and nightly ;) legging that makes you feel good yet fashionable. 

The Not-So-Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

The Not-So-Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga
Are you searching for a workout to strengthen your body, mind, and soul? Look no further! Yoga is a great exercise that can positively affect your body and mind. There are many benefits to the practice and it is easy to get started and create a routine.

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Fitness Challenge Day One!

Fitness Challenge Day One!

Hello everyone!

We can't express how excited we are to take this journey with you! As an active wear company, fitness is our top priority. So much so that, believe it or not, our office team takes short breaks to run around the block to make sure our activity isn't stunted by our work load!

For the most of my life, I always hated running. I felt that I wasn't good enough, and during a run I would constantly take breaks the moment started to feel to hard for me. I felt as though I would never get better and instead of working on it I just told myself I will never be able to call myself a good runner. One day I decided to confide in a friend about my insecurities towards my fitness level. She is a woman who takes fitness very seriously and is one of the strongest people I have ever met. Her response was "well, it gets hard for everyone at a certain point, but that's when you have to push yourself farther in order to improve!" That really stuck with me. For the longest time, I looked at runners and thought to myself, "why is it so easy for them, and so hard for me?" I put myself into a box.

Then I decided to change my perspective. I decided to stop comparing myself to others, and start working as hard as I can to improve myself one step at a time. If I felt I could only take 10 more steps, I would push myself to take another 20. I went from not being able to run two blocks without stopping to running two miles without stopping in a matter of a few months. Sure, it's hard. But the harder it is, the stronger you're becoming. One step at a time.

Another way I channeled my dislike for working out into love is by choosing the right clothes. It seems silly, but clothes can really help propel you forward while you run! The right legging for the right workout is essential. For example, my favorite legging for running is the Cobra Legging! 

Today's workout may seem a little challenging for our beginners, but doable for every level. The most important part of a workout is to PUSH YOURSELF beyond your limits--you would be surprised about what you can do!

 

HERE IS TODAY'S WORKOUT: 

Don't forget to check our video on Instagram to see proper form for each rep. 

Warm up:

Either a short jog or 2 minutes of cardio--one minute jumping jacks, one minute high knees.

Rep 1: NON STOP HALF BURPEES! Drop down to a plank, but instead of using momentum to propel yourself into a jump, stop at a squat position. Make sure your chest is up in the squat, your arms are forward and your chin is up.

MAX OUT FOR A MINUTE AND A HALF!

-NO REST-

Rep 2: BOX JUMP STEP DOWN. Prepare for the jump in a squat with arms down to the side. Explode with energy, sending your arms forward to propel yourself upwards. Land in the same squat you started in, and step back down.

-NO REST-

Rep 3: MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS. This is where you really push yourself to go as fast as you can. Start in a plank position with proper form- do not drop your butt down! Alternate left and right knees to the chest, resulting in an on-the-floor run in place. DO NOT STOP!

-REST, 45 SECONDS-

Repeat this 4 times for maximum exertion, and do not let yourself falter! You can do it! Don't forget to show us Your results, videos, heart rates, anything to show us how you are doing!

And don't forget to #BeElectric

12 HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY

12 HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY

I'm not sure what you had for breakfast this morning, but there I know a few simple breakfast tips that will keep you engine running all day! Use the following 12 ingredients in your breakfast and improve you health and happiness everyday. 
1. Oregano oil - Oregano essential oil can act as an expectorant, which loosens up or helps to eliminate the uncomfortable buildups of mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tracts and sinuses.
It is also a soothing balm for inflamed lungs and throat, which often stimulate coughing fits. Therefore, oregano essential prevents and treats symptoms of respiratory ailments.
3. Kiwis - a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration
3. Berries - a great source of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid and resveratrol. In addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds may reduce the risk of disease.
4. Pure local honey - 2% minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein -- Honey contains natural minerals and vitamins which help the metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid on the organs and tissues into the system, hence preventing obesity and promoting better health for us. 
5. Almonds - is a highly nutritional nut and a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper, and niacin. Compared to all other nuts, they are richer in nutrients and beneficial components.
6. Cashew- packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phytochemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers.
7. Pecans - rich source of energy, carry 690 calories/100 g and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
8. Prunes - high in fiber, which helps prevent hemorrhoids brought on by constipation. Chronic constipation is a common problem in older adults and can also be a painful problem for infants. Prune juice acts as a laxative thanks to its high sorbitol content. Ask your doctor if it’s right for you or your child.
9. Peanut butter - rich source of vitamin E and niacin, or vitamin B-3. Vitamin E controls inflammation in your body, aids in healthy cell-to-cell communication and helps prevent tissue damage through its role as an antioxidant. 
10. Banana - source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients.
11. Kambucha - Aids Digestion and Gut Health. Because it's naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability.
12. Kale - A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains:
Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
Copper: 10% of the RDA.
Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
Start your day off right and use these ingredients for the best energy of your life! Hope these tips help you reach your daily goals.