Kriya Living And Achieve Systems Roll Out Corporate Wellness For Small Business

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Kriya Living and Achieve Systems have rolled out our new Corporate Wellness for Small Business Program!

Are you a small business owner and think wellness programs are out of your reach? 

Achieve corporate wellness provides innovative solutions for small businesses to access wellness services in the workplace at affordable rates. We give your employees choices with our low cost services that can be conducted at the office or away from the office. It’s your choice!

Our mission is to empower employees to make healthy choices and we provide the solutions to make them successful.

Interested in learning how we can help your business? “Contact Us”  for more information.

Om Is Where The Heart Is. Meditation Is Not Only Healthy. It Can Change Your Life!

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I have no idea when my meditation journey began, I first recognized it with my yoga practice, but now that I look back, perhaps I’ve been meditating all of my life and yoga brought it to the forefront. Who knows? I know one thing. It kicks ass!

So what’s the big deal with quieting your mind? Think about it. In this crazy world there is nothing better than a little peace and quiet. Here are some great reasons to meditate everyday.

Meditation Reduces Stress-I can write a whole article on this, and I will!

Stress is a major cause of sickness and disease today. Meditation can actually make structural changes to the brain. When this happens, it improves our psychological well being and reduces stress. Boom! A healthier and happier you.

It Strengthens the Immune System-Relaxation has shown to boost the immune system. The heart slows and blood circulation flows freely to the body’s tissues, feeding it with nutrients and oxygen which feed our cells and strengthens us against sickness and disease.

It makes you happy-When are you stressed and happy? Ummm….never. By calming the mind and body, we learn to balance our emotions. We let go of the past and quit worrying about the future. We learn to live and experience the present moment which takes us to a happier place.

It improves creativity and focus-Meditation can help you build a “Super Mind”! It increases mental strength and focus, so you can ignore distractions. You will have better cognitive skills and creative thinking. It helps you process information so you can make decisions and solve problems. It aids in memory retention. Who wouldn’t want a super mind?

It increases energy-When we let go of stress and focus on the present, our mood improves, we are happier and healthier which clears our mind and relaxes our body. We feel good and energy improves.

A meditation practice may just be your path to a healthier you! You can find thousands of meditations online at little or no cost and it only takes a few minutes a day.

So check it out, google meditation and start your journey, because OM is where the heart is.

Namaste Y’all!

Bruce

SUP People? Why Stand Up Paddle Boarding Is Beneficial To Your Health

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It’s all the rage here in Colorado. Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP as it is affectionately called is popping up on lakes and rivers everywhere. I first tried it in Costa Rica and was immediately hooked when we started doing yoga poses on our boards. A combination of beauty and bliss on a board. What could be better?

I still consider myself a novice, but at the ripe old age of 55, this is a sport that I can take on with the enthusiasm of a 20yr old and still remain in one piece. Perfect!

So as I move forward with my SUP love affair, I began to think about the benefits of SUP and what I can get out of it besides endless fun?

As a health coach I immediately considered the health benefits.

SUP provides a full body workout-Pretty much every muscle can be used during a paddle boarding session. You need your legs for stability and balance. Your arms, shoulders and back get a great work out since they are used to propel the board. Your core gets a work out since it is helping your legs maintain balance.

Paddle Boarding Reduces Stress-You’re out in nature and on the water. Water naturally reduces stress. Exercise releases endorphins which improve your energy and mood. The feeling of being on the water and the rhythm of your stroke helps melt stress away.

It’s low impact on your body- You still get a great workout without beating up your body. You can simply paddle at your own speed, do some yoga, jump off and take a swim. It actually can be very healing for your muscles and joints.

Improves Cardiovascular Health- SUP is a great aerobic and cross training workout, it helps to lower the chances of heart attack or stroke.

With any activity make sure that you are eating the right foods. Pack some nuts and fresh fruit for your SUP adventure and make sure that you recover with a healthy meal when finished.

I will continue to write about my SUP adventures and let you know how it goes. In the meantime, why not try it on your own? Most lakes and reservoirs across the country have SUP programs. You can usually rent one for about $10 and hour. Also, there are many groups and clubs that you can connect with.

Good luck out there and I hope you’re having an amazing summer!

Namaste Y’all!

Bruce

Hemp Seeds – Amazing Crunchy Goodness

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I’ve been eating hemp seeds for awhile now. They taste great and they provide a blast of nutritional power that far exceeds almost any food available today. I’ve written about the benefits of hemp before, but hemp seeds need their own special shout out, because they are truly one of nature’s powerful foods. Here are 5 reasons that you need to be adding hemp seeds to your healthy diet.

They are a superior source of vegetarian protein. This high protein percentage strengthens the immune system and fends off toxins in the body.

Hemp seeds improve cardio vascular health. They contain the highest source of botanical fatty acids and a perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 linolenic acids.

Hemp seeds are the richest known source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. They contain phytonutrients that ward off disease throughout the body.

Hemp seeds contain all essential amino acids for our body including 9 amino acids that our bodies don’t produce.

Hemp seeds will lower your cholesterol. They produce phytosterols which helps remove fat from your arteries.

Yes, hemp seeds are a member of the cannabis family, but there is no need to be concerned that they will get you high. Hemp seeds contain a very low amount of THC, plus they contain a substance that counteracts THC.

If you’re looking for an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, then hemp seeds are the way to go. Here are some delicious ways to add them to your diet.

-Sprinkle them over salads.

-Add them to scrambled eggs or pancakes for breakfast.

-Put them in your smoothie.

-Throw a handful in your mouth.

This is just one way to take advantage of the power of hemp. I hope you find other ways to use this amazing plant in your healthy life.

Have more questions? “Contact me” for an “Empower Your Health” strategy session.

Make it a great week!

Namaste,

Bruce

My Experience With Intermittent Fasting

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I’m not a diet guy. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been on a diet in my life. But the science behind intermittent fasting has intrigued me to take a look at it for my own health and the health of my clients.
Fasting has been around for thousands of years as a spiritual practice. so this is not a new diet fad. Now science has the data to back it up. So what is intermittent fasting? It’s really just another form of calorie restriction, but with more healthy benefits than just weight loss.

Here are some healthy benefits of Intermittent Fasting:

*Your body was built for periodic cycles of feast and famine-Constant feasting causes the body to skip it’s natural repair an rejuvenation process, therefore increasing the chance of disease.

*It’s the most effective way to shed unwanted fat and reduce sugar cravings-Fasting provokes the secretion of the fat burning hormone HGH. Your body burns fat instead of sugar as it’s primary fuel and reduces sugar cravings which normalizes your insulin levels.

*Reduces oxidative stress-Fasting reduces the accumulation of free radicals in the cells which can increase the chances for cardiovascular disease and cancer.

*Fasting slows down the aging process-Fasting increases energy levels, it lowers the risk of chronic disease, it repairs genes and increases longevity. It has also been linked to the prevention of aging diseases like dementia and Alzheimers.

These are just a few of the benefits of intermittent fasting. The list of benefits is a long one and I encourage you to learn more.

Most Common types of Intermittent Fasting:

16/8-This is the one I like because it’s so simple. You simply set your eating window to 8 hours. The easiest way to do this is to stop eating at 8pm every evening. Instead of breakfast, you have your first meal at 12pm. You then continue a healthy diet until 8pm in the evening. Rinse and repeat.

24 hour-Stop, eat, stop. You simply fast for 2 non-consecutive 24 hour periods per week.

Intermittent fasting is a healthy process for most people, however, diabetics and people who are hypoglycemic should exercise caution. I always encourage you to consult your doctor when beginning such a process.
Are you interested in learning more? Why not “contact me” for a complimentary Health Strategy session.

Have a healthy and happy day!

Namaste,

Bruce

No Time To Meditate? Try This!

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When I talk to my clients about the benefits of meditation, the most common response I get is, “I don’t have enough time.” Although I disagree with that premise, I’m going to show you how easy it is to make time for meditation and to reap the benefits immediately.

Bruce’s Quick and Easy Meditation

-Get Comfortable-Sit in a chair with your feet on the ground, sit on the ground, lie down, you can even go for a walk. Whatever makes you comfortable.

-Just Breathe-Keep your eyes open, or close them and just focus on your breath. Notice how your breath enters and leaves your body. Follow it.

-Focus-Continue following your breath. If thoughts creep into your mind(and they will) just acknowledge them and let them go.

-Relax-Move away from your breath and just be present. Remind yourself that there’s nothing more important than now.

-Be Grateful-Think about the great things in your life, think about how great your body feels when you’re in your meditation. Let go of the negative.

Let go and move on with your day!

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Are you eating right for the slopes? How to stay on your skis and off of your face by eating the right food.

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Yes, it’s that time of year again here in fabulous Colorado.  Summer has come and gone, the aspens are changing color, we begin to feel the north winds blow and we look to Mt. Evans for that first glimpse of snow on the peaks that lets us know that ski season is rapidly approaching. 

For me it’s a special time of year. I’ve been skiing since I could walk and if I’m lucky I will spend my final days searching for one more powder run before my demise. 

As we age, it gets tougher and tougher to get in shape for ski season. Our bodies have aged another year and maybe we’ve kept up with our workout routine or maybe not. Our minds are there, but our bodies seem to lag a little bit behind. So  as we get older, how do we get an edge if we don’t have the time to train like an Olympic athlete?

Nutrition of course!

Let’s leave exercise behind for now because that’s a given. Did you know that eating the right foods can make or break your day on the slopes? I’m going to give some healthy tips that are going to enrich your skiing experience whether you’re a casual snow bunny or you’re in constant search for that deep powder utopia.

A day on the slopes can be an exhilarating and exhausting experience. Studies say that an hour of downhill skiing will burn approx. 3.9 calories per pound of body weight.  A 150lb person will burn 585 calories per hour. Also, shivering and involuntary muscle tightening to produce heat, burns additional calories which may cause you to hit the wall quicker.

Pre-ski Fueling

Proper fueling before you hit the first run of the day is critical. Failure to properly fuel up can effect your performance and increase your likelihood of injury. Skiers and snowboarders should consume about 400-900 protein/carb calories.  Here are some foods to consume for your pre-ski meal plan:

-Bananas-Potassium will prevent cramping.

-Berries and low sugar yogurt.

-A good nut butter, like raw almond and a multigrain  bagel.

-Eggs, meat, and nuts for protein.  Our bodies need fat and this a healthy way to get it.

-Energy bars-high protein/carbs, low sugar.  Be careful here.  Energy bars high in sugar and additives can actually be detrimental to your performance.  I would suggest these energy bars for optimal performance:

EVOhemp -Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world!

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ClifKITS Organic- certified organic, gluten free, soy free, dairy free

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Fuel on the slopes

Try to consume about 200 calories per hour while skiing. It’s always good to carry some nuts or dried fruit with you or a high quality energy bar.

If you take a break, consume warm energy food like soup, low sugar oatmeal or even hot cocoa made with cacao and coconut milk to keep your core warm.

Hydrate!

Not drinking enough water is the biggest mistake skiers and snowboarders can make. Dehydration leads to a decline in performance and actually decreases heat inside the body which can elevate the risk of frost bite. It’s recommended that you consume 4-8 ounces of water every 15 minutes.

Post Ski Refueling

After a full day of skiing/boarding your body is going to be calorie depleted. It’s imperative to replenish those calories. Refueling your body will lessen the energy drain from the day and will also get you ready for day #2 if you plan on hitting the slopes again. Start with liquid refueling. I personally enjoy a fine Colorado craft beer, but not too many! Continue to hydrate with water and also something warm like hot chocolate made with cacao and coconut milk. At mealtime, continue to balance carbs and protein. Fish, turkey, sweet potatoes, rice and plenty of green veggies are foods that will have you back in skiing shape in no time.

If your a powder hound like me, or just looking to make some turns and enjoy the great outdoors. Keeping yourself properly fueled through nutrition will positively enhance your on slope experience. Your body will thank you for it.

If you need additional nutrition guidance or more skiing tips, hit me up for a free health consultation “Here”

I’ll get you ready for the slopes and beyond.

Have a great ski season.  Make it fun and be safe.

Namaste y’all!

Bruce

Kriya Living Coaching

 

Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?

Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.

Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.

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As a client of my health coaching program, you will…

Set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting

• Work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight

• Understand and reduce your cravings

• Increase your energy levels

• Feel great in your body

• Learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them

• Improve your personal relationships

• Discover the confidence to create the life you want

My Coaching Programs

Coaching programs are available in person, via phone, and via Skype, OOVOO and Facetime.

6 Month Health Rejuvenation

Two 50 minute sessions per month for 6 months(12 total)

Did you know it takes 6 months to develop habits that are sustainable? With my 6 month health rejuvenation program, we will develop the healthy habits that you need to sustain your health and wellness throughout your life and keep you looking and feeling younger!

Includes:

  • Two 50 minute coaching sessions per month(twelve total).
  • Access to my premium online coaching course to track your progress.
  • Customized detox/cleanse
  • Your choice of a grocery store tour or home detox.
  • Email support between sessions.
  • Healthy recipes that are simple and easy to prepare.
  • Simple and informative handouts that will increase your health and wellness knowledge.
  • Tips and tricks to connect the mind and body.
  • My personal commitment to your health and success.

Fast Track to Wellness

Three 50 minute health and wellness sessions

Sometimes a little coaching is all you need.  With my three session package we will break down your health challenges, define clear and attainable health and wellness goals, and put you on the fast track to looking and feeling younger.

Includes:

Three weekly 50 minute coaching sessions customized just for you.

  • One month of access to my basic online coaching course to track your progress.
  • Email support between sessions.
  • Healthy recipes that are simple and easy to prepare.
  • Simple and informative handouts that will increase your health and wellness knowledge.
  • Tips and tricks to connect the mind and body.
  • My personal commitment to your health and success.

Jumpstart Your Health 

90 minute health and wellness session customized to your individual health goals.

Are you looking to re-evaluate your health goals? Do you need a little jumpstart to get you on the right path? Why not come see me for an in depth strategy session where we will discuss your health challenges and goals and put together a personalized plan to get you on your way to looking and feeling younger. While you’re at it, check out one of my online coaching systems to track your progress!

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Are you looking to connect with others with similar health and wellness challenges? Are you more comfortable in a group coaching environment? Perhaps group health coaching is for you!

“Click Here” to sign up for my newsletter and information on upcoming group coaching sessions.

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Additional Services:

  • Detoxes and Cleanses
  • Grocery Store Tours
  • Home Detox

*Not seeing a good fit? Tell me what your goals are and I’ll customize a package for you

To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a “Complimentary Empower Your Health Strategy Session” with me.  During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.

Womens Health

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Ladies, have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow?

Do you want to feel more youthful and vibrant? Would you like to improve your mood and have more energy? Are you ready to start feeling better than ever?

I am dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals and live the healthy lifestyle you have always dreamed of.  My program is structured to focus on your individual health goals such as weight management, stress reduction, and anti-aging. I won’t put you on a diet or demand that you to make radical changes to your lifestyle. Together we will work through your lifestyle needs while implementing a nutrition plan to get you on track to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

I coach on a concept called Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!

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Family Health

t’s a busy world we live in and sometimes making healthy choices as a family can be a daunting task. How do you keep your family happy and healthy with so many unhealthy challenges?

As a Holistic Health Coach it’s my mission to help your family make positive healthy changes through nutrition, mindfulness and improved communication, and showing you a harmonious balanced mind and body connection.

I’ll show you how to make positive changes that are unique to your family’s needs, goals, and lifestyle preferences. My approach is to create a fun and rewarding strategy for your family that will create healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

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My program is structured around Bio-Individuality a concept where each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. There are two areas we focus on, Primary Foods and Secondary Foods. 

Primary Food-It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your family’s goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Secondary Food-Proper nourishment is essential to balancing the “primary foods”. I’ll teach your family how to enjoy “real food” and to get the maximum nutritional benefits to empower your family to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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Do you feel challenged on meeting your family’s health needs?  Click Here  for my “Free-Empower Your Health Strategy Session!”

Could One Conversation Change Your life?

Together we’ll discuss your family’s health goals and get you and your loved ones on the path to health and happiness.

 

Click Here for my  “Free Empower Your Health Strategy Session!” 

 

 

Contact me today to schedule your free strategy session.

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“Bruce is a fantastic health coach!  Not only does he listen intently to what needs to be discussed, but he always has great solutions and ideas to combat my health and exercise issues.  He sends me articles to read and suggests meditation exercises to help me focus on.  I love that he actively engages in yoga and always encourages me to take another class or introduce a superfood to my diet.  I’m happier and healthier as a result of adding his bi-monthly appointments to my calendar. And my business is really seeing added growth because now I have the energy to bring it to the next level!  I highly recommend Kriya Living to anyone who is stuck in a diet and/or exercise rut and needs to re-evaluate your health and fitness goals and dreams.”

-Carolyn Israel-

I have worked with Bruce for his knowledge on juice cleanses and detoxes. His programs are simple and effective. Bruce customizes his programs to fit my health needs and works diligently to make sure I’m meeting my goals. His expertise and professionalism are attributes that I would recommend to anyone that is looking to improve their health.

-Patrick Falencik-

Bruce Anderson is an intelligent, personable, and intuitive coach whom I felt completely at ease with when discussing my health goals during our strategy session last Friday. Bruce helped me pinpoint several areas of concern to work on: eating well during travel, nutrition tips for building bone, and stress management. Perhaps what I most appreciate about Bruce Anderson is the truly holistic nature of his approach. I feel confident that he will help me reach my health goals, and I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone wanting to be at their very best!

-Jeannie O’Donnell-

I have known Bruce Anderson for many years. When Bruce mentioned he was studying to be a Holistic Health coach, I thought I could use some help. So back in early FebruaryI started meeting Bruce twice a month. Boy am I glad I did it. Bruce has covered many topics about proper nutrition and healthy living. He has educated me on what to eat as well a what not to eat. Most importantly with Bruce’s coaching I have lost 15lbs. with 5 to go. Thanks Brucey!

-Scott L. Mindling-

Advice on healthier living is a lot easier to swallow –man to man. My husband does the grocery shopping and he has willingly converted the ‘beer crisper’ to fruits and veggies :) As he nears completion of a full session of coaching with Bruce, we’re excited to get the blood test completed with proven results. Though we’re looking forward to meeting Bruce in person, our long distance sessions via Skype worked nicely – and truly life-changing for BOTH of us.

-Dori Schmitz-

“I had a juicer gathering dust on the shelf. After working with Bruce I have the juicer out and in use several times a day. I’ve had more carrots in the past three weeks than I’ve probably had in the past 15 years. I have raw spinach with each dinner””. Juicing does taste good!”

-Ed Robb-

Kriya Living Events

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I conduct a variety of Seminars and  Tele-Seminars covering health topics on nutrition, the mind and body connection and anti-aging. Here is my current schedule of workshops and  tele-classes:

 

 

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Schedule your next business event with Wine and Wellness At Work! Enjoy some wine and a quality health and wellness presentation. Build relationships and connections with all of your employees. “Contact Me” to schedule your event.

 

Achieve Systems Business Explosion Conference!

 

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 Join us Thursday and Friday October 13 and 14th for 2 days of classes, presentations, and networking with health and wellness professionals.

Complimentary VIP available for health and wellness professionals. “Contact Me” for more information.