The Ocean Rx Blog

    The Power of Water for Holistic Healing

    Posted by Erin Philbrick

    Nov 17, 2015 11:30:52 AM

    There’s no disputing the fact that yoga has immense benefits on the mind and body.  By combining the healing elements of water with regular practice, some people argue that SUP Yoga can contribute an even greater sense of relief for someone who suffers from prolonged stress.  But how exactly does the water influence someone’s state of mind?  Let’s take a deeper look at the added benefits of water on the healing process, and clarify why the ocean adds a unique depth to an SUP Yoga routine. 

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    Topics: Stress, Yoga, SUP, Healing

    The Story Behind The Ocean Rx

    Posted by Laurie Aquilante

    Jun 7, 2015 4:47:00 PM

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    Topics: Health and Wellness, SUP

    Help! I'm Bored With Yoga.

    Posted by Laurie Aquilante

    Oct 10, 2014 6:00:00 AM

    If you've been doing yoga for a while, you've probably hit a wall a time or two. You've tried it in all different rooms, cold, hot and even super hot. If anyone has ever done Bikram, you know what I'm talking about. You've probably tried fast, heated classes (classes that invoke the solar qualities of yoga) and slower, more lunar classes.

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    Topics: Exercise, Yoga, Surfset Fitness, SUP

    3 Things To Think About Before You Snap A Gym Selfie

    Posted by Evans Erilus

    Oct 4, 2014 3:38:00 PM

    Oh exercise… why do we do it? Is it for that extra attention when you walk into a room? The tried and true health benefits associated with it all? Maybe it’s a means by which to build up some self-confidence and knock yourself out of a rut? The truth is, it is probably a combination of all of these things… but we’d be foolish not to recognize how outside influences affect all of us in one way or another.  If that were not the case, something tells me spanx would have gone out of style a long time ago.

    I say all that to say this: exercise should be about no one but yourself, and a way to make improvements along that spectrum. With that said, here are a few tips to help you focus on health and wellness, and move away from the cultural phenomenon known as the “gym selfie”:

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    Topics: Gym, Health and Wellness, Exercise, Health Tips, Yoga

    Meditation: A Rock Star's Guide To Professional Success

    Posted by Genna Lepore

    Sep 29, 2014 9:59:00 AM

    The majority of our population is working in an office, slaving away 9-5, 9-9, or even sometimes 24/7. And with all the demands on your time, from work, to kids, to friends, to pets, to parents and trying to squeeze a Surfset Fitness workout in every now and again, life can get .... INTENSE.

    The majority of us brush off the blood, sweat and tears because of the promise of an end reward. Whether it be for wealth, notoriety, power or helping others, we bust our butts to be successful. But why agonize over unnecessary stress if you can't wind down long enjoy to it? 

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    Topics: Meditation, Combat Stress, Balanced Lifestyle, Meditate, Stress

    Ditch Your Diet: A Holistic Approach to Healthy Eating

    Posted by Jessica Williams

    Sep 28, 2014 6:29:00 PM

    One of the most convoluted hot topics out there is what the heck to eat to be in optimal health; to be lean and strong, support a healthy immune system and simply to feel good! I am not talking about what to eat to be a bodybuilder, but how to decrease bloat, improve digestion, negate headaches/belly aches, better your skin and achieve optimal sleep.

    There are so many diets and even ways of life, such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and the list goes on, all claiming to be beneficial for certain reasons. Which one is the best? 

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    Topics: Healthy Eating, Organic, Balanced Lifestyle, Digestion

    Embracing the Dirty Dozen: Why Eating Organic Matters

    Posted by Jessica Williams

    Sep 27, 2014 1:00:00 PM

    Going 'organic' for healthy eating is a hot debate. I get it. I struggled with this myself, mostly for cost reasons and not being able to eat the produce fast enough before it rotted.

    But eating organic as much as possible is better for your health. 

    With that said, there are some fruits and vegetables more susceptible than others to pesticide absorption. The ERG put together a list of 12 foods, "The Dirty Dozen", that you should always buy organic. Levels of pesticides were checked after these foods had been washed and they showed to have the highest level of chemicals. 

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    Topics: Healthy Eating, Organic