Gregory Schnese
Hello, I'm the Web Producer at beYOU.tv. beYOU.tv is an instructional video community focused on fitness and wellness. I'm also an editor and blogger at blog.beYOU.tv. You will find great articles here! Sincerely, Gregory Schnese
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Want to Burn Calories? Skip the Green Tea and Go for a Run
There are some major benefits of being fit. You can do more, you live longer, you feel better, and more alive. There is no easy road to burning calories and the myth of drinking green tea as an alternative to burning calories has been put to shame. The old fashion way, keeping a fitness workout, prevails.
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Heat and Exercise: Grin and Bear it
4,000 women ran in the New York Mini, a 10k race. The winning time of 32 minutes and 43 seconds was the slowest time recorded in ten years.
The Eagle Man Half Ironman had 1,400 participants who competed in a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. Recorded times were slower than normal. In another eve... continue reading
Cardio 101 - Increase the Effectiveness of Your Cardio Work
beThere are three components that play a role in determining the effectiveness of your cardiovascular workout: frequency, intensity and duration. These elements, along with a healthy diet, will determine whether you are a fat burning machine or not. We’ll tackle each of the categories in this article.
Frequency - is h... continue reading
Exploring the Root Chakra
We are so busy being stressed and cooped up in ourselves and our lives, that we sometimes forget the importance of simply breathing, and not just out of our mouths but using the root of our bodies. If you feel tense, unable to relax you might need to open the root chakra inside you. If you are obsessed with claiming yo... continue reading
Sculpt Firm and Shapely Legs in 6 Moves
Looking great in short shorts and flirty skirts can be your reality, because just a stability ball, weights and a step can give you great legs. In about twenty minutes you can be on your way to having strong and shapely legs. The main thing is focusing on the target muscles in your thighs and calves. This can be done b... continue reading
Fit, not Frail: Exercise as a Tonic for Aging
Did you know that every hour of every day, 330 Americans turn 60? When our bodies start to go snap, crackle, pop we might not feel very inspired to keep a fitness routine, but having one is possible and important as we age. My Grandpa is 87 and he swims regularly at the YMCA. Swimming, aerobics, strength training along... continue reading
5 Ways to Add Years to Your Life
We really can effect how long we live, and to think all it takes is adding some nutrients to your diet, and some enjoyment towards the little things. You can live 22 years longer or more with these simple steps.
Choose the salad, not the soup +2 yearsAdd two years to your life by enjoying one cup of vegetables daily.... continue reading
Lose Sleep, Gain Weight
Have you ever wondered how your brain knows when you’re getting full? I mean, sure, you are eating and eventually your stomach fills up, but how does your body know when it’s reached that point? A hormone called leptin is responsible. Leptin comes from the Greek word “Leptos,” which means “thin.”
The hormone is produc... continue reading
Competitive Yoga - Trophies for Yoga?

When I think of yoga, images of peace and harmony spring into my head. I think of slow, intricate postures performed with the goal of unifying my body and spirit. I think of serenity.  What I don’t think of is competition – but that may soon change.
Oregon-based website OPB recently posted an article on “compet... continue reading
Workout Safely in the Heat
The heatwave in NYC snapped last week, but it’s still pretty hot outside and it won’t be cooler for a while. No matter where you live though, summer is here, with all its heat and humidity. And if you, like me, enjoy exercising in the great outdoors during the summer months, it requires a little extra precaution - noth... continue reading
Don’t Take a Vacation from Exercise and Healthy Foods
Nothing motivates people quite like a vacation. The sun, the water, the beach. Many of you will kick your exercise routine into high gear or start working out to get your beach bod ready. Good for you, but don’t ruin all that hard work on vacation.
Of course you want your vacation to be fun. If going to the gym is wor... continue reading
Laughter Yoga — Gimmick or Good for You?
I know there are so many strains of yoga — and for the yoga purists it might seem overwhelming, daunting and just plain hokey. Well not to thousands of practitioners and students who take some of these more untraditional practices and call it there own.
Enter Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga (LY) is a relatively new style... continue reading
Feel The Runners’ Burn
Spring has sprung in NYC. This means outdoor running for me. It’s one of my favorite exercises and I consider it fundamental to any exercise routine. Last weekend I went out for a 5 mile run, everything was great including the weather and the view. After my run, I did a little cool down walking and stretched. I felt go... continue reading
Are You Being Washed? Greenwashing that is...

Now I’m hearing it all the time - and I understand why. According to the U.S.-based watchdog organization CorpWatch, greenwash is “the phenomena of socially and environmentally destructive corporations, attempting to preserve and expand their markets or power by posing as friends of the environment…” Wow. That’s a he... continue reading
Healthy Weight Loss Without Caffeine
Caffeine is extremely present in our instant fix society today. There are places (Astor Place in New York) where you can literally see, without turning your head, two or more Starbucks or other cafes. Nearly 52% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day.
Caffeine can creep into our diets in other ways t... continue reading
Natural Headache Relief
It starts as a dull sensation in the back of your head, nothing to worry about, but it keeps growing, louder and stronger, until you can’t ignore it anymore. You’ve got a headache and you need relief! Traffic, people, noise, lights, smells and daily angst seem almost unbearable. You have to stop this headache, cold in ... continue reading
Goal Post - Finally, a SMART Facebook Application
If you’re on Facebook like me (and let’s be honest, millions of us are), odds are good that you’ve been invited to bite, rate, vote on, compare or buy & sell your friends on a almost hourly basis. Most days, it can become down right annoying. True, I can also send them some good Karma (and who can’t use that), but... continue reading
Healthy Weight Loss Without Caffeine

Caffeine is extremely present in our instant fix society today. There are places (Astor Place in New York) where you can literally see, without turning your head, two or more Starbucks or other cafes. Nearly 52% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day.

Caffeine can creep into our diets in other wa... continue reading
Healthy Weight Loss Without Caffeine
Caffeine is extremely present in our instant fix society today. There are places (Astor Place in New York) where you can literally see, without turning your head, two or more Starbucks or other cafes. Nearly 52% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day. Caffeine can creep into our diets in other ways to... continue reading
Put The Spring Back In Your Step
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling flat, like you have no energy? Something is off, you've rested all night, but you can’t place your finger on it. Could your qi, or energy, be imbalanced? Qigong can help you balance and cultivate your qi (energy) to put that spring back in your step - naturally.

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Put The Spring Back In Your Step
Put The Spring Back In Your Step


Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling flat, like you have no energy?  Something is off, you've rested all night, but you can’t place your finger on it.  Could your qi, or energy, be imbalanced?  Qigong can help you balance and cultivate your qi (energy) to put t... continue reading
Nuts About Coconut Water
 


Did you know a coconut isn't a nut at all, but is a drupe?   I know, that's what I said.  What's a drupe?  A drupe is a fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell.  Aside from coconuts, some of my favorite drupes are coffee beans, mangos, olives and pistachios. If this is... continue reading
Lose Fat and Gain Muscle with Minimal Effort
10 exercises to help you lose fat and gain muscle with minimal effort - my get fit guide!  Everyone wants to be fit, in shape and look great.  The best way to accomplish this is to diet and exercise; diet + exercise = dramatic results.  Exercise can be broken into two components, aerobic (cardio) and ana... continue reading
Exercise to Release Sciatic Nerve Pain
Exercise to Release Sciatic Nerve Pain
Spine-Health.com describes Sciatica pain as "the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg." Sciatica refers to the set of symptoms experienced, rathe... continue reading
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