Posts Tagged ‘health’

The key to the French Diet: The Girls’ Tell All

In a culture of rising obesity, we Americans have become fascinated with the concept of the French diet. Books about…

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Things to Do in Paris: Work Out

Foie gras, champagne and caviar with crème fraîche—Christmas in Paris is divine but can cause considerable damage to the waistline. And because the French are so good at living to the fullest, they end it all […]

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Personal Beauty Day in Paris

About every six weeks, I need a serious beauty day in Paris. By “need” I mean not that I am worn out from the exhausting lifestyle of a mom, femme and writer, but rather that certain aspects of my body (gray hairs) have begun to grow wild and require taming. When one of my discreet teen girls shouts in public, “Mom, you’ve got a gray hair!” I know it is time for a beauty day in Paris. And I have a routine.

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Idyllic bike paths near Paris

Paris Passions: Cycling

If you’ve followed my writing here on the Girls’ Guide, you’ll know that I love a good workout in Paris almost as much as the city itself. Running, yoga and the gym are my daily fare, but really I’d rather be biking.

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Yoga in the Grand Palais

The Best Yoga in Paris

Yoga in Paris is a booming enterprise these days. Recently the clothing shop Yoga Concept opened its doors in the Marais, offering the perfect venue for visitors to get educated, expert advice on where to pursue their yoga practice in France. The owner, Pam, is a real insider and will point you to studios, workshops and events that are simply not to be missed when searching out yoga in Paris.

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Fun with Pilates in Paris

Pilates: Getting a Workout in Paris

They say that in Paris you walk so much that you lose weight and don’t need to do sports anymore, but for many, a workout in Paris is essential. I have not yet met this Mr. They, but I can tell you that even as the kilos melt away, a bit of firming and toning is a good thing, especially after your morning croissant. And all that walking in stiletto heels—well, let’s face it, my knees hurt, my back hurt and I needed help. Yoga was murder on my feet (see stilettos, above), so my friends recommended a solid dose of Pilates for getting back to a workout in Paris.

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Best Baguettes in Paris: Let Them Forget about Cake!

Daily life in the City of Light holds many challenges, but few are greater than finding the right baguette. When this year’s best baguette in Paris was recently chosen, crowds immediately flooded the winning address (Au Levain d’Antan, 6, rue des Abbesses). They went to check out the loaves of Pascal Barillon, who had entered the competition for 10 years in a row before winning.

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After a few weeks of holiday overeating, lunch at this new bento-bakery-canteen seemed like just the ticket. Chef Kaori Endo, whose résumé includes a stint at Rose Bakery, has been garnering praise for her light and colorful Japanese-inflected food, and bobos and fashion types have been filling the tables […]

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Natural beauty treatments are gaining popularity

French Beauty Products, Naturally

From topless beaches to organic produce, there’s no doubt that the French prefer most things au naturel, and cosmetics are no exception. Recent studies have revealed that many chemicals commonly found in cosmetics, such as parabens, PABA and isopropyl, may lead to various forms of cancer, further skin damage, hormonal disruptions and other serious health issues, so it’s no surprise that women around the world are purchasing French beauty products more than ever.

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Breasts in Paris

I have the most beautiful breasts in Paris. This is not just a silly comment or a personal opinion. It is a medical fact. I…

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Yoga teacher Dorion Davis

Paris Passions: Yoga

Once you’ve been bit by the yoga bug, you really need your yoga. Even if you are in Paris walking hundreds of miles a day as you explore the sites, your body will really begin to miss yoga. A few years ago, this was something of a problem. Unless you had a strong practice of your own, options for yogis in Paris were limited to a few local studios, and not all of them were particularly nice places. That has all changed, and there are now lots of choices for yoga in Paris if you’re looking for some downward-dog time through all the sightseeing.

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At Bob's Juice Bar, in the 3rd Arrondissement, detoxing never tasted so good.

Staying Fit and Healthy in Paris

At first appearances it would seem impossible to keep fit in Paris—there are so many exquisite, edible temptations on every street. My own street features…

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