Power of the Pom

These days, pomegranates are as trendy as they are delicious. Pomegranate juice, pomegranate yogurt, and plain old pomegranates are flooding grocery store isles. Lucky for those that like to follow the latest craze, these tangy fruits have health benefits stored in every juicy seed. Full of antioxidants, pomegranates have been proven to help increase blood flow and aid in athletic performance and healing. The best part – they’re so tart and sweet, you’ll think you’re eating candy. Once you break these babies open, pulling out each seed can get messy, so if you don't want to get your hands sticky, pomegranate juice is an easy nutritious choice.

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The Pandemic Is Changing Dancers' Bodies and We Need to Honor That

During this pandemic, we dancers have not been living in our normal bodies. Even though we may not see a physical change, on the inside, our bodies have altered. Use me as an example: Before COVID-19, I was a 28-year-old healthy, active human being. But after my recovery, a 15-minute abdominal workout practically destroyed my hips, kidneys and my entire dance career.