Year-round Resolutions

Whether you're a goal crusher, resolutions writer or slay-the-day'er, chances are you spend part of the year contemplating new goals. Am I right? Healthier habits and improved mindfulness are just two ways to live your best (or at least a "better") life. After contemplating some of the most popular resolutions, I decided to take 3 of them and turn them...

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Holiday Fitness Tips for Life

It's the time of year when we dash to the store for Christmas gifts, we jingle from one errand to the next and, if we're lucky, we merrily make time to workout. During the months of November and December, holiday fitness can easily take a seat in the "back sleigh" of priorities. So when January 1st rolls around, we find...

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How to Build a Healthy Salad

As I recall from my childhood, my very first salad was not a very healthy salad. Smothered in Ranch dressing, croutons and bacon bits, it would appeal to most 8 year olds (like myself). Both my sister and I agreed to eat broccoli and cauliflower at dinner time, but only under these conditions. Who wouldn't love the creaminess of a...

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Natural Remedies for Overcoming Fatigue

We've all been there. You're on your 3rd cup of coffee, writing out the grocery list while talking to your mom on the phone. Once the kids are in bed, you're determined to overcome the all-too-familiar daily fatigue. You have no other choice. The floors need to be cleaned before your in-laws arrive this weekend. There's laundry to put away....

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4 Tips for Smarter Snacking

It's 3pm. Your stomach is rumbling as you sit through your team meeting, anticipating the Italian dinner you'll be eating at 7pm. You consider the idea of snacking once the meeting ends. After all, the vending machine is around the corner and you won't be eating for another 4 hours. A bag of candy will hold you over until dinner,...

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Beating the Bloat

You step on the scale and see that you’re up 3-5 pounds since the day before. “How did this happen??” you ask yourself, as you recall the pasta dinner you ate the night before and wonder how many miles on the treadmill you’ll have to log in order to drop the pounds. Is bloat to blame? Before you lose your...

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Timeout Tuesday: The Benefits of Healthy Fats

Do you find yourself drawn to foods labeled, "Fat Free! Reduced Fat! Low Fat!"? After all, if a food is high in fat, it must make you fat. Seems logical, right? Years ago, this theory resulted in a plethora of foods with additives and higher amounts of sugar, meant to replicate the taste and textures only fats can provide. I...

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It’s OK to Crave Comfort Food

  "Stay away from the buffet table! Avoid second helpings! Say no to the cookies and cake!" How often do you hear these voices? Whether they're shouting out loud or whispering in your ear, these thoughts are often self-imposed and, while meant to keep us healthy and accountable, can do more harm than good. Sure, over time, repeat helpings of...

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Success Story: Tod Meisner

In December 2014 I sent Tod Meisner a home workout routine and an XBAR. He was hesitant to send any “before” photos and he definitely didn’t want me sharing any of those photos. I created a series of bodyweight and resistance band exercises, providing him with a program to support his fat loss goals.  During that time, Tod experienced a...

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4 Reasons to Go Caffeine-Free

As I sit here now, writing this blog, I am on my second cup of tea. I am trying to focus on the flavor. I am embracing the cinnamon, warm and spicy, while visualizing the kava root sprinkling fairy dust on top of my anxious thoughts...watching them fade away. A picture of Yogi Bhajan, an inspirational teacher of holistic living,...

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