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Do Cardio Like a Child

Joe Lawrence January 19th, 2022 | Cardio, Outdoor
If you have children, you have surely watched in amazement how they can play or run around for hours and seemingly never get tired. My daughter never stops…never! I was watching the other day as she would jump from toy to toy tirelessly while playing with the neighbor. I was worn out just watching her, but then it hit me. She is doing stations.

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Keep Popping!

Bea January 12th, 2022 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
If you are looking for a healthy snack, look no further than popcorn! Well, okay, there are some guidelines that you should look into before just grabbing any bag of popcorn and assuming that is a healthy snack. Popcorn that is drenched in butter, salt, sugar, chocolate, or something else is probably not going to be a good, healthy snack for you. However, plain popcorn does have some great
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Nuts About Nuts

Bea January 5th, 2022 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
As a vegetarian, I have to be a little more conscious the foods that I am eating. In order to have a successful workout that yields a healthier and stronger body, I have to eat the right type of foods. For example, I could be in the gym every day, trying to bulk up, but if I do not eat the right proportions of  protein, I will not build that muscle that I want to build.

That being said, I am a big advocate of nuts. They are a great snack for pre or post workout, but not all nuts
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A Dream Board for Inspiration

Kimberly Hays December 29th, 2021 | Inspiration, Mind & Body
In order to change your body, you must first be inspired in your mind. You have to find what inspires you to exercise and keep your body healthy. Pilates and yoga are designed for stretching your body, while easing your mind and the stresses of the day. For more inspiration, you may need to find it helpful to make a dream board to keep you motivated which is great for any type of workout goal.

Find pictures and words in magazines and print pictures online that are inspiring to you. It can be a fit person who you aspire to
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The Drop 10 Diet

Kimberly Hays December 22nd, 2021 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Drop 10 Diet was developed around superfoods that help you lose weight by keeping calories from holding on. Superfoods that are those that are high in nutrition and full of fiber, there are also some tips to keep you on track while eating superfoods that are fairly simple to do, and are easy to include in anyone’s lifestyle. You can go over a list on WebMD by clicking here. After you choose the superfoods that you like best, read up on these additional tips for this diet to help you lose 10 pounds in five weeks, even
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New Year, New You: Healthy Snack Recipes

R. Carnavale December 15th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
The new year's just around the corner, so why not consider revamping your snack choices? India's Ayurvedic herbal medicine uses several types of herbs and fruits that allegedly slow down the aging process and make the body perform at its best while bringing vitality and peace. Healthy snacks made from these herbs, in addition to being tasty and filling your body with nutrients, may help your body fight aches and pains and neutralize free radicals and oxidants. While snacking is generally not recommended in Ayurveda, especially if you're Kapha (heavyset), if you're Vata (thin) or Pitta (average weight), you
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The Powerful Pomegranate

Kimberly Hays December 8th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
The pomegranate season runs from September through February, so this is the perfect time to advantage of this wonderful superfood that can be found in most grocery stores this time of year. Many have believed for centuries that this fruit holds super-powers. This may be in part to the
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Helping Your Body Fight the Cold

Bea December 1st, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
While fueling yourself properly is imperative for every workout, it becomes especially important when you exercise in the cold. As our bodies are made up of over 70% water, being in freezing conditions means that your body is going to be less elastic and more stiff. Have you ever put a rubber band in the freezer? Do that and see what happens to the rubber band; that is a simple example of how our body reacts to the cold.

Lucky for you, there are ways to combat the cold and still manage to exercise in it. The easiest way to
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The TLC Diet

by Kimberly Hays November 24th, 2021 Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The TLC Diet is similar to the DASH Diet and the Ornish Diet. It was designed to be a cholesterol lowering diet, but research has shown that it is also a good diet for heart health, for helping with diabetes, and weight loss and maintenance. It is considered a safe and healthy diet that is also healthy for children, so this is a diet where the whole family can reap benefits so you will not have to make a meal for yourself and a different one for the rest of your family.

The diet was created by Created by the
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Move Over Brown Rice! Black Rice is Better!

Kimberly Hays November 17th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Black rice has only recently gained popularity. Honestly, I had never heard of black rice, but noticed it in the grocery store and did some research on how it is different than the white and brown varieties we are used to seeing on the grocery shelf. What I found was that black rice is a powerful superfood that we should all be incorporating into our diet. Cultivated in Asia, but now also being grown in the Southern US now, it is an unmilled rice, meaning the outer husks are left on. It has immense nutritional benefits, which we will
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Coconut Water as a Substitute for Water

Bea November 10th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Are you nuts for drinking coconut water? There are so many different types of recovery drinks out there, but one of the more natural ones that you might want to get into is coconut water. Note, we will be chatting about coconut water here, not coconut milk, which is a bit different. However, coconut milk is also great, and is fantastic as a non-dairy milk substitute in smoothies or other nutritious drinks.

Coconut water comes from immature coconuts (do not worry, they won't make you immature). It is the water that is in the coconut before it becomes absorbed and
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The Step Diet: No Calorie Counting, More Moving

Kimberly Hays November 3rd, 2021 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
This diet plan sounds simple enough in theory – there is no counting of calories, forget about counting carbs, too. This is more of a lifestyle change than a diet. In addition to adding exercise, you just learn a new way of permanently changing your eating habits without a lot of food restrictions.

The ‘step’ process in the diet is referring to taking 10,000 steps per day. Having a pedometer will be necessary for this
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Cardio and Leg Training

Jessica B. October 27th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
There is no shortage of exercises you can do to help tone up your legs and improve your leg strength while building your cardio, but it can be tricky to find a type of cardio exercise that won’t also risk causing repetitive injuries and overuse injuries if you don’t
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Inexpensive Superfoods

Kimberly Hays October 20th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
When I discuss superfoods with people, it seems the most popular reason why they say that they don’t add them to their grocery list is because of cost. There are some, that when they are not in season, can be a little pricey, but none are really that expensive when you think about the health benefits of them. Here we will cover some of the lower cost superfoods to show that it can be really inexpensive to have some, or all, of these powerful foods on hand.

Strawberries – I know, strawberries are not in season year round, and you
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French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet

Kimberly Hays October 13th, 2021 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Mireille Guiliano brought the French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet to America when she wrote a book on the subject which explains how French women stay so slim and beautiful. The premise of the diet is that you rid your life of fad diets, and learn how to eat small portions. The French indulge in chocolate, wine, baguettes, and cheese. You are not denied anything that you want to eat on this diet, but instead, slowly learn what true portion control is. This is not a diet that will work miraculously over a period of
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Gluten-free Snacks for Health & Well-Being

R. Carnavale October 6th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Maybe you or a loved one can't eat foods that contain gluten, but that's no reason to miss out on yummy snacks. It's still possible to prepare gluten-free snacks that are nutrient-rich and delicious. Fortunately, these days supermarkets and bakeries are filled with delicious gluten-free treats, but you can save money and increase your selection of gluten-free snacks if you make your own gluten-free snacks from scratch. Here are some ideas and recipes for scrump-delicious gluten-free snacks:

  • Fresh fruit--apples, oranges, strawberries,
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Slow And Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Jacobsen September 29th, 2021 | Fitness Expert, Senior
Aesop knew what he was writing about when he penned the story “The Tortoise and the Hare”. We all are aware of the ending as it was a basic children's tale with a winning moral ending that we recited and learned many years ago. My interpretation of this fable encouraged me to follow the slow road to my goal of losing weight while getting fit and healthy in the interim. I did not want to be self-scammed by my unsavory readings regarding losing a
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12 Tips for Healthy Snacks at School

R. Carnavale September 22nd, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
It's snack time! Children always look forward to taking a break from their studies to eat something delicious. Snack time at school gives your children a chance to refuel, helps them remain alert for the rest of the day, lets them stave off hunger pangs, and helps them to not overeat at lunch. As a parent, you're always looking for ways to teach your children how to eat right
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Superfood Supplements to Boost Your Health

R. Carnavale September 15th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Why not boost your health by taking superfood supplements? Chia seed, flax seed and hemp seed are a great source of Omega-3 proteins and magnesium and they're easy to spread on yogurt and smoothies or to mix into baked goods dough. These superfood supplements are relatively low in calories but they're high in amino acids, which makes them an excellent source of plant-based protein for vegetarians, vegans and raw foodists. Read on to learn more about how chia seed, flax seed and hemp can help you improve your health and I think you'll agree that
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Smoothie Drinking Tips

Bea September 8th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Smoothies are starting to become a big hit. A lot of people prefer smoothies over solid foods because they are easier to eat and you can blend in foods that you might not normally eat, such as spinach or flax seed. Smoothies come with their fair share of warnings, as well. If you are drinking
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