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Smoothie Drinking Tips

by 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
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The Pros and Cons of a Raw Food Diet

by Kimberly Hays September 10th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The raw food diet is becoming very popular and it is important to know the facts before starting any new diet. This diet is similar to a vegan or vegetarian diet, but all of the food is eaten raw, and all of it is unprocessed. The food cannot be
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Muscle Recovery

by Bea February 8th, 2013| Workout Fuel
When it comes to gaining bulk by working out, there are many different foods that will help you get that muscle that you are looking for. While exercising is a great start, your diet greatly affects how effective your workout is. It is important to keep track of what

6 Digestion-Boosting Recipes

by Melissa Koerner December 5th, 2012| Nutrition
No time to cook?  No problem!  I have six simple recipes to share with you that require very little prep, only a few ingredients, and no cooking.

My friend, Meegan Guirino, the produce manager at A-Market Natural Foods in Manchester, NH, invited me into her kitchen for a tasting session

Fueling Your Workout

by Bea September 18th, 2012| Workout Fuel
One of the worst things you could do for yourself while exercising is to not have enough fuel to get yourself through your workout. Without properly fueling yourself, you are only harming your workout and tiring out your body. You need the right types of energy, such as carbohydrates,

Fueling My First (Sprint) Triathlon

by Louise July 12th, 2012| Eating Tips
This upcoming weekend I'll be tackling my first triathlon! Okay, okay, I admit it: it's a sprint triathlon. I figured it wouldn't be entirely intelligent to go for the whole shebang for my first triathlon experience, especially since I've never actually tried swimming across a distance larger than the

Foods to Improve Cardio Health

by Angela Yorke May 21st, 2012| Cardio
We’ve all heard the saying “food is fuel.” Beyond providing the basic amount of energy needed to sustain coherent thought and sober movement throughout the day, food can also help sustain your performance during a cardiovascular workout.

No “magic bullet” food item instantly boosts cardiovascular fitness; in the world of

Fit Families Improve Home Finances

by Angela Yorke April 9th, 2012| Family Fitness
Getting the family to create and adhere to a fitness program is the first step to a life that is healthier and generally happier. Mood improvement aside, it’s likely that becoming a fitter family will also have a positive impact on your finances.

An unhappy fact about being unhealthy is

Perennial Myths About Exercise

by Angela Yorke April 5th, 2012| Exercises
The number of articles on fitness notwithstanding, some “facts” have persisted over the years and are repeated by those who are new to fitness or who are embarking on a fitness routine.

One myth is that fit people are simply not fat; therefore, there is no point to a fat

Fueling Your Ferrari

by Sarah Harris March 21st, 2012| Nutrition
Transforming 3 Energy Wasters into High Grade Fuel!

Wouldn't you like to consider your body to be like a Ferrari?  If that’s the case, here are 3 high-grade fueling tips to keep your machine running in top-notch condition.

1) Caffeine:

If you suffer from sleepless nights, fatigue, pain, or dysfunction, caffeine may

Bad Weather Exercise Options

by Angela Yorke March 15th, 2012| Family Fitness
Aside from winter, there may be other occasions when it just isn’t feasible to exercise outdoors with your family. For example, you wouldn’t want to brave a torrential downpour when leading the family out on a run, although you might do that if you were out on your own.

Food and Walks

by Bea February 2nd, 2012| Nutrition, Walking
I realized that I have covered a decent amount of ground in terms of using walking as a form of exercise and the tips and tricks that are associated with the physical motions, but I have yet to write about food and how that can influence your walk. Don’t worry

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.