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Drinking Smoothies for a Healthier Lifestyle

Smoothies have become very popular for people on the go that want to get in extra nutrition. However, they become a liability if loaded with sugar and fat. Those extra ‘empty’ calories may lead to fat gain or even compromise your metabolic system. Many commercial smoothies found at fast food restaurants or even specialty smoothie […]

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5 Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

Believe it or not, statistics show ONE out of every FOUR people will have a heart attack this year….that’s a scary number.  Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, exceeding even cancer and other chronic diseases.  Below are key strategies to decrease the chance for heart disease and/or heart attacks.   […]

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8 Healthy Tips for Our Gym & Fitness Peeps

This holiday and like many others, you are most likely faced with extra holiday treats, get together with family & friends and possibly planning a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend.  Here are some simple holiday tips to stay on track with your fitness goals. Start with a healthy breakfast.  It’s […]

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3 Reasons Why Eating Avocados Help You Lose…

Commonly called the ‘alligator’ pear, the avocado is one of the best fruits for many different processes in the body.  Plus, it can go with almost anything – a great topping on your cheeseburger, the perfect addition to your salad, etc.  It’s even great by itself or alongside other lean proteins.  The biggest advantage comes […]

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6 Great Healthy Snack Options to Consider

Snacking is a good strategy to keep your metabolic engine cranking.  I’ve spoken on this subject before.  We never want large gaps between meals (more than 4 hours) as it causes our resting metabolism to slow down as a way to conserve energy.  As North America becomes busier and busier, more people are substituting grab-and-go […]

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3 Top Cheat Foods for Fat Loss

There are many, many diets out there.  Whichever it is, human weakness is a reality for all that participate.  Yes, I’m talking about cheating…. and NOT the relationship kind.  Trust me though; there is a silver lining here.  Including cheat meals in your plan is a way for your body to get what it needs.  […]

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5 Benefits to Eating Whole Eggs

I think we’ve all heard it at one time or another, “don’t eat too many eggs because they’re high in cholesterol”.  And, if you have high cholesterol levels, there may be a greater chance for heart disease, right?  This thinking is not entirely true.  Both doctors and researchers have determined that eating a whole egg […]

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6 Running Tips for a Successful Taper

I just got back from an easy run late this afternoon. It was hot and humid. I was really struggling with getting out there. My day just was not going the way I had planned. One thing after another was getting in the way.   Then, after a last minute coffee meeting with my dear friend Heidi Symonds, […]

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6 Everyday Self-Care Practices to Teach Children Healthy Living

I’ve been talking about self-care a lot on Instagram and I know how difficult it is for women to prioritize themselves. But you have to take care of yourself before you can fully support others. In order to be that good wife, mom, or self, we’ve got to start taking care of ourselves. What does […]

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5 Steps to Map Out Your Goals

Tim and I just came back from watching the Boston Marathon, and seeing such an amazing accomplishment in such heat this year, really had me thinking. I’ve run the Boston marathon three times. I wasn’t there during the tragedy, but I specifically I remember that I was in our gym when it was going on […]

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