Stock Your Pantry with These Healthy Staples

November 2, 2013
healthy pantry

When hunger pangs arrive and you head to the kitchen to prepare a meal or a snack, it helps to have healthy foods on hand so that you can fill up without filling out your clothes. Sugary or fattening foods may be popular snacks, but consuming too many of these items can cause health implications, […]

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Stay healthy when the sick season of sneezes and sniffles arrives

October 28, 2013

The cold weather brings with it a season of smiles, the first snowfalls and, unfortunately, cold and flu outbreaks. While everyone else is suffering, there are ways you can make it through the season unscathed. It is estimated that a billion people across North America will succumb to the cold virus this year, says Medline. […]

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Diet Sodas May Actually Cause Weight Gain

October 26, 2013
diet soda

For decades, people have turned to diet soft drinks as a healthier alternative to regular soft drinks. However, consuming diet soda on a regular basis may have some serious health ramifications, including weight gain. It may seem counterintuitive to suggest that diet sodas may be causing people to gain weight, particularly because these sodas are […]

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Make Your Favorite Recipes Healthier

October 25, 2013
make recipes healthier

A healthy diet plays a significant role in a person’s overall health. Without a healthy diet, men and women are more susceptible to disease and other potentially harmful ailments. But when many people think of a healthy diet, a lack of flavor is often one of the first things to come to mind. That’s a […]

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Healthy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

October 13, 2013
speed up your metabolism

Dieters are often aware of metabolism and its effect on an individual’s weight. Metabolism is a process that serves a host of important functions, including converting food and drink into energy and using energy to construct certain components of cells. For the perpetual dieter, metabolism can be a natural-born enemy, a process that simply isn’t […]

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Healthy Ways to Banish Belly Fat

October 6, 2013

Belly fat is often considered more of a cosmetic issue than a health issue. But few outside of the medical or fitness communities may know that belly fat is not only unsightly but unhealthy as well. Excessive belly fat can increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and […]

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Exercising outside of the box – Simple ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine

September 30, 2013
take the stairs

Exercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. When coupled with a healthy diet, exercise puts men and women on a path toward optimal health while reducing risk for a host of ailments, some of which can be deadly. But many people find they simply don’t have the time to exercise regularly. Commitments to […]

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Fending off Workplace Fatigue

September 23, 2013
workplace fatigue

Fatigue can prove a formidable foe to anyone, especially if you are me. On Monday morning. Exercise enthusiasts and couch potatoes alike periodically can suffer from fatigue, which can affect performance at work and one’s relationships with friends and family. Fatigue can be temporary or chronic, and while quick fixes like an energy drink might […]

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Top 10 Exercises for Women

September 19, 2013
Top 10 Exercises for Women

1. Dance – This is my personal favorite! It doesn’t matter what kind of dance. Try out Zumba or Hip Hop. Take ballet. Even just turn the music up loud and dance around your house. The moves don’t matter. What does is having fun while burning calories, building endurance, and increasing your strength. A typical […]

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Fat Free Entertaining

September 13, 2013
fat free entertaining

Entertaining is a big responsibility. Party hosts welcoming guests into their homes must prepare their homes for guests and plan a meal as well as any entertainment, while those hosting a night out on the town must find a restaurant that's conveniently located and offers a menu that's versatile enough to cater to guests who […]

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Skinny Solutions to Weight Loss

September 10, 2013
the real skinny

Soup-only sustenance, detoxifying smoothies and fat-burning superfoods are just a few of the many ways people have attempted to lose weight in recent years. Although many diets can help a person shed unwanted pounds or get healthier, many more fail to address the problems boomerang dieters often face: the fundamental lifestyle choices that lead to […]

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How to cut back on the sugar in your diet

September 6, 2013
cut back on sugar

Many people have a love-hate relationship with sugar. They may love how it tastes, but they also may hate the effects sugar can have on their bodies. As a result, many men and women would love to reduce their sugar consumption. The American Heart Association reports that the average adult in the United States consumes […]

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Top 20 Workout Songs

August 2, 2013
workout songs

I updated my workout playlists so here they are! I hope these motivate you to keep going during your workouts. Strength Training Playlist 1. I Miss the Misery – Halestorm 2. Carry On – Avenged Sevenfold 3. Sail – AwolNation 4. Blow Me Away – Breaking Benjamin ft. Valora 5. I Will Not Bow – […]

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Olympic swimmer Dara Torres urges meningitis vaccinations for kids

June 24, 2013
Dara Torres

If you have been around for a while, you know that Big Brother had a scary case of bacterial meningitis. This past week I had the opportunity to interview Dara Torres, Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic medal swimmer, New York Times best-selling author and mother of three, about meningococcal meningitis, and the vaccine that is available. […]

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Music for every workout

February 20, 2013
workout music

You asked for them, so here they are. My playlists for workouts. The cardio playlist is full of high energy songs with great beats. The strength training playlist is full loud, pumping songs to keep you going. While the yoga playlist is untraditional, it sets a mood that works well for any style of yoga. […]

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Top 20 Workout Songs

May 7, 2012

My workout playlist is probably much more rock than most people, but, if you are looking for some great songs to keep you going, these will do the trick! 1. Pantera – Shedding Skin 2. Three Days Grace – Break 4. Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow 5. Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife 6. Sick […]

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Boost Your Energy Right Now!

March 16, 2012

I am so excited to welcome Kristen today telling us how to get something we all need – MORE ENERGY! Give these a try and leave a comment letting us know how it worked! Moms are true miracle workers. They give life, protect life and nurture life all on a few hours of sleep each […]

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10 Exercises That Will Also Clean Your House

March 13, 2012

It is recommended that we all get 30 minutes or more of aerobic exercise daily. If you are anything like me, finding that 30 minutes is like finding Atlantis. Ain't gonna happen. Luckily you can break this 30 minutes up into three 10 minute sessions. Again, still hard to do. So, I have come up […]

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Starting an At Home Workout Routine

February 27, 2012

I wrote a while back about the dreaded Mommy Belly and how it negatively affects the way I view my body. Well, its time for a make-over. I'm starting this fitness routine today that I found on Pinterest. My goal is simple. Follow this routine for six weeks. I'll take a before weight and a […]

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