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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

New Year Fitness Photo Challenge – Days 1-5 Discussion

So, if you saw my post about my new year’s resolution to do multiple 30 day challenges, you know I found a fitness photo challenge to do.  The main goal is really for me to use these daily challenges to give everyone tips and encouragement.  *I need a goal of seriously working on my photo […]

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Tabata Intervals – Great Way to Exercise for Fat Loss

For those of you that know what Tabatas are, it is true that they can be effective for fat loss, especially for getting rid of visceral fat (the bad fat around your organs that leads to disease). For those of you unfamiliar with Tabata, it is a form of high intensity interval training, but it […]

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20 Awesome and Perfectly Great Ways to Drink More Water Daily

I previously posted an article on the great importance of water to our health and to our waistline.  But even though we know it’s important, many of us still struggle to get in enough water daily.  The water isn’t going to drink itself, so you do have to make the effort, but there are ways […]

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Water – That’s What’s In the Fountain of Youth

Ah, the mythical fountain of youth.  Throughout history, tales have been told of fountains of youth that are said to make people younger, cure disease, heal injuries, and give special powers.  While these are all simply tales, the truth is that plain ol’ water makes people (look) younger, helps prevent and relieve disease and sickness, […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven to Work – Second Edition

I previously posted a list of my version of commonly recommended eating tips.  Today I thought I’d give you a few more simple eating tips to make you healthier and possibly lighter.   1.  Eat a variety of colors (those that come from nature).  You know this.  If the food on your plate is all […]

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Brand New Six Week Fat Loss Program Starting on 2/26/15

I am starting a new six week fat loss program (locally) in conjunction with Dr. John Edwards at Cornerstone Chiropractic.  *Program open to anyone.  I’m super excited about the program and anticipate it filling up quickly, so sign up today to start the change to your body composition.  Here’s the link to the information on […]

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A Few Simple Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

So many of us gain weight during the holiday season (or, at the very least, don’t lose weight).  Given the alarming statistics regarding holiday season weight gain, I thought we should look at just a few of the simple things you can do to fight the battle of the Christmas cookie bulge.  *Some experts say […]

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Dance Like An Idiot (or The Many Benefits of Dancing)

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars, but I’m aware of it, and I know that the dancers are in great shape and that the contestants often lose weight during their stint. I tried Zumba once, and it wasn’t for me, but I know so many people that love it. I […]

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Avoid Weight Gain at the Office

Most of us have heard by now that excess sitting is a bad thing, but, unfortunately, many of us sit at desks and/or computers all day.  I don’t use a desk, but I am sitting at a computer  for far more of the day than I’d like.  The positive thing is that I’m not in […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven To Work

I don’t subscribe to the mainstream mantra of counting calories, but I do believe there are some mainstream recommendations surrounding eating that do work for most of us in our efforts to achieve better health and better body composition.  But I think some of these recommendations need to be tweaked a bit. Without further ado…  […]

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