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WHATCHA GOT COOKIN’ THAT’S HEALTHY & TASTY?

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WHAT’S THE HEALTHIEST FOOD TO BUY?

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Welcome!

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 6-10 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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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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Give Yourself a 30 Day Challenge – Every Month

I like 30 day challenges, but I’m not usually consistent.  This is a problem.  I read once that it didn’t matter what diet or fitness progam that you chose, that as long as you were consistent, you would get results.  I suppose I mostly agree with that.  Might not be the exact results you want, […]

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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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Stretches for Walking/Running (or just stretches for counteracting sitting)

There are two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretches are where the muscles being stretched stay moving. Static stretching means the muscles being stretched are not in motion and are being held in a position. Modern exercise science promotes the use of dynamic stretching before exercise and static stretching after exercise. You never […]

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Exercise – Barbell Deadlift

Deadlifting is my favorite!!  I love deadlifts!  The only reason I have not previously posted on how to do a barbell deadlift is because it is an advanced exercise, and I really prefer people learn proper technique from an experienced trainer who can show you then watch you.  But because I do think it is […]

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Exercise – Plank Jacks

Everyone should do what they can to add some planking to their fitness routine.  If you are already doing planks, try some plank jacks to make your planking more cardio.  It also makes the time go by quicker… Plank Jacks

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Exercise – Lat Pulldowns

I try not to post many exercises that use equipment you might not have at home, since many of us don’t have gym memberships.  However, many of us do go to gyms, and when we do, we should be taking advantage of some of the best exercises we can do in a gym instead of […]

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Exercise – Superman or Superwoman

I have always used Supermans quite a bit for clients.  It is simple to perform, yet not easy on you.  It works your core, and is particularly good for your lower back.  I put it in my list of good exercises to prevent lower back pain. Here’s how to do the Superman/Superwoman.

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Exercise – Lawnmowers

The dumbbell row is a really basic weightlifting exercise, and a good one for most people to add to their fitness routine.  I consider it in the top five of back exercises. There are different versions of dumbbell rows.  I like the one referred to as a Lawnmower.  It involves using your body for support […]

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