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Burpees Every Day!

Are burpees safe to do every day? Of course they are. Is using your body safe to do every day? I hope so. Burpees are essentially getting down to the floor (face down) and back up to standing. The variation is in what you do in between start and finish. You could do a pushup,…


Surprising Ways Exercise Improves Your Life

Exercise is good for you and makes you look and feel better, no surprise there. But what exercise does behind the scenes can be very beneficial and might do things for you that you might not have thought of. Here are a few of the invisible ways that exercise improves you life. It reduces anxiety….


Exercise Preparation

How do you get ready to exercise? Do you just throw some weights on the bar and start doing squats, do you hop on the treadmill for 5 and then get on the machines and do a circuit? Do you hit the roller and work on loosening up tight muscles that you will be using…


Exercising Tired

  We have all been there. Tired, a little sore (or a lot) and we are due for a workout. But how much should you do? Should you push through being tired? Should you push through achy muscles?   Some experts say “if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward” in other words, always keep…


Real Food Is King

Which is the best diet? Paleo? Low glycemic index foods? the Hollywood cookie diet? In my mind, without a doubt, real food comes in first and should seem like a no-brainer. But that’s because I do this for a living. I have read lots about food and nutrition. So I thought I would share some…


Running and Your Knees

I just thought you should know that there are some misconceptions about running and knees. I am going to share 2 of the big ones. 1. A lot of people, experts included think that it increases the chance of arthritis. It sounds like this is not entirely true and could actually be the opposite.  Runners…


Meat Free Protein Sources

  Do you eat meat? I do and I like it. However I don’t eat it at every meal. It wouldn’t work very well for me to eat a meat heavy meal like a protein burger before I exercise or do something active. Sometimes we need protein that is meat free and sometimes we just…


More Muscle = Live Longer

  If you want to live longer, you might want to do some exercise. Researchers like to point to a lot of different things that can make you live longer. Sleep, eating healthy foods, flexibility and especially a low BMI are thought to contribute to a longer, higher-quality life. Now researchers think that body composition is the…


Culturing Vegetables

Cooking and preparing food for you and your family is one of the easiest ways to get healthy foods in your life. It’s good for lots of reasons. You get to see what’s in your food Preparing the food burns calories and is linked to lower weight and longer life. It’s a way that everyone…


Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels can be pretty misleading and downright confusing. If you read them, good for you. If you understand them you are ahead of the pack. I wanted to share this awesome article from Jenny Westerkamp. It’s important to check out because it outlines 7 different ways that nutrition labels are misleading and difficult to understand….