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What Happened When I Did 30 Crunches Every Day for 30 Days

A month ago I challenged myself to do 30 crunches a day…just 30 a day. I could commit to less than 1 minute per day. Within a week I was feeling less bloated and started to find I was a little more motivated. It started to stop feeling like a chore or a task and […]

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7 Super Reasons Parsnips Help You Get Healthier

I have always had a love for root vegetables – potatoes, carrots, fennel, and more – but over the past few years I have truly come to love parsnips. Not quite as common as their closely related cousin the carrot, parsnips are an easy vegetable to add to many recipes and are a perfect dish […]

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10 Healthier Cocktails for Your Holiday Celebrations

Getting ready to celebrate the Holidays and ring in the New Year? Need some cocktail inspiration that’s still slim and fit? Check out these ten recipes: Skinny Champagne Margaritas from With Salt and Wit Fresh Peach Gin and Tonic from How Sweet Eats Skinny Strawberry Basil Margarita from Just a Little Bite The Paloma from […]

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10 Health Benefits of Chestnuts

I remember collecting all the spiky seed pods from the trees at my Grandparents’ house, sitting on the porch watching my Grandfather peel the shells off with his pocket knife. Eating chestnuts is a past time for me, a family tradition, a rite of passage that I was able to pass onto my son. I […]

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Why I Eat Brussels Sprouts Now

My first experience with Brussels Sprouts was not a pleasant one. They were tough and they were bitter. I vowed to never eat them again…that was when I was sixteen…seventeen years later and I love them. I remember the second time I tried Brussels Sprouts. My mom and I were at a local farm to table […]

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8 Items on My Workout Wear Wish List

I am a workout wear fanatic…anyone else? If I’m not in work clothes for the office, nine out of ten times you’ll find me in workout gear. I find it comfortable, I feel confident and good in it and it totally fits my active lifestyle. My Fall Picks from Reebok: Long Legging (Running Tights) $75 – […]

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15 Sweet Healthy Benefits of Honey

We all have that occasional sweet tooth…I know…but there are many healthy options out there. One of my favorite sweet treats is honey. I remember eating spoonfuls of honey with my Grandpa on a Sunday afternoon. It always brings so much warmth to my heart.  Honey: Studies have shown that replacing sugar with honey has helped […]

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6 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere Using A Resistance Band

Vacation season is among us and that means busy schedules and travel leaving us out of our usual exercise routines. Don’t give up on your fitness goals and don’t get stuck inside at the gym at the hotel. Grab a resistance band that packs away easily in your bag and work up a little sweat […]

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12 Benefits of the Sweet Summer Melon Cantaloupe

Who doesn’t love some delicious, sweet melons? Especially on a hot summer day! This has to be one of my favorite things about summertime!  1.) They have a high water content which provides a refreshing treat. 2.) Cantaloupes contain Vitamin C which is important for a healthy immune system. 3.) Because of their great amounts […]

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14 Reasons You Should Be Going Bananas Every Week

Bananas are an quick and easy go-to snack or addition…I love a banana sliced up and added to a bowl of cereal!  Bananas fall onto the Power Foods list for many many reasons: Most commonly known for being high in Potassium – essential for good heart health helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels Potassium also […]

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