health and fitness

August 2019

How to Practice The Fasting Mimicking Diet & How It Helps You Age Better

I practice intermittent fasting pretty consistently. Although it’s not for everyone, it works for me. There are different types of fasting and it’s not for everybody but there is research that shows how fasting for certain periods of time can be beneficial, including slowing down aging. What is Fasting? A simple definition of fasting: “The […]

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July 2019

What Apple Cider Vinegar Is & How to Use It

Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to in cooking and various other home purposes. In recent years it’s become popular because of its various health benefits. What Exactly Is Apple Cider Vinegar? This is a vinegar made from apple cider. It has a pale amber color, a strong vinegar taste with just a […]

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Did You Know Your Diet Can Have A Big Effect On Your Life Expectancy?

Aging and getting older involves much more than just the number of birthdays we celebrate and our genetics. Science and experience show us that diet and nutrition can play a major part in how we age. As our bodies age, changes happen in our bodies and our body systems. These changes are influenced by stress, […]

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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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5 Reasons Apples are the Best Snack

Apples are one of the best fruits to grab as a snack. They are versatile, portable, inexpensive, and unlike a lot of other fruit, they store well. They also have quite a few surprising health benefits. There’s good reason why we have the saying “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away”. Let’s look at […]

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15 Ways Coffee is Actually Good for You

There’s a good bit of us that are major coffee drinkers…we’ve seen all the quotes. That’s how we start our day and keep ourselves going throughout the day many times as well. I think coffee sometimes gets a bad rap though…you know when we drink way too much and end up with the ‘coffee jitters’ […]

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Rid Yourself of Pre-Race Nerves with these 5 Thoughts

Today is race day! Woot! Woot! There’s such a difference between being in a live race verses training on the treadmill or even running outside solo. It’s invigorating. It’s waiting at the starting line anxiously to be let free! With all that said I totally get nervous before every race but let’s be real, what […]

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14 Reasons to Eat the Superfood Snack Blueberries

Berry-picking season has begun. I love berries! I’m more of a raspberry and blackberry kind of girl but my son especially loves blueberries. Blueberries are an amazing and tasty Superfood!  They are the perfect low-calorie snack for hot, Summer days.   They help detox the body. Blueberries contain vitamins, nutrients and minerals that help improve […]

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How I’m Tackling My Fitness Roadblocks This Month

I kicked off my morning with some strength training and a good heart to heart about nutrition with my trainer. I needed to get real about my challenges and why I’m feeling stuck. I am feeling stuck because I’m getting in my own way but I needed to be real too – what are the […]

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Why Horseradish is a Powerful Remedy & Healthy Condiment

So I’m sitting at the kitchen table snacking on some pretzel sticks and a new delicious dip I picked up yesterday while out running errands with my Ma, an Onion Horseradish Dip. It wasn’t spicy to taste but after a few bites I noticed my sinuses started to get a burning sensation. I thought geez, […]

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