healthy and fit

August 2019

10 Yummy, Healthy Snack Alternatives to Chips

Feeling the crunchy and salty cravings? I get ya! I’m not much of the sweet tooth kind of gal but I am a sucker for crunchy and crisp. Though I love veggies and fruits to the moon and back, my busy lifestyle doesn’t always allow me the prep time. Which leaves me tempted to not […]

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Three Things to Start Now to Stay, Look, and Feel Younger

Aging is a natural part of living. But there is no reason to look old, feel old, or think old. I actually learned this lesson in my twenties when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. This not much to compare to feeling “old” in your early twenties…fast forward to my mid-thirties and I feel younger […]

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How Drinking Red Wine May Extend Your Life

Over the years, many scientists have claimed that red wine not only extends life expectancy, but it also helps protect the heart and offers protection from diabetes and cancer. Resveratrol, found in red wine, may be where credit is due. A study from 2014 shows that resveratrol activates the stress response in human cells. It […]

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How to Set Smart Weight Loss Goals

Losing weight isn’t easy. It’s hard work. And it’ll take some time. That sounds pretty discouraging, doesn’t it? I’m not being a debbie-downer, I’m being realistic. And that’s why we need to set smart weight loss goals, realistic goals. Yes, anything is possible but it’s setting up the steps to keep that possibility realistic. You […]

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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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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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10 Awesome Things I Do for Health, Happiness & Balance

It’s Day 7 of the #loveblog2018! Today’s prompt is ‘Wellness’ and this is a topic that has become a huge focus in I grew up with a mom in the medical field and a dad in safety management so I guess wellness has always been a part of my life in some way or another […]

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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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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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10 Amazing Benefits of Rambutans

I am totally that girl that has all kinds of yummy, exotic fruit on her desk…the strange to some folks…kumquats, lychees, and one of my favorites – Rambutans!  Rambutans are those spiky red funny looking fruit that you may see popping up time to time. They are native to the Malay-Indonesian region and some other […]

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