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Enjoy the holiday feast without the guilt or the weight gain. Thanksgiving is only one day a year but the holiday weight gain stays with you. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (or more) during the holidays and keep the extra weight permanently. Keep Reading


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Kids need a healthy breakfast before heading to school. But it can be a challenge to feed them a healthy meal and still get them out the door in time for school. Try these simple breakfasts that kids can eat on the go and many can be prepared in advance so you can avoid the morning rush! Keep Reading


15 Minutes

by Jackie on October 9, 2015

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You know you should, but you can never seem to find the time! We all know exercise is so important for our overall health. Tomorrow, skip the snooze button and you will have time to fit in this quick 15 minute strength circuit workout. This workout alternates upper body and lower body muscle groups to help you blast more calories in less time. It only takes 15 minutes, so get moving! Keep Reading


Five Minutes of Yoga = Strong Arms

by Jackie on September 29, 2015

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You may be surprised to find out that yoga is one of the best ways to build your upper body strength! Many yoga moves engage all muscles in the arms and use only your body weight. In just five minutes, you can complete a yoga workout that will help you tone up in only 2 weeks. Keep Reading


Real Fruit Snacks

by Jackie on September 22, 2015

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Just because the name includes the word fruit doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Fruit snacks are filled with high fructose corn syrup and sugar. Most fruit snacks are no different than candy, although the name would lead you to believe otherwise. Instead of sugar-filled fruit snacks, give your kids some real fruit options. Keep Reading


Summer Snacking When Your Out

by Jackie on September 12, 2015

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What to Pack – Snacks For the Pool, Waterpark, and Beach

Be prepared with the right snacks this summer when you take the family to the pool, waterpark, and the beach. What better way to cool off in the hot summer sun than to head to the water. Swimming is fun and it’s also a workout, which means your family is bound to get hungry! Keep Reading


Speed Up Recovery Time

by Jackie on August 1, 2015

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Spending some quality workout time at the gym can obviously be very beneficial, but you have to allow your body to recover! The risks of overtraining are numerous, as it can undo some of the hard work you put in; making you lethargic, unable to sleep, irritable, and increasing the chance for an injury. Plan for recovery as seriously as you do for workouts. Keep Reading


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If you have been training for a significant amount of time, you have probably acquired a slight tweak here or there that you now have to train around. Some discomfort results, as will injuries when something just doesn’t bend right. Whether it’s a reoccurring sports injury or a “that-was-dumb-of-me injury”, it is now something you will have to take into account when hitting the gym. Keep Reading


Edamame, the Perfect Snack

by Jackie on July 16, 2015

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Most people would reach for a bag of potato chips, or some cookies to satisfy their hunger craving until their next meal. But not you right? The perfect healthy snack for in between meals or as an appetizer is Edamame. Edamame is another name for soy beans. The beans that you get in the pods are actually immature beans. When allowed to fully mature they become a much harder bean from which soy milk and tofu are made. Keep Reading


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Running stairs is much like other forms of running; the more you do it, the faster you are going to become. And just like any exercise, it requires good form and variances to train different muscle groups. You are moving against gravity, and stair running is going to be more intense than running on a flat surface. Keep Reading