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It’s getting cooler and I’ve been in the mood for some home cooked comfort food! But, sometimes I get in a huge cooking rut! I have my “go to recipes” and cook the same old thing every week. If you find you are in a cooking rut, try these new comfort food recipes your kids will love. Bonus, these recipes may become new family favorites! Keep Reading

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Sometimes getting motivated to exercise every day is a lot easier said than done. We all need a little extra push to get into our workout clothes! Check out these tips to get you started and help you stick to your next fitness program. Keep Reading

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Workout for Beginners

by Mel on January 7, 2016

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This workout is geared toward the exercise newbies out there. This 30 minute workout is great for those just starting a workout routine. No need to feel self-conscious about heading to the gym! You can complete this workout at home, no equipment necessary! Keep Reading

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When it comes to maximizing your results, proper rest and recovery are just as important as your workout. If you have overworked your muscles and are now paying the price, you need to give your body time to recover. Keep Reading

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High-Intensity Killer Ab Workout

by Mel on November 10, 2015

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Get killer abs by performing exercises that combine fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core. These moves will help you burn off the fat that’s hiding your sexy abs. Intervals are short bursts of maximum-intensity effort that have been proven to burn significantly more calories than typical workouts. Keep Reading

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Cooking With Kids

by Mel on October 13, 2015

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Spend more quality time with your kids, while teaching them valuable food preparation skills! It is never too early to start giving young kids simple tasks in the kitchen. Older children can learn how to prepare an entire dinner for the family by themselves. Your kids will love spending time with you in the kitchen and they will feel a great sense of accomplishment learning new skills! Keep Reading

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Working out in high temperatures can significantly raise your heart rate and put you at risk for heat-related illness and dehydration. Learn how to beat the summer heat by making these simple adjustments to your workout routine. Keep Reading

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Having good agility is important for athletes from many sports. But, no matter your age or fitness level, agility training should be an important part of your workout routine. As we age, or rather become complacent in our daily routines, both our mental and physical agility suffers. Agility will help your ability to quickly accelerate, decelerate, stop and change directions. Keep Reading

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Sometimes confused with your actual bladder, the gallbladder sits right below the liver and is shaped like a tiny pear, storing bile that is produced by your liver during digestion. It plays a very important role in your body as it stores and doles out bile, a fluid produced in the liver that helps digest fat. Sometimes, gallstones form in the gallbladder and block the flow of bile, causing an excessive amount of pain. Keep Reading

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Don’t Get Salty Over Sodium

by Mel on July 21, 2015

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Each one of us consumes sodium every single day, and that is a good thing! Our bodies require sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much sodium can have negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk for high blood pressure (which contributes to heart disease and stroke). While most of us get enough sodium each day to meet our bodies’ needs (about 1,500 milligrams), the average person consumes way too much! It is recommended that adults consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. Keep Reading

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