Sugar in the Drinks You Love: Wait before you sip!

Sugar in the Drinks You Love: Wait before you sip!

Yesterday I received a newsletter from the Harvard School of Public Health talking about the link between sugary beverages and obesity.  It's a really good newsletter and a great way to stay informed. It's hardly a secret that sugar is eaten in massive excess, and it...

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4 Tips To Stop Sugary Food Cravings

4 Tips To Stop Sugary Food Cravings

Every now and then we all get a hankering for something we just have to eat. Like an itch you have to scratch, if you don't have just a little bite of something, the urge will always be there. Once-in-a-while cravings are ok - and certainly won't destroy any healthy...

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What Do Carbohydrates Do?

What Do Carbohydrates Do?

Someone recently asked me if all carbohydrates are the same. If you judge a food just by the nutrition label on the back of a package, you'd be inclined to think yes, they're all the same. After all, one gram of carbohydrate - regardless of where it comes from - is...

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3 Steps to Starting (and maintaining) a Healthy Diet

3 Steps to Starting (and maintaining) a Healthy Diet

As you read this, millions of people across the world wish they were of a healthier weight. You'd be living under a rock not to know that obesity is a massive problem   and only getting worse. We hear all about the statistics concerning heart health, type 2 diabetes...

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5 Functional Foods That Work Like Medicine

5 Functional Foods That Work Like Medicine

If you're trying to eat to improve your health, then you'll definitely want to add a few of these foods into your diet. A great many foods have medicinal potential, and these five are no exception. 1. Garlic A fresh bulb of garlic. Don't have any in your kitchen right...

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Unhealthy Foods That Sound Healthy

Unhealthy Foods That Sound Healthy

Ever go to the store to find yourself overwhelmed in a sea of labels that make claims promoting some sort of health attribute? Heart health, weight loss, improved digestion are buzz words we all latch onto because that's what we're looking for. Many of us need a...

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The Million Dollar Question: How Long Should I Exercise?

The Million Dollar Question: How Long Should I Exercise?

The short answer: Not more than an hour. But it's what you do that matters most, especially if you want to burn fat or change your body. The long answer: Here you go... I used to teach Spinning classes. Part of the certification curriculum was understanding heart rate...

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10 Tips to Good Health and Fitness

10 Tips to Good Health and Fitness

It's never too late for a refresher on all that keeps your body fit and healthy. Here is my latest top ten list - and why I think they work! 1. Start and finish the day drinking water. When we wake up, it's likely we're slightly dehydrated. Drinking water hydrates,...

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3 Quick & Healthy Summer Salads Your Body Will Love

3 Quick & Healthy Summer Salads Your Body Will Love

Looking for a few salad ideas? Just in time for picnics over the 4th of July, here are a few salads that are super simple to make and incredible nutritious!   Black Bean & Corn Salad Serves 6 2 c. Black Beans (canned or soaked, well-rinsed) 1 c. Corn 1 Red...

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4 Foods That Are Like Rocket Fuel for Your Fitness

4 Foods That Are Like Rocket Fuel for Your Fitness

A lot of people think that the only thing they need to be concerned about when it comes to eating healthy is protein, carbohydrates and fats. That’s partially true. Everybody’s different and it’s important to find the sweet spot of those all-important macronutrients....

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My New Favorite “Got No Time” Workout

My New Favorite “Got No Time” Workout

Over the last few years my husband has been really preaching the praises of interval training. He, too, works in the fitness industry and really tries to lead by example when it comes to following through on a style of training. While he now works on the corporate...

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5 Easy Ways to Increase Body Fat – Anyone Can Do It!

5 Easy Ways to Increase Body Fat – Anyone Can Do It!

Whacking on body fat in five easy steps is easier than you think! In fact, most of us are more than half way there.  Ok, ok, this is a little tongue-in-cheek, but amazingly not too far from reality. 1. Avoid Fat Like the Plague: Don't eat any added dietary fats, and...

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Skinny White Wine Peach Pops

Skinny White Wine Peach Pops

Maybe this won't get categorized as "healthy", but these Skinny White Wine Peach Pops took about 5 minutes to make, a couple hours to freeze - and will be greatly enjoyed later today. 1/2 peach, coarsely chopped 3/4 c. water 1/2 c. white wine (I like using...

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Workout Harder, Not Longer to Improve Fitness and Health

Workout Harder, Not Longer to Improve Fitness and Health

Have you ever finished a workout that really got your heart rate up and said, "That was hard!"? While not every workout should be a killer, heart-racing bout of exercise, a recent study shows that regular high intensity cardio intervals combined with shorter rest...

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The Flesh Eating Bacteria: Living to Be Healthier

The Flesh Eating Bacteria: Living to Be Healthier

A little over ten years ago I contracted the flesh eating bacteria, the same disease that Aimee Copeland and a couple other people around the country happen to be recovering from right now. Suffice it to say, my experience was nothing short of a living nightmare. ...

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