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Holiday Health Hacks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are just around the corner. And so are the cookies, candies, cakes, and other delicious-yet-horrible-for-you treats. Between holiday festivities and work parties, there is plethora of decadent delights at our fingertips. However, it doesn’t have to be a complete free for all! Next time you need to bring a homemade …

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Keep A Food Diary, Reach Your Fitness Goals!

One of the biggest mistakes seen in the journey of health and fitness is not keeping track of progress. Some of us have goals and aimlessly go day by day without tracking what we are doing to get there, or our progress in reaching our goals. Logging can help in finding mistakes that need to be fixed, and finding what …

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Vitamin D and You: Health Warriors

Today marks the first day of December. The days are getting colder and shorter as time goes on. Unfortunately, the sun will be setting at 4:29 p.m. today (crazy right!?). With darkness descending upon us at such an early hour, it can be hard to get enough Vitamin D. This can pose to be a problem. Getting enough vitamin D …

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What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting is not a diet but a dieting pattern.  Basically, you allow yourself a specific eating window for the day where you concern all of your daily calories.  This is usually a six to 10-hour window of eating followed by a larger window of not eating (fasting)   There are multiple ways to take advantage of intermittent fasting:   …

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Happy Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the day to give thanks and the day to feast! What would holidays be without a extreme focus on food? Even though it is a time for celebration, that doesn’t mean you need to throw your focus and goals out the window. Here are some tips that can keep you focused and enjoy while still having a happy healthy …

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Happy Homemade Bread Day!

Today is a great day. You know why? It’s national homemade bread day! There is just something about the smell of freshly baked bread that makes me feel like I’m strolling through the streets of Italy or Paris. If you’ve never made homemade bread before then you are missing out! Although it takes several hours from start to finish, it’s …

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Healthy Game Day Appetizers

Today’s professional football, basketball and baseball players continue to build meals around nutrient-packed, plant-based foods to take their game day performance and post-game recovery to new levels. Take five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, for example, who has talked about his kale breakfast smoothies, mostly vegetable diet. We can all eat like today’s top talent, too. Here are two sweet …

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How ‘Bout Dem Apples?!

I recently went apple picking with my friends at a local apple orchard and I sorta went crazy. I don’t know why but I find picking fresh fruit, whether it be apples, blueberries, or strawberries, extremely addicting. It’s therapeutic and stress relieving. Which is probably why I now have enough apples to feed a small army. I love apples and …

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Eating Better in Sweater Weather

Grab your tall boots, sweaters and scarves! Fall weather is finally here! Many of us look forward to snuggling up with our fuzzy socks and blankets, and feeding our empty bellies all the classic comfort foods we grew up with. Warm, creamy soups, heavy sauces and apple pies… However, just because the weather has cooled down does not mean I …

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Super Charge your Immune System

Ahhh Fall. Filled with leaves, sweaters, bonfires, and unfortunately, colds. It seems like everyone and their brother has come down with the sniffles. Even my roommate’s cat won’t stop sneezing. I refuse to get sick this year. Ain’t nobody got time for that. My first line of defense: Foods and supplements that will keep my immune system armed and ready. …

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