Archive for March, 2014

Where do I start if I have never exercised or it has been a very long time?

One of the most difficult elements of exercise is getting started. Knowing where to begin can feel daunting, so figure out what your goals are. Do you want to lose weight? Are you eager to become more active?  Regardless of what they are, you should start out slow with a low-impact, basic exercise routine. Your body has to get used

Easy Post Workout Smoothie

I like to drink a smoothie after my workouts. It satisfies my hunger, so I don’t feel fatigued and my body can begin to rebuild. After you exercise, your snack or meal should include protein because it is important for tissue growth and repair. There are many different types of smoothies and combinations of ingredients. Here is

How Often Should I Exercise?

The question I get asked the most is “How often should I exercise?” The answer is different for each individual, since everyone has different goals and abilities; but on average, the minimum amount of exercise prescribed for an individual is 20 minutes a day, three times a week. In order to see increased results and benefit


One of the most difficult aspects of fitness is motivation. I think most people feel it might be the exercise itself, but that is actually easier to accomplish. Motivation is mental. Our minds are very powerful and whatever we think can affect us tremendously. Each day we wake up, we decide what kind of day it will be.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise and good nutrition are very important during your pregnancy. Engaging in both will give you strength and energy to enjoy your everyday life and continue the activities you are accustomed to. You should always consult your doctor whenever you are beginning any type of exercise program. As a rule of thumb, if you have never exercised before,

Cauliflower Lentil Taco Salad

This yummy easy-to-make recipe is from the Food Babe, Vani Hari. Cauliflower belongs to the same family as broccoli, cabbage, cress, bok choy, and similar green leafy vegetables. Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant and vitamin K which is an anti-inflammatory nutrient. Lentils are a great source of protein and they can help reduce

Is Juice Good for You?

Eating clean is so important, especially with all the hidden processed ingredients in our food these days. In order for you to know what you are putting in your body, you have to learn how to read labels. Juice is a staple in many households, because most people think it is a healthy option as a fruit

Nurtrition Support I Can Provide

In order for your body to work and function correctly, it needs the right fuel. Nothing is more important than healthy eating. When you eat unhealthy foods, there is no way your body can deliver its full potential and performance. Two years ago, I found out I had an allergy to gluten. After years of

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