300-Calorie Healthy Breakfast Options To Fuel Your Morning

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I think it’s common knowledge by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for good reason; eating a healthy breakfast gives your body a little metabolism boost upon waking, provides you with improved concentration and performance, prevents you from over eating at your next meal, keeps you from getting cranky […]

International Women’s Day: Women as First Responders

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Sponsored by TogoRun The month of March is Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day falls on March 8th. On this day and throughout the month, we celebrate women’s strength, progress and inspiration and recognize women’s contributions throughout history. First responders—such as, firefighters, law enforcement, search and rescue, and paramedics—used to be a vocation primarily […]

How to Beat Sugar Cravings

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Sponsored by Adaptogen It’s no surprise we love dessert: we’re hardwired to delight in sweet things. Sweet is the first taste we enjoy after we’re born, and our long-ago ancestors evolved to gravitate towards binging on sweeter, riper fruit— its higher sugar content meant it supplied more energy and helped the body to store fat, […]

Spring Into Fitness: #MakeYourMove and Try Something New

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In 2015, we’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign. We want to know what your 2015 goals are and how you plan to #MakeYourMove toward a healthier you. It may be hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner! Old Man Winter gets ushered out on Friday, March 20th. What does springtime […]

Healthy Snacks for Moms on the Go

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Sponsored by NOW Foods Moms are busy. When the kids are young, simply trying to keep up with them is a full time job. As they grow older, there’s a never ending parade of homework, sports practices and extra-curriculars. Add in work, errands, appointments, a house that needs cleaning and generally keeping your family fed, […]

Time for a Fit Girls’ Weekend: ZOOMA Texas

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Sponsored by ZOOMA Is there anything better than spending time with the girls? Girl time is an opportunity to let you be you, not just the spouse/mom/employee that you need to be throughout the week. It’s a time to catch up, have fun, and take advantage of the health benefits of laughter. But it can […]

Are You Overtraining? Why You’re Not Seeing More Results

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The Biggest Loser, Insanity, P90x, Jillian Michaels DVDs, and other exercise programs advocate going 110% during your training. They advertise this perception that if you don’t walk away after your workout saying “that workout kicked my butt” then you didn’t train hard enough, you phoned it in, and you aren’t going to get results. This perception of a “butt […]

Maximizing Fitness All Day Long

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During a working life we spend about 80,000 hours sitting and 80% of chronic back pains are due to neglected back muscles. #lifeinmotion — Swopper (@SocialSwopper) February 25, 2015 Sponsored by Swopper The average American spends 7.7 hours sitting down every day: that’s more than half of the time that we’re awake! (You can calculate […]

How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints

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Sponsored by Mizuno When I was in high school shin splints were the bane of my existence in the gymnastics gym and the track. I just couldn’t shake them. Little did I know that they were probably caused by a combination of bad equipment and my own bad biomechanics. It wouldn’t be until much later […]

Total Body Barre Workout with Band

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  This workout is barre-based and uses a band instead of a barre. If you’re new to barre, you can hold onto something for support while you get the leg portion down first and then add in the band once you are comfortable with these exercises and can balance. The band will offer not only resistance […]

5 Reasons to Start Yoga Today

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Sponsored by Reebok If you haven’t already incorporated a yoga practice into your day, no doubt someone has informed you that you should. The most commonly given reasons for yoga are to destress from a trying day, to reconnect your spirit to your body, and to increase strength and flexibility. These are all great reasons […]

Pec Popping Workout + 4 Tips for Better Pecs

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Sponsored by Isopure #BehindTheMuscle There is a saying that to achieve something you have never achieved before, you must do something you’ve never done before. And, while this expression is often used in business, I think the concept is applicable to all aspects of life including fitness. By virtue of reading this blog, I assume […]

Hit Reset and Detox Naturally

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Feeling sluggish, stressed or run down? Stuck in a weight loss plateau? Looking to have a healthier lifestyle and body but not sure where to start? Sponsored by Naked Me Tea A detox may be just what you need: a system reboot to help you fully recharge. Detox is a new beginning, a cleansing of the old so you […]

Droolworthy Desserts for When You Crave a Little Decadence

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Sponsored by Blendtec Sometimes only dessert will do. We’re almost two months into 2015 and many of us resolved to overhaul our diets and eat healthy this year. But as the weeks turn into months our resolve may be weakening; we’re ready to indulge. No worries: treating yourself now and again doesn’t mean “falling off the […]

How to Make Protein Bites

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Sponsored by About Time If you spend any time on Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen plenty of protein ball and energy bite recipes floating around. These little nuggets not only taste great, but are super easy to make and so good for you. A perfect way to control the ingredients in what you eat (avoiding […]

#MakeYourMove to Better Sleep

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In 2015, we’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign. We want to know how you plan to #MakeYourMove toward a healthier you. How did you sleep last night? The National Sleep Foundation Scientific Advisory Council’s sleep guidelines for adults remain unchanged: you should be getting 7-9 hours of shuteye each night. Not getting enough […]

Blast Fat with Burpees (video)

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em – burpees are everywhere, and with good reason. This full-body, functional movement is an effective way to get your heart rate up and strengthen your muscles at the same time. Personal trainer Steve Pfiester has put together a circuit workout for you that’s sure to be challenging and effective. Before you […]