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Best Fitness Apps to Download Right Now

  Whether you are a health nut or new to the fitness scene, it can be difficult some days to find motivation to workout. You have a million reasons not to exercise (pssst…. we know they don’t matter)... you don’t have time, it sounds boring, it’s uncomfortable, you’d rather stay in bed. It would be easier if we were actually looking forward to exercising, wouldn’t it? What if you could change your attitude towards fitness forever and get in shape…

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Getting Started: A Fitness Checklist

fitness checklist If you’ve seen any ads for fitness companies, it seems like you need the latest clothes, fabulous accessories and technology and a membership to a trendy gym with a personal trainer. How else will you get those 6 pack abs to show off? In the real world, you do not have to spend a fortune to get in amazing shape. So long as your clothes and accessories are comfortable and functional, you can be well on your way…

Take Your Workout to the Next Level: Interval Training 101

I have good news and bad news for you. Good news…. If you hate spending hours doing cardio, then you will love this. Bad news…. That “I don’t have time to exercise” excuse you keep using is getting chucked out the window for good.   What if I told you that you could: Burn Fat Improve Metabolic Health Improve Muscular Endurance Reduce your Risk for Diabetes Burn Calories After your Workout And Improve Cardiovascular Health All in a 20 –…

Protein Packed Steel Cut Oats

I love how warm and delicious steel cut oats are in the morning. They're fun to experiment with to suit your cravings, and they're so easy to make. I came up with this recipe while trying to find a way to add more protein into my diet and was very pleased with the results! The oats are cooked like normal with protein added towards the end to keep them smooth and flavorful. I use a vanilla protein which adds a…

50 Tips to Start Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting but here are 50 tips that you can implement right now to get started on the right track! Eat less Move more Eat slower, this will help you realize when you are full Drink more water Eat less junk and more real food Try Interval Training Find a physical activity you enjoy Eat less sugar Go for a walk every day Eat more fiber and protein Take your own lunch to work Get enough sleep…

Perfect Paleo Salmon Patties

Having a delicious seafood meal doesn’t have to be expensive. These paleo salmon patties are so easy to make, will satisfy your seafood craving, and best of all it’s good for you! This recipe is paleo and gluten free but can be modified with regular or almond flour. I use a high quality canned salmon and organic peppers and eggs. My favorite canned salmon is Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Salmon. The salmon is sustainably caught and packed in a BPA…

Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This pot roast is tender, moist, and best of all easy to make. This will take about 6 hours total in the crock pot but you will need to add ingredients every hour or two. I used grass fed beef and organic produce to keep it as healthy as possible, but it tastes so rich you won’t know it’s healthy! Try this one next time you need an easy dinner that will please the whole family!   Savory Slow Cooker…

Become More Confident at the Gym

For a lot of people, the hardest part of going to the gym is well, going to the gym. Even gym veterans can feel like they don’t have the motivation to actually get up and go, but if you are new to the fitness scene, the gym can seem very intimidating. You might be thinking, there are so many machines, what if I don’t know how to use them? What if I do something embarrassing? What if people make fun…

Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It seems like brussels sprouts are often overlooked in the grocery store. These "little cabbages" are often overshadowed by more popular produce, and many people assume they won't like them. This could not be further from the truth, properly cooked brussels sprouts are not only healthy, but can be a delicious side to any meal, or can be the main focus of a vegetarian meal. They are very versatile to cook and flavor so they go great with anything. Roasting…

Bulletproof Your Day

Bulletproof Coffee is one thing that I look forward to every morning when I wake up. It has taken the nutrition world by storm and it seems that everyone has their own variation of it. Created by Dave Asprey, CEO of the Bulletproof Executive, Bulletproof Coffee promises to help weight loss, increase energy, alertness and focus and suppress hunger.[i] For those that have never tried it, let’s look at these claims and what to expect if you add this into…