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Walking for Fitness — Is It Really Enough?

Walking for Fitness — Is It Really Enough?

Have you ever found yourself walking on the treadmill feeling like you really should be running? Maybe you feel like you’re slacking off and guilt starts creeping in.

(By the way, there should be NO guilt in exercise — just moving your body earns you points!)

But the truth is that walking often gets a bad rap when it comes to fitness. A lot of fitness pros even scoff at the idea of a walk being a “true” workout.

The real truth is that walking actually yields a ton of benefits when it comes to our aerobic fitness and strength… YES, even strength!

From how long to walk to how intensely you should be working, we’ve got all the latest research on this often—overlooked dynamo of a workout.

All of this is in our latest blog post, plus a delicious heart-healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe — in case you were looking to amp up your nutrition too *wink, wink*.

So, don’t go ditching those comfy walking shoes just yet!

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What Does ‘Organic’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Organic’ Really Mean?

The word ‘organic’ seems to be on many people’s lips these days, but with it comes great burden and so much confusion!

The demand for organic food, specifically produce, has grown exponentially over the past two decades, with one of the main concerns driving the consumption of organic foods being exposure to pesticides.

But, what does ‘organic’ actually mean—and what does it mean for our bath, beauty & cleaning products? Has this just become another slick marketing word designed to influence and drive our purchasing decisions?

Should we just stay calm and continue to get our organic on? Hold up.

We’re going to unmuddy the organic waters and give you some clarification around this confusing and slightly frustrating topic.

Delicious whole foods recipe included too of course—which may (or may not) be organic 😉

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How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

You’ve probably heard every health and wellness expert talk about blood sugar at some point, right?

Well, this means it’s probably important for your overall health.

While your body has mechanisms in place to maintain stable blood sugar, there are many nutrition and lifestyle strategies that you can implement to help it out. Maintaining stable blood sugar will improve your overall physical and mental health.

Of course, I have some nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and a blood-sugar stabilizing DESSERT recipe just for you.

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Meal Prep & Batch Cooking: The Shortcuts You Need to Know!

Meal Prep & Batch Cooking: The Shortcuts You Need to Know!

Want to know one of the top benefits of meal prepping? There’s way less chance you’re going to deviate from your healthy eating regime since your meals have already been prepared.

Plus, part of prepping food in advance includes storing meals in proper portion sizes, and this can certainly prevent overeating. Check out our latest blog post for even more benefits and a whole whack of shortcuts for meal prepping-made-easy… sooo easy!

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Hungry for More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing—Physical or Emotional?

Hungry for More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing—Physical or Emotional?

Think you might be an emotional eater? You’re not alone, and there are 4 key signs that you might be letting your emotions rule your day—and your diet! Learn the signs and discover how this type of “psychological hunger” is quite different from what we typically think of stomach growling physical hunger. You’ll learn all of this, plus get an easy DIY trail mix recipe for quick energy on-the-go!

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HIIT: what is it — and is it really the best fat burning workout?

HIIT: what is it — and is it really the best fat burning workout?

We’re pretty crazy for HIIT these days… I mean, what’s not to love? Short, yet intense workouts, that can burn more fat, improve your overall conditioning AND they’re portable. As in, you can get your sweat on using minimal or no equipment whatsoever which makes it great for staying in shape while you’re sheltering in place. Find out more of the benefits of a HIIT workout.

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10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing!

10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing!

Listen, we all get older every single day and each person’s aging process will look different.

Biological Aging (or ‘senescence’ in fancy talk) is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. Eek, not deterioration of my whole organism?! Despite Wikipedia’s definition, why not embrace aging, rather than fearing it — not to mention spending gobs of money on reversing it?

Discover 10 easy and actionable anti-aging hacks that you can do daily to slow down your senescence!

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Stress is everywhere these days. We feel it when we wake up, when things happen during the day, and we even take it to bed with us.

It’s chronic. And it’s not awesome for your health.

When we’re stressed our body reacts in a couple of ways, one is by releasing the stress hormone cortisol.

And you can imagine that there are natural ways you can lower it.

So, check out my list of recommendations to reduce cortisol. Then indulge in my de-stressing dessert recipe.

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Covid-19 Stress: How It Messes with Your Health

Covid-19 Stress: How It Messes with Your Health

Covid-19 and the “stress mess.”

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when stress is the worst? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often.

Yes, stress can definitely mess with your health.

Today I talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is messing with your health.

Oh, and I have relaxing recipe for you (two ingredients – no stress!).

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50 Simple Ways to Start a Daily Self-Care Practice

50 Simple Ways to Start a Daily Self-Care Practice

Scheduling and planning out your “me time” is what usually makes a regular practice stick. By practicing at least one (or two!) of these activities every day, you’ll soon realize that self-care is indeed a necessity – and you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life! That’s why we’ve got a great big list of self-care ideas (50 of them!) to inspire you to start nurturing, supporting, and loving yourself more often – the way you deserve to! Check out the list in our latest blog post and grab the sweet DIY spa facial treatment recipe while you’re at it 😉

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