Exercise on the Brain: Correlation Between the Brain and Exercise

brain and exercise

Does Exercise Make You Smarter (and Happier)? The brain and exercise. In today’s modern world, it has become increasingly easier to remain inactive for long periods of time.  Office jobs keep many people sitting for most the day. Prolonged inactivity like that can have serious health consequences. But not just consequences on our muscles. Inactivity…

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Summer Smoothie Recipe

summer smoothie recipe

Nothing is more refreshing after a grueling workout than a fruit smoothie. One of my all-time favorite summer smoothie recipes is a super fresh peach banana smoothie. After a workout, however it is important to make sure you are supplying your body with adequate protein. Rather than just mixing protein powder in water I turn…

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Is Mindfulness the Same Thing as Meditation

is mindfulness the same thing as meditation

Holistic lifestyle coaching. I get a lot of questions about meditation when I tell people I practice mindfulness. But to be honest, I am not much of a meditator. Yet I still consider myself to be quite mindful. How can this be? Is mindfulness the same thing as meditation?

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Food Combinations

food combinations

Today I want to talk about food combinations. Personally, I will eat just about anything with peanut butter. Food combinations are a great way to add in fruits and vegetables that you wouldn’t usually eat alone. For example, I don’t eat plain carrots very often but if you give me some hummus I could eat…

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When In Doubt, Do Legs

do legs train legs

I’m a former soccer player and fitness enthusiast that loves doing upper body workouts. I often find it is very easy to fall back on only working on arms or chest when short on time. I personally avoided doing squats, deadlifts or lunges. That’s because there is nothing worse than trying to run around a…

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Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe

healthy zucchini bread

Healthy zucchini bread recipe. It’s summertime and during this time of year comes an abundance of fresh zucchini. One of my favorite summer treats is a yummy homemade healthy zucchini bread. I found this recipe from the blog, Cookie + Kate and absolutely love it! It satisfies my sweet tooth and I’m sneaking in some…

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Six Reasons to Start A Gratitude Practice

gratitude practice

There are a lot of people recommending a gratitude practice. Ever wonder why? Ever been skeptical about traditions such as saying grace or telling others out loud at the Thanksgiving table what you are grateful for? I put off actively practicing gratitude for years. However, on my last airplane trip I was having difficulty with…

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Goal Setting: Why You Should Get a Personal Trainer

goal setting personal trainer

Imagine the last time you tried goal setting. A goal for any aspect of your life. Maybe you’ve tried reaching it for years. Perhaps you’ve hit some speed bumps or dead ends along the way. There is so much information available at our fingertips. We can have some luck sifting through all the myths and…

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