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Think Outside the Lunchbox
There are several reasons to think outside the box! What would happen if you thought outside the lunchBOX?  Check out the 5 benefits to packing your child’s school lunch, and your own lunch too. Packing a lunch… Encourages Responsibility Allowing your child to choose and literally help pack nutritious foods will create ownership and lifelong […]
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All Foods Fit
There is debate on whether clean eating is just another trend or a good nutrition strategy. I think it is a good strategy worth practicing, MOST of the time. All or none food principals are rarely sustainable. Recognize that magic solutions seem like the easy answer, but the wisest way is to stick to the motto: All foods fit!  If […]
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The Science of Foam Rolling
  If you go to the gym, you may see people engaging in interesting positions on a foam roller. Distorted faces and deep breathing may lead one to believe that it’s some kind of self induced torture. While foam rolling is uncomfortable, borderline painful at times, its benefits are quite pleasing. My intention for this […]
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Float Trip Essentials
An Alabama creek, a kayak and a smile. Can you think of anything better? Float trips can be a healthy summertime activity. If you’re not in the best physical shape, no worries. The float trip I experienced recently, was relaxing and not technical. My husband, Shane and I explored Terrapin Creek on a kayak. From this […]
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Alcohol 101-How bad is drinking, really?
Excessive alcohol affects your health. In fact, it is quite cruel especially since we love it so much. One way alcohol affects us physiologically is dehydration. Alcohol is a diuretic therefore the more you drink the more you urinate. The more you urinate and more dehydrated you become. The average person, while drinking, urinates 10 […]
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4 Reasons to Set Goals
Summer is here and our personal schedules are different  aren’t they?  In order to stay on track with a healthy eating and exercise plan, consider writing down your summer goals. Goals are tools that focus our energy in a positive direction. They may change as our focus and priorities change. New goals may be added […]
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Choosing Empathy (Father’s Day Tribute)
I remember the day that I chose to accept my Dad as he was; I sincerely decided to choose him completely. I was nine when  I had the thought: “I want to perceive my Dad differently.” At the time, I had no idea that my thought was becoming a Reality, with a capital R. The […]
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Hydrating & Invigorating TONICS!
Blue skies and hot weather are here now. Here are three ways to get hydrated, invigorated and refreshed with healthy tonics! Water- Did you know that you need half your body weight in ounces of water, per day? For example, my weight is 130 lbs. Therefore, my needs are 65 oz of water per day. Your turn. Do […]
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Five reasons you may be bloated
The average person farts approximately fourteen times a day. Part of our body’s makeup includes the production of gases in our digestive tract. What is important to discern is if your gas is just gas, or is it something more? There are some things that cause gas and bloating, including intolerances and allergies. Then there’s […]
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Try these three crucial nutrition tips!
The science of nutrition is constantly proving and disproving itself. While debunked myths like, eating carbohydrates cause weight gain and eating before bedtime makes you fat still persist, what may have been thought of as fact in the past is not true today. Discerning nutrition information, misinformation and disinformation is a full time job. I […]
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