Food of the Month-Kale

When your 13 year old son asks you to make that recipe with kale in it you know you have done something right!  Kale has become the “it” food but I know that I was intimidated by it at first. As I cook with it more and more I find that kale is in fact […]



Hydration As the summer months approach we think that hydration is of greater importance.  What we may not realize is that adequate hydration is important at any time of the year.  Staying properly hydrated does many things for your body. Maintains proper body temperature Lubricates joints Helps transport nutrients Stimulates metabolism Maintains healthy skin and hair […]


Caffeine: To Drink or Not to Drink!

Caffeine: To Drink or Not to Drink!!! It feels like we are constantly hearing about a new study that either berates caffeine or lauds its benefits.  We know that caffeine has negative effects on our body especially if consumed in large quantities like increased acid in the stomach, heartburn and blood pressure.  However, caffeine also […]

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Why should I do HIIT Training? HIIT training or High intensity interval training is any exercise that alternates between bursts of high intensity effort and less intense effort or rest.  HIIT training can take many forms and vary widely.  The timing of the work and rest periods can vary as can the type of exercise […]

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Spring has Sprung?

Spring Has Sprung??? Spring should have sprung but it seems to be reluctant this year.  Even with the cold temperatures local strawberries are making there way into stores and CSAs (community supported agriculture) and  farmers markets.  Supporting local farms is a great way to get high quality, nutritious food and support the local economy at […]

You can do tabata at any age!

Tabata at Any Age! Nancy Powell I’m 68 and have been participating in the 8 week “Spring in to Shape” Tabata Bootcamp led by Riley Shaia. I expected an exercise reboot but the experience has been so much more! Riley gives regular nutritional tips, actively monitors our daily food logs, and readily provides options to […]

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Food of the Month: Arugula

Arugula What is it? Arugula is a leafy green herb from the mustard family known formally as Eruca Vesicaria Sativa. It has a distinct peppery flavor. Health Benefits: Arugula is rich in vitamins A,C,and K. In fact it is one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin K providing a boost for bone and brain health. […]