Super Seedy Granola Bars

Granola Bars

Super Seedy Granola Bars   There are so many granola bar options on the market today that it can be a bit overwhelming!  Some are better than others as far as the amount of sugar or the number of ingredients but nothing is better than when you control the ingredients yourself.  You can choose organic/non-gmo […]

Elbow Plank

3 Best Exercises to Get Those “Beach Ready” Abs

          We think we need to employ a complicated routine to get those 6 pack abs we all covet.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  We have all the tools we need right here at our disposal.  That tool is ourselves.  Planks use body weight to engage our entire core (abdominals […]

Kale

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 […]

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Hydration

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 […]

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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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HIIT

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 […]