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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

A Few Simple Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

So many of us gain weight during the holiday season (or, at the very least, don’t lose weight).  Given the alarming statistics regarding holiday season weight gain, I thought we should look at just a few of the simple things you can do to fight the battle of the Christmas cookie bulge.  *Some experts say […]

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Exercise of the Day – Vertical Jump

The vertical jump is an extremely easy exercise to do, but it’s not actually for everyone.  Ultimately this exercise helps strengthen the muscles around the knees making you less likely to have knee problems, but if you have existing knee problems, avoid or use caution with this exercise.  You can make this exercise very low […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

This recipe makes a nice winter side dish.  Butternut is on sale now in my area, so it’s a good time to stock up.  Butternut keeps well for quite awhile.  You could also serve this puree warm after heating it in some coconut oil.  The fat will help you better absorb the nutrients.  Butternut is loaded […]

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Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

‘Tis the season for cold and flu bugs and other bad germs to start getting spread around rampantly.  Unfortunately, many people will turn to massive amounts of toxic hand sanitizer during this time.  Hand sanitizer is another one of those things developed for modern convenience, a replacement for washing hands with good old fashioned soap […]

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Ways to Jazz Up Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Fortunately, I don’t have to cook for Thanksgiving, although I do often take a veggie side dish to the family get together.  When it comes to Thanksgiving, I personally like a traditional meal.  Baked turkey, mashed potatoes, veggie sides, sweet potato casserole, and a “fall” type dessert. Basic stuff, but here’s a few simple ideas […]

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Exercise of the Day – Reverse Lunge

The Reverse Lunge is a fairly common exercise, but often underutilized.  The reverse lunge provides a bit of a different movement pattern than a standard forward lunge in that it makes you step backward which is not something most of us do on a regular basis.  Some experts contend that a reverse lunge is easier […]

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Spinach and Potato Fritatta

This is an easy dish that makes a complete dinner.  It’s a tasty way to sneak some spinach into husbands and children.  For a little more nutrition, you can substitute sweet potatoes for the red potatoes.  *Please note – this dish is not for those with autoimmune disease due to the dairy and nightshade content.    INGREDIENTS: 6 […]

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Exercise of the Day – Lateral Shuffle

We don’t tend to do much lateral movement in our daily lives, but we should strive to incorporate some in on a regular basis.  Lateral movement can help prevent injuries.  It is often used in sports training drills (but benefits everyone).  Lateral movement can help strengthen glutes, hips, and thighs.  Lateral movement also engages the core.  Lateral […]

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Salmon & Cream Cheese Omelet

I’m a big advocate of getting lots of protein and healthy fat for breakfast.  Eggs and salmon provide both.  The cream cheese is a taste bonus for those that can tolerate dairy.  INGREDIENTS: 2 Tsps. Butter 4 Eggs, beaten 1/4 C. Cream Cheese 1/2 C. Flaked Smoked Salmon Sprinkle of Salt & Pepper Add Ins: […]

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Tips on Easing, Relieving, and Preventing Back Pain

*Disclaimer:  I am not a medical professional or back pain specialist.  I am a health coach and personal trainer with knowledge regarding keeping your back healthy, but do not claim expertise. *If you are experiencing an acute attack of back pain, see your doctor and do not attempt the following suggestions.  These are not typically […]

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