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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.

Exercise of the Day – Dolphin Pose

If you are not a regular (or at all) yoga practicioner, I do recommend that you still try a few yoga poses every now and then.  Throw one in at the end of a workout or do a few on an off day.  Differnet poses have different benefits and also can have some contraindications. Dolphin […]

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Benefits of Regular/Occasional Inversion (Heart Above Head)

When was the last time that you hung upside down?  Been awhile?  Not since you were a kid?  You don’t actually have to hang upside down to get the benefits of being inverted.  You can lay on your back on your bed and hang your head fully off the bed (simple, but with less benefit).  […]

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Green Bean & New Potato Salad

This is a nice side dish to provide some veggie, some starch, and some fat.  Combine this with a grass-fed steak and you’ve got a nice meal.   INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 Lbs. Cooked Quartered New Potatoes 3/4 Lb. Green Beans (Thawed Frozen is Easy) 1/2 C. Olive Oil Based Dressing   (Try the dressing recipe from […]

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Chutney & Salmon Salad

I’m not all into chutney, but this sounded interesting.  Be sure to make your own chutney or buy one with low sugar and all organic, whole food ingredients.    INGREDIENTS: 12 Oz. Boneless, Skinless Canned Salmon, drained and broken up 3 C. Broccoli Slaw (buy a bag of organic) 2/3 C. Homemade Dressing of Your […]

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Spicy Lime Chicken & Veggies Salad

I think I’ve noted before that I’m not big into regular lettuce based salads, but I do like salads on occassion.  Salads are a good way to combine protein, fat, and veggies.  I just like salads that are not so “traditional”.  Just add a baked sweet potato on the side to this salad and you’ve […]

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Exercise of the Day – Kettlebell Workout

Ok, technically this is a workout of the day and not just one exercise, but you could add just one of these exercises into your day, then eventually do all ten.  If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can use a dumbbell or a household object that would be similar to a kettlebell. You can […]

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Very Simple Horseradish Sauce & The Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish is an underestimated vegetable and condiment.  Recent studies have found that horseradish is effective against cancer (it’s a member of the cruciferous veggie family).  Rather than me write about all the benefits of horseradish, I’ll link you to an article from Life Extension because they did a good job in explaining the health benefits. […]

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Dance Like An Idiot (or The Many Benefits of Dancing)

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars, but I’m aware of it, and I know that the dancers are in great shape and that the contestants often lose weight during their stint. I tried Zumba once, and it wasn’t for me, but I know so many people that love it. I […]

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Exercise of the Day – Leg Lowers

Leg Lowers can be used as a functional movement to increase hip mobility and stability.  This is a good exercise for nearly everyone to do on a regular basis regardless of beginner or advanced.  Once you can do this exercise perfectly with zero trouble, you can do the leg lowers without wall (or table or […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s fall and fall crops of broccoli are coming in.  And the days are getting cooler which makes us start turning towards warmer foods.  I shouldn’t even have to tell you how good broccoli is for you.  It is truly a superfood!  But if you aren’t overjoyed at eating it raw or steamed, then you […]

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