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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 – 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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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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