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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.

Sunscreen – Should You Wear It and Which Should You Choose?

My views on wearing sunscreen may be controversial to some.  Mostly because the mass media has taught us to fear the sun, and we will surely die of skin cancer if we have sun exposure without sunscreen.  Believe me, I’m not making light of skin cancer, but this kind of thinking is a bit extreme […]

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Exercise of the Day – Plank Jacks

Everyone should do what they can to add some planking to their fitness routine.  If you are already doing planks, try some plank jacks to make your planking more cardio.  It also makes the time go by quicker… Plank Jacks

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Exercise of the Day – Lat Pulldowns

I try not to post many exercises that use equipment you might not have at home, since many of us don’t have gym memberships.  However, many of us do go to gyms, and when we do, we should be taking advantage of some of the best exercises we can do in a gym instead of […]

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Exercise of the Day – Superman or Superwoman

I have always used Supermans quite a bit for clients.  It is simple to perform, yet not easy on you.  It works your core, and is particularly good for your lower back.  I put it in my list of good exercises to prevent lower back pain. Here’s how to do the Superman/Superwoman.

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20 Awesome and Perfectly Great Ways to Drink More Water Daily

I previously posted an article on the great importance of water to our health and to our waistline.  But even though we know it’s important, many of us still struggle to get in enough water daily.  The water isn’t going to drink itself, so you do have to make the effort, but there are ways […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Date Cookies

I don’t often post recipes for sweets, but I know many of us “need” them every now and then.  I am more of a ‘sweets only for special occasions’ kind of girl.  Easter is coming up soon, so I am looking at sweets recipes to take to the Easter family gathering.  My sweets are always […]

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Water – That’s What’s In the Fountain of Youth

Ah, the mythical fountain of youth.  Throughout history, tales have been told of fountains of youth that are said to make people younger, cure disease, heal injuries, and give special powers.  While these are all simply tales, the truth is that plain ol’ water makes people (look) younger, helps prevent and relieve disease and sickness, […]

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Tomato Basil Herb Soup

Doesn’t winter always just seem like a great time for soup?  Especially when you are stuck in the house and need something you can eat for days.  This tomato soup is also good in the summer when you can use fresh tomatoes instead of the canned.  Enjoy this lycopene (antioxidant) filled recipe!   INGREDIENTS: 2 […]

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Onion Dip for Your Veggies

My husband likes french onion dip, but most every french onion dip on the market is pretty junky with bad ingredients.  So, if you like onion dip and still want to eat clean, check out this recipe for dipping your veggies in. Onion Dip 1 C. Plain Yogurt (or sour cream if you want a […]

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Why Use an Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser?

I recently got an essential oil diffuser and I love it!  There are different types and brands on the market, but the one that I got is one from NYR Organic.  It features LED color lights (changes colors) and also doubles as a mini-humidifier (really great in winter months). You might know by now that […]

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