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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 – 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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Savory Nuts

Nuts can be good for you for as a nice mix of protein, fat, and carbs plus vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.  What’s not good for you are the packaged store bought flavored and roasted nuts.  These nuts usually are roasted at damaging high heats in bad for you oils.  They might even have bad […]

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Exercise of the Day – Boat Pose (Core)

Boat Pose is from yoga, but you don’t have to do yoga to benefit from this exercise.  This exercise has been used in other programs as a way to strengthen the core.  Boat Pose also helps to strengthen your hips and thighs.  It can also help improve your balance and coordination and the ability to concentrate.  As […]

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Ideas for Packing a Healthy Lunch (if you don’t work from home)

I work from home, but I didn’t for years.  I worked in an office, but even so, I rarely ever ate out for lunch.  Aside from being a cheapskate, I also wanted to control my food better.  I didn’t always eat as clean as I do now, but it was always better than fast food.  I’d […]

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Exercise of the Day – Wall Sit (Plus Variations)

A Wall Sit is a non-complicated bodyweight exercise that you can do anywhere you find a wall or closed door.  It’s a great exercise to build strength and endurance in your quads.  It’ll tone your thighs and improve your core.  You can do three to five sets of 30 second Wall Sits throughout the day.  […]

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Mustard Greens Salad

I’m not much of a salad eater and I don’t find lettuce to be particularly nutrient dense, so you don’t often find me eating “traditional” style salads.  But when fall comes around and my father-in-law’s mustard greens are coming up in the garden, I like a nice mustard greens salad.  I don’t really make the […]

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Exercise of the Day – Upper Body Stretching for the Office

Okay, this is not just one exercise, but a brief stretching routine that you can do at your desk every day to loosen the tension in your neck and shoulders and increase the mobility in those areas.   The video I’m posting is a little bit “yoga” in nature, but it really is just simple stretching. […]

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Anti-Aging Papaya Face Mask & Treat

Make yourself a papaya and yogurt face mask and then eat the unused portion.  By applying it to your face and eating it, you benefit your skin in two ways. Papaya contains the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene.  Antioxidants fight free radicals that damage our skin and make it look older.  Papaya contains an enzyme […]

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Exercise of the Day – Plie Squat

You probably know (or need to know) that squats are great!  They make your butt and thighs look good, and because your butt and thighs are a large muscle group, you get a metabolic boost doing squats.  Bodyweight squats can be done every day, but if you really are going to do them every day […]

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