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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 – 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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Aloe Face Mask

Most of us know that aloe gel is good on burns and sunburns.  It’s great for soothing the skin because it moisturizes and calms the skin.  Which is why an aloe mask is great for your face.  If you want to add moisture to your skin and/or soothe inflammation (like rosacea or acne), then consider an aloe […]

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

This recipe is totally packed with lycopene.  Lycopene is an antioxidant found in both watermelon and tomatoes (giving them their red color).  Lycopene is thought to help prevent certain types of cancers and heart disease.  At time of posting for this recipe, both watermelon and tomatoes are in season.  INGREDIENTS: 2 – 3 C. Cubed Watermelon […]

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Exercise of the Day – Clam or Clamshell

The clam (or clamshell) exercise is a simple exercise to do that can benefit both beginners and more advanced exercisers.  It is sometimes used in physical therapy and can be used as an injury prevention exercise.  The clam benefits the glutes, hips, and lower back.  You can make it more challenge by using resistance bands […]

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(Some of) The Best Foods to Eat for Anyone

I came across an article titled “120 Best Foods for Women” and was interested from the title. The claim was that the foods were good for you, promoted weight loss, and fought disease. Really?! Sounds great! Let me eat all of them. However, upon looking at the list of foods I quickly realized that the […]

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Watermelon Coconut Cooler

We love cold, fruity drinks in the summer!  And watermelon is definitely a summer sensation.  The addition of coconut to watermelon makes you feel like you’re getting a tropical treat.  Watermelon and coconut are good for you, but be aware that there is still quite a bit of sugar in this drink.  Use this drink […]

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