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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.

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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Avoid Weight Gain at the Office

Most of us have heard by now that excess sitting is a bad thing, but, unfortunately, many of us sit at desks and/or computers all day.  I don’t use a desk, but I am sitting at a computer  for far more of the day than I’d like.  The positive thing is that I’m not in […]

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Melon Sorbet

Cantaloupes are getting ripe now.  Honeydew is also getting ripe.  So, why not try a fun recipe that combines both melons?  Melon sorbet.  Easy and tasty.  And healthy.  One cup of cantaloupe contains about 75% of the RDA for vitamin C and nearly as much potassium as a banana. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Cantaloupe, diced 2 […]

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Exercise of the Day – Roundhouse Kick for Fitness

I thought I’d post this version of a roundhouse kick to add something different to your routine.  This will take some flexibility and mobility.  You can do this without holding anything to (obviously) work your balance and you can do this while kicking a heavy bag if you have access to one. Roundhouse Kick for […]

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Exercise of the Day – Renegade Row

This is a bit more advanced of an exercise, but it is awesome for your core and everything else.  This is a way to combine your chest, back, and ab workout into one exercise.  If you aren’t able to do pushups from your toes, you can still do this exercise from your knees.  Try 3 […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven To Work

I don’t subscribe to the mainstream mantra of counting calories, but I do believe there are some mainstream recommendations surrounding eating that do work for most of us in our efforts to achieve better health and better body composition.  But I think some of these recommendations need to be tweaked a bit. Without further ado…  […]

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Incredible Edible Egg – Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Brain, And Health Food

Aside from being an easy and relatively inexpensive source of protein, eggs have lots of positive nutrients that make them essential to a healthy, whole food based diet. Did you know? Eggs contain twice as much choline as a normal serving of most any other food. Choline is a super nutrient for the brain (helps […]

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Eggs Florentine Casserole

People used to a eat a hearty breakfast to start the day with rather than skipping breakfast or eating some high carb grab and go item like a processed breakfast bar.  A hearty breakfast can gives us sustainable energy and help us avoid the need to snack all day.  This recipe makes for a reasonably balanced […]

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Exercise of the Day – Stability Ball Back Bend

The stability ball back bend is a stretch that I do on a regular basis.  It is a good stretch for the core and helps with flexibility for those of us that sit too much. Stability Ball Back Bend Or if you want to try a back bend without a ball and use your strength […]

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Make Your Own Anti-Bacterial Spray

Are you a germ-a-phobe?  Do you use lots of anti-bacterial products?  Did you know most of those products are made from synthetic substances that over time have led germs to morph into antibiotic resistant superbugs?  Natural substances are still effective against germs.  Make your own natural anti-bacterial spray. Combine one teaspoon of either tea tree, […]

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