Infused Water the Perfect Refresher

Spring is a time for increased activity and rejuvenation so it’s the perfect time to make a healthy commitment to drinking more water. Did you know that nearly every cell in your body needs water to function properly and our bodies are made of up to 60% water? It’s clear that water is essential for…

CSA

Farm-to-table is a model of food consumption that emphasizes choosing locally grown produce and pasture-raised meat and dairy products rather than store-bought items. The movement is catching on in cities all across the country, but it is not a new concept. The farm-to-table movement is simply consumers trying to return to the way food was…

Walking on Sunshine

For those of you who want a simpler time of just walking and not a complicated routine, here are a couple of walking workouts that I have come across. If you want to get a boost of energy or if you are looking for a pick me up for your metabolism, try a couple of…

Strengthen Your Knees

If you are doing any kind of exercise these days, you may find your knees are screaming. According to Dr. Jordan Metzl you need strength training for pain-free knees. Here are some moves to help stabilize and keep them in proper working order. Do these twice a week. Walking Lunge Step forward and lunge down….

Coconut Oil Benefits

Many people from around the world are enjoying a healthy lifestyle from eating massive amounts of coconut, so why should we not all be using it? What are the advantages of coconut oil? The Lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, helping you to fight infections. It can kill hunger, making…

Holy Basil Benefits

Holy Basil is great for reducing depression, stress and anxiety. It promotes health and wellbeing and protects the mind and body in a very positive way. It is an adaptogen, meaning it brings balance to the entire body and protects it from stresses of all kinds. It increases strength, stamina and endurance and allows the…

The Vitamin Dilemma

So we are off to a great start to the new year, right? We have our exercise routine going, eating right, wearing our fitness gadgets, and ready to take that new multi vitamin, until we look at the other ingredients. That happened to me. I just had to look, and low and behold, I thought…

The Sweet Names of Sugar

I never knew there were so many different types of sugar in our world. Until I started researching the subject. Sugars occur naturally in many foods, especially in fruits and some vegetables. But food manufacturers add unneeded sugars to many items you may not expect. It can be more disguised these days, so when reading…

Fitness Questions

In my continuing quest to get better fit, I am searching for answers to my questions about fitness. The following are a couple of things that I found interesting on the internet. What does cardio really do? My first reaction was it burns calories right? The answer is yes and something else. According to personal…

Go Bananas for Bananas

So you get up in the morning and what is the first thing that you do? Make coffee right? What if, you had a banana and some water? What would that do? It would give you needed energy that your body can absorb. You would be surprised how much. I love them because they come…

Walk On

For those of you who want a simpler time of just walking and not a complicated routine, here are a couple of walking workouts that I have come across. If you want to get a boost of energy or if you are looking for a pick me up for your metabolism, try a couple of…

Lower Body Workout Moves

I know we have done kettlebell and plank exercises for awhile so how about a few leg moves to throw into your routine? Here are three out of many that I found on the web. Give them a try. The first one is a “Stability Ball and Hip Raise”. Lie on the floor with your…