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What are the Immune Boosting Ingredients a Naturopath always has on hand? – Fitness Article

What are the Immune Boosting Ingredients a Naturopath always has on hand? As we head into the cooler months, keeping our immune systems in tip-top shape starts to become front of mind for many of us. While there is certainly no conclusive proof that the food we eat or supplements we take will protect us from infection, it is important to think about ways that we can support and maintain a healthy immune system. According to naturopath Angela Cali, eating plenty…

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This company provides dignity and confidence to women in need by gifting their natural & organic pads. – Fitness Article

This company provides dignity and confidence to women in need by gifting their natural & organic pads. Have you ever had to miss school because you had your period and if you went to school you would be bullied for it? Has your education been put at risk because you weren’t able to hygienically manage your period? Have you ever been unable to afford or have access to basic sanitary products? …To be honest I feel uncomfortable even writing these…

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How do I ACTUALLY control cravings and eat in moderation? – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

How do I ACTUALLY control cravings and eat in moderation? – Blogilates Dear Building a Lifestyle, THANK YOU for asking the questions that so many people are afraid to ask. Fitness experts make it seem so easy: “just eat in moderation…just control your cravings!” But I’ve totally been where you are, reading that advice wondering, BUT HOW?!!! Guess what? It’s not easy. But give it time and consistency, and it becomes habit. Let’s start with cravings. Instead of trying to…

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Everything is a Phase… – You Signed Up For WHAT?! – Running Fitness Article

Everything is a Phase… – You Signed Up For WHAT?! Everything is a phase. Yesterday I was asked to give a new mom some advice, and this is what I say at those moments. Everything is a phase. It helps me realize that no hard time lasts forever, and also to savor the good phases. But it’s not just about parenting or motherhood, it really holds true for life in general. Life is constantly changing and evolving, and so are we as humans.…

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Three Easy Steps to Infusing your own Olive Oil – Fitness Article

Three Easy Steps to Infusing your own Olive Oil If you’ve been with me for a while you will be aware that I love olive oil, extra virgin olive oil to be precise (nutritionally there is a big difference). I use it for cooking, mix it with a balsamic for salad dressings or pair it with dukkah and bread as an appetizer. If you were with me through my low FODMAPs journey (hello, you loyal reader) then you’ll know that…

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Tips for safe summer running – Running Fitness Article

Tips for safe summer running It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through 2020, but also… with everything that has happened so far this year, it feels like it’s lasted an eternity. I don’t know about you, but it’s so nice to finally have summer days to get outside for a run instead of being stuck inside on the treadmill like winter/spring running. With stay-at-home and shelter-in-place still a real thing (at least up here in Minnesota), one…

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When Your Year Doesn’t Go as Planned – Running Fitness Article

When Your Year Doesn’t Go as Planned Happy new year! It’s time to kick off 2019 here in this space – it’s been too long! It’s no secret that 2018 was a year of change for me. I posted this at the start of 2018: And wow, it certainly was. I never could have predicted all that 2018 would throw at me. As I’ve mentioned, life is a series of phases and changes and I’ve been through a lot of them. Not just…

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Grief and COVID-19 – counsellor shares how to thrive in the face of loss – Fitness Article

Grief and COVID-19 – counsellor shares how to thrive in the face of loss I invited counsellor and psychotherapist Mandy Scotney, to share her insights with us on navigating grief and loss due to COVID-19. Most of us have experienced either the loss of jobs, income, family members due to illness or borders closing, freedoms to travel, freedoms to have family celebrations and more. The loss of control over our lives, freedoms and perhaps sense of identity has left many of…

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Thankful. Giving. – You Signed Up For WHAT?! – Running Fitness Article

Thankful. Giving. – You Signed Up For WHAT?! Today, I’m thankful. Yes, it’s that time of year – tomorrow is Thanksgiving after all. We know it because our inboxes are flooded with emails that say things like “Black Friday Starts NOW!”, and “Cyber Week is HERE!”. Tomorrow we’ll take our day to be with family or friends or ourselves, and be thankful. We’ll pass the stuffing and take turns going around the table stating what we are thankful for. We…

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Berrylicious Coconut Cream Scone Biscuits (GF & DF options) – Fitness Article

Berrylicious Coconut Cream Scone Biscuits (GF & DF options) These Berrylicious Coconut Cream Scone Biscuits are a favourite to make in our house because not only are they mouth wateringly delicious, they are low in sugar and simple to make, meaning the little people in the family can enjoy baking and eating them too! They have a crunchy outer like a biscuit, and a soft fluffy inner like a scone. Best of all, they use simple pantry items, which I…

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How To Choose The Right Personal Trainer For Your Goals – Fitness Article

How To Choose The Right Personal Trainer For Your Goals January 21, 2020   Let’s be frank. It would be pretty easy for me to tell you that I’m the right Personal Trainer for you – but being realistic, everyone has unique needs, requirements, and availability, so what works for one individual may not work for another. Here’s a couple of factors you need to consider when you’re choosing which Personal Trainer you’d like to work with, looking at whether you…

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Is it healthy to use anger and revenge as motivation to workout? – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Is it healthy to use anger and revenge as motivation to workout? – Blogilates Dear Raging Runner, I’d be lying to you if I said I’ve never done this. In my opinion, it’s normal! I mean, to really dig deep and get in the zone, you have to find motivation somewhere! For some people it’s music with a killer beat, for others it’s competition, and for some of us, it’s taking out our anger on the treadmill. If what you’re…

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Final thoughts on Always Eat After 7 PM – Running Fitness Article

Final thoughts on Always Eat After 7 PM This post is brought to you by sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.” All opinions are my own.  Thanks for joining me on this journey as I talk about my experience with “Always Eat After 7 PM”! Overall, this has been a great resource to reset my thinking around health goals and…

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How do I deal with my unsupportive spouse? – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

How do I deal with my unsupportive spouse? – Blogilates Dear Over the Negativity, Not. Cool. Sounds like it’s time to sit down and have a serious heart-to-heart with your husband. I think this happens with family and spouses more often than you’d think, and it comes down to fear. Change is scary and intimidating. Is he afraid that if you change it will affect him or your relationship? Is he self-conscious about his OWN body? Don’t settle for a…

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Marathong training during a pandemic – Running Fitness Article

Marathong training during a pandemic I don’t know about you, but COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place put a wrench in my marathon training plans. Mostly because… all of the marathons I had one my schedule to run have been canceled! This summer, I was gearing up to run my first-ever marathon for charity. My goal was to run Grandma’s Marathon for Brave Like Gabe. Grandma’s has become my favorite summer marathon because the course is amazing and it is held in…

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An update on my health goals – Running Fitness Article

An update on my health goals This post is brought to you by sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.” All opinions are my own.  Last year was a brutal year when it came to my running… training for the 2019 Boston Marathon set the scene for the entire year, as the ice-covered trails and roads made it near impossible to…

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Why I’m ditching the diet rules – Running Fitness Article

Why I’m ditching the diet rules This post is brought to you by sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.” All opinions are my own.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like my life has been filled with fad diets. It was one of those things that seemed to turn into a competition with my friends as we went…

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Jack Wilder Joins the Clan – Fitness Article

Jack Wilder Joins the Clan What kind of reality am I living in right now? I’m reclined on our bed with a baby BOY snuggled at my feet, my husband working in our room so he can be near us, and our little girl napping singing at the top of her lungs in her crib; this is us! We are a little foursome and I still can’t believe that just over 24 hours ago, there were only three of us…

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7 Fitness Trends Of The 2010s Debunked – And What’s Coming In The ’20s To Replace Them – Fitness Article

7 Fitness Trends Of The 2010s Debunked – And What’s Coming In The ’20s To Replace Them January 14, 2020 This post contains affiliate links and a sponsored link for Super Watches The 2010s were a busy decade for health, fitness and wellness. Going to the gym is now for everyone, not just for those who want to get super hench; Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons have become more accessible, with photos of breastfeeding mothers at rest stops going viral; and…

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Keeping Balanced on Four Wheels – Pilates Fitness Article

Keeping Balanced on Four Wheels Since the age of twelve, my life has revolved around skateboarding. My passion for the act of riding on a piece of wood has shaped my perspective of the world. The texture of the ground, subtle architectural decisions, and mild changes in weather are all huge details that I now notice as I enter a new location. Skateboarding has also physically shaped my body. However, it has not always been in a positive way. Though…

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Jonathan Stuart: “A Life Worth Living” – Fitness Article

Jonathan Stuart: “A Life Worth Living” OPEX Gym Owner Jonathan Stuart Jonathan Stuart had been running a successful gym for a while.  It wasn’t enough. “The gym was making a profit, but I didn’t see a future doing what I was doing, knowing I had so much more to offer,” he said of his days owning and running a CrossFit gym that largely followed a group class model. “I had a long conversation with my wife about what our future…

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Causes, Symptoms, Do’s and Dont’s, and Diet Plan – Fitness Article

Causes, Symptoms, Do’s and Dont’s, and Diet Plan Fatty liver disease is more common than ever. Most people associate fatty liver with drinking too much alcohol, but this common disease can also occur in people who don’t drink any alcohol at all. It is most common in people over the age of 60, however; it can occur in children and young adults. This form of fatty liver disease is called “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” or “NAFLD”.Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (also…

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A Year That Didn’t Go As Planned – Running Fitness Article

A Year That Didn’t Go As Planned On 12/31/18, I came down with a stomach bug and spent the whole day in bed. David graciously moved my TV from the living room into my bedroom, so I could watch the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. I was passed out by 10 PM. And it was then that I should’ve realized that this may be a foreshadowing that 2019 wasn’t going to go as I had planned. It was a good, good…

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An ode to 2019 (and the decade) – Running Fitness Article

An ode to 2019 (and the decade) Happy last few hours of 2019 and this decade! I feel like everyone is making a huge deal about this being the last year of the decade and I don’t remember that being the case in 2009. Maybe I just blacked it out, but it feels like it’s a much bigger thing this time around. Either way, it’s time to look forward to what 2020 has to offer. When I looked at what…

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Music as Motivation | The Core – Pilates Fitness Article

Music as Motivation | The Core “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu Music has a unique power. It can mirror our moods, lift our spirits, and speak for us when words fail. A song can be an anthem of empowerment, move us to tears, help us work through a breakup, or get us dancing. Without music, Jaws, Halloween, Psycho and countless other horror and suspense movies would be rendered blah. Music is also…

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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – Running Fitness Article

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes YOU GUYS. I DID IT! I met my 2019 goal to read 15 books. via GIPHY It makes me so happy to say because I have set an annual book goal for a few years now and have failed each and every single year. It has always made me really sad because I grew up with my nose in a book and with adulting and everything that comes with it, it’s still one…

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MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!! – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!! – Blogilates OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!  MY LITTLE SISTER IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHATTTT!???? Guys, I just got back from my 2 week vacation in Vietnam and Thailand and it was just INCREDIBLE!!! The first week was kinda rough but I ended up easing into our vacation and ACTUALLY relaxing the final few days. Then…we had to jump back on the plane (26 hrs of travel – BRUTAL) and get back to reality! Anyway, I want to catch…

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Recipe: Dairy Free Pesto and Zoodles – Pilates Fitness Article

Recipe: Dairy Free Pesto and Zoodles Whether you’re choosing to avoid dairy and grains to lose weight or because of intolerances; this pesto “pasta” dish will fulfill those decadent Italian meal cravings. I’ve been developing this pesto recipe, based on my dad’s recipe from my childhood, for the last 3 or 4 years. His preferred method used toasted pine nuts, but I’ve perfected the flavors by using my own secret ingredient that gives this pesto a unique nutty taste, and…

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Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris – Running Fitness Article

Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris SO close to my annual goal of 15 books… can I do it?! One more to go!! Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris was 14th on my list and here is the synopsis: From the simple melody of running her violin shop to the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s…

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Life Lately: December 2019 Catch Up – Fitness Article

Life Lately: December 2019 Catch Up I recently graduated with my degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, and although I’ve technically been qualified for a while (I officially passed my degree in September), wearing my gown seemed like the end of the chapter. However, it makes it all the more real that I haven’t really used my degree yet aside from the nutrition info in my book! Pre-order available here 😉  When I finished my placements I was sure that I wanted…

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