Categories for Health & Fitness

1 May

Gluten: What is it? Where is it? Should I avoid it? What do I eat instead?

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The World of Gluten can be really overwhelming. If you don't have Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance, you do not need to eliminate gluten entirely from your diet. However, cutting gluten from the areas of your diet where it does not need to be and making simple swaps will lead you to feeling and being healthier. Here's my cheat sheet for getting to know what's-what with this wheat protein.

18 Apr

Circuit Training: The Perfect Workout for the Time-Starved (& Easily Bored) Among Us

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So what actually is Circuit Training? It’s a workout technique where you rotate between aerobic, strength, resistance and cardio exercises, and repeat for a designated amount of time or circuits. What adds to this workout method’s appeal, and part of what has led to its rise in popularity over recent years, is its success as a fat burner and metabolism booster. Combine that with the ability to knock out a full-body workout in as little as 15 minutes and even customize your own circuits and it’s no wonder there are entire gyms dedicated solely to circuit training.

10 Apr

Your Workout Clothes Pull Double-Duty with a “Workout+” Wardrobe

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Now is the perfect time to cultivate a "workout+" wardrobe because summer is just around the corner. “Workout+” clothes are clothes or accessories that you can sport even when you aren't working out. They are designed to breathe and move with you while also looking causal enough to wear anytime. Here are two examples I think would make great "workout+ items." Hopefully they’ll inspire you to get more use out of your workout clothes!

3 Apr

How to Stay Safe in the Sun

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For everyone planning a visit to Sundial or swapping winter clothes for warm weather clothes and dreaming of the sun, here are some of the things I’ve learned that’ll help you keep yourself and your family protected while enjoying the outdoors. I hope these tips will help you all stay protected in the sun this spring and summer and insure that no one is doomed to feeling like a boiled lobster!

28 Mar

Your Easter Activities Burn Calories!

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The big weekend is still ahead of us, though, and we’re definitely planning on ending spring break on a high note. This weekend is going to be crazy! Our family is hitting TWO Easter Egg Hunts, BOTH BBQ Blowouts at Sundial and taking a little time at the Children’s Spring Festival! When I saw how much food was involved in all of this I decided I needed to find a few creative ways to burn calories on the move. Here are some Easter holiday ways to work off those chocolate bunnies!

20 Mar

Baseball’s Opening Day 2013

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I can’t believe Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is only a week and a half away! So far my husband and son have already been to 3 games, and they’re going to more during spring break, but they’re lamenting the end of spring training. While I don’t get to as many games as the boys, I do love having the Red Sox and Twins in our neighborhood every year, even if it is only for a month. It’s exciting to watch the teams get back together after their break and find their rhythm, getting revved up for opening day.

7 Mar

Yoga: Another Quick Workout for Swimsuit Season

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Last week, I shared a workout routine that is customizable to almost any lifestyle and designed to get your body swimsuit-ready. While going through my own mix and match of the ten moves this week, I started thinking that I left something out: YOGA!

28 Feb

Simple Workouts for Busy Beach-Body Seekers

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It's almost spring break - which means it's officially swimsuit season! I recently found this great workout designed by Pro Volleyball Player Nora Tobin in Shape magazine. What I love about it is the ability to mix and match the 10 different exercises to target trouble zones, and it also keeps every workout interesting. All of the moves are super simple and most can be done anywhere without fancy equipment.

26 Feb

Delicious Low-Calorie Smoothies

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This week, I found a great recipe for healthy smoothies in Women’s Health magazine! They offer five different recipes, but my favorite is the “Awesome Almond.” It includes only 233 calories and 8 grams of fat. With 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, it kills your hunger and gives you energy for quite a while.