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Intervals

Fall in Love with Intervals

There are lots of reasons why I love intervals. Intervals aren’t just for running. In fact, you can train intervals using body weight, stairs, cycling and rowing. Some of the reasons I love interval training are below, plus a few ideas for workouts that can be done within 15-20 minutes. You could use this as a full workout for the…

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Arthritis: Easy Exercises to Get Up & Get Moving

I’ve grown up fishing with my step dad and brother, and it’s something we all love to do together. Whether it’s bass fishing on my parents’ lake, tarpon fishing in the Keys, brown trout fishing in Alaska, or steelhead fishing in the St. Joe River, it gets us outside and in the fresh air. We have so many awesome memories…

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Kale

Spotlight on Kale

Are you a part of the kale club, yet? Chances are, you either just nodded your head in agreement or turned up your nose at the thought of anything that might resemble a leafy green. Whether you’re a kale lover or a kale skeptic, I’ve got news for you. It’s one of the hottest commodities on the market, and I…

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Smoothie

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care in 10 Minutes or Less

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” Does this sound like something you would say? I know I’m guilty of this excuse that we often use when we are feeling strapped for time and put our work, to-do list and others’ needs before our own health. But the month of February is all about love and I want to…

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January 2017 #1

5 Ways to Fight Off Sugar Cravings

Who here is constantly battling sugar cravings? I can totally relate. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who doesn’t crave sweets at all (I envy you!), but I encourage you to read on to help out your sugar-loving friends and family. Sugar is well, addicting, and can lead to decreased energy, headaches, mood swings, breakouts and unanticipated weight gain,…

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New Year 2017

New Year; New Goals. Don’t Sabotage Your Good Intentions!

Most common ways for self-sabotage when it comes to fitness goals in the New Year… Missing Monday! You are somewhere around 82% more likely to come into the gym again later in the week if you don’t miss your Monday workout. Get yourself through those doors or do something physical on Monday to start your week off right. I often…

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Balance

It’s All About Balance!

How often do you think you use your balance skills? Let me answer that for you: EVERY DAY, multiple times a day! Holding five grocery bags in one hand, my phone in the other as I get out of the car, or reaching way up high on my tippy toes to get something down from the top shelf, or walking…

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Beast Mode

Beast Mode: You INSPIRE Me!

Working out is hard. There are times it can be daunting, times it’s just not fun, and times when there seems to be no motivation in sight. I’ve been watching a small training group for the past two years, the Beast Mode Squad, led by personal trainer Mike Gallo from RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club. Not only have they inspired me…

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Rock Your Roll!

Do you really know how to foam roll for the most benefit? There are three things I see every day in the gym that don’t necessarily help you, and some are even pointless. First, let’s talk about the benefit of foam rolling. When you exercise, small tears and swelling happen within the fiber of the muscle. It’s a positive thing…

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Satisfy that Sweet Tooth

I love baking. Yup, a Dietitian who loves to bake! Friends and family have come to learn when they receive a baked good from me, most likely it’s made with applesauce, oil substitutes, prunes, or dates, maybe even whole wheat or gluten free flour. The typical response is, “Thanks”, followed by “wait, is this healthy?” (Hey, just because I like…

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