8 Yoga Poses for Core Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles and Lower Back

Having a strong core enables us to stand tall, sit up straight, be centered and walk our talk with purpose. Often, when we think of “core strength”, we think exclusively of abs. Yet core strengthening is about much more than attaining a toned six-pack. We must also pay attention to the back of the core, […]

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The Science Behind Nightshade Vegetables

There is a lot of conflicting information out there when it comes to Nightshade Vegetables. Many claim that they cause inflammation while others claim that they are beneficial against inflammation. But who is right? Well, let’s check the science and see for ourselves.  What are Nightshade Vegetables? Nightshade Vegetables are a group of vegetables also […]

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Should You Buy Organic Fruits and Vegetables?

When it comes to eating better, does it really matter if you consume organic over conventional? There are a few benefits that organic may have over their more conventional counterparts. There also may be a few reasons to avoid organic as well. Let’s take a look at both sides, shall we? Organic Fruits and Vegetables […]

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What You Should Eat Before and After a Workout

If you want to receive the most from a workout, there is a lot of preparing inolved, both before and after the workout itself. A large part of your results can depend on the diet you are holding yourself to. It plays an incredibly important role in how your body prepares and recovers from each […]

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5 Simple Strategies for Everyday Stress Relief

Our bodies are a marvel. Our brain’s innate stress response system is there to help us recognize when a situation is dangerous and needs to be dealt with. The term “stress” originated from physics and related to physical pressure, or stress, being placed on an object and causing it to change. In our fast-paced modern times, […]

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Can Vegans Follow a Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic diet is growing in popularity, with many people swearing by its practices for weight loss and health. However, when it comes to a vegan diet, eating keto can be incredibly hard. A typical keto diet is often based around high-fat animal foods, like meat and dairy products. But it is entirely possible. You […]

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Beat the heat – tips to stay active in the hot weather

With Memorial Day behind us, the pools are open and summer weather is here, especially here in the South! In fact, I don’t even remember Spring. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in 10k race here in Richmond, sponsored by a fantastic organization, The Richmond Road Runners Club. The Stratford Hills 10k […]

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Sunscreen Explained

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to lay it on thick (pun intended) when it comes to your education around sunscreen. We hope to answer your questions and gear you up for a healthy and safe summer, so here goes: Sunscreens Explained. Do you understand how sunscreens work? What does it mean […]

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Athletic Greens – a true superfood

If you have been a fan of Focused on Fit over the years, you are probably wondering where we have been these last few months. I think you can all relate – sometimes life just gets in the way – of even your favorite things, your passion projects. We apologize for going dark for so […]

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Holiday Gifts for Fitness Junkies

Seriously, we are less than 2 weeks to Christmas, and well into Hanukkah. It’s funny, our son started telling us all about Hanukkah this week, and what does he remember most? You get a gift everyday for 8 days! Regardless of what you are celebrating, there is some shopping to be done! During our last […]

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Our favorite gifts for foodies

It’s that time of year. 2 weeks to Christmas! Cue – shopping madness. I’ve always been a procrastinator and holiday shopping is no exception. On top of that, I am not the most thoughtful gift giver, but I always have aspirations of watching my loved ones unwrap the perfect gift from me. This year is […]

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Cranberries

Who’s having cranberry sauce on their Thanksgiving table next week?? Well, if you raised your hand, you will be consuming one of the most amazing superfoods. Not only is this tiny berry one of the most vibrant berries around (I simply love them as decor during the holiday season), but they are chock full of […]

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