Our Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Morning Routine

Now that school is officially back on in the state of Virginia, I think many of us parents are ready to get back to our own routine. Let’s face it, we all function better on routines. From the time we are infants (yes, we followed the Baby Wise Method for sleep scheduling with both kids), […]

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What is Moving Meditation?

With so much on my plate lately, I often find myself stressed, anxious and just a bit snippier to my loved ones. Why am I able to be kind and happy with all the strangers and acquaintances I interact with all day, yet when I get home, I am often the grumpy version of myself. […]

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Kitchen Tools for Healthy Eating

Our kitchen makeover is almost over!!! We can’t wait to share our journey with you. It has been an amazing experience and one that I wasn’t sure I would enjoy. But surprisingly not as painful as I thought it would be (of course, except the entire contents of the pantry in the living room, yikes). […]

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Top 5 Core Strength Exercises

For the last year, I have been frequenting physical therapy. Yup. Physical Therapy. What happened to me? I turned 40 years old last year, and everything seemed to be falling apart. It all started with intense numbness and pain in my hands when I ran – diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. But I don’t sit […]

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Get off the Treadmill – Build Muscle to Lose Weight

You hear it all the time, but how many of us truly listen?? You must build more muscle to lose weight. But cardio is easier, a quicker sense of accomplishment or if you’re like me, you prefer to clock minutes on the treadmill or bike to get the calorie burn so that you don’t feel […]

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Can you really lose weight with apple cider vinegar?

If you’ve been following us lately, you know we have tried the latest craze – apple cider vinegar in the morning. One ounce of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar mixed with eight ounces of water in the morning before consuming breakfast – to start the day, reset the body, potentially help with digestion, clear the […]

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Cyclebar – Premium Indoor Cycling

Now that my foot is all better – I think I’m fully healed – I’m ready to get back to some serious exercise. On July 4, I celebrated my Independence Day with a 3 mile run. It wasn’t all running, but I did it. And it felt great. Now I’m hoping to hit the gym […]

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How to stay fit and healthy on vacation

Ahhh. Vacation. My favorite time of the year. How many of you are gearing up for a big summer vacation soon? Our family just returned from the Outer Banks of North Carolina this past Saturday, and the week was spectacular. Only one half day of rain and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. […]

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Foods that do not cause acid reflux

Does your stomach hurt? Feeling bloated? Heartburn? Well, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million people in the US have some symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux), and approximately 20% of that populations report those symptoms occurring weekly. GERD is a condition where the contents of the stomach are irritated and come […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Fiber

If we are talking about gut health, we can’t neglect talking about fiber. Do you get enough fiber? Probably not. Most Americans especially those consuming the standard American diet of processed foods or prepared foods only get a fraction of the recommended daily intake of fiber. According to the Institute of Medicine, the daily recommended […]

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Best Probiotic for You

If I am going to take on the topic of gut health this month, I have to discuss probiotics. They are all the rage right now when it comes to health and wellness, but let’s take a closer look. What are probiotics? What are their health benefits? And what is the best probiotic for you? […]

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The Importance of Gut Health

How many of you battle with an upset stomach or bloating most days? Running to the bathroom at work can be incredibly embarrassing and truly limiting your social life on most days. The importance of gut health is often taken for granted throughout our life, until we are suffering from the consequences of poor decisions […]

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