Wellness

Wellness goes beyond diet and exercise and truly encompasses the whole individual. Our wellness articles will provide a holistic perspective on the fitness journey. We will include insight into wellness including meditation, sleep and stress management. All of these principles of wellness are critical to the overall goal of weight management and living a fit lifestyle. We will review the importance of sleep tracking, and ways in which yoga, meditation, pilates, and social interaction can help in improving overall wellness.

Health, Wellness

Top 5 Ways to Honor the Earth

Every year on April 22, starting in 1970, millions gather together in person or in action to honor the earth and celebrate Earth Day. Starting with only 20 million Americans, Earth Day went global in 1990, spreading to 200 million worldwide to ensure that environmental change was elevated as an international priority. In our home, […]

Health, Nutrition, Wellness

5 reasons you should be eating fermented foods

Ugh, the very sound of the word fermented leaves me feeling gross. I don’t know about you, but it has taken me a while to appreciate the potential health benefits of eating fermented foods. And it’s probably TMI, but as I have gotten older (I hit the big 4-0 earlier this year), my gut health […]

Health, Wellness

Stressed out?

Don’t you love that new 21 Pilots song – Stressed Out? It’s so catchy, but unfortunately for many of us, it rings true. For us, we are 2 working parents with 2 kids under the age of 2, managing our daily activities. That includes our day jobs, side gigs (#focusedonfit, #rescuethemes, #beautycounter), finding time to […]

Fitness, Wellness

Benefits of Stretching

As an avid runner who is now trying to hit the gym even more, I am feeling the effects of tight muscles. Especially as I get older (yes, I hit the big 4-0 this year), I am realizing the importance of stretching both before and after a workout. Of course, we all feel the value […]

Health, Wellness

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

For years now, we have been touting the merits of eating clean and ensuring that our meals are the made with the most natural and healthiest ingredients. Our passion for eating clean started with a desire to lose weight and stay fit, but has grown into a desire to stay healthy from the inside out. […]

Fitness, Wellness

Hot Yoga – Is it hot in here?

Made popular in the last 10-15 years, through franchising by Bikram Choudhry, hot yoga may have been the first to branch out of the gym and develop into what is now a series of boutique fitness centers. Hot yoga is a very prescriptive series of yoga poses led by an instructor in a class that […]

Wellness

Meditate to Achieve Well-Being

If you are like me, you wear a lot of hats everyday…wife, mother, full-time employee, daughter, sister, friend. There are countless people I have to check in with or report to everyday; the responsibilities are endless and so is the stress. By the end of the day, I usually feel the stress creep into my […]