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Fitness, Nutrition

Weight loss starts in the kitchen, not the gym

How long did it take to get on that treadmill today? Was the gym crazy crowded when you arrived? The new year phenomenon is great – everyone making resolutions (or as I prefer to call them, intentions) at this time of year and many are hitting the gym with vigor. I love it. The sense […]

Fitness, Health

The Dangers of Sitting

Sitting is something that all of us do, and many of us do a lot more than others. Whether it is sitting on the commute to work, sitting at home, or sitting down to eat, there is no debate that inactivity is a popular thing. In fact, this can have serious impacts on our lives […]


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, […]

Health, Nutrition

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 […]

Health, Nutrition

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 […]

Fitness, Nutrition

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 […]

Health, Wellness

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, […]

Health, Nutrition

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 […]


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 […]