Fitness

Easy Exercise Solutions When You are Out of Town

Traveling can be a lot of fun, especially when visiting people you haven’t seen in awhile.  But, it also disrupts our usual schedules, including exercise routines. Some individuals may throw in the towel and incline not to exercise while out of town, but those that are committed to health and wellness might think otherwise.  Your road trip doesn’t need to interfere with your exercise routines or fitness goals.  But it will look different.  

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Life

Pregnancy Update- More Than Our Excitement is Growing…

A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. –Anonymous

Babies expand your capacity to love and receive love.  I am now 26 weeks along in pregnancy and so grateful to be able to experience this beautiful expectant season, once again.  
Every season in life has the potential to change, grow and mature you in countless ways.  As most mommies and daddies anticipate the birth of a child as a huge life change lingering in the not-so-distant future, the actual season of pregnancy is like a meadow of wildflowers- little gifts of beauty waiting to be picked.

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Health

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

Some simple facts about sugar:
It tastes good.
It is harmful to our health.
Americans eat too much of it.
No one needs a healthcare provider to give recommendations to cut back on sugary foods and beverages. We all know what we should do. But these are the questions that everyone really wants to know…

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Health, Life

Healthy Eating on a Budget- 5 Tips to Save on Groceries

 We all know that investing in our health now can save HUGE on healthcare costs in the future.  But the fact remains that eating a healthy diet can drive up our food bill each month.  In fact, a research review showed that consumers pay $1.50 more per day (per person) to eat a healthy diet!  Wow!! Essentially, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts costs a lot more than refined grains, and processed meats/foods.  For many, the added cost of healthy foods only causes more stress, making it difficult to stick to a healthy meal plan long term.

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Health, Recipes

13 Fresh & Flavorful Side Dishes Perfect for Your Outdoor BBQ

The 4th of July conjures up images of sparkling fireworks, lively BBQs, and bountiful tables of yummy eats! Let’s celebrate the day with some vibrant and flavorful dishes that are loaded with fresh produce, packed with nutrients and boasting some zesty flavors!
These are 13 fresh and flavorful side dishes that are perfect for your outdoor BBQ created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Expect to get compliments and be ready to share the recipe!

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Health

The Art of Snacking Well

Should you satisfy your snack desires?

OR

Should you avoid the snack fix?  

This question perplexes a lot of people, especially those that are trying to lose weight and manage calories efficiently.  The idea of eating extra calories, especially if one is “not hungry” doesn’t make a lot of sense to most of us.

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Faith, Life

Do You Have a Hero Living Under Your Roof?

Never had I felt so helpless.  But, never have I felt so relieved.  My daughter was a newborn with colic.  Our family lived away and my husband and I were on our own, learning how to care for this tiny baby girl.  But, she wouldn’t stop crying.  Holding her was about the only thing that would do the trick, and that wasn’t always reliable.  It was in those early weeks that my husband embodied ‘hero.’

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