07/16 2013

Find Your Happy Place

  Striking a balance between work and life can be challenging. Is this because you work too much? Or don’t know how to disengage when the workday draws to a close? One way to un-plug your mind from the details of your workday is to understand what fulfills you, calms your nerves and makes you Read More

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07/10 2013

Spartan Beast: A Throwback to Childhood

When you were a child, did you enjoy the outdoors, climbing trees and throwing rocks? If there was a mud puddle in view, did you right toward it instead of veering away from it? Did your clothes wear the activities of day, versus looking pressed and perfectly stain-free? If you like a sense of adventure, Read More

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06/26 2013

Create a Healthy Eating Infrastructure

I recently heard Mark Fenton speak at an event in Boise. His life mission is building environmental infrastructures that encourage physical activity in communities. His data shows that education, coaching and similar influences motivate individuals to stick to a fitness plan for about six months, at which point compliance drops off. He believes community infrastructure, Read More

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06/25 2013

Screens Versus Life

As a person with great passion for an active lifestyle, one thing I have always struggled with as a writer/blogger/social media neophyte is spending so much time in front of a computer. Do thoughts like these enter your mind, too? Can I justify reading articles on fitness when I could be exercising? Should I be Read More

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06/20 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat Less Sugar (Part II)

Unless you need to remove sugar from your diet for health reasons (e.g., diabetes), then learn to cut back without completely cutting it out. Complete deprivation, in my opinion, may later lead to extreme eating. By enjoying something sweet in moderation, you experience pleasure without the guilt, and feel physically better while you’re at it. Read More

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06/18 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat Less Sugar (Part I)

Excessive sugar has not only been linked to obesity, but it can also lead to weight gain, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Sadly, though, sugar isn’t just about a luscious dessert any more. According to Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, “Food scientists have deliberately bumped up the sugar Read More

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06/13 2013

Make Your Life Good

Allstate Insurance has been running the gammut on commercials in recent years, conjuring a range of emotions. Their long-running campaign speaks to the fear in all of us. In fact, they remind us that mayhem is everywhere. Just check out some of the spots to see for yourself. In contrary to mayhem, a more current Read More

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06/11 2013

Mountain Bike Crash Course For Life

One of my favorite fitness activities is mountain biking. The view of the landscape, the warmth of the blue sky and the thrill of the downhill spark my interest in and love for the sport. Last weekend, I met a group of girlfriends for a morning ride and selected a particularly challenging trail for us Read More

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06/4 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Shop Smart

One of the easiest ways to positively impact your eating habits is to shop smart. If you buy packages of brownie mix to store in your cabinets, then you’re much more likely to eat brownies in the evening when you’re hanging out watching TV. Same goes with ice-cream and Pepperidge Farm cookies. If you buy Read More

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05/29 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Stay Informed

You don’t have to be a food expert to be smart about what you’re eating, but sometimes it can be challenging to recognize information you can trust. Not only is there something in the news almost daily about cures and/or causes of various illnesses, there are also misleading health claims on a range of products. Read More

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