07/25 2013

Stay Cool in the Heat (and Have Fun, Too)

Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, Read More


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07/19 2013

Make Way for Willful Thinking!

Often, losing weight, eating right and feeling great can be wishful thinking – rather than action. New Year’s Resolutions are a perfect example of wanting to make lifestyle changes (but not always following through). Believing in yourself is the only way to clear those mental hurdles and land safely, feet first! Here are a few Read More

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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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Posted in Nutrition
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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Posted in Nutrition
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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