Yoga Breathing Techniques to Try at Home
Aug12

Yoga Breathing Techniques to Try at Home

Breathing is key to sustaining life. From the moment we arrive on earth, it serves as the foundation of our existence. Research shows that conscious breathing can help reduce stress, regulate emotions, improve sleep, and reduce craving and addiction impulses. I always find that taking time to breathe calms my mind and supports my ability to think clearly. There are a variety of breathing techniques to soothe and stimulate the mind and...

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Fudgy Avocado Brownies
Feb12

Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Not only do avocados add a boost of healthy fats, they also intensify the flavor of chocolate and make these brownies ultra rich, and decadent. These gluten-free treats are so fudgy and moist, you won’t even remember how healthy they are! Total Time: 51 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 36 min. Yield: 16 servings, 1 brownie each Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 medium ripe avocado, mashed ¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil,...

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Should Women Take Creatine?
Feb01

Should Women Take Creatine?

Let’s put one fear to rest right away: Taking creatine won’t give you a barrel chest, saddle you with sleeve-busting arms, or otherwise bestow you with unflattering “man muscle.” Nothing can (except steroids), and you can thank (or blame) genetics for that. On this point, the research is clear: If you’re a woman, supplementing with creatine won’t turn you into a linebacker. Otherwise, creatine is an equal-opportunity workout enhancer....

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Pulled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Slaw
Jan29

Pulled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Slaw

This pulled chicken recipe is smothered in an adobo and chipotle-spiked barbecue sauce, and served with a refreshing cilantro slaw to add creaminess and texture. Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can be found in many grocery stores and ethnic markets, but if your store doesn’t carry them, you can add spice to the sauce with cayenne or chipotle powder, or leave it out and enjoy simple, delicious barbecue chicken. Want to add more...

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5 Winter Running Tips
Jan26

5 Winter Running Tips

It’s a well-established fact that the treadmill becomes increasingly attractive as the mercury plummets. But as long as the roads are plowed and you own a few key pieces of performance gear, there’s no reason to spin your wheels indoors — especially if you have your eyes on a 10K or a marathon in April or May. “Winter is also a great time to work on the mental toughness side of training,” says Ron Byland, a USA Track and...

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5 Tips to Stop Falling Off the Weight Loss Wagon
Jan25

5 Tips to Stop Falling Off the Weight Loss Wagon

I’m sure many of you have experienced this at some point in your weight loss journey: You’ve just found the magic solution to losing the extra weight and keeping it off forever…You figure out what to eat on the plan outlined, buy the groceries needed to adhere to it, and adopt the exercise regime it recommends. You follow the program strictly for two weeks, and guess what? You lose some weight, you feel better, and you like how your...

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