Category: Fitness

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Juicing vs Blending – Which is Better?

As commonly perceived by a lot of people, juicing and blending are not the same. In fact, they are two very different things. The main difference being that juicing only extracts the juice of a fruit or a vegetable while blending makes use of the entire fruit or vegetable with skin and all. The produce created out of juicing ….

My 5 Best Exercises for Runners

Maybe you want to be faster, more agile, lighter on your feet Maybe you just want to not end up with two shot knees…? Maybe running is starting to hurt and you finally have accepted it is time to tailor your exercise routine (or at least part of it) to some things that help your ….

Fat Loss and the “After burn”

If you have ever heard of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), you are probably already in the know of this little training secret. If not, this post is for you. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight – either significant amounts or just simply slimming down after a delicious holiday – this “after-burn” idea is ….

7 Tips for Losing Weight with Green Smoothies

Green smoothies are a perfect food for fat burning. They are packed with fiber, low in fat and very nutrient rich. Before you go and start making your miracle green smoothie, peruse over these tips first. Tip 1 – Just a small amount of healthy fat is great. A tablespoon of flaxseed, chia seeds, some ….

Highs & Lows of the Weekend

Hello to some of my favorite online friends! I’m a little late to the party this morning, but I made it! Better late than never, right? At least that’s my motto these days! I hope your weekend was a great one! Ours was BUSY. A really great, productive, fulfilling weekend, but yes, super busy, so ….

Live, Learn And Get New Shoes

Three months ago, before I began training for my half marathon, I went to Athletic Annex to get fitted for shoes. I walked for the salesperson, I ran for the salesperson, and after trying on three pairs of shoes, and I bought one. I thought that I was all set. Two weeks later, my shin ….