Stretch & Grow

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Stretching is one of those things that you know you should do you just rarely ever do it. Stretching increases our flexibility which increases our range of motion and reduces our risk of injury. Why is stretching so important? Keeping a joint in the same position causes the muscles and ligaments to stiffen, and with lack of movement, your muscles …

Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

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In my last post, I talked about different ways of creating a sleep ritual and why getting enough sleep is important. There are times when doing simple things isn’t quite so simple and you still aren’t able to get the rest your body so desperately needs. In this post I’m going to dive into a few other things that could …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

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The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

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Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ …

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Go Ahead – Take That First Step

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  Learning anything takes time, patience and practice.  Too often, we have such high expectations of ourselves that we have a tendency to beat ourselves up for not being able to do something on the first try or the way we’d like to. Do you remember learning how to walk? Maybe not. But I bet you’ve seen a child learn …

You set your limits. How high are they going to be?

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I learned some fabulous things over my holidays and I want to share them with you. The Climb On the last day of my vacation, before I was going to fly home, I climbed a mountain. It was 2300 meters high and it was a ‘scramble’ for about 90% of it. If you’re not familiar with scramble climbing, it means …

What is metabolism anyway? You’ve heard the word but what does it really mean?

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The broad definition of metabolism by Matt Stone is: “The sum of all physiological events that take place in the body that turn food, water, air, vitamins, minerals, and more into what we know as life.” So, metabolism is pretty darn important! Calories are energy and the rate at which your body consumes energy is indeed your metabolism.  A few indicators …