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 …

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’ …

Fitness When You’re on the Go

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You exercise regularly for months … but then you go on vacation, need to travel on a business trip, or just get caught up in the general insanity of life and those great routines you built go out the window. Sound familiar? Staying in shape when you’re busy is faster and easier than you think!   Two of the most …

Use This 1-2-3 Approach to Meal Prep

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  Many things can improve your kitchen “coolness”.  Use this 1-2-3 approach: The right equipment. A regular preparation system or ritual. A “can-do” attitude and willingness to experiment.   1. The Right Equipment Kitchen essentials make meal prep easier. Here are some must-have’s for your kitchen: Slow Cooker – Set it and forget it! You can easily make enough food …

10 Ways to Incorporate Accountability into Your Fitness & Health Goals

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Fitness goals. We all have them and sometimes we work on them and well, sometimes we don’t. Have you ever wondered why that is? You have these great intentions that this time is going to be different. You set up your goals, you write them down, and the first couple of days are great and you’re kicking butt… then what …

Bread Alternatives for Nutrition & Weight Loss

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When improving your nutrition, one of the things to consider is reducing or eliminating the consumption of bread products, especially those made with a base of white flour. This begs the question: What can you eat that to replace bread that can be just as filling, but will offer more nutrients? I asked the members of my Simply Fit group …

How to Lose Those Love Handles!

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If you just do more exercises, you’ll tone up quickly and finally get rid of those love handles…right? Not so fast! There are three exercise-related ‘triggers’ that actually cause us to maintain, or even increase, our love handles. But don’t worry—you’re about to discover what those triggers are, and what you can do to finally get a handle on those …