Sweet Orange Chipotle Salsa Recipe

Sweet Orange Chipotle Salsa Recipe

When you think about having friends over for appetizers, you think you have to spend the afternoon in the kitchen. Right? Wrong!

Here is a quick recipe for a great tasting salsa, done in just 10 minutes, that provides one good shortcut! Continue reading

10 Ways to Incorporate Play Into Your

10 Ways to Incorporate Play Into Your Day

Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean all fun and play should go out the window. Adding play–physical and mental–into your day will relieve stress, improve brain function, boost creativity, improve your relationships and connections, and make every day more enjoyable!

Here are 10 ways you can incorporate play into your day!

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Battle Ropes Basics and Sample Workouts

Battle Ropes Basics and Sample Workouts

The use of battle ropes in workouts today is increasing tremendously. Gyms are providing them and trainers are continuing to incorporate them into client’s workouts. With the many benefits and simple execution, they’re becoming more and more popular for active people everywhere. According to John Brookfield, creator of the original battling-ropes system, “They’re a must-have tool for anyone looking to pack on lean mass. The key to their effectiveness is that they work each arm independently, eliminating strength imbalances as they sculpt your muscle…they also provide a killer cardio workout.” Continue reading

Dairy Can Help Prevent Disease for Some Adults

Dairy Can Help Prevent Disease for Some Adults

For about twenty five cents a glass, milk is a dietary and economic value, delivering incomparable nutrition and taste. The only time that dairy may present problems, is in the case of consumers being lactose intolerant. Nevertheless, for those whose bodies can digest dairy and lactose properly, research has shown for some time that dairy products contribute to overall health and disease prevention. Continue reading

Music the Unsung Hero Behind Motivation

Music: The Unsung Hero Behind Motivation

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Some things in life just come naturally to us.  For me, fitness is not one of them. Whether it’s dealing with the daily shoulder pain I have from a high school swimming injury, or exploring a new yoga class which makes me feel like a rock star, (until the mirror stares me right back into reality), working out and staying in shape have never been my strong suits.  And yet, as I grow older, I look forward to challenging myself physically more than ever before.  Perhaps, it has taken me 30+ years to understand the sweetest rewards often follow bitter struggles. And I’m sure many of you know, starting a daily workout routine from scratch after 2 kids and a 5-year on-again/off-again relationship with the gym is a valid struggle to say the least. Continue reading