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The Dangers of CBD Oil: How to Keep Your Child Safe

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CBD oil is becoming a popular option for a variety of health conditions. However, is CBD oil a safe option for kids? Due to its popularity, the number of CBD products has exploded in the last year or two. I’m sure you have seen them…CBD gummies, lotions, coffee, pet treats, patches, etc. They are everywhere! While I support natural and alternative treatments, I always do my research before using a new product. So, I was originally looking into whether CBD oil […]

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How to Boost Endurance and Performance on a Budget: An Alternative to Beachbody Energize

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I absolutely love Beachbody On Demand workouts and was very tempted to try the Beachbody Performance supplements. However, being a researcher and health geek I always look at ingredient labels and research the active ingredients to determine their purpose and if they are necessary for my performance. By doing this I can find less expensive alternatives and make sure that I am not ingesting anything that is not necessary, such as preservatives, sugar, etc. My goal is to save money […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Exercise with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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Myth: If you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, then your exercise options are limited. Fact: This is a common misconception, even among doctors and personal trainers. I am here to tell you that if you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis then exercise IS beneficial. And you can still do the workouts you love. As I talked about in my previous post, I have a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It took several years and multiple doctors to make a diagnosis. However, with a combination of […]

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How to Clear Brain Fog and Reclaim Your Day

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Do you ever begin a task and almost immediately forget what you’re doing? Or maybe you feel like you’re in a cloud and moving much slower than everyone around you? Or while speaking with someone, you completely lose your train of thought? If you can relate to any of these experiences, then you’re likely dealing with brain fog. But, the good news is that there are several powerful, researched-based ways to beat brain fog so that you start feeling better […]

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Interview with Sonya North, SnackRoots Founder & CEO

My son’s birthday is coming up and his friend has food allergies, what snacks can I serve? I signed up to bring snacks for the soccer team, I think there are nut and milk allergies, what snacks are safe? If you’ve ever asked yourself one of these questions, then you will be excited to learn about SnackRoots. SnackRoots is a web app that makes it simple to create lists of safe snacks. All you have to do is select your […]

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The Best Running Tips That Will Make Running Easier and Safer

I went from being able to run for less than 1 minute to running a half-marathon after learning these running tips. Like most of you, my first experience with running for exercise was in gym class. And it was definitely not a pleasant one. I remember my not so sympathetic gym teacher telling us one day that we would need to run a mile. A MILE. I had never run a mile in my life and she did not provide […]

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Morning Meltdown 100 Review & Tracking Sheets

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I went from being tired of my workouts to being excited to push play after starting Morning Meltdown 100! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I love Beachbody workouts. The newest release is Morning Meltdown 100 by Jericho McMatthews and it is incredible. At the time of this writing I am on Day 30 of 100 and I am loving it! With this post I would love to share my Morning Meltdown 100 […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Workout Recovery

Recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Recovery may not be as exciting as your workouts, but what you do post-workout can have a huge impact on your overall fitness, progress, and results. Put simply, your muscles can only do so much for you, especially if you don’t allow them to recover and give them what they need to perform. I began researching workout recovery because I feel somewhat sore or achy on most days. My typical workout […]

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5 Body Positive Fitness Goals to Inspire You

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In my previous post, Ditch the Scale, I shared five reasons to get rid of the scale for good. However, if you are like me, then you may be asking how to stay motivated to eat well and exercise without the weekly weigh-in. In this post, I would love to share a few positive fitness goals that may resonate with you. Goal 1. Daily Exercise We all know that exercise and movement are awesome for you. In addition, daily exercise […]

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