Get Over Your Fear of Free Weights

I've enjoyed working out at home for a while now. I don't have to worry about crowds or what I look like. I don't even have to wear clothes. I did weight training at home with what we had in the house, but I wanted to lift heavier and branch out to different exercises. So after four weeks, I forced myself to enter the free weight zone at the gym. It was really hard at first. I felt like a flopping fish out of water. It took me a good two weeks of going almost every day before I started to feel more comfortable. ...more
I would also add to your list, on many of the plated weight machines, there are directions on ...more

5 Yoga Poses to Create a Fresh Start

School is starting up again, but even if you're not returning to classes, many of us look at the fall as a fresh start. Invite peace and tranquility into your brain and restore your mind with this 5-part yoga practice. ...more
Kim Court I always feels good to come back to the mat, doesn't it? :-)more

The 7 Minute Sculpt: 7 Exercises You Can Do at Home

Whether you are looking for a quick workout on a busy day or to add to something you are already doing, such as running or power walking, these 7 moves/stretches can be done in your home or anywhere. The only equipment you need is a yoga or exercise mat. I recommend doing three sets of Moves 1 - 6. Do each one as described and then repeat two more times, followed by Move 7. ...more
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Gena Lee Nolin battles thyroid disease

There's a song called "Anything is Possible." And when it comes to former "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin, it's clear that musical lyrics have met reality. The actress known for her sexy body is using her own experience with thyroid disease to help others, reports the Examiner....more

Making a Wellness Pact with Your Partner

While my website is devoted to gluten-free, allergen-free living, it is also devoted to my signature “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science”....more

It’s Okay to Say No {Finding Balance}

I recently had the opportunity to participate on a relay team for a triathlon here in Las Vegas with some really great athletes.  I initially was totally up for it, but once I got into looking at my calendar, I realized that it conflicted with something else my husband and I had going on (aka beer and wine festival the previous night).  Yeah, drinking beer and wine the night before running a half marathon just doesn’t really sound appealing.  I thought about my options.  I could still go to the festival, but not drink.  I could skip the festival all together.  ...more

Monk Fruit sweetener

Yellow packets, blue packets, pink packets - and orange packets? New options in the zero-calorie sweetner section are making it challenging to know which to choose.  On a recent episode, Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended the orange packet kind, called Monk fruit.Low on the glycemic index, monk fruit has zero calories but enough sweetness to make it perfect for your cuppa tea, mug of coffee or bowl of cereal. Options include:...more

Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence

No gluten. No dairy. No cold foods....more

Fish is good for the brain - regardless of omega-3 fatty acid amounts

You know eating fish is good for you because of the omega-3 fatty acids, (It only counts if the fish is baked or broiled. Frying it destroys the fatty acids.), but a new study found that just eating the baked or broiled fish is good for your brain--regardless of the amount of omega-3 fatty acids!The study found that weekly fish eaters had more gray area in the regions of the brain related to memory and cognition. But the researchers did NOT find a link between the brain differences and the omega-3 levels in the blood, which surprised them....more

Get Over Your Fear of Free Weights

I've enjoyed working out at home for a while now. I don't have to worry about crowds or what I look like. I don't even have to wear clothes. I did weight training at home with what we had in the house, but I wanted to lift heavier and branch out to different exercises. So after four weeks, I forced myself to enter the free weight zone at the gym. It was really hard at first. I felt like a flopping fish out of water. It took me a good two weeks of going almost every day before I started to feel more comfortable. ...more
I would also add to your list, on many of the plated weight machines, there are directions on ...more

Whole 30 Weight Loss Diet

Meet Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the creators of what has become a viral weight loss and health success in the diet book world: "It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways."...more

Fit to be Fat?

As you all know, I'm super passionate about fitness. But, I'd like to share a time when I was a bit confused as to what I wanted for my life.You're probably thinking that fitness is fitness, isn't it? And, the answer is YES. Sorta. Kinda. Ok, no, not really.Depending on who you ask, fitness can be a meathead in the gym. It can be a marathon runner. It might be a dancer. And it is, definitely, most athletes. (I say most because some may argue that bowling, pool, darts, and competitive eating are sports.)...more

Basal metabolic rate BMR calculator

BMR is short for basal metabolic rate. BMR tells you how many calories your body burns per day, even if you do not move a muscle throughout the whole day. You can easily calculate it using an on-line BMR calculator. ...more