How Many Rest Days Do You Need Between Workouts?

how many rest days do you need between workouts

The kids are back in school and you can finally hit the gym as much as you want.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll usually hit it hard the first few weeks now that you have the freedom to do so.  But, is it good for the body?  And how many rest days should you have? Well, the answer involves many factors…. 1. The intensity of your exercise If you’re lifting weights, the heavier you lift, the more you max...

Nutty Chicken Salad with Grapes

People laugh at me because I find that stopping what I’m doing to eat lunch annoying.  While the kids are at school, I’m usually running errands, working out and of course blogging!  So, I definitely don’t want a time-consuming lunch to make. That’s why a quick meal like chicken salad is perfect.  Just scoop it onto a plate, add some crackers and you’re done.  It doesn’t interrupt your day. Chicken or tuna salad has been a family lunch since I...

Latest Health News-August 17

latest health articles

The latest health related news from the informative to the ridiculous! Transition from kid to teenager Having a son this age, I read this article twice. Such a tricky age I swear! http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/health/transition-to-middle-school/index.html Alcohol and weight gain Maybe this will sway college kids away from binge drinking! It may feel like a right of passage at the time, but what kid doesn’t know it’s bad for you! How about the fact that it makes you gain weight. That might work....

Tangy Garlic Potato Wedges

tangy garlic potato wedges

If you make these tangy garlic potato wedges, you’d better have the recipe handy, because people will be asking for it.  It goes great with just about any grilled meat and of course easy to make. Potato wedges of any kind have been a popular starch around here lately, because they’re so easy to make.  We went through a brown rice phase that lasted way too long so we needed a change. With the balance of sweet and savory along...

Good Posture Benefits Your Health and Self-Confidence

how good posture benefits your health and self confidence

Having good posture is not something we naturally do.  It’s easier just to slump and slouch.  We’ve always heard you need to “hold your head high”.  It actually means something to do this.  But, good posture benefits your health as well as self-confidence. How it benefits your physical health It keeps your bones and joints in alignment. Helps to prevent backache and muscular pain. It reduces tension in the lower back and neck area. Reduces stress on ligaments holding the...

Blue Protein Smoothie Bowl

blue protein smoothie bowl

We have smoothies all the time around here, but we rarely have smoothie bowls.  Honestly, it’s just a thicker version of a smoothie dumped into a bowl.  The fun part is you can add tons of toppings.  So, instead of drinking your breakfast through a straw, you can add some crunchy stuff such as homemade granola or make it protein packed with hemp.  With this blue protein smoothie bowl, you can start your day with loads of antioxidants and enough...

Best Articles in Health this Week August 5

latest articles in health this week

The best articles in health this week ranging from the informative to the ridiculous.  I find much of it entertaining, like what the queen eats on a daily basis.  She is 91 after all. Here’s a little informative… 10 Tasty Snacks Under 200 Calories Some of these were surprising to me.  A bagel?   I remember a summer where I put on 10 pounds eating bagels so I’m a little skittish about those things.  They do give you energy, though....

Clean Eating Banana Bread

clean eating banana bread

Since summer has flown by for most, or gone way too slowly in our case, we find ourselves already getting ready for school to start.  On school mornings, one of the trickiest things I find between running around looking for shoes and making sure the library book made it in the backpack is…is that we’ve gotta find a way to get a healthy breakfast in the belly.  Banana bread is one of the easiest breakfasts for school mornings and a...

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why do people view eating alone in a restaurant as sad?  I’m not sure who those people are, but I’m assuming they’ve never tried it.  It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do especially when we travel.  This is why you should occasionally go out to eat alone. Many times my husband will have a work thing and if it’s somewhere cool I’ll tag along.  While he’s doing his thing during the day, I’ll just explore the city,  shop,...

Fig and goat cheese naan pizza

fig and goat cheese naan pizza

Fresh figs seem to be everywhere lately.  We’ve seen them in all the best restaurants, too.  I grabbed some the other day and paired with my favorite cheese!  Boom.  Gotta perfect pizza. This pizza would be a lovely lunch, a nice light dinner or the perfect appetizer! Naan is a wonderfully light bread that’s not heavy by any means, so you don’t get the chewy, thick, gluteny stuff that’s in regular pizza dough.  It makes a great pizza crust. Most...

   
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