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...

Spinning vs. Running: Which is better?

spinning vs. running: which is better

Some of us are yogis.  Some are gym gals lifting weights.  And some of us are running or spinning fans.  So, let’s talk about spinning and running:  which is better? We all know we need cardio, but here’s a reminder.  I’m quoting straight from the top:  Mayo Clinic’s reasons for cardio.  It’s a good reminder for all of us. Benefits of cardio (according to Mayo Clinic) Helps you keep a healthy weight:  Clearly. Increases stamina:  You’ll be tired at first...

Sheet Pan Portobello Tacos

sheet pan portobello tacos

I randomly found a recipe for sheet pan portobello tacos over 10 years ago and it comes into rotation when we’re feeling like we want to: #1 eat light and #2 make something super easy. Like everything else, it has morphed into a completely different recipe and I don’t even remember what the original was.  But, I love this so much.  My kids are mushroom superfans, so they’re always excited when I make this. Granted my daughter never eats a...

Where to eat and drink in Key West

where to eat and drink in key west

From the moment my husband and I arrived in Key West, we felt like we were in a different country.  The culture is so diverse, the air is extremely humid and hot, and everyone there is from somewhere else.   We wanted a casual vacation where we could walk around with a drink in our hand with no worries.  This was it.  We also wanted to pick a place that our kids wouldn’t necessarily miss.  We hit the mark there,...

How to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

Here’s some great health related articles that I’ve read this week!  From how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism to the best health and fitness podcasts out there. Can Losing Weight Slow the Metabolism? If you are overweight and looking to lose, please don’t use this as a reason not to try.  This just explains that doing it the smart way is the best way.  In my words…no crash diets! http://www.health.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-slow-down-metabolism Easy Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet...

   
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