10 Workout Nutrition Hacks To Supercharge Your Workouts

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We all know that our diet plays a huge part in our fitness but did you know that what you eat can radically affect how good your workout is? Usually I eat to optimize my workouts, I don’t eat to lose weight or restrict my calories, but there are different seasons of the year and different priorities depending on the season. Here are 10 great workout nutritional hacks brought to me thanks to George at Home Remedies for Life. I will let your … [Read more...]

This Important Muscle that Can Throw Off Your Body Mechanics

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There are at least 650 skeletal muscles in the human body, and some sources put that number at more than 700. It’s hard to pin down the exact number down since there are so many variations in muscle anatomy. For example, we divide some muscles into sections, like anterior, lateral, and posterior deltoids and these might be included as separate muscles by some counts. Some of the muscles in your body are small, like those in the eye and others are … [Read more...]

Meet the Powerhouse Leafy Green That Puts Kale and Spinach to Shame

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When we saw Jamie Oliver say that "the sorrel leaf is making a comeback," our first reaction was, "wait, what?" Sorrel, also known as spinach dock, is quite similar to spinach in appearance, and similarly chock-full of nutrients. Just one cup of this dark, leafy green (30 calories) contains about 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 106 percent of your daily vitamins A and C, 17 percent iron (so much energy!), over 500 milligrams of potassium … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesday: A Candid Discussion of Excess Skin (post weight loss)

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When I had my lower body lift in 2011, I was thrilled with the results of my surgery. The excess skin was very uncomfortable and I felt so discouraged that I would have to live that way for the rest of my life. I hated the fact that I "ruined" my body with so many years of overeating. When Caitlin was here recently, we had a conversation about our excess skin (something that many people who have lost a lot of weight tend to have in common). We … [Read more...]

Running and Food Questions–Podcast 61

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Hello! Today’s RER Podcast answers some of the questions I received after the Pile on the Miles Challenge. I put out a survey for your feedback and future needs. There was a section for questions too! So today I’m answering 5 of your running, eating and social media questions. This episode is a Q&A and packed with super helpful tips and advice including: 22 things to do when you are injured or can’t run! AND 7 Ways to stay healthy while … [Read more...]

How to Handle Negative Thoughts and Emotions at Work

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence No matter how much you love what you do, you’re bound to experience work-related negativity at some point in your career. Whether it’s a particularly difficult project or a coworker that knows just how to push your buttons, negative feelings can result in stress, which is detrimental to work productivity and personal well being. So just how do you handle negative thoughts and emotions at … [Read more...]

Winter Wellness & Preventative Health

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence The winter season is a tough time for many. We want to hunker down indoors and sleep more. This is the body’s way of saying it’s time to slow down. It also makes it all the more important to take care of ourselves before the cold months hijack our health. So let’s talk a look at winter wellness. Here are a few suggestions for how to take care of our physical & mental wellness in … [Read more...]

Yixing Ware Teapots

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Our teaware is handselected and from many different sources. Below you find our most popular items Yixing Ware Teapots Renowned teaware from China’s Yixing region Yixing Ware teapots come from the Yixing region, located 120 miles northwest of Shanghai in China. They possess an astonishing history dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960 – 1279) when purple clay was first discovered. Yixing Ware teapots flourished and matured in the late … [Read more...]

Longevity Books – Videos – Decoders

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Healing with Whole Foods / Paul Pitchford / 705 pgs. Healing with Whole Foods brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current Westen research on health and nutrition to create the most detailed sourcebook available on planning and preparing an optimal diet. Eat Right for Your Type / Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo / 392 pgs. Dr. D’Adamo has spent the past fifteen years researching the connections among blood type, food, … [Read more...]

Success Tips By Billionaire John Paul DeJoria

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John Paul Jones DeJoria is an American entrepreneur and a self-made billionaire who started from the far bottom and went through many struggles to become a key figure in the hair-care industry with a net worth of more than $3 billion. DeJoria had gone through a lot in his life from the day his father left home when he was two to times when he went mobile, lived in a car and showered in tennis courts. There`s a lot to learn from this man, so I … [Read more...]

Do You Ever Feel Like an Outsider Looking In? Here’s Why …

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AN OUTSIDER IS A PERSON WHO QUITE SIMPLY DOES NOT FIT IN WITH EXISTENCE-AS-WE-KNOW-IT. Such a person is fringe dweller, a dropout of humanity, a social oddball, and an alien endlessly coexisting in a society that doesn’t feel like home. On this website, we refer to the outsider as the “loner wolf” who walks through life with a feeling of inner isolation and disconnection. This isolation often gives birth to the longing and search for freedom, … [Read more...]

What is Collagen and Should You be Taking It?

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Want to learn more about collagen and why it’s so popular among health enthusiasts? We’re breaking it down for you today by answering the following questions: What is collagen, what does collagen do and should you be taking it… Collagen seems to be everywhere in the health world. So what is it and what does it actually do? Great questions, let’s get to it! First things first, collagen is a protein. It is a major component of … [Read more...]

Buffalo Fritters, Vegan Shashuka, Winter Panzanella

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Pack your bags!Your tastes buds are on the International Express this week!Favorite dishes from North Africa, Korea, Morocco, the Middle East, Italy, China, and Mexico included! (Plus New York & Louisiana). You won’t believe how easy it is to make these traditional meals.In minutes!Or how tasting them transports you to somewhere else. Cajun Pasta takes 5 minutes.Spinach Rice has 7 ingredients.'Roccon Roll-Ups take 5 minutes.Broccoli … [Read more...]

Healthy Kitchen Gift Ideas with Recipes

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To help Santa and his elves get through their list I'll be sharing some gift ideas that are thoughtful and would be a winner for most any person that has embraced a new healthy lifestyle. Today, I'll be focusing on Healthy Kitchen and Food Related Gifts & Stocking StuffersSpiralizer (aka Zoodle Maker) - Creates oodles of low carb zoodles and other spiral cuts of vegetable or fruits with a crank of the handle.If Santa brings you a Spiralizer … [Read more...]