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5 Easy Back Exercises You Can Do at Home

  Most people head into a workout focusing on the areas we consider the most noticeable — butt, stomach, legs, etc.  However, many fitness experts agree that strong upper body muscles (and back muscles, specifically) are incredibly important if you’re seeking a sculpted look.  In addition, working out your back helps against pain, injury, and … Continue reading "5 Easy Back Exercises You Can Do at Home"
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Healthy Desserts Under 200 Calories

  I have a confession to make: I have a huge sweet tooth! When doughnuts are offered in the morning break room, I take one.  If chocolate cake is extended at a birthday party, I’m the first to grab it (with ice cream, of course).  As you can imagine, my impulse for delicious treats often … Continue reading "Healthy Desserts Under 200 Calories"
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5 At Home Exercises You Can Do Anytime

  Someone joked on social media lately that it feels like they gained the “Quarantine 15” pounds.  With the coronavirus causing us to be stuck at home without the use of a gym, many people are stopping their exercise routines altogether.  However, there’s plenty of ways to stay fit inside your own home without the luxury … Continue reading "5 At Home Exercises You Can Do Anytime"
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How to Avoid Stress Eating at Home

If you find yourself itching for unhealthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone.  In times of stress, I often turn to junk food as a coping mechanism. It’s because emotional eating, or stress eating, often works as a way to release chemicals in our brain like dopamine that trigger our pleasure center and … Continue reading "How to Avoid Stress Eating at Home"
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7 Morning Stretches to Kickstart Your Day

I am a morning person, but that doesn’t mean I’m disciplined to work out when I first wake up.  In fact, when I do motivate myself to work out I completely jump into my activity without stretching.  Yet many people will warn you that a proper stretch before exercising can save you plenty of trouble … Continue reading "7 Morning Stretches to Kickstart Your Day"
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How to Make Healthy Choices During Periods of Stress

  Right now, our entire globe is experiencing an unprecedented time of stress and upheaval — and it’s okay to acknowledge our collective feelings of fear, anger, disbelief, and, yes, even grief.  My own biggest weakness in this health journey is to “stress eat” during times of uncertainty and it appears I’m not alone. According … Continue reading "How to Make Healthy Choices During Periods of Stress"
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