Fitness

7 Ways Your Body Will Thank You For Exercising

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” — Gene Tunney

Exercise is beneficial- no one will dispute that.  But the fact is that only 33% of adult Americans are making it happen.  So what is hampering the other 66% of individuals?  What is getting in the way of a consistent exercise program that includes 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of aerobic exercise each week? There is no doubt all of us could throw out several reasons why we skipped a trip to the gym or passed on the walk…

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Recipes

Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Beans

Life without Mexican food is like no life at all. –Unknown

Agree?!  To date, I haven’t met an individual that doesn’t like tex-mex!  But you don’t have to go to the local Mexican restaurant to get your fix!  This easy slow cooker recipe is so simple and delicious!  By utilizing some pantry ingredients and your spice cabinet, you can throw this together in a matter of minutes!

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Health

5 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier

Home improvement shows are notorious for showing off glamorous and organized kitchens that practically beg you to come and cook a gourmet meal.  The counters are clean, the pantry is tidy and everything about it feels refreshing, light and airy.  But, most of our kitchens are not that neat and orderly.  Do you have food on the counters?  Is your pantry bulging?  Does your fridge need some reorganization and a wipe down? Compelling research shows that the way we organize our kitchen, the dinnerware we use each night, and even the kitchen environment play a significant role in our food and dietary behaviors…

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Health, Recipes

No-Bake Carrot Cake Snack Balls

This dietitian adores carrot cake.  Adores with a capital “A.” Growing up, each person in my family got to choose what type of cake we wanted to enjoy on our birthday and every year, there was no need to even have a discussion with me- carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  I was a little bit predictable. Through the years I have attempted making healthier versions of my beloved treat…some good and others an epic fail.

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