Should My Child Exercise?

Short answer? YESSSS.   I’m fairly certain most are familiar with the following recommendation; children and adolescents should get at least 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.   Did you know that less than 24% of kids ages 6-17 meet this requirement?  While it was alarming to read, it’s not surprising […]

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#1 Dieting Mistake

If you’re a ‘give it to me straight’ person here you go: the #1 Mistake: Going too hard too fast. If you haven’t personally experienced this I can promise you know someone who has.  You know, the person who is always losing and gaining, losing and gaining. Here’s how it goes: You: Dive headfirst into […]

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Healthy Fats & Blood Sugar

Do you know anyone who is diabetic who is constantly checking their blood sugar?  Or maybe you’re even teetering the pre-diabetic range yourself and your doctor has put you on notice?   Or what if neither one of those describes you but these symptoms do: Energy dips, lack of quality sleep, find it hard to maintain […]

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Lifestyle Changes & Grace

Let me preface this by saying that I’m so over the whole ‘my journey’ line when it comes to making a lifestyle change BUT, I still use it from time to time.  It’s a constant learning process, full of ups and downs and never ending, really.  I don’t know though, ‘my journey’ just seems a […]

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Technology Time Out

I’m a product of the 80’s so I’m in that unique time frame where we grew up without technology during the formative years.  I remember when we got dial-up internet for the first time, cordless phones, cell phones, smart phones, cd’s, ipod’s…I didn’t grow up with those things attached to me like a third appendage….and […]

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So you’re injured. Now what?

So you’re trucking along in your fitness journey and making great progress! There is no stopping you now!! Then it happens. You’ve had this nagging pain for a while but you’ve ignored it. When you can’t take it anymore you finally head to the doctor and are shocked to learn you have (insert injury here) […]

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Body Shaming

I think it’s safe to say we are all familiar with body shaming in some form or fashion. Usually when we think of it, ‘fat’ shaming comes to mind. But what about ‘fit’ shaming? It’s a very real thing and something I can speak about from both sides of the coin. Can I be totally […]

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