• Hakuna matata…just Tabata

    Whether you are a long-distance runner or someone who loathes cardio and tries to avoid it, you might have heard of HIIT. High-intensity interval training — HIIT, for short — isn’t a brand new concept. Recently, however, it has become popular as another way to get cardiovascular exercise throughout the week. I like to think […]

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    September 11, 2013 By Jess
  • Guilty pleasures: REVEALED!

    If you know me, you know I’m a foodie. Name a food item and I’ll join you in enjoying it (just no weird animal body parts). Ask me if I eat healthy and I’ll start with, “Well…it’s balanced”. I don’t eat donuts every day for breakfast or have french fries every night with dinner, but […]

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    September 8, 2013 By Jess
  • Liquid calories raining on your parade

    Sweet tea. Gatorade. Smoothies. Orange Juice. Soda. Frappuccino. Milkshakes (my personal fave). Each one of us can think of the perfect, cold, refreshing drink to accompany our meals or cool us off on a hot day. What’s not to love about those sweet, flavorful, and delicious beverages? Unfortunately, the comforting taste comes at a not-so-comforting […]

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    September 5, 2013 By Jess
  • Kiss my flaxseeds

    Credit: theskinnyonlowcal In the world of healthy eats, we are constantly bombarded with information about the newest cancer-fighting veggie, super-antioxidant berry, or fat-fighting tea. I can barely keep up with new claims about foods that have been around for centuries, but I recently started incorporating flaxseeds into my daily food intake. Putting flax seeds into […]

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    September 1, 2013 By Jess
  • What the what is “fitspo”?

    Inspiration, meet fitness. Fitness, inspiration. Welcome to the 21st century and the age of “fitspo”, where new words are created to decrease the time it takes to type out or say an idea. Fitness inspiration has taken off as a tool for motivating people to be more fit. We can find fitspo on billboards, in […]

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    August 29, 2013 By Jess