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Is Pinole the New Quinoa?

When it comes to ancient grains, there’s no doubt that quinoa is one of the most popular. The nutrient-dense grain is found everywhere, from high-end restaurants to quick, casual eateries. However, quinoa may be getting some serious competition from pinole. So what is pinole, and how can this superfood make a difference for […]

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Workout Wednesday-Abs, Thighs & Butt

Send to Kindle It’s circuit time once again! This circuit focuses on there areas that many women identify as their “problem areas.” While I know it’s not possible to target “fat loss” in any specific area, it is possible to work these muscles and this is a great way to do it. Warm up with light […]

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Workout Wednesday

Send to Kindle Happy Wednesday! Let’s get right to the workout this week. I’m a big fan of the website Pop Sugar. They have quite a few workout ideas, some of which I’ve used before.  This workout uses only dumbbells although you may want to have a few different weights available as you’ll probably be […]

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Workout Wednesday-Tabata Calorie Burn

Send to Kindle I featured the Tabata protocol in a “Workout Wednesday” post a few months ago. 20 seconds maximum intensity activity followed by 10 seconds rest, repeated for 8 rounds total. The last Tabata workout I mentioned was geared towards the leg muscles. This week’s Tabata workout is a high intensity cardio workout. There are […]

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Workout Wednesday- Foam Rolling

Send to Kindle I think I’ve shared this infographic before in a different post but it’s worth sharing on its own!  Foam Rolling is not technically a workout, but stretching/foam rolling are both important parts of a complete exercise program. Why should you foam roll? To sum it up, foam rolling is awesome and can benefit […]

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Workout Wednesday-“Ab Attack”

Send to Kindle Who doesn’t want great abs? Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, strong abdominal muscles help stabilize your torso. It’s estimated that 31 million Americans currently suffer from lower back pain. Your abdominal muscles play an important part in supporting your spine and stabilizing your back. Abdominal muscles are also important for proper posture. […]

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Workout Wednesday -The Playground Workout

Send to Kindle Summer has finally arrived! After a brutal winter it’s nice to finally enjoy some sunshine and tolerable weather. One of my favorite things about summer is that I can actually get outside for my workouts — running, biking or even a playground workout. Playground workouts have become increasingly popular and for good reason! […]

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Workout Wednesday-500 Bodyweight Workout Challenge

Send to Kindle I’m a big fan of bodyweight workouts for a variety of reasons. They’re efficient. It’s possible to get a quality workout in 20 minutes using only your bodyweight. No need to spend hours in the gym. Cardio and strength training…all-in-one! The right combination of bodyweight exercises can give you both the cardio and […]

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