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In fall of 2014, The New York Times was itching for a new 7 minute workout routine that its busy readers could do.  Enter Mark Verstegen, owner and president of EXOS, a sports performance and health company based out of Phoenix, Arizona.  Mark Verstegen is considered...

When I started out as a personal trainer working for a chiropractor, my focus for the patients was to work core strength and rebuild and support posture.  I used to always say that "the core" doesn't only consist of mirror muscles that we can name check like the abs an...

After almost 8 months of training and over 182 miles later, I completed my goal of running a half-marathon!  The feeling of achievement is amazing.  In 8 months I completely did an about face in my training and workouts and went from not running at all to completing 13...

Having a mostly plant based diet means that my old ways of preparing perfectly seasoned shredded chicken in a slow cooker for Taco Tuesday had to be changed up a little bit.  I found all kinds of recipes that called for tofu, beans, rice, lentils, even cauliflower as s...

February 28, 2015

Perhaps Sir Mix-A-Lot could see the future when he recorded his song "Baby Got Back" in 1992.  King of the Butt, Sir Mix started a revolution of loving a lady who was "little in the middle" but whose "got much back."  And though celebrated through hip-hop song in the 9...

February 12, 2015

All you need to do is look at the evolution of the "value size" and "Super Size" in the Western Diet to see that portion sizes have gotten completely out of hand.  With these sizes as large as they are, its difficult to know exactly how much you're eating since "one" o...

January 21, 2015

I always like to tell people that all they need for dinner is lean protein and lots of vegetables in order to start the rebuild and repair process that happens while we sleep.  For so long, we've been attached to the idea that we have to have a meal with a few sides or...

January 20, 2015

 

Happy 2015 everyone!

 

I hope that your holidays were magical and you've hit the ground running this new year.  If you're in the estimated 40% of Americans who have made resolutions to better your fitness, health, finances, relationships or daily life, you went into the...

November 16, 2014

A classic English comfort food dish, cottage pie is like a cozy blanket on a cold night and, whenever made, earns me a big hug and "Ah, nice one Swee'art!" from The Brit.  While not a weekly staple in our house, whenever it is made, it is always easy, filling, deliciou...

November 13, 2014

One of my favorite quick-and-easy lunches that I can make and take or enjoy at home, The RockIt Salad features the sharp, peppery flavors of arugula, also known as rocket.  Get it?  Rocket, RockIt?  See what I did there?

*Sigh*

Anyhoodle, here's how I do it:

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