Have you ever experienced dehydration? Exhaustion? Or maybe you’re recovering from a cold or virus? Or maybe it’s just been a stressful week where your diet hasn’t been the best? These are all times where your body is crying out for replenshiment. It needs to be invigorated and fortified. This summer I trained for a [...]
The state of flourishing through fitness, food and body image. Our thoughts, examples and advice for creating a healthier body and lifestyle.
Sports and energy drinks are all the rage right now….give me a few minutes and let me explain what electrolytes are and help you decide if you need to add some electrolyte replenishment to your workout routine. What are electrolytes? They are essential minerals that make electrically charged particles called ions. These ions carry electrical [...]
As a past pharmacist I find it somewhat comical that I have so much passion for integrating alternative medicine into my health regime and that I am an avid proponent for others to do the same. I became aware of the benefits about 4 years ago after experiencing a life filled with anxiety and depressing behavior. After [...]
Note: This blog originally published in February 2011. Pilates Pilates is all about keeping the spine in good health, which means being able to properly engage your core muscles. This doesn’t mean squeezing your ab muscles as hard as you can. It means using your ab muscles to lengthen and support your spine so gravity [...]
So much emphasis ends up on our actual workout. How many calories did you burn? How hard did you sweat? Are your muscles tired and fatigued? Based on the answers to these questions, we have some expectations as to the results we ‘should’ receive from our grueling exercise. How easily we forget that we need to recover from [...]
Adrenal fatigue, in my opinion, is rampant in our society. What once was our bodies’ sympathetic response to life threatening situations, also known as Fight or Flight, has become our bodies’ constant response to our stressful lifestyles. Whether it is sitting in traffic, paying the bills, or any number of tasks we undertake in the [...]
Being a Minnesotan, I cherish the abundance of seasonal produce I can buy now that’s not necessarily available during the winter. It’s fresh, affordable and delicious! We need to treasure this time, as long as we can, before frost arrives. I came across some recipes on Real Simple’s website for fresh corn. The photo made [...]