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5 Reasons Why Hiking is Good for You

There’s a saying out there that goes “The most beautiful views come after the hardest climb”; Although this quote is referring to hiking up a difficult mountain, it can also apply to the journey we all face in fitness.  We set goals and have great expectations, but not everything worth having comes easy. We have…

Video: How Does the Food You Eat Affect Your Brain?

We often wonder how the food we eat affects our bodies, but how does the food you eat affect your brain? Of course, your brain is the most important organ in your body and relies on nutrients in food to survive and function. When we eat a heavy, carb-laden lunch only to find ourselves feeling…

Nutritious Meals for Less Dough

Some people say eating healthy is expensive but truly, it doesn’t have to be.  When you think about the benefits of good nutrition to your overall long term health, it makes good sense to find and purchase healthy food options.  Learn how easy it is to include more nutrition-packed food in your diet.  Your body…

Dancing with the Stars Workout

The sun is finally peeking out, the temperature is slowly rising, and the sky is beginning to become bluer and bluer.  Oh, and most importantly, Dancing with The Stars has returned giving any Monday the chance to literally rock (& roll). If you are anything like me, you are slightly—OK, very, envious of these incredible…

Tangy Turmeric, Orange & Ginger Smoothie

A few months back I was burning the candle at both ends and as a result, experiencing intense bouts of exhaustion. I try to be mindful of the amount of sleep I was getting (even with a 4 year old and 1 year old), but no amount seemed to be enough. I don’t think I…

Senior Bites – Eat Smart, Stay Healthy Later in Life

The importance of a healthy diet can’t be underestimated, no matter what your age. However, as we get into our senior years it becomes particularly important in order to help manage any potential physical health problems that might arise. Incorporating more fresh fruits, veggies and staying better hydrated are three take home points that are…

Mad for Matcha? Try These 3 Delicious Recipes

Matcha is one of the healthiest green teas in the world, and including it in your diet can provide powerful health benefits. It contains polyphenols which have an antimicrobial and antifungal effect to help fight infections, as well as theanine, which can improve memory capacity, boost your immune system and enhance your concentration. It can…

Clever Hacks to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Did you know that the U.S. throws away $218 billion worth of food each year?  Not only is that an incredible waste, but it’s also costing the American family of four roughly $1,500 every year. And did you ever consider that when good food goes to waste, so do all of the resources used to grow, store and transport it?…

5 Ways to Begin Your Minimalist Journey

Have you heard of the term, “minimalism”? Many people think to be a minimalist you must give away all your possessions, never buy anything new, bike everywhere, become a vegetarian or vegan or live in a tiny house, but that doesn’t have to be the case. So what IS minimalism? “Minimalism is a tool to…

How to Create Effective Workouts Without a Gym

Between going to work or school, spending time with friends and family and getting enough sleep, it can be tough to prioritize your health, especially on a budget, so we enlisted health & fitness guru Colby Triolo to help. Hi, I’m Colby—a sophomore at Cornell, marathoner, CrossFit lover and owner of You Make You which…