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Treadmill Workouts for Beginners

Whenever I think of the gym, I think of the same old boring treadmills – and whenever I think of treadmills, I think of the most dreadful and uneventful run I’m about to endure! Have you ever stopped to think about the different possibilities you have when using a treadmill? Especially the different treadmill workouts…

7 Hydrating Foods to Eat This Summer

As the summer heat rises, so does the need for our bodies to be plenty hydrated. From the increase of outdoor activities to long-awaited sunbathing, one thing is for sure, you will be sweating. Although sweating has its benefits as it is the human body’s natural cooling system as well as detoxer; losing too much…

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Cooking

Let’s be honest: If you relate to cooking as a chore—as a means to an end—chances are your kids feel the same way about it. In order to get your kids excited about cooking, you must first get excited yourself. There are many ways you can get your kids involved in cooking! When your kids…

Video: Is Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

Meet Chris Freytag, founder of Get Healthy U TV, certified personal trainer, and health coach. Chris talks about the different health benefits you gain by eating fruit and how some people are unfortunately misinformed! She talks about the most frequently asked question by her clients, “can I eat fruit although it has sugar?” — Her…

Eating Salmon Helps Support Brain Health

Did you know that what you eat affects your brain health in terms of functioning, development, mood and energy? Although the brain takes up only 2% of our total body mass, it uses about 20% of our energy resources…aka food! All the food that we consume breaks down into carbohydrates, protein and fats. From there,…

5 Simple Exercise Ideas for Summer

Are you one of those people that dread having to drive to the gym every day, taking up about 30 to 45 minutes of your time? If so, keep reading to find out some exercise ideas for summer that don’t include going to the gym! And of course, some useful tips for a fun, healthy,…

The Science Behind a Perfect Night’s Sleep

The key to increasing your well-being is taking care of yourself in all areas of your life, not just one. Arguably, the two of the most important areas for general well-being are what you eat and how well you sleep. We’ve got your healthy eating covered so now it’s just making sure you understand how…

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 so you are able to eat healthy on a budget.  Learn how easy it is…