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Simple Pleasures #17: Goji Berries & Their Amazingness

Goji berries may give you super powers. Ok, they may not make your fly or walk through walls but they will keep your body healthy and energy lifted. Goji berries have recently been introduced into the western world only in the last few years, but have been part of the diets of Tibet and China for thousands of years. They gained popularity quickly when word spread of their super power health benefits. If you have already added these delicious little berries to your diet, then keep on truck’n, if not, it may be time for you jump on the goji wagon. The Benefits:…

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Food Porn: 7 Ways to Eat Your Eggs

I love eggs. I literally could eat them everyday. I understand that eggs aren’t for everyone, but if you are an egg lover, you might find these following recipes at the top of you must try list. But before we get to the goods, let me share the benefits of the all amazing egg. The protein found in eggs is the highest quality protein found in any food. One eggs boost 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories, making the egg a healthy addition to any weight loss/management diet. They contain vitamin B12, which is necessary for fat breakdown…

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11 Gems from my Weekend at the Perform Better Functional Training Summit

Almost every year for the last several years I attend the Perform Better Functional Training Summit at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s a 3 day educational conference for fitness and health professionals where about 900 fitness pros can attend lectures and hands-on courses to learn all the newest trends happening in the fitness world. Below are just a few gems that stuck in my head that I found interesting, useful and helpful, maybe you will too. With just partial sleep deprivation can delay visual and auditory reaction time. Reduces endurance and cardiovascular performance. Impairs motor function (strength & power). Increase…

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Healthy Snacking 101 + Pretzel Banana Almond Butter Bites

I’ve touched on this subject a few times now, but healthy snacking seems to be a thing that people find the most struggle with, especially when they are in a hurry. I’ve rounded up some of my best tips for snacking healthy and keeping your taste buds happy. Be Prepared Pick one day of the week that you do your shopping. Make a list of everything you want to have available for the week. Apples, almond butter, berries, nuts, carrots or other veggies, lunch meats, crackers and whatever else you enjoy snacking on. Buy it all at once and buy…

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Own Your Awesome

Lately my life has been shifting, which if I were to describe what that feels like would be as if you put protein powder and water in a jar and shook it until it was blended. Needless to say, things have been shaken pretty heavily lately, mostly starting at the end of last year. Now fast forward to the present and it seems as if I am a new person. My way of thinking and understanding of things have drastically changed (all for the good). I could get into details about my personal life but I’m not. My point to…

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How to Recover from a Long Weekend

We’ve all been there. We workout really hard and eat really really well during the week and then blow it all on the weekend. That’s ok. Don’t feel bad… just follow these simple tips to get you back on track. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Yes, yes… you probably already know this but drink water! If you spent the weekending drinking too much alcohol or consumed way too much sugar, drink double the amount of water you would normally drink. This will help cleanse the body of all the toxins you took in. Green Juice, Coconut Water and Emergen-C Take separately or…

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Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

I see people slave away in the gym and still want to know how to burn more calories.It’s really quite simple… the more you move, the more you burn. Here are a few ways to get a little extra calorie burn in and out of the gym. Do one, do them all, but whatever you do… move! 🙂 Outside of the Gym: Park Farther Away You know this one. The more steps you take in a single day the more calories you burn. Everyone always wants to find the spot closest to the front, but why? If you are working…

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