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Most Common Misconceptions About Dietary Fats

1) Foods with higher levels of cholesterol are bad for you. – Nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with demonizing perfectly healthy foods like eggs. Just think about it… the nutrients in an egg are enough to turn a single fertilized cell into an entire baby chicken. Even so… because eggs contain large amounts of cholesterol, they […]

TRX & Kettlebell Workout

Equipment needed 1 Kettlebell TRX strap Warm Up Sumo squat hamstring stretch with overhead reach 15 reps Take a wide squat stance, squat down, and grab your toes Hold your toes as you raise your hips up and straighten your legs Bring your hips back down and let go of your toes Raise your arms […]

Chewy Paleo “Granola” Bars

INGREDIENTS 2 cups finely chopped nuts 2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt (don’t use if the nuts are salted) 2 tablespoons almond flour 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup almond butter 1 egg 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Gingerbread Energy Bites

Ingredients 1 cup pitted dates, about 12 1 cup toasted pecans 1 tablespoon molasses 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 oz. dark chocolate to drizzle (optional)

Kettlebell Review

  The kettlebell swing is a perfect example of the uniqueness of kettlebell training. Why? It combines the benefits of resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning in one very powerful exercise. There isn’t an exercise that addresses so many things at once as does the kettlebell swing. The magicof the kettlebell appears to have something to do with the […]

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

~ 4-5 bone in and skin on chicken thighs ~ 4 T olive oil divided ~ 1 1/2 T red wine vinegar ~ 3 cloves minced garlic ~ 1 T each minced fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary, plus more for serving ~ 1 large sweet potato chopped into 3/4 inch cubes ~ 1 lb. Brussels […]

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Yield: serves 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Print Recipe One skillet and 40 minutes is all it takes to transform chicken into a flavor-packed meal! Ingredients: 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chicken broth (I recommend reduced sodium) 1 Tablespoon fresh […]

Understanding the Calf and Shin to Prevent Injury

Your calves and shins may not have the complex construction or delicate reputation of your knees and feet. But that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. In a recent survey of 14,000 injured runners, sports podiatrist Stephen M. Pribut found that calf pulls were the second most common complaint, with shinsplints coming in fourth. These injuries outranked […]

Tomato Avocado Salad

1lb. Roma Tomatoes 1 English Cucumber 1/2 Red Onion, sliced 2 Avocados, diced 2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 Bunch Cilantro, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste – Gently mix all ingredients except salt. Add salt right before serving. — Dana Lowe Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist ACE Certified Personal Trainer […]