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Fall Football + Brain Injury?

Whether you are a fan or not, Fall = Football. Football is in full force from middle school athletes through NFL but have you ever thought about what contact football can do to ones body?

Football is a physical sport where collisions between players are part of the game.  Even for those athletes who do not play football from middle school through college/professional level, the number of physical contacts from practice, scrimmages, tournaments and games, that one

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Health and Yoga

Wife, mother, employee, employer, husband, father, writer, artist, or exercise enthusiast, what we do during an average week is surmountable.  For instance, if I think of who I am and what I do during a one week span my list seems never ending.

I am an: Employee, Business Owner, Blogger, Marketing Chair of a non-profit, Running Coach, Nutrition Consultant, volunteer, wedding planner of my own wedding, daughter, and doggy mom.

Even though everything on this list of “who

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Wine is one of those things that taste great with food, friends or even on its own.  A couple years ago I couldn’t tell the difference between a Shiraz versus a Super Tuscan. Now, with a finance who loves wine almost more than he loves me, I have learned to appreciate not only the flavors of wine but also the process of making wine.  So as my fiancé, James, and I make our way to Napa

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In the Heat of it all!

If you have been watching the 2016 Olympics in Brazil you may have seen events such as: swimming, gymnastics, golf, diving, gymnastics, tennis, court and beach volleyball, and now track and field.  For some of these events, it has been all indoors. For others there have been the elements of the weather.  In fact, the temperature in Rio, Brazil has been ranging from 70-90’s degrees fahrenheit with around 70% humidity.

In those type of elements it can

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Summer Lovin

August is among us which usually gets people thinking about back to school and fall football.  However, farmers markets and produce are still in abundance so here are a few of my favorite summer foods to keep on your radar.

Vegetables

Cherries 

Summer screams cherries! These delectable super fruits are not only delicious, but provide many health benefits as well. Cherries are my favorite fruit for taste and nutrition. Cherries contain many antioxidants and valuable nutrients that make them

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Coming Back from a Sports Injury

Sports injuries are a very real and very serious impairment that can be disguised as something else.  A couple years ago I was training for a marathon (26.2 miles).  Even though I had trained for a marathon before, I had it in my head that I wanted to be the strongest runner I could be going into the marathon.  My personal training scheduled included 4 days of heavy lifting plus 4-5 days of running.  When you

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Cutting the Confusion of Food Labels

Have you ever gone into a grocery store with a list of new foods you want to try? It could be as simple as boneless, skinless, chicken breast or something as complicated (several ingredients) as a cereal.  Since options are things we, as consumers, desire it sometimes makes it much more difficult for us to make the right food decisions for our families.  For instance, when I go down the freezer aisle for boneless, skinless, chicken

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June is Mens Health Month

July is just around the corner but that does not mean we forget about all the men in our lives.  June is Mens Health Month, which seems fitting with Father Days. So what is the biggest gift we can provide to all the fathers and other men in our lives….it is the gift of health.

Here are some quick tips to make sure our men are living a healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime.

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Brain 

Start with folic acid.

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Best of the Barbecues

Memorial weekend tends to be the “Grand Opening” of summer.  Outdoor pools are open, camp grounds are full and barbecues are occurring on every block.  This Memorial weekend is no different.  Whether you are staying local or traveling a barbecue is sure to be on your weekend menu.

So how do you make a barbecue taste great without overloading your daily calorie requirements?  It’s all about presenting the right choices that won’t derail you.

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  1. Appetizers
    1. Spring for hummus and

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Herbs a Plenty

One of my parents’ hobbies is gardening. For as long as I can remember my parents have not only planted flowers but fruit and vegetables of every variety.  At first, they started with a garden in our backyard. Next, was an additional garden on the family farm plots. Finally, there was the community garden behind the church.  With such a hobby I was fortunate to consuming home grown, local food every year.  Not only do I continue

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