New Study Finds That Antibiotics Can Destroy Endurance

UC Riverside has led a study showing that because antibiotics kill essential bacteria in the gut, they may be directly correlated with lack of voluntary exercise and athletic ability. The gut microbiome affects how the digestive system processes our food and therefore muscle function. “Metabolic end products from bacteria in the gut can be reabsorbed […]

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Navigating Your Diet Through The Holidays

If you have been on or have just started a weight loss program, the holidays can feel overwhelming. In reality, even if you are not on a weight loss program the holidays feel overwhelming. I compiled some very simple, yet effective tools to help with digestion and consistency as we near the upcoming festivities. Post […]

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Chia Seed “Banana Bread” Pudding

My 21 Day Detox is over, and my sweet tooth is a savage, so instead of hitting up the ice cream I made this chia seed pudding. I am still trying to stay away from too much dairy, so this was perrrrrrfect. It tastes just like banana bread, which is one of my favorite treats. […]

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21 Day Detox : Week 3

And so the last week begins. The last week is certainly the most difficult. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. You may snack on raw fruits and veggies in between your smoothies. In the morning you will have the breakfast smoothie. Then for lunch and dinner, you will have the […]

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21 Day Detox : Week 2

Alright folks, here is week 2. I was a little nervous about this dinner smoothie, but I really like it! If you like carrot juice you will like it too, its actually really tasty. The second week brings us into an all uncooked plant-based diet.  You have your breakfast smoothie in the morning and then […]

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No Crunch Core Routine

FIVE MINUTE ABS High Plank to lunge : 5 each side Kneeling dumbbell rotations : 5 each side Kneeling dumbbell woodchopper : 10 each side Single leg dead bugs : 10 each side Plank ups : 10 total Put five minutes on the clock (I use FlexTimer) and do as many rounds as possible.

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Resistance Bands will make her Dance

All you need is one resistance band, a timer (your phone), and some water. (Some good tunes wouldn’t hurt)  I use the Flex Timer app on my phone to set up the entire 30 minute session. You can design the interval time, rest time and even the number of rounds and rest time in between […]

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Lunge Matrix

  The Lunge Matrix was originally developed by physical therapist Gary Gray, to develop strength and flexibility.  We are used to lunging forwards and backwards, but most people don’t utilize the curtsy and the lateral lunge. Using our bodies in every plane of motion is the key to injury prevention and optimum strength. And the […]

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Does HIIT burn more calories?

High Intensity Interval Training, is one of my all time favorite methods of exercise. Long steady state cardio gets boring for me, and slow resistant training does too. But I think incorporating all three into your week is the best case scenario for everyone. HIIT- Repeated bouts of intense exercise, with short periods of recovery. […]

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