Fitness, Health, and Mind/Body Connection

How we take care of our bodies and our minds is as important as the food we eat. To live a longer, stronger life, it’s important to maintain our physical and mental health, and commit to the steps necessary to insure our overall well-being. Here are a few articles, tips, and suggestions to help you get and stay healthy, look and feel younger, and increase your energy and stamina.


It's Gym Day Kitchen Spirit Fitness Jill Reid

I know what you’re thinking . . . how can a trip to the gym get anyone excited? Several years ago, I was with you on this one. The thought of having to put on workout clothes, get in the car, drive to the gym, and find the motivation to use the machines and free weights while trying not to look weak and clumsy was paralyzing . . .

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I know I am. But I’m getting better at recognizing the enemy, and more important, learning how to say no to temptation. It’s definitely not easy (like last weekend when I turned down a piece of triple layer double-chocolate cake at a neighbor’s birthday party.) Each time I make the effort, I mentally pat myself on the back, as if good has again triumphed over evil.

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You’ve tried diets, cut back on carbs and sugar, and put in ten miles a week on the treadmill. But for some reason, the pounds just won’t come off. Sure, your legs look great from all that running, but your mid-section refuses to give up a single inch.

So what’s wrong?

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Self Talk Jill Reid Kitchen Spirit

The internal conversations we have with ourselves are an inherent part of the way we communicate, helping us to better understand our life and those we share it with—a kind of guiding voice, helping to translate the not-so-obvious and often subtle differences between the world as it exists, and the way we personally perceive it. So how much control do we have over our own self-talk?

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Kitchen Spirit Jill Reid

I’d always had a couple cases of bottled water on my weekly shopping list. I used bottled water for everything—cooking, coffee, tea, and of course, for drinking. And while I’d heard about the dangers of BPA, an industrial chemical called bisphenol-A often used to make plastic water bottles, I hadn’t paid much attention to it. But that all changed about eighteen months ago . . .

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Kitchen Spirit Jill Reid Health and Fitness

Make your life an adventure, starting today! Here’s a sneak peek at my “Five Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle”

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kitchen spirit fitness jill reid

If you’re still searching for a “quick fix” that will magically kick-start your body into perfect form, it’s time to get real . . .

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kitchen spirit fitness jill reid

You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. Make small adjustments in your food choices and fitness options—one day at a time . . .

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