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Fitness, Health, and Mind/Body Connection

How we take care of our bodies 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.


Short on time? Try these quick, simple, and easy-to-follow fitness videos and exercises you can do at home or in your favorite gym

  Weighted Power Squats                Smith Machine Leg Press                 Single Leg Press


Fitness and Health Articles


Do It – Because It Is Hard

Words most of us find difficult to live by. Why? Because more often than not, the alternative is so much easier. It doesn’t take as much effort. We can coast along through life, avoiding a lot of the difficult challenges and problems. It’s an easy choice to make,...

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The Road Ahead Is Not Behind You

When I was 13, it seemed like an eternity until I’d be old enough to get a drivers license. Time moved much slower back then (at least to me), and the next three years crawled by as I waited for that magical sixteenth birthday that would finally put me behind the...

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Grocery Shopping Isn’t For the Weak

Fair Warning: Some of you may not like this post, but I’m hoping you’ll read the entire article first and consider the importance of what you eat and how it can impact your health—and then decide.My husband and I just returned from the local grocery store. We don’t...

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Baby Steps to Health and Fitness

Everyone thinks getting healthy is hard to do.I asked a few friends to tell me what comes to mind when they read a fitness or exercise article about improving their overall health. Most of the time, they say it seems overwhelming, because they’d have to change...

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Do As I Say (Ignore What I’m Doing)

It's a common phrase.Children hear it from their parents and elders. “Do as I say, not as I do.” Typically used to curtail inappropriate behavior, this mantra of youth was stamped into our subconscious in an attempt to train our young minds and instill obedience.But...

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Exercise Isn’t A Spectator Sport

It happens almost every time I’m in the gym . . .Someone walks by the window and peeks inside. A few brave souls will even open the door and step inside, glancing around as if looking for someone they know. Inevitably, after a few awkward moments, they turn around and...

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Inspiration is Personal

My husband and I had dinner with friends last week, the kind of friends who open their hearts when they open their arms.  We’ve known this couple for over nine years, meeting by chance when they returned our friendly wave with smiles as they walked past us...

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Is There Discipline in Chaos?

I ran into a good friend of mine at the store last week. We chatted for a while about her change of hairstyle (spectacular!), an upcoming vacation she was planning, and her new grandson.Then she told me she was headed to a local gym that had just opened. She said...

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Pick A Path, Take a Step, Start the Journey . . .

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Make your life an adventure, starting today! Here’s a sneak peek at my Five Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle: Start where you are. You’re never too old and you’re never too out-of-shape to turn your life around. In short, it’s...

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Kitchen Spirit

jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteThank you for visiting my website! I’m Jill Reid, curator of  Kitchen Spirit, a health and fitness blog dedicated to living longer and stronger through healthy food and lifestyle choices. Join me on a path to discovering new ways to improve quality of life through healthy diet, exercise, and self-care. Enjoy the journey . . .

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