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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


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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Making It Count

The next time you're tempted to treat yourself by eating a sugar or fat-laden snack, take a look at the label and figure out how many calories you'll be adding to your daily count. Then determine how long it will take you to work that off. Do the math. If you’re...

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Chutes and Ladders

It was a board game I played with my sisters when we were young, a method to teach us about the progress and unavoidable pitfalls we’d inevitably encounter in our lives—along with the opportunity to learn good sportsmanship.  Simple enough, each player chose a board...

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I’m Excited – It’s Gym Day!

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit I'm Excited - It's Gym Day! 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...

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Self Talk – Are You Listening?

The 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. At times, it’s 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. But how much control do we have over our internal conversations? With a little practice, we can motivate ourselves to take positive actions, while strengthening our resolve to avoid choices that can result in negative outcomes.

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Are Your Fitness Goals Taking a Back-Seat?

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. Here are a few tips on how to turn situational health into daily lifestyle strategies that inspire and motivate—and bring this important priority to the top of your list!

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Why I Stopped Drinking Water from Plastic Bottles

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 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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