It’s Easy Being Green . . .

We all know vegetables are good for you, and research tells us to include 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables in our daily diet. Not an easy task in our grab-and-go, pop-and-serve, drive-through lifestyle. And if you have a fussy eater in your house, preparing tasty versions of these health boosters can often be a bit of a challenge …

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Warming Up To Exercise

We all know the importance of doing a pre-exercise warm-up. Yet too often, I’ll see folks arrive in the gym and quickly grab heavy weights, head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class, full steam ahead. Usually, they’re soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine …

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Fake Hunger

It happens all day long. It might be happening right now. You think you’re hungry, in fact, you’re convinced of it. But you’re probably wrong …
So what can we do when a desperate craving takes us in the direction of toxic food? We can reframe our choices …

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Are You Guilty of Situational Health?

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 double-chocolate cake at a neighbor’s birthday party …

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Food Storage Solutions – Solved!

We eat a lot of leftovers in our home. When developing most of my recipes, I usually measure the ingredient portions to make enough for future meals, so it’s important to have a healthy way to save and preserve all those extras. After experimenting with other storage options, I soon discovered one size does not fit all …

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Thinking of Taking A Trip?

A few years ago, my husband and I took an extended vacation to the West coast. Since we live in a tropical climate, our suitcases were jammed with cold weather wear we’d retrieved from the attic—and a previous life …

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For Better or Worse

Every day you make a choice. The result will make your health better . . . or worse. Ignoring the ingredients in a candy bar or box of crackers doesn’t make it any less harmful to your body. And believing those extra calories, sugar, or fat won’t affect you doesn’t make it true …

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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 …

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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 …

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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the founder of  Kitchen Spirit, a health & fitness site, and Pathway to Personal Growth –  tips & strategies on self-improvement, personal growth, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

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