Jill Reid Kitchen Spirti

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


Popular Articles


Too Lazy to Exercise? Try These 5 Warm-up Tips to Get Your Motor Running

My husband and I occasionally work out in a gym. All too often, I'll notice other members arrive and quickly grab heavy weights, or head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class - full steam ahead. Typically, they're soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine.

How to Stop Cheating on Your Weight Loss Goals

Having trouble losing weight? Join the crowd. The continuing battle of the bulge is fought by the majority of Americans. But rather than looking at this important issue as a "fight," consider this approach: Try removing the dreaded four-letter word from your vocabulary - the one that's been holding you back from success ...

5 Baby Steps on the Road to Health and Fitness

My personal paradigm had been so well constructed - so set in stone by incongruent habits - that my own belief systems had gone to the dark side. And it wasn't easy to realign my real truth of living a healthy, authentic, and productive existence.

3 Positive Steps in the Journey to Weight Loss

Here are three strategies to consider - that is, if you're ready to take the reins on a longer, stronger life: By being aware of everything that goes into your body, you'll become more attuned to whether you're eating from hunger or a response triggered by circumstance, stress, or boredom.

Own Up to Your Unhealthy Past and Get on With Your Life

A friend of mine enjoys a cup of coffee on the way to work. While a seemingly innocent activity, there's an underlying problem she readily admits has affected her waistline. Instead of using the drive-thru window of a dozen coffee places to get her fix, she prefers to go to a local bakery and order a cup of artisanal coffee.

You're Not Too Old or Too Out-of-Shape to Begin the Journey Back to Better Health

Several years ago, I reluctantly faced the truth. Seems the ancestral tree was plagued with a deadly list of health issues - cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol to name a few.